New Release — Tell Me It’s Mine: A Naughty Novella

Lynnae nodded her head and tried to look away from me. I brought her face back to mine and softly pecked her lips, making sure to give the bottom one a small bite before our lips disconnected. “You need daddy to make you feel better, huh?” —Rahmir 

A. Marie Johnson’s new release is now available for download on Amazon and you won’t want to miss out on this naughty but still lovey-dovey novella!

“Tell Me It’s Mine: A Naughty Novella” by A. Marie Johnson

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Final Sneak Peek — Tell Me It’s Mine: A Naughty Novella

Hey y’all! Tomorrow A. Marie Johnson’s naughty novella “Tell Me It’s Mine” will be available for download!!!

Are you sure you’re ready? Check out one final sneak peek from Rahmir and Lynnae below!

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Synopsis

“I told you I wouldn’t bless you with my love again until you stopped hiding me. Did you think I was lying to you?” —Rahmir

Forbidden. That was the only way Lynnae and Rahmir’s relationship could be described.
Carrying on a secret relationship with her brother’s best friend was never in Lynnae’s plans, but Rahmir had a way of taking over her mind, body, and soul in ways she never imagined to be possible.

He is everything her heart has ever desired, but his lifelong friendship with her older brother keeps her from allowing Rahmir to have her freely and completely. Yet… secrets can only last for so long, and Rahmir has grown tired of being Lynnae’s best kept one.

Will an ultimatum he delivers put an end to their steady private affair? Or will Lynnae finally listen to her heart and let go of her fears?

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Rahmir

“I want you to shut the fuck up.” I let go of my hold on her hair and gripped her around the hips to pull her ass toward me. Slowly, I ran the tip of my dick along the crack of her ass and watched her toes instantly curl up. “How bad do you want this dick, ma?”

“Rahmir.” Lynnae whined my name so damn passionately that I almost slipped my dick inside of her… almost. “I want it so fucking bad I could scream. Stop playing with me, Mir.”

“Beg me for it then. Prove to me how bad you fucking want it.”

“I want it so fucking bad, baby. Please fucking give it to me. Ple…”

The feel of my dick slamming into her pussy made her stop speaking mid-sentence as she yelled out in pain. It was always painful for her the first time I slid inside. The pain never lasted long, though. Soon after, she was sweetly whining my name again and calling out so many Oh my Gods that I lost count after the first three. I pounded into her at a steady rhythm and placed bitemarks up and down her back.

“I swear I fucking hate your pretty ass, Lynn. Fuck.” It was my turn to moan, and I had no shame in doing so. If real niggas could cry, I would’ve shed a few fucking tears. I still hadn’t found another pussy that could squeeze my dick the way hers could. “Tell me who this pussy belongs to, Lynn. Whose pussy is this?”

“Oh my God, it’s yours, Mir. It’s yours!”

“Oh, so now it’s mine, huh? This wet ass pussy belongs only to me?”

“Yesss.”

“So you gon’ stop fucking playing and tell the world about us, right?”

“Yesss.”

Hearing that, I halted my movements and fisted her hair again. My lips were at her ear when I spoke… Nah… Growled.

“I’m not playing, Lynnae. I’m not gon’ be yo’ muthafuckin’ secret no fucking more. You hear me? Ima for real take this dick away from you if you don’t stop playing with me, ma.”

And I wholeheartedly meant that shit.

Lynnae wasn’t going to continue having access to my dick and my heart without completely giving me all of her.

I was over that bullshit.

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Cover Reveal — Times 3!!!

Hey y’all! The BLP takeover isn’t over yet! Check out the covers for our upcoming back to back releases!

D. Rose – 11/21 – That’s What It’s Made For

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Synopsis

“Every kiss he placed on my bare skin elicited a moan I’d never heard before. Every spot that came in contact with his lips felt like a new type of euphoria. I’d never reacted this way to a man’s touch. Ever.” – Isha

Isha Williams needed an escape from her overwhelming senior year. After months of being buried in her studies, she seeks a thrill to brighten up her dull world.

Kameron Davis appeared at the right place, at a perfect time. He was instantly attentive to her every want and need, willing to evoke pleasure that was out of her norm.

