A number one New York Times best seller! An Amazon Best Books of the Year So Far 2019 Selection! From the best-selling creator of The Bad Seed, a timely story about not having to be Grade-A perfect! Meet the good egg. Hes a verrrrrry good egg indeed. But trying to be so good is hard when everyone else is plain ol rotten. As the other eggs in the dozen behave badly, the good egg starts to crack from all the pressure of feeling like he has to be perfect. So, he decides enough is enough! Its time for him to make a change.... Jory John hatches a funny and charming story that reminds us of the importance of balance, self-care, and accepting those who we love (even if they are sometimes a bit rotten). Perfect for shared story time!
©2019 Jory John (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
Deep in Imperium Nihilus, Blood Angels Chief Librarian Mephiston and his comrades are drawn into battle with a cabal of Thousand Sons sorcerers with worlds at stake and hidden truths threatening to overwhelm him, this is Mephiston's darkest hour.... Experience a battle of psychic might in the Dark Imperium and witness Mephiston taking on his greatest challenges ever, physically, mentally and emotionally. Having fought during the devastation of Baal, Mephiston and a cohort of Blood Angels are drawn by cryptic visions to a war-torn world on the cusp of the Great Rift. Here, the sorcerers of the Thousand Sons seek to unite nine Silver Towers and bring about a ritual that will empower their master, the daemon-primarch Magnus. The ritual must be prevented, lest the entire sub-sector be cast into Chaos. Mephiston faces a challenge like no other, of his strength and his will, confronting a hidden truth that threatens to expose him to his darkest fears.
©2020 Games Workshop Limited (P)2020 Games Workshop Limited
From acclaimed author Marita Golden comes a moving African-American family drama of love and devotion in the face of Alzheimer's disease. You just can't plan for this kind of thing. Diane Tate certainly hasn't. She never expected to slowly lose her talented husband to the debilitating effects of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. As a respected family court judge, she's spent her life making tough calls, but when her 68-year-old husband's health worsens and Diane is forced to move him into an assisted living facility, it seems her world is spinning out of control. As Gregory's memory wavers and fades, Diane and her children must reexamine their connection to the man he once was - and learn to love the man he has become. For Diane' daughter Lauren, it means honoring her father by following in his footsteps as a successful architect. For her son Sean, it means finding a way to repair the strained relationship with his father before it's too late. Supporting her children in a changing landscape, Diane remains resolute in her goal to keep her family together - until her husband finds love with another resident of the facility. Suddenly faced with an uncertain future, Diane must choose a new path - and discover her own capacity for love.
©2017 Marita Golden (P)2018 Recorded Books
Environmental devastation and economic chaos have turned America into a land of horrifying depravity. Assault, theft, sexual abuse, slavery, and murder are commonplace. Taking advantage of the situation, a zealous, bigoted tyrant wins his way into the White House. Directly opposed is Lauren Olamina, founder of Earthseed - a new faith that teaches "God Is Change". Persecuted for "heathen" beliefs as much as for having a Black female leader, Earthseed's followers face a life-and-death struggle to preserve their vision. Best-selling author Octavia Butler's fluid writing and keen observations about race, gender, politics, and religion make for a moving parable that will be pondered for generations. A powerful reading from three standout narrators captures the multi-generational sweep of this poignant tale. Butler's acclaimed novels have won numerous awards, and she is a recipient of a "genius" grant from the MacArthur Foundation. Parable of the Talents was selected as one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly.
