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The Color of Love
Acclaimed for her moving depictions of interracial love, bestselling author Sandra Kitt delivers a passionate and provocative tale of modern romance
An artist trapped in an unfulfilling relationship, Leah Downey wants more out of life. But she plays it safe, never venturing too far from her comfort zone . . . not since the night she was mugged at knifepoint.
Beginning a relationship with a perfect stranger is completely out of character for Leah. But something about Jason Horn strikes a chord deep within her. They couldn’t be more different. Jason is white, a streetwise New York cop haunted by his own demons. He’s stunned by his instant attraction to this vibrant black woman who arouses both desire and his fiercest protective instincts.
Hailed by E. Lynn Harris as a “bold and imaginative” tale that is “sure to keep readers turning the pages,” Sandra Kitt’s interracial love story presents a man and a woman whose fates are changed forever by a random act of violence
Lee Grafton is a divorced cop and the father of a teenage girl. Carol Taggart is a newly single professor. Their lives collide one night when Carol is caught in the crossfire of an undercover drug sting gone south. Shot and seriously wounded, she finds an unexpected friend in Lee . . . unaware that the man she’s falling for could be the shooter.
Twenty years on the street do nothing to prepare Lee for the night that changes his life. Determined to make amends, the special-operations lieutenant finds himself irresistibly drawn to Carol. But Lee soon faces a new threat. With his career and heart on the line, he races to prevent Carol from becoming a victim once again.
Passionate and bold, Close Encounters shatters myths about race, gender, and love.
In bestselling author Sandra Kitt’s sizzling summer romance, a little down-home love goes a long way
Jewelry designer Rachel Givens loses the mother figure in her life when Julia Winters dies. As it turns out, Julia harbored secrets—including the existence of a handsome son, Lucas Monroe Scott. Now Rachel learns that she and Lucas have both inherited his mother’s lovely summer cottage in Highland Beach, Maryland. But can she bear to share cramped quarters with the gorgeous yet openly hostile sax player?
Lucas can’t believe his mother left half his inheritance to a perfect stranger. But as he gets to know Rachel, his resentment fades and his feelings grow into something richer and much more intense. If he can come to terms with the mysteries of his past, he might just think about putting down roots in Highland Beach . . .
Bestselling author Sandra Kitt’s novel of interracial love and friendship
Born to a white mother and an African-American father, Dallas Oliver has always felt like an outsider. Life gets more complicated when her mother dies and she moves in with her father and stepmother. The one saving grace is Dallas’s unexpected friendship with a white girl named Valerie Holland. Decades later, they’re still best friends. Dallas is a journalist for a controversial magazine and Valerie is a single mother. But their bond will be tested when they fall in love with the same man.
Ex–Navy SEAL Alex Marco and Dallas both have histories shadowed by violence. But Alex is also haunted by his own tragedy. Narrated from the alternating perspectives of Dallas, Valerie, and Alex, Between Friends is a sensual, unforgettable story about friendship, secrets, and a love that transcends barriers.
RSVP with Love
Ambitious event planner Chloe Jackson is sure of one thing: her ten-year college reunion is going to be the most spectacular weekend she has ever put together. But it's her co-organizer who's got the former Hollington College class prez feeling like a tongue-tied schoolgirl. He's Kevin Stayton, Most Popular Guy on Campus, owner of Atlanta's hottest clubs and restaurants—and Chloe's secret crush….
Beneath Chloe's strictly business facade is a sensual woman Kevin wants to get to know a whole lot better. But when their sizzling romance thrusts them into the public eye, Chloe suddenly backs off. That's when Kevin turns up the heat on a passion that's already raging out of control—and a love affair destined to be one for the books!
In bestselling author Sandra Kitt’s provocative urban romance, light-skinned Patricia Gilbert’s identity becomes even more complicated when she falls in love
With her youthful appearance and light skin, African American high school counselor Patricia knows how it feels to be an outsider in her own world. Her racial identity has always been questioned because she also appears white, making it difficult for Patricia to be accepted for who she is rather than for what she looks like. So when a biracial fifteen-year-old boy becomes the target of neighborhood bullies, she’s determined to help him.
One of New York’s most successful men, Morgan Baxter feels totally at home in a corporate boardroom. But being a single father to a troubled teenager is a far more daunting challenge. Patricia Gilbert seems to understand his son—and him. As Morgan and Patricia start seeing each other, he has no idea where the three of them are headed.
