Jealousy, greed, and violent revenge are all at the forefront in this addictive listen by Brenda Hampton, the queen of girlfriends' drama. Kayla, Evelyn, and Trina have been on-and-off-again girlfriends for many years, but the lines of true friendship have been crossed, the knives that went into another friend's back cut deep, and trust no longer applies when one woman has an affair with another's man. Will this trio ever be able to regain the bond of loyalty they once shared?
©2016 Brenda Hampton (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
Ripped from the pages of Carl Weber's New York Times best-selling Family Business series comes a solo story about his most popular character to date - the bright, sexy, and deadly Paris Duncan. Join Carl Weber and Eric Pete as they go back in time and take Paris Duncan to Europe, to the finishing school where she meets her first true love, makes her first real enemy, and commits her first crime. Listeners will get a thrilling inside view into the events that made Paris the lovely but lethal woman she is today.
©2013 Carl Weber with Eric Pete (P)2013 Recorded Books
National best-selling authors Carl Weber and Treasure Hernandez are back with their latest installment in the wildly popular Family Business saga. Vegas Duncan's release from prison is right on time for his older brother Junior's engagement to the voluptuous Sonya Brown. Unfortunately Junior's attempt at happiness comes to a screeching halt when Sonya's husband, the mysterious Brother X, and his army of Muslim hit men declare war on the Duncan clan. Duncan family patriarch LC Duncan has gone up against many foes in his time. However, he's never gone up against a religious fanatic like Brother X, who cares little about money and everything about principle. After 50 years in business, LC always manages to come out on top, but that might be hard to do this time since he's lying near death in a hospital bed. What could be worse than fighting a war while your father's in a coma? How about two brothers and a brother-in-law undermining each other in a battle for control of the family business? Once again the Duncan family is wrapped up in the drama, intrigue, and nonstop action that fans have come to expect from this powerful series.
©2015 Carl Weber (P)2015 Recorded Books
New York Times best-selling author Mary B. Morrison delivers a sizzling, twist-filled tale of four competitive friends, a dangerous bet-and high-stakes consequences no one can afford to win. From childhood games to career challenges, Trymm, Dallas, Kohl, and Blitz have stayed the best of friends - and each others' toughest competition. These bachelors live to party up, sex it down, and get it all. And now they're betting on which of them can "date-and-dump" the most women in a month - and post the proof on social media. Winner takes all: a cool million dollars. But this game is about to get all-too-real. Trymm has no problem bedding married women looking for quick-and-dirty satisfaction - until he falls hard for one he can't have. A cynical ex-soldier battling PTSD, Dallas woos a hopeful bride to exhaust her savings for picket-fence promises - just to humor his boys. Kohl enjoys his best one-night stand with a mysterious beauty - but his recklessness backfires big time after he exposes her. And Blitz thinks he's giving a powerful Fortune 500 executive the business - until he gets played. Now everything they care about most - money, family, and friendship - is on the line. All the right moves won't keep them safe - especially from each other. And the only way out of the game is to concede or risk everything on a dangerous gamble they can only lose.
©2018 Mary B. Morrison (P)2018 Recorded Books
Real love was all they ever wanted. A man who would protect and not hurt them. Someone loyal who would always put them first. In Giannis and Rio, cousins Dakota and Breelyn have found that and so much more. The ladies have discovered that not all men are the same, and that when you least expect it, the love of the right one can resuscitate a deceased heart, giving it new life. Sadly, just as their lives seem to be moving in the right direction, tragedy strikes, and for one of the women, the happily ever after that they've always dreamed of is snatched away without warning. A life now hangs in the balance. A known enemy has hit his family where it hurts, leaving Rah wondering if his heart can survive such a devastating blow. It's a pain so excruciating that it's making it hard for him and those around him to believe. He realizes that having the woman he truly loves by his side is what he needs to make it through this tough time. Has his realization come too little too late? After being rejected for so long, his secret lover has cut all ties with him, but Rah will stop at nothing to make her his again. In this revealing finale, new couples are introduced, mystery lovers go public, shady business associates are exposed, and most importantly, obstacles will be overcome. The crew is bringing more drama, spilling unbelievable secrets, and settling old scores. With hate coming from every direction, they are even more determined to fight through and hold on to love like never before.
