Me & My Dope Boy 2
Author: Shvonne Latrice
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The couples are back, and it seems that everyone has a bone to pick with them. One person in particular has been plotting on them for a long time now, hoping to get one of the Kings back for a heinous crime committed by their fathers. With enemies popping up on every corner, and jealous lovers refusing to be ignored, will any of them even be able to make it out alive? What do you do when people refuse to show you the respect you deserve, simply because they feel you can never live up to the legacy your father left behind? Will the Kings be able to keep the original King brothers undefeated title alive? Or will the legacy their fathers worked so hard to create crash and burn? Who knows, but one thing is for sure, these offspring wont go down without a fight.
Emani Nichols My life. I can't deal! Don't get me wrong, from the outside looking in, I had it together. I own my own home, had a nice ride, loved my job, and my inner circle was small just like I like it. However, my love life...yeah, that was for the birds. My thug, my ace, my man, Rakeem or Ra for short, is currently doing a bid for some petty stuff, and I promised to hold him down while he's locked up. Things between us weren't all that gravy before he went in, but I love him. But, can I really put my life on hold for 10 more years, especially when a woman has needs. Entering Ezekiel. Zeke is my savage, who is auditioning for the position of my man. However, I just can't get with him fully just yet. It's something about him that I can't trust, plus I get a sneaky vibe every time I'm around him. Or, is it that I am putting up my guards and not letting him in because of my love and loyalty to Ra? I just don't know, and I'm beyond confused. I admit that Ra has my whole heart, but I can't say the same for him. I'm torn between staying loyal to Rakeem, who hasn't always been loyal to me, and giving Zeke a chance, so that I can move on with my life. What's a woman to do when her heart and her head are in constant battle with each other? Justice Balark Men. Forget them! That has been my motto ever since my last relationship failed. I didn't have time for men, relationships, or the baggage that came with them, especially the hurt and pain they can bring. Besides, I am too focused on getting my money and my hustle and grind on from my real estate business. Men were only good for one thing for me. Until I met him. Jaxson. Jax is my dope boy, who swiftly entered my life and changed the game on me. He got me catching feelings and even taking major risks that I would have never considered before. But, what's a woman to do when the unexpected happens and the heart starts making decisions for you? Take this journey with best friends Emani and Justice as they navigate the complications of life, love, and relationships in book one of the blazing new series, My Thug, My Savage, My Dope Boy by award-winning and best-selling author Twyla T. Warning: Cliffhanger alert...
Since getting her heartbroken by Killa Cam for the second time, Miaa has been on an emotional roller coaster. Drained from the drama, she lets go and embarks on a new job, new friends and maybe a new love interest. When old feelings come back and family secrets are revealed will this push Miaa further away from Cam or will it push her into his arms. Now that he is the Plug of Detroit, Killa Cam's life obstacles have only just begun. Balancing the streets, fatherhood and the love of his life is a challenge but he is prepared to overcome it by any means necessary. With this newfound maturity, will Cam be able to get what his heart desires or will the streets get in the way of his happiness. The story of Miaa and Killa Cam is back. Will they be able to move on from their love triangle drama and give love another try or will they decide that they are better off apart. When threats are made and truths are told, will they fight to be together or just become another unsuccessful love story. Find out in the finale of A Dope Boy Stole My Heart.
The American Dope Boy
Author: M.C. Kerns
The American Dope Boy is a tale about life with it's many twist and turns. Not only does The American Dope Boy tells a story of a teenage drug dealer but tells the story of other youth who have been put in similar circumstances. Based on a true story and set at the height of the crack epidemic in Memphis TN. The reader will get a first hand account on how life is very unpredictable in the streets. Bleak is an understatement of life on the streets of Memphis TN. It took unwavering faith for this adolescent to make it out of the drug world and into a better place in life. But that place didn't come without hard lesson that have been bought and paid for. The fairy tale life he once knew was worlds away from the harsh reality he had to face. During the experience he discovered that knowledge was his key to freedom and that knowledge he learned was the playbook at winning at the game call life.
