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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.


author Zane
Description: Zoe Reynard's perfect life--marriage to her childhood sweetheart, a thriving business, and three wonderful children--begins to unravel as she begins to lose control, fails to get her husband to open up to her sexually, and embarks on three extramarital affairs.
Call Number: FIC Zan
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2018
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
Deja King
Call Number: FIC ordered 110118
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 7, 2018
De'nesha Diamond
Description: When elite escort Abrianna Parker is framed for murder, she must evade the police, government agencies, and a lethal third party in order to clear her name, relying on a sexy ex-con to help her expose a web of corruption.
Call Number: FIC Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Kiki Swinson, Saundra
Description: In Stay Scheming by Kiki Swinson, Karlie is running from a bounty on her head. With her lover and friends gone, she's forced to take refuge with her cold-hearted grandmother. But with enemies closing in, Karlie's last chance to flip a killer script is ticking down to zero. In Who Can You Trust by Saundra, struggling bank teller Porsha has no time for Cinderella fantasies. But her new boyfriend, Game, is smart, seductive - and sure-thing successful. So why not work his rock-solid plan to steal from her bank? All she's got to lose is more than she can possibly imagine.
Call Number: FIC Dir
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Zaire Crown
Description: At thirty-seven, Tuesday is eager for a better way of life. That means getting out of the game her gentleman's club has been fronting. Her all-female "business" team has made a fortune using the club to attract, seduce - and rob - wealthy men. But in addition to being squeezed by a corrupt cop, an unfortunate incident has put Tuesday deep in debt to a ruthless gun dealer and is creating dangerous dissent behind-the-scenes.
Call Number: FIC Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2018
Keisha Ervin
Description: Unique tries to leave a life of robbing men and hustling cars behind for the man she loves.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110118
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 7, 2018
author Saundra
Description: For Isis, Secret, and Penny, the good times just keep getting better. As "managers" of Miami's hottest custom car shop, they're moving vast kilos of product faster than their scammer boss, Kirk, can pimp out rides--and living la vida luxurious. So they've got things under control when Secret and Penny's alcoholic mother shows up needing help. And when Isis' one-time love, Bobbi, begs for another chance--complete with a huge payoff--she's got his loot on lock and temptation at arm's length. But fast money brings ever more lethal problems. Penny falls into a vicious spiral of addiction no amount of cold hard cash can break. As Secret and Isis struggle to save her, a vengeful enemy goes hard after Kirk and the business, putting all three friends in the crosshairs. And as they fight to save what they've built, staying alive means risking unthinkable options--and betrayal no friendship can forgive.
Call Number: FIC Sau
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2018
William Kowalski
Description: Sixteen-year-old Rasheed is smart, tough and a survivor. In his neighborhood, he has to be. The streets are run by a gang called the E Street Locals, and they've been trying to jump him in since he was a child. So far, he's managed to escape their clutches. But the gang is not his only problem. Rasheed's sister, Daneeka, was paralyzed in a drive-by shooting, and now she's confined to a wheelchair, mentally frozen at the age of nine. His mother is an addict. His father hasn't been heard from in years. High school is no safer than the streets, so Rasheed seeks solace at the local university campus. There he meets a young woman named Lanaia who takes an interest in him. He also bumps up against a police officer who he thinks at first is hassling him just because he's black. But eventually Rasheed realizes that the officer is only pushing him to become a better person. Though he can't escape his home life, or the gang, as easily as he'd like, Rasheed does learn some valuable lessons in his struggles: you and you alone are accountable for the decisions you make in life; even though the world is not a fair place, you can still accomplish whatever you set your mind to; and we all become stronger when we admit we need someone to lean on.
Call Number: ER FIC Kow
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Danielle Santiago
Call Number: LP FIC San
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Sep 27, 2018
Victoria Christopher Murray
Description: "Tiffanie has lived a sheltered life in a very strict household with her pastor-grandfather and grandmother in Washington, DC. But when she meets Damon King, she falls for the successful entertainment business man despite his history as a drug dealer. Everyone sees nothing but the brightest future for the couple--but there's one person who wants to destroy them. Trey Johnson is Damon's childhood best friend with whom he built quite a successful drug business. But when the game got hot and Damon decided to leave, Trey stayed and continued to sell drugs, until he was arrested and spent seven years in prison. But now he's out and able to attend the wedding. While Damon is thrilled to have Trey back and hopes to bring his best friend into his business, Trey has other plans. He blames Damon for his demise and plans to ruin him, even if that means bringing Tiffanie down as well. Trey is sure he will succeed, but he doesn't know that there will be deadly consequences. And at the end, there will only be one man standing.."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Shelly Ellis
Description: Evan Murdoch is caught between two feuding women, and he's got a secret that could send him to jail for a long time. Terrence Murdoch is recovering from a car accident, and his relationship with his journalist girlfriend may not survive.
