DJGBC “Books Of The Month” July 2013

little bad girls 3Little Bad Girls 3 By Treasure Blue

After receiving news that rocked her world, seventeen-year-old Chantel Turner’s hardships have only just begun. Now she must go to extremes to protect her twelve-year-old sister—the only family she has left—from the very person who began her nightmare. After Chantel teams up with her friend Precious, they use their minds, bodies, and fury to right the wrongs and serve the only justice fit for the crime—death!

The Lacn phillipsst Kings By C.N. Phillips

In the city of Detroit, all it takes is one bullet to end a life and one dollar to start another. Enticed by the world of drugs and fast money, Sadie is lured into the life of a hustler. Accompanied by her best friend Mocha, she begins her climb to the top and soon becomes the head of the biggest underground cartel in the state. They streets label them The Last Kings and they seem unstoppable, but when her past of secrets and lies come back to haunt her, betrayal threatens to rip The Last Kings apart.

purple reignPurple Reign” By K’Wan

Don B is the owner and headliner of a successful, yet notorious, record label called “Big Dawg Entertainment” where all it’s stars seem to meet with unfortunate ends under  mysterious circumstances. Don B made his fortune off music and his name from the trail of broken lives he’s left in his wake. He is a
predator in every sense of the word. Don B’s wealth and power make him believe
he’s untouchable, but all this changes during a business trip to Miami and a chance meeting with a stranger who calls herself Reign. She is cold, cunning and beautiful…a perfect match for the self proclaimed Don of Harlem. He is
determined to have her for his own at all costs, but soon finds that the price to be with Reign is a steep one, even for a man as wealthy as Don B. In his pursuit of Reign Don B finds himself caught up in twisted plot of sex, secrets and murder, where the predator now finds himself the prey.

meek mills“Tony Story” By Meek Mills

Tony and Ty had big dreams of getting rich. Although they grew up like brothers, once money and envy entered the equation, greed took over and loyalty went out the door.

After a deadly shooting, the streets of Philly were in an uproar and the lives of many people revolved around revenge. Gold digger Kee capitalized on the built-up tension; but before she could really enjoy the fruits of her labor, she was thrust into the middle of a street war with the cost being her life.

Trust was not an option and revenge was the only thing anyone had in common. Paulie wanted revenge for his cousin; LB wanted revenge for his brother. They both had blood in their eyes and murder in mind; names were called while gunners lurked in the shadows. It became bigger than the almighty dollar and no one was safe. Philly won’t be the same after you’re a witness to Tony Story.

first comes loveFirst Comes Love Then Comes Murder” By Reign

Juliette (Jewels) Madison is on trial for the brutal murder of her husband Marcel Madison. Whether or not she killed him is not the question, because she was found soaked in his blood. What her high profile defense team must prove is that she acted in self defense. But as the case unravels and her raunchy, violent and greedy lifestyle is exposed, Jewels doubts if she’ll ever see the light of day again. To make matters worse, she desperately tries to prevent her dirtiest marriage secrets from being exposed. First Comes Love, Then Comes Murder has all the raw, explicit and jaw dropping gore that fans have come to expect from Reign. Read at your own risk.

the secret“The Secret She Kept” By ReShonda Tate Billingsley

How far will you go to save someone you love and trust when they’ve kept a dangerous secret for years? That’s the question facing Lance Kingston, a successful Houston magazine executive whose recent marriage to beautiful, high-powered attorney Tia Jiles seemed to promise a bright future for both of them. But under the surface, a fierce and frightening storm was brewing. That’s because Tia never revealed to Lance what she and her family have known since Tia was seventeen—she has an illness that takes over her mind, transforming her into a raging, violent woman hell-bent on destruction. Bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia. Or crazy, as Lance’s grandmother continually reminds him. “Crazy leaves clues,” she told him point-blank, and perhaps Lance should have listened. Tia’s mother tries to pray the problem away . . . and Tia’s doctors can’t help her if she won’t do what they advise. Now there’s more than their marriage and Tia’s survival at stake: Tia is pregnant, and Lance will stop at nothing to keep his troubled wife and unborn daughter safe. But at what price?

reverand“Manology: Secrets Of You Mans Mind Revealed” By Rev Run of Run DMC and Tyrese Gibson

Tyrese and Rev are unlikely best friends—Rev is married with six kids and Tyrese is a single dad still hesitant to settle down. But after an unexpected disagreement in which Rev insisted that marriage is forever, and Tyrese pushed that you could bail when the sex went bad, the two decided not just to agree to disagree but to team up and open their debate to a larger audience. Even though they’re at different points in their journeys, both have clear insights on what it takes to make a relationship work and what can sink it instantly.

