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The Soul of a Man 2: Make Me Wanna Holler by Elissa Gabrielle A collection of poignant stories from the perspective of 17 African American men. The intention of this thought-provoking work is to enlighten the world on how the minds of distinguished African American men work. This powerful anthology is truth and affirmation in their words from their worlds with their voices spoken their way.
The Soul of a Man 2: Make Me Wanna Holler by Elissa Gabrielle

Truth Be Told: Compilation of Poetry by Stacey L. Patterson Truth Be Told is a compilation of poetry that will evoke emotion and inspire introspection. The poet touches on themes related to her roles as a woman, mother, sister and daughter.
Truth Be Told: Compilation of Poetry by Stacey L. Patterson

Sherman Graham Cracker Saves the Town of Crusted Milk by Stacey L. Patterson In this delightful children's book, follow along with Sherman Graham Cracker as he gets lost in Dust Bunny Forest, nearly gets swept away trudging through Cookie Crumb Field, and barely escapes becoming a tasty snack for two flies. Will Sherman discover the hero within himself before the journey is over?
Sherman Graham Cracker Saves the Town of Crusted Milk by Stacey L. Patterson
Marvelous Tales: A Collection of Unusual Short Stories by Ross Randall Johnson Marvelous Tales features an eclectic mix of short-stories, each with its own set of relatable characters, that inspires a range of emotions just as diverse as the protagonists and their respective worlds. From suburban America to a mystical winter wonderland, the reader is taken on a journey through a number of intriguing landscapes.
Marvelous Tales: A Collection of Unusual Short Stories by Ross Randall Johnson
Traveling Through Another Man's Mind by Steve A. Rhoden This collection of contemplative poetry by poet Steve Rhoden is sure to engage you with its introspective and topical themes relating to contemporary issues.
Traveling Through Another Man's Mind by Steve A. Rhoden

Playground (poems) by Margie Shaheed In this collection, the neighborhood bar is an adult playground. The metaphor is extended by a motif which includes children's rhymes and references to toys and games. The language is gritty in spots, and sometimes profane, but always life-affirming.
Playground (poems) by Margie Shaheed

Britannia's Children by Norman Samuda-Smith The book is a collection of eleven stories written over a period of 30 years and brought together for the first time. They illustrate Black-British dialect in their infancy. They speak of the past, the present and our possible future. For some, they will be a history lesson; others a trip down memory lane. Whichever category you occupy; read, enjoy and see beyond the words to discover their significance.
Britannia's Children by Norman Samuda-Smith

Patches of Grey by Roy Pickering Storyteller Roy Pickering crafts a coming-of-age tale that chronicles the life struggles of lead character Tony Johnson and his family. The story shows how each member wrestles with family dynamics, the hand that life has dealt them, and their own joys and pains.
Patches of Grey by Roy Pickering

Awake at Dusk by Kristy L. Brewer The key to Heather's destiny lie in the enigmatic dreams that are the result of a traumatic accident. These recurring dreams impact her life and the romantic feelings she have for Ellis, the EMT driver and Omar, a successful businessman. Awake at Dusk takes you on her quest to solve the msytery of the dreams and finding happiness and peace in her life.
Awake at Dusk by Kristy L. Brewer

Overlords Karma by Thomas Barr Jr. Overlords Karma is a literary Urban fiction and the lead book in the Miami Urban Chronicle series. It's a thriller based on a former politician from Miami who tragically committed suicide pending a criminal investigation for corruption. The main character grapples with morality issues amidst backroom deals and serving the public.
Overlords Karma by Thomas Barr Jr.

Emotional Drippings: Stories of Lust, Love and Addiction by Tony Lindsay Emotional Drippings is a collection of short stories about love, lust and addiction. The stories are real enough to wrap the reader in the common prose of the characters everyday lives.
Emotional Drippings by Tony Lindsay

Unbreakable by William Fredrick Cooper A thrilling love ballad that sends its two romantic leads on a journey of self-discovery, enduring love, heartbreak, redemption, and twists and turns amidst a backdrop of their shared love for Michael Jackson's music.
Magnetizing: A Different World by Juliet Rose The fantasy/romance takes readers on a journey with a young alien as she searches Earth for her soulmate. the main character faces heartbreak and challenges as she embarks upon her quest for her soulmate.
Magnetizing: A Different World by Juliet Rose

