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Dirty Game

Author:Shannon Holmes

Kenny ,Ken-Ken, Greene left his days as a hustler behind him when his wife was killed during a scam gone bad, leaving him with a baby daughter. Now he?s a cab driver, doing what he can to put food on the table and give his daughter, Destiny, everything she needs. In spite of his past or because of it, he?s willing to do whatever it takes to keep Destiny off the streets. But when he is shot and paralyzed during a robbery while on the job, Destiny knows that she has to step up to the plate to take care of the father who has provided for her. Allowing herself to learn from one of the fiercest street hustlers, Destiny becomes his lover and soon her skills rival his. But the longer she stays in the game, the deeper into the game she falls.

C&B Price:$10.00
Publisher: St Martin's Griffin (May 1, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0312359012
ISBN-13: 978-0312359010
Paperback: 304 pgs

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In My 'Hood


Every city has a hood, and every hood has a drug-infested corner. As a once successful businesswoman, Desiree Rae-Rae Johnson use to avoid driving through that section of the neighborhood until she fell on hard times. After becoming a crack addict, she starts living with her soul mate Bilal Bunchy Wilson, the man who introduced her to cocaine.
After witnessing a double murder and struggling to survive the everyday dramas to support their drug habits, they manage to pull off one of the biggest robberies in New Jersey's history.
Bilal is sentenced to life for murder and armed robbery and meets his sudden death in prison, leaving Desiree to face the demons of her past alone.
After turning her life around, she meets one of the top men in the game, Ishmael Jenkins and falls for him, not knowing his secret past. Ishmael is comfortable in his position in the hood, and falls for Desiree just as hard. All hell breaks loose as Ishmael's loyalty is tested and Desiree struggles to maintain her sobriety.
Between love, murder and a possible relapse, will they survive? Or will they be another statistic in this society in which we live? Have you seen this in your hood? Well, this is what happened In My 'Hood.

C&B Price:$10.00
Publisher: Melodrama Publishing
ISBN-10: 0971702195
ISBN-13: 978-0971702196
Paperback: 248 pgs

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Caught Between a Bitch and a Hard Place

Author:Toya Morton-Swanson

Diamonds Are Forever...a bloody, message had no meaning to Tamara's husband, but she knew its meaning all to well. This seemingly random inscription meant everything she's struggled to hide from her husband and family was about to be revealed.
Karma is hell to pay, but if she wants to save her family from the past sins of her past, she's going to have to put a little street justice into play and do a little blood spilling of her own

C&B Price:$14.00
Publisher: A New Hope Publishing (May 1, 2006)
ISBN: 1-929279-07-8
Paperback: 182 pgs

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Mistress Me


Inspired by true events MISTRESS ME is a behind the scenes look at male athletes and the woman who have the privilege of bedding them. On the come up... Channing L. Golden has rapidly came up in the industry as a well sought after publicist among professional athletes thanks to the support of her twin brother and first round draft pick Chase Golden and her love interest fellow baller, Cartier Smith. As personal assistant and self-taught publicist to Chase, Channing is the president of the Talk To Me Right publicity and management agency. Her undeniable good looks, charisma, sex appeal and promiscuous reputation captures the attention of a very important star player in the league Alonzo "Zoe" Butler, leagues hotshot and oversexed ladies man. Everybody plays the fool sometimes... Alonzo says he's looking for someone with Channing's negotiating savvy and expertise; however he's really seeking a personal playmate. Married for six years Alonzo initiates a five year love affair with his publicist and together they conceive three children. When Alonzo's barren wife Sheila Butler follows her intuition and hires a private investigator to get the drop on her suspected cheating spouse she is disgustingly surprised to learn that her husbands mistress is Channing L. Golden one of the biggest undercover hoes in the industry. MISTRESS ME is a tale of the highly coveted life of the sports industry elite and manipulating socialites within the world of the NBA. Experience an up-close and personal full court press in this tangled web of infidelities, backstabbing and catastrophe filled sexcapades, from an insider's point of view.

C&B Price:$14.00
Publisher: Polka Dots and Stripez Publishing (May 1, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0979238218
ISBN-13: 978-0979238215
Paperback: 235 pgs

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Missing Birth

Author:Hope C. Clarke

Five children are missing, there are no records of their births, and the only evidence of their existence are the gutted cadavers which once harbored them. Brannock and Styler are two of NY's best homicide detectives that have been dispatched to investigate these murders. the magnitude of this case has caused them to bring in the help of forensic specialist who must learn to think like a killer. Now this trio must follow a bloody trail of heinous proportions to catch a killer and kidnapper before they can strike again. No clues...No evidence...No refuge... Missing Births is a mother's worst nightmare and her last!

C&B Price:$14.00
Publisher: A New Hope Publishing (May 11, 2007)
ISBN-10: 1929279051
ISBN-13: 978-1929279050
Paperback: 240 pgs

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Author:Crystal Perkins-Stell, Anthony Fields

... All bad bitches got a little good in them. Some diva's will only go so far to prove their love for a man. THEN.... There are those who we call the ride or die boo's. These are the dames that will go all out for their man to let him know that while Every Thug Needs A Lady, she can also flip the script and be that Down Ass Chick he needs her to be. Ride with Mercedes Cudjo as she takes you on a fantastic voyage from the heavenly hills of Dallas Texas, to the Nation's Capitol. As you flip through Bossy with vigor, you will see for yourself how Cudjo becomes that bitch many love hate, but as the mystery in this novel unfolds, you'll discover how Boss B's really do it and why when it's all said and done, they really don't give a damn.

C&B Price:$11.00
Publisher: Crystal Publications; 1st Ed
ISBN-10: 0974070513
ISBN-13: 978-0974070513
Paperback: 208 pgs

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A Woman Scorned

Author:Darrin Lowery

Deja Gamble is a good woman. She's beautiful, successful and hard working. She works hard in both career and marriage.
Mark Gamble is a handsome, successful and powerful man that is madly in love with his wife.
Mercedes is a beautiful, sexy and calculating woman who not only hates Deja, but also wants Deja's husband in her bed.
Will love and dedication win over lust and seduction? In either case one of these two ladies, will be a woman scorned.

C&B Price:$13.00
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc
ISBN-10: 0595436870
ISBN-13: 9780595436873
Paperback: 198 pgs

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My Manz and 'Em

Author:J.M. Benjamin

Growing up in the West Second street housing projects, in Plainfield, New Jersey, Malik Jones has based his life and reputation in the streets on loyalty. The son of a hustler, yet fatherless, he is raised by a single, working, mother of three. Malik's life is impacted by these circumstances as he easily become influenced by his surroundings at a young age. Teaming up with neighborhood friends, Malik climbs the criminal ladder, gaining instant status in the streets. Now a seasoned veteran in the game, Malik is ready to take he and his crew to the top until he is taught a valueable lesson. After an inevitable prison sentence, finding himself and religion, Malik is returning to the streets with the intent of climbing a new ladder and taking a better path then before. With a new outlook on life, in the process, Malik is even able to discover real love. But as with anything else in life, you must crawl before you can walk. See what Malik Jones is faced with as he struggles to crawl in a world where it seems the deck is stacked against him...Especially after he runs back into his Manz And 'Em!

C&B Price:$14.00
ISBN-10: 097919900X
ISBN-13: 9780979199004
Publisher: Real Entertainment Publishing LLC

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