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The Path of Heaven

40 ratings

Summary

For too long had the Vth Legion ranged out beyond the sight of the wider Imperium, remaining ignorant of the Warmaster's rebellion and the war that inevitably followed. Only once their primarch, Jaghatai Khan, had satisfied himself that the path before them was just and true did the White Scars choose a side, taking the fight to the traitors on every front. But, four years later, the Legion's unfettered spirit has been broken by relentless attritional warfare against the Death Guard and the Emperor's Children - the Khan's Stormseers must find a clear route to Terra if they are to take part in the final, apocalyptic battle.

©2016 Games Workshop Limited (P)2016 Games Workshop Limited

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Ethic

5 ratings

Summary

Ethic has power, but love has always been evasive. After ordering the hit that mistakenly killed the love of his life, Ethic is haunted with guilt and refuses to love again. Focused on being a better man and keeping his family safe, he is raising three children, one of which is a defiant teenage girl, Morgan. No matter how hard he tries to keep Morgan away from the streets, she is determined to defy him. When Morgan finds herself in a vulnerable position, Ethic is pulled back into the deadly game where he was once king. In this explosive spin-off to Ashley Antoinette's Moth to a Flame, you will fall in love with Ezra Okafor, a.k.a. Ethic, as he gambles on love and in the streets in hopes that this time he will win.

©2018 Ashley Antoinette (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: iiKane
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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Unspoken Lies

Summary

With demanding careers and two children, Cherise and Mason McKenzie find themselves spending more time apart than together, which allows infidelity with a trusted loved one to darken their doorstep. It is only through a series of near-tragic events that the couple are able to rebuild their lives and rekindle their love.

©2010 Darrien Lee (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Ellis Park
Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
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Trickin'

Summary

What's a girl gotta do to get what she wants out of life? According to Ra'Keeyah Jackson, the answer is whatever it takes. Ra'Keeyah has million-dollar dreams. She's determined to come up, and she won't stop until she does. Nothing is going to stop her from getting the hottest clothes, the finest men, and money to burn. Easily influenced by her conniving girls Shayna and Quiana, Ra'Keeyah resorts to shoplifting, stealing married men's credit cards, and passing bad checks to get what she wants.  Ra'Keeyah is struggling and has sunk to an all-time low when she meets Brick. He's a savvy, street-smart hustler who will surely take her young heart for a ride and make her want to change. Will she be able to resist, though, when Shayna comes to her with an idea that is sure to keep their pockets swole? This idea could cost the girls a little more than they bargained for, along with teaching them that not everyone is to be tricked!

©2012 Brandi Johnson (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Ida Belle
Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
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The Dirty Truth

Summary

Evelyn Thomas may have bitten off more than she can chew when it comes to her relationship with Brandon Fletcher. It seems he is trying to clone her into an exact replica of his beloved fiancee, Cassandra, who was brutally murdered. He's also still obsessed with finding Cassandra's killer.  When Cassandra's aunt Ruby is arrested for murder, she proclaims her innocence. She points the finger at Jabbar, a police officer who was having a secret affair with Cassandra before her death.  Accusations fly and secrets are revealed as Brandon seeks the truth. The murder rate climbs, and Brandon realizes that the killer is someone he never would have suspected.

©2008 Brenda Hampton (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Keith Benn Jr.
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
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Sister Girls 2

Summary

Sister Girls 2 will catch you up with some old characters and introduce you to the new. Feeling unfulfilled professionally and looking for a higher purpose, Elsie has decided to leave her law firm and start a nonprofit organization. Even while faithfully attending church, she struggles between the desires of the flesh and her spirituality. She also reconnects with an old friend who may change the course of her life forever. Faith, the newly hired therapist of the organization, is married to Raheem, a self-made millionaire who controls Faith by reminding her that "without me, you would be nothing." Grateful for the lifestyle he provides and the support he offered during her addiction, Faith puts up with more than the average wife would. She will need to learn what's more important, her dignity or stability.  Harmony, a young mother with three baby daddies, attends workshops at the organization. She's tired of living in the hood and barely surviving. She's ready to let go of her promiscuous past, make changes in her life, and better herself. Her first step is finding out who the father of her first child is. Will her journey strengthen or destroy her current relationship?  And rounding out the cast of characters is Pastor Bella Gold. While guiding others, she tries to come to terms with her past and her secret shame. Will she succeed or resign from the pulpit? Whether forced to make changes in their lives by circumstance or choice, the women in this story discover their true selves and learn about their own power.

