35 Books Published by Brown Girls Books on Our Site — Book Cover Mosaic

Click for more detail about Reasonable Insanity by Cynthia Freeman Gibbs Reasonable Insanity

by Cynthia Freeman Gibbs
Brown Girls Books (Aug 30, 2018)
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More than meets the eye: On the outside, clinical psychologist, Dr. Olivia C. Maxwell appears to live a life others only dream about. She has a sexy husband, a big house, luxury cars, two gorgeous children and she attends all the see-and-be-seen events. To add to the mix, she is beautiful, tall, fit, and intelligent. But what people can’t see is that inside, Olivia is living a nightmare. As the only dark-skinned member of her family, Olivia grew up hating the skin she’s in and she’s spent her life desperately searching for acceptance. It’s not long before those deep insecurities sabotage everything she loves. Friends ’til the end: After being estranged best friends for ten years, Savvy Menefee is back in Olivia’s life. And her reappearance is right on time because Olivia is teetering on the edge. A whirlwind of crazy reactions is leading Olivia into a slow, out-of-control spiral. Savvy must try to save her friend before destructive impulses leave Olivia in the midst of mayhem and murder.


Click for more detail about Faith Alone by Terri Ann Johnson Faith Alone

by Terri Ann Johnson
Brown Girls Books (Jun 18, 2018)
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Click for more detail about If Only For One Night by Victoria Christopher Murray If Only For One Night

by Victoria Christopher Murray
Brown Girls Books (Jan 09, 2018)
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Can they be soulmates if they’re married to other people? From the outside, Angelique has the perfect life - a rich husband who adores her and gives her the world, except for what she craves most - his attention. A workaholic, more concerned with his family’s financial situation than emotional stability, Preston doesn’t understand why his wife is so unhappy. Not one to stray, Angelique seeks comfort in the online game, Words With Friends. Blu has been living a life of loneliness since his wife settled into a depression she has no desire to shake. Frustrated and fed up, he loses himself in his favorite game - and the woman that has proven to be a formidable opponent. It’s not long before their online connection turns flirtatious and troubles at home lead them to a face-to-face meeting. And eventually an addictive connection that will have them questioning if they’re truly soulmates or if they were destined for only one night.


Click for more detail about Temptation: The Aftermath by Victoria Christopher Murray Temptation: The Aftermath

by Victoria Christopher Murray
Brown Girls Books (Sep 02, 2017)
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The best of friends…. Since they were five years old, Jasmine Cox Larson Bush and Kyla Blake had a bond that could not be broken. They shared secrets, marked milestones, and held each other up through life’s adversities. It was a friendship that they both thought would last forever. But when Jasmine’s jealousy led her to seduce Kyla’s husband, Dr. Jefferson Blake, that bond was severed and their friendship was damaged forever…. The worst of times…. Now, twenty years later, a major tragedy brings the two together when Jefferson, in New York for a medical convention, is shot in an attempted robbery. It’s the love that Jasmine once had for Kyla that sends her rushing to the hospital to be by her friend’s side. Kyla, despondent and distraught, just wants answers….and when a mysterious woman appears, it’s Jasmine who believes that woman may hold the key to what happened to Jefferson. While Kyla doesn’t believe that this woman has any meaning, Jasmine is not so sure. Will Jasmine uncover a secret that Jefferson is hiding? And when she does find out the truth, what will she do with it? Will she destroy Kyla’s life or will she do anything to protect her friend from the same devastation that she caused her twenty years before? In a riveting twenty-year anniversary sequel to the bestselling Temptation, Victoria Christopher Murray weaves a tale of what happens once friendships are bonded, then broken and all the consequences of the aftermath.


Click for more detail about Sometimes Love by Victoria Kennedy Sometimes Love

by Victoria Kennedy
Brown Girls Books (Aug 18, 2017)
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Zoë Browne is on top of the world. She is her own boss, has a business partner who doubles as her best friend, and enjoys the security of a loving, supportive family. All that’s missing is her Prince Charming—someone to save her from her happy but loveless life, just like in the pages of her beloved romance novels. When a knock on the door brings her face to face with her would-be hero, Humphrey Pearson, an arrogant but attractive curator with a chip on his shoulder, Zoë soon learns that love isn’t always meant to save the day; sometimes love is meant to change your life.


