Urban Fiction

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Street Lit Discussion Group

This popular street lit discussion group meets monthly at the Powell Branch Library to talk about current and popular titles in contemporary urban fiction.

Pick up a copy of the current title at Powell Branch Library. Refreshments.

Current Titles: Spring 2014

Biker Chick - March 25, 2014 by Dakota KnightBiker Chick - March 25, 2014  
Knight, Dakota
2007
Crystal Sells is a biker chick, not one of those honeys who hang on the back of a motorcycle with their arms around some random man. The self-proclaimed “baddest bitch on two wheels” likes to ride alone on what she calls her "steel."Crystal hustles knock-off designer purses and bootleg DVDs to make ends meet, until she meets Ray Jackson of the Phantom Cruz, a local motorcycle gang, and begins living the life of a wifey. When their sweet life goes sour, Crystal is forced from their home and finds herself working at a gentleman's club. Never one to let a bad situation keep her down, she comes up with a grand idea to market the dancers at the club. Before she knows it, she has turned one of her best friends, Lala, into an exotic dancing superstar; but the way Lala repays her catches Crystal off guard, and Crystal finds herself seeking revenge with the intent to end someone's life. Biker Chick gives new definition to a "ride or die chick."
Fly Betty - May 27, 2014 by Treasure BlueFly Betty - May 27, 2014  
Blue, Treasure
2013
Harlem-bred literary giant Treasure Blue serves up Fly Betty, the third installment in the acclaimed Harlem Girl Lost series. In the multibillion-dollar entertainment industry, there is a secret society of women that few are privy to. These women all vie for one thing: the opportunity to live a lavish lifestyle by snagging a famous young millionaire. Betty Blaise, or Fly Betty to those who truly know her, was not in it to be a wife or even the baby momma of a wealthy public figure-she had her sights set much higher. While most of these women use sex as their weapon of choice, Betty, a senior majoring in psychology, has developed a weapon much more powerful. Up to now Betty has lived her life according to her own strict rules and standards, refusing to compromise for anyone, even if it means shielding herself from true love. But when she encounters a man she would never have anticipated falling for, these rules are put to the test. And when the tools she used so effectively against wealthy men begin to turn against her, deadly consequences are sure to follow.
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