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Urban Fiction / Street Lit

Murderville 3: The Black Dahlia*
by Ashley
In this final installment of the Murderville saga, Ashley and JaQuavis bring you the grit, treachery, and street perspective that they have become legendary for. This thrilling page-turner introduces the story of the black Dahlia and her bloodstained ascent to power.

Honor Thy Thug*
by Wahida Clark
A murdered son. Shattered bonds. Forbidden affairs. Blackmail. Hate. Lust. Love. Corruption. Four friends are torn apart by treachery in this continuing hip-hop soap opera.

Accidental Affair
by Eric Jerome Dickey
When allegations about his wife's infidelity are posted online, James, a screenwriter with a violent past, attacks his wife's lover, sparking a media frenzy that compels him to go into hiding and resort to extreme measures to protect his wife.

The Plot against Hip Hop
by Nelson George
Hunter's investigation into his mentor's murder leads into a parallel history of hip hop, a place where renegade government agents, behind-the-scenes power brokers, and paranoid journalists know a truth that only a few hardcore fans suspect.

Family Ties
by Ernest Hill
The story of D'Ray Reid, who has put prison behind him and wants to repair his broken relationship with his mother, but lies and legal troubles haunt his every move.

Mirror Image
by Ice-T
Marcus "Crush" Casey should have it made ruling the streets of New York's underworld but there's a new player in town who’s got his eye on taking Crush’s kingpin status.

Black Lotus
by K’wan
James Wolf earned the nickname Lone Wolf from his inability to work with a partner. He's a hard cop who doesn't mind bending the rules to the point of breaking them to make a case, which is why Internal Affairs is digging in his backyard, looking for buried bones. People are starting to wonder: Which side of the law is the Lone Wolf really hunting for?

Where There’s Smoke
by Terra Little
A former drug dealer must deal with ghosts from his past when he's reunited with one of his best customers.

H.N.I.C.
by Prodigy
Pappy tries to break out of the game before the head of his crew, Black, gets them all killed. Against his better judgment Pappy agrees to do one last job, but only because it's the price of his freedom.

The Kid
by Sapphire
The electrifying story of nine-year-old Abdul Jones, the son of Push's unforgettable heroine, Precious (sequel to Push)

T.H.U.G.l.i.f.e.  
by Sanyika Shakur
A vicious, heart-wrenching and true-to-life novel about an LA gang member that masterfully captures the violence and depravity of gang life. (sequel to Monster)

Midnight and the Meaning of Love
by Sister Souljah
A Ninjutsu-trained warrior tracks his kidnapped wife.

Power & Beauty: A Love story of Life on the Streets*
by T.I. and David Ritz
From Chicago to New York, through drugs, women, and violence, Power makes the transition from boy to man and begins to question if those who have taught him.

To Paris with Love: A Family Business Novel
by Carl Weber
In a prequel to the "Family Business" novels, Paris heads to finishing school in Europe, where she meets her first love, makes her first real enemy, and commits her first crime.

Dutch III: International Gangster*
by Teri Woods
With Dutch on trial for murder, his loyal lieutenant must hold things together when a powerful Nigerian dictator offers the organization a stake in the billion-dollar diamond trade.

 

Contemporary African American Romance / Suspense

 

Homecoming
by Rochelle Alers
On a mission to discover the truth surrounding her parents' long-ago murder/suicide and restore her family's name, reporter Dana Nichols finds herself distracted by sexy doctor, Tyler Cole, and as passion flares between them, Dana unexpectedly discovers that her investigation could ruin his career.

Money Can’t Buy Love
by Connie Briscoe
The rags-to-riches-to-rags tale of Lenora Stone, a magazine photographer who is barely scraping by financially.

Aftermath: a Snapped Novel*
by Tracy Brown
“Against the backdrop of a high-profile murder case, four friends band together like never before as they confront the demons of their past and an uncertain future.”

Counterfeit Wives
by Phillip Thomas Duck
He's handsome, intelligent, romantic and every woman's perfect husband. Too bad he's also three women's perfect husband.

