Sometimes loyalty comes at a price. The ones that Vow to love and protect you may not be as they seem. Never knowing who to trust it can change you from, cautious to completely paranoid. Doing things that you never thought you were capable of even turning on the man you love for another. With Loyalty, there is always a price.
Shots Fired After his brother is murdered, Kid Kane has no choice but to stand up to the opposition. Feeling invincible under the cloak of anonymity with a beautiful woman and a ride-or-die crew by his side, Kid formulates his revenge. Jessica has to constantly watch her back after a falling out with her friends, Eshon and Brandy. But for Jessica, money is always the motive. Sleeping with two enemies is dirty work, but where her beauty ends, her street smarts kicks in. Maserati Meek is the man with a Machiavellian plan. However, when he fails, he calls in skilled reinforcements to help him execute his grand scheme. But these aren't average triggermen; these men are soldiers. With the whole city burning around them, Kid and Meek face off in an explosive final conflict. When the dust settles, the surviving king will stand alone.
Poisoned Pawn Harlem brothers, Kip and Kid Kane, are like night and day. While Kip is with his stick-up crew hitting ballers and shot-callers, the wheelchair-bound Kid is busy winning chess tournaments and being a genius. Kip's ex, Eshon, and her girls, Jessica and Brandy, put in work for Kip's crew as the E and J Brandy bitches. Eshon wants Kip, but Kip is always focused on the next heist—the next big come-up. When given an assignment by the quirky Egyptian kingpin, Maserati Meek, Kip jumps at the chance to level up to bigger scores. While doing Maserati Meek's Dirty Work, Kip and his crew find that doing business with crazy pays handsomely. But at what cost? Insanity leads to widespread warfare, and the last man standing will have to take down the warlord.
Mistress of manipulation Diamond Reed always gets what she wants. As a single mother to her teenaged son, Diamond transforms into a vicious cougar with an insatiable appetite for men less than half her age. She preys on her son's friends for sex, molding them into a team of young men who line her ever-growing pocketbook with the spoils of crimes they commit under her leadership. Dante Reed, although always against his mother's promiscuous and conniving ways, somehow gets pulled into her web of deceit under the pretense of motherly love. But when Diamond and Dante are busted for a plan gone wrong, their lives hang in the balance as they face life in prison. The stakes are high, there are too many loose ends, and Dante begins to doubt the flawless love his mother has hypnotized him with for so many years. What will it take to turn blood against blood, friend against friend, brother against brother? What will it take to shatter the veneer of the Diamond Syndicate?
Papio and Special are back! Their love for one another has withstood the drama and turmoil of their chaotic lives, but their thirst for the dollar has once again set them on a crash course for mayhem. They've accumulated a long list of enemies, and now it's time to do battle. Calling on some strong allies to assist them, they insist that no one will be spared, and no one will get in their way. Papio and Special are going all out to get what they want and what they feel they deserve. Whatever it takes, their goals will be reached. There's no rules in the game they are playing. They don't care about rules anyway, because They Don't Play Fair!
Sylvia Blackwell has it all, or so she thinks. She and her handsome husband, Garrett, are the epitome of success: an immaculate house of their dreams, a beautiful and talented 17-year-old daughter, flourishing careers, and nearly twenty years of perfectly wedded bliss. Just as they are making plans for their vow renewal celebration, a call in the middle of the night interrupts their picture-perfect lives. Now Sylvia has to deal with the reality of Garrett's dead mistress, a love child she never knew about, and the fact that the man she's been married to for the past twenty years may not be the man she knows at all.Unlike her sister Sylvia, when it comes to love, Janelle Hudson can take it or leave it. Her on again, off again, noncommittal, stress-free friendship with Jarvis Baldwin is fine with her. But her life becomes complicated when she is faced with choosing between a sure thing with a good man or what feels right with the wrong one.Bestselling author LaJill Hunt is...
They led the Dirty South's most infamous crew. One became a rap superstar. One ruled the streets. But when the king comes back hard for his throne, who will be left standing? Life couldn't get better for the Crescent Crew. With an exclusive Mexican pipeline, they've got the Southern drug trade on lock. Former founder Qwess is leveraging rap superstardom to break the music industry's commercial stranglehold. And former leader Reece is fresh off a five-year prison bid—and out to forever secure the Crew's dominance. But as Reece is working a brutal vendetta, a Crew mutiny will drag him back into all-out street war. Now, between the ambitious young Crew and ruthless OG Reece, only one can live to reign . . . Praise for THE CRESCENT CREW SERIES "Shaun Sinclair taps into the new code and DNA of black and urban life in America, where there's one foot in the rap game and another foot still out in the mean and hungry streets of...
Bad BloodDating a hustler was never on Chanel's to-do list, but life has always thrown her curveballs. The youngest of three girls and treated like the black sheep, she has always lived in the shadow of her beautiful sisters, Claire and Charlie Brown.Charlie, the oldest sister, gets what she wants and takes what she needs. She has a temper like her crazy parents, and Chanel is her favorite target. Charlie's jealousy and ambition cross over into Chanel's world, and the unthinkable happens.Engaged in a family feud, Chanel and Charlie bump heads like never before. When the men in their lives can't come to their rescue, the sisters quickly learn to fight their own battles.
"Kiki captures the heat of the streets." --Wahida Clark, New York Times bestselling authorAfter the drama in Playing Dirty, Yoshi Lomax is on the run, but trouble follows her wherever she goes...When things get too hot in Miami, criminal lawyer Yoshi figures she'll be safe if she goes home to Norfolk, Virginia, for a little while. But the streets there are just as mean, and a sistah needs to keep her head to avoid getting popped by a drive-by. And when Yoshi witnesses the brutal murder of a snitch by a ruthless drug dealer, she knows she'll be the next one in the gangsta's sights. Out of time and abandoned by everyone but her cousin Carmen, Yoshi's goin' to have to learn to fight back if she wants to live another day...