by Kendra Norman-Bellamy
The much-beloved and acclaimed Christian fiction author delivers a redemptive delight with the story of an ex-con who learns the hard way that it’s better to be with God than without Him. Deon “Rocky” Rockford is released after serving nearly twenty-five years in jail. He may have been “saved” on the inside, but now that his term, originally a life sentence, has been overturned, and he’s free from the shackles of the prayers of the men’s ministry of the New Hope Church, he wants only to focus on himself. As fearless as he is strong, this big, brawny guy wonmany brawls behind bars, and feels ready to forge a new life in the infamous community of Shelton Heights. But he soon starts to see that the only “rock” he can count on is God.
by Steve Harvey
Think you know what goes on in a man’s mind? Comedian and radio host Steve Harvey gives it to you straight and tells you everything you need to know about how men think about love and relationships.
First, you’ll learn the Mindset of a Man—what drives them, the three things every man needs and how their love just isn’t like yours. Harvey also shares with women why men do the things they do, including the reasons why they cheat and how to prevent them from straying. You’ll also discover smart strategies for finally getting “The Ring” and more. Complete with sage advice on everything women need to know— from dating through the longest, most successful marriages, it’s the only man-manual you’ll ever need!
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man – Steve Harvey – Hardcover
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 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
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.