A refuge in good times and bad, there's nothing the four very different Richardson sisters won't do to sustain their family's legacy - a historic bed-and-breakfast in Charleston, South Carolina. Now, as one sister celebrates new love, another's heart is sorely tested.... One night only - that's all Robin Richardson-Baptiste will give the husband she once adored. She thought nothing could shatter their storybook marriage - not illness or a life-saving operation that left her unable to have children. For her husband, Dr. Logan Baptiste, told her in a thousand unspoken ways their love was all he needed. But now, in the face of overwhelming evidence, his co-worker, Kamrie, claims Logan fathered her son. Logan can't recall what happened with Kamrie - and DNA never lies. He does know he's never stopped loving his gentle, courageous wife. But doing whatever it takes to uncover the truth, and save his marriage, not to mention his career, will challenge them like never before. And one night of undivided attention and desire may be the only thing to heal their hearts, reveal all - or shatter things beyond repair....
©2021 Cheris Hodges (P)2021 Recorded Books
Id found God in her eyes and a prayer in the subtle way she moaned. I found my soul, the spirit of humanity between her thighs. Devilish temptress or holy angel, I would have her all to myself. Nothing could happen to her, ever. Not one scratch. Not one frown on her face. I would kill to make her happy. From Harlem to Prague, Moscow to St. Petersburg, Kazimir and the Harlem Crew are ready to destroy all enemies in their path. But some foes hide well within the shadows, and not everyone thats with them is a friend. In Part II of The Lion and the Mouse, there are hearts to protect, blood debts to repay, and several deadly games to end. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Jealousy, greed, and violent revenge are all at the forefront in this addictive listen by Brenda Hampton, the queen of girlfriends' drama. Kayla, Evelyn, and Trina have been on-and-off-again girlfriends for many years, but the lines of true friendship have been crossed, the knives that went into another friend's back cut deep, and trust no longer applies when one woman has an affair with another's man. Will this trio ever be able to regain the bond of loyalty they once shared?
©2016 Brenda Hampton (P)2018 Recorded Books
For the three very different Richardson sisters, continuing their family's renowned bed-and-breakfast legacy is already a formidable job. But unexpected desire will challenge them in ways they never imagined... Sportswriter Nina Richardson had the perfect life away from her family's famous shadow. But a social media blowup and rejection by her boyfriend brought her back to their peaceful Charleston, South Carolina B&B to figure out what went wrong. So there's no way she's going to trust the crazy-hot sparks flying between her and handsome new employee Clinton Jefferson. It's just reckless, rip-his-clothes-off, one-night-and-forget-it lust - right? Fresh from working for the Richardsons' biggest rival, Clinton wants to show his modernization ideas aren't sabotage or a gimmick. Getting involved with the rebellious Nina means trouble for sure - but he can't resist showing this stubborn, fiery woman how she should be loved. But false accusations and Nina's returned ex shake their passion - and fragile trust - to the core. Now between cascading obstacles and conflicting loyalties, can Clinton and Nina untangle what they really want in time?
©2020 Cheris Hodges (P)2020 Recorded Books
Los Angeles talent manager Benita Hawkins has returned to tiny Trinity Falls, Ohio, to visit her elderly great-aunt Helen - and hopefully convince her to move to assisted living. But that's not the only move Benita hopes to inspire. After years of hometown hookups with her childhood sweetheart, university band director Vaughn Brooks, Benita wants more: for Vaughn to move to LA and settle down with her. She even gets involved in his work, planning to lure him to the City of Angels.... Vaughn has loved Benita since high school, but he also loves Trinity Falls. Hoping to seduce her to stay, he asks Benita to help out with the local production of his original musical. But when Benita takes her role too far, she may have blown both their dreams - unless she can prove to Vaughn that they want the same things out of life after all....
©2015 Patricia Sargeant-Matthews (P)2015 Recorded Books
Kazimir, the head of the Bratva, has come to New York to find the person who murdered his loyal washer. Nicknamed The Russian Lion because he's credited with over 200 kills, the death of his washer is enough to start a dark and deadly war. Unfortunately, Emily falls on Kazimir's radar. Her brother is suspected of being involved in the murder, and she's determined to do everything she can to save him. Kazimir forces her to launder his money and finds that she's the perfect fit for the job. Known as a con to most and a hustler to many, she's the best washer in Harlem, and she keeps all of the low-key gangsters on their toes. At first, Kazimir and Emily have a tricky arrangement based on fear and danger. Working for Kazimir is like balancing on a tightrope. He's a monster wrapped in a gorgeous package, and his air of sensuality almost makes her forget just how dangerous the man is. Sexual tension heats up between the two, but one violent night changes everything. Kazimir and Emily must somehow learn to trust each other before they end up dead. But when hidden secrets arise regarding the death of Kazimir's washer, his money won't be the only thing that's dirty. And, unfortunately, their rising attraction may not survive.
©2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Three powerful African-American female executives celebrate their gender and heritage as they share their secrets for success in this effective guide for businesswomen. Ways to communicate thoughtfully, trust yourself, and exude self-esteem are just a few tactics the authors discuss for those who want to enter the workforce as confident leaders.
©2010 Elaine Meryl Brown (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
On-point dialogue and relentlessly erotic prose characterize national best-selling author Niobia Bryants mesmerizing novels. The third in a series starring the heartbreaking Strong brothers, Give Me Fever takes the game to another level. A quiet accountant, Kaeden Strong is blown away when he meets Jade Princea tomboy nature guide with the body of a goddess. Despite his allergies, Kaeden agrees to go on a camping trip, which Jade is hired to lead. And while stranded one night, the two share a rowdy tumble in a sleeping bag. Now desiring to turn that one night of passion into something more, Kaeden makes a strong push to win Jades affectionsbut hes going to have to pull out all the stops to outmaneuver the other men already in line. Bryant keeps listeners up late into the night with a tale of passionate, untamed lovers. A rousing reading by Shari Peele injects additional fire into this steamy contemporary romance.
©2010 Niobia Bryant (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
Full-figured diva Desa Rae Jenkins and her lover boy, Roc Dawson, have finally agreed to make their way down the aisle for better or worse, richer or poorer, and no mess whatsoever shall keep them apart. Several weeks before the long-awaited wedding, however, Desa Rae is confronted by a woman from the past who makes her aware of Roc's naughty nights in a place known as Hell House.The betrayal sends them back to what Desa Rae considers square one, but then the unthinkable happens. Roc discovers that she's been keeping some secrets too. During a prior visit to her son's college, Desa Rae and her ex-husband, Reggie, dared to go where they never thought they'd venture again. As a result, Roc is ready to put his foot where the sun doesn't shine. He doesn't believe that Desa Rae would do him like that. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Each one continues to make a case for why the other is guilty as charged. Black love is, once again, on the chopping block. Can love survive, or will Desa Rae and Roc come to a difficult decision to put their ongoing madness to rest and settle for being long-distance friends?
©2013 Brenda Hampton (P)2013 Recorded Books
From Hugo Award-winning editor Neil Clarke, the best science fiction stories of the year are collected in a single volume. Keeping up-to-date with the most buzzworthy and cutting-edge science fiction requires sifting through countless magazines, e-zines, websites, blogs, original anthologies, single-author collections, and more - a task accomplishable by only the most determined and voracious readers. For everyone else, Night Shade Books is proud to introduce the latest volume of The Best Science Fiction of the Year, a yearly anthology compiled by Hugo and World Fantasy Award-winning editor Neil Clarke, collecting the finest that the genre has to offer, from the biggest names in the field to the most exciting new writers. The best science fiction scrutinizes our culture and politics, examines the limits of the human condition, and zooms across galaxies at faster-than-light speeds, moving from the very near future to the far-flung worlds of tomorrow in the space of a single sentence. Clarke, publisher and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed and award-winning magazine Clarkesworld, has selected the short science fiction (and only science fiction) best representing the previous year's writing, showcasing the talent, variety, and awesome "sensawunda" that the genre has to offer. Table of Contents Introduction: A State of the Short SF Field in 2018 When We Were Starless - Simone Heller Intervention - Kelly Robson All the Time We've Left to Spend - Alyssa Wong Domestic Violence - Madeline Ashby Ten Landscapes of Nili Fossae - Ian McDonald Prophet of the Roads - Naomi Kritzer Traces of Us - Vanessa Fogg Theories of Flight - Linda Nagata Lab B-15 - Nick Wolven Requiem - Vandana Singh Sour Milk Girls - Erin Roberts Mother Tongues - S. Qiouyi Lu Singles' Day - Samantha Murray Nine Last Days on Planet Earth - Daryl Gregory The Buried Giant - Lavie Tidhar The Anchorite Wakes - R.S.A. Garcia Entropy War - Yoon Ha Lee An Equation of State - Robert Reed Quantifying Trust - John Chu Hard Mary - Sofia Samatar Freezing Rain, a Chance of Falling - L.X. Beckett Okay, Glory - Elizabeth Bear Heavy Lifting - A.T. Greenblatt Lions and Gazelles - Hannu Rajaniemi Different Seas - Alastair Reynolds Among the Water Buffaloes, a Tiger's Steps - Aliette de Bodard Byzantine Empathy - Ken Liu Meat and Salt and Sparks - Rich Larson Umbernight - Carolyn Ives Gilman
©2019 Neil Clarke (P)2019 Recorded Books
Savannah was everything Dre wanted in a woman: beautiful, educated, independent, and classy. On top of that, she was the best lover Dre had ever had. It had to be kismet that brought these two together because karma would have never allowed it. Savannah had made too many negative deposits into karma's bank without any withdrawals to end up with a good man like Dre. Perhaps, karma and kismet were in cahoots. There was a lot about Savannah that Dre didn't know initially, like her non-nurturing, revenge-seeking, conniving, and unfaithful ways. Nor did Dre know that he had fallen in love with karma's new prey on the eve of her receiving a taste of everything she had dished out. However, there was also a lot about Dre that Savannah didn't know, nor did she take the time to find out. Two facets in particular were his low tolerance for infidelity and zero tolerance for lies! After pushing Dre over the edge multiple times with both, what will she do when he volunteers to jump off?
©2020 Raynesha Pittman (P)2020 Recorded Books
Best friends since the fifth grade, Vaughn, Reenie, Susan, and Audrey have always been considered the most likely to write the Great American Novel, marry a prince, find fame, and run the world, respectively. Now in their 50s, they are all still chasing those dreams - which sometimes makes the "girls" collide.
©2006 Sheila Williams (P)2007 Recorded Books
The Corsican has kidnapped Emily. Lethally passionate, Kazimir will stop at nothing to get his lover back. Meanwhile, the Corsican is finding it difficult to hold on to this cunning woman. Paris will never be the same again. Will Kazimir save his mouse? Or will France blow up in flames? Warning: This novel will leave you raw and restless as Kazimir and Emily face obstacle after obstacle.
©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Elite investigator Zoe Harrington isn't about to be fooled twice. She knows all the tempting by-any-means-necessary games FBI agent Carver Banks will use to close a case. So when he needs her help with a missing person case, she's happy to charge him double the fee - and keep his sizzling moves at arm's length. But when the search strikes too close to home, Zoe finds the passion between them reigniting past the danger point. Carver doesn't want to deceive Zoe again. He's never stopped wanting the sexy private detective who can match him play for passionate play. But she's at the top of a hit list. And he'll do whatever it takes to keep her out of harm's way - until Zoe uncovers his true agenda. Now, how can he prove his love for her is real? And with time running out, will their one chance to survive mean losing each other forever?
©2017 Cheris Hodges (P)2017 Recorded Books
Will this Westmoreland affair remain a secret? Find out in this novel from New York Times best-selling author Brenda Jackson! It has been a year since Jillian Novak ended their affair - a year that left Dr. Aidan Westmoreland determined to win back his lover. He knows they shouldn't have to keep their relationship a secret, and he'll follow her around the world to prove it. Fourteen days on a cruise ship - just Aidan, Jillian, and the deep blue sea - and a passion that won't be denied.
©2014 Brenda Streater Jackson (P)2015 Recorded Books
The love/hate relationship between Diane and Kendra Williams takes mother-daughter drama to entirely different level. Diane is a single mother who prides herself on being a master manipulator. She has no problem using anything or anyone to get what she wants. Whether its treating her sister, Celia, as her personal ATM or seducing unlikely, unsuspecting men, she will do whatever it takes to get ahead. Her daughter, Kendra, is a hardworking student who does a better job parenting her younger twin sisters than their mom does. She is determined to be nothing like her mother, and instead, strives to follow in her Aunt Celias footsteps to get the car, house, and career of her dreams. After meeting Bilal, a handsome, streetwise entrepreneur, she may just land the man of her dreams as well. When tragedy strikes one of the twins, instead of being there for her family, Diane sees it as one more opportunity to exploit for her own personal gain. And when a secret that both Diane and Kendra have been keeping comes out, the entire family is ripped apart. Will Kendra be able to hold on to everything that means the world to her, or will her mamas drama snatch it all away?
©2018 La Jill Hunt (P)2018 Recorded Books
When 16-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white. In the aftermath of Tariq's death, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up. Day by day, new twists further obscure the truth. Tariq's friends, family, and community struggle to make sense of the tragedy, and to cope with the hole left behind when a life is cut short. In their own words, they grapple for a way to say with certainty: This is how it went down.
©2014 Kekla Magoon (P)2014 Recorded Books
Set on breathtaking Coates Island, off the coast of North Carolina, best-selling author Rochelle Alers' new series debut brings together three book-loving women whose summer will offer a chance to rewrite their own stories.... For three decades, the Seaside Cafe has served delicious meals to locals and island tourists alike. Kayana Johnson has moved home to help her brother run the cafe - and to nurse her wounds following a deep betrayal. Between cooking favorite recipes - creole chicken with buttermilk waffles, her grandmother's famous mac and cheese - and spending time reading, Kayana is trying to embrace a life free of entanglements, while staying open to new connections.... After striking up a conversation with two customers, Kayana suggests a summer book club. Each week, they'll meet on the patio to talk about their favorite novels. But there are plot twists awaiting them in real life too. For schoolteacher Leah, this two-month sojourn is the first taste of freedom she's had in her unhappy marriage. Cherie, filled with regret about her long-term affair with a married politician, discovers a powerful new passion. And Kayana finds a kindred spirit in a reclusive visitor who's ready to make his true identity known and fill this summer with new possibilities....
©2020 Rochelle Alers (P)2020 Recorded Books
Cases hit emotional chords when two lawyers force their clients to reckon interracial relationships and family drama. Will the racial tension of their cases destroy them or make them stronger? When the prestigious law firm of Wayne, Rothstein, and Lincoln catches two major cases - a rape case against a white NBA star who allegedly raped a black stripper, and a murder case against a black rapper who allegedly killed a gay couple and two policemen - Bill O'Neil and Ben Turner are tasked with handling these racially charged litigations.
©2020 Ben Burgess Jr. (P)2020 Recorded Books
Reminiscent of her captivating, scandalous Mama Ruby series, New York Times best-selling author Mary Monroe crafts a story set in the Deep South during the Depression, in this tale of a woman determined to have a respectable life - no matter what it costs to keep it.... The daughter of a prostitute mother and an alcoholic father, Maggie Franklin knew her only way out was to marry someone upstanding and church-going. Someone like Hubert Wiggins, the most eligible man in Lexington, Alabama - and the son of its most revered preacher. Proper and prosperous, Hubert is glad to finally have a wife, even one with Maggie's background. For Hubert has a secret he desperately needs to stay hidden. And Maggie's unexpected charm, elegance, and religious devotion makes her the perfect partner in lies.... Their surprising union makes the Wiggins the town's most envied couple - complete with a son, Claude, whom Maggie idolizes. Until he falls in love with the worst possible fiancee. Terrified, Maggie won't let Daisy destroy her son. And when her employer's brother sexually harasses her, Maggie knows something needs to be done about him as well. In fact, she realizes there are an awful lot of sinning "disruptive" people who should be eliminated from her perfect world.... But the more Maggie tries to take control, the more obstacles are thrown in her way. And when it seems like the one person she always expected to be there is starting to drift away, Maggie will play one final, merciless game to secure what she's fought so hard to earn....
©2021 Mary Monroe (P)2021 Recorded Books
The first in a new series chronicling the fortunes of the Brooklyn Monarchs, a fictional NBA franchise, Fast Break is another triumph for fan-favorite author Regina Hart. Here, two-time league MVP and three-time champion DeMarcus Guinn is going to turn the Monarchs around his way, or not at all. The only obstacle he must overcome is a developing rivalry with the fiery team owner, Jaclyn Jones.
©2011 Patricia Sargeant-Matthews (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
Former cop Cass Raines has found the world of private investigation a less stressful way to eke out a living in the Windy City. But when she stumbles across the dead body of a respected member of the community, it's up to her to prove a murderer is on the loose.... Cops can make mistakes, even when they're not rookies. If anyone knows that it's Cass Raines, who took a bullet two years ago after an incompetent colleague screwed up a tense confrontation with an armed suspect. Deeply traumatized by the incident, Cass resigned from the Chicago PD, leaving one less female African-American on the force. Now she's the head of a one-woman private investigation agency, taking on just enough work to pay the bills. She spends the rest of her time keeping an eye on the tenants in her little Hyde Park apartment building, biking along the lakefront, and playing chess with the only father figure she's ever known, Father Ray Heaton. When Father Ray asks Cass to look into a recent spate of vandalism at his church, she readily agrees to handle the case. But only hours later she's horrified to discover his murdered body in the church confessional, a dead gangbanger sprawled out nearby. She knew Pop, as she called him, had ticked off plenty of people, from slumlords to drug dealers and even some parishioners and politicians, with his uncompromising defense of the downtrodden. But a late-night random theft doesn't seem like much of a motive at a cash-strapped parish like Saint Brendan's. The lead detective assigned to the case is all too ready to dismiss it as an interrupted burglary gone awry, just another statistic in a violent city. But Cass's instincts tell her otherwise, and badge or no badge, she intends to see justice done....
©2018 Tracy Clark (P)2018 Recorded Books
Imagine sitting around a kitchen table with a small group of women friends asking compassionate Master Teachers - Saint Germain, Kuthumi, Sananda, Kuan Yin, Mary, and others absolutely anything you wanted . . . and getting detailed answers. Join such a group of women, affectionately named by Master Saint Germain the "Sisters of the Flame." These spiritual teachings focus on the important lessons of Love, Emotion, and the Awakening. Learn about the Angels who serve each of us. Enjoy clear explanations about the roles of minds, bodies, chakras, and sounds. Do you have questions about freewill, collective thought, and cooperation? Here are answers. What about personality and the ONE; fear and safety; science, technology, and healing; Christ and Anti-Christ? Sisters of the Flame provide everyone with a questioning mind and concerns about our future information to help us welcome what many of us perceive to be cataclysmic times. No, say the Masters, it is not a time for despair. Instead, consider it to be a monumental opportunity in this school room we call Earth--an opportunity to become our highest selves. Through Sisters of the Flame, you will learn how. The complete list of narrators includes: Christine FitzGerald, Michael Bellamy, Shari Peele, Rob Granniss, Chris Ruen, June Wayne, Jennette Selig, Marci Fine, Amanda Sayle, Graham Halstead, Saskia Maarleveld, Jennifer O'Donnell.
©2013 Lori A. Toye (P)2014 I AM America Publishing & Distribuing
Love is in the air when the Strong brothers come home and revisit their roots with the sexy story of how it all began.... Lisha Rockmon just wants a good man who respects her family values. But most of the men of Holtsville, S.C., want to get physical a lot faster than she does - except Kael Strong. Their attraction is hard to ignore. Yet the one man Lisha can imagine a future with doesn't seem ready to get involved at all.... Wounded by his last relationship, Kael is hesitant to open his heart again, even to a woman as irresistible as Lisha. But despite his misgivings - and some outside interference - love just may find a way, setting the stage for future generations....
©2013 Niobia Bryant (P)2013 Recorded Books
New York Times best-selling author Mary B. Morrison delivers a sizzling, twist-filled tale of four competitive friends, a dangerous bet-and high-stakes consequences no one can afford to win. From childhood games to career challenges, Trymm, Dallas, Kohl, and Blitz have stayed the best of friends - and each others' toughest competition. These bachelors live to party up, sex it down, and get it all. And now they're betting on which of them can "date-and-dump" the most women in a month - and post the proof on social media. Winner takes all: a cool million dollars. But this game is about to get all-too-real. Trymm has no problem bedding married women looking for quick-and-dirty satisfaction - until he falls hard for one he can't have. A cynical ex-soldier battling PTSD, Dallas woos a hopeful bride to exhaust her savings for picket-fence promises - just to humor his boys. Kohl enjoys his best one-night stand with a mysterious beauty - but his recklessness backfires big time after he exposes her. And Blitz thinks he's giving a powerful Fortune 500 executive the business - until he gets played. Now everything they care about most - money, family, and friendship - is on the line. All the right moves won't keep them safe - especially from each other. And the only way out of the game is to concede or risk everything on a dangerous gamble they can only lose.
©2018 Mary B. Morrison (P)2018 Recorded Books
From the Amazon Charts best-selling author of One Small Sacrifice, a gripping mystery about a sinister murder that everyone wants to stay buried - except one dogged NYPD detective. Jo Greaver is a model of success. Young and ambitious, shes built a thriving beauty business from nothing. But she has secrets shell do anything to keep buried. When her blackmailer offers to meet, Jo expects to pay him off - but gets a bullet instead. Bleeding and in shock, Jo flees with no one to turn to. When NYPD detective Sheryn Sterling and her partner, Rafael Mendoza, find Andray Baxter murdered in his own home - shot through the heart - everything points to Jo as the killer. Her blood is at the scene, and so are disturbing photos of her taken as a young teen. But Sheryn has doubts. Was the kindhearted Andray really a criminal? Why did he repeatedly report finding spyware in his apartment? Was there something shady about Jos sister dying a year earlier? Somethings not right, and its up to Sheryn to piece together the sinister puzzle, no matter the cost.
©2020 Hilary Davidson (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Ava belonged to me. No one else could be with her, and no one else would do for me. It would take time and gifts, wine and listening, whatever else, but she would understand one day. She would know only me. Once I had Ava in my grips, I would never release her. Misha For a year, Kazimirs cousin Misha has been obsessed with Ava - the only black ballerina in the Mariinsky theater company. When the opportunity arises to spend time with Ava, Misha seizes it. But over and over distractions appear - a psycho here and there, a devil, stolen nukes, and even a missing corpse. Over and over, obstacles arise. Can Misha battle them all as he fights for Avas love? Or will he never get his ballerina? Ava Ballet is all Ava has ever known. Due to the murder of the companys prima ballerina, Ava was given the principal role in the ballet. On opening night, she blew minds and captured everyones hearts. If the company keeps her in the position, they will be making history. There has been no ethnic principal in the Mariinsky Theaters 150 years of operation. But is Russia ready for their first black prima ballerina? And what dark, threatening things come with the position?
©2019 Kenya Wright (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Regina Harts sizzling contemporary romance Fast Break introduced listeners to the lives and loves of professional basketballs Brooklyn Monarchs. In its seductive sequel, Monarchs PR rep Troy Marshall is having a tough time keeping the behavior of the team captain and a troublemaking co-owner in check - a job made even harder when he goes head-to-head with beautiful sports writer Andrea Benson.
©2012 Regina Hart (P)2012 Recorded Books
In her most riveting novel yet, New York Times best-selling author Mary B. Morrison delivers an emotional rollercoaster of a tale of four new friends chasing after their heart's desires, no matter the cost.... For Jordan, Victoria, Kingston, and Chancelor, exciting, fast-paced Atlanta offers everything their stifling rural hometowns couldn't. But career success is easy compared to the city's dating scene of users, losers, and gold diggers. So they decide online dating might just be the answer - as long as they take precautions, work their perfect odds-beating plan, and have each other's backs. With luck, and prayers, they'll fulfill their fantasies and find real love at the same time.... An accomplished lawyer, Jordan must look hard at potential suitors. But Terrence seems to be the honest man of her dreams, until accusations and the court of public opinion threaten to take Jordan down with him.... Sixty-something real estate pro Victoria thinks young men equal satisfaction a good Christian woman like her deserves, but anything-goes sex makes her bet more than she can afford to lose.... Basketball star Kingston has the perfect life and wife, but exploring what he really wants on the downlow is a game he may not win.... And for marketing guru Chancelor, who's used to manipulating women, the net is a paradise of prey, but the consequences could blow more than his schemes apart. Soon enough, thanks to secret agendas, lies, and truths they can't even admit to themselves, all four friends' lives are in danger of being upended. And the results could rack up a price no one can pay.
©2020 Mary B. Morrison (P)2020 Recorded Books
The war has ended. Kazimir hopes to spend quiet time with Emily, but there are more enemies creeping within the shadows - new dangers that threaten the couple's happiness. Can the Lion and Mouse have their happy ending? Or are they destined to fight a battle that one of them may not survive?
©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
It's scorched-earth, all-or-nothing war for Memphis' most merciless ride-or-die women, and even their survival skills are no guarantee. And once alliances splinter and explosive revelations rip apart their empire, one diva's revenge will become the ultimate deadly reign. Between total gang exterminations and brutal collateral damage, the stakes have never been higher for the women of the Dirty South. Good-girl-gone-lethal Ta'Shara is in for the fight of her life - her own. To work a dangerous truce, Vice Lord ex-chief Lucifer pulls a deadly play as wrenching secrets put her at ground zero. Beautiful Cleo will do anything to destroy the man now controlling her - and no killer price is too high. And as police captain Hydeya Hawkins closes in on gangland's elite, she'll fight to survive her department's dirtiest secrets. Now these queen divas have each other dead in their sights - and only one can live to rule.
©2016 De'Nesha Diamond (P)2016 Recorded Books
The most ruthless ride-or-die women of Memphis saved their empire by nearly destroying the streets. But as unexpected new rivals rise and brutal secrets shatter lives, betrayal means winner rules all. Putting out chaos with gasoline is one play that even the women of the Dirty South can't control. One merciless kill vaults good-girl-gone-bad Ta'Shara into gangland's power elite - but an enemy she doesn't see is targeting everything she can't afford to lose. For former Vice Lord chief Lucifer, taking back her power means all-out war on her lethal lover, no matter what the cost. Gorgeous Cleo at last has her sister's killer in her sights - if she can survive one deadly game too many. And as Queen G LeShelle's lies finally choke hold her life, trusting someone more vicious than her husband, Python, may be the last mistake she'll ever make. Now these king divas will leave nothing standing - because if they can't reign, no one will.
©2015 De'nesha Diamond (P)2015 Recorded Books
In the final chapter of her Brooklyn Monarchs trilogy, best-selling author Regina Hart takes her game to the next level. NBA legend Warrick Davis has his eyes on a championship run to end his career. But his swan song is bringing unwelcome attention, stressing his already fragile marriage and fraying bonds with teammates. And with passions heating up on and off the court, the situation only gets more complicated when a devastating secret is revealed.
©2012 Regina Hart (P)2012 Recorded Books
Celebrated author Cheris Hodges pens romantic tales that hit all the right notes. In Recipe for Desire, Marie Charles party-girl days come to a screeching halt with a DWI arrest and a totaled Jaguar. Sentenced to 500 hours of community service at a local womens shelter, her only bright spot is a fellow volunteer, TV star Devon Harris. But Devon wants nothing to do with Marie and her selfish ways - until her work at the shelter has her turning over a new leaf.
©2012 Cheris Hodges (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC
What happens in the stacks stays in the stacks.... Professor Victoria Reese knows an uphill battle when she sees one. Convincing her narrow-minded colleagues at the elite Pembroke University to back a partnership with the local library is a fight she saw coming and already has a plan for. What she didnt see coming? The wildly hot librarian who makes it clear books arent the only thing hed like to handle. When a tightly wound, sexy-as-hell professor proposes a partnership between his library and her university, childrens department head John Donovan is all for it. He knows his tattoos and easygoing attitude arent quite what she expected, but the unmistakable heat between them is difficult to resist. And then theres the intriguing late fee on her record. For the Dukes Convenience...a late fee and a sexy romance novel? Theres more to Dr. Reese than shes letting on. John might like to tease her about her late fee, but when he teases her in other ways, Victoria is helpless to resist. Mixing business with pleasure - and oh, it is pleasure - always comes with risks, but maybe a little casual fun between the sheets is just what Victoria needs.
©2020 Charish Reid (P)2020 Recorded Books
In Tracy Clark's electrifying new mystery featuring Cassandra Raines, the former Chicago cop turned private investigator looks into a suspicious death as a favor to a friend - and makes some powerful enemies.... Sitting in cold cars for hours, serving lowlifes with summonses...being a PI means riding out a lot of slow patches. But sometimes the most familiar paths can lead straight to danger - like at Cass's go-to diner, where new delivery guy Jung Byson wants to enlist her expertise. Jung's friend, Tim Ayers, scion of a wealthy Chicago family, has been found dead, floating in Lake Michigan near his luxury boat. And Jung is convinced there's a murderer on the loose.... Cass reluctantly begins digging only to discover that Jung neglected to mention one crucial fact: Tim Ayers was terminally ill. Given the large quantities of alcohol and drugs found in his body, Ayers' death appears to be either an accident or suicide. Yet as much as Cass would like to dismiss Jung's suspicions, there are too many unanswered questions and unexplained coincidences. Why would anyone kill a dying man? Working her connections on both sides of the law, Cass tries to point the police in the right direction. But violence is escalating around her, and Cass's persistence has already attracted unwanted attention, uncovering sinister secrets that Cass may end up taking to her grave.
©2019 Tracy Clark (P)2019 Recorded Books
Best-selling author De'nesha Diamond brings her dynamic storytelling talent to DC's treacherous corridors of power - where scandal is merely the first move in a high-stakes game that makes its own rules. It's an offer too tempting to refuse: One night as an elite escort will give Abrianna Parker the fresh start she's been searching for and put the pain and costly missteps of the past behind her for good. But getting framed for a high-profile murder isn't what the coolheaded beauty signed up for. With police, government agencies, and a lethal third party on her trail, Abrianna will have to use all her resources to clear her name. That includes trusting an ex-con - and an attraction as incendiary as the lies they must expose. Now, as Abrianna puts her hard-won instincts and a team of street rebels in play, secrets are their only chance to dismantle a powerful web of corruption - or be buried without a trace.
©2017 De'nesha Diamond (P)2017 Recorded Books
In Michele Andrea Bowen's Up at the College, Yvonne Copeland - dumped by her husband and now homeless - returns to her hometown of Durham, North Carolina. Landing a job as an adjunct professor, she begins rebuilding her life and her relationship with God. And then she meets the university's basketball coach, who's everything she wants in a man - except for a defect only God can change.
©2009 Michele Andrea Bowen (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
The most lethal ride-or-die women in Memphis now run their gangs and the streets. But the aftermath of an all-out war means merciless new enemies, time-bomb secrets... and one chance to take it all... Bullets have no names and collateral damage is the game as the women of the Dirty South push to secure total control. Vice Lord chief Lucifer goes after the upstart Crippettes gang one by one - but locking down her power will put everything she lives to protect at risk. Ta'Shara straps on her training wheels to prove she can ride with the best of the Flowers - but does this good-girl-gone-bad really have what it takes to survive? And as Queen G LeShelle viciously body-drops to keep her bloody secrets buried, her husband Python may be the one person that can put her in check. Now these boss divas will go head-to-head for complete domination - because in the end only one can rule...
©2014 De'nesha Diamond (P)2014 Recorded Books
Things are finally coming together for Perri as she continues on her journey to womanhood. While she ultimately decides to let Derrick sweep her off her feet, Plus' feelings for her never seem to waver. However, when Derrick gets drafted into the NBA and has to relocate hundreds of miles away, Perri is faced with the decision to either stay in Maryland or leave with her fiancé for good. Now that Plus has completely stepped up as a father, the mere mention of Perri taking Camille away leaves him emotionally shattered. But after everything he's put Perri through is this now his karma? In addition to this love triangle, Tez and Myesha's relationship goes through its own struggle of sorts. Both of their pasts come back to haunt them, leaving a huge question mark over the survival of their union. While Jorell and Nika make such a cute couple, him with his "bama" ways and her with her quick-witted nature, will the secrets he has buried tear them apart? Find out what happens when people really do love hard but aren't fair when playing the game.
©2020 Johnni Sherri (P)2020 Recorded Books
Beverly Jenkins historical romances have earned her a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writers Guild and two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times. Set in 19th-century California, Destinys Embrace introduces listeners to ranch owner Logan Yates, who must come to terms with his true feelings for Mariah Cooper, his beautiful, headstrong housekeeper. But just as Logan decides to make Mariah his own, her former lover reenters her life. Now Logan will have to show Mariah that the passion they share has been written in the stars.
©2013 Andrew J. Fenady (P)2013 Recorded Books
DeNesha Diamond scores with audiences looking for gritty, streetwise tales from the hood. Gangsta Divas puts listeners on the streets of Memphis, where gang wars are heating up thanks to the arrival of dangerous new players - the Cripettes. Tashara is planning to knock her sister off her perch and climbing to the top of the game. Qianas deal with the devil places her directly in the crosshairs of forces ready to take her out. And Queen G LeShelles list of enemies keeps on growing. But for these gangsta divas, its all part of the game - one theyre determined to win.
©2012 Denesha Diamond (P)2013 Recorded Books
Best-selling author Niobia Bryant draws enthusiastic praise from fans and critics alike for her unique brand of contemporary urban fiction. In The Hot Spot, 40-something Zaria Ali is diving back into the dating pool following the meltdown of her 21-year marriage. Shes got her eyes and her heart set on Kaleb Strong, but at 26, is he too young for her? Kaleb is looking to settle down with the right woman - and hes about to show Zaria that age is nothing but a number.
©2011 Niobia Bryant (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
The diamonds are flawless, their drama is turned up ultra-high, and the taboo beauties from Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker's Millionaire Wives Club are back for a third season of explosive lies, forbidden sex, and scandals like you've never seen before! Step into the world of cable TV's hit reality show and meet new bride and new mother Milan, who finally has everything she's ever dreamed of. Problem is her perfect life doesn't work for TV. What will she do when the producer threatens to fire her? Editor-in-chief Chaunci isn't feeling the fame and the last thing she needs is to share the spotlight with her worst enemy, newcomer Journee. Socialite Journee expected her 82-year-old husband to only live four days past their wedding night, but it's been four years. And just when it seems that he's ready to meet his maker, his son - Journee's ex-lover - shows up. Hair care mogul Vera is struggling with her failing marriage and the last thing she needs is her drug-addicted mother to further ruin her life or her image. Jaise is finally standing by her man. But will she live the life she thinks or will it cost her everything?
