Hey Girl! Check out these new releases from April 30th-May 6th!
Do Over (Brooks Family Book 2) by Delaney Diamond
She’s devoted to her daughters.
Years ago, when her cheating husband left, Ella Brooks realized how much she’d changed and wasn’t sure how to get back to the woman she used to be. When she meets Tyrone Evers, the last thing she’s looking for is another relationship, but it turns out that the police detective is just too tempting to resist.
He’s devoted to his job.
Tyrone meets Ella when he’s investigating a break-in at her home, but ends up paying more attention to the wealthy socialite’s case, and her, than normal. After his wife cheated on him, he’s not looking for romance, he’s not looking for commitment, and he’s definitely not looking for love. But you don’t have to be looking for any of those things for them to find you.
And when life gives you a second chance, do you take it or run for cover?
The Lessons We Learn (FWB Book 2) by Alexandra Warren
Jayla Anthony had it all.
At least, that’s what it looked like from the outside. But from the inside looking out, she knew there was much more to life than her current situation. And when she decides to press the reset button on everything she thought she knew with her newly divorced status, her new occupation, and her move to a brand new town, she hardly expects that to somehow end up including the young, handsome security guard from her company’s building.
Khalid Irving is a man on the come-up now that he’s found a steady, good-paying job, a better living situation, and most importantly, a better outlook on life after a few years of no real direction. And now that he feels like he’s on the right track, he’s ready to pursue the woman who stole his attention the second she stepped into his building, even if that means he has to become her client first.
Jayla knows the risk of mixing business and pleasure. Khalid knows how bad he wants her. And when the two finally get together, the chemistry is electric.
But just because the fire is there, that doesn’t mean there won’t be a few tough lessons to learn along the way…
(Note: While this book can be read as a standalone, it’s HIGHLY recommended that you read, The Games We Play: FWB Book 1, first!)
The Pattels (Hawk & Raven) (The Pattel Series Book 1) by S.K. Hardy
*The Pattels (Hawk & Raven) is a cliffhanger. There will be two books for these characters. Part one is told from Raven’s point of view. The titillating conclusion will be from Hawk’s.
Assistant District Attorney Raven Randolph is determined to take down one of the most powerful crime families on the East Coast. The Pattels are an organization that has their hand on the pulse of underworld corruption. Almost any criminal act the authorities can name, the Pattels have committed them. Masters at keeping their illegal activities intricately hidden, the DA’s office has never been able to make charges stick. Raven plans to change that. However, she didn’t count on Hawk Pattel and her heart getting in the way.
The world has always been Hawk’s playground but with Assistant District Attorney Raven Randolph, he’s ready to put away childish things. In the beginning, he planned to sleep with Raven in order to manipulate her as he’s done with countless women before–especially since she’s coming after his family with both barrels loaded. It doesn’t take long to realize there’s something between them that goes deeper than just a physical attraction.
Hawk and Raven together equals a recipe for disaster. Yet, there’s always been a thing between them they just can’t ignore. Can two people from vastly different worlds find a way to breach the challenges that face them in order to be together? Or will the lies and betrayal that are revealed be too great to forgive–or forget.
The Pattels (Hawk and Raven) is the first book in the hot new series by National Best Selling author S.K. Hardy. It’s sexy, thrilling, and intriguing, all of the elements that S.K. is known for. This exciting saga is a story that will engage every one of your emotions: anger, happiness, laughter, and fear.
The Pattels is a spin off of S.K.’s previous bestseller, The Sin City Heat Series. However, it is not necessary to have read Sin City Heat in order to start this new series.
**Warning: This book is an erotic romance novel. It contains strong sexual language and themes that is not appropriate for anyone under the age of 18.
The Petals by Sabrina E L B Scales
The journey to and through motherhood is as unique and different for each of us as petals to a flower. Here are the stories of four very different women, navigating their way through love and motherhood in their own special way.
Robyn is a sassy go-getter who unintentionally put motherhood on hold to pursue other endeavors. A pact made between she and her best friend, Marcus, when they were both too young to comprehend the weight of a promise, has finally reached its due date, and neither of them expected for things to get so complicated.
