Hey Girl! Check out these new releases from October 14th-20th.
Slick (The Love Movement Book 1) by Marlee Rae
Malcolm “Slick” Montgomery dominates the mountains and commands the legal world. He perfectly balances both sides of his unique family life because he’s known for taking care of those he loves at any cost. The only thing he hasn’t found is true love. Tia “Tweet” Phillips is a young firecracker determined to chart her own course in this world without help from anyone, especially her family. She has placed her love life on hold while she pursues her career goals. When the pair meet on the ski slopes, will they proceed when they figure out they are in different stages in life? Will he be able to capture her? Or will she stay on her original path?
Autumn Falls (A Love for All Seasons Book 1) by Tiye Love
Determined not to follow her mother’s footsteps and give up her dreams for a man, Autumn Locke has no time or desire for a serious relationship. She simply wants to enjoy her last year of college and study hard, while playing even harder. Falling in love was never a part of the plan. Until she unexpectedly has to live with Quincy Jackson, the sexy head drum major, who is just as resolute to tempt Autumn to act on their undeniable attraction.
Confidently Lost by Asia Monique
“There is a difference between need and want, and it’s not a crime to feel both.” —Elijah
Nova White didn’t push the boundaries of love. She took what was given to her with grace, and never went looking for more. Nova believed that love was in the cards for her, but that was as far as she’d let her mind go on the matter. That is until she meets the enthralling Elijah Brooks.
When It’s the Streets Vs. My Heart by Deshon Dreamz
The streets of Dallas, Texas can get grimy but when you’ve reigned at the top for so long, that’s something that no longer rattles you. The mendacious feeling of being inaccessible begins to create a level of comfort that then makes you vulnerable to takeovers you can’t see coming.
Solace finds himself in a position of complete despair and agony. His operation is under attack and suddenly everything that seemed normal to him, has shifted. He’s forced to learn a new way of living, a way that involves a woman that he is unable to deny his attraction to. Mentally, he knows his focus should be revenge, but with Parish Isles under his roof, that’s easier said than done.
Friends turned lovers turned enemies? Braylynn and Doom have been friends since high school. Things between them have shifted, creating a dynamic that neither of them are accustomed to. With Doom being Solace’s right hand, the attack on their operation leaves Doom wondering if Bray really is the rider she claimed to be.
With the lines of loyalty being blurred, it’s hard to know who to trust, especially when it comes to the heart.
Consignment by Myunique C. Green
Escape is the Only Option
In life, everything has a price—one that Carlen Sanders wasn’t ready to pay. On the outside she appears to be woman who has it all figured out: respected, established and engaged to the man of her dreams. It’s on the eve of what should be the happiest day of her life that she uncovers a dark secret about her future husband that leaves her on the run with nothing but a bloodstained evening gown.
That’s where her real story begins.
Scared of Beautiful by S. Rêver
What does he see when he looks at me?
Gamila “Mila” is a beautiful soul, both inside and out, however, when the world around her treats her otherwise, she becomes blinded by her imperfections. Tired of being full of doubt, Gamila yearns for change, but it seems nothing is that easy. Freeing herself from negative headspace proves to be an exhausting challenge and she’s uncertain if she’s fit for the fight.
Kwame is the co-owner of Tattoo Duo, a shop he owns with his twin sister Kiari. Infatuated with his best friend, Gamila, he decides he’s ready to take her as his and profess his love. Yet, a moment of intense vulnerability sends Gamila into hiding. How can he make her see that his love can penetrate her surface if she’ll let it? If she could only see she’s just as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside, maybe she’d trust his love.
Take this journey with these two best friends as we see if Mila can stop being scared of Kwame’s love or if fear will keep her from a love that’s nothing short of beautiful.
Redeemed Through Love: A Dajuma Story by Unoma Nwankwor
At thirteen, Halima Dajuma discovers that her father has another family. No longer is she an only child, but younger sister to three older brothers. This discovery changes everything. For a while, Halima happily settles into a safe life shaped by her family’s expectations. Now, determined to find her voice, she breaks an arranged betrothal and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. The search for truth rattles her world and the people in it, in ways she didn’t bargain for. When everything comes crashing down, will she be content with what she finds or wish she’d remained in the comfort of the familiar?
The connection was electric, heart jolting even, but it came from the wrong source.
Charming, attractive, and successful, Ekene Odili, is the Dajuma family lawyer. He’s also friends with Halima’s oldest brother, Rasheed. For years, religion and her fiancé stood between Halima and Ekene. He knows she’s off-limits. However, knowledge is no match for a heart that refuses to adhere to logic. When he begins to see the pain she has to endure, is he willing to sacrifice his heart and let her go?
