The year is 1963. In Harlem, the epicenter of Black culture, the fight for equality has never been stronger. The time is now. Enough is enough. Yet even within its ranks, a different kind of battle rages. Love thy neighbor? Or rise up against your oppressors?
Jason Tanner has just arrived in New York to help spread the message of his mentor, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., of passive resistance, while beat poet Anita Hopkins believes the teachings of Malcolm X with all her heart: self-determination is the only way to ever achieve true freedom. When Jason sees Anita perform her poetry at the iconic B-Flat lounge, he’s transfixed. And Anita has never met anyone who can match her wit for wit like this…
But what happens when two individuals who believe passionately and unerringly that their way is the only way fall in love?
Confessions in B-Flat is a celebration of the hard-won victories of those who came before us, and a stark reminder of just how far we still have to go. COMING NOVEMBER 24
THE OTHER SISTER
The Other Sister picks up where A House Divided left off. What was to become of the estranged sisters Zoie and Kimberly when the dirty laundry of their ancestry is exposed? This is Kimberly’s journey to set right
generations of wrongs and reimagine her own life.
Hey Hey! If you loved the Lawsons of Louisiana you’re going to definitely fall for The Grants of DC! Three fabulous, sexy, successful brothers to make your heart throb.
First Up: What the Heart Wants, featuring heart surgeon Franklin Grant.
And that’s not all! I’m paired up with my girl Nicki Night and her sizzler Sealed With a Kiss
2017 was a busy year for me. I’ve had three major titles releasing this summer. The first A HOUSE DIVIDED. It is my first women’s fiction novel in quite some time. I am super excited and I know you will love the story. Here is a peek.
Families always have secrets. And secrets have the power to heal—or hurt. Now beloved author Donna Hill’s enthralling novel explores the wrongs we do for the right reasons, and the ways we struggle to reconcile the truth.
Journalist Zoie Crawford had to leave New Orleans to finally make her own life. Her grandmother, Claudia, inspired her to follow her dreams—just as her mother, Rose, held on too tight. But with Claudia’s passing, Zoie reluctantly returns home, where the past is written in the lonely corners of the bayou and the New South’s supercharged corridors of power. And there she discovers a stunning, painstakingly kept secret—one that could skyrocket her career, but destroy another woman’s—and change both their vastly different lives, for better or for much worse.
Zoie has always put the truth first. Now, as the line between the personal and professional blurs, and she tries to understand her relatives’ deception, she must face some tough questions. Is there a way to expose the truth and save those you love? And at what cost? Heartfelt, emotional, and revelatory, A House Divided is an unforgettable tale about making the hardest of choices, coming to terms with all you could lose—and finding what forgiveness and family truly mean.
Sable SiStars have taken a leap of faith with me and issued for the first time the digital version of my previously released novel Quiet Storm!
For those who have been waiting to find out what was up with Rafe Lawson, well the wait is almost over.
No woman has ever caught him…until now
Rafe Lawson is driven by two things: his music and living a life away from the influence of his powerful senator father. The woman he meets at a high-profile family celebration won’t change his playboy ways. Still, Rafe is intrigued by the stunning Secret Service agent who never mixes business and pleasure. He has no choice but to jet to DC and use his legendary Lawson power of seduction to win over Avery Richards.
The first female in her family to rise up the ranks of high-level government security, Avery is comfortable flying halfway across the world at a moment’s notice. But her desire for the sax-playing heir to a political dynasty creates more tension than being on presidential detail. Their fathers are enemies who share a long, bitter history. When Avery falls for Rafe, her loyalty to her family is tested and Rafe’s contentious feud with his father could cost them everything. They must now decide what’s most important—the life they’ve always lived or the one they can possibly make together.
If you like a bit of mystery and suspense to get your pulse racing, this collection of four suspense novellas is just what the doctor ordered. My novella is entitled 136 Auburn Lane.
Four compelling novellas add up to one suspenseful and entertaining collection. Enjoy four novellas by women that will keep you guessing. Best-selling novelist Donna Hill spins a gripping tale of desperation and danger in “136 Auburn Lane.” Author Jennifer Leeper puts a unique spin on noir fiction in “The Reiger File.” In “A Night with Kali,” writer & scholar Rita Banerjee blends a story of two unlikely allies trapped in a monsoon with a tale of murder and magic. In the historical novella “Brave Enough to Follow,” debut writer Megan Stuesloff tells the story of an interracial couple and the deadly price that they must pay for freedom. Vivid settings and complex characters combine to make this collection enjoyable and memorable. The bonus section offers readers the highlights of Spider Road Press’ recent flash fiction contests. 5% for Healing: Five percent of the proceeds from this collection benefit rape crisis and veterans’ charities.
For the first time I will be writing under a pen name OLIVIA HILL to launch my Felicia Swift mystery series. The first book in the series is MURDER IN THE AISLES. COMING TO YOU DIGITALLY AVAILABLE NOW
Those Lawson men keep the fire going. Meet Craig Lawson, cousin to the Lawson clan and Jewel Fontaine the woman who captured and healed his heart… and it wasn’t easy.
He has never found the right woman…until now
Craig Lawson is the hottest filmmaker in Hollywood—a man who has won every award and can have any woman he wants. Now he’s ready to produce his masterpiece. But it means returning to his Louisiana roots and the real estate dynasty he walked away from almost a decade ago. In the French Quarter, he finds a historic house that is perfect for his project…and the unconventional owner is a beauty of fascinating contradictions.
Jewel Fontaine had her reasons for disappearing from the local art scene five years ago. And this reclusive sculptress isn’t about to let the famous playboy director turn his cameras on her private life. Until he awakens her hidden desires. If she gives in to his passion, will he uncover the secret she’s been so desperately hiding? Or will Craig’s own unresolved issues from the past sabotage any chance for a happy future together?
Justin Lawson and Bailey Sinclair’s story.
Making a case for love…
Struggling law student Bailey Sinclair is working two jobs to make ends meet on the night a charismatic stranger walks into her bar. The attraction between them is instantaneous—and explosive. Until Bailey discovers that her anonymous hunk is none other than Justin Lawson, one of the richest, most hotly pursued bachelors in all of Baton Rouge.
Justin is thrilled to discover that the woman managing the bar at his family’s celebration at the Lawson mansion is the intriguing beauty he hasn’t been able to forget. Now all he wants is to lavish Bailey with gifts and his passionate attention. But she’s too proud and independent to accept his help—and determined to make it on her own. They may come from different worlds, but doesn’t Bailey realize there are no obstacles to love…if she’s willing to trust him with her heart?
My Love at Last (September 2015)
Connor Lawson and Olivia Gray
The right one is always worth waiting for…
Dr. Olivia Gray’s passion for history is sparked by the mystery surrounding her own birth parents. A research project in Sag Harbor promises to be her most intriguing assignment yet—especially when she meets Connor Lawson. Shared interests and easy banter give way to searing, unforgettable nights. Yet until she uncovers her past, she can’t consider anything other than temporary bliss…
The sting of his ex-fiancée’s betrayal has left the intense, charismatic restoration specialist resistant to every matchmaking attempt—until Olivia moves to town. She’s gorgeous, talented and determined to avoid commitment. That makes their wild attraction just perfect…until it’s not nearly enough. One soul-baring revelation at a time, she’s restoring his belief in love, but can he convince her he’s offering the kind that lasts forever?