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{Books To Screen} Michael Connelly’s ‘Bosch’ Gets Premiere Date

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Get a first look at Bosch, a new Amazon Original Series based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling books coming to Amazon Prime Instant Video in February 2015. Starring Titus Welliver, Annie Wersching and Jamie Hector.

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{Books To Film} Wild

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Based on the NY Times Bestselling book “Wild by: Cheryl Strayed.” With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. WILD powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her. 

Release: December 5th
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffmann, and Laura Dern
Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée

{New Release} 8/19/2014

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The Choir Director 2-Runaway Bride by: Carl Weber
Carl Weber takes readers back to church in his latest drama-filled novel, the much-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller, The Choir Director.
It’s been three years since Aaron Mackie succeeded in helping his friend and mentor, Bishop T.K. Wilson, dig his ministry out of financial ruin. Aaron is also responsible for re-energizing the almost defunct choir into something special. His success has drawn national attention, and he’s on the verge of signing a huge recording contract. With his life in order, Aaron decides the time is right to propose to Tia Gregory, the church secretary who caught his eye and inspired him to shed his Tiger Woods-like tendencies to become a one-woman man. The stage is set for what might be the wedding of the year, but quickly becomes the disaster of the year when Aaron is left at the altar without explanation. 

Now, during his own hour of need, Aaron turns to the bishop for help. Unfortunately, the line he asks T. K. to cross will force the bishop to choose between faith and friendship, or as he puts it, “between heaven and hell.” As the investigation into Tia’s disappearance continues, the two men are challenged in ways they never imagined.

{New Releases} 7/29/14

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Bad as in Good by:J. Lovelace
Teeming with dramatic plot twists and wickedly delightful erotic frills, a passionate story about two lovers struggling with heartbreak, heartthrobs, and self-fulfillment.

Many of us fall into unrelenting cycles that lead us to inevitable heartbreak—a knee-weakening, nearly unbearable period of withdrawal where we curse our indiscretions and promise to do better next time. But why? Why do we do this to ourselves?

That’s the question Erin is constantly asking herself.

Along for the ride is Tariq, a young man battling his past as well. While their romantic lives intertwine, they find it almost impossible to break free of the merciless beast that is love and its ugly stepsister, heartbreak.

At first, Erin’s attraction to Tariq is like a drug addiction she can’t ignore, but as drama ensues and the ugly past comes back to visit, both Tariq and Erin realize how bad—as in good—love truly is.

Games Divas’s Play by: Angela Burt-Murray 
An ambitious entertainment reporter, millionaire basketball player, desperate wife, scandalous groupie, and murderous stalker. Games Divas Play takes you inside the high-stakes world of professional sports, where everyone plays to win.

When Nia Bullock lands a job as editor-in-chief of the hot new magazine and web site DivaDish, she finds that her platinum dreams can quickly turn into a nightmare. Battling backstabbing colleagues and reeling from murderous threats, she must turn to an ex-boyfriend for help.

Vanessa King, the first lady of the NBA, is looking for a fresh start with her husband, Marcus, the new star point guard for the New York Gladiators who’s as popular with the ladies as he is with hoops fans. Since marrying her college sweetheart, Vanessa has learned to deal with life with a professional athlete—the groupies, the paparazzi, and the unchecked ego of a man the sports world puts on a pedestal.

When Laila James, self-proclaimed “Golden Goddess,” sets her sights on Marcus and shops a reality show based on their affair—and then a dangerous stalker threatens his family—Vanessa turns to her best friend Nia to save her marriage and her life.


In the first book in the Diva Mystery Series, three women engage in a ruthless battle for love and the limelight, and soon learn what it really takes to stay on top.
Any Man I Want by: Michele Grant
As the beautiful baby girl of the protective Montgomery clan, Katrina has led a charmed life. A modeling career sky-rocketed her to fame and fortune. Facing thirty, she’s ready for a challenge and goes into the fashion design business with her sister-in-law. If only her personal life ran as smoothly. The only man Katrina’s really drawn to is the one she can’t control: former pro footballer, notorious player, and family friend, Carter Evan Parks.


