#BookSale “Becoming Richard Pryor” by Scott Saul

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A major biography—intimate, gripping, revelatory—of an artist who revolutionized American comedy.

Richard Pryor may have been the most unlikely star in Hollywood history. Raised in his family’s brothels, he grew up an outsider to privilege. He took to the stage, originally, to escape the hard-bitten realities of his childhood, but later came to a reverberating discovery: that by plunging into the depths of his experience, he could make stand-up comedy as exhilarating and harrowing as the life he’d known. He brought that trembling vitality to Hollywood, where his movie career—Blazing Saddles, the buddy comedies with Gene Wilder, Blue Collar—flowed directly out of his spirit of creative improvisation. The major studios considered him dangerous. Audiences felt plugged directly into the socket of life.

Becoming Richard Pryor brings the man and his comic genius into focus as never before. Drawing upon a mountain of original research—interviews with family and friends, court transcripts, unpublished journals, screenplay drafts—Scott Saul traces Pryor’s rough journey to the heights of fame: from his heartbreaking childhood, his trials in the Army, and his apprentice days in Greenwich Village to his soul-searching interlude in Berkeley and his ascent in the “New Hollywood” of the 1970s.

Becoming Richard Pryor illuminates an entertainer who, by bringing together the spirits of the black freedom movement and the counterculture, forever altered the DNA of American comedy. It reveals that, while Pryor made himself a legend with his own account of his life onstage, the full truth of that life is more bracing still.

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#BookSale “Cuckoo Uncaged: A fast-paced suspense thriller that will keep you hooked. (Cuckoo Series Book 1)” by Julia Derek

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ONLY SHE CAN PROVE HER INNOCENCE

Yvonne Landis has escaped from a mental institution, where she was treated for psychosis. Accused of murder, she will stand trial once psychiatrists deem her fit enough to understand her charges. Only Yvonne knows that she didn’t kill her husband; her son Gabe did. Because she was onto him, he tricked the authorities into believing that Mom killed Dad. Having been traumatized in his tweens, he suffers from extreme anger issues. In order to deal with them, he must kill on occasion.

Yvonne is determined to prove to everyone that not only did Gabe kill his father, but that he’s the one who’s truly dangerous, not she. That’s easier said than done, considering her fugitive status and the psychotic episodes she still experiences…

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#BookSale “On Top Of The World: African-American Romance Fiction” by David Lamb

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Winner of the Pacific Book Award for BEST FICTION.

“Highly ENTERTAINING! Incredibly FUN! HILARIOUS!” ROMANTIC TIMES


Belle has it all, a powerful entertainment lawyer at the top of her game. So beautiful she causes traffic accidents from men sneaking peeks at her radiant chocolate skin.

It would seem her life was tailor made. Her father a prominent judge and her mother a famous civil rights era jazz singer always encouraged her dreams, even if sometimes they weren’t her own. Like when her mom insist she join her sorority in college, but Belle just wasn’t a sorority girl, and instead she instantly fell in love with Scrooje, the biggest nerd on campus.

Now, years later not only is he tall, dark and handsome, but he’s music’s biggest star.

There’s just one problem—he’s lost his damn mind!

Will Belle forgive Scrooje for a betrayal worse than cheating? Her savvy best friend, Camille who has more NY style in her pinky finger than all of the stores on 5th Avenue, tells her it’s time to move on, but Belle still loves Scrooje, and besides, every date Camille sets her up on ends in hilarious disaster.

Now, it’s been three years since Scrooje shattered Belle’s heart, and tonight they are bound to run into each other at the glamorous Hollywood Black Entertainment Awards. Will Belle be tempted by Scrooje’s charismatic charms and luscious smile?

Don’t worry girl, help is on the way, the Ancestors have got your back! As tonight, they’ll lead Belle and Scrooje on the journey of a lifetime to discover the power of love.

From college dorms to concert stadiums, Belle and Scrooje’s journey absorbs readers with a fast paced, hilarious, poignant insight not only of race, class and celebrity worship but of the eternally fascinating dance between a man and a woman who seek to unite but events and people get in the way.

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“HILARIOUS! David Lamb hit a home run for me. This was nonstop fun! There was something I could relate to at every turn”

“Grabs Your Attention and KEEPS YOU WANTING MORE PAGE AFTER PAGE!”

“I was FLIPPING PAGES FASTER THAN I KNEW IT!”

“Got a copy of On Top Of the World and finished it in 2 days! It took me through a gamut of emotions with laughter being at the forefront. Great book. Loved the retelling in a manner I could relate to. Thank you!”

“I Can Totally See It Being A Movie”

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#BookSale “A Death in the Islands: The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial of Clarence Darrow” by Mike Farris

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Lies, murder, and a legendary courtroom battle threaten to tear apart the Territory of Hawaii.

In September of 1931, Thalia Massie, a young naval lieutenant’s wife, claims to have been raped by five Hawaiian men in Honolulu. Following a hung jury in the rape trial, Thalia’s mother, socialite Grace Fortescue, and husband, along with two sailors, kidnap one of the accused in an attempt to coerce a confession. When they are caught after killing him and trying to dump his body in the ocean, Mrs. Fortescue’s society friends raise enough money to hire seventy-four-year-old Clarence Darrow out of retirement to defend the vigilante killers. The result is an epic courtroom battle between Darrow and the Territory of Hawaii’s top prosecutor, John C. Kelley, in a case that threatens to touch off a race war in Hawaii and results in one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American history.

