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October 2010 Releases

Below are the releases from October 2010.  Click the book cover to jump to for more info.

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La Familia Divided by Krista Cole

La Familia Divided tells a tale of a deceitful mother who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Even at the expense of her own children s happiness. The phrase ain't no love in the heart of the city rings true as two brothers born of the same mother, but divided by two notorious crime families, battle for money, power and respect in the grimy streets of New York. As this story unravels, jealousy, larceny, malice and love will all find their rightful places within the very people who harbor these emotions. Just remember that nothing comes without a price.
Deadbeat by Brian W. Smith

A man becomes addicted to drugs and alcohol and then abandons his wife and child. He becomes homeless, and ten years later he has a chance encounter with his son (who is now fifteen years old). The encounter is the beginning of his quest to sobriety and reclaiming his family.

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Still Candy Shopping by Kiki Swinson

Faith Simmons checks into a rehab but quickly checks out after she receives bad news from her ex-husband. Back on the streets she will run into a new breed of sharks and her life will hang in the balance once again.

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Midnight by Beverly Jenkins

In Boston, revolution is in the wind—yet none would ever suspect Faith Kingston of treason. But under cover of darkness, the beautiful daughter of a Tory tavern owner becomes the notorious spy “Lady Midnight,” passing valuable secrets to the rebels. Dedicated to fighting British tyranny, she’ll let nothing distract her— until a dark, mesmerizing stranger enters her life.

A reckless, worldly adventurer, Nicholas Grey has returned to troubled Massachusetts seeking revenge for the death of his rebel father. He suspects a local innkeeper, but it’s the man’s breathtaking, ebony-skinned daughter who has truly captured his interest. Nicholas burns for the sensuous, secretive lady—and Faith cannot mask her own blazing desires. But when destiny unites their causes, the passion that draws Midnight into Nicholas’s arms is as dangerous as it is glorious—and it could spell disaster for them both.

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Pushin' by L. Divine

Even though Jayd’s finished with the AP exams and finally has some space of her own at her mother’s house, she’s got to deal with the drama all around her. Mickey blames Jayd for her ruined baby shower; Rah, her ex, is bristling over her renewed relationship with beach boy Jeremy; and her #1 frenemy, Misty, is hard at work conjuring trouble. With so much going on, it’s hard for Jayd to concentrate on her spirit lessons and hair braiding business. But Jayd’s determined to push back and claim some peace for herself, ’cause focusing on the gift from her ancestors could hold the key to bringing the chaos under control for good.

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Return of the Cartier Cartel by Nisa Santiago

Brooklyn empress Cartier knows the streets of Brooklyn like nobody's business. In fact, she successfully built her Cartier Cartel drug ring on the code of the streets, hustling and stacking paper. However, the life of crime is wearing her down, and she's ready to quit the game when two of her Cartel soldiers are gunned down in the same streets that fattened her bankroll.
Now she's hell bent on seeking revenge for her friends, and she and her most loyal set out to solve the hood's whodunit. Along the way, tempers flare and love is tested as her prince steps out of line and sleeps with the enemy. Devastation reigns supreme in the streets of Brooklyn, while Cartier is constantly looking over her shoulder, wondering who will be the next to stab her in the back.

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Once Upon A Holiday by Beverly Jenkins, Adrianne Byrd, and Kimberly Kaye Terry

Holiday Heat by Beverly Jenkins

For Eve Clark, winter usually means long cold nights spent alone, until she's persuaded to attend a masked ball. Abandoning her inhibitions, she shares a blissful tryst with a mysterious partner. Though she runs from their hotel room the next morning, Leyton Palmer is determined to track Eve down and show her that the night neither can forget was only the start of something sensational.

Candy Christmas by Adrianne Byrd

Peace on earth and goodwill to all men? Not if the man in question is drop-dead-sexy Montel Starks, Candy Lahane's competitor since he started at their ad agency a year ago. But on a business trip to Europe, rivalry gives way to a red-hot, explosive affair that makes Candy realize that what she really wants for Christmas is right in front of her, just waiting to be unwrapped.

Chocolate Truffles by Kimberly Kaye Terry

It started as an innocent drink with a stranger to celebrate her promotion. It turned into the most erotic night of Camille Jackson's life. But the man she was sure she'd never see again is now her instructor in a two-week managerial workshop, and Gideon Taber is making it clear that he'd love to relive every delicious detail of their encounter, again and again.

Against The Wind by Gwynne Forster

Leslie Collins, an African-American bank officer, is forced to flee her hometown to escape a man who attempted to rape her. After three years in jail, he is seeking revenge. Leslie takes a job as a cook on the Saber, Estate for Jordan Saber, a successful, white university professor. Even though there is a powerful attraction, Leslie fights the relationship. In the midst of the danger facing Leslie, Jordan becomes overzealous in protecting her, forcing her to leave the estate and putting her in easy reach of the stalker. Can Jordan break through and save Leslie in time?

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Hustlin' Divas by De'nesha Diamond

From the award-winning, national bestselling author hailed as the 'Duchess of Street Lit' comes a steamy, sexy, gritty tale about Memphis' ride-or-die chicks, who'll do whatever it takes to get what they want. In South Memphis, four women live in high-stakes, high-risk territory. Ta'Shara has no interest in following her sister into the street game, but when she falls in love with the brother of a rival, her own sister orders a severe punishment. LeShelle didn't get where she is by being nice. When a drug mule tries to take her spot next to her man, Python, she pulls the hustle of a lifetime. Yolanda is ambitious but not too smart. A lucky break lands her in Python's bed and makes her an enemy of LeShelle. Melanie is a police detective, but she helps Python skirt the law to line her pockets. When she starts catching feelings, everything goes to hell, and her shiny badge can't help her now.

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Seduced on the Red Carpet by Ann Christopher

Discovered at sixteen, supermodel Livia Blake has lived a life most women only dream of. But beneath the glitz and glamour is a small-town girl who yearns for babies, a permanent home--and the man to go with it. Then she meets Hunter Chambers at his family-owned Napa Valley winery. The sexy single father tempts Livia with a desire she's never known...and with a dream she was afraid wouldn't come true.

Hunter knows Livia's type...and she's not "his" type at all. But he can't deny the passion surging between them. But what happens once Livia jets off to her next photo shoot, taking Hunter's heart with her? Is their love strong enough to create their own private paradise, far from the glare of the spotlight?

My Partner's Wife by Michael Glenn Yates

In this twisted tale of seduction, Marcus Williams finds himself taking refuge in the arms of a woman completely forbidden to him after he discovered his cheating fiancee's sexual trysts. His life spirals out of control after the death of his partner while the killer is still on the loose. Marcus is conflicted about his decision to honor his partner or to completely allow his heart to decide his fate. Always the sucker for love, Marcus starts to fall head over heels for his partner's wife. However, with more deaths on the horizon, Marcus may soon find himself serving time with the same convicts he had been putting behind bars.
Money Can't Buy Love by Brenda L. Foster

Five girlhood friends vow to use whatever is necessary to do away with layers of negative parental influences and live the good have nothing but the best and not settle for less. As Taja, Temple, Phoenix, C.C. and Samira storm through the rushes of life, each woman discovers a diamond in the rough whom she believes can give her everything. What they learn instead is what happens when we pursue all the wrong things for the right reasons.

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Lipstick Hustla By Allison Hobbs

Blindsided by lust, Misty lost her business, her money, and all her possessions--and her man, Brick. More determined than ever to get her money right, she starts from scratch. Using the services of one reliable employee, she slowly rebuilds her escort service. Cash is starting to trickle in, but it's not coming fast enough for Misty. With a new crew working around the clock, Misty reclaims top diva status. Her world should be complete, but something is missing...she's lonely for the love and undivided attention of Brick. She foolishly took him for granted, allowing him to slip from her grasp and into the clutches of another woman--her mother. As far as Misty's concerned, all is fair in love and war. There's no limit to how far she will go to take back the man who's rightfully hers.

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The Golden Hustla by Wahida Clark

Clark’s raucous latest (after Thug Lovin’) tells the tale of hustle-wise Nina Coles, an outlaw on the run from a New Jersey nightmare. When a check cashing scam ends in bloodshed, Nina’s best friend Michelle is dead and her crackhead brother, Peedie, is seriously wounded. Hoping to start her life over, Nina steals two kilos of drugs from her ex-boyfriend. Once she sells them, she uses the money to establish herself in Decatur, Ga., picking up an alias along the way. She takes a telemarketing job selling magazines, but quickly moves to a more lucrative but infinitely shadier sales job at the WMM (We Make Millionaires) Agency, persuading people to spend thousands of dollars on the chance to win gold coins. Her goal is to earn enough to send for her three children, but the FBI are watching WMM, and things get dicey when her boss orders the suspicious nephew of a client killed. Clark is nothing if not streetwise and channels her knowledge into keeping Nina one step ahead of the hustle and always at the top of her gold-legginged game.

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Hood Vixen the Female Hustla by Rukyyah

KeKey is the Hood Vixen the Female Hustla from Princess I & II. She is making a name for herself in the drug game. KeKey gets money and enjoys the sumptuous lifestyle that comes along with being a hustla from fancy clothes, stylish shoes, to a big house and a luxury car. In the streets, she's on top of the game. In her personal life, she's faced with constant beef and being hated on by men and women. When it comes to love, KeKey and love doesn't mix. She's all about getting her money and handling business in a man's world isn't easy for this female hustla. Hood Vixen the Female Hustla is full of drama, hate, scandals, and money chasing.

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The Money Maker by Tonya Ridley

Mena Austin is a certified paper chaser who knows no boundaries when it comes to money, especially the counterfeit kind. Just when her boyfriend Trick thinks he's got something unique and profitable going on, Mena slips in and betrays him leaving everything behind. Things get crazy, but Mena finds herself on top and in the arms of someone who means her no good. Thousands of dollars are being made and eventually Mena seems to have everything she's ever wanted. However, her empire is threatened when her ex-boyfriend, Trick wants his operation back and will stop at nothing until he gets the ultimate revenge. When old friends turn into enemies and greed calls, Mena won't know who to trust.

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Twice The Temptation by Rochelle Alers

Denise Eaton is proud of the day-care business she built from scratch. But now the scion of this Philadelphia family dynasty could lose everything. The man who holds the key to her future? None other than Rhett Ferrell, the man she passionately loved in college...and who broke her heart.

Rhett has waited six years to take his sweet revenge. Now the legendary corporate raider is about to have Denise right where he wants her--at his mercy and in his bed. He's never forgiven her for walking out and taking up with his most hated enemy. But he's also never forgotten the desire that still burns so hotly, so "irresistibly" between them. That's when Rhett plots one final conquest: to take over Denise's heart. And he's a man who plays to win.

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Last Temptation by Michelle Stimpson

Sensible single mother Patricia "Peaches" Miller isn't about to follow in her mama's footsteps and become dependent on a man--no, that would be too easy. But when she doesn't see eye to eye with the man she wants to marry, she knows that returning to a life of girls' nights out, retail therapy, and chocolate peanut clusters just won't do for her. Then Raphael, her son's father, steps back into the picture--and makes it clear that his attraction to Peaches is stronger than ever. There's just one problem. Raphael has already pledged his heart to another woman. Peaches has been praying for a perfect family for a long time. Deep down she knows this can't be God's idea of an answer--but can you blame a girl for hoping? Now, as she battles with temptation, and with her faith, she's not sure which will win.

Little Girl Lost: Johnnie Wise In The Line Of Fire (Volume 7)

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Little Girl Lost: Johnnie Wise In The Line of Fire (Volume 7) by Keith Lee Johnson

After three long weeks of wondering if the police were going to figure out what really happened in her hotel room, Johnnie leaves Jackson, Mississippi without being questioned. When she sees Paul Masterson, the preacher who helped her when she thought her life was over, standing on the landing of the train depot in Providence, Rhode Island, she thought she had found sanctuary, a place where she could cease from worry. She was planning to escape whatever trumped up charges an eager prosecutor might bring against her by traveling the world until no one in America cared who she was or what she had done. But what she didn't know was that she had a new nemesis; one that was fully committed to her complete and utter destruction. Not only did her new revival have motivation that was both personal and immutable, her new enemy had unlimited finances and was more than willing to scour the earth to deliver without mercy the justice that fury demanded. How will Johnnie survive this new threat from a familiar family with a score to settle?

A Women Scorned: Part 2-Family Ties

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A Woman Scorned: Part 2-Family Ties by Ericka Williams

A Woman Scorned Part 2: Family Ties is about the ties that bind us. Brielle is facing a murder charge and dealing with the fact that her own cousin, Janay, snitched on her. The love-hate relationship that Brielle and Janay had has turned to only hate. Neither one knows if the other will continue to betray her, so each woman must make sure that she is the last one standing. Brielle is wondering if she can trust the man she loves, Shawn. Did he really cooperate with the police? Is he really being faithful? Does Shawn have his own secret that he is hiding, that can interfere with their plans to live happily ever after? Can Brielle keep her heart open to love, or has being scorned destroyed her ability to ever trust again? Brielle is continuing to fight her demons, while Janay is finding herself with more and more demons and is at the point of no return. Janay s life has begun to spiral out of control, and she must find a way out before it s too late. Enter a new family member who has inherited the same loathing for Janay that Brielle has. This new addition to the family has Brielle's back and will take care of anyone who crosses Brielle, family or not. But can this person be trusted? Is this person hiding secrets that can harm the family too? A Woman Scorned Part 2: Family Ties shows that blood is not always thicker than water. It shows that there are some family members whom we would remove from the bloodline if we could. When there is love and blood, there is always the chance of having pain, sorrow, betrayal, and revenge. Some family just doesn't mean you any good!

Blinding Mirror

Blinding Mirror by Shelley Halima

Blinding Mirror is a dark and sexy thriller about a woman, Olivia Valente, who leaves behind her abusive and dysfunctional home, poverty and her racial identity to find the riches she s always dreamed of. Once she attains it she will keep it by any means necessary even if it means murder. Her insatiable greed leads her back into the lives of her estranged twin daughters just as they are to receive a hefty inheritance. But all their lives will be changed forever as Olivia's true identity and misdeeds come to light.


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