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 George Cook on July 7, 2014 at 8:27pm

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Dante runs the biggest criminal operation in Newark NJ. One night one of his men Benny robs a rival gangs bar and all hell breaks lose. Sex , violence, lies, unveiling of secrets, and violence ensue as Dante tries to keep a gang war from killing everyone he knows and loves.

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Fathers House
By C. Edward Baldwin

When a young teen is fatally beaten in an abandoned schoolyard, assistant district attorney Ben Lovison is assigned the case of prosecuting the alleged perpetrator, a seventeen year old wannabe rapper and current resident of Lovison’s childhood home, Fathers House.

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Comment by Tiffany A. Flowers on February 1, 2014 at 11:46am

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Comment by Book Buzz on January 31, 2014 at 2:26pm

Urban Fiction Novel Available For Review

The Truth About Lies
Author: Travis D. Boothe
Publisher: Xlibris
ISBN: 978-1493149506
Published: December 2013
Pages: 206
Genre: Gay, Drama, African American

Very common, especially in the African-American community, is the possibility of a father having several children, which his primary family knows nothing of. This secret life potentially creates problems of incest when these children reach maturity and ignorantly engage in sexual activity with one another. This taboo topic is more common than one would think, and so far, only one writer has been brave enough to tackle it.

Love and Darvin have been friends long before either boy could walk. Living together in the slums of Murfreesboro, North Carolina, the two boys have shared everything for as long as they could remember, including the secret of their budding romance. However, the secrets that the adults in their respectful families may be hiding from them may be enough to break the boys’ bond forever.

For review copies contact:

Travis D. Boothe

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:

Kia Roberts

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