Carter has retired from sports–and womanizing–to build a successful real estate career. Now he wants to get serious in his love life–with Katrina. Trouble is, dating his best friend’s pampered sister could go wrong in so many ways. Yet when Katrina makes a dangerous decision and an old family nemesis stirs up trouble, Carter finds himself coming to her rescue, and soon the two are embarking on a romance–under the watchful eyes of the Montgomery’s. But what happens when a girl who can have any man chooses one who won’t be toyed with?

Drake Pt 2 by:Joy Deja King
Drake was left for dead but he survived, unfortunately the same couldn’t be said for his fiancé and newborn son. With the help of Cindy he has rebuilt his life but the taste of revenge is still what he craves. But will Drake’s quest for retribution be his ultimate downfall? 


Cindy continues to chase the money and power that comes with running the lucrative drug trade in Philadelphia. She believes she has the game all figured out but with a ruthless boss who is unwilling to relinquish his control and a friend who might actually be the enemy, Cindy’s rise to the top might be cut short. Will Cindy be able to maneuver through the madness and dominate the streets or will she have to accept defeat? Find out in the conclusion of Drake.
Put Your Diamonds Up by: Ni-Ni Simone & Amir Abrams
Explosive rumors and a mega-media frenzy almost ended the Pampered Princesses’ reign as Hollywood High royalty. Now only one diva can win the ultimate fame of thrones. . .

London Phillips is keeping her billionaire boyfriend close–and her secrets closer–by pretending to play her mother’s game. But the rules dramatically change when her ex-boo, Justice Banks, ends up in the arms of her best friend . . .

One lie too many cost spoiled Rich Montgomery her one true love. No problem–finding a new man is what she does best. But a certain bad boy’s drama is more dangerous than she ever imagined . . .

Fresh out of rehab, teen star Heather Cummings has Hollywood High’s newest hottie dead in her party-girl sights. And unexpected news could fulfill all her dreams–or shatter them for good. . .


Spencer Ellington wants revenge. And making alliances with her ex-frenemy and her biggest enemy is a small price to pay to expose everyone’s dirty little deceptions–and conquer Hollywood High’s powerful in-crowd once and for all. . .

Jack Strong: A Story of Life after Life by Walter Mosley

In a Las Vegas hotel room, a man awakes to confront his destiny

Dreaming, Jack hears voices: a frightened child in a hospital, a woman cheating on her husband, a death-row inmate. When he wakes, the voices recede, but they do not vanish. He is in a luxurious hotel room on the Vegas strip, and his body is covered in scars. Jack Strong is a patchwork man, his flesh melded together from dozens of men and women, and his mind is the same way. Countless lifetimes are contained within him: people whose time was cut short, and who see their place in Jack as a chance to make things right.

On behalf of one of them, Jack reignites a feud with corrupt casino bosses. Drawing on the skills of another, he beats the life out of two bodyguards. Jack fights for control as he lurches from impulse to impulse, certain that somewhere within him exists a soul. The answers may lie with whomever is tailing him in a sleek black car—if Jack can somehow confront him.

We Should All Be Feminists by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 

What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century—one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences—in the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroad—offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike. Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today—and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

