THE SWAN - Piper Huguley
The 12 Days of Christmas Mail Order Brides (Book #4)
Liliaceae Publishers
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Wayne Jordan |  Rating:  A
INSPIRATIONAL HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Avis Smith is willing to go to Noelle to marry a man she doesn’t know in order to avenge a fourteen year wrong--her abandonment to a life of misery and abuse when she was just six years old. In order to get to Noelle, she has to lie about who she is, but her thirst for vengeance is so strong, she transforms herself into the pious, beautiful bride that JD Jones wants. Still, she never expected to be abandoned at the altar.
SEDUCED BY THE TYCOON AT CHRISTMAS - Pamela Yaye
The Morretti Millionaires (Book #8)
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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CATEGORY ROMANCE
As one of Italy's most powerful businessmen, Romeo Morretti spends his days brokering multimillion-dollar deals and his nights romancing Europe's most beautiful women. But a chance encounter at a busy intersection sends the international playboy's life hurling in a new direction. The desire that ignites between Romeo and lush Caribbean beauty Zoe Smith is impossible to resist. Their intimate display becomes public under Milan's bright Christmas lights when a blog leaks their secret affair and they're touted as the city's newest celebrity couple.
Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of DECEMBER 2017.  Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
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NO ORDINARY LOVE - Ann Christopher
A Journey's End Billionaire Romance (Book #1)
Blue Iris Press
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Sexy French billionaire Jean-Baptiste Mercier avoids emotional attachments by giving his model or actress girlfriends his credit card-but never his heart. Down-to-earth career woman Samira Palmer avoids dating anyone right now-especially bad boys. Until a handsome man with a thrilling accent and piercing green eyes literally bumps into her one unprecedented night.
AN UNEXPECTED HOLIDAY GIFT - Martha Kennerson
The Kingsleys of Texas (Book #2)
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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CATEGORY ROMANCE
NBA star and oil company heir Keylan "KJ" Kingsley is the ultimate player on and off the court. When a midgame scuffle leads to community service, he opts to devote his hours to his family's cherished foundation. And once he meets no-nonsense charity executive Mia Ramirez, he's driven to prove there's more to him than the wary beauty believes.
HIS SECRET SON - Brenda Jackson
The Westmoreland Legacay (Book #)
Harlequin Desire
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: Alicia Aaron |  Rating: A
CATEGORY ROMANCE
Former beauty queen Waverly Leverve can barely show her face in public after an embarrassing meme goes viral. But now fate and a misdelivered pizza have brought her dreams back to life. Gorgeous bad boy turned business mogul Dominic Crowne wants to sponsor Waverly in a pageant scheduled for Christmas Eve. Waverly vows to keep their arrangement purely professional-but soon their arrangement quickly takes a sensual turn…
A LOVE LIKE THIS - Kianna Alexander
Sapphire Shores (Book #1)
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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CATEGORY ROMANCE
All Devon Granger wants for Christmas is a peaceful, low-key escape to his North Carolina coastal hometown far from LA. But how is the injured Hollywood action star supposed to rest with Hadley Monroe tending to his every need? His caring childhood friend has blossomed into a stunning, self-possessed woman who's making her amorous feelings known…and lighting a fire Devon has no interest in putting out.
MAYHEM & MASS - Olivia Matthews
A Sister Lou Mystery (Book #1)
Kensington Books
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Wayne Jordan |  Rating:  A
COZY MYSTERY
A Los Angeles transplant, Sister Louise “Lou” LaSalle feels right at home in Briar Coast, New York. After all, her beloved nephew, Chris, works at the college founded by her congregation. But while Sister Lou has always played by the rules, she’s about to have her faith in herself tested-by murder.
DESIRE IN A KISS - Nicki Night
The Chandler Legacy (Book #1)
Harlequin Kimani Romance
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CATEGORY ROMANCE
Ambitious, charming and heir to a food empire, Christian Chandler has no problem meeting women. If only more of them could see beyond his family's fortune… On impulse, he creates a fake dating profile and quickly connects with petite powerhouse Serenity Williams. She's smart, down-to-earth and ignites his fantasies from their first encounter. He has to tell her who he really is. But how can he admit the truth to a woman for whom honesty is everything?
