Hey girl! Check out these new releases from January 25th-31st!
Bound To Fate (Bound Series Book 1) by Kiru Taye
Lara Johnson is coping with the emotional scars of losing both parents in a tragic incident and facing the challenges of starting a new school. Getting involved in a relationship isn’t on her priority list. Certainly not this illicit desire for a man, who demands the best from her, yet leaves her breathless in his presence.
All Ike Thomas wants to do is to keep out of trouble and get through the one year internship required for his degree program. But trouble finds him, in the form of an intelligent and brave girl who turns his world upside down. Falling in love is forbidden. So why does it feel so right?
A love like theirs cannot be denied. But catastrophe lies in wait and one night changes their lives forever.
Bound to Fate is a story about surviving tragedy, forgiveness, and the overwhelming love that pulls through against the odds.
Content warning: This book contains scenes that might be triggering for some readers.
The Lion (The Black Land Series Book 1) by D. Camille
Rion Shaw is the Lion and understands his purpose. A retired professional baseball player, he returns to his home in Detroit to purchase a major league franchise. Rion has to tackle government corruption and systematic racism in his quest. He didn’t realize that one person held the key to all of his dreams until she knocks him off his feet. Rion becomes completely mesmerized by hazel eyes along with a no nonsense attitude and tough city girl exterior.
Tauri Patterson is the city Prosecutor and her job is to fight for the citizens of Detroit. Her strength and intelligence have made her one of the top litigators. Little did she know that when she received Rion Shaw’s case on her desk, her life would never be the same. The six-foot four decadent chocolate dream walks into her office and changes her life. She’s swept off her feet by the confident warrior who knows who he is and what he wants.
Together they must overcome the threats against them in order to achieve the task before them. Rion and Tauri find that love and family can overcome every barrier.
Negotiating for Love (Jenkins Family Series Book 4) by Sharon C Cooper
Master carpenter, Martina “MJ” Jenkins, has built plenty of structures in her day, but none as sturdy as the walls she’s built around her heart. After crossing paths with a sexy U.S. Senator, with gorgeous brown eyes and a seductive smile, her resolve to stay unattached crumbles. Martina is determined to steer clear, but the Senator’s kisses are too delicious to resist.
Third generation U.S. Senator, Paul Kendricks, faithfully represents his state and is loyal to the family’s political legacy. Still he yearns for a wife, children, and a new career far away from the political arena. Too bad the object of his desire is the one woman who wants nothing to do with commitment. But the sparks that fly between them can’t be ignored.
As Paul chips away at the wall Martina has built, can he convince her to put her fears aside and open her heart to love?
The Aris Effect by Rae Lamar
Being in love?
REALLY loving someone??
Two totally different things…
Aris Collier is a masterful artist but, when it comes to the art of love, she couldn’t be further from her comfort zone…
For Luke and Aris, it’s all fun and games until their work and general differences get in the way. Soon, Aris is falling from cloud nine into the reality of a live-in life with Luke where she’s failing forward almost every day. On the flip side, Aris is thriving in her new career. It’s much easier to navigate and a lot less complicated…especially the synergy she finds with Troy Murphy, her partner-in-art whose mere presence begins to undermine her life with Luke.
As Aris struggles to maintain a practical balance, she learns that loving Luke Donovan is effortless…but maneuvering the nuances of a real relationship? Not so much. It’s a simple truth that she quickly discovers the hard way, forcing Aris to either confront the contradictions within herself or continue to take unnecessary gambles that just may end up costing her the love of her life…
I LOVE HIM… Anyway by Angelia Vernon Menchan
Florence Vellor lay in her bed staring at the ceiling. She was now forty-one and alone. Her eyes filled at the word “alone” because in the next bedroom was her twelve-year old daughter Capri, but by alone she meant no man, no husband. She had never had a husband, and had gotten pregnant with Capri after thinking she would never have children. Her mind flickered to Juan who laughed in her face when she told him she was pregnant. Juan was twenty-four at the time, a beautiful mix of Africa and Mexico and with an engineering degree in hand, the last thing on his mind was marrying; and certainly not an older secretary who had countless lovers, only a few semesters of college and who his mother Violet would never approve of. His words rang through her mind.
“I hope you don’t expect me to think it’s mine. When I met you, you were with that guy from the barbershop, and seeing the good doctor.”
“Juan, this is your baby, I have only been with you for seven months, and I’m almost three months pregnant.”
Gathering his sweater, he left and she hadn’t seen him but once since; and that encounter ended with her hands around his throat. Juan died two years earlier from a heart attack while running at age thirty-six. His checks had arrived for Capri the first of each month. On her birthdays and Christmas, she would receive elaborate packages from Violet who stopped by twice a year, her mouth twisted in distaste at Capri who was the spitting image of Juan with her crinkly hair, slanted eyes, and puffy lips but was closer to Florence’s pecan complexion than Juan’s considerably lighter hue. Violet was slightly past ecru and felt that offered some superiority. For two years since Juan’s death, they hadn’t seen Violet but now received benefits for Capri. In his death, Juan was good to Florence and Capri financially. Capri was also a smart, sassy joy but Florence wanted love, a man of her own, someone to be there for her. Closing her eyes, she tried to sleep… Tomorrow was another day.