©2007 Octavia Butler (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC
Beloved author Sheila Williams beautifully captures the bittersweet humor and vivid adventures of women who survive the worst life can toss at them and fight back to claim their right to be free, to be themselves, and to live on. The courage to change doesn't come easy. When Opal Sullivan walks out on an abusive husband after 15 years, she has only her dreams in her pocket. Her new beginning starts in Appalachian River country, where she sees a bit of herself in a graceful but dilapidated house. Like Opal, the house is worn-out and somewhat beaten up, but it still stands proudly and deserves a second chance. So Opal opens her doors - and her heart - to a parade of unforgettable characters. There's sassy Bette Smith with her cantaloupe-colored hair and four-inch heels; short-tempered Gloria and her devilish son, Troy; the mysterious Dana, who dresses in black and keeps exclusively nocturnal hours; a dog named "Bear" who is afraid of his own shadow; and Jack, who doesn't mind hanging out with an OBBWA (old black broad with an attitude). It is Jack who helps Opal understand a funny thing about life: You can't move forward if you keep looking back.
©2003 Sheila Williams (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC
New York Times best-selling author Carl Weber and award-winning novelist Eric Pete team up to deliver the first in a much-anticipated new trilogy. The Family Business features two times the heat, two times the fun, and two times the drama as the members of an unforgettable family (not to mention their lovers and hangers-on) find their way in and out of trouble. As their many fans will attest, Weber and Pete share a talent for penning juicy fiction that their audience cant get enough of.
©2011 Carl Weber, Eric Pete (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC
"No Strings Attached" by La Jill Hunt: When they were children, people couldn't tell identical twins Brooke and Brittany apart. Now that they're grown, the beautiful, plus-sized divas still look alike, but they are very different. Brooke is a free spirit who lives life on her own terms and does things her way. Brittany, on the other hand, is cautious and plays by the rules. Despite their differences, the sisters are each other's yin and yang - until a frivolous one-night stand with a stranger turns their lives inside out and jeopardizes their sisterhood forever. "Illusions of Love" by Latoya Chandler: Ebonee's checklist for the happiest day of her life: man of her dreams, check; wedding of her dreams, check; abduction.not a part of the itinerary! Love, like life, can change in the blink of an eye, and for this beautiful, successful businesswoman, both are about to change from better to worse. Ebonee McQueen thinks she has finally found her Prince Charming in Kasim Oringo. However, when the day finally comes for them to exchange their vows, their picture-perfect future spirals out of control. Will the tie that binds Ebonee's heart to Kasim's be strong enough to hold them together through this tragedy? Or will their worlds be completely turned upside down, leaving a relationship with no room for repair?
©2019 La Jill Hunt, Latoya Chandler (P)2019 Recorded Books
Growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in the lap of luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband, so it's been easy for her to balance a life of shopping and affairs with younger men with a major secret: the 16-year bribery of one of her husband's mistresses to keep her pregnancy under wraps. Vera figures that a little hush money every month will ensure her husband's fortune is hers alone.... Unfortunately for Vera, Sarah Cooper is the child Kenneth Lomax always wanted. When the father she never knew shows up at her mother's funeral to claim her, it's a fairy tale journey from the ghetto to a mansion on a hill. But Sarah's life is not as carefree as her father wants it to be...because Sarah knows from the start that her step-mother is as two-faced as they come. And after losing all the family she's ever known, she wants a life that's richer than what Vera's got planned for her. Neither woman can be sure who will win Kenneth's heart and fortune. But as Vera and Sarah scheme to get what they want, everyone they know will be choosing sides, taking chances, and gambling it all to come out on top....
©2014 Mary Monroe (P)2014 Recorded Books
Valerie Wilson Wesley's crime-fighting heroine Tamara Hayle is loved by fans for her sleuthing abilities and her sardonic wit. Juggling several crises at once, Tamara really has her hands full after her young son witnesses a brutal murder.
