by Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams has been through the highs and lows of life in the spotlight—from growing up starstruck in the ’burbs; to her out-of-nowhere victory in the Miss America pageant; to losing her crown because of a youthful indiscretion; to bouncing back into an electrifying career in movies, Broadway, music and Ugly Betty. And right by her side has been Helen Williams, holding “Ness” down to earth with some no-nonsense mama wisdom and “The Look” that says more than words. The two hold nothing back, dishing on Vanessa’s 30-year showbiz career, and sharing dozens of intimate family photos. Wait ’til you read about her encounters with Robert DeNiro and other top stars. Because whatever you can imagine about Vanessa’s life, you have no idea.
You Have No Idea – Vanessa Williams – Hardcover
by Lutishia Lovely
The Livingston family serves up soul food with a heaping helping of drama in this thrilling climax to the Business Trilogy. On the surface, things seem to be cooking nicely: Toussaint is consolidating his Food Network stardom, and Bianca’s cutting-edge tapas-style restaurant is getting great press. But Martin, the patriarch, gets a shock when a young man appears out of nowhere, claiming to be his son.
Meanwhile, Jefferson, bitter about his cousin Toussaint’s success, suddenly finds himself in a position to throw some weight around—and he’ll need it, to protect the family’s restaurant dynasty from an old nemesis. Still, all of this is small potatoes compared to the explosion that rocks Bianca’s restaurant—and it may not be an accident!
Taking Care of Business – Lutishia Lovely – Paperback
by Beverly Jenkins
The country town of Henry Adams, Kansas, has been spruced up and spit-shined…but the townspeople are as lovably quirky as ever! Town benefactor Bernadine Brown is determined to stop a big-box chain store from buying up the local farmland—much to the dismay of the farmers, who stand to clean up. Meanwhile, brilliant young Preston Miles may find out that his quest to find his birth parents isn’t so smart. Father-and-son romantic woes are getting Jack and Eli down, but they’re hanging in there, convinced they can win their respective sweeties’ hearts. And to add to the craziness, the local teenagers are going hog-wild, while Mayor Curry tries to defend his own hog, Cletus, from a murder charge! Just a typical week in Henry Adams….
A Wish and a Prayer – Beverly Jenkins – Paperback
by Mary Monroe
Lifelong friends Annette Goode Davis and Rhoda Nelson-O’Toole face some of their hardest life lessons yet in the sixth God novel. It’s filled with the spicy drama and heartwarming moments that have made readers fall in love with Mary Monroe’s bestselling series.
Annette is almost ready to reconcile with Pee Wee when Lizzie reappears on the scene, saying she’s carrying Pee Wee’s baby. Rhoda wishes she could be there for her best friend, but she’s got her own problems—her just-divorced daughter, Jade, has moved back home, bringing her hard-partying lifestyle and loose morals with her.
While Annette’s still trying to figure out whether to give Pee Wee the heave-ho, Roscoe and Ronald both try to take his place in her heart. Meanwhile, Annette’s half-sister, Lillimae, moves in—much to their mother’s outrage—and her daughter, Charlotte, is growing up way too fast. And the whole neighborhood flies into an uproar when Annette’s next door neighbor is arrested for running a child pornography ring!
Now, as family members, friends, lovers and enemies send Annette and Rhoda reeling from one crisis to another, the only thing that can hold their world together is their faith that God Don’t Make No Mistakes.
God Don’t Make No Mistakes – Mary Monroe – Paperback
by Sasha Campbell
Things get hot and heavy pretty fast when Monica Houston meets attorney Tremayne Collins. But the 30-year-old mom hides a secret: She’s an exotic dancer at Scandalous, a men’s club that more than lives up to its name.
It’s not like she had a choice—after her divorce, Monica needed the cash.
But if her rich ex finds out, she’ll lose her kids…and if Tremayne finds out, he may hit the road. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing at the club: Treasure, Scandalous’ “baddest” dancer, rules the roost and intends to stay on top. But now she has to take in her sister’s little boy. When she finds out the boy comes along with his hunky “big brother,” Treasure’s cold heart begins to melt. Can Monica and Treasure learn to trust the ones they love?