The ultimate loss soon shatters her heart, then will Halima still have the courage to surrender to a redeeming love?
Note: This is the standalone story of the baby sister to the brothers from the Sons of Ishmael Series. Of course, you do not have to read the series to read this book, but for the full ultimate experience, you’d want to.
A Scoop of Love
Anchored By Love
Mended With Love
As Long As Your Love Doesn’t Change by Nia Chantel
When Sahara met Carter, she wasn’t looking for love and tried her best to stay away from him. Carter however couldn’t get the chocolate beauty off his mind. While some may say they moved to fast, the two couldn’t deny it was love at first sight. Once Sahara finds out Carter is involved in some illegal business will she stick around showing him that the love she has for him will never change?
Ethan’s Choice: Blank Pages I (Blackbirds) by Lily Java
Whether we are born into the world as a blank page has been argued since the time of Aristotle. Is it nature or nurture that makes us who we are? Do we choose our own fate, or are we chosen for the roles we play?
Serena Clay is a golden girl living in a soulful, turbulent time. Beautiful, intelligent, pragmatic, and so well cared for, one would think she’d be better prepared. But there’s no way, she could’ve known how overwhelming and passionate it would be to fall in love, until she met Ethan Vance—a fierce, charming, and enigmatic young man.
Ethan Vance lives a life filled with secrets and lies. He longs to be free of them as well as of the violent family legacy they stem from. With careful planning and avoidance, he hopes to keep the woman he dares to love and the person most precious to him, in his life forever. When things go bad as they often do, Ethan has a choice to make but now his heart won’t be the only one on the line.
This is the first installment in a Blackbirds Novel Duet. The second installment, Serena’s Vow: Blank Pages II will be available on October 25, 2019.
Prove Me Wrong: Sugar and Spice Double Release by Desiree Francies
“At their core, all black men are the same. But I’ll give you three months to prove otherwise…”
“Sounds like a bet to me…”
Two extremely different individuals make a bet to prove their own philosophy. With a poll of their friends together, they will see whose ideals hold up over time. Three months is the deadline…
My friends may judge my dating habits and judge me for feeling the way that I do, but I refuse to apologize for who I am. I’ve seen enough to know that underneath it all, most black men are exactly the same. I’m not saying anything is wrong with them… Well, not much anyway. I just don’t want to date them. I’m not trying to repeat the same mistakes so many sista’s out there have.
I’m attractive. I’m every woman’s type. I know, they’ve told me. It may seem arrogant, but it is what it is. Ladies don’t want to admit this, but all women think the same way. It just takes the right combination of words and their panties are mine. A single, financially stable black man with no kids who looks the way I do? Psshh, I’m a freaking unicorn, baby.
So, is she wrong?
Is he wrong?
Or do they both have something to learn?
Enemies to lovers… Check
Amazing friendships… Check
Hilarious characters to love… Double Check
*This is one half of a double release, A Break From Normal also by Desiree Francies is available, but both can be read as stand alone novels*
A Break From Normal: Sugar and Spice Double Release by Desiree Francies
Does love really conquer all?
Or does love really have nothing to do with it most of the time?
Can unlikely friends grow to be more than that when there are so many forces trying to keep them apart?
I like who I am. And I enjoy my calm organized life just the way that it is. My best friend may enjoy living in a crazy world fueled by money and sex, but that’s never been me. My career as an author is finally starting to take off, and I don’t have time for surprises right now. This man lives the same life my best friend does, and I have no intensions on disturbing my peace. But I don’t think he’ll be satisfied just being my friend.
She makes me want to be a better person. She even makes me want to be honest with her. But I can’t.
A friendship is all that she’s willing to give because she would never fit in my world. And I wouldn’t want her to. She’s better than that. I’ve lost the desire to do what I love, and she somehow brings it back. Her beautiful words and her over all presence grounds me. But what would she say if she knew the truth?
“We weren’t supposed to be friends. And we definitely weren’t supposed to be more than that…”
Author/Book Nerd… Check
Complicated love story… Double Check
*This is one half of a double release, characters from Prove Me Wrong also by Desiree Francies are present, but both can be read as stand alone novels*
The Weekend by Laquana Brumfield
It’s homecoming weekend baby! Homecoming weekend for HBCU alumni is a national holiday that must be celebrated the right way; with BBQ, Greek parties and drunken nights! Newly heartbroken Chiya, who came back to campus strictly for the turn up, expected some foggy nights. What she wasn’t expecting was to run into him. Troy.
