Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, is back solving new cases in the Victorian-set mystery series from the USA Today best-selling author of The Hollow of Fear. As "Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective," Charlotte Holmes has solved murders and found missing individuals. But she has never stolen a priceless artwork - or rather, made away with the secrets hidden behind a much-coveted canvas. But Mrs. Watson is desperate to help her old friend recover those secrets and Charlotte finds herself involved in a fever-paced scheme to infiltrate a glamorous Yuletide ball where the painting is one handshake away from being sold and the secrets a bare breath from exposure. Her dear friend Lord Ingram, her sister Livia, Livia's admirer Stephen Marbleton - everyone pitches in to help and everyone has a grand time. But nothing about this adventure is what it seems and disaster is biding time on the grounds of a glittering French chateau, waiting only for Charlotte to make a single mistake...
©2019 Sherry Thomas (P)2019 Penguin Audio
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
When four college friends formed the Brown Sugarettes Mastermind Group, they had very different goals - but matched each other in ambition. Yet 10 years later, they cant help wondering what happened to the hopeful, confident, driven women they used to be - and how to get them back.... Radio personality Raina, known as the black Delilah, hates the wholesome persona thats made her a success. Doling out syrupy versions of her grandmas wisdom feels worlds away from the sarcastic, tell-it-like-it-is woman Raina really is. Kara Jones was sure shed be a master sommelier by 30. Life and loss interfered with that plan. Now, she has one more chance - but its taking a toll on her self-esteem and her marriage. Nikki Grayson hardly recognizes the stay-at-home mom shes become. When her band signed a record deal, she swapped the limelight for a minivan and a sensible do. Now, shes wishing she had followed her heart. Instead, shes drowning her regret in alcohol. Public Defender Sienna Njeri willingly put her city council aspirations aside to support her fiancés bid for office - and now shes wondering if her loyalty is misplaced. Longing for the support, advice, and tough love they once shared, all four resolve to start meeting up again. After all, their dreams may still be within reach. But are they worth the price theyll pay to achieve them?
©2020 Sharina Harris (P)2020 Recorded Books
Cases hit emotional chords when two lawyers force their clients to reckon interracial relationships and family drama. Will the racial tension of their cases destroy them or make them stronger? When the prestigious law firm of Wayne, Rothstein, and Lincoln catches two major cases - a rape case against a white NBA star who allegedly raped a black stripper, and a murder case against a black rapper who allegedly killed a gay couple and two policemen - Bill O'Neil and Ben Turner are tasked with handling these racially charged litigations.
©2020 Ben Burgess Jr. (P)2020 Recorded Books
In New York Times best-selling author Mary B. Morrison's unforgettable series, the fiercely sexy Crystal women bring ultimate drama and shattering choices home with a vengeance. Now that she's happily married-for-security, there's nothing Mercedes Crystal won't do to hold on to what she's got. She didn't sweat it when her rich businessman husband had a down-and-dirty ego-boosting affair. But she's not going to stand for him falling in love with luscious Arizona Remington - or Arizona unleashing all kinds of shenanigans to keep him. And Mercedes' take-no-prisoners ways are just what her siblings need to take down all those out to game them. Gorgeous Devereaux Crystal has the hottest show on television, which demands the majority of her time. She's in love with her financially challenged fiancé but is tiring of supporting him. Before she walks down the aisle, Mercedes convinces Devereaux to do a background check on Phoenix. The discovery is devastating. Devereaux knows she has to let Phoenix go...and she'll need every weapon imaginable not to take him back. Now, with her mother and sisters at her back, Devereaux is flipping the script and turning betrayal into beneficial options. And as the scandalous fallouts threaten all the Crystal women's futures - including sister Alexis, whose lies are catching up with her; the baby girl, Sandara, whose children's father demand part of her newfound fortune; and matriarch Blake, who's struggling to grab her own happy ending - their bond will be tested past its limits.
©2017 Mary B. Morrison (P)2017 Recorded Books
Named for her beauty, Belle Dubois is as sweet as can be. Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, she is always given the best - until her world is turned upside down. When she's away in her second year of college, she receives a call informing her that her parents have been murdered. She soon finds out that they were broke, and subsequently, so is she. With no home and nowhere to go, Belle is whisked under the wing of a woman named Aria, better known by her stage name, Passion. Before she knows it, Belle becomes a part of an underground world that she knows nothing about - one filled with bright lights, sexy clothing, and shiny poles. The money starts to pour in, and soon Belle loses herself in the very same fantasy she gives every night. Her heart has a void that only money can fill, but when she meets a handsome brother named Kidd Bryce, her perspective begins to change. He shows her a side to life that she didn't know existed. Just when she is about to say goodbye to the fast life for good, her past comes knocking on her door. The night Belle's family was murdered, everyone was supposed to die...including her. In a race against the clock, she must find out who ordered the deadly hit in the first place, and why, before her own time runs out.
