Romance | Niobia Bryant

wnl2WANT, NEED, LOVE | Out Now!

Series: Hot Holtsville #9

Finding Mr. Right isn’t easy, but in this sexy new novel from bestselling author Niobia Bryant, one woman knows exactly how to do it–for everyone but herself…

Mona Ballinger has a talent for bringing the right people together–and keeping the wrong people apart. But when Anson Tyler’s fiancée ends their engagement thanks to Mona’s advice, he angrily confronts her. Unfortunately, Mona has not only caused him a break in his well-laid plans –she ends up giving him a broken leg as well…

Guilt-ridden over Anson’s injury, Mona decides to help him recover–whether he likes it or not. Soon, comfort turns to chemistry and it seems like Mona may have found a love of her own–until Anson’s handsome brother, Hunter, shows up. His hot pursuit of Mona leaves her conflicted and she flees the small town in South Carolina she calls home for some family wisdom back in her hometown in New Orleans. But the choice she makes only fuels the brothers’ rivalry. Will Mona end up alone once more?. . .

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Strong HeatSTRONG HEAT | Out Now!

Series: Strong Family #6

Love is in the air when the Strong brothers and their sister come home for Christmas and re-visit their roots with the very sexy story of how it all began…

Lisha Rockmon just wants a good man who respects her family values.  But most of the men of she meets want to get physical a lot faster than she does–except Kael Strong.  Their attraction is hard to ignore.  Yet the one man Lisha can imagine a future with doesn’t seem ready to get involved at all…

Wounded by his last relationship, Kael is hesitant to open his heart again, even to a woman as irresistible as Lisha. But despite his misgivings–and some outside interference–love just may find a way, setting the stage for future generations…

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RED HOTRED HOT |  Out Now!

Series: Strong Family #5

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WINNER: 2012 RT Book Award for Best Multicultural Romance

 

Is a real man too hot for a pampered diva to handle?…

For Kaitlyn Strong, life has been a fun-filled free ride, all expenses paid by her wealthy father.  As for relationships, why would Kaitlyn want to give up the fabulous single life? But after she goes on her most outrageous spending bender yet, she’s informed it’s time to make her own way.  For a shocked Kaitlyn, that means getting a job–and an affordable apartment to go with it.

Hard-working single father Quinton “Quint” Wells is proud of his job looking after a small apartment building.  But he’s never met a demanding diva like his new tenant, Kaitlyn. Yet despite their verbal clashes, there’s a sizzling attraction between them.  And there’s a budding friendship between Kaitlyn and Quint’s teen daughter, who needs a woman in her life.  Quint needs a woman in his life too, and as the red hot desire between him and Kaitlyn builds, the only choice left is to surrender…

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THE HOT SPOT | Out Now!

Series: Strong Family # 4

For one newly single lady, it’s time to make things hot…

When Zaria Ali married her high school sweetheart, she jumped straight into  adulthood. But twenty-one years later, her husband has left her for a younger  woman, her kids are in college-and Zaria is looking to make up for lost time. Who says she can’t be living la vida loca in her forties? And who says she can’t date hot twenty-six-year-old Kaleb Strong?…

Kaleb may be young, but he’s mature-and ready to settle down with the right woman. Zaria lightens up his serious side-and turns him on like no one ever has.  But is there more between them than just explosive chemistry? The only way to  find out is to follow his heart, and show Zaria that when it comes to love, age  is nothing but a number…

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HEAT WAVE | Anthology | Out Now!

New York is having a summer heat wave and three women are feeling it-and dealing with it-each in their own steamy way….

Summer Fever by Donna Hill

Nina Forbes is excited to house sit in the Hamptons-but her handsome neighbor, Barbados native Ian Harrison, excites her even more. Soon the two are sharing conversation, kisses…and sizzling sleepovers. Ian promises to keep in touch after he returns home in the fall. But as the days pass, Nina fears their passion was just summer fever…

One Hot Summer by Niobia Bryant

After a high-profile divorce, event planner Simone “Love” Lovey swears off dating famous people…until sexy star athlete Maleek Trenton enters her life. Their romance is bliss, but Love again finds herself amid paparazzi, groupies-and calls from a woman who claims she’s involved with Maleek, and has intimate details to prove it…

Too Hot To Handle by Zuri Day

Choice McKinley gets stuck in an elevator during a blackout, on the hottest July 4th ever. That she’s locked in with gorgeous Trey Scott only adds to the heat. Soon, relief from the high temperature requires clothing removal and sultry kisses. But Trey doesn’t know Choice is his boss’s off-limits daughter-and Choice doesn’t know Trey is a wanted man. All that will come after the doors open to reality…

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GIVE ME FEVER | Out Now!

Series: Strong Family #3

She had everything she needed…until she met him.