Troy and Chiya has that once in a lifetime kind of love. Well, they did until he cheated and she had to show him just how quickly she could move on. Now, five years later they’re in the same place, at the same time, with the same bad memories. Will the ex-lovers make it out unscathed or will this be just another homecoming weekend filled with regrets and hookups with your EX?
30 Days of Yes!: A Love Story for Quirky Girls by Vonna Ivory Joseph
When socially awkward rocket scientist, Ava Harper decides to prepare for life after the Space Program, her best friend helps her with this bit of advice: Say yes to everything for thirty days. With an open mind and focused approach Ava is ready to move forward with her plans, but life has other ideas. Join Ava and her family as she navigates the power of vulnerability, love and the theory of everything!
Her Christmas Wish & Designed by Love (Bare Sophistication) by Sherelle Green and Sheryl Lister
HER CHRISTMAS WISH
When Kyra Reed discovers that Luke O’Connor is in LA, the Bare Sophistication manager vows to make him pay for breaking her heart. Her revenge goes south when the real-estate mogul entices her into his bed and reawakens her desire. But Luke is bound by a long-ago promise, and Kyra is wary of trusting him again. Will they get their secret holiday wish—to be each other’s by Christmas?
DESIGNED BY LOVE
“Flings without strings” is Jeremy Hunter’s credo while he grows his California robotics company. But he craves a deeper connection after sharing assistant professor Serita Edwards’s bed during a weeklong conference. When they unexpectedly meet again, he’s ready to take things to the next level. But his company’s newest hire won’t mix business and pleasure. Unless Jeremy can win Serita’s heart with his hands-on approach to life…and love.
Weary No More by Twyla B. Stone
Adjective: feeling or showing tiredness
Verb: cause to become tired.
Kori Purdue was weary and had been for some time. Her life was no longer familiar to her, and she was doing everything possible to get back on track. In the midst of her stepping into her new normal, Lexington Marshall shows up looking exactly like everything she should stay away from.
Marsh was a man on a mission to build a life for him and his legacy. His plans for his future were laid out in detail and ready to be put into practice. Nothing would stop him from getting from one point to the next. Nothing except Ms. Kori Purdue. And he didn’t even see her coming.
What happens when these two individuals have to deviate from the life they think they’ve built that will protect them from all outsiders or anyone who wasn’t part of the plan?
In Weary No More, we get to witness Kori and Marsh discover that even the best-laid plans can be thwarted when something greater is waiting for you on the other side.
Weary No More is a standalone novella.
“I Do” in my Future (Holiday Romance Book 4) by J. Bliss
Nia Stern’s perfect life has turned upside down. Returning home to find her fiancé has continued his life with another has her on a mission to no longer hold back with the one guy she left in Spain.
Yet, will she make it back to him in time to tell the younger guy Rashad Love how she feels?
Or will she let her age be the determining factor for if there is an ‘I Do’ in her future?
A love hate debut of the holiday romance series filled with first kisses and second chances.
Christmas with the Billionaire & A Tiara for Christmas by Carolyn Hector and Niobia Bryant
CHRISTMAS WITH THE BILLIONAIRE
Despite her family’s billions, Samira Ansah is climbing the corporate ladder on her own. She needs to buy a lucrative property owned by bestselling author Emerson Lance Miller. The sexy recluse isn’t selling, but when he assumes she’s his new assistant, Samira plays along to get closer. There’s nothing fake about the sizzling attraction between these two opposites. But revealing the truth could close the book on their future…
A TIARA FOR CHRISTMAS
Kimber Reyes has been good all year—and she’s ready to be a little naughty. Back in Southwood, Georgia, to help her aunt with a beauty pageant, she’s reconnecting with former bad boy Dario Crowne. Her other mission: track down the mysterious designer of beautiful pageant tiaras. Dario is guarding secrets—and his heart. But unless he reveals both, the perfect Christmas gift might slip through his fingers…
His Christmas Gift & Decadent Holiday Pleasures by Janice Sims and Pamela Yaye
HIS CHRISTMAS GIFT
Two years ago, Alia Youngblood’s husband was taken prisoner on a top secret military mission. Now Adam Braithwaite is back and nothing like the confident physicist she married. This Adam is guarded, mistrustful…and still evokes a passion Alia can’t deny. She vowed for better or for worse and she won’t give up now. But when Alia’s new business assignment exposes Adam’s emotional scars, will holiday magic reignite love’s fires and make them whole again?