Manology is a guide to regaining your relationship confidence and weeding out the cheaters, MANipulators, and pimps from the good men. Just follow Tyrese and Rev’s advice and finally understand the reasons behind your man’s actions. Some men’s behavior can’t be changed, but it’s better to face the truth. No matter how painful or distressing that truth might be, if you know it, you can confront it and move past it. Tyrese and Rev acknowledge that it can be difficult for men to open up, but they present real strategies for men and women to have honest and open discussions about relationship expectations.

With Rev’s hard-earned knowledge on what it takes to make a marriage work, and Tyrese’s sometimes uncomfortable but always straight talk on the single man’s mind-set, Manology is your one true source of knowledge to help you take control of your love life and truly understand your man.

kimberlaA HOUSE DIVIDED BY Kimberla Lawson Roby

Life is close to perfect for the Reverend Curtis Black and his wife, Charlotte–except their son Matthew and his girlfriend, Racquel, are about to become parents at the tender age of eighteen. Even though Curtis and Charlotte wish Matthew could focus on Harvard instead of fatherhood, they are determined to welcome their new grandson with open arms. But for Charlotte, welcoming her future in-laws is another story. Try as she might, Charlotte can’t stand Racquel’s mother, Vanessa–and the feeling appears to be mutual.

When the tension between Charlotte and Vanessa finally erupts, the stress sends an already-fragile Racquel into early labor. Everyone is quick to blame Charlotte, including Matthew and Curtis. That her own husband would side with someone else infuriates Charlotte and strains the relationship they’ve only recently been able to repair. Her one ally is Racquel’s father, but that brings problems of its own.

While Charlotte schemes against Vanessa, Curtis is consumed with his own concerns about Deliverance Outreach. A mysterious figure from his past has been sending Curtis cryptic messages threatening to take away Curtis’s coveted position as senior pastor and destroy everything he has worked so hard for. But who could hate Curtis that much? And how can he fight an enemy he can’t even name?

Times of trouble are descending upon the Black family in more ways than one. Will they be able to overcome their challenges and stand together against someone who could take it all away? Or is the Black family finally out of miracles?

no no 4“The Ultimate No No 4” By Tamika Newhouse

Nitrah Hill was finally happy, that was until she got the call that a former friend was found murdered in her hometown. Forced to return to Fort Worth she is faced with her lives past secrets, regrets, and mistakes. Leaning on her friend Jazzaray for strength they both are faced with the ultimate betrayal that suddenly starts to make everything fall into place. When Dahlia returns to town she comes to blows with her own demons. When her former love is thrown back into her life she must face the fact that her mistakes that ruined everyone s lives must be made right. That means; she must take destiny into her own hands, including facing her friends murderer.

pussyThe Pussy Trap 3 By Nene Capri

Fear, Grief and pain . . . the perfect mixture for the deadly cocktail that drives KoKo head first into danger as she tries to hold onto her throne. Betrayal, distrust and a struggle for power almost destroys all that she has built. Kayson is back on the scene and refuses to bow to anyone. The power is up for grabs and there are many hands in the pot. There s a boss that will live to the end, but who will succumb to The Pussy Trap’s Death by Temptation?

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DJ Gatsby Book Club” 2012 URBAN LITERARY AWARDS WINNERS

URBAN LIT AWARDS 2012 For The second straight year DJ Gatsby Book Club presents their Urban Literary Awards. While we would have liked to have had an extravagant awards show at a location in New York City we opted to announce the “Award Winners” during the Official Launch Party For “The Talk Show with DJ Gatsby & Kitty Jones” at the 901 Restaurant & in Washington,DC.

*WINNER – BEST BOOK COVER DESIGN

SHAMEEK SPEIGHT – “THE PLEASURE OF PAIN 2”

shameek pain book coverShameek A. Speight was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. His writing journey began as a way to escape the madness and mayhem that had become his life. He shares his true life experiences with his readers giving them a taste of his struggle. His stories are so profound that they will genuinely touch your heart and soul.   Shameek A. Speight is the  National Bestselling author of A Child of A CrackHead 1,2, and 3…  The pleasure of pain 1 and 2 is the highest selling book on Amazon. more great novels by Shameek  are The S.N. Killer and BORNBANGERS. To learn more about Shameek Novels, visit his Face Book page Shameek A Speight. and joining his reading group #TEAMTRUEGLORY. trueglory123@groups.facebook..com

