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The Power of Vulnerability

1907 ratings

Summary

Show Up and Let Yourself be Seen Is vulnerability the same as weakness? “In our culture,” teaches Dr. Brené Brown, “we associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.” On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. “The Power of Vulnerability is a very personal project for me,” Brené explains. “This is the first place that all of my work comes together. This audio course draws from all three of my books - it’s the culmination of everything I’ve learned over the past twelve years. I'm very excited to weave it all into a truly comprehensive form that shows what these findings and insights can mean in our lives.” Guidance and Insights for Wholehearted Living Over the past twelve years, Dr. Brené Brown has interviewed hundreds of people as part of an ongoing study of vulnerability. “The research shows that we try to ward disappointment with a shield of cynicism, disarm shame by numbing ourselves against joy, and circumvent grief by shutting off our willingness to love,” explains Dr. Brown. When we become aware of these patterns, she teaches, we begin to become conscious of how much we sacrifice in the name of self-defense -and how much richer our lives become when we open ourselves to vulnerability. “In my research,” Dr. Brown says, “the word I use to describe people who can live from a place of vulnerability is wholehearted.” Being wholehearted is a practice—one that we can choose to cultivate through empathy, gratitude, and awareness of our vulnerability armor. Join this engaging and heartfelt teacher on The Power of Vulnerability as she offers profound insights on leaning into the full spectrum of emotions—so we can show up, let ourselves be seen, and truly be all in. HIGHLIGHTS Cultivating shame resilience—the key to developing a sense of worth and belonging. Vulnerability as the origin point for innovation, adaptability, accountability, and visionary leadership. Our emotional armory - how we use perfectionism, numbing, and other tactics to avoid feeling vulnerable. The myths of vulnerability - common misconceptions about weakness, trust, and self-sufficiency. Discovering your vulnerability armor - recognizing what makes us shut down, and how we can change. The 10 guideposts of wholehearted living - essential skills for becoming fully engaged in life. Six hours of stories, warm humor, and transformative insights for living a life of courage, authenticity, and compassion from Dr. Brené Brown.

©2012 Brené Brown (P)2012 Brené Brown

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The Beginning of Everything

32 ratings

Summary

From the unparalleled imagination of New York Times best-selling author Kristen Ashley comes an enchanting new audio-first fantasy romance series that will sweep you away! Once upon a time, in a parallel universe, there existed the continent of Triton. The land was filled with beauty, but it was also splintered by war. Out of the chaos grew a conspiracy to reawaken the Beast, a fearsome creature who wrought only tragedy and devastation. The only way to stop him was to fulfill an ancient prophecy: Triton’s four strongest warriors must wed its four most powerful witches, binding all nations together and finally bringing peace to the land.  This is the story of their unions: the quiet maiden Silence and the savage king Mars. The cold warrior Cassius and the fiery witch Elena. The steadfast soldier True and the banished beauty Farah. And the pirate king Aramus and the mysterious queen Ha-Lah. Their unions will not be easy, but each couple must succeed, for the fate of their world is at stake....

©2019 Kristen Ashley (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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The Dawn of the End

21 ratings

Summary

From the unparalleled imagination of New York Times best-selling author Kristen Ashley comes Book Three in The Rising, an enchanting new fantasy romance series that will sweep you away!  Once upon a time, in a parallel universe, there existed the continent of Triton. The land was filled with beauty, but it was also splintered by war. Out of the chaos grew a conspiracy to reawaken the Beast, a fearsome creature who wrought only tragedy and devastation. The only way to stop him was to fulfill an ancient prophecy: Triton’s four strongest warriors must wed its four most powerful witches, binding all nations together and finally bringing peace to the land.  This is the story of their unions: the quiet maiden Silence and the savage king Mars. The cold warrior Cassius and the fiery witch Elena. The steadfast soldier True and the banished beauty Farah. And the pirate king Aramus and the mysterious queen Ha-Lah. Their unions will not be easy, but each couple must succeed, for the fate of their world is at stake....

©2019 Kristen Ashley (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Caden's #Situationship

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Caden Madden is the epitome of a Southern gentleman. Polite. Respectable. With an undeniable sexiness and country-bred abs that could only be the result of a hardworking rancher. The only thing you can't rely on this cowboy for is relationship advice. No woman has ever come close to making him want to settle down...until her.   Cordelia Sugar Rose is as sweet as her name. Or at least she used to be. This Southern belle is taking back control of her life. Too bad her improper thoughts are clouding her judgement, encouraging her to throw her morals - and panties - out the window. One naughty kiss and she finds herself in a fiery predicament she never saw coming.   With both keeping secrets neither is prepared to share, the passionate air is thick with confusion. But, if two people have sex, can they still be friends? Or does seeing each other naked make for a situation too complicated to categorize?   Contains mature themes.

©2020 Sherelle Green (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Jakobi Diem, Mari
Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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Unfinished Business

Summary

So much for happy endings.... Thrust into a life and family that neither of them were looking for, Gabi Jacobs and Terrence Whitaker decide that they'll just make the best of it, because the have most important ingredient: love. They fail...miserably. Through the ashes of their failed romantic relationship, they're able to form a different type of bond, one that allows them to effectively co-parent their daughter, and even become friends. But is that enough? Constantly pulled together by chance and circumstance, will Gabi and Terrence decide to embark on a journey to finish what they started, or will they decide that it's best to leave the past in the past? Contains mature themes.

©2014 Christina Jones (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
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Strictly Professional

Summary

Gabi isn't looking for love. At all. She's much more interested in starting a new life, in a new city, away from the overbearing demands of her parents. Terrence...is even less into the idea of a relationship than Gabi. He's in a good place in his career, focused on receiving a coveted promotion. Follow along with Gabi and Terrence as they navigate the stages of a relationship that was never meant to go further than a single night. Will they be able to overcome the challenges of family and career to build something that could last? Contains mature themes.

©2014 Christina Jones (P)2021 Tantor

Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
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The Rising

22 ratings

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From the unparalleled imagination of New York Times best-selling author Kristen Ashley comes Book Four in The Rising, an enchanting new fantasy romance series that will sweep you away!  Once upon a time, in a parallel universe, there existed the continent of Triton. The land was filled with beauty, but it was also splintered by war. Out of the chaos grew a conspiracy to reawaken the Beast, a fearsome creature who wrought only tragedy and devastation. The only way to stop him was to fulfill an ancient prophecy: Triton’s four strongest warriors must wed its four most powerful witches, binding all nations together and finally bringing peace to the land.  This is the story of their unions: the quiet maiden Silence and the savage king Mars. The cold warrior Cassius and the fiery witch Elena. The steadfast soldier True and the banished beauty Farah. And the pirate king Aramus and the mysterious queen Ha-Lah. Their unions will not be easy, but each couple must succeed, for the fate of their world is at stake....

