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Trickin'

by Linda Ladd Jayne Denker Sarah Title Brandi Johnson

What's a girl gotta do to get what she wants out of life? According to Ra'Keeyah Jackson, she'll do whatever it takes.Ra'Keeyah has million-dollar dreams. She's determined to come up, and she won't stop until she does. Nothing is going to stop her from getting the hottest clothes, the finest men, and money to burn. Easily influenced by her conniving girls Shayna and Quiana, Ra'Keeyah resorts to shoplifting, stealing married men's credit cards, and passing bad checks to get what she wants. Ra'Keeyah is struggling to stay on top, and she has sunk to an all-time low when she meets Brick. He's a savvy, street-smart hustler who will surely take her young heart for a ride and make her want to change. Will she be able to resist, though, when Shayna comes to her with an idea that is sure to keep their pockets on swole? This idea could cost the girls a little more than they bargained for, along with teaching them that not everyone is to be tricked!

Married to the Game

by Chunichi

Exotic dancer Ceazia Deveareux has grown accustomed to the luxurious lifestyle she was living before the death of her boyfriend, Vegas Jackson. Even though she was the one who caused his death, Ceazia feels no guilt. She believes she still deserves to have the finest of everything, and she's determined to get it. Vegas's brother Snake is patiently waiting for the day that he can avenge his brother's death. The only problem is that he has a fascination with strippers, and the sexy Ceazia might prove to be more than he can resist. In this follow-up to her hit novel A Ganster's Girl, Chunichi delivers more of her trademark style. Married to the Game is a fast-paced tale of sex, betrayal, and murder.

Still A Dog

by Mark Anthony

Lance Thomas is up to his old tricks again. Even though he promised his wife several years ago that he was through with the lying and cheating, he just can't resist the lure of forbidden affairs. No longer tied down with a nine-to-five blue collar job, Lance is a bestselling author with a lot of free time--and plenty of women offering to spend it with him. Before he knows it, he's caught up in player mode. Follow along as this dog tries to juggle a wife, a son, multiple mistresses, a love child, and now baby momma drama.Mark Anthony brings readers more of his trademark blend of sex, lies, and drama in this follow-up to his hit novel, Dogism.

Street Soldier 2

by Silhouettes

Prince Perkins has learned one important thing in his twenty years: Show no love and have no mercy for people who don't have your back, or for those known specifically as backstabbers. This time around, he's decided to leave behind his street soldier status, taking on a new reputation as a street hustler. By any means necessary, Prince vows to keep his pockets fat with cash and to stay away from the ones who continuously bring controversy his way. That includes his poverty-stricken mother, who refuses to depart from a man who has bruised and battered her for years. Eventually, Prince has to step in to a volatile situation, but the footsteps that he leaves may prove to be too deep. Silhouettes are newcomers on the literary scene. They have a passion for writing, shown by their capabilities to light the pages of Street Soldier 2 with fire! Residing in St. Louis, Missouri, they are design specialists with original works brought to you by 4M2H Designs. More literary projects are in the making.

Girls From da Hood 7

by Redd Erick S. Gray

Urban Books' popular Girls From da Hood series is back, bringing readers more dramatic tales about the lives of some tough, resourceful women who can hold their own when things get rough on the streets. This time, Redd, Nikki-Michelle, and Erick S. Gray deliver the stories with their trademark flair.Like a hood-rich Bonnie and Clyde, Candy and Raynail have their hands on all of the drugs that run through the veins of Westwood. When Raynail is set up to take the fall for a crime he didn't commit, Candy goes on a mission to take down everyone involved.Baby and G.G. should be thinking about high school, but their minds are definitely not on studying. These two are tight like sisters, and they have each other's backs no matter what--until Baby comes up with a plan that involves blackmailing someone to kill G.G.'s man. When these two cousins clash, the shock wave will be felt throughout the hood.Vix Dixon is an upscale ghetto-girl that no man in his right mind wants to cross. She's a predator who preys on the weak. Her mission? To have any man or woman she wants by any means necessary. Now, she's set her sights on her teacher, Alex Rodriguez, and he bites the apple instead of a bullet. By the time Alex realizes just what he's gotten himself into, hell on earth will have a different meaning for him.