©2008 Angel M. Hunter (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: iiKane
Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
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Scar

Summary

"You would be pretty if you didn't have that.... You just have to take what you can get since you got strikes against you!" Tineya has experienced a lot of trauma in her short life. Losing both parents has left a broken, weak soul. As if that's not enough, she's left with physical wounds with which no woman should have to deal. More than just bad memories, Tineya's wound runs deeper.  What would you do if everybody could see the remnants of one unforgettable night that changed your life? Follow Tineya as she hunts for acceptance from others, but most of all, from herself. Some people are rooting for her to succeed, while a few selfishly want her to stay in a sunken place.  In walks Marsell, a self-centered hustler. He's the type of slick-talking man who can sell water to a fish and dope to the pope. Marsell can convince any woman to jump as high as he needs her to. He typically wants the type of woman who looks like a centerfold, damn near perfect, until he is humbled.  What happens when Marsell and Tineya cross paths? Will Tineya stay meek and weak, or will she finally learn those with the deepest wounds are usually the strongest soldiers?

©2018 Margo (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Ida Belle
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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Redbone 2: Takeover at Platinum Lofts

Summary

Knox Baker has been missing for weeks. When his cell phone is discovered in Farah Cotton’s possession, his family wants to know how she obtained it. Always deceitful, Farah quickly devises a clever lie to buy time. The problem is that there is one living person who knows the truth - Eleanor McClendon. Della Baker, Knox’s mother, senses that Farah is lying. To help discern her son’s whereabouts, she calls upon two deadly family members from Mississippi. They waste no time converging on Platinum Lofts with one mission in mind - to find their lost family member no matter who they must kill in the process.  Farah goes on a wild chase to find Eleanor before anyone else does. If she fails, it could mean the end of her relationship with Slade and possibly her life.  Easily distracted, Farah’s lust for murder and mayhem is heightened when she unexpectedly meets people just like her. She’s immediately sucked into their world when her thirst for blood is validated by newfound friends. Will Farah Cotton survive, or will her lies be the end of her?

©2013 T. Styles (P)2019 Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Misty Reign
Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
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Redbone

Summary

Where, oh where, have Farah’s roommates all gone? When Farah Cotton places a classified ad stating, “Cute redbone female looking to share a luxury apartment with another redbone female”, many women apply. One look at the lush apartment in Washington, DC, and every fly girl around wants a chance to call Platinum Lofts her new home.  The moment Farah lays eyes on Lesa Carmine, a pretty young woman with an active lifestyle and a sunny disposition, she knows she’s found the perfect girl for her ultimate plan. The two become fast friends - until Farah becomes intrusive and her siblings move in, violating Lesa’s privacy. Farah seems dangerous when she’s around them, and Lesa attempts to sever ties without paying rent.  Feeling overcome with blinding rage, Farah finds all kinds of ways to seek revenge. From poisoning to spreading vicious lies, she makes it known that she doesn’t take Lesa’s brush-off lightly.  When Lesa snoops around in Farah’s past and discovers who she really is, she makes a grave mistake, one that could jeopardize her life. Brace yourselves, because just when you think you have it figured out, you’ll realize you don’t.

©2012 T. Styles (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC

Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
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Price of Fame

Summary

Brice Simpson is a newly promoted heroic detective with a secret past. He's riding the waves of fame, but he still feels he has something to prove, so Detective Simpson picks up a cold case on the murder of a 14-year-old girl. He's convinced the case will bring him redemption for his past indiscretions, but he soon finds out that the details surrounding the girl's murder may hit closer to home than he expects. When his younger sister goes missing, Brice's life is thrown into a tailspin that may cost him everything he has worked for.  Casey Pete is a famous porn queen. Dominique Branch is a newly married preacher's wife with a shameful secret. They were the best of friends until they let jealousy, lies, drugs, and Jordan Bleu take over their lives. When Casey attempts suicide, Dominique is reunited with the past she wishes she could erase. Thrust back together by fate, Casey, Dominique, and Jordan are forced to confront each other and the demons from their past - one of which is murder.  When this unlikely trio crosses paths with Detective Simpson, they turn out to be the only people that might be able to help him solve the haunting cold case and find his missing sister. Will they be able to put the pieces of their lives back together in enough time, or will they all finally realize the steep price of fame?

©2010 Amaleka McCall (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: iiKane
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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My Time to Shine

Summary

My Time to Shine takes listeners into one family's struggle for survival during the crack epidemic of the late 1980s. Black, a small-time thug with big dreams, discovers the demand for crack cocaine in the Virginia housing projects where he lives and sees the drug as a meal ticket for his family. His younger cousin, Lo, who idolizes Black, joins him in his business endeavors. But as they work side by side with hustlers and killers, the pair is soon thrown into situations beyond their control, and the bonds of their family are thoroughly tested.

