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Author: N. Joy Format: Ebook Publication Date: December 2012 In book one of the Soul Sisters series, Operation Get Rid of Mom’s New Boyfriend,Tocara, Alanta and Eva Soul are three hip sisters all attending the same school. These three girls have never agreed upon anything, not even the day of the week. But when Bo Heart, their mother’s new boyfriend, comes into the picture after years of it being just the sisters and their mother, the girls can finally agree upon one thing: that they need to get rid of Mom’s new boyfriend!
ISBN: 1-60162-783-1 Author: E.N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: May 2011
E.N. Joy brings readers back into the lives of the DIVAS—the divine, independent, virtuous, and animated sisters of New Day Temple of Faith—in this fast-paced drama.
Lorain is back from her sabbatical, and although God didn’t reveal to her all that she wanted regarding her past, she refuses to just let things be. When all the pieces of the puzzle come together, just how many lives will be damaged, and how many will be restored?
The survivor of one of the most horrific experiences a person could ever endure, it appeared as though Sister Nita, as leader of New Day’s Janitorial Ministry, was hiding behind a mop and a broom. When her spirit discerns a cover-up amongst a couple of New Day’s members, will she turn a blind eye and mind her own business, or will she finally begin to operate in her true calling?
Mother Doreen knows who she is and whose she is—a child of the King on assignment doing Kingdom work. When the plot thickens to a story on which she thought God had closed the book, will she forget who she is and what she was called to do?
The New Day Divas series, known as a soap opera in print, is full of chance, coincidence, and fate, but more importantly, it’s full of faith.ISBN: 1-62286-717-3 Author: E. N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: April 2016
What does crazy look like? Let Deborah tell it, it's the reflection that looks back at her in the mirror. She has a career she loves, two beautiful children and a handsome and successful husband. Her life seems to be the blueprint almost every woman she knows would kill to live. But working full-time, being a full-time mother, full-time wife and a full-time Sunday only Christian seems to be taking its toll on her. With all the scheming and shenanigans Deborah orchestrated to get this lifestyle, she might have to come up with a whole set of new ones to maintain it.
Lynox is Deborah's husband who she thanks God for putting back into her life after a game of cat and mouse that defies the laws of romance. He feels that all Deborah needs is to let her hair down, maybe make some new friends and live a little. When Deborah agrees and then suspects Lynox of having an affair with the woman that he suggested she form a friendship with, will he live to regret his own advice?ISBN: 978-1-933491-08-0 Author: N. Joy Format: Paperback Publication Date: September 2008 Can you keep a secret? Olivia has a secret-a BIG secret. It’s a secret that she tells only to her very best friend. And her friend promises that she won’t say a word. But the secret is really BIG and really JUICY. What happens when a trusted friend slips and the secret gets out? Can You Keep A Secret? In The Secret Olivia Told Me, find out just what happens when Olivia’s friend can’t.
ISBN: 1-60162-806-4 Author: E.N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback/Ebook Publication Date: November 2011
The singles ministry at New Day Temple of Faith is beginning to unravel, and the pastor is considering dissolving the ministry. Some members believe the only way to hold it together is by getting their pastor to join. And why shouldn’t their leader show support by joining, considering the pastor’s own single status? Some church members support the idea, while others frown upon the fact that they are being led by a shepherd who is single in the first place. It becomes an all-out war, with one side wanting the pastor to embrace singlehood, while others secretly play matchmaker.
Marriage has been the furthest thing from the pastor’s mind, not because there hasn’t been an opportunity, but because there really hasn’t been time. With a needy congregation facing trials and tribulations, Pastor has no time to play the dating game. Being a pastor on call twenty-four seven, who has time for a serious relationship period, other than the one with God? Eventually, decisions have to be made around New Day. Will these decisions mend the ministry or destroy the church?
ISBN: 1-62286-754-8 Author: E. N. Joy and Nikita Lynnette Nichols Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: December 2016
Angel stumbles into church one day and ends up a First Lady when she catches the preacher’s eye, heart and soul. She is unchurched, timid, shy; just a babe in Christ trying to figure out what this God thing is all about, and at the same time, how to be a pastor’s wife. She’s on the right path, until a church mother puts up a road block. All Angel wants to do is try to get into heaven, but first she’ll have to go through the pit of hell Mother Calloway puts her through with her un-Christ-like antics.