©2008 Valerie Wilson Wesley (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
In this moving, unforgettable novel from New York Times best-selling author Mary Monroe, a successful, happily married mother suddenly finds herself feeling far from joyful. But Christmas brings an unexpected chance to rediscover herself and what happiness really means. For Beatrice Powell, the holidays are usually an extra-special time to celebrate. Between her 20-year-plus marriage, gorgeous Berkeley, California, home, and three wonderful adult children, she has everything she could desire. But change-of-life doubts are making Beatrice a stranger to herself and her bewildered family. She only finds peace volunteering at the local soup kitchen, especially helping out homeless Charles Davenport. His sensitivity and honesty soon comfort her in ways she never imagined. Charles thought he had it all - until a devastating betrayal and the shattering loss of his family drove him to living on the streets. Beatrice is the first person who's truly cared about him in a long time. Little by little, he's finding reasons to care about rebuilding his life - and risking a sudden, courageous choice. Drawn to Charles and the temptation of a second chance, Beatrice is faced with the hardest of decisions. But his insight, secrets - and the reminder of a profound past encounter - will give her unexpected inspiration, gratitude, and the strength she needs to find her way - perhaps in time for Christmas.
©2018 Mary Monroe (P)2018 Recorded Books
WKBA news in Chicago is reeling. Their ratings are the lowest in town, and company morale has plummeted. At the end of their ropes, five women band together to correct injustices and hopefully shoot WKBA up the ratings chart. Their ideas are inventive, and their convictions are infectious, but theyll need to crack the good-old-boys network before they ever get a chance to prove themselves. Through Yolanda Joes sharp observations about this cutthroat industry, the cameras are reversed and the inequalities of big-time television news are exposed. An all-star cast of Recorded Books narrators helps each character shine, bringing the story completely to life.
©2000 Yolanda Joe (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC
Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, Ashley Bryan offers a moving and powerful book that contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away. Imagine being looked up and down and being valued as less than chair. Less than an ox. Less than a dress. Maybe about the same as a lantern. You, an object. An object to sell. In his gentle yet deeply powerful way, Ashley Bryan goes to the heart of how a slave is given a monetary value by the slave owner, tempering this with the one thing that can't be bought or sold - dreams. Inspired by the actual will of a plantation owner that lists the worth of each and every one of his workers, Bryan, through expansive poetry, imagines and interprets each person's life on the plantation, as well as the life their owner knew nothing about - their dreams and pride in knowing that they were worth far more than an overseer or madam ever would guess.
©2016 Ashley Bryan (P)2017 Recorded Books
Essence best-selling author Victoria Christopher Murray thrills audiences with her trademark twists and unforgettable voice. Scandalous gives listeners an early look at one of Murrays most notorious characters. Exotic dancer Jasmine Cox is engaged and ready to settle down. But then a bachelorette-party roll in the hay ignites a torrid affair that threatens to drown out the sound of wedding bells.
©2012 Victoria Christopher Murray (P)2013 Recorded Books
Best-selling author La Jill Hunt dishes the dirt in Old Habits Die Hard. Hunt focuses her attention on the fine ladies of the premier nail salon After Effex. Ya Ya, Camille, Taryn, and Monya bring the crazy drama as their love lives go for a rollercoaster ride.
©2007 La Jill Hunt (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
Now that Rachel Jackson Adamss husband has won the coveted position of president of the American Baptist Coalition, Jasmine Larson Bush has concocted a scheme to one-up her rival - by promoting her new community center on the nations #1 television talk show! The power play wont stop Rachel, who jets from Houston to Chicago to sabotage Jasmines TV appearance. But Chicago is the last place Rachel should be when one of the Coalitions heaviest hitters turns up dead - and Rachel looks guilty as sin. Will her nemesis leave her stranded and let her take the rap? Or will Jasmine help Rachel hunt down a killer? Could danger this deep turn the enemies into BFFs? After all, miracles do happen...
©2013 ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray (P)2013 Recorded Books
Award-winning authors Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley are both beloved for their strong female leads and juicy plotting. In Sinners & Saints, Murray and Billingsley join forces to tell a tale packed with drama, scandal, and redemption. Jasmine Bush and Rachel Adams both want their husbands to be elected president of the National Baptist Association, and theyre willing to use plenty of low-down tricks to win. But when another woman joins the fray, she proves more devious than either of them could imagine.
