Below is a list of the African-American books on sale during the month of OCTOBER 2022. Click on the title for our review of the book. Click on BUY to purchase.
October 2022
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THE DUKE'S DEFIANT CINDERELLA -  Parker J. Cole
Harlequin Historical

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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
HISTORICAL ROMANCE
As the servant girl who discovered she was the long-lost daughter of a comte, Lilas Moreau is no stranger to scandal. Now, more famous for her art, she won’t have her independence threatened by the return of her betrothed, Bastien, Duc de Languedoc. As a new attraction sizzles between them, Lilas is relieved he wants to end their secret marriage contract. But a summons from the queen means they’re forced to continue their charade!
THE PREGNANCY PROPOSAL - Niobia Bryant
Cress Brothers (Book #4)
Harlequin Desire
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Reviewer:
Jennifer Copeland |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Career-driven PR whiz Montgomery Morgan is all about her professional public image. So why did she have a steamy hookup with celebrity chef Sean Cress? In an elevator, no less! Their secret is safe until Morgan learns she’s expecting. Now, damage control requires an engagement. Sean’s requirements are more "hot nights with Montgomery" and less "til death do us part." But nothing can stop their undeniable passion-not even the start of something deeper…
THEIR DESERT NIGHT OF SCANDAL - Maya Blake
Brothers of the Desert (Book #1)
Harlequin Presents
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Reviewer: Brenda Larnell | Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Back with the king…for one desert night! Twelve years after Sheikh Tahir almost lost his throne, the woman who betrayed him arrives at his palace gates. Lauren’s request to help her brother is Tahir's chance to-at last-make sense of her betrayal. On one condition: they spend twenty-four hours in the desert…alone.
LONDON CALLING - Darby Baham
The Friendship Chronicles (Book #3)

Harlequin Special Edition
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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell  |  Rating: B+
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Newly promoted expat Robin Johnson is ready to take London by storm! Her career blossoming, Rob soon tumbles headlong into the local dating scene…with disastrous results. When she confides her misadventures to her coworker’s understanding brother Craig, the last thing she expects is to find an elusive spark-with him! After so many false starts, can Rob find it in her heart to give Craig the chance that he deserves?
EVIDENCE  UNCOVERED - Jacquelin Thomas
Love Inspired COLD CASE
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(27 September)
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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
With young New Orleans women turning up dead, FBI agent Lanier Barrow is sure that the Crescent City Strangler is back. But proving it to distrustful lead detective Daniel Jordan means she must hide her tragic connection to the case. And with their uneasy partnership already troubled, even more dangerous secrets will put their lives on the line…
CAPTURED ON KAUAI - R. Barri Flowers
Hawaii C I (Book #2)
Harlequin Intrigue
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(27 September)
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ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
To discover why a fellow DEA agent was murdered, Dex Adair is undercover at Kauai’s most beautiful resort. And when its owner, Katrina Sizemore, receives threatening letters, Dex wonders if her husband’s recent death could be connected. But uncovering an insidious conspiracy together means Dex and Katrina must put their fragile trust-and irresistible passion-on one deadly line…
WEEKEND GIRLFRIEND - Sean D. Young
Love & Justice (Book #1)
Young Creations Publishing
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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell | Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
No one knows Chicago defense attorney, Jason Austin, better than Charlee Summers. Friends since college, she is well aware of his playboy status and the wall he puts up whenever he thinks a relationship is getting too serious. She also knows his beautiful heart. However, Charlee never thought she'd agree to play his girlfriend even for just one weekend. That would be pushing it, especially since she feels things whenever they are close.
A FAMILY AFFAIR - Iris Bolling
A Lassiter Wedding Series (Book #3)
Siri Austin Entertainment
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Reviewer:
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Sexy high-school teacher Matthew Lassiter has found the woman of his dreams. She loves and understands his desire for the simple life of mentoring teens. The larger-than-life siblings who surround him excel in just about everything they do. While that is financially beneficial for them, his choice to teach is not as profitable. When the opportunity for a different career is put on the table, planning a life with Leah has Matt questioning his decision.
MAKE ME CONFESS - Sherelle Green
Naughty Season (A Black Lust Quickie)
Coffee'd Pink Creative
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(29 September)
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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
It’s time for me to confess. I, Indigo Monroe, have been keeping a naughty secret about Odysseus Hood. He may be my youngest brother’s best friend, but facts are facts. He once rocked my world in a way I never saw coming. Not only have the men in his family always been on my do-not-date list, but he’s too young for me and way too tempting. I can never go there with him again.
LOVE ON THE BRAIN - Delaney Diamond
Gardern Avenue Press

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CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
A collection of short romantic fiction-two short stories and two novellas. "A Taxicab Connection" - Immediately after a painful break up, Erica meets a man who makes her feel much better. Could he be her next love? "Prince Kofi.: Before Princess of Zamibia, Prince Kofi Karunzika traveled to the United States and fell in love with Dahlia Sommers. Along with,"Thirty Minuite" and "Happily Ever After in Hopevale".
CHOCOLATE KISSES - Sharon Blount
Coffee Brat Publishing

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Reviewer: 
Brenda Larnell |  Rating: A
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Tumi James is looking forward to having dinner on Valentine’s Day with the love of her life, Divine Cooper, at Tables for Two. That is until devastating information changes their plans. Aiko Sat’o couldn’t wait for Valentine’s Day to come so he could propose to his fiancé, Kayla Moore. Then, an emergency call derails his proposal plans. After the news they receive on the most romantic day of the year, will they continue to enjoy themselves? Or will that day be ruined for them forever?ch