The Sharecropper Prodigy: A Southern Historical Thriller by David Lee Malone

A true underdog story of an unlikely hero and two best friends coming of age in depression era, rural Alabama. Tom is white, Ben is black. This creates problems in this particular historical period.
Ben Evans was born forty years too early. A black kid growing up in the height of the Great Depression in the South, being raised by an alcoholic, abusive and incestuous father. This is not the place, nor the circumstances, you would expect one of the brightest young minds of the time to emerge. But Ben has an insatiable curiosity from a very young age to learn everything there is to know about the world. With the help of Rachel Winston, the benevolent daughter of the man who owns the farm the Evan’s family lives on as sharecroppers, Ben finds a way to educate himself. He gains access to Rachel’s text books, as well as her fathers extensive private library. When a series of adventures cause Ben and his best friend Tom Martin to move to Atlanta to find work, Ben gets the opportunity to really expand his education. But the more educated Ben becomes, the more trouble he encounters in a time where black folks were not supposed to forget their place. Despite racism and other seemingly impossible barriers, Ben doesn’t give in to self pity or hatred. Instead, he becomes more determined than ever. Genius and tenacity vs. racism, envy and lynch mobs in this southern historical thriller. Which will prevail? A novel for adults as well as young adult readers.

Author: David Lee Malone

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
141 reviews

Beautiful Nightmare by Talehia McCants and McIntire Edits

After experiencing the best and worst of both worlds, Britten decides to step out of the shadows of her brothers. Although hesitant, Romance and Symeir decide to loosen the reigns on their baby girl.
Britten has shown that she is “about that life” but returns to New York City for normalcy. At least that’s what was in the plans until she met Kendrick.
Britten finds herself quickly entangled in everything that her brothers feared and then some. Will Britten rise to the top of it all or will her life prove to be one big beautiful nightmare?

Author: Talehia McCants and McIntire Edits

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
53 reviews

Your Own Personal New Orleans Tour (Travel Guide): Seven Things You Must Do To Have A Fabulous Time In The Crescent… by Richard Bienvenu

Bestseller on Amazon! Revised and updated for 2014. Who Else Wants to Have a Fabulous Time in the Crescent City!”…jazzes you up in all departments. This is a great little read that does a nice job of condensing the must eats, dos, and music scenes of NOLA. Technically more than seven items, you are left wanting to visit them all. I really enjoyed the personal voice of a native.” NO WADING THROUGH LIST AFTER LIST of suggestions like your typical Fodor’s or Lonely Planet, this travel book was put together by a full-fledged local who knows the best places to go to have an authentic New Orleans experience.THIS GUIDE INCLUDES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR: * the best restaurants with the most delicious food authentic New Orleans food,
* elegant hotels in all price ranges,
* great bars for fantastic libations,
* insider sightseeing tips,
* popular music venues 
* and other fine suggestions on how to have an all around memorable time in the Crescent City.NEW ORLEANS is a city like no other. Over the centuries it’s been sung about and written about as this mysterious, dream-like place almost magical in its effect on people.IT’S SAID THAT VISITING NEW ORLEANS is like traveling to Europe in a language you’ll understand without all the hassle and expense. The Crescent City speaks the language of hospitality second-to-none with a world-wide reputation for fabulous food, world-class music and never-ending good times.WITH THIS TRAVEL GUIDE IN HAND you’ll easily be able to create your own personal New Orleans tour with insider tips that only a local would know. It’s the hope of the author that you’ll get a taste of some of the magic that makes the Crescent City truly unique.INTENDED FOR VISITORS AND LOCALS ALIKE this New Orleans travel guide is short and concise written by a native of the city who knows where to go and what to do in planning for a perfect visit to this historic, fun-loving, northern Caribbean city.SO SCROLL UP THE PAGE and click on the orange button to the right and order your own copy of this winning New Orleans travel guide and you can be on your way to having a fabulous time in the Crescent City!

Author: Richard Bienvenu

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
52 reviews

Counterfeit Dreams by Sasha Ravae

Reagan Taylor’s life as a basketball wife isn’t as perfect as she expected. After enduring an abusive relationship for over seven years, she meets the man of her dreams. Her eyes are finally opened to true love for the first time, but will it last? Jewel Sanchez, a self-made d-boy, hustles every day to provide himself with the life he has been accustomed to since birth. As lieutenant of the M.A.C. Boys, Jewel makes sure he keeps his money close and soon his enemies closer. Robyn Johnson, a rich, party girl, is known all over Sacramento, but maybe for the wrong reasons. She often attempts to medicate herself with material objects and different men, but the pain never goes away. She was always proud of her strength, but will that be enough for her to survive? Brandon Edwards’ short-fuse proves to be dangerous for everyone around him. Always use to getting what he wants, Brandon does whatever it takes to hold onto his power and respect even if that means losing a few people along the way.

