Jaylin Jerome Rogers, an investment broker worth millions, lives a high-class life with plenty of women to share it with. Nestled in his lavishing home in Chesterfield, Missouri, he captures women with his wealth, charm, nine-plus inches of goodness, and amazingly good looks. Although his bed is never empty, his heart is. He feels nothing for the women who love him dearly and continues his search for the "perfect" one. When Scorpio Valentino, an attractive, seductive, and charming woman saunters into his view, she offers Jaylin a life of altering changes. Her intention is to make his life a living hell; however, Jaylin is not about to take the fall. Surprisingly, soon, love presents itself. Not for the women in Jaylin's life, but he experiences love through becoming a father to Scorpio's five-year-old daughter, Mackenzie. She's his guardian angel and is there for Jaylin through the tough times he's bound to face.
©2010 Brenda Hampton (P)2017 Urban Audiobooks, and Blackstone Publishing
Urban Books' popular Girls from da Hood series is back, bringing listeners more dramatic tales about the lives of some tough, resourceful women who can hold their own when things get rough on the streets. Gabby Davenport spent the first 15 years of her life in the suburbs, living a privileged and sheltered existence. When her mother dies unexpectedly, she is forced to move from her middle class neighborhood into Cumberland Projects in Brooklyn. Gabby's life will never be the same. Mika, the queen bee of the projects, doesn't appreciate the arrival of this private-school good girl. Mika and her posse are on a mission to make Gabby's life miserable, and things only get worse when Mika's "friend with benefits" B-Waite decides he wants to make Gabby his girl. Mika is ready to go to war to win back her man, and she doesn't care who she has to take down in the process. Keisha, Shawna, and LaRhonda are best friends forever, as the saying goes. Nothing will tear apart this tight trio - or so they think. When Keisha steps out of her box to become more of her own person, tension builds among the girls. In the eyes of her trusted friends, her lifestyle has become questionable. What happens when her secrets and desires are revealed? Shawna's life is just starting to look up. She's been hired at a major record label, and she's making enough money to move out of the projects for good. When her good news is met by fake smiles, Shawna gets a new perspective on how her girls really feel. LaRhonda sees each of her friends moving up while she's still struggling in the confines of the ghetto. After she gives birth to her second child by the age of 18, she feels like her dreams are out of reach. Her growing jealousy isn't easy to hide. What will happen when her misery wants company?
©2013 Treasure Hernandez and Natalie Weber (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks
You've seen them in print before, and their books are hot, hot, hot! Now see what Edd McNair, Keisha Ervin, and Brenda Hampton can do when they join forces to bring you three stories in the latest installment of Girls from da Hood. Being married to notorious gangsta rapper Sean Pynn isn't as glamorous as it appears to be. Behind closed doors, Queen is dealing with knock-down drag-out fights, verbal abuse, and neglect. When her bodyguard, Ahsim, comes into the picture, things change in a hurry. When a man thinks his woman is cheating, he keeps tabs on her. When a woman thinks her man is cheating, she calls Jakki. Rochel "Jakki" Thomas' way of catching a man in the act is a little risky, but she's worth every penny. Niecy Brickhouse and her twin sister Naquel are living the glamorous life - until Naquel is shot by their older sister's boyfriend. Everyone is calling it a suicide, but Niecy knows the painful truth about her sister's death, and it sets her on a dangerous, self-destructive path. Will she be able to overcome her depression, or will her new life on the streets be the death of Niecy?
©2009 Keisha Ervin, Brenda Hampton, and Edd McNair (P)2017 Urban Audiobooks, and Blackstone Publishing
Jaylin Jerome Rogers is back, and hes naughtier than ever! After his marriage proposal is rejected by the only woman hes ever loved, Jaylin has come to the conclusion that women are only good for one thing. Now hes on a mission to fulfill his desires at all costs, and any woman who gets with him is in for a rough ride. Still, no matter how disrespectful or cruel he has become, his wealth, good looks, and talent in the bedroom make it easy for him to have a new playmate for every night of the week. Just when Jaylin thinks life is perfect and everything is going his way, a past lover delivers a shocking message to him. This staggering revelation sends him traveling back down memory lane, and Jaylin realizes that the women he disrespected are the very women he needs. Will Jaylin finally learn that its not all about him, or will he be forever naughty?
