{New Release} Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2020

Welcome to Super Book Tuesday! The day when tons of new releases are released.

A Little Bit of Karma by:Reshonda Tate Billingsley
National bestselling and award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley returns with an evocative and steamy romance about the secrets and lies that exist within a seemingly perfect marriage.

Meet Shannon and Jay Lovejoy—the rich and successful power couple who, to the fans of their call-in radio show, seem like they’ve got it all. But after three years, their once passionate and loving romance has fizzled and the couple’s divorce becomes embroiled in not only a mess of infidelity and deceit, but the untimely and shocking death of Jay’s mistress, as well.

This fast-paced and emotionally powerful page-turner boldly goes where ReShonda Tate Billingsley has never gone before with her fiction, delivering the perfect combination of romance and suspense in one thrilling novel that will leave you craving more.
Release: 9/29/20
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Dear Justyce by:Nic Stone
The stunning sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. Incarcerated teen Quan writes letters to Justyce about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Angie Thomas.

In the highly anticipated sequel to her New York Times bestseller, Nic Stone delivers an unflinching look into the flawed practices and silenced voices in the American juvenile justice system.

Vernell LaQuan Banks and Justyce McAllister grew up a block apart in the Southwest Atlanta neighborhood of Wynwood Heights. Years later, though, Justyce walks the illustrious halls of Yale University . . . and Quan sits behind bars at the Fulton Regional Youth Detention Center.

Through a series of flashbacks, vignettes, and letters to Justyce–the protagonist of Dear Martin–Quan’s story takes form. Troubles at home and misunderstandings at school give rise to police encounters and tough decisions. But then there’s a dead cop and a weapon with Quan’s prints on it. What leads a bright kid down a road to a murder charge? Not even Quan is sure.
Release: 9/29/20
Ages: 14 And Up; Grades: 9 And Up
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The Gift of Family by:Mary Monroe
From acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe comes the captivating and heartfelt tale of a couple who has everything—except the dream they long for most. But this Christmas, a reunion with someone from the past could gift them a once-in-a-lifetime last chance . . .

Successful, secure, and still very much in love, middle-aged couple Eugene and Rosemary Johnson have never given up on one special wish—to be parents. And while Christmas always brings happiness and a whirlwind of holiday fun, their hopes for children of their own seem further away than ever. Especially this year, when Rosemary must have emergency surgery and home help to recuperate. Wanting to lift his wife’s spirits, Eugene suddenly has an inspiration from back in the
day . . .

Faithful and sensible, Ethel Perkins raised Eugene and his brother. Unforeseen tragedy has left the sixty-something widow struggling with little money and two jobs to keep her great-grandchildren off the streets. She’s glad to help Rosemary back on her feet. But she can only stay until Rosemary is well enough to resume her normal routine. For Ethel, survival means keeping to her grueling schedule, being there for everyone but herself, and, as always, handling her troubles all on her own . . .

As Ethel’s problems go from bad to much worse, Rosemary and Eugene find themselves helping her more and more—and growing close to her lively youngsters. Soon, there’s only one way both families can salvage the season: by celebrating it together. But will their temporary family work into the future . . . and possibly make a lifetime of happiness?
Release: 9/29/20
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Role Play by:Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker
High-level corruption, high-priced addiction, high-voltage infidelity. The American Dream . . .

Loving husband, doting father, respected politician. On the surface, California Governor Montgomery ‘Monty’ Fields appears to have it all—and he intends to keep it that way. But even a powerful man like Monty can’t control everything or everyone . . .

First Lady Ellaina ‘Elle’ Lockhart-Fields has a juicy secret. One that she’s succeeded in keeping under wraps. Until her longtime lover shows up as her husband’s top security officer and threatens to ruin everything. Desperate, Elle concocts a clever plan. But it’s far more dangerous than she realizes.

Thanks to her scandalous affair with the governor, single mother Brooklyn Pryce is living in luxury. But empty nights and lonely holidays are starting to break her spirit. A passionate encounter with a mystery man inspires her to leave Monty. But that’s not as easy as she thinks . . .

Behind it all is a reporter who’s been tracking Monty’s every move, determined to bring him down, no matter who he has to seduce to get the job done. And as pressure from the women in Monty’s life, the press, and his partners in white-collar crime starts to boil over, Monty begins to unravel in ways no one sees coming . . .
Release: 9/29/20
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The Meaning of Mariah Carey by:Mariah Carey
It took me a lifetime to have the courage and the clarity to write my memoir. I want to tell the story of the moments – the ups and downs, the triumphs and traumas, the debacles and the dreams, that contributed to the person I am today. Though there have been countless stories about me throughout my career and very public personal life, it’s been impossible to communicate the complexities and depths of my experience in any single magazine article or a ten-minute television interview. And even then, my words were filtered through someone else’s lens, largely satisfying someone else’s assignment to define me.

