New Arrivals · African-American Fiction

May 26, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bi-curious. 2, Life after Sadie : an erotic novel

May 25, 2017
Weber, Natalie.
Deer Park, N.Y. : Urban Books, ©2012.
215 pages ; 21 cm
Serenity, beginning a new life after the death of her lover, Sadie, meets Cass, and she feels an instant attraction to him, but she is sleeping with Cass' sister Heaven and finds herself unable to break things off.

The Prada plan 5

May 22, 2017
Ashley Antoinette, 1985- author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2017.
viii, 292 pages ; 21 cm
"Disaya finally has it all. The man she fought for is hers at last. Her name is Mrs. Indie Perkins and their daughter is safe. Leah is gone. Life is supposed to be good. So why isn't she satisfied? Why does life suddenly seem so bitter? YaYa's Prada Plan had worked but with the riches comes pain. She and Indie have grown apart, and with Parker now a permanent fixture in their lives, Indie is pressured to juggle it all. But YaYa's patience is running thin. Indie is loving her wrong. Her life isn't what she wants. Her Prada Plan has changed...and now, it's time to pursue a plan B in order to get what she really wants"-- Back cover.

Chi city boyz : rise to the top

May 15, 2017
Hill, Asia, author.
Laveen, AZ : Good 2 Go Publishing, 2017.
188 pages ; 22 cm
The son of a famous Chicago gangster assembles a crew of local hoods to aid him in his plans to rise to the top of the underworld food chain.

Wrong place wrong time

May 11, 2017
Silk White, author.
Laveen, AZ : Good2Go Publishing, 2017.
182 pages ; 22 cm
"When a family is kindnapped a husband has no choice but to do whatever he has to in order to keep his family safe, even if it means taking the life of the innocent. When a man's family is being held captive there's no telling how far a father is willing to go for the sake of his children. Meet Keyon an ordinary family man who finds out the hard way that one bad decision can cause a life time of pain and suffering. Keyon's heart and will is pushed to the limit as he finds himself doing things he himself didn't even know he was capable of doing all because he and his family was at the wrong place at the wrong time" --Back cover.

A blessing & a curse

May 8, 2017
Billingsley, ReShonda Tate, author.
275 pages ; 20 cm
"First ladies of the Baptist church and sworn frenemies Rachel Jackson Adams and Jasmine Cox Larson Bush are stunned to learn they may have more in common than they thought--like who's their daddy--in the scandalous new collaboration between national bestselling and award-winning authors ReShonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray. A heated American Baptist Coalition election. A murky murder cover-up. An outrageous reality TV show. What in heaven's name kind of drama will holy rivals Rachel Jackson Adams and Jasmine Cox Larson Bush--prominent first ladies of the Baptist church--get themselves into next? Since he first met Jasmine, Rachel's father Simon Jackson has had a funny feeling about her. She eerily resembles his first teenage love. After doing some digging, Simon makes a shocking revelation--Jasmine may be his daughter. Rachel thinks the idea is absurd, but to pacify her ailing father, she sets out to debunk his theory. When Jasmine discovers what's going on, she heads to the Jackson Family Reunion in Smackover, Arkansas, in search of the truth. With her sidekick Mae Frances by her side, this big city girl isn't ready for the country ... or for the over-the-top family that she may have to claim as her own"-- Provided by publisher.

Black president : the world will never be the same

May 4, 2017
Hampton, Brenda (Brenda M.), author.
Farmingdale, NY : Urban Books, [2017]
267 pages ; 21 cm.
Born and raised on the rough streets of St. Louis, where he learned how to silence his enemies with knowledge and power, the new president of the United States uses his brash words and no-nonsense attitude to heat up Capitol Hill.

Dangerous consequences

May 4, 2017
Johnson, Lisa Renee, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017]
viii, 214 pages ; 21 cm
After he wakes up naked with no memory of the evening before, psychologist Donathan is stalked by an unstable woman who has photographs of what they did that night, evidence that threatens to destroy his marriage.

Her secret life

May 4, 2017
Warren, Tiffany L., author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017]
vi, 298 pages ; 21 cm
Scarred by poverty and life with a crackhead mother, Onika Lewis had a rough start. Still, thanks to her sharp mind she graduated with honours from a prestigious college. But her achievements weren't enough to earn her the elite status she craved and she became a rich man's trophy... until he dumped her for a younger model. Now Onika is unemployed, broke and homeless. When she meets Graham, she can't bring herself to tell him the truth, but her secrets soon catch up with her. Now she must remember what really matters - faith, love and forgiveness.

The side chick

May 4, 2017
Katt, author.
204 pages ; 21 cm
After twenty years of marriage, Charles and Mary are starting to question their union. A masseuse enters the picture and, in a strange twist, wants to become Mary's side chick.