©2019 Kristen Ashley (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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Carter's #Undoing

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For Carter Madden, his time in the military isn't the only thing that haunts him. For Serenity Taylor, unanswered questions can drive a sane mind mad with speculation. But a Madden man may not be for every woman. Especially when broken promises cut deep and unknown secrets whisper loudly in the dark. Contains mature themes.

©2020 Sherelle Green (P)2021 Tantor

Narrator: Jakobi Diem, Mari
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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And This I Swear

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As the matriarch in one of Chicago's elite families, Bridgette Valentine has the weight of the world on her shoulders. Coordinating soirees for every season, along with pulling her weight as the co-owner of Valentine Media Group, Bridgette is left little time to indulge in the one person who rocks her world, Leslie Valentine.  As a domineering force to be reckoned with and head honcho of their dynasty, Leslie is the epitome of Bridgette's wildest dreams. He's not clueless to the way she's withdrawn from him, and instead of forcing her attention, Leslie sets out to eliminate anything that threatens to come between them, determined to reclaim her soul and nourish her heart once again.   Contains mature themes.

©2020 Stephanie Nicole Norris (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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#Claimed by Crayson

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If there were ever a man who prided himself on always being up front with women, it's tatted bad boy, Crayson Madden, in the flesh. His world may revolve around sex and cigars, but there's a lot more to this cigar lounge owner than what meets the eye. Too bad Jordyn Jameson spends more time arguing with him, than seeing beyond his asshole-ish ways. Now, they are forced together whether she likes it or not and the more Crayson pushes her buttons, the more he likes what he sees behind the confident siren.   Dessert bar owner, Jordyn Jameson, would rather poke her eyes out than spend time with the certified playboy. Unfortunately, this creator of tasty treats doesn't have a choice in the matter. Crayson has recipe for disaster written across his sexy forehead, and the one thing she's learned from her past is that men like Crayson were good for one thing and one thing only. She knows he wants her in his bed, and although she may be tempted, she's not giving in. Besides, she has bigger things on her mind.  Jordyn has been harboring a big secret and needs help fast. The irony of it all? The last man she'd ever sleep with may be the only one to help ensure that her secret stays that way.   Contains mature themes.

©2018 Sherelle Green (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Jakobi Diem, Mari
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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Enough

Summary

At the celebration of her best friend's wedding, Claudia Stevens is trying to sort out her tumultuous emotions, regarding the groom's best man and brother, Jaden Alexander Rose. What started as a platonic relationship, has turned into a battle of wills whenever they find themselves together. Their heated exchanges have risen to the surface, and desire spills over on contact. However, Claudia fears she is not enough to be on the arm of a prestigious benefactor like Jaden. And Claudia is sure that's why he's friend-zoned her. Multimillionaire investment banker Jaden Alexander Rose is here today and gone tomorrow. Business is his priority, which is why he has kept the passion that grows for Claudia at arm's length. But the bachelor cannot seem to fight off the dynamic hold Claudia has on him, ever since meeting her six months ago at a charity event. Now at his brother's wedding, Jaden crosses that platonic line, and he has every intention of showing Claudia she's all he needs and more. Contains mature themes.

©2017 Stephanie Nicole Norris (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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Ante Up

Summary

I know exactly why it turns you on...because you're messed up too. Asha's life is no fairytale, by any stretch of the imagination. There was no kind, generous father to care for and protect her from the Vegas that exists beyond the glitz and glamour of The Strip. No wise, doting mother to look over and guide her, passing down essential lessons and leading her to the right path. And certainly, no Prince Charming just around the corner, ready to rescue her from working late nights to cover steadily mounting bills. You're not born to sharks without becoming one yourself. In Vegas, King is exactly what his name implies. Born into money and influence, but respected - and feared - in his own right. The privileges of wealth have afforded him many things, freedom, power, massive eligibility - while simultaneously leaving him exposed to others: betrayal, exploitation, and manipulation. Like attracts like... Her poker face has kept her alive all this time, and he keeps his cards close to his chest. Neither is interested in gambling their hearts, but when they can't stay away from each other, there's only one choice...ante up. Contains mature themes.

©2017 Christina C. Jones (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
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Unexpected Love

Summary

Sebastien Bennett is a man that is focused on two things. His career and his family. He isn't configured to add any stumbling blocks into his already perfectly crafted routine.  That is...until love comes unexpectedly.  Imani Barasa doesn't care about the fanfare surrounding her work life. Her only concern is making sure that her clients stay out of trouble and out of the media for all the wrong reasons. Growing her company while working on her inner self is her top priority. She's doing her best to stay on track with these specific goals and will stop at nothing to make sure that no one or nothing interrupts. She stuck to the rules, until... The eldest of the Bennett Brothers make an appearance attempting to disrupt everything she's worked hard to achieve. Profound family drama continues to plague Sebastien and Imani in this heart-wrenching story of secrets, lies, and forgiveness.

©2020 Donnia Marie (P)2020 Tantor

Author: Donnia Marie
Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
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Set: A Novella

1 rating

Summary

A chance encounter and one night of passion leads to a mutually beneficial arrangement for two souls from different worlds. When love creeps into the equation, neither is sure how to feel or what to do. The only thing either is certain of, is their need for the other. Contains mature themes.

©2019 Alexandria House (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
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A Game-Changing Christmas

1 rating

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Two prominent families. A six-year rivalry. A common enemy.    In this season of giving, love is in the air for the Rose and Valentine families. Because of the addition of in-laws, they both are in pursuit of new land and developments to build lasting memories with the ones they hold dear.    So when they submit bids against one another, their rivalry heats to a level that will bring them to a head; until they both become outbid by a new competitor. On the heels of a love affair brewing, the need for a partnership arises that may shut down the foundation of their feud permanently, or possibly, extend it.    Can the families put aside their pride to reach their ultimate goal and mend fences? Or will their feud continue with no end in sight?    Contains mature themes.

