When up-and-coming event planner Bryn Charles scores NFL superstar Shane Smith as a client, she thinks she has it made. But with only six weeks to create the “hottest event Baltimore’s ever seen”, she has her work cut out for her. Complicating her efforts is Shane’s determination to score her like one of his touchdowns. In order to stay in the game, she must decide whether she can play by his rules. Convinced only a fool would date a professional athlete, Bryn ignores his advances—until she wakes up at an impromptu sleepover next to a shirtless Shane. Suddenly the two of them can’t stay apart. Only Bryn doesn’t realize the true complexities of Shane’s life. Caught up in her own desires, she dismisses the warning signs and gives in to a love affair unlike any she’s ever had. But just when Bryn believes she might have found the love of her life, a blast from Shane’s past causes interference. Now Bryn must decide if she can stay in the game—or if she’s doomed to sit it out on the sideline.
“Sometimes you gotta put folks in line.” This is the mantra of Sister Nadeen Simmons, Head Usher at Greater Trials MB Church and the pastor's right hand. Nadeen is a self-proclaimed sanctified wife and mother. She has no time for nonsense, especially not from her husband, daughters, or members of her congregation. Sister Nadeen is determined to do a work for the Kingdom of God and win her place behind the pearly gates, even if it means she has rule her household and her church with an iron fist. She prides herself on her church reputation and strives to maintain that reputation no matter what. She allows no room for her three girls to embarrass her or smudge her prestigious church status. While she berates others for their infidelity, she is not above committing adultery or being a hypocrite. She will test the sanity of a Saint and dare you to tell her that she ain’t. The only person that can make her bend and almost break is her mother, Ruth, the very person who passed along the gift of her ungodly ways.
In 1850 Charleston, South Carolina, brutality and cruelty simmer just under the genteel surface of Southern society. In an era where ladies are considered mere property, beautiful and headstrong Willow Hendricks’ father has filled her life with turmoil, secrets, and lies. Her father rules her life until she finds a kindred spirit in spunky, outspoken Whitney Barry, a northerner from Boston. Together these Charleston belles are driven to take control of their own lives—and they are plunged into fear and chaos in their quest to fight for the rights of slaves. Against all odds, these feisty women fight to secure freedom and equality for those made powerless and persecuted by a supposedly superior race. Only when they’ve lost it all do they find a new beginning. Book 1 presents Willow and Whitney—and the reader—with the hardships the slaves endure at the hands of their white masters.
Seventy-six-year-old Emma Lee Baker has lived a seemingly ordinary life near the banks of Thomas Bay, but a shocking discovery turns her ordinary life into something altogether extraordinary.
Honour Blue Baker is the polar opposite of her gentile mother. There are only two things in life she fears: her past and the idea of falling in love. Those fears come full circle when she returns to Barrow County to visit her mother, never knowing that her journey home will become a journey of a lifetime.
Twenty-three-year-old Lorraine has hedged her bets on three things: love, butterflies, and the fact that she's a white woman. When she discovers that her long-held beliefs are nothing more than fallacies, all she's held dear is shattered. The hard truths force her to seek out a fresh start - far from the life she thought she knew - but that new life will not be without its share of perils.
When the prestigious law firm of Wayne, Rothstein, and Lincoln catches two major cases—a rape case where a White NBA star allegedly raped a Black stripper, and a murder case where a Black rapper allegedly killed a gay couple and two policemen—Bill O'Neil and Ben Turner are tasked to handle these racially charged litigations. The cases hit emotional chords with the two lawyers and force them to reckon with their interracial relationships and families. Will the racial tension of their cases destroy them or make them stronger?
Alex is a resident of the negatively imaged East Knoxville, a part of a city that has never been part of the ideal American dream. Beginning on the same solemn evening as the funeral of Alex's beloved Ms. Darlene, Alex's understanding of everything that came before is challenged as America's worst fear unpredictably swarms over the city and forever changes the country. With self-appointed purpose, Alex claims responsibility for little brother Willie's welfare, providing emotional support and guidance, but Alex's faith all but vanishes as intangible fear fully morphs into masked hostiles seen marching up and down neighborhood and city streets. Under a beautiful sky and an even more deceptively inviting sun, Alex finally learns that this previously claimed responsibility, though never achievable, was worthy.
The Black Land Series is a conscious romantic suspense series focused on social issues within the African American community. Each book focuses on a different topic and can be read as stand alone stories.
Corvus Shaw is the last of the Negus to marry, but he’s prepared. The King of land deals and property in the city of Detroit, Corvus has earned his reputation as both a business man and a playboy. However, he’s sat aside his womanizing ways to prepare for his Little Goddess. On his journey, Corvus finds out that Miracles really do exist… A precarious land deal, a beautiful smile and manifestations lead to one beautiful package…inside and out.
Miracle Chapman’s faith is the strongest thing in her life. The daughter of the Bishop, she’s lived her whole life in the church. Miracle has always followed the rules and done what’s right…now she must figure out what’s right for her heart…A failed engagement, a chance meeting and answered prayers all lead to one incredible man…a god on earth.
Simmie Johnson was born the son of a slave. He was also a genius. After earning a PhD in physics from Tuskegee Institute, he wrote a paper outlining a theory for time travel, including plans for a time machine—called a chronocar—which was published in a scientific journal in the early 1900s . Since the technology required to build the chronocar did not yet exist, the paper and its brilliant writer faded into obscurity.
A century later, a young Illinois Tech student, Tony Carpenter, discovers the journal article and decides to build a chronocar so he can travel back to 1919 to meet the black scientist he hopes to emulate.
This is the story of Mary Fields, 'Stagecoach Mary', who got her nickname at the turn of the 20th Century. She earned this nickname by working for the United States Postal System delivering the United States Mail through adverse conditions that would have discouraged the most hardened frontiersmen of that period. All by herself, she never missed a day for 8 years, carrying the U. S. Mail and other important documents that helped settle the wild open territory of central west Montana. Mary had no fear of man, nor beast, and this sometimes got her into trouble. She delivered the mail regardless of the heat of the day, cold of night, wind, rain, sleet, snow, blizzards, Indians and Outlaws.
Mary was 6 feet tall, and weighed over 200 pounds, and even with 'those' extraordinary extremes, there were two more facts that made 'her' history. Mary was the second woman in 'history' to carry the U. S. Mail, however, even that was a matter of simplicity, for a fact, she was a Negro Woman, and the only 'Negro', for hundreds and hundreds of miles when she first arrived in Montana.
This feature story covers Mary's colorful life, from the plantation where she was born a slave in 1832, to the famous Steamboat race between the "Robert E. Lee" and the "Natchez" on the Mississippi River, to her death in Cascade, Montana, 1914.