What was supposed to be one fun night of lust and pleasure turned into something more. Problem is, she just wants to keep it as the fling they’ve created. Will Kameron be able to convince her that they can be more? Or will Isha deny him the fulfillment he needs?

S. Rever – 11/23 – To New Heights

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Synopsis

Liz Taylor knows exactly what it means to get it out the mud. With her brother serving a long prison sentence, and an alcoholic as a mother, Liz had to figure out how to rise above and become the successful doctor she always dreamed of.

Tatum Stevens isn’t familiar with not getting what he wants. When he sets his eyes on Scarlett, the sexy alter ego of Liz, he has to have her by any means necessary. After a night of bliss, Liz disappears, and with no number or way to find her Tatum moves on.

With a new club venture on the horizon he needs his number one girl. What happens when the lines between business and pleasure are blurred and the flame that was ignited years ago comes back full force holding each of them captive?

When things get too hot will Liz run again, or will she finally realize there’s only one person who can take her mind, body, and soul to new heights?

Chelsea Maria – 11/24 – Say You’ll Never Leave

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Synopsis

If I tell you how I feel, will you keep bringing out the best in me? – Sade

He gave me love. The sweetest taboo my lips ever tasted. He opened my eyes to see that if I gave him the sweetest part of me, he would keep on loving me. So I gave until the wells of my water ran dry. Now I’m empty and he’s ready to replenish. The echo of my beating heart reminds me that he left us because he was afraid. Unwilling to change my name from Worthy to Secret, I said goodbye.

She said I Do and eloped her soul to me when she moaned my name. Time and time again I gave her an open door. A chance to run and not be chained to me. But in the end it was me who snuck out through the back door and cowardly walked away without some much as a goodbye. Time passed on and I grew as a man. Strengthened up my muscle to carry her weighted troubles. Learned how to fight on my knees so when her late night dreams bring forth tears, I’m there covering and slaying all her fears.

We promised each other forever. I won’t allow him to hurt me again. I need her to trust me with her heart again. The quiet storm called “us” is brewing and it never felt so hot.

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Sneak Peek — Tell Me It’s Mine: A Naughty Novella

Hey y’all! 11/16 A. Marie Johnson is back with her naughty novella “Tell Me It’s Mine.”

We hope you’re ready to experience Rahmir! Check out a small sneak peek from him and Lynnae below!

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Synopsis

“I told you I wouldn’t bless you with my love again until you stopped hiding me. Did you think I was lying to you?” —Rahmir

Forbidden. That was the only way Lynnae and Rahmir’s relationship could be described.
Carrying on a secret relationship with her brother’s best friend was never in Lynnae’s plans, but Rahmir had a way of taking over her mind, body, and soul in ways she never imagined to be possible.

He is everything her heart has ever desired, but his lifelong friendship with her older brother keeps her from allowing Rahmir to have her freely and completely. Yet… secrets can only last for so long, and Rahmir has grown tired of being Lynnae’s best kept one.

Will an ultimatum he delivers put an end to their steady private affair? Or will Lynnae finally listen to her heart and let go of her fears?

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Rahmir

“Who do you want me to be tonight, Mir?” Lynnae walked over to where I stood by the doors and began unbuttoning my shirt.

I couldn’t deny that woman even if I wanted to. She had an unbreakable hold over me. She had a damn death-grip on my soul. I needed her like I needed oxygen.

Shit, I needed her to function period. And she straight up used that knowledge to her advantage, especially when she felt like I was pulling back.

“You want me to be your nasty bitch?” Lynnae bit down on her lip and flashed me a sly and seductive smile. “Or do you want me to be your sweet, submissive misses?”

I hooked her chin in my hand with a little force, squeezing her cheeks together. An undeniable look of sexual desire flickered in her gaze. She loved that rough and kinky shit.

“We’ve been doing this undercover lover shit for too long, Lynn. A nigga is for real tired of being your best-kept secret, and you really don’t deserve to have this dick tonight, but I can tell you’re not gon’ take no for an answer.” I shook my head and pointed toward the staircase. “Go upstairs and get on them knees, ma. I want you on top of my desk. And with all that Henny you got in your system, you already know what type of time we’re on tonight.” I let go of her cheeks and gently slapped the right one three times. “Go get ready to be the nastiest bitch ever, baby.”