©2012 Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC
First in an emotional, poignant romantic women's fiction series from acclaimed inspirational romance author Pat Simmons. No one should have to go it alone.... Tabitha Knicely is overwhelmed with sorrow and exhaustion caring for her beloved great-aunt, whose dementia is getting worse. When her neighbor Marcus Whittington accuses Tabitha of elder neglect, he doesn't realize how his threats to have Aunt Tweet taken away add to Tabitha's pain. Then Marcus gets to know the exuberant elderly lady and sees up close how hard Tabitha is fighting to keep everything together. Tabitha finds herself leaning on Marcus more and more. And he's becoming more than happy to share her burdens.
©2020 Pat Simmons (P)2020 Recorded Books
The author of New York Times best-selling novels like God Don't Play, Mary Monroe is especially adept at capturing the tumultous highs and lows of the unforgettable characters who populate her books. In She Had It Coming,it's the best of times and the worst of times for Dolores Reese, who's married to two different men in two different cities.
©2008 Mary Monroe (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
Emotional, poignant, and clean women's fiction from acclaimed inspirational romance author Pat Simmons featuring a hero and heroine who are better at taking care of other people than themselves, a dark moment that shakes their faith, and a well-earned happily-ever-after with a forever family. Caregivers sometimes need a little TLC too. Rachel Knicely's life has been on hold for six months while she takes care of her great aunt, who has Alzheimer's. Putting her aunt first was an easy decision - accepting that Aunt Tweet is nearing the end of her battle is far more difficult. Nicholas Adams's ministry is bringing comfort to those who are sick and homebound. He responds to a request for help for an ailing woman but when he meets the Knicelys, he realizes Rachel is the one who needs support the most. Nicholas is charmed by and attracted to Rachel, but then devastating news brings both a crisis of faith and roadblocks to their budding relationship that neither could have anticipated.
©2020 Pat Simmons (P)2020 Recorded Books
Five years after his beloved wife's death, wealthy Quentin Chambers still hasn't returned to the church or his music ministry. Even his home is now devoid of music, and without his attention, Quentin's five children are getting out of control - until his mother stepsin and hires him a live-in nanny. Montana is pretty, compassionate, church-going, and even has a beautiful singing voice. The children take to her right away, and soon enough Quentin finds his heart opening to faith - and love - once more. But not everyone loves Montana.... A "friend" of Quentin's first wife, Chloe has been scheming to become the next Mrs. Chambers since the funeral. Chloe is convinced she's just one seduction away from a marriage proposal. Now she'll do whatever it takes to get rid of Montana - including blackmail, theft - and digging up a troublemaking man from Montana's past. But Chloe forgets she's got secrets of her own, and the tables may turn with a twist she never sees coming....
©2014 Tiffany L. Warren (P)2014 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
Jasmine Cox Larson Bush and Rachel Jackson Adams have been through a lot together - from fighting for their husbands to become the head of the American Baptist Coalition to getting mixed up in a terrible murder. Now the frenemies have found themselves the stars of First Ladies, a much-anticipated new reality television show. Jasmine balks at the idea of airing her dirty laundry on national TV, but Rachel sees it as the perfect opportunity to take her brand to the next level. And if Rachel is in, so is Jasmine. All the cast members are women of God - how much drama can there be? Rachel and Jasmine know their own pasts are murky, but theyll seem like choir girls when the secrets and sins of the others come to light. The two will once again have to form an unholy alliance to go up against these so-called Godly women who see the show as their chance to take them down - at any cost.
©2014 Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley (P) 2014 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
Victoria Christopher Murray writes Essence best-selling novels of relationships, life's trials, and the faith that saves. In The Ex Files, four very different women see their lives fall apart. They react differently, but each struggles with how to pick up the pieces devastation left behind. After their pastor asks the four women to meet for weekly prayer, their lives take another unexpected turn.