With insight and sensitivity, Sandra Kitt gives us a passionate and thought-provoking novel about family, race, identity, and romantic love.
Promises in Paradise
As hard as she's tried, Diane Maxwell has never forgotten the kiss she and Hale Cameron shared when she was a high school sophomore. Now a respected cardiologist, Diane is also a woman experienced in the highs and lows of love. She isn't ready to entrust her future to another man…. So when she accepts an invitation to vacation in the Virgin Islands, she doesn't expect Hale—now a sexy, sought-after bachelor—to complete the romantic setting.
Diane isn't at all the pampered, impetuous young girl Hale once held in his arms. She's matured into a sensual, independent woman who reignites their desire one stormy night. Unable to resist the push-pull of passion, they give in to their feelings, embarking on a steamy affair under a searing tropical sun. But to get the wary heart doctor to risk her own heart will take Hale's most seductive powers of persuasion….
She's the One
Hailed by Eric Jerome Dickey as “a powerful, prolific, and remarkable writer,” Sandra Kitt tells the passionate story of a single career woman who finds the love of her life after she becomes the guardian of an orphaned child
A research manager at a TV station, Deanna Lindsay is content with her successful career and her relationship with her friend and lover, Richard. Then she gets the call that changes her life. Stacy Lowell is dead, the victim of an apparent hit and run. Deanna hasn’t seen her old friend in almost seven years—so she’s stunned to discover that the troubled woman appointed her as the guardian of her six-year-old biracial daughter.
At first, New York firefighter Patterson Temple doesn’t think Deanna is the right person to provide a home for young Jade—but then Deanna starts to change his mind. Almost against his will, Patterson finds himself drawn to the elegant career woman. But someone from Stacy’s past also wants Jade—someone very dangerous.
Have a Little Faith
ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Faith, family, and forgiveness are at the heart of this powerful story collection from four bestselling African-American authors. Meet a group of unforgettable women in these tales of hope and inspiration and discover how doors can open if you just
Have a Little Faith
Signs of Light
Businesswoman Lorna Hamilton has always looked down on unemployed single mothers, but she learns a valuable lesson when she befriends devout single mom Brittany Spencer and finds the family she's been praying for.
RESHONDA TATE BILLINGSLEY
Faith Will Overcome
Determined to leave her small town and broken family behind, Faith Logan believes finding a man is the solution to all her problems. But a chance meeting with Darius Williams helps her realize that all she needs is faith to find true happiness.
J. D. MASON
Olivia Phillips's world is falling apart, and the last thing she needs is her elderly neighbor knocking on her door. But kindly Maybelline won't take no for an answer, and an uplifting friendship takes hold thanks to a little persistence and some homemade pie.
Even after an attempted mugging, librarian Lynn Hayes is devoted to her work in the bad part of town. Her rescuer, reporter Davis Manning, isn't so forgiving, and it's up to Lynn to show him that it is possible to save a community, one person at a time.
For All We Know
When Michaela Landry agreed to house-sit at her godparents' Memphis home, she expected a quiet, peaceful summer. Instead, her stay takes a dramatic turn when she finds a runaway teen and brings him to the nearest hospital. The only person he trusts is Cooper Smith Townsend, a local pastor whose calm demeanor and dedication are as attractive as his rugged good looks.
Smith's experiences have inspired him to serve God and help others at the expense of his personal life, but Michaela's warmth and courage are irresistible. Now their greatest challenge will be to trust that a passion neither planned for is strong enough to overcome any obstacle….
Adam And Eva
When Eva Duncan flees to the Virgin Islands to heal from the double tragedy that took the lives of her husband and young daughter, she meets the most remarkably self-possessed little girl on the plane. Her father is just as irresistible...if only he weren't so bossy and overbearing.
Still recovering from the pain of his recent divorce, Adam Maxwell is reluctant to open his heart to another woman. Then he starts spending time with his daughter's new friend in this tropical Eden and Adam's burgeoning desire has the single dad yearning to be a family again, to have and to hold Eva in his arms forever....
Valentine's Dream: An Anthology
Love Changes Everything by Sandra Kitt
Carter Morrison is a changed man. Grace Haley never imagined that her late husband’s best friend would turn into the improved man she now sees. And when he asks her for a little Valentine’s Day advice, she’ll discover a longing deep in her heart….
Sweet Sensation by Carmen Green
Nessie Claiborne only wants to make her firm’s annual Valentine’s Day charity extravaganza a success. But the moment she tries to work with handsome, sensible executive Craig DuPont, she finds her impractical ideas and his hidden longings are producing a love affair neither expected.