Click for more detail about One Hustle by Cortney Gee One Hustle

by Cortney Gee
Brown Girls Books (Jun 10, 2017)
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“Every day I’m hustling…..” Comedian Cameron B is a man with his back against the wall. The rent is due, his family needs food and bill collectors are blowing up his phone. Since his career is stalled, he’s faced with doing agricultural work to make ends meet….that is until fellow entertainer, Lance The Great throws him a lifeline – two grand and a proposal. The loan and the opportunity changes Cameron’s fortunes, but at what price? Living the life…. Now, Cameron doesn’t need to focus on his career. His side hustle has taken him from ashy to classy, where expensive cars and custom made clothes are the norm. And with the newfound wealth, a real player is born. Soon, Cameron finds himself trying to juggle life as an entertainer, father, boyfriend to several, and criminal. He’s tugged in several different directions and the only things that really wins out are the many criminal pursuits he has and the red-headed sexy sidepiece he’s acquired. Set in mid-90’s Los Angeles, One Hustle is a witty, sexy, page-turning debut from real-life comedian, Cortney Gee. In pages packed with his trademark humor, Gee proves he’s a new voice you’ll want to add to your reading collection.


Click for more detail about A Good Thing by Stacey Evans Morgan A Good Thing

by Stacey Evans Morgan
Brown Girls Books (May 19, 2017)
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Love is patient…Love is kind… When Love finds you, it’s…A GOOD THING
Pilar Davenport has it all: beauty, brains and a boss career. Oh yeah, and the man of her dreams. Life is right on schedule until her wedding plans are abruptly put on hold. While Pilar thinks her perfectly planned life is spiraling out of control, it’s actually about to fall right into place.

From California to Canada, D.C. to Paris, Pilar is on a search for her soul mate. Of course, the journey won’t be all rosy, but it won’t take long for Pilar to discover anything worth having, is going to take a little work and a whole lot of patience. Just when Pilar settles on being single….she discovers the good thing she’s been missing!


Click for more detail about All I Want For Christmas by Joyce A. Brown, Princess F.L. Gooden, Terri Ann Johnson, Sonia Johnston, Patricia Woodside, Cryssy Dee, Candy Jackson, and others… All I Want For Christmas

by Joyce A. Brown, Princess F.L. Gooden, Terri Ann Johnson, Sonia Johnston, Patricia Woodside, Cryssy Dee, Candy Jackson, and others…
Brown Girls Books (Dec 08, 2016)
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Christmas Time Is Here… And Brown Girls Books is bringing you nineteen talented writers, sharing heartwarming stories filled with the joy, sorrow and downright drama of this magical season. Christmas time brings out the best—and for some, the worst—in us and these holiday tales capture it all, just in time to warm your soul for the holidays.

All I Want For Christmas is filled with tear-jerking, treasured, and laugh-inducing stories. Like Sonia Johnston’s “Home for Christmas,” a ripped-from-the-headlines story of one woman willing to risk everything to have her husband home by Christmas morning&helip; or Stacie’s Lee’s amazing story about second chances in “Two Wise Men.” Then there’s Cryssy Dee’s “Red Heartstrings,” which explores a hopeful journey from shattered dreams to peace and joy…and Yvette Danielle’s “The Beat of My Drum,” which tests a single mom’s faith as she tries to fulfill the wish of her son… or Joyce A. Brown’s “Please Come Home For Christmas,” a tale about a not-so- picture perfect family gathering… And “Sister Grinch” by Venita Alderman Sadler about a women who is set on making everyone’s Christmas miserable…and many more. All of which are bound to fill your heart with of all the joy, wonder, and magic of the season.

Below is a list of all 19 contributing authors.

  1. Joyce A. Brown,
  2. Yvette Danielle,
  3. Tomeka Farley Daughtery,
  4. Cryssy Dee,
  5. Princess F.L. Gooden,
  6. Keleigh Hadley,
  7. KP Holley,
  8. Candy Jackson,
  9. Gina Johnson,
  10. < ahref="https://aalbc.com/authors/author.php?author_name=Terri+Ann+Johnson">Terri Ann Johnson,
  11. Sonia Johnston,
  12. Stacie Lee,
  13. Dwon D. Moss,
  14. A. Rozelle,
  15. Venita Alderman Sadler,
  16. Jeida K. Storey,
  17. Sonya Visor,
  18. Jamantha Williams Watson, and
  19. Patricia Woodside


Click for more detail about It Should’ve Been Me by ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray It Should’ve Been Me

by ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray
Brown Girls Books (Nov 16, 2016)
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Lights, camera, action… Tamara Collins is poised to become the next great American actress. The problem is Hollywood doesn’t know that just yet…..and since her bills aren’t paying themselves, Tamara signs on to star in the new stageplay, It Should’ve Been Me. Get in, get out, get paid…that’s all Tamara wants to do. But her co-stars – including Donovan Dobbs, her ex that left her at the altar and Camille Woods, a young starlet with a serious grudge – could make this the worst decision Tamara’s ever made. Whatever it takes… Playwright/producer Gwen Tanner Weinstein has decided if her neglectful husband can’t give her love, she’ll take his money. And use it to make her stageplay dreams come true. She’s put together an amazing cast, sold out shows across the country and is ready to take her rightful reign as one of the top play producers in the country. If only she can keep the drama contained to the stage….and that sexy young merchandising guy out of her bed…. From shady crewmembers, to unscrupulous paparazzi, It Should’ve Been Me is bound to be turned into real life drama that will rival anything that could ever happen on the stage.


