Hey Girl! Check out these new releases from September 12-18th!
Beach Thing by DL White
When Ameenah Porter moves to the quaint beach town of Black Diamond Isles to fulfill her dream of opening her own smoothie shop, she encounters a man who is tall, dark and extremely handsome with a wicked taste for orange flavored beverages. She doesn’t need the distraction of a new man but Wade, who’s staying in the giant sized home at the end of her block, is irresistible.
Soon, Wade is a regular fixture at Tikis & Cream and while her days are busy, her nights sizzle.
Wade Marshall was supposed to spend the summer on Black Diamond Isles getting away from the city, ridding himself of the distractions that had been impacting his work. When he meets his bold, beautiful, sexy neighbor with the “glorious hips” and a penchant for ice cream, he tries hard to resist, but the attraction wins him over.
There’s only one problem: Wade is returning to Brooklyn at the end of the summer. Ameenah lives on Black Diamond. If they give into their desires, it has to be with the understanding that this fling is just that… a Beach Thing.
As the end of summer on Black Diamond nears, will they run from what they feel, or admit what they’ve known all along?
The Truth: His Side, Her Side, and the Truth About Falling in Love by Christina C. Jones
There’s no such thing as a right time to fall in love. It happens, or it doesn’t. Possible to fake, but not force. Impossible to simply wish away.
This is the path that hero and heroine find themselves on.
Neither of them quite ready to entertain the idea of dating, let alone love… but they can’t seem to avoid each other either.
He calls it “fate”.
She calls it “crazy”.
Maybe neither of them is wrong.
When pretense is stripped away, and feelings – good, bad, and ugly – are laid bare, all they’re left with is their truth. It’s up to them to figure out what to do with it.
Melodies of Love by Amaka Azie
After her teenage romance with now popular music star, Aristar, ended in a disastrous heartbreak twelve years ago, Adaora finds herself thrust back into his life when her financial firm is employed to organise Aristar’s finances. She has a fortress built around her heart and finds it hard to trust. Can she forget the bitter past and allow love to find her once again, or is the past enough to shatter her dreams of happily ever after forever?
Ikenna, one of Nigeria’s highest paid musicians, is finally at the top of his game. He has fame, more money that he could ever dream of, and the life he has always wanted. He seems to have it all, but something is missing. In spite of all the women who persistently threw themselves at him, the one person he can’t seem to forget is Adaora. He has manipulated events to bring her back into his life, but will he be able to convince her to give them another chance, or will the bitterness of the past destroy their chance at happiness?
Almost There: Prequel to Shame on You by Rhonda McKnight
Zane, Benxi, and Mekhi’s careers are on the brink of superstardom. But each has a past that’s threatening to catch up with them. While some of their demons are deep emotional wounds, others are flesh and blood enemies who will stop at nothing to keep them from achieving the fame they’ve worked so hard for.
Lost Within – Learning to Trust in God by T.S Brumsey
Rachel, who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, is struggling to balance her love life and God’s will for her life. She wonders if Ryan is really the one since his spiritual beliefs don’t align with hers. She overlooks their differences because she figures their paths have crossed so she can guide him closer to God.
Will it work out? Or will she end up brokenhearted? Will she finally learn to completely put her trust in God and leave everything in his hands, including her love life? Find out the answers to these questions, and more, in Lost Within.
One Breath Away by Michal Scott
Sentenced to hang for a crime she didn’t commit, former slave Mary Hamilton was exonerated at literally the last gasp. She returns to Safe Haven, broken and resigned to live alone. She’s never been courted, cuddled or spooned, and now no man could want her, not when sexual satisfaction comes only with the thought of asphyxiation. But then the handsome stranger who saved her shows up, stealing her breath from across the room and promising so much more.
Wealthy, freeborn-Black, Eban Thurman followed Mary to Safe Haven, believing the mysteriously exotic woman was foretold by the stars. He must marry her to reclaim his family farm. But first he must help her heal, and to do that means revealing his own predilection for edgier sex.
