African-American Interest

African-American Interest

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Definition of the "African-American Interest Genre": African-American authors have been recognized by the highest awards in writing, including author such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Mia Angelou.  The subject matter of ebooks in the African-American interest genre has evolved as the focus of the African-American community has evolved as well.  Therefore, ebooks in this genre have addressed issues of spirituality, slave narratives, literature and arts during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, and social equality.  The ebooks in this genre are very diverse in the topics they address, but they are always focused on the African-American community.

 

Some examples of bestselling ebooks in the African-American Interest genre are Alice Walker (The Color Purple), Laila Ibrahim (Yellow Crocus), and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Americanah).

The Billionaire's Arranged Baby: An African American Pregnancy Romance For Adults

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A complete story, brought to you by Rochelle Williams of African American Club.

Growing up together, Eva has secretly been in love with Andrew her whole life.

Unfortunately, Andrew has been so busy using his billions to jet-set across the world and sleep with as many women as possible, he hasn’t had a chance to notice Eva’s feelings.

But things are about to change.

A stipulation in Andrew's dad's will states that if he wants to inherit his father’s company, he has to wed and have a baby with Eva.

With things being a bit rocky between the two, will Eva agree to the plan?

Or will Andrew have to watch his dreams and bills get buried with his father?

Find out in this passionate marriage and pregnancy romance by popular author Rochelle Williams.

Suitable for over 18s only due to steamy sex scenes between a billionaire and his Nubian queen.

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Copper Sun

by Sharon M. Draper

Stolen from her village, sold to the highest bidder,
fifteen-year-old Amari has only one thing left of her own -- hope.


Amari's life was once perfect. Engaged to the handsomest man in her tribe, adored by her family, and living in a beautiful village, she could not have imagined everything could be taken away from her in an instant. But when slave traders invade her village and brutally murder her entire family, Amari finds herself dragged away to a slave ship headed to the Carolinas, where she is bought by a plantation owner and given to his son as a birthday present.

Survival seems all that Amari can hope for. But then an act of unimaginable cruelty provides her with an opportunity to escape, and with an indentured servant named Polly she flees to Fort Mose, Florida, in search of sanctuary at the Spanish colony. Can the illusive dream of freedom sustain Amari and Polly on their arduous journey, fraught with hardship and danger?

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Hidden Figures

by Margot Lee Shetterly

 

The #1 New York Times bestseller

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South’s segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America’s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam’s call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory.

Even as Virginia’s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley’s all-black “West Computing” group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens.

Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.

 

 

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Southern Republic (The Downriver Trilogy Book 1)

by Lex Ramsay

In a world where the South has won the Civil War…

It’s 1982. A hundred years have passed since the South emerged victorious in the War of Northern Aggression. From the ashes of the aftermath, the industrial North has evolved into the technical center of the modern world, while the agrarian South, now broken up into Protectorate territories overseen by Protectors, props up its culture with vicious oppression. But now the South is in dire economic straits. Their refusal to allow slaves to use technology in their work has made their system obsolete and unable to compete with the global economy. Something must be done.

Patrick Edgerton is the leader of the Railway Association, an underground network devoted to freeing slaves. When Patrick learns of the horrifying “final solution” to the South’s economic predicament, he teams up with Olivia Askew, a Southern Protector’s daughter. Now, it’s up to them to prevent the mass genocide the South is proposing.

Southern Republic brings to life vivid details about the dual nations created when the South succeeded in defending its way of life, and asks the question, ‘What would our world look like if the South had won the Civil War?’

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Be Mine Forever: BWWM Romance (Brothers From Money Book 2)

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A sexy BWWM marriage romance by Shanade White of BWWM Club. Features another free bonus book.

Leslie's a successful physical therapist who loves her job.

But her life’s thrown into turmoil when she witnesses a murder by a Russian mob boss.

The police want her to testify against him, and she agrees, but has to leave everything behind and live somewhere totally new.

Not wanting to twiddle her thumbs waiting for the case, she scores a job as a therapist with a professional football team.

And soon she’s falling for hot player Sebastian, a billionaire with a great body and the talent of a star.

They have an instant connection, and soon it’s blossoming into something hot and heavy.

Things seem to be looking up, but one day a Russian gunman fires a shot in her direction, narrowly missing her.

They’ve found her.

Leslie and Sebastian go on the run, fleeing to his family’s ranch.

But his family won’t help her if they’re not married.

And the Russians are closing in by the minute.

Will Leslie and Sebastian’s love survive?

In fact, will they survive at all?

Find out in this gripping, sexy romance by Shanade White of BWWM Club.

Suitable for over 18s only due to sex scenes so hot, you’ll desire your own firm, billionaire football player!

Look out for stories about Sebastian's billionaire brothers in future.

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Black and White: Volume I of the Lincoln County Law Trilogy

by Jerri Blair

Brilliant young trial attorney J.T. Lockman finds himself in the trial of a lifetime when he's appointed to represent an innocent African American man accused of murdering a wealthy white man in a county where the Klan has ruled supreme for many years. Lindsey Wilkens, a proud family man, has already experienced the impact of racism on a jury verdict. He was charged with dealing in stolen property for selling an electric saw he found abandoned in the woods as he walked home from work. He went to trial against his attorney's advice and learned that innocence didn't matter when it came to a finding of guilt in a courtroom set in one of the state's most infamously racist counties. Now, when he finds himself in the bowels of a jailhouse run by the sheriff whose reputation is what gives the county its shameful notoriety, he turns to the same attorney, a man he'd learned to love during his first experience with criminal justice.

Lockman embraces the chance to right what he considered a terrible wrong the first time his client was convicted, but he faces the wrath of public opinion, as well as the anger of his friends, family, and the woman he loves as he takes on the establishment of the county, bringing to the surface the many ghosts of its racist and violent past. In doing so, he must also come to terms with his own past if he will have any chance to save his relationship with the first woman he's ever really loved. This is a book that makes us face the reality of our past, but carries within its pages a hope for a future where we, as a society, may be able to move beyond the disease of racism, although the journey may destroy the lives of many along the way.

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Scattered Screams: (The Disruption, Book One)

by C.A. Huggins

For fans of The Walking Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and 28 Days Later, Scattered Screams is a diverse take on post-apocalyptic thrillers…

Their cross-country college visit was supposed to be a bonding experience between Marcus and son, Ali.

Then, the Disruption triggered.

Marcus, Ali, and Vic (Ali’s best friend) would have never imagined the sunny summer afternoon on campus would turn into the fight for their lives.

Now the world is split into two parts: before and after the Disruption.

The new world is akin to a war zone. But a war zone with no clear sides. Allies and foes might be one in the same as everyone attempts to survive.

Marcus’s quest to return home to New York City with Ali and Vic before the new disrupted world chips away at their humanity. They attempt to make it across 3,000 miles of terrain that is covered with mutants, enemies and otherworldly threats.

Lines of communication are disabled. The home they strive to return to may not exist anymore.

In a world surrounded by danger and violence, the only constant are the Scattered Screams.

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Love Reserved: Fervent Billionaire BWWM Romance Series, Book 1

by Shyla Starr

A BWWM Billionaire Romance Story

***Due to sexually graphic content and language that some may find offensive, this book is intended for mature readers only***

***This book contains approximately 8,200 words***

Alexandra has never been with a white man before. She had seen William at the café before but she always kept her distance. It is unfortunate that their first chance meeting happens when she drops her breakfast and spills coffee all over his expensive business suit. William is both sexy and successful at business. Not only that but he also seems very interested in Alexandra.

Things get hot after their late lunch date at an expensive restaurant. Although there is heavy sexual attraction between them, Alexandra is afraid that their worlds are too different for her family and friends to accept William.

Download the book and find out what happens next.

 

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Love Disrupted: Ardent Billionaire Romance Series, Book 1

by Shyla Starr

A BWWM Billionaire Romance Story

Deirdre doesn't know what to make of the gorgeous man that seems to be interested in her.

***Due to sexually graphic content and language that some may find offensive, this book is intended for mature readers only***

His name is Parker Walters and he seems friendly enough. There is just something off about him that Deidre can't figure out.

After she agrees to go on a date with him, Deirdre discovers what Parker has been trying to hide. He is the son of the well known billionaire, Parker Walter Hamlin II, and heir to his father's software empire.

Having forgiven him for his initial deception, things start going well for the couple. Even D'Angelo, Deirdre's younger brother, gives his stamp of approval.

As Deirdre and Parker's relationship develops, they run into a snag. Unaware of some of Deirdre's extracurricular activities, Parker makes an assumption that can jeopardize their relationship forever.

To find out what happens, download the book.

 

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Love Anew: Lonely Billionaire Romance Series, Book 1

by Shyla Starr

A BWWM Billionaire Romance Story

John loves his wife very much but how can he grant the dying woman's wishes without feeling guilty about it?

***Due to sexually graphic content and language that some may find offensive, this book is intended for mature readers only***

The professionalism she normally displayed had disappeared for a moment and he saw the naked desire…

John is a billionaire with a dying wife. Tricia is the nurse who takes care of the ailing Rebecca. John doesn’t want to let go of Rebecca but it is not his decision to make. Tricia feels sorry for both John and Rebecca, but there is another feeling that the nurse can’t just shake off.