Author: Sasha Ravae

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
178 reviews

Trust and Issues by Danielle Marcus

Temptation has never been so tempting for Jameila James until Mr. Dacovin Smith starts sniffing up her alley. She is caught between being a loyal girlfriend to the dog of all dogs, and stepping out on faith for a chance at true love. When unexpected drama unfolds, their relationsip, certain friendships, and loyalty are put to the ultimate test. Take a ride with Jameila in this Detroit love story.

Author: Danielle Marcus

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
180 reviews

Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old-Fashioned Experience by Ron Faiola

Wisconsin Supper Clubs is a resource for and about supper clubs throughout Wisconsin that includes beautiful photographs of the unique supper club interiors, proprietors, and customers, as well as fascinating archival materials. Also recorded in this book are the regional specialties served at these clubs, ranging from popovers and fried pickles in the northern part of the state to Shrimp de Jonghe in the south. One Northwoods supper club even features fry bread, a traditional Native American dish uncommon to most any restaurant.The “supper club experience” is a tradition embodied by many long-standing restaurants scattered throughout the small towns of Wisconsin. It is based around a bygone idea that going out to dinner is an experience that lasts an entire evening. The clubs emphasizing food made from scratch, slow-paced dining, and family-run businesses. Combine this with stately dark-panel decor, complimentary relish trays, and the best brandy Old Fashioned sweet you’ll ever have, and you have barely scratched the surface of the Wisconsin supper club’s appeal.Author Ron Faiola is the critically acclaimed director and producer of the documentary by the same name. Supper clubs are hugely popular with Wisconsin locals and regularly frequented by all Midwestern foodies “in the know.” With Wisconsin Supper Clubs as a guide, these establishments are primed to be choice summer road trip destinations for anyone looking for low-cost vacations this summer. After the successful debut of Faiola’s documentary, this book is sure to be a hit throughout the region and beyond.

Author: Ron Faiola

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
69 reviews

SITUATIONSHIPS by KIM KAYE and Dynasty’s Cover Me

Tandy is a successful businesswoman who owns three bar and grills in Cleveland, Ohio. She hasn’t had a real relationship she broke up with her best friend Antonio back in high school. She has been so focused on her career that she hasn’t even realized that Antonio is still madly in love with her even though he is with the mother of his child Vashti. She has been dating John, the biggest dealer in the “Land”, but they have no titles. As far as she is concerned it’s just another situation. Will Antonio tell her of his undying love? Or will John beat him to the punch and sweep her off of her feet?
Karma, Tandy’s little sister, is in an abusive relationship with her baby daddy Juicy. It has been going on for years. Now that she has met the perfect man, Julio, will he give her enough love and confidence to leave Juicy? Or will she stay and endure the abuse for the sake of keeping up appearances and keep her family together?
Destiny and Tandy have been friends forever. But what Tandy doesn’t know is her best friend has been sexing someone very close to her since they were kids. Destiny believes all men cheat. So she keeps her heart guarded. That is until Kameron comes and sweeps her off of her feet. Will Kameron prove to Destiny that all men aren’t dogs? Or will he mess up and let the mystery man pick up the pieces.
Go on a journey with these three women as they navigate through their “Situationships” and see will these women find true love.

Author: KIM KAYE and Dynasty’s Cover Me

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
71 reviews

The Captive Within (A Prairie Heritage, Book 4) by Vikki Kestell

Faith-Filled Fiction at Its Best!
Look for Stealth Steps, Book 1 in Vikki’s new series, Nanostealth, June 1.
The house in Denver has been empty and neglected for years and is almost beyond saving . . . almost. The young women seeking sanctuary in the old mansion are as empty and damaged as it is. Before long, Rose and Joy face a heartbreaking challenge: What does it take to unlock and free the soul of a defiled woman? And Rose discovers that the upper halls of the old house hide a dark secret—a terrible wrong. An innocent lost.

A Prairie Heritage:
Book 1: A Rose Blooms Twice
Book 2: Wild Heart on the Prairie
Book 3: Joy on This Mountain
Book 4: The Captive Within
Book 5: Stolen
Book 6: Lost Are Found

“Vikki writes the kind of faith-filled fiction that hooks you within the first few pages, will not let you go until you have finished, and leaves you wishing for more.”
—Janis Braun, Seattle, Washington

“Her books are not just for ‘chicks’! I was amazed how engrossed I became in the lives of Vikki’s characters, and how much I could relate to their situations.”
—Ed Dunne, Los Angeles

“Be prepared to put life on hold. That’s all I have to say!”
—Rebecca H., New Jersey

“You will laugh, you will cry but, most of all, you will be uplifted.”
—LaTisha Holland, St. Augustine, FL

Author: Vikki Kestell

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
44 reviews

Shh…Mine (This. Is. Not. Over. Book 1) by Shannon Dianne

Book #2 of Shh…Mine is now available and is the final book in the This. Is. Not. Over. Series!

Frequently Asked Questions about Shh … Mine are answered here!:

When Danielle Rouge was sixteen years old, fate sent her the love of her life … and the poor dear hadn’t a clue. Now, twelve years later, she finds herself on the outside of the hotel room that her husband, Jon, and his mistress are currently occupying. More insulted than devastated (after all, who wouldn’t want Danielle Rouge?), she runs away, if a grown woman can run away, and happens upon Malcolm Blair. Hmm … isn’t he that attorney The Boston Globe keeps raving about? Gorgeous, wealthy and available. Goodbye, Jon.

Malcolm Blair’s the smirking type, the politically connected type, the tap-your-phone-to-find-out-what-you’re-up-to type. He’s assisted fate in its quest to woo Danielle back to him and he believes he’s done a brilliant job. That is, until someone begins stalking Danielle, threatening to drive away the one woman he’s ever truly longed for. But no worries; he’ll fix this. After all, that’s what he does. He fixes things, no matter who has to suffer. He. Will. Fix. This.

Jon knows that Malcolm Blair is a Boston heavy hitter who is hell-bent on stealing his wife away from him. Those mysterious flowers Danielle receives on the first day of spring, those unsigned birthday cards she’s gotten for the past twelve years, all are from Malcolm Blair. The political powerhouse was aiming to seduce another man’s wife. Jon can prove it. He can prove it, win Danielle back and destroy Malcolm all at the same time. Just watch him.

Author: Shannon Dianne

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
136 reviews



Destiny Love and her son Jayonne are thrown into turmoil when a home invasion goes terribly wrong. Caught in the middle of snakes greed and decietful conspiracy, Destiny and her son are forced to go on the run from one of the most notoriously feared gangsters in Brooklyn.

It was 2:30 in the morning and she had finally pacified her two year old son Jayonne to sleep. Musiq
Soulchild’s CD was spinning on her stereo system and teach me how to love was playing at a low volume.
As Dez sat on the side of her bed finishing off the last of her blunt, she heard voices whispering outside of her
bedroom window.

She looked over at Jayonne sleeping quietly in his crib as she put out her blunt, reached over and
grabbed the AK47 propped on the wall next to her bed. She knew the day that she unwillingly inherited her
cousin Hova’s enterprise that this day would soon come. She grabbed the remote and turned up the stereo.

When she turned off the light in the bedroom she sat on the floor next to the bed facing the bedroom
door and braced the stock of the assault rifle against the wall to cushion the recoil. It had been three months
since the Feds had arrested Hova and left her holding 3 kilo’s and $47,000 in her house where he kept his
stash. Dez was well known as Hova’s favorite Cousin and felt obligated to hold him down because he’d
done so much for her and Jayonne.

Mainly moving her out of the hood

. Well now the hood had come to her safe haven and it was time to teach motherfuckers a lesson. Don’t
Fuck with Destiny! Dez figured that they’d probably got into the front door easily enough because she
always kept it unlocked when she was home. She felt that if you couldn’t feel safe at home, you couldn’t
feel safe anywhere. The two masked gunmen approaching her bedroom door were caught off guard by the
music and too stupid to realize there was something strange about the front door being unlocked.

“I didn’t hear music when we passed by the window, but I did smell weed smoke. You think she is in
there getting some dick?” questioned BG.

“I don’t know but I’d like to fuck that fine ass bitch! After we take her money, I might take that pussy
too!” said Jake.

“But what if she is in there with somebody?”

“Then we’ll just have to smoke whoever the fuck it is!”

As they made their way to the bedroom door the light in the hallway alerted Dez to exactly how close
they were to the door by the shadows of their feet. Her heart hammered in her chest as she loaded a round
into the chamber anticipating her bedroom door being kicked in. As her eyes narrowed in anger she was
thinking these bastards want to violate my home and threaten me and my baby’s life? Time for them to die!
She looked over at Jayonne sleeping in his crib and said “mommy loves you” as the bedroom door came
crashing in.

TEACH ME HOW TO LOVE show me the way to surrender my heart-Girl I’m So lost-Blared on the

The light from the hallway filled one side of the room, but Destiny was off to the side of the empty bed in
the shadows unseen. They stood with guns pointed at the empty bed confused looking like target practice
dummies. Destiny pulled the trigger and the small room turned into Vietnam.

“Brrrraat! Braat! Brrrrraat!” screamed the chopper ripping both men literally in half with two sweeps.

The shorter of the two went the quickest and was dead before he hit the ground. As he lay on the
carpeted floor his eyes were stuck open from shock beneath the black ski mask. There were large smoking

holes and splattered blood stains on the wall where BG had been standing. As Dez slowly walked forward
and stood over BG holding the assault rifle pointed at his head, she noticed his eyes were still open. She
removed the .380 from her double D honey complexion tits and put 2 slugs between his eyes.

The new face of Urban Lit- Treasure Blue


Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
103 reviews