Theodore Bundy was one of the more infamous, and flamboyant, American serial killers on record, and his story is a complex mix of psychopathology, criminal investigation, and the U.S. legal system. This in-depth examination of Bundy's life and his killing spree that totaled dozens of victims is drawn from legal transcripts, correspondence, and interviews with detectives and prosecutors. Using these sources, new information on several murders is unveiled. The biography follows Bundy from his broken family background to his execution in the electric chair.
©2009- McFarland (P)2014 Kevin M. Sullivan
Based on the column of the same name that appeared in The Toast, Hey Ladies! is a laugh-out-loud listen that follows a fictitious group of eight 20- and-30-something female friends for one year of holidays, summer house rentals, dates, brunches, breakups, and, of course, the planning of a disastrous wedding. This instantly relatable story is told entirely through emails, texts, DMs, and every other form of communication known to man. The women in the book are stand-ins for annoying friends that we all have. Theres Nicole, whos always broke and tries to pay for things in Forever21 gift cards. Theres Katie, the self-important budding journalist, who thinks a retweet and a byline are the same thing. And theres Jen, the DIY suburban bride-to-be. With a perfectly pitched sardonic tone, Hey Ladies! will have you cringing and laughing as you recognize your own friends and even yourself. Cover design by Michelle Markowitz, Caroline Moss (©2018 Abrams)
©2018 Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
As a Rock Chick, Shirleen Jackson lived through all the kidnappings and explosions. Along the way, she also watched the dramatic love stories that came with those rides unfold. But long ago, Shirleen made her choice. It affected who she was and would always be. She decided to settle for what she had and not want more. She had good friends. She was raising two fine young men who weren't hers, but she loved them anyway. She was good. And then Moses Richardson crashed into her life, literally...and deliberately. Moses has different ideas about Shirleen. He's more interested in the Shirleen of now, mostly because she's interesting. And funny. And loyal. Smart. Beautiful. But Moses has a big challenge on his hands. He has to convince Shirleen of all that. And then convince her she deserves to have more.
©2018 Kristen Ashley (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
The ultimate love story began in White Lines, and now, in this stunning conclusion, Jada and Born come full circle - but not without paying a hefty price. On the surface, Jada's life is back on track - she's battled her demons, her son is a permanent part of her life - but it still feels like she's on shaky ground. What she really needs to settle her soul is to have Born back in her life - and in her arms - again. But reuniting with the man she loves is proving to be the hardest thing she's ever fought for. And when a brutal and shocking event tests the foundation of Jada and Born's resolve, it will take every drop of willpower they possess to stay on top.
©2015 St. Martin's Press (P)2015 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks
The hardest thing Morgan Atkins has ever done is let go of love. After losing Messiah, she never thought shed find someone who understood her again. Until she reunited with Ahmeek Harris and their friendship quickly transformed into something deeper, but there was one problem...she was engaged to a man she didnt love and hes holding a deadly secret over her head. If that wasnt enough, her long-lost love Messiah returned to claim her as his own. Three men plus one woman equals inevitable heartbreak. Morgan wants to follow her heart and take the risk of a lifetime, but she risks destroying her family in the process. Will Morgan enter a loveless marriage? Or will Messiah and Ahmeek fix their brotherhood and work together to save the woman they both love? A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin
©2020 Ashley Antoinette (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
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.
Have you ever had everything you love snatched from your hands in the blink of an eye? Do you know what it's like to watch helplessly as those you cherish burn to a crisp? Have you ever heard a mournful cry for street justice and then realized that the only person left to heed the call was you? Pearl Baines is a straight Harlem stunna. She and her twin sister, Diamond, are chased by some of the most notorious ballers in New York City. But while their father, ex-gangsta Irish Baines, devotes his life to rehabilitating young thugs, his sexy twin daughters fall hard for the glamour and glitter of strip clubs and street life. Unlike Diamond, though, Pearl is able to shake off the trappings of the hood in search of a better future. After graduating at the top of her class, Pearl becomes an FBI agent and plans to get as far away from the grime of Harlem as possible. But fate is cruel, and the streets always get their due. On what should have been the happiest night of her life, Pearl's family perishes in a ball of merciless flames - flames intentionally set on the orders of Mookie Murdock, her father's archenemy and the most ruthless gangsta in Harlem. Crazed with grief, Pearl becomes unzipped. Hell-bent on retribution, she prepares for battle in New York's urban jungle. With the help of Menace, an ex-lover who once trampled all over her heart but was deeply loyal to Irish Baines, Pearl puts her FBI training and tactical skills to work in a murderous mission designed to do what her father wasn't able to: take down Mookie Murdock, and his entire crew, one at a time. Noire is an author from the streets of New York, a #1 Essence bestselling author, and the editor-in-chief of NoireMagazine.com.