©2019 Treasure Hernandez (P)2019 Recorded Books
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Family Business crime series comes the next installment in his provocative legal thriller series about the Hudson family, owners of a powerful law firm in Harlem. Singing sensation Savannah Kirby has won 13 Grammys and married the man of her dreams in superstar rapper/actor Kyle Kirby. Together they are of one of the most dynamic and powerful couples in entertainment - until Kyle is found murdered and Savannah is arrested for the crime. Things dont look good for the singer when she cant keep her stories straight and her bloody fingerprints are found on the murder weapon. Even with famed attorney Bradley Hudson and his family of lawyers handling her case, it looks like Savannah is headed to jail. However, this isnt Bradleys first rodeo, and hes always got an ace up his sleeve
©2020 Carl Weber (P)2020 Recorded Books
When we left Alexis and the crew, lives were hanging in the balance and their enemies were celebrating their victories. Old relationships were strained, and new ones started to form. But they were quickly threatened by danger and drama from jealous exes and bitter enemies bent on revenge. Will Alexis and Kevell be able to survive and come to the rescue of their loved ones who need them the most? Or will the losses and damage their enemies have inflicted be too much for them to handle? Find out if the crew comes out with their loves, lives, and freedom intact in this drama-filled finale.
©2019 Annita L. Jackson (P)2021 Recorded Books Inc.
"Sometimes you have to give people a taste of their own medicine!" (Unknown) Everyone has at least one secret they will carry with them to the grave. Some secrets have the power to destroy everything within their path. What happens when a secret has deadly consequences? Do you ignore it to escape the pain you have caused? Are you able to resist its grip on your life that would prevent any sign of progress? Dr. Binet, your favorite doctor from Latoya Chandler's The Case Manager, returns in The Therapist to remind you that even therapists need therapy. After hearing so many painful stories from her patients, Dr. Binet finds her mind consumed in ways that drive her to action. The purpose of counseling is to heal open wounds, yet it can fuel the urge for revenge. Discover how Dr. Binet's dark secrets and unhealed wounds spill over into her daily decisions. A vow to confront her skeletons brings out an unfamiliar side that scares her. Her need for revenge intensifies and rouses Dr. Binet's urge to inflict pain. How long will she be able to function as a therapist and heal from the secrets held deep inside? Join Dr. Binet, Candice, and numerous other characters from The Case Manager as they strive to heal once and for all.
©2019 Latoya Chandler (P)2019 Recorded Books
After a hurricane of events, so many lies and secrets are left undisclosed between the Borrego brothers and their leading ladies. As Micah fights to regain Risa's trust, she battles against her past with Zo, as well as, for her future as a lawyer. Shortly after Dre discovers Romi's baby is his, he takes another life changing blow that could ruin him and Romi indefinitely. Even though Dame and Raina are the youngest in the pack, they work hard to get their relationship in a good place. But will Dame have the self-control it takes to win Raina over for good, or will there be someone else waiting to sweep her off her feet? And while Melo, continues to break down Raquel's tough exterior, she finds out some devastating news that could be detrimental to the entire Borrego family. Melo has an extremely difficult time processing it all. But will it come in between the two of them or bring them closer together? Find out in this second and final feature of Loving A Borrego Brother.
©2020 Johnni Sherri (P)2020 Recorded Books
"Stay Scheming" Kiki Swinson Karlie Houston is broke, betrayed - and running from a bounty on her head. Turns out the real owners of the payday loan office she ripped off weren't cool with her idea of employment bennies. With her lover and friends gone, she's forced to take refuge with her cold-hearted grandmother. But with enemies closing in, Karlie's last chance to flip a killer script is ticking down to slim, none - and dead. "Who Can You Trust?" Saundra Struggling bank teller Porsha has no time for Cinderella fantasies. She's working overtime to keep her tragedy-struck family off the streets. But her new boyfriend, Game, is smart, seductive - and sure-thing successful. So why not work his rock-solid plan to steal from her bank? All she's got to lose is more than she can possibly imagine. Author bios: Kiki Swinson is the national best-selling author of over 30 novels and short stories. A star of the street lit genre-crime novels in an urban setting - Swinson's works feature resilient women making tough, and, sometimes, not quite legal decisions to survive. Her novels, inspired by her experiences and a five-year stint in federal prison, have sold over one million copies. She completed her first novel while incarcerated and her second novel, Wifey, became the first book in one of today's best-selling street lit series. A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, and a former hustler's wife, Swinson resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Visit her online at KikiSwinson.net. Saundra grew up in Cleveland, Mississippi and now resides in Indiana with her husband and children. She started writing screenplays at the age of 12 and, as an adult, her need to create intensified. Saundra self-published her first novella, Owning Up, before being discovered by Delphine Publications. She is currently working on her next project.
