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Forbidden Brownstones

New York, 1860s. Junius Fox, an educated young black man, dreams an impossible dream: to live in and possess a brownstone. To live in one, he gets a job as butler and gatekeeper in the fanciest and most exclusive brothel in the city, run by the notorious Madame Ida. But he wants more.

How can a young black man acquire power in a city where prejudice is rampant?

Can an obsession that has given your life beauty and meaning also involve you in arson and murder?

What happens when a house of pleasure’s festivities are interrupted by a sudden death in the parlor?

Why does a madam who has made a fortune providing sexual pleasure to men view the male sex with loathing and disgust?

To find out, read Forbidden Brownstones.


Enjoyed the plot

I learned so much reading this and enjoyed the plot and its characters immensely.
I can highly recommend this read.

— Five-star editorial review for Readers’ Favorite by Grant Leishman

Well worth the read

“I heartily recommend this book as well as the others in the series they are all well worth the read.”
— Editorial review for Reedsy Discovery by Lisa Brown-Gilbert

Addictive novel that will charm

“Forbidden Brownstones is an addictive novel that will charm, entertain, and mesmerize you; five stars for this wonderful, compelling read.”
— Five-star editorial review for Sublime Book Review