New Arrivals · African-American Fiction

November 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The midwife factor : a Lynn Davis mystery

November 18, 2014
Gossett, Gigi.
xx, 432 pages ; 24 cm
Only a kindly midwife knows that Nicola Moldovan, a fifteen-year-old Romanian teenager living in Cincinnati, gave birth to identical twin girls nineteen years ago. The twins, separated at birth, have grown up on different continents, unwittingly sharing thoughts, feelings, and dreams with each other without any idea they are sisters. But just as the now elderly midwife, Flossie Walker, decides to pen a tell-all letter to the families involved, a sinister plot unfolds in a Budapest prison. Morgan Wellington, the adopted daughter of a Nobel Prize winning physician and his wife, has always secretly yearned to know her true biological identity-even more so after her Hungarian roommate tells her about a look-alike in Budapest and invites her to visit the country to see for herself. Meanwhile, Morgan's parents, curious as to why their daughter has spontaneously traveled to Budapest, hire private investigator Lynn Davis to discover the truth. While Lynn tries to make sense of several perplexing scenarios, a habitual criminal puts the final touches on an evil plan that will change everything. In this international mystery, past secrets are revealed as two girls separated at birth attempt to find their way back to each other, with the help of a private investigator and the midwife who brought them into the world.

Hope to die : the return of Alex Cross

November 14, 2014
Patterson, James, 1947- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
374, 10 pages ; 25 cm.
"The return of Alex Cross"--Jacket.
"Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross's family--his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children--have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?" -- from publisher's web site.

Animal III : Revelations

November 11, 2014
K'wan, author.
[United States] : Cash Money Content, 2014.
232 p. ; 21 cm.
"When Animal's former lover, Red Sonja, shows up on his doorstep with a little girl, claiming Animal is the father, he and Gucci immediately fear it's a ploy for money. But Red Sonja has come to collect a debt of a different kind, one that can only be paid in blood. A powerful man is hunting Red Sonja and her daughter, Celeste, and she calls on Animal to stop him, permanently. Animal is forced to break the promise he made to his wife upon his release from prison and once again picks up his guns. To keep his daughter and her mother safe, Animal sets out on a mission of murder, but this isn't just any man Red Sonja has sent him after, it's one of the most powerful drug dealers in the country...her father."--Dust jacket, p.[4]


November 10, 2014
Waltman, Kevin.
El Paso, Texas : Cinco Puntos Press, [2014]
286 pages ; 22 cm.
Derrick "D-Bow" Bowman thought sophomore year would be easier, but his girlfriend Jasmine leaves him for putting too much focus on basketball, the jump shot he worked on all summer is not working, and his father has a heart attack, forcing Derrick to accept that basketball cannot be his only priority.

What every woman wants : a grown and sexy novel

November 10, 2014
DaSaint, Jimmy.
Bala Cynwyd, PA : DaSaint Entertainment, c2011.
238 p. ; 22 cm.
Thirty year old Robin Davis and twenty-nine year old Tammy Washington are two beautiful black professional women. Each possesses the total package: brains, beauty and a successful career. However, both women are missing something special from their lives--that special someone to call their own. Since their days in college, they had been running through many different lovers in search of their true soul-mates. The quest for true love has constantly eluded them both, until one day their luck changed. Or did it? Now for the first time in both of their lives, Robin and Tammy are finding themselves unlocking the doors to their private lives for men they never imagined would enter. What Every Woman Wants is a poignant story of sex, lies, deceit, betrayal, heartache, happiness, pain and the never ending search for true love.--Publisher's description.

Citizens Creek : a novel

October 30, 2014
Tademy, Lalita, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2014.
420 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Buying his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian wars, Cow Tom builds a remarkable life and legacy that is sustained by his courageous granddaughter.

Truth and nothing but

October 30, 2014
Moore, Stephanie Perry.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2014]
153 pages ; 20 cm.
"Sloan is the youngest of Stanley Sharp's daughters and her dream is to be a reporter. She soon discovers learning the truth is harder than she imagined"-- Provided by publisher.

Turn up for real

October 30, 2014
Moore, Stephanie Perry.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2014].
159 pages ; 20 cm.
Sixteen-year-old Slade dreams of being a singing sensation but as the middle daughter of a mayoral candidate and a habitual loner she faces many challenges as she learns just how difficult surviving as an artist can be.

A man's promise

October 27, 2014
Jackson, Brenda (Brenda Streater)
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages ; cm.

Saint monkey

October 27, 2014
Townsend, Jacinda.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages ; cm.

The perfect affair

October 27, 2014
Lovely, Lutishia.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages ; cm.

His last wife

October 23, 2014
Octavia, Grace, author.
281 pages ; 21 cm
"A Southern scandal novel"--Cover.

