Hey Girl! Check out these new releases from September 9th-15th.
Black Rose (The Life of Bliss Book 1) by D. Camille
Bliss Marshall is a Private Wealth Manager on a mission. Working at a prestigious firm, she’s perfected ‘the presentation’, in order to achieve her goals in the the world she has to navigate for success, as a black woman.
Focused, driven, educated and brilliant, Bliss is the whole package…and when she finally meets the man who fits into both of her worlds, Bliss puts everything on the line to prove that they are the perfect combination.
CARMEN: Love Drought Series by Nako
Mogul-Manager, Juice had his work cut out for him when he discovered “Neezy”, a talented yet crazed gangster rapper from the slums. Neezy chose the block over the studio, while being in pure denial of his talent.
The way he could lay and grace a track without much thought was beautiful to watch.
Neezy was uninterested.
He had the money.
What would a music career do for him?
Until, he watches his big brother and best friend lose his life right before his eyes.
Neezy is determined to re-direct his path, not wanting to end up six feet under before his time.
Carmen Kincaid, little sister to Casey Kincaid, hot-shot power attorney. She’d been in his shadow her whole life until a breaking news story hit that she’d been shot seven times by her “loving” husband. Carmen fights for her life while undergoing multiple surgeries. She holds on by a thin thread.
Yet, she pulls through.
Carmen divorces her now imprisoned husband and puts her life back together.
One day at a time.
Fast forward – five years later. She’s a successful stylist and in high-demand.
Juice needs one favor from her – to create Neezy an image that the industry will accept.
It’s highly suggested to start with Book 1 (Mahogany) & Book 2 (Juice) of the Love Drought Series before indulging in part three.
Don’t Break Me by Ash Ley
For 18-year-old Pepper Matthews, college is supposed to be the perfect chance for her to reinvent herself. It’s supposed to be the opportunity that she does a little partying, make friends, and discover who she really is. Memories and traumas from a painful childhood make the dream seem unattainable. Try as she might, she struggles opening up and letting people in. It’s not until she finally steps outside of her comfort zone, doing something so drastic from her normal behavior, that things change resulting in an unlikely friendship. With this friendship came the confidence to continue trying new things. For Pepper, that meant opening herself up completely without fear.
Vick Yates is a college senior struggling with the uncertainty of his future. Having lived such a lavish life at a young age, he wants nothing more than to make some sort of a difference for those not as fortunate, however, without his family’s blessing, he is unsure of what to do. The last thing he wants is to become like his father, but it seems inevitable.
The attraction between Pepper and Vick isn’t instantaneous. He finds himself on her bad side but knows immediately that it won’t be his final destination. He is more than smitten with the guarded beauty and is determined to break down the walls she has set up to protect herself. In the process, she does the same, showing him that there was more to life than anything he could have ever imagined. A connection is formed but with different backgrounds and personalities, it’s not easy for them to find the common ground they so desperately seek. The one thing they can seem to agree on is not wanting to be hurt by the other. Will they be able to put their uncertainties to the side or will fear leave them both broken beyond repair?
*Please note: This is an eighty-seven thousand word standalone novel.*
Tides of Vengeance: The Orisha’s of Aye’ (An Urban Fantasy Romance) by Tatum James
You can run from fate, but you cannot hide.
When you possess the power to change the tides, but you can’t save yourself from drowning in darkness, what do you do?
Running from the tragedy that is her life in Orun. Goddess Yemoja escapes to Aye’. In her new home, she hopes to start a new chapter with a renewed spirit. Her best friend Orula accompanies her on her journey to live in the earth realm.
The duo become special crimes detectives bringing justice to those who fall prey to rapist and domestic violence. With her new career hitting so lose to the life she ran from, Yemoja, now known as Detective Bahari Moon, must keep it together or risk falling apart.
With a deep dark secret that even Orula, Detective Elan Wise, can’t see; she must come to terms with her past or be consumed by it.
