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Seattle Picks: Street Fiction

Fatal Intentions
Fatal Intentions Sins of A Siren II : A Novel By Alcutt, Curtis (Book - 2012 ) FIC ALCUTT 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Trenda Fuqua struggles against her moral upbringing to make it in the real world of drugs, theft and violence.

Murderville
Murderville 2, The Epidemic By Ashley (Book - 2012 ) FIC ASHLEY 2012 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:Liberty and Po take on drug lord Samad by using a new dealer in Sierra Leone, but a new opportunity pulls them apart, jeopardizing business at its very foundation.

Dirty DNA
Dirty DNA By BlaQue (Book - 2012 ) FIC BLAQUE 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Darnell Clayton raised his daughter YaSheema to rule Washington’s streets after him – and she is ready – but when harsh family secrets surface, the Clayton empire erupts in violence.

White Lines II
White Lines II Sunny : A White Lines Novel By Brown, Tracy (Book - 2012 ) FIC BROWN 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Beautiful, rich and positioned for success, Sunny’s weakness, cocaine, tempts her down a dark road when her loneliness makers her uncharacteristically vulnerable.

Payback Ain't Enough
Payback Ain't Enough By Clark, Wahida (Book - 2012 ) FIC CLARK 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:As Shan and Briggen try to start a new life together, buried secrets and a desire for revenge may pull them back into their old Detroit hip-hop street drama.

Gangsta Divas
Gangsta Divas By Diamond, De'nesha (Book - 2013 ) FIC DIAMOND 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Hang on for a rough ride! In this page-turner set in Memphis, the Cripettes emerge as the next girl gang in power.

Girls From Da Hood 7
Girls From Da Hood 7 (Book - 2012 ) FIC GIRLS F 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Fast-living and hard as nails, the women in these three stories by Redd, Nikki-Michelle and Erick S. Gray rule their world and take no prisoners.

Crime Partners
Crime Partners By Goines, Donald (Book - 2012 ) FIC GOINES 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Billy and Jackie on the streets are even more dangerous than they were in prison. This re-issue of Goines’ 1974 novel is a vivid and brutal reminder of the author’s real-life experiences.

Obsession
Obsession By Hernandez, Treasure (Book - 2012 ) FIC HERNAND 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Tiffany escapes an abusive relationship into Quick’s arms, but the escalating rivalry between Quick and his old friend, Lucky, threatens to pull them all down.

Lights Out
Lights Out By Hudson, George Sherman (Book - 2012 ) FIC HUDSON 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Real is gunning for revenge after a cartel war and dirty betrayals by former associates and friends land him in a Georgia prison.

Death Wish
Death Wish A Story of the Mafia By Iceberg Slim (Book - 2013 ) FIC ICEBERG 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Ambitious players vie for the position of kingpin in Chicago’s mob and fireworks fly. This book was first published in 1977.

Dopeman
Dopeman Memoirs of A Snitch By JaQuavis (Book - 2012 ) FIC JAQUAVI 2012 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:A Midwest drug trafficking operation is threatened by a snitch working closely with the boss (and the FBI). When the snitch falls for a hit man’s daughter, the stakes get even higher.

He Don't Play Fair
He Don't Play Fair By Johnson, Clifford (Book - 2013 ) FIC JOHNSON 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:After his release from an Oklahoma prison, Papio takes care of outstanding business and does some womanizing on his way West, but his unreliable ways spell trouble for his future.

Boss Bitch
Boss Bitch By King, Joy Deja (Book - 2012 ) FIC KING 2012 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 1 copy

Annotation:Aalayah’s in jail and Precious struggles to hold the business together when a drug war erupts and threatens to overwhelm all they’ve worked to build in this 7th book of the series, following “Bitch: A New Beginning.”

Animal
Animal By K'wan (Book - 2012 ) FIC KWAN 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:After three years as a fugitive, Animal returns to Harlem on a mission of personal vengeance as his soul-mate, Gucci, hovers between life and death.

An Angry-ass Black Woman
An Angry-ass Black Woman By Miller, Karen E. Quinones (Book - 2012 ) FIC MILLER 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:KeKe Quinones reflects on the powerful anger that propelled her through the hard times and the worse times in Harlem as she lies in a coma, her future uncertain.

