{New Releases} Week 42

{New Releases} Week 42

Bottled Up Secret by-Brian McNamara

Bottled Up Secret by-Brian McNamaraBottled Up Secret by:Brian McNamara
Brendan Madden is in the midst of his senior year of high school and couldn’t be happier. He has a great group of friends, his pick of colleges, and he has recently come to terms with his sexuality. One night, he meets Mark Galovic, a gorgeous, younger classmate of his. In a matter of minutes, Brendan is hooked. As the friendship between them grows, Brendan…

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{Books To Film} Naked Dragon + Trailer

In the worst serial killer crime spree in years, the ‘Dragon’ is hunting young Asian men as his victims.

{Life} Open Letter From Amina T. Mosley “Thank you For Fixing My Father”

{Life} Open Letter From Amina T. Mosley “Thank you For Fixing My Father”

Amina T. Mosley

Amina T. MosleyIyanla,

Before your show I never felt like just one of 34. I have always had a great and close relationships with 8 of my siblings that I do know. We have a very supportive and loving family overall. We are in constant contact, so it has always felt totally normal. Sure, I always knew that I had an unusual amount of siblings out there, and yes, I RESENTED my father for it. I never, however,…

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{Book Attraction} Eric Walrond by:James Davis

{Book Attraction} Eric Walrond by:James Davis

Eric Walrond by-John Davis

Eric Walrond by-John DavisEric Walrond (1898–1966) was a writer, journalist, caustic critic, and fixture of 1920s Harlem. His short story collection, Tropic Death, was one of the first efforts by a black author to depict Caribbean lives and voices in American fiction. Restoring Walrond to his proper place as a luminary of the Harlem Renaissance, this biography situates Tropic Death within the author’s broader corpus and…

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{Books To Film} Antoine Fuqua Set to Direct/Produce ‘The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace’

{Books To Film} Antoine Fuqua Set to Direct/Produce ‘The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace’

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace; A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by-Jeff Hobbs

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace; A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by-Jeff HobbsStraight off the success of his recent film ‘The Equalizer‘ Director Antoine Fuqua is set to direct the recently published book The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by: Jeff Hobbs. IM Global optioned the book and choose Fuqua to direct and produce with Rebecca Hobbs, Matthew Jackson and E.P. Stuart Ford.

The true story centers on…

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{Book Attraction} Gift of Revelation by:Robert Fleming

{Book Attraction} Gift of Revelation by:Robert Fleming

Gift of Revelation by-Robert Fleming

Gift of Revelation by-Robert FlemingReminiscent of the significant spiritual and social themes of Sinclair Lewis, Andrew Greeley, and James Carroll, Robert Fleming’s bold new novel will keep readers riveted.

Following their Alabama adventure, Reverend Clint and Adele are finally settling down in Harlem. Adele, a former schoolteacher, explores the city, various tourist sites, and meets Reverend Evan Dye, a young missionary just back…

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{Book Attraction} Between the Sheets by: Cairo

{Book Attraction} Between the Sheets by: Cairo

Between The Sheets by-Cairo

Between The Sheets by-CairoSinful fantasies become sensually heated realities in this latest steamy tale by Cairo, in which one power couple takes voyeurism, intimacy, and open-mindedness to new sexual heights.

Marika and Marcel Franklin are a strikingly handsome, thirty-something married couple with voracious sex drives—professionals by day, uninhibited sexual beings at night. They are both equally attracted to the same…

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{Book Attraction} All Hail the Queen: An Urban Tale by: Meesha Mink

{Book Attraction} All Hail the Queen: An Urban Tale by: Meesha Mink

All Hail the Queen; An Urban Tale by-Meesha Mink

All Hail the Queen; An Urban Tale by-Meesha MinkIn this heart-pounding sequel to the explosive novel Kiss the Ring, Naeema “Queen” Cole races against the clock to figure out who attacked her man and why—before it’s too late.

