Author: Aisha Hall, Sunshine Smith-Williams, Jamilla Davis
Everybody knows that if you break the law--and get caught--you go to prison. But what happens when the very same people that are supposed to enforce and uphold the law . . . are criminals themselves? Three strangers, Eshe, Milla, and Sun-SolE, meet under the worst circumstances possible--behind bars. Prison isn't at all what they expected, and from the onset of their arrival, these three savvy boss chicks find themselves surrounded by disloyal snitches, setups, and scandalous drama. Eshe, a female corporate thug, Milla, a beast in the banking world who becomes an Oprah Winfrey savior for her people, and Sun-SolE, a once-upon-a-time grown-ass princess in the free world who had so many legitimate businesses, that all her dirty money got flawlessly laundered, became Suzy Homemaker in the system. She took every cleaning job the prison offered in order to get the inside scoop to find out the real shady shit from the warden on down. Determined to survive the system that enslaved them, these courageous women unite and embark on a mission to level the scales of justice. Will they survive the gruesome conditions of confinement, or will they fold under pressure? Authors Aisha Hall, Sunshine Smith-Williams, and Jamila T. Davis, gifted writers who join together to skillfully craft and unleash their latest novel, are delighted to present their readers with a book that comes together to fire on all cylinders. It leaves you hungry for more, and there's more a-coming. Be on the lookout!
Author: Sunshine Smith-Williams, Aisha Hall, Jamila T Davis
Everybody knows that if you break the law and get caught, you go to prison. But what happens when the very same people that are supposed to enforce and uphold the law, are criminals themselves? Three strangers, Eshe, Milla, and Sun-SolE, meet under the worst circumstances possible--behind bars. Prison isn't at all what they expected, and from the onset of their arrival, these three savvy boss chicks find themselves surrounded by disloyal snitches, set-ups, and scandalous drama. Determined to survive the system that enslaved them, these courageous women unite and embark on a mission to level the scales of justice. Will they survive the gruesome conditions of confinement, or will they fold under pressure?
Author: Hall Davis & Clark, Sunshine Smith-Williams, Jamila T. Davis, Aisha Hall, Wahida Clark
"Everybody knows that if you break the law and get caught, you go to prison. But what happens when the very same people that are supposed to enforce and uphold the law, are criminals themselves? Three strangers, Eshe, Milla, and Sun-Sole, meet under the worst circumstances possible--behind bars. Prison isn't at all what they expected, and from the onset of their arrival, these three savvy boss chicks find themselves surrounded by disloyal snitches, set-ups, and scandalous drama. Determined to survive the system that enslaved them, these courageous women unite and embark on a mission to level the scales of justice. Will they survive the gruesome conditions of confinement, or will they fold under pressure?" -- Back cover.
Author: Jamila T. Davis
Publisher: Voices International Publications Inc.
The High Price I Had To Pay is a captivating real-life story that reveals another aspect of the inside fraud perpetrated by Lehman executives that has yet to be told! Years before the 2008 Financial Crisis, a major epidemic of mortgage fraud surged throughout the country. The FBI geared up to combat the problem, imprisoning thousands who alleged to have victimized Wall Street giants, such as Lehman Brothers. Hidden safely behind the auspices of being a “victim,” savvy Ivy League bank executives created additional fraudulent schemes to further their profit. Utilizing their “victimizers” as scapegoats, the bankers’ clever plan went undetected. Consequently, the real architects of the massive fraudulent lending schemes escaped unpunished. And the “small fries,” who the bankers blamed, were left to do big time! This illuminating synopsis by author Jamila T. Davis, who is currently serving a 12 ½ Year sentence in federal prison for bank fraud, is shared from a unique standpoint. Davis was labeled by Lehman attorneys as the 25 year old mastermind who devised an elaborate mortgage scheme that defrauded their bank of 22 million dollars. Her shocking story captures the inside tricks of Wall Street elite and takes you up-close and personal into a world driven by greed and power. Davis’ story will leave you amazed and make you think. Have savvy Wall Street executives, such as Richard Fuld, been able to out smart the world? And while these executives escape unpunished, is it fair that “small Fries, “like Davis, are left to do big time?
