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  • Be Mine Forever
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    From the bestselling author of Queen Move, a mysterious artist's dark past stands in the way of a second chance at love in this sizzling suburban romance.

    Can a secret crush become the love of a lifetime?

    Jo Walsh has loved Cameron Mitchell for as long as she can remember. Whether front and center in her life or on the periphery, the tall, brooding artist has made his presence seductively and irresistibly known. But whenever they start to get close, Cam pulls away. Jo's tired of keeping her feelings in a box Cam is afraid to open. If he wants her, he'll have to prove it. And if he doesn't, Jo will need to know the real reason why . . .

    How do you walk away from your soul mate? Cam wishes he knew. No matter how far he runs from Jo, he can't resist looking back at the silver eyes that seem to see right through him. But as well as Jo thinks she understands Cam, the dark truth about his past is something she shouldn't have to handle. Cam's sure that setting Jo free is the right thing to do. Too bad his heart has other ideas . . .

  • Vision & Justice: Aperture 223 (Aperture Magazine)
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    Guest-edited by Sarah Elizabeth
    Lewis, Vision & Justice addresses
    the role of photography in the
    African American experience.

    As the United States navigates a political moment defined by the close of the Obama era and the rise of #BlackLivesMatter activism, Aperture magazine releases “Vision & Justice,” a special issue guest edited by Sarah Lewis, the distinguished author and art historian, addressing the role of photography in the African American experience.

    “Vision & Justice” includes a wide span of photographic projects by such luminaries as Lyle Ashton Harris, Annie Leibovitz, Sally Mann, Jamel Shabazz, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems and Deborah Willis, as well as the brilliant voices of an emerging generation―Devin Allen, Awol Erizku, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Deana Lawson and Hank Willis Thomas, among many others. These portfolios are complemented by essays from some of the most influential voices in American culture including contributions by celebrated writers, historians, and artists such as Vince Aletti, Teju Cole, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Margo Jefferson, Wynton Marsalis and Claudia Rankine.

    "Vision & Justice” features two covers. This issue comes with an image by Awol Erizku, Untitled (Forces of Nature #1), 2014.

  • PRE-ORDER: Thirsty: A Novel
    $19.99

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: May 14, 2024

    From Jas Hammonds, award-winning author of We Deserve Monuments, comes an unflinching novel about addiction that Courtney Summers, New York Times bestselling author of Sadie and I’m the Girl, called “sensitively wrought and gorgeously written.”

    It’s the summer before college and eighteen-year-old Blake Brenner and her girlfriend, Ella, have one goal: join the mysterious and exclusive Serena Society. The sorority promises status and lifelong connections to a network of powerful, trailblazing women of color. Ella’s acceptance is a sure thing―she’s the daughter of a Serena alum. Blake, however, has a lot more to prove.

    As a former loner from a working-class background, Blake lacks Ella’s pedigree and confidence. Luckily, she finds courage at the bottom of a liquor bottle. When she drinks, she’s bold, funny, and unstoppable―and the Serenas love it. But as pledging intensifies, so does Blake’s drinking, until it’s seeping into every corner of her life. Ella assures Blake that she’s fine; partying hard is what it takes to make the cut . . .

    But success has never felt so much like drowning. With her future hanging in the balance and her past dragging her down, Blake must decide how far she’s willing to go to achieve her glittering dreams of success―and how much of herself she’s willing to lose in the process.

  • PRE-ORDER: Some Soul to Keep: A Short Story Collection
    $18.00

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: June 11, 2024

    Exuberant and heart-warming, J. California Cooper is the embodiment of the simple folk tradition in black writing associated most often with Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. The author of seventeen plays and two novels, it is her stories of black family life in rural and small town America that have achieved the most acclaim and the broadest audience. SOME SOUL TO KEEP is amongst the finest and most enduring of her work.

    Cooper writes with a transparent clarity and such high-spirited energy that her characters leap off the page, bursting with the stories they've got to tell--stories of simple people, stories of families and fate, of love and marriage, of death and the triumph of the human spirit. Cooper is that most rare and wondrous thing: a true storyteller whose tales trace the energies of life itself.

  • PRE-ORDER: Curvy Girl Summer
    $17.99

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: June 11, 2024

    Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Survival of the Thickest in Danielle Allen’s CURVY GIRL SUMMER, a smoking-hot, hilarious novel about the perils of online dating.

    “There’s got to be an easier way than dating. I want the shortcut. I just want to find my person and start our lives together.”
    After a one-night stand with her clingy ex, Aaliyah James has an epiphany: this ain’t it. She knows what she wants, and she’s ready to move past casual hookups, flings, and situationships.