Peach Blossom Pavilion

by Mingmei Yip

In a sunny California apartment, a young woman and her fiancé arrive to record her great-grandmother's story. The story that unfolds of Precious Orchid's life in China, where she rises from a childhood of shame to become one of the most successful courtesans in the land, is unlike any they've heard before. . .When Precious Orchid's father is falsely accused of a crime and found guilty, he is executed, leaving his family a legacy of dishonor. Her mother's only option is to enter a Buddhist nunnery, so she gives her daughter over to the care of her sister in Shanghai.At first, life at Peach Blossom Pavilion feels like a dream. Surrounded by exotic flowers, murmuring fountains, colorful fishponds, and bamboo groves, Precious Orchid sees herself thriving. She is schooled in music, literature, painting, calligraphy, and to her innocent surprise, the art of pleasuring men. For the beautiful Pavilion hides its darker purpose as an elite house of prostitution. And even as she commands the devotion of China's most powerful men, Precious Orchid never gives up on her dream to escape the Pavilion, be reunited with her mother, avenge her father's death, and find true love. And as the richest, most celebrated Ming Ji or "prestigious courtesan" in all of China, she just might have her way even if it comes with a devastating price. . .Sweeping in scope and stunning in its evocation of China, Peach Blossom Pavilion is a remarkable novel with an unforgettable heroine at the heart of its powerful story. . . [Special Readers Guide Inside] "Riveting. . .a rare peek into an exotic culture that is thrilling, captivating, and moving." --Shobhan Bantwal, author of The Dowry Bride"In the sure voice of Precious Orchid, Mingmei Yip recounts thirteen tumultuous years of Chinese history: vicious politics, pristine piety and heartrending scandal, framed in the classical arts. She writes with a painter's fastidious eye and the irresistible energy of grand storytelling. The pages just turn themselves." --Neal Chandler, Director, Creative Writing Program of Cleveland State University. "Peach Blossom Pavilion, story of the last geisha in China, is told with amazing insight as if the author had lived in the tumultuous China of a century ago. Through her beautiful, lucid prose, Mingmei brings modern Western readers into the mysterious world of the cultivated courtesan." --Hannelore Hahn, Founder and Executive Director, International Women's Writing Guild."Peach Blossom Pavilion is a vivid account of the forgotten past." --Chun Yu, author of Little Green: Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Best Friends

by Samantha Glen

"Sinjin the badly burned black cat. . .who survived to welcome others home Victor the abandoned Australian Shepherd mix. . . the capo among dogs Tyson and Tommy, two tiny black kittens. . .who had something to teach us allDiscover Best Friends A Place Where Every Animal Is Safe. . .Loved. . .And Never, Ever KilledIn the summer of 1982, a group of young men and women pooled every penny they had and bought 3,000 acres of high desert called Angel Canyon, Utah. It was to become the most famous "no--kill" animal sanctuary in the world. . .a haven for over 2000 furry and feathered friends including stiff--legged Benton who is "chairpurrson" of the TLC club. . .the infamous Goatie, comforter of horses. . .Baa Baa Ram Das, the sheep who teaches lessons. . .and Amra, the gigantic Malamute who is sheriff of Dogtown backed up by his deputy Rhonda, the tiny terrier who took one look at him and fell in love.

Girlfriends

by Patrick Sanchez

This wickedly witty, urbane novel tackles the ups and downs of female friendship, and the ultimate question for every young woman searching for the perfect job, apartment, and man--or woman--in the big city: What's a nice girl like you doing with a life like this? Gina knows there are worse things than being dateless for her ten-year high school reunion--for example, being dateless at yet another wedding. But after witnessing one lavish nuptial too many, she wonders if it's time to give up on Mr. Right, and settle for Mr. Maybe.... A chic, African-American woman, Cheryl loves the diversity of city life. But despite her open mind and free spirit, she still longs for a husband. And she's willing to break every rule of online dating to find him. . .. When Linda meets Rosa, she's sure the beautiful Latina is her future--even though she's soon reminded that everyone has a past. . .Between personal misadventures and professional mishaps, all three women will find that when the going gets tough what you need most is your sense of humor--and your girlfriends. . ."Clearly taking his cue from Candace Bushnell (Sex and the City) and Helen Fielding (of Bridget Jones fame), Sanchez's style is light and entertaining." --Publishers Weekly

What's Real

by Daaimah S. Poole

Daaimah S. Poole follows up her hot, hilarious hit novels Yo Yo Love and Got a Man with the adventures of three sistahs from Philly who are about to take Miami by storm . . . Philadelphia twentysomethings Janelle, Natalie, and Tanya are gonna lose it if they don't get a break from their dull daily routines. Janelle has had it with her boring job as assistant manager at a clothing store. As for Natalie, with a baby to take care of and a husband who won't even change a diaper, she needs a time-out. Tanya is just looking for a good time and a man with a big, thick . . . wallet. Given the chance, these girls like to play, and their playground of choice is Miami. Almost as soon as they hit the beach they find themselves drawn into a fast-moving, flashy world of rappers, ballers, celebrities, and VIPs with cash to burn. But before this wild ride is over, they just may find that all that glitters ain't gold, and a good reality is worth way more than a fleeting fantasy . . . .