What bae won't do saga

May 4, 2017
Woods, Genesis, author.
Farmingdale, NY : Urban Books, [2017]
250 pages ; 23 cm.
Follows the relationship drama between JaNair Livingston, her current boyfriend, Jerome, and her sexy neighbor Semaj, as the three deal with cheating, backstabbing, and lies.

Hope blooms

May 4, 2017
Pope, Jamie (Romance writer), author.
344 pages ; 17 cm
In one shattering instant, schoolteacher Cassandra Miller lost everything that mattered to her. Stricken with guilt and sorrow, she has no reason to care about tomorrow. An ex-Marine, Wylie Everett has always loved Cass, though their backgrounds were as different as could be. The last person Cass wants help from is Wylie, the man she wants to forget. In childhood, Wylie Everett was her cherished best friend. In adulthood, he was the secret lover who left her without explanation. He walked away believing he could never be good enough for her. But he's never stopped regretting his decision. Now, helping her heal is the only way he can make amends, and hopefully make up for lost time. As he renews her joy in small things, and challenges her to take a fresh perspective, the desire they once shared burns more fiercely than ever--and proves anything but safe. Can he and Cass find one last way to move forward, and risk rebuilding their lives...together?

Detective Cross

May 3, 2017
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Bookshots, Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
131 pages ; 18 cm
When an anonymous caller promises to detonate bombs throughout Washington D.C., Alex Cross and his wife, Bree Stone, investigate the threat before it's too late.

To me I wed

May 1, 2017
Jackson, K. M, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., 2017.
viii, 293 pages ; 18 cm.
Nightmare bridesmaids dresses, tasteless fondant icing, budget-busting wedding expenses, some women just aren't about it. They'll laugh off tradition, make their own rules and find the most outrageous ways possible to flip wedding day lockstep into true love.

The streets have no king

April 26, 2017
Coleman, JaQuavis, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2017.
260 pages ; 21 cm
"Based on actual events" --Cover.
"After 7 years of prison, multi-millionaire drug mogul Kane Garrett is back on the streets. But instead of diving back into the drug game, he's teaching a college class, infusing business principles with his signature ruthless edge he developed in the streets. When a student--and heavy heroin dealer--named Basil catches Kane's eye, Kane takes him on as a and together, they build the biggest, smartest drug trafficking business the state has ever seen. But when Basil meets Moriah, Kane's only daughter, lines get crossed and their dominant business union becomes a deadly rivalry. Welcome to a world where the kings meet their end and no one stays at the top for long."--Provided by publisher.

And then there was me

April 18, 2017
Johnson, Sadeqa, author.
viii, 292 pages ; 25 cm
"A novel of friendship, secrets and lies" --Cover.
"Bea and Awilda have been best friends from the moment Awilda threw her fourteen year-old self across Bea's twin-sized bed as if they had known each other forever. Bubbly, adventurous Awilda taught sheltered, shy Bea how to dress, wear her hair and what to do with boys. She even introduced Bea to her husband, Lonnie, in college, who pledged to take good care of her for the rest of their lives. But philanderer Lonnie breaks that promise over and over again, leaving Bea to wrestle with her self-esteem and long time secret addiction. Recently Lonnie has plopped the family in a New Jersey upper class suburb, which lacks the diversity that Bea craves but has the school district and zip code envy that Lonnie wants. The demands of carrying a third child and fitting into this new environment while pretending that her husband is not cheating on her again, is more than she can handle. And just when she thinks things can't get any worst, the ultimate deception snaps the little thread that was holding her life together and all comes tumbling down."-- Provided by publisher.

No one is coming to save us : a novel

April 17, 2017
Watts, Stephanie Powell, author.
371 pages ; 24 cm
"JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he's startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has. Ava is now married and desperate for a baby, though she can't seem to carry one to term. Her husband, Henry, has grown distant, frustrated by the demise of the furniture industry, which has outsourced to China and stripped the area of jobs. Ava's mother, Sylvia, caters to and meddles with the lives of those around her, trying to fill the void left by her absent son. And Don, Sylvia's unworthy but charming husband, just won't stop hanging around. JJ's return--and his plans to build a huge mansion overlooking Pinewood and woo Ava--not only unsettles their family, but stirs up the entire town."--Jacket flap.

Big booty : a novel

April 17, 2017
Largo, MD : Strebor Books Internatioanl, 2013.
529 pages ; 18 cm
Cassandra, born and raised on the street, is willing to scam and sleep her way to ghetto-fabulousness, no matter the cost.


April 13, 2017
King, Darrell, 1968- author.
1 volume (unpaged) ; 21 cm
Cover title.
A militant crime prevention watch group achieves law and order in a lawless Washington, DC, neighorhood; however, an increase in police shootings of black men, rising xenophobia, and a contentious presidential election cause the nation's capitol and the country to spiral downward.