©2006 Edd McNair (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Daniel George
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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My Little Secret

Summary

Midori Hunter has it all, including a midnight-black Aston Martin Vanquish S parked in the driveway of the mini mansion she shares with her husband, Dr. Ray Hunter. On the outside looking in, one would think Midori is happy, but it's another story when you don't marry for love, but rather for financial gain. Tired of her cheating husband and fed up with being lonely, Midori takes a liking to Jaydah B., the sassy, sometimes cranky, best-selling author who has drama of her own that she hasn't quite figured out how to deal with. They appear to be a match made in heaven, but when the lies that both women have told threaten to be exposed, who decides who stays and who goes? Midori and Jaydah have a lot on the line, and both could lose everything they've worked for. That's why their love affair has to remain their little secret.

©2011 Anna J. (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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In My Girls I Trust

Summary

How can three women living three totally different lifestyles have so much in common?  Alexis is a single mother of two, with an abusive baby daddy her girls keep pressing her to leave. Between her difficult man and her girls' constant nagging, Alexis is forced to live a double life. Watch as she tries to hold on to a secret that would definitely tear apart any friendship.  Keaundra is constantly haunted by a troubled past and lives by the motto "trust no man!" This has left her lonely and with plenty of time on her hands. But what happens when she crosses paths with Mr. Right? Will Keaundra let him in, or will her past experiences force her to let him slip away?  India is classy, intelligent, loyal, and used to having her way. Between her rich father and her boyfriend, Martell, she wants for nothing. But when her loyalty to her girls starts to affect her relationship, will India have to choose between her best friends and her man, or will he make the choice for her?  When life and love get complicated, these three unlikely friends will have some very difficult choices to make.

©2010 Brandi Johnson (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
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Hidden Intentions

Summary

Nya Gamden is thrilled to be accepted into the nursing program at Old Dominion University and, as an added bonus to good fortune, computer engineer Tory Sothers has stepped into her life, becoming the man of her dreams. Life is all that she'd imagined - love, happiness, and a budding career - until Tory asks her to give up her hopes and dreams for matrimony. Leaving her heart, and Tory, on the white sandy beaches of Hawaii, Nya is shattered, and time is the only remedy that can heal her heart, as well as a new man. Darren Edmonds, a pillar of the community and well-respected businessman, wins Nya's trust and love, takes her on a whirlwind romance, and gives her the ultimate gift. However, Darren is keeping a secret, and Nya's curiosity gets the best of her.

©2006 Meisha J. Camm (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Ida Belle
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
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Heaven Sent

Summary

Eve is a recovering drug addict, who was just released from prison to a female Christian halfway house. The problem is she's convinced she doesn't have a drug problem. She signed up for the halfway house not to recover but to learn how to stop using drugs so often.  Eve has no intentions of staying clean until she meets the associate pastor, Reverend Washington. Reverend Washington's wife dies during childbirth, and Eve seduces the newly widowed reverend until she becomes the next Mrs. Washington and immediately becomes mother to the reverend's three young children.  But Eve is very resentful of the deceased Mrs. Washington and plots to make her husband's first wife look like a lying adulterer. All this deceit leads Eve to start shooting up heroin, and her addiction again takes over her life. Secrets threaten Even's new life with her new family and has everyone asking if she was Heaven Sent.

©2007 Dynah Zale (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Ida Belle
Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
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Girls from da Hood 8

Summary

Urban Books' popular Girls from da Hood series is back, bringing listeners more dramatic tales about the lives of some tough, resourceful women who can hold their own when things get rough on the streets. Gabby Davenport spent the first 15 years of her life in the suburbs, living a privileged and sheltered existence. When her mother dies unexpectedly, she is forced to move from her middle class neighborhood into Cumberland Projects in Brooklyn. Gabby's life will never be the same. Mika, the queen bee of the projects, doesn't appreciate the arrival of this private-school good girl. Mika and her posse are on a mission to make Gabby's life miserable, and things only get worse when Mika's "friend with benefits" B-Waite decides he wants to make Gabby his girl. Mika is ready to go to war to win back her man, and she doesn't care who she has to take down in the process.  Keisha, Shawna, and LaRhonda are best friends forever, as the saying goes. Nothing will tear apart this tight trio - or so they think. When Keisha steps out of her box to become more of her own person, tension builds among the girls. In the eyes of her trusted friends, her lifestyle has become questionable. What happens when her secrets and desires are revealed? Shawna's life is just starting to look up. She's been hired at a major record label, and she's making enough money to move out of the projects for good. When her good news is met by fake smiles, Shawna gets a new perspective on how her girls really feel.  LaRhonda sees each of her friends moving up while she's still struggling in the confines of the ghetto. After she gives birth to her second child by the age of 18, she feels like her dreams are out of reach. Her growing jealousy isn't easy to hide. What will happen when her misery wants company?

