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The Cartel 5

The Cartel 5

by Ashley & JaQuavis

When a Boeing 747 drops out of the sky with the men of the Cartel aboard, the women of the family have to step into their own. With the federal government on their heels and the family on the brink of destruction, a female dynasty is born. After the ...

The Cartel Series #5
Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 12/01/2014
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The Cartel 4

The Cartel 4

by Ashley & JaQuavis

You thoughtthe Cartelwas over, but Diamonds are forever The Diamond family has survived murder, deceit, and betrayal. Through it all, theyre still standing tall, and a new era has begun. After surviving an attempt on her life, Breeze has moved into t...

Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 10/30/2012
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The Cartel 2

The Cartel 2

by Ashley & JaQuavis

Diamonds are foreveror are they? The Cartel runs Miami, and loyalty to their organization runs deep, but when someone breaks the rules, things may be beyond repair. A snitch in the crew has dismantled the notorious Cartel, and now disloyalty threatens...

Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 05/30/2012
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The Cartel 3

The Cartel 3

by Ashley & JaQuavis

The Cartel has come full circle with this fast-paced, groundbreaking novel, the third installment in the hit series byNew York Timesbestselling duo Ashley & JaQuavis. Miamor is fighting for her life in the belly of the beast. Shes been kidnapped, and...

Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 05/30/2012
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The Cartel 7 Illuminati

The Cartel 7: Illuminati

by Ashley & JaQuavis

The saga of love, loyalty, and crime continues After the tragic and bloody end to The Cartels reign, Carter is forced into isolation to evade the law. With his wife, Miamor, facing federal charges and his dear brother six feet under, Carter has neve...

The Cartel Series #7
Narrator: L. Steven Taylor
Published: 07/25/2017
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The Cartel 6

The Cartel 6

by Ashley & JaQuavis

The Cartel series is back and deadlier than ever. Las Vegas: a city built on obscene wealth and corrupt deals, cunning entrepreneurs, and the ruthless mob. The Cartels plan to open a casino will rake in cash, but it comes with great sacrifice. The s...

The Cartel Series #6
Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 07/19/2016
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Whoreson

Whoreson

by Donald Goines

From one of the most revolutionary writers of the twentieth century comes the uncensored and gritty novel that inspired todays street lit and hip-hop culture. After my ninth birthday, I began to really understand the meaning of my name. I began to un...

Narrator: Kevin Kenerly
Published: 12/15/2013
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The Cartel

The Cartel

by Ashley & JaQuavis

The port of Miami brings in millions of dollars worth of cocaine every year, and the Cartel controls eighty percent of it. The Diamond family is a force to be reckoned with, but all hell breaks loose when they lose their leader. The most ruthless gang...

Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 05/25/2012
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Moth to a Flame

Moth to a Flame

by Ashley Antoinette

In the little city of Flint, Michigan, the good die young and the people left standing are the grimiest of characters. With reign over the citys drug trade, Benjamin Atkins made sure that his precious daughter, Raven, was secluded from the grit that t...

Narrator: Nicole Small
Published: 04/01/2015
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The Prada Plan 2

The Prada Plan 2

by Ashley Antoinette

Ashley Antoinette, of the Ashley & JaQuavis writing duo, steps out on her own once again with the next installment of her scandalously sexy Prada Plan series! When youve been labeled crazy all of your life, its easy to commit a murder, and now street...

Narrator: Honey Jones
Published: 09/01/2013
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Animal 4

Animal 4

by Kwan

#1 Essence bestselling author Kwan returns with the explosive fourth installment in the Animal saga. Animal, the gentle and kind-hearted family man, is still infamous for turning at any moment into a cold-blooded killer. Animal is the product of ruth...

The Animal Series #4
Narrator: Bobby Spears Jr.
Published: 11/15/2015
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The Prada Plan 3

The Prada Plan 3

by Ashley Antoinette

Leahs crazy scheming has finally paid off. Now that YaYa is out of the picture, Leah has everything shes ever wanted. She steps into YaYas shoes, and now she has money, family, and, most importantly, she has Indie. Shes the queen of his empire, and no...

Narrator: Honey Jones
Published: 10/01/2013
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The Dopemans Wife

The Dopemans Wife

by JaQuavis Coleman

The explosive start to an epic urban trilogy from New York Times bestselling author JaQuavis Coleman Once the streets pull you in, they own you. Or at least thats the way its been for Nautica. Growing up in the hood, all shes ever known is the fast l...

