Michael Baisden is a recognized best selling author, nationally syndicated radio personality and TV talk show host. His high-octane energy and love for interacting with his listeners has sparked the popularity of his “Michael Baisden Show,” which is broadcast to over 7 million listeners in over 76 affiliate stations across the country.

baisdenWith nearly 2 million books in print, his work blends the perfect combination of entertainment, humor, provocation and sensuality. He first began attracting attention (primarily with female followers) as an author and publisher of his bestselling books: Men Cry in the Dark, (which tops today’s Buffet) and The Maintenance Man. Both books were adapted into stage plays that toured the country.

Today’s top pick is an entertaining and realistic novel about fatherhood, interracial dating, and the fear of love and commitment from a man’s perspective. Michael defied the familiar, modern stereotypes to prove that men really do love their children, cherish their women, and yes, even cry. The book was adapted for an acclaimed 2003 film starring Allen Payne, Rhona Bennett, and Christopher Williams.

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Men Cry In The Dark

Literature & Fiction > African American > Romance
Author: Michael Baisden
Men Cry In The Dark

The future has never looked better for Derrick Reed. Bachelorhood is great, he has a group of guys he can really call friends, and he’s the publisher of a magazine that he named after his philosophy of life, “Happily Single.”

Little does Derrick know, appearing on Atlanta’s hottest radio station morning talk show to promote his new magazine, he is about to go on a whirlwind ride, which will eventually take him to the heart of a woman who will change his life forever. He finds the perfect woman and the perfect reason to stop womanizing and make a commitment. This mystery woman is about to have a lasting impact on Derrick’s life by changing the way he thinks and feels about women and relationships. Synopsis written by Je’Caryous Johnson.


Promises

Romance > Gay Romance
Author: Marie Sexton
Promises (Coda Series)

Jared Thomas has lived his whole life in the small mountain town of Coda, Colorado. He can’t imagine living anywhere else. Unfortunately, the only other gay man in town is twice his age and used to be his teacher, so Jared is resigned to spending his life alone.

Until Matt Richards walks into his life, that is. Matt has just been hired by the Coda Police Department, and he and Jared immediately become friends. Matt claims he is straight, but for Jared, having a sexy friend like Matt is way too tempting. Facing Matt’s affair with a local woman, his disapproving family, and harassment from Matt’s co-workers, Jared fears they’ll never find a way to be together—if he can even convince Matt to try.

Clockwise

Teen & Young Adult > Love & Romance
Author: Elle Strauss
CLOCKWISE (book one in the Clockwise series)

Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century. And now this-she’s accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Awkward.

It’s the eve of the American Civil war and protocol pressures Casey to tell their hosts that Nate is her brother. No one more surprised than she is when they are forced to share a one room worker’s cabin. Super awkward.

Nate’s slow to accept their new reality but when he does, he realizes he needs Casey to get back. His nearness is intoxicating to Casey, but she keeps her cool by hanging a privacy blanket and staying aloof. Knowing Nate has an evil girlfriend waiting for him at home helps.

Over time Casey gains the attention of a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, and something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks or is it just “brotherly” protectiveness?

Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories

Romance > Collections & Anthologies
Author: Lisa Scott
Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories (The Flirts! Collection)

Features five contemporary romance shorts that stand alone, but also connect. It all ties up in a fab happy ending. Each story is 8,000 to 11,000 words in length or 53,000 words total. Perfect for your lunch break, workout, or kids’ sports practice.

The stories in this volume include:

The Hot Girl’s Friend
How can a plain Jane find love when her best friend is a curvy blond man magnet?

Wrong Place, Right Guy
She’s in the wrong place at the wrong time. Can the guy who saves her be Mr. Right? Or will his past keep them apart?

Not You
One night with a stranger…gets even stranger the next day.

Desperately Seeking Cupid
Does she finally have the key for finding love?

Never Been Dumped
It’s a relationship with an expiration date and it’s going to go bad.

Vintage Remedies Guide to Bread

Health, Fitness & Dieting > Nutrition
Author: Jessie Hawkins
Vintage Remedies Guide to Bread

Bread provided between 53% and 75% of the daily intake for ancient civilizations. It nourished and literally sustained many generations. Yet bread is now considered to be unhealthy and is even harmful for many. Ever wonder what happened?

Explore the truth about one of our oldest and most loved dietary staples. Hawkins explains how scientists have produced wheat bread using ancient methods that is gluten-free and safe for celiac patients, how specific additives and alterations have been directly linked with the rise in gluten intolerance, and why the real solution to bread isn’t found in freshly milled wheat or soaking grains. You’ll also learn how real bread can help alleviate the most common nutrient deficiency, why most store-bought gluten-free foods are unhealthy, and how you can produce your own healthy, real bread — effortlessly — in your own home.

Across the Creek

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Jeremy Asher
Across the Creek (Jesse & Sarah #1)

Life only gives you one first kiss.