Belamy is the owner of a local daycare, surrounded by children every single day, but unable to bear a child of her own. The guilt of her situation forces her to literally foster children in an attempt to fill the void, but her husband, Steven, has grown tired of licking her wounds when the temporary living conditions expire, and the children find forever homes. One particular child who falls into Belamy’s arms in the most bizarre circumstances, seems to be a perfect fit. But her permanent placement in Belamy’s heart could potentially take up more space than Steven is willing to share.
Tremaine is a hard-working, independent, around the way girl, tormented by a past that has forced her to be reclusive. With no real example of a model relationship or model parenting, she avoids anything beyond physical intimacy at all costs. Until… Leif comes along with just as much baggage as she has, willing to help her carry the load. Somewhere along the way, a moment of spontaneity leaves the both of them sitting with a decision that will change the course of their relationship.
Justine is a Preacher’s daughter who has done everything right for the most part. She fell in love with the man of her dreams, Khalil, when he literally swept her off her feet. A short while into their relationship, a tragic event takes place, leaving Justine with a difficult decision. She makes it, and is better because of it, until things fall apart in the worst way that any mother could ever imagine.
More Than Enough (POSTGRAD Book 1) by Bria Felicien
All Jamila wants to do is figure out this “adulthood” thing. Step 1: Find a new job.
With his second career about to begin, TJ is ready to settle down. Step 1: Start dating again.
When TJ and Jamila meet, they don’t know what to do with each other.
Other than complicate everything.
Loud and Lew’d: A Libidinous Novelette by Chencia C. Higgins
His only intention was to blow off some steam. His peace of mind depended on it. He never expected it to go this far, for it to somehow turn into a call and response. But it’s too late to stop now and he wouldn’t even if he could. His favorite part of the week is the two hours he spends on his podcast. He can be honest and erotic in a way that would be considered highly inappropriate in his everyday dealings, and no one of importance—not his family, friends, or coworkers—know anything about this part of his life. Under the cloak of anonymity, he can be as loud and as lewd as he wants to be.
Skye (The Heirs Series Book 3) by D. Camille
“To love the king is not bad, but a king who loves you is better.” ~ Wolof proverb
Skye Parker is the only daughter of the Sun God and his Moon. She is also a woman of many talents… A Princess, an Heir, a designer, and a beautiful woman who is confident in who she is…and has no problem going after what she wants.
Skye finds exactly what she wants in the form of the new U.S. Ambassador, Kyros Lewis, appointed to represent her village. She soon discovers that the King is far more than she expected, and everything that she desires. A new mission, with a new focus, leads Skye into dangerous territory with unforeseen conclusions.
Game Changers (A Gametime Series Book 3) by Stephanie Sinkfield
It’s about to be a Game changer, but who’s Gaming who!
The Gametime trilogy continues as Amos and Keeva jump the broom southern style. Superstar running back Chris Mapp bka World and attorney extraordinaire Maxine Hilton meet at their good friend’s nuptials to start the second quarter of a life changing game that unveils lies, deception and an unanticipated addition!
They realize that things aren’t always as they appear as they learn how to trust, bury the pain of the past, and relinquish the control they both have to hopefully meet in the middle. Is it too late to capture the love they once knew before the fateful day that they both found out that their past had caught up to them? Or can they reconcile their differences?
Join the Gametime crew as they help their friends tackle the war of the sexes!
I Want To Belong To You by Asia Monique
Full standalone novel!
Valerie Duncan hides her damaged soul with ease. She is always the laughing, bright smile wearing, and fiery personality everyone knows her to be, but deep inside, she is everything but that. A failed relationship and a body that couldn’t take a pregnancy to full term causes her to make a promise to herself to never fall in love again. She is able to keep that promise, until in the midst of family drama, in walks Noah.
Noah Peterson is the epitome of a southern man with southern charm, and being a cop in the gritty city of Detroit doesn’t take that away from him. He’s working hard in a new position in a new city, but when his friend, Jasiah, unintentionally introduces him to Valerie, his focus begins to shift. Valerie is everything he’s ever wanted in a woman, but she’s doesn’t want anything to do with him… until she finds out that his job has become a danger to him. Then she finds herself wanting to protect him, even when she knows she can’t.
Can he win Valerie over while dealing with all the other drama in his life? Or has he bit off more than he can chew?