It looked like it would take a miracle for sexy nature guide Jade Prince to notice quiet accountant Kaeden Strong.  Then a camping vacation left them stranded together, sharing a sleeping bag and a wild encounter that burned up the cold night. When it comes to making heat, they’re compatible in every way, except…

He’s a workaholic who’s allergic to the outdoors. She’s an adventuress with a vixen’s body and a tomboy heart. He’s wanted Jade from the moment he saw her, but so do a long line of men–including her business partner, Darren. On paper, Kaeden is all wrong for Jade–but can he prove he’s right in all the ways that really matter?

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Book CoverMAKE YOU MINE | Out Now

WINNER: 2009 RT Book Award for Best Multicultural Romance

NOMINEE: 2010 RSJ Emma Award for Best Steamy Romance 

It all started with a heated one-night stand…

Three months after a first date that ended in a night of explosive passion, Caress Coleman and Julius Jones find themselves somewhere between roommates with benefits and true love. She’s smart, beautiful—and one paycheck away from broke. He’s smart, handsome, and very successful. But that’s just the beginning of their differences…

She’s a slob—and that’s putting it nicely. He’s a neat freak—and that’s an understatement.  She’s happy in sweatpants.  He’s an urban sophisticate who wears the hippest designer labels.  She’s a Reality TV addict. He prefers listening to jazz.

They’re total opposites in every way but one: they share a sizzling attraction that just won’t quit. But can it last for the long haul?

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Book CoverhlfHOT LIKE FIRE  |  Out Now!

(Now back in print)

 Series: Strong Family #2

 

“When it comes to true love, all you need is one spark…”

In the heavily anticipated follow-up to Heated, sexy widower Kade Strong has just moved back into the house he once shared with his wife, hoping to bring some stability into his six-year-ol daughter Kadina’s life. He certainly isn’t looking for a relationship, but the women of Holtsville, South Carolina have a different ideas and are willing to do anything to get his attention. Only Garcelle Santos respects Kade’s grief. Although he isn’t ready to let anyone into his life, Kade can’t help being irresistibly drawn to Garcelle…

Studying to be a nurse, Garcelle can use a little extra money and accepts Kade’s job offer to baby-sit Kadina even though their first meeting was filled with drama. Once they get past their differences, a deep friendship is soon forged between Garcelle and Kade. When Garcelle sees the tricks the neighborhood women have up their sleeves to get near Kade, she makes it her business to protect him. But when she finds herself getting jealous, she realizes she’s fallen in love with Kade. And after a stormy night alone, Garcelle and Kade surrender to a desire that only leaves them wanting more…

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Book CoverHEATED | Out Now!

Series: Strong Family #1

NOMINEE: 2006 African-American Literary Awards for Best Romance

“Taking a chance on love could cost them everything…”

Bianca King is living the golden life in metro Georgia with a booming veterinary practice and a steady string of dates–until her somewhat estranged father asks for her help in keeping the family ranch afloat. When Bianca returns to her small South Carolina hometown, she meets the latest threat, neighboring rancher Kahron Strong, a man with knowing eyes and the body of a gladiator. But this competition may just do Bianca some good…

Ever ambitious, Kahron has his eyes on the Kings ranch–among other things. Bianca rejects his offer to buy, but he’s not one to take no for an answer, even if it comes from the sexiest lips he’s never kissed. But when a series of dangerous accidents puts the business AND Bianca at risk, Kahron decides the auburn beauty is much more valuable than her land. As they come together to track the source of the trouble, Bianca will have to surrender her resolve and her heart to save the ranch …and something she cares about even more.

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 OUT OF PRINT BOOKS

(Starting in 2015 these books will be reissued as eBooks!)

Book CoverCOUNT ON THIS | Out of Print

WINNER: 2006 eHarlequin’s Reader’s Choice for Favorite Steamy Novel

“What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas!”

In a sequel to the ever-popular Can’t Get Next To You, wild and adventurous April Dutton flies off to Las Vegas for a weekend of fun and games, and is swept off her feet by the dashing and handsome Alexander “Lex” Macmillan. Caught up in a whirlwind romance, the two lovebirds get hitched. But when Lex, who is the CEO of a prestigious family-owned firm, wakes up the next morning and realizes what he’s done, he gets cold feet and pressures April for an annulment. In a fit of rage, April decides to fly to New York and announce their nuptials. But is she really strong enough to withstand Lex’s demands to end the marriage? Or will he stand up to his family and finally follow his heart?


