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Essence® bestselling author Daaimah S. Poole introduces readers to a young woman with a hot voice and superstar dreams. . . Talented Kendra Michelle Thomas always dreamed of becoming a singing sensation. But when a broken childhood lands her and her siblings in foster care, theres not much opportunity for making dreams come true. Before she knows it, Kendras twenty-five years old, a bartender, and trapped in a relationship going nowhere. . . Determined to finally give her dreams a chance, Kendra spends her small savings on a demo. She soon gets a series of gigs. . . and finally a recording contract. But when a turn of events lands her right back where she started, shell have to make a choice: sink back into obscurity--or discover if shes really got what it takes. . . "The voice of a new generation. " --Karen Quinones Miller
Essence® bestselling author Daaimah S. Poole delivers an outrageously sexy tale of four women out to marry rich. And they don't just want half--they want it all . . . Life as a pro athlete's baby mama isn't bringing in the big money Adrienne Sheppard expected. Now she's determined to get wifed. . . . Young Zakiya Lee will do anything to escape living with her troubled sister. . . . Tanisha Butler needs to redeem her one mistake--and reclaim her man. . . . And sports reporter Cherise Long has a "no athletes" romance rule. As different as these women are, they can't resist the same temptation: to win the ultimate gold ring. But between the pressures of 24/7 fame, greed, and betrayal, all four will find that the price of wealth is higher than they expected. . . "Poole captivates with her latest page-turner. " -RT Book Reviews (4 Stars) on Somebody Else's Man"Colorful . . . if you love scandal, this is the book for you!" --Anna J on A Rich Man's Baby"Everything that glitters damn sure ain't gold in Daaimah's new delivery of drama!"--Miasha
New to the big city, new to each other, and ready for new beginnings, four young, hip, beautiful women in a Harlem brownstone discover they have more in common than their address. . . Diors got a taste for the finer things in life. So far shes got the job and the apartment. Now she needs the man, and she hopes shes met him on the Internet. Shell find out on Valentines Day. . . . Party promoter Tamara is opening a hot new club--and hoping to break her familys tradition of failed marriages. But is dating three different men the best strategy'. . . Chloe is a BAP on the career track. But just as shes up for a big promotion her boyfriend gives her an ultimatum. . . . Casting director Mona-Lisa avoids relationships. But when a tragedy changes her attitude, shes compelled to spend a special day with a man from her past. Yet shes overlooked some crucial details. . . As these women come together at a local club on Valentines Day, secrets are revealed that will forever change their lives. . .
Kiss the Year Goodbye New Year's Eve is the time to make a naughty resolution, so shed your inhibitions and indulge in this sultry collection of escapades from four of the hottest writers around. In Brenda L. Thomas's "Every New Year," a shoot-out lands a respected doctor in the hospital with a bad case of amnesia, and in the care of a man too sexy to resist. In "Whatever It Takes" by Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker, a sassy older woman tries to break off her steamy relationship with her best friend's twenty-three-year-old son, but he shows her he's man enough to fulfill her needs. Crystal Lacey Winslow proves you can be "Dangerously in Love" when a prim and proper young woman's wild side takes over after the man she's dating slips up with another woman. In "My Boo" by Daaimah S. Poole, a Philly girl's long-distance boyfriend never has time for her -- not even around the holidays. So when her ex-roommate's latest lover comes knocking, she's ready to get the party started.
