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by  Zane Details
Zoe is beautiful, successful and in a peaceful marriage to her childhood sweetheart. However, a blissful life is not enough for her. Zoe creates plenty of drama for herself when she indulges in sexual escapades that ultimately leave her trapped by her own addiction.
Any Way the Wind Blows
by E. Lynn Harris Details
John Basil Henderson, retired NFL tight end and self-styled "playa," is one of Harris's favorite characters, having brought his dastardly charm to several of the author's novels. Basil, good-looking gadabout and homme fatal , is back at the top of his game (razzle-dazzling both the women and the men). All is well until Basil's picture-perfect life starts to unravel . . .
Boss Lady
by Omar Tyree Details
Shot through with Tyree's irresistible urban style, "Boss Lady" finds the author's best-loved character at the top of her game, thoroughly in charge, and taking life strictly on her own terms. In this novel, "Fly Girl" is becoming a major motion picture and Tracy is prepared to do anything to make sure it's done right.
Dirty Red
by Vickie Stringer Details
Mischievous and manipulative, eighteen-year-old Red is an expert at deception with a provocative femininity. She employs her dirty ways -- even faking a pregnancy with her boyfriend -- to win a closet full of Gucci bags, a deluxe condominium full of baby accessories, a new car, and a book deal. But when one of Red's scams backfires and she winds up truly pregnant by her inmate ex-boyfriend Bacon, she finds herself in more trouble than she's ever known. The drama truly unravels when Red's picture-perfect cons fall apart due to the power of -- surprisingly -- love.
Gorilla Black
by  Seven Details
Gorilla Black, né Bilal Cunningham, is born into the Richmond, Va., projects, but poverty does not stop him from becoming a voracious reader. His mother constantly puts him down, favoring her neglectful boyfriend over her son; Bilal finds love with Starr, the girl next door. Equally at home quoting Shakespeare and selling cocaine, Gorilla Black has a number of crises to face, but none tougher than when a rival gang threatens his girl.
Got A Man
by Daaimah S. Poole Details
Kim and Malik are expecting a baby. Shonda meets Malik at work at a Philadelphia law firm. The two start a whirlwind romance, while Kim gives birth alone. Can Malik love two women at the same time? What will these two women tolerate just to be able to say they "got a man"?
In the Night of the Heat: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel
by Blair Underwood Details
Threatened with death after acquittal for murder, football superstar T. D. Jackson asks struggling actor and former gigolo Tennyson Hardwick for protection. Tennyson has a reputation in Hollywood after solving the murder of rapper Afrodite, but politely turns Jackson down. His acting career is taking off with a new series, and he's trying to work out his personal life after a series of wrong turns. But Tennyson's life is upturned when his seedy past catches up to him on the set of his TV series.
Midnight: A Gangster Love Story
by Sister Souljah Details
Raised in a wealthy, influential, Islamic African family, Midnight enjoys a life of comfort, confidence, and protection. So when Midnight's father's empire is attacked, he sends Midnight with his mother to the United States. In the streets of Brooklyn, a young Midnight uses his Islamic mind-set and African intelligence to protect the ones he loves, build a business, reclaim his wealth and status, and remain true to his beliefs.
Push: A Novel
by  Sapphire Details
A heartwrenching story about a young girl named Precious who is sexually abused by her parents. Thanks to a teacher that puts Precious onto a path of healing, she manages to move past the trauma and reclaim her life.
Still Wifey Material
by Ki Ki Swinson Details
After deciding to leave the Witness Protection Program, Kira gets disturbing news that those closest to her have all been murdered. Wanting a new beginning, she moves to Houston. Little does she know that the streets in Houston, and the men who run them, are just as dangerous as the hometown she fled.
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The Bridge
by Solomon Jones Details
Philadelphia police detective Kevin Lynch is called by a friend from the 'hood for help in locating her missing daughter. Lynch takes on the challenge and is made to return to his childhood digs, the projects in North Philly, called "The Bridge."
Thieves Paradise
by Eric Jerome Dickey Details
Dante Black is down on his luck with no money and plenty of bills to pay. He's tempted to run the hustle, but is torn by the need to mend his ways. Dante is looking to redeem himself.
Updated 10/24/2011
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