And when Jesse Malone kissed Sarah Ramsey, he thought his life would change, but not in the way that it did. An unlikely childhood romance between a poor boy and a wealthy girl began the day Jesse decided to do the impossible and cross the creek. A love was born, one that would become their shelter, protecting them from the storms of their lives, until the day Jesse witnessed his mother’s murder, forcing him to leave his childhood home…and first love.

Ten years later, life has finally gotten better for Jesse. He has a loving family, a charming pet shop to run, and one semester left before graduating with a degree in architecture. Everything is great, until the day fate intervenes and his long-lost love walks into his shop and back into his life.

Gravity

Teen & Young Adult > Horror
Author: Abigail Boyd
Gravity (Gravity Series #1) (The Gravity Series)

One night in the town of Hell, Ariel’s best friend goes missing. Those around her believe Jenna ran away, but when Ariel is tormented by nightmares and paranormal activity, she realizes Jenna’s disappearance was part of a bigger mystery. Ariel’s obsession with haunted houses and horror movies makes her the perfect detective.

But to complicate matters, a handsome newcomer named Henry Rhodes plagues her with unwanted attention. Though he doesn’t believe in the supernatural events, she enlists his help and that of quirky nerd Theo. What is making the lights at school flicker? And why did Ariel dream of the old abandoned Dexter orphanage? When Ariel finally discovers the truth, it’s much worse than she ever feared.

Knighthorse: Books One and Two

Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: J.R. Rain
Knighthorse: Books One and Two

Two bestselling Kindle novels together in one omnibus:

DARK HORSE
When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn’t take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High, from a band director who preys on the innocent to a vice-principal with a secret agenda of her own.

THE MUMMY CASE
Private investigator Jim Knighthorse takes on a very, very cold case. When historian Willie Clarke dies of mysteriously of dehydration in the California deserts, ex-football hero Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper—and discovers a shocking connection to one of the West’s oldest mysteries.

A Measure of Disorder

Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Author: Alan Tucker
A Measure of Disorder (Mother-Earth Series)

Jenni Kershaw’s ordinary, eighth grade life becomes a thing of the past when her science class goes on a field trip. Armed with only their notebooks, MP3 players, and wits, Jenni and her classmates are magically transported to another world. Follow Jenni and her class on their extraordinary adventures in their fight to find their way home and discover who — and what — they really are.

So I’m a Double Threat

Teen & Young Adult > Romance > Contemporary
Author: Julie Prestsater
So I'm a Double Threat (Double Threat Series)

Megan Miller, a freshman at Carver High and a Double Threat, the perfect combination of smart and popular. She’s got the grades, she’s got the friends, and she’s got the connections. Freshman year should be a breeze, but it’s not. How can it be when you have boys, boys and boys on the brain. And really only one in particular. Alex Aguilar…the boy of Meg’s dreams. They met at a party and Meg’s whole world shifted. The spark was there, there was no denying it. But could that spark lead to more?

Can a Senior and Freshman really make a go of it no matter what kind of connection they share? Or will outside circumstances ruin not only Meg’s Freshman year, but her chance at hooking the guy of her dreams. Being a Double Threat is supposed to make you special, but is it worth it if you don’t get your crush?

Imagine Happiness

Christian Living > Spiritual Growth
Author: Bobby Schuller
Imagine Happiness: A Simple Guide

Is happiness genetic? Is it a choice? Is it an achievement or a skill that can be developed? Where does happiness come from and how can it even be defined? In his latest work, Bobby Schuller challenges his reader to embrace a flourishing, happy life. Though philosophical, theological, and even controversial, Imagine Happiness will change the way you view the world, the Bible, and your own existence.

The Twenty Dollar Bill

Literature & Fiction > Contemporary Fiction
Author: Elmore Hammes
The Twenty Dollar Bill

Follow the path of a twenty dollar bill as it is stolen, given, spent or otherwise passed from person to person, traveling from place to place. No bombastic explosions, steamy sex scenes, political intrigue or cosmic encounters. Just slices of life from the people you walk by every day – glimpses into how ordinary people interact, how they think, how they feel and how they love.

A contemporary novel exploring every day interactions and relationships.

Madly

Romance > Paranormal & Fantasy
Author: M. Leighton
Madly (Book 1) (Madly Series)

Madly James is thoroughly enjoying her internship in the small town of Slumber when the unthinkable happens—there’s a prison break in Atlas, the magically-protected home of Madly’s race. A traitor has set free eight Lore, the spirits of what humans know as fairy tales, and they are making their way to Slumber to awaken their descendants.

In order to save her home, the lives of her family, and all of humanity, Madly must learn to wield her exceptional powers and recapture the Lore before it’s too late and all is lost. But Madly’s only help are her two best friends and the Sentinel, Jackson Hamilton, that threatens both her heart and her destiny.
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