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Beverly Holland lives it up with her older businessman beau, Eric Fox. He gives her everything she craves--except satisfaction between the sheets. Frustrated, she picks up sexy stranger Dante at a hotel bar, who shows her what she's been missing! But he's also about to shake up her life. Beverly has no idea that Eric is really a hitman or that Dante has a vendetta: Eric killed his brother and now he wants Eric dead. Beverly also doesn't know that while she's carrying on with her man's potential killer, her man's carrying on with her best friend, Marilyn--who will do anything to make Eric hers.... When the forces of lust, lies, betrayal and revenge collide, who's going to survive--and who will ultimately be the hitman's woman?
When 15-year-old Porsha Swint overhears an argument between her parents, she learns some very painful news. The man she thought was her dad is only a substitute for her real father--Dion McNeil, a well known national sportscaster. Even Porsha's BFFs, Tara Chance and Danielle Davis, can't seem to console her. Porsha, once a straight-A student, begins slacking off in school. Her parents realize their secrets have been revealed, and set out on a quest to make things right. In the meantime, the media has a field day with this information, since Dion McNeil was married to another woman during the time Porsha was conceived. Porsha meets her half-sister Jasmine McNeil, and tension between the two equates to World War III. Will things ever be the same for Porsha now that her world has been turned upside down? Secrets Untold is the latest book in the hit teen series - The Lip Gloss Chronicles.
Dylan Monroe, our favorite shopaholic, is back! She's three months pregnant and madly in love with the father of her child, sexy heavyweight champion, Angel. The only problem is the long-legged Victoria's Secret model standing in the way of getting him back. If that weren't enough stress, her Jack Daniel's-loving mother, Candy, returns to stir up even more trouble.Unsure of how to face her future as a single mother, Dylan reverts back to the only thing she knows to comfort her pain--shopping! Rounding out the cast of colorful characters are Billie, Dylan's tightly wound friend, and flamboyant transgender cousin Tee-Tee, aka Dick'em Down Diva. Labels and Love promises to be a laugh-out-loud, heartfelt tale of love lost and love regained.
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!
Ordained Minister Wanda B. Campbell (Illusions) serves up another strong story of loss and redemption sure to invoke a sense of joy and hope that no matter how bad things get, there's always a "silver lining."?The "honeymoon glow" isn't even off blushing new bride Marlissa Scott-Jennings' face when the dark demons of inadequacy emerge from her past. The pressure of living a dream existence with prominent physician Kevin is a life she doesn't feel worthy of. So she soon finds solace in alcohol, which seems, to her, to quiet the insecurities of her soul. But her drinking and the behavior it sparks is ruining her marriage, and soon Kevin's had enough....?Leon Scott had everything a man could hope for--a beautiful wife, Starla, a loving family, a thriving business. But when his younger brother's murdered, the pain is unbearable, and he, like Marlissa, takes refuge in a bottle. It isn't long before he sabotages his business and his family life, even though his dearest wish is to get back on track again. An unlikely pair, Marlissa and Leon meet up one night and make a pact to work together to stay sober and win their loved ones back--even if Kevin and Starla seem to have moved on without them....
Pamela "Pill" Jones was raised in poverty by her older sister and always craved "the good life." Today she's a successful hairstylist, but she and her husband Corey's income doesn't cover all the material goods she buys, and they soon find themselves struggling to climb out of deep debt. As Corey bears the brunt of their money problems, Pill just keeps spending. Now Corey's feeling strained and he can't deal. He's also trying to figure out who he is, but all he sees in front of them are issues, with no end in sight. He asks Pill to join him for Marriage Maintenance classes and hopes with a little faith they can get their marriage back on track. But will Pill get on board--even if it means "going without" again?
In this gripping and action-packed sequel to Corrupt City, the aftermath of the assassination is explored, revealing what happened to everyone involved. With trickery in each chapter, this book will have you cheering for the bad guys, while wondering who can be trusted, who is behind the foul events that unfold, and where the corruption will end. You won't be able to put this book down until you unveil all the clues.
Four friends; Lena, who is engaged to a basketball superstar, Denise, who is hoping that she will be the first in her family to graduate college, Freedom, who lives up to her name and Carmen, who needs to work on her self-esteem--lean on each other during their days at Freedom University.
