Paperback: 180 pages
Publisher: iUniverse (February 6, 2012)
Beautiful women can-and will-stoop to ugly acts in the name of love, lust, and power.
In the face of unspeakable erotic betrayal, no one is safe. Behold how lust and passion can quickly cloud judgment-and how wrong choices will forever change a friendship. These lifelong friends will soon learn that beauty is truly only skin deep as the true ugliness of their souls is revealed by the most horrific of acts and emotions.
As young girls, January, Jasmine, Monica, Charlene, and Terry vowed to be friends forever. As teens, their emerging passions began to test the bonds of their friendship. As adults, lust, deception, and treachery cause their lives to come crashing down. Can their friendship survive the ultimate betrayal?
Their passion for life is what connected them as friends, but now this same passion threatens to break them apart. When the dust settles, who will be left standing and able to pick up the pieces? Can friendship triumph over betrayal?
Zonie Felder, a former Catholic school girl and Girl Scout, is pursuing a career writing erotic fiction. She enjoys football, Zumba, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends. She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, with her husband and family.
She can be reached via website http://www.zoniefelder.com
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Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Cash Money Content; Original edition (July 26, 2011)
Author: Ashley JaQuavis
Two children from Sierra Leone, Liberty and A’shai, are brought together by chance only to be forced apart by the most inevitable and tragic fate. Ashley and JaQuavis bring us this classic love story set against modern life’s most horrifying realities.
Liberty is dying of a fatal heart condition, though she desperately wants to survive until her 25th birthday when her sister has promised to visit her. A’shai blames himself for not protecting Liberty, but all Liberty asks is for A’shai to tell her a story, to help her remember what brought them to this point. He knows that this is the last story he will ever tell and the last she will ever hear.
As Liberty lies dying, A’shai walks her though their past, reliving their ill-fated journeys through the streets. Their story will take them from an arranged marriage, through Mexico’s drug cartel, child brothels, hustling in Detroit, to escaping the high-powered heads of L.A.’s underworld. But ultimately, this is a story of love and redemption that will leave you breathless from the unpredictable and mind-blowing ending.
Author: Eyone Williams
Paperback: 300 pages
Publisher: DC Bookdiva Publications; 1st edition (September 1, 2011)
The Lorton Correctional Complex was one of the most notorious prisons in U.S. history. It housed convicts from Washington, D.C. Known for violence and corruption, it shaped and molded every man, or woman, that experienced life on the inside. Sent to Lorton at age 17 for armed robbery, Ronald Mays is introduced to a world where only the strong survive. In prison he is forced to better himself as a man he learns to read, he drops his heroin habit, and becomes a father. Being a loyalist at heart, Ronald gets involved in a feud with older convicts that can cost him everything.
A survivor by nature, Ronald makes it out of Lorton alive and returns to the streets of D.C. with his mind focused on doing bigger and better things with his life. He leaves all of his old ways alone and pursues his dreams of becoming a pro boxer if he succeeds he wins for all those close to him. No matter how hard he tries to avoid the drama of the D.C. streets, it comes his way hard and fast.
Ronald finds himself fighting his yesterdays in order to attain his dreams of tomorrow. Like most real men that survived Lorton, Ronald is driven by his will to succeed and his demand for respect. Nothing will get in his way. An epic story of struggle, adversity, and accomplishment.
About the Author
Eyone made the Don Diva best-seller list with his first novel, Fast Lane (Fast Lane Publications). He followed up his debut novel with Hell Razor Honeys 1 and 2 (Cartel Publications). He then delivered his readers a short story entitled The Cross (DC Bookdiva Publications). He s also a staff writer for Don Diva Magazine, his most notable work is featured in Don Diva s issue 30, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, where he outlined the rise and fall of D.C. street legends Michael Fray Salters and Wayne Perry. Eyone s first acting role was in the forthcoming movie Dark City (District Hustle). His latest mixtape, A Killer z Ambition, is a sound track to the novel, A Killer z Ambition (DC Bookdiva Publications) by Nathan Welch.
