New Arrivals · African-American Fiction

September 3, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Don't fail me now

September 2, 2015
LaMarche, Una, author.
[New York] : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2015]
273 pages ; 22 cm
Interracial half-siblings come together for the first time and embark on a cross-country road trip to confront their absentee father before he dies.

Secrets of a side bitch 4

August 31, 2015
Watkins, Jessica N., author.
[United States] : SBR Publications ; 2015.
324 pages ; 23 cm
Title from cover.
At head of title: David Weaver presents.

Eva II : first lady of sin a novel

August 25, 2015
Bellport, NY : Melodrama Pub., 2011.
312 p. ; 18 cm.
Originally published: Bellport, N.Y. : Melodrama Pub., c2008.
Stunningly beautiful, dazed, confused, and standing at the altar, Eva's finally through with the love of her life and his drama. She's done her share of dirt over the years, but so has he. Can she get past his lies, deceit, and the secrets they share? Ride with Eva while she uses everything in her sexual arsenal to get what she wants in the bed and out. Will she find true love to accept her knowing her sexual past? Can Eva: The First Lady of Sin really settle down? Equally beautiful Taylor, Eva's best friend, is caught in a love triangle with a woman and a man, but her heart is somewhere else. Taylor knows the truth about Eva and all of her secrets, but Taylor has some secrets of her own. What she knows about Eva's past that may hurt her best friend and question their friendship. Watch how sex, lust, lies and secrets descend upon these best friends. Will the secrets bring them closer together or forever tear them apart?

Best kept secrets

August 24, 2015
Ellis, Shelly, author.
viii, 341 pages ; 21 cm
"A Chesterton scandal novel"--Cover.
Evan Murdoch is being pushed to the edge. In addition to dealing with the fall-out from his father's shady business dealings, his alcoholic wife, Charisse, is having an affair with Evan's half-brother. So when his former best friend, Leila, returns to Chesterton, he has a shockingly indecent proposal for her.

Grand opening : a family business novel

August 18, 2015
Weber, Carl, 1964- author.
Wyandanch, NY : Urban Books, [2015]
319 pages ; 24 cm
Includes discussion questions.

Diary of a triflin' bitch 2

August 13, 2015
Platinum, author.
166 pages ; 22 cm
Cover title.
"Right Circle Publications presents"--Cover.

Diary of a triflin' bitch

August 13, 2015
Platinum, author.
206 pages ; 22 cm
"Right Circle Publications presents"--Cover.

Never be the same : a novel

August 13, 2015
Silk White.
Laveen, AZ : Good2Go Pub., c2012.
204 p. ; 22 cm.
Meet Paige, a famous actress whose career is on the come up. Things couldn't be better, until her front door is kicked in by the police. After being forced to snitch on her fiance or go to jail, Paige makes a decision that is sure to change her life forever. Meanwhile, Paige's fiance Jeezy has problems of his own. The kind of problems that can get him killed or placed in jail for the rest of his life. With his back to the wall and a gun in his hand the only way out is for him to shoot his way out. When it's all said and done both of their lives will never be the same. Join Silk White as he once again takes you on a ride that you won't soon forget. Once readers put this book down they to will never be the same.

Tears of a hustler 6 : the return of the Wolf ; a novel

August 13, 2015
Silk White.
Laveen, AZ : Good2Go Pub., c2013.
205 pages ; 22 cm.
The Wolf is back!... Months after the gruesome death of his daughter, Wolf is back and vows to make anybody who had anything to do with his daughter's death pay. But he's not alone his fiance, Ivy wants to help get revenge for the lost of her daughter and won't take no for an answer. The person responsible for Wolf and, Ivy's daughter death is no other than, Pauleena. A ruthless drug queen pin with an army of soldiers willing to risk their lives just to save hers. Wolf and Ivy are willing to go up against an entire army in the name of revenge for their daughter, but in the end will it all be worth it? Join Best Selling Author Silk White as he takes you on a bloody ride that readers won't soon forget...

My besties : the come up : a novel

August 13, 2015
Hill, Asia, author.
Laveen, AZ : Good 2 Go Publications, 2015.
202 pages ; 22 cm
Born and raised on the violent streets of Chicago, Ja'ziya and her three besties, Tiki, ReRe, and Dirty E are all determined to do three things; finish school, get money, and live comfortably. Ja'ziya and her crew aren't your average hood rats that wanna date and marry a D-Boy. Adapting to some of the bad habits from the streets, plus some help from an unknown source, they get money their own way. The ski-mask way! Robbing drug dealers is like taking candy from a baby. They are always in and out with no problem. That was until they robbed the wrong person. Big Moe enters the picture feeling played and disrespected by the crew known as The Eastside Crazy Crew! Big Moe and his cousins are on the hunt to find their money, and kill everyone responsible for taking it!--Back cover.

Business is business : a novel

August 13, 2015
Silk White, author.
Laveen, AZ : Good2Go Publishing, 2015.
214 pages ; 22 cm

He loves me, he loves you not. 4, Avionne's return : a novel

August 13, 2015
206 pages ; 22 cm.
" Suffering from severe mother issues, Avionne is spiraling out of control. Grasping reality is becoming more difficult. With each day that passes she feels as if the minuscule amount of sanity she has is rapidly slipping through her fingers. Enter Harris Smith. A new detective assigned to find an escaped and missing Phylicia. New on the case, Harris tracks down Phylicia's only surviving daughter Avionne and is intrigued by the attractive, intelligent allure of the woman that he encounters. However, Harris can feel that underneath Avionne's cool facade there is more to her than meets the eye. Avionne feels as if Harris is a breath of fresh air. A welcome distraction, but a predatory evil; whether he knows it or not. The girl she used to be used to dream of a man like Harris rescuing her from her misbegotten life, but the woman she had become had no place for a good Samaritan such as Harris. Avionne knew once the chips fell into place either she or Harris would be worm food meeting their maker...and she wasn't quite ready to dance with the devil."--Back cover.