©2019 Shantae (P)2019 Recorded Books
It's scorched-earth, all-or-nothing war for Memphis' most merciless ride-or-die women, and even their survival skills are no guarantee. And once alliances splinter and explosive revelations rip apart their empire, one diva's revenge will become the ultimate deadly reign. Between total gang exterminations and brutal collateral damage, the stakes have never been higher for the women of the Dirty South. Good-girl-gone-lethal Ta'Shara is in for the fight of her life - her own. To work a dangerous truce, Vice Lord ex-chief Lucifer pulls a deadly play as wrenching secrets put her at ground zero. Beautiful Cleo will do anything to destroy the man now controlling her - and no killer price is too high. And as police captain Hydeya Hawkins closes in on gangland's elite, she'll fight to survive her department's dirtiest secrets. Now these queen divas have each other dead in their sights - and only one can live to rule.
©2016 De'Nesha Diamond (P)2016 Recorded Books
The most ruthless ride-or-die women of Memphis saved their empire by nearly destroying the streets. But as unexpected new rivals rise and brutal secrets shatter lives, betrayal means winner rules all. Putting out chaos with gasoline is one play that even the women of the Dirty South can't control. One merciless kill vaults good-girl-gone-bad Ta'Shara into gangland's power elite - but an enemy she doesn't see is targeting everything she can't afford to lose. For former Vice Lord chief Lucifer, taking back her power means all-out war on her lethal lover, no matter what the cost. Gorgeous Cleo at last has her sister's killer in her sights - if she can survive one deadly game too many. And as Queen G LeShelle's lies finally choke hold her life, trusting someone more vicious than her husband, Python, may be the last mistake she'll ever make. Now these king divas will leave nothing standing - because if they can't reign, no one will.
©2015 De'nesha Diamond (P)2015 Recorded Books
Felicia Caldwell has a great job, a healthy bank account, and stunning good looks. But she longs for a husband and family to go along with them. So when charismatic superstar pastor Nya Hempstead declares that partnership is on its way, Felicia is elated - until her life becomes filled with more curses than blessings. Five years later, someone has to pay - and that someone is Nya. Soon Felicia moves to Dallas and joins the church led by Nya and her copastor husband, Gregory. In the eyes of the public, Nya and Gregory have the perfect life. But their marriage is feeling the strain of Nya's success. While she's hitting the talk show circuit and the best-seller list, Gregory is fading into the background. It's no surprise he enjoys the fawning attention of new church member Felicia. Little does he know her intentions are far from pure. And as she infiltrates the pastors' lives, it will take a team of prayer warriors and heavenly intervention to save their relationship - and their ministry. Along the way, will they remember the mission they started with?
©2016 Tiffany L. Warren (P)2016 Recorded Books
Best-selling author and SHEEN Magazine Literary Excellence Award-winner Porscha Sterling makes her Dafina Books debut with an urban romance perfect for fans who enjoy the sexy suspense of Niobia Bryant's Mistress series and the urban edge of Ashley Antoinette.... As a wealthy heiress, Sage McMillian is used to getting what she wants. And what she wants is to make Dom 'Ink' Richardson her man. The fact that he's married to another woman is just a small obstacle. As the privileged and pampered heir of the McMillian empire, Sage McMillian always had what her heart desired. One night of spontaneous fun lands her inside of Official Ink, a tattoo parlor owned by the sexy, savage, and former street king, Dom "Ink" Richardson. The moment she sees him, it's love at first sight. Yet, it's Ink's indifference to her beauty and charm that grabs Sage's attention. He's numb to her advances and uninterested in small talk. She later finds out he's a married man, which should be the ultimate deterrent, but Sage welcomes the challenge he poses. A genuine friendship is born, only adding fuel to the flame of her addiction to him. When Ink's wife is murdered, the scandal rips the headlines and lands him on the front page of newspapers nationwide, but Sage is there for him. With her family's powerful connections, she seems to be godsent as she selflessly fights for his freedom and proclaims his innocence. But there's a lot more to Sage's interest in Ink - and she may not be the loyal and devoted friend Ink knows her to be....
©2019 Porscha Sterling (P)2020 Recorded Books
For the five Reeves women, nothing is more important than keeping their family bond tight and their communication flowing. But honesty isn't so clear cut when it could blow up everything they've fought to build.... Already reeling from betrayal, middle sister Coco is fed up with lies - including her own. If she has her way, someone else's neck needs to be on the line for a change. But soon, Coco's in deep trouble with the law, her future hanging in the balance.... Now the only thing that can save her is revealing one last devastating truth. Struggling with unthinkable loss, Coco's sister, Burgundy, finds comfort in a colleague's arms. But her seven-year-old daughter wants no parts of him. She wants the life she enjoyed when her father was alive. As Burgundy fights to move on from the shocking tragedy of her marriage, she seeks a silver lining. And against all odds, she wants herself and all her sisters to win. In spite of secrets, lies, deception, and hurt, she will do whatever it takes to support and empower her family. Even if it means risking everything that's important to her. Now between revenge, grief, and forgiveness, these siblings will challenge themselves - and all they think they know about each other - in a showdown that may leave them united - or cause them to forever fall apart....