Tricia is sickeningly attracted to John. So one day, when she sees John crying his heart out, she throws professionalism out the window and hugs her billionaire boss. John is comforted by the hug but realizes it is not enough. So he takes Tricia right then and there, on his office desk.

But they know it shouldn’t happen again. While Rebecca is no longer functioning as a wife, it is still cheating. John loves Rebecca and Tricia genuinely cares for her. But as they all wait for Rebecca’s demise, are John and Tricia’s self-control stronger than the attraction?

Download to read the first book of this sexy, romantic series.

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His Melody (A BWWM Romance)

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Before I laid eyes on him, I fell, which says a lot since my heart wasn’t built to fall in love...


Five years ago, Melody Bradford fell in love with and married songwriter, Kiel McIssac. He transformed her sorrows into love songs and became everything her heart craves. Kiel was the only one that has ever been able to break down her walls enough to see the girl underneath the shell.
But Melody is damaged deeper than Kiel knows, with a pain that runs far back into her past and creeps out in her present. Deciding that Kiel deserves better, Melody makes the hard choice to rip her own heart out and let him go. Yet Kiel won’t go quietly… not when his own heart is living inside every breath his wife takes. He loves her completely, for all her flaws, imperfections and resistance – she is everything he needs, and the only one he sings about.
Yet Melody has secrets buried dark and deep in her soul, secrets that could finally push him away and destroy everything they have built.

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Same Page

by G.L. Tomas

Naima vibed with Timothy from the first moment they met. Attraction wasn’t supposed to happen, but it did—with no time to turn back.

Timothy knew better. But that moment—her mouth pressed against his—made him forget about his girlfriend and he would do anything to get another chance to kiss those lips.

Can two close friends get on the same page in this Brown Sugar meets Love Jones interracial erotic romance!

*Same Page Book One in a duology. It is suggested purely for Mature audiences due to strong sexual content and slight drug use.

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Losing Control

by Althea Lawton-Thompson

Zuma is a high level marketing executive. Intelligent, ambitious and manipulative, she’s powered her way up the corporate ladder and into a cozy corner office. But being the only Black woman executive at Shearing Wireless has its drawbacks, and Zuma’s had to get her hands a little dirty to stay at the top. Suddenly, all of her hard work might now be in jeopardy, thanks to a company merger and a pesky intern named Iris Pena.

Iris is just trying to satisfy her internship requirement – or at least that’s what she keeps telling herself. Beautiful, young and vivacious, Iris charms Shearing Wireless in ways the stunning, yet cold, Zuma Harris could never hope. Juggling corporate espionage, a blooming love life, and issues with her increasingly handsome best friend are becoming more than she can handle. Does Iris have what it takes to go toe-to-toe with her conniving mentor? And will she be able to do it without breaking a few hearts along the way?

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Chasing Destiny (Threads of Fate Book 1)

by Mia Caldwell

When curvy Destiny tells Carter she is accidentally pregnant, she doesn’t expect him to be thrilled. After all, they haven’t discussed any kind of future, and children have never come up. She could handle his shock and dismay, but is unprepared for his accusation that she cheated on him. Leaving New York City and Carter behind, she returns to her hometown to figure out what to do next. Meanwhile, Carter has discovered he made a huge mistake and goes after her, but she refuses to return with him to the city. He’s determined to wait her out and settles into life in small-town Kansas as he works on wearing her down and earning her forgiveness. Can he ever make up for the things he said and win her back, or will he futilely chase Destiny forever?

Bonus content includes an older title that you might have missed, so you get two books in one.

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The Rich Housewives of Bon Avenue

by J.A. Pierre

There are benefits to living in the right zip code.

And these privileged ladies are used to all the perks that come with it. With jam-packed calendars, lavish houses to maintain, social ladders to climb, children to take care of, and relationships to sustain, it takes a lot of maneuvering to keep up with the hectic lifestyle of these four ladies. But things aren't always what they seem.

Will these girlfriends be there for each other when things get rough, or is it every woman for herself?

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The Rich Housewives of Bon Avenue Boxed Set

by J.A. Pierre

There are benefits to living in the right zip code.

And these privileged ladies are used to all the perks that come with it. With jam-packed calendars, lavish houses to maintain, social ladders to climb, children to take care of, and relationships to sustain, it takes a lot of maneuvering to keep up with the hectic lifestyle of these four ladies. But things aren't always what they seem.

Will these girlfriends be there for each other when things get rough, or is it every woman for herself?

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