Girl, Let’s Talk About… book playlists.

Growing up, whenever a black movie would come out in theaters, my father would always buy the soundtrack, whether it was on CD or tape. I never understood the relevance of the soundtrack growing up. But now as an adult, I understand how the songs related to the plot and told the story in some…

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Stay With Me Forever by Farrah Rochon

Successful career woman Paxton Jones has come a long way from her dirt-poor roots—and the girl with an unrequited crush on high school football star Sawyer Robertson. Gauthier’s privileged golden boy was way out of her league…until one passion-filled night. But when a project close to her heart reunites them, Paxton has to rein in…

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Build-a-Bae …. a book bae that is.

We’ve all fallen in love with a hero in a book. There’s something about the way he talks, whether he uses common slang, has a southern accent, or is simply a smooth talker easing his way into the heroine’s panties with every sentence he lays. Or the way he’s described with a swagger out of…

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Girl, Have You Listened… to the podcast!?

Ah, podcasts! Great way to make a commute feel too short, make you go a little slower when you’re cleaning, make your workday feel like it’s moving a little faster, make you put in a little more time when you’re working out, all so you can catch the end of the episode before you move to your…

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Best Kept Secrets by Shelly Ellis

Between the fall-out from his father’s latest shady business dealings and his wife Charisse alcoholism, Evan Murdoch has his hands full. But he should be most concerned about the scandalous affair Clarisse is having right under his nose—with his half-brother. Evan’s being pushed to the edge, and no one knows that better than Leila Hawkins……

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A Virtuous Ruby by Piper Huguley

An unexpected love in a small, Southern town. After fifteen months of hiding from the shame of bearing an illegitimate child, two words drive Ruby Bledsoe to face the good citizens of Winslow, Georgia. Never again. She vows to speak out against injustice. For her sisters. For her parents. For her infant son, Solomon. When…

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Loving Black Love

View image | gettyimages.com Remember the movie Love Jones? Where sexy ass Larenz Tate appeared as Darius Lovehall alongside the beautiful Nia Long as Nina Mosely? I wish it were a book! For me, the movie was the resurgence of black love on the big screen. As a poet, there was an appeal to me,…

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