Lynnae immediately gripped a fistful of my shirt and slipped her tongue into my mouth. We tongued each other down roughly, barely having a second to catch our breaths as we did until she started to moan in my mouth. She knew the sound of her sweet moans drove me crazy. My dick was so damn hard it hurt.

Pulling back from our kiss, I tightly gripped both of her ass cheeks and shook my head at her.

Lynnae knew what the fuck she was doing. Her finesse skills were un-fucking-matched.

Whenever I tried to put her on no-dick-punishment, she made sure to prove to me that it could never happen.

“Please tell me how you’re gonna fuck me before I go upstairs, Mir,” Lynnae said in a whisper.

The desperation in her tone made the impossible possible, too. My dick throbbed and somehow grew harder than it already was. “Are you gonna make love to me?” her voice dropped even lower, growing sexier each time she spoke. “Or are you gonna fuck me like you hate me?”

Letting go of the grip I had on her ass cheeks, I gave her a knowing look and she smirked. Her question should’ve never been asked in the first place. She knew damn well I was gonna fuck her like I hated her pretty ass… and a small part of me wished that I actually did because I was for real tired of being her secret lover. I was tired of dicking her down on the daily like she was my woman, knowing damn well she wasn’t.

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New Release – All or Nothing!

Hey y’all!

C. Monet is continuing #NaughtyNovember BLP style with “All or Nothing” and it is now available on Amazon!

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Synopsis

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” ― Helen Keller

She’s a church girl. He’s a bad boy.

Kavi Anne Conley’s twenty-fifth birthday starts off like a train wreck and seemingly gets worse as she bumps into Tueveray Toussaint.

Tueveray Toussaint hails from London in hopes of calming down and taking a shot at adulting for once. The moment he lays eyes on the plain jane that walks into his coffee shop, he knows it’s him that must reveal the many hidden layers that has him enchanted.

Accepting a challenge by her friends to kiss the first guy she sees, Tueveray leaves no room for Kavi to say no. One kiss seals the deal of him tagging along for the scavenger hunt set forth by her wild and free friends.

Every challenge goes against her morals and values, but she swears to give it her all or have nothing.

Will one kiss seal the deal? Or will that one kiss cause all of her dreams to come to a screeching halt?

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Final Sneak Peek — All or Nothing

Hey y’all! Tomorrow, C. Monet is back with her naughty novella “All or Nothing.”

You won’t want to miss out on another classic C. Monet book!

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Synopsis

Tueveray Toussaint hails from London in hopes of calming down and taking a sho t at adulting for once. The moment he lays eyes on the plain Jane that walks into his coffee shop, he knows it’s him that must reveal the many hidden layers that has him enchanted.

Accepting a challenge by her friends to kiss the first guy she sees, Tueveray leaves no room for Kavi to say no. One kiss seals the deal of him tagging along for the scavenger hunt set forth by her wild and free friends.

Every challenge goes against her morals and values,i but she swears to give it her all or have nothing.

Will one kiss seal the deal? Or will that one kiss cause all of her dreams to come to a screeching halt?

 

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Kavi

“Tue, is everything ok out there?” I asked on my tippy toes. I was attempting to see what was going on, but I saw nothing but his forehead, grey eyes, and skull cap. Ducking back down, I backed up to the wall covering myself with my hands. He was stealthy like a ninja. I never heard him coming.

“Everything is fine, open the door a little.” 

“I can’t I’m not dressed.” I yelled back like he wasn’t two feet away. I was embarrassed. No man had ever seen me naked. And the first one that did happened to be a stranger. This day was already going to shit. This was a mistake. I wouldn’t dare continue on. I wasn’t comfortable. 

“Open your eyes,” he whispered. Opening my eyes I could see him looking directly at me. I couldn’t remember him being that tall. But he was definitely looking at me effortlessly over the stall. I stomped and pouted as he entered the dressing room. “Hey, tell me what’s wrong?” he said now caressing my cheek and holding one of my hands. When we touched, my worries ran off and electricity pulsed through me forcing me forget exactly what moment we were in. Something about him was just absolutely freeing, I was headed for trouble.

