Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New Books


Below is a partial list of our new books. To see the full list, download the Excel file for: 2013.  To see new books from other years try:  2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, or 2006.



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A Gangster's Girl
A Gangster's Girl
By Chunichi
2007-06 - Urban Books
9781601620064 Check Our Catalog

Leaving the safety of her parents home, a very good girl enters a world of bad boys and fast money and hooks up with a sexy but dangerous man who could be the biggest mistake of her life. …More


Daddy's Gone a Hunting
Daddy's Gone a Hunting
By Clark, Mary Higgins
2013-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781451668940 Check Our Catalog

In this new novel by #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Clark, a dark secret from a family's past threatens the lives of two sisters. When the family-owned furniture firm explodes into flames, Kate must escape to save her life. But the suspicious circumstances point to her involvement. …More


The Lost Years
The Lost Years
By Clark, Mary Higgins
2012-04 - Simon & Schuster
9781451668865 Check Our Catalog

In her long career as America's most beloved suspense writer, this is Clark's most astonishing and dramatic novel: a breathless murder mystery and a hunt for what may be the most precious religious treasure of all time. …More


Every Thug Needs a Lady
Every Thug Needs a Lady
By Clark, Wahida
2006-10 - Dafina Books
9780758212887 Check Our Catalog

Sexy, beautiful Roz has escaped from the hard streets and is on her way to a professional career in physical therapy. But then she meets Trae, who's still after the bling-bling and fast money of drugs. He's hard, hot, irresistible--and trouble. …More


Payback Ain't Enough
Payback Ain't Enough
By Clark, Wahida
2012-04 - Cash Money Content
9781936399116 Check Our Catalog


In this latest installment of her bestselling high-octane urban drama series, Clark delivers glamour, sex, and danger in a hip-hop drama--where the stakes are high, the rewards are dazzling, and the losers discover there's always a price to pay.
Wahida Clark is my favorite author.  Enjoy everything I've read by her.  Definitely recommend her books to my friends.
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Sleeping with the Enemy
Sleeping with the Enemy
By Clark, Wahida
Author Swinson, Kiki
2011-11 - Dafina Books
9780758212580 Check Our Catalog

Two "Essence"-bestselling authors and reigning stars of urban lit team up to deliver a duo of scintillating drama-filled tales about life on the streets. This two-in-one volume includes Clark's "Enemy in My Bed" and Swanson's "Keeping My Enemies Close." TP: Dafina. …More


Thugs and the Women Who Love Them
Thugs and the Women Who Love Them
By Clark, Wahida
2010-07 - Dafina Books
9780758243492 Check Our Catalog

Clark takes readers through the stories of three ambitious, educated women who aspire to escape the ghetto and follow their hopes and dreams. None of the friends can resist their attraction to their thug boyfriends, which threatens to hold them back from their dreams. …More


Swimming at Night
Swimming at Night
By Clarke, Lucy
2013-03 - Touchstone Books
9781451683394 Check Our Catalog

A young woman travels the globe to retrace the final months of her sister's life in search of answers about her death in this dark, gripping debut novel of family, secrets, and loss. Katie's world is shattered by the news that her headstrong and bohemian younger sister has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff in Bali. …More


Manuscript Found in Accra
Manuscript Found in Accra
By Coelho, Paulo
Translator Costa, Margaret Jull
2013-04 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780385349833 Check Our Catalog

The latest novel from #1 internationally bestselling author Coelho is a classic of inspiration and reflection. A novel of philosophical reflection set in Jerusalem during the time of the Crusades. Here a community of Christians, Arabs, and Jews who have long lived together harmoniously have been warned of an imminent attack and certain destruction. …More


Pirate Alley
Pirate Alley
By Coonts, Stephen
2013-05 - St. Martin's Press
9780312372842 Check Our Catalog

Grafton and Carmellini are back and joined by the Navy SEALs to battle terrorists on the high seas in this action-packed tale by "New York Times"-bestseller Coonts. A luxurious vacation cruise turns into a nightmare for passengers and crew when their ship is suddenly attacked and captured by bloodthirsty Somali pirates. …More


Time to Kill: A Sniper Novel
Time to Kill: A Sniper Novel
By Coughlin, Jack
Author Davis, Donald A.
2013-05 - St. Martin's Press
9781250012876 Check Our Catalog

A pulse-racing thriller about Islamic terrorists bent on delivering Egypt into the hands of America's arch enemy--Iran, in the newest thriller in the "New York Times"-bestselling series featuring American sniper Kyle Swanson. …More


