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Honor Thy Thug by Wahida Clark

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From New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark, comes the highly anticipated next installment in the Queen’s Thug series. Fans will rush to this latest installment while new fans will be eager to discover Wahida Clark‘s unmatched melodrama.

A Murdered son. Shattered bonds. Forbidden affairs. Forced to choose one lover over another. A brother’s love tainted by deception. Blackmail. Hate. Lust. Love. Corruption. Four friends torn apart by treachery. The threat of going up against one of the most sophisticated and deadliest Chinese crime organizations. When there’s nothing left except a choice between war or death — there’s really no choice.

Honor Thy Thug
Wahida Clark
Cash Money Content
April 23, 2013

Fatal Intentions: Sins of a Siren 2 by Curtis L Alcutt

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A fast-paced thriller from the author of Sins of a Siren finds a young woman fighting for her life as she struggles to avoid her criminal past.

After running away from home as a teen, seeking to escape her overprotective and heavily religious family, Trenda Fuqua is seduced by street life. Drug running, theft, and murder are part of the world she lands in. However, the religious teachings she grew up with are hard to shake off.

Although she ended up in jail, Trenda manages to find peace within herself and rediscovers the Bible. She gets paroled, but temptation, bad luck, and threats to her family send her spinning down her former path of destruction. Can Trenda navigate the male-dominated criminal underworld?

Following Sins of a Siren, Fatal Intentions grabs readers with a combination of action, thrills, and erotic excitement.

 

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An erotic suspense story as a young woman navigates the criminal underworld despite her own moral conflicts.

She ran away from home as a teen to escape her overprotective and heavily religious family, but now Trenda Fuqua finds herself seduced by the very life she was warned against. Drug running, theft, and murder are part of the world she lands in, and soon Trenda is on the run for her life.

Complicating matters is Darius Kain, a rogue cop, who is also after her. Trenda has some critical information that could end not only his career, but his life, and Kain will stop at nothing to silence her. Suddenly far away from the safe haven of her family and everything she once knew, Trenda needs to find her way back — and fast. A masterful blend of thrills, action and erotic elements, Sins of a Siren is sure to keep readers flipping the pages.

Black Friday: Exposed by Ashley & JaQuavis

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All it takes is one murder to change a million lives, and that’s exactly what happens to Kasheef Williams on a cold, black Friday.

After a reunion with an old friend goes wrong in a Long Island night club, Kasheef is forced to protect himself by any means necessary. The only problem is that prying eyes see everything. Those eyes belong to Alija Bell. After walking in on a situation she was never meant to see, she runs; but Kasheef sees her face, and he tells her that it’s best for her to get temporary amnesia. Afraid for her life and the safety of her daughter, she keeps her mouth shut, but when a tape of the murder surfaces, the only face that’s visible is Alija’s. Now the police are looking for their eyewitness, and Kasheef has to get to Alija before her day comes to testify against him in court.

In this dramatic, hood savvy tale, things aren’t always as they seem. Somebody holds the ticket to the jury’s verdict. Lies and truth collide. Everyone has a different angle, but the only question is, who has the most influence over Kasheef’s fate?

Alibi II: Nard’s Revenge by Teri Woods

Available April 24, 2012 in Paperback from Grand Central Publishing

ALIBI II picks up where ALIBI left off. The year is 2006 and Diane Praeliou is happily married and living on a horse ranch in Arizona when she receives a letter that threatens her entire world. Someone knows her true identity.

In 1986, Daisy was given a second chance at life when she received a new identity and a fresh start as a college student in Arizona courtesy of the witness protection program.

Nard wasn’t so lucky. He was sentenced to twenty years to life in a western Pennsylvania facility and has endured things that no man should ever have to endure. All Nard can think about is Daisy’s testimony and how much he wants revenge.