The Dopemans Wife Trilogy #1
Narrator: Nicole Small
Published: 05/01/2015
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The Prada Plan

The Prada Plan

by Ashley Antoinette

Disaya Morgan, a character first introduced inGirls from Da Hood 4, returns in this gritty tale of a money-hungry woman who finds her life spinning out of control. When Disaya meets Indie and falls hopelessly in love, she is determined to keep her lif...

Narrator: Honey Jones
Published: 08/01/2013
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Murderville

Murderville

by Ashley & JaQuavis

Two children from Sierra Leone, Liberty and Ashai, are brought together by chance, only to be forced apart by the most inevitable and tragic fate. Ashley & JaQuavis bring us this classic love story set against modern lifes most horrifying realities. ...

Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 07/26/2011
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Sunshine on Scotland Street

Sunshine on Scotland Street

by Alexander McCall Smith

Once more, we catch up with the delightful goings-on in the fictitious 44 Scotland Street from Alexander McCall Smith. With customary charm and deftness, Alexander McCall Smith gives us another instalment in this popular series, now running in its eig...

44 Scotland Street #8
Narrator: Robert Ian Mackenz...
Published: 08/08/2014
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Murderville 2

Murderville 2

by Ashley & JaQuavis

New York Times bestselling authors Ashley and JaQuavis are back with the second installment in the epic Murderville series. Love, murder, loyalty, and money fill this hood tale as they continue this international street saga. With Samad's target on...

Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 07/24/2012
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Carter Diamond

Carter Diamond

by Ashley & JaQuavis

A prequel to Ashley and JaQuavis New York Times bestselling Cartel series, this story follows the rise of notorious gangster Carter Diamond, taking listeners through his days on the mean streets of Michigan to him becoming the biggest drug lord Miami ...

The Carter Diamond Series #1
Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 05/01/2015
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White Lines III

White Lines III

by Tracy Brown

The ultimate love story began in White Lines, and now in this stunning conclusion, Jada and Born come full circlebut not without paying a hefty price. On the surface, Jadas life is back on trackshes battled her demons, her son is a permanent part of ...

The White Lines Novels #3
Narrator: Nicole Small
Published: 11/17/2015
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Animal

Animal

by Kwan

Kwan delivers his bloodiest story yet. One bullet changed everything. Three years after narrowly escaping a one way trip to the gas chamber, the fugitive known only as Animal finds himself drawn back to the scene of the crime: Harlem. Throughout hi...

Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 10/02/2012
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The Dopefiend

The Dopefiend

by JaQuavis Coleman

JaQuavis Coleman chillingly chronicles the life and crimes of Harlem resident Hazel Brown as she rises to the highest highs and spirals into an inevitable, devastating downfall.Hazel has nothing and no one in her life; the only thing she owns is an in...

The Dopemans Trilogy #2
Narrator: iiKane
Published: 09/26/2017
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The Intuitionist

The Intuitionist

by Colson Whitehead

In a marvelous debut novel that has been compared to Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and Joseph Heller's Catch-22, Colson Whitehead has created a strangely skewed world of elevators and the people who control their ups and downs. Lila Mae Watson-the fir...

Narrator: Peter Jay Fernande...
Published: 01/18/2001
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Justify My Thug

Justify My Thug

by Wahida Clark

This continuation of a bestselling, much loved series brings new drama and action. Old fans will devour this new installment and new fans will discover Wahida Clarks sexy, dangerous, and intriguing work for the first time. Justify My Thug continues t...

Narrator: Cary Hite and Hone...
Published: 04/26/2011
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Murderville 3

Murderville 3

by Ashley & JaQuavis

New York Times bestselling authors Ashley and JaQuavis have returned with the much-anticipated final installment in the epic Murderville series. Taking up where the thrilling Murderville 2: The Epidemic left off, were thrown back into the internation...

Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 09/03/2013
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The Prada Plan 4

The Prada Plan 4

by Ashley Antoinette

The feud between YaYa and Leah has ruined the lives of everyone around them. In The Prada Plan 4, the animosity is alive, and the resentments run deeper than ever. Indie has watched YaYas past destroy the woman he once knew, and his patience has run ...

