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Kayla, Evelyn and Trina have been friends for years, but now the lines of true friendship have been crossed, the backstabbing that follows cuts deep. With their trust now broken, the gloves come off as this trio sticks to their motto of 'What she can do, I can do better. ' Only when their lives begin to fall apart and danger approaches can the girls look to put aside their differences. But when the damage has already been done, it may be possible to forgive, but certainly not forget.
Private Kyle Sullivan is a happily married man who thinks he's left his homosexual experiences in his past. What he didn't count on was the high-ranking officer who forces a sexual relationship with him. After breaking off a relationship with her abusive girlfriend, Lauren Burns has finally made her dreams come true by becoming a member of the U. S. Army. Anji Foster is looking at her entrance into the military as a way out of her small town and a place to meet lots of men. What will happen when these two very different women cross paths? Sky Love is engaged to be married to a handsome and wealthy man, but she's not ready to let go of her woman on the side. Lela is willing to keep their secret because if it gets out, she's not sure how her fellow soldiers will react. When Four Star General Orpheus Beauregard Roulette III finally acts upon the homosexual urges he's been suppressing for years, he gets more than he bargained for. Now he finds himself caught between the crosshairs of his scorned wife and the young man who's blackmailing him. The Don't Ask, Don't Tell law may have been repealed, but what if there are some members of the U. S. armed forces who still have reasons to keep their sexuality a secret? Urban Books authors M. T. Pope, Tina Brooks McKinney, Brenda Hampton, and Terry E. Hill explore this subject with their own trademark dramatic style.
Essence Bestselling Author Brenda Hampton presents Don't Even Go There, the story of Chase Jenkins, a troublemaking, backstabbing diva, who will stop at nothing to get what she wants, even going after her boss's husband.
Hampton and Hunt give readers what they've been asking for--passionate, empowering stories about big, beautiful women.
Urban Books publisher Carl Weber brings together two popular literary divas to give readers what they've been asking for: empowering stories about big, beautiful women. "Who Ya Wit' 2": Desa Rae Jenkins and her twenty-something-year-old playmate are back with drama only the two of them can bring. Roc has been released from prison and he's trying to show Desa Rae that his past life is well behind him, but his baby mama and his playa-hating uncle want Desa Rae out of the picture. This 42-year-old plus size diva will have to decide when enough is enough! No man is worth all this drama, is he? But then again, no man can put it down like Roc. "Tell Me About It": Chyanne Johnson has tried to steer clear of drama since she was old enough to be out on her own. She's content with her mundane position at Atlanta's top marketing firm, but all of that changes when sexy CEO Aric McHale promotes her to be his executive assistant. This position comes with a lethal dose of seduction, sex so good that sometimes she has problems remembering her own name, and a man she finds it hard to say no to. But everything that feels good isn't good for you. Aric and his demons are sure to make this a ride she will never forget!Age is just a number, and whoever said that full-figured women don't know how to bring fire to a relationship was sadly mistaken.
In this ingenious novel that brings reality TV to the printed page, drama levels go through the roof as six outrageous characters fiercely compete to win $100,000.The most controversial characters from Brenda Hampton's bestselling novels come together in a house that could unite--or destroy--them all. Roc Dawson from Full Figured, Chase Jenkins from Don't Even Go There, Sylvia McMillan from SLICK, Jada Mahoney from How Can I Be Down?, Jamal "Prince" Perkins from Street Soldier, and Jaylin Rogers from the Naughty Series attempt to put aside their overwhelming differences and calm their unique personalities. Without supervision, though, anything could happen inside Hell House--especially when there's $100,000 at stake. And these six cutthroat contestants are determined to have it all. Overflowing with drama, raunchiness, and manipulation, survival by any means necessary is their primary focus, but only those with tough skin will make it to the next round. Who will be the last woman or man standing, and who will walk out, slamming the door behind them and screaming at the top of their lungs?
Real estate magnate Jaylin Jerome Rogers is happily married to his one and only love, Nokea. They've got adorable kids and a lovely home in Miami Beach. The biggest mistake of Jaylin's life, his affair with Scorpio Valentino, is behind him--or so he believes. But beneath the still waters of marital bliss, drama is bubbling up! Jaylin thought Scorpio was just a short-term jump off, but his world is rocked when she reveals that he is her year-old son's father. Suddenly both of their marriages are on the rocks, as Jaylin tries to be a father to his newfound son, and Scorpio moves to Miami intent on reigniting their affair. While Nokea builds a new life for herself, her husband hatches a desperate plan to win her back.