CHRISTMAS IN A SMALL TOWN - Kristina Knight
A Slippery Rock Novel (Book #2)
Harlequin Superromance
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Brenda Larnell |  Rating:  A
CATEGORY ROMANCE
A cheating fiancé sends Camden Harris fleeing to her grandparents’ home in Missouri. When her ex follows, determined to win her back, Camden makes a deal with neighbor Levi Walters: they’ll pretend to be in love and she’ll support his plan to buy her grandparents’ land.
FATAL OPPOSITION - Tracee Lydia Garner
Parker Family Series (Book #3)
Amazon Digital
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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Cashell Bruer has lived a sheltered life. When she meets handsome NFL rookie James Parker on her birthday, she's smitten. With him, she can truly begin to live. But will he want her when he discovers she has a heart condition? Not to mention her new job involves polishing his bad boy image!
HUES - Anita Davis
Limelight (Book #1)
Amazon Digital
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Shirley Fleming |  Rating:  B+
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Supermodel, Liv Summers, better known as Phaedra Winters to her hometown, is esteemed by the industry and her fans for her flawless beauty and matchless runway and shoot presence. Ten years in the limelight and hiding her true identity has kept her from getting close to anyone other than her assistant. Landing gigs, ripping runways, and nailing ads is never a problem for her, but keeping her identity intact and ignoring her growing attraction for a certain photographer is turning out to be the hardest parts of her career to date.
PHIRE - I'M JUST SAYING - Iris Bolling
Gems and Gents (Book #8)
Siri Austin Entertainment
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Shirley Fleming  |  Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Growing up in a family of overachievers isn’t easy for feisty co-ed, Sapphire Lassiter. With eleven older brothers and sisters, they all have opinions on what she should do with her life. Phire, as everyone called her, of course, has other plans. No one promised you rainbows and sunshine. Lawrence Trent Palmer never forgot those words for they molded his life. LT, as he prefers to be called, became a multi-millionaire before the age of thirty. This granted him the means to accomplish his life’s mission: Vengeance.
KINDRED SPIRITS - D. Camille
The Sable Inn (Book #2)
Sable SiStars Publishing
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Brenda Larnell |  Rating:  A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Horticulturist, Jamal Winston has a past…one that left the love of his life heartbroken, and tore them apart, along with their small town. When they are finally reunited, his plans to build a life for them, dredges up old memories, and his past threatens their future together.
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS - Brenda Jackson
The Madaris Series (Book #21)
Madaris Publishing
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
School principal Jonathan Madaris falls hard the moment new teacher Marilyn Bannister walks into his office. The gray-eyed beauty takes his breath away and makes him regret his school’s non-fraternization policy. Still, he immediately knows Marilyn is special. And he’s not letting anything stop him from getting the woman he wants.
BEYOND ORDINARY LOVE - Ann Christopher
A Journey's End Billionaire Romance (Book #2)
Blue Iris Press
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
The road to true love never runs smooth. Especially when a sexy French billionaire meets his match in a no-nonsense career woman from small-town Journey’s End. But the fiery chemistry between Jean-Baptiste Mercier and Samira Palmer refuses to die, and each new day reveals how much they don’t have in common-and how much they do. One-night stands often end in disaster. But not always…
A HOPE DIVIDED - Alyssa Cole
The Loyal League (Book #3)
Kensington Books
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Brenda Larnell |  Rating:  A
HISTORICAL ROMANCE
For three years of the War Between the States, Marlie Lynch has helped the cause in peace: with coded letters about anti-Rebel uprisings in her Carolina woods, tisanes and poultices for Union prisoners, and silent aid to fleeing slave and Freeman alike. Her formerly enslaved mother’s traditions and the name of a white father she never knew have protected her-until the vicious Confederate Home Guard claims Marlie’s home for their new base of operations in the guerilla war against Southern resistors of the Rebel cause.
SOMETHING BORROWED - Lena Hart
Brides of Cedar Bend (Book #3)
Maroon Ash Publishing
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Recently widowed Truth Richards is filled with regret over the desire she’s harbored for her brother-in-law-a desire Jackson Matoa has tried to suppress in himself for far too long. When the grief of losing his baby brother takes Jackson down a dark place, Truth steps in to help him find peace again. Can the two of these broken hearts borrow each other's strength to find happiness again…or will the guilt of their attraction consume them both?