Hey Girl! Check out these new releases from September 18th-24th!
Fall Black in Love 2: When Curtis Met Pearl by D. Camille
FALL BLACK IN LOVE… is an Annual Volume dedicated to classic Black Love. This is a 20th CENTURY HISTORICAL that begins in the 1920’s.
When Curtis Met Pearl is a romantic tale of a love that shows the triumphs and terrors of living on Black Wall Street. This story is a tribute to the sweet, powerful, beautiful black love that once was…
Curtis Kendall is an ambitious, tall, dark and handsome tailor who journeys to Greenwood, Oklahoma to live his dreams in the black Mecca known as “Little Africa.” As soon as he spots the beautiful doll, he knows that all he desires, can be found in this special place.
Pearl Watson is accustomed to the best of black life surrounded by a cruel world. Greenwood is the only place she’s known and her plans are set until the new tailor comes to town, determined to make her his sweetheart.
Their lives together show love, destruction, resilience, and triumph…
Mr. Intentional by Grey
“To retain utter ecstasy within marriage is to fall in love with the same person, repeatedly, through multiple methods and discovering new justifications for your love each day.”
Bianca Jacobs, mild-mannered and wholesomely beautiful, was once a devoted wife to the only man that possessed the power to snatch her beating heart from her chest with his charisma and urban persona. The dynamic duo were seemingly hand-carved and prepped for one another by God himself. However, after four years of sheer joy, the embellished blindfold was removed from Bianca’s eyes. In complete disarray from the extensive timespan with the lack of vision, there’s one thing that she has clarity on. Divorce.
The allure of his past has caused Quintin his most prized possession -family. Separation has given him time to rehabilitate his mind, but his heart continues to long. After dodging his wife’s demand for his signature on the dotted line, he takes full advantage of a rare opportunity that presents itself. His chances of winning his wife back doubles thanks to new age technology and methods of match making. Quintin’s desperation leads to an adventure that neither Bianca or him were quite prepared for.
When the smoke clears, Bianca is plagued with the decision to let the love that she’s fallen victim to blossom or wither away.
Hold On Tight To Me by May Flowers
21-year-old Tahari is fresh out the dorm of the college she was just beginning to adjust to. She returned home with two goals in mind; help her family get on their feet then return to school. When she least expects it, Messiah enters. The physical embodiment of everything she never knew she craved and lacked.
Being raised in an unconventional household helped Messiah learn one important lesson early; everyone can’t be trusted. This has led him to live life never fully committing to anyone apart from his best friend to protect his most sacred possession: his trust. Once Messiah’s eyes land on Tahari he wants nothing more than to give her everything he has within but like most things in life it’s easier said than done.
Just like there are two sides to every story there are two sides to love. To receive perfect love, one must give perfect love. With no guidelines to follow what are two people who have no idea what love is supposed to look or feel like do when they find themselves falling hopelessly into…something? The mind cautions it’s too fast and well the heart…it holds on tight to whatever it wants to.
If He Loves Me by B. Love
‘If he loves me… it will have to be unconditionally. Even those unlovable parts of me that the newness of us has made him too blind to see.’ – Cassie
Cassie Armstrong is beautiful, creative and one of the most free-spirited people you’d ever meet. With dreams of becoming an internationally known fashion designer, Cassie is able to see the beauty in everything and everyone but herself. Her fiancé, Quentin Simpson, takes full advantage of her insecurities and further builds upon them.
Matteo Tate has been a fighter all of his life. A protector all of his life. When he meets Cassie, the warrior instinct that he was born with goes into overdrive. He realizes with time that Cassie is a princess who is unaware of her need to be saved. Matteo is stuck with two choices – remove himself from her life to avoid watching her spiral out of control, or risk hurting his own heart to save hers.
Two men. Two vastly different displays of love. One of which isn’t love at all. But which one? Cassie is unsure. All she can do is pray that she chooses correctly because both her heart and her life will depend on it.