*A Captive Hearts spin-off! Reading Captive Hearts is not a requirement but will give you a full understanding of this story.*
An Unforgettable Love by Marie Nash
Greg Douglas was nervous. He was seeing Andrea again tonight and he was going to tell her how he felt about her. He was nervous because he wasn’t sure how she would react to him being an FBI agent.
When they met he figured they would spend some time together and once his assignment was over he would go his way and she would do the same. It wasn’t working out that way. He didn’t expect things to get serious between them. Over the last few months, he had fallen in love. Something he never anticipated. He couldn’t imagine living the rest of his life without her now.
He planted a bright smile on his face as he knocked on her door. A moment later the door opened and his smile spread wider. Andrea was grinning back at him looking sexy as always. She was wearing a pair of tight jeans with an off-the-shoulder top, showing off her smooth brown shoulders.
“Good timing,” she said pulling him inside and closing the door. “I just got out of the shower. I’m sorry I had to cancel our date but we had an emergency and I couldn’t leave. Did you have dinner? I could fix you something.”
“Don’t worry about me I’m fine. I grabbed something earlier.” What about you?” Andrea warned him when they started seeing each other that there may be times when she would have to work late. Depending on the situation, maybe hours at a time.
“I grabbed a sandwich at the hospital. I’m used to eating on the run. Come sit down.”
Greg sat down and she snuggled close to his side. She so enjoyed being with him. She frowned. He felt a little tense and she looked up at him. “Is something wrong?”
“Depends on how you look at it. I need to discuss something with you.”
She scooted back a little and faced him. “What’s going on? I can feel the tension in your body.”
He reached for her hands and held them as he gathered his thoughts. “I know we haven’t known each other long but I feel as though I’ve known you forever. One thing I am clear about is how I feel about you. I love you, Andrea. I want us to continue to see each other after I finished my assignment.”
She looked puzzled. “What assignment? I thought you worked for a pharmaceutical company.”
“I know and I let you believe that. I’m sorry.”
Andrea looked at him strangely. “You lied to me. What exactly do you do?”
Greg swallowed the lump in his throat and answered her question. “I work for the FBI.”
“The FBI?” She eased up off the sofa and put some distance between them. What had she gotten herself into? He looked harmless enough but what did she know? The FBI. And then another thought came to her.
“Am I under investigation? Is it someone in my family? Is that why you pursued me? Why you’ve been sleeping with me under false pretenses? She was stricken. “I can’t believe I’ve been so dumb.” She turned her back to him and blinked back the tears threatening to fall. “I hope you enjoyed making a fool of me. I want you out of my home.”
“I can’t do that. Not until I explain things to you. I am not investigating you or your family. I would never deceive you like that. I didn’t expect to fall for you. I didn’t tell you my true occupation because I’m undercover. And I knew you would have questions if I told you what I did for a living.”
Andrea turned back around. “Of course I would have questions. Is Gregory Douglas your real name?”
“Yes. And what I told you about my family is true.”
“How do I know you’re telling me the truth now? How can I trust what you say?”
Greg closed the gap between them. He was afraid this would happen. He wanted desperately to remove the look of distrust he witnessed in her eyes. It killed him to see her stare at him as if she didn’t know him. As if the last two months had never happened. He could see the future he envisioned with her slipping away.
“Please, believe me, baby,” he pleaded.
The Love She Longed For (Part 1) by Jahzara Bradley
Nyree Shaw is a wealthy young woman who falls for Malachi Chandler, a guy from the wrong side of the tracks in Gary, Indiana. This definitely is not West Side Story. She has always played by the rules and has done what was expected of her in life. Society pegged her as a “good girl.” Malachi defies all the rules and allows her to live on the edge. Does she love him? She supposes she loves him enough to marry him however, two days before the marriage she cannot answer that question for herself or her pastor during marriage counseling. All of the signs as to why she should not say, ” I do,” are spelled out for her but she ignores them.
Nyree has never kidded herself, she knows that Malachi is a “bad boy.” He’s done his share of wrong. Her mistake was thinking that he would never hurt her. During the honeymoon phase of their marriage she quickly realizes that her husband is a liar, cheater and a thief. Nyree comes to a harsh realization that you have to know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em. In the process of discovering who she is and what is important to her she falls in love with Colin Jordan. Her mistrust of men and jealousy causes her to make incorrect assumptions about him. They have a falling out and she has no interest in smoothing out matters with him. However, her father, wealthy businessman, Edwin Shaw unknowingly puts the two into a situation that will bring them together. Just as Nyree is declaring her independence from Malachi and it would seem like cause to celebrate; Nyree learns that her mother has been hiding some secrets that will destroy the Shaw family. To add fuel to the fire, one moment of weakness on Nyree’s part may shatter her happily ever after ending with Colin Jordan.