Ryann is indeed a different breed of woman. Confident, sultry, and ambitious, you couldn't tell her she wasn't the hottest thing to ever stomp the cold streets of Detroit. Her slick mouth and fiesty attitude had always gotten her into trouble, but with her .380 faithfully by her side and a pack of shooters not too far behind, she was a force to be reckoned with. Although she was headstrong, there was a softness that could only be accessed by true love, lying dormant in her soul, awaiting awakening. But Ryann didn't think she could love anything more than she loved photography. After many failed relationships, she began to believe that capturing life's most precious moments was her only true love. That changes when, Cassim - the sexy, chocolate, six foot one, dreaded, inked up, beast of a man - is caught in her crosshairs. She's smitten, and attraction quickly becomes addiction. Growing up dirt poor, in the system, abandoned by a crackhead mother whose only concern was getting high, had its way of molding a child into a cold-hearted killer of a man. Later in life, Cassim learns to mask his deep-rooted issues with power... Issues that are often taken out on his unlucky victims. Like Ryann, he too has a softness lying dormant in his soul. But Cassim, with the poise of a God, was a dope boy who had the streets on lock, and being soft would do nothing for his reputation. Unintentionally, he finds himself falling for the caramel complected beauty as she had fallen for him. What happens when two souls blindly in search of love collide? Will love flourish? Or will the world around them get in the way of what could ultimately be a beautiful union? Find out how it all unfolds between the pages of She Fell in love With a Dope Boy.
In the city of Chicago, Kiarra Walker and her bestie Lauren Jefferies are living life and on the road to success. Kiarra is finishing her nursing degree and men are not on her agenda. While Lauren is following her dreams of being a photographer. That is until Church and Tre come along and introduce them to the life that they were trying to get away from. Church and his brother Tre run things over East. Church is the brains of the operation, and Tre is known as the hot head and heavy trigger finger. After Kiarra's father was taken away from her due to the life he lived, she made a vow that she'll never be with somebody who was living that fast street life. So far, she stood by that until she met Church. Rudely coming into her life Kiarra was a bit skeptical. Him and his brother Tristan are on the rise and he doesn't plan to change that any time soon. When Kiarra took that leap of faith with this Dope Boy she doesn't know if it would be worth it, knowing the life he lives. Experiencing a lot of turmoil, she is glad to have with her best-friend by her side to help. Lauren is that friend everyone needs, she'll tell it like it is and not how you want it to be. She's never been the one to take mess from anybody. Moving to the beat of her own drum, Lauren is finally living out her dream and loving every moment of it. The night she and Kiarra met Tre and his brother Church, he swooped in and stole her heart immediately, drawing her into his web of lies. While most see her as the spoiled, stuck up daddy's girl, she meets someone who sees her just as she is, a queen. Find out what happens when tragedy, lies, secrets and betrayal come between their relationships leaving a few heartbroken and some deranged. Strength is tested when the question to be answered is 'When enough is enough?' There's always a few frogs before you meet your Prince Charming... Shorty just happen to fall in love with a Dope Boy
This book is about a seventeen year old ex carrier named Calvin Wilkins who is trying to straighten his life around because of the recent pregnancy of his girlfriend. After getting into some trouble, he is now staying with his girlfriend Briana, her mother Yvette Parker, her sister Keisha Parker, and grandma Miss Gloria. Besides Briana, Miss Gloria is the only other person in the house that likes Calvin. Struggling with his drug problem, his brother being released from juevnile hall and adapting to a new life with the Parkers, Calvin is learning how to change for the better and that even though hustle is neccessary, being responsible and showing discipline is what makes you a man.