Made in Heaven by Felicia Mason
Val Sanders doesn’t believe in romance or love at first sight. Then she receives a gift certificate for a dating service and meets Eric Fitzgerald, the sexy bachelor owner. Has Eros loosed an arrow…one headed straight for Val’s heart?
The Next Best Thing
Can an exotic summer fling in Italy turn into lasting love?
Venice is high on April Stockwood’s list of romantic ports of call. Things get off to an ominous start when she arrives in Italy and a mishap leaves her with no place to stay. But her bad karma turns into a lucky break when she reconnects with Hayden Calloway.
Now a diplomat with the American consulate, Hayden was April’s greatest crush when they attended high school together in Philadelphia. Suddenly, her Italian vacation is taking on thrilling new dimensions as Hayden shows her a side of the city most tourists never see.
Did April travel halfway around the world to find the love of her life? Or is her lover—a man with secrets—too good to be true?
Fearless Men: Serenade, Sincerely, and Suddenly
A special three-in-one edition by bestselling author Sandra Kitt, featuring the passionate contemporary urban romances Serenade, Sincerely, and Suddenly
Serenade: Once, they made beautiful music together. Alexandra Morrow was a college freshman when she met composer-musician Parker Harrison. Drawn together by music, they became lovers . . . only to have it end in heartache. Ten years later, Parker is a world-renowned jazz musician, and the two meet again. Is this their second chance? Or will the secret that threatens Alex’s singing career destroy her future with the man she loves?
Sincerely:Finding a dead body on New Year’s Eve is no way to start a new chapter, but when Joanna Mitchell meets her deceased neighbor’s ex-husband—charming and seductive Trevor Jackson—she gives in to the passion heating up between them, truly believing she’s found the perfect man. But could she be falling for a cold-blooded killer?
Suddenly:Supermodel Christine Morrow has it all—except the one man she can’t live without. Dedicated doctor and activist Maxwell Chandler doesn’t think he has time for frivolous, high-maintenance women—but Christine plans to prove him wrong. Because when it comes to love, opposites not only attract, they sometimes lose their hearts forever.
A woman who seems to have everything comes face to face with a troublesome man from her past in this blockbuster novel by bestselling author Sandra Kitt
To the world, New York gallery owner Gayla Patton has it all: a fabulous career, a beautiful adolescent daughter, a devoted lover. But beneath the surface is a past she’d rather forget. Things start unraveling when David Kinney suddenly reappears in her life.
Witness to a terrible crime, David was ten when he was brought into Gayla’s childhood home. Now, after serving time in prison for a crime he insists he didn’t commit, the controversial artist is stirring up dark memories . . . and awakening reluctant desires. As he coaxes out Gayla’s deepest fantasies and her own explosive secrets, she begins to question whether people—including herself—can truly change.
A tender and moving exploration of the ties that bind, Family Affairs is a novel about forgiving the sins of the past and finding the courage to move on.
Hollington Homecoming, Volume One: An Anthology
Ten years. Eight grads. One weekend. The homecoming of a lifetime.
Enjoy the first two stories of the Hollington Homecoming series, where old friends reunite…and new passions take flight….
RSVP WITH LOVE by Sandra Kitt
Event planner Chloe Jackson is sure that her college reunion is going to be the most spectacular weekend she has ever put together.
But her co-organizer has her feeling like a tongue-tied schoolgirl. Kevin Stayton, once the Most Popular Guy on Campus and now the owner of Atlanta's hottest clubs and restaurants, is also Chloe's secret crush….
Beneath Chloe's strictly business facade is a sensual woman Kevin wants to get to know a lot better. But when their sizzling romance thrusts them into the public eye, Chloe backs off. Kevin then turns up the heat on their love affair that is destined to be one for the books!
TEACH ME TONIGHT by Jacquelin Thomas
Tamara Hodges has never forgotten Micah Ross, the guy who got away. Their reunion could be her chance to make things right. But the computer geek turned hip record producer is giving her a very cool reception. Until Tamara turns up the heat…
Even after all these years, Micah is still hot for Tamara—but hurt by her cruel rejection. So when the magazine writer shows up to interview a singer on his label, Micah seizes his opportunity for sweet revenge. But his scheme goes awry when passion ignites. Is this Micah's chance to walk off with the ultimate prize—the homecoming queen of his dreams?