©2010 Noire (P)2012 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks
Life has never been easy for Ethic. Since he was a young boy he has battled loss after loss while struggling to navigate through a treacherous world. When he met Alani Lenika Hill, he knew that he had met the woman who would love him back to life. They have weathered a storm together, and their love is so fated that neither wants to let it go, but it seems their bubble of happiness is an illusion, because life around them is falling apart. When Morgan Atkins attempts suicide, their bliss is shattered. So much is on the line. So many things hang in the balance as Morgan fights for her life. Her broken heart has led her to this, but if she dies, the soul of Ethic's family will be buried with her. In this heart-pounding series fans have been brought into a world of love, lust, anger, sadness, joy, hate, and most of all growth. Hold on tight for another installment of this epic love story told in such a poignant way that it's hard to distinguish the real world from the one in your head. Welcome back to the Ethic Effect.
©2019 Ashley Antoinette (P)2019 Ashley Antoinette
After facing his biggest sin, Ethic finds forgiveness within the love of his life. Alani is the woman hes been searching for his entire existence, but loving her comes with a price: his soul. She wants his soul. When Alani tells Ethic she cant be with a man who doesnt believe in God, Ethic must face his only fear, trusting something he cant see. With Alanis heart in his hands and his soul in hers, they must try to piece together a life where love and forgiveness outweigh the burden of pain they have placed on one another. Will they be able to survive their past demons and grow their once in a lifetime love, or will lack of faith end them for good? Youre witnessing history as New York Times best-selling author Ashley Antoinette pens the story of her career. Step out of reality and into Ethics world, where this brilliant character makes you believe in love after pain, growth after forgiveness.
©2018 Ashley Antoinette (P)2019 Ashley Antoinette
In the little city of Flint, Michigan, the good die young, and the people left standing are the grimiest of characters. With reign over the city's drug trade, Benjamin Atkins made sure that his precious daughter, Raven, was secluded from the grit that the city had to offer. But when Raven's young heart gets claimed by Mizan, a stick-up kid in search of a come-up, there's nothing Benjamin can do about losing her to the streets. She chooses love over loyalty and runs off with Mizan, but her new role as wifey soon proves to be more than she can handle. Puppy love always feels right, but things turn stale, and Raven soon finds that everyone she loves has disappeared. All she has is Mizan, but when hugs and kisses turn to bloody lips and black eyes, she realizes that Mizan is not who she thought he was. Raven becomes desperate for a way out, but this time Daddy can't save her. Every time she finds the courage to leave, fear convinces her to stay. Like a moth to a flame, Raven is drawn to Mizan even though she knows he'll be the death of her. When the hood life she chose becomes unbearable, and the only way out is in a coffin, what will she do?
©2014 Brookgate (P)2015 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks
She never killed anybody that didnt have it coming.... Six months before aging out of foster care, 17-year-old Tori meets a local hustler who makes her an offer she cant refuse. At first, she enjoys the benefits of being Rickys new girl, but its not long before hes looking for a return on his investment. When Toris first job goes horribly wrong, she finds herself more indebted to Ricky than ever. After a confrontation with Ricky spirals out of control, Tori goes on the run. Halfway across the country, she meets Dana, a street-wise woman in a similarly desperate situation. The two become quick friends and hatch a plan to move to Reno. But sometimes those closest to you are the ones who hurt you the most, and soon Tori is on her own again - and out for revenge. To survive in this live by the gun, die by the gun world, Tori must learn how to fend for herself. Shell need smarts the streets could never teach her. Enter Buck, an older man in possession of a certain set of skills that could help Tori. But as life has taught her, nothing comes free, or easy. Buck will teach her his ways, but hell need something from her first.... In The Confessional, Ashley and JaQuavis, acclaimed authors of the New York Times best-selling Cartel series, introduce their most ruthless hero yet - a charismatic killing machine intent on purging a closet full of skeletons as the walls are closing in.
©2019 Ashley & JaQuavis (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.