The Love She Longed For is a book in which no one is ever whom they appear to be.
YELLA by Taisha Ryan
Red and blue sirens. The last thing Yella Cooper remembered the night her world was destroyed before her eyes. It’s been four years since the incident, and she is now forced to pick up the broken pieces and move on with her life. But things take a different turn when she meets Lorenzo Reed. A tattoo artist and painter from out of town, with an eclectic style and charisma.
As feelings intertwine and passion rises beyond the surface, Yella is propelled into new territory she didn’t expect. However, in life, nothing is ever as good as it seems. And as the shadows of her past looms not too far behind, Yella quickly learn the consequences of running away from the very demons that haunt her. And in order to prosper in her own light, she must first face the darkness before it suffocates her.
A 90’s Kind of Love by Sharbree Robertson
Young Hensley had seen real love her entire childhood but a tragic life event causes her beliefs to change. Only one special guy can change that mentality and show her that real love is for everyone. Hensley quickly learns that if it isn’t like the love that is sung about in 90’s R&B then it may not be real love.
Bound to Favor (Bound Series Book 4) by Kiru Taye
Kamali Danladi has sworn never to get married again. But his meddling mother is bent on hitching him to any eligible female that comes along to the next family gathering. There’s only one thing for it. Get fake-hitched to his executive assistant. If anyone is more averse to marriage than he is, it’s her. So they’ll be perfect together. Or at least, they’ll fake perfect together.
Ebun Forson doesn’t do families. She certainly doesn’t do festivities. So when she has to spend a week playing fiancée to her boss, how is she going to cope with the extensive Danladi kinsfolk without breaking out in hives? Her next shopping trip funded by the bonus he’s giving her should more than make up for the inconvenience.
However, she soon finds the real threat is to her heart. The dark and intense Kamali behaves as if he sees through to her soul, making her almost forget that this is all an act. In any case, someone with a past like hers doesn’t deserve a happy ever after, surely.
Bound to Favor is a story about learning to heal from emotional pain and finding love in the most unexpected places.
Return to Me (The DuGrandpres of Charleston) 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.
It Must Be Love (The Chandler Legacy) 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.
Winning Her Heart (Bay Point Confessions) 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?
Somebody to Love (College Daze Book 3) by Danielle Burton
Haikeem Lovelace has had it with having his heart broken. He’s convinced that good guys finish last. After seeing his ex who also happens to be his childhood crush in the arms of the man she left him for, Haikeem says no more. If women want the bad boy, that’s exactly what he’ll give them.
Enter Kirby Ashford. Suffering from an anxiety disorder has made life hard for her. She struggles to be ‘normal’ and has only ever wanted to fit in. Living with an overbearing older sister doesn’t help matters. Now that she’s in college she’s determined to turn over a new leaf and break out of her shell. Only that feat isn’t as easy to overcome as she’d hoped.
After a fateful night at a reggae club, Kirby becomes the next victim of Haikeem’s bad boy charms. Will he willingly hurt this awkward sweetheart, or could she be everything he’s been searching for?
I Give You Me by Joyce d’Mot
Syeda Blackwell is intimately familiar with loss. Her life thus far has been defined by it—beginning with her father, who mysteriously disappeared when she was a child. Most recently she lost her mother to cancer. Both losses haunt her, but are out of her control. The loss of the man she loves? She caused that with her lies.
Syeda has resigned herself to a future without Christopher ‘Peace’ Whiten. Craving him, while feeling shame for what she did seemed to be her way of life. Now they are back in the same city and his forgiveness is all she wants. But Christopher is not an easy man—dark and hard to read. He owns her without words, consumes her with just a look—Not the type of man who would forgive.
I Give You Me tells the love story of Syeda and Christopher. Lies and distance have them apart. Mutual friends bring her back into his orbit. But the same fire that once engulfed them can this time destroy her. Can she take that risk?
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