New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber and Essence best seller La Jill Hunt return with a story of love, betrayal, and racism in the next addition to the wildly popular Family Business series. From the time he was a boy in Georgia, LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan, has battled racism. Even now that he and his family are truly successful, the racism can still be in-your-face. Maybe it's the political climate or perhaps it's just bad timing, but LC and the rest of the Duncans are being challenged by the ultimate power-hungry racist, Sheriff KD Shrugs. Nevada Duncan is at that age when girls and sex are always on his mind. His handsome face and superior intellect attract Kia, the beautiful "Blasian" call girl who tempts him into running away to a place where the Duncans are definitely not wanted - El Paso, Texas, the home of KD Shrugs. What is the worst thing that can happen to a handsome, rich millennial? Rio Duncan would say it's mistaken identity after being beat down in a nightclub by someone who thinks he's Roman Johnson, a stickup kid who happens to be Rio's doppelganger. What happens next will open up the biggest can of worms the Duncans have ever had to deal with. Get ready for another roller coaster ride with the Duncan family.
©2020 Carl Weber (P)2020 Recorded Books
National best-selling authors Carl Weber and Treasure Hernandez are back with their latest installment in the wildly popular Family Business series. LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan is alive and well after being shot by a mysterious gunman. His near death experience has caused him and his wife Chippy to reflect on both the past and present, and together they decide that it's time to return to Waycross, Georgia for a long overdue family reunion. But wherever the Duncans go, trouble and drama are never too far behind, and this time it comes in the form of longtime Duncan enemy Vinnie Dash, and Ruby, the mother of Orlando Duncan's baby who disappeared before the child was born.
©2018 Carl Weber, 2018 La Jill Hunt (P)2018 Recorded Books
The love/hate relationship between Diane and Kendra Williams takes mother-daughter drama to entirely different level. Diane is a single mother who prides herself on being a master manipulator. She has no problem using anything or anyone to get what she wants. Whether its treating her sister, Celia, as her personal ATM or seducing unlikely, unsuspecting men, she will do whatever it takes to get ahead. Her daughter, Kendra, is a hardworking student who does a better job parenting her younger twin sisters than their mom does. She is determined to be nothing like her mother, and instead, strives to follow in her Aunt Celias footsteps to get the car, house, and career of her dreams. After meeting Bilal, a handsome, streetwise entrepreneur, she may just land the man of her dreams as well. When tragedy strikes one of the twins, instead of being there for her family, Diane sees it as one more opportunity to exploit for her own personal gain. And when a secret that both Diane and Kendra have been keeping comes out, the entire family is ripped apart. Will Kendra be able to hold on to everything that means the world to her, or will her mamas drama snatch it all away?
©2018 La Jill Hunt (P)2018 Recorded Books
Picking up where Essence best-selling author La Jill Hunt's Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda left off, Too Close for Comfort follows Paige Michaels and her no-nonsense friends as they search for love. Paige has finally broken loose from her no-good man, and she's loving the single life - until Quincy Westbrooke shows up.
©2006 La Jill Hunt (P)2007 Recorded Books
Best-selling author La Jill Hunt dishes the dirt in Old Habits Die Hard. Hunt focuses her attention on the fine ladies of the premier nail salon After Effex. Ya Ya, Camille, Taryn, and Monya bring the crazy drama as their love lives go for a rollercoaster ride.
©2007 La Jill Hunt (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
"No Strings Attached" by La Jill Hunt: When they were children, people couldn't tell identical twins Brooke and Brittany apart. Now that they're grown, the beautiful, plus-sized divas still look alike, but they are very different. Brooke is a free spirit who lives life on her own terms and does things her way. Brittany, on the other hand, is cautious and plays by the rules. Despite their differences, the sisters are each other's yin and yang - until a frivolous one-night stand with a stranger turns their lives inside out and jeopardizes their sisterhood forever. "Illusions of Love" by Latoya Chandler: Ebonee's checklist for the happiest day of her life: man of her dreams, check; wedding of her dreams, check; abduction.not a part of the itinerary! Love, like life, can change in the blink of an eye, and for this beautiful, successful businesswoman, both are about to change from better to worse. Ebonee McQueen thinks she has finally found her Prince Charming in Kasim Oringo. However, when the day finally comes for them to exchange their vows, their picture-perfect future spirals out of control. Will the tie that binds Ebonee's heart to Kasim's be strong enough to hold them together through this tragedy? Or will their worlds be completely turned upside down, leaving a relationship with no room for repair?