HBIC : head bitch in charge. Volume I (Parts 1 & 2)

July 31, 2015
McGill, Caroline.
Brooklyn, NY : Synergy Publications, c2012.
256 p. ; 22 cm.
"A series."
"Take a walk in the shoes of Elle Mitchell. She came up in the church but quickly became fascinated with the underworld. The youngest sister of three, she has something to prove. Street smart and book smart, Elle will stop at nothing to get rich quick. Determined, she sets out to be Head Bitch In Charge. But HBIC is a position to be earned and the stakes are high. Ain't no easy road to riches when treading down a path of unrighteousness. Prosperity spawns adversity and enemies. Only one can fill the shoes of HBIC. Delve into these pages to see just how much those shoes cost."--Provided by publisher.

Landfall : a novel

July 31, 2015
Hiltebrand, Ellen, 1969-
Portland, Oregon : Forest Avenue Press, 2015.
294 pages ; 23 cm
Eighteen-year-olds Rose and Rosebud have never met but they share a birth year, a name, and a bloody pair of sneakers. Rose's quest to atone for the accident that kills Rosebud, a young woman so much like herself but for the color of her skin, unfolds alongside Rosebud's battle to survive the devastating flooding in the Lower Ninth Ward and to find help for her unstable mother.

Caught up

July 31, 2015
Holmes, Shannon, author.
175 pages ; 22 cm
Living a very comfortable life with her daughter and husband, Dixyn Greene's life is blown apart when her husband is taken away by the feds and she must do whatever it takes to maintain her lavish life.

Shetani's sister

July 30, 2015
Iceberg Slim, 1918-1992.
New York : Vintage/Penguin/Random House, 2015.
xii, 244 pages ; 21 cm
"A Vintage Crime/Black Lizard original"--Verso t.p.
"In hard-hitting, street-smart prose, Shetani's sister relates the deadly duel between two complex men: LAPD vice cop Sergeant Russell Rucker, determined to clean up prostitution and police corruption while battling his own alcoholic demons; and Shetani (Swalihi for "Satan"), a master pimp who controls his stable of whores with calculated doses of vioence and smack. With the breakneck narrative pacing and storytelling genius that made Iceberg Slim one of the bestselling black writers in American literary history, cops and criminals careen toward a bloody and spectacular confrontation."--Provided by publisher.

Baby, you're the best

July 21, 2015
Morrison, Mary B, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
ix, 259 pages ; 24 cm
Includes a reading group guide.
"The Crystal series"--Cover.

The real housewives of section 8

July 20, 2015
Hall, Markita, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Write House Publishing, [2014]
185 pages ; 22 cm
Cover title.

Stand your ground

July 16, 2015
Murray, Victoria Christopher, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2015.
xii, 347 pages ; 21 cm
Includes discussion questions.
"A novel"--Cover.
After a seventeen-year-old African American boy is shot dead by a white man, the boy's mother and the shooter's wife face difficulties.


July 10, 2015
De Veaux, Alexis, 1948- author.
168 pages ; 22 cm

Mama's boy

July 2, 2015
Billingsley, ReShonda Tate, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
xiii, 313 pages ; 22 cm
"When her son is accused of a violent crime, church first lady Gloria Jones finds herself battling his prosecutor--as well as her own inner demons--to save him in this drama-filled novel from bestselling, award-winning author ReShonda Tate Billingsley. Gloria Jones is living a mother's worst fear. There's a massive manhunt for her son after a regular night out with friends escalated into the fatal shooting of a police officer. Her husband, esteemed minister Elton Jones, is humiliated by the news, complicating an already strained relationship with his son. And everyone in Jasper, Texas, a town already ripe with racial tension, is up in arms. But the killer they're searching for isn't the son Gloria knows, and now she must decide whether to turn him in or help him run. As the seventeen-year-old battles for his life, Gloria turns to the woman hell bent on bringing him to justice--prosecutor Kay Christiansen. Kay has built a solid record putting criminals behind bars and now, as she's about to ride the record to the city's top spot--Mayor of Houston--this new case could threaten everything she's worked for. But a mother's love knows no boundaries, and Gloria will have to face an ugly past and tackle painful secrets in an effort to save her son"-- Provided by publisher.

Mafia princess. Part 5, The takeover : a novel

June 9, 2015
King, Joy Deja, 1978-
Collierville, TN : A King Production, [2014]
220 pages ; 22 cm.
Sequel to: Stay rich or die trying.
She's fighting for her drug empire, love and her life, but Semaj may have met her downfall. Or will she rise to the top and take over?

The sacred lies of Minnow Bly

June 8, 2015
Oakes, Stephanie (Young adult author)
New York : Dial Books, [2015]
396 pages ; 22 cm
"A handless teen escapes from a cult, only to find herself in juvenile detention and suspected of knowing who murdered her cult leader"-- Provided by publisher.

Paradise sky

June 8, 2015
Lansdale, Joe R., 1951-
New York, New York : Mulholland Books, an imprint of Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
400 pages ; 25 cm
On the run after an infamous landowner murders his father, Willie becomes an expert marksman before turning Buffalo Soldier, befriending Wild Bill Hickok and earning the nickname "Deadwood Dick."


June 8, 2015
Black, Jet, author.
226 pages ; 22 cm


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