{New Releases} April 16-22, 2018

Return To Me by: Jacquelin Thomas
For the love of family…

The DuGrandpres of Charleston

Austin DuGrandpre never had a relationship with his father. Determined that his son—put up for adoption without his knowledge—won’t suffer the same fate, he tracks the young boy to Charleston…and to the home of his sister’s beautiful best friend Bree Collins. The all-consuming attraction is unexpected, but when Bree learns Austin’s true motives she faces potential heartbreak and difficult decisions.
Release: 4/17/18
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Bad Men and Wicked Women by:Eric Jerome Dickey
Affairs of the heart can be lethal in New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey’s latest sensual novel.

As a low-level enforcer in Los Angeles, Ken Swift knows danger, but nowhere does he feel it more than in his tangled romances. Divorced from one woman, in love with another, and wrestling with a strong desire to get to know a third, his life is far from perfect, and it becomes all the more complicated when his troubled daughter resurfaces. Marguax is pregnant, and when she demands $50,000 for her shotgun wedding, the tension-filled father/daughter reunion escalates into a clashing of wills and desires that spread far beyond their family. As raw emotions surface, they ignite revenge, love, longing, desperation, and despair…and the flames just might be deadly.

With the strong characters, heart-pounding action, and intense passion he is known for, New York Times bestseller Eric Jerome Dickey lays bare a tale of lust and angst that will leave readers breathless.
Release: 4/17/18
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Winning Her Heart by: Harmony Evans
A recipe for desire

Bay Point Confessions

Celebrity chef Micah Langston’s ambition keeps him successful, wealthy and single. His brother wants him to open a restaurant in their California hometown—and that means checking out the gorgeous competition. Jasmine Kennedy is falling for Micah’s intense seduction until she discovers his new venture will ruin her grandmother’s business. After tasting Jasmine’s sweet passion, Micah knows no other woman can satisfy him…but has betrayal spoiled her appetite for love?
Release: 4/17/18
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It Must Be Love by: Nicki Night
Rules Were Made to Be Broken

Jewel Chandler’s list of boyfriend requirements is extensive—and Sterling Bishop doesn’t meet any of them. Sure, the wealthy businessman is gorgeous, but he also has an ex-wife and a young daughter. Sterling knows he’s the only man for Jewel, and the sexy heiress’s efforts to keep him away only fuels his determination. When steamy days melt into desire-fueled nights, Jewel wonders if he’s truly the one for her.
Release: 4/17/18
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A San Diego Romance by: Kianna Alexander
Heaven in his arms

Christopher Marland, president of Millionaire Moguls of San Diego, is too busy for a personal life. The moment Eliza Ellicott arrives back in his world, he knows no woman has ever compared to his first love. A broken heart gave Eliza the drive to succeed and she’s opened a new boutique. She’ll gladly help Chris’s teenage daughter, but her heart is closed to him. Can she learn to trust again?
Release: 4/17/18
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The Soul of Basketball by:Ian Thomsen
The Soul of Basketball tells the story of an NBA prodigy, his league and their sport in the throes of crisis during the pivotal 2010-11 season. It began with The Decision, that infamous televised moment when uber-star LeBron James revealed that he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers – thereby distancing himself from his role model Michael Jordan – to pursue his first championship with his former opponents on the Miami Heat.

To the great fortune of LeBron, the NBA and basketball itself, the mission didn’t work out as planned. In the cultural tradition of Moneyball and Friday Night Lights, veteran NBA writer Ian Thomsen portrays the NBA as a self-correcting society in which young LeBron is forced to absorb hard truths inflicted by his rivals Kobe Bryant, Doc Rivers and Dirk Nowitzki, in addition to lessons set forth by Pat Riley, Gregg Popovich, Larry Bird, David Stern, Joey Crawford and many more.

This is about the making of a champion. Brimming with inside access, The Soul of Basketball tells the inspiring story of LeBron’s loneliest year, insecure and uncertain, when his ultimate foe was an unlikely immigrant who renewed the American game’s ideals. From Miami to Boston, Los Angeles to Dallas, Germany to the NBA’s Manhattan headquarters, the biggest names in basketball are driven by something more valuable than money and fame – a quest that will pave the way for Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and future generations to thrive.
Release: 4/17/18
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Ghost Boys by:Jewell Parker Rhodes
A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes.

Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better.

Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that’s been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing.

Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father’s actions.

Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today’s world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.
Release: 4/17/18
Ages: 10 And Up, Grades: 5 to 17
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What’s Your M.O.? by:Jennifer Worick
Beyond her time as the First Lady, Michelle Obama’s voice and presence continues to resonate with women on a profound level. Michelle is both the ultimate role model and the everywoman. If we can’t be her, we at least want to be like her. She’s inspirational and aspirational. Most of all, she’s real. And a gal can learn a lot from her, which is why we’ve gathered up all her wit and wisdom into one glorious book a woman can dip into again and again for a reminder that she is powerful and can accomplish pretty much anything because, you know, the future is female.

Using examples, actual events, and inspiring quotations from Michelle’s life during and prior to her time as first lady, What’s Your M.O., Live Your Best Life the Michelle Obama Way simultaneously celebrates Michelle’s accomplishments and provides useful advice for a wide array of life’s challenges.

Chapters include:
Family Matters
Good Relations
Working Woman
Style & Substance
Strength in the Face of Adversity
Education Nation
Health & Wellness
Sense of a Woman
A Call to Action
Release: 4/17/18
Click to purchase: (Hardcover)

Lemon Filled Disaster (Eugeena Patterson Mysteries Book 3) by:Tyora Moody
Retiree Eugeena Patterson has picked up some new activities which include volunteering at an afterschool program and helping her future daughter-in-law plan a wedding. Eugeena is more than thrilled to see her son, Dr. Cedric Patterson, a longtime bachelor soon wed his girlfriend, Carmen Alpine. During wedding planning errands, Eugeena notices a man is tailing her and Carmen. When Eugeena finds out the man is Carmen’s ex-husband, this lessens her enthusiasm for the upcoming nuptials, especially since Carmen had failed to share this information about her past. Later, when that man is found dead, Carmen becomes a suspect. As Eugeena begins to investigate Carmen’s past, she’s wondering if this wedding will ever happen.
Release: 4/17/18
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Flexin’ on My Ex With A Boss 3: The Finale by:Jenica Johnson
With the love of Bash’s life back in the picture, Yah-Yah is forced to move on with her life as a single parent. The pain that Bash and his mama put her through turned her heart cold but she still had a soft spot for him. Yah-Yah does what every strong woman should do and that’s glow up to show him what he’s missing. Once she gets Bash completely out of her system, he tries to pry his way back in, and Yah-Yah is having a hard time being in the same space as Bash without getting her feelings involved.

Bash was shocked when his ex-fiancé Esha walked back into his life and interrupted what he thought he had going with Yah-Yah. He’s forced to make decisions that most men shouldn’t have to make. Being the nice guy, he lets Esha back in his life. Bash finds himself battling with his heart until he’s forced to make a decision that some may not like. With his mama in his ear, he does exactly what is expected of a mama’s boy. Not only is he playing with his heart, but he’s playing with the woman he loves heart as well.

Love is different for everyone but can Bash continue to love the woman he wants without anyone getting hurt? Take the final ride with Bash and Yah-Yah as they battle the world for each other’s hearts.
Release: 4/16/18
Get the Book: (Kindle)

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