Author: Jamila T. Davis
Publisher: Voices International Publications Inc.
She's All Caught Up is a cautionary tale for young people enamored by the fast life and the older folks that love them. This memoir tells of the negative influences that swayed the early life of author Jamila T. Davis (creator of the Voices of Consequences Enrichment Series). She is currently serving a 151 month sentence for her role in a multi-million dollar bank fraud scheme. Young Jamila grew up in a loving, middle class home. Her hardworking parents, the Davises, overcame the barriers of poverty and racism faced by African Americans in the segregated South. From the back wood shacks of the rural south, the Davises migrated north, making Jamaica Queens, New York their new home. They drove themselves relentlessly. By education and endless hard work, they attained their portion of the American dream. Determined to afford their own children the opportunities they themselves never had, the Davises provided their children with a good life, hoping to guarantee their children's success.
Publisher: Urban Books
The Carter Boys are a rap group on the rise, and their name rings loud in Atlanta. With their pretty-boy looks and take-no-prisoners demeanor, all the men want to be like them, and women will fight to be with them. Stepping outside of his relationship with his current woman seems impossible to Trent, the preppy college boy of the Carter family, because he fought hard to make things work with Jade. But that all changes when the girl who had a childhood crush on him comes back into the picture looking totally different than he remembered. How does the smooth, smart, and prettiest of the Carter boys deal with this, especially now that he finally has tough-as-nails Jade in his life? Still not quite understanding his quiet and dark demeanor, Noelle can't help the attraction she feels for her mysterious neighbor, Shiloh Carter. Could it be the romantic and affectionate side he shows her when no one else is around? Or is the mystery surrounding this man really a major turn on for her? Everything between the two neighbors is great until she gets a front row seat to a side of Shiloh that she never saw coming. Will Noelle stick around, or will she pack her things and move far away from Atlanta when she realizes that Shiloh is more dangerous than she thought? Shiloh and Trent take center stage in this second installment of The Carter Boys series, but all the alluring and mysterious Carters make an appearance in this story about the sexy, powerful brothers that readers just can’t get enough of.
Author: Intelligent Allah
Publisher: Wahida Clark Presents Pub Llc
Candy, the owner of the hottest beauty salon in Harlem, wants nothing to do with the men who want her; instead she craves pretty young females like her lover, Rich, one of Harlem's most powerful drug dealers; but Chanel, a street smart Brooklyn diva, has a major crush on Rich, and soon jealousy and anger consume Candy's shop. Original.
Author: Shakira Thornton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
There's a lot of cliche sayings. For example, "Sometimes you just can't help who you fall for." That's how Tash and Amir thought the saying went until their once secret love affair was exposed, making their once so simple love life and everything around them spiral out of control. When Amir discovers secrets from people in his circle he wonders who can he really trust? Is everybody who they really say they are? Ultimately, who will he have to get revenge on?
Author: Tu-Shonda Whitaker
Publisher: One World
This emotional, erotically-charged novel follows three half-sisters and their complicated relationships with one another and with the men in their lives. Celeste thinks all she wants in life are her family and a nice home in the suburbs. Yet lately she’s got a hunch that her sexy husband, Sharief, a New York City policeman, is patrolling more than just the streets. Celeste is sure he’s cheating on her. When she finds out that the home-wrecker is none other than her own sister Monica, all hell breaks loose. Monica never intended to fall in love with her sister’s husband. But who knew that Sharief would make every inch of her body tingle with a single touch? Monica knows she should have righted her wrong before Celeste found out, but she’s in too deep–in more ways than one. Imani is not pleased that her low-life boyfriend, Walik, just got out of the slammer and wants her back. Sure enough trouble comes knocking. But when a fine Puerto Rican DJ named Kree seduces her and showers her son, Jamal, with attention, Imani finally gets a shot at happiness and ghetto-free love. Fielding the curve balls tossed their way, Celeste, Monica, and Imani learn that it takes more than sisterhood to cope with love, life, and men–the ones they’ve got, and that elusive ex factor. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Wahida Clark
Romance and Thug Lovin¿ is at its pinnacle in part 7 of the Thugs and The Women Who Love Them Series. Trae and Tasha fight to hold on to what they have. Kyra has to decide who she will choose: her unborn baby or Rick, Angel has to pledge her love to Kaylin once again while Jaz and Faheem try to start all over again while mourning the loss of his murdered son. Will the couples be able to protect their marriages?