Click for more detail about Karma by Monique J. Anderson Karma

by Monique J. Anderson
Brown Girls Books (Oct 25, 2016)
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What goes around, comes around… The sudden death of an alcoholic, lying and manipulative mother sets off a chain of events that forces two worlds to eventually collide, releasing secrets and pain that could change lives for everyone involved. Janice Williams is finally living the life that she’s always dreamed. A respected dean of a university, with an adoring husband, she is finally happy — except for the hole in her heart that remains from a long ago tragedy. Nicole Henry is enjoying the carefree life of a college student, until her adoptive parents announce they’re divorcing and tapped out financially. Desperate, Nicole is forced to turn to one of her professors, unaware that Jeffrey Larson (aka Lars) is running his own masterful game – one seeking a vengeance that will draw both women into his world.


Click for more detail about Single Mama Dating Drama by Cherritta Smith, Denise Anquenette, Patricia A. Bridewell, Trina Charles, Tomeka Farley Daugherty, Princess F.L Gooden, Candice Y Johnson, and 10 others Single Mama Dating Drama

by Cherritta Smith, Denise Anquenette, Patricia A. Bridewell, Trina Charles, Tomeka Farley Daugherty, Princess F.L Gooden, Candice Y Johnson, and 10 others
Brown Girls Books (Oct 12, 2016)
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Single Mama dating! It doesn’t get anymore complicated than that. How can you find love when you have a career and kids? Where can you find that love connection? Is he on-line, in church, standing in front of the grapefruit in the grocery store? In these hilarious and heart-warming stories, you’ll find single moms finding love in the most interesting of places, all while steering clear of the crazies, the lazies and definitely, the shadies.

In Single Mama Dating Drama, seventeen talented writers share fictional stories about the woes, pitfalls, and joys of dating while raising kids. From Monica Lynne Foster’s explosive tale of an ex who fights for custody of his child while fighting to gain his ex-wife back from her newfound love…to Dwon D. Moss’ hilarious Internet dating spin on a widow who runs into a holy roller, a pretty boy and a liar…to Candice Y. Johnson’s laugh-out-loud take on a mama whose baby girl prophetically dismisses all of her potential suitors…to Denise Anquenette’s story of how one woman’s attempt to take back control of her life strains the bonds and boundaries of her relationship with her children…to Michelle Mitchell’s sticky tale of a woman who meets her mate at a sperm bank…

These captivating stories are sure to make you laugh, shake your head, clutch your pearls, and cheer for these mamas and all their dating drama!

Complete Author List

  1. Cherritta Smith
  2. Denise Anquenette
  3. Patricia A. Bridewell
  4. Trina Charles
  5. Tomeka Farley Daugherty
  6. Princess F.L Gooden
  7. Candice Y Johnson
  8. Sonia Johnston
  9. Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
  10. Charlie Marcol
  11. Monica Lynne Foster
  12. Michelle Mitchell
  13. Dwon D. Moss
  14. Jasmyne K. Rogers
  15. Michelle Lynn Stephens
  16. Kimberly D. Taylor
  17. Leiann B. Wrytes

Click for more detail about Sister Surrogate by LaChelle Weaver Sister Surrogate

by LaChelle Weaver
Brown Girls Books (Jul 03, 2016)
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Three sisters and a baby equal family drama— Bridgette, Ivy and Savannah have always been close— but their sisterhood hasn’t been without its challenges. Yet these sisters always manage to come together in times of need. When Savannah, the youngest sister, is faced with a life-altering illness, which threatens her lifelong desire to have children, one of her sisters offers to give her the ultimate gift- to become her surrogate. While Savannah is overwhelmed with happiness and gratitude about her impending motherhood, not everyone in the family shares her sentiments. In fact, the upcoming bundle of joy has created a discord that this family may never be able to overcome.


Click for more detail about The Perfect Find by Tia Williams The Perfect Find

by Tia Williams
Brown Girls Books (Apr 12, 2016)
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Will a forty-year-old woman with everything on the line her high-stakes career, ticking biological clock, bank account risk it all for an intensely lusty secret romance with the one person who could destroy her comeback, for good?
Jenna Jones, former It-girl fashion editor, is broke and desperate for a second chance. When she’s dumped by her longtime fiance and fired from Darling magazine, she begs for a job from her old arch nemesis, Darcy Vale. The beyond-bitchy publisher of StyleZine.com, Darcy agrees to hire her rival only because her fashion site needs a jolt from Jenna s old school cred. But Jenna soon realizes she’s in over her head. She’s working with digital-savvy millennials half her age, has never even Twittered, and pretends to still be a Fashion Somebody while living a style lie (she sold her designer wardrobe to afford her sketched-out studio, and now quietly wears Walmart s finest). Worse? The twenty-two-year-old videographer assigned to shoot her web series is driving her crazy. Wildly sexy with a smile Jenna feels in her thighs, Eric Combs is way off-limits but almost too delicious to resist.