©2013 Treasure Hernandez and Natalie Weber (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

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Girls from da Hood 12

Summary

Urban Books' popular Girls from da Hood series continues its gritty street drama in this twelfth installment, featuring urban fiction superstar Treasure Hernandez and rising stars Katt and Paradise Gomez. "Short Stacks" by Treasure Hernandez: Honey has been working them streets for El-Jihad, selling his wares and keeping up her end of the bargain. He warned it was "three strikes and you're out", and she has already come up short twice. Now Honey and her goons meet up with DeAngelo, who refuses to pay back his loan. If she can't come up with El-Jihad's money within days, it will be her head on a platter. "Street Life Johnny's in Love" by Katt: Strawberry has been a rather lucrative ho for Larry "Sir" Smalls; however, she's been at it for a minute, and it is starting to have an effect on her mind and body. When she meets up with an old high school friend, Sir beats her nearly to death. Her friend rescues her, but will Sir let her go without a fight?  "Payback" by Paradise Gomez: Jackie spent 15 years in the state pen for stabbing the fool that had the audacity to put his hands on her. Now she's home, trying to turn her life around, but it's hard to get a job as a violent ex-con. Her aunt, the powerful queen of a drug cartel, turns up and takes her in. Soon, an all-out war between the aunt and the fool who put her in prison breaks out. Will Jackie resort to the same violence that got her locked up?

©2018 Treasure Hernandez, Katt, and Paradise Gomez (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

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Girls from da Hood 11

Summary

Urban Books' popular Girls from da Hood series continues its gritty street drama in this 11th installment, featuring urban fiction superstar Nikki Turner, and newcomer Katt.  Tia, Ton'ya, and Tammi are not only making moves in the game, but they're doing it in the bedroom too - and anywhere they need to get what they want. Tia is quick with her razor-sharp mouth, and she carries an equally sharp razor to slice a throat if need be. Ton'ya is loyal to a fault but will fight back if threatened. Tammi is the brains of the operation. They have collected more bodies than a Manhattan hooker working the lower East Side. What happens when the heart gets in the way of making money? Best friends Pedro and Rico met Shane at a concert in Brooklyn, and they soon became fast friends, making money and moving major weight to solidify their place in the game. Pedro is the pretty boy who thinks his dick can get him anywhere and anyone. Rico, the strategist, believes that he is the smartest man in any room. Shane, the outspoken one, is the deal maker and breaker. They have but one goal: to become the best in the game. All hell breaks loose when brains, brawn, and dick collide with tantalizing titties and tongue. What will happen when everyone wants what they want and it interferes with their crew's best interests?

©2016 Nikki Turner, Katt, and Teeny (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Ida Belle
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
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Flip Side of the Game

Summary

Vera Wright-Turner thinks she has it all under control until she meets and greets herself. Born on the flip side of the hustler's game, she is the child of a 15-year-old drug addict who places her in a trash dump with a note that read, "Please forgive me...my mother's only 15...."  Well, that is of little consolation to Vera as she lives her gold-diggin' life full speed ahead, only to come to a crashing halt when she realizes that facing up to the flip side of the game is the only way she will survive.

©2004 Triple Crown Publications, LLC (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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Flint: Back to the Hood

Summary

In the latest installment of Treasure Hernandez's super hot series, the intensity heats up even more - more drama, more sex, more lies...more Flint! Ever since fate sent them down separate paths, Halleigh and Malek have been trying to work their way back to the innocent love they once shared. Now they're finally together again, but the rough streets of Flint keep threatening to tear them apart. Halleigh's life is hanging in the balance, and Malek has been knocked from his throne as the king of the city. Things are getting deep.  This hustler's love story will take you on an emotional roller coaster as Halleigh and Malek search each other's souls and their own, as well. Some deep, dark secrets are exposed, and their love will be put to the test. Flint: Back in the Hood will have you at the edge of your seat until the last sentence.

©2011 Treasure Hernandez (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
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Flint, Book 4

Summary

Malek and Halleigh were once innocent high school sweethearts, but their lives changed drastically when they were separated by tragic circumstances and sucked into life on the streets.  Now Malek has risen to the top of the drug empire and is running things after Jamaica Joe’s murder. His rival, Sweets, has left town, so Malek has things under control on both the South Side and the North Side. When Halleigh finally escapes from the clutches of Manolo, her pimp, she and Malek are reunited. For a while, things are running smoothly, and Halleigh and Malek are like well-respected hood royalty—until Halleigh grows bored with her life hidden safely away in the suburbs. She ventures into Flint and meets up with her old drug-using partner, convincing him to enter the new rehab facility—the same place that’s cutting into Malek’s business by helping his customers get sober. To make matters worse for Malek, Sweets has returned and wants to take over his side of town again. As he struggles to hold onto his reign at the top, will Malek be able to keep Halleigh out of the crossfire?  

