New Arrivals · African-American Fiction

November 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The perfect deception

November 21, 2014
Lovely, Lutishia.
New York : Dafina Books ; Kensington Publishing Corp., [2014].
312 pages ; 21 cm
Includes reading group guide.
"Shady sisters trilogy."
She's smart, gorgeous, and mysterious. For business executive Nathan Carver, a man with everything, Jessica Bolton is the first woman he can't simply charm, buy, or seduce. And even before Jessica gets a taste of his luxurious lifestyle and irresistible moves, she's determined to eliminate the competition and become this handsome bachelor's one and only. But Jessica's deceptive allure is just the beginning. With every move, every tantalizing lie, Jessica lures Nathan and his close-knit family into a trap that will dismantle everything they treasure most. Because when it comes to loyalty and love, blood is thicker than water-- and no amount of revenge is ever too much.

Want, need, love

November 21, 2014
Bryant, Niobia, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., 2014.
292 pages ; 18 cm
Mona Ballinger has a talent for bringing the right people together--and keeping the wrong people apart. But when Anson Tyler's fiancée ends their engagement thanks to Mona's advice, he angrily confronts her. Unfortunately, Mona has not only caused him a broken heart--she ends up giving him a broken leg as well… Guilt-ridden over Anson's injury, Mona decides to help him recover--whether he likes it or not. Soon, comfort turns to chemistry and it seems like Mona may have found a love of her own--until Anson's handsome brother, Hunter, shows up. His hot pursuit of Mona leaves her conflicted and she flees to her South Carolina hometown for some family wisdom. But the choice she makes only fuels the brothers' rivalry. Will Mona end up alone once more?

The public eye : a Port City High novel

November 21, 2014
Freeman, Shannon, author.
[Costa Mesa, Calif.] : Saddleback Publishing, [2014]
203 pages ; 18 cm.
Shane's family is keeping up appearances while her father runs for office, but appearances are deceiving and her whole world comes crashing down, meanwhile Brandi has boyfriend problems and Marisa gets a great opportunity.

Deported : a Port City High novel

November 21, 2014
Freeman, Shannon.
[Costa Mesa, CA] : Saddleback Publishing, [2014]
200 pages ; 18 cm.
"Brandi is smart and outgoing, but sometimes insecure and gullible. Marisa is graceful and articulate, but often too driven. Shane is a natural leader with a lot of spirit, but rebellious and headstrong. The girls have been inseparable since middle school. But now they are playing in the big leagues, and it's time to grow up and start thinking about the future. And Port City, Texas, is not all that. High school drama has a way of solidifying or destroying friendships. Will they stay tight or get swallowed up by Port City High? Or will they go from freshman to senior year and beyond?"-- From amazon.com.

Power, seduction & scandal

November 20, 2014
Winters, Angela, author.
New York, NY : Dafina Books, [2014]
326 pages ; 21 cm.
Sherise searches for answers when a highly anticipated promotion is given to an incompetent rival, Billie confronts threats to her engagement, and Erica lands at the center of a wrenching power struggle.

The midwife factor : a Lynn Davis mystery

November 18, 2014
Gossett, Gigi.
©2014.
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]

Slump

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.
©2014
281 pages ; 21 cm
"A Southern scandal novel"--Cover.

Pleasure trap

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

Crooked G's

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

Outburst

October 21, 2014
Jones, Patrick, 1961- author.
2014
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

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