Got a Man

by Daaimah S. Poole

Daaimah S. Poole, bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Yo Yo Love, is back with another wildly entertaining tale of colliding hearts and hard truths about the bumpy--but never boring--road to love. . . Got A Man Twenty-six-year-old Kimberly Vanessa Brown is no ordinary single mom. Pregnant with her second child, she's got a career, a college degree--and enough common sense to know that her boyfriend, Malik, may not be ready for fatherhood. But when Malik surprises her with a marriage proposal, it seems that Kim's got her man for the long haul. Or does she? Despite his honorable intentions, Malik can't seem to stay clear of other women. When Shonda Robinson, the shapely new receptionist at the law firm where Malik works as a paralegal, comes on strong to him, his resolve finally crumbles, along with his heart--and his future plans. Shonda may not be the most moral--or discreet--person around, but she knows a good thing when she's got it. That good thing is her love for Malik, and she intends to keep it at all costs. Unfortunately, she's not the only who feels that way. What follows is an emotional roller coaster ride of changing plans, changing partners--and a surprising change of heart--as three people wrestle with what's right, what's wrong--and what's real.

Ex-girl To The Next Girl

by Daaimah S. Poole

In Daaimah S. Poole's sizzling new novel, three sistahs and three bruthahs are playin'a game of love where the only rule is anything goes . . . Ever since Shonda stole Malik from his fiancée--at the altar, no less--she's believed that marrying him would be her ticket to happiness. But when it finally happens, Shonda is in for a rude awakening. . . Meanwhile, Malik's ex-fiancée, Kim, has had a year to get over the nightmare that was supposed to be her wedding day. She manages to pull it together despite the news that Malik actually married the bitch who spoiled her nuptials. Just as she opens up to the idea of a new love, Kim meets a new man. . .who happens to be white. Is he the one she's been looking for? After two years with her boyfriend Rodney, twenty-five-year-old Nadine Clark wants to see what else is out there. But Nadine soon discovers being single isn't what she'd imagined. Dejected, Nadine takes up with Malik, a man she believes is free. But when his wife, Shonda, confronts Nadine, everything hits the fan. . .and it isn't long before everyone involved comes face-to-face with the crazy consequences of getting what they wished for. . .

Notorious

by Kiki Swinson

"Kiki captures the heat of the streets." --Wahida Clark, New York Times bestselling authorAfter the drama in Playing Dirty, Yoshi Lomax is on the run, but trouble follows her wherever she goes...When things get too hot in Miami, criminal lawyer Yoshi figures she'll be safe if she goes home to Norfolk, Virginia, for a little while. But the streets there are just as mean, and a sistah needs to keep her head to avoid getting popped by a drive-by. And when Yoshi witnesses the brutal murder of a snitch by a ruthless drug dealer, she knows she'll be the next one in the gangsta's sights. Out of time and abandoned by everyone but her cousin Carmen, Yoshi's goin' to have to learn to fight back if she wants to live another day...

Can't Keep a Bad Bride Down

by Miranda Parker

"A fast-paced, thrilling read." --Electa Rome Parks, author of The Stalker ChroniclesBail recovery agent Angel Crawford isn't sure which is tougher--fighting crime, letting go of the skeletons in her past, or planning for her wedding. Either way, she's dealt with her share of surprises. But just when she least expects it, she gets the shock of her life. . .It's been months since Angel and Pastor Justus Too-Hot-To-Be-Holy Morgan announced their engagement. Yet Angel's barely begun wedding planning. It's not that she's having doubts. She just wants to make sure the past doesn't interfere with their future. For Angel, that means clearing up a kiss-tastrophe with U.S. Marshal Maxim West and facing off with her ex-fiancé's assassin. Angel wants to share her plans with Justus, but before she can do it, a new complication arrives. . . Praise For Miranda Parker"I had such a good time reading this novel! I was in the story, watching and sipping on a mocktail." --Pat G'Orge-Walker, Essence® bestselling author, on Can't Keep a Bad Bride Down"Parker combines murder, romance, and church scandals amid plenty of suggestive sexuality." --Publishers Weekly on A Good Excuse to Be Bad "A surprise around every corner. . ..The combination of juicy mystery and the drama of a mega-church is an unbeatable one that makes this novel a real page-turner." --RT Book Reviews on A Good Excuse to Be Bad