©2020 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC (P)2020 Urban Books
Real estate magnate Jaylin Jerome Rogers is happily married to his one and only love, Nokea. Theyve got adorable kids and a lovely home in Miami Beach. The biggest mistake of Jaylins life, his affair with Scorpio Valentino, is behind him - or so he believes. But beneath the still waters of marital bliss, drama is bubbling up! Jaylin thought Scorpio was just a short-term jump off, but his world is rocked when she reveals that he is her year-old sons father. Suddenly both of their marriages are on the rocks as Jaylin tries to be a father to his newfound son, and Scorpio moves to Miami intent on reigniting their affair. While Nokea builds a new life for herself, her husband hatches a desperate plan to win her back.
©2012 Brenda Hampton (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC
After 17-year-olds Patrice and DeMario spend one intimate yet careless night together, they find themselves anticipating the birth of their first child. Unfortunately, their excitement is not all that it could be because their two best friends are not around to share in their joy. Estranged from Denim after a heated argument, Patrice battles with bouts of depression as she struggles through a difficult pregnancy. DeMario is feeling alienated after the mysterious disappearance of his friend André and the stress of finding a job to support his family. Isolated and alone, even more pressure is added when the young couple finds out that Patrice and their unborn child could be facing life-threatening complications. Will DeMario be left a widower, or will lifelong friendships be just what the doctor ordered in time to save Patrice and her baby?
©2009 Darrien Lee (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC
Scorpio Valentino, a sexy-diva beauty-salon owner, is used to having her way with any and every man that she meets. Shes a master at playing head games and also possesses a curvaceous body thatll have any mans tongue watering. But when one man (Jaylin) has finally been able to free himself from her grip and moves on, Scorpio just aint having it. Shell try anything to get him back. Jaylin has moved to Florida after breaking up with Scorpio when he learned that shes so grimey that she slept with his own cousin! Now hes got what he feels is the best life for him - a successful financial career, a woman thats worthy of him and a good best friend (Shane). Shane Alexander is under the pressure of meeting the demands of a big account at work. Complicating the matter is a girlfriend thats also pressuring him to marry her and a business partner (Felicia) thats pressuring and blackmailing him into staying with the firm. The opportunity arises for Scorpio to reclaim Jaylin, when Shane invites his best friend to fly into town to help close a major business deal. Just by seeing Scorpios face again, it quickly reminds Jaylin of the power she once had over him and leaves him in a vulnerable and confused state; just how Scorpio likes it. Felicia Davenport is a hard-nosed, low-down, majority-owner of the company where Shane works. Shes the boss and thats that! Secretly, she has a thing for Shane, but gets ruthless when shes unable to attract him and learns that Scorpio seems to have his nose wide open for her. A CD in Felicias possession threatens to simultaneously destroy the lives of both Shane and Jaylin. Scorpios naughty sex-life catches up with her, as she starts being anonymously terrorized with harassing phone calls and vandalism of her property. Eventually, its Scorpios own behavior that leads to her staring down the barrel of gun, wielded by the scorned wife of one of the many men that shes been sexin. Some women are greedy. Some women are sneaky. Some even think theyre slick. But theres nothing like a woman thats naughty by nature!
©2011 Brenda Hampton (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC
Where, oh where, have Farahs roommates all gone? When Farah Cotton places a classified ad stating, Cute redbone female looking to share a luxury apartment with another redbone female, many women apply. One look at the lush apartment in Washington, DC, and every fly girl around wants a chance to call Platinum Lofts her new home. The moment Farah lays eyes on Lesa Carmine, a pretty young woman with an active lifestyle and a sunny disposition, she knows shes found the perfect girl for her ultimate plan. The two become fast friends - until Farah becomes intrusive and her siblings move in, violating Lesas privacy. Farah seems dangerous when shes around them, and Lesa attempts to sever ties without paying rent. Feeling overcome with blinding rage, Farah finds all kinds of ways to seek revenge. From poisoning to spreading vicious lies, she makes it known that she doesnt take Lesas brush-off lightly. When Lesa snoops around in Farahs past and discovers who she really is, she makes a grave mistake, one that could jeopardize her life. Brace yourselves, because just when you think you have it figured out, youll realize you dont.
©2012 T. Styles (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC
Veteran authors Ashley and JaQuavis offer up their first solo efforts, and they're hotter than ever! Along with Ayana Ellis, they introduce listeners to some "real sistas" who know how to get what they want at all costs. For these women, if it's dangerous it just means the payout will be that much sweeter. Offering up their trademark mix of sex, drama, and intrigue, Ashley and JaQuavis' stories will leave you guessing until the shocking endings. Add that to Ayana Ellis' intense story of lies, betrayal, and deceit, and you get Girls from da Hood 4, a collection you won't be able to put down.
