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Need a little more dark and gritty in your life? Urban ficton/street lit focuses on darker characters, and the socio-economic impacts and murky side of city living. If you like books with a little more edge, buckle up. You're in for a treat.


L. L. (Leatrice L.) McKinney, Lewis Carroll
Description: "The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew. Life in real-world Atlanta isn't always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice's handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she's ever gone before. And she'll need to use everything she's learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head, literally."--Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
author Saundra
Description: A hard-working daddy's girl, Precious Cummings is sure she's going to college. But when her father is murdered, she discovers he lied for years about money they never had--and hid a shocking family secret. Shattered and lost, she starts hangin' with savvy hood chick Keisha--and falls hard for DaVon, LA's most powerful drug dealer. As his new lady, Precious soon gets the best of every luxurious thing--and fast learns the ropes of her lover's lethal hustle.
Call Number: FIC Sau
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
K'wan
Description: Tayshawn is one of the children the world throws away. The neighborhood kids give him the nickname "Animal." When his older brother, the only person in his life who shows him kindness, is taken away, Tayshawn will have to adapt to survive in the jungle.
Call Number: FIC Kwa
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2018
Shaun Sinclair
Description: "Strong, loving father. Hard-working loyal son. They are the best hit men in the business. But one woman's revenge will put the ultimate target on their backs ..." -- Publisher annotation.Trained to be a Special Forces killer, Leader came back from his tours of duty broke-- and near-broken. When the streets came calling, he rose from ruthless hood enforcer to a powerful international cartel's most feared "cleaner." And when tragedy hit home, his son Justus turned out to be a natural assassin-- and unshakably loyal to his father. Together they are an unstoppable team who leave no trace behind... until a mysterious woman from nowhere begins working Leader's deep-hidden weaknesses. She's turned Justus' devotion into a weapon, and now father and son face the a shattering betrayal: they're gunning for each other. -- adapted from back cover.
Call Number: FIC ordered 062019
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
De'nesha Diamond
Description: With charges of collusion sweeping across Capitol Hill, Abrianna and Kadir team up with their group of rebels and revolutionaries to burn through the deception and spin to uncover the truth.
Call Number: FIC Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Carl Weber, Ty Marshall, Marlon P.S. White, Carl Weber, Ty. Love seldom Marshall
Description: Headlined by New York Times bestseller Carl Weber, three authors bring readers tales of power, greed, and ambition set in some of the country's roughest neighbourhoods. Featuring 'Sibling Rivalry' by Carl Weber; 'Love Seldom, Trust Never' by Ty Marshall and 'The Bag Is In' by Marlon PS White.
Call Number: FIC Goo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Victoria Christopher Murray
Description: Zuri Maxwell isn't happy. Her job is a grind, and money is always tight. Her boyfriend Stephon is the best part of life, but between his income as an artist and her commission-based paycheck, they are barely scraping by. When Zuri meets a sleek entrepreneur eager to pick her brain, she jumps at the chance to talk business with someone who has everything she wants. As he wines and dines her, Zuri starts moving in elite circles, and she faces a crossroads: Will she give up the stable, loving life she knows for one that glitters, but may not be gold?
Call Number: FIC Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
author A'zayler
Description: "Heir to the infamous DeLuca drug cartel fortune, Angel DeLuca walked away from it all for a normal life--until a wrenching betrayal shattered his belief in anything but saving his family's hard-won legacy. He's come back to lead the DeLuca empire--no matter the cost. But his most dangerous rival is the one woman whose fierce determination he can't resist. Emilia East grew up in the game--virtually a daughter to Angel's mother. In fact, she's been the one enforcing the cartel rules and expanding the business, so she's not about to step aside for someone who threw everything away. But when two rival cartels put a target on her back, going on the run with Angel is her only chance to survive. And his unexpected strength--and concealed passion--sparks a love Emilia can't get enough of. Now they have one last shot to save their empire ... and themselves."--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Aza
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Treasure Hernandez
Description: Donna and Kim Boon moved to Houston, Texas with their aunt Lisa when they were orphaned at ten years old. Lisa raised the girls as her own, showering them with everything a young woman could want. The girls have grown up into beautiful and privileged Houstonites and are two of the most eligible bachelorettes in the city, with more suitors than they know how to handle. Life seems perfect, but when Aunt Lisa is gunned down in cold blood, the girls discover a family secret that will change their lives forever.
