DRAMA by Niobia Bryant
MADAM, MAY I | May 28th
She’s the ultimate madam with a heart of gold. But can she fulfill her own dreams—and stay at the top?
In the business of high-end, no-limits desire, Desdemona Dean is the best there is. This
gorgeous madam can provide any sensual fantasy, ignite any insatiable hunger. She fiercely protects the women who work for her and helps them attain the lives they deserve—especially when it comes to her beautiful, troubled new protégé, Portia. But for Desi, having it all is no longer enough. She wants everything her shattered childhood denied her. And as she pursues an education and a normal life, she’s falling hard for her handsome tutor—and can’t resist schooling him in ways that are turning into more than just passion . . .
But as Portia spirals out of control, she’s exposing any number of dangerous secrets. And as Desi desperately tries to save her and manage the damage, she’s putting everything she’s worked to build at risk. Now with her empire in peril, Desi must discover if she can survive . . . and truly be free.
MISTRESS FOR HIRE
National bestselling author Niobia Bryant detonates an explosive, relentlessly shocking tale of betrayal, desire, and revenge as a dish best never served . . .
She cheated with one of her best friends’ husbands—and turned scathing publicity into
cash-money celebrity. But Jessa Bell has reformed. She’s trying to make amends to those she did wrong, and she’s started a successful business catching rich unfaithful spouses. Her agents are beautiful lost girls who get a shot at the good life. And when Jessa’s sizzling affair with private detective Hammer turns into love and marriage, she’s sure she’s finally doing things right . . . Until she catches Hammer sleeping with one of her agents just months after their wedding. His betrayal, plus the return of someone from her past who is being used by her deadliest enemy, makes Jessa go back to her old ways with a vengeance . . .
Now Jessa’s leaving no secret buried as she pursues every forbidden passion—and shatters the lives of those who cross her. But it’s the enemies Jessa doesn’t see coming who have her dead in their sights. And she’ll need to up her game past the limit to face a devastating truth—and survive.
Praise for the Mistress series:
“Enthralls to the last twist.” —RT Book Reviews
“A fast-paced, sexy romp.” —APOOO Book Club
THE PLEASURE TRAP
Nominee! 2014 RT Award for Best Multicultural Fiction!
Introduced in Niobia Bryant’s bestselling Mistress series, he’s the ultimate irresistible temptation. And he’s always in control. Until now…
Pleasure is his name, one that women whisper—and scream—with desire. As first a popular exotic dancer and then a top escort, he stokes his clients’ deepest longings and fulfills their every sexy fantasy. His climb has taken him from the streets’ most lethal ride-or-die ladies to the even more dangerous world of wealthy, powerful women. All along, he believed leveraging his chiseled body for a life of luxury would help him finally outrun his tormented childhood and bitter distrust… But now a mysterious woman he doesn’t recognize has him at her mercy, determined to punish him for reasons he doesn’t understand. Saving his own life means Pleasure must figure out which of the women from his past has a deadly obsession brought on by either the insatiable passions he ignited or the pain he caused. A secret he long since buried also arises– and even if he survives—facing it may give him a chance at real happiness—or destroy him?…
NEVER KEEPING SECRETS
Library Journal’s Top Pick of the Month/May 2013
From national bestselling author Niobia Bryant comes a sexy and thrilling new novel featuring the ladies you loved from Live and Learn and Show and Tell— Alizé, Moët, Dom, and Cristal. Now they’ve put their nicknames, and everything else about Newark, NJ, behind them—but someone doesn’t want them to forget…
Monica, a CEO with celebrity clients, loves her life. But when her man loses his high-powered corporate job and pressures her to start a family, Monica finds herself involved with a client who wants to mix business with pleasure—or else…
Successful author Keesha is blowing through her money—and cheating on her fiancé. When her new friend, Jeremiah, discovers her deception, Keesha stands to lose everything…
Danielle has fame and fortune as a TV co-host. Her relationships are strictly for pleasure—until she reconnects with the only man she ever loved. But Danielle wasn’t looking for love…or for the secrets from her past being used to torment her…
A full-time mom and preacher’s wife, Latoya is feeling the strain of living under the eye of the church. Her only relief comes from the pills no one knows she’s popping. At least she thinks no one knows…
After five years apart, the women don’t expect to meet again—until they begin receiving mysterious taunts about their personal secrets. Soon, all roads lead back to their friendship—but one of them won’t make it through alive.
