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Explore the gritty, sexy and dangerous side of urban life with writing that doesn't shy away from the violence and scandal of the streets.

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Mink, Meesha, author.
Naeema 'Queen' Cole finally feels like she has a chance at a normal life now that things have settled down after she brought down the notorious Make Money Crew. But when her husband, Tank, is attacked while guarding a high-profile celeb, the Queen may have to make a comeback. Catch up with the previous title featuring Queen: Kiss the Ring.
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Robbin, Sharai, author.
Candace thinks she has it all--a good job, a promising future, and a plan to get herself and her son out of the hood. But can she still make it happen when she gets involved with a young thug chasing street dreams?
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Karrington, Blake, author.
When Niya, the head of Money Hungry Bitches, decided to put her family's future first, nothing and nobody else mattered. You were either going to stand behind her or be the one standing on the other end of her gun. But Niya soon realizes that sometimes, going hard to get to the top means sacrificing the very thing you love the most. Will she be willing to risk her and her girls' lives in order to make MHB a dominant force in North Carolina's drug trade? Follow up with the next title in the series: Country Girls 2.
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JaQuavis, author.
Bailey thought she had left a deadly robbery-gone-wrong in her past, but when her new man looks into, and is fascinated by her history, she realizes that misfortune has caught up with her.
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Hunt, La Jill, author.
Kayla Hopkins is young, beautiful, and can't win for losing. That's why everyone calls her the Drama Queen. She doesn't go looking for drama, it just happens to find her.
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Diamond and Swinson bring two tales of hustlers, players and running out of time on the streets. In Special Delivery, Gabriella is a not-so-innocent mail courier and in Gun Play, Julian must find a way out of the Caribbean underworld with enemies at every turn.
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K'wan, author.
Persia Chandler has managed to get her life back on track. Things are calm at home, she's preparing to leave for college and she is even feeling confident enough to start dating again. More importantly, she's drug free and plans to stay that way - until, lo and behold, Chucky slithers back into her life; he's determined to make Persia his again and he isn't willing to take no for an answer.
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In "The Last Heist," Shannon must use her wiles to stay out of her wronged husband's way, and in "Caked Up," Harlem, in an effort to help his ill daughter, must try to recover his stashed loot before his former partner-in-crime. Catch up with the previous title in the series: Heist.
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Saundra, author.
For seventeen-year-old Mya Bedford, life in a Detroit project is hard enough, but when her mother develops a drug habit, Mya has to take on raising her younger siblings. Too bad the only man who can teach her how to survive--her dad--is behind bars. For life. All he can tell her is that she'll have to navigate the mean streets on her own terms. Follow up with the next title in the series: Her Sweetest Revenge 2.
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Ashley Antoinette, 1985- author.
Bleu Montclair knew as a young girl that she would one day escape the hard streets of Flint, Michigan, and when her desperate prayers are answered in the form of a scholarship to UCLA, Bleu knows she's struck gold. But soon after arriving, all her beautiful, bright dreams begin to fall apart. Endless temptations abound in the form of cars, clothes, booze, drugs, and Bleu cannot keep up.
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Turner, Nikki, author.
The first in the Kingpin series, Nikki Turner explores the underworld in one of the world's sultriest cities and the characters that rule the streets.
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Iceberg Slim, 1918-1992.
In mature, provocative prose, Slim draws out the deadly duel between two complex anti-heroes: Sergeant Russell Rucker, an LAPD vice detective attempting to clean up street prostitution and police corruption, and Shetani (Swahili for Satan), a veteran master pimp who controls his business with violence and drug abuse.
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Tysha.
When the police kill her husband, Shy McGee becomes a single mother trying to raise two young boys. Her 17-year-old son, Prince, channels his anger into an effort to become king of the streets. The run for royalty doesn't come without a price.