Diane goes on living life, finding love, and getting married until things slowly begin to spiral out of control. What makes matters worse is now Nard is out on parole and Diane is afraid for herself and her family. Feigning innocence, Diane can only turn to one person for help. But if she doesn’t come clean about her past secrets, her entire world can come crashing down and there will be no one to protect her.

Alibi by Teri Woods

Published by Grand Central Publishing in June 8, 2010 in Paperback.

Two men think they’ve found the perfect opportunity–a chance to rob the stash house of Simon Shuller, one of Philadelphia’s biggest drug lords. But their plans are spoiled when one of Shuller’s men catches them as they break into the stash house. Temperatures flare as the men capture Shuller’s worker, Poncho, and force him to show them the goods. What they didn’t expect was for Poncho’s partner to be armed and very dangerous. An altercation breaks out and when the smoke clears, Nard, Poncho’s accomplice, is the only one left standing.

Thinking quickly, Nard cleans shop and makes his escape, but not before being spotted by a few neighbors. Not wanting to kill anyone else, he makes a mad dash for the streets but wonders if the witnesses will give up his identity. What he needs now is a plausible alibi. If he doesn’t come up with one fast, it could mean life in prison, or death on the streets.

Love is Blind by T.J. Chester



For ambition and survival, three friends decide to
take on the oldest profession in the world—prostitution. But are they ready for
the danger that comes along with it?

Money can’t buy happiness, and Rae Crenshaw and her
best friends Patrice Walker and Telly Sanders find this out the hard way. To
survive, they sell their bodies to any man who’s willing to pay. This is their
lifestyle; a choice which complements their promiscuous ways.  However, too much greed leads them to make a
bad choice.

Stepping up their game, Patrice and Rae begin
stealing from the men they sleep with. However, Ozell Jenkins, a big time drug
dealer and a regular, is not too happy about that. Rae knows he is up to no
good, so she plans on exposing all the skeletons in his closet. But will she be
able to handle the shocking discovery coming her way?

Find out in T.J. Chester’s Love is Blind.

Mack’s Revenge…All Hell Breaks Loose! by Daddy Rich

Meet Richard D. McVickers, Aka Big Mack …drug dealer from Marion, Indiana-a small town in the Midwest. Just one year out of prison, this aspiring rap artist is a Realtor by day and a gangsta by night. He’s caught up in the sticky web of the streets. Big Mack starts funding this real estate and rap careers with drug money. He just wants to make it out the dope game and be a rap star. Mack s biggest setback in becoming that gangsta rapper is that he lives what he raps and he raps what he lives. Talent isn’t the issue, the issue is: Can Mack stay out of prison? The fact that Mack is gaining success and notoriety in the music business pushed the task force over the edge. They know drug money is the power behind him. But they just can t catch him, and they are determined to send him to Michigan City, a rough prison in Northern Indiana. Fed up with Mack outsmarting them and laughing in their faces, task force detectives Steve Popodopolus and Bobby Reese come up with a plan to bring Big Mack down for good. They turn those close to him against him and frame him in what is written in history to be the biggest cocaine but in the history of Grant County. Judges and prosecutors are involved. Lawyers have walked away. All those involved are confident Mack will be convicted and sentenced to 50 years. But Mack is more connected than they think. With the help of Frederico, young Underboss of the Panamanian drug cartel, the county can’t hold him. And once Mack is free…All Hell Breaks Loose!

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My Kinda Girl by Michael McGrew



Bobbi Williams dreamed his way to the top without acccepting failure as an option. From street hustler to a successful conman, he finds himself lost and confused when his best friend/sister is murdered in cold blood. After doing six-years in prison for a string of robberies, and now friends with his late sisters boyfriend James, they plan their way to the top together. when Bobbi is released from Atlanta State Penitentiary with a lot to prove and a legal hustling gameplan, his life begins to take a successful turn for the worst starting with a secret affair involving James finance, Jennifer . . . recognizing that she is his kinda girl. Bobbi has it all; the money, fame, a fantasy and a family until his past and unforseen jaw dropping karma catches up to him. “MY KINDA GIRL” is a tale that travels deep in the mind of a man with secrets that manifests into problems, too hard to live with, and death is the only way out!