The Beautiful Ones
by Adrianne Byrd
In a sequel to Unforgettable, successful businesswoman Ophelia Missler has never had time to look for Mr. Right-much less find him. Now she's engaged to wealthy businessman Jonas Hinton and is about to have the wedding of her dreams. But for some reason, she can't stop thinking about her longtime best friend, Solomon Bassett.

Scandals
by Sasha Campbell
A “gritty cautionary tale about the realities of stripping as a career.”

The Best She Ever Had
by Shelly Ellis

After an old flame who broke her heart arrives back in town, Cynthia Gibbons must keep her daughter away from her ex's son to prevent history from repeating itself.

Full Figured 5: Carl Weber Presents*
by Brenda Hampton and Rose Jackson-Beavers
Desa Rae travels to Kansas City to rekindle her romance with Roc, willing to do anything to get him back, and Malika tries to keep all she has worked for and control her passion with her employee and partner in adultery, Travis.

Dare to Dream
by Donna Hill
Gallery owner and artist Desiree Armstrong is lucky to be alive after a fire destroyed her SoHo studio. Since then, she's been unable to paint. With the pressure of an upcoming art exhibit looming, she's in a panic and getting nowhere fast...

The Real Thing*
by Brenda Jackson
No red-blooded man turns down the chance to escort gorgeous Trinity Matthews--and Adrian Westmoreland is definitely red-blooded.

Deceit & Devotion*
by R.M. Johnson
“A gripping story of passion and revenge, and a tapestry of family, love and loyalty.”

Secret Society
by Miasha
Just out of their teens, tricked out in Chanel, the "flyest girls out there" hit the fights, the games and the clubs, looking for men who like to spend their cash.

If You Don’t Know Me
by Mary B. Morrison
New York Times bestselling author Mary B. Morrison delivers a scandalous story of two women, a sizzling wager, and the fallout that's turned lives upside down. Now, with the only man they've ever wanted at stake, who will go one step too far to claim him?

Heart’s Choice
by Celeste O. Norfleet
Their sensual chemistry is overwhelming except Jazz wants the one thing Devon can't give her-a life away from the spotlight.

Pretty Girls in the V.I.P.
by Daaimah S. Poole
Three women are determined to ride their rich men's successes to the very top.

Secret Obsession
by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Tired of living her entire life in the shadow of her sister Camille, Paige Donahue plots to steal her brother-in-law and ruin their marriage.

Dirty Red*
by Vickie M. Stringer
A scorching novel from the celebrated urban fiction author of Let That Be the Reason and Imagine This. Stringer tells the provocative tale of love, lies, loss and the indomitable spirit of a woman called Red.

Daddy’s Maybe
by Pat Tucker
Parker Redman, after being forced to pay child support for a child that is not his, became an advocate for fathers unfairly hurt by the system, but a fed-up Serena is about to blow the lid off his hustle.

Always Unique
by Nikki Turner 
Always Unique gathers together three popular Unique novellas from bestselling author Nikki Turner.

Big Girls Do Cry
by Carl Weber
Sibling rivalry can escalate to open hostility, especially if your sister has married your rich ex-fiancé.

Nothing to Lose
by Angela Winters
This third entry in the author's D.C. Series, about a trio of up-from-poverty friends who juggle careers, love, and family in the cutthroat political world of Washington, D.C., delivers a high-octane blend of intrigue and twisted morality, as her heroines lean on each other to "stay strong, stay focused, and make it in life."

Addicted
by Zane
Zoe Reynard's perfect life -- marriage to her childhood sweetheart, a thriving business, and three wonderful children -- unravels as she begins to lose control, fails to get her husband to open up to her sexually, and embarks on three extramarital affairs.

 

Christian Fiction

 

Friends and Foes
by ReShonda Tate Billingsly
Two female rivals in the American Baptist Coalition continually try to one-up each other, until one of them is accused of murder and the other may be the only one who can help hunt down the real killer.

Practicing What You Preach
by Vanessa Davis Griggs
Is it a sin to let a good man get away?