Title: The Age of Innocence
Author: Kimberly Purpoz
A coming of age fiction about young love in da hood!
The Age of Innocence is the first book of the Nia Trilogy novel series. An urban classic street lit that foretells a saga of love, passion, hood life, street gangs, sex, violence, money, and power which weaves a web of deception.
Drug Lord, Q, has his eyes on his beautiful stepdaughter, Nia. Nia’s beauty and innocence is was what made Q want to draw her into his sinister world of human trafficking. Rachel, Nia’s crack addict mother gets entangled into Q’s illegal activities. Rachael witnesses a high profile murder spree; she vanishes with out a trace.
Nia finds the courage to run away and leave the dysfunctional home, but unfortunately she was placed back into the same dilemma by a social services system that failed.
Nia get some support from her high school sweet heart, Clay, but is he really there for her in the long run? Will peer pressure and gun violence ruin Nia and Clay’s lives? Will Nia be able to handle these problems that are beyond her age of innocence?
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Art Official Media LLC (July 4, 2011)
Joy has money but she finds herself in another dangerous situation that could cost her it all. She commits another ruthless act that gets her away unharmed or so she thinks. How long can she continue to regard people as pawns? How long before she has to face consequences of all the bad things she has done? Follow Joy in the sequel to Nookie, as she leads you down a path of suspense, betrayal and murder.
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Revell (May 1, 2011)
On the streets of Jersey City there is a simple code. You don’t talk to the cops. You don’t snitch. Period. But when bus driver Andre Bolden witnesses a crime on his route, he is compelled to make a choice. If he keeps silent, he might lose his job and be gnawed by his conscience. If he snitches, he could lose his family–even his life.
This explosive story explores the clash between a working man and the code of the street. Gifted storyteller Booker T. Mattison has crafted a realistic tale full of tension and raw suspense yet infused with spiritual truth. Snitch rewrites the rule to mind your own business, peers into the hearts of those who seek revenge and redemption, and celebrates the ability of a community to triumph over violence and intimidation.
Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked by Gene Thornton Jr.
Publisher: Thorn10 Publishing (2011)
World renowned and critically acclaimed Hip-Hop artist, Malice of the Clipse had achieved what many would consider the “America Dream.” Coming from modest beginnings in Virginia Beach to acquiring a life of splender and luxury, it would seem to any “outsider looking in” that things could not be anymore complete. With a beautiful family, big home, sport cars, notoriety, and the respect of his community, who could have guessed the popular rapper was dealing with matters of life, both physical and spiritual. When the world saw him at his best he was actually at his worst. This phenomenal and life changing story should remind us all that the devil paints a pretty picture.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Peace In The Storm Publishing (June 1, 2011)
Mia Robinson has worked hard to obtain an affluent lifestyle. With plenty of money in the bank, an impressive network of tastemaker friends, a booming real-estate business and a loving man by her side she is assured that she and daughter Brandi will never lack the finer things in life. However, when Brandi’s long-lost father mysteriously returns in their lives, Mia must work overtime to make sure a buried secret doesn’t resurface. While Mia struggles with the decision to give Charles a child, she learns that her soon-to-be fifteen year old daughter is pregnant. Soon people began to whisper, friends turn away and social circles become smaller. Will the bombardment of the unexpected demolish Mia’s dream life or will this rags-to-riches, self-made tycoon rise to the challenge and maintain control?
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Decoded by Jay-Z
Blackface: A Novel by Q.B. Wells
Art Official Media LLC
$14.95 US / $17.95 CA
To protect his mother, sixteen year-old Clinton Ray a.k.a Black must run away from home. Forced to mingle with the worst elements and circumstances in urban life, Black bumps into Face, Penny and Zero, who together chase the American Dream.
Inevitably, their experiences provoke Black to reassess his friendships, his lifestyle and his own aspirations. In his journey of self-discovery, Black must learn to survive on the streets of Chicago, reevaluate his life decisions, or perish in the chaos of life.