©2019 Cydney Rax (P)2018 Recorded Books
Carl Weber is a New York Times best-selling author whos made a name for himself with wildly entertaining works marked by his trademark wit and storytelling panache. In The Choir Director, Bishop T.K. Wilson is banking on dynamic new choir director Anthony Mackie to reverse the failing congregations fortunes. But while Anthonys got more than enough chops to raise a heavenly chorus, hes also got a weakness for the ladies that could make the Devil himself stand up and take notice.
©2011 Carl Weber (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
Number-one national best-selling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley gets to the heart of loss, love, and betrayal in her latest novel that is sure to delight her legions of fans. Felise is not the kind of woman to cheat on her husband - especially with her best friend's man. But after one perfect storm of a night, it happened - and she can hardly believe it herself. To top it off, when she woke up in the morning, she found that the man to whom she guiltily made passionate love died of a heart attack overnight. Felise, who is a nurse and a good citizen at that, leaves the hotel room without reporting his death. When her best friend, Paula, finds out about her husbands sudden death a day later, Felise is overcome with guilt and grief. She must be there for her friend and her family, but when her husband repeatedly tries to apologize for his absentminded behavior and Paula starts investigating who Stephen was with the night he died, Felise finds it hard to hold herself together. Should she come clean and tell everyone what she did? Or should she just let it go and move past the mistake on her own?
©2014 ReShonda Tate Billingsley (P)2014 Recorded Books
The wedding of Morgan Willis is the buzz around the small town, because Morgan is the prodigal child. She was their pageant queen who moved overseas without looking back. Returning to deal with everyone from her hometown is the last thing Morgan wants to do. She doesn' t need everyone in her business, and she isn' t ready to face her unfinished situation with Henry, her high school sweetheart. She' s also nervous about revealing the identity of the person she's going to marry. All she wants to do is escape from her family and return to her life in London. The death of Joe " Junebug" Maxson is a complete shock to everyone, only made worse by the fact that it happened mere days before the family reunion. His children, Joe Jr. and Janette, refuse to be upstaged by Morgan' s wedding and insist on holding Junebug' s funeral during the same weekend. When their father' s death brings out a long-held family secret, the bonds of the Maxson family will surely be tested. This weekend promises to be a reunion the Maxson's will never forget.
©2013 Alexis Nicole (P)2014 Recorded Books
In this scandal-filled new series, Cydney Rax delivers a sexy tale of a doubting wife, a seductive challenge, and explosive consequences no one will ever see coming. Something's wrong with her perfect marriage, but Kiara Eason isn't sure what. Her ambitious husband, Rashad, is the last person who'd ever cheat - and she never imagined she'd stray. Still, why is she confiding so much in her handsome coworker, Eddison? And why is she wondering what would happen if she put her marriage to the ultimate test - secretly setting Rashad up with a younger woman to see if he's tempted? When Kiara decides to test Rashad for real, her world turns upside down. Not only does he take the bait - it turns out he's had a mistress on the side for years. Now, betrayed and furious, Kiara will take all the sizzling erotic satisfaction Eddison can give - and forever flip the script on Rashad's infidelity. But secrets cut both ways, and Kiara soon finds that the only road to winning this game could lead to losing it all.
©2016 Cydney Rax (P)2016 Recorded Books
In his typical jaw-dropping fashion, Carl Weber returns with part two of his New York Times best-selling Family Business series. He's brought along a friend in best-selling author Treasure Hernandez, and together they've added more drama and new family members to the world of the Duncans. By day they are upstanding citizens running one of New York's most respected car dealerships; but by night, they're criminals who control most of the East Coast drug traffic. No matter whether they're on their day or night jobs, one thing is true about the Duncans: there is never a dull moment to be found. Momma drama takes over the Duncan clan, as there is still uncertainty about who has fathered the Duncan sisters' new babies. Meanwhile, Orlando Duncan, the family's new CEO and a man with his own baby momma problems, has just developed a new product that may make the millionaire Duncans into billionaires. Orlando only has one obstacle in front of him, and it's not law enforcement or one of his family's many rivals. It's his mother, and she may be his most formidable opponent to date, because she's making the family take sides. Can a civil war within the Duncan family be averted before it tears them apart?