Written by the bestselling author of The Accidental Diva, The Perfect Find is a scandalously sexy, laugh-out-loud funny, utterly quotable saga about star-crossed love and starting over.


Click for more detail about Initiation (Sapphires Social Club) by Nicole J. Knight Initiation (Sapphires Social Club)

by Nicole J. Knight
Brown Girls Books (Apr 03, 2016)
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It’s the last Monday in September. For sophomore girls at Moreland High, it’s the most important day of their lives. They rush to their lockers and hope to find that one-of-a-kind invitation to the Sapphires Social Club. For the lucky few who are chosen, there is the promise of popularity and high school fame if they complete initiation. Queenie, a cheerleader with a basketball star boyfriend, believes that being a Sapphire is her destiny. Taylor, a tennis player, is a reluctant participant in a bet that she can’t complete initiation. Chanel, an honor student from a low-income neighborhood, is looking to secure her status among Moreland’s rich kids. Anna Maria, who is struggling to lose weight, sees the Sapphires as a way for her peers to accept her. The girls soon discover that the Sapphires Social Club is different from their expectations. Ultimately, they will have to decide if being a Sapphire is worth the total price of admission.


Click for more detail about The Ex Chronicles by Sharon Lucas, Cheryl Cloyd Robbins and Others The Ex Chronicles

by Sharon Lucas, Cheryl Cloyd Robbins and Others
Brown Girls Books (Mar 08, 2016)
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Love is a powerful drug…whether it s the love of family, friends, or that special someone who takes your breath away…chances are, you know the feeling. But what happens when it all goes wrong? Do you break up, then make up? Or do you just walk away? In The Ex Chronicles, twenty talented writers share stories about relationships that falter…among spouses, lovers, family, and friends. From Penelope Christian s story of a woman who goes to great lengths to save her perfect life…..to LaKesa Cox s story of a woman finding the strength to finally let go after forty years of marriage……to Dwon Johnson s heartbreaking tale of losing the one you love. . . to Yvette Danielle’s unexpected twist on judging a man by his shoes. . .these stories will make you laugh, cry, and root for the exes in these chronicles. Each riveting story reflects on broken bonds, bruised hearts, and open wounds - proving that all is fair in the battle of the exes.


Click for more detail about Dirt by Teffanie Thompson Dirt

by Teffanie Thompson
Brown Girls Books (Feb 08, 2016)
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On the list of things Washington Square would rather be doing, reading ranks right below cleaning his room. In fact, the only thing Washington wants to do on his summer vacation is play basketball, especially with the big tournament right around the corner. But one call from his teacher about his reading grades, and Washington’s summer plans are about to be rewritten. Not only have his parents taken away basketball - they’re making him read AND travel to East Texas for a family reunion. Could life get any worse? When Washington tires of his family, he grabs a book and goes off to read. But one swirl of dirt transplants Washington from his family’s reunion to the past - where he encounters his ancestors and witnesses the brutal punishment of a slave when he is caught reading. After watching slaves long for something he took for granted, Washington just wants to return home. Will he ever see his family again, or will the circle of dirt keep him trapped in the past forever. In this amazing time travel book, Teffanie Thompson takes you on a journey into the past that is guaranteed to have you appreciating the present.


Click for more detail about Crush by Nicole Bailey-Williams Crush

by Nicole Bailey-Williams
Brown Girls Books (Feb 05, 2016)
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A Teacher’s Passion… She’s spent years teaching students English, changing their lives and igniting a love of learning. Her passion for her job is not only fueled by a love of teaching, but a desire to escape a lifetime of personal loneliness. A survivor of sexual assault, she’s also mastered the art of "self-medicating" and looking for love in all the wrong places. All that changed the day Marley walked into her class. He was just as wounded as she. . . but there were just some lines a teacher didn’t cross, especially when she knows the damage that can be caused by lines that are blurred too early. That was then. This is now. Time changes everything? There’s nothing young and innocent about Marley now. When she bumps into him many years later, Marley admits the crush he had on her has never gone away. And now that he’s a man, he wants to help heal her broken heart. Can the student she knew become the man she loves? Is it even possible to accept love from such an unseemly source? In her signature vignettes, Nicole Bailey-Williams returns with a riveting story of redemption after ruin and the indomitable nature of love.