The Guy Next Door: A Potter Lake Novel by DL White
The magic of Potter Lake strikes again when Evonne Girard— cosmetologist and obsessed podcast fan meets Taj Wright— Registered Nurse and musician following a nasty fall in the parking lot at the Curl & Dye. There are jokes, there is flirting, lingering stares abound… but neither thinks they’ll see the other again any time soon.
When Evonne takes a step toward adulting and moves out of her parent’s home, she discovers that the cute house she’s renting belongs to the handsome, sexy nurse with the eyes she can’t forget. But she’s not in Potter Lake to meet a man. She’s on a mission to prove to her parents that she isn’t the failure that showed up on their doorstep ten years ago.
Taj is delighted to rent his guest house to the pretty, snappy former patient he can’t stop thinking about. Potter Lake was a place to run when his dream died, a haven to start over and give back what was given to him. When the opportunity to live that dream again rolls around, Taj isn’t sure that he wants it to come true.
Evonne and Taj are forced to live in close quarters during a severe storm and quickly become more than landlord and tenant. When the same storm drives them from Potter Lake to a beachside retreat, worlds collide.
One shared secret could change the trajectory of something beautiful. On a rainy night in Georgia, two hearts meet. They’re never the same again.
*This book contains adult situations and language as well as African American Vernacular English and Black culture colloquialisms.*
It’s ME or The Bag: A New Urban Love Story by Angelia Vernon Menchan
Raphael stared down at the bags filling the vestibule. There were four large suitcases and a designer duffel bag he’d purchased for Kena last year. He didn’t even know the designer but knew she would have it because it cost a grip to purchase. He wanted her to have everything and more.
She ain’t leaving me and taking my stuff, was his first thought, but as he walked through the huge house, he realized she wasn’t there, and the smaller nondescript suitcases were gone with her. Racing back to the living room, he kicked one of the bags, and realized it was empty. Checking one and then the other, he saw they were all empty, except the duffel. It was filled with other expensive handbags he’d purchased.
There was also a note:
Raph, I told you it was me or the bag… I’m not living that life with you forever. Since you chose the bag, here are a few more.
Feeling frustrated and scared, Raphael turned around in a circle, their life together, flashing before his eyes. She warned him.
Wish for Love by Daria White
Be careful what you wish for…
Leah loves her hometown, runs her own boutique, and has a boyfriend who will propose any day now. Then he dumps her claiming they want “different things.” Thinking she needs to reevaluate what she wants, Leah takes a break from dating. Should she take another chance, she doesn’t want to make the same mistakes. It’s time to try new things. Salsa lessons, Pilates, highlights in her hair, and horseback riding. She may think about the last one a little longer.
Cole returns home to open his own photography studio. He’s set on making a name for himself in town, but seeing Leah again at church brings back memories of his high school friend. Then she requests his photography services, wanting to take her business to the next level. Old feelings that he never expressed to her resurface.
As the pair rekindles their friendship, Leah sees more in Cole than the friend who took her to her senior prom. She must now deal with the wariness to be in another relationship. He wasn’t part of her plan, but Cole won’t let her slip away. Not again.
If I Could Be Your Girl by Lex C.
Isysis Harmony Rainer is a beautiful bottle girl at one of Atlanta’s hottest clubs, Urban Dreamz. At almost twenty-five, she’s already got the beautiful car, the big home, and hopes to bring her makeup artist dreams to life. The only issue is, as exciting as her life may seem, it came at the cost of her sister’s sacrifice. To repay the price, Isysis takes on the responsibilities that in turn may cost her every instance of joy in her own life.
Dameon “Dame” Carter is a calculated connect who has made his living off the streets since he and his little sister, Demi, lost their parents in a tragic accident. He’s been raising her like his own for a solid decade, and because of that and his upbringing, he’s nothing like your average product of the streets. He’s opted out of the diamonds, mansions, and flashy things for two reasons. He’s got a vison of the way he wants things to be at his peak, and the woman on his arm is teetering the fence of proving worthy to go to the next level… destined to be left in the past.
