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New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison hooks readers with this compelling novel featuring basketball star Darius Jones. He has it all--but when a tragic accident turns his world upside down, he'll have to fight to get back on top of his game. . . Darius Jones is living the good life. He's got a chance to become the league's most valuable player, he's crazy in love with his wife, and his relationship with his parents has never been better. But just when Darius thinks everything's going right, a drunk driver slams into his car, leaving his wife, Fancy, in a coma with a slim chance of surviving. Ashlee Anderson, the mother of Darius' son, immediately files for custody, claiming his demanding schedule and emotional tragedy make him an unfit father. When Ashlee is granted temporary custody, a heartbroken Darius struggles to balance keeping his head in the game, sitting by his wife's side, and winning back his son. But a stalker groupie convinces him to escape his sorrows for just one night. . . . He doesn't realize his sexiest fan has much more in store for her obsession--and she'll do whatever it takes to ensure Darius becomes her man and Fancy doesn't leave the hospital alive. With his life quickly unraveling, Darius must gamble all he's worked for to save his wife, reclaim his son, and stop one night of pleasure with a madwoman from becoming a lifetime of pain . . . .
From New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison comes a moving, unforgettable story of lives at a crossroads, love lost and found, and the price of secrets. . . After her high school sweetheart proposed and joined the military, Mona Lisa Ellington thought she'd never feel love again. So she settled, making a new life for herself with a man who cherished her. . . and made his living hurting others. Despite her reality, she prayed her fianc would one day return. Before becoming a television reporter, Katherine Clinton knew she'd marry her high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. But when he left for the military, she had to make new plans for her and their son. Despite his long absence, Katherine dreamed of the day her fianc would return and make her family complete. William Lincoln joined the military to make his grandfather proud. He never imagined he would be gone so long, or that the fianc es he left behind would reignite emotions he thought he'd never feel again. But his selfish proposal to two women is the least of his problems, because all three will face the consequences of too much deception. . . . New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison believes that women should shape their own destiny. Born in Aurora, IL, and raised in New Orleans, LA, she took a chance and quit her near six-figure government job to self-publish her first book, Soulmates Dissipate, in 2000 and begin her literary career. Mary's books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists, and she's a frequent contributor to The Michael Baisden Show. Mary is also actively involved in a variety of philanthropic endeavors, and in 2006 she sponsored the publishing of an anthology written by 33 sixth-graders. In 2010, Mary produced a play based on her novel, Single Husbands, which she wrote under her pseudonym, HoneyB. Mary currently resides in Oakland, CA, with her wonderful son, Jesse, who is following in his mother's creative footsteps and pursuing a career in TV/film.
In her sizzling bestseller Soul Mates Dissipate, and its smoking sequel, Never Again Once More, Mary B. Morrison blazed a new trail in African American erotic fiction. Now she introduces a sassy, unstoppable heroine who vows to marry money and status--when what she really needs is love. . . Fancy Taylor wants to settle down. And after having dated twenty-six men in fifty-two weeks, she has enough experience to know that if a man is married, he's bad news. Unfortunately, irresistible Byron Van Lee--who has a big car, big income, big ego, and big youknowwhat--neglects to mention his wife and kids until after Fancy falls for him big time. Determined to make Byron hers, Fancy dreams up an outrageous scheme to get him to divorce his wife. Meanwhile, she turns to Desmond Brown for a shoulder to cry on. Desmond, aka Mr. Reliable, is always there to pick up the pieces or fill an empty Saturday night. Since he's a mechanic, he can fix Fancy's car, too. But she's reluctant to let blue-collar Desmond get too close. To Fancy, he's just a friend. To love-struck Desmond, whatever Fancy wants, he'll provide. Now, Fancy is about to find out that the best-laid plans will not only get her laid but also knocked up. Suddenly she has issues. Job issues. Family issues. Love issues. And, haunted by the fear that she's turning out just like her promiscuous mother, Fancy has to face the future and some hard choices. Should she reach for yet another falling star--or her best friend Desmond? The answers she needs can only be found in the depths of her own heart. . . "After reading this intriguing story about love, faith, and happiness, you may never say never again. " --E. Lynn Harris, New York Times bestselling author on Never Again Once More
From New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison comes the sizzling tale of two friends and the provocative bet that forever changes their lives. Now, with their futures up in the air, who will play one vengeful game too many? And who will wish she wasn't left standing?I'm the wife Madison's husband really deserves. Why won't she let him go? Nursing wealthy businessman Chicago DuBois back to health was the least Loretta Lovelace figured she could do. After all, it was her bet that made Madison the object of a crazed stalker's affections and put Chicago at death's door. With Madison's marriage on the rocks, Loretta couldn't resist looking after Chicago's interests and reigniting his passion for life. But now Madison wants to take back what's no longer hers. . . I've got a fresh chance to start over. But letting Loretta walk away with my old life--that's not going to happen. Madison's life was perfect before Loretta introduced her to Granville Washington and initiated the bet that ruined Madison's reputation and marriage. Now with a baby on the way and a family empire to save, Madison knows it's past time to make some tough decisions. To get her life back on track, she'll have to settle the score with Loretta and deal with Sindy Singleton, another woman who's trying to make a play for Chicago. But this spoiled beauty has just the plan to handle her competition, her stalker, and her straying husband. . .
