Black Book Releases Archives

Here is a listing of Black Book Releases dating back to 2016. Books listed are within the genres of African-American Fiction, Urban Fiction, African-American Non-Fiction and Books by Black Celebs. You can find upcoming and new releases on our New Books Coming Soon page. (This list is updated monthly).

February 2020

Hearts We Burn Briana Cole

Moth to A Flame (10th Anniversary) Ashley Antoinette

The Double Cross Anna J

Black Sunday Tola Rotimi Abraham

Trouble Is What I Do Walter Mosley

Meals, Music and Musings: Recipes from My African-American Kitchen Alexander Smalls & Veronica Chambers

Hood Feminism Mikki Kendall

Vegetable Kingdom Bryant Terry

Alicia: A Dark Twisted Fairy Tale Allison Hobbs

A Beautiful Woman Darrin Lowery

Icons: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture Monica Ahanonu

January 2020

Living In Color Tommy Davidson

All the Things I Should Have Known Tiffany L. Warren

Butterfly Ashley Antoinette

Property of the State Kiki Swinson

The Family Business 5 Carl Weber and LaJill Hunt

Carl Weber’s Kingpins Harlem C.N. Phillips

Conversations in Black Ed Gordon

December 2019

Snapshot Camryn King

Carl Weber’s Kingpings: Memphis Raynisha Pittman

Such A Fun Age Riley Reid

Throuple Allison Hobbs

The Measure of Our Lives Toni Morrison

Children of Virtue and Vengeance Toni Adeyemi

Christmas with the Okafors Ashley Antoinette

Cubana JaQuavis Coleman

War 5 T. Styles

November 2019

The Therapist Latoya Chandler

The Bridal Suite Rochelle Alers

Thugs: 7 Wahida Clark

White Negroes Lauren Michelle Jackson

The Little Book of Big Lies Tina Lifford

Small Town Love Michelle Stimpson & Michelle Linda-Rice

Jubilee (Cookbook) Toni Tipton-Martin

Behind Closed Doors Kiki Swinson

Jay-Z: made In America Michael Eric Dyson

October 2019

A Sister’s Power Cydney Rax

The Final Play Shelly Ellis

Belle Treasure Hernandez

Royal Holiday Jasmine Guillory

Dream Keisha Ervin

Failure to Protect Pamela Samuels Young

The Beautiful One’s Prince

On Time: A Princely Life In Funk Morris Day

Small Doses Amanda Seales

Mixtape Potluck Cookbook Quest Love

Jackpot Nic Stone (YA)

Reach for the Sky Skai Jackson

Sulwe Lupita Nyong’o

September 2019

The Streets Have No King JaQuavis Coleman

More Than Pretty Erica Campbell

Suga Hill Tamika Newhouse

The Other Side Trice Hickman

Shyt List 6 T. Styles

The Water Dancer Ta-Nahesi Coates

Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius Rakim

Full Figured 14 Lajill Hunt and Latoya Chandler

Who Put This Song On Morgan Parker

I’ll Show You Derrick Rose

The Unqualified Hostess Whoopi Goldberg

August 2019

In Love With My Enemy Azayler

More to Life ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Ethic Book 6 Ashley Antoinette

Parable of the Talents Octavia Butler

Wrath K’Wan

Eraserheads 2: The Decision Brick and Storm

Oriana J.D. Mason

They Call Me King Darrin Lowery

July 2019

The Vows We Break Briana Cole

Private Property LaJill Hunt

Infamous Michelle Mitchell

Carl Weber’s King Pins: Detroit Michel Moore

Speaking of Summer Kalisha Buckhanon

The Wedding Party Jasmine Guillory

Redesigning Happiness Nita Brooks

Baltimore Raw Aisha Hall

I Do Love You Still Mary B. Morrison

The Nickel Boys Colson Whitehead

Cornbread Fish’n Collard-Greens Anthony Hamilton

Even Exchange Karlie Redd

June 2019

Side Chick Nation Aya De LeonAz

Graveyard Love T.C. Littles

The Safe House Kiki Swinson

Dressed In Dreams… Tanisha C. Ford

The Sixth Man Andre Iguodala

Greed Victoria Christopher Murray

More Than Enough Elaine Welteroth

The Perfect Date Evelyn Lozada

King Reece Shaun Sinclair

Born For This Bebe Winans

One Night In Georgia Celeste O. Norfleet

Legacy and the Queen (YA) Kobe Bryant

Sweet Heat Zuri Day

Ethic Book 5 Ashley Antoinette

War 4: Skull Island T. Styles

Seeds of Deception Arlene L. Walker

May 2019

Madam May I Niobia Bryant

Let Me Hear a Rhyme (YA) Tiffany Jackson

Cooking With Miss Quad Quad Webb

Let Love Have the Last Word Common

Sicko Mode Keisha Ervin

Darkness to Light Lamar Odom

B-More Careful, The Prequel Shannon Holmes

With the Fire On High (YA) Elizabeth Acevedo

Memoirs of a Mermaid Amiyah Scott

April 2019

Know Your Place Shelly Ellis

Midlife Crisis LaJill Hunt

Before We Were Wicked Eric Jerome Dickey

Fumbled Alexa Martin

Notes From A Young Black Chef Kwame Onwuachi

The Last OG Cookbook Tracy Morgan

Finding My Voice Valerie Jarrett

My Word Gizelle Bryant

When You Learn the Alphabet Kendra Allen

Demir: Forged in the Fire, Book 1 J.D. Mason

March 2019

They Don’t Play Fair Clifford “Spud” Johnson

Conflict of Interest Darrin E. Lowery

A Big Girl’s Revenge Ms. Michel Moore

Assassins Episode 1: Be Careful With Me Joy Deja King

Flyy Girl Screenplay Omar Tyree

Host Allison Hobbs

Queenie Candice Carty Williams

Ginger Bread Helen Oyeyemi

What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Blacker Damon Young

The Path Made Clear Oprah

My Mama’s Drama LaJill Hunt

February 2019

Deep In It Roy Glenn 

Trouble In Rio Carl Weber & M.T. Pope

No Honor Amongst Thieves Brick & Storm

Beast Mode Keisha Ervin

War 3 T. Styles

Eshe: The Fire Breathing Series, Book 1 J.D. Mason

On the Come Up Angie Thomas

The Care and Feeding of Ravenous Hungry Girls Anissa Gray

Black Leopard, Red Wolf Marlon James

Magical Negro Morgan Parker

The Truth About Men Devon Franklin

The Source of Self-Regard Toni Morrison

January 2019

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America Nic Stone, Jason Reynolds, and other YA Authors 

Lawless K’wan

Blood Ties Shaun Sinclair

Heart of the Hustle Azayler

Ethic 4 Ashley Antoinette

An Orchestra of Minorities Chigozi Obiama

The World According to Fannie Davis (Memoir)

Make it Work: 22 Time-Tested, Real-Life Lessons for Sustaining a Healthy, Happy Relationship Tony Gaskins

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey Kamala Harris

December 2018

A Hustler’s Queen Saundra

The Perfect Love Storm Anna Black

Ethic III Ashley Antoinette

The Wives We Play Briana Cole

Carl Weber’s Kingpins: Houston Treasure Hernandez

Fit Men Cook Kevin Curry

November 2018

In These Street Shelly Ellis

War 2 T. Styles

The Black Market Kiki Swinson

Carl Weber’s Kingpins: Jamaica Racquel Williams

A Sister’s Survival Cydney Rax

Harlem (Short Story) Eric Jerome Dickey

Arm Candy T.C. Littles

My Sister the Serial Killer Oyinkan Braithewaite

Becoming Michelle Obama

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

Brutally Honest Melanie Brown (Mel B)

October 2018

Carl Weber’s Kingpins: The Bronx Marcus Weber

My Mama’s Drama LaJill Hunt

Flesh and Blood Allison Hobbs

War T. Styles

Ethic II Ashley Antoinette

The Proposal Jasmine Guillory

Triple Threat Camryn King

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves Glory Edim

Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me Charlamagne Tha God

Blend: The Secret to Co-Parenting and Creating a Balanced Family Mashonda Tifrere

Everything’s Trash But It’s Okay Phoebe Robinson

A Fish Doesn’t Know Its Wet Pharrell Williams

Sweet Home Cafe Cookbook: A Celebration Of African American Cooking National Museum of African American History and Culture 

My Love Story Tina Turner

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play Kobe Bryant

September 2018

Mistress for Hire Niobia Bryant

My Mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And the Last Stand of the Angry Black Man Kevin Powell

Keep It Classy: Co-Parenting Strategies for Unstoppable Moms and Devoted Dads Monyetta Shaw

The Woman Trapped In the Dark J.D. Mason

On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope Deray McKesson

August 2018

Head Games Mary B. Morrison

The Outside Child Tiffany L. Warren

Influence Carl Weber

Me and My Girl C.N. Phillips

Standing Our Ground: The Triumph of Faith Over Gun Violence Lucia Kay McBath

She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Joan Morgan

The Delusion of Cinderella Kym Whitley

The Walk: Accepting Your Life As It Is Now Ledisi

July 2018

Goodfellas Carl Weber and Ty Marshall

No Loyalty De’Nesha Diamond and Azayler

The Book In Room 316 Reshonda Tate Billingsley

Better Late Than Never (Final Installment of Rev. Curtis Black Series) Kimberla Lawson Roby

June 2018

Hustle Hard Saundra

Envy: A Deadly Sins Novel Victoria Christopher Murray

First Wives Club: Melanin Mafia Keisha Ervin

The Fixer Octavia Simone

Fallin’ For A Dallas Boss Anna Black

Girls From the Hood 13 Michel Moore and Treasure Hernandez

Loyal to His Lies T.C. Littles

The Missing Piece Rob Hill Sr.

The Art and Science of Respect James Prince

Boss Bride Charreah K. Jackson

How Not To Get Shot D.L. Hughley

May 2018

The Accidental Mistress Aya de Leon

Carl Weber’s Kingpins: L.A. C.N. Phillips

Black and the Ugliest: The Fight for Love T. Styles

Won’t Stop Clifford “Spud” Johnson

A Product of the System Michel Moore

Note to Self Gayle King

Well That Escalated Quickly Franchesca Ramsey

April 2018

Collusion Denesha Diamond

Dead On Arrival Kiki Swinson

Bad Men and Wicked Women Eric Jerome Dickey

Passion of the Streets A’Zayler

Perfect Is Boring Tyra Banks

Every Day I’m Hustling Vivica Fox

Creative Quest Questlove

March 2018

Carl Weber’s Kingpins: Dallas Treasure Hernandez

Plain Jane 2 Tamika Newhouse

Ethic Ashley Antoinette

Unsuccessful Thug Mike Epps

Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose Marshawn Evans Daniels

February 2018

Villains: It’s Savage Season T. Styles

Love Letters Tamika Newhouse and Jasheem Wilson

A Sister’s Secret Cydney Rax

Stiletto Justice Camryn King

An American Marriage Tayari Jones

We Are Only Taking What We Need Stephanie Powell Watts

January 2018

The Family Business 4 Carl Weber and CN Phillips

If It Aint About the Money Saundra

Foolish Anna Black

Such A Fuckin’ Lady Keisha Ervin

If Only for One Night ReShonda Tate Billingsley  & Victoria Christopher Murray

Halsley Street Naima Coster

The Wedding Date Jasmine Guillory

Rise and Grind Daymond John

Get Over It: Thought Therapy for Healing the Hard Stuff Iyanla Vanzant

December 2017

Bad Behavior Kiki Swinson and Noire

Lovin’ Thy Enemy Joy Deja King

The Last Black Unicorn Tiffany Haddish

November 2017

Passion Island Cairo

Pretty Boy Hustlerz II Victor L. Martin

Higher Is Waiting Tyler Perry

The Mother of Black Hollywood Jenifer Lewis

October 2017

The Diamond Empire K’Wan

Sharp Curves Ahead Allison Hobbs

Wahida Clark Presents: The Pink Panther Clique Aisha Hall and Sunshine Smith-Williams