SAVANNAH SHELTON knows the City of Angels breaks
hearts more often than it fulfills dreams. Her late father
spent fruitless years trying to make it big as an actor.
Among his possessions, Savannah finds papers that
hint at an old Hollywood secret that she’s positive would
make a red-hot screenplay. But when a fender bender
introduces her to MCCOY SUTTON, a charming, sexy
attorney, Savannah wonders if it ’s time to put aside her
jaded ideas about L.A . and figure out if real life can have
a Hollywood ending—
The Sandra Kitt Collection Volume One: The Color of Love, Close Encounters, and Between Friends
Three passionate, sensitive novels of interracial love and friendship from an award-winning master of contemporary romance who is “simply without equal” (Valerie Wilson Wesley).
From breaking ground as the first African American author to write for Harlequin to her mainstream success with The Color of Love and many other acclaimed novels, Essence–bestselling author Sandra Kitt has received honors ranging from a Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award to a Zora Neale Hurston Award and an NAACP Image Award nomination. In these three unforgettable love stories, “Kitt delves into issues of interracial relationships . . . with great sensitivity and understanding” (Publishers Weekly).
The Color of Love: An artist trapped in an unfulfilling relationship, Leah Downey wants more out of life. But she plays it safe, never venturing too far from her comfort zone . . . especially not since the night she was mugged. But something about Jason Horn strikes a chord deep within her. Jason is a white, streetwise New York cop, with his own issues. He’s stunned by his instant attraction to this vibrant black woman who arouses both desire and his fiercest protective instincts.
“Moving . . . Kitt does an incredible job exploring both characters’ reservations about having an interracial relationship.” —USA Today
Close Encounters: Lee Grafton is a divorced cop and the father of a teenage girl. Carol Taggart is a newly single professor. Their lives collide one night when Carol is caught in the crossfire of an undercover drug sting. Seriously wounded, she finds an unexpected friend in Lee . . . but their mutual attraction gets complicated when it’s revealed that the bullet that hit this African American woman came from this white policeman’s gun.
“Bold and imaginative . . . sure to keep readers turning the pages.” —E. Lynn Harris
Between Friends: Born to a white mother and an African American father, Dallas Oliver has always felt like an outsider—even more so after her mother dies and she moves in with her father and stepmother. The one saving grace is Dallas’s friendship with a white girl named Valerie Holland. Decades later, they’re still best friends. Dallas is a journalist for a controversial magazine, and Valerie is a single mother. But their bond will be tested when they fall in love with the same man: ex–Navy Seal Alex Marco.
“Intense, thoughtful, and sensual.” —Library Journal
The Sandra Kitt Collection Volume Two: The Next Best Thing, She’s the One, and Significant Others
Three passionate and sensitive contemporary romance novels from an Essence–bestselling author and “powerful, prolific, and remarkable writer” (Eric Jerome Dickey).
From breaking ground as Harlequin’s first African American writer to her mainstream success with The Color of Love and many other acclaimed novels, Essence–bestselling author Sandra Kitt “continues to shatter stereotypes and open doors for writers and readers of popular women’s fiction” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). Her work has received a range of honors, including the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award, the Zora Neale Hurston Award, and an NAACP Image Award nomination. In the three contemporary love stories collected here, Kitt’s storytelling continues to be “bold and imaginative . . . sure to keep readers turning the pages” (E. Lynn Harris).
The Next Best Thing: April Stockwood’s dream getaway to Venice gets off to a rocky start when her passport is stolen. But her bad luck turns into good fortune when she reconnects with Hayden Calloway, a diplomat with the American consulate. Hayden was April’s greatest crush when they attended high school together in Philadelphia. Suddenly, her Italian vacation is heating up. Has April finally found the passport to true love, halfway around the world?
She’s the One: After the sudden death of an old friend she hasn’t seen in years, Deanna Lindsay is shocked to discover that she has been designated guardian of Stacy’s biracial daughter, Jade. New York firefighter Patterson Temple feels a sense of responsibility for the orphaned girl and doubts that a single career woman is the right person to care for her. As Deanna and Patterson struggle with their preconceptions about each other, their mutual concern for Jade gradually draws them closer.
Significant Others: With her youthful appearance and light skin, African American high school counselor Patricia Gilbert knows how it feels to be treated like an outsider. So when a biracial fifteen-year-old boy becomes the target of bullies, she’s determined to help. Morgan Baxter finds being a single father to the troubled teenager a daunting challenge. But Patricia seems to understand his son—and him—presenting him with a new challenge: falling in love.
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