Call Number: FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
1985- Ashley Antoinette
Description: "Bleu Montclair knew as a young girl that she would one day escape the hard, unrelenting streets of Flint, Michigan, and when her desperate prayers are answered in the form of a scholarship to UCLA, Bleu knows she's struck gold. But soon after arriving, all her beautiful, bright dreams begin to fall apart. Endless temptations abound in the form of cars, clothes, booze, drugs, and Bleu cannot keep up"--Page 4 of cover.
Call Number: FIC Ash
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2018
Carl Weber, Stephanie Covington
Description: Niles has just returned from eight years of serving his country as a Special Forces sniper. He's looking forward to a consulting job with Dynamic Defense and spending time with his family, including his bi-polar mother, Lorna, and his hard-drinking uncle, Willie. What Niles doesn't know is that Dynamic Defense is actually a CIA front. He's not interested in joining them, but they won't take no for an answer.
Call Number: FIC Web
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Tyrone Bentley
Description: "With a drug addict mother and a drug lord father, Aphtan learns how to fend for herself at an early age. Being the princess of an empire has its perks--until her father gets arrested. From stealing clothes and food to committing fraud, Aphtan does what she has to do to take care of her mother and herself. But when her schemes prove problematic, she turns to a new hustle: dancing at Pearl Tongue, the most notorious strip club in Texas . For Aphtan, the job's fast money means security. Addicted to the cash, she promises herself she'll never stop--until her new man, Scooter, makes her. In love, Aphtan trades in the pole for the life of a housewife. But nothing lasts forever and Scooter's past ultimately catches up with them--bringing secrets to the surface that destroy their relationship. Devastated, Aphtan needs a shoulder to cry on--and it belongs to Scooter's brother, Cole. Now, between betrayal, lies, murder, and a robbery that may force her to leave town for good, Aphtan's heart--and her life--are on the line." --back cover.
Call Number: FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Allison Hobbs
Description: In a society obsessed with fame and image, celebrity chef Cori Brown and her former NFL star husband Maverick are another power couple. When the media darling, Cori, finds herself embroiled in a sex scandal, she fears her loyal fans and tabloids will viciously turn on her. Even her pro football player husband isn't safe, and Maverick may be dragged through the mud along with her.
Call Number: FIC Hob
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Relentless Aaron
Description: Reginald “Push” Jackson was a good kid from Harlem. He never meant to do anyone any harm. His parents raised him better than that. But then they were murdered and he was left on his own. And that’s when the real trouble began. Street fights. Guns. Drugs. Push fought his way through the back alleys to become one of Harlem’s most powerful players. He made a name for himself for being tough. The law caught up with him, and he landed himself in a federal penitentiary. Fifteen years later, Push has paid his dues. Though he planned to leave the thug life behind once he got out of prison, he suddenly finds himself back in the game. But this time there are new players, and the rules are more dangerous—and deadly—than ever."--Excerpted from summary on book.
Call Number: FIC Rel
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
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: Oct 4, 2017
Kimberla Lawson Roby
Description: "Raven Black is bouncing back after her very public divorce from Dillon. He's done everything he can to discredit her, but she's learned from her mistakes and him. In fact, she's become her ex-husband in more ways than one and is slowly but surely leading those connected to her down a terrible path of destruction. Playing with the lives of innocent people has dire consequences, the kind that Raven won't see coming"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LP FIC Rob
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
Tracy Brown
Description: A novel of four friends, their dangerous loves, the fatal betrayal, the unforgiving consequences, and the bittersweet redemption that awaits them.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2018
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: May 23, 2018
Nikki Turner
Description: Meet the Banks sisters--Simone, Bunny, Tallhya, and Ginger. The four beauties are living under the same roof, but they can't stand each other. Their only common denominator is their loving grandmother, Me-Ma. When she's not at work trying to make ends meet, she's home with her girls, trying to keep them from killing each other. Tragedy strikes when Me-Ma has a fatal heart attack. The sisters are shocked to find that she left the house and all her money to the church. Now the pastor wants them out. To make matters worse, Bunny already owes over a hundred thousand dollars to a very dangerous man. How can four broke women come up with enough money to save the family's home--and save Bunny's life?
Call Number: FIC Tur
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2018
Aya De León
Description: After enduring brutal treatment as a sex worker, Tyesha becomes the director of a woman's health clinic and takes on mob bosses and strip club owners to stop women from being pressured into sex work.
