Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of APRIL 2019.  Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
April 2019
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A BID ON FOREVER - Joy Avery
Distinguished Gentlemen
Amazon Digital Services
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Trent Thatcher doesn’t realize just how empty he is until he returns home to Southlake Park to participate in a bachelor auction to raise money in an effort to help revive the place he once called home. So many memories exist for him here, including the one of being crushed by the only woman he’s ever loved. Three years hasn’t diminished his feelings for his ex-best friend and lover, Macie Shaw.
ENGAGING THE EMEMY - Reese Ryan
The Bourbon Brothers (Book #3)
Harlequin Desire
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CATAGORY ROMANCE
Parker Abbott will do whatever it takes to be the next CEO of King’s Finest Distillery, even play fake fiancé to his childhood nemesis, Kayleigh Jemison. Yet as he and the fiery redhead get reacquainted, sparks fly and real passion emerges. But when her ex wants a second chance, who will Kayleigh choose?
ALEX - D. Camille
The Heirs (Book #4)
Sable SiStars Publishing
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Reviewer:
  Brenda Larnell |  Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Alex Jackson is known as one half of the male offspring of Sean Jackson and Lily Masters-Jackson. Being born a twin and a genius, are secondary to Alex’s other ‘special’ gift. Now a full-grown man, Alex has followed in his father’s footsteps, by becoming an established lawyer, a skilled weapons expert, and an Heir.
WHATEVER MAY COME - Tracee Lydia Garner
Jamison Family (Book #1)
Amazon Digital Services
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Schoolteacher Tisha Jameson flees her Virginia hometown to start afresh in Macon, Georgia. Although she hadn’t planned on falling in love with former pro football player Chase Alton, Chase's son Thomas is determined to get them together somehow. Before long, the pair come to realize that they are unable to resist one another and Chase will discover what a caring mother figure Tish can be for his son.
EXPECTING TY'S BABY - Empi Baryeh
Love for Ghana (Book #2)
Black Opal Books
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Reviewer: 
Shirley Fleming |  Rating: B+
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Abandoned by her father at a young age, beauty therapist, Patricia Owusu, has learned the hard way that men can’t be relied on. She’s determined to make it on her own without falling into the cultural trappings of marriage. However, when she finds herself pregnant after a torrid love affair with African-American financial consultant, Ty Webber, she discovers one man’s resolve to stick around.
SWITCHED AT BID - Nicole Falls
Distinguishing Gentlemen
Amazon Digital Services
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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Lifelong friends Maurice Kirkwood and Alecia Woods briefly shared an ill-fated attempt at crossing the line into something more a few years ago. The decision to split was a mutual one, but left residual feelings of longing on both sides of the chasm between them. Miscommunication led to the breakdown, but Maurice is determined to mend the rift and reunite the two of them permanently. Alecia, however, is not so much on the same plan as Maurice.
THE RENEGADE BID - Kelsey Green
Distinguishing Gentlemen
Amazon Digital Services
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Cadence Alexander was made for lave and luxury. Literally she came from #blackexcellence. Her upper class parents worked hard to ensure she never had to, but when she bids on the handsome and chiseled, Ace Kathan, at a neighborhood auction, she’s in for a rude awakening
INVITATION TO BID - Angela Seals
Distinguishing Gentlemen
Amazon Digital Services
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
When Nicholas gets a call from Mama Peaches to come back home for a neighborhood bachelor auction, he really doesn’t want to do it. But who can say no to Mama Peaches? In order to save himself from the claws of women placing bids at the auction, this bachelor comes up with a scheme…
THE CLOSING BID - Elle Wright
Distinguishing Gentlemen
Elle Writes Books
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Reviewer:
Cheryl McNeil |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
There were few bright spots in MLB Relief Pitcher Christian Knight’s life, and Mama Peaches was one of them. When she requests his presence at her neighborhood bachelor auction, he agrees-under one condition. His participation must be kept under wraps. He may be one of the best “closers” in the league, but the last thing he needs is a media circus.
LOVER'S BID - A. C. Arthur
Distinguished Gentlemen
Black Opal Books
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
They were the best of friends in college but after going off into the world their lives drastically changed. Now, Dylan James, in-house counsel for a D.C. lobbyist firm is once again face-to-face with Cristine Palmer, defense attorney from New York. The passion that had been on a low simmer because of prior relationships is now on full blast. But Dylan has a dark side that he’s certain Cristine will not understand.
