It has been a while since I've blogged about Urban Fiction. The genre is still as hot as the weather outdoors. A lot of new titles have been released just in time for summer. Here is a sample of titles released in May and June. Descriptions are from the publisher.
Watch Out for the Big Girls 3 by J.M. Benjamin
Starrshma Fields is officially back on the scene, with the intent of
returning to the head of the Double Gs organization with a new game
plan. After a close call, she is all too eager to put into motion the
plan she conjured up while in custody at the Clark County Jail. However,
she is clueless as to all that has been going on while she's been out
of the loop. Queen Fem is uneasy behind the mess that her protege has brought to the
doorstep of the organization that she founded. It has been a long time
since she has had to make a tough decision, but she feels her hand is
being forced. She is unsure whether the Double Gs need to be under new
leadership, and whether Starr should step down.
Hustling on the Down Low by M.T. Pope
In the violent criminal
underworld, there is no room for weakness, so the idea of a growing gay
mafia in Baltimore is rejected by most people. That doesn't stop kingpin
Avery Nelson from striving to come out on top in his battle against
Avery has faced adversity most of his life, and being a gay
black male only adds fuel to the fire already burning within him.
Leroy Grant does not want to see a gay man in charge, especially
since in his mind, he is supposed to be where Avery is. A hatred grows
inside of him with every mention of Avery and the moves he's making in
the streets. Now Leroy's singular mission is to take the top spot for
With so much violence and hate, there is no way to tell who will
be Baltimore's kingpin and who will be headed to the pen.
Charisma: Baller's Wife by Nikki Turner
Charisma Bland was born and raised in the heart of
Baltimore, where she learns that a moment's pleasure can sometimes lead
to a life of pain. Against her better judgment, she has a one-night
stand that changes her life forever. Turning over the family business to
her cousin, she leaves behind her past. Charisma moves to Miami, where
she meets Mr. Manny Manifesto, aka Mr. Baseball.
Manny is coming off his best season ever, bringing with him a
freshly inked 250-million-dollar-plus contract. After a chance meeting,
Charisma sees an opportunity to start anew, and she and Manny attempt to
build a relationship. The sex might be good, but will their omissions
and the deeds of their past come back to haunt them?
Can't Stop by Clifford "Spud" Johnson
Jason Gaines, better known as Hot Shot, has just
buried his mother, father, and little brother after a home invasion. Now
the only thing on his mind is finding the people responsible and
punishing them severely for taking all that he cared for in this world.
Before he can take action, he has to get his money right, and that means
turning up his hustle. So, it's off to Dallas, Texas to get money from
the streets. He has the connects to give him everything from drugs to
weapons. His hustle has to remain on point so he can then redirect his
focus on finding the people who murdered his family. Texas is his first
stop, but it damn sure won't be his last. He's on a mission, and he
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