Author: Beth Macy
Publisher: Little, Brown
The only book to fully chart the devastating opioid crisis in America: An unforgettable portrait of the families and first responders on the front lines, from a New York Times bestselling author and journalist who has lived through it. In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched. Beginning with a single dealer who lands in a small Virginia town and sets about turning high school football stars into heroin overdose statistics, Macy endeavors to answer a grieving mother's question-why her only son died-and comes away with a harrowing story of greed and need. From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, Macy parses how America embraced a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm. In some of the same distressed communities featured in her bestselling book Factory Man, the unemployed use painkillers both to numb the pain of joblessness and pay their bills, while privileged teens trade pills in cul-de-sacs, and even high school standouts fall prey to prostitution, jail, and death. Through unsparing, yet deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus. In these politically fragmented times, Beth Macy shows, astonishingly, that the only thing that unites Americans across geographic and class lines is opioid drug abuse. But in a country unable to provide basic healthcare for all, Macy still finds reason to hope-and signs of the spirit and tenacity necessary in those facing addiction to build a better future for themselves and their families. "Everyone should read Beth Macy's story of the American opioid epidemic" -- Professor Anne C Case, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University and Sir Angus Deaton, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
Dope Boy Dreams
Author: Antonio Roundtree
Omar Johnson, also known to the hood as O, had a dream a little different from most kids his age. While most kids had 'hoop' dreams, Omar had his eyes set on the top position in the drug game. Omar felt in his heart that he could be the biggest dope boy his city had ever laid eyes on. He also felt as though the dope boys before him were stupid and he wouldn't go out like them; or at least hoped he wouldn't. One thing was for sure, Omar had his mind made up: he was going to be Rich or get 100 hundred years in prison trying. The question is, will O see his dream come true, or will he wake up and realize that this cold world has enough young men and women throwing their lives away chasing that same dream, before it's too late?
Author: Ronnie Bo
Trap life will never be the same again once these illuminating street scriptures hit the streets and the jails throughout the nation. This classic urban literature contains timeless knowledge, wisdom and understanding with real stories from a young street hustler/up in coming rapper who reveals his own experiences of THE TRAP and delivers messages that honorable street legends like Larry Hoover might teach if he was still able to get his word out to the streets. Ronnie Bo is a modern day Moses of the urban culture who comes in the form of a dope boy as God’s divine messenger. THE TRAP shall be revered by rappers just like the Bible is revere d by Christians. Nevertheless, Ronnie Bo hereby insinuates that mainstream music overseers are participating in the government conspiracy to mislead black youths by prohibiting artists of his kind from clinching mainstream attention; implying that 2Pac was assassinated so that Jay-Z and other influential artists could take the spotlight and mislead our culture and that real niggaz have been hindered from holding the preeminence that 2Pac had in the game ever since. Knowing that his music career would be hindered by the industry if he had taken the approach of attempting to enlighten the urban culture through his music, Ronnie Bo decided to provide us with his illuminating guidance through a book—THE TRAP. Ronnie Bo is a real street nigga with a lot of empowering nwoledge. I have read many great books in my lifetime from “The Art of War” to the “48 Laws of Power” and I even wrote a book of my own but I could honestly say that “THE TRAP” is one of the most indispensable books that has ever been written. --Pimpin Ken, author of Pimpology: 48 Laws of the Game
The Legend of Gee Gee is a tale about a young man who's family is the rulers of the drug trade in Jacksonville Florida, in Duval County. Michael Deas the main character along with his cousin and neighborhood friends, work to make a way on their own. While fighting through the police and other drug dealers to make their way atop the drug world.”
Author: Walter Dean Myers
Publisher: Harper Collins
The itch starts when things get too heavy for Lil J. Skin popping or stealing pain pills from his mom help him relax. But Lil J's focus is wandering because money is short, and his man Rico knows a way to make some quick cash. It's supposed to be an easy deal, but it isn't so simple when the buyer is an undercover cop. With a gunshot wound to the arm, Rico in jail, and a police officer clinging to life, Lil J is starting to get dope sick. He'd do anything to change the last twenty-four hours, and when he stumbles into an abandoned crack house, it actually might be possible. . . . Walter Dean Myers weaves elements of magical realism into a harrowing story about drug use, violence, alternate perceptions of reality, and second chances.