Chance may have a good job, a nice home and a beautiful girlfriend, but he still has ties to his past, like his homeboy, Calhoun, a drug-selling deadbeat. Then Chance's upright life flips upside down when he's framed for murder and loses everything--his job, his home, his girlfriend and almost his mind. Behind bars, Chance's only ray of hope in his life is his pen pal, Deyja.... When he's released after seven years, he finds her, but he doesn't reveal his true identity to her. Deyja doesn't realize she's falling for her former pen pal. All she knows is she's finally found a man who satisfies her every desire. But when Chance's old friends creep back into his life, will his past destroy his future with the woman he loves?
Young, successful and thriving, Shania and Greg have it all going on. Not only do they have the kind of relationship everyone envies, they're also walking the right path in so many other ways--like Greg, who's a youth pastor at his church, happily making a difference in the lives of troubled teens. But after receiving some unexpected news, Greg's manhood takes a devastating blow. Realizing that her man is headed for depression, Shania suggests they take an exotic vacation to revitalize their marriage. Except the trip seems to pull them further apart instead of bring them together. Caught in the middle of a sinister plot, they soon find themselves in a fight for their lives as greed, lies and deception could cost someone their life....
Bestselling superstar author Ashley & JaQuavis and the talented McCall spin the sixth gritty street drama in this popular series, where fast cash, love, and tragedy drive a trio of fast-paced stories.
Will Tracy is a good, God-fearing man who had a shaky childhood as he watched his father abuse his mother. But now he's grown and feeling confident and secure that he has finally met the woman he's been praying God would send him to be able feel the security he's always craved. Morgan is beautiful and appears to be the perfect Christian woman. But once Will pledges his life to her, he nearly loses his. . . . After a series of strange, inexplicable "accidents" plague him, he starts to wonder if the woman he married is all that she outwardly appears to be-or if he's indeed sleeping with the enemy. He continues to honor the vows he made to God and to Morgan. But is this wife of his really a gift from God? Or is she the devil in disguise?
Head research and development chemist Jamal Ford has narrowed his love-life down to a science through the creation of his 30-Day Dating Plan, a guide intended to weed out the drama queens, gold-diggers, and baby mamas from his ideal: a part goddess, part sex kitten, and part Stepford Wife mate. The shallow, fun-loving 33-year-old knows he's one of Charlotte, North Carolina's most eligible bachelors, and he won't settle for anything less than the trophy wife of his dreams. Catherine "Catt" Cason has never let scheming co-workers, her loving (but overbearing) father, or her full figure slow her down. The brilliant formulating chemist takes being labeled "the cute fat girl" in stride as she fast-tracks her way to a top position with her cosmetic company, Telegenic. While she would enjoy the love of a good man, Catt refuses to risk her career or her heart being broken again just to have a warm body at her side. Besides, why settle for the love of an earthly man when she is the fianc e of Christ?When Jamal is paired with Catt to launch a new product for work, it's loathe at first sight. She thinks he's arrogant and incompetent. He thinks she's a sanctimonious kill-joy. What each believes they want may not be what God knows they need. In this game of love, rules don't exist, and no heart is safe. The Lord is speaking, but will they all be too caught up in their own agendas to listen?
Growing up in foster care, Zipporah "Z" Saldano never dreamed of becoming a police officer, but after she's rescued from a hostage situation during the LA Riots, she chooses a career in law enforcement. After ten good years on the force, Z is involved in a domestic homicide case gone awry. Her partner is killed, and Z is fired when alcohol is detected in her system. It's two long years before she gets sober and opens her own private investigation firm. Now Shirley, her former foster mother, is in need of Z's help. Someone has murdered her grandson, a high school basketball star, and she wants Z to find out who did it. Z soon finds herself in deeper trouble than when she was kicked out of the LAPD. What she discovers is a conspiracy much deeper than anyone would believe, and she finds her own life is in danger.
Jamie Clarke was once a devoted, loving wife, mother and God-fearing Christian; however, those traits quickly diminish after she endures a double dose of betrayal and deception. First, Jamie is devastated when her pastor is publicly exposed for his salacious indiscretions with a teenage member of the congregation. Then Jamie is further scarred when her husband Alonzo's hidden secrets are revealed. For weeks, Jamie is overcome with depression and grief, feeling trapped in an emotional prison. That is, until she decides to soothe her pain by turning to a lifestyle of sin. Jamie's new way of life causes her to abandon her morals and values, break her marriage vows, neglect her teenage son, and put her health at risk. It isn't until she is faced with a life or death circumstance that Jamie is forced to evaluate if she wants to regain control of her life or continue stepping out on sin.
Alicia Middleson might come across as nasty to women who cross her path, but to the men lucky enough to venture into her world, she's pure heaven. Minke, a young hustler from Brooklyn knows the minute he sees Alicia that she is the woman he will connect with to take over the world. But their life together is turned upside down when Minke's cousin is killed and it is revealed that Alicia had a hand in it. Left with only the clothes on her back, Alicia must try to regain her sanity and confidence and take control of her life.