“I’m not built for all this adventure. I like my boring life.” I shrugged. I really didn’t, but I had to find a way to get out of this damn situation before I gave him the one possession that mattered the most. I didn’t know anything about this man before this morning and now he was standing in my dressing room helping me release my inhibitions. This was crazy, and I knew it but as he looked at me with his concerned eyes, I sat on his lap and cried like a baby. 

“K, stop crying and tell me what’s wrong.” He urged rubbing my back in circular motion. He was slowly rubbing the stress away as I continued to think the worse.

“I’m afraid I may like this too much. Tue, what if this day changes me for the worse?” I cried into his arm, his strong strong arms were wrapped around me as he rubbed my exposed back. I wanted this so bad however I was afraid that it would open a window that I wouldn’t be able to close. I always had the opportunity to do me, but I never took that chance. I was too frightened of what it might do to me, who I would become. This could potentially turn me into someone I never knew and couldn’t shake.

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New Release — Forbidden Fruit

Lifting my hips swiftly and thrusting into her proved to be more than she thought it would be, because her eyes widened, and she tried to lift herself from it.  “Nah, lil mama. You said you wanted to be fucked.” — Jedrek Harris

Monica Walters new release is now available for download on Amazon and you won’t want to miss out on this naughty but sweet novella!

“Forbidden Fruit” by Monica Walters

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Final Sneak Peek — Forbidden Fruit

Hey y’all! Tomorrow, Monica Walters is back with her naughty novella “Forbidden Fruit.” Be careful with this one in advance. Jedrek is nothing to play with!

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Synopsis

Vashti Levine, daughter of two prominent doctors, is the opposite of everything she’s expected to be.  Because of that her parents, namely her father, holds the reigns of her life pretty tight. At twenty-four years old, she’s still treated like a teenager, having to ask permission to even leave the house.  Educationally, she’s done everything they’ve required, but they still won’t allow her to live her life. This is the main reason for her rebellion. Enjoying her sexual freedom when she can, she stumbles upon Jedrek Harris.  He makes her feel things she’s never felt, but she insists that he isn’t a long-term option.

Jedrek Harris hasn’t had the world given to him.  In fact, he’s working to give his mother the world his dad died trying to give.  Going to school and working to get him and his mother out the ghetto has been his main priority until he sees Vashti Levine.  Her aura draws him in, and when he finds out that she isn’t as off limits as he thinks, he makes a leap, trying to convince her that with him is where she should be.

When they meet, it’s automatic combustion, lust at first sight, despite their noticeable differences.  Obstacles from trying to obtain forbidden fruit, causes some turmoil. The two of them play tug of war with their emotions, trying to avoid the inevitable.  Will Jedrek be able to convince Vashti, that despite their differences, they are destined to be?

 

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Vashti

I’d been sitting there for twenty minutes when I saw Jedrek walk back in.  I buried my head in my phone, scrolling social media, until he sat beside me.  My eyes widened for a moment.  He came back for me?  “So, you are feelin’ a nigga.”

I looked up at him and gave him a slight smile.  He didn’t smile back, but his gaze made my pussy ache for him.  “Let’s get outta here.”

He stood and grabbed my hand, pulling me from the bench and led me out to his car.  Instead of opening the door, he pushed me against the car and pressed his body against mine.  He was so fucking sexy, I couldn’t take it.  My gaze dropped to the ground, but he lifted my head by my chin.  “Nah.  You talk big shit, don’t get shy now.”

I looped my arms around his neck, then slid my hands up to the back of his head and pulled his face to mine, my forehead resting against his.  Before I could kiss him, our breathing had gotten heavy.  “What chu feelin’, lil mama?”

My mouth covered his and I kissed him, sliding my tongue in his mouth.  I hadn’t kissed anybody like this in a long ass time, and it felt like my body was blazing like them fires in California.  Jedrek pulled my hips to him, then squeezed all my cake.  He pulled away and unlocked the car door, then opened it for me.  I sat in the passenger seat, waiting for him to walk around and join me.  When he did, he pulled me on top of him, straddling him like I did at the car wash.  Moans left my lips as he slid my duster off my shoulders, then slid the top of my romper down, exposing my breasts.  “Damn girl,” he whispered, then covered my nipple with his warm mouth.

I grinded my hips on him and he seemed to get harder.  After sliding his fingers underneath my romper, they made their way to where I needed him most.  When he pushed them inside of me, my body went crazy.  “Jedrek, fuck.”

