THELMA ADAMS

"Thelma Adams is our new Dickens in her effervescently vivid tale of Jewish hardscrabble living, gangsters, torn-apart families and a young woman desperate for love, family and a stable future… This is the kind of novel that’s lived, rather than read."—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You, and Cruel Beautiful World

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DOUG ANDERSON

“The descriptions of the experience of participating in the Vietnam War, of men fighting a war they don’t believe in, transgressing their own morality to stay alive, resonate now just as they did then.“—The Boston Globe

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ZACHARY AUBURN

“Finally! I have been wondering for years how to discuss these touchy subjects with my cat. If you want to protect your beloved feline from the temptations of contemporary life, this book has all your answers. And who knows—it might make you look at human society a little differently, too.“—Powell’s

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ASHA BANDELE

“This remarkable book reveals what inspired Patrisse’s visionary and courageous activism and forces us to face the consequence of the choices our nation made when we criminalized a generation. This book is a must-read for all of us.“

—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

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BERTICE BERRY

“Berry’s competently researched book, with its sprinklings of history, folklore and scripture along with a motivational thrust (We are all born with a purpose, a journey that must be completed), provide an accessible, readable introduction for others ‘saddened…that none of this history had been made part of my education.’“—Publishers Weekly

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LADAWN BLACK

“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

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SARA BLAEDEL

“Ilka Jensen is nothing if not resourceful…Blaedel has come up with an especially challenging occupation for Jensen, but this 6-foot-tall Viking goddess is strong enough to carry it all by herself.“

New York Times Book Review

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MARLEN SUYAPA BODDEN

“In this stunning debut, Marlen Suyapa Bodden effortlessly transports the reader to 1852 Alabama, where slavery and racism may rule the day, but everything isn’t as black and white as it may seem…Bodden weaves a page-turning tangled web of misogyny, greed, scandal and violence in this powerful story about races colliding against the backdrop of America’s darkest era.“—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

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CAROL BOLT

“A magical thing…so good it is almost impossible to believe it’s taken humanity two full millenia to come up with it!“—The Evening Standard, London

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CHRIS A. BOLTON AND KYLE BOLTON

Smash is an action-packed crowd-pleaser….The full-color artwork is full of kinetic energy. Action sequences are rendered with a cinematic feel, heightening every punch, explosion, and impact. Smash pays homage to the genre while adding tweaks that make it all feel fresh. This is sure to be a draw for superhero fans and reluctant readers alike.“—School Library Journal

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VICTORIA BOND AND T.R. SIMON

“The brilliance of this novel is its rendering of African-American child life during the Jim Crow era as a time of wonder and imagination, while also attending to its harsh realities. Absolutely outstanding.“—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

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BARBARA BOURLAND

“Former magazine writer and web producer Bourland fills her debut with terrific characters…and a heaping helping of froth and gloss that will turn readers into industry insiders. Delightfully, playfully skewering the fashion and beauty industries, this is like The Devil Wears Prada (2003) with more feminism, plus murder.”—Booklist

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CARLEEN BRICE

“With Children of the Waters, Brice has a new hit….Fresh on the heels of her bestseller Orange Mint and Honey, Carleen Brice gives us more family melodrama that works.“—Essence

“With well developed characters and writing just right in tone and pace, Brice has really tackled the issue of race in a no nonsense manner.“—BrownGirl Speaks

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CONNIE BRISCOE

“Fans of Briscoe, frothy chick lit, and African American pop fiction will enjoy this as a quick summer read.“—Library Journal

“One of the spiciest novels of the summer… A talented storyteller on matters of the heart, Briscoe taunts us with the convincing and complex character, Lenora Stone.“—Examiner.com

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ERNESSA T. CARTER

Ernessa T. Carter has authored 23 bestselling “hot books with heart” as Theodora Taylor. More popular than ever, Theodora Taylor sold over 150,000 books in 2016, and earned three KDP All-Star sales bonuses.

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NICK CHILES

Nick Chiles is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and three-time New York Times bestselling author. He has written or co-written 14 books, including books with Bobby Brown, Kirk Franklin, Rev. Al Sharpton, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, Star Jones, NBA veteran Etan Thomas, attorney Robbin Shipp and Denene Millner.

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TONY CLIFF

DELILAH DIRK AND THE PILLARS OF HERCULES IS NOW AVAILABLE!

“Eisner-nominated as a webcomic, the graphic novel is glorious in print. The rich, saturated colors and dashing linework pop off the page, and the author wisely lets his characters’ dynamic body language and expressive faces mostly speak for themselves during the action sequences…Fast-paced and unabashed fun, this romp will leave readers longing for additional installments.“—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

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LIV CONSTANTINE

“If you like your thrillers with an unexpected twist, this one’s for you.”—New York Post

“Liv Constantine’s The Last Mrs. Parrish is a beautifully constructed set piece, an intricate narrative that doubles back and folds in on itself like a Mobius strip, revealing secret upon secret, and layer upon layer, with a seductive ‘just one more chapter’ urgency that will keep readers up all night. Giving new meaning to the adage ‘be careful what you wish for,’ The Last Mrs. Parrish proves that the worst that can happen just might be when you get what you want. Addictive!”—Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King’s Daughter

 

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MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM

“This book will have special resonance for black women, but offers its inspirational message to all.”—Publishers Weekly

“A beautiful and inspirational book.”—Booklist

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