©2018 Stephanie Nicole Norris (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
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Queen Move

1 rating

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From Wall Street Journal, USA Today best-selling, and RITA Award-winning author Kennedy Ryan comes a captivating second chance romance like only she can deliver.... The boy who always felt like mine is now the man I can’t have.... Dig a little and you’ll find photos of me in the bathtub with Ezra Stern. Get your mind out of the gutter. We were six months old. Pry and one of us might confess we saved our first kiss for each other. The most clumsy, wet, sloppy...spectacular 30 seconds of my adolescence. Get into our business and you’ll see two families, closer than blood, torn apart in an instant. Twenty years later, my “awkward duckling” best friend from childhood, the boy no one noticed, is a man no one can ignore. Finer. Fiercer. Smarter. Taken. Tell me it’s wrong. Tell me the boy who always felt like mine is now the man I can’t have. When we find each other again, everything stands in our way - secrets, lies, promises. But we didn’t come this far to give up now. And I know just the move to make if I want to make him mine.

©2020 Kennedy Ryan (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

Author: Kennedy Ryan
Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
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Let Me Show You

3 ratings

Summary

Nolan McClain is the smart one, the driven one, the one who goes for what he wants, meticulously plans his steps, and thinks he has his life all mapped out...until he lays eyes on Bridgette Turner.    Bridgette Turner is just as driven and focused as Nolan, but when her past comes back to haunt her, she finds herself knocked off balance and all her hard work in jeopardy.    What Nolan feels for her is real, but Bridgette is skeptical. Will she let him show her his heart?   Contains mature themes.

©2018 Alexandria House (P)2018 Tantor

Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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Surrender to the Cyborgs

1 rating

Summary

Wrongly imprisoned whistle-blower Rachel Pierce would rather take her chances with her court appeal than accept her place as the first Interstellar Bride destined for the Colony. She’s stubborn and determined to seek justice - and her freedom - on Earth...but her mates are not willing to risk her life or her future on a system they believe to be both primitive and corrupt.  Maxim of Prillon Prime fought 10 long years in the Hive wars. Captured and tortured with his second, Ryston, they escaped only to be rejected by their own people and condemned to life on the Colony with the other “contaminated” cyborg warriors. As leader of Sector 3, it’s Maxim’s duty to set an example for his warriors and summon a bride. When she refuses transport, he can’t allow her rejection to demoralize an entire planet of battle hardened but jaded warriors. Maxim and Ryston transport to Earth, where they decide she’s theirs, and a maximum security human prison will not keep them apart.  Getting Rachel to the Colony is only the first challenge they will face. Convincing their beautiful mate to surrender to not one but two dominant warriors is another. Even if they can win her love, a new evil is rising on the Colony, and someone close to Maxim will be its first victim. Maxim will be its second, unless Rachel’s love and relentless pursuit of the truth prove strong enough to save him.

©2017 Grace Goodwin (P)2020 KSA Publishing Consultants, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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The Plan Commences

23 ratings

Summary

From the unparalleled imagination of New York Times best-selling author Kristen Ashley comes Book Two in The Rising, an enchanting new fantasy romance series that will sweep you away!  Once upon a time, in a parallel universe, there existed the continent of Triton. The land was filled with beauty, but it was also splintered by war. Out of the chaos grew a conspiracy to reawaken the Beast, a fearsome creature who wrought only tragedy and devastation. The only way to stop him was to fulfill an ancient prophecy: Triton’s four strongest warriors must wed its four most powerful witches, binding all nations together and finally bringing peace to the land.       This is the story of their unions: the quiet maiden Silence and the savage king Mars. The cold warrior Cassius and the fiery witch Elena. The steadfast soldier True and the banished beauty Farah. And the pirate king Aramus and the mysterious queen Ha-Lah. Their unions will not be easy, but each couple must succeed, for the fate of their world is at stake....

©2019 Kristen Ashley (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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True Love

Summary

My, my, my! The Bennett Brothers have come a long way. They've faced some turbulent times that left them with an unknown feeling about their reality and new normal. The Brothers have fought, broken barriers that seemed impossible to overcome, and most importantly...they welcomed love in the most unconditional way possible! What more can they overcome? Wanna find out? Dive into True Love to see these brothers come together one more time in the name of brotherhood and family. You may be surprised to find out that they aren't much different from the rest of the world when it comes to coping with the new norm and facing a pandemic crisis.

©2020 Donnia Marie (P)2020 Donnia Marie

Author: Donnia Marie
Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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When the Side N*gga Catch Feelings

2 ratings

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When the Side N*gga Catch Feelings is the story of two women who are unfaithful for two totally different reasons, yet wind up with the same catastrophic outcome.   Meet Heaven: a young girl who is loving, submissive, and beyond appreciative of her husband, Ross. As a teenager, Heaven lived solely for her sister, Divine, and her daughter, Sunshine. Because her mother is mentally ill and her father ran off, Heaven had to do some unimaginable things just to feed the family. Then came Ross, and everything changed. He wasn't some filthy rich, dope boy that some young girls dream of, but Heaven felt like Ross was her blessing. Yet, Ross turned out to be a wolf wrapped decadently in sheep's clothing. Still, Heaven was willing to take the bad just to keep the good. The drama was all worth it for the luxuries of food, clothes, and shelter, not just for herself, but, more so, for Divine and Sunshine.   And then there's Treasure. How is it that a woman can have a good man and still not be satisfied? Treasure is far from as submissive as her best friend, Heaven. As a teenager, Treasure had always been the type of girl to juggle two or three boys. Once she was older and met a real man, Vegas, she tried to commit. All of that went out of the window, though, when she met the one that allowed her to be the ride or die chick that she had always fantasized about being.   Treasure isn't the only promiscuous woman in this story, however, because Heaven eventually succumbs to the wooing of a man that wants to treat her far better than her ain't-sh*t-husband. She knows that Ross deserves her infidelity. He had never been loyal or faithful to her. However, one thing he had never done was cheat on Heaven with someone in their circle.   In this tale of lust, lies, and mayhem, Heaven fights with the feelings that she has for her side dude while Treasure basks in hers. That is, until all hell breaks loose. These two side dudes that Heaven and Treasure have fallen for pretended as if they could play second to another man...until their feelings got in the way. Then egos clash, bonds are broken, and, with two beasts like Vegas and Ross, a life is lost in this group's tight-knit circle...all because these ladies chose wrong.

©2018 Jessica N. Watkins (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Safe with Me

Summary

Small-business owner and financial advisor Samiyah Manhattan is mourning the death of her six-year marriage when she vows never to trust men again. Alone at a local bar, Samiyah attempts to put her situation in perspective when she is drawn inexorably to the presence of a nearby patron.  Celebrity ex-boxer and heavyweight champion turned business mogul Jonas Alexander Rose never takes women too seriously. They only attach themselves to him because of his star-studded status. However, when he meets the beautiful Samiyah Manhattan mulling over a mimosa at his favorite bar and grill, Jonas is overwhelmed by the heart-throbbing, heated attraction, and now he is on a mission to explore this thing called love. But can Jonas break the barrier that Samiyah's put up, and is he even ready?  Find out if Jonas and Samiyah are a match made in heaven or if they will miss out on their happily ever after in Safe with Me. Contains mature themes.