Author: Alastair Reynolds
The award-winning author of Blue Remembered Earth continues his saga as the next generation of the Akinya family crosses interstellar space seeking humanity’s future... Chiku Akinya, great granddaughter of the legendary space explorer Eunice and heir to the family empire, is just one among millions on a long one way journey towards a planet they hope to call their new home. For Chiku, the journey is a personal one, undertaken to ensure that the Akinya family achieves its destiny among the stars. The passengers travel in huge self-contained artificial worlds—holoships—putting their faith in a physics they barely understand. Chiku’s ship is called Zanzibar—and over time, she will discover it contains an awesome secret—one which will lead her to question almost every certainty about her voyage, and its ultimate destiny…
Author: Ric Flair, Charlotte, Brian Shields
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
"Every person that aspires to be a professional in this business should take notes from Ric Flair." —John Cena WOOOOOO! Are you ready for this, WWE Universe? For the first time ever, WWE’s illustrious father-daughter duo “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Charlotte come together to tell their legendary story. Ric Flair is a 16-time World Champion and two-time WWE Hall of Fame Inductee. His four-decades long career is recognized as one of the greatest of all time, but with success comes a price. Despite his effortless brilliance in front of the cameras, his life away from the cameras includes personal struggles, controversy and family tragedy. Through his bond with Charlotte, he’s becoming the father he needs to be while rediscovering the legend he has always been. Charlotte grew up in the shadow of her famous father, "the dirtiest player in the game," but now she is poised to take the Flair name to new heights. As the inaugural WWE Women's Champion, Charlotte has had an impressive career, and she's just getting started. With the (dare we say it) flair of the “Nature Boy” running through her blood, Charlotte is destined for greatness. Find out how she embraced her heritage and battled her own challenges through her rise to the top of WWE. For these two Champions, sports entertainment is simply SECOND NATURE.
Author: Bill Minutaglio, Steven L. Davis
From Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, authors of the PEN Center USA award-winning Dallas 1963, comes a madcap narrative about Timothy Leary's daring prison escape and run from the law. On the moonlit evening of September 12, 1970, an ex-Harvard professor with a genius I.Q. studies a twelve-foot high fence topped with barbed wire. A few months earlier, Dr. Timothy Leary, the High Priest of LSD, had been running a gleeful campaign for California governor against Ronald Reagan. Now, Leary is six months into a ten-year prison sentence for the crime of possessing two marijuana cigarettes. Aided by the radical Weather Underground, Leary's escape from prison is the counterculture's union of "dope and dynamite," aimed at sparking a revolution and overthrowing the government. Inside the Oval Office, President Richard Nixon drinks his way through sleepless nights as he expands the war in Vietnam and plots to unleash the United States government against his ever-expanding list of domestic enemies. Antiwar demonstrators are massing by the tens of thousands; homemade bombs are exploding everywhere; Black Panther leaders are threatening to burn down the White House; and all the while Nixon obsesses over tracking down Timothy Leary, whom he has branded "the most dangerous man in America." Based on freshly uncovered primary sources and new firsthand interviews, THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA is an American thriller that takes readers along for the gonzo ride of a lifetime. Spanning twenty-eight months, President Nixon's careening, global manhunt for Dr. Timothy Leary winds its way among homegrown radicals, European aristocrats, a Black Panther outpost in Algeria, an international arms dealer, hash-smuggling hippies from the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, and secret agents on four continents, culminating in one of the trippiest journeys through the American counterculture.
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
In the New York City borough of Queens in 1996, three girls bond over their shared love of Tupac Shakur's music, as together they try to make sense of the unpredictable world in which they live.