Life finally seems to have calmed down for Naeema “Queen” Cole. After she brought down the Make Money Crew, Newark’s most notorious bank robbing gang, she was able to make peace with the son she never knew. His memory is…

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{Between The Lines} Yona DeShommes Promoted to Associate Director of Publicity at Atria Books

Congratulations to Yona DeShommes on your new promotion to Associate Director of Publicity at Atria Books.

{Between The Lines} Yona DeShommes Promoted to Associate Director of Publicity at Atria Books

Congratulations to Yona DeShommes on your new promotion to Associate Director of Publicity at Atria Books.

{Book Attraction} Corruption Officer: My Journey from Jail Guard to Perpetrator Inside Rikers Island by:Gary L. Heyward

{Book Attraction} Corruption Officer: My Journey from Jail Guard to Perpetrator Inside Rikers Island by:Gary L. Heyward

Corruption Officer; My Journey from Jail Guard to Perpetrator Inside Rikers Island by-Gary L. Heyward

Corruption Officer; My Journey from Jail Guard to Perpetrator Inside Rikers Island by-Gary L. HeywardIn this shocking memoir from a former corrections officer, Gary Heyward shares an eye-opening, gritty, and salacious insider’s account of his descent into criminal life, selling drugs inside the infamous Rikers Island jails.

Gary Heyward’s life changed forever when he received a letter from the New York City Department of Corrections announcing he was accepted into the academy for new recruits.…

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{Book Attraction} It Ain’t Hard to Tell by: Nas

{Book Attraction} It Ain’t Hard to Tell by: Nas

Nas

NasThe long-awaited memoir from legendary rapper Nas, one of the most famous—and famously enigmatic—stars of the hip-hop generation.

With the release of his 1994 debut album, Illmatic, Nas was immediately lauded as rap royalty. After nearly two decades he remains one of the most admired, successful, and misunderstood figures in the business.

In It Ain’t Hard to Tell, Nas tells his life story for the…

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{Book Attraction} The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by: Issa Rae

{Book Attraction} The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by: Issa Rae

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by-Issa Rae

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by-Issa RaeIn the bestselling tradition of Sloan Crosley’s I Was Told There’d Be Cake and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous essays on what it’s like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits, and black as cool.

My name is “J” and I’m awkward—and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That…

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{New Releases} Week 41

{New Releases} Week 41

Something Like Lightning by-Jay BellSomething Like Lightning by:Jay Bell
Never stop running. No matter how often life trips you up, or how many times your enemies knock you down, just get up and keep on moving until you find where you belong.

Kelly Phillips has been out of the closet since he was a young teenager, and thanks to the gay youth group he frequents, he has never been short on friends or lovers. But when you have almost…

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{Book Attraction} I Am Charlie Wilson by: Charlie Wilson

{Book Attraction} I Am Charlie Wilson by: Charlie Wilson

I Am Charlie Wilson by-Charlie Wilson

I Am Charlie Wilson by-Charlie WilsonThe long-awaited memoir of seven-time Grammy-nominated artist Charlie Wilson, the iconic R&B and Funk singer-songwriter-producer—interwoven with his recollections of collaborating with fellow artists such as Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, and Snoop Dog.

Recognized the world over for his distinct voice and timeless hits spanning a career of nearly half a century, Charlie Wilson is one of the…

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{Book Attraction} Pigalle Palace: A Strebor Quickiez by: Niyah Moore

{Book Attraction} Pigalle Palace: A Strebor Quickiez by: Niyah Moore

Pigalle Palace; A Strebor Quickiez by-Niyah Moore

Pigalle Palace; A Strebor Quickiez by-Niyah MooreIn this supernatural tale of lust, loyalty, and betrayal, erotic escapades ensue as a mystery unfolds around a vampire family destined to be the next royal occupants of Pigalle Palace in Paris’s Red Light District.

When Essence asked her college roommate to take her to Pigalle Palace, she knew what she was getting herself into…or thought she knew what she was getting herself into. But when the…

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