Big sis Mary seems to have it all together: she's practical, super-smart, beautiful, vivacious, and a rising star on her school's basketball team. But underneath her perfect exterior, sixteen-year-old Mary is struggling to figure out boys, friends, parents, and life in general -- not to mention her younger sister Lucy!
Jaylin Jerome Rogers is back, and he's naughtier than ever!After his marriage proposal is rejected by the only woman he's ever loved, Jaylin has come to the conclusion that women are only good for one thing. Now he's on a mission to fulfill his desires at all costs, and any woman who gets with him is in for a rough ride. Still, no matter how disrespectful or cruel he has become, his wealth, good looks, and talent in the bedroom make it easy for him to have a new playmate for every night of the week. Just when Jaylin thinks life is perfect and everything is going his way, a past lover delivers a shocking message to him. This staggering revelation sends him traveling back down memory lane, and Jaylin realizes that the women he disrespected are the very women he needs. Will Jaylin finally learn that it's not all about him, or will he be forever naughty?
Look up the word "playa" in a dictionary and you'll find a description of Jaylin "Naughty Boy" Rogers. He's always lived up to his bad boy persona, and there doesn't appear to be a woman in the world who can wash her hands of this addictive man. Now, the time has come for him to make some critical changes, or else his playing days are about to get him played. Even after Jaylin fails to prove to Scorpio that he's a one-woman man, she still can't let him go. Their relationship revolves around lies and manipulation--and electrifying sex. Scorpio's serving it up on demand, until she finds out that Jaylin's lifetime love, Nokea, just might be serving it up again as well. Just when Jaylin thinks he's got the world in the palms of his hands, "Jaylin's World" slips away. He's not being too particular with his female companions, and settling for anything sends him plunging into a lonely life without anyone by his side. Can he wake up and smell the coffee before it's too late, or will a change for this man just never come?
Scorpio Valentino, a sexy-diva beauty-salon owner, is used to having her way with any and every man that she meets. She's a master at playing head-games and also possesses a curvaceous body that'll have any man's tongue watering. But when one man (Jaylin) has finally been able to free himself from her grip and moves on, Scorpio just ain't having it. She'll try anything to get him back. Jaylin has moved to Florida after breaking-up with Scorpio when he learned that she's so grimey that she slept with his own cousin! Now he's got what he feels is the best life for him -- a successful financial career, a woman that's worthy of him and a good best-friend (Shane). Shane Alexander is under the pressure of meeting the demands of a big account at work. Complicating the matter is a girlfriend that's also pressuring him to marry her and a business partner (Felicia) that's pressuring and blackmailing him into staying with the firm. The opportunity arises for Scorpio to reclaim Jaylin, when Shane invites his best-friend to fly into town to help close a major business deal. Just by seeing Scorpio's face again, it quickly reminds Jaylin of the power she once had over him and leaves him in a vulnerable and confused state - just how Scorpio likes it. Felicia Davenport is a hard-nosed, low-down, majority-owner of the company where Shane works. She's the boss and that's that! Secretly, she has a thing for Shane, but gets ruthless when she's unable to attract him and learns that Scorpio seems to have his nose wide-open for her. A CD in Felicia's possession threatens to simultaneously destroy the lives of both Shane and Jaylin. Scorpio's naughty sex-life catches up with her, as she starts being anonymously terrorized with harassing phone calls and vandalism of her property. Eventually, it's Scorpio's own behavior that leads to her staring down the barrel of gun, wielded by the scorned-wife of one of the many men that she's been sexin'. Some women are greedy. Some women are sneaky. Some even think they're Slick. But there's nothing like a woman that's Naughty-By-Nature!