Click for more detail about Breaking Thru The Bars: Identical Twins, Identical Crime, Identical Time by Alisha L. Readus and Marisa L. Readus Breaking Thru The Bars: Identical Twins, Identical Crime, Identical Time

by Alisha L. Readus and Marisa L. Readus
Brown Girls Books (Jan 25, 2016)
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Identical twins, Alisha and Marisa Readus were living the middle class suburban dream. With hard-working parents and the best of everything, their paths were predestined for greatness. Or so it seemed…. The fast life Suburban life quickly plunged downhill after their parents’ divorce. Their new urban life took its toll as the twins approached their teenage years, and before their parents knew it, they were hanging with the wrong crowds, doing the wrong things, and recharting their life course. Alisha would be lured into life as a stripper, filled with sex, drugs, and a rotation of bad boys. While Marisa sought sex and money by any means necessary. What’s done in the dark It wouldn’t be long before the fast life caught up with the twins. After becoming embroiled in crime, their glamorous world came tumbling down. The identical twins were sentenced to prison – and torn away from their small children. It didn’t take long for these sisters to want better…and although they were hundreds of miles apart, both of them were determined to break thru the mental and physical bars, reclaim their children, rebuild their lives, and recharge their course. In a riveting, personal memoir, Alisha and Marisa share their cautionary yet inspirational tale and hopefully inspire others to break thru their own bars.


Click for more detail about One Sweet Christmas by Beverly Taylor One Sweet Christmas

by Beverly Taylor
Brown Girls Books (Nov 14, 2015)
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Five years after the birth of her child and downward spiral of her marriage, Kacie Miller discovers that her daughter, Cristina, was not stillborn as she’d been told. Years later, Kacie is determined to reconnect with her daughter. With a new name and a new look, she gains entrance into her daughter’s life through deception. The companion Christopher hired for his daughter reminds him of someone from his past—his missing wife. Although he keeps quiet about recognizing her, Christopher is curious as to why she is using a fake name and is suddenly so interested in the daughter she abandoned at the hospital. When Kacie and Christopher discover that Christopher’s mother is the culprit behind the lies, deception, and chaos of their marriage, love makes it possible to forgive. The spirit of Christmas reunites a mother with her daughter and brings joy, peace, and happiness in the rekindling of what appeared to be a hopeless marriage." The companion Christopher hired for his daughter reminds him of someone from his past—his missing wife. Although he keeps quiet about recognizing her, Christopher is curious as to why she is using a fake name and is suddenly so interested in the daughter she abandoned at the hospital. When Kacie and Christopher discover that Christopher’s mother is the culprit behind the lies, deception, and chaos of their marriage, love makes it possible to forgive. The spirit of Christmas reunites a mother with her daughter and brings joy, peace, and happiness in the rekindling of what appeared to be a hopeless marriage.


Click for more detail about Plan It!: The Complete Resource Guide for Authors, Book Clubs & Literary Event Planners 
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by Sharon Lucas
Brown Girls Books (Oct 02, 2015)
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The African American author is often overworked, overlooked and underrated. That coupled with the closing of many bookstores, which had long been the gathering place for these authors, and the emergence of E-readers, has changed the way in which our writers and readers meet and converse. Though book clubs have long been a cornerstone of the African American community, at no other time in our history has it been more important for readers to support African American authors and to help fill the void left by the closing of our brick and mortar stores.

A well organized book club can be invaluable in spreading the news about great books and talented authors and what better way to achieve that than bringing these two groups together in a well-planned and executed literary event. Plan It! The Complete Resource Guide for Authors, Book Clubs, & Literary Event Planners provides anyone who wants to start a book club with an all-in-one guide to planning book club and literary events. This required companion includes forms, checklists, and tips to start and manage book club meetings, author visits, and planning full-scale literary events. Not just for book clubs, though, this handy guide also provides authors and event planners with the information they need to make any event a resounding success.


Click for more detail about Woman on Top by Brenda L. Thomas Woman on Top

by Brenda L. Thomas
Brown Girls Books (Aug 12, 2015)
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Started from the bottom… Once hailed as the Queen of Philly’s nightlife, Tiffany Johnson-Skinner now reigns as its prominent First Lady, standing proudly beside her husband, the charismatic Mayor, Malik Skinner. Tiffany is the first to admit that she doesn’t have the perfect life, especially with the demands of her husband, caring for her young daughter, Nylah, and working with Blessed Babies, her budding charity. But since she once ruled the streets, Tiffany should have no problem ruling the city, right?

Staying on top… When her husband’s arch nemesis, former District Attorney, Gregory D. Haney, III, reappears, Tiffany may have to revert to some of her old ways to maintain her happy life. She and Mr. Haney share a dark and storied past and Tiffany will stop at nothing to keep it buried before the secrets and lies destroy everything she’s worked to build. In a riveting, sizzling page-turner, Brenda L. Thomas once again delivers a story of a woman intent on staying on top no matter what it takes.