    But for her family, the clock is ticking―after all, she’s almost thirty. And when they imply that her personality (and her body) might be too big to land a man, she lets them know they’ve gone too far―and her (nonexistent) man loves her curves, thank you very much. Now, she has seven weeks to find the perfect boyfriend to rub in their faces at the big, fancy birthday celebration she’s been planning.

    After her first blind date goes wrong, charming local bartender Ahmad Williamson consoles her with a drink and some playful banter. Aaliyah takes him up on his suggestion to use a dating app―but the more she sees of his warm, funny, and easygoing nature, the less she wants to check her DMs. Will her next swipe bring her closer to true love―or is her real match closer than she thinks?

  • PRE-ORDER: Hip-Hop Is History
    $30.00

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: June 11, 2024

    Hip-Hop Is History is a book only Questlove could have written: a perceptive and personal reflection on the first half-century of hip-hop.

    When hip-hop first emerged in the 1970s, it wasn’t expected to become the cultural force it is today. But for a young Black kid growing up in a musical family in Philadelphia, it was everything. He stayed up late to hear the newest songs on the radio. He saved his money to buy vinyl as soon as it landed. He even started to try to make his own songs. That kid was Questlove, and decades later, he is a six-time Grammy Award–winning musician, an Academy Award–winning filmmaker, a New York Times bestselling author, a producer, an entrepreneur, a cofounder of one of hip-hop’s defining acts (the Roots), and the genre’s unofficial in-house historian.

    In this landmark book, Hip-Hop Is History, Questlove skillfully traces the creative and cultural forces that made and shaped hip-hop, highlighting both the forgotten but influential gems and the undeniable chart-topping hits—and weaves it all together with the stories no one else knows. It is at once an intimate, sharply observed story of a cultural revolution and a sweeping, grand theory of the evolution of the great artistic movement of our time. And Questlove, of course, approaches it with not only the encyclopedic fluency and passion of an obsessive fan but also the expertise and originality of an innovative participant.

    Hip-hop is history, and also his history.

  • PRE-ORDER: Summer Is Here
    $18.99

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: May 7, 2024

    New York Times bestselling creators Renée Watson and Bea Jackson offer a picture book ode to a picture-perfect summer day, from sunrise to sunset.

    Summer is here!
    No dark clouds in the sky,
    it's a perfect day for play.
    What joy will summer bring me today?

    Summer is finally here, and she's bringing the most perfect day! From sunup to sundown, there's so much to do on this lovely summer day. With summer comes fresh fruit, sweet and tangy, jump ropes for leaping and dancing, and friends at the pool swimming and floating. Summer brings family cookouts under shady trees, gardens overflowing, and the familiar song of the ice-cream truck. This beautiful ode to all the season's sensations follows one girl's perfect day in an exploration of joy, family, friendship, sunshine, and wonder.

    Her stars shimmer like spilled glitter across the sky.
    I whisper a wish and say goodbye to the day.
    I wish summer would stay.

    Renée Watson celebrates iconic childhood joys in this love letter to summer featuring bright, sun-drenched art from Bea Jackson.

  • PRE-ORDER: May You Love and Be Loved: Wishes for Your Life
    $18.99

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: May 7, 2024

    May you know fear but not be driven by it
    May you know joy and follow it everywhere
    May you know light and shine it every chance you get

    From the bestselling author of What the Road Said, Cleo Wade’s next heartfelt and lyrical picture book is a love letter to the infinite potential of the future, expressing the many hopes and dreams we hold for our children and ourselves. Gorgeously illustrated by the author and filled to the brim with her signature big-hearted emotions, this book is an important reminder that, above all, what we wish for everyone’s precious life is that they can love and be loved.

  • PRE-ORDER: Archangels of Funk
    $29.99

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: May 7, 2024

    Run from your past. Hide from your future. Protect your present.

    The Water Wars have scrambled the world. Flood refugees are on the run. Disrupters and the nostalgia militia roam the roads wreaking havoc. Invisible Darknet Lords troll the internet, solidifying their power, while Cinnamon, her three Circus-Bots, and two dogs work with a community of farmers, Motor Fairies, and Wheel-Wizards to provide housing, health care and education for flood refugees.

    As Cinnamon confronts threats from the Darknet Lords and the nostalgia militia, she must determine how best to honor her elders and her history while building a future for herself and her charges.

    It’s not going to be easy.

    Praise for Archangels of Funk:

    “Andrea Hairston creates original, layered, complex worlds that are a treat to explore, but what I love most is the people she creates for them. Archangels of Funk is brimming with characters who face adversity with love, hope, art, stories, history, and their bonds with each other. It's a celebration of radiant creativity as a bulwark against despair.”