A womans sexual obsession will be her downfallor her liberation. For successful African American businesswoman Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she wants it, is not worth the risk of losing everything she has: marriage to the man she has loved since childhood, a thriving company, three wonderful children. But Zoe feels helpless in the grip of an overpowering addictionto sex. Finding a compassionate woman therapist to help her, Zoe finally summons the courage to tell her torrid story, a tale of guilt and desire as shocking as it is compelling. From the sensitive artist with whom she spends stolen hours on rumpled sheets to the rough and violent man who draws her toward destruction, Zoe is a woman desperately searching for fulfillmentand something darker, deeper, and perhaps deadly. As her life spins out of control and her sexual escapades carry her toward a dangerous choice, Zoe is racing against time to uncover the source of her fatal attraction. Chilling secrets tumble forth from the recesses of a womans mind, and perilous temptations lead toward a climax that can threaten her sanity, her marriageand her life.
©1998 Zane (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Michelle knows being the first lady of Mount Zion Baptist Church is an important and much-coveted position, so she always gives thanks for a dutiful husband and a prosperous life. But she also prays for Darvin to spend more time with her, talking about something other than Mount Zion's affairs. Michelle's faith is further put to the test when the seductive vixen Daphne Carlton arrives on the steps of their church, determined to make Michelle's life a living hell so she can get rid of Michelle and assume her role as the first lady. With Michelle representing the reputation of her husband and church, she feels the burden to respond in a prim and proper manner; but she knows that in real life, such behavior might not be enough to defeat an enemy once and for all. How far is the first lady willing to go in order to stop Daphne?
©2010 DiShan Washington (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks
The explosive start to an epic urban trilogy from New York Times best-selling author JaQuavis Coleman. Once the streets pull you in, they own you. Or at least that's the way it's been for Nautica. Growing up in the hood, all she's ever known is the fast life - fast money illicitly made through scandals and relentless scheming. But when a big scam nearly finishes her off, she decides she wants more out of life than the hustle and tries to make a new life for herself on the East Coast. It isn't long, though, before she falls in with Manny, a drug kingpin who sweeps her off her feet. He promises to marry her and make her "Queen of the Street". Then everything falls apart. As their relationship unravels, both of their dark secrets are uncovered, pitting them against each other in this exciting tale of love and deception.
©2015 Brookgate (P)2015 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks
Sometimes love can take you by surprise. Kara Newell has a big-city life that needs a major shakeup. Her dedication as a social worker is unwavering, yet her heart tells her that there is more to life than just work. Kara gets the push she needs when, shockingly, she inherits a large estate on an island off the South Carolina coast. Now the charming town of Angels Landing awaits heralong with a secret family she never knew she had. After surviving war, loss, and heartbreak, exmarine Jeffrey Hamilton takes his position as the sheriff of idyllic Cavanaugh Island very seriously. So he is the perfect person to watch over the beautiful, confident woman who has turned her new familys expectations upside downand stepped into the crosshairs of angry local residents. Soon Kara becomes more than just a job to him, and he begins to need her in ways he never expected. As Kara and Jeffrey confront the town gossips together, theyll learn to face their fears and forgive their pasts in order to find a future filled with happiness in Angels Landing. Rochelle Alers, with nearly two million copies of her novels in print, is a regular on the Essence bestseller list. She has received numerous awards, including the Gold Pen Award, the EMMA Award, the Vivian Stephens Award for Excellence in Romance Writing, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, and the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award.
©2012 Rochelle Alers (P)2012 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks
Zanes legion of fans cant get enough of her way of telling a juicy, sexy story. In Nervous, the New York Times best-selling queen of erotica brings us a tale of a woman with a split personality. Jonquinette has always been nervous around men, but on the weekends her alter ego, Jude, goes on intense sexual escapades. When Jonquinette seeks the help of Dr. Marcella Spencer, the psychiatrist Zane originated in her best-selling novel Addicted, Judes response is to go on a sexual rampage. Meanwhile, Jonquinette becomes interested in her new neighbor, Mason, but Jude has no intention of letting Jonquinette fall in lovenot when Judes having so much fun. Based on a short story of the same title from her best-selling collection The Sex Chronicles, Nervous is classic Zane with an edge. So relax, sit back. Youre in for a nerve-tingling read.
©2003 Zane (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
Nikki Turner's debut novel is a smorgasbord of manipulation, street life, greed, betrayal, envy, money, power, and revenge. Yarni, a sweet and innocent girl from a well-to-do family, by chance meets Richmond's notorious drug kingpin, Des. The spark between them immediately blossoms into an astronomical love, which separates Yarni from her family and friends. Butwhen Des is sentenced to life in prison, Yarni will learn that being a hustler's wife isn't all that easy with her sole provider behind bars. Nikki Turner takes listeners along for the ride as Yarni struggles to survive. At times she plays the game, at other times the game plays her. It is a journey filled with laughter and tears, failures and triumphs.