Tippy Toe Murder

by Delilah Devlin Leslie Meier

With three kids underfoot, a fourth on the way, and an oppressive heat wave bearing down, homemaker Lucy Stone is hardly enjoying an idyllic summer. But her preoccupation with swelling ankles, Bavarian creme doughnut cravings, and sewing endless sequins on ballet recital tutus gives way to dread when Lucy learns that her waistline isn't the only thing that's recently vanished from Tinker's Cove. . . The strange disappearance of a retired dance instructor has the tiny coastal town in a tizzy that turns to terror when a notoriously cantankerous shopkeeper is slain right on Main Street. Now Lucy's up to her bulging belly in local suspects and red herrings. Eluded by a cold-blooded killer, with her due-date looming and the thermometer soaring, Lucy figures something has to break soon. With any luck, it won't be her water. . . "A solid mystery."--San Francisco Chronicle "A surprising and intelligently constructed plot."--Cape Cod Times "Lucy Stone is an endearing sleuth." -Dorothy Cannell

The Replacement Wife

by Tiffany L. Warren

"I just love her work." --Victoria Christopher Murray Atlanta's most eligible widower isn't looking to remarry--but for one woman, that's a mere detail...Five years after his beloved wife's death, wealthy Quentin Chambers still hasn't returned to the church or his music ministry. Even his home is now devoid of music, and without his attention, Quentin's five children are out of control--until his mother steps in and hires him a live-in nanny. Montana is pretty, compassionate, church-going, and even has a beautiful singing voice. The children take to her right away, and soon Quentin finds his heart opening to faith--and love--once more. But not everyone loves Montana...A "friend" of Quentin's first wife, Chloe has been scheming to become the next Mrs. Chambers since the funeral. Now she'll do whatever it takes to get rid of Montana--including blackmail, theft--and digging up a troublemaking man from Montana's past. But Chloe's got secrets of her own, and the tables may turn with a twist she never sees coming..."When I read a Tiffany L. Warren novel I know I'm going to get two things--a riveting story that will leave me speechless and a faith boost!" --ReShonda Tate Billingsley"Strong messages about the power of faith, church, and prayer carry this rags-to-riches romance with a definite fairy tale vibe." --Library Journal

Killer Physique

by G. A. McKevett

Plus-sized P.I. Savannah Reid gets a taste of the high life when she attends a Hollywood premiere on the arm of husband Dirk Coulter. Savannah may be a newlywed, but even she gets weak in the knees when she meets celebrity athlete-turned-movie-star Jason Tyrone. So imagine how she feels when the star's rock-hard body is found rock-hard dead... Some guys have everything. With his stunning looks and dazzling charm, Jason Tyrone is America's favorite new action hero. Make that was. Once so spectacular in action, the blockbuster idol was found dead in his hotel room after his latest premiere. Despite his chiseled physique, Jason is never getting up again...Though the autopsy reveals Jason may have gotten his killer body through doping, no one wants to believe the beloved athlete is a fraud, least of all Savannah. Soon she's deeply immersed in the dark world of body enhancing drugs, and wondering if the world-class gym where Jason worked out is really just a front for a lucrative drug ring. Was Jason's death the price he paid for threatening to expose other celebrities caught in the clutch of keeping a flawless image? Or was everyone's favorite hero a victim of his own desire to always be at the top of his game? No stranger to society's obsession with image, Savannah is determined to get to the truth. And for the voluptuous investigator, this time it's personal....

