Archives by Category 'Fiction'



5 Black Authors Who Rocked My World as a YA February 28, 2012 | Black Fiction, Fiction, Top Five
blackbooks  One: Francis Ray I started with Only Hers at 13 or 14 and have devoured everything from her since.  Her romances taught me to set a standard when it comes to men and to always believe in the Happily Ever After because they are real and attainable.  Her books taught me about realistic expectations,

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Review: Josephine and the Soldier by Beverly Jenkins February 27, 2012 | Black Fiction, Fiction, Reviews, Romance, Young Adult
josephineandthesoldier-bjPublisher: Harper Collins Copyright: 2003 Publish Date: January 21, 2003 Pages: 311 Form: Paperback Author: Beverly Jenkins Buy the Book: B&N | Book Depository JOSEPHINE Josephine Best has it all figured out. Just seventeen, she’s been to college, she has her own hairdressing shop, and she refuses to be distracted by any of that courting

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Review: Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren February 20, 2012 | Fiction, Historicals, Reviews, Romance, Young Adult
waterfall-ltbPublisher: David C. Cook Copyright: 2011 Publish Date: February 1, 2011 Pages: 277 Form: e-Book Series: River of Time (1) Author: Lisa T. Bergren Buy the Book: B&N | Book Depository Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with

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Review: Sanctuary Cove by Rochelle Alers February 17, 2012 | Black Fiction, Fiction, Reviews, Romance
sanctuarycove-raPublisher: Hachette Book Group Copyright: 2012 Publish Date: January 12, 2012 Pages: 338 Form: Paperback Series: Cavanaugh Island (1) Author: Rochelle Alers Buy the Book: B&N | Book Depository Still reeling from her husband’s untimely death, Deborah Robinson needs a fresh start. So she decides to pack up her family, box up her bookstore, and

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Review: A Seductive Kiss by Francis Ray February 13, 2012 | Black Fiction, Fiction, Reviews, Romance
aseductivekiss-frPublisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks Copyright: 2012 Publish Date: January 31, 2012 Pages: 292 Form: Paperback Series: Grayson Friends  (5) Author: Francis Ray Buy the Book: B&N | Book Depository YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON FRIENDS Dianna Harrington is known throughout the world as “The Face”—the stunningly beautiful spokesmodel for her family’s fashion empire. She could

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Review: Black Gold by Anita Richmond Bunkley February 10, 2012 | Black Fiction, Fiction, Historicals, Reviews, Romance
blackgold-arbPublisher: Penguin Copyright: 1994 Publish Date: February 4, 1994 Pages: 448 Form: Paperback Author: Anita Richmond Bunkley Buy the Book: B&N | Book Depository Leela Wilder, a proud and beautiful African-American woman, is caught in the torrent of greed, ambition, and prejudice that turned oil-rich Texas farmlands into wellsprings of fortune in the tumultuous 1920s. 

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Review: If I Had My Way by Lena Sledge February 6, 2012 | Anthology, Black Fiction, Fiction, Reviews
Publisher: Sony Brook Publishing Copyright: 2011 Publish Date: January 24, 2012 Form: e-book provided by Author Author: Lena Sledge Buy the Book: B&N If I Had My Way is a collection of ten short stories. Some are surprising and some are subtle. This splendid collection of short stories begins with Sunshine. A story of a

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Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys February 3, 2012 | Fiction, Reviews, Young Adult
betweenshadesofgray-rsPublisher: Philomel Books Copyright: 2011 Publish Date: March 22, 2011 Pages: 344 Form: Hardback Author: Ruta Sepetys Buy the Book: B&N | Book Depository In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina is preparing for art school, first dates, and all that summer has to offer.  But one night, the Soviet secret police barge violently into her home, deporting

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Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare January 30, 2012 | Fiction, Reviews, Steampunk, Young Adult
clockworkangel-ccPublisher: Simon & Schuster Copyright: 2010 Publish Date: August 31, 2010 Pages: 478 Form: Hardback Series: Infernal Devices (1) Author: Cassandra Clare Buy the Book: B&N | Book Depository Magic is dangerous–but love is more dangerous still. When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is

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Review: The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook January 23, 2012 | Fiction, Paranormal, Reviews, Romance, Steampunk
theironduke-mb1Publisher: Berkley Copyright: 2010 Published: October 5, 2010 Pages: 378 Form: Paperback Series: Iron Seas (1) Author: Meljean Brook Buy The Book: Book Depository | B&N Seductive danger and steampunk adventure abound in the gritty world of the Iron Seas, where nanotech is fused with Victorian sensibilities-and steam. After the Iron Duke freed England from

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