©2010 Ashley & JaQuavis and Ayana Ellis (P)2017 Urban Audiobooks, and Blackstone Publishing
Age is just a number, and whoever said that full-figured women don't know how to bring fire to a relationship was sadly mistaken. Carl Weber brings together two popular Urban Audiobooks divas to give listeners what they've been asking for: passionate, empowering stories about the lives and loves of big, beautiful women. Newly divorced 40-year-old Desa Rae finds herself alone now that her son has gone away to college. She's taken to her bed, watching life pass her by - until Roc, a 24-year-old with a jaw-dropping body comes along. Desa Rae can't keep her eyes open or legs closed to a man who excites her like no other man has. But can she really be serious about a man who is almost the same age as her son? Avery Belmont is a diva in her own right. Smart, sassy, and successful, she has always had it going on; so much so that not only did the full-figured beauty catch the eye of Duke, the sexiest dude on the block, but she encouraged him to leave the dope game and become legit. Now, seven years later, Avery is working hard and trying to move ahead, but it seems that Duke isn't feeling the same way. Working with Kurt, her attractive coworker, isn't helping her situation. Is the love between Avery and Duke strong enough to keep them together, or will the strength of that love make them realize it's time to let go?
©2010 Brenda Hampton and La Jill Hunt (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks
Denim Mitchell is excited to learn that shes been selected to tutor students after school. Not only will this earn her extra credit in her honors classes, but it will also look good on her college applications. Fourteen-year-old Julius Graham enjoys working with his new tutor, but when he becomes the only witness to a horrific crime in his neighborhood, Julius shuts down emotionally. He hasnt told anyone what he saw, but with the detectives hanging around his house asking questions, he fears that its only a matter of time before the murderer comes looking for him. Withdrawn and scared, Julius realizes that he has to tell someone his secret, but at what cost? Will Denim become his voice of reason and convince him to do the right thing, or will his secret put not only his family at risk, but Denim as well?
©2012 Darrien Lee (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC
Look up the word "playa" in a dictionary, and you'll find a description of Jaylin "Naughty Boy" Rogers. He's always lived up to his bad boy persona, and there doesn't appear to be a woman in the world who can wash her hands of this addictive man. Now, the time has come for him to make some critical changes, or else his playing days are about to get him played. Even after Jaylin fails to prove to Scorpio that he's a one-woman man, she still can't let him go. Their relationship revolves around lies and manipulation - and electrifying sex. Scorpio's serving it up on demand, until she finds out that Jaylin's lifetime love, Nokea, just might be serving it up again as well. Just when Jaylin thinks he's got the world in the palms of his hands, "Jaylin's World" slips away. He's not being too particular with his female companions, and settling for anything sends him plunging into a lonely life without anyone by his side. Can he wake up and smell the coffee before it's too late, or will a change for this man just never come?
©2020 Brenda Hampton (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC
In the third installment of the runaway hit series Girls from da Hood, street-fiction veterans KaShamba Williams and Mark Anthony are joined by newcomer MadameK as they turn up the heat with fiery stories that will leave the listener breathless. KaShamba Williams returns with those feisty Brooklyn gals Fire and Marcy as they find out what life in Miami has to offer them. It couldn't have been easy for them as they watched their mother's heroin abuse take her to a near-death experience. No matter what others thought of their mother, Fire and Marcy loved her to death, loved her enough to put their own lives on the line to stand up against the men that committed such a gruesome act. Miami's heat won't be enough to stop "Brooklyn's Finest" from getting revenge the sweet and simple way. Stripping in one of the hottest clubs in the country affords you a nice "hood rich" living. Well, that's how it is for Latisha Lovely and her roommate, Lexi. With nothing but money on their minds, the two agree to take part in a more lucrative hustle than stripping. But when things start to turn bad, Latisha and Lexi must decide their own future in "Snakes or Snitches". In "Star Quality", R&B diva Star Marshall is the envy of every woman and the desire of every man. However, her superstar status doesn't come without problems. Onstage and in the studio, she is a puppet, controlled by her record company, manager, and the whims of her fans. But behind closed doors, Star turns the tables, engaging in a secret life that, if exposed, could cost her everything - including her sanity.
©2007 Mark Anthony, KaShamba Williams, and MadameK (P)2017 Urban Audiobooks, and Blackstone Publishing
When Candice "Candy" Hardaway, the daughter of deceased New York drug kingpin Eric "Easy" Hardaway, set out to get revenge on the people who killed her entire family, she positioned herself knee-deep in the game. While getting close to her father's alleged enemies, Candy uncovered some long-buried secrets that were never meant for her to find out. These secrets also destroyed the only family member she had left - her Uncle Rock. With Uncle Rock dead, Candy is back to find out more about her father's buried past; but this time, Candy quickly goes from being the hunter to the hunted, and more than one bounty is put on her head. Who will fulfill their need for revenge first - the people who really destroyed her family, or the hustlers that Candy wrongfully targeted? Will Candy be able to use her skills as a "cleaner" to stay alive, or will someone have to ultimately save her from her enemies?