Project Queen by Teresa D. Patterson

Shae Byrts is a hot commodity in her hood. Using her body and beauty has earned her the title, “Project Queen”. She’s got it, and was born to flaunt it! She’s determined to break away from her abusive mother, and leave her impoverished lifestyle far behind.

When she begins dating a notorious drug dealer, she assumes all of her problems are over. She couldn’t be further from the truth. She finds out that beauty is only skin deep, and all of the money, spinning rims, and glitter, can come at a violent price.

Edit Again Publications
Available March 7, 2010 in Kindle Edition

Aftermath: A Snapped Novel by Tracy Brown

When Misa Atkinson confesses to the murder of Steven Bingham, her siste’r’s brother-in-law, for doing the unthinkable to her son, everything is turned upside down. Misa now faces jail time and the loss of her son forever, and his drug lord brother, Frankie Bingham is out for revenge. Camille drops another bomb on Frankie, telling her estranged husband (and his mistress) that she is pregnant with his child. Their friends, Dominique and Toya gather around Camille and Misa in their time of need, but the storm clouds have gathered over their own lives as well. Dominique’s daughter has gone missing and a dark figure from Toya’s past has come back with a vengeance. Against the backdrop of a high profile murder case these four friends will band together like they never have before as they confront the demons of their pasts and an uncertain future — together. And in the end, they are forever changed.

St. Martin’s Griffin
Available January 22, 2011 in Kindle Edition

More Boy Than Girl by Tony Lindsay

The story of Dai Break Jones is the story of a woman with aggressive ambition born into a man’s world. She never accepted the thought that a woman had her place. Born the only child to the founder of one of Chicago’s largest street organizations, Dai Break Jones accepted her position of royalty, and stood toe to toe against all foes. More Boy than Girl is Street Lit at its finest. It is a hard core story, about a hard core world.

Penknife Press
Available January 24, 2011 in Paperback

The Best of Me, A Novel by Roni

Sable, Ariel and Gabi have everything they have wanted at their disposal except the one thing they wanted the most, love. The challenge to conquer the element that unites us all is a harder lesson than they bargained for. Spiraling through life’s obstacles, they find out everyone is not who they seem to be on the outside. Will they be able to overcome their quest to love and be loved? Can their hunger for life stand the test of time or will the battle for love get the best of them?

Please visit: publishedauthors.net/roni to read an excerpt from the book.

Still Wifey Material by Kiki Swinson

Kira is back and needs to make up for lost time. After deciding to leave the Witness Protection Program she gets disturbing news that Quincy an old flame, Rhonda her business partner, Sunshine an old rival, and her grandmother were all murdered. Kira wants a new beginning so she moves to Houston, Texas with her cousin, Nikki in search of southern hospitality. Little does she know that the streets in Houston and the men who run them are just as dangerous as the hometown she fled.

Determined to prove that she is still wifey material, Kira jumps back onto the club scene in search of another sugar-daddy. When she meets Fatu, a Nigerian nightclub owner, her situation is instantly upgraded when he asks to marry her.

As Kira begins to make plans for her wedding, her cousin Nikki has plans of her own. Tired of always living in Kira’s shadow, Nikki is furious that once again Kira is walking away with the boss. Especially when she had eyes on Fatu first! Nikki is prepared to breakup Kira’s engagement by any means necessary but Kira has bigger problems. Fatu isn’t the legitimate businessman Kira thought he was. She’s uncovered confidential information about Fatu that he is willing to kill for in order to keep secret.

Fatu, the notorious crime boss has finally met his match and she’s a woman by the name of Kira!

Dafina
Available November 1, 2010 in Paperback

Natural Born Hustler: A Novel by Nikki Turner

The reigning Queen of Hip-Hop Lit, Nikki Turner returns with a fresh and fierce tale sure to satisfy longtime fans and create new ones.