©2017 Stephanie Nicole Norris (P)2020 Tantor

Category: Romance, Sports
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
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#Blessed by Malakai

Summary

Every man has his weakness. For prominent painter and sculptor Malakai Madden, that weakness has always been women. Now, he's finally ready to settle down and shower one woman with his love. There's just one major problem. Overnight, he's gained thousands of Twitter followers after his obsessive ex decides to leak some private information. To make matters worse, a well-known media source retweets them! Suddenly, every woman wants a piece of Malakai. And when the #BlessedByMalakai hashtag starts trending, he's dodging women left and right, and blocking his crotch like he's secret service securing the president. If he's ever going to get his life back and find his future wife, he needs to solve this problem and he needs to solve it fast!  Image consultant Avery Nightingale can't believe she's landed a meeting with a huge potential client. She knows all about the #BlessedByMalakai hashtag and she's ready to pitch her ideas. However, when she meets the man behind the Twitter legend, she's rendered speechless and Mr. Make You Moan is not impressed. He agrees to hire her on one condition. Avery must promise not to feed into the social media craze, a rule others have failed to follow before her. She agrees. After all, it's just one rule, right?  Contains mature themes.

©2018 Sherelle Green (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Jakobi Diem, Mari
Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
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The Tip-Off

Summary

I’ve spent years hiding in the shadows. He’s spent his whole life chasing the bright lights of the NBA. We have nothing in common, except for the fact our friends ditched us for spring break. I have a bucket list for my senior year at Valley U. He’s the only person I know on campus. I’m ready to start checking things off my list.  Frat party: check.  TP the baseball house: check.  Goat yoga: check.  Skinny dipping: check.  Falling for Zeke Sweets, Valley U’s MVP: not going to happen.

©2019 Rebecca Jenshak (P)2019 Rebecca Jenshak

Category: Romance, Sports
Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
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Let Me Love You

5 ratings

Summary

Trying to put past hurts behind you is hard when your ex is a fool, but buoyed by child support and alimony, Jo Walker is moving forward with her life, pursuing a career, raising her little girl, and trying to live in peace. She believes she has all the bases covered in her world. But what about her heart?    Rap legend Everett "Big South" McClain is divorced, too, knows all about failed relationships, and has relegated his love life to casual connections rather than pursuing something real. That is, until he lays eyes on Jo. She's exactly what he never knew he needed. He's what's been missing from her world. Will she accept what he has to offer and let him love her? Contains mature themes.

©2018 Alexandria House (P)2018 Tantor

Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
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Hook Shot

3 ratings

Summary

Kennedy Ryan presents book three in the Hoops series. A deeply emotional, standalone romance set in the worlds of professional basketball and high fashion. Divorced. Single dad. Traded to a losing squad.  Cheated on, betrayed, exposed. My perfect life blew up in my face, and I'm still picking up the pieces. The last thing I need is her. A wildflower. A storm. A woman I can't resist.  Lotus DuPree is a kick to my gut and a wrench in my plans from the moment our eyes meet. I promised myself I wouldn't trust a woman again, but I've never wanted anyone the way I want Lo. She's not the plan I made, but she's the risk I have to take.  A warrior. A baller. The one they call Gladiator.  Kenan Ross charged into my life smelling all good, looking even better, and snatching my breath from the moment we met. The last thing I need is him. I’m working on me. Facing my pain and conquering my demons. I've seen what trusting a man gets you. I. Don't. Have. Time. For. This. But he just keeps coming for me. Keeps knocking down my defenses and stealing my excuses one by one. He never gives up, and now...I'm not sure I want him to. 

©2019 Kennedy Ryan (P)2019 Tantor

Author: Kennedy Ryan
Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
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Let Me Please You: A McClain Family Novella

2 ratings

Summary

She's the only sister in a family of alpha males. Loved, treasured, and sheltered by her brothers, Kat McClain is working to heal the pain of a failed marriage to a man she loved from her teenage years and move on with her life, but she's a woman, she has needs, and she is understandably lonely. Tommy Kirby has protected her brother since he was barely a man and has been a silent staple in the McClain family for just as long. He loves his job and his life, is loyal to his employer, but more than anything, he wants a family of his own. Perhaps these two are exactly what the other desires. Contains mature themes.

©2019 Alexandria House (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
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Grip

5 ratings

Summary

Resisting an irresistible force wears you down and turns you out. I know - I've been doing it for years. I may not have a musical gift of my own, but I've got a nose for talent and an eye for the extraordinary. And Marlon James - Grip to his fans - is nothing short of extraordinary. Years ago, we strung together a few magical nights, but I keep those memories in a locked drawer and I've thrown away the key. All that's left is friendship and work. He's on the verge of unimaginable fame, all his dreams poised to come true. I manage his career, but I can't seem to manage my heart. It's wild, reckless, disobedient - and it remembers all the things I want to forget. Contains mature themes.

©2017 Kennedy Ryan (P)2017 Tantor

Author: Kennedy Ryan
Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
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Higher Love

2 ratings

Summary

Popular travel blogger Greer Kennedy is living the good life with a successful career and equally as successful fiance until one phone call from a friend opens her eyes to the truth of her relationship.   Tall, handsome, and successful in his own right, Derek Hill is dealing with some serious relationship problems as well.   When their paths cross, they mutually but unofficially decide to share a night - or three or four - of anonymous pleasure. Will they end up experiencing much more than for which either of them bargained?   Contains mature themes.

©2016 Alexandria House (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Jakobi Diem, Mari
Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
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A Risque Engagement

1 rating

Summary

On the surface, Corinne Thomas has the world at her fingertips. Adventurous by nature, her daring persona allows her the freedom to take risks and live her life, at times, in complete anonymity. But there is something that lingers deep down that, if brought to light, could stir the masquerade Corinne's built for herself. For the past few weeks, exchanges with a certain someone wreaks havoc on her ability to maintain a solid pretense. Happily ever afters aren't for Corinne, but when her soul is roused by the magnificence of his authority, Corinne considers opening herself to a new set of dangers. Love.   As one of the world's most powerful sports agents, Xavier Valentine lives his life in the high skies as he flies from one destination to another. Negotiating million-dollar contracts, product endorsements, and meeting league representatives keeps his schedule air-tight. Not only is every hour in his day accounted for, but it's impossible to get in a room with him without an appointment. That's why when Xavier finds himself locked in close quarters with Corinne Thomas, he questions the very thing that he's prided himself on conquering: his mind. And the moment he decides to let Corinne in, with her comes a powerful elixir of love.   Contains mature themes.