Pleasure trap

October 23, 2014
Bryant, Niobia, author.
280 pages ; 21 cm

Crooked G's

October 23, 2014
Collins, S. K., author.
Silver Spring : Strebor, 2014.
264 pages ; 21 cm


October 21, 2014
Jones, Patrick, 1961- author.
94 pages ; 20 cm.
After spending time in a juvenile detention center for a crime related to severe anger issues, seventeen-year-old Jada Robinson is sent to a foster home and enrolled in an alternative high school, and begins to move past her old life.

How it went down

October 16, 2014
Magoon, Kekla, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
326 pages ; 21 cm
When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is thrown into an uproar because Tariq was black and the shooter, Jack Franklin, is white, and in the aftermath everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events agree.

Make something of it

October 16, 2014
Moore, Stephanie Perry.
Minneapolis : Darby Creek, [2014].
145 pages ; 19 cm
"The Sharp sisters ; #1"--Title page.
After witnessing abusive high school and adult relationships, seventeen-year-old Shelby, who hopes to be a fashion designer, must decide how to respond, especially considering that one of the abused women is the wife of the man opposing Shelby's father in the mayoral race.

Land of love and drowning

October 14, 2014
Yanique, Tiphanie.
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
pages ; cm.

Crazy, sexy, revenge

October 13, 2014
Mason, J. D.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2014.
viii, 341 pages ; 21 cm
"A novel"--Cover.
"Jordan Gatewood's life is falling apart. Murder, sex, betrayal, suicide--the women in his world are paying him back for all the terrible things he's done, and they're bringing on the drama in spades. And now with Desi Green bringing Jordan to the attention of the detective investigating his lover's murder, his tenuous grip on control threatens to unravel completely. Desi refuses to let anyone back her into a corner. For years, people have tried to set her back and destroy her, but now, she's ready to take it to anyone who wants to put her down, including Jordan Gatewood. And when a message comes for her in the form of a brutal attack, Desi will have to fight with everything she has before she gets her revenge"-- Provided by publisher.

Black Hat Jack : the true life adventures of Deadwood Dick, as told by his ownself

October 10, 2014
Lansdale, Joe R., 1951-
Burton, MI : Subterranean Press, 2014.
130 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


October 9, 2014
McGill, Leslie.
[Place of publication not identified] : Saddleback Publishing, 2014.
137 pages ; 20 cm.
"Keshawn's life was about before and after. Before, Keshawn didn't have a computer. After, he helped his mom install software on their new computer. To monitor him. What a joke! It got him thinking. He could make money. So he offered his skills. Grades for cash. It was that simple. Only it wasn't. Then he realized Neecy was his way out. She needed good grades. But she wanted to earn them. Keshawn knew she would make it right. Fingers crossed."--Page 4 of cover.


October 9, 2014
McGill, Leslie.
[Place of publication not identified] : Saddleback Publishing, 2014.
135 pages ; 20 cm
"The new kid would get what was coming to him. Jair swore it. Nobody crossed him and got away with it. But Zander knew how to fight. Jair was humiliated. And worse. The fight made YouTube. He looked weak. Stupid. Small. He vowed to get even. Someone said they knew where he could get a gun. That's what he was going to do. That would prove he was not to be pushed around. Ever."--Page 4 of cover.

Fistful of Benjamins

September 30, 2014
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2014]
250 pages ; 21 cm
Special delivery / Kiki Swinson -- Gun play / Amaleka McCall.
"Kiki Swinson and De'nesha Diamond light it up with two devious tales of players, hustles--and running out of time"--Page 4 of cover.

Boy trouble

September 30, 2014
Billingsley, ReShonda Tate.
vi, 198 pages ; 21 cm
When it comes to the glitterati, nothing shocks Maya Morgan--until she sees former starlet Paula Olympia getting hit by her A-list actor boyfriend. So she's making it her mission to out celebrities in abusive relationships. But the bigger her story gets, the more signs she's seeing that her BFFs, Sheridan and Kennedi, are in big-time relationship trouble. And when they won't listen to her 411, Maya makes them her next big story. But putting her friends on blast uncovers a shocking secret. With friendships at the breaking point and her credibility again in doubt, Maya will have to dig deeper to find the whole truth--and save something way more valuable than her gossip diva throne.

Lady swagger

September 30, 2014
TKO, Authoress
[Charleston, SC] ; [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform] : [2014]
317 pages : 23cm
"Part 1" --Cover ; however, both "part 1" and "part 2" are included.
"Part 1: Nikki is desperately trying to escape an abusive relationship with her girlfriend, Dream, however, Dream has other things in mind. She's determined to hold on to their relationship by any means necessary, even if it means committing murder. Part 2: After the breakup with her crazy ex-girlfriend Dream, Nikki figures the best way to get over one woman is to get under another one. Dealing with her bi-polar illness, Dream finds her life spiraling out of control. She is determine to get back the only woman she's ever loved. After being in a relationship with Solo, who's been serving a two year sentence in prison, Jazz is now feenin' for the touch of a man. Will Jazz be able to hold out until Solo's release or will she find herself in the arms of another man?"


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