Click for more detail about Jezebel’s Daughter by Jacquelin Thomas Jezebel’s Daughter

by Jacquelin Thomas
Brown Girls Books (May 31, 2015)
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Jessie Belle Deveraux is gone, but her legacy lives on… Natalia Winters vowed revenge on Jessie Belle from the moment she discovered the reason her father committed suicide. Her pampered, rich girl reputation puts her at odds with almost everyone, but is she sinister enough to push Jessie Belle over the balcony? Reina Cannon spends her days as a much sought after hairstylist and her nights reliving the cruelty of her childhood. For years, she has lived for revenge; to make Jessie Belle suffer for the pain she caused Reina. Her sweet smile and look of innocence is a ruse, a carefully calculated effort to hide a surprising and dangerous truth. Chrissy Barton yearned to take revenge on Jessie Belle—to pay her back for the beating she suffered by unknown assailants. She was no longer a prostitute, but she had never forgotten the triumphant look Jessie Belle had given her… at that very moment, Chrissy vowed she would pay with her life. Three women from very different worlds… a common goal. However, Jessie Belle’s family is determined to discover the truth behind the night she ended up on the pavement below her bedroom.


Click for more detail about The Dating Game: Short Stories About the Search for Mr. Right by Princess F.L. Gooden The Dating Game: Short Stories About the Search for Mr. Right

by Princess F.L. Gooden
Brown Girls Books (Feb 10, 2015)
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From fairytale romances to dating disasters and everything in between, The Dating Game chronicles the stories of hopefuls on their journey toward happily ever after. In this compilation of dating stories, sixteen writers share tales of adventures and experiences while on the quest toward finding Mr. Right. From Tania Renee Zayid 's story of what happens when one woman becomes determined to keep the perfect man that she met online . . . to Natalie Leffall's hilarious look into the dating world of a plus-size girl . . . to Keleigh and Gina's rib-tickling and surprisingly dangerous, speed dating fiasco. . . and Gina Torres' tale of love, heartache, and the power of letting go . . . these diverse stories will make you laugh, cry, and root for the characters to land Mr. Right.


Click for more detail about Growing Up Gangster: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of a Notorious Hustler by Gregory Marshall Growing Up Gangster: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of a Notorious Hustler

by Gregory Marshall
Brown Girls Books (Jan 16, 2015)
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As a child growing up in South Central Los Angeles, Gregory Marshall was enamored with the fast life. Money, women and cars were the things to have and Greg was determined to get them-by any means necessary. It wasn't long before the innocent youngster had turned into a cold-hearted gangster known around town simply as G Man. His ruthless life of crime made him a legend in South Central LA-and the go-to man for everyone from Tupac Shakur to the notorious Monster Kody. But a drug deal gone bad eventually left him shot and near death...forcing him into the ultimate struggle for survival.

Faced with intense rehabilitation and paralysis that had crippled the entire right side of his body, Greg had two choices, give up or get up. He chose the latter. And with the use of only one finger, he wrote his story through gritty, breathtaking, and sometimes brutal details...including his anger at injustices, the pain of abandonment and one unlikely act of kindness that started him on the path of healing and forgiveness.


Click for more detail about Society Wives by Renee Daniel Flagler Society Wives

by Renee Daniel Flagler
Brown Girls Books (Dec 12, 2014)
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Meet the Days, Howards, Madison, and Lees. Four wealthy couples obsessed with keeping up appearances. Pearson, Vonita, Nadalia and Ryan want the world to believe that they live flawlessly prosperous lives but behind the custom made doors of their elaborate mansions, lay salacious secrets that are becoming harder to hide.


Click for more detail about Touched by an Angel by Victoria Christopher Murray and Princess F.L. Gooden Touched by an Angel

by Victoria Christopher Murray and Princess F.L. Gooden
Brown Girls Books (Nov 26, 2014)
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Savannah Hudson always looked for a surprise from her husband, Sheldon, when he returned home from his travels. It was a tradition that began at the start of their twenty-three marriage. But when her husband returned from his latest trip, Savannah finds a pretty red thong and now she has lots of questions. But before Savannah can get answers, her husband goes into cardiac arrest. Now, as Sheldon fights for his life, Savannah struggles to put her bitterness aside. And her husband's handsome heart doctor may be the only one that can help Savannah get through to the truth.


Click for more detail about Against All Odds: From the Projects to the Penthouse by Mahisha Dellinger Against All Odds: From the Projects to the Penthouse

by Mahisha Dellinger
Brown Girls Books (Nov 10, 2014)
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For Mahisha Dellinger, life in the rough streets of Sacramento, California was paving the way for a lifetime of poverty, despair and dysfunction. But while criminals ran rampant, gangs took over, and her own relatives chose drugs over dreams, Mahisha knew she was destined for something greater. Rewriting her story Determined to write a different ending to her story, Mahisha set out to alter her destiny, through college and hard work. But her dreams were bigger than just a 9-5 job and she worked tirelessly to pursue her passion of owning her own hair care business. That dedication and commitment has paid off as Mahisha's company, CURLS LLC, is one of the leading natural hair care companies in the country.

