The explosive start to an epic urban trilogy from New York Times bestselling author JaQuavis Coleman
Once the streets pull you in, they own you. Or at least that's the way it's been for Nautica. Growing up in the hood, all she's ever known is the fast life—fast money illicitly made through scandals and relentless scheming. But when a big scam nearly finishes her off, she decides she wants more out of life than the "hustle" and tries to make a new life for herself on the East Coast. It isn't long though before she falls in with Manny, a drug kingpin who sweeps her off her feet. He promises to marry her and make her "Queen of the Street." Then everything falls apart. As their relationship unravels, both of their dark secrets are uncovered, pitting them against each other in this exciting tale of love and deception.
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“Coleman, of the writing duo Ashley JaQuavis, strikes out on his own by opening his story with a hard punch to the gut. There’s something to be said for an author bold enough to off a main character on the second page…Marked by authentic street slang and up-to-the-minute hip-hop name-dropping, this hood tale’s Romeo and Juliet theme will keep readers turning pages long into the night.”
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About JaQuavis Coleman
JaQuavis Coleman, the New York Times bestselling author of the Dopeman’s Trilogy, first burst onto the scene at the age of eighteen and quickly became a nationwide literary phenomenon. He and his wife, Ashley Antoinette, have coauthored numerous “street fiction” classics. With the birth of the Cartel series, the “Ashley & JaQuavis” brand took off. In 2013 twenty-seven-year-old Coleman was honored by Ebony magazine as being one of the top one hundred most influential African Americans.
About Nicole Small
Nicole Small (a.k.a. Shayna Small) is an actress/singer born and raised in Chicago. In the middle of her freshman year of high school she relocated to Baltimore to attend a performing arts school. She holds a BFA in drama at the Juilliard School. Her theater credits include Hurt Village and The Threepenny Opera.