Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of DECEMBER 2022. Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
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IN THE ARMS OF THE LAW - Deborah Fletcher Mello
To Serve & Seduce (Book #5)

Harlequin Romantic Suspense

BUY (29 November)
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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
When his brother is accused of murder, attorney Ellington Black vows to prove his innocence, even as he comes up against force-of-nature investigator Angela Stanfield, who suspects there's more to the story. But Ellington needs evidence, so they team up to find out the truth. Working with this irresistible woman is more than challenging…and it might just land Ellington high on a killer's hit list.
TWO RIVALS, ONE BED - Zuri Day
The Eddington Heirs (Book #3)
Harlequin Desire
BUY (29 November)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Maeve Eddington must defend her family’s billion-dollar conglomerate in a lawsuit. But her opposing counsel is playboy Victor Cortez, who leaves her weak with desire. Maeve is determined to resist her cocky opponent to avoid compromising her case. She knows the risks of getting involved with a man like him…
AN ALASKAN CHRISTMAS PROMISE - Belle Calhoune
K-9 Companions (Book #11)
Harlequin Love Inspired Romance
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(29 November)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE (Inspirational)
A Christmas to cherish…And a secret to protect. This needs to be the best Christmas Kit O’Malley has ever seen-because she may not be able to see another. Diagnosed with failing vision, it takes all her determination to stay focused on what makes her happy: her daughter, her service-puppy-in-training and the puppy’s trainer, Leo Duggan. But they can’t reach their Christmas joy together until Kit’s secret comes to light…
WORK-LOVE BALANCE - Nicki Night
Blackwells of New York (Book #3)
Harlequin Desire
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(29 November)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Ivy Blackwell is perfectly capable of managing her thriving social media brand. But when gorgeous producer Jordan Chambers offers the high-profile influencer the chance of a lifetime-her own show-she can’t resist the tempting offer. Nor can she resist Jordan, a determined self-made man…or the delicious desire he ignites behind closed doors. Mixing business with oh-so-much pleasure is a terrible idea. So why is Ivy falling hard and fast?
HIS CHRISTMAS REDEMPTION - Toni Shiloh
Harlequin Love Inspired Romance
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(29 November)
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COMTEMPORARY ROMANCE (Inspirational)
Organizing her church’s Christmas Wishes program is the perfect start to Vivian Dupre’s new life-one without the shame of her recent mistakes. But as she grows closer to co-coordinator Michael Wood, she’s even more determined to keep her past hidden. Together they can give joy to their small town. But when Michael discovers her secret, will he be willing to grant Vivian’s holiday wish-forgiveness?
A VALENTINE FOR CHRISTMAS - Reese Ryan
Valentine Vineyards (Book #1)
Harlequin Desire
BUY (29  November)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Dr. Julian Brandon is too charming, too sexy and too young for Chandra Valentine. But after the successful bachelor rescues her-twice-she owes him. Still reeling from life-changing family revelations, Chandra somehow agrees to pose as Julian’s girlfriend. And now the irresistible Julian has plans that start with seduction under the mistletoe and end with their fake relationship erupting into a scorching affair. Now Chandra’s questioning everything she believed about love…
WYOMING WINTER STALKER - Juno Rushdan
Cowboy State Lawmen (Book #2)
Harlequin Intrigue
BUY (25 October)
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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
After Grace Clark accidentally witnesses a brutal murder, she tumbles headlong into a world of motorcycle gangs, cults and a young girl's secrets. Dogged chief deputy sheriff Holden Powell's determined to help discover what's wreaking havoc on their idyllic western town this Christmas. The rancher-turned-lawman has something to prove, and he won’t let anything happen to Grace-not on his watch.
MAESTRO - Aja
The Enigma Series (Book #2)

She Loves Words Publishing
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(16 December)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
He was his daddy's son.. Eli "Maestro" Lewis has prepared himself to run the kingdom of Smoke Enterprises. The plan was to allow his father time to rest and live out his golden years with his new love, but someone wanted his father back in the game, and his father, Smoke, was all too happy to show Pittsburgh how he earned his name. They said where there's Smoke, there's fire, and now the city was up in flames...
BACKCOUNTRY COVER-UP - Denise N. Wheatley
Harlequin Intrigue
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(29 November)
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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
When her body is found on a hiking trail, deputy sheriff Todd Jacobson believes his sister was murdered. Her best friend, private investigator Elle Scott, agrees to help Todd prove it. When she infiltrates an unusual, elite social club, Elle becomes embroiled in a scheme of high-stakes payouts and deadly consequences…and Todd realizes he’s Elle’s only hope against becoming a corpse under the tree this Christmas.
COUNTERFEIT COURTSHIP - Synithia Williams
Heart & Soul (Book #3)
Harlequin Special Edition
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(29 November)
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COMTEMPORARY ROMANCE
When a kiss at a reality TV wedding is caught on camera, there’s only one way to save his reputation and her career. Now paranormal promoter Tyrone Livingston and makeup artist Kiera Fox are officially dating. But their fake romance can’t go on forever. Is Tyrone the love ’em-and-leave ’em player portrayed by the media? Or can a relationship with an agreed-upon end date turn into a real and lasting love?
NEVER CROSS A HIGHLANDER - Lisa Rayne
Entangled: Amara
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(27 December)
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HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Kallum MacNeill's fearsome reputation has long allowed him to keep hidden his secret double life of freeing enslaved captives across the land. Only, it works against him when he inadvertently kidnaps a servant lass he assumed had gone astray from the group he’d come to free. When he discovers she has plans to head in the opposite direction, he can’t leave her to travel alone…or risk her exposing his true identity. Escorting a lone woman should be easy, if only the beauty didn’t oppose him at every turn.
THE REDEMPTION BRIDE - Parker J. Cole
A Blizzard Brides Companion Tale
Independantly Published
BUY
(30 October)
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HISTORICAL ROMANCE (Inspirational)
Ottilie Banner takes one look into the dark, pain-filled eyes of the man who kidnaps her and knows he's a wounded spirit like herself. Though fierce, big, and filled with fury, she can tell he's searching for something to ease the heartache within him. When unforeseen circumstances force them to wed, Cain finds himself torn. Should he let the woman he kidnapped go? Or hold on to his bride of redemption?
MY DARLING SURRENDER - Parker J. Cole
Independantly Published
BUY
(30 October)
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HISTORICAL ROMANCE (Inspirational)
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A CHRISTMAS AFFAIR - Iris Bolling
A Lassister Wedding (Book #4)

Siri Austin Entertainment
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(22 December)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Christmas is the time when wishes come true. Be careful what you ask for. I fell in love with you at a wedding. There were days when I did not like you at all, but you were the man standing at the end of the aisle with the snow falling around us whenever I dared to dream. Now we are here, at our wedding in Connecticut on Christmas Day. The setting is perfect, and I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with you. Jade Estelle Lassiter
RIDGE - A.C. Arthur
The Donovan Dynasty (Book #3)

Artistry Publishing
BUY
(29 November)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Talaya Richmond is content with her life as a social care worker in London where nobody knows her father was a notorious serial killer. The notion that nefarious tendencies could be passed via DNA still haunts her, but she’s determined to build a new life, one where pain and despair are distant memories. A meeting with billionaire oilman and infamous playboy, Ridge Donovan, should have been routine. Instead, it opens a door to dark desires she never knew she possessed.