The Prada Plan Series #4
Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 07/01/2014
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Carter Diamond 2

Carter Diamond 2

by Ashley & JaQuavis

Welcome to Carter Diamond part two. New York Times bestselling authors Ashley and JaQuavis follow-up their smash hit Carter Diamond with part two in the prequel series to The Cartel. Picking up right where the last installment ended, this action-pack...

The Carter Diamond Series #2
Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 05/15/2015
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Gutter

Gutter

by Kwan

The explosive sequel to Gangsta has finally arrived! Blood answers for blood on the streets of Harlem. Its been months since Lou-loc was brutally murdered on his way to freedom and the pain is still fresh. Gutter, Lou-locs best friend, finds himself ...

Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 07/15/2015
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Inner Circle

Inner Circle

by Evelyn Lozada, with Cou...

Evelyn Lozada, the breakout star of VH1s hit reality showBasketball Wives, brings you her first novel in the hot new series the Wives Association.Inner Circleis a jaw-dropping peek into thelives of a group ofwomen married to professional athletes. It ...

Narrator: Nicole Small
Published: 06/12/2012
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Blood Sweat and Payback

Blood, Sweat, and Payback

by Wahida Clark

From New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark comes the highly anticipated next installment in the Queens notorious Payback series. Fans will rush to this latest installment while new readers will be eager to discover Clarks unmatched melodrama....

The Payback Series #4
Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 04/22/2014
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White Lines

White Lines

by Tracy Brown

Jadaleft home at the age of sixteen, running from her own demons and the horrors of physical abuse inflicted by her mothers boyfriend.She partied hard,and life seemed good when she was with Born, the neighborhood kingpin whose name was synonymous with...

Narrator: Allyson Johnson
Published: 10/27/2011
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The Return of a Gangsters Girl

The Return of a Gangsters Girl

by Chunichi

Brokenhearted, scorned Ceazia is back home in Virginia and up to her old ways. With her road dawg, Diamond, by her side, shes unstoppable, until the attention shes used to falls on her friend and envy rears its ugly head.When she pulls Shawn, Diamond ...

Gangsters Girl Series #3
Narrator: iiKane
Published: 11/14/2017
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Payback Aint Enough

Payback Aint Enough

by Wahida Clark

Picking up where the suspensefulPayback with Ya Lifeleft off, were plunged back into the hip-hop drama, where the men are hot and dangerous, the women know their shoes from their Choos, and they will stop at nothing to get what they want. In a game of...

Narrator: Nicole Small
Published: 04/24/2012
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Snapped

Snapped

by Tracy Brown

As the pampered wife of Frankie Bingham, Camille wants for nothing. After all, Frankie and their life together are her whole world. So Camille tries not to be bothered by his closeness with his coworker and dear friend Gillian. But it soon becomes cle...

Narrator: Napiera Groves
Published: 01/05/2010
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Payback With Ya Life

Payback With Ya Life

by Wahida Clark

In the sequel to one of Wahida's most successful titles [Payback is a Mutha], old scores are settled and before long, new tensions arise. Still recovering from the suicide of her best friend, Shan now pregnant by a married man is forced to make major...

Narrator: Bessie Lee
Published: 03/10/2015
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Guilty Gucci

Guilty Gucci

by Ashley Antoinette

The Red Bottom Bandits may be the worlds most fashion-forward gang of masked outlaws. Theyre the talk of D. C. for their daring robberies and fly gear. And their latest caper is penned by Ashley Antoinette (of Ashley & JaQuavis) at her sultry, streetw...

Narrator: iiKane
Published: 06/13/2017
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Animal 2

Animal 2

by Kwan

Secrets are revealed, sides are chosen, and bodies are droppedits on! After being thought dead, Animal resurfaces on the streets of New York to keep true to his promise and make it rain blood over Harlem. All those who had wronged him would feel his ...

The Animal Series #2
Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 11/19/2013
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Luxe 2

Luxe 2

by Ashley Antoinette

The second novel in the explosive, addictive new Luxe series by New York Times bestselling author Ashley Antoinette Bleu is addicted to the luxe life, and it has led her down a road of self-destruction. She knows what it feels like to be turned out b...

The Luxe Series #2
Narrator: iiKane
Published: 10/04/2016
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Welfare Wifeys

Welfare Wifeys

by Kwan

In the Frederick Douglass Housing Projects, the name of Jada Butler is synonymous with drama. But there is about to be a new contender to the throne of ghetto antics. Malika is a young, single mother trying to make a life in public housing. When she ...

Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 09/28/2010
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The Circle The Beginning

The Circle: The Beginning

by Ashley & JaQuavis

Meet the Portersa family of criminals at the highest level. On the eve of their exile from a life of crime, it all goes bad. These brothers and sisters go on the run from the law and are on a wild dash to the border before the authorities capture them...

The Circle Series
Narrator: Nicole Small
Published: 06/15/2015
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Luxe

Luxe

by Ashley Antoinette

From New York Times bestselling author Ashley Antoinette, author of the Prada Plan series, comes a boldly fierce and strikingly dramatic novel, Luxe. Bleu Montclair knew as a young girl that she would one day escape the hard, unrelenting streets of F...

The Luxe Series #1
Narrator: Kim Johnson
Published: 06/01/2016
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Ethic

Ethic

by Ashley Antoinette

Ethic has power, but love has always been evasive. After ordering the hit that mistakenly killed the love of his life, Ethic is haunted with guilt and refuses to love again. Focused on being a better man and keeping his family safe, he is raising thre...

Narrator: iiKane
Published: 04/10/2018
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Ethic II

Ethic II

by Ashley Antoinette

Love should burn slow, but with Ezra "Ethic" Okafor it is always fast and fleeting. After an accidental killing affects Alani, the woman he loves, she thinks he's a monster. Separated by tragedy, the pair endure a loss like nothing they have ever felt...

The Ethic Series #1
Narrator: Nicole Small
Published: 11/06/2018
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Thug Matrimony

Thug Matrimony

by Wahida Clark

Book Description: In Wahida Clark phenomenal, gritty new novel Angel is getting ready to marry the man of her dreams - but his past isn't about to let go... Angel, Jaz, Tasha and Kyra are four girlfriends pulling themselves out of the ghetto-and tryin...

Thug #3
Narrator: Soozi Cheyenne
Published: 04/22/2016
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A Project Chick

A Project Chick

by Nikki Turner

Tressa is a fly girl accustomed to the lavish lifestyle that her possessive and deranged baby daddy, Lucky, has provided her with. In order to keep her high standard of living, she has excused many of his unforgivable actions. It is not until he pulls...

Narrator: Cary Hite
Published: 09/01/2013
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Purple City

Purple City

by Kwan

#1 Essence bestselling author Kwan presents three explosive stories in one collection. Love & Gunplay After news of the attempted murder of his estranged fianc, Gucci, Animal has two things on his mind: love and gunplay. With the help of his mistres...

The Purple City Tales
Narrator: Kim Johnson
Published: 04/01/2016
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Wifeys Next Hustle

Wifey's Next Hustle

by KiKi Swinson

After a brush with death and the loss of a loved one, Kira leaves her hometown for good, gives up being wifey, and finds herself a new hustle; selling high-end cars at a luxury dealership in South Beach. Her client list is filled with wealthy cats ...

Narrator: Angel Cochrane
Published: 12/13/2016
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Dirty Little Secrets

Dirty Little Secrets

by Joy King

Nothing prepares Tyler Blake for the fast-paced living of New York City. A small-town girl from Georgia, she quickly gets caught up in the glamorous entertainment industry. While pursuing her dream of becoming an actress, Tyler continually gets sidet...

The Dirty Little Secrets Series #1
Narrator: iiKane
Published: 10/04/2016
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Flip Side of the Game

Flip Side of the Game

by Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker

Funny, Passionate, and straight from the soul, Vera Wright-Turner thinks she has it all under control until she meets and greets herself. Born on the Flip Side of the hustler's game, she is the child of a fifteen year old drug addict who places her in...

Narrator: Maria Chookolingo
Published: 10/30/2018
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Section 8

Section 8

by K'wan

Taught by her drug-addict mother to get hers by any means necessary, Tionnas heart is cold, but she holds a warm place in it for Duhan, the father of her two sons, her on-again-off-again boyfriend since they were teenagers, her knight in shining armor...

Narrator: Napiera Groves
Published: 10/06/2009
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White Lines II

White Lines II

by Tracy Brown

In her most stunning, riveting, unstoppable novel yet, bestselling and critically acclaimed author Tracy Brown delivers the unforgettable sequel toWhite Lines. On the surface, it appears that Sunny has got it all: looks, money, a beautiful home, a he...

Narrator: Allyson Johnson
Published: 04/24/2012
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