He looked up at me and pulled his fingers out, bringing them to my mouth.  I sucked them clean as he watched me and squirmed beneath me.  After he slowly pulled them from my mouth, he brought them to his.  I was so wet and turned the fuck on, there was no way I was letting him bring me home without getting some. 

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Cover Reveal — Tell Me It’s Mine: A Naughty Novella

11/16 A. Marie Johnson will be back with a new release! Get ready!!!

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Synopsis

“I told you I wouldn’t bless you with my love again until you stopped hiding me. Did you think I was lying to you?” —Rahmir

Forbidden. That was the only way Lynnae and Rahmir’s relationship could be described.

Carrying on a secret relationship with her brother’s best friend was never in Lynnae’s plans, but Rahmir had a way of taking over her mind, body, and soul in ways she never imagined to be possible. He is everything her heart has ever desired, but his lifelong friendship with her older brother keeps her from allowing Rahmir to have her freely and completely.

Yet… secrets can only last for so long, and Rahmir has grown tired of being Lynnae’s best kept one.

Will an ultimatum he delivers put an end to their steady private affair? Or will Lynnae finally listen to her heart and let go of her fears

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Until next time,

Love, the authors of BLP.

Latest BLP Releases — Samples

Hey y’all!

Here’s a look into the latest BLP releases! Are you caught up?

Please note: All sneak peeks are unedited!

A. Marie Johnson: The One He Craves

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We walked in silence for the rest of our way down the long hallway, and it didn’t take much time to arrive at our room. Andretti inserted the keycard into the metal-plated door, dropped our bags on the side of it, and stripped himself of his shirt the minute we walked in.

My eyes glazed over with an emotion I couldn’t quite pinpoint when I saw an array of different artwork covered the majority of his muscled chest.

The emotion very well could’ve been more… lust? Or maybe it was… need?

Need?

Did I seriously just think that?

Hell, I wasn’t too sure what was happening to my mind and emotions, but what I did know was my eyes couldn’t help but undress him. In my mind, each time I blinked, a new article of his clothing came up missing. His shirt was the first piece to go. Then the faded blue jeans. The boxers went soon after. And currently? The gift resting between his legs was on full display. My mouth moistened at the thought of it being as thick and long as I imagined.

Hearing him chuckle quickly snapped me out of my sinful stare, and I asked, “Why are you laughing,” even though I knew I’d been caught red-handed.

He wasn’t naive. He knew I’d been eye-fucking him.

“I’m about to keep it straight one hundred with you, beautiful.” Andretti rubbed his jawline thoughtfully and shook his head. “You can’t keep giving me those come-hither eyes and expect me to keep being a gentleman. The freak in me is never far behind, and I don’t think you’re ready for the Dretti experience.”

The alcohol we consumed at the airport was low-key still in effect, and I blamed it for the cause of my easily provoked emotions. I felt not only insulted by his words but also like I had something to prove. That coupled with the thought of Britton being cuddled up in Cassandra’s bed, giving her dick that should’ve been reserved for me only, was enough to push me to make a spontaneously bold move.

Make him pay, screamed loudly over and over in my mind. What I was about to do was totally out of my character, but I felt the strong need to make Britton pay for every single time he looked me in the eyes and told me I was the only woman he loved and wanted. For every single time he told me not to worry about her and then went and laid in her bed. For every single time he made me feel like I wasn’t good enough for him to be faithful.

What I was about to do danced between the line of crazy and downright insane, but as I stared at Andretti’s godly body, I felt like he was the only thing that would ever be able to right Britton’s wrongs.

With slow, deliberate strides, I walked over to him and drew an imaginary line up and down his rock-hard chest using my index finger. Traveling dangerously lower, my finger almost made it to the aroused bulge in his jeans, but he grabbed my hand in the nick of time and looked at me skeptically.

“Are you drunk, beautiful?”

I swiftly shook my head no, being completely honest. I didn’t want him to think he could possibly be taking advantage of me on some she’s too drunk type of shit.

Still holding onto my hand, Andretti placed a tender kiss to it and stared me right in the eyes. “Look, baby, this the kinda dick that’ll make you wanna stalk a nigga. Are you sure you’re ready for that?”