©2003 Nikki Turner (P)2013 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks
The final book to the legendary Ethic series by Ashley Antoinette concludes the heart wrenching story of Ezra Okafor. Will he find forever with his one true love? Will Alani ever truly forgive Ethic, or are they destined to say goodbye? Will Morgan and Messiah repair their love before it's too late? Step into Ethic Land once more as Antoinette pens the greatest love story of this generation. An instant classic ends here. The question is, will it end happily ever after or in destruction?
©2019 Ashley Antoinette (P)2019 Ashley Antoinette
After everything that he has been through, Omari can't even see himself in another relationship. Just the thought of Simone Campbell makes him turn away from any chick. Whether it's the baddest bitch or a foreign chick, he'll pass. But then she came into his life, and that all changed. He's ready to live and love again, and she just might be the one. That is, if Simone doesn't ruin it like she has everything else in his life. Simone and her wicked, deadly ways are back. But she isn't still that devious side bitch that's obsessed with Omari Sutton. Now, she's obsessed with staying out of prison. However, one glimpse of Omari and his new leading lady causes her insanity to resurface. Little does she know, Detective Keisha Howard is just as obsessed as she is and won't sleep until she tracks down Simone to ensure that she pays for all of her murderous ways. In Secrets of a Side Bitch 4, every lie, trick, and murder is laid out on the table, and karma begins to take its revenge on some, while new life begins for others.
©2013 Jessica Watkins (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Sometimes love is the simplest choice of all. Still reeling from her husbands untimely death, Deborah Robinson needs a fresh start. So she decides to pack up her family, box up her bookstore, and return to her grandmothers ancestral home on Cavanaugh Island. The charming town of Sanctuary Cove holds happy memories for Deborah, and, after she spies a gorgeous stranger in the local bakery, it promises the possibility for a bright new future. Dr. Asa Monroe is at a crossroads. Ever since the loss of his family, he has been traveling from one town to another on a quest for faith and meaning. When he meets Deborah, the beautiful bookstore owner with the warm eyes and sunny smile, Asa believes he has finally found a reason to stay in one place. As friendship blossoms into romance, Deborah and Asa discover they may have a second chance at love. But small towns have big secrets. Before they can begin their new life together, the couple must confront a challenge they never expected. Rochelle Alers, with nearly two million copies of her novels in print, is a regular on the Essence best-seller list. She has received numerous awards, including the Gold Pen Award, the EMMA Award, the Vivian Stephens Award for Excellence in Romance Writing, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, and the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award.
©2012 Rochelle Alers (P)2012 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks
Love should burn slow, but with Ezra "Ethic" Okafor it is always fast and fleeting. After an accidental killing affects Alani, the woman he loves, she thinks he's a monster. Separated by tragedy, the pair endure a loss like nothing they have ever felt, and their connection is impossible to repair. Ethic is reduced to misery and raising his children alone once again. With Morgan in the throes of a passionate love affair and Bella in need of guidance that he can't provide, Ethic is in turmoil. He's failing as a man, and the fingerprint he is leaving on the world is a bloody one. In this second book of this epic love story, Ashley Antoinette taps into the soul of her listeners as she explores the limits of love and forgiveness. Is anything truly unforgivable? Or is Ethic the one man who can love a woman back from the edge of madness?