©2008 Treasure Hernandez (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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Eraserheads

Summary

In Brick & Storm's Hood Misfits series, the motto is ENGA: Every nigga got an agenda, and in this tale, things are no different. Everyone has a secret. What do you do when your work is used against you? This is a question that Auto, leader of the Eraserheads, faces when an unforeseen and dangerous situation wreaks havoc on everything he's built. It's up to him and his right hand, Code, along with their team of expert car thieves to figure out who's behind the attacks on their livelihood. When a crafty con woman named Smiley and a mysterious businessman named Boots step onto the scene, every player becomes a pawn in a war that is taking over the Trap.  Experience the behind-the-scenes world of illegal racketeering, identity theft, and more in another Hood Misfits tale that will turn the very meaning of ENGA upside down. Step into the life of an Eraserhead.

©2018 Brick & Storm (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Ellis Park
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
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Diary of a Mad First Lady

Summary

Michelle knows being the first lady of Mount Zion Baptist Church is an important and much-coveted position, so she always gives thanks for a dutiful husband and a prosperous life. But she also prays for Darvin to spend more time with her, talking about something other than Mount Zion's affairs.  Michelle's faith is further put to the test when the seductive vixen Daphne Carlton arrives on the steps of their church, determined to make Michelle's life a living hell so she can get rid of Michelle and assume her role as the first lady.  With Michelle representing the reputation of her husband and church, she feels the burden to respond in a prim and proper manner; but she knows that in real life, such behavior might not be enough to defeat an enemy once and for all.  How far is the first lady willing to go in order to stop Daphne?

©2010 DiShan Washington (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Nicole Small
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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Country Girls III

Summary

The Ladies of MHB are all together again and ready to take their newfound success to the next level, but with success comes more haters and rivals who are shooting at the team on top. After living through the largest shootout in downtown Charlotte's history, the women have decided to take the group all the way legit.  MHB owns enough real estate to secure the future of all the original members and new recruits alike. There's only one problem: nobody believes these country girls can leave the streets alone and maybe, just maybe, they really can't.

©2016 Blake Karrington (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Ida Belle
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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Coldhearted & Crazy: Carl Weber Presents

Summary

When their parents are discovered brutally murdered in a ditch, Kenya and London are left orphaned and forced to navigate the unforgiving streets of Detroit. They might be identical twins, but they are as different as night and day. While one of them fights relentlessly to make it out of the ghetto, the other eagerly embraces true hood life and everything their parents believed in - selling drugs, living fast, and even dying young (if it means getting paid!). Kenya is coldhearted and crazy, just like her Pops. Nothing is off-limits, and no one else matters - not even her sister, if she gets in her way. Blood may be thicker than water, but in one sister's eyes, cash is king - her only true family, and most definitely the head of her conniving household!

©2014 Ms. Michel Moore (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Ellis Park
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
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Carl Weber's Kingpins: Los Angeles

Summary

Join in as C. N. Phillips paints a kingpin story the way it has never been done before. To some it will be a beautiful mural; to others, it will be a brutal massacre. Ever since he was a child, the only thing Cyril Anderson wanted was to be down with his brother Cane's crew. Cane Anderson, leader of the notorious Bankroll Crips, was invincible - or so Cyril thought. On the night of Cyril's initiation, things take a terrible turn and leave Cane lying dead in a pool of his own blood. Now the leader of a blood-thirsty gang, there is only one thing that Cyril wants to do: seek revenge. When he learns that the man behind Cane's death is none other than Arnell "Dubb" Lewis, the current kingpin of Los Angeles, it is up to Cyril to figure out why. He begins a bloody journey to redemption with a heart as black as the night sky and a team of loyal hitters behind him.

©2018 C. N. Phillips (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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Black Reign: Angela

Summary

Angela grew up in an all-black upper-class neighborhood in Virginia Beach. Being raised by conservative parents, street life was almost nonexistent. Her college years at Hampton University would truly educate her; not only in school, but also in life. She never imagined the attention her body and beauty would bring her. Angela finds herself torn between Mac, a successful real estate broker, and Damien, a young Jamaican hustler from Brooklyn. Both show Angela love in their own way, and her choice will be her destiny.

©2005 Edd McNair (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Mea Wilkerson
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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Black Reign II: Black's Return

Summary

Fresh from his self-imposed exile in New York, Black makes his long-awaited return, reuniting with his brothers Junie and Dee to handle the family business-moving mad weight, expanding their drug empire, and eliminating any and everything that gets in their way. Unfortunately, such wheeling and dealing always comes with a price, and for Black, Junie, and Dee, it's no different. With a roller-coaster-like plot that twists and turns until the very end, Edd McNair's Black Reign II keeps it real and gives listeners a look at the hood from the inside like never before.