Hope ignites along with lust until the past threatens to keep them one breath away from love…
More Than: The Air I Breathe (Saved to Serve Series Part Six) by Sharel E. Gordon-Love
Kaelyn Anise Johnson lived her life literally from the church pews of Mount Zion C.O.G.I.C. and the home of her mother and grandmother. Stepping outside of the boundaries of her upbringing and the love of God never entered her mind until she met her future husband in her senior year of college. Prosecuting Attorney William Baines had the look, the voice and the power that drew Kaelyn to him like a moth to a light. Throwing caution to the wind with no direction, she married the man of her dreams.
Like all fairytale weddings and marriages, married life with William Baines was everything Kaelyn could ask for. She was a stay-at-home mom to three beautiful children, and she wanted for nothing financially as she kept house in her upscale neighborhood. However, it did not take long for the tide to turn and the truth about her marriage and her husband became more than evident.
Taking the time to look back over her life and pinpoint her mistakes, Kaelyn was not sure how she would find her way back to the Lord, and neither did she know how she would find a way to get away from a controlling and abusive husband.
With her life out of control and her household in turmoil, Kaelyn needed to decide what she needed to do and how to get back to her rightful place in God. What will it take for this to happen, and will she turn to the only One that could do what no one else can?
Sweet Surrender (Sweet Series Book 5) by Monica Walter
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be someone else? Sonya Elise Jamison-Thompson knows exactly how that feels. She’s known her entire life that something was wrong with her. As early as the age of 4 years old, Sonya has had an explosive temperament that had gone undiagnosed for over 20 years. Her amazing good looks helps her get away with a lot and causes men in particular to dismiss her questionable behaviors. When she meets her family and learns about her biological mother’s irrational decisions, she eventually seeks medical attention, but not before wreaking havoc in the lives of everyone she knows. Sonya gets stability through medication and family support. However, when she meets Kai, who’s ten years her junior, she decides to keep her explosive past and current diagnosis under wraps. Can Sonya keep the façade going to keep Kai around?
Kai Nathaniel Booker has had to be a man almost his entire life. Growing up with a mentally ill single mother, made him grow up extremely fast. He’s seen and been through a lot for his 24 years. His life changed forever when his mom died, the one woman he loved with all of his being. After being taken in by his half-sister at the age of 15, Kai had to survive the best way he knew how. His sister’s live-in boyfriend Trey, turned him on to the drug scene, and he’s been hooked to the thug life ever since. Kai’s thuggish personality and demeanor, not to mention his intimidating stature, helps him avoid a lot of drama; that is until he meets Sonya. Her luring personality, and gorgeous looks pull him in. Will he allow Sonya to penetrate his rough exterior and invade his heart?
Working Overtime: A Spring River Novella by Kianna Alexander
Jayson “Jay” Stone was laid off several weeks ago from his agricultural job in Raleigh. Now he’s moving on to a new position in a new location, the small hamlet of Spring River, North Carolina. There he plans to further his career as a horticulturalist, in order to build a stable life that allows him to care for his aging father. One hot and heavy night the weekend before he begins his new job is just what he needs to get his mind right- or so he thought.
Contessa “Tess” McNair is busy with her work running her family’s farm. Betrayal and questionable work practices by a former employee are affecting her business, and even with a new employee on the way, her stress levels are through the roof. She takes off to the big city for an evening, hoping to unwind. As fate would have it, she finds herself in the arms of a handsome stranger, who seems to have an erotic hold over her that she just can shake.
When it comes down to brass tacks, Tess and Jay need each other-for more than one reason. He’s the only one with the skills to save her farm, and change her life.
Twisted by Mia Oma
Friends with benefits…with a twist.
Lima could foresee only one solution to the burning physical tension between her and the sinfully gorgeous Nik. One night together, and maybe then things could smooth out between them enough to get some work done.
Lima was the daughter of Nik’s boss, and he wasn’t about to get in trouble messing with her. But she was far too tempting for her own good – and he was about to teach her a lesson or two about pushing him to the edge.
Only problem was, once was never enough. One taste, and he was hooked. Even though she was way out of reach and had lost her faith in love, could Nik put his emotions on the line?
Working in the same law office, there was bound to be hitches in their plans to keep their liaison ‘discreet’. Not with so many secrets between them. A secret billionaire heir, and maybe a secret baby…When the truth finally comes to light, would the answers be enough to build a future, or shatter the final ties between them?
