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Black Reign: Angela

Summary

Angela grew up in an all-black upper-class neighborhood in Virginia Beach. Being raised by conservative parents, street life was almost nonexistent. Her college years at Hampton University would truly educate her; not only in school, but also in life. She never imagined the attention her body and beauty would bring her. Angela finds herself torn between Mac, a successful real estate broker, and Damien, a young Jamaican hustler from Brooklyn. Both show Angela love in their own way, and her choice will be her destiny.

©2005 Edd McNair (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

Narrator: Mea Wilkerson
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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Around the Way Girls 10

Summary

Around the Way Girls 10, like its predecessors, is a fast-paced look at the lives of some street-smart women who think they know it all but are about to get the lessons of their lives. Sasha Eubanks lived the perfect life. Whatever she touched seemed to turn to gold, until she met and married Mario. He was a parent's worst nightmare and everything you wouldn't want a husband to be. Yet Sasha loved him, sacrificed for him, took care of him, and would do anything for him including going to jail. While she is doing hard time for Mario's crimes, he soon shows his wife that loyalty is just another word in the dictionary. Sasha has to get revenge if she wants to have any pride left, but can she overcome the mental hold Mario has on her? Family ain't no good; at least in Rissa Ford's world. Forced to live with her aunt and predator-in-disguise uncle, Rissa feels as if her life was cursed from birth. Fed up with being tortured, she exposes the truth and is cast out into the mean streets of Detroit. Doing whatever she needs to make due, Rissa and her "newfound family" devise a plan for the ultimate revenge on those who have brought her the most harm. Ajanay, Sheika, and London were born and raised in one of Richmond's most ruthless housing projects. Faced with horrific home lives, all three girls turn to the streets and each other for comfort. Ajanay concocts a plan for them to get money out of Amir, one of the biggest dope boys from a rival housing project. However, Amir is a stone-cold killer with a long criminal history, and Ajanay has put them in harm's way with no solid plan on how to escape. Will their love and loyalty for one another keep them together, or is it every woman for herself?

©2016 Ms. Michel Moore, Racquel Williams, and Marlon P. S. White (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

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Girls from da Hood 12

Summary

Urban Books' popular Girls from da Hood series continues its gritty street drama in this twelfth installment, featuring urban fiction superstar Treasure Hernandez and rising stars Katt and Paradise Gomez. "Short Stacks" by Treasure Hernandez: Honey has been working them streets for El-Jihad, selling his wares and keeping up her end of the bargain. He warned it was "three strikes and you're out", and she has already come up short twice. Now Honey and her goons meet up with DeAngelo, who refuses to pay back his loan. If she can't come up with El-Jihad's money within days, it will be her head on a platter. "Street Life Johnny's in Love" by Katt: Strawberry has been a rather lucrative ho for Larry "Sir" Smalls; however, she's been at it for a minute, and it is starting to have an effect on her mind and body. When she meets up with an old high school friend, Sir beats her nearly to death. Her friend rescues her, but will Sir let her go without a fight?  "Payback" by Paradise Gomez: Jackie spent 15 years in the state pen for stabbing the fool that had the audacity to put his hands on her. Now she's home, trying to turn her life around, but it's hard to get a job as a violent ex-con. Her aunt, the powerful queen of a drug cartel, turns up and takes her in. Soon, an all-out war between the aunt and the fool who put her in prison breaks out. Will Jackie resort to the same violence that got her locked up?

©2018 Treasure Hernandez, Katt, and Paradise Gomez (P)2018 Blackstone Publishing and Urban Audiobooks

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