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Money Power Respect
Money Power Respect
by Erick S. Gray
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.89

3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as his other books, 22 Oct 2008
This review is from: Money Power Respect (Paperback)
After reading Ghetto Heaven and It's like Candy, I thought this book would be just as excellent, but unfortunately it was not. Not terrible, just not as good. My advice try these two books first.

The story follows Ricky, who is a young kid who wants a name on the street. After doing time in prison, Ricky tries to do good and leave the streets alone, but the streets keep calling him. It's back to old ways, and the same people that forgot about him the whole time he was locked up. The truth really comes out when Ricky finds out that snitching is all around him and the real reason he was sent to prison...

After prison Ricky finally has it all. Everything he wished for: money, power and respect. This comes at a heavy price, this being a so-called long time friend called Kinko, who death and danger surrounds. Ricky now has to choose...money or his life.


Dutch II. Angel's Revenge (Dutch Trilogy)
Dutch II. Angel's Revenge (Dutch Trilogy)
by Teri Woods
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a cliffhanger!, 18 Sep 2008
Excellent read.

Picks up from Dutch, which is part one to this story. The infamous, all time gangster by the name of Dutch is presumed dead- but is he? That is the question that is on everyone's lips. After such an expolsive ending from the first book, part two deals with the aftermath following Dutch's presumed demise. The streets are calling, and people are hungry for money- especially Dutch's money. Everyone wants the title and to pick up where he left off, including his main man/woman known as the lethal ride or die chick Angel. Angel wants revenge as well as money. Being in prison has not stop her street savy and her ability to get money the best way she knows how... however other people have other ideas on how to lock down the streets of new york which doesn't necessarily match Angel's. So what do you do? You declare war- and thats what Angel does...but things come to a head when she has to declare war on loved ones....It gets difficult to know whom to trust..enemies as friends...friends as enemies...

Such a good book and well written. The ending is just something you don't expect. I really hope there is a part 3!

A must read- make sure you read the first novel/book.


Dutch: The First of a Trilogy (Dutch Trilogy)
Dutch: The First of a Trilogy (Dutch Trilogy)
by Teri Woods
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not better than Teri Wood's other novel- 'True to the Game', 6 Sep 2008
I must say Teri Woods is a good writer and I was sold with the first novel I read of hers: 'True to the game.' This one was not as impressive, but nonetheless I was intrigued.

The story follows Dutch- a young notorious drugs lord, who stands trial finally for all the blood shed that he has caused. All the prosecutors think they have the verdict in their hands- but, like many before who has tried to take him down- Dutch always has a trick up his sleeve...

The reader is invited in this US courtroom drama, to relieve history, memories and bare witness of how Dutch's empire all started...From page one you are encouraged to expect the unexpected.

I hear there is a part two to this so that is next on my agenda...


Nora's Hair Salon [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Nora's Hair Salon [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Jenifer Lewis

3.0 out of 5 stars OK- A replica of Barbershop, Beautyshop and The Salon, 4 Sep 2008
I liked this movie, although as noted previously it is very similiar to movies like Barbershop etc. More or less the same storyline. However it is just as funny, the way it gives you the drama of the various lives of hairstylists!

A good movie for a boring Sunday afternoon/evening.


She's Got Issues
She's Got Issues
by Stephanie Johnson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.19

3.0 out of 5 stars a quick easy read- OK, 1 Sep 2008
This review is from: She's Got Issues (Paperback)
I must say this review maybe a bit bias- I mean when you have read 'one woman's revenge on the other woman' or 'a woman scorned' novel- you've read them all!

But never the less it was an OK read.

We have Aliette and Sinclair- total opposites - but connected nonethelss through lust. Aliette is that tramp that has it all- from a doting fiance, nice house, to even other women's men eating out of the palm of her hand- and she still wants more! However she takes it too far when she sleeps with Sinclair's husband and gets caught. Sinclair befriends Aliette in order to execute her plot for revenge. Not known to Aliette as 'the wife' they quickly becomes friends, or so Aliette thinks...

When the two finally collide and Sinclair's plan for revenge unfolds...hell hath no fury like a woman scorned....


Love Come Down [DVD] [2000] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Love Come Down [DVD] [2000] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Larenz Tate
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: 3.71

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Likeable movie, 1 Sep 2008
I liked this movie, as it reminded me of Jason's Lyric and a little of Love Jones.