Seventeen-year-old Jamal "Prince" Perkins, a self-proclaimed street soldier, is determined to prove that he is not the father of four babies on the way while planning to get deadly revenge against his algebra teacher Ms. Macklin who spurned his advances.
When his marriage falls into turmoil due to lack of intimacy, Malcolm takes matters into his own hands by getting back into the dating game, but he soon discovers that his quasi-single status isn't all he'd imagined it would be and must earn his wife's forgiveness to repair their marriage.
Korie Dillon's ready to get married, but her wishes don't fit into her boyfriend, Darren Howard's, "five-year plan. " He isn't about to get sidelined before he can achieve his career goals and he runs out on her, leaving her devastated. Years later, Korie's been dating, but no one seriously. Mainly she hangs with her best girl, Jayna, who has issues of her own. Meanwhile, Darren's kept his focus on his career; he hasn't been able to get involved with any other women because his feelings for Korie still burn strong. When the five years are just about up, Korie meets a sweet, caring man who worships the ground she walks on. Then "Mr. Five-Year Plan" comes strolling back into her life. . . . But will she follow her head or her heart?
First Lady Audrey Graham is gone and her husband suffers from loneliness and the after-effects of his second stroke. Their son, Stiles, now minister of his father's church, is engaged to Detria and has found happiness at last-despite his heartbreaking divorce from Rena. Rena's now living in another state and has found a new love herself, Robert, though she resists his marriage proposals because she doesn't feel she could ever be completely forgiven for her past sins. Things take a turn for the worse when Stiles' father suffers another stroke and Detria has a miscarriage, and his faith is tested like never before. But who knows in whose arms he will land up in the page-turning conclusion to My Son's Wife series!
President of the Helping Hand Club of Chicago's Christian Fellowship Church, Meesha Morrison proposes starting a couple's therapy ministry. Her husband's been so busy climbing the corporate ladder, he hardly ever spends time with his family, and Meesha believes this could be just the thing that can save their marriage. Eventually, four couples take a leap of faith and sign up, and soon begin sharing the issues putting the most strain on their relationships, including grown children moving back home, an unplanned pregnancy and growing pains in a newly married interracial couple. Secrets and lies are exposed and dealt with in a powerful tale that heralds the importance of communication and the power of forgiveness.
Get ready for the latest streetwise installment of this off-the-hook street series, with sizzling stories told by three of your favorite authors! In Got Me Twisted, New York diva Ebony Queen heads south after her mother's murder and tries to reinvent country bumpkin Reshunda-but it won't be easy! In Arrested Development, Kelly joins the police force to get in the good graces of her love interest, Dante-but what happens when her brother gets out of prison and finds out her boyfriend is the same cop that brought him down? And in Greed, Jackie and her parents escaped the projects and now live the high life-but what's going to happen to her if they get murdered? These latest Around the Way Girls stories will leave you breathless!
Charisma has the perfect life, with a doctor husband, Gideon, whom she adores, a secure home in suburban Baltimore and a wonderful daughter, April. But there's a secret part of Gideon that's about to unravel as it threatens to ruin all their lives. Gideon suffers from depression and his subsequent leave from his job and the loss of income uproots them to a less desirable neighborhood where the family begins to deteriorate. Gideon's not getting the help he needs, and there aren't enough prayers Charisma can say to get things back on track. When an encounter with a neighboring family, also struggling with the mental health of one of its members, results in a horrifying crisis, will they at last come to terms with the real problem?
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 won many 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.
Straight-laced Savannah Blake's world is turned upside down when she finds her dad, Major Blake, shot on his lawn. Before he dies, he gives her a few clues to the identity of his killer. His dying request is "Protect your sisters." Montana and Asia are the only family Savannah has left, and she will fight to the end to save them. The pain of losing their father has Savannah obsessed with finding his killer. Savannah suspects someone from "The Agency," a secret government security operation where her father once worked, is behind his death. She enlists the help of Troy Bridges, the owner of a private security firm in Dallas. She doesn't necessarily trust him, but Savannah needs Troy because of his inside knowledge of The Agency. The chemistry between Savannah and Troy is electric, and only intensifies as the stakes get higher. They have no time to deal with their unresolved feelings, though, because the closer they get to the killer, the more dangerous things become. Savannah's Curse will take you on a roller-coaster ride of suspense as Savannah channels her grief into an unrelenting search for her father's murderer.