©2018 Ashley Antoinette (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks
Morgan Atkins is used to losing, but losing Messiah Williams was the most tragic of them all. Surely, after Messiah, no other man could compare. Settling with Sebastian Fredrick didn't seem like such an impossible task. He treated her well enough, he accepted her children, and he offered her entrance into a well-connected world. There was only one problem: He wanted to change her into someone else. The rules that went along with his lifestyle suffocated her, and when Morgan reconnected with Messiah's crew, she no longer wanted to play by Bashs rules. When she falls in love with Messiah's best friend, Ahmeek Harris, she knows she's headed for trouble. His presence heals her in a way that no man has ever been able to do before. Their love affair is electric. Morgan is uncertain about many thing, but one thing she's sure of is that she can't let this feeling go. She goes out on a limb and risks it all just to be with Meek, but when Messiah reveals that he's still alive, the battle for one girl's heart just may lead to the demise of them all. She can only be queen to one man. Which one has the true key to her heart? Can Messiah make up for his mistakes, or is it too late to save what they once had? Is Ahmeek a rebound,or does he offer her something more? Does Bash even stand a chance? This second installment of the Butterfly series will leave you breathless. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin
©2020 Ashley Antoinette (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
It's a dog-eat-dog world - especially when all the dogs are hungry. For a sheltered mama's boy like Demarcus, everything was coming up roses until a life-changing experience showed him that every rose has thorns. After a well-orchestrated set-up, Demarcus' plans to go to college are derailed by a trip to state prison. It is while in the belly of the beast that the mama's boy has to make the choice between being a man - or being a victim. Upon his release, Demarcus tries to get his life back on track, but his felony conviction causes door after door to be slammed in his face. Going to college is no longer an option, and flipping burgers is not in his plans. With little other choice, Demarcus applies the lessons he learned in prison and takes to the streets, where he gets caught up in selling heroin, known on the streets as dog food. When all hell breaks loose between the major dealers in Memphis, over the city's heroin distribution, Demarcus finds himself on the losing side of a bloody drug war. As he prepares for the showdown with his opposition, he begins to uncover truths about his past, including what happened that fateful night of his arrest. To add insult to injury, when he finally stands face-to-face with his enemy, he discovers that the face is a familiar one. They say that blood is thicker than water, but when it comes to cash, sometimes even those closest to you will try to do you in.
©2014 Raynesha Pittman (P)2015 Blackstone Audio Inc., and Urban Audiobooks
Each year, approximately 16,000 people are murdered in the United States. Seven percent of the killers are female; one of them being Simone Campbell. In Secrets of a Side Bitch 2, Simone is struggling to keep together the web of lies that she has woven, all in attempts to be the number one woman in Omari Sutton's life. She continues to pull one devious and demented trick after another to maintain her role as Omari's leading lady. Her tower of lies begins crashing down as intricate parts of her schemes begin to unfold. Chance reemerges, threatening Simone's connection to the murder. Desperateness to have Omari's baby sends Simone into such erratic behavior that she starts to make telling mistakes. All the while, Omari is set on making Aeysha's murderer pay for killing the one woman that truly had his heart.
©2014 SBR Publications (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
In this explosive addition to the New York Times best-selling series, Ashley Antoinette brings you pain, pleasure, love, and hate as YaYa struggles to hold it all together before life blows up in her face in The Prada Plan 5. Disaya finally has it all. The man she fought for is hers at last. Her name is Mrs. Indie Perkins, and their daughter is safe. Leah is gone. Life is supposed to be good. So why isn't she satisfied? Why does life suddenly seem so bitter? YaYa's Prada Plan had worked, but with the riches comes pain. She and Indie have grown apart, and with Parker now a permanent fixture in their lives, Indie is pressured to juggle it all. But YaYa's patience is running thin. Indie is loving her wrong. Her life isn't what she wants. Her Prada Plan has changed...and now it's time to pursue a plan B in order to get what she really wants....
©2017 Ashley Antoinette (P)2017 Macmillan Audio
Fans of Zanes APF sorority stories, which have appeared in earlier collections including The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth, wanted more, and Zane has given it to them. Here is a book-length story about the sexy escapades of APF, a sorority dedicated to sexual freedom and the fulfillment of its members. Their on-campus antics are off the hook, and Zane, as ever, turns the heat up so high the pages are practically sizzling. Mary Ann is the daughter of a chicken farmer from the Midwest. She has never been more than fifty miles from home and has led a sheltered life. By the time she goes off to college in Washington, DC, she has been intimate with only one manher high school sweetheart. The resident manager of Mary Anns dormitory, Patricia, befriends the country bumpkin. She finds Mary Ann amusing, but also senses something intriguing about her, hidden under the surface. After Mary Ann becomes smitten with Trevor, the campus playboy, Patricia is determined to show Mary Ann how not to be a victim, but rather how to outdo the players and heartbreakers. She indoctrinates Mary Ann into the ranks of the sexiest secret society ever: the sisters of APF.
©2003 Zane (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
Older, wiser, and a lil more heartless, India Black is existing, but she isnt living. After the tragic death of her first love, shes been financially cut off by her mother and making it on her own in Philly. Full-time college student by day and bottle girl at a popular strip club by night, India is trying her best to make ends meet but barely getting by. After the day from hell, her life is turned upside down when she meets the elusive, menacing, cocky as hell, king of Philly, Dream. Filthy rich and fine as hell, Keanu Dessalines Baptiste aka Dream, runs the streets of Philly with an iron fist. All he knows is money, madness, and murder. With a snap of his fingers, he can turn his enemies into a mere memory. Born with the weight of being next in line to run the Baptiste crime family, he wants to live life on his own terms, but being a Don comes with rules and allegiances he cant forsake. For India, Dream is everything shes been trying to avoid, but he's the one man she cant get out of her system. From the moment they meet, their undeniable chemistry takes over and all they can see is each other, but their past traumas, dysfunctional families, and callous ways threaten to end them before they even begin. What will happen when these two broken hearts collide? Will they let go and let love in or will their pride and outside forces shatter their cracked hearts to pieces?
