Hey Girl! Check out these new releases from April 10th-16th!
Beautiful Dark by Talisha Walton
Monica Dupree is a preacher’s daughter, but far from being a daddy’s girl. The dark beauty is an emotionally disrupted soul with a questionable spirituality and an even more questionable sexuality, but the truth behind the reasons are even darker than the beautiful dark skin she is so lovely clothed in.
The lovely one has always been fascinated with the spirit realm so when a horrific tragedy takes place in her life, she goes far beyond this world to try to find some closure. What she finds, though, is pure darkness and not at all what she was searching for. Being tricked into thinking he’s good, she allows the spirit to remain and gives him a nickname that’s more than befitting for his very nature, Eerie.
After years of constantly being played like a wooden puppet by her bossy older twin cousins, who insists on pulling hard on the strings, Monica decides she’s had enough and gets even with them by befriending their worst enemy. Unbeknownst to her, it was all in part of God’s perfect plan for her to do so, and how The Lord uses this friend in Monica’s life, is nothing short of remarkable.
The beautiful dark Monica Dupree will begin to experience a whole new way of loving and living, as everything about her is changed forever, supernaturally.
Charlotte Returns by Angelia Vernon Menchan
“Charlotte!” Whipping around at the sound of a familiar booming voice, Charlotte was stunned to see a big guy in a wheelchair approaching her. His face was vaguely familiar. The man had nice dark skin, a full face, greying hair and piercing eyes.
“Charlotte, it’s Mark, Mark Steele.”
A range of emotions flickered across Charlotte’s face. Mark had been her first love out of college but he wanted marriage and kids and she wanted to act and travel the world. Now twenty years later she was back and sleeping in her childhood bedroom; broke and disillusioned and Marvin had no legs. Her mouth opened in an O. Mark grinned and she saw remnants of the younger man. The huge white toothed grin gave it away.
“It’s okay. I lost my legs ten years ago in an accident but life is good. How are you, you look great.”
Reaching up to brush back her flyaway hair Charlotte knew that at forty two she did look great but that and the twelve dollars in her purse would get her dinner. She was tall, very fit and shapely and her sienna colored skin shone with health but it was all a facade. She had given acting her all, forgoing everything else and her break never came.
Several months earlier rather than end up homeless she returned home. Her mom had been quite gracious in words and actions but Charlotte knew she was disappointed. They had given her an Ivy League education and she had nothing to show for it but busted dreams.
“Thanks Mark.” Charlotte finally said.
“Do you have time for lunch? I would love to catch up” There was something almost eager in Mark’s words. Charlotte had no plans. She had just gotten hired by Kelly services as a substitute teacher for fifteen dollars an hour, so why not.
“Sure…” she said and watched Mark point his wheelchair towards Tapas in the Park, an overpriced bistro with excellent tapas. Tapas she couldn’t afford.
Once they were seated and placed their orders, Mark stared at her as if she were a mirage and would disappear if he blinked.
“I can’t believe it’s you. Whenever I saw your mom she would say you were in New York or Paris or somewhere but not much else. How is the acting going?”
“It isn’t. It never really did. I worked here and there but mostly I auditioned and moved around. I got tired and came home. That’s the whole story. I’m living with mom and going to sub as a teacher.” More than sounding bitter she sounded tired. Her eyes met his almost defiantly.
“I loved you so much. You were everything to me. I got married but when I lost my legs we broke up. I got a huge settlement because my car was hit by an internationally known company truck. My ex took her portion and left. It’s good though. I live well and do some volunteerism. I have several acres outside the city, just me and a few horses.” Charlotte’s eyes lit up at the mention of horses as Mark knew they would. Charlotte loved horses and riding.
“I have a chestnut Arabian. I named her Char. She’s a beauty.” Mark said, watching Charlotte.
Her face transformed at the thought of riding an Arabian. Horses were her second love after acting. “You should come see her. There are six others but she’s the prize.”
“Maybe I will. Thanks for lunch but I really need to run. My money has run out on the parking meter. It was great seeing you Mark.”
“Saturday, I’m coming to get you Saturday.” Mark said, eagerly.
“Okay…” Charlotte said, gathering what was left of her food and heading out. Something bloomed in her chest.
Mark smiled as he wheeled to his specially designed car. He owed Charlotte’s mom for telling him exactly where she would be and what time.
A Sin City Love Affair by Aliyah Murray
They say the truth will set you free, but the truth could cost her everything…
Cherry Turner had a plan—a blueprint, for how she wanted to build her life.
Cherry’s plans included Lorenzo, the love of her life, but when he betrays her by marrying another woman, she turns to Quincy to help heal her broken heart.
Lorenzo Washington is a smooth-talking professional baller who can have any woman he wants. Now that his marriage is on the rocks after less than a year, Lorenzo realizes Cherry still holds the keys to his heart and sets out on a mission to win her back once and for all.
When Lorenzo re-enters the picture, Cherry finds herself torn between two men and weaves a tangled web of lies and deceit as she starts living a wildly addictive double-life—one that ends up creating a dangerous love triangle. As passions mount and emotions spin out of control, it becomes clear that one of the parties involved is playing a deadly high-stakes game of all or nothing; and Cherry is left wondering how she ever thought she could walk away from the mess she made unscathed.
Retribution: …Comes Around by NyRee Ausler
After a tragic end to a toxic love triangle, Asaya and James Buchanan have gotten their marriage back on track. Their love life is everything she ever wanted it to be.
The Buchanans were sure they had seen the last of Rey Lucas. But everything isn’t always what it seems. When Rey steps back onto the scene, he’s determined to make sure that Asaya and James’ marital bliss doesn’t last long.
If Part One of Retribution left you shocked, you will be stunned at the ups and downs that Asaya, James and Rey encounter all in the name of love.
That’s all of the new releases for this week! If there are any that we missed, feel free to send them our way and we will add them ASAP!