Against All Odds chronicles Mahisha's journey from the projects to the penthouse, how she overcame an impoverished beginning to lead a life of wealth, privilege and success....doing a job she loves. Complete with success tips to process in your own life, Against All Odds will show you how to turn your tragedy into triumph, no matter what the odds.


Click for more detail about Momma: Gone by Nina Foxx Momma: Gone

by Nina Foxx
Brown Girls Books (Jul 01, 2014)
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"Momma set me on the jukebox." So begins the personal story of Denise (Sweetie) Wooten, set between a post-civil rights era New York City and a growing, but stale rural Alabama. We are thrust in the midst of a family longing for normalcy, but instead struggling with illness and all that comes with it; denial, anger and misunderstanding and love. As cultures clash, we see the family through a child s eyes and walk with her as she makes sense of war fought far away, but with effects close to home, and a tragedy that changes her life forever. More truth than not, Momma: Gone is a story of survival, where all the lessons are taught by the child who must eventually lead them through and a classic American story of overcoming life s misfortunes to find the bloom on the other side. -Shortlisted for a Doctorow Award in Innovative Fiction

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Click for more detail about The Motherhood Diaries 2: Humorous and Heartwarming Musings on Motherhood by ReShonda Tate Billingsley The Motherhood Diaries 2: Humorous and Heartwarming Musings on Motherhood

by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Brown Girls Books (May 06, 2014)
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In The Motherhood Diaries, ReShonda Tate Billingsley and other mothers shared the good, the bad, and the ugly of raising kids in the new millennium. Now, they're back with more hilarious and heartwarming musings on motherhood. Motherhood can be the toughest - and funniest - job you'll ever have. Raising kids is hard work, but humor can make the journey a little easier - even if you just have to laugh to keep from crying.

In The Motherhood Diaries 2, National Bestselling Author, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, uses personal anecdotes from her zoo - formerly known as a family - to show how humor helps her navigate the minefield of motherhood. This laugh-out-loud read portrays the truths about motherhood that we are either too ashamed or too proud to admit.

Through heartwarming and hilarious tales of motherhood, ReShonda and other mothers share their joys, pains, and everything in between. From Tia McCollors, who shows you how to pull life lessons from embarrassing moments; to Gina Johnson, whose circus puts Ringling Brothers to shame; to Janoah White, who learned to let laughter help her deal with a son who has autism; to Denise Leora Madre's hilarious story on how motherhood shattered her naiveté - there's something relatable for mothers from all walks of life. Then, stories from mothers like Naleighna Kai will show you how to find faith in the midst of motherhood; Nikki Woods, whose inspiring story will have you wanting to rethink your family legacy; and Regina Cooper, whose Diary of a Mortified Mom will have you double-checking those locks the next time you want to squeeze in quality time with your mate.

In all, twenty-five mothers share stories that will help you accept the insanity of motherhood and learn to laugh about it in the process. Finding humor in the raw honesty of life as a mother is a survival mechanism for most of us, and these moms will help you see you're not alone in this refreshing, hilarious take on motherhood.


Click for more detail about Easier Said Than Done by Nikki Woods Easier Said Than Done

by Nikki Woods
Brown Girls Books (Apr 04, 2014)
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Easier Said Than Done is a touching new novel of love and risk, featuring a sassy and skillfully created cast of characters that are so full of life, they breathe, dream, and shout right off the page. Kingston Phillips, a beautiful entertainment executive in the fast-paced city of Chicago, has finally grasped the brass ring. But just as her friends and colleagues are buzzing with her success, Kingston must return to Jamaica for her grandmother's funeral.

While there, childhood tragedies, heartbreak, and family jealousies come back to haunt her, threatening to shatter her dreams. Not only does Kingston come face to face with the college sweetheart who left her heartbroken, but her grandmother names her executor of her will and forces her to make a life-altering decision.

Does Kingston continue to reap her success in Chicago or stay in Jamaica to fulfill her grandmother's dream-possibly risking another broken heart? Can a modern woman find the balance between a successful career and the responsibilities of family and love while enduring the bumps along the way? Or is life really ... Easier Said Than Done?


Click for more detail about Catfish by Nina Foxx Catfish

by Nina Foxx
Brown Girls Books (Mar 12, 2014)
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Best Friends Dana and Damika share everything about each other, because that’s what best friends do, right? But when it comes to relationships, the high schoolers are keeping secrets in cyberspace. After Boy Crazy Dana meets the "perfect" guy, she figures the only way to get close is to tell little white lies. As their relationship flourishes, an inappropriate photo sent for his eyes only…ends up going viral, and threatens Dana’s reputation and her future. Tech nerd Damika is able to reinvent herself online and she’s created a cyber life that no one knows about but her. When she meets Rosheon, she’s thrilled at their budding relationship, until she discovers there’s a lot more to him than meets the eye because just as she can reinvent herself….so can others. As the lies become unmanageable, can Dana and Damika dig themselves out of a web of a mess before it’s too late? In this page-turning novel, Nina Foxx dives into a world where nothing is as it seems and danger takes on new meaning in cyberspace.