"A voice of her generation. " -Black Issues Book ReviewIn this hot new novel from Essence bestselling author Daaimah S. Poole, three women are determined to ride their rich men's successes to the very top. . . When her marriage to an NFL phenom ended, so did Adrienne Sheppard's chance at wealth and security. Now she's betting on her exclusive new nightclub--and her new man--to turn her luck around. . . Sexy vixen Shanice Whitaker is taking her pay-for-play schemes to a whole new level to stack up the mad fortune of her dreams. . . And Zakiya Lee is sure she knows how to work the sports fame game straight into full-time professional wife-hood with her NBA star. . . But Zakiya's all-access pass to her man isn't keeping him from straying, or endangering her dreams. Shanice's exploding stardom is putting all her dirty tricks of the trade under the merciless media spotlight--and her future on the line. And Adrienne's insatiable greed for having it all right now is blinding her to business-ending secrets. Soon all three will learn the hard way that truly making it on their own will cost more than they bargained for. . . "Poole's latest sizzles with sex, dazzles with drama, and captivates with boundless emotion. . . Exciting and compelling from the first to the last page. " ?RT Book Reviews, 4. 5 Stars on Another Man Will"A definite must read. " --Candice Dow on Somebody Else's Man "Colorful. . . if you love scandal, this is the book for you!" --Anna J on A Rich Man's Baby
Sparks fly in this sultry tale of two women who decide the fastest way to the good life is to have a rich mans baby. . . Tanisha Butler doesnt want to spend the rest of her thirties as a lonely single mother, just like Adrienne Sheppard is sick of wasting her twenties without a man in sight. No, these sistahs want money and security and they want it now. So they come up with the perfect plan: have a rich mans baby and walk away with a fat chunk of his cash for child support. They wont have to work or play wifey, and theyll get to enjoy life while theyre still young. Before long, Adrienne scores big by making an NFL star a proud papa. Tanisha snags a pro basketball player in Europe. Their plan is working--until Adriennes man finds out about all the other rich athletes in her past. And Tanishas man comes back to the U. S. only to discover that his ex, Dionne, wants him back. Now Dionne is dead-set on getting rid of Tanisha, while Tanisha is determined to hang on to her babys rich daddy. All three are about to find out that getting exactly what you want can be a very dangerous game. . . "Colorful. . . if you love scandal, this is the book for you!" --Anna J "Everything that glitters damn sure aint gold in Daaimahs new delivery of drama!" --Miasha
Dwight and Tracey Wilson are living the ideal life with their two children in a brand new home in Florida. They are both excited when Dwight is offered a promotion at work, but the downside is that the job is located in Maryland. After much discussion, Tracey decides that she does not want to leave their new house. Dwight makes the decision to accept the position and return home on weekends. Alicia Dixon has spent her life hating and not trusting men after her father mistreated her mother, but she can't help but fall for the new guy in her company...Dwight. They both try to fight their attraction to one another, but it proves to be a losing battle-Alicia is everything that his southern wife is not. When Alicia ends up pregnant, Dwight decides to end things with Tracey, but the process proves not to be as easy as Dwight had hoped.
Essence® bestselling author Daaimah S. Poole delivers an outrageously sexy tale of three women out to marry rich. And they don't just want half-they want it all . . . Life as a pro athlete's baby mama isn't bringing in the big money Adrienne Sheppard expected. Now she's determined to get wifed. . . Young Zakiya Lee will do anything to escape living with her troubled sister. . . Tanisha Butler needs to redeem her one mistake-and reclaim her man. . . And sports reporter Cherise Long has a "no athletes" romance rule. But as different as these women are they can't resist the same temptation: to win the ultimate gold ring. . . Soon Zakiya is pregnant by the NBA's hottest new draft pick-but the pressures of 24/7 fame are driving her to the brink. The superstar Tanisha left behind is playing the field. And the NFL pro Cherise gave her heart to is trapped into marrying his greedy baby mama: Adrienne. . . and Adrienne will do whatever it takes to keep him. Now all four women will find that the price of wealth is higher than they expected. . . Praise for Somebody Else's Man"A definite must read. " --Candice Dow Praise for A Rich Man's Baby"Colorful. . . if you love scandal this is the book for you!" --Anna J"Everything that glitters damn sure ain't gold in Daaimah's new delivery of drama!" --Miasha
Sassy and savvy Kayla Johnson is a serious college student at Philadelphia's Temple University. She's also a fine-looking woman, with ginger-colored skin and more curves than the Liberty Bell. But if Kayla's all that, how come she can't find a man worthy of her charms? When Kayla sets off on a manhunt for Mr. Right, she finds herself hooking up with every hustler, nut, and fast-talking player in Philadelphia. There's Emar, the basketball hotshot who makes his best moves off-court; handsome Terry, who gets downright scary during a weekend in Jersey; and Reese, who'd be da bomb if he'd only drop his white girlfriend. But it's Kayla's relationship with smooth and sexy Wil that really rocks her world and teaches her how to fight for a man-and for her own independence. Because love doesn't get truly crazy until it's the real thing...and the only people who don't get played are the ones who stay out of the game...
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