Cancer of Love by Jessica Holter As seen on HBO - Jessica Holter, author of The Punany Experience: The War Between Tops and Bottoms and Verbal Penetration delivers a delightfully sensual poetry book about love and the politics of it. A witty quick read with great lines that will easily find their way into your most intimate conversations.
Cancer of Love by Jessica Holter

Missing Rib by Alex Clermont After breaking up with his other half and moping around, Andrew McCarthy is coerced into being a groomsman at a wedding by his best friend. This experience awakens him to the meaning of family and he finds that special someone who could be his missing rib.
Missing Rib by Alex Clermont

Ghettoway Weekend by Lawrence Christopher His fourth novel represents Christopher's crossover debut into the romance fiction genre. Successfully applying what he has dubbed as "fact-based fiction," Christopher crafts a tale with easilylawrence recognizable characters. This allows the readers to be comfortably drawn in to this whirlwind story.
Ghettoway Weekend by Lawrence Christopher

My Brother's Secret by Ana M. Gibson What would you do if you suspected your twin brother was having an affair with your spouse? Find out what happens to the characters in this page turner amidst all the secrets, sacrifices, drama and betrayals.
My Brother's Secret by Ana M. Gibson

Eye of the Beholder by Elissa Gabrielle Does beauty really lie in the eye of the beholder? Experience the power of love on this redemptive journey where the purpose of the tribulations in one's life, will be empowered to reveal the gifts they bring.
Eye of the Beholder by Elissa Gabrielle

A Starving Mind: Stories & Thoughts by B.J. Burgins B.J. Burgins has drawn from personal, imaginative and artistic creativity within the depths of poetry, bringing to it a new twist from his heart and soul. Inspired by wisdom, long passed individuals, life, beauty and joy, A Starving Mind is a must read for all poetry lovers.
A Starving Mind: Stories & Thoughts by B.J. Burgins

Acorns in a Skillet by Tony Lindsay Tony Lindsay continues to share his knack for capturing a slice of life in the black community. Acorns in a Skillet is a collection of short stories that grew out of America's complex racial interactions. The stories are not all conflict based but there is racial confrontation within the collection, particularly in the first two stories.
Acorns in a Skillet by Tony Lindsay

Crossing the Wire by Robert Kornhiser Crossing the Wire is a novel about the peacekeeping force in Iraq but is also a great deal more. Initially following the Iraq experiences of Lieutenant James Robert, the novel expands to give us views of life now and previously from many characters with whom the novel interacts. There is little political propaganda and no overt evaluation as to the justice of the Americans in Iraq, the book just shows the life on the ground for the soldiers and for the Iraqis.
Crossing the Wire by Robert Kornhiser

Street of the Ginkgo Trees by Soodabeh Saeidnia In this imaginative collection of poems, Soodabeh Saeidnia creates a path, a road, and a street paved by colorful leaves of delicacy and wonder falling from a Ginkgo tree. This is a variety pack of her poems winking on the bookcase, sweetening the mouth, and feeding the mind of readers, and establishes her as one of the creative poets of her generation.
Street of the Ginkgo Trees by Soodabeh Saeidnia

Gold Dragonfly Eyes by Alice Parris Talented poet, Alice Parris, doesn't disappoint in this book of selected poetry that speaks to all aspects of life. Just as she demonstrated in her previous books, Soulgasm and Silenced Voices Speak, she knows how to reach into the depths of our souls to bring to the surface the emotions, thoughts and contemplations.
Gold Dragonfly Eyes by Alice Parris

Chicken Soup and A Shot of Jack  by Clarence Barbee Chicken Soup and A Shot of Jack is the latest fresh work from young author Clarence Barbee. It is an strikingly impressive collection of emotion evoking essays, master class poems, and short stories that will have you laughing in the aisles. The writer weaves his form of prose, delighting readers with thought provoking lessons on how to balance the good and bad in life
Chicken Soup and A Shot of Jack by Clarence Barbee

What of the Ranch (God's Tabernacle)  by W.B. Emerson In the 1970s, a group of poor inner-city African Americans moved to a small Midwestern town to form a Christian commune. The place was referred to as the Ranch. Under the authority of the materialistic pastor Vera Cooley, members of the church would find that life in the community was both blessing and curse. Based on a true story, What of the Ranch is the first book in the God's Tabernacle Series. For obvious reasons, names have been changed to protect the innocent —and the guilty.
What of the Ranch (God's Tabernacle) by W.B. Emerson

Released, Inspired Poetic Messages, A Book of Collected Poems by Robert L. Horton Released, Inspired Poetic Messages, A Book of Collected Poems is a wonderful group of poems that cover a variety of subjects ranging from spirtually-inspired to politically-stimulating pieces. Horton has put together a compendium of well-crafted poetry that displays his passions, his beliefs and his Christian faith.
Released, Inspired Poetic Messages by Robert L. Horton
Bad Friday by Norman Samuda-Smith Delroy Bell is about to leave school. The prospects for him and his friends look grim. Will he be able to make it as a professional basketball player or will he end up hustling and gambling on the streets like his cousin Peter says? - Set in mid 1970s Small Heath, Birmingham against the back-drop of an economic recession, record unemployment and mass union strikes, Bad Friday follows the fortunes of Delroy and his friends. It portrays their search for a future, an identity and the respect they feel was denied their parents
Bad Friday by Norman Samuda-Smith
Lake Of My Heart by Temba Megorimbo
Naomi and Trevor struggle to keep the romance in their marriage as they deal with raising a family, their own working careers and the political and economic turmoil that occurs in their homeland. Will Trevor's drinking and Naomi's moodiness allow their love to prevail?
Lake Of My Heart by Temba Megorimbo

Paper Bag Principle by Audrey Elisa Kerr
The Paper Bag Principle: Class, Colorism, and Rumor in the Case of Black Washington, D.C. considers the function of oral history in shaping community dynamics among African American residents of the nation's capitol. The book looks at the divide that has existed between the black elite and the black "folk."
Paper Bag Principle by Audrey Elisa Kerr

Bumped by Sibylla Nash Music PR maven, Elle Nixon is living a lavish LA life with the perfect boyfriend, gifts and acclaim. When a FBI fraud investigation of her boyfriend leads to his disappearance and sends her into a tailspin, she gets a reality check as she learns to deal with the repercussions and unexpected surprises.
Bumped by Sibylla Nash

The Color of My Soul by Melanie Hatter Kira Franklin, a black newspaper reporter learns a shocking story about her heritage and history in her search for true love. This revelation turns her world on its head as she learns to deahatterl with her heritage and her past.
The Color of My Soul by Melanie Hatter

Sovereign Evolution: Manifest Destiny from Sovereign Evolution re-declares freedom and equality in 21st-century terms, using sovereign principles and standards. Aharone circumscribes sovereignty in a universal and historical context that confers African Americans with just as much integrity and authority as any other people to espouse and employ sovereign aspirations.
Sovereign Evolution by Ezrah Aharone
Love Poems by Nigel Daring Love is a complex subject. It invites multiple perspectives and draws on many experiences. This book captures multiple perspectives on it through poetry. Anyone who reads it will find a situation, experiennigelce, or state of mind he or she can relate to. It is enjoyable as it is touching.
Love Poems by Nigel Daring

Soul Appetizer: The Sampler by Kerry Brackett A sampler of poems that talks about love, life, and everything in between. Enjoy the rhymes that describe some of Brackett's experiences growing up. Taste the sweetness of love. Endure the bitterness of truth. Enjoy the scrumptious stanzas of Soul Appetizer.
Soul Appetizer: The Sampler by Kerry Brackett

Muntu Kuntu Energy by Mwatabu Okantah Muntu Kuntu Energy puts forth a collection of evocative and thought-provoking poems that have its origins among a proud African heritage. The poems informs the reader how the efforts from our past have connections to present day events such as Hurricane Katrina and the Trayvon Martin shooting.
Muntu Kuntu Energy by Mwatabu Okantah

Journey to TimBookTuThe critically acclaimed anthology features a masterfully crafted collection of poetry, essays, and short stories from a diverse group of TimBookTu contributors. Selections featuring justice, self-pride, erotica, cultural heritage, love and redemption makes this a classic.
Journey to TimBookTu by Memphis Vaughan, Jr.