The Ex Files
by Victoria Christopher Murray
There are four ways a woman can handle heartbreak. She can fall apart, seek revenge, turn cold, or move on.

Hidden Blessings
by Kimberly Cash Tate
A terminal breast cancer diagnosis shatters Kendra Woods' life and dreams. But through the hurt and the pain, she learns to view her life -- however many days that includes -- in a new way.

Sister Betty Says I Do
by Pat G’Orge Walker
For Sister Betty, the marriage proposal from trustee Freddie Noel is a once-in-a-lifetime surprise blessing. Unfortunately, she knows the chances of having a peaceful ceremony in their beloved Crossing Over Sanctuary Church are slim to none.

The Choir Director
by Carl Weber
When he hires charismatic choir director Anthony Mackie to rejuvenate the First Jamaica Ministries, Bishop T.K. Knight discovers that Anthony has secrets that could destroy the church, while his wife, Monique, tries to discover who has been robbing the church blind.

 

Only In Audio

 

Cry Me a River
by Ernest Hill
Tyrone Stokes was imprisoned for shooting a man. His wife saw her chance to end their marriage and raise their son, Marcus, on her own. Now Tyrone has returned only to discover that Marcus has been convicted of the rape and murder of a white girl.

Diamond Life
by Aliya S. King
While Alex's marriage to rapper Birdie is tested by his fame and the attentions of groupies, Jake and Z find their former popularity waning when a new single by a previously unknown duo becomes the year's hottest song.

Real Wifeys
by Meesha Mink
Goldie Dennis has been her man's "wifey" for seven years. But when his real wife discovers their affair, Goldie is left to fend for herself.

Say It Ain’t So
by La Jill Hunt
When video vixen Paisley Lawrence and gospel singer Warren Cobb are in a near fatal car crash the media is in a frenzy and so is Warren’s wife, but Paisley is wondering who is stalking her and why.

Natural Born Liar: The Misadventures of Mink LaRue
by Noire
When Mink LaRue realizes she resembles a missing oil heiress, she travels to Dallas, pretending to be the daughter to try to cash in.

Notorious
by Kiki Swinson
A criminal lawyer working in Miami, Yoshi skips town when the pressure cooker of her job threatens to turn deadly. But after landing in Norfolk, Virginia, Yoshi quickly realizes she better watch her back when she witnesses a drug dealer committing murder.

Girls from Da Hood 9*
Presents three dramatic stories of life on the streets, including the tale of Angela Farmer, who makes it her mission to protect others after growing up neglected and abused at the hands of her drug addicted mother.

 

eBooks

 

Guilty Gucci
by Ashley

Thugs and the Women Who Love Them
by Wahida Clark 

Sleeping with the Enemy
by Wahida Clark and Kiki Swinson 

Heartbreaker
by De’Nesha Diamond, Erick S. Gray, and Nichelle Walker

Baby Momma
by Ni’chelle Genovese

Divine Intervention
by Lutishia Lovely

A Hot Mess
by Edd McNair

Hittin’ the Bricks: An Urban Erotic Tale
by Noire 

What He’s Been Missing
by Grace Octavia

Another Man Will
by Daaimah S. Poole

Brothers & Wives
by Cydney Rax

Heist
by Kiki Swinson

Torn Between Two Lovers
by Carl Weber

True to the Game III*
by Teri Woods 

Around the Way Girls 8*
by Tina Brooks McKinney, B.L.U.N.T. and Meisha Camm

Diamond Playgirls
by Miasha, Daaima S. Poole, Deja King, and T. Styles 

Nikki Turner Presents: Backstage Street Chronicles

 

*part of a series

 

More authors:

Pearl Cleage

Delilah Dawson

Eric Jerome Dickey

Gwynne Forster

Treasure Hernandez

J.D. Mason

Karen E. Miller

Mary Monroe

 

Related Link: Street Literature blog http://www.streetliterature.com/

 

 

Rev 3/15 LBF

CS/mcs 2013