Each of the 18 kids in Mr. Ward's inner city classroom has something important to say, but some don't even realize it. Then Mr. Ward begins to have "open mic" poetry slams once a month on Fridays. Young adult listeners will identify with the characters in Bronx Masquerade as they explore questions about life and self-expression.
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?????"
Best-selling author Travis Hunter delivers another edgy, yet genuine story of family secrets and missteps. In this story of two brothers and their sister, the people they love aren't always who they appear to be. Beloved teacher and widower Dallas Dupree spends most of his time with his daughter Aja. But the new woman in Dallas' life is hiding a nasty secret that could cost him his career, reputation and family. His sister Carmen's new husband harbors destructive secrets of his own.
"Like Watching a Movie!"
A juicy glimpse into the lives of contemporary blacks Player Haters blends romance, comedy, and drama in a novel that's hip, stylish, fun, and totally entertaining. A sassy reading from various narrators ensures hours of good times for adult listeners.
"The book that put Weber on my favorite author list"
An Essence best-selling author, Travis Hunter is acclaimed for the way he honestly confronts the issues facing African-American men. Jermaine Banks is a pot dealer in Philadelphia, father to a three-year-old boy, and committed partner to his pregnant girlfriend. As he approaches his 30th birthday and suffers the loss of a close friend to gang violence, he realizes it's time for some changes.
Lance has cleaned up his act, but his bad-boy past keeps coming back to haunt him. He struggles to win back the love of his life, who just left him at the altar. He and his friend Ahket, an ex-thug turned rapper, try not to resort to the violence of their past in their search for redemption. Lance’s gritty reality and heart-wrenching decisions make this book by award-winning best-seller Eric Pete a must-read.
Starletta Duvall is an exceptional police lieutenant: tough and professional. But when a serial killer begins targeting successful young black women, the victims’ resemblance to Starletta begins to haunt her. These women are smart and independent - how could the killer gain their trust so quickly? In frustration, Starletta decides to become the bait, hoping the suspect will strike. What she can’t predict, though, is the powerful reaction she will feel. Not for the faint of heart, Do Not Go Gently is a gripping mystery....
"GREAT LISTEN! WORTH THE CHIP...EVEN TWO!"
Ebony-skinned and sexy smooth, Night gets by in the big city by servicing the deepest, darkest needs of rich white women. But he’s getting tired of that life. If only he could find someone to buy into his dream of becoming an R&B singer. But just when it seems like that might actually happen, Night gets caught up in a risky drug dealing operation.
As successful Los Angeles P.R. agent Rodney Hampton watches his best friend get married, he wonders if he could ever make that commitment. But when his aging mother tells him he is "one woman short" of happiness, the handsome bachelor realizes he needs to look for a wife. Armed with a list of ex-girlfriends, Rodney sets out to discover if any of them could be The One for him.