B.A.D. agent Sydney Westbrook must find the perfect sniper for a risky counterterrorism mission. The assignment is simple: find and kill a hired assassin before he kills a high-profile world leader during a peace conference on American soil. J. D. Steele, a trained military sniper whose attitude problem landed him in prison, seems like a good candidate for the job since he doesn't have many other options. But it turns out Steele doesn't take orders easily - not even when they come from an intriguing agent who has his number down pat.
Victoria Tynte Saxe has spent the last 10 years hiding - from the criminals she snitches on, a threatening ex-husband, and her aristocratic family - using her electronic genius to share information on criminal activity with international intelligence agencies. But she made one critical mistake that exposed her identity and location to the very people from whom she's hiding.
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love Snell, Buck 50 Productions
Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
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In #1 New York Times best-selling author Sherrilyn Kenyon's thrilling novel of romantic suspense, a gutsy female agent from the Bureau of American Defense encounters an elusive killer who isn't at all what he seems. After losing her mother to a vigilante killer, Terri Mitchell has dedicated her life to justice. Working covertly as a new agent for the Bureau of American Defense agency, she's consulting with the New Orleans Police Department to bust an organized crime ring suspected of funding terrorism.
"That's right! You are 100 percent guaranteed to succeed in any aspect of life when you never give up!" Percy Miller is living proof of the truth and power of that statement. He was born and raised in poverty, but today he's a successful multimillionaire. In this book, he shares the wealth wisdom that he has gained through his life's journey.
When their parents are discovered brutally murdered in a ditch, Kenya and London are left orphaned and forced to navigate the unforgiving streets of Detroit. They might be identical twins, but they are as different as night and day. While one of them fights relentlessly to make it out of the ghetto, the other eagerly embraces true hood life and everything their parents believed in - selling drugs, living fast, and even dying young (if it means getting paid!).
When Daisha's boyfriend, Raekwan, takes his violent, jealous antics to the next level, a mysterious stranger intervenes, taking Daisha to his place to nurse her wounds. Even though she sneaks out the next morning. Daisha can't stop thinking about him; but with her history of bad relationships with men and with her estranged mother, she knows that she should only be concerned with her own survival. In time, she will realize that he has a strong grip on her emotionally, and she has no control.
Michelle knows being the first lady of Mount Zion Baptist Church is an important and much-coveted position, so she always gives thanks for a dutiful husband and a prosperous life. But she also prays for Darvin to spend more time with her, talking about something other than Mount Zion's affairs. Michelle's faith is further put to the test when the seductive vixen Daphne Carlton arrives on the steps of their church, determined to make Michelle's life a living hell so she can get rid of Michelle and assume her role as the first lady.
Hustling men for their money has always come easy for Tasha. Hailing from New York and raised by a junkie mother, she had to learn early how to use her beauty to her advantage. Tasha thinks she's seen it all on the streets of New York, but when she follows a childhood friend to the little city of Flint, Michigan, she realizes that sometimes the smallest cities breed the grimiest of individuals.
Nya Gamden is thrilled to be accepted into the nursing program at Old Dominion University and, as an added bonus to good fortune, computer engineer Tory Sothers has stepped into her life, becoming the man of her dreams. Life is all that she'd imagined - love, happiness, and a budding career - until Tory asks her to give up her hopes and dreams for matrimony. Leaving her heart, and Tory, on the white sandy beaches of Hawaii, Nya is shattered, and time is the only remedy that can heal her heart, as well as a new man.
Elana Dolvan lived through a treacherous childhood in Chicago and wants to be more than another "hood life" statistic, so she sets her sights on the top. She works her way up the steep ladder of white-collar success, achieving one of the most impressive careers in her family's history. She becomes a powerful attorney, but the lure of the streets is still strong. She is also known in the underworld as Dutchtress, one of the most ruthless female bosses in the US. Trapped between the two worlds, her double identity soon creates problems, and all hell breaks loose.
Eve is a recovering drug addict, who was just released from prison to a female Christian halfway house. She signed up for the halfway house not to recover but to learn how to stop using drugs so often. Eve has no intentions of staying clean until she meets Reverend Washington. Reverend Washington's wife dies during childbirth, and Eve seduces the newly widowed reverend until she becomes his new wife and the mother to the reverend's three young children. But Eve is very resentful of the deceased Mrs. Washington and plots to make her husband's first wife look like a lying adulterer.
Fresh from his self-imposed exile in New York, Black makes his long-awaited return, reuniting with his brothers Junie and Dee to handle the family business-moving mad weight, expanding their drug empire, and eliminating any and everything that gets in their way. Unfortunately, such wheeling and dealing always comes with a price, and for Black, Junie, and Dee, it's no different.
Angela grew up in an all-black upper-class neighborhood in Virginia Beach. Being raised by conservative parents, street life was almost nonexistent. Her college years at Hampton University would truly educate her; not only in school, but also in life. She never imagined the attention her body and beauty would bring her. Angela finds herself torn between Mac, a successful real estate broker, and Damien, a young Jamaican hustler from Brooklyn. Both show Angela love in their own way, and her choice will be her destiny.
Gabby and Mischelle are best friends. Mischelle is despondent, unable to get over the hurt and betrayal of finding out her husband cheated on her with a younger woman - and even worse, he walked out on her and their children. Meanwhile, Gabby's relationship has imploded, and her ex refuses to believe it's over and has started to stalk her. To get away from all the chaos, the women head to Tybee Island, Georgia, looking for a weekend of fun in the sun. Once they get there, they encounter two charismatic yet mysterious men who have the power to inexplicably change their lives forever.
When Yankee gal Kadijah visits the beautiful island of Jamaica with her friends Nicole and Tamia, she does not expect the events that follow. After a nasty breakup with her two-timing ex and her graduation from culinary arts school, all she wants to do is unwind and maybe have a one-night stand. However, when she meets Omari, the sexy rude boy turned DJ, things heat up quickly. Once Omari locks eyes with Kadijah, his life will never be the same, and he knows it. He is feeling the feisty American beauty, but his wife, the beautiful but fiery Angela, is having no parts of it.
After her mother's tragic death, Shayla is left to navigate her teenage years with little help from her neglectful, playboy father. Used and abused by the adults around her, Shayla makes some risky choices, taking a job as a waitress in one of Harlem's top strip clubs before she's even of legal age. She makes ends meet by running scams on unsuspecting patrons, but her luck soon runs out when she is raped and left for dead one night after work.
Ever since he was a child, the only thing Cyril Anderson wanted was to be down with his brother Cane's crew. Cane Anderson, leader of the notorious Bankroll Crips, was invincible - or so Cyril thought. On the night of Cyril's initiation, things take a terrible turn and leave Cane lying dead in a pool of his own blood. Now the leader of a blood-thirsty gang, there is only one thing that Cyril wants to do: seek revenge.
Treasure Hernandez, Katt, Paradise Gomez, and others
Mea Wilkerson, Stevie Washington, Ida Belle
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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Urban Books' popular Girls from da Hood series continues its gritty street drama in this twelfth installment, featuring urban fiction superstar Treasure Hernandez and rising stars Katt and Paradise Gomez. Honey has been working them streets for El-Jihad, selling his wares and keeping up her end of the bargain. Strawberry has been a rather lucrative ho for Larry "Sir" Smalls; however, she's been at it for a minute, and it is starting to have an effect on her mind and body. Jackie spent 15 years in the state pen for stabbing the fool that had the audacity to put his hands on her.
Brice Simpson is a newly promoted heroic detective with a secret past. He's riding the waves of fame, but he still feels he has something to prove, so Detective Simpson picks up a cold case on the murder of a 14-year-old girl. He's convinced the case will bring him redemption for his past indiscretions, but he soon finds out that the details surrounding the girl's murder may hit closer to home than he expects. When his younger sister goes missing, Brice's life is thrown into a tailspin that may cost him everything he has worked for.