From the author of Mistress No More comes a sexy, exciting novel about an ex-mistress who’s doing her best to give up her bad-girl ways…
When Jessa Bell revealed she was having an affair with one of her best friends’ husbands, no one would have predicted she’d soon be playing the part of the reformed mistress–least of all Jessa. But her experience–and ensuing remorse–has landed her on all the national talk shows and scored her a major book deal. Now that she’s pregnant with her ex-lover’s baby, Jessa’s determined to cash in on all the attention. Trouble is, she isn’t feeling much genuine regret.
Shunned by her former friends, Jessa is still being propositioned by married men–and decides to start a business to help wives catch their cheating husbands. But when more secrets about her past are exposed, it’s going to be tough for her to stay on the straight and narrow–even if it spells disaster for her future…
Desire raises the stakes–and the danger. . .
Desperate Housewife by Cydney Rax
Carmen Foster thinks she has it all–a perfect house, kids, and marriage. Until she stumbles upon racy texts from her husband, Forrest, to his baby mama, Toni–who desperately wants Forrest back. Carmen is devastated and decides she can forgive Forrest if she just has an affair of her own. But when a scheming Toni gets involved and threatens to reveal Carmen’s secret, revenge takes an unexpected and explosive turn…
Sinful by Niobia Bryant
A psychologist specializing in addiction, Brie Bailey is surprised to find that her work is affecting her personal life in unexpected ways. For the first time, she has something to hide. And when her impulsive actions lead her into a web of danger, Brie finds herself losing control of everything. . .
L.A. Confidential by Grace Octavia
Stevie Silver, Black Hollywood’s sitcom sweetheart, is in for a run of very bad luck. Her conniving assistant, Kristine, has her sights on Stevie’s career–and on her T.V. producer husband. Kristine will do whatever it takes to win, from blackmail to seduction. But when a series of lies and betrayals comes to a head in the canyons behind the Hollywood sign, more than stardom is at stake. . .
MISTRESS NO MORE
Made BlackExpressions’ Best Books of 2011 List!
The much-anticipated sequel to the bestseller Message from a Mistress is here! Will the wives finally get their revenge on their notorious “frenemy”? Niobia Bryant thrills readers again with another bold, sexy, suspense-packed story!
In Message from a Mistress, Jessa Bell shocks her three married girlfriends by texting them all that she’s sleeping with one of their husbands—and refused to reveal which one. All three women had reason to believe they had cheating liars on their hands, and much chaos and heartache ensued. But for some of these women, the curse may actually have been a blessing…. Jaime Hall starts to see her husband for who he really is—a judgmental, controlling man who only cares about himself. Aria Livewell turns to therapy to cope—and learns things about herself that actually improve her life. And Renee Clinton has a hard time grappling with what’s true and isn’t, but may eventually see what’s really important when all is said and done. So Jessa may be ready to confront the ladies and move on. But she may soon learn that revenge isn’t just sweet: It can be deadly. Because nothing will ever be the same once Jessa Bell decides that she’s a mistress no more…
MESSAGE FROM A MISTRESS
Niobia Bryant–the red-hot author of Show and Tell–delivers a sexy, unforgettable novel about love, infidelity, and the importance of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer.
Though good times and bad, longtime friends Jaime, Renee, Aria, and Jessa have shared just about everything. But all hell beaks loose when Jessa texts them a shocking revelation: she’s been sharing her bed–with one of their husbands. To make matters worse, she refuses to name which husband she’s been cheating with. And all three wives have reason to worry…
Jaime wonders if her own past infidelity drove her man into Jessa’s waiting ams…Renee thinks her busy career opened the door for Jessa to step in and fulfill her wifely duties…and Aria fears her competitive relationship with Jessa pushed her so-called friend to claim the ultimate prize in revenge.
The betrayed trio vow to stick together. But before the identity of Jessa’s lover is revealed, each woman’s deepest secrets will be exposed for all to see–and they’ll need each other more than ever.