Deadly Satisfaction (A Dangerous Love Novel) by Trice Hickman
And then there were three. . .
It’s been two years since Johnny Mayfield’s murder rocked Amber, Alabama. His death, along with the illicit personal scandals that preceded it, created more drama than the town had ever seen. But now life is back to normal, at least for his widow, Geneva. Or so it seems.
Happily remarried, Geneva has to admit her life is better than ever. Her upscale salon is thriving, and she finally has the baby she always wanted. But when she hires nanny Morgan Whitman, she discovers the deceptively matronly woman is stirring up drama, causing Geneva to question many things–including who really killed Johnny. Add local gossip columnist Shartell Brown and tell-it-like-it-is Donetta Pierce to the mix, and soon vicious rumors, terrifying threats, and long held secrets may add up to another shocking murder–one that will rival even Johnny Mayfield’s.
A Thin Line by DL White
Lovers to Enemies… to Lovers?
After an emotional breakup way too far in the past, Preston Reid and Angie Campbell would happily never see or speak to each other again. But that’ll never happen as long they’re constantly arguing opposite sides of the same cases in court. And as long as their best friends are dating.
And now getting married.
The kicker? Their friends want Angie and Preston to plan their destination wedding. As Best Man and Maid of Honor, the two are forced to carry out all of the tasks of putting on a joyous, romantic, happy occasion… and not kill each other in the process.
But Angie and Preston are wise to this game. They see it as a ploy to rekindle a long dead romance and push them back together.
And as much as they don’t want it to work…it just might.
There’s a thin line between enemy and ally, love and hate.
After The Wedding (Excuses Book 2) by Deneen A. Connor
Blake became a husband and then a widower within minutes of each other. After The Wedding continues with Blake trying to put his life back together. After Tiffany’s murder however, it was hard to do especially when his wife’s killer was stalking him. The only thing Blake wanted was to make Sharee pay for what she did to Tiffany. Spending the rest of her life in jail wasn’t good enough, he wanted a life for a life.
At first Blake thought he was losing his mind but slowly he started putting the pieces together. The Police Department insisted her was long gone. Blake deemed them useless and decided to look for Sharee on his own. Although he knew she was close, Blake was not prepared to deal with the information his investigation turned up. After The Wedding is filled with suspense, action and will have you looking over your own shoulder for Sharee.
The First Lady’s Choice by K.K. Harris
First Lady Megan Foster is faced with the realization that forever may not be set in stone. All unions may possibly come to an end due to unanticipated events.
The forever vow of ‘for better or for worst,’ has been put to the ultimate test. Betrayal, lies, and secrets will become apparent as the wool is slowly being removed from her eyes.
All the while temptations rumble too close for comfort. Thoughts of ‘the devils advocate with the apple,’ causes Megan to put a pause on a close friendship.
Everything is not always as it seems and Megan is about to get the rudest awakening yet.
Can that faithful light clear the rose tent to Megan’s glasses? After all, what’s done in the dark, certainly shall come to the light; sooner or later.
HOOK’D by Taisha Ryan
Things couldn’t get any worse for boxing superstar, Cameron Lewis. He is falsely accused of rape. And in a blink of an eye, his entire career ruptures into shambles. From heavyweight champion to now a convicted felon with a tarnished reputation, he must now find a way to rebuild everything he’s ever worked for. By any means possible. Even if that means volunteering at a women’s shelter. So, when his publicist introduces him to Sharese Wilson, the bossy CEO of a non-profit organization for battered women, things take an interesting turn.
For Sharese “Reese” Wilson, her life is her career. And being the boss, she doesn’t have time for any games. At all. So, when her friend, Yasmine, offers her the ridiculous idea of involving Cameron with her organization, she immediately refuses. He is everything she’s against. Arrogant, misogynistic, promiscuous, and most of all…a rapist.
Yet, their attraction is undeniable.
Before they know it, they find themselves tangled in a web of lust and hot passion, with both hearts caught in the middle. Now what are they to do? This is definitely not what they bargained for.
Ninth Ward Blues by Janelle Toussant
After giving her life much thought, Tracey Dubois was convinced that she had it all figured out. She would become a rich and famous singer, dazzling audiences with unmatched vocals and lyrics written to break hearts. She was prepared to do everything in her power to make her dreams a reality, at least until she laid eyes on JP Baptiste.
Tracey decided then and there that she had to find a way to make JP hers, but she quickly realizes that her cantankerous grandmother, Ma-Me, was right when she preached, “be careful what you pray for.”
Ninth Ward Blues is a coming of age story that faultlessly captures the flavor of New Orleans and the unfaltering and unconditional love that can only be found in the heart of family.
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