©2018 Stephanie Nicole Norris (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 6 hrs
Available on Audible
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Let Me Hold You

3 ratings

Summary

NBA player Leland McClain, the baby of the McClain family, is tall, handsome, talented...and spoiled. He's a man who gets what he wants, and what he wants is the lovely Kimberly Hampton.   Kim Hampton is the director of a community center, a woman who lives to help others while trying to forget a troubling past. As far as she's concerned, a relationship with any man is a horrible idea. But a relationship with Leland McClain? That's just out of the question.  He has to have her. She is undeniably attracted to him. But will she lower her guard and let him hold her?   Contains mature themes.

©2018 Alexandria House (P)2018 Tantor

Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Let Me Free You

2 ratings

Summary

Neil McClain is the screw-up, the one everyone hopes will win but expects to lose. He wants to live a better life, one that his late mother would be proud of, but his belief in himself is weak. Sage Moniba is in need of a major miracle, or she'll be forced to give up the only life she's known. Neil is searching for freedom from the demons of his past. Sage is in desperate need of help. Could it be that what each one needs resides in the other? Contains mature themes.

©2018 Alexandria House (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
Available on Audible
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Inevitable Series # 3, Inevitable Addiction

Summary

Dawn Oliver - daughter of theater royalty, talented in her own right, and, according to the internet...a complete and total fraud.  All she wants is a fair chance to prove herself - no nepotism, no social media campaigns, no sponsors. Just pure talent, which she has in spades, if she can just get someone to believe in her.  The way Patrick Bell does.  Straightforward, self-assured, and exactly the kind of energy Dawn needs, if he can get past his own demons. He's good with life as it is - he's managing, with no expectation of anything beyond a casual connection.  A chance meeting brings about an unexpected spark of chemistry...leading to a bond neither of them seems to be able to get away from.  Contains mature themes.

©2018 Christina C. Jones (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
Available on Audible
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With Your Permission

Summary

As the CEO of Building Bridges LLC, Bri is driven by determination for success. However, while planning the wedding of one of Chicago's hottest couples, Bri's focus is shifted when the strum of a nocturnal voice captures her attention. Being an empath has empowered her sense of compassion for others, so she's not only drawn to him because of his broken heart but also from a fierce attraction that sparks her interest and tap dances on a groove on her heart. Getting involved with someone who's not open to love may prove to be the most difficult road Bri has ever journeyed, but she's unable to stop herself from falling into an irresistible tango of love. World-renowned photographer Raphael Valentine hasn't been in the public eye since the tragic death of his fiancee four years prior. To date, his time is spent helping his charity of choice - educating the community about the dangers of driving while intoxicated. For him, love is a thing of the past until meeting Bri St. James at his brother's rehearsal dinner made Raphael question what he'd always believed to be true. As a friendship between the two flourishes, and they're cloaked in a dynamic surge of desire, Raphael is met with the ultimate challenge: surrender to a second chance at love or abandon his happily ever after for a lifetime. Contains mature themes.

©2019 Stephanie Nicole Norris (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
Available on Audible
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Quickies

Summary

This new collection of romantic stories from your favorite romance writers, performed by popular narrators, features sexy little scenes to whet your appetite. Authors romance you with stories inspired by some of their best-selling works. While they may be quick pieces, they’re packed with passion. Some of the stories are fun, some of them are naughty, and some of them are just plain filthy.  This collection is only available in audiobook, so grab those headphones! Featured Writers: A L Jackson, Aly Martinez, Blair Babylon, Carrie Ann Ryan, Corrinne Michaels, Elle Kennedy, Julia Kent, Helena Hunting, K Webster, Kate Canterbary, Kennedy Ryan, Nana Malone, Rebecca Yarros, Sarina Bowen, Susan Stoker, and Willow Winters. Featured Narrators: Blake Stanton, Brian Pallino, Emma Wilder, Jakobi Diem, Jason Clarke, Joe Arden, Kit Swann, Shane East, Tanya Eby, Teddy Hamilton, Tim Paige, and Tor Thom. Quickies is a follow up to the Filthy anthology.

©2020 Blunder Woman Productions (P)2020 Blunder Woman Productions

Available on Audible
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In Pursuit of You

Summary

As the owner of WTZB broadcast station, Avery Michele was determined to make her grandfather's legacy thrive, even if her duties included being in front of the camera for Chicago's hottest events.  However, Avery didn't foresee catching the eye of one determined bachelor. And after accepting his invitation to lunch, an unexpected craving for more than nutrition storms her with heat that takes her breath away. But with life outside of her profession shifting in the wrong direction, the thought of disappearing is the impetus that makes Avery run away from love. Jilted at the altar, Aerospace Engineer DeAndre Valentine vowed to never put his heart on the line again. But after a chance encounter puts him in the proximity of Avery Michele, something about the mysterious beauty sends him on an exploratory mission. One that could prove his heart was meant to be broken or be the very thing to make him believe in love again. Contains mature themes.

©2019 Stephanie Nicole Norris (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
Available on Audible
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Made to Love

2 ratings

Summary

A year after a messy break-up with her stripper ex-boyfriend, seamstress Trevia McCall is still feeling the after-effects of his betrayal...and their mind-numbing sex life. She's done with him, but her subconscious mind and body haven't gotten the memo.  Spoken word artist Nyles Adams is the kind of man Trevia loves to love - handsome, talented, and cocky as hell. But as far as she's concerned, he's everything she wants and nothing that she needs.  Could it be possible that Trevia and Nyles were made to love each other?  Contains mature themes.

©2017 Alexandria House (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Jakobi Diem, Mari
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
Available on Audible
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No Holds Barred

1 rating

Summary

Love was no longer on the menu for Camilla Augustina.  After her fiance calls off the wedding not once but twice, Camilla's had enough. In a brazen move, she takes a new position in the windy city of Chicago, leaving her parents, friends, and ex in a bittersweet goodbye. Adapting to her new surroundings isn't easy, but as Camilla settles in, a chance encounter with an infamous playboy throws her off balance and rattles her world. She hadn't expected to be drawn so meticulously to another, but denying the magnetism that lures her is a futile fight.  As President of VFC Energy, a Fortune 500 company, Hunter Valentine is at the top of his game. The renowned bachelor holds no secrets about his risque rendezvous, and his allegiance is saved for family only. However, when Hunter spots Camilla Augustina, dining alone at the breakfast hut in his building, he can't explain the adulation that runs through his core and shakes his entire world. Lust never weakened him like this, and the inclination of love at first sight was silly. But when Hunter decides to prove the sudden rapture is unreal, he may find himself enamored by love.   Contains mature themes.