Call Number: FIC Her
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Mary B. Morrison
Description: Between their rising careers and insatiable passion for each other, Xena Trinity and Memphis Brown seem to be perfect partners. Sure, they break up constantly, but their love and sexual chemistry is undeniable. Since their ultimate goal is to marry and start a family after Memphis fulfills his dreams, they believe they can one day have it all. Until Xena gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take her fashion brand from Savannah to New York City--just after track star Memphis clenches an Olympic spot. Never conceiving Xena could outshine him, Memphis crosses a new line: He looks elsewhere to fill the void of her abandonment and betrayal. Fed up with Memphis's shenanigans, Xena moves on to a new man who supports her dream of building her brand... until her heart makes her yearn once more for a life with her soulmate, Memphis.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
author Saundra
Description: When Penny and Isis get caught up in Secret's scheme to rob the wealthy by skimming their bank accounts, a new love drives Isis to leave the drama and life of crime behind her.
Call Number: FIC Sau
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Shelly Ellis
Description: "Derrick. Ricky. Jamal. One's responsible; one's still a player; one's upwardly-mobile. Sentenced to the Branch Avenue Boys' Youth Institute at twelve, they grabbed the chance for better futures. They stayed tight even when their lives diverged--but the times...they are a-changing. New deputy mayor Jamal is anti-corruption, which means severing ties with Ricky, now a "criminally-adjacent" businessman. But political power plays and unrequited love will lead Jamal to a lethal choice. Ricky doesn't mind running a front for DC's biggest drug dealer, but when he pursues a sexy customer at his strip club and discovers she's a cop, any wrong move could end Ricky's good times permanently. Now the Institute's new leader, Derrick is torn between his job and his fiancée, Melissa. But when a cute new instructor who supports him and his mission arrives, he wonders if he should leave Melissa behind, not the Institute. However, this dilemma is nothing compared to a problem brewing right under his nose, and the fallout will strike at the heart of the three friends' bond--and put more than their survival on the line." -- page [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Shaun Sinclair
Description: 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 capitalism." -Omar Tyree, New York Times bestselling author and creator of The American Disease ebook series "A bone-chilling tale that will keep the readers longing for more, while revaluating every choice they make." -NeNe Capri, author of The G Street Chronicles
Call Number: FIC ordered 062019
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Shelly Ellis
Description: "Success didn't come easy for three best friends from the streets. And now dangerous choices and reckless desire will push their bond to lethal limits."--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
author K'wan
Description: Bernadette "Bernie" Hunt prides herself on never settling. In school, she was always at the top of her class, and after graduating from Spellman with honors she landed a job at one of Atlanta's top marketing firms. She lives by her father's motto: "the best of everything, or nothing at all." Bernie excels in life, but love is another story. Being gorgeous, smart and from a well-to-do family, she has no shortage of high society suitors vying for her attention, but when measured against her father, none seem good enough. This changes when she meets Keith Davis, a hot shot lawyer recently hired at her father's firm. Keith is handsome, financially stable, and as skilled in the bedroom as he is in open court, with an infectious personality that draws people, including Bernie, to him. Being new to Atlanta from New Orleans, Keith's past is somewhat of a mystery, but that doesn't stop Bernie from falling head over heels for him. The day Keith gets down on one knee and proposes to Bernie is one of the happiest of her life. She has found a kindred soul who seems to bring everything to the table ... including a dark secret. When Keith is unexpectedly summoned back to New Orleans to attend the funeral of a relative killed under questionable circumstances, Bernie insists on being by his side. Their trip to the Big Easy will find the couple in the middle of a murder mystery that Keith has been reluctantly charged to solve. During the investigation into the slaying, secrets will be unearthed about Keith's past that cause Bernie to question everything she thought she knew about the man she's agreed to marry.--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Kwa
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Jamie (Romance writer) Pope
Description: "An unstable childhood and a bad marriage have left Nova unable to trust anyone--especially herself. She'd do anything for her young son, but feels she'll never be a good enough mother. She's got major talent as a stylist and makeup artist, but big-time success would mean leaving the safety of Martha's Vineyard and the only family she has left. Still, she needs to kick-start her life in a new direction. The last thing she needs is her childhood frenemy, Tanner Brennan, confusing her even more. An Ex-Army Ranger, Tanner was looking for peace and routine when he came back home to Martha's Vineyard. Scrapping with Nova reminds him of the hopeful boy he was, before secrets and guilt closed him off. But there's no way he can fight her raw vulnerability--or his longing to become part of her life. And as their all-too-fragile bond is threatened in ways they never expected, he and Nova have only one chance to finally come to terms with the past--and find the future in each other."-- Provided by publisher,
Call Number: LP FIC Pop
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Cydney Rax
Description: Thirty days into a marriage with a man she stole from his wife, Nicole is served with divorce papers, but she intends to avoid the situation by having her husband killed, but when someone beats her to the punch, she must deal with the ultimate betrayal.
