Savannah was everything Dre wanted in a woman: beautiful, educated, independent, and classy. On top of that, she was the best lover Dre had ever had. It had to be kismet that brought these two together because karma would have never allowed it. Savannah had made too many negative deposits into karma's bank without any withdrawals to end up with a good man like Dre. Perhaps, karma and kismet were in cahoots. There was a lot about Savannah that Dre didn't know initially, like her non-nurturing, revenge-seeking, conniving, and unfaithful ways. Nor did Dre know that he had fallen in love with karma's new prey on the eve of her receiving a taste of everything she had dished out. However, there was also a lot about Dre that Savannah didn't know, nor did she take the time to find out. Two facets in particular were his low tolerance for infidelity and zero tolerance for lies! After pushing Dre over the edge multiple times with both, what will she do when he volunteers to jump off?
©2020 Raynesha Pittman (P)2020 Recorded Books
Running and hiding is looked upon as a way out for the weak. It is something Omar never thought he would do. As a child, he didn't even play hide-and-seek for that very reason. Unfortunately, after being sentenced to death by his cousin, Demarcus, Omar was left with no choice. Moving to Detroit wasn't as bad as he thought it would be. It didn't take long for him to reign supreme. The change of location didn't change his conniving and coldhearted ways, however. And it didn't take the locals long to see him for the monster he was. When his lies caught up to him and backed him into the corner, he opted to take the easy way out and leave. After being off the radar for three years, Omar was now willing to play the game. And he wanted it to end in his cousin's murder and his reclaiming the throne he was kicked down from. But how many people would he be willing to kill to get back what he felt was rightfully his? Demarcus' life has turned for the better. He has a relationship with his newfound father, runs a large distribution ring for heroin - called dog food - and has a few legit businesses flourishing on the side. The sheltered mama's boy has turned into a man. But suddenly the bodies start piling up and Demarcus goes from being the most loved man in the city of Memphis to being the number one suspect in every case that crosses the homicide unit's desk. Demarcus' past is back to haunt him with a vengeance. But what happens when the true murderer is someone he already knows to be dead?
©2015 Raynesha Pittman (P)2016 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks
It's a dog-eat-dog world - especially when all the dogs are hungry. For a sheltered mama's boy like Demarcus, everything was coming up roses until a life-changing experience showed him that every rose has thorns. After a well-orchestrated set-up, Demarcus' plans to go to college are derailed by a trip to state prison. It is while in the belly of the beast that the mama's boy has to make the choice between being a man - or being a victim. Upon his release, Demarcus tries to get his life back on track, but his felony conviction causes door after door to be slammed in his face. Going to college is no longer an option, and flipping burgers is not in his plans. With little other choice, Demarcus applies the lessons he learned in prison and takes to the streets, where he gets caught up in selling heroin, known on the streets as dog food. When all hell breaks loose between the major dealers in Memphis, over the city's heroin distribution, Demarcus finds himself on the losing side of a bloody drug war. As he prepares for the showdown with his opposition, he begins to uncover truths about his past, including what happened that fateful night of his arrest. To add insult to injury, when he finally stands face-to-face with his enemy, he discovers that the face is a familiar one. They say that blood is thicker than water, but when it comes to cash, sometimes even those closest to you will try to do you in.
©2014 Raynesha Pittman (P)2015 Blackstone Audio Inc., and Urban Audiobooks
Type "Kingpins of Memphis" in any search engine and you'll see images of Craig Pettis and his alleged crew, and that's how Ethan Wade Carruthers prayed it remained. Though he had never met the youthful-faced man covered in diamonds, he knew the information he found wasn't completely accurate, because he should have discovered his own face and crew. Not that he expected to pull up any results under the name Ethan Wade Carruthers besides an old missing person's report on a 16-year-old boy from the south side of Chicago. Why would he, when Ethan didn't have a life, nor a past, worth reading or writing about? His intellect had him rejected from the deadly Chicago gang life before he could decide if he wanted to be accepted or not, and with both parents in love with their addiction to freebasing cocaine, he found it easier to pack up and leave. It took many years and miles to impregnate his mind with thoughts of survival. With self-preservation growing inside of him, he birthed the deadliest Kingpin to walk the width of the United States. He named him Joe and released him onto the streets of Memphis. With everyone's eyes stuck on what they can see, Joe made moves that could only be traced back to a ghost whose origin, location, and moves were no more than urban legend. With his name gracing the list of the most notorious Kingpins of all times, will Ethan's rebirth lead him to a fate in a jail cell or a casket, as it had many before him? Or will Joe be the mastermind to construct an exit plan so well thought out that it will give him a way out as quietly as he arrived? Trust, he's not your "average Joe."
©2020 Raynesha Pittman (P)2019 Recorded Books