Real Wifeys Hustle Hard
Real Wifeys Hustle Hard An Urban Tale By Mink, Meesha (Book - 2013 ) FIC MINK 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Will Suga stand with her loan shark husband when his business gets dicey or will she turn on him?

The Grind Don't Stop
The Grind Don't Stop By Newell, L. E. (Book - 2012 ) FIC NEWELL 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Beverly Johnson, Atlanta’s police chief, has a serious conflict of interests: her job is to preserve the law and her love is given to Sparkle, a key hustler on the street. How can she keep both?

Cashin' Out
Cashin' Out By Nicole, Jai (Book - 2012 ) FIC NICOLE 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Chanelle’s past comes back to haunt her and the plans she’s made with a hustler named Trap may be destroyed by those she’s learning – the hard way – not to trust.

Brothaz
Brothaz By Pinkey (Book - 2012 ) FIC PINKEY 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A twist of fate separates twin brothers Malik and Malachi who grow up as opposites: a lawyer and a drug lord. An ambush set up for Malachi instead puts his brother in the hospital and starts a dangerous chain of events rolling.

When Truth Is Gangsta
When Truth Is Gangsta By Sheldon, Tecori (Book - 2012 ) FIC SHELDON 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Surviving the brutal murder of his parents, Ruffneck vies with those at the top for control of Detroit’s dope trade. But first he’ll have to contend with a serial killer and widespread corruption.

Street Soldier 2
Street Soldier 2 By Silhouettes (Book - 2012 ) FIC SILHOUE 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Hustler Prince Perkins fought his way up the ranks and built a lucrative business but now he may take a step back if he avenges his mother’s murder by killing her abusive boyfriend.

Dear Drama
Dear Drama By Spice, Braya (Book - 2012 ) FIC SPICE 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Allure suffers abuse from every man she gets close to and finally takes some straight advice from a woman who knows: wait for the right man and cut the drama.

A Gangster and A Gentleman
A Gangster and A Gentleman By Swinson, Kiki (Book - 2012 ) FIC SWINSON 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:Two stories by two authors make this book a bonus. In Swinson’s “I Need a Gangster,” a woman vows revenge on her cheating husband and in De’nesha Diamond’s “Gentlemen Prefer Bullets,” a “gentleman” has the opportunity to avenge his family.

King of Detroit
King of Detroit By Sykes, Dorian (Book - 2012 ) FIC SYKES 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:After fighting his best friend for the top spot and avenging his dead parents, Corey Coach Townsend is officially “King Coach” but unofficially still has to fight to maintain his hold.

Hood Symphony
Hood Symphony By Tnicyo (Book - 2012 ) FIC TNICYO 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:La Familia is like a symphony of many voices and talents ruling the street until some members decide to cave to pressures from outsiders, threatening chaos and a shift of power.

The Devil's Game
The Devil's Game By Trump, Shawn Jihad (Book - 2013 ) FIC TRUMP 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:The streets have a holding power on Chris Michaels and so does the Russian Mafia: how can he quit now, even for the woman he loves?

Cheaper to Keep Her
Cheaper to Keep Her Part 4, America's Most Wanted By Unique (Book - 2013 ) FIC UNIQUE 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:The fast-paced drama continues as Lynise’s enemies track her and love is elusive in another cliff-hanging adventure of an expensive woman.

The Family Business
The Family Business By Weber, Carl (Book - 2012 ) FIC WEBER 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:The Duncan family runs a legitimate car business in Queens, along with a few other less legitimate endeavors. When L.C. decides to retire, the family’s power shift leaves them open to enemy takeover.

Black Diamond 3
Black Diamond 3 Lucky Chance By Williams, Brittani (Book - 2013 ) FIC WILLIAM 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Diamond and her man are living well with a solid plan to quit the drug business, but her happiness is precarious as an old enemy plans to ruin her.

Secrets Never Die
Secrets Never Die By Williams, Eyone (Book - 2012 ) FIC WILLIAM 2012 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Niya has complete trust in Jay and loves him deeply but a shocking secret changes everything.

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Do you like your urban fiction “street”? These gritty, realistic stories tell it like it is.


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