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The Fairest (Urban Underground) by Anne Schraff

The Princess of the Fair was supposed to infuse and inspire students. The winner should embody the qualities of Harriet Tubman, the school’s namesake. But everyone knew it would turn into a nasty popularity contest where mean g...
 
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FOREVER MY LADY by Jeff Rivera

Dio Rodriguez grew up on the streets and knew all too well the hard, cool feeling of the barrel of a gun tucked down the back of his jeans. But his hard exterior softened when he met Jennifer. Jennifer understands Dio like no o...
 
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TREACHEROUS by Rayn

Tabreen is a sexy young woman with a carefree spirit. She is surrounded by a circle of friends who she feels are somewhat constant in her life, until she is betrayed by her best friend, Kileena, who she’s known since childhood....

 
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S.R.O. by Robert Deane Pharr

his powerful and heavily autobiographical novel chronicles the disconcerting initiation of a college-educated waiter and writer Sid Bailey into the teeming life of Logan, a Harlem welfare hotel. Bailey gradually sheds his strai...
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The Book of Numbers by Robert Deane Pharr

In the hardboiled tradition of Chester Himes and Walter Mosley, Robert Deane Pharr’s novel tells the tale of two black men, Dave and Blueboy, traveling waiters who establish themselves as numbers runners in a fictionalized Rich...
 

 
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GRACE AFTER MIDNIGHT by Felicia “Snoop” Pearson and David Ritz

In GRACE AFTER MIDNIGHT, Felicia Pearson, who plays Snoop in the HBO hit series The Wire, reveals her incredible, hard knock life story, one that dramatically parallels the life of her character on TV. While Felicia Pearson is ...
 
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MURDER WITH A DEADLY WEAPON by Thomas Overton

When a Glock nine-millimeter is snatched from a pawnshop by two would-be robbers, it embarks on a wild journey. From the hood to the burbs and back again; acting as the vehicle for murder. The Glock reaches the hands of several...
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JOSEPH by Shelia P. Moses

For Joseph Flood, life is tough. Tough because of Mama’s addiction to drugs and alcohol. Tough because daddy is away with the army fighting in Iraq. Tough because it looks like there’s no way out once you’re living in a homeles...
 
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FRIEND OR FOE by D.L. Moore

Corey “Cee” Banks wasn’t the average ghetto superstar: Unlike some of the other hustlers out there puttin’ in work, he was satisfied with how his life of grindin’ had turned out. He was kind and fair in the streets and a loving...
 
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Convict’s Candy by Damon Meadows & Jason Poole

Ever wonder if the man in your life who’s been incarcerated, turned to another with an alternative lifestyle for comfort? Meet Candy sweets, a teenaged, pre-op transsexual who gets arrested and sent to federal prison, exactly o...