2008 Independent Publisher of the Year | Minority-
and Woman-Owned Company
year marks the 10-year anniversary of Xpress
Yourself Publishing, and we're celebrating with a
BANG with 7 new
releases, 1 new
author and 2
pieces of great news!
Publishing welcomes new author
Toney Rowe into our literary family. Born a
female, but living her life as a male was not an
easy road for Toney. Read her fascinating story in
her memoir, Trapped Inside A Female's Body.
of your favorite authors have returned and have
truly written novels that will not disappoint! See
them all below under New Releases.
Lastly, I am happy to announce that Cost of
Our Affairs by Linda R. Herman and
Loving Simone by Jessica Tilles was selected
by Black Expressions Book Club and are now available
in hardback! If you're not a member of Black
Expressions Book Club, you can join up and get our
books for only $0.50! Whomever heard of buying a
hardback book for $0.50? I think it's fantabulous,
and I couldn't resist and purchased both books for
$1.00! I love a great buy, and I know you do, too.
If you're a member of Black Expressions, you can get
both books for $12.95 each—an excellent price for
hardback, and cheaper than our prices for trade
it for now, but I'll leave you with words that were
given to me at my 6th grade commencement by my
many, trust few, learn to paddle your own canoe!"
Proud Publisher of Phenomenal Writers
Trapped Inside A Female's Body
by Toney Rowe
Xpress Yourself Publishing, April 19,
5˝ x 8˝ inches
June 7, 1964.
The stage was set.
A baby girl was
THIS IS A TRUE
Starring in that
role was hard and uncomfortable. As years
passed, Toney Rowe convinced herself into believing
really a boy. She was exclusively attracted to
females. She changed her appearance and even
changed the tone of her voice to portray the male
image. Her family thought she was going through a
tomboy phase. Deep inside, those were her inner
feelings, and they were not going to change.
Man's Treasure by Tina Martin
Yourself Publishing, March 15, 2011
5˝ x 8˝ inches, 325 pages
To onlookers, Tiphani Water and
Reggie Howard’s close, platonic friendship is enough
to make people believe that a man and woman can be
friends and nothing more. But when Tiphani has a
dream about Reggie the night before their college
graduation, she can no longer lie to herself. She
has deep feelings for her best friend—her best
friend who sort of knows that Tiphani has a crush on
him. Her best friend who plays on her emotions to
manipulate her. Her best friend who has a
hen Tiphani goes on a blind date with
Derrick Brooks—a charming, good-looking marketing
executive—they hit it off and she suddenly isn’t
spending all of her time daydreaming about Reggie.
Jealous of Tiphani’s new relationship with Derrick,
Reggie abruptly ends his relationship with his
girlfriend with sole intent of stealing Tiphani away
from Derrick. He comes up with every reason why
Derrick is not right for his best friend. In his
eyes, no one is good enough for her – only him.
Still, Tiphani presses forward with
her new man, keeping Reggie on the backburner, but
her strong feelings for Reggie just won’t die.
What’s a girl to do when she loves two men? Another
Man’s Treasure is an emotionally-charged novel
packed with great intensity and heartbreak. It is a
story about not appreciating the one you have until
you see them in the arms of someone else.
A Wife To Do? by Linda R. Herman
Yourself Publishing, March 15, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0-9845273-6-6
5˝ x 8˝ inches Trade Paperback
What's A Wife to Do?
is a question that only a wife scorned, deceived,
and betrayed by the man she loves can answer. Elise
Edison, with a little help from family and friends,
and a whole lot of faith in God, does just that in
Herman's third novel, What's A Wife To Do? Not every
wife can forgive her husband for fathering a child
with his mistress, especially when the other woman
is hell bent on claiming the man as her own by any
Angel Crush by Violette L. Reid
Xpress Yourself Publishing, March 16,
5˝ x 8˝ inches
A Supernatural Thriller!
Sadie Covington was living a good
life of prosperity and true love. Everything seemed
to be perfect until she became the obsession of a
celestial stalker who forced her to become the
bearer of bad news. Now her life has taken a
frightening turn and the powers that be have
relinquished her of all control. Creation is
groaning and destruction is begging to be released.
Nothing will ever be the same.
is a modern thriller that brings to life the lore of
antiquity and challenges the limits of love. The age
old battle of good and evil begins again as the
supernatural and natural world marry to create a new
saga that promises an eerie journey you will crave
to take again and again.