©2013 Carl Weber with Treasure Hernandez (P)2013 Recorded Books
The most lethal ride-or-die women in Memphis now run their gangs and the streets. But the aftermath of an all-out war means merciless new enemies, time-bomb secrets... and one chance to take it all... Bullets have no names and collateral damage is the game as the women of the Dirty South push to secure total control. Vice Lord chief Lucifer goes after the upstart Crippettes gang one by one - but locking down her power will put everything she lives to protect at risk. Ta'Shara straps on her training wheels to prove she can ride with the best of the Flowers - but does this good-girl-gone-bad really have what it takes to survive? And as Queen G LeShelle viciously body-drops to keep her bloody secrets buried, her husband Python may be the one person that can put her in check. Now these boss divas will go head-to-head for complete domination - because in the end only one can rule...
©2014 De'nesha Diamond (P)2014 Recorded Books
When her marriage to an NFL phenom ended, so did Adrienne Sheppard's chance at wealth and security. Now she's betting on her exclusive new nightclub - and her new man - to turn her luck around.
Sexy vixen Shanice Whitaker is taking her pay-for-play schemes to a whole new level to stack up the mad fortune of her dreams.
And Zakiya Lee is sure she knows how to work the sports fame game straight into full-time professional wife-hood with her NBA star.
But Zakiya's all-access pass to her man isn't keeping him from straying, or endangering her dreams. Shanice's exploding stardom is putting all her dirty tricks of the trade under the merciless media spotlight - and her future on the line. And Adrienne's insatiable greed for having it all right now is blinding her to business-ending secrets. Soon all three will learn the hard way that truly making it on their own will cost more than they bargained for.
©2014 Daaimah S. Poole (P)2014 Recorded Books
DeNesha Diamond scores with audiences looking for gritty, streetwise tales from the hood. Gangsta Divas puts listeners on the streets of Memphis, where gang wars are heating up thanks to the arrival of dangerous new players - the Cripettes. Tashara is planning to knock her sister off her perch and climbing to the top of the game. Qianas deal with the devil places her directly in the crosshairs of forces ready to take her out. And Queen G LeShelles list of enemies keeps on growing. But for these gangsta divas, its all part of the game - one theyre determined to win.
©2012 Denesha Diamond (P)2013 Recorded Books
To keep their family ties strong, the five Reeves sisters meet regularly to give each other a reality check. But explosive family secrets begin to pour out like molten lava and forever change all they treasure most.... After a shattering revelation, youngest sister Elyse struggles to overcome the sexual abuse that nearly destroyed her. Between her tough eldest sister, Alita, and a promising fresh start with a new man, she's finding the strength to make the most of her fierce intelligence. But Elyse still has a score to settle with the perfect sister she feels betrayed by - and she's going after everything Burgundy can't afford to lose.... Coco thinks her useless baby daddy is finally about to commit - until she catches him with a woman who's everything she's not. As she tries to move on with her life, she can't resist carrying out the ultimate revenge. But when she inadvertently gets caught up in Elyse's plan, she must reveal an unforgivable truth that could crush any chance these sisters have to make things right.
©2018 Cydney Rax (P)2018 Recorded Books
Gorgeous Nicole is about to get everything she's hustled for. She's having her rich, married lover Rashad's baby. And a lucky break has made her a media heroine - and the perfect new wife material. With one more deception here, a couple more little seductions there, she'll finally push Rashad's wife, Kiara, completely out of his life. With her formidable competition gone, Nicole will lock down Rashad's ever-wandering interest and be the next Mrs. Eason for sure. But there are some temptations even this sexy schemer finds tough to pass up. Especially her first love, ex-con Ajalon, who's just walked back into her life. His intense hunger, chiseled body, and mind-blowing endurance are throwing Nicole off her game and reigniting emotions way too hot to control - or resist. But he's also handed Kiara, and another interested ex, the perfect ammo to expose Nicole and blow her world apart once and for all. Now the only guarantee for all involved is shattering scandal - and mutually assured destruction.
©2016 Cydney Rax (P)2016 Recorded Books
Secrets and scandals are a way of life for the Murdochs of Chesterton, Virginia. But the lies that bind them may end up tearing them apart. With his drama-filled marriage behind him, Evan Murdoch has finally found happiness with his longtime friend turned fiancée, Leila Hawkins. But when his party boy brother, Terrence, is seriously injured in a car accident, a gossiping press puts the family back in the spotlight. Soon Terrence could face a lawsuit - and much worse if his vengeful half brother, Dante, has his way. Terrence's only bright spot is journalist C. J. Aston - but is she really on his side, or does she have another motive? While Terrence struggles to recover from his injuries, Paulette, the little sister of the family, is struggling with a secret: She's pregnant and unsure whether the father is her blackmailing ex or her husband. Amid the turmoil, Evan does his best to stay above the fray, but a shocking revelation makes that impossible - he's a Murdoch, after all, and trouble seems to be their business.