Platinum Promises
Platinum Promises
By Day, Zuri
2013-04 - Kimani Press
9780373863051 Check Our Catalog

Award-winning wines have helped Dexter Drake turn his family's luxury resort and spa into the most successful vineyard in Southern California. Yet Dexter has another talentNhis prowess with women. He is having too much fun to settle down . . . until he meets Faye Buckner, a guest at the vineyard's hotel. Original. …More


In the Rancher's Arms
In the Rancher's Arms
By DeNosky, Kathie
2013-04 - Harlequin
9780373732364 Check Our Catalog

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Friends and Lovers
Friends and Lovers
By Dickey, Eric Jerome
1998-08 - Signet Book
9780451188038 Check Our Catalog

In this sexy, soulful tale of love, betrayal, and friendship set in modern-day Los Angeles, the lives of four young African Americans--two men and two women--are chronicled through the love and the laughter, as well as the heartache and pain of not-so-everyday life. A witty, honest portrait of contemporary mores and humanity in which the gender gap isn't merely investigated but celebrated. …More


Milk in My Coffee
Milk in My Coffee
By Dickey, Eric Jerome
1999-06 - Signet Book
9780451194060 Check Our Catalog

Jordan Greene moves from the Deep South to New York City and finds more than he ever bargained for. When he shares a ride with a vivacious young white girl, a romance grows between the unlikely pair, much to the chagrin of Jordan's friends and family. Love on the other side of the color bar forces him to examine his own values and follow his heart. …More


Sister, Sister
Sister, Sister
By Dickey, Eric Jerome
1997-12 - Signet Book
9780451188021 Check Our Catalog


Sassy, comical, and true-to-life, this book tells the tale of three young African-American women--perky wife Valerie, scheming social worker Inda, and brokenhearted flight attendant Chiquita--and how their lives are coming together, and apart, in Los Angeles. Fresh and in your face, this witty novel depicts a world where women sometimes have to alter their dreams, but never have to stop embracing the future.
I love all of Eric Jerome Dickey's characters.  They all portray successful African American women dealing with real issues.
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The Barbed Crown: An Ethan Gage Adventure
The Barbed Crown: An Ethan Gage Adventure
By Dietrich, William
2013-05 - Harper
9780062194077 Check Our Catalog

In the sixth tale of rogue and adventurer Ethan Gage by Dietrich, our hero returns to Paris and London. Against a background of imperial pomp and the gathering clouds of war, Gage plots revenge on Napoleon Bonaparte for the kidnap of his son. …More


The Ex-Wife
The Ex-Wife
By Dow, Candice
2013-01 - Grand Central Publishing
9780446179546 Check Our Catalog

Ayana Blue is best known for the relationship advice she gives on the radio. She meets a charming and sexy realtor, and a business transaction turns into a steamy night. Ayana goes into work feeling extra inspired. That is, until a woman calls in claiming that Ayana slept with her husband. …More


Can't Stand the Heat
Can't Stand the Heat
By Ellis, Shelly
2013-04 - Dafina Books
9780758290366 Check Our Catalog

In her fantastically fun new series, Ellis' debut novel introduces a Kardashian-style family of money-hungry women who are determined to have it all. Over three generations, the Gibbons women of Chesterton have built their reputation as a family of shameless--but refined--gold diggers. But now one of them is abandoning the tradition. …More


Run, Hide
Run, Hide
By Ericson, Carol
2013-03 - Harlequin
9780373696765 Check Our Catalog

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Predatory Game
Predatory Game
By Feehan, Christine
2008-02 - Jove Books
9780515144284 Check Our Catalog

The Queen of Paranormal Romance ("USA Today") continues her breathtaking GhostWalkers series. Saber Wynter is running from her past when she meets former Navy SEAL and GhostWalker Jess Calhoun. The riddles of both their pasts are about to collide, shattering the promise of their future with the ultimate betrayal. Original. …More


One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
By Fergus, Jim
Introduction by Dodd, J. Will
1999-02 - St. Martin's Press
9780312199432 Check Our Catalog

Based on an actual historical event, "One Thousand White Women" tells the story--in diary and letter form--of a young woman, who in 1875, travels to the American West to marry Little Wolf, the chief of the Cheyenne nation. …More


Harlem Heat
Harlem Heat
By 50 Cent
Author Anthony, Mark
2007-07 - G-Unit
9781416549093 Check Our Catalog

From "Essence" bestselling author Anthony and hip hop kingpin 50 Cent comes this collection of gritty, true-to-life stories that tells the tales of sex, guns, and cash, and of the brutal highs and short lives of the players on the streets. …More