©2018 Stephanie Nicole Norris (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Intimate Intuition

1 rating

Summary

Silas McKnight is the owner of multi-million-dollar musical production company Knight & Day Productions. He’s rich, attractive, and loyal to his core. He’s the man every woman wants but none can have. He’s suffered immeasurable loss, and he doesn’t plan on ever going through that hell again. Dara Jackson, the quirky, stunning meditation teacher at Lotus House Yoga, is also the owner of Sunflower Bakery. She’s always dreamed of being a baker - and a mother. Having grown up an orphan, Dara knows what being alone and feeling unwanted is like. Silas and Dara meet one fated night and spend a single evening worshiping each other’s bodies. All is beautiful until Dara discovers a secret and disappears before the sheets are even cold. Except Dara and Silas can’t escape one another. Destiny has spoken, and these two are about to become far more intimate than they ever thought possible.

©2018 Waterhouse Press, LLC (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
Available on Audible
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Only If You Dare

Summary

Life at the Houston Report for investigative journalist Desiree Stevens is no longer a fulfilling one. She's contemplating moving back to Chicago where her family resides, but Desiree can't deny that returning to her hometown for the sake of employment isn't her only reason. Just a few weeks prior, Desiree had the pleasure of meeting philanthropist Julian Alexander Rose, awkwardly enough, at the hospital. And since the strange encounter, getting Julian off her mind has been Desiree's biggest failure.  International male model Julian Alexander Rose is in the highlight of his career. As the owner of A Few Good Men Male Modeling Agency, Julian has his hands full with day-to-day business activities. He's only in Chicago for a short while upon meeting Desiree Stevens, and the unbridled hunger that overtakes Julian is soul-stirring at least. From the moment their worlds collide, Julian's certain there's more to their supernatural connection. Being a man unwilling to let Desiree get away, Julian formulates the perfect plan that lands them alone together, and his next move may just bring him to his knees.  Contains mature themes.

©2017 Stephanie Nicole Norris (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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Fever

Summary

Embarking on a new journey, Santana Summers wants nothing more than to enjoy her new city, new friends, and new career. But when one of those friends is one of Chicago's most eligible bachelors, Santana finds herself getting more than she ever bargained for.  Being the youngest of seven brothers, Josiah Alexander Rose is the quintessential playboy. He is not interested in settling down until his father gives him a proposition he cannot refuse. It's the opportunity of a lifetime, but to execute it, dear old dad wants Josiah to settle down, show some responsibility, and gain a wife. Josiah thinks the idea is absurd until he and Santana come up with a plan that just may land Josiah that coveted position.  It is the perfect solution, and things go well until what was intended to be an arrangement turns into many nights of unabashed passion. With each growing day, emotions mix and the lines of the pretentious and reality are blurred. Will Santana be foolish enough to hand over her heart to Josiah? Is Josiah willing to risk it all for her? Contains mature themes.

©2017 Stephanie Nicole Norris (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 6 hrs
Available on Audible
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Touch Me

1 rating

Summary

From a powerhouse voice in romance, don’t miss this unforgettable new standalone novel — available in audio first! When Jovani Higgs shows up as the latest artist in residence at Romey University, Professor Sharla London can’t believe his resemblance to the gorgeous fantasy man she’s been dreaming about. She wants to write it off as her mind playing tricks, but the mysterious artist seems just as drawn to her. Jovani is trying to make a new start for himself at the prestigious historically black university while focusing on his photography career. But from the moment he meets the beautiful professor, he’s sent spinning off course. He can’t stop wondering if there’s a passionate woman hiding beneath her all-business exterior…and he has a feeling there’s more to their connection than she’s letting on. Is it just their undeniable chemistry pulling them together, or is their love written in the stars?

©2020 Alexandria House (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
Available on Audible
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Inevitable Conclusions

1 rating

Summary

Friends? Lovers? Both? For Kora and Tariq, those lines have been blurred for a long time. Every time clarity seems to be within reach, something shifts, and in a single moment, focus is lost. Once again, they're in limbo. Between them, there is only one secret, with the power to permanently alter their relationship. For good or bad, neither of them knows-nor are they willing to take that risk. Through the pain of past tragedies and the pressure of current dramas, they always find solace in each other's arms. Inescapably connected by the interminable bond of friendship, Tariq and Kora navigate family, life, and love, searching for separate answers to a problem that has only has one, unavoidable solution. Contains mature themes.

©2015 Christina C. Jones (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
Available on Audible
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Lord of the White Hell: Book One

1 rating

Summary

Kiram Kir-Zaki may be considered a mechanist prodigy among his own people, but when he becomes the first Haldiim ever admitted to the prestigious Sagrada Academy, he is thrown into a world where power, superstition and swordplay outweigh even the most scholarly of achievements. But when the intimidation from his Cadeleonian classmates turns bloody, Kiram unexpectedly finds himself befriended by Javier Tornesal, the leader of a group of cardsharps, duelists and lotharios who call themselves Hellions. However Javier is a dangerous friend to have. Wielder of the White Hell and sole heir of a dukedom, he is surrounded by rumors of forbidden seductions, murder and damnation. His enemies are many and any one of his secrets could not only end his life but Kiram's as well.  Contains mature themes.

©2010 Ginn Hale (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Jakobi Diem
Author: Ginn Hale
Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
Available on Audible
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Deuces Wild

Summary

Alicia "Ace" Miller has always had a somewhat contentious, arms-length relationship with Las Vegas Detective Cree Bradley. She likes their level of engagement exactly where it is - non-existent, never any occasion to cross paths. Until she needs his help.  Only the most powerful of emotions - paired with fractured memories and the unshakeable feeling that something is missing - can make Alicia seek assistance from a man whose very presence puts her on edge. However, with lives at stake, her family on the line, and a chance at filling in the blanks of her past on the verge of slipping through her fingers, her choices are limited. He's the perfect person to have by her side.   Cree Bradley takes his job seriously - protect and serve. Somewhere along the way, he's realized that for many of his peers, those lines have been blurred to the point of no return...destroying his own ability to walk the straight and narrow. Sometimes, that means walking the wrong way to do the right thing. Contains mature themes.