©2016 Shelly Ellis (P)2016 Recorded Books
Between the fallout from his father's latest shady business dealings and his wife Charisse's alcoholism, Evan Murdoch has his hands full. But he should be most concerned about the scandalous affair Charisse is having right under his nose - with his half brother. Evan's being pushed to the edge, and no one knows that better than Leila Hawkins.... Leila is back in Chesterton, divorced, penniless, and desperate enough to do anything to save her mother's home from foreclosure - including turning to Evan, her former best friend. But Evan isn't interested in friendship. Instead he makes Leila a shocking indecent proposal.... Meanwhile, Evan's newlywed sister, Paulette, wants to be the perfect wife. But a blackmailing bad boy ex has reappeared in her life - and he's threatening to reveal her most painful secret.... The scandals just won't quit - and for everyone involved, desire, betrayal, and lies are all in a day's work....
©2015 Shelly Ellis (P)2015 Recorded Books
It's business as usual for the infamous gold digging Gibbons women of Chesterton, Virginia. But this time, middle sister, Stephanie, may be the one getting played
Stephanie Gibbons has finally hit the jackpot. Her new sugar daddy, Isaac, is loaded and treating her in high style. When he proposes, Stephanie is sure she's set for life - until she finds her bank account empty, Isaac gone, and a strange - but very attractive - man following her. Sexy P.I. Keith Hendricks has been tracking Isaac all along the eastern seaboard - where the con man has left behind a trail of heartbroken, swindled women. But when Keith confronts Stephanie, he's not sure if she's Isaac's accomplice - or his next victim. The only thing that's certain is his overwhelming attraction to her. And when Stephanie joins him on the hunt for Isaac, neither can ignore the sparks. Soon Stephanie is wondering whether true love is worth its weight in gold
©2013 Shelly Ellis (P)2013 Recorded Books
Writers short-listed for the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize read their short-listed stories. Collected here are the six best stories chosen by the judging panel of the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize 2017. In them you'll encounter a range of characters: an Indian soldier fighting for the British in WWII; a teenage girl fasting in a small London flat; an out-of-work dad in an urban playground; a woman cleaning the toilets in Hong Kong International airport; a wealthy Malaysian teenager in his last few days of school; and a septuagenarian arrested on New Year's Eve. Read here by the writers themselves, these stories will move, entertain and surprise you - and give a tantalising taste of the future work we might expect from these talented writers.
©2017 Arun Das, Jimi Famurewa, Kit Fan, Avani Shah, Lisa Smith and Henry Wong (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
In her fantastically fun new series, Ellis' debut novel introduces a Kardashian-style family of money-hungry women who are determined to have it all. Over three generations, the Gibbons women of Chesterton have built their reputation as a family of shameless - but refined - gold diggers. But now one of them is abandoning the tradition.
©2013 Shelly Ellis (P)2013 Recorded Books
Essence best-selling author Grace Octavia has amassed critical acclaim for romantic novels full of wit, sass, and sophistication. In What Hes Been Missing, Rachel Winslow is a successful Atlanta wedding planner still searching for true love. When her longtime best friend Ian breaks the news that hes getting married, Rachel realizes the depth of her feelings for him. Ian complicates matters by asking her to plan the wedding, sending Rachel into a tailspin of bad decisions -- including an affair with another man -- that threatens to cost her everything.
©2012 Grace Octavia (P)2013 Recorded Books
One by one, the infamous Gibbons sisters of Chesterton, Virginia, are giving up their gold digging ways - except the eldest, who's holding out for her seven-figure man. But her heart may have less expensive tastes.... Thanks to her cold-hearted ways with men, Cynthia Gibbons doesn't blame the folks in town for calling her the "Ice Queen." They don't know the secret she's kept for 20 years - that she once fell crazy in love with a guy who had no money, a guy who broke her heart in the worst possible way. But now Korey Walker is back in town, and Cynthia isn't sure how much longer she can keep the biggest secret of all - that she still loves him. With a divorce behind him, and his new auto repair shop thriving, Korey is looking to the future...until he sets eyes on Cynthia and the past comes roaring back. Even now, Korey doesn't understand Cynthia's hostility. After all, she's the one who broke his heart. He decides to ignore her, until he discovers that his teenage son has fallen for Cynthia's daughter. Determined to stop history from repeating itself, Korey and Cynthia will have to band together. But will keeping their kids apart bring them closer, or destroy their lives for good?
©2015 Shelly Ellis (P)2015 Recorded Books