©2017 Kensington Publishing Corp., Kiki Swinson, Saundra (P)2017 Recorded Books
Alexis Griggs has worked hard to get where she is in life. She owns several clinics that service people in need and is a pillar of her community, but looks can be deceiving. Alexis and her brother, Jace, are both leading double lives, which are both illegal and deadly. It leaves little time for Alexis to have a personal life - that is until she has a chance encounter with single father Kevell Farrell. Kevell Farrell used to be the man in the streets, until his brother was murdered. Now, he has his own contracting company which helps him take care of his son, baby mama, and ailing mother. With everything going on in his life, the last thing he needs is a relationship. But when he comes to Alexis' rescue, the chemistry between the pair is undeniable. Alexis and Kevell decide to see if the connection is real. But with enemies, secrets, and lies in the mix, will their relationship be over before it starts? Or will their union have deadly consequences?
©2019 Annita L. Jackson (P)2021 Recorded Books Inc.
The Brimmage sisters have an unbreakable bond. Trust and loyalty are at the forefront of their sisterhood. But when the girls' hearts are captivated by the Borrego brothers, several secrets are kept, and many lies are told. Risa is a college student who's been trapped in a four-year abusive relationship. After a particularly brutal attack, Risa finally decides she's had enough and leaves for good. When she meets the smart and sexy businessman Micah Borrego, they hit it off almost immediately. Unbeknownst to Risa, Micah battles with a serious sex addiction, and true commitment might be impossible for him. Romi is still trying to figure out life after high school. After Dre Borrego tells her that he doesn't want to be in a relationship, she finds herself running through one man after another, attempting to mend her broken heart. Raina, whom they affectionately call Baby Girl, experiences both love and heartbreak for the very first time at the hands of Damien Borrego. Damien finds himself struggling to hold out for this young girl, but the convenient sex that comes along with his popularity and family name gets him every time. Raquel, the feistiest sister of them all, is a talented musician with a non-existent social life. Melo Borrego takes on the difficult challenge of trying to break down the iron-clad walls she has built up around her heart. Find out what happens in this roller coaster love story when secrets and lies unravel and the hearts of sisters are put on the line for the infamous Borrego brothers.
©2019 Johnni Sherri (P)2019 Recorded Books
Tobias Wright has always gotten everything he's wanted, including Niecey, the love of his life. A chance meeting at one of the lounge bars that he owns was all it took for him to fall head over heels in love with her. Fast forward two years later, Toby and Niecey are happily engaged and ready to become man and wife. That is, until her ex-boyfriend, Will, pops back into the picture, causing trust issues between her and Tobias. The only man who could possibly cause ShaNiece Taylor to ever doubt her love for Toby is William "Big Will" Davis, the man she will always remember as her first love. Their childhood romance wasn't an ordinary fairy tale love, but it did come close. The on again, off again relationship was a normal routine for them, until Will fathered a child with her twin sister, LaNiece. Even with all that drama, can you fully take your love away from someone after years of giving it away so freely? When you stop listening to your heart and start to entertain the thoughts in your mind, don't be surprised if you end up losing the best thing that has ever happened to you. One night of pleasure can lead to a lifetime of regret, especially if it isn't the right kind of love.
©2019 Genesis Woods (P)2019 Recorded Books
Anissa Burke has one goal, and that's to be the baddest bitch to ever walk the earth. Using seduction to her advantage, she stays laced in designer clothes, in the best homes, and behind the wheel of fancy cars. Things are good, and when Anissa meets a pimp named Leon, he promises to make them even better. At first Leon treats her like royalty. He tells her she's better than his other girls and even shows her the game. Soon, though, she begins to see the evil in him take root, and his love turns to brutal blows. Tired of seeing bruises on her skin and giving him all her money, Anissa can't take it anymore. After witnessing Leon commit a murder, she calls in an anonymous tip that leads to his arrest. With Leon gone, his spot is up for grabs, and Anissa knows she's the only one who can step into it. The girls trust her, and under her wing, they become the highest paid underground escort business in South Beach. However, sometimes the things buried in the past can dig themselves up. When escorts start turning up dead around the city and an attempt is made on her life, Anissa discovers that Leon has been released from prison. With vengeance in his heart, he wants back what he's started, and he won't stop until there is no more breath in Anissa's body.