    ―Martha Wells, author of the Murderbot Diaries

  • PRE-ORDER: Mr. Potter: A Novel
    $18.00

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: May 7, 2024

    The “revelatory” (The New York Review of Books) story of an ordinary man, his century, and his home.

    Jamaica Kincaid’s first obsession, the island of Antigua, comes vibrantly to life under the gaze of Mr. Potter, an illiterate chauffeur who makes his living along the wide, open roads that pass the only towns he has ever seen. The sun shines squarely overhead, the ocean lies on every side, and suppressed passion fills the air.

    As Mr. Potter’s narrative unfolds in linked vignettes, his story becomes the story of a vital, damaged community. Amid his surroundings, he struggles to live at ease: to purchase a car, to have girlfriends, and to shake off the encumbrance of his daughters―one of whom will return to Antigua after he dies and tell his story with equal measures of distance and sympathy.

    In Mr. Potter, Kincaid breathes life into a figure unlike any other in contemporary fiction, an individual consciousness emerging gloriously out of an unexamined life.

  • PRE-ORDER: An Encyclopedia of Gardening for Colored Children
    $27.00

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: May 7, 2024

    A unique collaboration from two of America’s leading artists that explores the fascinating and hidden history of the plant world.

    In this witty, deeply original book, the renowned novelist Jamaica Kincaid offers an ABC of the plants that define our world and reveals the often brutal history behind them.

    Kara Walker, one of America’s greatest visual artists, illustrates each entry with provocative, brilliant, enthralling, many-layered watercolors.

    There has never been a book like An Encyclopedia of Gardening for Colored Children―so inventive, surprising, and telling about what our gardens reveal.

  • PRE-ORDER: It's Pride, Baby!
    $18.99

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: May 7, 2024

    A joyful picture book debut that encourages kids to take pride in themselves and know that they are loved no matter what.

    Just as the stars light the entire world―
    You shine.

    Join a queer family as they celebrate Black Pride in Washington, D.C. From painting posters to walking in a Pride Parade with neighbors to watching fireworks, this special day is packed with fun.

    Allen R. Wells’s poetic text perfectly captures the expansiveness of a parent’s love, while Dia Valle’s joyful art bursts off the page. Here are words that children in every family―no matter its color, size, or shape―need to hear.

    We are so proud of you!

  • PRE-ORDER: Sovereign Love: A Guide to Healing Relationships by Reclaiming the Masculine and Feminine Within
    $19.99

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: May 28, 2024

    From couples therapist Dené Logan comes a new perspective on understanding our inner masculine and feminine energetics as the key to experiencing fulfillment in our partnerships.

    Does something feel off about your intimate relationships? If you haven’t been able to pin down exactly what, you aren’t alone. While attempting to connect the dots of her own experience to the patterns she observes within the relationships of her clients, couples therapist Dené Logan came to a vital understanding in the search for relational fulfilment: the answer often lies in the inherent interplay of the masculine and feminine energy that everyone possesses.

    Both masculine and feminine polarities are present in every person and relationship. When we’re out of touch with the energetics within ourselves and those around us, it can create an internal struggle and sense of disharmony in our partnerships. “Understanding these dynamics is the key to ending the unspoken war of the sexes that plays out far too often in our relationships,” Logan says. Thankfully, we have the power to work with these polarities, first within ourselves, and then within our relationships.

    In Sovereign Love, Logan helps us understand how to integrate masculine and feminine energetics so we can move away from the codependent, transactional views of what relationships “should” be, toward an interdependent, mutually balanced state where both partners are present, self-aware, and strong in Self. Here you’ll discover:
    • What energetics you’ve been operating from and why
    • The polarities that are being created in your partnerships
    • How to take personal responsibility for shifting your own energy to a more integrated place

    Logan shares revelations and techniques to support you in experiencing the wholehearted, satiating kind of love that is rooted in self-awareness and interdependence. “By unpacking the historical, cultural, and highly individual reasons why we love the way we do,” she explains, “we can understand our motivations and consciously choose to love in a way that serves our growth, our values, and our personal sovereignty.”

  • PRE-ORDER: The Quince Project: A Novel
    $14.00

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: May 28, 2024

    Most Anticipated by HipLatina

    Castillo Torres, Student Body Association event chair and serial planner, could use a fairy godmother. After a disastrous mishap at her sister’s quinceañera and her mother's unexpected passing, all of Cas’s plans are crumbling. So when a local lifestyle-guru-slash-party-planner opens up applications for the internship of her dreams, Cas sees it as the perfect opportunity to learn every trick in the book so that things never go wrong again.

    The only catch is that she needs more party planning experience before she can apply. When she books a quinceañera for a teen Disneyland vlogger, Cas thinks her plan is taking off… until she discovers that the party is just a publicity stunt―and she begins catching feelings for the chambelán.

    As her agenda starts to go way off-script Cas finds that real life may be more complicated than a fairy tale. But maybe Happily Ever Afters aren’t just for the movies. Can Cas go from planner to participant in her own life? Or will this would-be princess turn into a pumpkin at the end of the ball?

  • PRE-ORDER: Lost Ark Dreaming
    $19.99

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: May 21, 2024

    The brutally engineered class divisions of Snowpiercer meets Rivers Solomon’s The Deep in this high-octane post-climate disaster novella written by Nommo Award-winning author Suyi Davies Okungbowa

    Off the coast of West Africa, decades after the dangerous rise of the Atlantic Ocean, the region’s survivors live inside five partially submerged, kilometers-high towers originally created as a playground for the wealthy. Now the towers’ most affluent rule from their lofty perch at the top while the rest are crammed into the dark, fetid floors below sea level.

    There are also those who were left for dead in the Atlantic, only to be reawakened by an ancient power, and who seek vengeance on those who offered them up to the waves.

    Three lives within the towers are pulled to the fore of this conflict: Yekini, an earnest, mid-level rookie analyst; Tuoyo, an undersea mechanic mourning a tremendous loss; and Ngozi, an egotistical bureaucrat from the highest levels of governance. They will need to work together if there is to be any hope of a future that is worth living―for everyone.

  • PRE-ORDER: Rise of a Killah
    $35.00

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: May 14, 2024

    The story of the celebrated rapper and the iconic Wu-Tang Clan, told by one of its founding members

    Dennis Coles―aka Ghostface Killah―is a co-founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, a legendary hip hop group who established themselves by breaking all the rules, taking their music to the streets during hip hop’s golden era on a decade-long wave of releasing anthem after classic anthem, and serving as the foundation of modern hip hop. An all-star cast who formed like Voltron to establish the pillars that serve as the foundation of modern hip hop and released seminal albums that have stood the test of time.

    Rise of a Killah is Ghost’s autobiography, focusing on the people, places and events that mean the most to him as he enters his fourth decade writing and performing. It’s a beautiful and intense book, going back to the creative ferment that led to Ghost’s first handwritten rhymes. Dive into Ghost’s defining personal moments, his battles with his personal demons, his journey to Africa, his religious viewpoints, his childhood in Staten Island, and his commitment to his family (including his two brothers with muscular dystrophy), from the Clan’s early successes to the pinnacle of Ghost’s career touring and spreading his wings as a solo artist, fashion icon, and trendsetter.

    Exclusive photos and memorabilia, as well as graphic art commissioned for this book, make Rise of a Killah both a memoir and a unique visual record, a “real feel” narrative of Ghost’s life as he sees it, a one of a kind holy grail for Wu-Tang and Ghost fans alike.

  • PRE-ORDER: Abeni and the Kingdom of Gold
    $19.99

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale August 06, 2024

    The action-packed fantasy sequel to P. Djèlí Clark's astonishing middle grade debut, Abeni's Song.

    Praise for Abeni’s Song: “Lush and magical.” ―KWAME MBALIA • “Astonishing.” ―MARK OSHIRO • “Abeni's story will sweep you away.” ―AMANDA FOODY • “Witches, magic, and an incredibly brave protagonist.” ―RENA BARRON • “What an adventure!” ―MARGARET PETERSON HADDIX

  • PRE-ORDER: A Legend in the Baking: A Novel
    $18.00

    PRE-ORDER: On Sale Date: November 19, 2024

    After accidentally going viral on social media, a cupcake-baking football player gets assistance from a social media maven―and his best friend's little sister―to help promote his new bakery.

    August Hodges was supposed to be the silent partner in Sugar Blitz Cupcakes. Emphasis on silent. That is until his impromptu feminist rant about how women bakers are the backbone of the industry and baking cupcakes isn’t a threat to masculinity goes viral, making him the hottest bachelor in town. With a new location in the works, August and his partners decide to capitalize on this perfect opportunity to help cement their place in the community. But the hiring of his best friend’s younger sister, the woman who has haunted some of his best dreams for years, was as much of a shock as his new-found fame.

    Social media manager Sloane Dell fell hard for her brother’s best friend the moment she met him more than a decade ago, but that teenage infatuation cost her dearly. Still, she accepts her brother’s request to revamp the bakery’s social media presence to take advantage of August’s newfound popularity, knowing it’s the big break her fledgling career needs. She’ll just ignore the fact that August is still August, i.e. sexier and sweeter than any man has a right to be. And that he drives her crazy with his resistance to all her ideas.

    They vow to leave the past in the past. But when an explosive make-out session makes it clear their attraction burns hotter than ever, Sloane and August are forced to reconsider what it means to take a risk and chase your dreams.

    As they’re both about to find out, all’s fair in love and cupcakes.

  • Small Doses of Awareness: A Microdosing Companion―Guided Journal
    $19.95

    A twelve-week companion guide for exploring and deepening the therapeutic possibilities and healing potential of microdosing psychedelics.

    For anyone ready to embark on their own microdosing journey, Small Doses of Awareness is a guided journal for deepening your reflections and integrating the knowledge gained through your microdosing experiences. Each of the twelve weeks has a different focus—from journeying inward, to questioning and deconstructing self-limiting beliefs, to aligning with your values and exploring your identity, to harnessing the power of mindfulness and creativity, and more.

    With short personal essays from the authors introducing each week’s focus, thoughtful writing and reflection prompts, and a template for recording insights and observations, this alternative therapy journal will help you make the most of the small doses of awareness that psychedelic microdosing provides on the road to self-healing.

    EXPERIENCED AUTHORS: Amy Wong Hope, MSW, LCSW, and award-winning artist and writer Shin Yu Pai are uniquely qualified to write about microdosing. Amy is a clinical social worker and psychedelic integration therapist in private practice who specializes in trauma and resilience, as well as the Certificate Program Director of Psychedelic Studies at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Shin Yu has devoted more than twenty years to exploring the intersections of creativity and healing as an exhibiting artist and published author. Both have found the exploration of psychedelics essential on their healing journeys.

    UNDERREPRESENTED PERSPECTIVES AND UNIQUE RESOURCES: As Asian-American women, the authors share powerful personal reflections and reader prompts that deal with exploring issues of identity through psychedelics. Additional resource material included in the book also puts a special focus on underrepresented sources and providers.

    ON-TREND SUBJECT: There has been no shortage of interest in microdosing, with recent coverage about the trend in outlets such as NPR, VICE, The New York Times, and Outside. Like cannabis before it, the psychedelic psilocybin is on its way to legalization, with a growing number of everyday people exploring the therapeutic potential of these substances, which include LSD, MDMA, ayahuasca, and others, showing a trend that's on the rise.

    ESSENTIAL MICRODOSING GUIDEBOOK: While several publications exist that contextualize the usage, biochemistry, legislation, and neuroscience of psychedelic usage and microdosing, no self-guided journal for exploring one’s personal intentions and experiences has been published by a major trade or independent publisher. This is the resource the authors wish they’d had when beginning their own microdosing journeys.

    Perfect for:
    * Anyone undergoing or curious about psychedelic therapy
    * Meditation and mindfulness practitioners
    * Anyone interested in alternative wellness practices
    * Readers of The Microdosing Guidebook, How to Change Your Mind, A Really Good Day, Ritual Journal, Anxiety Is My Sidekick, and Choose Hope, Take Action

  • Nature Meditations Journal: Mindful Practices and Restorative Activities Inspired by the Natural World
    $16.95

    A beautiful and encouraging guide to connecting with the natural world for peace, calm, and clarity.

    From the author of the popular Nature Meditations Deck, this guided journal makes it easy to tap into the restorative power of nature. Within these pages are simple mindfulness practices, reflection prompts, and guided activities organized into four sections:
    * Nature meditations
    * Walking thoughts
    * Messages from the earth
    * Strengthening affirmations

    Whether you’re in your own backyard, strolling through a local park with a friend, or hiking deep in the woods, this uplifting journal brings the benefits of nature to your fingertips and makes for a lovely companion on any outdoor excursion.

    MINDFULNESS MADE EASY: This engaging, interactive journal makes it easy to practice mindfulness. The simple-to-follow prompts and activities are a great tool for individuals curious about tapping into the power of self-care practices such as forest bathing and meditation but aren’t sure where to start.
     
    GREAT WELLNESS GIFT: Delivered in a beautifully illustrated, nature-inspired package, this journal is a great gift for nature lovers, meditators, and anyone who wants to experience more joy and peace in everyday life.
     
    NATURE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: This journal makes it easy to engage with the natural world through bite-sized meditations and visualizations. Whether in a backyard, visiting a local park, or deep in the forest, this journal offers simple ways to access the healing energy of the outdoors.
     
    VALUABLE CONTENT IN AN AFFORDABLE PACKAGE: Mindfulness and time in nature are scientifically proven to help people release stress and calm anxiety. This beautiful, all-levels journal offers valuable practices in an accessible format that provides everything needed to bring balance, focus, and calm to everyday life.

    Perfect for:
    * Nature enthusiasts and those seeking gifts for nature lovers
    * Anyone looking for accessible mindfulness/therapeutic practices
    * Mind/body/spirit practitioners
    * Devotees of Kenya Jackson-Saulters's Nature Meditations Deck and Outdoor Journal Tour organization
    * Fans of self-care books and tools like Calm the Chaos Journal, Mindfulness Cards, Forest Bathing, and She Explores

  • Full Moon Over Freedom
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    "Angelina Lopez is the new queen of small-town romance—and of our hearts!" —SIERRA SIMONE, USA TODAY bestselling author of A Merry Little Meet Cute

    Gillian Armstead-Bancroft—Pride of the East Side and once-perfect bruja, wife, and mother—is going to spend her summer getting good at being bad.

    The first time she left Freedom, Kansas, behind, she did it by doing everything right.

    This time, she’ll hide from the large Mexican American family welcoming her home and work in secret to break the curse that’s erased her magical life. Only by doing it all wrong can Gillian get herself and her two children away from the ghosts of her hometown by summer’s end.

    Nicky Mendoza is an answer to her prayers. He was the practical solution to the problem of her virginity when they were younger, and now, as a gorgeous artist in town for only a weekend, he’s the ideal man to launch her down the path of ruination.

    But Gillian isn’t the only one who’s cursed.

    Nicky has been plagued by his furtive, enduring love for her as long as he’s been haunted by his cadejo, the phantom black dog that stalks his psyche. He’ll stick around to be whatever Gillian needs him to be this summer—but he won't touch her. Touching her, then watching her leave again, would ruin him for good.

    Milagro Street

    Book 1: After Hours on Milagro Street
    Book 2: Full Moon Over Freedom

  • After Hours on Milagro Street: A Novel
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    A WASHINGTON POST BEST ROMANCE OF 2022
    A FATED MATES BEST ROMANCE OF 2022
    AN ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY BEST ROMANCE OF 2022

    Guapo pobrecito, her grandmother calls him. The “poor handsome man.”

    Professor Jeremiah Post, the poor handsome man, is in fact standing in the way of Alejandra “Alex” Torres turning Loretta’s, her grandmother’s bar, into a viable business. The hot brainiac who sleeps in one of the upstairs tenant rooms already has all of her Mexican American family’s admiration; she won’t let him have the bar and building she needs to resurrect her career, too.

    Alex blowing into town has rocked Jeremiah to his mild-mannered core, but the large, boisterous Torres clan is everything he never had. He doesn’t believe Alex has the best interest of her family, their community, or the bar’s legacy in mind. To protect all three, he’ll stand up to the tough and tattooed bartender with whom he now shares a bedroom wall—and resist the insta-lust they both feel.

    But when an old enemy threatens Loretta’s and the surrounding neighborhood, Alex and Jeremiah must combine forces. It will take her might and his mind to save the home they both desperately need.

  • The Right Swipe: A Novel
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    “The Right Swipe is everything you want in a Summer read: fun, clever, and so, so sexy.” — Popsugar

    Alisha Rai returns with a sizzling new novel, in which two rival dating app creators find themselves at odds in the boardroom but in sync in the bedroom.

    Rhiannon Hunter may have revolutionized romance in the digital world, but in real life she only swipes right on her career—and the occasional hookup. The cynical dating app creator controls her love life with a few key rules: 

    - Nude pics are by invitation only 

    - If someone stands you up, block them with extreme prejudice 

    - Protect your heart 

    Only there aren't any rules to govern her attraction to her newest match, former pro-football player Samson Lima. The sexy and seemingly sweet hunk woos her one magical night... and disappears. 

    Rhi thought she'd buried her hurt over Samson ghosting her, until he suddenly surfaces months later, still big, still beautiful—and in league with a business rival. He says he won't fumble their second chance, but she's wary. A temporary physical partnership is one thing, but a merger of hearts? Surely that’s too high a risk…

  • First Comes Like: A Novel
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    The author of The Right Swipe and Girl Gone Viral returns with a story about finding love in all the wrong inboxes...

    Beauty expert and influencer Jia Ahmed has her eye on the prize: conquering the internet today, the entire makeup industry tomorrow, and finally, finally proving herself to her big opinionated family. She has little time for love, and even less time for the men in her private messages—until the day a certain international superstar slides into her DMs, and she falls hard and fast.

    There’s just one wrinkle: he has no idea who she is.

    The son of a powerful Bollywood family, soap opera star Dev Dixit is used to drama, but a strange woman who accuses him of wooing her online, well, that’s a new one. As much as he’d like to focus on his Hollywood fresh start, he can’t get Jia out of his head. Especially once he starts to suspect who might have used his famous name to catfish her…

    When paparazzi blast their private business into the public eye, Dev is happy to engage in some friendly fake dating to calm the gossips and to dazzle her family. But as the whole world swoons over their relationship, Jia can’t help but wonder: Can an online romance-turned-offline-fauxmance ever become love in real life?

  • Girl Gone Viral: A Novel
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    In Alisha Rai’s second novel in her Modern Love series, a reclusive investor goes viral, shoving her into the world's spotlight—and into the arms of the bodyguard she’s been pining for…


    OMG! Wouldn’t it be adorable if he’s her soulmate???

    I don’t see any wedding rings

    Breaking: #CafeBae and #CuteCafeGirl went to the bathroom AT THE SAME TIME!!!

    One minute, Katrina King’s enjoying an innocent conversation with a random guy at a coffee shop; the next, a stranger has live-tweeted the entire encounter with a romantic meet-cute spin and #CafeBae has the world swooning. Going viral isn't easy for anyone, but Katrina has painstakingly built a private world for herself, far from her traumatic past. Besides, everyone has it all wrong...that #CafeBae bro? He isn't the man she's hungry for.

     He's got a to die for.

    With the internet on the hunt for the identity of #CuteCafeGirl, Jas Singh, bodyguard and possessor of the most beautiful eyebrows Katrina's ever seen, offers his family's farm as a refuge. Alone with her unrequited crush feels like a recipe for hopeless longing, but Katrina craves the escape. She's resigned to being just friends with Jas--until they share a single electrifying kiss. Now she can't help but wonder if her crush may not be so unrequited after all...

  • Ain't I a Woman?
    $13.00

    A collection of Sojourner Truth's iconic words, including her famous speech at the 1851 Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio

    A former slave and one of the most powerful orators of her time, Sojourner Truth fought for the equal rights of black women throughout her life. This selection of her impassioned speeches is accompanied by the words of other inspiring African-American female campaigners from the nineteenth century.

    Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives--and upended them. Now Penguin brings you a new set of the acclaimed Great Ideas, a curated library of selections from the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

  • A Lot Like Adiós: A Novel
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    "Alexis Daria's A Lot Like Adiós is a charming, sexy spitfire of a novel! Romance readers, this is your new favorite book!" --Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation

    The national bestselling author of You Had Me at Hola returns with a seductive second-chance romance about a commitment-phobic Latina and her childhood best friend who has finally returned home.

    Hi Mich. It’s Gabe.

    After burning out in her corporate marketing career, Michelle Amato has built a thriving freelance business as a graphic designer. So what if her love life is nonexistent? She’s perfectly fine being the black sheep of her marriage-obsessed Puerto Rican-Italian family. Besides, the only guy who ever made her want happily-ever-after disappeared thirteen years ago.

    It’s been a long time.

    Gabriel Aguilar left the Bronx at eighteen to escape his parents’ demanding expectations, but it also meant saying goodbye to Michelle, his best friend and longtime crush. Now, he’s the successful co-owner of LA’s hottest celebrity gym, with an investor who insists on opening a New York City location. It’s the last place Gabe wants to go, but when Michelle is unexpectedly brought on board to spearhead the new marketing campaign, everything Gabe’s been running from catches up with him.

    I’ve missed you.

    Michelle is torn between holding Gabe at arm’s length or picking up right where they left off—in her bed. As they work on the campaign, old feelings resurface, and their reunion takes a sexy turn. Facing mounting pressure from their families—who think they’re dating—and growing uncertainty about their futures, can they resolve their past mistakes, or is it only a matter of time before Gabe says adiós again?

  • You Had Me at Hola: A Novel
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    National Bestseller

    "I could not get enough of Jasmine and Ashton! I adored Jasmine--her ambition, her confidence, her attacks of self-doubt, and especially her hilarious, snarky, and loving cousins. She and Ashton have such a steamy, swoony, love story that I didn't want the book to end!"--Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author

    RITA® Award Winning author Alexis Daria brings readers an unforgettable, hilarious rom-com set in the drama-filled world of telenovelas—perfect for fans of Jane the Virgin and The Kiss Quotient. You Had Me at Hola is a New York Times Editor's Choice Pick, an O Magazine Best Romance Pick and on many more Best Of lists!

    Leading Ladies do not end up on tabloid covers. 

    After a messy public breakup, soap opera darling Jasmine Lin Rodriguez finds her face splashed across the tabloids. When she returns to her hometown of New York City to film the starring role in a bilingual romantic comedy for the number one streaming service in the country, Jasmine figures her new “Leading Lady Plan” should be easy enough to follow—until a casting shake-up pairs her with telenovela hunk Ashton Suárez. 

    Leading Ladies don’t need a man to be happy. 

    After his last telenovela character was killed off, Ashton is worried his career is dead as well. Joining this new cast as a last-minute addition will give him the chance to show off his acting chops to American audiences and ping the radar of Hollywood casting agents. To make it work, he’ll need to generate smoking-hot on-screen chemistry with Jasmine. Easier said than done, especially when a disastrous first impression smothers the embers of whatever sexual heat they might have had. 

    Leading Ladies do not rebound with their new costars. 

    With their careers on the line, Jasmine and Ashton agree to rehearse in private. But rehearsal leads to kissing, and kissing leads to a behind-the-scenes romance worthy of a soap opera. While their on-screen performance improves, the media spotlight on Jasmine soon threatens to destroy her new image and expose Ashton’s most closely guarded secret.

  • Washington Black
    $18.00

    MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • “A gripping historical narrative exploring both the bounds of slavery and what it means to be truly free.” —Vanity Fair

    Eleven-year-old George Washington Black—or Wash—a field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation, is initially terrified when he is chosen as the manservant of his master’s brother. To his surprise, however, the eccentric Christopher Wilde turns out to be a naturalist, explorer, inventor, and abolitionist. Soon Wash is initiated into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky, where even a boy born in chains may embrace a life of dignity and meaning, and where two people, separated by an impossible divide, can begin to see each other as human.
     
    But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash’s head, they must abandon everything and flee together. Over the course of their travels, what brings Wash and Christopher together will tear them apart, propelling Wash ever farther across the globe in search of his true self. Spanning the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, London to Morocco, Washington Black is a story of self-invention and betrayal, of love and redemption, and of a world destroyed and made whole again.

  • Bruised Hibiscus
    $16.00

    The year is 1954. A white woman’s body, stuffed in a coconut bag, has washed ashore in Otatiti, Trinidad, and the British colony is rife with rumors. In two homes, one in a distant shantytown, the other on the outskirts of a former sugar cane estate, two women hear the news and their blood runs cold. Rosa, the white daughter of a landowner, and Zuela, the adopted “daughter” of a Chinese shop owner used to play together as girls—and witnessed something terrible behind a hibiscus bush many years ago.

  • The Bride Test
    $17.00

    From the USA Today bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient comes a romantic novel about love that crosses international borders and all boundaries of the heart...

    Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he's defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.

    As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can't turn it down, thinking this could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn't go as planned. Esme's lessons in love seem to be working...but only on herself. She's hopelessly smitten with a man who's convinced he can never return her affection.

    With Esme's time in the United States dwindling, Khai is forced to understand he's been wrong all along. And there's more than one way to love.

  • Better than Fiction
    $17.00

    "If you think life is better than fiction, then you haven’t read Alexa Martin’s fiction."—NPR

    One of...
    Amazon's Best Romances of November
    Buzzfeed’s New Romances to Read This Fall
    Cosmopolitan's Best Books Coming Out In November
    Bustle's Most Anticipated Books of November
    Women's Health's Swooniest Romance Novels of 2022

    Love isn’t always by the book in this charming romantic comedy about a bookseller discovering how to be the main character in her story.

    As a self-proclaimed book hater and a firm believer that the movie is always better, Drew Young didn’t anticipate inheriting her grandma’s bookstore, the Book Nook. She’s in way over her head even before the shop’s resident book club, comprising seven of the naughtiest old ladies ever, begin to do what they do best—meddle.

    Bestselling author Jasper Williams is a hopeless romantic. When he meets Drew at his Book Nook signing event, he becomes determined to show her the beauty of reading. He curates a book bucket list in exchange for her help exploring the local Denver scene for his current manuscript. From going river rafting to trying local restaurants, Drew begins to connect with Jasper in a way she only thought happened in fiction.
     
    When messy family ties jeopardize the future of the Book Nook, Drew is caught between a bookshelf and a hard place. She’s reminded that real life isn’t always big dreams and sweeping romance. But Jasper is the plot twist she never saw coming and he’s writing a happily ever after just for them.

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