We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True Gabrielle Union

Stand By Your Truth: And Then Run for Your Life! Rickey Smiley

September 2017

Trouble In the White House: A Black President Novel Brenda Hampton

Pretty Boy Hustlerz Victor L. Martin

Harm Done Shane Allison

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane Gucci Mane

A Sick Life: TLC’n Me: Stories from On and Off the Stage Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins

August 2017

Dirty Tricks Kiki Swinson and Saundra

Seeking Sarah ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Postcards from the Edge Keisha Ervin

July 2017

The Cartel 7: Illuminati (Series) Ashley & JaQuavis

The One I’ve Waited For (Series) Mary B. Morrison

Seducing Abby Rhodes J.D. Mason

Hoodlum 2: The Good Son K’Wan

June 2017

Sin of A Woman (Series) Kimberla Lawson Roby

I Can’t Make this Up: Life Lessons Kevin Hart

The Fold T. Styles

May 2017

The Boss Aya De Leon

Charisma: A Baller’s Wife Nikki Turner

The Prada Plan 5 (Series) Ashley Antoinette

April 2017

The Streets Have No King JaQuavis Coleman

Her Secret Life Tiffany Warren

Dangerous Consequences Lisa Renee Johnson

Finding Gideon (Series) Eric Jerome Dickey

Boss Tracy Brown

Cranes In the Sky Keisha Ervin

Black President: The World Will Never Be The Same Brenda Hampton

March 2017

Sincerely the Boss Wahida Clark

The Whore that Blew My Way T. Styles

February 2017

Lust Victoria Christopher Murray

Cold As Ice T. Styles

The Words I Didn’t Say 2 Tamika Newhouse and Justin Q. Young

January 2017

Man On the Run Carl Weber

The Mark Kiki Swinson

Revenge of the Mistress Cydney Rax

Copycat Kimberla Lawson Roby

The Banks Sisters III (Series) Nikki Turner

Wives, Fiances, and Side Chicks of Hotlanta Sheree Whitfield

December 2016

Secret Lives of Cheating Wives Curtis Bunn

Conspiracy (Parker Crime) Denesha Diamond

November 2016

Prison Snatch Cairo

I’m Doin Me 2 Anna Black

Carl Weber’s Kingpins: Charlotte Blake Karrington

October 2016

Diamonds and Pearls Kwan

Luxe 2: A Lala Land Addiction Ashley Antoinette

A Blessing and a Curse Reshonda Tate Billingsley and Victoria Christopher Murray

Carl Weber’s Kingpins: ATL Brick and Storm

Mina’s Joint 2: The Perfect Illusion Keisha Ervin

September 2016

And You’d Better Not Tell Nina Foxx

Schemes Kiki Swinson and Saundra

End of the Line Treasure Hernandez

Carl Weber’s Kingpins: St. Louis Keisha Ervin

The Doctor is In Carl Weber 

His Last Name Daaimah S. Poole

August 2016

Sexual Healing Allison Hobbs and Cairo

The Last Kings C.N. Phillips

Hard to Handle Raven Scott

My Married Boyfriend Cydney Rax

July 2016

The Perfect Mistress Reshonda Tate Billingsley

The Cartel 6: The Demise Ashley and Jaquavis

Uptown Thief Aya De Leon

Just Can’t Let Go Mary B. Morrison

Carl Weber’s Kingpins: Chicago Silk Smooth

Free Fridays Pat Tucker

June 2016

I Almost Forgot About You Terry McMillan

Power Couple Allison Hobbs

A Sinful Calling (Reverend Curtis Black Series) Kimberla Lawson Roby

Radio Silence Keisha Ervin

Clown Niggas T. Styles

The Side Effects of You Anna Black

The Million Dollar Destiny R.M. Johnson

May 2016

Vengeance Zane

The Real Mrs. Price J.D. Mason

Color of Deception Khara Campbell

Carl Weber’s Kingpins: Oklahoma City Clifford Spud Johnson