Try as she might, Angel just can’t seem to handle Mother Calloway on her own. Some devils are just too big for one angel to take on alone. That’s why First Lady Arykah hops on the first thing smokin’ to go rescue her friend from the pits of hell. The Olivia Pope of the Kingdom is on a mission to put order in the house of the Lord. What Lady Arykah doesn’t know is that Mother Calloway has backup too—the whole dang church! Angel is relying on a wing and a prayer to win this battle between good and evil. As far as Lady Arykah is concerned, Bibles and holy oil have been drawn. Now it’s time to lay hands on some folks!ISBN: Author: N. Joy Format: Paperback Publication Date: July 2016
N. Joy, whose last children’s picture book was honored by the American Library Association, brings another life’s li’l lesson to young readers. See firsthand how staying up past bedtime might not always be a good idea. The kid in this story learns the hard way when the next morning a chain of events take place that will have him thinking twice about staying up late.
Author: E.N. Joy Format: Ebook Publication Date: March 2011
“While half the women in the neighborhood got dressed up in their Sunday’s best to go worship an invisible man, the real live men of flesh they laid down with every night was giving my mother praise. And although they weren’t putting ten percent of their earnings in some shiny collection plate, they were doing pretty good filling up my mom’s Crowne Royal bag that laid on her nightstand, next to her bed.”
Ordained By The Streets introduces you to Poppa, or rather, Poppa introduces you to himself. A self-proclaimed street preacher, Poppa’s credentials and credibility don’t come from the church house or a preacher man; it comes straight from where it counts…the streets.
More than eyes have seen or ears have heard, Poppa never becomes jaded by the lives and stories he encounters in his position on the streets. In this urban tract, Poppa encounters a girl whose mind he sets out to manipulate. After all, that’s what he does. But in this girl, Poppa just might have met his match.
When this girl bares her soul to Poppa with details of her life, he has no idea just how much her story is going to change his life…forever.ISBN: 1-60162-697-5 Author: E. N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: February 2015
Lorain has been a prisoner of secrets almost all of her life. At the age of thirteen, she'd managed to keep her pregnancy a secret, discarding the infant she'd given birth to and leaving it for dead. She also never revealed the fact that the baby's father was her middle school guidance counselor. Years later, Lorain's mother had finally met the love of her life, and Lorain couldn't find the courage to tell her mother that her new beau was the man who molested Lorain. To complicate matters, Lorain discovered that the baby she'd abandoned all those years ago had survived, and God had placed Lorain in the now adult child's life. It seemed liked the legacy of secrets had been passed on, too, as Lorain helped her daughter conceal the true details behind her own pregnancy.
Lorain has managed to maneuver the secrets and lies like a strategic game of chess, and is now living the lavish fairytale life of a doctor's wife. But even that is a lie. With the rug about to be pulled from underneath Lorain by the woman who raised her abandoned child, all Lorain prays for is that everything will end well. In this cycle of lies, secrets, shame, and guilt, will Lorain get what she prays for?Author: N. Joy Format: eBook Publication Date: December 2013
Be enchanted by this Fairy tale for children of all ages. Journey with Sabella deep into the forest as she seeks out the only person that she believes holds the key to her and her mother’s happiness after her father disappears in the forest. Enjoy this adventurous story as the hidden li'l life lesson unfolds.
ISBN: 1-60162-821-8 Author: E.N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback / Audio Publication Date: March 2012
Out of all the divas at New Day Temple of Faith, Unique has to be the most colorful one–she and her mother Lorain, that is. Never one to hold her tongue in the name of keepin’ it real, it’s no surprise that Unique has not been saved all her life. It’s safe to say that Lorain wasn’t born on the church pew either. Let the church folk tell it, the apple hasn’t fallen too far from the tree when it comes to Unique.
Lorain–once known as the tight skirt, V-neck blouse, too much makeup-wearing leader of the New Day Singles Ministry–claims she’s there to look out for her daughter and try to keep her in check. But how in the world does Lorain think she can even begin to keep her daughter on the straight and narrow with her own crooked life?
