Urban Lit

Urban fiction, also known as Street lit, is a literary genre set in a city landscape; however, the genre is as much defined by the race and culture of its characters as the urban setting.

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Comment by Book Buzz on December 6, 2013 at 11:28am

Urban Fiction Novel Available For Review

Delectable Delight
By Kia Roberts
Publisher: Kia Roberts
ISBN: 978-1493711130
Published: November 2013
Pages: 206
Genre: Urban Fiction
Format Available For Review: PDF

Shaunte’ Stephens better known as “Delicious” was a hustler. She was young and beautiful. The men in Miami loved her. She was an exotic dancer but had a bigger dream of owning her own business. Shaunte’ had a master plan. She knew what she wanted out of life and she knew how to get it. She used every thirsty ass nigga that crossed her path to try to reach her goal. She tried to instill those same aspirations in her best friend, Tiffany. She didn’t get the big picture but Shaunte’ hoped that one day she would.

Shaunte’ prided herself in the fact that she never allowed herself to get caught up with any of her marks, that is until she met Barrington. He was a professional football player from Atlanta. He came in and swept her right off her feet. He also snatched her out of the strip club. Thanks to Barrington she was finally able to get her business started. With Barrington the skies were the limit. He treated her like a Queen and she enjoyed every minute of it.

In a short amount of time, her business, Delectable Delight became a huge success. Shaunte’ had clients all over the world. She was well known and highly respected. Unfortunately for her, with new success came new problems. Jealousy, envy and greed turned friends into enemies, lovers into foes, and eventually turned her life upside down. With the lies and deceit running rampant Shaunte’ didn’t know which way to turn. When everything was said and done, someone would end up paying the ultimate price.

For review copies please contact:

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Comment by Kish Knight on August 15, 2013 at 5:38am

Hi Michelle,

I am now the newest follower your blog. Mine is Kish Knight if you wouldn't mind following back. Also, how do I get a book review from you?  Let me know.

Thanks and have a great day!

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Comment by Ceet The Author on June 27, 2013 at 1:05pm


Beginning Wednesday, June 26th (6/26/13), “Mentality” by Ceet The Author will be available for free in Amazon’s Kindle Bookstore. “Mentality” is also available for Prime Members to borrow for free. The free giveaway only lasts five days so don’t forget to download your copy.


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Comment by Krystal Milton on January 24, 2013 at 2:30pm


 “You just don’t know the world girl. But you need to be wise to it or when you do step out ya parents house its gone mess you up.”

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Genese Bryson is a goody-two-shoes, bible reading, prayer reciting teen that has yet to leave the nest. One afternoon while begrudgingly performing her weekly chore of cleaning down the church she is mowed down by a half dead bloody and beaten man who is on the run from his attackers.

... As only a good christian would do she hides this man not knowing the havoc he would wreck on her calm peaceful life. After turning away the attackers and saying a brief prayer for the strangers safety she questions her decision on helping the bloody man when her attackers seem to be an ever present force in her life.

Who knew one prayer could cause so much trouble? Follow Genese as she sorts her thoughts, calculates her moves and wonders if the teachings she has learned her entire life will help as she follows the constitution of her actions that fateful night and finds herself becoming the protected instead of the protector.

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