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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GOAL - Alexandria House
The St. Louis Sires Series (Book #1)
Pink Cashmere Publishing

BUY
Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell | Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
For Maleek Jones, hockey is his wife. Everything and everyone else is his mistress, an aside. When unexpected responsibilities land in his lap, the balance of his world is disrupted, changing the way he sees everything. Trying to figure out life while recovering from trauma, Nuri Knox finds herself in desperate need of the one thing Maleek has to offer. In each other, they discover what neither of them expects. Love.
AN ALASKAN CHRISTMAS PROMISE - Belle Calhoune
K-9 Companions (Book #11)
Harlequin Love Inspired Romance
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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
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
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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell | Rating: A
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 (29 November)
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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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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell | Rating: A
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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Reviewer:
Wayne Jordan | Rating: A
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.
A CHRISTMAS AFFAIR - Iris Bolling
A Lassister Wedding (Book #4)

Siri Austin Entertainment
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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
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
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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell  |  Rating: A
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
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.
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…
TROUBLE FOR HIRE - Naima Simone
Rose Bend (Book #1)
HQN Books
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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Against the odds, Erik Mann has overcome his past and built a successful tattoo business in Rose Bend…and he might have just ruined it all by hiring his best friend’s sister. It’s not that Camille Dansen isn’t great at her job, though her insistence on changing everything drives him crazy. It’s all the other ways she’s driving him crazy that are the problem. He can’t fire her. He definitely shouldn’t kiss her. But something’s got to give…
IN IT TO WIN IT - Sharon C. Cooper
Berkley
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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Spoiled, fickle, and prissy are only a few of the adjectives that have been used to describe Morgan Redford. Though she’s never had to worry about money, she’s determined to make a name for herself on her own terms. Her new venture won’t be an epic fail like her former professional cuddling service or the short-lived pet hotel. This time, through the nonprofit she cofounded, Morgan is doing something meaningful-helping teens who are aging out of foster care-and she’s got her eye on a property that could house these kids. But the competition is steep, and one of the bidders is someone she never expected. . . .
OCCASIONAL HERO - Tracee Lydia Garner
Jamison Family Series (Book #4)
Tracee Lydia Garner
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(20 November)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE (Inspirational)
All she wanted was to be a restauranteur and open her cutting edge decadent dessert-only establishment in the heart of Alexandria, Virginia's historic waterfront. Angel (Angie) Valenti however, would be saddled raising kids that belonged to her reckless, deceased sister and now a husband that wanted a real wife. Angie didn't feel cut out for any of it but she also didn't plan on Jojo Jameson being the one true hero she could count on forever
WHAT WE FOUND IN HALLELUJAH - Vanessa Miller
Thomas Nelson
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(29 November)
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MAINSTREAM FICTION (Inspirational)
Good things never happen in November-at least not for the Reynolds women. It was the month they lost their patriarch. And the month when fourteen-year-old Trinity went missing during a tropical storm. So Hope Reynolds isn’t surprised when it becomes the month she walks in on her boyfriend kissing another woman. Or when she receives a panicked call from her mother about a mistake that could cost the family their treasured beach house.
THE GRINCH'S ROOMMATE - Sherelle Green
Coffee'd Pink Creative
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(15 December)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
According to college professor Sage Langley, there’s nothing holly or jolly about the month of December. Therefore, a solo Caribbean vacation is the perfect escape from all things Christmas. Until she’s delivered an unwanted present in the shape of a handsome attorney determined to invade her luxurious vacation and bring all of that annoying cheer with him.
ONLY FOR TONIGHT - Kimmie Ferrell
KF Books
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Rviewer: Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
...The best way to get over one man is to ride the face of an even sexier man, and that’s exactly what I plan to do. With the crash and burn of another short-lived relationship and an all-expenses-paid trip fueling my reckless decision, tonight will be a night I’ll never forget….thanks to him. 
...My birthday, my rules, and this weekend… there aren’t any. I’m ready to live it up. Why spend my time worrying about what I can’t control when I can celebrate a life many wished they had... with her
A HOLIDAY CRUSH - Angela Seals
Zodiac Love (Book #1)
Independently Published
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Landen has been my best friend since I was ten years old. He’s my partner in crime. The one who understands me the most. And he knows all my deepest secrets … except one. For years, I’ve had a crush on him. The Problem is, he was once married to one of my closest friends. Is it wrong to want the forbidden? Or is it time for me to come out from the shadows and finally go after someone I’ve craved my entire life?
IN THE ARMS OF THE  LAW - Deborah Fletcher Mello
To Serve and Seduce (Book #5)
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
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(20 November)
Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell  |  Rating: A
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.