Some might say Lorain has failed miserably as a mother when Unique ends up in jail for three counts of murder. One who would agree is the woman who raised Unique while Lorain was out living her life freely. As an all-out war takes place between Unique’s birth mother and the woman who raised her, will Unique have any support while she fights for her life behind bars? Will all forsake her while they are too busy with their own agendas? Only God holds the answer to this one.
Author: E. N. Joy Format: eBook /Audio Publication Date: February 2015
Behind Every Good Woman puts you in the passenger seat of the bumpy ride through Teal and Tyrone's loving yet sometimes volatile relationship. One minute every woman envies Teal and only dreams of having an attentive man like Tyrone to cater to her every need. The next minute no woman in her right mind would put up with him for even a day, let alone the seven years Teal has. Teal and Tyrone; T&T definitely stand for dynamite when it comes to the explosive ups, downs, and all-arounds of their love affair. Even with Tyrone's faults and foul acts, there is just something about him that makes him easy for Teal to love and even easier to desire. Will Teal sacrificing her true desires finally reach a breaking point that forces her to break things off with Tyrone...for good this time?
ISBN: 0-9706726-4-0 Author: Edited by E. N. Joy featuring Noire, Chunichi, KaShamba Williams, B.L.U.N.T. and Nikki Turner Format: Paperback / Audio Publication Date: April 2008
EVEN SINNERS HAVE SOULS Edited by E. N. Joy featuring Noire, Chunichi, KaShamba Williams, B.L.U.N.T. and Nikki Turner; These respected authorities have all come together for the first time ever, taking a break from penning their norm, to pen a piece of work that truly flowed from their spirits.
In EVEN SINNERS HAVE SOULS, each gritty and profound story is told in a raw and real voice, luring the readers in by the poignant storylines, themes and the genuine talents and abilities of each of these prolific authors. The stories have characters who face the same struggles and tragedies that any other person growing up in the hood might endure, but what makes these stories phenomenal is the fact that although the characters might be living a dangerous, immoral and unacceptable lifestyle according to society’s standards, they are not so far gone that they can’t acknowledge the power of a higher being and a life changing moment that could alter their lives forever. Be prepared to be engaged, moved and compelled as in each tale you will see a side to these authors that you have never seen before. Do not expect what you are used to getting from these authors…expect the unexpected-EXPECT MORE!
ISBN: 1-60162-837-4 Author: E.N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: July 2012
Without Mother Doreen, there never would have been a New Day Temple of Faith Singles’ Ministry. So it’s bitter-sweet for the single saints she’s leaving behind to see her go. Having thought she’d never love again after the death of the only man she’d ever been with in her entire life, when Mother Doreen is proposed to by a pastor from her home town, she can’t imagine turning down a gift from God.
Although excited about where destiny is taking her, Mother Doreen is a little nervous embarking on her new role as a pastor’s wife. But all agree that Mother Doreen is going to make the perfect First Lady. After all, no one has known her to be anything other than a perfect Christian. But before vows can even be exchanged, Mother Doreen’s imperfect past comes back to shatter everyone’s thoughts about her. And it’s going to take God, Mother Doreen facing her past, and the support of all the single ladies for this fairytale wedding to go down. Otherwise, Mother Doreen’s happily ever after might quickly turn into a sadly never ever.ISBN: 1622868153 Author: E.N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: October 2015 It ain't easy being saved, sanctified, and single. Try being a once divorced, now widowed single mother of two on top of that. Thank God the Lord built Paige Vanderdale to be able to bear all of those titles without becoming weary to the point of giving up. From the outside looking in, that life looks good on her. On the inside, though, Paige is coveting what so many others around her seem to have, which is true love. In the past, everything that she thought was love was either something far from it, or was taken away from her. Now Paige is afraid to let her hair down and open herself up to love again. Paige struggles with the decision to reach out to an old flame to rekindle their spark. When the blaze gets too high, will Paige do what she always does, which is grab the nearest fire extinguisher and try to put it out? Or will she utilize her backup plan and run? The decision is abruptly removed from Paige's hands when something else begins to pull her away--something that just might be the thing that finally breaks her.