Troublemaker by: Trice Hickman

Every joy has its challenges. . .
After twenty years, childhood best friends Alexandria Thornton and PJ Brightwood have reunited–and fallen in love. Alex’s artistic nature as a spoken word artist, and PJ’s success as a talented surgeon promise a bright future. But their happiness brings unexpected complications for those they care about most. . .
A devoted wife, loving mother, and successful businesswoman, Victoria Thornton is a pillar of her suburban Atlanta community. But when her daughter, Alexandria, becomes engaged to the son of Victoria’s former lover, her past mistake threatens her orderly life. As the impending marriage reunites both families, it reignites old feelings that test all of their relationships–and all of their boundaries. . .
Back Channel by: Stephen L. Carter
October 1962. The Soviet Union has smuggled missiles into Cuba. Kennedy and Khrushchev are in the midst of a military face-off that could lead to nuclear conflagration. Warships and submarines are on the move. Planes are in the air. Troops are at the ready. Both leaders are surrounded by advisers clamoring for war. The only way for the two leaders to negotiate safely is to open a “back channel”—a surreptitious path of communication hidden from their own people. They need a clandestine emissary nobody would ever suspect. If the secret gets out, her life will be at risk . . . but they’re careful not to tell her that.
Stephen L. Carter’s gripping new novel, Back Channel, is a brilliant amalgam of fact and fiction—a suspenseful retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis, in which the fate of the world rests unexpectedly on the shoulders of a young college student.
On the island of Curaçao, a visiting Soviet chess champion whispers state secrets to an American acquaintance.
In the Atlantic Ocean, a freighter struggles through a squall while trying to avoid surveillance.
And in Ithaca, New York, Margo Jensen, one of the few black women at Cornell, is asked to go to Eastern Europe to babysit a madman.
As the clock ticks toward World War III, Margo undertakes her harrowing journey. Pursued by the hawks on both sides, protected by nothing but her own ingenuity and courage, Margo is drawn ever more deeply into the crossfire—and into her own family’s hidden past.
Magnolia Drive (A Cavanaugh Island Novel Book 4) by:Rochelle Alers 
Love is the sweetest way home . . .
After a taste of Broadway stardom and a failed marriage, Francine Tanner is rebuilding her life back home on Cavanaugh Island. She’s done with acting-and anyone who isn’t genuine about real life and true feelings. But the mysterious newcomer who’s bought land outside her hometown of Sanctuary Cove is as down-to-earth as he is handsome . . . and he may be her second chance for the real thing.
Keaton Grace has had a crush on glamour-girl Francine Tanner for years. He can’t believe his luck that she lives in the same small town where he’s developing his new film studio. He just has to convince his favorite star to return to the spotlight. Yet the more time they spend together, the more he realizes the smart, funny, sexy woman she is in real life is far better than any role he envisioned. 
Now what he wants most is to heal her pain-and prove their attraction could be more powerful than anything they ever imagined . .

My Steps Are Ordered by Michelle Lindo Rice
What happens when your husband finds out you’re in love with his brother?
Team Keith? Team Michael? How about Team God?

       Gina Ward has it all: a husband, a child, and all the finer things life have to offer. She doesn’t see herself as one of the less fortunate who needs God. But, what happens when her only son, Trey, falls ill? Will she rely on the only one who holds the world in His hands?

       Keith Ward is a respected minister, but he cannot shake his inappropriate feelings for his brother’s wife. When his nephew falls ill, Keith knows he has to drop everything to be by her side. Will he finally find healing for his broken heart?
       Michael Ward is living the dream life, but life as he knows it changes drastically when his son falls ill. Everything he thought to be truth will be brought into question. What will he do when he realizes he is living one big lie?
The Second Installment of the “On the Right Path” series promises to keep you turning the pages until the stunning end.

Exit Wounds: Overcoming Unprocessed Pain by Christopher Hartwell

When you have bad experiences, you may not always remember when or where it started, but you have the evidence of how it tore you up inside. The force and pressure of that painful encounter creates an empty space within, distorting what’s vital and valuable, leaving you with a hole in your life. Exit Wounds shows you the steps to processing that pain.

{New Releases} 7/22/14

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Wrong Chance (Detective Eubanks) by E. L. Myrieckes

The first mystery of the Detective Eubanks series: a gripping look inside the mind of a serial killer who’s obsessed with starting a family.

The victims should have known the psychopath would take it personally…

A strange quirk of fate staggers the hell out of Chancellor Fox with a sucker punch—a knockout blow at that. Who would have ever guessed a car accident would derail so many lives? When an unforgiveable web of lies and deceit surfaces, his wrath is unleashed.

It started with a group of Cleveland State University students. Their sophomoric prank stalls ten years later with a string of dead bodies. For homicide detectives Hakeem Eubanks and Aspen Skye, the hunt is on to bait and snare a clever serial killer. One problem, though: getting caught is part of the psychopath’s ingenious plan.

With the rapid pulse of a Jeffery Deaver novel spiced up with supernatural activity, Wrong Chance will keep your heart racing until the shocking finale.

{New Release} 7/15/14

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Misty: Double Dippin’ 5 by:Allison Hobbs
In this final book in the popular Double Dippin’ series, Misty comes out of a coma to discover she has the gift of prophecy—or so she says. Does she truly want to help others, or has the self-indulgent diva found herself a new hustle?