©2018 Christina C. Jones (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible
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Real Love

1 rating

Summary

Outspoken and more than capable of backing up her words, loan officer, Denise Buhari, is finally back on her feet after years of rebuilding her life following a horrible marriage and divorce. But just when she is ready to head into a future she's sure will be bright, the rug is pulled out from under her again.   Tattoo artist, Hasaan Peterson, meets Denise through her job, and although their relationship is initially contentious, it soon blossoms into a friendship that leads them to passionate feelings neither can deny.   Could it be that Denise and Hasaan are destined to share a love that is unavoidable and undeniable...a real love? Contains mature themes.

©2017 Alexandria House (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Jakobi Diem, Mari
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Give Me a Reason

1 rating

Summary

Always the optimist, TV assignment editor Allison Sullivan makes no excuses about the enthusiastic life she leads. As doors of opportunity present themselves, whether in her profession, in her love life, or her friendships, Allison is one to take the task on full speed ahead. But when Allison meets the man she's investigated in person, the world around her seems to pause as she fumbles to recover from the dynamic energy that clings from him to her. She's never felt desire forge so deeply within, and the chance at a clandestine meeting raises the stakes on an ensuing love affair. Award-winning film director Lance Valentine isn't looking for love, but in the midst of filming a new motion picture, he meets Allison Sullivan in an impromptu dinner at the home he was raised in. At first sight, her beauty takes his breath away, and he finds himself unable to explain the flutter in his heart or the battle in his spirit at the crescent curve of her smile. Career driven and focused on building his empire, Lance has never taken a chance on anything other than his creativity. Until Allison. While neither of them is looking for romance, they'll both soon find that an endless possibility of love is within their reach. Contains mature themes.

©2018 Stephanie Nicole Norris (P)2019 Tantor

Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
Available on Audible
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Jah

2 ratings

Summary

Neither of them was looking for the other. Neither of them intended to fall in love. And now, neither of them wants to let go. Contains mature themes.

©2020 Alexandria House (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
Available on Audible
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Fearless Love

1 rating

Summary

Sean B. is an overly attractive man with a lot of pull, who's able to navigate well in life. He's an artist with several businesses under his belt; not to mention, he was once a professional football player. He has the money, fame, and Chelsea, who he considers as one of his best friends. Though they've been platonic friends for six years, there's something brewing in Sean that he can't seem to tame. Chelsea is the definition of a strong-willed independent woman, who has everything under control as she steps out on new ventures in the entertainment business. She's level-headed and stable, but her past hurts from her notorious son's father prevent her from fully giving love a chance.     As close as these two are, could Sean convince Chelsea to get over her fear of love? If so, will she give him a try? Is it possible to become fearless in love?

©2018 Donnia Marie (P)2019 Tantor

Author: Donnia Marie
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
Available on Audible
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House in Virginia

Summary

Rapper Tsu Surf and national best-selling author Jessica N. Watkins have collaborated to bring to life for listeners the collection of hit songs, House in Virginia.  Money is the root of all evil. It’s the thirst and hunger for money that is the origin of the ills of this world. It’s where our desperate thoughts and shameful actions are buried. Yet, when we are broke is when we have the most diabolical thoughts; when we are willing to break hearts, destroy relationships, and even ruin our own lives. Meet Karen Dunlap and Jovan “Jo” Saint: a young, loving couple living the way that many in their mid-twenties are in hoods of New Jersey. Karen is working a minimum wage job, while Jo hustles on the block with his right-hand, Pop.  For the five years that Jo and Karen have been together, Karen has been by Jo’s side, no matter his struggle because she sees and believes in her man’s potential. Yet, Karen cannot deny that she wants more - to leave the hood and live a comfortable life of ease.  Jo is desperate to come up in the game, not only for his own comfort but for Karen, as well. However, before Jo has the chance to sweep his woman off of her feet, a boss, Kway, easily gains Karen’s attention with the glitz and glam of his lifestyle. However, everything that glitters isn’t gold, and Kway is a dull and ugly, cancerous individual that affects the lives of every woman he touches with his negligence and deceit. Though Karen soon comes to her senses, re-dedicating herself to her man just in time to experience Jo’s long-awaited come-up, her decision to step out on her relationship will haunt her forever, proving to be the worst mistake she has ever made. Yet, will it cause her to lose the love of her life for good?  Jo is blind to the deceit hovering around him as he and Pop begin the construction of their own empire. He is blindly happy in his newfound riches. Yet, “the more money we come across, the more problems we see”.  The rise of Jo and Pop is laced with mayhem, murder, and infidelities that lead to heartbreaking disaster, the loss of lives, and the introduction of new love. Join Tsu Surf, national best-selling author, Jessica N. Watkins, and a host of entertaining characters on this mind-boggling, roller-coaster ride of a street love story.

©2019 Jessica Watkins (P)2019 Jessica Watkins

Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Unjust Love

1 rating

Summary

Benjamin Bennett leads a lifestyle that many could only dream of. He's a star quarterback, well educated, and he knows how to get what he wants. But what he stays clear from is love because his ambition and goals don't align with it.   Riana is sassy and all about herself. Her world consists of her career as a musician and she doesn't see anything outside of it. Though her intentions are good, she battles issues from the past that hinders her from truly moving forward in life, especially in the love department.   Benji and Riana think they have things figured out until heartbreak shatters each of them leaving no choice but to rebuild themselves. But will they rebuild together?    One important thing they learn is no matter how much money you have or how many people wish for your life, some things can't be avoided.    Is it possible for them to move forward in a relationship or is it best to focus on themselves? Are the circumstances they're being forced to confront too overwhelming to work through? Most importantly, will Benji and Riana be able to fight against an unjust love?

©2018 Donnia Marie (P)2019 Tantor

Author: Donnia Marie
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
Available on Audible
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Exquisitely Broken

Summary

Exquisitely Broken is a second-chance romance set in the glittery world of Las Vegas, Nevada. Four years ago, one bad decision irrevocably destroyed a six-year relationship.  There are some mistakes you can't get over, some things that an apology can't fix. Sinclair James walked away from Jacob Johnson with her heart in pieces and her pride in shreds. She took the pain of betrayal, harnessed it, and turned it into a best-selling album that changed her life. She was no longer the girl defined by what she didn’t have because she had everything - money, fame, an award-winning album. But there was always something missing. Some small shard of what used to be.  Now she’s back, her band unknowingly signing a yearlong residency to work for a new hotel on the Las Vegas Strip and, subsequently, Jacob Johnson. Back in the same city, working for the same hotel, sparks that had died to embers suddenly burst into flame.  Jacob finally has a second chance to remind Sinclair just how good they were, just how good they can be again. This time, he refuses to her go. He can’t. He works to prove to Sinclair he's worth a second chance. That sometimes, love can be enough to erase a disastrous past and embrace a promising future.