Call Number: FIC Rax
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Aya (Novelist) De León
Description: "Fed up with her married Miami boyfriend, savvy Dulce has no problem stealing his drug-dealer stash and fleeing to her family in the Caribbean. But when she gets bored in rural Santo Domingo, she escapes on a sugar daddy adventure to Puerto Rico. Her new life is one endless party, until she's caught in Hurricane Maria--and witnesses the brutal collision of colonization and climate change, as well as the international vultures who plunder the tragedy for a financial killing, making shady use of relief funds to devastate the island even more. Broke, traumatized, and stranded, Dulce's only chance to get back to New York may be a sexy, crusading journalist who's been pursuing her. But is she hustling him or falling for him?"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC De L
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Camryn King
Description: After Kim, Jayda, and Harley's husbands are incarcerated by former prosecutor Hammond Grey, the three women plan the ultimate lethal payback.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Aya (Novelist) De León
Description: Sisters from Trinidad, Violet and Lily have never had much in common. Stunning Lily arrives undocumented in New York and makes her way as a stripper. But Harvard-educated Violet is this close to the perfect assimilated life, thanks to a prestigious job, and her rich bougie fiance. Until she aids a woman in trouble, and is mistaken for a notorious strip-club mogul's mistress. When she's wrongly accused of helping him embezzle millions, Violet loses everything. As Violet and Lily struggle to finally understand each other, they have only one shot to get justice for those who need it most.
Call Number: FIC De L
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Kiki Swinson
Description: Misty Heiress steals drugs from a pharmacy, just trying to help her cousin in constant pain, but the plan snowballs into dealing opioids and Misty and her cousin Jillian are in real trouble.
Call Number: FIC Swi
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Rebekah Frumkin
Description: A dazzling epic that follows two very different families in Cleveland across generations, beginning with their patriarchs. Scrappy, street smart drug dealer Reggie Marshall has never liked the simpering addict Leland Bloom-Mittwoch, which doesn't stop Leland from looking up to Reggie with puppy-esque devotion. But when a drug deal goes dramatically, tragically wrong and a suitcase (which may or may not contain a quarter of a million dollars) disappears, the two men and their families become hopelessly entangled.
Call Number: FIC Fru
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
Briana Cole
Description: "Kimera Davis finds comfort in dating married men. It's easier that way. Her needs are taken care of and she doesn't have to give more of herself than she wants to. No messy feelings involved. But when the man she's seeing poses an unexpected question, Kimera quickly realizes that she's not the only woman pulled in by his charm"--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC ordered 072519
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 7, 2019
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A Blade So Black
L. L. (Leatrice L.) McKinney, Lewis Carroll
YA FIC McK
King Reece
Shaun Sinclair
FIC ordered 062019
A Hustler's Queen
author Saundra
FIC Sau
Know Your Place
Shelly Ellis
FIC Ell
Animal: The Beginning
K'wan
FIC Kwa
Lawless
author K'wan
FIC Kwa
Blood Ties
Shaun Sinclair
FIC ordered 062019
Love Blooms [Large Print]
Jamie (Romance writer) Pope
LP FIC Pop
Collusion
De'nesha Diamond
FIC Dia
Revenge Of The Mistress
Cydney Rax
FIC Rax
Goodfellas
Carl Weber, Ty Marshall, Marlon P.S. White, Carl Weber, Ty. Love seldom Marshall
FIC Goo
Side Chick Nation
Aya (Novelist) De León
FIC De L
Greed
Victoria Christopher Murray
FIC Mur
Stiletto Justice
Camryn King
FIC Kin
Heart Of The Hustle
author A'zayler
FIC Aza
The Accidental Mistress
Aya (Novelist) De León
FIC De L
Houston
Treasure Hernandez
FIC Her
The Black Market
Kiki Swinson
FIC Swi
I Do Love You Still
Mary B. Morrison
FIC Mor
The Comedown : A Novel
Rebekah Frumkin
FIC Fru
If It Ain't About The Money
author Saundra
FIC Sau
The Wives We Play
Briana Cole
FIC ordered 072519
In These Streets
Shelly Ellis
FIC Ell