Book CoverYOU NEVER KNOW | Out of Print

WINNER: 2006 Romance in Color Award for Best Anthology 

In today’s dating world, you sometimes need to take an unconventional approach. Arabesque introduces three women who are willing to use some very modern methods to find the right man…

“Could It Be” by Niobia Bryant

Celebrity fashion stylist–and NY it girl– Ameena Jones makes it her business to keep her thumb on the pulse of what’s new, fresh and trendy in the hometwon she loves. When one of her best gal pals gives her a gift certificate for a night of speed dating, Ameena’s willing to give it try if for nothing else then fun kicks. She never imagined she would find love. Sparks instantly fly when she meets successful sports and entertainment attorney Marcus Daniel. Although his quiet and reserved traditional style is so different from her own vibrant, modern, and hip living they are instantly drawn to one another. Now that they’ve found each other life will never be the same…


Book CoverLET’S DO IT AGAIN | Out of Print

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WHERE’S THERE’S A WILL… Malcolm and Serena Saint James fell in love when they were school kids, and thought it would last forever. But a hasty marriage at eighteen led to an even quicker divorce…and a lifelong friendship dissolved into bitterness. Even though the two clash whenever they meet, it’s obvious to everyone–especially Malcolm’s grandmother, Olvia Saint James–that they still strike sparks as well. And Mama James is determined that they reunite … one way or another.

THERE’S A WAY — TO LOVE! When Olivia passes on, she wills Malcolm the cherished family home and Serena half of her $10,000 savings–if they reside in the house for ninety days … together. If not, everything goes to charity. Malcolm can’t stand to lose the beloved house, and Serena, a talented hairstylist, has long dreamed of opening her own salon. The two move back into the old place–with all their old resentments. But they’re not kids anymore …could Mama James’ legacy lead to love regained?


Book CoverCAN’T GET NEXT TO YOU | Out of Print

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WINNER: 2005 RT Award – Best Multicultural Romance!

“Business takes a backseat when love is on the line”

BUSINESS TAKES A BACKSEAT …

Gabrielle “Gabby” Dutton is in love with her boss, but he doesn’t have a clue. Although she lives in his guest house, Max has kept their relationship strictly professional and platonic, choosing to entertain a parade of gorgeous model types that gabby feels she could never compete with instead. So When Max hires Penelope Tillman, a beautiful business manager who makes it clear that she’s looking to marry him, Gabby decides it’s time to pursue the man who’s stolen her heart.

…WHEN LOVE IS ON THE LINE
Maxwell Bennett never viewes his reliable assistant in a romantic light, but when Gabby returns from her trip to Georgia –after getting a sexy makeover to top all makeovers, he’s taken aback by the breathtaking beauty she’s hidden under bulky clothing and awkward glasses. They surrender to their desire for each other–until Penelope, sensing competition, spreads a nasty rumor that causes Gabby to flee. Now with his heart and his business in disarray, Max needs to find Gabby and convince her that she’s been promoted from secretary to soul mate.


Book CoverHEAVENLY MATCH | Out of Print

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SHE HAS NO TIME FOR PLAYBOYS: Tough-talking Anika Foxx is a dedicated social worker with no time for games. So when she meets cocky southern playboy Deshawn Jamison at a friend’s wedding, she knows he’s not her type. She isn’t impressed by his sultry South Carolina charm or his popularity with the ladies – even if he is drop-dead gorgeous. Whatever he may think he’s got, she only has two words for him: not interested.
HE MAY LOSE AT HIS OWN GAME: A contractor by trade, Deshawn knows how to put things together. He also knows how to get any woman he wants, except for Anika Foxx. He vows to seduce her no matter what it takes, and it takes a whole year. Everything’s rosy until Anika discovers his original plan and breaks things off for good. But Deshawn has already fallen hard for her, and he’ll move heaven and earth to try and win her back.

THREE TIMES A LADY | Out of Print

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Success is Sweet … But Love is Sweeter

A financial analyst who thrives on the pressure and excitement of her job, Mia Gordon is far too invested in her career to be in the market for a relationship. But when she buys a house next door to quietly attractive Jordan Banks, she suddenly finds herself wondering what it would be like to forget about business, as least long enough to surrender to passion … and maybe even love.

A single father with five matchmaking children, Jordan Banks doesn’t have time for a personal life. Yet when his kids plot to pair him with the new next-door neighbor, it doesn’t take long for Jordan to discover what he’s been missing. Beautiful, independent Mia awakens desires he’s forgotten he had. Now all he has to do is convince Mia to take on a new venture -one that includes a ready-made family … and a man who wants to be her one and only love.


ADMISSION OF LOVE | Out of Print

WINNER: 2000 Romance in Color Award for Best New Author

WINNER: 2000 Shades of Romance Award for Best African-American Romance

ALL THAT GLITTERS, A LOVE THAT’S GOLD

She’s at the top of her glamorous profession – but now supermodel Chloe Bolton is determined to find a more rewarding, peaceful life. As soon as she tries to settle down in her mothers’ rural South Carolina town, she is at instant odds with handsome, reserved Devon Jamison…

Burned by a self-absorbed ex-girlfriend, Devon was sure Chloe was the same shallow type. He’d bet good money she probably wouldn’t stick around Holtsville long enough to see the foundation for her dream house poured. But he soon found Chloe’s spirit and strength challenging him and his carefully-shielded emotions. Now amid hidden hurt and unexpected romantic rivals, Devon and Chloe must discover what they want most and have always waited for.