First Cut Is Always The Deepest by Stacey Covington-Lee
Yourself Publishing, March 15, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0-9845273-7-3
5˝ x 8˝ inches
Tameka Williams has spent the last
seven years of her life in state prison. Now she is
being set free. Unfortunately, all of the anger and
resentment that she's lived with during her
incarceration is being freed as well. While Brook
Mansfield-Banks was not pleased with the idea of her
mortal enemy being released, she was ready to take
Tameka on head first. She would not allow Tameka
another opportunity to cause her family harm. But,
Brook has forgotten just how deep Tameka's
wickedness runs. Now the fate of her child will once
again be determined by Tameka.
Mia Purcell has always been the
loving and supportive friend. She was there for
Brook through all of her trials and tribulations.
But with her marriage falling apart, she's the one
that will now need the strength of a true friend.
There's only one problem, her marital issues have a
strange connection with Tameka. Mia and Tameka find
themselves working together in order to uncover the
truth about the men in their lives. But is this
unlikely duo more than Brook can stand? She will
have to dig deep and put her hatred for Tameka aside
if she wants to be the friend that Mia desperately
One Has To Know
by Jessica Tilles & William Fredrick Cooper
An Xpress Quickies!
Title available on Amazon Kindle
From the warmly sensual to the explosively
cutting-edge, from the playfully amoral to the profoundly
moving, this sensual erotic quickie will tease, touch,
seduce, arouse, inspire you, and get you hot!
Within the euphoric trip lies the hottest, sensual
stimulating quickie you will have the pleasure of reading—a
beautifully written piece that will surely make you hot
through mental stimulation and by tickling your erogenous
So, quickly pour your favorite libation, kick off your shoes
and cuddle up with your partner. You, my friend, are in for
one hot, lovemaking night! The best part of it all, No
One Has To Know.
by Jessica Tilles
June 15, 2011
x 8˝ inches Trade Paperback
COMING JUNE 15, 2011
Crossing Sisters is the
spin-off of Jessica Tilles's best-selling novel,
In My Sisters' Corner, and picks up where
the original story left off.
China is trying to put the
pieces of her life back together after Ron's
Free is madly in love with Sam,
and is elated to accept his proposal of marriage.
However, Free's love life is turned topsy-turvy
when a secret is revealed.
Maya...a complete ball of
mess...is able to turn her life around when she
meets Reginald, a successful lawyer,
but not before she allows her lust for men to be
the demise of Free's business.
Jade is happily in love with
Jon, and so far all is just peachy until a fatal
accident shakes them to the very core.
The sisters are still at each
other's throats. That will never change. However,
they are able to find a happy medium and learn
that the bond between sisters will always be
unbreakable. And most importantly, they really
do love each other.
Available in Hardcopy at
of Our Affairs by Linda R. Herman
Publishing, June 2, 2009
ISBN-13: 978-0-9779398-7-9 5.5
x 8.5 inches Trade Paperback
Thinking about indulging in an affair?
Raising another woman's child proves to be
more than India Joiner is mentally and emotionally prepared to handle.
Though she loves her husband and his daughter, Ariel, the negative
influence of Ariel's mother is driving the happy couple apart.
India never imagined herself in the arms of
another man, but when she can't get the love and attention she craves at
home, she soon turns to her boss, Mario Thomas for comfort and the
excitement that has long abandoned her marriage. With Mario, she's
reminded of how a woman should be treated but sadly for Mario, India's a
reminder of his deceased wife.
What India doesn't know about Mario can
prove to be fatal when he convinces himself that she is Sharon, the wife
he lost to cancer. Mario will stop at nothing to recapture the essence
of their fairytale love. He's determined to let nothing or no one tear
them apart, even if he has to kill—again.
Publishing, March 13, 2009
x 8˝ inches Trade Paperback
This is the story of a young
woman who explores questions about her marriage, her sexuality
From the outside, Simone has
the perfect life and family. However, the inside tells of a
After ten years of being the
faithful, dutiful wife and mother, Simone desperately struggles
with releasing the hidden desires of pleasure she can't seem to
get from her husband, causing her to turn to self-fulfillment
and outside influences.
Jackson is too busy focusing
on the women who work for him, self indulgence, and sticking his
pole in every hole, rather than his wife.
Darius is every woman's dream
and has had a crush on Simone since he was a teen. When their
paths cross, all of Simone's inhibitions are released and
finally someone is