Click for more detail about Pink & Patent Leather by Candy Jackson Pink & Patent Leather

by Candy Jackson
Brown Girls Books (Feb 15, 2014)
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Sasha "Pink" Jansen has heard the voice of God. He spoke loud and clear at her purity ceremony, when she was just sixteen years old and Pastor Malik Stroman placed that ring on her finger. And He was just as clear when He told her that purity ring would someday be replaced with a wedding ring from the same man . . . all Pink had to do was save herself. Dreams of a life with Pastor Malik were enough to keep the privileged princess committed to her vow, dodging all kinds of temptation, resisting every romance, and the whole time, keeping her eyes on the prize -the day she would become first lady. There's just one problem - Pastor Malik already has a wife. But Pink is accustomed to getting what she wants - by any means necessary. With her grace and virtue on the line - and what she thinks is God's word in her head - Pink is on a mission no one understands. She's determined to show Pastor Malik that they belong together - and come hell or high water, she plans to get the good reverend to agree. Candy Jackson has penned a page-turning tale of one-woman's quest for love and the spiraling descent she'll take to get it...


Click for more detail about The Next Thing Is Joy: The Gospel According to Vivian Grace  by Tracey Michae’l Lewis The Next Thing Is Joy: The Gospel According to Vivian Grace

by Tracey Michae’l Lewis
Brown Girls Books (Feb 12, 2014)
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Power to the people… Knowing that she doesn't want to live a life that lacks significance, Vivian Grace begins working to empower the people in her community. She believes she's found her true calling as a member of the Black Panther Party in Chicago. What Vivian doesn't count on finding is love.

All that glitters... But Vivian's love affair with the charismatic Black Panther Party leader, Reggie, takes a turn for the worse when his abusive side surfaces. To protect herself and her unborn child, Vivian has to commit a cardinal sin in order to escape the relationship alive. She finally finds refuge in the most unlikely of places and begins her long journey toward healing. If Vivian can receive God's forgiveness and extend the same to those who have hurt her, waiting for her is a love she could have never imagined.

As part of the "Gospel of Grace Women" trilogy, Tracey Michae'l Lewis reveals the genesis of the generational curses that have plagued the Grace women: Sasha Renee, Crystal Justine and the matriarch, Vivian Grace. This story shows how the struggle to choose courage over fear and forgiveness over bitterness is a real but necessary fight.


Click for more detail about Open Door Marriage by Naleighna Kai Open Door Marriage

by Naleighna Kai
Brown Girls Books (Jan 31, 2014)
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Reunited... A chance encounter lands NBA star Dallas Avery back in the arms of the woman of his dreams. A woman he hasn't seen in years. A woman he soon discovers just so happens to be his fiancée's aunt! But Dallas' fiancee, Tori, isn't ready to give up all that she's worked for, so she makes him a shocking offer - go through with the wedding and she'll still allow him to be with the one woman he now can't seem to do without. Dallas will get a family, something her much older aunt, Alicia can't give him. Tori will get the lifestyle she clamors. And Alicia will get the love she's longed for all her life. Everyone will get a little of what they want. . . and maybe a whole lot of what they don't. Be careful what you ask for... The details of the trio's love life play out in the tabloids and on talk shows, making Dallas the center of an NBA scandal. And eventually, the doors slam shut on this open marriage and Dallas is forced to make a choice to end the chaos. But moving on is easier than it looks and by the time all is said and done, secrets will be revealed, passions will be extinguished, and everyone's lives will be forever changed.


Click for more detail about In Strict Confidence by Dwayne S. Joseph In Strict Confidence

by Dwayne S. Joseph
Brown Girls Books (Jan 28, 2014)
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Psychiatrist Allen Kline is forced to make the agonizing choice of life over death when a killer approaches him with the horrific news that he has abducted Allen's two sons. Who the killer is and why he has chosen Allen to victimize is a question the doctor struggles to answer. What he discovers just may haunt him forever. Things aren't always what they seem... Detective Ben McCallum is on a mission. Someone is viciously murdering little boys and Ben knows the pain all too well. His son was one of the victims and now, it's up to Ben to bring the killer to justice . . . before two more young boys die. As Ben struggles to put aside his personal demons to track a killer hellbent on revenge, he'll discover the killer's motives hit close to home and everyone will discover things aren't always what they seem. In Strict Confidence is an intense, harrowing tale that will shock, surprise and satisfy readers with each suspenseful word and doesn't let up until the very last page.




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