{New Release} 5/13/2014

The Prodigal Son (A Reverend Curtis Black Novel) by: Kimberla Lawson RobyThe Reverend Curtis Black hasn't spoken to his son, Matthew, in over a year-not since Matthew dropped out of Harvard to marry his girlfriend, Racquel, and be a full-time father to their infant son. Curtis knows that it was he and his wife, Charlotte, … Continue reading {New Release} 5/13/2014

{New Release} 4/29/14

Silver Bullets by: Suzetta Perkins  In this sizzling, exciting novel, four women show that age is just a number by seeking out new forms of pleasure, love, and romance.Whether it be getting a tattoo, using whips and chains, or preparing dinner in nothing but stilettos, four divas—all best friends and over fifty years old—decide that … Continue reading {New Release} 4/29/14

{New Release} 4/22/14

One Safe Place by:Alvin L.A. HornFriends and foes, politicians and lovers intersect in this exciting novel of love, lust, and crime in the Emerald City.In One Safe Place, lightning strikes of dilemmas and storms of lustful deeds intertwine with the well-thought citizens, as well as the criminal-minded. Under Seattle’s cloudy skies, the morally minded kiss the … Continue reading {New Release} 4/22/14

{New Release} 4/15/2014

A Wanted Woman by:Eric Jerome DickeyThe twenty-first novel from New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey, a steamy thriller set in tropical BarbadosShe is a woman of a thousand faces, an assassin who could be anyone, anywhere. The Trinidad contract was supposed to be simple: to make a living man become a dead man. When the job … Continue reading {New Release} 4/15/2014

{New Release} 4/1/2014

Unbreak My Heart by: Toni BraxtonIn this heartfelt memoir, six-time Grammy Award-winning artist and star of WE TV’s reality hit Braxton Family Values, Toni Braxton writes about her personal life decisions and their impact on her health, family and career.While Braxton appears to be living a gilded life—selling 60 million records, appearing in sold-out Las Vegas … Continue reading {New Release} 4/1/2014

{Out Today} Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South by: Blain Roberts

From the South's pageant queens to the importance of beauty parlors to African American communities, it is easy to see the ways beauty is enmeshed in southern culture. But as Blain Roberts shows in this incisive work, the pursuit of beauty in the South was linked to the tumultuous racial divides of the region, where … Continue reading {Out Today} Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South by: Blain Roberts

{New Releases} 3/11/2014

The Roof Is on Fire: Hell House 2 by: Brenda HamptonIn this second installment in the Hell House trilogy, six fiery, larger-than-life characters compete to win $100,000 in an outrageous competition that sends drama levels through the roof.The most memorable characters from Brenda Hampton’s bestselling novels come together in a house that could unite them—or destroy … Continue reading {New Releases} 3/11/2014

{Books To Film} 12 Years a Slave by: Solomon Northup

The harrowing true story that inspired the critically acclaimed filmThe son of a freed slave, Solomon Northup lived the first thirty years of his life as a free man in upstate New York. In the spring of 1841, he was offered a job: a short-term, lucrative engagement as a violinist in a traveling circus. It … Continue reading {Books To Film} 12 Years a Slave by: Solomon Northup