The Streets Have No King
Author: JaQuavis Coleman
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
A street thriller of kidnapping, murder, trickery, and love that will have you at the edge of your seat. After 7 years of prison, multi-millionaire drug mogul Kane Garrett is back on the streets. But instead of diving back into the drug game, he’s teaching a college class, infusing business principles with his signature ruthless edge he developed in the streets. When a student—and heavy heroin dealer—named Basil catches Kane’s eye, Kane takes him on as a protégé and together, they build the biggest, smartest drug trafficking business the state has ever seen. But when Basil meets Moriah, Kane’s only daughter, lines get crossed and their dominant business union becomes a deadly rivalry. Welcome to a world where the kings meet their end and no one stays at the top for long. The crown always lies heavy on he who commands the streets—and Kane and Basil will fight to claim their rule, before power is toppled again, in The Streets Have No King by New York Times bestselling author JaQuavis Coleman.
Author: Lucinda John
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Living life in and out of detention centers, troubled teen Tauheed "Rocky" Epps is sent to live with his uncle in hopes of being steered in the correct direction; however his hunger for the streets is greater than the hunger of a starved person. With dope boy ambitions, Rocky eats, sleeps, and breathes just to hug the corner of the block clutching on to kingpin dreams. Wish, the young ghetto princess, is a normal middle class teen born into a family filled with secrets. With her two best friends by her side she takes on life like a storm making the mistakes normal teenage girls make. Everything in her life is stable until young, handsome, Rocky swoops in stirring up a world wind of drama. From the moment Rocky laid eyes on Wish he knew he would make her his wife, but with him trying hard to create a name for himself in the game and the swarm of girls demanding his attention things between them become complicated. Fast forward ten years later things between Rocky and Wish are better than ever. The once adolescent couple that couldn't seem to get it together are now considered hood royalty, the "IT" couple, relationship goals. Rocky has finally accumulated the amount of clout in the game that has him sitting high on his throne with Wish by his side. With the perfect woman, children, money, and all the finer things in life at his disposal Rocky consider himself hood rich, a person who started from the bottom of the barrel and has made it to the top. Jealous becomes an issue when women tries their hardest to push Wish out of her spot. When temptation hits, Rocky finds himself losing his family. Sick and tired of the infidelity Wish finds herself in the arms of another arms. What was once a solid foundation starts to wither away slowly. In this draw dropping stand-alone you will shadow the life of two young love birds through the beginning, middle, and current stage of their relationship. You will first hand experience the hard work, sweat, and tears it takes to be committed to someone. This dope ass love story will take you through the motions, you will either root for the couple to stay together or beg for them to stay apart.
The deluxe eBook edition of stand-up comedian and WNYC podcaster Phoebe Robinson’s You Can’t Touch My Hair brings Phoebe’s hilarious voice off the page, directly into your eyes and ears. This enhanced edition features exclusive video footage with cameos by some of Phoebe’s comedy besties, plus more than an hour of audio where Phoebe talks regrettable crushes from the 90s, advice she wishes someone had given her as a teenager, the influence of RuPaul, and much more. Delivered in her signature style, Phoebe serves laughter and levity alongside more serious topics at rapid-fire speeds, topped—as always—with pop culture references for days. A hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from upcoming comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe Robinson Being a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: she's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of "the black friend," as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel ("isn’t that . . . white people music?"); she's been called "uppity" for having an opinion in the workplace; she's been followed around stores by security guards; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. the. time. Now, she's ready to take these topics to the page—and she’s going to make you laugh as she’s doing it. Using her trademark wit alongside pop-culture references galore, Robinson explores everything from why Lisa Bonet is "Queen. Bae. Jesus," to breaking down the terrible nature of casting calls, to giving her less-than-traditional advice to the future female president, and demanding that the NFL clean up its act, all told in the same conversational voice that launched her podcast, 2 Dope Queens, to the top spot on iTunes. As personal as it is political, You Can't Touch My Hair examines our cultural climate and skewers our biases with humor and heart, announcing Robinson as a writer on the rise.