2013′s Bestselling African American Books

Here’s a list of 2013′s bestselling African American books from Amazon.com as of May 2013.

  1. Irresistible Forces (Harlequin Kimani Romance) by Brenda Jackson
    (Harlequin Kimani Romance, 2013-04-01, Kindle Edition)
    An offer he couldn’t refuse…One week of mind-blowing sex on a beautiful Caribbean island. Of all the business proposals financial tycoon Dominic Saxon has heard, Taylor Steele’s is definitely the most tempting. All Taylor wants in return is for Dominic to father her baby. No strings, no commitments…just a mutually satisfying arrangement. Make that very satisfying. For a man with no intention of marrying again, it sounds ideal.Taylor wants a baby, not a relationship. And sexy, intelligent Dominic seems like a man with perfect genes. Turns out, Dominic has perfect everything. Their “procreation vacation” is a whirlwind of sensual ecstasy. But when it’s over, will either of them be able to say goodbye?

     

  2. The Mogul’s Reluctant Bride – Book Two (Billionaire Brides of Granite Falls) by Ana E Ross
    (Ana E Ross, 2013-05-11, Kindle Edition)
    Book Two: There’s only so much rejection a heart can take…Following the deaths of her sister and brother-in-law, Kaya Brehna is awarded custody of their three children. To avoid financial ruin, she must move them to Palm Beach where her successful career in interior decorating can provide financial security. Her plans are, however, thwarted by New Hampshire business mogul, Bryce Fontaine, who is determined to keep his godchildren in Granite Falls at all costs—even emotional blackmail.Ever since he lost his own family five years earlier, Bryce Fontaine has been a tormented soul. His godchildren are the closest thing to family he has, and he’ll be damned before he let some corporate ladder-climbing stranger take them away from him.When a second will surfaces that changes both their plans, to keep the children’s world intact, Bryce and Kaya enter a loveless marriage of convenience that, nonetheless, sizzles with unrelenting passion. Does Kaya have the power to free Bryce’s heart from the nightmares and demons of his past, or will his fears cause him to lose the family he’s grown to love so dearly?

     

  3. Don’t Rescue Me, God’s Molding Me (Snow Series: Meet Savannah PART 2) by Marita Kinney
    (Pure Thoughts Publishing, LLC, 2013-05-15, Kindle Edition)
    Savannah is a sophisticated single mother who has had her share of growing pains. From rags to riches, back to rags, Savannah is determined to change her circumstance through her faith and perseverance. As she struggles to keep her head above water, her new vindictive neighbors, try her patience and her faith. She desperately desires for God to rescue her from her new life of struggle.

     

  4. The Diary of Nancy Grace ( Short story Series ) by Starlette Summers
    (True Glory Publications, 2013-05-02, Kindle Edition)
    Nancy Grace is a little girl screaming for help and searching for her mother’s love. Emotionally, physically and sexually abused by the hands of her own mother, revenge is looking bitter sweet as Nancy faces her own inner demons, one being her best friend.

     

  5. Rent-A-Bride by Elaine Overton
    (Painted Dreams Publishing, 2013-04-25, Kindle Edition)
    There is nothing Edward Bouchard would not do for his beloved grandfather. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Including, making a deathbed promise to the old man that not only is he finally in love – the one thing Stanley Bouchard has most desired for his workaholic grandchild – but that he asked this love of his life to marry him and she said yes! Ed’s only intention being to give his grandfather peace in his final moments. But as fate would have it the announcement not only gives Stanley peace, it gives him strength and determination to hang on to life long enough to meet his new granddaughter-in-law and witness the ceremony for himself. This is fine by Ed, who counts every moment with his grandfather as a precious gift. He just has one small problem . . . where the hell is he going to find a bride on such short notice?

     

  6. The Snow’s Meltdown (Snow Series: Meet the Snow’s PART 1) by Marita Kinney
    (Pure Thoughts Publishing, LLC, 2013-01-15, Kindle Edition)
     Ihad a blast writing this book as part of NaNoWriMo(National November Novel Month). For anyone who’s ever wondered about NaNoWriMo,it is a free flow of words resulting in an extremely raw uncut rough draftfiction novel. Therefore, this book was written in a month. This was my firsttime participating, and I’ll probably do it again.  Now allow me to introduce to you, Calvin Snow.  Calvin Snow is the only child of Pastor and First Lady Snow and their family is very influential within their community. Calvin has everything that he could possible want, but soon realizes that giving his wife Katrina the child that she so desperately wants would be harder than he ever imagine. Pastor and Lady Snow try to be there for them, but struggle with their own problems and martial secrets. Lady Snow starts to see her family crumble before her own eyes and tries to hold everyone together, but the truth hurts. Will this family be able to handle their own “Meltdown?”

     

  7. A House Divided (A Reverend Curtis Black Novel) by Kimberla Lawson Roby
    (Grand Central Publishing, 2013-05-07, Kindle Edition)
    A HOUSE DIVIDEDLife is close to perfect for the Reverend Curtis Black and his wife, Charlotte–except their son Matthew and his girlfriend, Racquel, are about to become parents at the tender age of eighteen. Even though Curtis and Charlotte wish Matthew could focus on Harvard instead of fatherhood, they are determined to welcome their new grandson with open arms. But for Charlotte, welcoming her future in-laws is another story. Try as she might, Charlotte can’t stand Racquel’s mother, Vanessa–and the feeling appears to be mutual.When the tension between Charlotte and Vanessa finally erupts, the stress sends an already-fragile Racquel into early labor. Everyone is quick to blame Charlotte, including Matthew and Curtis. That her own husband would side with someone else infuriates Charlotte and strains the relationship they’ve only recently been able to repair. Her one ally is Racquel’s father, but that brings problems of its own.While Charlotte schemes against Vanessa, Curtis is consumed with his own concerns about Deliverance Outreach. A mysterious figure from his past has been sending Curtis cryptic messages threatening to take away Curtis’s coveted position as senior pastor and destroy everything he has worked so hard for. But who could hate Curtis that much? And how can he fight an enemy he can’t even name?Times of trouble are descending upon the Black family in more ways than one. Will they be able to overcome their challenges and stand together against someone who could take it all away? Or is the Black family finally out of miracles?

     

  8. Gangstress by India
    (SBR Publications, 2013-04-15, Kindle Edition)
    Janelle Doesher never wanted to be a hustler’s bitch. She wanted to be a bitch that hustled, bottom line! She watched in awe as her father became notorious on the vicious streets of Detroit and silently waited for a shot under his umbrella. After tragedy strikes her family, Janelle is black-balled to the bottom. However, she’s determined to re-gain control of the streets and take possession of the throne. The underworld ain’t never seen a female boss like her. Hold on tight, as you are about to embark on a ride unlike none other! The breathtaking tale of the one and only Jane Doe is sure to leave you speechless.

     

  9. Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
    (Random House, 2013-04-02, Hardcover)
    The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother.   For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence—a presence absent during much of Angelou’s early life. When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three-year-old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. The subsequent feelings of abandonment stayed with Angelou for years, but their reunion, a decade later, began a story that has never before been told. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call “Lady,” revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them.   Delving into one of her life’s most rich, rewarding, and fraught relationships, Mom & Me & Mom explores the healing and love that evolved between the two women over the course of their lives, the love that fostered Maya Angelou’s rise from immeasurable depths to reach impossible heights.

     

  10. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    (Knopf, 2013-05-14, Kindle Edition)
    From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centered around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home. As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu—beautiful, self-assured—departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze—the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor—had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a writer of an eye-opening blog about race in America. But when Ifemelu returns to Nigeria, and she and Obinze reignite their shared passion—for their homeland and for each other—they will face the toughest decisions of their lives. Fearless, gripping, at once darkly funny and tender, spanning three continents and numerous lives, Americanah is a richly told story set in today’s globalized world: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s most powerful and astonishing novel yet.

     

  11. Double Dare (A Modern Fairy Tale) by Melissa Blue
    (Confessions of a Romance Author, 2013-03-28, Kindle Edition)
    First impressions are lasting impressions…Pastry baker Emmaline Sharp is one business connection away from turning her bakery into something more than the dessert shop on the corner. She believes she’s found Mr. Right in café owner Tobias Merchant. His Caff-aholic brand of freshly brewed coffee makes him the perfect partner. When she accepts a dare that thrusts her naked self into Tobias’ waiting arms, she jeopardizes her entire future. Emma will have to convince him to give her another chance, and somehow she’ll just have to ignore the unexpected passion he ignites within her.Tobias needs the connection with Emma’s bakery, Sweet Tooth, in order to liberate himself from the financial and emotional obligations of his past. Unfortunately, Emma’s reckless behavior leaves him doubting she can be level-headed and business savvy. Every one of his instincts tells him to walk away, but she’s a temptation he can’t seem to deny. He’s inexplicably drawn to the lightness in her, especially when he knows just how dark the world can be. Against his better judgment, Tobias ignores his instincts and proceeds to form a partnership with Emma.When their relationship shifts from business to personal, will Emma and Tobias be able to conquer their demons and find their sweet reward before the deal turns sour?

     

  12. Fatal Deception by S.R. Burks
    (Nocturna Press, 2013-04-15, Kindle Edition)
    Marc Caldwell has raised his daughter on a country ranch with the help of his brother and sister-in-law. Retired young, he has devoted his life to his daughter, but she will soon leave for college. His brother thinks he should make plans for the future, but suddenly more serious concerns befall the family. Two new women have entered Marc’s life: a blue-eyed, short-tempered journalist, and a beautiful new neighbor with soft mocha skin and delicate features that mimic those of his beloved late wife. Both women have secrets… but one is out for murder.Revised Kindle EditionSuspense, Romance, Country living, Multi-racial, Interracial

     

  13. Don’t Rescue Me, God’s Molding Me (Snow Series: Meet Savannah PART 2) by Marita Kinney
    (Pure Thoughts Publishing, LLC, 2013-05-15, Kindle Edition)
    Savannah is a sophisticated single mother who has had her share of growing pains. From rags to riches, back to rags, Savannah is determined to change her circumstance through her faith and perseverance. As she struggles to keep her head above water, her new vindictive neighbors, try her patience and her faith. She desperately desires for God to rescue her from her new life of struggle.

     

  14. MOB BOSS 6: THE HEART OF RENO GABRINI (Mob Boss Series) by Mallory Monroe
    (Austin Brook Publishing, 2013-05-07, Kindle Edition)
    Reno Gabrini believes his number one job is to protect his family. His beautiful wife, Trina, and their two sons are the very reason he gets out of bed every morning. But when he returns home from a business trip to find his wife partnering with people he barely knows, a gold digging female attempting to worm her way into the family, and a lovesick son with a dead body in his trunk, he knows his job has gotten that much harder. He takes charge, believing there’s more going on than meets the eye, but his family insists he’s overreacting and is being, as usual, overly protective of them. Until the lid blows off of their idyllic life and plunges all of them into a world of passion and obsession where Reno begins to believe that all of their unsolicited drama may be disguising another mob war.In the sixth installment of the Mob Boss series, Reno Gabrini comes face to face with his greatest fears and is forced to put it all on the line in ways that nearly costs him everything.THE BESTSELLING MOB BOSS SERIES IN ORDER:ROMANCING THE MOB BOSSMOB BOSS 2: THE HEART OF THE MATTERMOB BOSS 3: LOVE AND RETRIBUTIONMOB BOSS 4: ROMANCING TRINA GABRINIA MOB BOSS CHRISTMAS: THE PREGNANCY

     

  15. Make Me Nut by Michael Vance
    (, 2013-02-12, Kindle Edition)
    What makes you moan? What makes you hot? What make you shiver? What makes you nut?If you’ve ever tingled between your thighs or started to moisten down below. If you’ve ever longed to be taken there and bask within the afterglow. If you’ve ever wanted or felt the need, for complete and total orgasmic release. If you’ve ever strived to reach your peak, climaxed hard and then found peace. We bring to you erotic tales, told within these six short stories. Which center around the woman cumming in all its beauty and its glories.

     

  16. A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story by Sister Souljah
    (Atria/Emily Bestler Books, 2013-01-29, Kindle Edition)
    THE SEQUEL MILLIONS OF READERS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR . . . At last, mega-bestselling author Sister Souljah delivers the stunning sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever. Fierce, raw, and filled with adventure and emotional intensity, A Deeper Love Inside is an unforgettable coming-of-age story in the words of Porsche Santiaga, Winter’s younger sister. Sharp-tongued, quick-witted Porsche worships her sister Winter. Cut from the same cloth as her father, Ricky Santiaga, Porsche is also a natural-born hustler. Passionate and loyal to the extreme, she refuses to accept her new life in group homes, foster care, and juvenile detention after her family is torn apart. Porsche—unique, young, and beautiful—cries as much as she fights and uses whatever she has to reclaim her status. Unselfish, she pushes to get back everything that ever belonged to her wealthy, loving family. In A Deeper Love Inside, readers will encounter their favorite characters from The Coldest Winter Ever, including Winter and Midnight. Sister Souljah’s soulful writing will again move your heart and open your eyes to a shocking reality.

     

  17. Chocolate Brown by Coco Mixon
    (True Glory Publications, 2013-03-14, Kindle Edition)
    Chocolate loved her life as an only child, she never imagined having siblings. Growing up with the perfect parents was a plus. As lies and betrayals are revealed she learns life is not always sweet. Join Chocolate and her best friend Charmaine as they stumble upon the Brown’s family secrets.

     

  18. Hood Misfits by Storm
    (Sankofa Publications, 2013-04-01, Kindle Edition)
    Sixteen year old, Diamond “Ray-Ray” Jenkins had it made in the shade until one wrong move by her parents turned their lives upside down. They stole a shipment of drugs and money from the wrong street king, Damien Orlando. Now, with both her parents dead, killed in front of her, she’s inherited their debt and Damien is going to make sure she pays dearly.Seventeen year old Trigga has been a killer since he witnessed the murder of his parents and rape of his mother. Running from child protective services, he managed to get recruited to Damien’s team and worked his way through the ranks. Now, he’s Damien’s right hand man with a killer instinct and itchy trigger finger. E.N.G.A. Every Nigga Gotta Agenda.When Ray-Ray is snatched from the comfort of her old life and thrown into the abyss of the underworld she has to learn that sometimes you have to survive today so that you can live tomorrow.  Part One of the E.N.G.A Series.

     

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