Ilori Press Books LLC

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ILORI (pronounced ee-lor-ee) PRESS BOOKS LLC is an independent publisher committed to publishing books with a multicultural flair.

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Always and Forever: A Novella
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,850. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2017 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
She thinks he’s a cad. He thinks she’s a witch. Until one little deception forces them to see each other in a whole new way. Maid of honor Bianca Olade loves weddings. She looks forward to attending her cousin’s big event except for one thing: She hates Broderick Radford, the best man, a celebrated photojournalist known for his reputation with women. She tries her best to keep her distance.
The Lady Next Door
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2017 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
Harmony Ellis has a problem and it comes in the form of her mysterious new neighbor, Miss Octavia Newberry. This attractive young woman appears to have set her eyes on Harmony’s eligible son, Ray. But Harmony has already selected the daughter-in-law she wants. However, she’ll soon learn that the lady next door is full of surprises. A short story set in Hamsford.
Wrong Turn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2017 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
Beth Wilcock lives in fear. Someone keeps calling and leaving threatening messages. The phone calls started after a simple car accident. An accident that will escalate to something much worse. A short story about choices.
In Other Words
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2017 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
An angry, overweight teen writes letters to her former best friend when her friend goes missing. The police think she may know something about the disappearance. She doesn’t think so. But soon her letters reveal she knows more than anyone ever suspected, especially herself. A short story about friendships and keeping secrets.
In Praise of Daffodils
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2017 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Jean Livesey-Chee worries about her brilliant but rebellious student Sabina Chase. Every effort to guide and help the high school senior use her talent is met with disdain. Jean despairs that she will never reach Sabina and that failing her will have far reaching consequences. But one day Sabina will teach Jean a lesson she never knew she needed.
Sweet Temptation
Series: It Happened One Wedding. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,310. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2017 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
“You can practice on me…” Eight years ago, Clarice Yates, put her dream of being a masseuse on hold when a family crisis forced her to take care of her mother. Now the accountant feels stuck in a job she can’t stand. But when she helps a handsome stranger in a medical emergency she gets to put her dormant massage skills to the test. And discovers that once isn’t enough.
Taming Mariella
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,490. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Mariella Duvall does not take orders. She gives them. A former model, she now works behind the camera as a photographer and likes to be in charge. Unfortunately, her latest dream project may be derailed by Ian Cooper. The brash, arrogant, although handsome, man who hired her. Mariella wants nothing to do with a man who tries to keep her in line.
Midnight Promise
Series: It Happened One Wedding. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,360. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2017 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Microbiologist, Dr. Naomi Mensah, always gets into trouble due to her absent-minded ways. She finds herself in trouble again at her cousin’s wedding, when she loses an expensive necklace down a grate while walking to her car. When a mysterious stranger offers to help her retrieve it, she feels relieved. Until he asks her to make him a wild promise...
The Glass Slipper Project
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,570. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2017 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
On the verge of losing everything, Isabella Duvall decides to sell her beloved home to keep her family together. Fortunately, wealthy Alex Carlton comes to the rescue and agrees to buy the extravagant house. But Isabella’s sisters don’t want to leave. So the eldest devises a plan: Charm the handsome bachelor and become his wife.
Winterwood Lane: A Novella
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,240. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
“You saved our lives…” Jobless, broke and facing foreclosure, Kate Elliot tries to end her life several days before Christmas, but wakes up in a strange room with no memory of how she got there. Everyone in the Stokes family of Winterwood Lane considers her a hero. Except Evan. After a bitter betrayal he does not trust her or anyone. Can two broken hearts find joy during the holidays?
The Neighbor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
After a long day, Anita Cross just wants to enjoy a hot latte in her favorite coffee shop. But when she sees her new neighbor, a mysterious man whose name she can’t remember, she senses that means trouble. In minutes she discovers just how much when he approaches her table and demands she leaves with him for her safety. But is her neighbor a friend or foe?