©2019 Keisha Ervin (P)2020 Griot and Grits Audio Co.
Love is the sweetest way home.... After a taste of Broadway stardom and a failed marriage, Francine Tanner is rebuilding her life back home on Cavanaugh Island. She's done with acting - and anyone who isn't genuine about real life and true feelings. But the mysterious newcomer who's bought land outside her hometown of Sanctuary Cove is as down to earth as he is handsome...and he may be her second chance for the real thing. Keaton Grace has had a crush on glamour-girl Francine Tanner for years. He can't believe his luck that she lives in the same small town where he's developing his new film studio. He just has to convince his favorite star to return to the spotlight. Yet the more time they spend together, the more he realizes the smart, funny, sexy woman she is in real life is far better than any role he envisioned. Now what he wants most is to heal her pain - and prove their attraction could be more powerful than anything they ever imagined.
©2014 Rochelle Alers (P)2016 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks
Gage Young is the hottest baseball player in the league. This billionaire catcher can lead the team to the World Series and win daddy of the year, but he cant capture the heart, mind, and body of Nina Mitchell. Ninas dealing with more than an arrogant baseball player whos used to running the show. Her familys business is under pressure to sell out and make room for another mall. She comes to find out Gage Young has a stake in the deal. He talks with old friends Tig and Delia for advice. Can these headstrong players let regulations slide? Or will rules get in the way of new love?
©2020 Chiquita Dennie and Cocky Hero Club, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Beauty isn't everything. Beneath Simone's long fake hair, phony smile, and saline booty is a web of trickery, lies, and murder. After being attacked by Jimmy, Simone's web of lies begins to violently unravel. One by one, her skeletons are falling out of the closet and revealing her true colors. While Simone fights to keep the man and life that she stole, Chance is fighting desperately to keep his life with Gia. Amidst the hot and steamy passion, which builds between Gia and Chance like a scorching inferno, is the fear of Chance being locked away for the rest of his life. After a visit from the new detective assigned to Aeysha's murder case, Eboni is intent on making Omari see the truth about Simone and her wicked ways. In Secrets of a Side Bitch 3, everyone is forced to come clean and admit their true involvement in Aeysha Walker's murder. And finally Simone is forced to make a decision - either face the aftermath of her destruction or run away from the man that she fought so hard to get.
©2013 Jessica N. Watkins (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Celeste Styles is starting over. After losing her cherished salon in a suspicious fire, she has finally left her adulterous relationship and her drama-filled life in Brooklyn for the peace and tranquility of Atlanta, Georgia. But when Rah-Lo heads down south after deciding to leave his wife Asia, Celeste is floored and isn't quite sure if she wants to rekindle their affair. Meanwhile, Asia is hell-bent on revenge. Vowing not to let Celeste get away with her man that easily, she too, heads to Atlanta. But just on her heels is Ishmael Wright, ready to save the day and warn his best friend Rah-Lo about his vengeful wife - though Ishmael also has something else up his sleeve. Secret betrayals are exposed, bitter rivalries explode, love is lost and found. Life will never be the same on the streets of "Hotlanta" in Tracy Brown's epic urban drama.
©2015 St. Martin's Press (P)2015 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks
Chyna Black thought shed finally gotten her happily ever after. Her melanin is popping, her career has taken off like magic, and her love life is like something from a fairytale. After rekindling her love affair with Dame, he came back in her life, showed her how to move in a room full of bitches and swept her off her feet. When they met 20 years ago, she never knew the impact shed made on his life. Because of her, Dame didnt even know bitches. With him, she found her forever. His love was like no other. The stars in the sky were aligning perfectly. Then, within a blink of an eye, her dream became a nightmare. When the smoke clears, and the dust settles, will Chyna be able to hold on to everything she holds dear, or will she end up alone - all over again? Gray Rose and Gunz have two kids and a home together. You would think, after 10 years together, shed have a ring too...but Gunz still isnt ready for marriage. Maybe its because hes always fly, stays in the cockpit, and cant stay out the streets. Gray is over trying to keep a man that doesnt want to be kept and Gunz aint beat, she can jump off his d--k. All it takes is one nigga to remind her that shes bad as f--k, and that theyre a real nigga. After 11 years, four kids, a house, and a dog, Mo and Boss finally got married. From the outside looking in, everything seems perfect, but Mo is secretly drowning. When she looks in the mirror, she doesnt even recognize herself anymore. She used to have that up North glow, body looking like cinnamon, but between breast-feeding, soccer practice, ballet class, keeping house, a bitchy, loud-mouth mother-in-law, and a husband who wont keep his mama in check but constantly wants to f--k, Mo is five seconds away from putting everybody on the front porch. Can she keep it together without losing her sanity? Chyna, Gray, and Mo are going through it, but with their girls, Meesa, Mina, and Dylan by their side, theyll go through their trials and tribulations with love, laughter, a few tears and style every time they touch the city - stop it!
