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A Tourist’s Guide to Murder (Mystery Bookshop Book 6) ($1.99) by V.M. Burns: Sam joins Nana Jo and her Shady Acres Retirement Village friends Irma, Dorothy, and Ruby Mae on a weeklong trip to London, England, to experience the Peabody Mystery Lovers Tour. The chance to see the sights and walk the streets that inspired Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle is a dream come true for Sam – and a perfect way to celebrate her new publishing contract as a mystery author.
Razorblade Tears ($2.99) by S. A. Cosby: Ike Randolph has been out of jail for fifteen years, with not so much as a speeding ticket in all that time. But a Black man with cops at the door knows to be afraid. The last thing he expects to hear is that his son Isiah has been murdered, along with Isiah’s husband, Derek. Provocative and fast-paced, this is a story of bloody retribution, heartfelt change – and maybe even redemption.
They All Fall Down ($2.99) by Rachel Howzell Hall: Delighted by a surprise invitation, Miriam Macy sails off to a luxurious private island off the coast of Mexico, with six strangers. Surrounded by miles of open water in the gloriously green Sea of Cortez, Miriam is shocked to discover that she and the rest of her companions have been brought to the remote island under false pretenses – and all seven strangers harbor a secret.
Steamy Contemporary Romance
Only For A Night (The Lick Series Book 1) ($0.99) by Naima Simone: Rion Ward fought hard to be free of the Irish mob life. Now, he’s the co-owner of Boston’s hottest aphrodisiac club. But when the “good girl” from his past walks through Lick’s doors, he discovers that his unconsummated hunger for her never abated. Rion, however, has one stipulation: He’ll be hers only for one night…
Sweet Contemporary Romance
Sweet Tea ($1.99) by Piper Huguley: Southern traditions, history, and hope come together in author Piper Huguley’s heartfelt romance from Hallmark Publishing.
Big Ben (London Lords Book 1) (FREE) by Nana Malone: A possessive alpha billionaire breaks his blood oath to a powerful secret society and finds honor among thieves as he risks everything for vengeance, while trying to protect the spellbinding woman who stole his ruthless heart.
Long Time Walk On Water (FREE) by Joan Barbara Simon: London, 1960. Rose is looking for a new start. Thousands of miles away from her Caribbean home, she scrapes together money to send for her children while adjusting to a strange, new world: England. Jack’s working-class London life is full of disillusionment. The only thing that gives his life sparkle? His Jamaican friends down at the docks.
Mark Of The Dragon (Discover the Dragon Book 1) ($2.99) by Zoe Ray: When time runs out, will their love soar or crash and burn? Heat rises between Wade and Simone, and they agree to spend one night together. Now Simone wants more of the sexy man that makes her knees weak and her body heat. Playing with fire might get her burned.
Fantasy / Paranormal
Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky Book 1) ($1.99) by Rebecca Roanhorse: Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created a “brilliant world that shows the full panoply of human grace and depravity”. This epic adventure explores the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in this “absolutely tremendous” and most original series debut of the decade.
Binti ($1.99) by Nnedi Okorafor: Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.
After the Dawn ($2.99) by Francis Ray: Samantha Collins is stunned when her grandfather turns Collins Industry over to her. But nothing stuns her more than when she finds out that he’s asked Dillon Montgomery to help her run the company. Her grandfather had fired Dillon and ordered him off the property years ago. Still, she needs his help if she’s going to keep Collins Industry afloat. But will the prodigal son return to the empire?
Wild Women and the Blues ($2.99) by Denny S. Bryce: In a stirring and impeccably researched novel of Jazz-age Chicago in all its vibrant life, two stories intertwine nearly a hundred years apart, as a chorus girl and a film student deal with loss, forgiveness, and love… in all its joy, sadness, and imperfections.
This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare ($2.99) by Gabourey Sidibe: “Gabourey Sidibe’s delightful memoir offers a memorable look into what happens when a black girl’s dreams come true, from the inside out. Sidibe is fearless, incredibly funny, and gorgeously open. What she offers of herself in these pages is a gift.” — Roxane Gay
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina ($1.99) by Misty Copeland: A bestselling and prize-winning memoir by African-American ballerina Misty Copeland, Life in Motion is the vividly told story of her journey to the world-class American Ballet Theatre—and delves into the harrowing family conflicts that nearly drove her away from ballet as a thirteen-year-old prodigy.
Self Help and How-To
Blessed Health: The African-American Woman’s Guide to Physical and Spiritual Well-Being ($1.99) by Angela Ebron: Written by a prominent African American OB/GYN and respected journalist, Blessed Health is a personal health and spirituality guide for every stage of a black woman’s life. Included here is important information on how your body works, what can be done to prevent or help solve common health problems, decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and more.
Cookbooks and Nutrition
Healthy at Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses ($1.99) by Eric Adams: Eric shares the key steps for a healthy, active life, showing readers how to avoid processed foods, cut down on salt, get more fiber, and substitute beef, chicken, pork, and dairy with delicious plant-based alternatives. This book features more than 50 recipes from celebrities and health experts. Embark on the journey to good health – one bite at a time!
Yesterday Is History ($1.99) by Kosoko Jackson: Weeks ago, Andre Cobb received a much-needed liver transplant. One night, he passes out and wakes up somewhere totally unexpected… in 1969, where he connects with a boy named Michael. And then, just as suddenly as he arrived, he slips back to present-day Boston, where the family of his donor is waiting to explain that his new liver came with a side effect—the ability to time travel.
Opposite of Always ($1.99) by Justin A. Reynolds: When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling hard. But then Kate dies. Yet Kate’s death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate’s there again. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack isn’t sure if he’s losing his mind. Still, if he has a chance to prevent Kate’s death, he’ll take it.