If You Don't Know Me

by Mary B. Morrison

New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison delivers a scandalous story of two women, a sizzling wager, and the fallout that's turned lives upside down. . . "I'm the woman Madison's husband truly loves. And I'll match her game for game to make him mine." Sindy Singleton isn't about to lose Chicago DuBois to Madison again. But getting him to open his heart once more won't be enough to satisfy her. Enlisting the help of Chicago's worst enemy is the fastest way she knows to expose Madison's most brazen deception yet. But Madison has more than one devastating card to play. . . "I don't care what mistakes I've made. I'll do whatever it takes to get my perfect marriage back." If there's one thing Madison has learned from her disastrous bet, it's how to turn catastrophe into opportunity. Playing on Chicago's fatherly instincts will maintain her access to the DuBois fortune--and keep her family's empire successful. And to get back on top, Madison's got the perfect scheme to finally take care of her ex-lover, her rivals, and the husband she'll never let go. . . "Morrison piles on extra helpings of soap opera-esque drama. . .hot, hot, hot sex scenes." --Library Journal "If you're looking for some serious drama this latest novel from Morrison will fit the bill nicely." --RT Book Reviews

Red Hot Liar

by Noire

"Urban erotica has never been hotter!" --Nikki TurnerShe's an heiress to a mega-fortune. But expert con-mami Mink LaRue will have to go beyond the top of her game to win the biggest hustle of all. . . Now that Mink has pushed her way to the front of the line to capture the Dominion family's oil billions, her life has become a luxurious whirl of easy money, fine whips, and sparkling jewels. But she'll need to come out of a whole new trick bag in order to throw shade on her sizzling swerve with Suge, her uncle-by-marriage only. Meanwhile, Suge is going toe-to-toe with the Dominion's oldest adversary, whose shameless mudslinging could cast dirt on their family name and ruin their good fortune forever. His chosen ally is a gorgeous ex-girlfriend--a woman Mink will need her every conniving wile to out-score. But scandalous secrets that could change con-mami Mink's life forever are just about to boil over... "Noire's versatile storytelling keeps the urban erotic genre hot!" --Kiki Swinson, bestselling author of the Wifey series "Noire knows all about street slang, scams, strip clubs, and fierce sex bouts...This is top-of-the-line street lit." --Library Journal on Natural Born Liar (starred review)

Killing Cupid

by Laura Levine

"I'm crazy about Laura Levine's mystery series. Her books are so outrageously funny, they always make me laugh out loud." --Joanne FlukeLove is in the air as freelance writer Jaine Austen begins a new job at the Dates of Joy matchmaking service. . .When Jaine lands a job writing web copy and brochures for matchmaker Joy Amoroso, she's excited for a chance to help the lovelorn--until she realizes Joy is a ruthless taskmaster who screams at her employees for the smallest infractions, pads her website with pictures of professional models posing as clients, and offers up convincing but empty promises of love. So it's no surprise when the chiseling cupid turns up dead at a Valentine's Day mixer. Now, finding the culprit may prove harder than spotting that elusive caramel praline in a box of chocolates. . ."A well-crafted plot." --Publishers Weekly"The multiple suspects keep readers on the edge of their seats." --RT Book Reviews"Levine's charming heroine is right on target." --Kirkus Reviews

Stella Mia

by Rosanna Chiofalo

Rosanna Chiofalo's poignant, beautifully written new novel evokes the stunning scenery of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands and tells of mothers and daughters, love and sacrifice--and the choices that resound across continents and through generations. Julia Parlatone doesn't have much to remember her Italian mother by. A grapevine that Sarina planted still flourishes in the backyard of Julia's childhood home in Astoria, Queens. And there's a song, "Stella Mia," she recalls her mother singing--my star, my star, you are the most beautiful star--until the day she left three-year-old Julia behind and returned to Italy for good. Now a happily married school teacher, Julia tries not to dwell on a past she can't change or on a mother who chose to leave. But in an old trunk in the family basement, she discovers items that belonged to her mother--a song book, Tarot cards, a Sicilian folk costume--and a diary. Sarina writes unflinchingly of her harsh childhood and of a first, passionate love affair;of blissful months spent living in the enchanting coastal resort town of Taormina and the unspoiled Aeolian Islands north of Sicily as well as the reasons she came to New York. By the diary's end, Julia knows she must track down her mother in Italy and piece together the rest of the complex, bittersweet truth--a journey that, for better or worse, will change her own life forever.Praise For The Novels Of Rosanna ChiofaloCarissima"What a glorious novel this is. It's a celebration of life, love and unlikely friendship through the eyes of two very different women. Yet their similarities bind them together and will endear them to readers long after the last page is turned. Bravissima for Carissima!" --Susan Wiggs, # 1 New York Times bestselling author"Fantastico! I couldn't put it down!" --Lisa Jackson, # 1 New York Times bestselling authorBella Fortuna"Chiofalo brings the Italian immigrant community and neighborhoods richly to life." --Publishers Weekly"Reading Rosanna Chiofalo's depiction of a modern Italian-American family is like digging into a fresh bowl of pasta--warm, welcome, and satisfying. A deeply felt debut that affirms the importance of friends and family--Italian-style." --Lisa Verge Higgins, author of Random Acts of Kindness"Well-drawn characters. . .A charmer." --BookPage"Sometimes tough, sometimes tender, always heartfelt and honest, Bella Fortuna is a lively, finely-stitched tale of life and love, family and friendship, and a zest for cose Italiane!" --Peter Pezzelli, author of Home to Italy