Desember Day is beautiful, confident, and smart. She has more game in the streets than a basketball player does on the court, and her boyfriend, Fame, loves every single inch of her. But unlike her mother, who has been in one bad relationship after another, Desember is not going to wait on a knight in shining armor to save her, and even her love for Fame can’t stand in the way of Desember selling anything and everything — legal or illegal — that can turn a profit, so that she never has to depend on a man. The only thing Desember feels she’s lacking is a father to call her own. And her mother refuses to tell Desember who he is.

When Fame finds himself at the wrong end of a gun, fighting for his life, Desember wants nothing more than to stand by her man, but Fame warns her from his hospital bed that she isn’t safe. Desember wonders if she was the real target. Her mother, concerned for Desember’s safety, arranges for her daughter to travel to Richmond, Virginia, to live with Desember’s father and his wife.And when her father’s identity is finally revealed, Desember learns that she is a Natural Born Hustler.

But are her troubles really over? Or is the worst yet to come?

One World/Ballantine
Available October 5, 2010 in Paperback

The Library: A Novel by Joyce Fay Fletcher

Welcome to the unpredictable world of Washington D.C.’s Sojourner Truth Regional Library where the psychiatric hospital and homeless shelters drop off clients every day.  Driven by addictions, obsessions and temptations of all kinds, library staff and patrons alike fill each workday with its share of scandal and drama.  Anthony Broadnax, an impulsive young crack-addicted circulation desk technician, is accused of assault and theft at a smaller branch.  He must report to Sojourner Truth while his case is being investigated.  Assistant regional library manager, Jackie Ramsey, declares all-out war against her underhanded and ambitious rival, Brian Cole.  Brian, however, is trapped in a web spun by his irresistible attraction to Jackie’s best friend. 

 Ursula Swann is an industrious, straight-laced reference librarian who is wearing herself out trying to keep order in a branch spiraling out of control.  Will she succeed in saving Sojourner Truth Regional, or will her own secret Dewey demons drive her mad?  Check out this fresh urban library adventure that you will never forget!

Published by Xlibris Press Orders@Xlibris.com

ISBN Softcover 978-1-4535-5522-4

ISBN Ebook: 978-1-4535-5523-1

Dutchess

Dutchess (Volume 1)
by Dutchess (Author), Jeremy Drummond (Author), Maurice Hawthorne (Contributor)

CreateSpace
Available March 1, 2010 in Paperback

Meet Sade “Dutchess” Blackwell. A good girl from a wealthy family. Her mother is a gifted Federal Prosecutor, and her father is a Drug Enforcement Agent who is secretly affiliated with a notorious criminal enterprise. Unlike her parents, Sade chooses to become like the people who her parents have worked hard to keep off the street. Her innocence disintegrates, once she witnesses the assassination of her father right before her very own eyes.

From that day forth, a good girl goes bad. Jay-Z once said that, “Once a good girl has gone bad, she’s gone forever.” This statement holds true for Sade. Her ruthless acts earn her the nickname Dutchess. As Sade rises to the level of Queenpin in the drug business, she faces many obstacles. Will her mother the Federal Prosecutor, unknowingly build a case against her daughter? Or will the man who allegedly had her father killed, Kennytha Baptiste, have her taken out the game first for invading his territory?

Cheating On My Mistress by S. Dodson

Cheating On My Mistress
by S. Dodson

Mahogney Ink
Available 05/01/09

Carmelo Miller is a retired NBA player who has game on and off the court. He has a large appetite for women, and the means to satisfy his hunger. He is often envied by the average man because unlike them he is able to juggle three ladies. (Cynthia) His high school sweet heart. She was the finest girl in school. She had it all 34-26-60 just the way he likes it. (Monique) A young vixen with the dreams of one day making it big and becoming a video girl. She lap danced her way right into his heart. This is how he fell in love with a stripper. (Augustine) An old school cutey. She is a flight attendant who believes a woman should always cater to her man. Her favorite saying is, Whatever you like. If this sounds border line impossible, Carmelo can teach you the game inside Cheating on my Mistress because nothing is out-of-bounds for this baller.

Men, Money, & Gold Diggers by Je’Caryous Johnson

Grand Central Publishing
Available 02/10/09

Caleb Peterson has it all-a great job, plenty of money, and a fine fiance in former model Paisley Terrell. They’re all set to get married just as soon as she signs a prenuptial agreement, but there’s just one problem…”Paisley don’t do pre-nups!” As war wages and trusts start to crumble, it turns into an all-out battle of the sexes. Paisley’s best friend, Trina, tries to convince her to “get paid,” while Caleb’s friends try to prevent him from “getting played.” With her relationship in jeopardy, Paisley turns to ex-boyfriend Bobby Trumane, who promises to give her everything her heart desires. Paisley soon realizes that what one man won’t do, another man will…but is that what she wants?

Flames Of Deception by Marcia E. Woodruff

Flames of Deception

I am pleased to announce the publication of Flames of Deception which will be released in September 2009.

Flames of Deception, published by City Stone Publishing, is a fictional based story that involves deception, lust and revenge.

How many women do you know has put up with a man’s infidelities time and time again? If you can relate to someone who has been there, then this is the book for you.

My character, Candice George has been in this situation and has finally had enough of her man’s cheating ways. She decides to put the shoe on the other foot. As she finally takes a walk on the wild side, her man can’t take it and decides to destroy her (like most men can’t…LOL)

My story is based on this reality of men being able to cheat hundreds of times, but when the tables are turned, they lose their minds. Flames of Deception will spark the interest of both men and women alike.

Attached, please find an excerpt of this first, steamy chapter per your review.  I am sure you are going to love it.

If you would like to contact me for an interview/completed novel, I can be reached via email at smoothmarmar@comcast.net. Also go on my publishers website at www.citystonepublishing.com.

Peace & Love,

Marcia Woodruff

http://marciawoodruff.webs.com

Ghetto Superstar by Nikki Turner

Ghetto Superstar: A Novel (Many Cultures, One World)
by Nikki Turner

Available 4/21/09

The reigning queen of hip-hop lit, Nikki Turner, takes on the music biz in this tale of a young woman who risks everything to be a superstar.

Fabiola Mays was born to sing. She has a voice like honey and a body to match, but one heartbreaking setback after another threatens to derail her dreams of a recording deal. To make matters worse, it’s Christmastime, rent is past due, and the cops intend to kick her tight-knit family to the curb — until a small-town gangster comes to the rescue and offers them a place to stay.Years pass, and Fabiola continues to play gigs and travel around the country hoping for another shot at fame. Shea’s long forgotten the gangster named Casino who bailed out her family once upon a time. But when Casino is shot, Fabiola feels that she must help the man who helped her family during their lowest point. As Fabiola climbs the ladder of success, she is pulled between the spotlight and the street, trying to resist industry moguls who find the allure of fresh meat irresistible and the thugs from the shadowy side of the ghetto who threaten to keep her close.

P.I.E.C.E.S.: A Booster’s Story

P.I.E.C.E.S.: A Booster's Story by Tammy Fournier

P.I.E.C.E.S.: A Booster’s Story
by Tammy Fournier

Release Date: October 28, 2008

With a pimp for a father and a thief for a mother, it has always been a hustler’s life for Tara. While other girls were playing with dolls and learning to jump rope, Tara was learning how to boost the best merchandise from the best boutiques in town.

Now at eighteen, with an advanced degree from the school of hard knocks, Tara is about to inherit the family business. She’s looking forward to having the streets on lock, until she meets Julio, a Dominican kingpin. Now she’s falling in love and losing control.