©2019 La Jill Hunt, Latoya Chandler (P)2019 Recorded Books
Age is just a number, and whoever said that full-figured women don't know how to bring fire to a relationship was sadly mistaken. Carl Weber brings together two popular Urban Audiobooks divas to give listeners what they've been asking for: passionate, empowering stories about the lives and loves of big, beautiful women. Newly divorced 40-year-old Desa Rae finds herself alone now that her son has gone away to college. She's taken to her bed, watching life pass her by - until Roc, a 24-year-old with a jaw-dropping body comes along. Desa Rae can't keep her eyes open or legs closed to a man who excites her like no other man has. But can she really be serious about a man who is almost the same age as her son? Avery Belmont is a diva in her own right. Smart, sassy, and successful, she has always had it going on; so much so that not only did the full-figured beauty catch the eye of Duke, the sexiest dude on the block, but she encouraged him to leave the dope game and become legit. Now, seven years later, Avery is working hard and trying to move ahead, but it seems that Duke isn't feeling the same way. Working with Kurt, her attractive coworker, isn't helping her situation. Is the love between Avery and Duke strong enough to keep them together, or will the strength of that love make them realize it's time to let go?
©2010 Brenda Hampton and La Jill Hunt (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks
Sylvia Blackwell has it all, or so she thinks. She and her handsome husband, Garrett, are the epitome of success: an immaculate house of their dreams, a beautiful and talented 17-year-old daughter, flourishing careers, and nearly 20 years of perfectly wedded bliss. Just as they are making plans for their vow renewal celebration, a call in the middle of the night interrupts their picture-perfect lives. Now Sylvia has to deal with the reality of Garrett's dead mistress, a love child she never knew about, and the fact that the man she's been married to for the past 20 years may not be the man she knows at all. Unlike her sister Sylvia, when it comes to love, Janelle Hudson can take it or leave it. Her on-again, off-again, noncommittal, stress-free friendship with Jarvis Baldwin is fine with her. But her life becomes complicated when she is faced with choosing between a sure thing with a good man or what feels right with the wrong one. Best-selling author La Jill Hunt is back with Midlife Crisis, an emotion-packed story of love, betrayal, and family loyalty. When lies are unveiled and secrets are revealed, can love be strong enough to forgive, even when you can't forget?
©2019 La Jill Hunt (P)2019 Recorded Books
Devyn Douglas has been called beautiful for her entire life. Three years ago, she was strutting the runways, featured in magazines, and on the fast track to being signed to the biggest modeling agency in the industry when suddenly, her world came crashing down and her weight started climbing up. Now, she's a substitute teacher who's lost her passion for life and her desire for love, until a favor for one of her students somehow turns into a miracle. Devyn is back in the spotlight in a way she never imagined, breaking barriers, fighting stereotypes, and dating the man of her dreams. But she quickly learns that defying the industry standards and embracing all that she is comes with a price. Can she remain true to herself, or will having it all cost her more than she's willing to pay?
©2021 La Jill Hunt (P)2021 Recorded Books
Dealing with the aftermath of her husbands affair has not been easy for Sylvia Blackwell. When she vowed to stay by his side for better or for worse, she never imagined that would mean becoming a parent to Jordan, his troubled teenaged love child. Now, Sylvia is facing a new dilemma that could not only be the final straw that breaks her fragile marriage, but could also shatter her already strained relationship with her sister, Janelle. Tricia King never suspected there was trouble in her marriage. After all, she couldnt have asked for a better husband than Titus. Hes everything she expected in a mate: a good provider, a great father, responsible, and supportive. She has no idea something is missing from their relationship until she finds out what he was giving someone else. Hurt and confused, she finds herself being counseled by a most unlikely ally. Janelle was warned by her sister about the sting of karma and the futility of dating a married man, and she has come face-to-face with the reality of her actions. Her secret relationship with Titus is now open for everyone to see, including the new man in her life, Sherrod. Janelle is now in the center of a battle between the man she loves and the family shes trying to hold on to. From the drama-filled imagination of La Jill Hunt comes Imitation of Wife, the continuing tale of two sisters navigating their complicated lives and tumultuous relationships while trying to maintain their bond with one another.
