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GAME ON by Calvin Slater
“Eloquent and surprising…I love this story of faith, love, and the lasting bonds of family.”–Ann Leary, author of Outtakes from a Marriage on The Gin & Chowder Club
“A gripping story of three sisters, of love lost and found and a family’s journey from grief to triumph. A sure winner.” –Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on More Than You Know
8/25/15 Release Date
The latest installment from Slater (Lovers & Haters) Xavier Hunter hoped his senior year would be bad news-free. His old enemy is finally in lockdown and Xavier is out from under one mad-crazy relationship disaster. And he’s cool with his dream girl, Samantha Fox, dating other guys because fair is fair–he hasn’t been a saint. But he’s not hearing anything good about her new man, Sean. And showing Samantha the truth could be the one game Xavier can’t win. . .
With graduation and college coming up fast, Samantha has been thinking hard about her future. Maybe she and Xavier have too much baggage to get back together. And Sean is a chance to see things fresh and figure out what she really wants. So she doesn’t need Xavier telling jealous lies–especially when the drama he’s lighting up could crash and burn their futures for good. . .
“Gritty yet heartwarming.” —Kirkus Reviews on Lovers & Haters
Series: Coleman High (Book 3)
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Dafina (August 25, 2015)
Shipping Weight: 0.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Hold Me Down
2/24/14 Release Date
$9.95 eBook. ISBN 9781617731358
pap. $9.95; ebk. ISBN 9781617731358. The latest installment from Slater (Lovers & Haters) portraying day-to-day life in Detroit’s Coleman High School has a definite feel of urban fiction but with the profanity and hard-core sex removed. Xavier Hunter’s junior year isn’t going well. He’s held down at home by his fanatically religious father who burns Xavier’s designer-label clothes as messages from Satan. In school he’s ostracized as a snitch from last year’s ratting out of the Second Street Gang. On top of this drama, Xavier has women problems. Pregnant Brenda outs him as her baby daddy and squeeze Samantha dumps Xavier to hook up with an upcoming major league baseball star. Heather, who’s dangerously bipolar, vows her love for Xavier. Things get ultraserious when a fellow student is gunned down. The school’s security cop sums it up: “People are starting to have a nasty habit of coming up hurt or dead around you. …there is heart to this tale and at-risk readers, especially incarcerated teens, will love Xavier’s multiple dilemmas.
Written by – Library Journal
Publication date: 8/26/2014
Series: Coleman High Series
Sales rank: 662,961
Age range: 18 years
Lexile: 850L (what’s this?)
Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)
Love can lead you astray!
All Xavier Hunter wants is to stay out of trouble, keep his grades high enough for a college scholarship–and get out of the ‘hood for good. But when he spots hot new girl Samantha Fox, he’ll do anything for her–even try to live on both sides of the fence. To prove he’s everything she could want, he’s convinced he’ll have to up his game–and score way, way out of his league.
Samantha is used to guys thinking they can roll right up on her. But she can tell Xavier is about a lot more than just racking up mad paper. What she’s starting to feel for him is getting all too real. And every move they make is bringing them–and bad news–dangerously close.
- File Size: 1020 KB
- Print Length: 305 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1617731323
- Publisher: Kensington (August 26, 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IUPCKY6
- Lending: Enabled