Call Number: FIC DeL
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2017
1985- Ashley, JaQuavis
Description: When Carter Diamon, the leader of The Cartel, which controls eighty percent of the cocaine industry, dies, his illegitimate son, Carter Jones, takes his place and starts sleeping with the enemy--Miamor, the leader of The Murder Mamas, who wants to take down The Cartel.
Call Number: FIC Ash
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2018
Sister Souljah
Description: After a black drug dealer goes to jail in Brooklyn, his ruthless 17-year-old daughter takes over his empire. A look at the mores and manners of the black underclass.
Call Number: FIC Sou
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2018
JaQuavis
Description: Nautica was raised by the streets and forced to grow up quick. The allure of the fast life pulled her into a world of scandal, schemes, and hustling. When Nautica comes upon a big scam and her biggest payday ever, she decides to move to the East Coast in search of a new beginning. What she thought was to be a new start turns out to be a nightmare.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110118
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 7, 2018
Wahida Clark
Description: "She's the star sales associate of a profitable Atlanta "advertising" firm, WMM. And no amount of paper can keep her safe from a ruthless FBI agent who's determined to take down the shady company she works for. Now Nina's vicious, greedy boss Rinaldo is defying the feds and endangering everyone to rack up several last scores. Her conniving ex-partner Akil is playing Nina against WMM and the mob to get his hands on the company's multimillion-dollar stash. And sexy undercover cop Rick is proving to be one danger Nina can't figure out-or get enough of"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2018
Angie Thomas
Description: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2018
Omar Tyree
Call Number: FIC Tyr
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2018
author JaQuavis
Description: "A street thriller of kidnapping, murder, trickery, and love that will have you at the edge of your seat. After 7 years of prison, multi-millionaire drug mogul Kane Garrett is back on the streets. But instead of diving back into the drug game, he's teaching a college class, infusing business principles with his signature ruthless edge he developed in the streets. When a student--and heavy heroin dealer--named Basil catches Kane's eye, Kane takes him on as a and together, they build the biggest, smartest drug trafficking business the state has ever seen. But when Basil meets Moriah, Kane's only daughter, lines get crossed and their dominant business union becomes a deadly rivalry. Welcome to a world where the kings meet their end and no one stays at the top for long. The crown always lies heavy on he who commands the streets--and Kane and Basil will fight to claim their rule, before power is toppled again, in The Streets Have No King by New York Times bestselling author JaQuavis Coleman"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC ordered 110118
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 7, 2018
Teri Woods
Description: Gena, a street-smart Philadelphian, finds her life turned upside down by a whirlwind romance with Quadir, a wealthy man who can give her whatever she wants but whose connections with a powerful drug cartel could threaten both their lives.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Sep 27, 2018
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Addicted
author Zane
FIC Zan
Push
Relentless Aaron
FIC Rel
Animal: The Beginning
K'wan
FIC Kwa
Revenge Of The Mistress
Cydney Rax
FIC Rax
Bitch: The Beginning
Deja King
FIC ordered 110118
Sin Of A Woman [Large Print]
Kimberla Lawson Roby
LP FIC Rob
Conspiracy
De'nesha Diamond
FIC Dia
Snapped
Tracy Brown
FIC Bro
Dirty Tricks
Kiki Swinson, Saundra
FIC Dir
Stiletto Justice
Camryn King
FIC Kin
Games Women Play
Zaire Crown
FIC Cro
The Banks Sisters
Nikki Turner
FIC Tur
Hold U Down
Keisha Ervin
FIC ordered 110118
The Boss
Aya De León
FIC DeL
Hustle Hard
author Saundra
FIC Sau
The Cartel
1985- Ashley, JaQuavis
FIC Ash
Jumped In
William Kowalski
ER FIC Kow
The Coldest Winter Ever
Sister Souljah
FIC Sou
Little Ghetto Girl [Large Print]
Danielle Santiago
LP FIC San
The Dopeman's Wife: Part 1 Of The Dopeman's Trilogy
JaQuavis
FIC ordered 110118
Lust
Victoria Christopher Murray
FIC Mur
The Golden Hustla
Wahida Clark
FIC Cla
Lust & Loyalty: A Chesterton Scandal Novel
Shelly Ellis
FIC Ell
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas
YA FIC Tho
Luxe
1985- Ashley Antoinette
FIC Ash
The Last Street Novel
Omar Tyree
FIC Tyr
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Carl Weber, Stephanie Covington
FIC Web
The Streets Have No King
author JaQuavis
FIC ordered 110118
Pearl Tongue: A Dallas Diamonds Novel
Tyrone Bentley
FIC Ben
True To The Game [E-book]
Teri Woods
Power Couple
Allison Hobbs
FIC Hob