This book is composed of my memories, my mishaps, my struggles, my survival and my songs. Unfiltered. I went deep into my childhood and gave the scared little girl inside of me a big voice. I let the abandoned and ambitious adolescent have her say, and the betrayed and triumphant woman I became tell her side.

Writing this memoir was incredibly hard, humbling and healing. My sincere hope is that you are moved to a new understanding, not only about me, but also about the resilience of the human spirit.

Love,
Mariah
Release: 9/29/20
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Heart Talk: The Journal by:Cleo Wade
Based on Cleo Wade’s bestselling book, Heart Talk, these pages string together gentle prompts, words of encouragement, and inquiries into the body, mind, and soul.

Inspired by her conversations with the thousands of fans she has met on her nationwide sold-out tours, Heart Talk: The Journal is a space to share your own truths alongside hers.

As Cleo writes, “The best thing about your life is that it is constantly in a state of design. This means you have, at all times, the power to redesign it. Make moves, allow shifts, smile more, do more, do less, say no, say yes—just remember, when it comes to your life, you are not only the artist but the masterpiece, as well.”

Inside, you will find the opportunity to let go, feel what you need to feel, discover your own poetic wisdom, and become the person you want to be.
Release: 9/29/20
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Rise Up by:Al Sharpton
A rousing call to action for today’s turbulent political moment, drawing on lessons learned from Reverend Sharpton’s unique experience as a politician, television and radio host, and civil rights leader.

When the young Alfred Charles Sharpton told his mother he wanted to be a preacher, little did he know that his journey would also lead him to prominence as a politician, founder of the National Action Network, civil rights activist, and television and radio talk show host. His enduring ability and willingness to take on the political power structure makes him the preeminent voice for the modern era, a time unprecedented in its challenges.

In Rise Up, Reverend Sharpton revisits the highlights of the Obama administration, the 2016 election and Trump’s subsequent hold on the GOP, and draws on his decades-long experience with other key players in politics and activism, including Shirley Chisholm, Hillary Clinton, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and more.

Beginning with a foreword by Michael Eric Dyson and closing with Rev. Sharpton’s moving eulogy for George Floyd, Rise Up offers timeless lessons for anyone who’s stood at the crossroads of their personal or political life, weighing their choices of how to proceed.
Release: 9/29/20
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Love and War 2 by:Latoya Nicole
At the end of Love and War, readers were left wondering if the Hoover gang would be able to reign supreme, or if they would fall at the hands of the women who were supposed to have their backs. Now, what should be the happiest day of one’s life has turned into the worst. It is literally a wedding to die for, and Hoover brothers Quick, Shadow, and Babyface are awaiting news of Blaze’s fate.

Quick blames himself for everything that has happened. He still has to deal with the dirty cops trying to infiltrate their circle. Will he be able to hold it together as everything around him falls apart? Shadow and his brothers tear up the city of Chicago looking for the ones responsible. What he doesn’t know is the one closest to him is their biggest enemy. Babyface was always the laid-back brother, but now he has to turn into the savage he never wanted to be. As he steps into a life he wanted to leave behind to save his family, will he push away the only girl to steal his heart? Everything done in the dark must come to the light, but when it does, will the Hoover gang be able to overcome all the secrets, deceit, and greed? Who will come out on top in this battle of love and war?
Release: 9/29/20
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The Queen’s Diamond by:Niyah Moore
Desirae Fernandez is kicked out of her parents’ home in Little Havana on her eighteenth birthday. She has only one plan, and that is to be grown.

When her best friend gives her the opportunity to make fast money at Miami’s Queen of Diamonds gentlemen’s club, Desirae dives head first into the business and meets a handsome, hoodrich, up and coming rap label CEO by the name of Luxury. Their attraction to one another is undeniable, but he plays her cool until she turns 21.
Messing around in the booth at his brother’s studio, she freestyles as a joke. Everything changes once he discovers she can actually rap. With the Monnahan Boyz’s ghostwriting abilities and vision, Luxury transforms her into a superstar.

Rising to the top of the charts, Desirae becomes famous seemingly overnight. Cars, jewelry, clothes, money–she lives for it all, but a new face in town stirs things up. Her best friend is brutally murdered, and everything Luxury pours into Desirae points her straight down a dark path.
Release: 9/29/20
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Now You Wanna Come Back 2 by:Anna Black
Leila, Rayshon, and Devon have been in a warped love triangle ever since Devon’s cold heart and neglect left Leila seeking comfort in Rayshon’s arms.