©2005 Edd McNair (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Ellis Park
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
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Black Diamond 3: Lucky Chance

Summary

Her happily-ever-after ending was just the beginning For two years, Diamond and Black have been living comfortably on their high-class cul-de-sac with their daughter Dior. They're ready to leave the drug business behind them, having enough money to continue their lavish lifestyle without going back to the streets to re-up. With the loss of his sister Mica, Johnny can feel nothing but rage for the woman he once loved. Now he plans to strip her of everything that she loves. From behind bars on his death bed, he sets a plan in motion that will tear Diamond's world apart.  Fighting to survive, Diamond almost gives up - until a mystery man enters her life. She believes he will save the day, but is he genuine, or just another person out to teach Diamond a lesson? What would you do if your prized possessions were in danger of being taken away?

©2013 Brittani Williams (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Ellis Park
Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
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Black Diamond 2

Summary

Some call her nice, but most call her nasty.... Diamond, the sassy vixen that you love to hate, is back, and she has a few more tricks up her sleeve. After Kemp's death, she quickly moves on and shacks up with his best friend, Black. Unfortunately, things aren't running as smoothly as they expected. Diamond is quickly losing control of the situation - and her emotions - after multiple attempts on her life by one of the victims she believed she'd killed. To make matters worse, people from her past keep popping up and causing a ruckus, including the father that walked out on her 10 years earlier. When a fast-talking corner hustler named Money swoops in and becomes Black's partner, his soldiers become jealous. Black gets locked behind bars, and Money sets his plan in motion, seducing Diamond in an attempt to take Black's place. With all of the drama surrounding her, the "I Rule the World" disposition that got her where she is slowly breaks into a million pieces. You'll hear her struggle and make mistakes that could cause her to lose the two things she loves the most: Black and money.

©2010 Brittani Williams (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: iiKane
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
Available on Audible
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Black Diamond

Summary

Black Diamond proves why some details are meant to be kept secret. Diamond and Mica have been best friends since grade school and have always watched each other’s backs. After Mica moves out of their drug-infested neighborhood, they have a scandalous falling out and lose touch. It isn’t until Diamond hooks up with Kemp Lo, one of North Philly’s most notorious drug dealers, that she’s able to leave the hood. Under extreme circumstances, Mica and Diamond meet up and are back on the map as the Laverne and Shirley of the ghetto. Unfortunately, both women have ulterior motives for rekindling their friendship. The two plot to get rid of Kemp and hit the road with his fortune, but one of them has her own sinister plan that could leave the other staring death in the eye. In this fast-paced drama, secrets are revealed and lives are destroyed in the process. Will their friendship be able to stand the turmoil? Or will everything fall apart, leaving them both with nothing? The result of simple pillow talk will have them both fighting to survive.

©2009 Brittani Williams (P)2018 Urban Audiobooks, and Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: iiKane
Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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BFFs 2

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Essence bestselling author Brenda Hampton's sequel to the sexy BFFs reintroduces a trio of catty, backstabbing girlfriends that listeners love to hate. Kayla thought that her best friends, Evelyn and Trina, were supposed to always have her back, but when she discovers that Evelyn has been creeping with her husband, Cedric, and Trina has known about the ongoing affair for quite some time, Kayla is ready to cut ties and leave her so-called friends behind. Their actions have shown how scheming they truly are. Of course, they are no more manipulative than Cedric, who lies in a hospital bed, clinging to life. The person who attempted to silence him is now behind bars, but just because one scorned woman is out of the picture, it doesn't mean he's in the clear. He may not be able to utilize his joystick for a while, but his millions are still in play. Evelyn is eager to get her hands on his money, and pregnant with his child, she envisions a bright future ahead. She has a serious need for greed - greed that also makes her hungry for Trina's beau, Keith. He displays a deep concern for the troublesome BFFs, but his involvement may have him confessing to Trina that whatever Evelyn wants, she will eventually get.

©2015 Brenda Hampton (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Ida Belle
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
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BFF'S

Summary

Kayla, Evelyn, and Trina have been on-and-off-again girlfriends for many years, but the lines of true friendship will be crossed, the knives that go into another friend's back will cut deep, trust will not apply, and no one will share their dirty little secrets. With enough backstabbing, finger-pointing, and disrespect to go around, this trio sticks to their motto of "What she can do, I can do better; and whatever she has, I want a piece of it too." Much competition is thrown in the mix, and jealousy is so thick that there will be no place for anyone to run when the mess hits the fan. Only then will they attempt to put their many differences aside, but when severe damage is already done, it may be possible to forgive, but certainly not to forget.

©2014 Brenda Hampton (P)2018 Urban Audiobooks, and Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Ida Belle
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
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Back to Life

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Talented author Dakota Bibbs has deemed herself unlucky in love. She only dreams of experiencing a connection with a man similar to the ones she writes about in her novels. After ending a tumultuous five-year relationship, Dakota has decided to focus on herself and her blossoming business for the time being. Love will just have to wait. Other than dealing with her worrisome ex, things are going well for her. Then on cue, Giannis Williams enters her life. A boss in his own right, Giannis possesses just the right amount of hood, a double dose of sexy, and a dash of crazy. He could be her perfect match if she were looking, but allowing her heart time to heal is her priority. Giannis, however, is persistent by nature and doesn't plan to let up until he has Dakota by his side. Breelyn Waiters seems to have found herself in the same boat as her cousin Dakota, and she is attempting to get her life back after weaning herself off her most painful addiction - David Parrish. After being away for an entire year, Breelyn returns to Dallas to reunite with her family. She plans to steer clear of the man she once thought would own her heart forever. It turns out she was wrong about that, because DeMario Taylor is proof positive that David is no longer the only man Breelyn's heart will beat for.  Watching over Dakota and Breelyn is Elijah "Rah" Waiters, a complicated man with a demeanor only those close to him can understand. He will tolerate a lot but coming for his family isn't one of them. Entering a new phase in life, Rah senses something is missing. He contemplates letting love in for the first time, but something is holding him back. Join this closeknit group as they block bitter exes, confront fake friends, and tackle fear of the unknown, all while experiencing true love on a whole new level.

©2017 Shantaé (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Ida Belle
Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
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Around the Way Girls 9

Summary

Urban Books' popular Around the Way Girls series is back, bringing readers more dramatic tales about the lives of some tough, resourceful women who can hold their own when things get rough on the streets. Growing up poor and biracial, Shannon never quite fit in. Not truly accepted by either side of her family, the confused teenager turns to the one thing that loves her back unconditionally - the streets. With a bottle of liquor at her side and a worthless mentality in tow, Shannon allows the local strip club and the pole to become her new family. When one of her best customers turns out to be her long-lost brother, all hell breaks loose. For Brionna "Breezy" Lee, life has been hell for as long as she can remember. Being mentally, verbally, sexually, and physically abused at the hands of her mother, it seems as if she will never get a break. The only thing keeping her sane is her best friend King, who's always been by her side; but even he is starting to become frustrated, as she says she's fed up with the abuse, but continually makes excuses for why she won't seek help. Will Breezy's loyalty to a mother who couldn't care less about her cause even more tragedy, or will she listen to her friend and get out before it's too late? Cori and Nique are tired of living bottom barrel in Detroit, with shut-off notices and eviction threats a constant reality. Seeing no other way out, the duo sets a plan into motion, becoming the go-to girls from the hood. From robbing an off-duty cop to running stolen gas cards, smash and grabs, or stealing bundles of expensive weave, they definitely don't play about their grind. In their world, sometimes being "down 4 whatever" is your only option!

©2014 Smooth as Butter Michel Moore. Outcast La'Tonya West. Down 4 Whatever T. C. Littles (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

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Around the Way Girls 8

Summary

Get ready for the latest streetwise installment of this off-the-hook street series, with sizzling stories told by three of your favorite authors! In "Got Me Twisted", New York diva Ebony Queen heads south after her mother's murder and tries to reinvent country bumpkin Reshunda - but it won't be easy! In "Arrested Development", Kelly joins the police force to get in the good graces of her love interest, Dante - but what happens when her brother gets out of prison and finds out her boyfriend is the same cop that brought him down? And in "Greed", Jackie and her parents escaped the projects and now live the high life - but what's going to happen to her if they get murdered? These latest Around the Way Girls stories will leave you breathless!

©2011 Got Me Twisted Tina Brooks McKinney. Arrested Development B.L.U.N.T. Greed Meisha Camm (P)2018 Urban Audiobooks, and Blackstone Publishing

Narrator: Ida Belle
Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
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Around the Way Girls 11

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There's a saying that if you come from my part of town, you're from around the way. Around the Way Girls 11 is a fast-paced look at the lives of some street-smart women who think they know it all, but are about to get the lessons of their lives. "Meal Ticket" by Treasure Hernandez: From the outside looking in, Yanna Banks lives what most would consider a perfect life; however, after the tragic death of her husband at the home of his longtime mistress, Yanna's teenage son is forced to step up and fill his father's shoes. Doing everything he can to help his mother make ends meet, the straight-laced student soon links up with an unlikely partner in crime. The two of them, both under the heavy-handed guidance of their mothers, become their households' sole meal tickets. They have no problem dealing with anyone that gets in the way, including one another.  "Party Girls" by Clifford "Spud" Johnson: Tammy and Debbie grew up in the projects on Oklahoma's wicked northeast side. Feeling hopeless, they chose to use their bodies to get what they wanted - until a frightening encounter inspires them to focus on schooling instead of the streets. Now Tammy is the youngest federal judge in the state of Oklahoma, while Debbie is a well-respected accountant. Deep down, though, they are still the same around the way girls from back in the day, and they sometimes still feel the urge to "get freaky with it." Of course, what's done in the dark - or in their case, under the sheets - will always come to light, causing complete and utter chaos. "Do or Die" by India Johnson-Williams: After a big indictment comes down on some of Detroit's major drug players, their women are left behind to keep the hustle afloat. Overnight their lives change for the worse. In Detroit, it's sink or swim, and eat or you starve; in the dope game, it's kill or be killed. The streets don't care who you are or where you come from. Will Kali, Hope, and Jamaica beat the odds with their quick wit and hustle-hard mentality, or will the game catch them slippin'?