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Chelsea Maria: I Should’ve Chosen You

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Pacino

“Thank you. I appreciate everything you do for us.” Standing on her tiptoes, she planted a kiss so tender. So telling. What was understood didn’t have to be explained. That’s what her kiss said to me as a shockwave went through my entire body.

As I roused her passion, my own grew stronger, and if we planned on saving the birds and the bees talk for a few more years, I had to pull away before Luna got a show. Capone breathed heavily between parted lips. Eyes closed with a smile resting on her flushed face.

Pecking her lips one last time, I leaned my head back until she opened her eyes. “Go get dressed, Pooh.” The more I tried to put space between us the more she curled into my chest.

When the tip of her nose ran along my jaw, I had to grab ahold of her nightgown to refrain myself from tossing her over my shoulder and going into my boom-boom room and breaking in my pool table. “I can’t believe I thought staying away from you would make the need I have for you go away. Damn, Pacino.” She all but whined and purred as she ran her warm hands up and down my chest. “Forgive me?” The husk in her voice touched the same place her hands were trying to reach.

I lifted my hand until I had a firm, but not so tight grip around her neck. Her eyes widened then turned to low hoods. Her body squirmed as the desire she felt within radiated off her bronze skin. She whined painfully as if her pain of arousal surpassed mine. False. So false. She had no idea the restraint it took for me to not make love to her next to the pot of burnt grits.

My lips brushed against her ear, raising goosebumps and chills along her body. “Pooh, baby, please,” Exhaling, I laid my forehead on hers and stared in her eyes. “I’m so into you, Capone. So into you. I can’t begin to think of words to explain it. Our time will come, and I promise to satisfy you. Make love to you. Kiss you. Suck on everything hidden by this nightgown. Please, baby, go get dressed,” I begged, squeezing tighter making her moan.

“Can you do that for me?” Unable to find her words, she nodded. Her grip on my shirt tightened. “Capone.” The plea in my voice made her hands drop. Kissing her forehead, I stepped back. “We’re leaving in ten minutes.” Before she could change my mind, I turned around.

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D. Rose: Yearning For Your Love

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“How you mess that up?” Damon continued to ogle over her. I shrugged in response before taking a sip of my beer. I can’t front, Toni did look amazing tonight. Her hair was curly and wild like I liked it. Her skin glowed, which added to her peaceful aura. She just seemed different, and I couldn’t put my finger on why.

“You really dropped the ball,” he said while shaking his head.

Growing irritated with talking about her, I focused back on the game. Trying to keep her off my mind since she left was already hard enough. I put in overtime helping with the football camp and Denzel had become my unofficial mentee. Berkeley has been keeping me busy with flipping houses and contract work between flips. Even with all that I had going on Toni was still on my mind heavy.  And all the pep talks I had with myself in preparation for when I would see her again didn’t help like I thought they would.

“If I had her fine lil’ ass…man,” he chuckled as I grilled him. “She’s coming over,” he said a little too giddy for my liking. Although we aren’t on speaking terms right now, everybody knew Toni was off limits.

“Hey Damon.” Toni’s soft airy voice still did something to me.

“Wassup, lil’ Toni,” he said with a wink. She laughed then eased into the space between Damon and me. Her naturally sweet scent of berries made me groan. It was frustrating how she was my weakness. Trying to stay unaffected by her presence was hard.

“Hey, Zig.” Her voice was so low that if she wasn’t standing beside me, I wouldn’t have heard her. She moved closer to me her arm brushing against mine.

“Hey, Toni,” I said in a cold detached tone. My feelings about being around her were still mixed, but the anger was slowly dissolving. I kept my attention on the screen. Afraid if I make eye contact with her I would forget how she played me.

“How you been?” She leaned on the bar; her gaze burning into my profile.

“I’ve been good,” I said while taking a quick look in her direction. When my eyes connected with hers, I regretted ever looking her way. Releasing a breath, I took another drink of my beer. My brows furrowed as I tried to focus on the game. She sat where Damon was previously seated and ordered a whiskey and ginger ale. I laughed quietly thinking about the first time she ever drank. Toni waited until the game ended before speaking to again.

“Can we…talk? Somewhere alone and quiet?” she asked before pulling her bottom lip between her teeth. She hopped down off the bar stool expecting me to say yes. I looked down at her left hand and noticed her ring was missing.