*WINNER – BEST NEW AUTHOR

MONICA MATHIS – STOWE “WHERE DID WE GO WRONG”

monica-mathis-stowe-where-did-we-go-wrong-265I’ve wanted to be an author since I was a teenager. Always an avid reader, I enjoyed how a well written story can take you on a mini vacation while providing hours of entertainment. I started reading novels to study the art of writing. I wanted the power and ability to make people feel and experience life through my words and stories. My novels describe the drama in relationships among families, lovers, friends, and colleagues. I like to take my readers on a roller-coaster ride of emotions that will make them laugh, cry, gasp, think, and question people and their actions. My first novel, Where Did We Go Wrong? will be released April 2012. This won’t be the last you’ve heard from me. I have a lot of stories inside of me and I’m just getting started.

*WINNER – BEST FEMALE AUTHOR

WAHIDA CLARK  – “PAYBACK AIN’T ENOUGH”

wahida 1Wahida Clark was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She decided to start writing fiction while incarcerated at a women’s federal camp in Lexington, KY. Her style is street, raw, and she has an imagination that’s in overdrive. When you read her novels they are so real you are convinced of one of three things: that you are inside the book, you know the characters, or you just have to meet them. Her novels include New York Times and Essence Magazine Bestsellers:Thugs And The Women Who Love Them, Every Thug Needs A Lady, Thug Matrimony, Thug Lovin’, Justify My Thug, Payback is A Mutha, Payback With Ya Life, Sleeping With the Enemy and What’s Really Hood.
Wahida now owns and operates the most popular and fastest growing urban independent publishing house in the industry: Wahida Clark Presents Publishing (www.wclarkpublishing.com) in East Orange, New Jersey.

*WINNER – BEST MALE AUTHOR

TREASURE BLUE – “LITTLE BAD GIRL 1 & 2”

TREASURE BLUE LITTLE BAD GIRLMany have called Treasure E. Blue the reincarnated Donald Goines. This prolific author without doubt is one of the most shocking and controversial writers that we have seen in decades. Blue’s background is as almost as compelling as his mouth-dropping debut novel entitled “Harlem Girl Lost”. Using the streets as a means of survival, he soon found himself involved with some of Harlem’s most notorious elements. Retiring from the game at the tender age of sixteen, Blue, who dropped out of High School after being banned from the entire Board of Education system, in New York City, managed to become one of the youngest people to receive his G.E.D. in New York State. Joining the military at seventeen, he developed a voracious appetite for books going on to read well over 2000 novels. Blue is a father of 4 and won praise for his screenwriting skills. He is also an active member of the American Studies Association. Blue has an uncanny way of not only telling a story, he makes you feel it emotionally as well.

WINNER – BOOK OF THE YEAR

ASHLEY & JAQUAVIS – “THE CARTEL 4”

cartel 4 coverThese two national best-selling authors hit the scene at the ripe age of 17 when New York Times Best-selling author, Carl Weber discovered them. During their freshman year in college they both received publishing deals and have not looked back since. With a smash hit novel The Cartel, they have solidified themselves as two of the best in their genre, together or apart. With a roster over 20 novels published and a hefty ghostwriting resume they have made a successful career for themselves.
They have appeared in publications such as Essence, Vibe, XXL, KING, and DON DIVA. Setting precedents the two have also struck a book deal with Baby and Slim of Cash Money Content.

It has truly been a great year for African-American Authors this year and DJ Gatsby Book Club would like to wish all of the nominees & winners much continued success in their writing careers.

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2011 DJGBC Urban Literary Awards Winners…

*Female Author Of The Year: KD Harris & Model Bubble For ‘Playground”

*Book Of The Year: K’wan For “Eviction Notice”

*Male Author Of The Year: Terry Wroten For ” Girl I Had Enough”

*Most Talks About Author: Envy Red For “Jaded”

*Best Book Cover Design: T Styles “Raunchy”

DJGBC *Book Of The Month Sept 2012: Treasure Blue “Little Bad Girl”

