THE BUTLER'S DAUGHTER - Parker J. Cole
Daughters of Black Gotham  (Book #2)

Independently Published
BUY
(31 May)
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HISTORICAL CHRISTIAN ROMANCE
Sebro Devereaux makes no apologies for her life as a courtesan. Known for her beauty, wit, and charm, she has carved a liberating and wealthy path for herself as mistress to some of the most powerful and elite men in the city. If she is burdened by memories of a painful past, no one knows it but her. When she encounters a mysterious, injured man with a spotty memory, she invites him into her home as he heals from his wounds and soon, he offers his strength as her protector.
Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of JUNE 2022. Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
June 2022
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A VOW TO CLAIM HIS HIDDEN SON - Maya Blake
Ghana's Most Eligible Billionaires (Book #2)
Harlequin Presents
BUY
(24 May)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
“He’ll take his place as my heir. And you’ll live as my wife.” Eighteen months after one incredible night, tycoon Ekow Quayson can’t get Evangeline Annan off his mind. But after a shock reunion puts them face-to-face, they’re united by more than their burning desire… Eva's had his baby! She was forced to hide her pregnancy, but now Eva will wear Ekow’s ring for the sake of their son. For the sake of her heart, she demands a marriage in name only. Yet, when they’re alone, Ekow’s touch might prove too irresistible to deny their marital bed…
A GAME BETWEEN FRIENDS - Yahrah St. John
Lockettes of Tuxedo Park (Book #4)
Harlequin Desire
BUY (24 May)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
From lovers to friends to lovers again? It’s complicated! After losing his football career due to an injury, Xavier Lockett found solace in the arms of singer Porscha Childs…until a misunderstanding tore them apart. Now a sportscaster at a top Atlanta network, the former star quarterback craves another taste of the woman who helped him turn his life around. But Porscha wants a hit record, not a second broken heart. Yet Xavier’s still irresistible. The sparks between them ignite an inferno that lands her in his bed, but can she trust that this time they’re both playing the same game?
A FAMILY FOR KEEPS - Janice Sims
Harlequin Heartwarming

BUY (24 May)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Kindergarten teacher Marley Syminette adores her close-knit, vibrant community of Port Domingo, Florida. She knows almost everyone in town, and they all know her. But Marley has a secret: she’s in love with her best friend, single dad Sebastian Contreras. Finding the courage to say “I love you” feels impossibly hard… What if it shatters the most important relationship in their lives?
A CARIBBEAN HEIRESS IN PARIS
Las Léonas (Book #5)
HQN Books
BUY
(30 May)
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HISTORICAL FICTION
Luz Alana set sail from Santo Domingo armed with three hundred casks of rum, her two best friends and one simple rule: under no circumstances is she to fall in love. In the City of Lights, she intends to expand the rum business her family built over three generations, but buyers and shippers alike can’t imagine doing business with a woman…never mind a woman of color. This, paired with being denied access to her inheritance unless she marries, leaves the heiress in a very precarious position.
BLOOM WHERE YOU'RE PLANTED  Darby Baham
The Friendship Chronicles (Book #2)

Harlequin Special Edition
BUY
(24 Mayl)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Jennifer Pritchett feels increasingly invisible and left behind as her friends move on to the next steps in their lives. As she goes to therapy to figure out how to bloom in her own right, her boyfriend, Nick Carrington, finds himself being the one left behind. Jennifer wants their relationship to have more intimacy, but he can’t help but feel like he’s being compared to others-and found wanting. Can they each get what they need out of this relationship? Or will the flowers shrivel up before they do?
THE HEART-SHAPED MURDERS - Denise N. Wheatley
A West Coast Crime Story (Book #1)
Harlequin Intrigue
BUY
(24 May)
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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Attacked and left with a partial heart-shaped symbol carved into her chest, forensic investigator Lena Love finds her latest hunt has become personal. But leaving LA to return to her hometown comes with its own danger-like detective David Hudson, the love she left behind. And soon sparks fly, even as Lena is targeted and stalked, and bodies-all marked with the killer’s signature heart-are discovered in David’s jurisdiction…
A MATCH FOR BERNADETTE - Parker J. Cole
Marianne's Mail Oder Bride (Book #11)
Independently Published
BUY (30 May)
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HISTORICAL ROMANCE (Inspirational)
Atu Quayson is the rebel in a family that exudes power and influence. Unexpectedly pulled back into the Quayson empire, Atu must persuade Amelie Hayford, daughter of his father’s fiercest rival, to sell her family’s beach resort-to the enemy!
MY DARLING, SURRENDER - Parker J. Cole
Independantly Published
BUY
(30 May)
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HISTORICAL ROMANCE (Inspirational)
This coming February, you're officially invited to attend a month-long celebration of love! Twenty-eight of your favorite short, steamy romance authors have teamed up to bring you stories that will make you swoon, laugh and set your e-readers on fire! Whether they’ve stumbled into love, fallen for their worst enemy, corralled their bestie or are fighting to rekindle a lost love... Tag along and find out what happens "After I Do"!