©2021 Treasure Hernandez (P)2021 Recorded Books
Sand Cove is a beautiful secret haven tucked away from the city, entirely off-limits to everyone except for its residents. Sand Cove seems like the picture-perfect place to live, but when Luca Moretti is found dead in his home, FBI agents Tyler and Stanton expose the residents' deepest secrets to find his killer.
©2019 Niyah Moore (P)2019 Recorded Books
"Love isn't about how much you say, 'I love you,' but how much you can prove it." Finding love in the club wasn't working for Soraya after she dumped her ex for going to jail, so she tries to find love online. Thousands of women have found love with a simple click of the mouse, and she wants to test it out for herself. Just when Soraya thinks that spending hours online looking for a man is a complete waste of time, she finds YoungGucci90's profile. Looking at his hazel eyes in his pictures, she falls in love instantly. Though her roommate is convinced that he's a catfish, Soraya sees him at a concert at the House of Blues in West Hollywood. Fast romance blossoms and everything seems to be too good to be true. Though he is the guy from his online profile, he hasn't been honest about who he really is. Hiding behind a persona he's created to keep his real identity safe, will he find it's too late to come clean?
©2020 Niyah Moore (P)2020 Recorded Books
From pretty girls to wealthy wifeys, five women snagged the championship ring and the title. When her husband Damien's lucrative NFL career ends, Tiffany Holcomb targets hubby number two: Hollywood leading man Warren Michael Joseph. Trouble is, Damien's not giving up that easily. Monique Hall is thrilled when her baby boy, Kadir, gets a multimillion-dollar NBA contract. But Monique's romance with her son's teammate is a costly foul. Zakiya Lee's church community considers her a role model for a successful marriage. Too bad she'll have to play dirty to get rid of her NBA star husband Jabril's side chick - again. Shanice Whitaker has risen from video vixen to top men's magazine model. Now she wants to get back with the married man she loved and let go. And she's happy to play the position of Jabril's main mistress. To win back custody of her daughter from her vengeful NFL player ex-husband, Adrienne Sheppard has to do someone a shady favor. But it leads her into the arms of actor Warren Michael Joseph - and a secret that could fill her bank account and break her heart. What's in a name? For these ladies, just about everything.
©2016 Daaimah S. Poole (P)2016 Recorded Books
"Some secrets you have to be prepared to take to the grave, but if you truly want to keep a secret, you must hide it from yourself." From the outside looking in, the residents of Sand Cove are perfect, but their countless secrets and lies are under the guise of expensive perfumes and honey-sweet smiles. Summer has come around again, yet it doesn't feel like summer. The sky isn't blazed in blue, and the sun isn't a celebration of oranges and yellows. It has been eight months since Luca Moretti's murder, and Agent Tyler must deal with the fact that Luca's murder may never be solved. Alohnzo is in love with Tahira and is anxious for the perfect moment to propose, but her nightmares of her husband are taking a toll on their relationship. He also wants to run the family business without Alistair, but his father's wish is for both of his sons to run the company. When Pops has a stroke, Alistair returns to Sand Cove with a surprise of his own with Kinsley. He feels confident that he can fulfill his father's business dreams, making Alohnzo wish he stayed away. Noble and Tru Mason need to find a way to save their multi-million-dollar cosmetic company. Still, with social media and technology dominating the industry, they are faced with the tough decision of selling or shutting down for good. Tru is ready to move forward, but will Noble's relentless spirit ruin their marriage? Tahira sells her home to retired reality court TV judge Sidra Embry. She's a divorced mother of three, and her youngest gorgeous daughter, Tori, still lives at home and is filming a reality show of her own. What happens when Sidra and her boyfriend discover a hidden room that reveals a deep dark secret that will shake things up for Sand Cove once again?
©2021 Niyah Moore (P)2021 Recorded Books Inc.
Anna J is back with her 10th novel, and she's coming out the door blazing hot! Get ready for the ride of your life. Two is company, but three is definitely a crowd, especially when we all want the same man. Who does a man love more: the woman he lies to or the woman he feeds the truth? In the game of love and war, it's so easy to get sidetracked when you're the most sought after guy in your city, but for Chase Warren, he wants more. Bedding chicks is light work for him, but finding a forever queen proves to be a little more challenging. That is, until he lays eyes on Selah. She has everything he's looking for and more, but one mistake could cost him everything. Will Chase tell Selah the truth to save his relationship, or will he slip up before he gets the chance to save face? Men will be men, but with a woman like Selah, being reckless comes with consequences that could truly be the end of him.
©2020 Anna J (P)2020 Recorded Books