September 15, 2021 The versatile novelist moves away from the heavier themes that won him a brace of Pulitzer Prizes in Harlem Shuffle, a heist caper starring a mostly-upright furniture salesman with a criminal streak.
August 28, 2021 Poet Honorée Fanonne Jeffers spent more than a decade working on her debut novel, The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois, which follows Ailey Pearl Garfield as she unearths the truths of her family.
August 22, 2021 A personal trainer takes on an injured former NFL star trying to make a secret comeback in Farrah Rochon's The Dating Playbook. Will they have to fake-date to hide what's really going on? You bet!
Blackout, by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon
Quill Tree Books
June 27, 2021 Six best-selling Black YA authors pooled their talents for Blackout, a collection of linked stories about teens navigating life, love, and just getting to a party during a New York City blackout.
May 8, 2021 The Spanish-American war serves as the backdrop for Chanel Cleeton's new novel, which follows a real-life rebel named Evangelina Cisneros, who attracted a lot of attention from American newspapers.
March 13, 2021 Sarah Penner's new novel, set both now and in 18th century London, follows a woman who uncovers a mystery involving an apothecary shop that helped women get rid of troublesome or abusive men.
February 14, 2021 We're celebrating what our pals at the Code Switch blog are calling Black Kiss-tory this Valentine's Day, with a roundup of classic, too-often-overlooked Black romance authors.
February 11, 2021 The latest from Beverly Jenkins revisits an old favorite spot — the town of Paradise, Wy., where Spring Rain Lee (sister of previous hero Colton Lee) meets a man who may upend her independent life.
January 17, 2021 Sadeqa Johnson's novel — inspired by a real historical figure — pulls no punches in its tale of an enslaved woman trying to survive and make a life for herself and her family.
November 15, 2020 A free-spirited astrology blogger and a straitlaced insurance actuary agree to fake a relationship — and then really fall for each other in Alexandria Bellefleur's charming queer romance.
October 24, 2020 Alexa Martin draws on her own life for the latest in her series of football-themed romances. Snapped deals with some of the problems that plague the sport, but never loses sight of the love story.
August 22, 2020 Suzanne Park's debut adult novel is a crackling romance starring a young woman trying to make it in the extremely male-dominated gaming industry — can she find love AND a career? Signs point to yes.
June 18, 2020 In Chanel Cleeton's latest, three women from very different backgrounds — and with different goals in life and love — converge on Key West as the devastating Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 bears down.
May 31, 2020 In Meryl Wilsner's debut novel, a Hollywood showrunner and her assistant are thrust into the spotlight after an innocuous red-carpet moment prompts gossip about a relationship between the two women.
April 25, 2020 In Alisha Rai's latest, a former model escapes unwanted viral fame by hiding out with her bodyguard, on his family's peach farm. It's packed with humor, drama — and a pair of very sexy eyebrows.