I'd Rather Be With You

Author: Mary B. Morrison

Category: African-American Interest

Regular price: $4.78

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Deal starts: November 12, 2019

Deal ends: November 12, 2019

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In this sizzling novel from New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison, two friends make a provocative bet that forever changes their lives... Nursing wealthy businessman Chicago DuBois back to health is the least Loretta Lovelace figures she can do. After all, it was her bet that made his wife, Madison, the target of a crazed stalker who put Chicago at death's door. With their marriage on the rocks, Loretta can't resist looking after Chicago--and reigniting his passion for life. Except now Madison wants to take back what's no longer hers--and she's not the only one. Little does Loretta know that spoiled, beautiful Madison has just the plan to handle her competition, her stalker, and her straying husband... "Drenched in jealousy, cheating... will leave readers gasping in shock." --Library Journal

Fallin 4 The Bad Guy

Author: Dominique Thomas

Category: African-American Interest

Regular price: $3.99

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Deal starts: November 12, 2019

Deal ends: November 12, 2019

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What am I to you Neveah? Neveah sighed, feelings falling over her that she'd never felt before. She looked at him. The man that had taken her heart and her freedom and she smiled. "My World." For Emory life was good. He'd been able to leave the drug game behind and make a name for himself. One that would make his parents proud. One phone call changed his life and in an instant he was back to his old ways. Only it was a different game. Neveah lived a good life. She had all of the things that a woman could want but something was missing. After being betrayed by someone near and dear to her heart she finds herself even more lost. When she's taken away from everything she's ever known she finds herself genuinely happy for the first time in her life. But that happiness doesn't come easy and Neveah questions if its even real because she's falling for the same person that abducted her. This is a two part series.

The Salt Roads

Author: Nalo Hopkinson

Category: African-American Interest

Regular price: $6.99

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Deal starts: November 11, 2019

Deal ends: November 11, 2019

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Nebula Award Finalist: This "sexy, disturbing, touching, wildly comic... tour de force" blends fantasy, folklore, and the history of women and slavery (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). In 1804, shortly before the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue is renamed Haiti, a group of women gather to bury a stillborn baby. Led by a lesbian healer and midwife named Mer, the women's lamentations inadvertently release the dead infant's "unused vitality" to draw Ezili -- the Afro-Caribbean goddess of sexual desire and love -- into the physical world. As Ezili explores her newfound powers, she travels across time and space to inhabit the midwife's body -- as well as those of Jeanne, a mixed-race dancer and the mistress of Charles Baudelaire living in 1880s Paris, and Meritet, an enslaved Greek-Nubian prostitute in ancient Alexandria. Bound together by Ezili and "the salt road" of their sweat, blood, and tears, the three women struggle against a hostile world, unaware of the goddess's presence in their lives. Despite her magic, Mer suffers as a slave on a sugar plantation until Ezili plants the seeds of uprising in her mind. Jeanne slowly succumbs to the ravages of age and syphilis when her lover is unable to escape his mother's control. And Meritet, inspired by Ezili, flees her enslavement and makes a pilgrimage to Egypt, where she becomes known as Saint Mary. With unapologetically sensual prose, Nalo Hopkinson, the Nebula Award-winning author of Midnight Robber, explores slavery through the lives of three historical women touched by a goddess in this "electrifying bravura performance by one of our most important writers" (Junot Díaz).

The Coldest Summer Ever

Author: Quan Millz

Category: African-American Interest

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Deal starts: November 11, 2019

Deal ends: November 11, 2019

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Follow this coming-of-age story of Summer Barnes, daughter of Nathaniel "Big Nate" Barnes, one of the most notorious kingpins on the South Side of Chicago. After finding out about a possible adultery between his wife and best friend, Big Nate goes into a violent rage, seeking answers from his supposedly loyal wife. One thing leads to another during the midst of the quarrel, Big Nate ends up murdering his wife in front of his two young daughters, Summer and Serena, and then eventually turns the gun on himself. Witnessing the bloody murder-suicide before their young eyes proves to be extremely traumatic to the girls, especially Summer, the eldest. She quickly realizes that after her parents' death, her and sister will be going off into an unknown, dark future and they have no one else to support them other than themselves. Relying on each other for love and comfort, the girls suddenly are thrown into the complicated and unsympathetic Illinois foster care system, hoping perhaps someone would come and rescue them. After months of praying, finally a generous, loving white family comes to the girl's rescue. Summer who is reluctant at first, eventually gives in to the idea of being reared by white people. Months pass, and the two sisters seem to be adjusting well to their new life until one day out of the blue, their mysterious grandfather, Granddaddy Rev. Luther Gaines, suddenly comes to take his granddaughters out of the foster care system and brings them back to the inner city where now the girls are forced to adjust to a completely new reality - Grand Boulevard Towers, the most dangerous housing project in the entire city of Chicago. Summer, who's all out defiant, initially tries to fight against the abrupt change, but finds herself going up against a formidable, dark, oppressive foe - her strict, religious and overpowering grandfather. After using his brute force to discipline the girl into submission, Summer caves in and now is forced to adapt to this new hellish ghetto reality. She has to adjust to a new school, meet new friends and also deal with the tribulations of bullying, sexual harassment and other woes plaguing her surroundings. Summer, looking for a way out, eventually gets keen to her surroundings and has a plan to leave the projects. One event leads to another, Summer eventually discovers a deep and dark hidden secret about her so-called religious grandfather that eventually changes her perception about her life. This secret uproots everything she assumed to be true about her mother and father. Now armed with information regarding the bizarre circumstances surrounding her parents' death, Summer goes on a mission to exact revenge. However, the mission will try her in so many ways that it even threatens to change her completely into a person she'd never thought she'd become -- a coldblooded, ruthless killer. Read more about Summer's coming of age story in "The Coldest Summer Ever".

Restricted

Author: Takerra Allen

Category: African-American Interest

Regular price: $4.99

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Deal starts: November 10, 2019

Deal ends: November 10, 2019

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Warning: Your access is Restricted! In a world of restriction, sometimes seduction outweighs loyalty, lust blurs the lines of boundaries, and every now and then, sex is stronger than love... Reigning king of the streets Julez Payne traded in his banger for the briefcase, and couldn't be more content. And when he puts a ring on the pretty little finger of the irresistible Noelle, life seems to be perfect. Sounds too good to be true? That's because it is. Noelle's far from the ideal housewife and Julez secretly has his own battle of temptation that he's fighting in the dark. So when the mansion walls come tumbling down, all of the skeletons lurking in the closets come spilling out for all to see! And who's there to witness? Enter scene Slim and Jordin. This couple's had their share of rough times and things don't seem to be looking up. Fresh out of prison, Slim struggles to stay on the straight and narrow while Jordin deals with her own insecurities and a hidden desire for the passion that Slim leaves her lacking. Praying for a miracle, Jordin hopes to live a life as lurid and luxurious as her gorgeous best friend Noelle and wealthy husband Julez. But when suppressed desires from the past resurface, Jordin finds out in a Restricted world, everyone has ulterior motives, even her! This sophisticated novel gives you your own personal magnifying glass, allowing you to take a close look into the lives of four dynamic heroines who are all bound by their lies, restricted by desires, and freed by indulgence... The soaps have been revamped and brought to life in the pages of this love thriller! Warning: Proceed with caution, you are now Unrestricted!

The Coldest Summer Ever

Author: Quan Millz

Category: African-American Interest

Regular price: $0.99

Deal price: Free

Deal starts: November 10, 2019

Deal ends: November 10, 2019

Description:

Follow this coming-of-age story of Summer Barnes, daughter of Nathaniel "Big Nate" Barnes, one of the most notorious kingpins on the South Side of Chicago. After finding out about a possible adultery between his wife and best friend, Big Nate goes into a violent rage, seeking answers from his supposedly loyal wife. One thing leads to another during the midst of the quarrel, Big Nate ends up murdering his wife in front of his two young daughters, Summer and Serena, and then eventually turns the gun on himself. Witnessing the bloody murder-suicide before their young eyes proves to be extremely traumatic to the girls, especially Summer, the eldest. She quickly realizes that after her parents' death, her and sister will be going off into an unknown, dark future and they have no one else to support them other than themselves. Relying on each other for love and comfort, the girls suddenly are thrown into the complicated and unsympathetic Illinois foster care system, hoping perhaps someone would come and rescue them. After months of praying, finally a generous, loving white family comes to the girl's rescue. Summer who is reluctant at first, eventually gives in to the idea of being reared by white people. Months pass, and the two sisters seem to be adjusting well to their new life until one day out of the blue, their mysterious grandfather, Granddaddy Rev. Luther Gaines, suddenly comes to take his granddaughters out of the foster care system and brings them back to the inner city where now the girls are forced to adjust to a completely new reality - Grand Boulevard Towers, the most dangerous housing project in the entire city of Chicago. Summer, who's all out defiant, initially tries to fight against the abrupt change, but finds herself going up against a formidable, dark, oppressive foe - her strict, religious and overpowering grandfather. After using his brute force to discipline the girl into submission, Summer caves in and now is forced to adapt to this new hellish ghetto reality. She has to adjust to a new school, meet new friends and also deal with the tribulations of bullying, sexual harassment and other woes plaguing her surroundings. Summer, looking for a way out, eventually gets keen to her surroundings and has a plan to leave the projects. One event leads to another, Summer eventually discovers a deep and dark hidden secret about her so-called religious grandfather that eventually changes her perception about her life. This secret uproots everything she assumed to be true about her mother and father. Now armed with information regarding the bizarre circumstances surrounding her parents' death, Summer goes on a mission to exact revenge. However, the mission will try her in so many ways that it even threatens to change her completely into a person she'd never thought she'd become -- a coldblooded, ruthless killer. Read more about Summer's coming of age story in "The Coldest Summer Ever".