Books that are light on love and heavy on murder.
the holiday shorts.
CHOCOLATE-COVERED MURDER | MUSTARD-BASED MURDER | A MASKED MURDER
SOUTHERN-FRIED MURDER | A MISTLETOE MURDER | A COUNTDOWN MURDER
True-crime addict Brianna Coleman wants nothing to do with Valentine’s Day. But when her best friend comes down with the flu and can’t attend Single & Sexy, the city’s most romantic Valentine’s Day weekend getaway, she agrees to go in her place.
Nate Harrington couldn’t care less about Valentine’s Day, especially when his grandmother is dying of cancer. Her nurse switches her Single & Sexy ticket to his name in hopes that spending time outside of the hospital will distract him from his problems.
When a blizzard blows in, trapping Nate and Brianna inside the luxurious P Hotel, their weekend gets a little more…sexy. And when a body turns up things get a little…sinister.
Can Brianna solve the crime and get the guy before the killer gets away?
Shawn Thompson is a man in love. He has one thing left to do before proposing: taking the love of his life to meet the family.
Tanisha Adams knows something is up. Her predictable boyfriend is acting funny—and so is her stomach. She can’t seem to keep anything down or get any answers out of her man, but she is determined to figure it out.
When Shawn takes Tanisha to his hometown of South Carolina for the Annual Community Cook-Off, he didn’t think anything could possibly go wrong. But when someone drops dead, fingers start pointing, everything spirals out of control.
Can Tanisha and Shawn figure out what happened? Or should some secrets be carried to the grave?
Ashton Chambers just wants to go home. But he has no idea where that is anymore. Fresh out of a divorce, his Christmas spirit is dwindling. Determined not to spend his holiday alone, he takes the last train to his brother’s house, and ends up with much more than he bargained for…
Mikayla Thompson is a grinch who revels in the Christmas spirit. After all, it’s the most scamminest time of the year. Known for her slick mouth and breathtaking beauty, she can squeeze her way out of any jam. That is, until she becomes the number one suspect in a murder investigation.
Bound together on a speeding train to Nowhere, will Ashton see Mikayla for who she really is? Or will both their lives be cut short on the unlikeliest of holidays?
Porsha Daniels is not one to miss a good time. When her best friend, Destiny, invites her to her company’s Halloween party, she can’t turn it down, even if it means spending the entire night avoiding the man who ghosted her.
Keith Vann is a man of few words. His laid-back personality has cost him more opportunities than he can count, his coveted promotion, and now, Porsha. Wracked with regret, Keith searches for the confidence to tell his boss, and Porsha, how he really feels.
But when a body is discovered, all arrows point to Keith. Can they keep it together long enough to make it out alive? Or are some things better left for dead?
Shawn Thompson can’t take any more bad news. After the untimely death of his childhood pastor, his family is crumbling around him. His parents barely speak to each other, and his pregnant bride is giving him one hell of a silent treatment.
Tanisha Adams doesn’t have the strength to carry one more secret. Wracked with guilt over the pastor’s true cause of death, she can’t bear to return to South Carolina.
But when Daisy shows up for a second helping of drama, the couple has to make a deadly choice. This Thanksgiving, turkey isn’t the only bird getting carved.
Freedom Daniels is at her wits end with clearing up relationship rumors and dodging the press. Landing the coveted lead role in a 90s action reboot should have been cause for celebration. But, when her co-star-turned-boyfriend reveals that he brought his mother, her number one hater, to their debut cast party, she knows her night couldn’t get any worse.
Sous chef Bishop Wallace has prepared all his life for this moment. After spending the last four years honing his craft on bustling cruise ships, the exclusive Alphas pre-production cast party means a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to prove himself. But nothing could prepare him for the moment he’d run into his high school crush turned investigative reporter, Jasmine ‘Mouse’ Jacobs.
When Freedom has a dangerous allergic reaction, Bishop gets fired, ruining his chances at elevating. And when Mouse discovers a dead body on board the six-hundred-foot superyacht, they realize a sinister plan is at play, and Freedom’s life hangs in the balance.
Will Freedom finally stand in her truth, or will her humility cost her everything? Can Freedom, Mouse, and Bishop find the killer before they strike again?
key to your heart.
Jaimee Holloway never thought she’d spend ten weeks on a private island competing for a man, especially not international R&B superstar Pierre “Key” Hart. But when she wakes up on his bedroom floor, bruised and covered in blood, she realizes that someone will stop at nothing for a chance at love.
Shaundra Belle couldn’t care less about a TV show. She wants one thing and one thing only: to leave paradise with her man by her side. With her eyes set on the prize, she won’t let anyone stand in her way. How far will she go to get her happily-ever-after?
Identical twins Wednesday and Friday Mann are all about securing the bag. When Friday is presented with an offer she can’t refuse, she ends up with more than she bargained for. Can Wednesday, her overprotective sister, save her again without revealing her own secrets? Or does she have too much to lose this time?
With the walls closing in, can the four women come together to figure out who killed the King of R&B? Or is the killer hiding in plain sight?
CONTEMPORARY WOMEN’S FICTION
29-year-old viral TV blogger Zaahira Ramsey has it all, except peace. She’s built a fortress of protection around her heart as big as her coily hair. But when Chris Samuels enters her life, ready to unpack everything she’s been carrying, will she put up a fight? Or will the scrappy know-it-all fold under the pressure?
Camille Downing has lived most of her 29 years in the shadows of other people. As a top-notch executive assistant, she makes the impossible possible while taking none of the credit. But when she meets flashy and outgoing Jemel Jones, he makes her question why she’s been constantly selling herself short. Can she let go? Or will he push her too far out of her comfort zone?
Terry Baldwin can’t even. With three kids under her belt at 29, and a husband who acts like child number four, she’s slowly losing her mind. With her family falling apart at the seams, Terry decides to get a job. Can she be a full-time employee and mother? Or will the weight of adulting finally send her over the edge?
the birthright trilogy.
YOUNG ADULT MYSTERY/THRILLER
Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has never worn a designer gown. She’s never had access to unlimited champagne or chauffeured limo rides. But when she is dropped in the midst of the Black Ivy League—against her will—she has to pretend that everything is normal, as if she belongs.
When her new friends start to question her sketchy past and her shaky legacy at Benjamin Wallace Fitzgerald University, the first Ivy League institution for African Americans, Raevyn realizes she will have to rely on her street smarts more than ever before.
Raevyn starts to receive cryptic text messages and emails from an anonymous sender and she soon discovers that not only does someone want her to leave B.W.Fitz–someone also wants to end her life.
Reeling from her boyfriend’s disappearance, Raevyn Jones is shocked to learn that she is considered suspect number one. To make matters worse, rumors are swirling that golden boy, Jeffrey Donnelly, isn’t just missing…he may never be coming back.
And Raevyn is being framed.
Her second semester at Benjamin Wallace Fitzgerald University, the nation’s first Ivy League institution for African Americans, is full of twists and turns. With detectives closing in fast, soon Raevyn will learn not to trust anyone, not even the people she calls friend.
Raevyn Jones has successfully dodged jail time and come within one inch of her life during her sophomore year at Benjamin Wallace Fitzgerald University, the nation’s first Ivy League institution exclusively for African Americans.
But her junior year is when she faces her biggest challenge to date — piecing her family together.
Nightmares from her past loom in the distance, threatening to expose her ugly truth. What Raevyn discovers could change her entire existence and even her legacy.
In the thrilling conclusion of The Birthright Trilogy, we finally find out if B. W. Fitz is indeed her birthright….