Scandals – Sasha Campbell – Paperback
Growing up, Farah Cotton was the only member of her “family of savages” with light skin. Her childhood has permanently scarred her and so has porphyria, an illness that forces her to stay indoors. Now, as an adult, she’s living large at Platinum Lofts, D.C.’s ultimate luxury address. But when her lover, Zone, tries to throw her out, he ends up dead. His income was paying the rent, so now Farah needs a roommate.
“Cute redbone female looking to share luxury apartment with another redbone female.” When Lesa Carmine sees the classified ad, it seems too good to be true. Farah takes an instant liking to Lesa’s sunny attitude, but it doesn’t take Lesa long to set off Farah’s terrifying rage…and Lesa may face the final eviction.
Redbone – T. Styles – Paperback
Life looks beautiful for Denise Jackson. The 39-year-old financier lives the good life in a wealthy Dallas suburb with her husband, Jeff, and her lovely nine-year-old daughter, Deandra. But beneath the surface, things aren’t so rosy. Denise spends less time with Jeff than with her business partner, Nadine Collins—and what’s more, she knows Nadine and Jeff are having an affair. And why not? Theirs is only a marriage of convenience. Anyway, Denise herself is getting some on the side with her multimillionaire client, Greg Adams. Both women are desperately hiding secrets: Jeff isn’t Deandra’s father…but he is the father of the child Nadine is carrying! When the lies are exposed, all will have to pay the price for their twisted seduction.
Twisted Seduction – N’tyse – Paperback
Have you ever had a friend who just seems to attract trouble, no matter what she does? That’s Allure. Just 21, she barely made it out alive from an abusive relationship with her psycho baby daddy, Greg. Poor girl just wants to be loved, but the harder she tries to find the right man, the more wrong her life gets.
Whether it’s Lavante, who has to stuff socks in his pants to make himself feel manly; or Derek, who would be a fine catch if his bipolar disorder didn’t almost get Allure killed; or Bryce, a sweet and sexy cop whose first love is the crack pipe; Allure bounces from one drama to another. Then there’s James, strong and stable—until he knocks her up and hits the road. Get ready to laugh—and cry—at Allure’s crazy love life.
Dear Drama – Braya Spice – Paperback
Vickie M. Stringer
Some people seem to make enemies every time they draw a breath. Raven “Red” Gomez is one of them. Her dirty deeds in Detroit seem to have paid off, and Red thinks she’s on top of the world. She’s got a bestselling book on the shelves, she’s making big bucks as an Arizona home broker, and all her old nemeses lie dead or defeated—including Detective Thomas, who almost put her away.
But this schemer is a dreamer if she thinks she’s outrun trouble. Now a whole new slew of foes is on her trail…and so is Q, the man Red still loves, the only man who’s as low down and dirty as she is. Even though she left him for dead, he can’t get her out of his heart. Now, as Det. Thomas closes in, Arizona is about to find out just how dirty Red can get!
Low Down and Dirty – Vickie M. Stringer – Paperback
The delicious and devilish Mink LaRue is the long-lost daughter of a Texas oilman…and if you buy that, she’s got a bridge to sell you. In reality, she’s a 20-year-old hooker, petty thief, gold-digging skank and natural born liar. And in Noire’s skillful hands, Mink’s dirty deeds and boudoir misadventures will leave you breathless.
As the Sexy Little Liar trilogy begins, Mink, on probation for check-kiting, is dabbling in pole dances and doing a bit of bedroom blackmail on the side. When she meets Dajuan, a Philly hustler looking to make the big move in the Big Apple, the maker finds herself the mark for the first time in her life. “Bad News LaRue” needs some good news, fast. And she finds some.
Sable Dominion, heiress to a Lone Star State oil fortune, disappeared in NYC 18 years ago, at the age of three. When Mink sees a missing person photo of her, she notices the striking resemblance—and hatches her biggest con ever. Soon she’s in Houston, where she’s flim-flammed half the hopeful family and slept with the rest. But Sable’s uncle, Suge Dominion, isn’t exactly Mr. Clean himself. And if it takes a liar to catch a liar, Mink LaRue may rue this day!
Natural Born Liar – Noire – Paperback