If I Can't Have You

by Mary B. Morrison

New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison delivers a seductive, mesmerizing tale of "love" gone dangerously wrong. . .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 he begins stalking her, Loretta's gorgeous girlfriend, Madison, claims she can tame any man...so Loretta dares Madison to prove she can tame Granville. But sexing Granville while she's engaged to the most eligible bachelor in Houston may cost Madison more than Loretta's bet is worth. . .Praise for Mary B. Morrison's I'd Rather Be With You "Drenched in jealousy, cheating. . .will leave readers gasping in shock." --Library Journal "The sequel to If I Can't Have You has just as much drama, fighting and lying as its predecessor." --RT Book Reviews

You Are (Not) Small

by Anna Kang Christopher Weyant

2015 Geisel Medal Winner! <P> Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all! <P> The simple text of Anna Kang and bold illustrations of New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and very funny story about size--it all depends on who's standing next to you.

The Missing Dough

by Chris Cavender

The only thing Eleanor Swift loves more then A Slice of Delight--her Timber Ridge, North Carolina pizzeria--is her sister Maddy. So when Maddy's cheating ex-husband Grant shows up with some pie-in-the-sky idea to win Maddy back, Eleanor is happy to see her sister swiftly show him the door. But they both know Grant isn't done yet, especially when he picks a fight with Maddy's fiancé Bob in front of the whole town. Naturally, when Grant is later found stabbed in the heart with a barbeque skewer, Bob is featured on the police chief's menu as Suspect #1. And when it turns out that Maddy stands to gain a different kind of dough--and lots of it--from Grant exiting this world, she and Eleanor know it's up to them to cook up an investigation to find the real killer. . .or their next scrumptious pizza may be their last!Includes a delicious pizza recipe!"Delightful." --Publishers Weekly"Will continue to draw food mystery fans." --Booklist

Don't Blame the Devil

by Pat G'Orge-Walker

Hang on to your seat as Pat G'Orge-Walker spins a side-splitting novel of sin and salvation, heartache and love. . .Appearances mean everything to Delilah Dupree Jewel. So after hearing of her daughter-in-law's sudden death, Delilah decides that coming to the rescue of her long-estranged son, Jessie, and her granddaughter, Tamara, would be a good look. . .though Lord knows she'll have to dig hard to find her maternal instincts.But Delilah quickly discovers Jessie wants nothing to do with her. And Tamara, who's following in Delilah's musical footsteps, isn't interested in her career advice, especially since Delilah got ahead using the singing couch. And Delilah's old flame, Deacon Pillar, an ex-convict who's traded in his gangster ways for a Bible, is stirring up a past that's sure to shock..."Hilarious faith-based romp. . .Walker shines a little light on a wacky family reunion with her usual inspirational, knee-slapping style." --Publishers Weekly "A comic novel about mistakes and second chances." --Library Journal

The Mane Squeeze

by Shelly Laurenston

"Laurenston has a gift with words and humor." --USA Today.comJust Roar And Bear ItGrowing up on the tough Philly streets, Gwen O'Neill knows how to fend for herself. But what is she supposed to do with a nice, suburban Jersey boy who has a tendency to turn into a massive Grizzly? Despite his menacing growl and four-inch claws, Gwen finds Lachlan "Lock" MacRyrie cute and really sweet. He actually watches out for her, and unlike the rest of her out-of-control family, manages not to morbidly embarrass her. Too bad cats don't believe in forever.At nearly seven feet tall, Lock is used to people responding to him in two ways: screaming or running away. Gwen--half lioness, half tigress, all kick-ass--does neither. She's sexy beyond belief and smart as hell, but she's so busy protecting her family and friends that she's forgetting about her own safety. Lock probably shouldn't get involved, but he can't simply walk away. Not when Gwen means absolutely everything to him.Praise for Shelly Laurenston's novels"Bear Meets Girl is hilarious, sexy fun."--Heroes and Heartbreakers"Fast-paced action and smoking hot love scenes." --RT Book Reviews TOP PICK on Wolf with Benefits

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