The film revolves around two brothers who have grown up under some terrible circumstances. Their mother is in prison, for supposedly killing her violent husband. One brother (Larenz Tate) seems to keep losing the battle through drugs and the other brother, is scared to love and sees women as only he knows how- just for sex. Through it all the brothers try and stick together no matter what. In walks Deborah Cox who is everything that Larenz Tate wants- but is she gold or just golden?

Its really a movie that is about soul searching, love, family, and surviving against the odds- basically everyone has their issues- its how they deal with it that makes them who they are...

An OK movie. Makes you think.


Twisted
Twisted
by Brown
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.75

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definately lives up to its title, 1 Aug 2008
This review is from: Twisted (Paperback)
I read 'White Lines' by this author and just had to try more of her novels. However this was not as good as White Lines but a good read nonetheless.

The story centres around Celeste, her married drug- dealing lover Rah-lo and his childhood friend Ishmael, who is secretly in love with Celeste. Growing up on the mean streets of New York- everything is a hustle and you basically need to know who has your back...but loyalty can wear thin when love, sex and relationships get involved. Especially if that love interest happens to be your lifelong friend's mistress. All three characters are tested in this novel, and the author writes a twisted tale of lies and deceit. All characters are running from something, looking for something, but they end up back where they started. However, the end means a deadly cost for the choices they make. People want revenge, haters are everywhere and things can get very twisted.......


Married to the Game
Married to the Game
by Chunichi
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.72

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Part two of 'A Gangster's Girl' - good sequel, 12 Jun 2008
This review is from: Married to the Game (Paperback)
So Ceazia is back and with even more drama! For anyone who enjoyed the first instalment of Ceazia's life ('A Gangster's Girl), you'll definately enjoy this one.

Ceazia tries to put her past behind her in this book and move on. Ceazia's accustomed to a life of luxury and plans to keep it that way. However she finds leaving 'the game' behind a much more harder task. Her past is what made her and is what has come back to haunt her. Trying to forget that you did time for a crime you didn't commit and are betrayed by the love of your life and then having to commit murder, can be difficult. Unbeknown to her, her murder victim's brother is on the prowl to get revenge on her and there are other snakes in the grass. A tangled web of deceit, lies and murder awaits Ceazia. Unpredictable twists and events emerge that show everyone is playing 'the game.' More importantly, everyone is playing by their own rules. Survival of the fittest- if you can't play the game, you'll simply be stepped on. Ceazia learns this and plays her position to the fullest!


Nappily Ever After
Nappily Ever After
by Trisha R. Thomas
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.17

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK- started off slow, but good once you get into it, 31 May 2008
This review is from: Nappily Ever After (Paperback)
The book revolves around Venus- a head strong woman with goals in life. The only problem is her 'scared to commit' boyfriend, who is messing up her plans. Marriage plans that is. Having stood by him and supported him through medical school, Venus feels she is owed more. This being a ring on her finger and a wedding date. Knowing this expectation Clint, her boyfriend runs a mile when Venus gives him an ultimatum. This leaves Venus to question herself and what she wants in life. Decisions need to be made, and in her quest to be made free from the woes that is her life- she decides to cut her hair. Although not everyone is impressed with her "new" look. In fact since her hair cut things change, and her life learning lessons seem to begin...

I liked this book- it was light, heart-felt, a nice easy read- however you have to keep at it as it is slow to begin with. There are some twists in the story, and some events that you just don't see coming.

However like the first review, it could have been a bit better- nonetheless it was definately food for thought, and I am still going to check out the next instalments and sequels, (i.e. Would I lie to you, Nappliy married, Nappily Faithful).


The Glamorous Life
The Glamorous Life
by Nikki Turner
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.16

4.0 out of 5 stars Another good book by Nikki Turner!, 20 May 2008
This review is from: The Glamorous Life (Paperback)
Like Turner's other novels this one had me hooked.

Meet Bambi, a self-made, business, money-making female hustler. Add to this revenge on the men who played her or crossed her, makes for Bambi's speciality. The story follows the trials and tribulations that is Bambi's life. From a crazy ex to a goldigging mother who will not tell her who her father is. At the end of it all she just wants a normal life, but one that can afford her all the power and glamour she is used to. But what she basically finds out is that paybacks a........


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