Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Rona's Urban Fiction Picks

Rona, at the Spring Valley Library, is the one who knows her Urban Fiction. They're gritty, sexy and exciting, and she has them on tap! Each month, Rona suggests three tantalizing Urban Fiction titles.

Here are Rona's picks for the month:

Torn between two lovers
Carl Weber


One of Richmond, Virginia's hottest, most successful women, Loraine Farrow is finally putting the relationship drama behind her. There's nothing she wants more than to settle down with her husband, Leon, and focus on her marriage. Trouble is, her ex-lover, Michael, isn't about to let her go so easily.

But things aren't so simple with Leon either. He's dealing with painful issues from his childhood - and some of them are starting to surface in the bedroom. Leon's seeing a therapist, but what he's uncovering could destroy their marriage for good - unless Michael does it first.

The short time Michael spent with Loraine was the happiest he's ever known, and he's fired up about winning her back - until he discovers a secret Leon's been hiding. Now he's faced with a wrenching choice: either sacrifice what he wants most, or cause the woman he loves unbearable heartbreak.

Taking us on a passion-filled wild ride, here is a gripping novel of three indomitable people torn between love and lust, secrets and lies - and the momentous decisions they must ultimately make...


Tempted by Trouble
Eric Jerome Dickey


Dmytryk was a respectable man...once. College educated, happily married, a stable job at a car factory in Detroit. He's the king of the world with nowhere to go but up. But when a crippling recession annihilates the auto industry, Dmytryk and his wife Cora suddenly find themselves without jobs. And after two years of trying to live honestly, they begin to realize that honesty just doesn't pay the bills.

Afraid of losing her home and her marriage, Cora compromises her faith and makes some choices that she isn't proud of. And when a powerful and ruthless crime boss named Eddie Coyle gives them an opportunity to buy back their old lives, Cora urges Dmytryk to man up. All he has to do is join Eddie's crime ring and rob some banks: two minutes, in and out, nobody gets hurt. Torn between desperation and his moral integrity, Dmytryk gives in, but no sooner does he enter a life of crime than Cora abandons him, taking with her his dreams for a better life and disappearing without a trace.

Now, more determined than ever to get his life back on track, Dmytryk is only one bank job away from having enough money to leave Eddie Coyle and find Cora. But when the job goes dangerously wrong, he realizes yet again that destiny has another plan for him. Forced into seclusion with one of his partners - a dangerous and damaged woman with a plan of her own - Dmytryk wonders if he'll ever find his way back to his old life. And in the end, will he even want to?


I'm Still Wifey
Kiki Swinson


While Kira's husband Ricky is behind bars serving federal time, she clings onto the hope that one day she'll get a taste of sweet revenge for Russ - the nigga who played her! In the mix of all the drama, Kira unintentionally falls for a new 'hood rich cat who has it all. Money, good looks, and yes, a girl back home in Jersey! This time around Kira plans to play by a different set of rules!

Although, Ricky is locked down in a Virginia federal prison, it doesn't stop his reign of terror. He gets wind of everything that went down with Kira and gives her a life altering ultimatum. Nevertheless, Kira refuses to adhere to his demand and Ricky has no choice but to suit up his street team. The question is: How will it end this time?

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