Thursday, June 30, 2011

Spend My Life With You

Spend My Life With You
Donna Hill
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2011.
271 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Kimani (January 18, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0373861966
ISBN-13: 978-0373861965

Descended from a legendary political dynasty, Lee Ann Lawson has been the glue that holds her sprawling clan together. But being primary caregiver has meant putting her own dreams on hold. Preston Graham is about to change all that. From the moment they meet at an estate in Baton Rouge, Lee Ann can't stop thinking about the ambitious, seductive junior senator from Louisiana. All his life, Preston has focused on only one thing: rising up the political ladder. Marriage isn't even on the ballot. Until Lee Ann. The passion she arouses is hot, irresistible, and all-consuming. Can he convince the senator's daughter to toss her hat in the ring by giving her heart to him and a love that comes only once in a lifetime?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water
by Linda Sue Park

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Clarion Books; None edition (November 15, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0547251270
ISBN-13: 978-0547251271

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Street soldier

Street soldier
Deer Park, NY : Urban Books, c2011.
231 p. ; 21 cm.
Jamal "Prince" Perkins is on a mission to let the world see into his unstable, single-parent home and walk you down the life-threatening neighborhood streets he wants to control. He's only seventeen years old and classifies himself as a true street soldier. He's at war in his own school; growing up without the deadbeat father who abandoned him, he's determined to prove that he is not the father of four babies on the way ... With his agenda filled with murder and revenge, how many people will have to suffer at the hands of a misunderstood, reckless teenager?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fourth Sunday: The journey of a book club

Fourth Sunday: The journey of a book club

B W Read
New York, N.Y. : Strebor Books, 2011.
345 p. ; 21 cm.
"The six authors of Fourth Sunday, Francesca Cook, Chyla Evans, Clarita Frazier, Allita Irby, Donna Neale, and Yolanda Yates are members of a book club based in Maryland"--p. [4] of cover.
What happens when a real life book club decides to write their own novel? The result is a fresh, fun story about a group of women who have more in common than just the books they read. Fourth Sunday written by B. W. Read (aka “Because We Read”) is the tale of seven women and their journey towards friendship by way of a simple book club. Over time, their friendship grows beyond books, as their lives, relationships, careers, and families become one. The core group of women—Gwen, Natalie, Allana, Brianna, Camille, Destiny, and Adriane—shares not only their love of books at these monthly meetings but their life experiences as well. Over two years, the women undergo a number of trials within their own lives as they confront divorce, illness, romantic highs and lows, sexual experimentation, and career challenges. Throughout the good times and bad times, their book club family provides support, encouragement, laughter, and love. Fourth Sunday is timeless cosmopolitan literature. The novel incorporates intellect and riveting facts about medical, political and small business state of affairs while balancing playfulness and sensuality. It is funny, it is sad, it is contemporary, but most of all it is real.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ray of Hope

Ray of Hope

Vanessa Davis Griggs
Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2011.
455 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
Troublesome teen sisters Sahara and Crystal Nichols are acting up, and their risqué behavior is more than their mother Lenora can handle. Enter the girls' 75-year-old churchgoing grandmother, Ma Ray, who agrees to take charge of the young women. She's determined to turn their lives around--and knows more about being a bad girl than either sister bargained for. Sahara and Crystal don't realize what they're up against when it comes to Ma Ray, but when they learn of their grandmother's former rebel antics, which were wild enough to rival their own, they begin to appreciate her present-day passion for leading a more productive life--via family, love, and faith.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

King's Passion

King's Passion

Adrianne Byrd
New York : Arabesque, c2011.
298 p. ; 17 cm.

Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kimani Press; Original edition (May 24, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0373534450
ISBN-13: 978-0373534456

"Contemporary romance"--Spine.
"The sexy King brothers own a successful bachelor-party-planning business and a string of upscale clubs across the country. What could be better than living the single life in some of the world's most glamorous cities?... Eamon King organizes the wildest bachelor parties in Las Vegas. So wild that his latest client ends up marrying one of the strippers. Now the jilted bride-to-be, Victoria Gregory, is suing his company for millions. The problem is Eamon has never been so turned on by anyone as he is by the beautiful, voluptuous and very angry Victoria. He's sure that all he has to do to charm his way out of the lawsuit is to charm his way into her bed. Win-win, right? Wrong. Because every white-hot moment they're together makes him realize he's found the only woman who can make him lose his heart..."--P. [4] of cover.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The deal, the dance, and the devil

The deal, the dance, and the devil
Murray, Victoria Christopher.
New York : Touchstone, 2011.
391 p. ; 21 cm.

Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Touchstone; Original edition (June 7, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1439194254
ISBN-13: 978-1439194256

What would you do for five million dollars? Adam and Evia Langston have lived in their own little garden of Eden since the two married at the age of seventeen. Working their way up from the humblest of beginnings, the Langstons have thrived beyond anything they could have ever imagined. Now they live in the finest home, drive the best cars, and indulge in all the trimmings that signify their massive success. But then the recession hits and rips apart the family’s financial stability. Unable to support their three children and other relatives, Adam and Evia find themselves drowning in financial trouble and teetering on the brink of complete disaster. With nowhere to turn, the Langstons have no idea what to do. Until Shay-Shaunté, Evia’s multimillionaire boss, comes to the Langstons with a five-million-dollar offer that seems so hard to refuse. Will the Langstons make this deal? Or will they recognize that the glitter of five million dollars may be far from gold?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Corrupt City

Corrupt City
Tra Verdejo
Deer Park, N.Y. : Urban Books, c2011.
274 p. ; 21 cm.

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Urban Books; 1 Original edition (January 25, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781601624369
ISBN-13: 978-1601624369
ASIN: 1601624360

Here's the blurb
Meet Donald "Lucky" Gibson. He's considered one of the best detectives around, until he joins his new unit, a team of corrupt cops who are just as bad as the criminals they are supposed to be catching. Lucky soon falls into the trap and becomes one more thug with a badge. Years of abusing his position lead to an out of control cocaine habit, the loss of his family, and a love affair with a young runaway prostitute, but Lucky has had enough. After an innocent black man is killed by his white partners, he testifies against them. He uses the media to expose his dirty team, including his captain and the commissioner. Now Lucky is a marked man, and even the mayor wants him dead.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

Michelle Larks
Deer Park, N.Y. : Urban Christian ; East Rutherford, NJ : Distributed by Kensington Corp., c2011.
415 p. ; 21 cm.
Includes reader's group guide questions.
"Four couples take a leap of faith when they participate in couples therapy, a new ministry at Chicago's Christian Fellowship Church. The couples are grappling with issues that run the gamut ... Secrets and lies are exposed and stereotypes are shattered in this powerful tale that examines the importance of communication and the power of forgiveness"--P. [4] of cover.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Scream of the Siren

The Scream of the Siren
By Jessica Housand-Weaver

Jen Hanover, depressed and reclusive after her husband's suicide, finds her life changed forever when she meets a mysterious, brooding rebel named Alejandro. At first, he seems to be exactly what Jen needs. But things quickly spiral out of control as Alejandro reveals the frightening extent of his obsessive nature and violent past. Desperate to end the dangerous affair, Jen is determined to be free of him. Yet the more she tries to escape from Alejandro's passionate clutches, the more threatening he becomes. The story unravels with heart-pounding suspense as Jen finds herself up against a criminal mind, far more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. In the end, Jen discovers not only the darkest truths about love and the human condition, but must also face the lurking demons within herself.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Protective Custody

Protective Custody
by Wynter Daniels
Product Details
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 345 KB
Publisher: Carina Press (May 9, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English

Product Description
Witness to a murder, but no one will believe her…
Shocked by the brutal crime she witnesses through the window of her small office, Megan Jackson calls the police and is devastated when they question the truth of her story. With no body and no evidence of a crime, she’ s written off as a nutcase.

Megan suspects the killer saw her face. Terrified, she calls the only person she can trust—her ex-boyfriend and former police officer, Will McCoy.

Despite a devastating breakup, Will jumps at the chance to help the woman who broke his heart. When the killer ramps up the stakes, Will is forced to take her into hiding—where the passion they once shared reignites, deeper and hotter than ever. But can Will keep Megan alive long enough to win back her heart?

56,000 words

Friday, June 3, 2011

My son's next wife

My son's next wife

Shelia E Lipsey
Deer Park, NY : Urban Christian ; East Rutherford, NJ : Distributed by Kensington Corp., c2011.
264 p. ; 21cm.
Sequel to: My son's ex-wife.
Includes discussion questions (p. [267]-[268]

Beauty & the Geek: I Heart Geeks

Beauty & the Geek: I Heart Geeks
By Janet Eckford

Here's the blurb:

Diego Bautista is a geek. He isn’t ashamed of it and doesn’t try to hide it. Geekdom hasn’t been all it’s cracked up to be, and he wants someone to spark his routine life. Unfortunately, some women have a Geeks-Need-Not-Apply motto when it comes to dating. Ready and willing, Diego can’t seem to find that fun he’s been looking for. Billie Hendricks loves geeks. She isn’t ashamed of it and doesn’t try to hide it. She’s a rockabilly chick that sees the fun in life and can create it when it isn’t readily available. Focused on building her own business, she doesn’t have much time to share her particular brand of fun with someone special. On a business trip, the Geek and Geek Lover cross paths. Will they’ll both get what they’ve been wishing for or will the equation of them together be too hard to solve, even for a geek?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Everhome: Birth of the Gilded Hand

Everhome: Birth of the Gilded Hand
by T N Jenkins

Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: True Story Press (January 17, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 098311322X
ISBN-13: 978-0983113225

Product Description
You've heard it said that what you don't know can't hurt you. But that could not be more untrue for Bea. In fact, what she doesn't know, could very well hurt everyone in Everhome Realm! Written in simple yet detailed language, Everhome: Birth of the Gilded Hand follows Bea, a driven young woman, and her single desire to go home. But that one desire leads her and her unlikely friends to discover the keys to unlock a mysterious power. Now, a secret war and hidden enemies stand between Bea and a destiny she never asked for. With her friends at her side, she might just stay alive. But her friends have their own secrets. Amid trial and betrayal, Bea begins to see that her only hope to return home may destroy the only home her world has ever known. More at

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