ISBN: 0-9706726-5-9 Author: Michel Moore, Darrell King, Victor L. Martin, and Tysha Format: Trade Paperback/Ebook Publication Date: June 2009
More of Urban Lit’s finest take a walk on the other side in book two, Even Sinners Have Souls Too, of the three book “Sinners Series.”
Darrell King and Essence Best-Selling authors, Victor L. Martin, Tysha and Michel Moore bring you four smashing tales, but not before National Best-Selling author, K’Wan, hits you with the powerful introduction, Oh Sinner Man.
Edited by award winning author E. N. Joy, once again, some of the literary industry’s much respected authors pick up their pens to ink something outside of their norm. As the gritty tales unfold, the readers’ souls will be enveloped by the moving and unexpected outcomes. Unlike other street stories, these real and raw characters choose neither the road most traveled nor the road traveled less; they make their own way. Even Sinners Have Souls Too (like Even Sinners Have Souls-Book One of the series) continues to change the state of African American literature.
ISBN: 160162669X Author: E.N. Joy Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: December 2012
What kind of woman wants a man so badly that she’d be willing to lie to get him? What if that lie includes denying the fact that she has a child?
Deborah Lewis is that woman. The suave debonair Lynox Chase is the man Deborah wants. He’s the man Deborah has wanted for years, almost had, but decided to give her ex a try, leaving Lynox hanging. With her ex no longer in the picture, Deborah is willing to eat crow and go claim Lynox. She can’t help but worry if he will be forgiving and take her back, but figures after two years, he’s had time to get over it.
The chase turns into more of a marathon for Deborah. Just when she thinks she’s near the finish line, she learns that a woman with kids is a turn-off for Lynox. She finds this out before ever getting the chance to tell Lynox that she had a child by her ex. Can Deborah turn off being a mother just long enough to get Lynox to fall in love with her again?Author: E.N. Joy Format: eBook Publication Date: March 2015 Hailey is fed up with Randall, the love of her life, but she refuses to give up. Their issues are not something they can discuss over a lunch Randall would have to squeeze into his busy schedule. No, for what Hailey wants to say and do, it's going to take the entire summer. But getting Randall to agree to it may not be so easy. Indulge in this crazy, quirky, romantic, quick read that proves some problems between couples may take a little longer than others to fix...but true love is always worth fixing.
ISBN: 1-60162-954-0 Author: E.N. Joy Format: Mass Market / Ebook Publication Date: January 2010
“How was Locksie supposed to tell her boyfriend that she had gone off to church and fallen in love with another man…”
Locksie grew up in the church-against her will-thanks to her holier than thou mother. But now that she’s all grown-up, she’s her own woman and church is the last thing on her mind; her live-in boyfriend, Dawson, is the first. When Locksie finally decides to go back and visit church upon the invitation of her aunt, who hoped that by extending the invite, her niece would find God again, Locksie ends up finding more than she could have ever expected.
Hannah is Locksie’s friend who has issues of her own. She’s struggling to forgive her husband for the affair he had, while at the same time be a stepmother to the child who is a result of his affair. And all while the child’s mother taunts Hannah every chance she gets.
In Me, Myself & Him, the characters are torn between holding on to the person they believe is the love of their life, or having to let go for the one thing that’s missing from their life. E.N. Joy humbly enters the Christian fiction scene with a fresh, fast paced formula for those folks who ain’t been saved all their life and can relate to the struggle of walking in the word while holding onto the hand of someone in the world.
ISBN: 1-60162-747-5 Author: E.N. Joy, Sherri L. Lewis, and Rhonda McKnight Format: Trade Paperback Publication Date: April 2013
Three prolific Urban Christian authors have teamed up in this anthology that proves revenge isn’t always so sweet. Musik Jalice Carter begins to doubt her husband’s love for her when she uncovers secrets on his social networking page. Sabrina Rogers is devastated when she finds out that the man of her dreams has another woman. She’s mortified when she discovers it’s her mother! Where do broken hearts go? If you’re Tamera Watson, you go to the pawn shop to buy a gun. Tamera’s husband is gone and so is her life savings. With the last of her pennies, she pays a private detective to hunt him down—so she can gun him down.