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the collection’s eclectic characters share a common bond: the yearning for a purely

passionate connection for just that moment. “A one-night stand is not about

the unremarkable, the practical or the mundane

 

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Books by Carol Taylor

 

Wanderlust: Erotic Travel Tales / Brown Sugar: A Collection of  Erotic Black Fiction / Brown Sugar 2:Great One Night Stands

 

    Brown Sugar 3: When Opposites Attract / Brown Sugar 4 /

 

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Brown Sugar 2

Great One Night Stands

A Collection of Erotic Black Fiction

Edited by Carol Taylor

A literary anthology with a seductive difference, the best selling Brown Sugar was widely acclaimed for its honest, taboo and stereotype-defying portrayal of black love and sexuality. Hailed by essence as “audaciously refreshing, insightful and provocative” and praised by Honey Magazine as “particularly intelligent, varied and sexy,” this distinguished erotic anthology won the 2001 Gold Pen Award for Best Short Story Collection and clinched the #2 spot on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list. As the book she brilliantly conceived sizzled its way to commercial and literary success editor, Carol Taylor, did not rest on her laurels, instead she got to work on the next collection enlisting even more of today’s hottest black writers.

That hotly-anticipated follow-up is Brown Sugar 2: Great One Night Stands (Washington Square Press Trade Paperback Original; Publication Date: January 1, 2003; ISBN: 0-7434-4244-X; Price $14.00). In Brown Sugar 2 Taylor brings together eighteen never-before-published stories exploring a striking array of sexual experiences centered on a single encounter — the one-night stand. As Taylor says in her compelling and insightful introduction: “Brown Sugar became a bestseller because the stories were not just about sex; they were sexy stories about black life in all its myriad forms. That is the beauty of being black, our diversity. And though we do not know it, our diversity is also our greatest strength.”

Brown Sugar 2 features renowned black authors writing outside of the genre they are known for, but in their own unique style, creating sexually real and emotionally vulnerable, women and men. Whether born in the North, South, East, or West, or the Caribbean, whether living uptown, downtown or in small town middle America; whether a college freshmen or a sexy senior citizen; the collection’s eclectic characters share a common bond: the yearning for a purely passionate connection for just that moment. “A one-night stand is not about the unremarkable, the practical or the mundane,” Taylor states. “It is about the fantasy of what could be though we know it will not be and the beauty of not caring. Either way, it feels good to be bad. That’s probably why we do it.”

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Brown Sugar 2

Great One Night Stands

A Collection of Erotic Black Fiction

Edited by Carol Taylor

 

Acknowledgments

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Introduction

xi

Art, for Fuck’s Sake      Leone Ross

1

If He Only Knew      Preston L. Allen

23

Transplanted      Tananarive Due

44

Sit      Bernice L. McFadden

60

The Most Beautiful Thing      Timothy B. McCann

88

Lula Mae      Shay Youngblood 108 Mr. Good Lay      Zane 119 Next Time Take Flesh      Jenoyne Adams 149 Letters & Remembrances      Kathleen E. Morris 165 It’s Never Too late in New York      Nelson George 178 Counting Days      Shawne Johnson 203 Ella by Starlight      Willie Perdomo 215 Passing Through      Sandra Kitt 237 Simply Beautiful      Michael A. Gonzales 258 Zoe      Nicole Bailey-Williams 276 Prelude to . . .      Reginald Harris 299 Don’t Stop 2 You Get Enuf      Yolanda Joe 321 Mr. Man      Rebecca Carroll 341 Contributors 357 About the Editor 367

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Carol Taylor is an award-winning book editor and writer. She is an expert on erotica and black fiction who speaks candidly, openly and honestly about love and relationships, often unabashedly describing some of her own sexual discoveries to teach by experience. She relates lessons learned from lovers who have surprised her with their sensitivity, quirks and stamina; and her arduous 33-year search for an orgasm during lovemaking. Whether it is to give insight into those perplexing relationship questions or simply to help get you both in the mood, Carol’s experiences are both illuminating and insightful. Her stories and advice from her trusty friends crosses ethnic, sexual, and cultural barriers. So, no matter the problem she’ll have an answer for you.

A former book editor for Random House, Carol has been featured in Marie Claire, Essence, Honey, Ebony, Dwell, Black Enterprise, BET, The Boston Globe, The Daily News, The Chicago Sun-Times and Publisher’s Weekly among many other publications. She is also the editor of Brown Sugar-a spicy collection of original black and interracial erotica penned by the best and brightest in the black literary world-an anthology that will be a mainstay of bedside tables everywhere. Featuring titillating tales of love, lust and longing, it is a must-have for every lover, or lover of fiction. Brown Sugar was  published January 2001. She is a contributing writer to Sacred Fire: The QBR 100 Essential Black Books. She has also appeared on BET Tonight with Ed Gordon and ABC Eyewitness News.

Carol has been in book publishing for over 10 years and has worked with many of today’s top black writers. She speaks on panels and leads workshops on getting what you want from a relationship and on erotica.  She is currently at work on Brown Sugar 3 and 4, as well as a collection of her own short stories. She lives in New York City

Source: Brown Sugar 2: Great One Night Stands

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The Price of Civilization

Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity

By Jeffrey D. Sachs

The Price of Civilization is a book that is essential reading for every American. In a forceful, impassioned, and personal voice, he offers not only a searing and incisive diagnosis of our country’s economic ills but also an urgent call for Americans to restore the virtues of fairness, honesty, and foresight as the foundations of national prosperity. Sachs finds that both political parties—and many leading economists—have missed the big picture, offering shortsighted solutions such as stimulus spending or tax cuts to address complex economic problems that require deeper solutions. Sachs argues that we have profoundly underestimated globalization’s long-term effects on our country, which create deep and largely unmet challenges with regard to jobs, incomes, poverty, and the environment. America’s single biggest economic failure, Sachs argues, is its inability to come to grips with the new global economic realities. Sachs describes a political system that has lost its ethical moorings, in which ever-rising campaign contributions and lobbying outlays overpower the voice of the citizenry. . . . Sachs offers a plan to turn the crisis around. He argues persuasively that the problem is not America’s abiding values, which remain generous and pragmatic, but the ease with which political spin and consumerism run circles around those values. He bids the reader to reclaim the virtues of good citizenship and mindfulness toward the economy and one another.

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Sex at the Margins

Migration, Labour Markets and the Rescue Industry

By Laura María Agustín

This book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work, that migrants who sell sex are passive victims and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest. Laura Agustín makes a passionate case against these stereotypes, arguing that the label ‘trafficked’ does not accurately describe migrants’ lives and that the ‘rescue industry’ serves to disempower them. Based on extensive research amongst both migrants who sell sex and social helpers, Sex at the Margins provides a radically different analysis. Frequently, says Agustin, migrants make rational choices to travel and work in the sex industry, and although they are treated like a marginalised group they form part of the dynamic global economy. Both powerful and controversial, this book is essential reading for all those who want to understand the increasingly important relationship between sex markets, migration and the desire for social justice. “Sex at the Margins rips apart distinctions between migrants, service work and sexual labour and reveals the utter complexity of the contemporary sex industry. This book is set to be a trailblazer in the study of sexuality.”—Lisa Adkins, University of London

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The White Masters of the World

From The World and Africa, 1965

By W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Arraignment and Indictment of White Civilization (Fletcher)

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