[#NEWBOOKALERT]: New Urban Fiction & African-American Fiction Book Releases for November

In addition to Michelle Obama releasing her book this month, November was full of some dope book releases. Check out our full list of books released in November.

This list features new releases in Urban Fiction, African-American Fiction and Non-Fiction books by black authors. November’s releases include books from Eric Jerome Dickey, Kiki Swinson, David and Tamela Mann, and more. Keep reading to see the full the list.

The Black Market by Kiki Swinson

The Black Market by [Swinson, Kiki]

(Urban Fiction) Via Amazon 

Break the rules
At first, Misty Heiress just wants to help. With her cousin Jillian in constant pain, and the doctor refusing to prescribe, Misty steals opioids from the Virginia Beach pharmacy where she works. But when Jillian starts reselling them to local dealers and gets big money, Misty grabs an unbelievable opportunity to get out of debt—and fulfill all of her and Jillian’s dreams . . .

Live the dream
Misty soon realizes that her boss, Sanjay, has the same idea, ordering more drugs than patients need and always being out of stock. And when the new pharmacy owner takes an interest in Misty, she knows that time is running out for her and Jillian to make their plans work . . .

Pay the price
But then the Feds come calling . . . and Sanjay’s mafia partners want to increase orders . . . and Jillian’s bringing in partners to rob the pharmacy. It’s all too much for Misty. It’s only a matter of time before everyone’s plans to make money will have them all paying the ultimate price . . . Click here to buy.

In These Streets by Shelly Ellis

In These Streets (The Branch Avenue Boys Book 1) by [Ellis, Shelly]

(Urban Fiction) Via AmazonB

Derrick. Ricky. Jamal. One’s responsible; one’s still a player; one’s upwardly-mobile. Sentenced to the Branch Avenue Boys’ Youth Institute at twelve, they grabbed the chance for better futures. They stayed tight even when their lives diverged–but the times . . . they are a-changing.

New deputy mayor Jamal is anti-corruption, which means severing ties with Ricky, now a “criminally-adjacent” businessman. But political power plays and unrequited love will lead Jamal to a lethal choice . . .  

Ricky doesn’t mind running a front for DC’s biggest drug dealer, but when he pursues a sexy customer at his strip club and discovers she’s a cop, any wrong move could end Ricky’s good times permanently . . .

Now the Institute’s new leader, Derrick is torn between his job and his fiancée, Melissa. But when a cute new instructor who supports him and his mission arrives, he wonders if he should leave Melissa behind, not the Institute. However, this dilemma is nothing compared to a problem brewing right under his nose, and the fallout will strike at the heart of the three friends’ bond–and put more than their survival on the line . . . Click here to buy.

A Sister’s Survival by Cydney Rax

A Sister's Survival (The Reeves Sisters Book 2) by [Rax, Cydney]

(Afr-American Fiction) Via Amazon

To keep their family ties strong, the five Reeves sisters meet regularly to give each other a reality check. But explosive family secrets begin to pour out like molten lava, and forever change all they treasure most . . .

After a shattering revelation, youngest sister Elyse struggles to overcome the sexual abuse that nearly destroyed her. Between her tough eldest sister, Alita, and a promising fresh start with a new man, she’s finding the strength to make the most of her fierce intelligence. But Elyse still has a score to settle with the perfect sister she feels betrayed by—and she’s going after everything Burgundy can’t afford to lose . . .

 Coco thinks her useless baby daddy is finally about to commit—until she catches him with a woman who’s everything she’s not. As she tries to move on with her life, she can’t resist carrying out the ultimate revenge. But when she inadvertently gets caught up in Elyse’s plan, she must confront an unforgivable truth that could crush any chance these sisters have to make things right. Click here to buy.

Harlem by Eric Jerome Dickey

Harlem by [Dickey, Eric Jerome]

(Afr-American Fiction) Via Amazon

Available for the first time as an eBook, New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey’s thrilling short story Harlem

“People called me Harlem. I dubbed myself after that dangerous neighborhood that I’d never seen. I read life is rough in Harlem, and a black man isn’t expected to live to see twenty-five. I was twenty-three. The clock was ticking.”

When Harlem gets off on a murder charge due to insanity, the asylum he’s sent to feels worse than death, with one exception: the beautiful nurse Daphane. As their relationship grows, so do the stakes: she has the ability to help him escape, and he has the ability to set her free from her abusive relationship. Yet Harlem has one big secret: he was perfectly sane when he committed his crime. But in the end, Daphane’s own secret may be the deadliest of all. . . . Click here to buy.

Carl Weber’s Kingpins: Jamaica by Racquel Williams

Carl Weber's Kingpins: Jamaica by [Williams, Racquel]

(Urban Fiction) Via Amazon

Gaza was born and raised in McGregor Gully, one of Jamaica’s grittiest housing projects in the slums of East Kingston. Growing up in poverty, he was exposed to robbery and murder at a tender age. In order to stay alive, he quickly adapted to a life of crime. Now he is one of the coldest killers and richest kingpins to ever walk the streets of Kingston. Whoever comes into contact with him and his crew either loves them, fears them, or wants to see them dead. The entrance of Catherine into his life just might change everything.

Catherine, a young and determined federal agent, is rapidly climbing the chain of command. When she crosses paths with this deadly, charismatic stranger on one of her assignments, she’s enchanted by his jovial ways. Soon she forgets one of the most important law enforcement lessons: Trust no one. 

Camille is a young Jamaican beauty who is hot on the dancehall scene. With a banging body and a good mouthpiece, she has no problem getting whatever she wants, including Gaza. She is not about to let Catherine come in and take over her spot. 

Betrayal and backstabbing is at a high level, and Gaza is determined to wreak havoc on anyone who stands in his way. No one is safe, not even the people closest to him. Will this young thug risk it all to maintain his power, or will he be blinded by love for the woman who was hired to bring him down? Click here to buy.

Arm Candy by T.C. Littles

Arm Candy by [Littles, T.C.]

(Urban Fiction) Via Amazon

King is an underground record producer in Detroit who’s finally getting shine and being recognized for his talent. Everything would be perfect if he didn’t have an addiction to arm candy. King loves beautiful women. He flaunts them at parties, kicks it with them during studio sessions, and has his way with them—all while his woman is busy working to help support his dream. 

Samira is King’s girlfriend, the person who has been his monetary backbone. From music equipment to clothes, to a roof over his head, she has provided everything for King in the hopes becoming his wife. She wants to live the Hollywood dream, complete with a mainstream record deal. When Samira finds out King’s main groupie chick, Rayna, is pregnant and has been plotting to steal her man, all hell breaks loose. 

With a chaotic love life, a newborn, and two chicks fighting over him, King can’t focus. His career takes a big stumble that he’s not sure he can recover from. Click here to buy.

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel by [Braithwaite, Oyinkan]

(Afr-American Fiction) Via Amazon

A short, darkly funny, hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends

“Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer.”

Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead. 

Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her “missing” boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit.

Korede has long been in love with a kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where she works. She dreams of the day when he will realize that she’s exactly what he needs. But when he asks Korede for Ayoola’s phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she’s willing to go to protect her. Click here to buy.

Brutally Honest by Melanie Brown (Mel B)

Brutally Honest by [Brown, Melanie, Gannon, Louise]

(Non-Fiction) Via Amazon

The tell-all memoir from the loudest, proudest Spice Girl – and the truth behind the headlines   As one-fifth of the iconic Spice Girls and judge on X Factor and America’s Got Talent, Melanie Brown, a. k. a Scary Spice, has been an international star since her twenties. Brutally Honest is an exposé of the struggles and acute pain that lay behind the glamour and success.   With deep personal insight, remarkable frankness and trademark Yorkshire humor, the book removes the mask of fame and reveals the true story behind the Spice Girls, as well as the horror of her most recent marriage and her 10 year struggle to be free. Click here to buy.

Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage and Family by David & Tamela Mann

Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family by [Mann, David and Tamela]

(Non-Fiction) Via Amazon

David and Tamela Mann have been married for 30 years, but the singers, actors, and entrepreneurs are just as, if not more than, happily in love as they were in the early days of their relationship. In their new book, the couple will relate the story of their first encounters as teenagers, the importance of communication, and how they’ve been able to keep that spark burning through all these years. 

The Mann’s have delighted and inspired audiences through music, a string of plays and movies, as well as several television series—Meet the Browns, The Mann’s, and Mann & Wife. They’ll share about their often hilarious and sometimes controversial interactions with each other, their blended family of five grown children and eight grandchildren, and how these relationships enrich their lives. Given their recording careers, touring, filming, and managing an outrageous family, The Mann’s will share with readers the day-to-day challenges, successes, and joys that happen behind the scenes. Click here to buy.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by [Obama, Michelle]

(Non-Fiction) Via Amazon

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. 

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same. Click here to buy.

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