With Demi being Isysis’ best friend, and Dame being the right-hand man of her boss at Urban Dreamz, Isysis and Dame find themselves caught in the crossfires of connections that may prove to be a beautiful disaster. Find out what happens in this soul grabbing, drama filled whirlwind.
Between Us by T. Gordon
“He doesn’t love you.”
Handsome, a little arrogant, selfish, wealthy, but loved by millions, are all things that describes Nasir Anderson. Growing up in poverty, he’d always had a rough life. Coping with bipolar disorder, dealing with the drama and illegal things that his mother, Fawn, forced upon him, he’s learned to overcome several trials and tribulations. Despite his troubled childhood, twenty-three year old, Nasir has become one of the most successful professional boxers in the world. Being in the public eye could be tough sometimes, but there was nothing stopping him from living out his dreams or can it? A gift is left in his penthouse that could possibly change his life forever.
Not looking for a lover, Nasir meets, Imani Reed who’s happily married with her longtime husband, Damien. Being that he’s the Nasir Anderson, he expects her to fall at his feet right away but she doesn’t. Nasir is determined to get to know her but will he change his mind once he finds out what she’s done?
Bruised But Not Broken by T. Key
Billie Williams, was born to be a star. She knew it and so did her grandmother and cousin. Auditioning for an upcoming play, she finally got to shine her light for others to see. And they definitely took notice. Her co-star, Terrance Maxwell, who found himself intrigued by her included. She was in possession of a true God-given talent. But if you asked her, God ain’t have nothing to do with her gifts. She was a star. It was that simple. Plus, how could there be a God when her mother was a bipolar schizophrenic. What kind of God allowed that to happen?
But Terrance Maxwell, had enough faith for the both of them. Son of the king of Broadway, he decided not to follow in his father’s footsteps, creating an even bigger wedge between them than was already there. When it came to matters of the heart, he tried to stay away from his father’s example there too. The stage was always more important to him, Terrance was determined to prove that he could have love and his career, thriving in both.
Billie found herself drawn to him because of his rebellion, because of his strength to be his own person. She too was trying to do the same, existing in a family that wanted no part of her decision not to go to college and get a degree. But it was his faith that gave her pause. Did she really need another “Jesus freak” in her life? With her cousin and grandmother giving it to her in high doses, could she deal with his beliefs too? Terrance knew what he wanted. He wanted more than beauty and good sex from a woman. Would she be the one to give him what he wanted AND needed?
Both on two very different ends of the spectrum when it came to spiritual beliefs, but both so taken with each other, that faith and all things God, seem minimal. Or does it? Or was this a part of the plan?
Reciprocity: An Urban Romance by Anani Monique
When Portia Fisher and Roderick Allen meet, they have no idea what’s in store for them individually or together. This hard-working, loyal, beautiful, and intelligent woman leaves everything behind for a new adventure. Roderick, a professional basketball player, is trying to escape a dark past and start a new life. The prospect of experiencing a fairytale love together seems eminent until their pasts resurface jeopardizing everything they set out to build. They will soon discover whether they have what it takes to overcome obstacles so love can prevail.
Running From Love by Natisha Raynor
Intellect comes from dysfunction. With most of his immediate family addicted to drugs, Intellect feels as if his life is cursed. The only person to ever really love him was his grandmother, and after she died a part of him died as well. Intellect is running from demons, stopping every now and then to try and enjoy life, and that’s when he meets Serenity. It doesn’t take him long to figure out she’s not the average woman. Intellect is intrigued and he wants her. Once he gets her, he doesn’t know what to do with her. Intellect feels he’s incapable of love. He knows how to have sex and give people lavish gifts but that’s it. The roller coaster ride that ensues between him and Serenity is draining. It’s dysfunction at its’ finest, it’s too much back and forth and immaturity, yet neither can let go.
Serenity is no stranger to heartbreak and Intellect gives off plenty of red flags that tell her to run. She can’t though. Serenity is stuck in the magic that is Intellect. She doubts she can fix him and loving him is killing her, but she just can’t let go.
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