Misty awakens from a coma and announces that she now can communicate with the spirit world. Soon after, she undergoes cutting-edge surgery that restores her beauty and mobility. With legions of cult-like followers who are willing to pay top dollar to attend Misty’s seminars and retreats, she is living the opulent lifestyle she’s always coveted.

And with her faithful lover, Brick, by her side, Misty has it all. That is until Brick’s former side chick, Anya, comes on the scene with the intention of proving to Brick they belong together. Misty has already reclaimed Brick once—from her mother, no less—but can she keep him away from the woman who claims she is his one true love?

From bestselling author Allison Hobbs, this final, decadent novel in the Double Dippin’ saga has all the spicy, steamy drama to keep you fully satisfied.

What’s Done In the Dark by: ReShonda Tate Billingsley 

#1 national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley gets to the heart of loss, love, and betrayal in her latest novel that is sure to delight her legions of fans.

Felise is not the kind of woman to cheat on her husband—especially with her best friend’s man. But after one perfect storm of a night, it happened…and she can hardly believe it herself. To top it off, when she woke up in the morning, she found that the man to whom she guiltily made passionate love died of a heart attack overnight. Felise, who is a nurse and a good citizen at that, leaves the hotel room without reporting his death.

When her best friend, Paula, finds out about her husband’s sudden death a day later, Felise is overcome with guilt and grief. She must be there for her friend and her family, but when her husband repeatedly tries to apologize for his absentminded behavior and Paula starts investigating who Stephen was with the night he died, Felise finds it hard to hold herself together. Should she come clean and tell everyone what she did? Or should she just let it go and move past the mistake on her own?

{New Releases} 7/8/14

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Land of Love and Drowning by: Tiphanie Yanique
A major debut from an award-winning writer—an epic family saga set against the magic and the rhythms of the Virgin Islands.

In the early 1900s, the Virgin Islands are transferred from Danish to American rule, and an important ship sinks into the Caribbean Sea. Orphaned by the shipwreck are two sisters and their half brother, now faced with an uncertain identity and future. Each of them is unusually beautiful, and each is in possession of a particular magic that will either sink or save them.

Chronicling three generations of an island family from 1916 to the 1970s, Land of Love and Drowning is a novel of love and magic, set against the emergence of Saint Thomas into the modern world. Uniquely imagined, with echoes of Toni Morrison, Gabriel García Márquez, and the author’s own Caribbean family history, the story is told in a language and rhythm that evoke an entire world and way of life and love. Following the Bradshaw family through sixty years of fathers and daughters, mothers

and sons, love affairs, curses, magical gifts, loyalties, births, deaths, and triumphs, Land of Love and Drowning is a gorgeous, vibrant debut by an exciting, prizewinning young writer.

Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James by: Rick James and David Ritz 

Best known for his song “Super Freak,” hitmaker, singer, innovator, producer, award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk groove and rock, the late Rick James collaborated with music biographer David Ritz in this posthumously published, wildly entertaining, and profound expression of a rock star’s life and soul.

He was the nephew of Temptations singer Melvin Franklin; a boy who watched and listened, mesmerized from underneath cocktail tables at the shows of Etta James and Miles Davis. He was a vagrant hippie who wandered to Toronto, where he ended up playing with Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, and he became a household name in the 1980s with his hit song “Super Freak.” Later in life, he was a bad boy who got caught up in drug smuggling and ended up in prison. But since his passing in August 2004, Rick James has remained a legendary icon whose name is nearly synonymous with funk music—and who popularized the genre, creating a lasting influence on pop artists from Prince to Jay-Z to Snoop Dogg, among countless others.

In Glow, Rick James and acclaimed music biographer David Ritz collaborated to write a no-holds-barred memoir about the boy and the man who became a music superstar in America’s disco age. It tells of James’s upbringing and how his mother introduced him to musical geniuses of the time. And it reveals details on many universally revered artists, from Marvin Gaye and Prince to Nash, Teena Marie, and Berry Gordy. James himself said, “My journey has taken me through hell and back. It’s all in my music—the parties, the pain, the oversized ego, the insane obsessions.” But despite his bad boy behavior, James was a tremendous talent and a unique, unforgettable human being. His “glow” was an overriding quality that one of his mentors saw in him—and one that will stay with this legendary figure who left an indelible mark on American popular music.