3 Books Published by Upstream Publications on AALBC — Book Cover Collage

Click for more detail about Sasha’s Way by Scott Haskins Sasha’s Way

by Scott Haskins
Upstream Publications (Jun 01, 2002)
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Sasha, a heart broken counselor of abused women takes matters into her own hands to right the wrongs done to them. She becomes judge and jury and right the wrongs her way, Sasha’s way

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Click for more detail about Sometimes I Cry by Linda Dominique Grosvenor Sometimes I Cry

by Linda Dominique Grosvenor
Upstream Publications (Jun 01, 2002)
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Aaliyah Barnwell in her tumultuous quest for love finds exactly what she doesn’t need, "a married man!" Benjamin Braithwait is charming, articulate and very much married. Their worlds collide when a trip to the bookstore sends them down the aisle of curiosity, self-discovery and infidelity. "There’s nothing a married man can do for me," Aaliyah says adamantly, while struggling with her desires and her spirituality in a way that is open and honest. It was not her purpose to have an affair. So, how did it happen? How did she fall in love? Wasn’t God enough? "Love always comes with sacrifices." Would she have to give up the one thing she wants most? Without coming across as preachy, this story touches on the theme of adultery, divorce, remarriage and the struggles that a multi-faceted woman (who in the midst of all this turmoil, rededicates her life to God) suffers. This refreshing story allows "the other woman" to tell what she feels, what she thinks, while fighting to keep the one thing she desires within her grasp, love.

Click for more detail about Baggage Check by Curtis Bunn Baggage Check

by Curtis Bunn
Upstream Publications (Dec 01, 1999)
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Baggage Check “An entertaining novel about three men on a journey to find the right woman,” says Ebony Magazine. “Provocative, passionate, invigorating and liberating,” are how others describe Baggage Check—the “must read” novel with the power to transform written by the “must read” author, Curtis Bunn. Take three thirty-something, financially secure, handsome guys who have been lifelong friends and are used to having relationships on their terms—in other words “it’s their way or the highway” a.k.a. “take it or leave it.” As close friends, Julian Morgan, Greg Gibson, and Larry Thompson demonstrate honesty, trust, and unconditional support for each other. But strangely enough, they don’t bring these same qualities to the table when dealing with women. The question becomes “why?” And the answer is because they need a “Baggage Check.” Julian Morgan wants relationships that are “convenient.” Greg Gibson loves his business and money first and foremost. And Larry Thompson is Mr. Hit and Run. After a series of relationship mishaps, they do a Baggage Check on themselves—unfortunately later rather than sooner. They realize that they cannot be with Ms. Right if they continue to be Mr. Wrong and so the pursuit begins. In the end, the fellas wind up on “maturation highway” and “redemption road” but that’s only after a long and very bumpy journey. Bunn is your personal escort who takes you through their tragedy and triumph. His “flip the script” literary style reveals the serious side of “funny” and the funny side of “serious.” In his debut novel, Curtis Bunn, who is an award-winning sports journalist for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, has penned the first relationship novel that deals specifically with a factor that impacts on many relationships—Baggage.