The Black Stockings Society Box Set
Series: The Black Stockings Society. Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 175,000. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
All four books in the popular The Black Stockings Society series now in one fun box set! Power Play A Gentleman’s Offer Body Chemistry Round the Clock
Round the Clock
Series: The Black Stockings Society. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,530. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Anna Marie Williams dreams of two things: Telling her boss to shut up and one night with her high school crush Desmond Rockwell. But the shy human resources employee doesn’t expect either to come true until she receives a surprise inheritance and an invitation to join the Black Stockings Society.
Unexpected Pleasure
Series: It Happened One Wedding. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,670. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
When Tanna Ariyo gets dumped at her twin sisters’ wedding, she throws caution to the wind and asks a handsome stranger for a simple request. She expects him to turn her down. He doesn’t. Soon an evening she’d thought would be a disaster turns into something more. And before she knows it, Tanna finds herself falling for a man who could either break her heart or give her unexpected pleasure…
10 Holiday Stories: A Collection
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,120. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Get comfortable in your favorite reading spot and dive into these ten stories featuring different holidays. Christmas is highlighted in the story of a jaded singer who learns to renew her joy in music in “A Song to Remember” and a new father and husband struggles to create the perfect holiday in “The Perfect Christmas”. This collection of stories is sure to delight.
The Gift Box
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Mother-to-be Tamara Cole doesn’t know what to think when her husband gives her an empty box on Christmas Eve. Except he says it’s not empty. And he’s not the only one who says so. A fantasy short story about choosing what to believe. Dara Girard is an award winning, national bestselling author of more than thirty novels and many short stories including “A Fortunate Mistake” and “The Special Guest”
Body Chemistry
Series: The Black Stockings Society. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,030. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Biologist Brenda Everton dedicates her life to her work. When an important project needs funding, an invitation from the mysterious Black Stockings Society comes just in time. She puts on a pair of sequined black stockings to convince her ex-husband, wealthy entrepreneur Dominic Ayers, to help her for the sake of scientific research— nothing more.
Holiday Hearts
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,010. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Celebrate love and the magic of the holidays in this short story collection. Discover what happens when a woman asks a stranger to help her fool her neighbors in “The Special Guest”. Find out how one woman copes with going to a dreaded party in “New Year’s Surprise”. See a new husband and father struggle to create the perfect holiday for his family in “The Perfect Christmas”.
The Other Woman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
Andrea Harnett, a successful working woman, believes in the strength of her marriage. Until she finds something in her drawer that shakes her to the core. Soon she starts to question everything she knows about love, her husband and herself. An emotional short story from national bestselling author Dara Girard.
A Gentleman's Offer
Series: The Black Stockings Society. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,650. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Will this Cinderella get her happily ever after? Dog groomer Yvette Coulier dreams of living like her wealthy clients. Tired of being overlooked and chased by men who want fun and no commitment she wants a change. When she receives an invitation from the mysterious Black Stockings Society, she catches the eye of the wealthy Nate Blackwell
Power Play
Series: The Black Stockings Society. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,440. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Mary was a little lamb… Mary Reyland wants revenge against Edmund Davis, the man who cost her a promotion. Tired of being taken for granted and overlooked, she eagerly puts on a pair of sexy fishnets for her next business meeting… ...Until she decided to take control
Just One Look
Series: Return of The Black Stockings Society. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 44,550. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
The look of love? Professional organizer Caryn Chandler thinks her life is perfect. Until her new perm makes her hair fall out, she breaks up with her boyfriend and she bumps into Adrian Everett. The man she’d left standing at the altar eight years ago. When an invitation from the Black Stockings Society arrives promising her a second chance at love, she jumps at the chance.
Remember My Name
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 68,640. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
On a family trip abroad, ten year old Catherine Ojo goes missing. Her three step-sisters know what happened, but vow never to tell. Soon their shared silence uncovers dark family secrets and threatens to tear their family apart. But little do they know that thousands of miles away a young girl embarks on a nearly twenty year journey to reclaim the life stolen from her and make her sisters pay.
Return of the Black Stockings Society Bundle 1-3
Series: Return of The Black Stockings Society. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 156,500. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The first three books--Playing for Keeps, After Hours, A Private Affair--in the popular Return of the Black Stockings Society series now in one fun bundle!
The Special Guest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,720. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » General
When her nephew fails to show up for a special holiday dinner, Miranda Simmonds has to act fast to save face in front of her neighbors. So she asks a stranger to pose in his place. A decision that comes with unexpected consequences. A holiday tale with a dash of magic. Dara Girard is the author of more than thirty novels and many short stories including “A Fortunate Mistake”
Gym Class
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2016 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Straight A student Gerald Morgan doesn’t want to ruin his grade point average with an F in gym class. So the out of shape teen asks the top runner at his high school for help. And soon discovers what she’s really running from. A short story for anyone who’s felt like giving up.
A Song to Remember
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,770. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Aging, jaded singer Sharon Burnell could use some holiday magic. After years of success she feels like a has-been. Until one special night reminds her of what she’s truly gained. A story of magic and remembrance. Includes bonus story “A Fortunate Mistake”
Spare Room
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Tired computer programmer Michael Redwell doesn’t want house guests. His wife Natalie does. This time she gets her way. Which forces them to face what they’ve been avoiding for years. A story about healing and letting go. Includes bonus story “A Thousand Words”
Dangerous Curves
Series: Henson. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Playboy Kevin Jackson likes fast cars and fast women. But when a car accident sends a close friend to the hospital and leaves him with no memory of what happened, his life spirals out of control. Until he hires Dominique Cartwright as his new driver. A decision that costs him his heart and takes him on the ride of his life. Fans of the Henson series finally get to see Kevin meet his match.
10 Things to Forget: To be Creatively Free
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,670. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2015 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Information overload kills creativity. Long term professional artists (i.e. writers, musicians, entrepreneurs) don’t let this get in their way. Find out how to: Ask the right questions Become more productive Avoid self-sabotage Discover what truly matters And more...
The Perfect Christmas (A Clifton Sister Short Story)
Series: Clifton Sisters. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2015 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » General
Kenneth Preston wants the perfect Christmas for his wife and daughter. But the sight of stones left on his doorstep warn that may not be possible. As Christmas draws near, he struggles to fight the ghosts of the his past, which threaten to steal what he loves most. If you fell in love with Jessie and Kenneth in "The Sapphire Pendant", grab this short holiday tale.
The Amber Stone
Series: Clifton Sisters. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,360. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Cruel rumors swirl around herbalist Teresa Clifton. Rumors that she caused the death of her best friend. Desperate to escape her past, she buys a natural health store and settles in a new town, which puts her in the path of Sean Casey. A man haunted by his own grief.
A Private Affair
Series: Return of The Black Stockings Society. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,070. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2015 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Keeping secrets… Carissa York wants to get her life out of a rut, so an invitation to the Black Stockings Society comes just in time. But when she wears a pair of sexy stockings to a bachelorette auction, she is in for a surprise when the new boss she can’t stand wins a bid and buys her for the weekend.
After Hours
Series: Return of The Black Stockings Society. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,470. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
The best revenge? The last thing Amera Thurston expected to receive during the holidays was a pink slip. After working five long years for the notoriously bad tempered, Curtis Bishop, she’d hoped for a raise. Angry and ready to turn the tables, she’s intrigued when she gets an invitation to join an exclusive club, and turns up at work wearing a stunning pair of sheer stockings.
Lost and Found
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,410. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Loss can sometimes be a gift. In this collection of stories see how a writer regains her lost confidence in an unexpected place in “A Thousand Words”. Find out how friends deal with the loss of trust when a secret is revealed in “Dorcas”. Follow a woman’s journey to love and self-discovery in “Berry Picking”.l
The Phone Call
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When a stranger with a sexy voice accidentally dials Regina Waters number, she thinks her love life is about to turn around. But when he asks to meet her, can she find the courage to face her biggest fear? This story and four others are included in the collection "Lost and Found"
Ten Days of Grace
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2014 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A baby named Grace touches the lives of three women--a nurse, a mother and a doctor--in unexpected ways. A moving tale of healing through grief. "Girard's writing is inspirational and poetic." RT Book Review
Playing for Keeps
Series: Return of The Black Stockings Society, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,080. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
He could be any man she wanted… Stacy Price needs a second chance. After a humiliating divorce and embarrassing public breakdown, the noted screenwriter wants to resurrect her career. Excited by an invitation to join the Black Stockings Society, she uses the pain of her broken marriage and writes a brilliant script. All she needs is the perfect leading man to play her ex.
One of a Kind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Amber thinks she knows a good man, but when she starts an affair she learns that not everything in her life is what it seems. This story and four others are included in the collection "Domestic Disturbance"
The Secret
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Robyn wants to guard the family name by hiding a secret and make her father proud. But the secret has plans of its own... This story and four others are featured in the collection "Domestic Disturbance"
Domestic Disturbance
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 19,470. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
In these five stories you'll find anything but domestic bliss. From a woman looking for her missing ex-husband in "Routines", a girl trying to guard her family name in "The Secret", a burglar stumbling upon a family in turmoil in "Stolen Angel", a woman's quest for justice in "One of a Kind" and a fantastical tale of quiet rage in "Smoke Screen.".
A Thousand Words
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Yvette hates being a writer. After years of effort and little success, she calls it quits. Until a trip to a gallery, and the work of a photographer, shows her what creating art is truly about.
Stolen Angel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A burglar’s last job puts her in a life and death situation, forcing her to deal with her past in ways she never imagined.
Smoke Screen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A woman finds herself on a journey of discovery, which pulls her from the past into the present in a dark and sinister way, when the hated daughter of her ex-boyfriend shows up on her doorstep. This story and four others are included in the collection "Domestic Disturbance"
Routines
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Lynn Thompson could set her watch by her dependable ex-husband. So she knew something was wrong when he didn’t pick up their daughter for a scheduled visit. And no one else could find him… This story and four others are in the collection "Domestic Disturbances"
Five Holiday Tales
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,270. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This collection includes: "Something New" a Thanksgiving tale, "A Cup of Cheer" and "A Fortunate Mistake" two Christmas stories, "A Mother's Day Wish" celebrates maternal love, and "New Year's Surprise" helps welcome in a New Year.
Blueprint for a Crooked House
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 29,820. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Mergers & acquisitions, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
Reflective Analysis and Synthesis of the Factors that Caused the Collapse of a $10 Billion Global Joint Venture Between AT&T and British Telecom: A Case Study This book provides sound leadership principles and practices that can facilitate successful corporate mergers and acquisitions.
A Fortunate Mistake
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
An unexpected phone call. A mysterious stranger. A simple mistake. Marina expected a miserable holiday, instead she gets an amazing gift. A magical holiday tale.
New Year's Surprise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The last thing Pam Rubin wants to do is celebrate a new year. Still reeling from the breakup of her marriage, she reluctantly agrees to attend her sister’s party. But when the festivities become too much, she decides to hide in a closet. And soon discovers she’s not alone. A short story by national bestselling author Dara Girard
Something New
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,020. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013 by Ilori Press Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Lewa wants something different. Not the same family Thanksgiving dinner she has every year. So she suggests a simple change. One that will reveal a side to her family she never knew. A story by Dara Girard the award winning, bestselling author of more than twenty novels including "The Daughters of Winston Barnett" and stories such as "A Gift for Philomena."
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