Here’s the situation… It’s Father’s Day, you haven’t purchased a gift for your dad, and you are looking for a quick solution. Look no further. Why not buy him a good book?
Here is our Top Ten Father’s Day picks!
By: Eric Jerome Dickey
Publication Date: April 21, 2015
On a cold and rainy night during the Christmas season, a woman who has suffered great personal loss and a successful businessman from Orange County meet by chance at a gas station in Los Angeles County. They have nothing in common, but as they engage in conversation and move from con games to assault to robberies, within hours they end up sequestered in an upscale hotel room. During intimacy, they continue to confide in each other and try to come to grips with their problems and their seasonal loneliness. For one night, their passion is boundless, but with every tick of the clock, their separate pasts close in. They push the limits of time, devotion, and even the law as they attempt to catch a glimpse of the future. They need each other for a lifetime but will have only one night.
By: RM Johnson
Publication Date: June 12, 2015
Stan’s wife Erica, told him she was pregnant by another man who wanted no part in raising the baby. Contracts were signed transferring custody and all fatherly rights to Stan. But three years later, he walks in his house to find his wife and her ex-lover in a compromising position. A horrible accident has happened and Michael, the biological father, wants his child back. Erica tells Stan she won’t let the boy be taken, but Stan finds text messages between Erica and Michael, finds proof they’ve been seeing each other, and wonders if Erica is planning on leaving him and taking the little boy to reunite him with his natural father. Abandoned as a child by his own father, and forced years ago to surrender custody of his daughter, Stan will do whatever he must not to lose his son, including taking a life.
By: Brian W. Smith
Publication Date: August 19, 2015
Would you protect your brother if he committed a murder? What if the person your brother murdered was related to your spouse? In his trademark style, Bestselling Author, Brian W. Smith has penned a mind blowing novel that will have readers questioning whether marriage vows trump a sibling bond. The suspense is capped off by a mind blowing surprise ending.
By: Daniel Black
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Lyrical, poetic and hypnotizing, the Coming tells the story of a people’s capture and sojourn from their homeland across the Middle Passage.
5-Star Review: “If I could give “The Coming” fifty stars, it would not be enough. I have waited in high anticipation for this book. Daniel Black had given hints as to what The Coming was going to be about; The journey forced upon the Africans who were kidnapped, razed and locked into the holds of large ships heading to America. I never include spoilers in my reviews, but let me say, that I found it important to read “The Coming” out loud, like I did the previous four of Dr. Daniel O Black’s books. I am getting goose-bumps right now, but I felt it was vital to carefully name aloud each tribe mentioned, every name that came across the page, was spoken out in honor and memorial…Yes, this is fiction, but we know how truth is so much stranger, and harder to swallow than truth dished cold.”
By: Victor McGlothin
Publication Date: October 30, 2015
Schemers is a brilliantly executed game of high stakes pay-to-play. As the Men of M.O.E.T. prey on wealthy unsuspecting women in major metropolitan cites, the charming collections of jet-setting con-artists take their crimes of passion to new heights. By perfecting a flawless scam, convincing women to open their trust funds after spreading their legs, getting paid has never been easier. Ransoming adulterous sex tapes of the rich and famous is big business and the temperature rises when the devilishly handsome lineup of ladies men take their unique penchants for sexual pleasure on the road.
By: K.L. Belvin
Publication Date: December 8, 2015
Lukewarm Saints takes you into the life of Kevin Watkins, a handsome Brooklyn Educator who happens to be a strong ladies man. But what is he to do when torn between what he wants and reoccurring feelings of guilt. Kevin’s best friends are polar opposites. one born again Christian and other the owner of a gentleman’s club, both want Kevin to lean towards their way of thinking. With his mother and grandmother trying their best to steer him clear of his legacy left behind by his father and grandfather. What will he decide to do? What will it take for Kevin to make a decision? How long can a person tempt the Lord before the Lord decides to say, “Enough”. Lukewarm Saint will answer questions and many more.
By: Carl Weber and Stephanie Covington
Publication Date: January 26, 2015
Ripped from the pages of his New York Times bestselling Family Business series, Carl Weber brings you No More Mr. Nice Guy, the origin of Niles Monroe, the super-bad hitman who will one day become Paris Duncan’s one true love.
Niles has just returned from eight years of serving his country as a Special Forces sniper. He’s looking forward to a consulting job with Dynamic Defense and spending time with his family, including his bi-polar mother, Lorna, and his hard-drinking uncle, Willie. What Niles doesn’t know is that Dynamic Defense is actually a CIA front. He’s not interested in joining them, but they won’t take no for an answer.
Bridget St. John is one of the most beautiful women Niles has ever met, and she is also the most deadly. It is her job to recruit Niles to the Dynamic Defense team by any means necessary. When Niles is arrested for a murder he does not commit, Bridget makes him an offer he can’t refuse: working for Dynamic Defense in exchange for his freedom.
With Niles on board, Bridget begins to train him in ways he never imagined. Sometimes, however, the student becomes the teacher. Before she realizes what’s happening, Bridget falls in love. When circumstances in his personal life collide with his work, Niles is forced to use his military skills to protect those closest to him.
Fans are sure to appreciate this action-packed thriller that delivers love, drama, and suspense with Weber’s trademark flair for unexpected twists and turns.
By: Omar Tyree
Publication Date: February 23, 2016
Life is supposed to be easy and carefree when you are young, but if you live in Washington D.C., that’s not always the case. Flashing back to the 1990s, readers enter the lives of four black men looking to gain money, power, and respect. These four brothas come from different walks of life, but they have one thing in common: they are trying to make fast money in the harsh inner city. However, when the money comes too easily there’s usually a price attached…the ultimate price.
By: Clever Black
Publication Date: February 25, 2016
In what could best be described as Die Saison der Schwerter (the season of swords) the stakes for the Germans and their affiliates could never be higher.
5-Star Review: “The history that Clever Black puts into his writing is PHENOMENAL! The time and expertise it takes to write a book for readers to understand is AWESOME! I learned a lot through this journey of Outlaw Chics as well as being amazed at the beast of a writer Clever Black is! The PASSION make him someone to be recognize and I guarantee will be on the New York best seller list sooner then we all think! One note Clever why is my NEMESIS still here? Thanks for going back to allow me to learn were the Outlaw Chics came from! Maybe you know who …. will come up missing in my upcoming saga The Holland’s Family. Keep writing Clever, and I will keep reading! #BANGER!”
*** EROTICA / EXPLICIT ***
Edited by: N’Tyse
Anthology Authors: SHAKIR RASHAAN, Michelle Cuttino, Anna Black, Jada Pearl & N’Tyse
Five of the most daring voices in African American literature today explore the sizzling, wildly popular genre of erotica in this unique collection edited by the author who “cleverly delivers all that her name stands for: Never Tell Your Secrets” (Zane).
Dare to embrace your wild side as five of the brightest imaginations in black literature today—Michelle Cuttino, Shakir Rashaan, Anna Black, Jada Pearl, and N’Tyse—come together to weave an unforgettable exploration of female liberation and self-gratifying sexual healing. These risqué tales of steamy passion bloom from illicit affairs, secret fetishes, romantic flings, and pure unadulterated happenstance.