©2018 Keisha Ervin (P)2020 Griot and Grits Audio Entertainment Co.
He's beautiful, with gray eyes, tall, chocolate...and he's worth fighting for. Meet Omari, a gorgeous, hardworking 28-year-old man from the South Side of Chicago. No matter how hard he works at his job at UPS, it is never enough to take care of himself and his long-term girlfriend. After continuous pressure from his older cousin, Ching, Omari finally trades in busting his ass for working under Ching, hustling three major blocks on the West Side. All is good as Omari juggles work and the drug game - until Ching involves him in the murder of someone who ends up being the governor's nephew. As he dodges homicide detectives, Omari is also trying to dodge getting caught between two loves. He's been committed to Aeysha for seven years but is falling more each day for Simone, an older, more established woman who is at his beck and call. After years of playing the side chick, Simone finally finds love that she thinks is all her own. Just as she settles in to loving Omari, she finds out about Aeysha, and her desperate mind begins to plot how to finally win her man. Simone's best friend, Tammy, thinks Simone is crazy, and she herself is running from an obsessed ex-boyfriend who is persistent in trying to kill her. Tammy lives in hiding for months as she asks herself this burning question: How can a man love a woman with the same hands that he is willing to kill her with? As the murder investigation leads to arrests, the walls come down on these lovers. Murder, sex, and indictments lead to unforeseen tragedy and unexpected love.
©2013 Jessica Watkins (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
Butterfly is the first novel in an all new series by New York Times best-selling author Ashley Antoinette! "Run away from the boy that gives you butterflies, he's going to break your heart." Morgan Atkins had been told that phrase ever since she was a little girl, and still she allowed herself to fall for the boy that made her heart flutter. After losing her first love, Morgan is terrified to love again. She's settled for a comfortable life with a respectable man. She has everything. She's living in the lap of luxury, and although she's comfortable, she's bored out of her mind. When a ghost from her past blows into town, she finds herself entangled in an illicit affair. It's wrong, but she can't fight the butterflies he gives her, and honestly, she doesn't want to. She can't hide the natural attraction she feels, and soon, she's so deep involved that she can no longer tell where the boundary between right and wrong lies. Her heart is telling her one thing, but her head is saying another. Morgan Atkins has always been a spoiled girl and she tries to have it all, but when she's forced to choose between a good man and a bad boy, someone will end up hurt. Someone just may end up dead. Morgan Atkins has been through more tragedy than one girl can bear. Will she weather this storm? Or will the ultimate heartbreak ruin her for good?
©2019 Ashley Antoinette (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
Lamin Michaels learned at his mother's knee the importance of chasing paper, so it's no surprise he gets into the drug game when he's just a teenager. When he meets Zion, a product of the New York City foster care and prison systems, Lamin knows he's met the perfect partner in crime. Together they build a huge narcotics empire. Then Lamin falls hard for a beautiful girl named Lucky. Lucky makes Lamin realize there's more to life than cash and more cash. When Lamin goes legit with a career in the entertainment industry, Zion tries to keep their business going on both the street and the boardroom. It's not long before Zion becomes the target of a corruption scandal involving murder, extortion, and money laundering. Once the dirt is exposed, will Lamin and Zion be able to remain one step ahead, or will their paper-chasing days haunt them forever?