The Sequel to Naughty by Nature burns with FIRE!! Hampton's most loveable characters are back, and as usual, It's about to be some sh** up in here! Jaylin, Nokea, Shane, Scorpio, and let's not forget about Felicia, are determined to make this a read you'll never forget. While Jaylin fights his battle to stay out of jail for giving Felicia a major beat-down, he also has to do what it takes to maintain his marriage to Nokea. This time, she's skeptical about standing by her man, and when she finds out that Scorpio and Jaylin can't quite keep their feelings under control, throwing in the towel just might be the best thing to do. Till death do us part, Jaylin confirms, as losing his wife is not an option. For everyone, Scorpio's cravings for the one man she'll never be able to conquer must come to an end. Shane continues to show her that he's the only man she needs, but will his efforts be enough? Of course, Felicia stands in the way of everyone's happiness and satisfaction to her could possibly mean death. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Jaylin and Nokea Rogers have been married for almost four years. Jaylin has finally tamed his womanizing ways, and they're happily raising their children together. Things couldn't be more perfect, until an unforgettable kiss from Nokea's past has her wondering what could--or should--have been. The tender kiss was placed on her lips by Jaylin's best friend, Shane, and when Nokea is forced to spend one night alone with him, the unthinkable happens. No one seems willing to play by the rules, and that includes Jaylin. He's surrounded by many women willing to help him forget about Nokea's unfortunate affair. One woman in particular, Scorpio, is like poison. Back in the day, he couldn't get enough of her, and now that the road is rocky in Jaylin's marriage, Scorpio makes an attempt to tiptoe back in. After so many happy years together, who would have thought that Nokea and Jaylin would find themselves in this situation? Nokea knows she holds the key to her husband's heart, but after his numerous naughty nights, does she even want her key to fit? Just in case the marriage doesn't work out, she's making sure her pockets stay fat and full with all of Jaylin's money. He must be dreaming if he believes his decision to backslide on their marriage bears no consequences. Essence bestselling author Brenda Hampton delivers the drama once again in the next installment to the Naughty series. Surely the law will be laid down, but it won't be over until Jaylin delivers the final word!
Jaylin Jerome Rogers, an investment broker worth millions, lives a high-class life with plenty of women to share it with. Nestled in his lavishing home in Chesterfield, Missouri, he captures women with his wealth, charm, nine-plus inches of goodness and amazingly good looks. Although his bed is never empty, his heart is. He feels nothing for the women who love him dearly and continues his search for the perfect one. When Scorpio Valentino, an attractive, seductive and charming woman saunters into his view, she offers Jaylin a life of altering changes. Her intention is to make his life a living hell, however, Jaylin is not about to take the fall. Surprisingly, soon, love presents itself. Not for the women in Jaylin's life, but he experiences love through becoming a father to Scorpio's five-year-old daughter, Mackenzie. She's his guardian angel and is there for Jaylin through the tough times he's bound to face.
A crippled economy changes Lola Jones's silver spoon status to copper and threatens to rip her sheltered family from the upper echelons of society, dropping them into the rotten bowels of East St. Louis. Only one thing can save Lola's children from the claws of poverty, and that comes in the form of a million-dollar insurance policy. It, however, is just a useless piece of paper unless she's dead. With that in mind, Lola vows to make the ultimate sacrifice for her children's well-being. There are two problems: She doesn't have the guts to kill herself, and her insurance doesn't pay out on suicides. With only days left before her family learns the true meaning of homelessness, Lola turns to Blasé, a desensitized hit man with a "no turning back" policy, to execute her murder. To foot Blasé's upfront bill, Lola seeks prostitution. It's not long before the hole that she has already dug gets deeper. Living on the erotic edge leads her to an unforgettable sexual encounter with Mannish Major, a lonely married man with skeletons swinging in his closet. Their tryst explodes into a full-blown love affair that renews Lola's will to live and to face the adversities of life head on. But not even a budding romance will cancel the expiration date Blasé has set on Lola's soul. Now Lola and Mannish must make a final and desperate attempt to stop the hit man, or else they will die trying.
Full-figured diva Desa Rae Jenkins and her lover boy, Roc Dawson, have finally agreed to make their way down the aisle for better or worse, richer or poorer, and no mess whatsoever shall keep them apart. Several weeks before the long-awaited wedding, however, Desa Rae is confronted by a woman from the past who makes her aware of Roc's naughty nights in a place known as Hell House. The betrayal sends them back to what Desa Rae considers square one, but then the unthinkable happens. Roc discovers that she's been keeping some secrets too. During a prior visit to her son's college, Desa Rae and her ex-husband, Reggie, dared to go where they never thought they'd venture again. As a result, Roc is ready to put his foot where the sun doesn't shine. He doesn't believe that Desa Rae would do him like that. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Each one continues to make a case for why the other is guilty as charged. Black love is, once again, on the chopping block. Can love survive, or will Desa Rae and Roc come to a difficult decision to put their ongoing madness to rest and settle for being long-distance friends?
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