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Monday, October 4, 2010

Relationship and Pimping



Number 27

Man, everyone has a book out. I just saw a few that have arrived or arriving between now and December. When are we coming out with a book? Ok, Ok, stop rambling and get on with it:

STEVE HARVEY
STRAIGHT TALK, NO CHASER: HOW TO FIND, KEEP, AND UNDERSTAND A MAN - $11.99 - - - Here we go again ladies, Mr. Harvey got’s some good advice (I think). It will be released December 7, 2010.

BIG BOOM (Yes, that’s his name and I just found out today that he is the bodyguard for Steve Harvey – What can I say!!! – Every one is writing something now)
HOW TO DUCK A SUCKAH: A GUIDE TO LIVING A DRAMA-FREE LIFE - $11.99 and

IF YOU WANT CLOSURE IN YOUR RELATONSHIP, START WITH YOUR LEGS: A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING MEN - $11.99


TARIQ “K-FLEX” NASHEED
PLAY OR BE PLAYED: WHAT EVERY FEMALE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MEN, DATING AND RELATIONSHIP - $10.99 and other books by him:

THE ART OF GOLD DIGGING - $9.99 - - - It’s not what you may think about gold diggers.

THE MACK WITHIN - $11.99

THE ART OF MACKIN’-10 YEAR ANNIVERSAY EDITION – This one is not in Kindle, but the book cost $14.35 with free shipping.

THE ELITE WAY - This is another one not in Kindle, but the book cost $15.25 with free shipping.


PIMPIN’ KEN – PIMPOLOGY: THE 48 LAWS OF THE GAME - $9.99

(Where the hell am I? On some Soul Train convoy with Super Fly, Pam Grier as Coffy, Dolemite, Cooley High, J.D.’s Revenge, Shaft, Aaron Loves Angela (I don’t remember that?), Cleopatra Jones, Sugar Hill. What brought all this “Pimping” back?) This is only the beginning of what I have found. Whoa!!

BEVERLY JENKINS
ONCE UPON A HOLIDAY: HOLIDAY HEAT/CANDY CHRISTMAS/CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES - $4.79


BRENDA JACKSON
STAR OF HIS HEART - $3.89 - - - I enjoy her books. She writes a very slow moving and soft romance books. You will enjoy her.


ADRIANNE BYRD
ALL I’VE EVER WANTED - $4.79


NIKKI TURNER
RELAPSE: A NOVEL - $9.29 - - - In her latest, Turner (Ghetto Superstar) offers her usual high drama, betrayal, and street lit hoodlums with moralizing admonishments regarding drugs, greed, fame, and materialism. After surviving, barely, her addicted sister's monstrous attempt to sell her for drugs, Beijing Lee works as a concierge to the rich and famous at the exclusive Tabby hotel chain. Whether hiding superstars from the paparazzi, getting VIPs out of legal snafus, or procuring drugs, Beijing has gone every extra mile for her clientele. Her life takes a turn for the strange, however, when she meets young rapper Teflon the Don, becoming his manager and lover until his heroin addiction goes out of control. A subsequent romance offers a chance for redemption, but before long, Beijing finds that those closest to her aren't what they seem. Turner packs this quickie with melodrama, making it a thoroughly entertaining but predictable affair; with supporting characters straight from central casting, readers may feel as though they've read this novel before.


BERNICE L. McFADDEN
SUGAR: A NOVEL - $12.99 - - - Quote from Publisher Weekly, “With her eponymous anti-heroine, debut novelist McFadden breaks the mold of a venerable stereotype. Here, the hooker with a heart of gold is instead a hooker with a past so tarnished no amount of polishing can change her fate. As a baby, Sugar is abandoned by her mother and raised by a trio of prostitutes who run an Arkansas bordello. Turning tricks at age 12, and leaving town four years later to try her luck in St. Louis and then Detroit, brings more degradation, along with an ever-hardening heart. Upon her mother's death in 1955, Sugar is willed a modest home in Bigelow, Ark., but when she moves into town, and supports herself the only way she knows, the female population raises in wrath against her. All except Pearl, Sugar's next-door neighbor, who more than a decade ago lost her beloved daughter, Jude, to a vicious rapist/murderer. Pearl is struck by Sugar's uncanny likeness to Jude, and is determined to become Sugar's friend in spite of vocal disapproval. Although the two women are opposites in nearly every way, they bring out the best in each other: Sugar convinces Pearl to loosen up and accompany her to a Saturday night juke joint, and Sugar promises to go to church for two months of Sundays. Hypocritical gossip spreads among the townsfolk and tension grows when it turns out that nearly every married man in Bigelow pays a visit to Sugar, leaving the apparently frigid wives planning to run Sugar out of town. Pearl gives it her best shot to transform Sugar, but both women's painful pasts come back to haunt them in a crescendo of violent reenactments, betrayals and surprising revelations leading to a poignant, bittersweet ending. Readers will appreciate Sugar's determination to come to terms with her past and fashion a viable future".