Korvette : birth of a superstar

April 13, 2017
King, Darrell, 1968- author.
1 volume (unpaged) ; 23 cm
Cover title.
Billboard divas Korvette and Lady Godiva are rivals with a mutual attraction to a gangsta rapper, whose violent behavior and growing infidelities may unite the scorned mistresses against him.

Finding Gideon

April 12, 2017
Dickey, Eric Jerome, author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2017]
372 pages ; 24 cm
"As a hit man from the time he was very young, money, women, and danger have always ruled Gideon's life; but for the first time, the job is taking its toll. Neither Gideon nor the city of Buenos Aires has recovered from the mayhem caused during Gideon's last job. But before the dust has settled and the bodies have been buried, Gideon calls in backup--including the lovely Hawks, with whom Gideon has heated memories--to launch his biggest act of revenge he believes will destroy his adversary, Midnight, once and for all. Yet Midnight and his second-in-command, the beautiful and ruthless Señorita Raven, are launching their own revenge, assembling a team of mercenaries the likes of which the world has never seen...and Gideon isn't there only target. Gideon will need all his skills if he is to save not only his team but his family as well" --Inisde jacket.


April 10, 2017
Brown, Tracy, 1974- author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2017.
viii, 306 pages ; 21 cm
"Empire meets Scandal meets Romeo and Juliet with an edgy twist in Boss, a new standalone novel from bestselling author Tracy Brown. Crystal Scott has the world at her fingertips. At the height of her career at a wildly popular magazine and on the rise in an enviable social circle, she's beginning to think that maybe she can have it all. But her entire life, body, and soul is threatened when Troy Mitchell, the man who stole her heart and shattered her world a decade ago, returns. Crystal has never felt the insatiable passion she felt for Troy since ... and she's never forgotten the harsh sting at betrayal when he left her and her family devastated in his wake. Troy has never gotten over his love for Crystal, and he will stop at nothing for a second chance to possess her heart. Crystal can't help but fall for the handsome, powerful, enigmatic man she used to love all over again. But the families of both lovers will not stand for their love, and a raging inferno of bitterness and revenge threatens to consume them both as tensions ignite. With deadly twists and turns, Crystal and Troy must choose each other and give in to love, or they will not escape the ties that bind them"-- Provided by publisher.

Lust & loyalty : [a Chesterton scandal novel]

April 6, 2017
Ellis, Shelly, author.
325 pages ; 21 cm
Evan Murdoch is caught between two feuding women, and he's got a secret that could send him to jail for a long time. Terrence Murdoch is recovering from a car accident, and his relationship with his journalist girlfriend may not survive.

An extraordinary union

April 5, 2017
Cole, Alyssa, author.
258 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"A novel of the Civil War"-- Cover.
"As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past... Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South--to spy for the Union Army. Malcolm McCall is a detective for Pinkerton's Secret Service. Subterfuge is his calling, but he's facing his deadliest mission yet--risking his life to infiltrate a Rebel enclave in Virginia. Two undercover agents who share a common cause--and an undeniable attraction--Malcolm and Elle join forces when they discover a plot that could turn the tide of the war in the Confederacy's favor. Caught in a tightening web of wartime intrigue, and fighting a fiery and forbidden love, Malcolm and Elle must make their boldest move to preserve the Union at any cost--even if it means losing each other..."-- Page [4] of cover.

Deep : a twisted tale of deceptions

April 5, 2017
Phillips, C. N., author.
234 pages ; 21 cm
Sometimes what's done in the dark doesn't need to come to come to the light; it should stay shut away forever. The lifestyle that sisters Rhonnie and Ahli live is proof of that. Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, the girls have been taught to do the unthinkable in order to survive, and armed robbery is their forte. Between their exceptional gun aim and skill in combat, it's safe to say the sisters are lethal weapons. With their father setting up all their deadly hits, they have easily stolen over half a million dollars. But even living lavishly gets old. The girls want to leave the bloodshed behind them and live a normal life so badly that they turn down a job that would leave them set for eternity. When things take a twisted turn and an old hit comes back to savagely haunt them, it leaves someone Rhonnie and Ahli love with his throat slit from ear to ear. Now with no place to go and no money, the girls have no choice but to agree to do one last hit. What is supposed to just be a job turns into what will be the most horrific experience of their lives. Just when you think you know what's going to happen next, this twisted tale takes a deep dive for the worse" --Back cover.

Return to Flint

April 5, 2017
Hernandez, Treasure, author.
Farmingdale, NY : Urban Books, [2017]
218 pages ; 21 cm
Tiana and Cee Cee each attempt suicide after their fathers are murdered and end up in a psychiatric hospital where a doctor uses his authority to abuse them ultimately leading the ladies to exact revenge and suffer the consequences.


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