With a humorless chuckle, I responded, “There’s nothing to talk about.”

She really thought since she was back on the outs with ole’ boy I would be her rebound again? I stood from the bar stool, ignoring the pained look on her face. After finishing the last of my beer, I slammed the empty bottle on the bar and left the bartender a nice tip. Her shoulders dropped as she stepped aside allowing me the space I needed to move.

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C. Monet: Will I Ever Be Enough: The Golden Effect

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Lawrence

The waiter brought out our meals and I waited… sugar on grits. I was in love. “You know what, Brie, I think I got you figured out.” I knew what I was about to say could possibly offend her, but I was going for it anyway. She was either going to be mad or agree. Either way I was saying it just as she said what came to mind about me. “You single because you don’t let anyone get to know the real you. And before you get mad I’m single because I don’t know the real me to even show. We got a lot more in common than I originally thought.”

“You never let on that you were some philosopher,” she said with a roll of her eyes. The way she was speaking to me now was so different than how she spoke during the day. It was always commanding and sharp. Now it was sweet, almost baby like. I fucked with it.

“It’s just that I’m finding so much out about me, and it has me noticing others more. My main goal in life is to toss the selfish part of me that wants to stick around to the curb. Being that guy has been a lonely life,” I admitted. My selfish ways hadn’t added any value to my life. I knew nothing of caring more for others than I cared for myself. It was always about Lawrence, what I wanted, who I wanted and when I wanted it. I was turning over a new life and it was becoming easier day by day.

The day she set me up with my mom showed me that. The desire to please myself and be my own God didn’t appease me anymore. My mindset was changing, that was the man I was called to be. My dad knew all along what lied within me.

“When my mom left, I silently suffered. I don’t speak on her and I won’t now. But I will speak on me, Brielle Golden is flawed but moves as a perfect being. She is stubborn, she makes the worst decisions but she is a lover, a dreamer, and a go getter. I’m single because I don’t know what I’m worthy of. I take what I can get because it seems so much better than being by myself like I’ve been all my life.”

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ShanicexLola: If This Isn’t Love

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Amiyah focused ahead on the ecstasy to come. Her thighs trembled as he indulged passionately and proved just how much he’d missed her.

“Announce it,” he said. Amiyah quivered when he spoke against her pussy. Karim loved hearing her moan, but each time she stuttered and squealed during a powerful orgasm, he fell more in love with her.

“Karim!” She held his head in place to grind her hips. His thick beard tickled her clit. He approved by licking every inch of her pussy until she convulsed and screamed his name.

Karim licked his lips and stood with a boastful smirk on his face. Pulling her into his arms, he sat with his back against the headboard. Amiyah pushed her hair behind her shoulders and rested her head on his chest. It was safe there. The safest place she’d been in three weeks.

“Amiyah.” He lifted her hand to his lips for a gentle kiss.

“Hm?” she hummed, struggling to stay awake each second. Her eyes were heavy. Karim had arrived and suddenly, she could fall asleep with no issue.

“I love you,” he whispered against her forehead. Amiyah was already asleep before he’d completed the sentiment. She snored lightly in his arms but that never stopped him from talking. Those were the moments he spoke the most. When Amiyah slept, he spoke his peace without fear of an interruption, judgment or having her second guess that she was his entire world.

“Marriage doesn’t mean shit,” he whispered harshly. “My mom and dad taught me that. They walked away from each other. They regret taking it that far. She hates everything he stands for, and she blames him for the way me and my brothers took after his hustle. I’m hardheaded, Amiyah. I can’t help that shit. I can try. I just can’t have you grow to hate me after we’re married. Right now, you’re safe. Free to leave me. I can’t tie you down like that, baby. Not when you deserve better than me.” Karim kissed her forehead and sighed. He was expressing exactly what Amiyah needed to hear when she was awake and begging him for some understanding.

In the pocket of his jeans, his phone vibrated. His older brother, Rashad sent a code word through text that told Karim where to meet him. Karim slid from Amiyah’s hold, careful not to wake her. Rubbing over her cheek with the back of his hand, he whispered he loved her a final time, alarmed their condo, and rushed out the door to meet up with his brother on the business tip.

Leaving her side was never easy, only necessary to pay to the bills.

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