©2012 Amaleka McCall (P)2017 Urban Audiobooks, and Blackstone Publishing
The year is 1978. The Duncan brothers and their tough-as-nails women have vanquished their rivals and taken their place as the leaders of Waycross, Georgia's criminal enterprises. However, their rise to power has not gone unnoticed, and the family is rocked when their mother, Miss Bettie, is kidnapped and her body is found in a swamp. No one knows who the killers are, but instead of drawing closer, the family is split when their grief-stricken leader, LC, is offered membership in the South's most powerful black organization, the Council. Membership has its privileges, but they do not include his brothers. LC packs up his growing family and moves to Atlanta to open his first car dealership. Unable to deal with their mother's death, Lou Duncan searches for her killers with the help of an unlikely ally - LC's ex-fiancée. Her presence may cost him his relationship with his brothers, but Lou is resigned to that fact because Donna's help is instrumental in finding Ms. Bettie's abductors. What he will soon learn is that his search for the truth will also lead him to discover a long-buried Duncan family secret.
©2017 Carl Weber. 2017 La Jill Hunt (P)2017 Urban Audiobooks, and Blackstone Publishing
In this sequel to Diary of a Stalker, Pilar is back, and this time its all about revenge. Tall, dark, and handsome best-selling author Xavier Preston thought his nightmare - in the form of Pilar, a fanatical stalker/fan - had finally ended. Little does he know, its only beginning. When Xavier met Pilar, he got much more than he bargained for. What started out as an erotic one-night stand quickly turned into a dangerous game of obsession and pain, with both parties playing to win. Then...she simply disappeared. Pilar hasnt gone away, though. In fact, she has been very near, watching his every move and patiently waiting for him to realize they were meant to be together...forever. She still believes theyre soul mates, and the only option for her is until death do us part. If she cant have Xavier, then no one can. Now nobody is safe - not his friends, not his family, and definitely not him.
©2019 Electa Rome Parks (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC
Hustling men for their money has always come easy for Tasha. Hailing from New York and raised by a junkie mother, she had to learn early how to use her beauty to her advantage. Tasha thinks she's seen it all on the streets of New York, but when she follows a childhood friend to the little city of Flint, Michigan, she realizes that sometimes the smallest cities breed the grimiest of individuals. When Tasha and her friends link up with Manolo, one of Flint's known stick-up kids, they take the hustlers of Flint for all they're worth. Any man who falls for a pretty face is a target, and under the guidance of Manolo, the girls quickly learn the game of manipulation and deceit. They become known as the Manolo Mamis, and their skills gain them thousands of dollars in no time. Tasha is living the life of the young and fly, but when tragedy strikes and the stakes are raised, she has to choose between loyalty and self-sacrifice. When the only man she's ever loved becomes her target, will she decide to save him, or will she remain loyal to the Manolo Mamis?
©2010 Treasure Hernandez (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks
The BGR sisterhood is the most notorious and respected gang in Scotland Heights. In spite of her gangs powerful reputation, 17-year-old Patience is ready to step down as BGRs leader. The problem is that the same way she was jumped into the gang is the only way the other members will let her out - if theyll let her out at all. As Patience plans her farewell from the hood, Denim Mitchell overhears that Patience is being set up by her own BGR sisters. Will Denim find out who is behind the plot to betray Patience and stop them in time?
©2009 Darrien Lee (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC
When what was supposed to be a fun date night opens Pandora's box, Nia is left feeling betrayed. In this suspenseful and romantic series from Nako, love has been put to the ultimate test. Can the past be forgiven? Nia Hudson, fashion powerhouse and philanthropist, swore love wasn't for her because she was too busy chasing after her dreams. The quiet girl from Brooklyn refused to go back to the projects. Being raised by her selfish aunt was the push she needed to run far away and never return. But when a blast from the past resurfaces and refuses to take "no" for an answer, Nia decides to give him one hour of her time. Surprisingly, one hour turns into a week, a week transpires into months, and before she knows it, the two have become a couple. Together, East and Nia don't paint the perfect picture. They have nothing in common, and in fact, he's the complete opposite of everything for which she stands. Dangerous, thrilling, edgy, and secretive describe her current beau. East is definitely living life in the fast lane, selling everything he can get his hands on and not knowing when the Feds - or friends disguised as enemies - might come after him.
