New Arrivals · African-American Fiction

January 21, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


January 20, 2017
Diamond, De'nesha, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017]
356 pages ; 21 cm
"When elite escort Abrianna Parker is framed for murder, she must evade the police, government agencies, and a lethal third party in order to clear her name, relying on a sexy ex-con to help her expose a web of corruption."--Provided by publisher.

Niya : rainbow dreams

January 20, 2017
Joseph, Fabiola, author.
406 pages ; 21 cm
Niya is just coming to terms with being a lesbian when she falls for her straight neighbor Jamilla, but when Jamilla starts to succumb to the sexual tension between them, the two embark on the road to self-discovery together.

Around the way girls 10

January 19, 2017
410 pages ; 21 cm
Not with my man / Ms. Michel Moore -- The ultimate revenge / Marlon P.S. White -- Cutthroat divas / Racquel Williams.
Depressed Katara tries suicide, but winds up with a worse fate; abused Shay vows never to be hurt again; and three women, Ajanay, Sheika, and London, try to use their bodies to escape from one of Richmonds most ruthless housing projects.


January 18, 2017
Roby, Kimberla Lawson, author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
181 pages ; 22 cm
Befriending Traci Calloway Cole is the best thing Simone Phillips has ever done. Traci is the kind of woman Simone wants to be--in every way possible. She begins copying her role model, not because she wants to be Traci; she just wants to be exactly like Traci. Traci doesn't worry, though. She knows Simone doesn't mean any harm and that her mimicry is only sincere admiration--until she discovers how far Simone's obsession has gone.

Insert groom here

January 16, 2017
Jackson, K. M., author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2017]
viii, 344 pages ; 17 cm
"Eva Ward has won a lavish wedding on the nation's hottest morning show and can't wait to kick off her happily-ever-after in style. Too bad her fiance backs out on-air-- and cameraman Aidan Walker makes sure her private meltdown goes viral, down to the last couch-kicking moment. The only way Eva can save face and keep her perfect nuptial plans on track is to star in a new "find-a-groom" reality segment. But finding Mr. Right in two months means ignoring her handsome new producer-- none other than Aidan himself-- and getting their instant, exasperation attraction out of her system... Eva soon finds there's a lot more to Aidan than freewheeling charm. But one glimpse of his caring side can't make up for off-camera politics, Aidan's own secrets-- or Eva's fear that they're too different to ever trust each other. So it's time for her to flip the script, write twists no one will see coming -- and risk her heart to get the real thing..." -- Back cover.

It's a curl thing

January 6, 2017
Thomas, Jacquelin.
New York, NY : Pocket Books, 2009.
254 pages ; 21 cm.
While Rhyann is working as a shampoo girl to pay off her bill for having a very bad haircut and dye-job fixed at the salon Divine and Mimi use, she meets a special person who challenges, inspires, and changes her forever.

Killer dolls. Part three

January 5, 2017
Santiago, Nisa.
Bellport, NY : Melodrama Publishing, 2016.
240 pages ; 22 cm
"Years have passed since Aoki was ambushed by the cartel and left for dead. Now, she's older, wiser, and even more sinister. When the Commission gives her an assignment to kill one of their most wanted and most elusive, Aoki is forced to go up against an opponent just as skilled as she is. The Cristál Clique was dismantled years ago, and now all Cristal has to show for her life choices is a heart filled with regrets and loss. Keeping her head low and staying off the grid, she soon finds out that she's being hunted by someone she once aspired to be: the Killer Doll."-- Page [4] of cover.

Whatever happened to interracial love? : stories

January 3, 2017
Collins, Kathleen, 1941-1988, author.
xv, 175 pages : 21 cm.
Exteriors --Interiors --The uncle --How does one say --Only once --Whatever happened to interracial love? --Conference: parts I and II --The happy family --Treatment for a story --Stepping back --When love withers all of life cries --Broken spirit --Documentary style --Lifelines --Of poets, galleries, New York Passages --Dead memories...dead dreams.
These short stories, discovered only recently, highlight Collins's masterfully blend of the personal issues-- race, gender, family, and sexuality-- with the ordinary moments that shape our lives. Also known as an artist and filmmaker, her stories create full-bodied men, women, and children who justify their lives while integrating the African American experience without becoming symbols or token images.

Guarding secrets

December 22, 2016
Tucker, Pat, author.
viii, 269 pages ; 21 cm
"The story of the extreme power one prisoner wields, not only over his fellow inmates, but also over the female correctional officers who guard him."--Page 4 of cover.

Two masks one heart. Love to no limits : a novel

December 22, 2016
Spears, Jacob, author.
Laveen, AZ : Good 2 Go Publishing, 2016.
196 pages ; 22 cm

Two masks one heart. 2, Forever a Clark : a novel

December 22, 2016
Spears, Jacob, author.
Laveen, AZ : Good 2 Go Publishing, 2016.
199 pages ; 22 cm

Two masks one heart. III, Boss lady

December 22, 2016
Spears, Jacob, author.
Laveen, AZ : Good 2 Go Publishing, 2016.
217 pages ; 22 cm

From cad to cadaver : a Black Ops Detective Agency mystery

December 21, 2016
McKenzie, Maria.
291 pages ; 23 cm
"Ex-cop and former FBI agent Tracy Black is plagued by serious trust issues stemming from two horrific failed relationships. She leaves these behind, along with the excitement and high voltage sizzle of Atlanta and moves back to her hometown to pursue a career as a private investigator. But Cincinnati's atmosphere is low-key and uncharged, and unfortunately, not great for Tracy's new business. Yet her sister thinks all around tough guy and ex-Navy SEAL Adam Slade can help out. On the mend from a broken engagement, Adam, is tall, built and hot. He works as a PI and security consultant and is eager to meet Tracy. With his connections and their combined investigative skills, he thinks they'd make a great team-- and that picture he saw of her in a sexy sweater wasn't bad either. Tracy initially thinks she can get along fine without Adam's help, but eventually she's willing to lend a hand in a lucrative out-of-state gig. Once back home, Tracy is convinced that things are looking up, until she is accused of murder. What will it take to get her off the hook? As Adam puts his life on the line for her, will he die, or at the very least die laughing, in a series of mishaps to help Tracy clear her name?"--Back cover.

She's no angel

December 20, 2016
Joy, E. N., author.
406 pages ; 21 cm.
Angel becomes a pastor's wife, and crosses paths with Mother Calloway, who wants to put her through the pit of hell.


December 16, 2016
Karrington, Blake, author.
Wyandanch, NY : Urban Books, [2016]
282 pages ; 21 cm.
King, a southern born and bred hustler is determined to take the drug empire handed to him by his father into the legitimate world of the music industry. King's life is looking good when he meets a beautiful, classy queen. Sloan is a college-educated, hardworking singer. She has always tried to do the right thing, but when something from her past comes back to haunt her, it could destroy the love she and King are building.

Watch out for the big girls. 2

December 15, 2016
Benjamin, J. M. (Jimmie M.), author.
Wyandanch, NY : Urban Books, [2016]
266 pages ; 21 cm
As Starr Fields sits in jail, concocting a new plan, Diamond Morgan takes her place in the Double Gs as Agent Reddick tries to bring them down and Queen Fem shows her displeasure over all the attention the Double Gs are getting.

Dear Yvette

December 15, 2016
Simone, Ni-Ni, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
x, 256 pages ; 21 cm.
After a street fights ends with a jail sentence, Yvette is forced to live far from anything and anyone she's ever known, but starting her life over again may show her what it means to have a real family.

2 timers

December 15, 2016
McCall, Amaleka G., author.
Wyandanch, NY : Urban Books, LLC, [2016]
252 pages ; 21 cm.
"Sista Love was a chart-topping girl group that had it all--fame, fortune and failure. After three years apart, Harmony, Melody, and Lyric are forced back together after the death of their mother. Their forced reunion rekindled past hurt, lies, and deceit, but it is new lies, backstabbing, and jealousy that will bring the sisters to the brink of destruction."

I'm doin' me 2

December 15, 2016
Black, Anna, 1972- author.
Wyandanch, NY : Urban Renaissance, [2016]
268 pages ; 21 cm.
Focusing on her career when she is unable to conceive a child with her new husband, Tiffany is confronted by a vengeful Tracy, while Rose accepts a job in Los Angeles to start over and Tressa confronts her past to win back the man she loves.

Money-makin' mamas. 2

December 15, 2016
Silk Smooth (Writer), author.
Wyandanch, NY : Urban Books, [2016]
220 pages ; 21 cm
Crazy Mama's daughters' troublesome lifestyles start catching up with them and everyone is implicated; the consequences may be bigger than any of them expected.

No shade

December 15, 2016
K'wan, author.
Wyandanch, NY : Urban Books, [2016]
442 pages ; 18 cm
"Every little girl dreams of a happy ending to her story; a home, children, and a man who loves her enough to share his life and last name. When Billy's longtime boyfriend Marcus finally pops the question, it's one of the happiest moments of her life. Billy calls on her childhood friends Reese and Yoshi to stand with her on her special day. Several years have passed since they'd last come together, and unresolved issues have driven a wedge between the women. Nevertheless, they agree to put their differences aside for the sake of Billy's wedding. But the truce is a short one when Billy has to decide on a maid of honor. Just when things seem to be coming together, they quickly begin to fall apart. At a time when Billy is supposed to be basking in the sunshine of her approaching wedding, she finds herself the target of shade being thrown from the most unlikely places. While Billy is going through her drama, Marcus is dealing with issues of his own. An old crime partner of his blows into town unexpectedly, and his presence threatens to destroy the legitimate life Marcus has worked so hard to build. Even with the universe seemingly working against them, Billy and Marcus are determined to have their dream wedding. But first they have to survive the nightmare of planning it."

A hustler's dream II

December 15, 2016
Morris, Ernest, author.
Laveen, AZ : Good2Go Publishing, 2016.
206 pages ; 22 cm
Narco trafficker Riggs wants to re-acquire something valuable being held by Worlds and Fredd. A turn of events could prove to be fatal for everyone involved.

Naughty housewives : a novel

December 15, 2016
Morris, Ernest, author.
Laveen, AZ : Good2Go Publishing, 2016.
195 pages ; 22 cm
The behavior of the rich and powerful husbands of three wives affects the women in different ways.

Naughty housewives 2

December 14, 2016
Morris, Ernest, author.
Laveen, AZ : Good2Go Publishing, 2016.
202 pages ; 22 cm
Mike is obsessed with wealthy housewife Sasha, who's married. Meanwhile, Kevin faces life-altering consequences when his wife is murdered. Morgan's life takes a dark turn because of his infidelities.

Living with the lies you told 3

December 14, 2016
Erica T.
[Place of publication not identified] : Shan Presents, 2015.
274 pages ; 23 cm.


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