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, because she's making the family take sides. Can a civil war within the Duncan family be averted before it tears them apart?
"Good read but....."
Carl Weber is a New York Times best-selling author who’s 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 congregation’s fortunes. But while Anthony’s got more than enough chops to raise a heavenly chorus, he’s also got a weakness for the ladies that could make the Devil himself stand up and take notice.
"Good read, but a little far fetched at times"
It's been three years since Aaron Mackie succeeded in helping his friend and mentor Bishop T.K. Wilson dig his ministry out of financial ruin. Aaron is also responsible for re-energizing the almost defunct choir into something special. His success has drawn national attention, and he's on the verge of signing a huge recording contract. With his life in order, Aaron decides the time is right to propose to Tia Gregory, the church secretary who caught his eye and inspired him to shed his Tiger Woods-like tendencies.
"What in the world?????"
The queen of the street lit genre, De’nesha 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 aren’t 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 friend’s man. And Yolanda knows her path to power lies with her baby’s hustler father, but Queen G Leshelle is dead set on keeping this game all to herself.
Chyanne Johnson has finally gotten her act together. She's found a man to call her own and is raising a son. After all of the drama that ensued behind finding out that Aric McHale, former boss, lover, and father to her son, was married, Chyanne finally has it made in the shade...or so she thinks. Stephanie, Aric's ex-wife, may have been found guilty of attempted murder, but she hasn't been sentenced yet and is still free to walk to streets.
"An Updated Soap Opera ~ But Very Entertaining"
In her sexiest novel yet, acclaimed romance writer Zuri Day reveals how losing a double-dare can be oh-so satisfying. Eden Anderson is more than a little annoyed at her bad luck when she gets stuck with Jansen McKnight as a temporary roommate. Not only did he torment her as a child, but he’s also a meat-loving, gun-toting cop. So when Jansen bets he can seduce Eden, she can’t wait to show him up. But things aren’t quite black and white—and only time will tell who will come out on top.
"Falling for Lovin' blue"
Launched with the summer '04 award-winning best seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books has published over 60 volumes in its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Featuring Noir Series stories from: Dennis Lehane, Don Winslow, Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Susan Straight, Jonathan Safran Foer, Laura Lippman, Pete Hamill, Joyce Carol Oates, Lee Child, T. Jefferson Parker, Lawrence Block, Terrance Hayes, and more.
Essence® best-selling author Michelle Stimpson delivers a stirring tale about learning to appreciate life by slowing down. Tori Henderson’s marketing career in Houston is on the fast track. But when her aunt falls ill, Tori returns to her tiny hometown to provide care - and ends up reconnecting with an old crush.
When club owner Adrian Bryant discovers his biological father is hotel magnate Elliot Crawford, his life unravels. Shunned by Crawford while he and his mother struggled, Adrian hatches a high-profile plan to destroy the Crawford name - and the reputations of his two half-brothers. But to shield the woman he loves from the hell he intends to unleash, Adrian has to let her go. Photographer Dana Singleton is heartbroken and confused by Adrian's behavior. But just when she's given up on their relationship, she begins to discover the truth - and a dark side of Adrian.
Miranda Parker’s acclaimed debut introduced sassy bail recovery agent Angel Crawford. In this second tale, Angel is back, and though this brainy part-time sleuth’s been ordered to take a vacation, she’s not slowing down. Determined to catch the killer who murdered her fiancé six years ago, Angel tracks the cold case into the depths of Atlanta’s hidden speakeasy society. And the case isn’t the only thing heating up - sparks are also flying between Angel and a suave U.S. Marshal.
Sasha Campbell’s sizzling debut follows Nikki Truth, a radio talk show host who has no trouble dishing out relationship advice on the air, yet can’t seem to follow that advice in her own life. With Nikki’s marriage on the rocks and her husband overseas, her best friend Trinette urges her to seek happiness elsewhere. But once Nikki realizes she’s not ready to move on, she may have already lost her husband for good.
Author Sasha Campbell has been shaking up the literary scene with her provocative tales of personal relationships. In Consequences, Trinette Montgomery is accustomed to her wealthy husband forgiving her affairs -- so she doesn’t hesitate to pursue her married boss when he tickles her fancy. But when things go wrong, she pays a visit to her friend Nikki Truth, who is having marital problems of her own. As things come to a head, Trinette and Nikki must band together to save both their families -- and their futures.
Listeners always find something special in Rhonda Bowen’s sweet tales of faith, love, and redemption. In One Way or Another, cutthroat Atlanta reporter Toni Shields is looking for a scoop at Jacob House, a local rehab center, when she locks horns with the clinic’s director, Adam Bayne. Adam doesn’t appreciate Toni’s attempts to find headlines within the center’s private walls. But when he sees her help a troubled teen, he realizes there may be a soft core under her hard exterior after all.
In her exciting debut A Good Excuse to Be Bad, rising star Miranda Parker offers a compelling tale of how quickly life can be turned on its head. To bail bond agent and single mom Evangeline “Angel” Crawford, life seems boring, and she’s beginning to get restless. But when a job goes terribly wrong at Club Night Candy, everything changes. Someone is murdered, and Angel’s twin stands accused. Now, Angel becomes her sister’s only chance for redemption. Fortunately, she’ll have some help—from the most unlikely of sources.
"Watch Your House"
It's been months since Angel and Pastor Justus Too-Hot-To-Be-Holy Morgan announced their engagement. Yet Angel's barely begun wedding planning. It's not that she's having doubts. She just wants to make sure the past doesn't interfere with their future. For Angel, that means clearing up a kiss-tastrophe with U.S. Marshal Maxim West and facing off with her ex-fiancé's assassin. Angel wants to share her plans with Justus, but before she can do it, a new complication arrives....