Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of  JANUARY 2023. Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
January 2023
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MR RIGHT NEXT DOOR - Niama Simone
Rose Bend (Book #5)
HQN Books

BUY (10 January)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
As the ex-mayor’s daughter, Jenna Landon has spent her life aiming for perfection-and missing. The pressure and disappointment turned her into a bit of a mean girl, but now she’s tired of protecting her soft heart, of hiding her losses-she’s ready to leave Rose Bend and start over. But before she can leave, she has to endure the town’s carnival fundraiser, her father’s reelection campaign…and the pain-in-the-tail giant who just moved in next door.
DARK WATER DISAPPEARANCE - K. D. Richards
West Investigations (Book #5)
Harlequin Intrigue
BUY (27 December)
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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
There was no quiet homecoming for Nikki King. Not with a body discovered on her lakefront property and Terrence Sutton’s unexpected arrival. The police detective is convinced his sister’s disappearance and the threats Nikki has been receiving are connected. Nikki would rather avoid the man who once let a family feud tear them apart, but can she afford to refuse his protection? Not with danger lurking in the dark water just beyond her doorstep.
AGAINST THE CURRENT - Olivia Matthews
A Spice Isle Bakery (Book #1)
St. Martin's Paperbacks
BUY
(24 January)
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COZY MYSTERY
Little Caribbean, Brooklyn, New York: Lyndsay Murray is opening Spice Isle Bakery with her family, and it’s everything she’s ever wanted. The West Indian bakery is her way to give back to the community she loves, stay connected to her Grenadian roots, and work side-by-side with her family. The only thing getting a rise out of Lyndsay is Claudio Fabrizi, a disgruntled fellow bakery owner who does not want any competition.
HER BEST FRIEND'S BROTHER - Yahrah St. John
Six Gems (Book #1)
Harlequin Desire
BUY
(27 December)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
When travel blogger Wynter Barrington’s disapproving family cuts her off, she finds comfort in a passionate chance encounter with Riley Davis, her best friend's brother. He’s hot as hell…and totally off-limits. When they meet again months later, they begin a sizzling affair. Wynter knows Riley doesn’t do love and marriage, but her youthful crush is feeling more and more like a real relationship. Can she survive falling in love with the one man she was never supposed to touch?
HIS PARTNERSHIP PROPOSAL - Jaceuelin Thomas
Polk Island (Book # 4)
Harlequin Heartwarming
BUY
(27 December)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE (Inspirational)
Success is everything to chef Terian LaCroix-his demanding father will accept no less. And his drive to be the best meant betraying Aubrie DuGrandpre. Aubrie is stunned when unexpected circumstances push them together to open a restaurant on Polk Island…and Terian is all in. His plans are sound, but he’s just as hard to resist as he was in culinary school. Could forgiving him put love on the menu?