Saturday, January 9, 2010

Urban Fiction Blog - Feature Author January- Joy "Deja" King

Title: Bitch Reloaded Part 2
Author: Joy Deja King
Genre: Urban Fiction

The Urban fiction author for the month of January is Deja King. Deja King was born in Toledo, Ohio and raised in California, Maryland, North Carolina and New Jersey. Deja King represents a new breed of writers producing young, hip and sexy novels that introduce readers to street life in all its complexity.

Ms. King attended North Carolina Central University (NCCU) where she majored in Journalism. With unrelenting support from her mother, King continues to climb to great heights in pursuit of success. Deciding to transfer to Pace University in New York City to delve into more of what life had to offer, she continued to major in Journalism while simultaneously gaining the experience needed to make it in this fast-paced business world. (Retrieved 12/14/09, African American Literature Book Club)

B.I.T.C.H. - Babe in Total Control of Herself

Bitch Reloaded waste no time in giving us a flashback into what happens in the last book. Precious is fighting for her life as well as her unborn child’s life, but only one can survive. Precious had it all, but now she has lost her child and the love of her life, Rapper, Supreme. Will she be able to survive alone in this world without the two most important people in her life?
After she buries her husband and tries to resume a normal life, she experiences more challenges in trying to survive. Her one goal in life is to find and destroy former lover Nico Carter. The one person she knows who can help her find Nico is a former associate from her old neighborhood in Brooklyn. She develops a plan to offer anyone who knows the whereabouts of Nico Carter a million dollars. Of course the bait is taken and Precious meets with her neighborhood associate to seal the deal. They set up a meeting and after they arrive at the designated house, Precious becomes suspicious and once again, she must take matters into her own hands and kills before she is killed.

During the time that she is seeking to get revenge on Nico Carter, she meets Mike. Mike works for a record label and will do anything necessary to get his hands on Supremes’ unpublished music. He decides that the only way to get his hands on the music is to get Precious to sell him the rights to the music or to get her to fall in love with him. That way, once he marries her, he will have access to the unpublished music. Precious is unsure of what she should do and ask for help from another friend from her old neighborhood, Jamal.

Jamal is now Vice president of a record label and gives Precious advice on what she should do with her late husbands’ unpublished music. He gives her what she wants and tells her that Mike is very dangerous and that she should be careful in her dealings with him. Jamal in turn asks a favor of Precious. He is engaged and wants to make sure his fiancĂ©e is not cheating on him, so he asks Precious to befriend her and spy on her to see if she is indeed genuine. The two women start hanging out, but there is something about Nina that precious just can’t explain. They end up actually becoming really cool, but in the end, I was surprised at the connection Nina really has to precious. Jamal was a scapegoat for the bigger picture. Of course I will spoil things if I tell you what happens here, so happy reading.

After Precious enlists the help of Mike to help her get rid of a dead body, she is indebted to him in more ways than she realizes. Perhaps she should have listened to Jamal. She is on a journey to avenge her husband’s death and she will stop at nothing to seek revenge on anyone involved, including her suspicions of Mike. Are her suspicions valid, or has she met her match? Will there be a third book, or is this the end of Precious Cummings, aka B.I.T.C.H.?

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