©2019 Megan Burton (P)2019 Megan Burton

Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
Available on Audible
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Flow

Summary

In eight years Marlon James will be one of the brightest rising stars in the music industry. Bristol Gray will be his tough, no-nonsense manager. But when they first meet, she's a college student finding her way in the world, and he's an artist determined to make his way in it. From completely different worlds, all the things that should separate them only draw them closer. It's a beautiful beginning, but where will the story end? Contains mature themes.

©2017 Kennedy Ryan (P)2017 Tantor

Author: Kennedy Ryan
Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
Available on Audible
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Inevitable Seductions

Summary

The chemistry between Stephen Foster and Nubia Perry is an undeniable fact. The handsome, dynamic former rugby star is used to getting who he wants with minimal effort, but Nubia's steadfast refusal to acquiesce - while also making it clear that she's equally interested in him - is compelling enough to keep his attention firmly planted on her. Even once it's clear that Nubia's polished façade is something she puts on for the public, to hide the scarred, vulnerable woman underneath, Stephen persists. He isn't intimated by the model-turned-mogul's aggressive personality - it only draws him in further. Relationships aren't even on Nubia's radar. She has friends, family, and her steadily growing brand. After a failed engagement to the man she thought she'd build her life with - an athlete, at that - she's not interested in anything beyond having her physical needs met. Unavoidable chemistry and close proximity work in tandem to bring these two onto the same wavelength. With the eyes of the world watching, will they deny the obvious or give in to the inevitable seductions of passion, companionship, and love? Contains mature themes.

©2016 Christina C. Jones (P)2020 Tantor

Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Teach Me

1 rating

Summary

An intoxicating new romance by Alexandria House - available in audio first! Stable, safe, predictable - all words that aptly describe Professor Nadia Day’s life. An existence she’s carefully crafted for herself despite her unconventional upbringing and what, to her, is an unseemly past. More than anything, she wants to forget her unstable history, and the last thing she would ever do is rock the boat when it comes to her life and livelihood.  When retired football player and single dad, Nathan Moore, walks into her psychology classroom, all fine and dreadlocked, he does more than rock her boat - he rocks her world and causes her to question her buttoned-up existence.  Will the professor give in to her desires and become a student of love?

©2019 Alexandria House (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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Lord of the White Hell: Book Two

1 rating

Summary

Kiram fought his family and Cadeleonian bigots to remain in the Sagrada Academy to prove himself as a mechanist and to dispel the deadly shadow curse that threatens to destroy his upperclassman, Javier Tornesal. But when his efforts provoke retaliation, Kiram's family and home are endangered. Both Kiram and Javier risk everything in a desperate gambit to combat the curse. But they never imagined their battle would come so soon, or that it would be led by the one person they trust most of all. Contains mature themes.

©2010 Ginn Hale (P)2019 Tantor

Narrator: Jakobi Diem
Author: Ginn Hale
Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
Available on Audible
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When My Soul Met a Thug: A Standalone Novel

1 rating

Summary

True never guessed that life would be this hard. Being only 25 years old, she should have been being wild, reckless, and having fun, not fighting the hardest battle of her life, alongside a husband who no longer loved her. After their divorce, True wanted to be free and enjoy every day. Falling in love was not in the plan. She most definitely hadn't foreseen falling in love with an arrogant, womanizing hustler like Coop. Yet, she did. However, as soon as True tells him all her truth, he'll revert back to that unbearable goon that wreaked havoc on the streets of Chicago. Coop grew up an orphan, passed from foster home to foster home. A hustler, his right-hand man, was his only family. His love was the game. His side chick was money. Then he met True. She filled gaps in his life that he didn't even know needed filling. Looking at her, being in her presence, was like the first warm, sunny day after a brutal Chicago winter. Being with her felt like being lost in the right direction. Coop had thawed out his icy heart and given it to True...just for her to break it. True was gone, unable to fix what she’d broken, but, lucky for Coop, True found a way. Remi has been with Banks for 10 years. She remained loyal through every lie and infidelity in hopes that her patience and understanding will eventually bring her “happily ever after” with her one true love. Finally, Banks gives her what she has always wanted...a ring. However, that ring came with such a devastating blow, leaving Remi unsure how she will ever recover...until she meets True and Coop. Unbeknownst to her, these two strangers will mend her broken heart and cause her life to never, ever be the same again. This is a heart-wrenching, yet warming, story of broken women who find love in their darkest hours from the most unexpected and hardened hearts.

©2019 Jessica Watkins (P)2019 Jessica Watkins

Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
Available on Audible
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Black

1 rating

Summary

In August 1831, Nat Turner leads a group of escaped slaves in a rebellion that rocks the South. The revolt comes to a quick and violent end. In November, Nat is publicly hanged, and as his body swings, a false sense of peace washes over Jerusalem, Virginia. Unbeknownst to the world, on the day Nat Turner dies, his son, Nat Hope Turner, is born. Reared by Big Mama on the Turner plantation, young Nat's identity is kept secret to keep him safe. As Nat grows to manhood, he leads his own uprising against slavery and is forever after known as Black. Fate - by way of Big Mama - leads Black to rescue a young female slave, Sunday, before the plantation owner can sell her. Black has lived for liberty until the day he comes face to face with the alluring Sunday. As the two embark on a sexually charged ride toward love and freedom, they set off a chain of events that forces Black to risk his own liberty for hers. Black shares the appealing tale of a passionate love between a man and a woman bound together to change their destiny.

©2016 Joan Vassar (P)2020 Joan Vassar

Narrator: Jakobi Diem
Author: Joan Vassar
Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
Available on Audible
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Say My F*cking Name

3 ratings

Summary

Love and hip-hop.... The two mix together smoothly, like Hennessy and Coke.  Harmony used to love love. She loved the idea of being in love. As a result, Valentine’s Day was her favorite holiday...was. Now, she hated the very thought of it. Cody had ruined it for her and any chance of her ever falling in love again. He ruined it so much that when she met Dallas, she didn’t trust him to lead her to fall in love with love again.  On Valentine's Day, Dallas experienced the biggest loss of his life. He ignorantly assumed that life couldn’t get any worse. Yet, as they say, if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans. God must have been cracking up at Dallas’ plans because Dallas soon found himself completely lost for a year...until he met Harmony. She was perfect, yet Dallas was beyond flawed and at the lowest part of his life. He should have been honest with her when he’d first met her. Instead, he only proved to her that men couldn’t be trusted. 

©2019 Jessica N. Watkins (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
Available on Audible