Paperback: 320 pages
Saturday, June 16, 2012
One Way or Another
Paperback: 320 pages
Includes a Reading group guide.
Includes an excerpt from Rhonda Bowen's Man enough for me.
As a hard-hitting news reporter, Toni Shields knows what she wants and she's usually pretty good at manipulating people to get it - especially when it means getting her stories to the front page of the city newspaper. But she hits a wall when she meets Adam Bayne, the sexy but stubborn head of a young men's rehabilitation centre. He doesn't want to let the gutsy journalist anywhere near his boys. When they become involved in a local court case, soon Toni and Adam are fully involved in each other's lives, sharing their troubled pasts - and wondering if they can make a future together.
Atlanta reporter Toni Shields will do whatever it takes to get a good story. So when she's arrested for sneaking around the mayor's house, she's prepared. What she's not prepared for is getting demoted--or her run-in with stubborn Adam Bayne, director of the local young men's rehab center. . .
The first time Adam saw Toni, she was wrangling with the cops. Now she's looking for a scoop at Jacob House. Adam has no intention of letting her near his boys--yet as usual, her pushiness wins. And when she genuinely helps a teen in trouble, Adam sees a side of her that cares about more than just a headline. Soon, they become close--their attraction growing. But there's more to both their lives than meets the eye. Toni has a haunting family secret, one that is taking a great toll on her. And when she uncovers that Adam has a devastating past of his own, not only their relationship, but their futures, and their faith, lie in the balance.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Paperback: 288 pages
After receiving one million dollars from her late best friend Marcy's insurance policy, Lacy finds her quiet existence shattered as she is thrust into the spotlight--especially when it is revealed that Marcy was murdered.
Misery loves company. More than an old cliché, those words become an obsession for Phoebe DuChamp. Once the popular and pretty all-American high school sweetheart, Phoebe lost it all when she married the wrong man soon after graduation. Harold, the star quarterback and king of the playboys, has made Phoebe’s life miserable for ten years. Instead of divorcing Harold, Phoebe finally devises a way to make his life miserable too. Her plot backfires, however, when she becomes a victim in a tragic boating accident. When Harold is unable to collect on her million-dollar insurance policy, it appears that Phoebe may have won out in the end.Shy and quiet, Lacy was less than popular in high school, and often walked in the shadow of her unlikely best friend, Phoebe. Now she’s content to live behind the scenes as a voiceover actress for a well-liked cartoon character. When she finds herself the beneficiary of Phoebe’s insurance policy, Lacy’s quiet life is thrown into the spotlight—especially when cryptic clues start to point to murder. Phoebe's brother, homicide detective Marcel DuChamp, just won't allow "The Case of the Accident Prone Prom Queen" to rest. If he's not careful, he could trip into something that will take him on more turns and loops than a rollercoaster ride.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Paperback: 320 pages
New York : Dafina, c2012.
ix, 342 p. ; 21 cm.
Determined to make a name for himself and show up his brother Toussaint, Jefferson Livingstone instead must work togeth
After a long bout of misfortune, betrayal, and broken hearts, the Livingstons and their soul food empire are thriving. Toussaint Livingston is the Food Network darling, Malcolm Livingston's BBQ Soul Smoker is still the toast of QVC, and Bianca Livingston's brainchild TOSTS--Taste Of Soul Tapas Style--is a sizzling sensation on L.A.'s Sunset Strip. It seems that nothing can stop the progress of this third generation--until a dish called trouble gets added to the menu.
Jefferson Livingston is the only sibling who feels he hasn't made his mark, a fact for which he partly blames Toussaint. But with a recent promotion and a sexy new assistant, Jefferson is ready to show his cousin just how big a mistake he made. Then a fire breaks out, an old enemy rears his ugly head, and a stranger threatens the family's legacy. Jefferson and Toussaint must now work together to keep the dynasty from falling apart. Can they put their differences aside long enough to take care of business? There's only one way to find out. . . .
"A great new taste in the literary world." --Carl Weberer with his brother to keep their family dynasty from falling apart when an old enemy returns.