©2018 Nako (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks
Carl Weber has the touch when it comes to matching up today's best urban romance writers for his compulsively readable anthologies. Full Figured 4: Plus Size Divas is one of the best! Best-selling author (and full-figured model) Anna J. contributes the sassy sizzler "Somebody Else's Guy." Wealthy, powerful hair salon owner Valencia McKoy is not quite so self-assured when it comes to her stunning full figure. When her marriage to star stockbroker Sean falls apart, so does she...which leads her to the couch of Dr. Alexander Thornton III, a renowned psychiatrist. Can he help Valencia learn to love her bod - without crossing the professional line? He can't help but notice her alluring curves, and the way Valencia sees it, he may just be Dr. Right. Natalie Weber (Bi-Curious) rounds out the volume with the riveting "Three the Hard Way". Amber Couture has a curvaceous, bountiful body and an ego just as big. Juggling three adoring men is all in a day's play, but now she's got her hands full with Trevor (the heat between the sheets), Stephen (the cash to keep Amber in bling), and Robert (the nice guy who's determined not to finish last). Amber's playing with fire - and she just might get burned!
©2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC
Peter Jericho has spent most of his adult life living for God and serving his country as a Marine. Just before getting the orders for his third assignment in Iraq, his once solid marriage suddenly takes a turn for the worse, prompting his wife, Jan, and their 12-year-old daughter, Kyla, to leave their family home on the Marine base and permanently relocate to Atlanta to live with Jans mother in an infamous community called Shelton Heights. As his tour of duty nears an end, he decides that it is the perfect time to say goodbye to military life and focus on reclaiming the family he loves so dearly. Then disaster strikes, and his plans are abruptly interrupted when Peter finds himself a prisoner of war...
©2020 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC (P)2020 Kendra Norman-Bellamy
Midori Hunter has it all, including a midnight-black Aston Martin Vanquish S parked in the driveway of the mini mansion she shares with her husband, Dr. Ray Hunter. On the outside looking in, one would think Midori is happy, but it's another story when you don't marry for love, but rather for financial gain. Tired of her cheating husband and fed up with being lonely, Midori takes a liking to Jaydah B., the sassy, sometimes cranky, best-selling author who has drama of her own that she hasn't quite figured out how to deal with. They appear to be a match made in heaven, but when the lies that both women have told threaten to be exposed, who decides who stays and who goes? Midori and Jaydah have a lot on the line, and both could lose everything they've worked for. That's why their love affair has to remain their little secret.
©2011 Anna J. (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks
What makes a good God-fearing woman go bad? And once she's gone, is there any way to get her back? Eva spends much of her life torn between the man she had and the man she has. On paper they both look like ideal husband material. But looks, as we all know, can be bought, faked, or photoshopped. Everyone around Eva seems to keep shoveling lies to bury their secrets. As Eva starts to dig for the truth, she realizes it's impossible to stay clean, especially while playing in someone else's dirt. When she finds herself framed for embezzling from her own clients, her future depends on whether this "church girl" can adapt and survive the gritty, dog-eat-dog reality of prison to set right the one who's wronged her.
©2020 Ni'chelle Genovese (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC
A city full of lies, deceit, and cold-blooded murder, Detroit plays widow to drug cartel after drug cartel, and the Last Kings are the latest to take over the throne. It seems that nothing can crumble their empire, but when an unexpected series of events take place and blood is shed, everything spirals out of control. Can Sadie and Mocha survive the game as the head women in charge, or will disloyalty and treachery threaten to end them for good? Ride with C. N. Philips as she tells the greatest story street fiction has ever seen.
©2016 C. N. Phillips (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks
Zeke has just received an anonymous package that will turn his world upside down: intimate photographs of his wife with another man. Brokenhearted and trying to figure out how to cope with the revelation, Zeke goes to the office to be alone and think. Unbeknownst to him, his son-in-law, Sam, is at the office too - only Sams not alone. Zeke, already torn apart by betrayal he never anticipated, is shocked to walk in on Sam having sex with the companys young intern. Sam, who was once headed for a long prison sentence or worse, owes everything he has to the one person that cared enough to give him a chance to walk on the right side of the tracks. Determined not to lose it all, Sam vows to do whatever it takes to keep his infidelity between him and his father-in-law. Whatever it takes. Zeke, with anger and hatred blackening his heart, thinks it over and then tells Sam exactly what it will take: I want you to kill my wife. Best-selling author Dwayne S. Joseph takes readers on a dark and dangerous ride that asks the question, How far would you be willing to go for revenge?
©2020 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks, LLC (P)2020 Dwayne S. Joseph