LADAWN BLACK, a native of Washington, DC, is a relationship expert, author, and radio personality. Five nights a week on 92Q (92.3 FM), she hosts The Love Zone, the #1 radio relationship show in Baltimore. Black is also a relationship coach for,, and, and has contributed to Essence, Men’s Health, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. Black resides in Baltimore with her two very best black men, JB and Alec.




Steamy Short Stories

One World/Ballantine – August 25, 2009

In her fiction debut, relationship expert LaDawn Black explores the question: what really happens after that risqué or romantic personal ad gets printed in the weekly newspaper?

“Single sista looking [for] a brother who will not only know my name after, but may want to grab a cup of coffee in the a.m. Not looking to marry, but would love to simply be taken seriously. TS000”

“Looking to just get on and get off…I don’t want to take a long walk with you or have a spiritual conversation. All I need is for you to be willing. TS568”

“Man looking for nothing more than love. Tired of chasing, I want a real relationship. I don’t care if I sound desperate because it’s true. I’m looking for you. TS345”

Have you ever wondered just who really puts personal ads in the weekly papers? Who is that hot chick looking for a real one-night stand? Or did that romantic churchgoer finally get to know a woman in the biblical sense? Or how did that swinging married couple close out their raunchy night in the park?

Fueled by questions from listeners of her top-rated radio show, LaDawn Black offers an under-the-sheets view of these personal ad sexcapades, from the pages of fictional Tease magazine. Fresh, saucy, and sexy, Tease readers serve up their raunchiest and sweetest testimonials and let the cat out of the bag on a variety of bedroom pleasures.




15 Hot Tips and Tricks to Spice Up Your Sex Life

One World/Ballantine – January 16, 2007

Take your “sex game” to the next level with these sensual but practical tips from radio host and relationship diva LaDawn Black. Covering the romantic to the racy, longtime lovers to hot hookups, this how-to erotic manual is for anyone with the urge to charge up his or her libido and make sex every bit as fun and fulfilling as it should be. Filled with candid anecdotes, listener Q&As from the listeners of her radio show, and sexual arsenal builders, LaDawn Black takes readers on a seductive journey, pillow talking about

• personal grooming that’ll drive your man wild
• perfecting the art of oral sex
• the best bedroom props and toys
• sexy talk and fantasy play
• exploring taboos
• sexual hot spots
• sensual scents

With no topic off-limits, and no story too intimate to share, Let’s Get It On is the only book that will give you the confidence and the skill to take your sex life to the sizzling heights you may have only dreamed about.


Praise for LET’S GET IT ON

“Finally, a real-world guide to help release your inner vixen! The characters in my urban erotic tales could pick up some hot techniques from Let’s Get It On!”—Noire, bestselling author of Thug-A-Licious and Candy Licker

“Juicy, mouth-watering, steamy, fun, and oh so sweet it’s guaranteed to turn up the heat.”—Mary B. Morrison, author of When Somebody Loves You Back

“This sexual self-help gives readers a chance to dust off their inner sex goddess, marvel at the freak hiding under the turtleneck…“—Upscale Magazine

“Through anecdotes from Black’s own experiences to what to keep in your sexual toolbox, this guide addresses everything you’ve heard about but wasn’t sure you wanted to try … this book is a bedroom staple.“—Heart & Soul Magazine

“Leaves no bed sheet unturned…these tips work beautifully for both couples in love and those spontaneous hook-ups we act like we don’t participate in.“—Vibe Vixen




The 12 Truths That Will Help You Land the Very Best Black Man

One World/Ballantine – February 7, 2006

Tired of hearing (and believing) the lies that the media and your own sister friends keep feeding you: that good black love is an impossibility, that all the best men are either married, gay, or sell out on their own kind? If so, it’s time to get stripped. Welcome to the best and most practical relationship advice you’ll ever receive. . . .

Host of “The Love Zone,” Baltimore’s #1 urban radio relationship show, LaDawn Black has made it her mission to enlighten her African American sisters on finding and keeping quality black men. Stripped Bare is the blueprint of that mission: a relationship guide that, unlike any other, asks you–a smart, modern woman– to take inventory of your own life in order to land the man of your dreams.

Leave the blame and the baggage behind. This take-charge manifesto shows you how to be the kind of person who’ll attract the men that you deserve. With these twelve proven truths that LaDawn and her own friends have put to the test, you’ll challenge self-defeating ways of thinking and living and position yourself for enduring love. From letting go of the past and gaining a sense of fun to living for you and breaking the girlfriend chain (those negative friends who keep you and your expectations low), Stripped Bare lays out the tools you’ll need–and the directions for how to use them to your greatest romantic advantage.

Filled with personal anecdotes that illustrate each truth, this wise, amusing, and candid guide will help you break the cycle of dead-end relationships (it’s a whole lot easier than you realized) and embrace that sexy, loving guy who’s always been within your reach.



“LaDawn Black delivers effective relationship advice with wit and charm…and a few laughs along the way.”—Patrick Sanchez, author of Girlfriends and The Way It Is

“Intimate stories and personal antidotes that are amusing and candid…this blueprint is a must read.“—The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers

“She takes you by the hand to lead you in the right direction to finding the best man for you…women of all races can use the truths.”—

“She is willing to admit to mistakes, which is particularly refreshing and reassuring to someone who’s in the situation now.“—The Washington Informer

“It will help you upgrade substantially…“—

Jessica SpiveyB