*Please note: This is a spinoff from ‘Coffee with a side of You’.
Black Love by Cheryl Barton
Dawson Frazier stood on the sideline and watched the woman of his dreams get mistreated and disrespected by his philandering best friend, the man she was about to marry. He wanted to step in and rescue her, but he didn’t want her coming to him that way.
Riley Cooper was left at the altar, confused and embarrassed by the man she thought loved her. It took her over a year to get over that disappointment and with the help of a good man, she was able to see what it really meant to love and to be loved.
Secret Places by Vivian Kay
Moni Badmus is having the most difficult time. Her marriage is no longer what it used to be, and her daughter’s teenage rebellion is getting out of hand. Sam Badmus is disillusioned with his marriage and life. His best friend Debo Ajala and his wife Adele have the life Sam wants – a happy marriage, great jobs and four beautiful sons. He turns to Debo for advice. Secret Places weaves the lives of two couples into a beautiful, emotional tale – a tapestry of faith, the dark side of free will, and finding the path back to the illuminating presence of God’s Grace and Love.
MESSIAH Williams: A Cinnamon Black Story by Angelia Vernon Menchan
Three days before leaving for his London tour, Messiah could barely move. The anxiety of recording a new album that had gone double platinum and discovering, at almost thirty, that William Brown was his father and Muhammad Brown, his producer and music label owner, was actually his half-brother exhausted him. William, Muhammad and Aura, his half-sister, had all been amazing but the fact that his mom, Rheah felt it was okay to have lied to him about his paternity and no real person to share his fame with of an intimate nature… had him in bed on his back, staring at the ceiling. It was possible to be overwhelmed with one’s blessings.
His mind flowed to Tasha, the last woman he touched intimately and the woman he still loved. They had gotten together soon after he moved to Center City and he fell for her and hard… according to her she was in the process of divorcing but a year later when her husband returned from overseas, she told him she was going to save her marriage. He managed to avoid her except the few times he purposely drove past her house at night and he hadn’t done that in months, but her strolling through the café the other day when he sat with Aura had undone him.
“Messiah… who knew you would blow up in such a way?” A soft voice said behind him and he turned to face Tasha. Her beauty was unchanged and though she was six years older than him, she looked radiant with flawless skin, huge eyes and lush lips. Her hair was still permed, which he didn’t care for necessarily, but it suited her. She was dressed conservatively in a loose-fitting dress but he knew the danger of those curves and the sensual woman inside her.
“Tasha, I certainly didn’t. The universe provides for lowly beings.” He said and she smiled, waiting for an introduction. “Tasha this is my sister, Aura Brown-Black; Aura, this is Tasha Donner, a woman I used to know.” Messiah said and Tasha actually cringed. Aura stood offering her hand, excusing herself to make a call.
“Ouch Messiah, with wealth comes sarcasm…” Tasha said.
“It was always there…” He murmured. After several minutes of silence, she strolled away and Aura returned.
“Do you want to discuss that?” Aura asked. Messiah and Muhammad were truly brothers but Aura had become his feminine confidante. He was very close to his Aunt Rhoni but she lived ninety miles away and Aura brought a different perspective. He quickly told her the condensed version.
“I tell you, you Brown Boys love those drama girls.” Aura said and Messiah laughed, touched she called him a Brown boy. Brown asked him to consider becoming Messiah Williams Brown but he hadn’t decided. “You still have a well of feelings, don’t you?”
“Yea… we were good together. She’s smart, funny and we were open with our shit. We weren’t sneaking around. She broke me with her announcement.”
“Are there kids?”
“No, that would have made sense. I feel like I was her fling while the hubby flung elsewhere. Their divorce was supposed to be about his infidelity but I don’t know for sure. Anyway, it’s water under a damn bridge.” He said, picking up his water bottle and draining it.
That was three days ago and now he felt lost. Hopefully, London would resolve that. He hadn’t traveled much and now he could.
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