©2007 Victoria Christopher Murray (P)2007 Recorded Books
They are 40-something, successful, financially set...and done with trying to find "perfect" husbands. So why can't Hahna, Twila, and Kimberly have men strictly for friendship, companionship - and especially mind-blowing sex? Their solution: be sugar mamas to gorgeous young studs who promise the best of having it all. But the ladies soon find that real lust and no strings is way more complicated than they thought.... All-business and all about the money, Hahna is drawn to Jovan, an aspiring writer. He's content with his work and Hahna, but her determination to make him appreciate the finest things in life could easily tear them apart. Cautious Kimberly is swept off her feet by handsome adrenaline-junkie Shawn - but an old flame from her past sparks an even more dangerous passion. And for Twila, a smokin'-hot Instagram model is fulfilling all her scandalous, insatiable dreams...until his high-maintenance demands and jealousy throw her life into chaos. Now Hahna, Kimberly, and Twila need to trust their instincts and their hearts to reclaim their joy - and the love they truly deserve.
©2020 Tiffany L. Warren (P)2020 Recorded Books
Essence best-selling author and Phillis Wheatley Award winner for excellence in contemporary fiction, Victoria Christopher Murray delivers a compelling tale starring ever-popular character Jasmine Cox Larson Bush. Jasmine once tried - and failed - to break up her best friend's marriage. Then she turned to God to improve herself, but couldn't escape her shady past. Is Jasmine finally ready to put her lying and scheming ways behind her for good?
©2008 Victoria Christopher Murray (P)2008 Recorded Books
Victoria Christopher Murrays compelling faith-based tales have earned her a spot on the Essence best-sellers list. In Destinys Divas, Sierra Dixon, Raine Omari, and Liza Washington are winning fans across the country with their dynamic gospel act. But their real lives are much different than their soul-stirring music suggests. While Sierra drifts from one man to another, both Raine and Lizas family lives reach breaking points.
©2012 Victoria Christopher Murray (P)2012 Recorded Books
Leila, Rayshon, and Devon have been in a warped love triangle ever since Devon's cold heart and neglect left Leila seeking comfort in Rayshon's arms. It was a battle for her heart, but Rayshon won, and now he and Leila are happily expecting their second child. The marriage is a little shaky because now that Leila is losing her business, the strain is almost too much for the relationship to bear. Feeling alone again, Leila turns to Devon, who is more than happy to be a shoulder for her to cry on. Who will ultimately win Leila's heart?
©2020 Anna Black (P)2020 Recorded Books
In this sexy, heart-stopping tale, one smart, sizzling mami robs the rich and protects the exploited - until one heist too many puts everything at stake.... Marisol Rivera barely survived being abused with nowhere to turn. So there's nothing she won't do to keep her Lower East Side women's health clinic open and give disadvantaged women new lives. Running an exclusive escort service for New York City's rich and powerful 1 percent is the perfect way to bankroll her business - not to mention the perfect cover for robbing corrupt CEOs. And when times get even tougher, pulling a heist on a megabillionaire will secure the clinic's future - and her gorgeous crew's - for good. There's just one problem: Marisol didn't anticipate bad news even more dangerous than her curves. A seductive ex-cop who's too close for comfort and a powerful thug with a score to settle are turning Marisol's precise planning and seductive fail-safes into insidious traps. Now this beautiful modern-day Robin Hood will have to play some lethal wild cards without rules or limits to save those she loves - and live to steal another day.
©2016 Aya de León (P)2017 Recorded Books
Essence® best-selling author Gwynne Forster crafts this moving look at a womans troubled relationship with her mother. Kendras mom Ginny has let her down her whole life. Yet even now, at 33 years old, Kendra cant say no when her mother asks for help. So, determined to finally distance herself from Ginnys lies, Kendra starts seeing psychologist Sam Hughes. Through Sam, Kendra finds stability, independence, and even a chance at love. But when her mother returns more desperate than ever, Kendras newfound strength is put to the ultimate test.
©2011 Gwendolyn Johnson-Acsadi (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC