Zakiya, a heart-broken, Christian, southern girl leaves her small hometown and her faith for the big lights and sins of the Big Apple. She has a problem trusting men because of the betrayal of her first love, so she is quick to run away from someone getting to close.
In the Big City, there is only one King of New York and that is Jarlath, who is a very powerful and ruthless man who also doesn t trust anyone because he has been accused of murdering one of the biggest names in Hip-hop, Kilo.
Of course there is always someone trying to knock the king off his throne, introducing Detective Khalon, New York s finest best. In this rollercoaster, Zakiya interacts with both, leaving Jarlath, who has fallen for her, after one night of passion, taking a secret with her and falling into the arms of the top cop who has his own secrets that will affect them all. Believing that she has found perfect love and wants to trust again and not live in sin. She gives her heart to Khalon.
In this suspense thriller filled with deceit, murder, lies and the trigger, love comes a novel from Cornelia Smith, that will keep your eyes glued to the pages as you turn to find out why Zakiya can get hurt Sleeping in Sin.
Sleeping in Sin
New African American Books: Street/Urban
From New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark, comes the highly anticipated next installment in the Queen’s Thug series. Fans will rush to this latest installment while new fans will be eager to discover Wahida Clark‘s unmatched melodrama.
A Murdered son. Shattered bonds. Forbidden affairs. Forced to choose one lover over another. A brother’s love tainted by deception. Blackmail. Hate. Lust. Love. Corruption. Four friends torn apart by treachery. The threat of going up against one of the most sophisticated and deadliest Chinese crime organizations. When there’s nothing left except a choice between war or death — there’s really no choice.
Honor Thy Thug
BACK IN THE DAYS is a compelling finale to the Ghetto Girls Series. Two teen girls are drawn together and after sharing similar experiences, they become even closer. The mountain of tragedies that they have faced in their lives still threatens to push them over the cliff. Even when they feel they’ve moved along, In Ghetto Girls 6, demons from BACK IN THE DAYS continue to haunt. Coco and Deedee come face to face with the violence and issues of the past.
BACK IN THE DAYS, Rachel Harvey’s drug problems haunts her family and pains her daughter. Allegations of murder damages Eric Ascot’s career and the ongoing investigation by the authorities drains his bank account dry. He is forced to make a choice while capitalizing on the experiences of Coco and Deedee in the making of an epic movie.
Does he make the wise choice? How does Coco resolve her mother’s issues? Can Deedee survive time while living in the hood on a budget?
Only one thing’s for sure read BACK IN THE DAYS and you’ll see how their past shapes their future…
Ghetto Girls 6: Back in the Days
In book two of the Epic MADE Trilogy; AC, Manny and Duck come face to face with Sabrina’s kidnappers. Nina, Denna, Loon and Big Will have bigger shoes to fill in their new roles, while Chief Espinoza suspicions escalates as Sin City crime rise’s along with Hector’s body count. Monica’s back and has plans on picking up from where she left off. Cash flow is at an all-time high with Coop at the helms as Crime continues to pay big for the new Sin City Boss. The recipe of Sex, Drugs and Murder prove to be the perfect mix, as one family falls and the next Boss is donned; King of the Devils playground.
MADE II; Fall of A Family, Rise of A Boss.
**Part 2 picks up right where part 1 left off as Messiah and Red find themselves in the middle of a showdown. After Skid picks up the pieces and straightens out the situation as he normally does, he finds himself struggling with a few decisions of his own. Messiah wonders if starting the business back up is the right thing to do and finds himself in the middle of a tug of war. Braze realizes she wants her baby to have a complete family and is willing to do just about anything to get it. Red starts to wonder if she and he were meant to be while Skid plays his hand. An old flame decides to fight for what’s rightfully hers, Messiah. This sequel is explosive! The Candy Shop brings out the worst in people. Find out who stays afloat in this installment.
Back 2 Business (Candy Shop 2)
Candy Shop by Nicety
Black Cherry Publishing
Nothing is what it seems at The Candy Shop. Your wildest dreams could be achieved or your worst nightmares could be confirmed. There are half naked women walking around working and so-called bouncers making sure nothing gets out of order but this establishment is not a strip joint, it’s storage facility.
Redina Hawkins’ childhood was anything but ordinary. After witnessing her parent’s brutal slaughtering, she escaped and was left no choice but to live on the streets alone. She stole, assaulted, and ate out of garbage cans just to survive. But her run in with an old friend, Messiah “Big Meech” Torres, brings about a new life that she could have never dreamed was possible. A job offer and newfound love brings about more money and more problems for Red as a chick she works with, Zadie, sets out to make her life a living hell. Jealousy, envy, and greed rule this love triangle. If Zadie doesn’t have her way with Big Meech there will be hell to pay. Meanwhile he struggles with issues of his own issues with his wife Alexis, who takes him for granted. Journey into the Candy Shop where nothing is as sweet as it seems.
2013 Literary Awards Winners and Nominees from the African Americans on the Move Book Club
Break Out Author of the Year
Monica Mathis Stowe – Where Did We Go Wrong?
Tyora Moody – When Rain Falls (Victory Gospel Series #1)
Drusilla Mars – Black Fire
Nicety – Juicy: Pandora’s Box
Fabiola Joseph – Rebel’s Domain: Scarred For Life (Volume 1)
Independent Book Store of the Year
Books and Beauty
The Literary Joint
Black and Nobel
Magazine of the Year
Urban Grapevine Magazine
Book Club of the Year
Black Faithful Sisters and Brothers Book Club
Sugar and Spice
Book Groupies Book Club
Street Lit Writer of the Year
Fabiola Joseph – Rebel’s Domain: Scarred For Life (Volume 1)
Kwan – Animal
David Weaver – The Power Family
Eyone Williams – Secrets Never Die
Treasure Blue – Little Bag Girl
Poet of the Year
GPA – The Mind of a Poetic Unsub
Kai – Peaceful Resolution
Luella Hill – Message In My Pen
Independent Publisher of the Year
Life Changing Books
Cash Money Content
Book Reviewer of the Year
Urban Book of the Year
Angry Ass Black Woman by Karen Quinoes Miller
The Cartel 4 by Ashley and JaQuavis
Where Did We Go Wrong? By Monica Mathis Stowe
Aminal by Kwan
Hated by Many, Loved by None by Shan
Male Author of the Year
Brian W. Smith
Vote for the Female Author of the Year
Myss Shan – Hated by Many, Loved by None
Ashley Antoinette – Guilty Gucci
Kenni York – Karma
Kimberla Lawson Roby – The Reverend’s Wife
Vanna B – Fancy
Christian Fiction Writer of the Year
Victoria Christopher Murray – Scandalous
Reshonda Tate Billingsley – The Secret She Kept
Shelia E. Lipsey for her book- What’s Blood Got To Do With It?
Vanessa Davis Griggs for her book- The Other Side of Dare (Blessed Trinity Novels)
Tyora Moody for her book- When Rain Falls (Victory Gospel Series #1)
Reader’s Choice Award
Romance writer of the Year
Zuri Day – Love on the run
Donna Hill – Everything is You
Traci Bee – A Nickel for a Kiss
Sadeqa Johnson – Love in a Carry On Bag
Anna Black – Who Do I Run To?
Nate Holmes Honorary Award
Shelia E. Lipsey
AAMBC Author of the Year
Silk White – Married To Da Street
Jonean Mclain- Checkmate
Keith Thomas Walker fir his book- Dripping Chocolate
CJ Hudson – Knuckleheadz
Erica Crump – MISCELLANEOUS BLUES
Dyce is a Nuyo-Rican hustler who is on top of his game with his hands into a little bit of everything. He loves living the lifestyle and has no intention on slowing down but then he meets Kimori. Instantly he’s drawn to this mysterious rose amongst thorns from the bricks of Jacksonville, NC. A passion fueled romance forms and there is no stopping Dyce and Kim. Thinking she has found the love she has always desired, reality settles in when Kim discovers Dyce life as a hustler.
Sex, lies, and the ultimate deceit come along when Dyce’s ex-partner decides it s now his time for a come up and he s going to take over all that Dyce has built. When Kimori and their newborn son are taken hostage a no holds barred war begins. Any and everybody has become a target to Dyce as he goes into an all-out destruction mode. The last battle for the throne of the east coast has begun. But once the dust settles will this be the final act to end Dyce and Kim forever?
D & K (Delphine Publications Presents)
|Kameera Oliver’s fairy tale life comes to a halt when her parents are gunned down in cold blood. Twelve year old Kameera is up routed from the suburbs and forced to live in the pits of Castle Bridge Projects with her prostitute aunt Yazz. Determined to make it out of the hood, after graduation she enrolls in nursing program and gets a job. After a horrible car accident, she finds herself strung out on pain meds and low on cash. Desperate for money to feed her addiction, she teams up with Yazz and hits the strip of the notorious Cash Avenue… Nicole “Nikki” Felton is looking for love in all the wrong places. Nikki aka the Kim K of South Bridge Projects goes all out when the love of her life, Milk, leaves her to be with Kameera. Unable to understand he would leave his family to turn a Ho into a housewife, she makes a vow to make Kameera’s life a living hell. In the midst of it all she ends up getting herself caught it in situations that become fatal…|
Mass Market Paperback
In A World Of Bikers, Meth, And Overdue Mortgages. . .
All the miles. All the blood. All has led him here. Looking for a place to hole up, O’Conner–with nothing to his name but a failing motorcycle, a gun, and uncollected debts–lies low in the last place he thought he’d end up: the suburbs. But Willow Ridge, once an exclusive gated community, is now tarnished and crumbling. Ordinary citizens cling to their worthless homes while society’s outcasts–and O’Conner is no exception–creep in to fill the gaps.
One Man’s Got Nothing Left To Lose. . .
O’Conner’s style has always been more shoot-and-run, but this time he stays, getting involved with the Ridge’s residents–discovering criminal behavior can happen anywhere. Homeowners dangle at the ends of their financial rope, gangs clash over Willow Ridge territory, housewives set their sights on him, and O’Conner is thrust into an inescapable tangle of passion, betrayal, and violence. When all-out war breaks out between the Mas Trece and Vandal Vikings gangs, fueled by treachery shockingly close to home, O’Conner is forced to make life-or-death decisions about his newfound neighbors. The American Dream is in flames. . .and he wonders if he’ll still be standing when the smoke clears.
A fast-paced thriller from the author of Sins of a Siren finds a young woman fighting for her life as she struggles to avoid her criminal past.
After running away from home as a teen, seeking to escape her overprotective and heavily religious family, Trenda Fuqua is seduced by street life. Drug running, theft, and murder are part of the world she lands in. However, the religious teachings she grew up with are hard to shake off.
Although she ended up in jail, Trenda manages to find peace within herself and rediscovers the Bible. She gets paroled, but temptation, bad luck, and threats to her family send her spinning down her former path of destruction. Can Trenda navigate the male-dominated criminal underworld?
Following Sins of a Siren, Fatal Intentions grabs readers with a combination of action, thrills, and erotic excitement.
An erotic suspense story as a young woman navigates the criminal underworld despite her own moral conflicts.
She ran away from home as a teen to escape her overprotective and heavily religious family, but now Trenda Fuqua finds herself seduced by the very life she was warned against. Drug running, theft, and murder are part of the world she lands in, and soon Trenda is on the run for her life.
Complicating matters is Darius Kain, a rogue cop, who is also after her. Trenda has some critical information that could end not only his career, but his life, and Kain will stop at nothing to silence her. Suddenly far away from the safe haven of her family and everything she once knew, Trenda needs to find her way back — and fast. A masterful blend of thrills, action and erotic elements, Sins of a Siren is sure to keep readers flipping the pages.