AN OUTLANDISH BID - EJ. Brock
Distinguishing Gentlemen
Amazon Digital Services
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Lieutenant Taylor has spent his life haunted by the tragic loss of his mother. His babysitter, Mama Peaches, stepped in and filled the void. As loving and maternal as Peaches was, he never got over not being able to fix his mother. Subconsciously driven by the fact that he couldn’t save her, he has spent the last twenty years buying and fixing old houses.
THE BIRTHDAY BID - Suzette Harrison
Distinguishing Gentlemen
SDH Books
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
It’s blackmail, blindfolds, and her fortieth birthday. How else would beauty influencer, Senaé Dawson, wind up at a bachelor auction? Whisked away without a say, her besties treat her to a birthday bid at an auction featuring decadent Black men. Inevitably infected by the hype, Senaé’s excitement hits hyper drive until the blindfold’s removed from her eyes. She’s dumbstruck to discover she’s just “bought” her ex-husband.
THE BID CATCHER - Anita Davis
Distinguishing Gentlemen
Amazon Digital Services
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
All Jeremy Brighton ever wanted to do was be a chef and own his own restaurant. Failed attempts at sustaining his dream sends him back to Chicago where he knows his restaurant can thrive. A bachelor auction planned to raise the remaining funds necessary to restore the hood may be the remedy to Southlake’s problem, but there's no way Jeremy would ever agree to be a bachelor in the auction. Will his stubbornness cost him his restaurant dreams?
THE RELUCTANT BID - Sheryl Lister
Distinguishing Gentlemen
SL Books
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
A favor for the one person he can’t refuse brings architect Romeo Alexander back to the one place he vowed never to step foot in again. But he plans to be on the first flight out of Southlake Park as soon as the auction gavel comes down. However, he doesn’t count on the beautiful woman who wins his bid or the instant, undeniable attraction between them...
THE CONTINGENCY BID - Sherelle Green
Distinguishing Gentlemen
Amazon Digital Services
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
There is nothing barbershop owner, Kadaris Kelly, wouldn’t do for his former foster mother turned babysitter, Mama Peaches. Even if that means participating in the upcoming Southlake Park bachelor auction to raise money for the neighborhood. However, Mama Peaches has one request…Kadaris must work with etiquette coach, Khloe Madison, to polish his thuggish exterior before the auction. Despite their chemistry, he hasn’t gotten along with Khloe in years...
LOSING THE BID - Suzette Riddick
Distinguishing Gentlemen
Heart 2 Heart Publishing
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Parading in front of a room full of women is not Adrian Collins’ idea of a good time. The last thing he wants to do is fly to Chicago for a bachelor auction. But, how can he refuse to help the woman who nurtured him after his mother abandoned him when he was a toddler? Going back to the site of his deepest wounds is where he’ll meet his destiny, Daphne Turner. Adrian is disappointed when Daphne slips through his fingers after losing the bid to an old flame from his past
PRINCESS OF ESTORIA - Delaney Diamond
Royal Brides (Book #2)
Garden Avenue Presss
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Reviewer:
Susan Plummer |  Rating: B+
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Angela Lipscomb is flattered when Prince Andres of Estoria expresses interest in her, but she’s not looking for love. Not with a demanding career that takes all of her time and vivid memories of the pain caused by a broken heart. But their attraction is too strong to resist, and soon she’s convinced that an international fling couldn’t possibly hurt…could it?
FOREVER MINE - J. L. Campbell
The Writer's Suite
Amazon Digital Services
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Shevaughn Young escaped from her marriage to a control freak and isn’t planning to give up her independence a second time. A mix up with their hotel booking throws them together and Scott and Shevaughn realize they want the same thing-an interlude with no strings attached. That’s until their connection turns into something they didn’t anticipate. Now they’re hard-pressed to keep their passion from flaring out of control and into something that looks like forever.
FORBIDDEN - Tiye Love
Forbidden Trilogy (Book #1)
Garden Avenue Press
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Reviewer: 
Janet Caldwell  |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
What happens when the man you can't live without is your husband's brother? On the eve of their tenth wedding anniversary, Kameron and Aaron Youngblood plan to renew their vows. They seem to have the perfect life and are the very definition of “couple goals.” Yet Kameron feels uneasy about her relationship but can't figure out what's missing. Until Bakari, Aaron's hot younger brother, arrives in town for a job interview, bold in his attraction toward his sister-in-law.
JUSTICE - D. Camille
The Heirs (Book #5)
Sable SiStars Publishing
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Reviewer:
  Brenda Larnell |  Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
The saga continues…Justice Black is the heir to the Black legacy. Now ready to show that he’s more than the rich, handsome playboy…Justice sets out to prove that he can handle his own. When the next Heirs mission hits close to home, Justice will have to protect the woman who has more than his heart…and prove to her that the Black Magic is always real.