©2020 La Jill Hunt (P)2020 Recorded Books
After many years of misery, Zen Brooks is finally free. Free from her cheating husband, free from a dead-end job, and free from more than 100 pounds of weight that she worked hard to lose. Now, she is enjoying life and determined not to ever go back to being the person she was. Josh Miller had the world in the palm of his hands. Once one of the top players in the NBA with millions of dollars in his bank account, there was nothing in this world that he wanted and couldn't have. But his fame and fortune was short-lived, and his world and career came crashing down because of bad habits, bad choices, and a bad attitude. Will Zen gain the life she wants after losing what she thought she didn't need? Can Josh become a better man now that he has nothing to lose and no one to hold onto? This is a story of love, trust, defying the odds, and facing demons of the past in order to find peace in the future.
©2018 Urban Books, LLC (P)2018 Recorded Books
There's a sayin' that if you come from my part of town, that you're from around the way. Around the Way Girls 4 is a look at the life of some street-smart women who think they have the world in the palm of their hands but are about to find out that things aren't always what they seem. For talented artist Jovia Grant, life has gone from one extreme to the other. Being raised by a single mother living in a lavish home, her much-needed break from home comes when she is accepted into a summer art program where she rediscovers old friends and meets a few new ones. In "Thug Passion", La Jill Hunt, Essence magazine best-selling author, brings in the drama as these two worlds collide and Jovia's family discovers that she has been learning more than art. In "All for Love", Dwayne S. Joseph weaves a dramatic tale of love and betrayal. After the turmoil she suffered in her 20 years, Rayne is thankful for the safety and companionship given to her by her boo Love. Unfortunately for Rayne, the drama and heartache are about to come back into her life in a major way when she finds out she is pregnant with Quincy's baby. In "All About the Money" by Roy Glenn, it truly was about the money for Jada West. From dancing at the best club to becoming the city's top madame, whatever it took to make piles of paper, that's what she was about. In this tale of power and money, Glenn bring a different flavor to this around the way girl as Jada discovers that, in the end, there is something more important than money.
©2007 Roy Glenn, La Jill Hunt, and Dwayne Joseph (P)2017 Urban Audiobooks, and Blackstone Publishing
There's a saying in Brooklyn that if you come from my part of town, you're from around the way. Well Lyric, Juicy, and Precious are all from around the way. They all live in Crown Heights, one of the most notorious sections of Brooklyn, but to them it's just a place they call home. Around the Way Girls 2 is a fast-paced look at the life of some street-smart women who think they know it all but are about to get the lessons of their lives. Lyric Crenshaw has been playing the game so long she's mastered it. Her motto has always been to use what you got to get what you want. With a face and a body like hers, the possibilities are endless. But when a love struck coworker teaches her otherwise and she meets a man that sees right through her, she may have to open her eyes and see that winning the game ain't everything. If Juicy Brown were to die today, her obituary would read "another welfare recipient bites the dust". But things have to change. She agrees with some of the rumors around the neighborhood about her, but one is straight scandalous! And she's about to clear it up by any means necessary. Precious Paine is a ghetto jewel haunted by memories of a troubled childhood. She and her crew have the game on smash, but trouble lurks around the corner. Can the love of a good man make Precious leave behind her hustles in the streets, or will she become another victim of the inner-city life that's marked for self-destruction?
©2005 La Jill Hunt, KaShamba Williams, and Thomas Long (P)2017 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks
There's a saying in Brooklyn that if you come from my part of town, you're from around the way. Around the Way Girls is a fast-paced look at the life of some street-smart women who think they know it all but are about to get the lessons of their lives.
©2004 Angel Hunter, Dwayne Joseph, and La Jill Hunt (P)2017 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks