Teenage beauty Johnnie Wise has seen her share of hardship. Sold into prostitution at an early age, she is an accessory to a murder that sparks terrible race riots. Her boyfriend, Lucas, wants to give her a better life, but Johnnie has a powerful effect on men, and gangster Napoleon Bentley will stop at nothing to have her.
Set in 1950s New Orleans, Little Black Girl Lost is a powerful tale filled with sex, greed, and the explosive political and social climates of an America long gone. Fifteen-year-old beauty Johnnie Wise lives her life devoted to God. But her innocence is shattered when her mother, who has been a prostitute for years, sells Johnnie's body to lecherous insurance man Earl Shamus.
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Essence best-selling author Keith Lee Johnson’s fifth installment in his ongoing "Little Black Girl Lost" series picks up where the fourth book left off by continuing the diary of Josephine Baptiste. As more details about Josephine’s past come to light, the African heritage of modern-day Johnnie Wise is further explained.
After three long weeks of wondering if the police are going to figure out what really happened in her hotel room, Johnnie leaves Jackson, Mississippi, without being questioned. When she sees Paul Masterson, the preacher who helped her when she thought her life was over, standing on the landing of the train depot in Providence, Rhode Island, she thinks she's found sanctuary, a place where she can cease worrying.
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Unafraid to use her assets, young Johnnie has wiled her way into the lives of several dangerous men. She also happens to be connected to three murders. Now that her enemies are closing in from all sides, it seems her luck may run out.
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With the smell of burning wood and bricks lingering in the cool morning breeze, Johnnie Wise left New Orleans while her home was still smoldering. She had just been acquitted of murdering Sharon Trudeau, one of her former stocker brokers who had stolen a substantial amount of her nest egg. Broke with nothing but the clothes on her back and the shoes on her feet, Johnnie heads to East St. Louis to live with her father.
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Phoenix Perry springs into action after she learns that her cousin has been blown away in Las Vegas by home invaders bent on robbing and then killing their victims on a spree that begins in California and makes its way to the nation's capitol. In this fast-paced thriller, the victims are criminals, too, and cannot involve the police. Rogue members of the intelligence community have gotten involved with orders to kill Phoenix if she gets too close to finding out about Operation Scarecrow.
Essence best-selling author Keith Lee Johnson's popular series continues with this fourth book, which reaches back to unearth the roots of JohnnieWise's family tree. On the eve of her arranged marriage in an African village, a 16-year-old girl elopes with her fiancé's younger brother. But the lovers are captured and sold into American slavery - and the girl wonders if she'll ever see her man again.
"Wonderful Story of History and Never ending Love"
National best-selling author Keith Lee Johnson enjoyed breakout success for his novel Little Black Girl Lost. Now Johnson introduces Nelson Kennard, a former number-one NBA draft pick who blew his chance at the big time - and is about to lose the best thing that's ever happened to him, sexy school teacher Parris Stalls. Soon-to-be-dissed Nelson may have been a playa back in the day, but there's always another baller waiting in the wings.
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Portia Barrington, the precocious 15-year-old daughter of defense attorney Myles Barrington, has been kidnapped. Portia's bodyguard, who doubled as her chauffeur, is missing. Myles paid twice, but the kidnappers demand a third ransom. Why would kidnappers ask for three ransoms, knowing that each time they collect, they risk being captured by the police, Phoenix Perry wonders, when she's asked to investigate. Is the kidnapping a hoax? Did Myles Barrington do something so hideous to his daughter that he has to fake a kidnapping to cover it up?
When the set of twins are released from prison, they have one thing on their minds: to settle the score against the people who put them there in the first place. The revenge killings begin in the District of Columbia with the murder of the prison warden and his wife - both found viciously beaten and brutally dismembered - and to continue on the opposite coast where a socialite is found dead in Malibu.
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Pretenses is the story of Coco Nimburu - a fascinating, bloodthirsty assassin who will stop at nothing to kill her victims and artfully baffle the authorities. Enter Phoenix Perry: a tough, smart, and savvy FBI agent known to hold her own against even the most lethal of criminals. Phoenix is supposed to be working on a serial rapist case but is hand-picked by the president to find the identity of the assassin. Soon Phoenix finds that the two cases may be related - and that the culprit knows her every move.
All the girls love Luther; he's tall, handsome, and built like an NFL linebacker. Even the faculty sees him as a role model, being an excellent citizen all four of his high school years. He's got the world in the palm of his hand. He's a natural born leader. He's the president of this, and the captain of that, and the boyfriend of Savannah Perry, the most beautiful girl in school. His dream has come true. He's just gotten word that he's won a scholarship to West Point Military Academy.
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