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Feb 23, 2010
| ISBN 9780452295872
Feb 23, 2010
| ISBN 9781101195826
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Feb 23, 2010 | ISBN 9780452295872
Feb 23, 2010 | ISBN 9781101195826
The creator of the bestselling Brown Sugar series returns with her first sexy novel In a New York City rife with emotional land mines, four friends search for Mr. Right but too often settle for Mr. Right Now. Precious, a struggling writer, discovers her fiancé Darius in bed with another woman, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting him. Bella, the wise-cracking, over-indulged only child of an absent diplomat father and pill-popping socialite mother, knows her boyfriend Julius is using her, but before she can give him up she has to give up her first love, alcohol. Half black, half British Zenobia sacrifices a successful modeling career for Malcolm, her overly critical boyfriend, but when she strays she fears she’s made a terrible mistake. Bourgie Hope, the creative director of a high-fashion magazine, is hiding her dementia- ridden mother and her debilitating depression, while trying to resist a strong attraction to her new driver Derrick, a single dad from the projects. Funny and sexy, heartbreaking and inspiring, The Ex-Chronicles is a novel about faith in one’s self, trust in one’s friends and the sacrifices we make in the name of love.
Carol Taylor is the editor of the award-winning, bestselling Brown Sugar erotic fiction series. Taylor writes an online column for Flirt.com, as well as numerous other publications. She is an event coordinator for McNally Robinson Books in New York City.
“Audaciously refreshing. From Taylor’s insightful and provocative introduction to the last sentence, each story not only pushes the envelope, but also shatters taboos of African American love and sexuality.” —Essence Magazine “Particularly intelligent, varied and sexy. A stylish anthology.” — Publishers Weekly “Brown Sugar portrays sex as it is rather than how others envision it to be.” —The Boston Globe “Whether subtle, romantic or graphic, the tales in Brown Sugar represent some of contemporary African American literature’s best voices.” —Library Journal
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