Wasn’t Supposed to Love Her by Tina Martin
Royce Pembroke, an ex-soldier who joined a secret anti-human trafficking task force based out of Norfolk, Virginia, has been assigned to monitor Makeena Ellison – a young, vulnerable, twenty-one-year-old woman who he just purchased in an undercover operation. Bringing her traffickers to justice should be his ultimate concern, but he finds himself focusing more on protecting Makeena. He’s aware of her abandonment issues and the betrayal she experienced from her foster mother, and he struggles not to develop feelings for this heartbroken woman.
Makeena is in love with LOVE, but has no idea what love is. She’s young and has been thoroughly misguided by her foster mother, the woman who was supposed to love and protect her. She has a strong desire to find out what love is and has her sights set on her protector – Royce – for that purpose. But she’s about to learn the hard way that true love cannot be forced, no matter how desperately you want it.
Second Chance by Marie Nash
“Alyssa, how many times are you going to stare at little Alex? He looked like his father when he was born and that hasn’t changed.”
Alyssa rolled her eyes at the older woman. She looked at her precious son. He was asleep in his bassinet. He was two months old now. She’d had an easy pregnancy and an easy birth. And she didn’t need Maddie to point out the obvious.
Every time she looked at her baby she saw Jason’s face. Hard to forget the father with his son around as a constant reminder of the man she lost. The love of her life had cheated on her before she knew she was pregnant. And that’s something she could never ever forget even if she tried. It wasn’t until much later that she found out she was going to be a mother.
She looked at Maddie again. “You don’t have to keep reminding me. I have eyes.”
Maddie snorted. “Maybe I need to remind you about something else. When are you going to tell his father about his existence? Are you waiting for him to graduate high school?”
Alyssa glared at the other woman. “Maddie, I love you but you can nag a person to death.” She drew a deep breath. “You will be happy to know that I intend to call Jason today and tell him about Alex. Does that satisfy you?”
Maddie shrugged her shoulders. “It has nothing to do with me. I will say this though. It’s about time father and son met each other. No matter how you feel about Jason, he’s Alexander’s father and he has a right to know his son.”
“I know, Maddie. You don’t have to beat me over the head about it. I never intended to keep Alex from Jason. I needed time to prepare myself to see him again. Once he sees Alex our lives will never be the same. He’ll want to see his son.”
“Of course he will and that’s what has you running scared. You still love that man and you’re afraid that once you see him, you won’t be able to stay angry with him.”
“You’re wrong, Maddie. All I have to do is remember the day I found Jason in bed with his assistant.”
Maddie always did see way too much for her own good. She was right. Alyssa was afraid of her feelings for Jason. After all this time she still loved him. She would never admit that to the older women. Giving birth to his son had only deepened the love. However, she had no intention of giving in to that love. She would never be able to trust Jason again no matter what her feelings were. He had hurt her too bad.
“I’ve thought about that story you told me,” commented Maddie. “I’ve heard nothing but good things about him from your parents. Despite the fact that your father thinks he’s not good enough for you. I do not believe for one minute that he cheated on you. I think that woman set the stage to seduce him and that’s what you walked in on.”
“I know you believe that. You weren’t there, Maddie. You didn’t see what I saw. I’m only doing this for Alex. I won’t keep him from his father because that would be wrong. As for me, I can’t trust Jason and I have to remember that.”
“I still think you’re wrong.”
“You’re entitled to your opinion. Keep an eye on Alex for me. I’m going to call Jason and then change my clothes.”
Maddie gave Alyssa a knowing look. “Interesting.”
Alyssa raised a brow. “What?”
“Oh nothing.” Maddie had a funny smile on her face.
Alyssa frowned, but went upstairs to get ready to face Jason. He might be angry she didn’t tell him she was pregnant. She couldn’t be concerned about that now. She would deal with that when the time came. The time for hiding was over. He could see his son as often as he liked. But if he thought she would tolerate that witch Miranda being around her son, he had better think again!
Jason Stone looked out of his office window at downtown Atlanta. The CEO of Stone Enterprises had everything going for him. He was tall, dark, handsome, super rich, and could have any woman he wanted. Yet he was alone.
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