New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison delivers a seductive, mesmerizing tale of "love" gone dangerously wrong. Granville Washington can't accept Loretta Lovelace's demand that he leave her alone. Sure, Granville knows they're as different as can be. He's a construction worker, ball-and-chained to the Houston grid, while brilliant, beautiful Loretta is a pharmacist with a rich ex who takes care of her. But Granville also knows she can't resist the way he kisses every inch of her just right. After only three weeks, Granville will do anything to make her his. Forever. No matter how direct Loretta is, Granville doesn't get it. He was fine when it came to burning up the sheets, but that's where their connection ends--or so she thinks. When the stalking begins, Loretta's gorgeous girlfriend, Madison, claims she can tame any man. Loretta, unable to resist the opportunity, dares Madison to prove she can tame Granville. But sexing Granville may cost Madison more than her engagement to the most eligible bachelor in Houston. . . "Full of betrayal, greed, and sex that will have. . . fans clamoring for more. " --Publishers Weekly on The Eternal Engagement"The drama in this novel never stops. " --RT Book Reviews on Darius Jones
In Soul Mates Dissipate, her phenomenal Essence and Blackboard bestseller, Mary B. Morrison left readers cheering with her tell-it-like-it-is-and-then-some story of Jada and Wellington, two lovers whose connection is tested, but never broken. Now, in this eagerly awaited sequel, Jada and Wellington find themselves facing new conflicts that will challenge the decisions they made years ago. Do we choose love, or does love choose us? That's the question Jada Diamond Tanner can't seem to stop asking herself after ten years of marriage. She thought she'd chosen the right man in Lawrence Anderson, her steady, reliable husband and the man who helped raise her son Darius. But did she choose the right life when she turned her back on Wellington Jones, the soulmate whose fiery kisses took her body and spirit to a higher level than she ever dreamed possible?For twenty years, Jada has struggled to keep her distance from Wellington, and he's paid her in respect. But now, the cracks in Jada's carefully constructed life are beginning to show. Darius is a young man out of touch and in trouble. When his destructive behavior threatens to destroy him, Jada reluctantly lets Wellington take more control and be the father Darius needs. With each day back in Wellington's company, Jada begins to question the choices she has made in her life--choices made out of fear, out of foolish pride, out of denial. Slowly, she begins to realize that she still has one choice left: to get true to herself. Armed with the courage and the fire she's been missing for years, Jada's out to seize the opportunity she thought she had lost--and this time, she'll say, "never again once more. "Mary B. Morrison is the author of Soulmates Dissipate, Who's Making Love, and Justice, Just Us, Just Me. She lives in Oakland, California and is at work on her next novel.
A soulful, sexy tale of true love tested, this bestselling debut novel began an exciting series that continues to explore life's most intense relationships. . . Fashion photographer Jada Diamond Tanner may have her pick of fine men, but no one has captured her heart like gorgeous financial advisor Wellington Jones. From their first embrace, Jada knows he is the soulmate she has waited for. But while the love she shares with Wellington is exhilarating, Jada faces challenges she never imagined--from a beautiful rival, hungry for love, and from Wellington's overbearing socialite mother, who believes Jada will never fit into her circle. Forced to make difficult choices, Jada learns painful lessons about trust and commitment. . . and discovers the courage to celebrate each day, with or without the man she loves.
Honey Thomas once made her living as a tough-talking prostitute and madam, but those days are long gone. These days, Honey runs a counseling center that helps women get off the streets, and her new life is being bankrolled by money stolen from her ex-pimp, Valentino James. But Valentino wants his money back, and he's willing to kill Honey to get it. Now, Honey has to figure out what's important, what she can do without, and who she needs in her life to discover the happiness she deserves. . . . "Hot times in Atlanta keep Morrison's erotic Honey Diaries blazing. " --Publishers Weekly Catch up with Honey Thomas in. . . SWEETER THAN HONEYWHO'S LOVING YOU
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