©2014 Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker (P)2014 Recorded Books
A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Brenda Jackson has won numerous awards for her contemporary African-American romances. In Jamaica for a well-deserved vacation, city planner Darcy Owens is stunned by the sight of a chocolate-skinned god in the distance. Upon closer inspection, however, it turns out this dream man is York Ellis, an arrogant ex-cop - and notorious bachelor - Darcy knows all too well. But when her life is threatened, he offers her protection and sparks begin to fly between them.
©2011 Brenda Streater Jackson (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
In D.C.'s cutthroat political arena, revenge is the ultimate nuclear option. Framed for a high-profile murder, Abrianna Parker finds herself hurtling down a conspiracy rabbit hole in a desperate attempt to clear her name. Her only way out is to go after the most powerful man in the country. But the powers that be play dirty - and expose her billionaire adoptive father, Cargill Parker, and his criminal activity. With charges of collusion swirling on Capitol Hill, police and federal agencies force Abrianna off the grid. But she's not alone. By her side is ex-con turned private investigator Kadir Kahlifa, a man as seductive as he is dangerous. While battling a fiery passion, they team up with their band of street rebels and digital revolutionaries to burn through deception and spin to uncover the truth before it costs more innocent lives - mainly their own.
©2018 Adrianne Byrd (P)2018 Recorded Books
Oh, what a tangled web... Roxannes husband, Parker Redman, is shocked when hes arrested for delinquent child support...especially since the devoted husband hasnt fathered any children. Whos your daddy? The Parkers best friends, James and Serena, are in the final stages of a bitter divorce. Just when James thinks his nightmare is over, he learns his daughter has a different daddy... For the love of money... Single mom Lachez Baker is a ghetto-fabulous mother of three who seems to have it all, thanks to money from her childrens fathers. But soon, her life of designer clothes, endless parties, and steady cash collides with the man whos been the target of her carefully crafted paternity fraud. From author Pat Tucker comes a drama-filled tale of lies, schemes and consequences as these men discover the importance of knowing the paternity laws in your state.
©2010 Pat Tucker (P)2020 Recorded Books
Is a real man too hot for a pampered diva to handle? For Kaitlyn Strong, life has been a fun-filled free ride, all expenses paid by her wealthy father. As for relationships, why would Kaitlyn want to give up the fabulous single life? But after she goes on her most outrageous spending bender yet, she's informed it's time to make her own way. For a shocked Kaitlyn, that means getting a job - and an affordable apartment to go with it. Hard-working single father Quinton "Quint" Wells is proud of his job looking after a small apartment building. But he's never met a demanding diva like his new tenant, Kaitlyn. Yet despite their verbal clashes, there's a sizzling attraction between them. And there's a budding friendship between Kaitlyn and Quint's teen daughter, who needs a woman in her life. Quint needs a woman in his life too, and as the red hot desire between him and Kaitlyn builds, the only choice left is to surrender....
©2012 Niobia Bryant (P)2012 Recorded Books
The queen of the street lit genre, Denesha Diamond pens tales about the toughest ride-or-die chicks ever to roam the streets of the Dirty South. In Street Divas, four powerful women vie for total control of the Memphis hood, and they arent about to let past loyalties get in their way. While Lucifer is hitting the streets to get her revenge for a deadly shooting, Essence is hitting the sheets - with her best friends man. And Yolanda knows her path to power lies with her babys hustler father, but Queen G Leshelle is dead set on keeping this game all to herself.
©2011 De'nesha Diamond (P)2012 Recorded Books
Within DCs ruthless halls of power, the conspiracies are killer - and the endgame is anything but fake news.... With her name finally cleared of a murder charge, Abrianna Parker can at last marry her partner, Kadir Kahlifa. But the two have barely shared the news with their team of street rebels and digital revolutionaries when a disturbing disappearance throws everything off course. A reporter is missing, but not just any reporter - Tomi Lehane, whose articles exposed Abriannas parents and the shadow group behind the experiments that changed her life. Now Abrianna must decide if she will put aside her plans in order to save the woman who nearly cost her everything. With the government one step behind, the mission to rescues Tomi goes off the rails. Another team has been there first, one with more firepower than even the US government. With more players on the scene and no idea who to trust, Abrianna, Kadir, and the rest of the team are flying blind - and all of their special skills combined might not be enough to protect them from the fallout. With enemies all around and nowhere to turn, the only way out may be to burn it all down.
©2020 De'Nesha Diamond (P)2020 Recorded Books
Tender, emotional contemporary romance - you'll fall in love with this band of brothers and the strong women they're determined to win. Architect Maxwell Devers is laser-focused on winning the contract to build a new cultural arts center - his biggest project yet. But as a single dad of a beautiful baby girl, he has to find some help if he's going to stay on track. Yvonne Markham is thrilled to get her first nanny assignment. She knows the high-paying job will speed her progress toward owning a child-care center of her own. Maxwell's daughter is a delight, and she quickly comes to love the bouncing baby girl. Falling for her handsome new boss, however, was not part of the plan.... Hang on to your heartstrings: This multicultural romance features a single father, a sweet baby daughter, and the nanny who falls in love with them both.
©2020 Kianna Alexander (P)2021 Recorded Books
In this darkly seductive series, Lutishia Lovely turns up the heat as a devious beauty with mega revenge on her mind takes aim at a man who has everything.... to lose. She's smart, gorgeous, and mysterious. For business executive Nathan Carver, a man with everything, Jessica Bolton is the first woman he can't simply charm, buy, or seduce. And even before Jessica gets a taste of his luxurious lifestyle and irresistible moves, she's determined to eliminate the competition and become this handsome bachelor's one and only. But Jessica's deceptive allure is just the beginning. With every move, every tantalizing lie, Jessica lures Nathan and his close-knit family into a trap that will dismantle everything they treasure most. Because when it comes to loyalty and love, blood is thicker than water - and no amount of revenge is ever too much...
©2014 Lutishia Lovely (P)2014 Recorded Books
Take one heartbroken Chicago girl Literary editor Antonia Harper had it all - the career, the man, the future. That was then. Now Antonia is jobless, alone, and at a crossroads. What better time to travel the world? A solo honeymoon on the Emerald Isle will be like hitting the reset button. No distractions, no drama. Add some luck o' the Irish Aiden Byrnes may be a literature professor, but words fail him when he meets the woman staying in the cottage next door. Tully Cross is meant to be a sleepy little village, and he's meant to be on a working holiday - not a vacation, and most definitely not with his beautiful neighbor. And you get some mighty good craic They say laughter is the best medicine - and as it turns out, super-hot sex isn't so bad either. Antonia and Aiden's spark quickly grows into what could be something special, if they're willing to take the leap. Ending up an ocean apart is unthinkable, and when real life comes calling, there's no ignoring that leap anymore.
©2019 Charish Reid (P)2019 Recorded Books
An exciting new contemporary romance series featuring successful men and the women they're determined to win. Xavier Whitted, CPA and city council candidate, is excited to get away to the Crystal Coast for his best friend's wedding. He is shocked when he runs into his high school sweetheart there, the only woman he ever truly loved. Dr. Imani Grant is just about ready to open her own dermatology practice when old feelings for Xavier resurface. Imani isn't willing to let him back into her life, until Xavier starts a new campaign: win Imani back - no matter what it takes.
©2017 Kianna Alexander (P)2017 Recorded Books
The Blue-Collar Lover Series They dont wear suits, but the five Carter brothers work hard to earn a days pay - and keep the right woman satisfied.... No one turns out luscious pies and to-die-for cakes like Marvin Carter. Few outside of the family know about his baking skills, but working as a restaurant line cook is getting old fast. Now hell do whatever it takes to win start-up money from a major cooking contest and launch his own business. But his prime competition is making things hot for him in - and out - of the kitchen.... Naomi Carson is as savory as her soul food and has twice the spice. This confident, large-and-in-charge beauty also has high aspirations, and will work all her skills against the tasty Mr. Marvin to take first place - and stop living with Grandma. As their attraction burns hot, the other contestants cant take their heat nor their talent, and threaten to burn their dreams to ash. Will the desire be doused - or can Marvin and Naomi find common ground and fire up the chance of a lifetime? ALSO IN THIS SERIES Great escapism. (Library Journal on Packing Heat) Sexy, hot deliciousness...this power couple light up the page like a 100-megawatt bulb. (USAToday.com on Bad Boy Seduction)
©2019 Zuri Day (P)2019 Recorded Books
A Justice Hustlers novel. Two gorgeous sisters. One plays by the rules. The other lives her wild-card dreams on blast. But in this sizzling, twist-filled tale, they must help the exploited by putting their troubled relationship - and very different lives - on the line. Sisters from Trinidad, Violet and Lily have never had much in common. Stunning Lily arrives undocumented in New York and makes her way as a stripper. But Harvard-educated Violet is this close to the perfect assimilated life, thanks to a prestigious job, and her rich bougie fiance.... Until she aids a woman in trouble, and is mistaken for a notorious strip-club mogul's mistress. And when she's wrongly accused of helping him embezzle millions of his workers' earnings, Violet loses everything - except the determination to get her life back. Now Violet's on his track with the help of his vengeful ex-wife and the Lower East Side Women's Health Clinic's resourceful crew - which includes Lily. But a dashing longtime friend hungering for Violet's love, along with the mogul's all-too-real psychotic mistress, put the group's killer schemes at risk. And as Violet and Lily struggle to finally understand each other, they have only one shot to get justice for those who need it most.
©2018 Aya de Leon (P)2018 Recorded Books
Nothing invigorates the five Carter brothers more than an honest day's work - and the right women to come home to at night. Douglas Carter never expected the summer job he took at the post office 10 years ago to become his career. But now, at 28, he has zero regrets. He's happy to have a regular paycheck, good friends, and a sweet plan for retiring early. If only his cute but oh, so uptight new coworker felt as content as he does. Janice Baker works at the post office only out of necessity. Her real dream is to become a singer. At 30, she may be considered over the hill in the entertainment industry, but that just gives her a sense of urgency - and a resolve to date only men of means and ambition. Douglas is obviously not a candidate, despite his good looks. Yet as work forces them to get closer, they discover there's far more to each other than meets the eye and that two actually work better than one - on and off the job.
©2015 Zuri Day (P)2016 Recorded Books
In this thrilling new series, acclaimed author Lutishia Lovely dives into the scandalous heart of romantic obsession with a cunning, sexy seductress, and the object of her affections.... Freelance writer Jacqueline Tate arrives in Los Angeles and soon meets brilliant, award-winning scientist Randall Atwater, the man she's come to cover at a conference on trends and technology. He is everything she's read about - brainy, witty, handsome, and cool. And after a week spent with the most fascinating man she's ever known, there's no way she can give him up. There's just one problem: Randall's wife of 20 years. No matter - men like Randall are few and far between. Jacqueline knows that with a few bold moves, she can win the man she loves. But what happens when her love story is not a love story?
©2014 Lutishia Lovely (P)2014 Recorded Books
Diane McKinney-Whetstone, the award-winning and best-selling author of Tumbling, presents Trading Dreams at Midnight - an Essence Book Club Recommended Read. Back in 1984, 15-year-old Neena's mother left and never came back. And now Neena is following in her footsteps.
©2008 Diane McKinney-Whetstone (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC