Abandoned Property out May 14


Abandoned Property

Get ready for Kai Mann’s new novel, Abandoned Property, out May 14. The sequel to her previous book, 30 Day Notice, follows Kori again as she navigates the world. Pre-order her novel at http://www.scriblicalvibez.com/letsgoshopping.php?view=productListPage&category=3.

Read the synopsis for Abandoned Property:

Unresolved issues of being left behind and abandoned due to the lack of value in the REAL estate we call family and friends can turn our world upside down. This story is about the lives of several people who have been treated like property that has been unwilling to be possessed or even cared for.

Kori, Jerard, Darius, Jay, Layla, Karina, and Coco have something in common; they all have abandonment issues. Even though their issues of abandonment stem from some of the same situations, how they play out is different in nature. Whether it’s guilt and shame, a revolving door of relationships, daddy issues, attention seeking, insecurities and self-doubt, fear of being abandoned, or trust issues; they all allow their issues to manifest negatively in all of their relationships.

Are they doomed to repeat some of the same cycles of physical or emotional abandonment like being cast aside, deserted, discarded, neglected, shunned, and even rejected? Or will they go to the extreme opposite to ensure that the cycle ends with them?

Kai Mann, author of 30 Day Notice and her newly published book Abandoned Property, is an independent contract writer for Examiner.com as Detroit’s Best Friend Examiner and a member of the Motown Writers Network, as well as a contributor to the poetry community. Her online poetry blog, Kaiology Wet Your Intellectual Taste Buds, and her personal website, kai-mann.com, is where she purposefully inspires thought pertaining to the themes of love, friendship, self-love, and self-progression. As a writer for the Scriblical Vibez Publishing blog; Kai’s mission is to contribute inspiring content that not only promotes self-growth, but also content that inspires a vibrational change through written word.

Pre-order her novel at http://www.scriblicalvibez.com/letsgoshopping.php?view=productListPage&category=3.

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Soon on the Shelf


Check out this list of new novels hitting shelves soon. All release dates are tentative.

 

brokeninsoftplacesBROKEN IN SOFT PLACES – Fiona Zedde

Bold Strokes Books

Release Date: May 14, 2013

Some mornings, Sara Chambers wakes in bed next to her girlfriend and her girlfriend’s lover wondering how she ended up there. Beautiful, successful, and a force to be reckoned with at her Atlanta law firm, Sara is still powerless in her attraction to the rebellious and reckless, Rille Thompson.

As college girlfriends, Sara and Rille’s relationship had been incendiary, burning away Sara’s innocence and self-respect even as it widened her world beyond her wildest imagination. Now, almost twenty years later, Rille still pushes Sara beyond her limits, bringing a third lover into their bed and domestic lives when their monogamy gets stale. The hold Rille has over Sara—and their new lover—becomes as powerful as it is dangerous. Can Sara pull herself free in time, or will her life turn to cinders in the wake of Rille’s powerful flame?

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FULL CIRCLE – Skyy

Urban Books

Release Date: May 28, 2013

It’s the final test for our favorite Freedom University Alums. Lives have been turned upside down as they left the comforts of campus life for the real world and all of the adventures that come with it. Although their lives have taken major turns changing the futures they dreamed of in college, life is good and relationships are strong.

Lena realizes how fast time flies when you are raising a child. It’s been two years since she decided to take time away from all her drama to find herself and focus on the child she was carrying. But the present finds her staring at images of Denise, Hollywood’s up and coming star and the love who got away. With her child away, Lena now has time to play. Will she finally move on to someone new, or truly go after the one she’s wanted all along.

Denise has learned that there is more to Hollywood than fame and fortune. The dark side of fame rears its ugly face as Denise’s star grows brighter and Farih’s starts to dim. All eyes are on this “It” couple, including the eyes of Lena. With the past reappearing in her life, Denise finds herself torn between loving the one who has given her the real, stable relationship she’s always wanted, and the chaotic love that her heart just doesn’t want to let go of.

Cooley always knew she would be a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry; but never in a million years did she think she would be in a committed relationship, and happy. Now managing two of the hottest up and coming lesbian stars in the world, her life is right on track – until a secret comes out that could derail all she’s worked for, and threaten her relationship and even more importantly, her friendships.

Misha pictured her life as a independent, jetsetter – not as a housewife, cooking, cleaning and running after a toddler. It’s amazing what people are willing to give up for love. Watching her ex live the life she pictured for herself, the temptation to pursue her dreams and revisit the life she abandoned might just get the best of her.

Carmen wants one thing, the perfect “royal wedding” to the love of her life Nic. While her friends live fabulously in Atlanta, she’s stuck in Memphis in a teaching job she despises. While Nic is perfectly happy with the average life they have created together, Carmen wants more. And her caviar wishes could destroy her relationship dreams.

The future is bright and sunny for the crew but there are storm clouds ahead filled with unfinished business from the past that could threaten all they have worked for in life and love. Their relationships and friendships have never been so vigorously tested. And as Carmen and Nic’s wedding approaches, will skeletons in their closets wreck the worlds they have created, or will everything finally come full circle?

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THE EXCHANGE – Nikki Rashan

Urban Books

Release Date: June 25, 2013

Can exes be friends? The answer to this question is tested and revealed in The EXchange, the third installment in the story of Kyla. When readers first met Kyla, she was a confused young woman struggling with her sexuality. By the time we met her again, she was a loose philanderer, bed-hopping in her search for love. She found it with the beautiful, no-nonsense Asia. After nine years of solid commitment, Kyla is bored with the monotony and simplicity of their day-to-day relationship. She soon finds the excitement she craves, but not in the right place. Angie, her ex turned longtime friend, is single again, and she’s ready and willing to fill the void Kyla feels. Will Kyla trade the stability she has with Asia for the passion she’s been missing?

I Am Your Sister 2 Out Now!


iamyoursister2The long-awaited sequel to Ericka K.F. Simpson’s I Am Your Sister is now available.

I Am Your Sister 2 continues Symone’s story from a young woman to an adult. Read more in the synopsis below:

At 21 years old, Symone Holmes has finally transitioned into the second phase of her life, adulthood. As the WNBA’s top prospect, she is ready to start living her dreams without delay. However, her mother’s continued disapproval of her sexuality still casts a dark shadow over Symone’s spirit. When an unexpected family tragedy occurs, will Symone choose to put her plans of stardom on hold to go through the obstacle that has kept her fenced out of her mother’s life? Can past hurts be forgiven or will traveling back in time reopen old wounds?

Symone Holmes returns in this emotional tale of sacrifice and family tragedy that dramatically changes the course of the ‘second season’ of her life.

The book is available at amazon.com.

SOTS Books 2 Check Out – April 2013


Looking for something new to read? Here’s a round-up of a few novels you should check out (the titles in pink are linked to Amazon, but most are available for purchase at Barnes & Noble, as well):

Aggressive State by Ariel Nickens (A2THEPUBLISHER)

Aggressive state is life base fiction for those who know and those who want to know more about how TRUE A.G.’s or STUDS live love and play. This book is a sexy gritty thoughtful glimpse into the stud/femme dynamic of the lesbian lifestyle and a story that A2THEPUBLISHER wishes to share with the world.

Dying to Live by Harmonie Reigns

When Naomi Harris met her girlfriend, Sheena, at one of her close friend’s birthday party, she never expected that her life would change forever. In the beginning things started out beautifully. Sheena was caring and loving.  Almost all of Naomi’s friends and family loved Sheena, but things quickly changed. Sheena became abusive in many ways. She was jealous, controlling, and disrespectful. When Sheena’s verbal and mental abuse turned into physical abuse, Naomi tried to hide it. She made excuses and she began to isolate herself from her friends and family. Even when the abuse sent Naomi to the hospital with broken bones she still hid it. When Naomi decided that enough was enough, she finally ended the relationship. Was it too late? Would Naomi make it out alive? Would her friends get hurt trying to protect her? Naomi finds herself in the fight of her life with Sheena. It’s kill or be killed. The question is does Naomi have the strongest will to survive and if she does will she be able to cope with the aftermath?

Forever Tangled: A collection of poems and stories from the heart and between the thighs. (Volume 1) by Monique Being True Thomas

Forever Tangled: A collection of stories from the heart I and between the thighs is 112 pages that will hit your literary senses. If you are a dreamer of love and a lover of lust then this book is for you with titles like “Watched”, “Heightened Desire” and “When the house of love is robbed” readers are definitely readers are in for a treat.

The Love Chain (Tribulations) by Rari Kani Chie

Gia Roberson always had it easy. New car, new clothes, and the hottest woman in Durham, North Carolina’s lesbian community. The only problem is her girlfriend doesn’t treat her as an equal. After almost thirteen years of being with her lover, Gia’s heart starts to stray when another woman enters her life and gives her everything that’s been missing. The affair opens up new feelings within Gia that she didn’t know existed. As she starts to explore these feelings, a stranger walks into her life and changes her whole life and those around her.

Olivia Stephenson always scored when it came to playing sports and the ladies in high school. Years after entering the “real world,” she discovers that love doesn’t always win. Her relationship with her long-term girlfriend is threatened when the bad times start outweighing the good, and her trophy starts getting polished by someone else.

When these two women decide to go their separate ways, their relationship towards each other is forever changed.

Gia finds herself in a chain of love games and Olivia finds herself falling weak to temptation. With all of the tribulations they have been through, will they find comfort once again in one another?

Misconceptions (It’s Complicated) by Erika Land

An unexpected tragedy causes Laila to weave a web of heartbreak, betrayal, and deception, with three women, all of whom fall have fallen deeply in love with her. Laila’s dilemma explores how, in the blink of an eye, jealousy and doubt can cause everything to spin completely out of control. Laila finds herself caught up in her thoughts, and making the tough decision to disconnect from Tori, the wife she thought she’d love forever, when Tori appears to be cheating.

What happens next is more than she bargained for. She finds lust with a stripper and romance with a personal assistant.

Will love be enough to keep Laila with any of her women, or will deception, heartbreak, and betrayal take their toll?

Niya: Rainbow Dreams (The Dreamers) (Volume 1) by Erotic Bliss and Fabie J

Do you know who you are? Are you comfortable in your skin? Outed by her best friend in front of the whole neighborhood, Niya is trying to come to terms with being a lesbian, and it isn’t easy. Although everyone around her seems to know the secret she is trying to hide, she is still battling the fact that she likes girls. Filled with dreams of becoming a rap star, she must first learn to accept who she really is before taking over the music industry. Jamilla is drowning in the reality of her home life. Forced to face a real life monster on a daily basis, the shame of her past is slowly killing everything beautiful about her. Just when she thinks life isn’t worth living, she befriends Niya. Armed with a pen, journal, and true friendship, this writer will find the courage to overcome her past. With Jamilla’s self-imposed restraints and label of being straight, feelings will emerge, but will also be stifled. Both of these women will be confused by an extremely close unconventional friendship and high sexual tension. Afraid of disrupting their budding friendship, Niya fights to keep her true feelings for Jamilla under wraps. How long can this game of friendship last when love is the stronger opponent? How will these ladies triumph over pain, murder, and so much anger? The secret lies within the pages of Niya… Rainbow Dreams. The story of forbidden love, friendship, music, and destruction.

Stars & Straps: A Few Short Stories to Make You Horny by Samantha Underwood

This steamy Lesbian Erotica Anthology will surely become your favorite as you flip through the pages and meet each couple. From tales of sexy quickies and heart break to tales of rebuilding and epic love stories, these 10 detailed short stories will give you a little piece of everything you look for in an erotica. The Author introduces many new characters, all with different personalities while still giving you a glimpse into one of your favorite couples.  Extended love scenes, and taboo pairings make this collection unique and unforgettable.

Technical Difficulties (Happily Sexually After) by Lee Loveless

Do you believe in lust at first sight? Well neither did Raquel until she caught her first glance at the exquisite female form of one Ms. Jackson Lovette. With time working against her, she knows she will do whatever it takes to make this woman hers! All bets are off as she pulls out all the stops to get this divine creature to notice her.