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Murderville 3: The Black Dahlia
In this final installment of the Murderville saga, Ashley and JaQuavis bring you the grit, treachery, and street perspective that they have become legendary for. This thrilling page-turner introduces the story of the black Dahlia and her bloodstained ascent to power.

Honor Thy Thug
Wahida Clark
A murdered son. Shattered bonds. Forbidden affairs. Blackmail. Hate. Lust. Love. Corruption. Four friends are torn apart by treachery in this continuing hip-hop soap opera.

Accidental Affair
Eric Jerome Dickey 
When allegations about his wife's infidelity are posted online, James, a screenwriter with a violent past, attacks his wife's lover, sparking a media frenzy that compels him to go into hiding and resort to extreme measures to protect his wife.

The Plot Against Hip Hop 
Nelson George
Hunter's investigation into his mentor's murder leads into a parallel history of hip hop, a place where renegade government agents, behind-the-scenes power brokers, and paranoid journalists know a truth that only a few hardcore fans suspect.

Family Ties 
Ernest Hill 
The story of D'Ray Reid, who has put prison behind him and wants to repair his broken relationship with his mother, but lies and legal troubles haunt his every move.

Black Lotus 
James Wolf earned the nickname Lone Wolf from his inability to work with a partner. He's a hard cop who doesn't mind bending the rules to the point of breaking them to make a case, which is why Internal Affairs is digging in his backyard, looking for buried bones. People are starting to wonder: Which side of the law is the Lone Wolf really hunting for?

Pappy tries to break out of the game before the head of his crew, Black, gets them all killed. Against his better judgment Pappy agrees to do one last job, but only because it's the price of his freedom.

Sanyika Shakur 
A vicious, heart-wrenching and true-to-life novel about an LA gang member that masterfully captures the violence and depravity of gang life. (sequel to Monster)

Street Rap
Shaun Sinclair
For Reece and Qwess, being rap superstars was the dream, but in real life, nothing moved without the money. So they formed the Crescent Crew, an outfit of ruthless hustlers that locked the Southern drug trade in a stranglehold.

Midnight and the Meaning of Love
Sister Souljah 
A Ninjutsu-trained warrior tracks his kidnapped wife.

Power & Beauty: A Love story of Life on the Streets
T.I. and David Ritz
From Chicago to New York, through drugs, women, and violence, Power makes the transition from boy to man and begins to question if those who have taught him.

To Paris with Love: A Family Business Novel 
Carl Weber
In a prequel to the "Family Business" novels, Paris heads to finishing school in Europe, where she meets her first love, makes her first real enemy, and commits her first crime.

Dutch III: International Gangster
Teri Woods
With Dutch on trial for murder, his loyal lieutenant must hold things together when a powerful Nigerian dictator offers the organization a stake in the billion-dollar diamond trade.


Contemporary African American Romance / Suspense 

Rochelle Alers
On a mission to discover the truth about her parents' murder/suicide, reporter Dana Nichols finds herself distracted by sexy doctor, Tyler Cole, and as passion flares between them, learns that her investigation could ruin his career.

Heart of the Hustle
Heir to the infamous DeLuca drug cartel fortune, Angel DeLuca walked away from it all for a normal life - until a wrenching betrayal shattered his belief in anything but saving his family's hard-won legacy.

Money Can’t Buy Love 
Connie Briscoe
The rags-to-riches-to-rags tale of Lenora Stone, a magazine photographer who is barely scraping by financially.

Aftermath: a Snapped Novel
Tracy Brown
Against the backdrop of a high-profile murder case, four friends band together like never before as they confront the demons of their past and an uncertain future.

Uptown Thief
Aya De León
Marisol Rivera uses her escort service business as a cover to rob New York City's rich and powerful.

Counterfeit Wives 
Phillip Thomas Duck
He's handsome, intelligent and every woman's perfect husband. Too bad he's also three women's perfect husband.

King’s Passion
Adrianne Byrd 
The sexy King brothers own a successful bachelor-party-planning business and a string of upscale clubs. What could be better than living the single life in the world's most glamorous cities?…Finding a woman worth giving it up for.

Sasha Campbell 
A “gritty cautionary tale about the realities of stripping as a career.”

Best Kept Secrets
Shelly Ellis
Evan Murdoch is being pushed to the edge. In addition to dealing with his father's shady business dealings, his alcoholic wife, Charisse, is having an affair with his half-brother. So when his former best friend, Leila, returns he has a shockingly indecent proposal for her.

A House Divided 
Donna Hill
When she learns of her grandmother's death, Zoie knows that she has to return home to New Orleans and confront all that she ran away from, including her family and her former lover.

Locked in Temptation
Brenda Jackson
Detective Joy Ingram's connection to security expert Stonewall Courson is electric. But her commitment to protect and serve always come first and she can’t risk distraction when she uncovers an underground surrogate baby-making ring.

Secret Society 
Just out of their teens, tricked out in Chanel, the "flyest girls out there" hit the fights, the games and the clubs, looking for men who like to spend their cash.

If You Don’t Know Me
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. Now, with the only man they've ever wanted at stake, who will go one step too far to claim him?

Victoria Christopher Murray
Tiffanie has lived a sheltered life in a very strict household with her pastor grandfather and grandmother. But when she meets Damon, she falls for the successful entertainment businessman despite his history as a drug dealer.

One Night in Georgia 
Celeste O. Norfleet
Zelda and her best friends embark on a road trip to Atlanta, using the Motorist Green Book to find racially friendly locations for gas, rest, and food. As the miles fly by, their carefree vibe is interrupted by reality as they get pulled over for increasingly specious reasons.

A Sinful Calling
Kimberla Lawson Roby
Dillon, the secret son of Reverend Curtis Black, boldly moved back home, married a woman named Raven, and founded a church right in the center of his living room. Today he’s a renowned pastor of a 1,000-plus-member congregation. However, behind closed doors, Dillon is far from being a saint. 

If It Ain’t About the Money*
When Penny and Isis get caught up in Secret's scheme to rob the wealthy by skimming their bank accounts, a new love drives Isis to leave the drama and life of crime behind her.

Dirty Red
Vickie M. Stringer
A scorching novel from the celebrated urban fiction author of Let That Be the Reason and Imagine This. Stringer tells the provocative tale of love, lies, loss and the indomitable spirit of a woman called Red.

Dead On Arrival
Kiki Swinson
Desperate to pay off gambling debts, Dawn and Reese Spencer get drawn into a lucrative illegal-immigrant-smuggling ring.

Daddy’s Maybe 
Pat Tucker
Parker Redman, after being forced to pay child support for a child that is not his, became an advocate for fathers unfairly hurt by the system, but a fed-up Serena is about to blow the lid off his hustle.

Always Unique 
Nikki Turner 
This volume gathers a set of three Turner novellas featuring Unique, a former criminal who falls in love and tries to build a normal, happy life despite being haunted by some of the folks she wronged in the past.

The Doctor Is In 
Carl Weber 
Dr. Kasen Phillips has the magic touch when it comes to helping his patients who are in dire need of counseling services, but when the love of his life winds up missing in action, Kasen's life takes a horrific turn for the worse.

Nothing to Lose 
Angela Winters
This third entry in the author's D.C. Series, about a trio of up-from-poverty friends who juggle careers, love, and family in the cutthroat political world of Washington, D.C., delivers a high-octane blend of intrigue and twisted morality, as her heroines lean on each other to "stay strong, stay focused, and make it in life."

Zoe Reynard's perfect life -- marriage to her childhood sweetheart, a thriving business, and three wonderful children -- unravels as she begins to lose control, fails to get her husband to open up to her sexually, and embarks on three extramarital affairs.


Christian Fiction 

Friends and Foes 
ReShonda Tate Billingsly
Two female rivals in the American Baptist Coalition continually try to one-up each other, until one of them is accused of murder and the other may be the only one who can help hunt down the real killer.

Practicing What You Preach 
Vanessa Davis Griggs
Is it a sin to let a good man get away?

The Ex Files 
Victoria Christopher Murray
There are four ways a woman can handle heartbreak. She can fall apart, seek revenge, turn cold, or move on.

Hidden Blessings 
Kimberly Cash Tate
A terminal breast cancer diagnosis shatters Kendra Woods' life and dreams. But through the hurt and the pain, she learns to view her life -- however many days that includes -- in a new way.

Sister Betty Says I Do 
Pat G’Orge Walker
For Sister Betty, the marriage proposal from trustee Freddie Noel is a once-in-a-lifetime surprise blessing. Unfortunately, she knows the chances of having a peaceful ceremony in their beloved Crossing Over Sanctuary Church are slim to none.


Only In Audio 

Natural Born Liar: The Misadventures of Mink LaRue 
When Mink LaRue realizes she resembles a missing oil heiress, she travels to Dallas, pretending to be the daughter to try to cash in.

The Choir Director 
Carl Weber
When he hires charismatic choir director Anthony Mackie to rejuvenate the First Jamaica Ministries, Bishop T.K. Knight discovers that Anthony has secrets that could destroy the church, while his wife, Monique, tries to discover who has been robbing the church blind.



Guilty Gucci 

Thugs and the Women Who Love Them 
Wahida Clark 

Sleeping with the Enemy 
Wahida Clark and Kiki Swinson

De’Nesha Diamond, Erick S. Gray, and Nichelle Walker

Baby Momma 
Ni’chelle Genovese

Divine Intervention 
Lutishia Lovely

A Hot Mess 
Edd McNair

Real Wifeys 
Meesha Mink

Hittin’ the Bricks: An Urban Erotic Tale 

What He’s Been Missing 
Grace Octavia

Another Man Will 
Daaimah S. Poole

Brothers & Wives 
Cydney Rax

Kiki Swinson

True to the Game III
Teri Woods

Around the Way Girls 8
Tina Brooks McKinney, B.L.U.N.T. and Meisha Camm

Diamond Playgirls 
Miasha, Daaima S. Poole, Deja King, and T. Styles 


More Authors 

Kathleen Collins

Gwynne Forster

Treasure Hernandez

J.D. Mason

Mary Monroe

Jacinda Townsend

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