FeSaad’s Picks

Black & Bulletproof, Marcus Hardie

Black & Bulletproof author, Marcus Hardie was raised in the most violent, drug infested, crime riddenenvironments in America. Bruised and battered, He survived. He graduated from the University of California at Riverside and the University of California Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, soon he was appointed to the California Governor's office. He then moved to Israel, where he served in the office of Ehud Olmert, the future Prime Minister, before joining the Israeli Army.

Respect the Jux, Frank Matthews

Frank Matthew's debut novel- Respect the Jux- MEET CATIn Jamaica . . . he learned the art of the “jux”: robbing people by studying their everyday movements. By the age of eight, Cat was shoplifting and purse-snatching. By ten, he had his first gun. At fifteen, he committed his first murder.MAKE THE GANGIn New York City . . . he created The Order: a secret society of thieves who played by Cat’s rules. He taught his crew how to pull off the perfect jux. Made them swear on a bible and a bullet. Robbed dealers, pushers, thugs. And raked in millions. Then Cat was betrayed—by one of his own men.BREAK THE RULESIn Miami . . . he set up a new operation. Bigger game, bigger stakes. The targets are prime—athletes, politicians, drug lords, celebrities—and the payoff is huge. But the party scene is as dangerous as the ladies are beautiful. Cat has to watch his back and remember the rules: Never trust a thief. Never get caught. And always . . .RESPECT THE JUXA novel based on true events, written by a man who experienced it within two degrees of separation.

This debut author is so accomplished in storytelling that his title has been picked up by Director F. Gary Gray for adaption to film.  Check him out..!!!

Church Affairs, Theo Semper

In Sempter's debut offering, Church Affairs,  three ambitious young women-Jynene, Shivon, and Stephanie- are each struggling to hide a troubled past. Whether they meet purely by chance or by divine intervention, their lives become intertwined. They become friends, leaning on each other throughout their difficulties.  Handsome Pastor Robert Grant, assistant pastor at St. Luke United Church, is having an internal battle of his own about his calling to God and the perception that the Church is a "racket." He is also struggling to understand the death of his brother.  When Jynene, who is a young mother, falls in love with Pastor Grant, she prays that her violent past, including a convict ex-boyfriend, does not unravel, taking with it her dreams of a perfect life. CHURCH AFFAIRS explores the timely issues of domestic violence, religion, and love against the backdrop of the church- and forbidden affairs.

When the Truth Lies, Timothy Michael Carson

Zane Presents Carson's engrossing debut, When the Truth Lies, about sexy African-American singles on the prowl for love and fame in Atlanta. Markus Greene, a young, successful ad exec, loves hitting the freaky club scene but has trouble forming healthy romantic relationships-a result of being sexually abused as a child. Tyrone, meanwhile, believes he's straight but decides to explore the down-low path with Brandon, a gay producer and songwriter  Carson delivers an unflinching examination of the ways in which child molestation can haunt its victim into adulthood while skillfully delivering the familiar fun components of soapy melodrama.

Michael Glenn Yates, My Partner's Wife

In My Partner's Wife, this twisted tale of seduction, Marcus Williams finds himself taking refuge in the arms of a woman completely forbidden to him after he discovered his cheating fiancee s sexual trysts. His life spirals out of control after the death of his partner while the killer is still on the loose. Marcus is conflicted about his decision to honor his partner or to completely allow his heart to decide his fate.

Show Me The Sun by Mirian Shumba

When a predatory woman is after your husband, how do you fight for him when the battle seems lost before it has began?

Show Me The Sun is a story about love found and lost, wading through darkness to find the light at the end of the tunnel.  Raven had given up on ever finding love, always being compared to her beautiful mother and sister. But Amari falls in love with her only to be taken away by the kind of woman she always feared would do that. Her desire for the sun is more than finding her love but coming out of the shadow that has been cast over her life since her birth.  Check out the trailer for her recently released novel, That Which Has Horns.

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Huddle With Me Tonight, Farrah Rochon

Huddle With Me

All Paige Turner wants is to be taken seriously as a journalist. The entertainment columnist and blogger extraordinaire gets more notoriety than she planned when her scathing review of NFL superstar Torrian Smallwood's memoir sparks an online confrontation. But that's nothing compared to the sensual heat that tackles her when she meets the heart-stoppingly sexy athlete face-to-face...Torrian can't let Paige derail his dream of a new career as a restaurateur. Even if the sassy, sultry writer is making America's favorite wide receiver yearn to be on the receiving end of her desire. And with a reality TV cook-off propelling them into the spotlight, Torrian can no longer hide his passionate secret goal—to build a future with the woman who's making an end run around his heart….

While this is the debut novel for the hot new writer, Rochon has a new title, "I'll Catch You",   releasing  March 2011.

R. L. Byrd, Looking for Sweet Love

Looking for Sweet Love follows seven women (The Love Forum Divas) as they tackle today’s relationship issues amidst Dallas, Texas’ scorching dating scene—all while holding a forum on radio station K103.5’s The Love Forum.   Learn more about debut author, R.L. Byrd at his official website.

Diary of a Mad First Lady by Dishan Washington

In  Diary of  A Made Firs Lady, the debut title from real life First Lady, Dishan Washington, First Lady of Pastor Darvin Johnson's hugely successful Mount Zion Baptist Church, Michelle's got her finger on the pulse of their community, and she's got everything—and everyone—under control. Until Daphne Carlton joins the congregation. Daphne's got her own agenda. Determined to clinch Darvin for herself, she begins to weave a twisted web of lies to push Michelle right out of the picture. But Michelle doesn't like to be pushed. She's been worried about her marriage lately and she's not about to lose her man to some voluptuous vixen. A battle soon brews between the First Lady and the hoochie... But how far is Michelle willing to go, in order to remove the woman who threatens to destroy everything she's worked so hard to achieve?

Tameka Jarvis George, Unexpected

In Unexpected Free from the clutches of a six year relationship with a violent and serially unfaithful partner, Xion Taylor was finally in control of her life. Or was she? Xion, a 26 year old Antiguan national, decided to take charge of her situation. Not wanting to waste any time being sad and pathetic, by putting up with what seemed like the typical Caribbean man mentality when it came to love, she began find her focus.