It was a battle for her heart, but Rayshon won, and now he and Leila are happily expecting their second child. The marriage is a little shaky because now that Leila is losing her business, the strain is almost too much for the relationship to bear. Feeling alone again, Leila turns to Devon, who is more than happy to be a shoulder for her to cry on. Who will ultimately win Leila’s heart?
Release: 9/29/20
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Short Stories by:Columbus Short
“Raw and real, funny and self-deprecating.” – DL Hughley

The life of actor/choreographer/musician Columbus Short has been punctuated with trauma that extends well beyond the plot lines of his previous role on the hit series Scandal. Short has lived many lives packed into one-from a family filled with turmoil to tumultuous love affairs and enough scandals of his own. But somewhere in the middle, Short’s realization that there has to be a better way comes into full view. “Short Stories” not only details Columbus Short’s journey from childhood to Hollywood, it shows how even the most checkered of pasts can create a different person with the right amount of will and drive, especially when it comes to fulfilling your true destiny.
Release: 9/29/20
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Street Banditz by:C.J. Hudson
C-Town. The Land. Believe Land. No matter what you call it, for years Cleveland has been known to bring the drama. Follow the lives of seven deadly sinners as they struggle to weave their way through the hardened streets of the 216!

Michael “Red” Roberts and “Bulletproof” Bobby Walker form a deadly combinationmaking money and holding down their territory. But when Bobby meets a girl that captures his heart, it causes a rift between him and his cousin. It all comes to a head when Bobby has to make a choice between the woman he loves and staying true to the most sacred hood law of all. Tammy has worked tirelessly over the past year to save up enough money to attend college. She’s been very careful not to get pregnant and screw up her chances of furthering her education. Everything seems to be going according to plan, until Tammy’s mother, Janice, brings home a man who doesn’t seem to be quite right. Add that to the fact that Tammy is desperately trying to keep her younger brother, Hakim, from hitting the block to make fast money. Ivory, whom Tammy often hangs out with, has discovered that selling drugs for a living is much easier than working. But when she breaks a long-standing rule, she has no choice but to go in hiding from the hoodlums that she screwed over. Nancy, Tammy’s friend and co-worker, has an attraction for dark-skinned men. She also has a secret addiction and an alliance that will get her blackballed from any hood in America.
Release: 9/29/20
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Ties That Tether by:Jane Igharo
When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother’s heart, she must choose between love and her family.

At twelve years old, Azere promised her dying father she would marry a Nigerian man and preserve her culture, even after immigrating to Canada. Her mother has been vigilant about helping—well forcing—her to stay within the Nigerian dating pool ever since. But when another match-made-by-mom goes wrong, Azere ends up at a bar, enjoying the company and later sharing the bed of Rafael Castellano, a man who is tall, handsome, and…white.

When their one-night stand unexpectedly evolves into something serious, Azere is caught between her feelings for Rafael and the compulsive need to please her mother. Soon, Azere can’t help wondering if loving Rafael makes her any less of a Nigerian. Can she be with him without compromising her identity? The answer will either cause Azere to be audacious and fight for her happiness or continue as the compliant daughter.
Release: 9/29/20
Click to Read: (Kindle); (Audiobook); (Paperback)

When Women Pray: 10 Women of the Bible Who Changed the World through Prayer by:T.D. Jakes
Find power in your prayer like never before with this inspiring guide from #1 New York Times bestselling author Bishop T.D. Jakes.

In a time when women carry more influence than any other generation, the power of prayer has never been more important to remind us that we do not have to bear our crosses alone. We need prayer to stand guard over our hearts and minds and over the hearts and minds of our families.

Women today are shattering glass ceilings and forging new paths in the world. What Happens When a Woman Prays is a clarion call for women to continue their progressive march of empowerment by dreaming like their daughters and praying like their grandmothers.

Through exploring the lives of 10 prayer-filled women of the Bible, Bishop Jakes emphasizes the life-changing power that women have when they find their identity, their strength, their healing, and their voices in Christ.
Release: 9/29/20
Click to Read: (Kindle); (Audiobook); (Hardcover)

Bunheads by:Misty Copeland
The first in a series of picture books inspired by premier ballerina and author Misty Copeland’s own early experiences in ballet.

From prima ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland comes the story of a young Misty, who discovers her love of dance through the ballet Coppélia–a story about a toymaker who devises a villainous plan to bring a doll to life.

Misty is so captivated by the tale and its heroine, Swanilda, she decides to audition for the role. But she’s never danced ballet before; in fact, this is the very first day of her very first dance class!

Though Misty is excited, she’s also nervous. But as she learns from her fellow bunheads, she makes wonderful friends who encourage her to do her very best. Misty’s nerves quickly fall away, and with a little teamwork, the bunheads put on a show to remember.

Featuring the stunning artwork of newcomer Setor Fiadzigbey, Bunheads is an inspiring tale for anyone looking for the courage to try something new.
Release: 9/29/20
Ages: 5 to 8, Grades: K to 3
Click to Read: (Kindle); (Audiobook); (Hardcover)

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