Written in the style of a novel, but meticulously following the historical record, A Death in the Islands weaves a story of lies, deception, mental illness, racism, revenge, and murder—a series of events in the Territory of Hawaii that nearly tore apart the peaceful islands, reverberating from the tenements of Honolulu to the hallowed halls of Congress, and right into the Oval Office itself, and left a stain on the legacy of one of the greatest legal minds of all time.

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#BookSale “The Unspoken: An Ashe Cayne Novel” by Ian K. Smith

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In this new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ian K. Smith, an ex-cop turned private investigator seeks justice on the vibrant, dangerous streets of Chicago.

Former Chicago detective Ashe Cayne is desperate for redemption. After refusing to participate in a police department cover-up involving the death of a young black man, Cayne is pushed out of the force. But he won’t sit quietly on the sidelines: he’s compelled to fight for justice as a private investigator…even if it means putting himself in jeopardy.

When a young woman, Tinsley Gerrigan, goes missing, her wealthy parents from the North Shore hire Cayne to find her. As Cayne looks into her life and past, he uncovers secrets Tinsley’s been hiding from her family. Cayne fears he may never find Tinsley alive.

His worries spike when Tinsley’s boyfriend is found dead—another black man murdered on the tough Chicago streets. Cayne must navigate his complicated relationships within the Chicago PD, leveraging his contacts and police skills to find the missing young woman, see justice done, and earn his redemption.

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#BookSale “Unmistaken: An Elkridge Christmas Story (Elkridge Series Book 5)” by Lyz Kelley

Do you believe in small-town Christmas miracles? Then look no further. This holiday novel is filled with community, friendship, family, romance, and forgiveness.  

Nate hates anything to do with Christmas for the season holds tragic memories. Noel wants to stay and help him move past the hurt, but her demanding career is forcing her to make a decision. Can two souls find a balance in the snowy mountains of Colorado? 

♥If you love small town, second-chance romance stories layered with emotion, and two people willing to risk it all for love, this book is for you. Grab UNMISTAKEN and get acquainted with Elkridge ~ a small town with big secrets that offers every day heroes a chance at home, healing, and happiness.♥

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#BookSale “This Time Next Year (Aliss’s Adventures Book 1)” by Liz Hinds

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“John Morris, an old gent with old-fashioned manners, looked at me and said, ‘You look different this morning, my dear. I hope you’re not going down with something.’ I was tempted to tell him it’s too late, I have already succumbed. I am old and unloved.”

When her decree absolute arrives in the post with her 50th birthday cards Alison Turner wonders if life can get any worse.

When the highlights of the last year include being told off by the plumber for ‘putting feminine items of hygiene down the lavatory’, and her husband leaving her for a 28-year-old ‘bimbo’, it’s easy to understand why Alison exclaims in her diary, ‘I do not want another year like that. I must get a new plumber.’

But if the romantic aspect of Alison’s life leaves a lot to be desired (including sex, which is something both her parents and her daughter appear to be enjoying) the everyday aspect is full of incident.

In a year of well-intentioned ineptitude, Alison is thrown out of a pub for the first time in her life, begins to diet eight times (at least), finds out twelve unappealing things about dogs and discovers that first impressions can sometimes be misleading.

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#BookSale “The Victim Killer (A Sam Rader Thriller Book 1)” by Simon King

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A brutal killer. A helpless victim. But which one is she?

Samantha Rader always knew she was different. Her morbid fascination with death and murder kept her isolated and alone from the world, growing up with a father who kept them off the grid. An ex-seal, he’s made sure his little girl knows how to protect herself. But Sam’s continuing urge to kill intensifies after witnessing a brutal homicide. Now holding the skill-set to kill and a thirst for blood, the monster inside her is finally unleashed. But it’s not just anybody this killer wants to find. She’s hunting those that prey on the innocent.

The Victim Killer is the first book in the Sam Rader Thriller series. If you liked Jack Reacher and Dexter, then you will love this gritty and suspenseful crime thriller.

Buy The Victim Killer today and prepare for a heart-pounding ride into a serial killer’s worst nightmare.

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#BookSale “Shocking Confessions” by Walter Marks

A pair of grisly crimes challenges East Hampton Detective Jericho. One involves a body under a bridge. The other is generated by the discovery of a human arm in a shark’s belly.

Kirkus review: “This latest entry in Marks’ (Tumbling Down, 2018, etc.) series featuring Jericho and his cohorts is a taut, fast-paced mystery that skillfully weaves together the investigations of two seemingly unrelated crimes while developing subplots introduced in previous installments. Although Jericho remains the series’ primary protagonist, Officer Vangie Clark becomes an important character in the story as she rises within the department from a 911 dispatcher to detective…”

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#BookSale “Her Detective Dragon: A Paranormal Romance (Lone Dragons Book 1)” by Alice C. Summerfield

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Everyone knows that lone dragons don’t have perfect mates. Storm dragon Grissom Hale had long ago resigned himself to a lonely life. But when he stops to rescue a beautiful woman from a long walk down a lonely stretch of road during a terrible storm, he finds the woman that he was made for: his soul mate.

She’s the treasure that he wants most to protect, but can a human even feel a dragon’s mating bond?

Latina Ana Alves meets Grissom on the worst day of her life, while walking home from the worst date of her life. Detective Grissom Hale is handsome, kind, and shockingly rich. He might be too good to be true. But when Ana’s luck turns from bad to worse, Grissom Hale is the only thing standing between her and an unfortunate end…

Her Detective Dragon is a complete, standalone novel containing a steamy romance between the Latina barista, who finds herself in over her head, and the storm dragon turned police detective that would do anything to protect her.

If you like paranormal romance with a dash of mystery, don’t miss this exciting read! Scroll up and one click today!

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