DECADENT HOLIDAY PLEASURES
Executive chef Elise Jennings is eager to prove herself at her new job. But when Giovanni Castillo, sexy heir to the Hamptons polo club, saunters into her kitchen, she’s tempted to taste forbidden fruit. An affair with her boss’s son could ruin her professional credibility. But Giovanni’s seductive caresses are impossible to resist! When their secret fling leads to not-so-secret gossip, will Elise get the man andcareer for Christmas…or be left outside in the cold?
Catching Feeling for Christmas by Candice “Ordered Steps” Johnson
Addicted to numbers, sweets and her infamous hair bundles, single mother and television personality Haverty Jones is focusing on growing her eyebrows back, testing products for her show and giving her daughter, Hero the best Christmas ever. …not to mention she’s accepting applications for a little company to snuggle with beneath the mistletoe.
Natural hair care sensation Mordecai Dawkins is charming, divorced, and has a smile that makes the ladies’ sugar rise. He believes he’s found his “good thing” in Haverty, but will an ex from Christmas past hurl a lump of coal in their holiday romance?
Add a first date at a fake funeral, a place called Christmas Everyday and one Grinch of a secret…will Haverty and Mordecai find themselves coming to blows or will they get caught catching feelings just in time for Christmas?
Beyond THE Bag: Jake’s Story by Angelia Vernon Menchan
Sweat poured down Jake’s face as he drove his truck into his garage. He worked ten to twelve hours daily for Jake’s Lawn and Garden and he was tired. For five months he was handling the accounts Carlton set up for his lawn service and was back in the green but he hated it. He missed the easy money and being clean every day. He had been glad for the business when he got out of prison but once he had the bag from Raphael he stopped. He had also gotten a different type of woman then. Women like Tanya who rolled out as soon as he was back on the tractor. He was lean and feeling mean and wanted more. Damn what Carlton and Raphael was on…
An Addict Over Your Love by Latrice Shauntel
He’s her addiction. She’s his fix.
Jream Nolton experienced a heartbreak that broke her once beautiful heart into a million pieces. After her mom dies from the hands of her drug dealer boyfriend, Jream’s outlook on men changes.
With a wall built so high around her heart, no man has ever been able to love her fully. That is…until Dekor Rozak steps on the scene.
Dekor Rozak isn’t a one woman’s man by far. With the life that he lives, he doesn’t have time to entertain a woman for more than a night. When he enters into the world of Jream he had no intentions of falling for her…but he did.
Kennedy Parker is over the back and forth with her boyfriend Todd. Defeated and tired, Kennedy voices to him that the two of them need a break. In the process, she finds comfort from a handsome, charming man by the name of Kasen. It’s his persistence, good looks, and charming ways that wins Kennedy over.
But how will that sit with Todd?
Todd is not willing to let a woman like Kennedy go fully. In turn, Todd will stop at nothing to make sure he doesn’t lose Kennedy, even if that means putting others in harm’s way.
Four souls from seemingly different worlds…or so they think, ignite a spark that neither one of them saw coming.
Follow these four on a romantic journey as they share their deepest revelations and show you just how all of them are an addict of one another’s love.
Love Me Easy by Kelsey Blue
Blaire’s an attractive woman with two successful businesses, but the one thing she lacks, is love. Her ex Drew, ended their relationship after telling her she was too needy and admitting he cheated. Now that she’s single, she decides to just live her life without concerning herself with a man, until she meets handsome James one beautiful summer day, at a gas station.
James is a multi-millionaire, who just so happens to be single, after catching his ex with another man, right on his own couch. James had started to lose faith in finding love again, until he spots Blaire. They instantly click, everything flows easily and James couldn’t be happier, but there’s just one problem, his old college friend Jessica.
Jessica tried her best to get James to see her as more than a friend, but instead, she ended up watching his love life from the sidelines. Now that James is in yet another relationship, she becomes green with envy and decides she wants him all to herself.
Will a secret from the past interrupt the easy love between Blaire and James or will the love they’ve built be easily broken?
Pharoah’s Bed (Nubia Love Book 1) by Mukami Ngari
Maa’s dreams come true when the prince of Aksum chooses her to be his bride. However on the night of their marriage ceremony, the evil Pharaoh Lamani of Kemet invades Aksum with his army. He takes the throne and Maa as his concubine.
She should hate him, but each time their eyes meet it feels like she has known him all her life. Like the hauntingly beautiful Lamani should be hers.
Can she love someone who ruins everything she cherishes?
If there are any new releases that we missed, feel free to send them our way and we will add them ASAP!