©2015 St. Martin's Press (P)2015 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks
Number-one Essence best-selling author Shannon Holmes returns with the explosive sequel to his national best seller, Bad Girlz.Tonya Morris, aka "Tender", is back, and this time the ride is wilder than ever. Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere else. Coming of age in the Badlands of north Philadelphia - one of the toughest and poorest communities in the country - Tonya Morris has had to make some desperate and, at times, ruthless moves in her bid to survive. When she stepped into the unforgiving business of stripping, she found herself caught up in a world of sex-filled nights, dirty money, backstabbing cohorts, and murder. She left that world behind to become a hairstylist. However, after she is blacklisted from salons across Philadelphia and evicted by her shady landlord, Tonya finds herself back in the stripping business, except this time she promises herself things are going to end differently. Tonya teams up with her best friend, Na'eema, to organize underground sex parties, and it's not long before they have a team of beautiful girls and are rubbing elbows with athletes, rappers, and celebrities. Then Tonya's ex-lover and now music industry superstar, Q, steps onto the scene, and everything takes a dramatic new twist. Because it's not just Q who is back in her life. His murderous baby mama, Niecey, is fresh out of jail and ready to raise hell, and she's got Tonya in her sights. In the meantime Tonya's past has risen like a beast, threatening to tear away all her newfound success. But Tonya isn't going down without a fight.
©2008 Shannon Holmes (P)2015 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks
She wanted to be a hip-hop star, but the streets got in the way. Have you ever laid down with a man and wasnt sure if youd ever get back up? Tossed the sheets with a bone-knocking fear that only a hard-core hustler could produce? Sexed him like your life depended on it because, in reality, it did? You still with me? Then let's roll over to my house. Harlem. 145th Street. Grab a seat and brace yourself as I show you the kind of pain that street life and so-called success can bring. Nineteen-year-old Candy Raye Montana, an ex-drug runner for the Gabriano crime family and a former foster child, dreams of becoming a hip-hop superstar, if only someone would discover her talents. And someone does. Mega music producer and king thug of Harlem Junius "Hurricane" Jackson, CEO of the House of Homicide recording studio, cuts a deal and puts Candy on the stage. Suddenly she is a hot new artist on the notorious Homicide Hitz record label. Her career takes off and she blazes the charts, but it's not long before Candy realizes that the man she thought was her knight is nothing more than a cold-blooded nightmare. Caught between the music and the madness, between the dollars and the deals, Candy belongs to Hurricane - body and soul - and must endure his sadistic bedroom desires while keeping his sexual secrets hidden from the world. But Candy has some strong desires of her own that simply cannot be denied, especially when she finds herself turned on by a brilliant investment baller who just happens to be Hurricane's right-hand man. Candy longs for her freedom, but if Hurricane gets wind of her betrayal the blowback will be lethal. Noire is an author from the streets of New York, a #1 Essence bestselling author, and the editor-in-chief of NoireMagazine.com.
©2005 Noire (P)2012 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks
A street thriller of kidnapping, murder, trickery, and love that will have you at the edge of your seat. After seven years of prison, multimillionaire drug mogul Kane Garrett is back on the streets. But instead of diving back into the drug game, hes teaching a college class, infusing business principles with his signature ruthless edge he developed in the streets. When a student - and heavy heroin dealer - named Basil catches Kanes eye, Kane takes him on as a protégé, and together, they build the biggest, smartest drug trafficking business the state has ever seen. But when Basil meets Moriah, Kanes only daughter, lines get crossed, and their dominant business union becomes a deadly rivalry. Welcome to a world where the kings meet their end, and no one stays at the top for long. The crown always lies heavy on he who commands the streets. Kane and Basil will fight to claim their rule, before power is toppled again in The Streets Have No King by The New York Times best-selling author JaQuavis Coleman.
©2015 JaQuavis Coleman (P)2020 JaQuavis Coleman
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, Valentines 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 didnt 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 couldnt 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 hed first met her. Instead, he only proved to her that men couldnt be trusted.
©2019 Jessica N. Watkins (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Simone Campbell is the epitome of crazy and the ultimate villain. Take a look back into her high school and college days, when she was causing just as much turmoil and chaos. This story's ending is only the beginning of Secrets of a Side Bitch 4, and the dots will connect even more for key players in Simone's vindictive games of love. Excerpt My life was over, and I knew it. Honestly, I couldnt even ask God why. I was reaping what I had sown. I deserved death because Id sown so much death during my life. For years, Id lied, manipulated, and terrorized. I lay there with bulging eyes, staring at Jimmys knife, not even attempting to beg for a speedy death. As thoughts of my treacherous past blurred my vision, I knew that I didnt deserve the easy way out. For so long, I had suppressed the events of my past that made me the woman that I became. Yet as I faced death, those events came to mind....
©2014 Jessica Watkins (P)2019 Audible, Inc.