©2018 Treasure Hernandez, Clifford "Spud" Johnson, and India Johnson-Williams (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

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Around the Way Girls 10

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Around the Way Girls 10, like its predecessors, is a fast-paced look at the lives of some street-smart women who think they know it all but are about to get the lessons of their lives. Sasha Eubanks lived the perfect life. Whatever she touched seemed to turn to gold, until she met and married Mario. He was a parent's worst nightmare and everything you wouldn't want a husband to be. Yet Sasha loved him, sacrificed for him, took care of him, and would do anything for him including going to jail. While she is doing hard time for Mario's crimes, he soon shows his wife that loyalty is just another word in the dictionary. Sasha has to get revenge if she wants to have any pride left, but can she overcome the mental hold Mario has on her? Family ain't no good; at least in Rissa Ford's world. Forced to live with her aunt and predator-in-disguise uncle, Rissa feels as if her life was cursed from birth. Fed up with being tortured, she exposes the truth and is cast out into the mean streets of Detroit. Doing whatever she needs to make due, Rissa and her "newfound family" devise a plan for the ultimate revenge on those who have brought her the most harm. Ajanay, Sheika, and London were born and raised in one of Richmond's most ruthless housing projects. Faced with horrific home lives, all three girls turn to the streets and each other for comfort. Ajanay concocts a plan for them to get money out of Amir, one of the biggest dope boys from a rival housing project. However, Amir is a stone-cold killer with a long criminal history, and Ajanay has put them in harm's way with no solid plan on how to escape. Will their love and loyalty for one another keep them together, or is it every woman for herself?

©2016 Ms. Michel Moore, Racquel Williams, and Marlon P. S. White (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

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A Woman's Worth

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If 28-year-old Monique Morrison had only one wish, it would be to fall in love with a man sent from God; a man who will cherish her forever. But Monique makes a huge mistake when she chooses to help herself. Going against her Christian values, she decides to play house and move in with her musician boyfriend, Boris Cortland. Boris is in no hurry to get to the altar now that Monique has already signed on to play the role of a wife.  Though she's in church Sunday after Sunday, praying for God to touch Boris' heart and turn him from his wicked ways, it seems Monique's pleas are going unanswered. Suffering from neglect, rejection, and plenty of verbal abuse, Monique has all but given up on her dream of a relationship that represents unconditional love; that is, until Adonis Cortland moves in and does for Monique all of the things that Boris won't do. Could Boris' own cousin be the man Monique had been seeking?

©2010 Nikita Lynnette Nichols (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

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A King Is Born

Summary

The love story with a hood flavor is back, but there is still no happy ending for Halleigh and Malek. Their situation has just taken a turn for the worse. Halleigh has been kidnapped by Malek's adversary, who's holding her for ransom. Malek only has 72 hours to save her, or she will be gone forever. With the help of Scratch, a seasoned junkie with a soft spot for Halleigh, Malek terrorizes the city to get his true love back. Will Halleigh make it out alive, or will she finally fall victim to the game. Treasure Hernandez brings you an action-packed, suspenseful story that will have you wanting more of Flint. Welcome to the most dangerous city in America.

©2009 Treasure Hernandez (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
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A Girl from Flint

Summary

Hustling men for their money has always come easy for Tasha. Hailing from New York and raised by a junkie mother, she had to learn early how to use her beauty to her advantage. Tasha thinks she's seen it all on the streets of New York, but when she follows a childhood friend to the little city of Flint, Michigan, she realizes that sometimes the smallest cities breed the grimiest of individuals.  When Tasha and her friends link up with Manolo, one of Flint's known stick-up kids, they take the hustlers of Flint for all they're worth. Any man who falls for a pretty face is a target, and under the guidance of Manolo, the girls quickly learn the game of manipulation and deceit. They become known as the Manolo Mamis, and their skills gain them thousands of dollars in no time.  Tasha is living the life of the young and fly, but when tragedy strikes and the stakes are raised, she has to choose between loyalty and self-sacrifice. When the only man she's ever loved becomes her target, will she decide to save him, or will she remain loyal to the Manolo Mamis?

©2010 Treasure Hernandez (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
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