Many have called Treasure E. Blue the reincarnated Donald Goines. This prolific author without doubt is one of the most shocking and controversial writers that we have seen in decades. Blue’s background is as almost as compelling as his mouth-dropping debut novel entitled “Harlem Girl Lost”. Using the streets as a means of survival, he soon found himself involved with some of Harlem’s most notorious elements. Retiring from the game at the tender age of sixteen, Blue, who dropped out of High School after being banned from the entire Board of Education system, in New York City, managed to become one of the youngest people to receive his G.E.D. in New York State. Joining the military at seventeen, he developed a voracious appetite for books going on to read well over 2000 novels. After serving his country honorably, he joined the New York City Fire Department and worked as a Supervising Fire Inspector in the Bronx. Blue is a father of 4 and won praise for his screenwriting skills. He is also an active member of the American Studies Association. Blue has an uncanny way of not only telling a story, he makes you feel it emotionally as well.Cash Money Content’s literary giant Treasure Blue brings you the jaw-dropping first installment in his hot new eBook short story series, Little Bad Girl

Chantel Turner was your typical high school student—pretty, popular, and with plenty of friends. Until one fateful day she receives news that will prove to change her life forever. Chantel is about to find out that when real trouble strikes, the people she thought were her closest friends would instantly become her worst enemies. Forced to accept this new reality, the most unlikely person enters her life and is willing to see her through the biggest challenge she’s ever faced, even if it might mean sacrificing her own life and future, in order to save another.

Check Out These 5 Star Reviews From Amazon.com:

Cheryl of  Newark,NJ wrote…..

WOW!!!! Treasure Blue did his thang in this short story it touched my heart, yet knowing these things happen I was praying for Chantel the whole time. With friends like Krista and Tamara she needed Precious. This is a page turning book that i couldn’t put down.  I’m going to pass it down to my daughter whom just reached her teens and i’m going to watch the emotions and expressions on her face as she reads this great story. This will be her first time reading an “Urban Lit” book, but she’s a very smart young lady and we talk about evrything so I want her to share her thoughts about this book with me. Once again Treasure Blue, great job i am waiting on pt.2.

Tamluvstowrite wrote……

Treasure once again creates a wonderful short story that will bring tears to your eyes. I love this story and can’t wait for the rest of the series. Excellent !!

QueenCo923 wrote..

OMG one of the BEST short stories I have ever read!! This is my first Treasure Blue book and he has found a fan in me!! I need more ASAP!!

DJGBC 5 Star Book Review: Treasure Blue “Get It Girls”

5.0 out of 5 stars Treasure Blue @ The Top Of His Game
By: DJ Gatsby Book Club “CG” (New York City, New York) –
Treasure Blue Is A Certified OG In The Street Lit Game & The Book That “Sealed The Deal” With Cash Money Content “Get It Girls” Is Nothing Short Of Classic Urban Fiction”

Jeff “DJ Gatsby” Wilson

This review is from: Get It Girls: A Harlem Girl Lost Novel (Paperback)

“Get It Girls” is off the chain, You have to read it to see what Jessica goes thru. Treasure Blue really did his thing this time.Treasure Blue has done a “fantastic job on this book. The characters are developed beautifully and the reader will feel like they know them personally by the end of the book. I recommend this book to all true “Urban Fiction” fans. Treasure Blue is at the top of his game and that is why i personally recommended “Get It Girls” as DJGBC Book of the Month for April 2012.

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DJGBC April 2012 Book Of The Month: “Get It Girls” By Treasure Blue

WHEN JESSICA JONES AND HER three best friends venture out on prom night, a tragic incident turns a night of high school achievement into a crime scene, and Jessica and her girls are left with bloody hands and shattered futures. After spending years paying off a debt that wasn’t theirs, Jessica and her friends return to Harlem to find it changed. Crack is now king and its destruction has left their families in ruin and their neighborhoods consumed by its peddlers. Jessica takes a stand, and her friends are there to back her up in order to preserve their lives, their families, and their Harlem.

Many have called Treasure E. Blue the reincarnated Donald Goines. This prolific author without doubt is one of the most shocking and controversial writers that we have seen in decades. Blue’s background is as almost as compelling as his mouth-dropping debut novel entitled “Harlem Girl Lost”. Using the streets as a means of survival, he soon found himself involved with some of Harlem’s most notorious elements. Retiring from the game at the tender age of sixteen, Blue, who dropped out of High School after being banned from the entire Board of Education system, in New York City, managed to become one of the youngest people to receive his G.E.D. in New York State. Joining the military at seventeen, he developed a voracious appetite for books going on to read well over 2000 novels. After serving his country honorably, he joined the New York City Fire Department and worked as a Supervising Fire Inspector in the Bronx. Blue is a father of 4 and won praise for his screenwriting skills. He is also an active member of the American Studies Association. Blue has an uncanny way of not only telling a story, he makes you feel it emotionally as well.

To Purchase “Get It Girls” Click On The LInk”http://www.amazon.com/Get-It-Girls-Harlem-Novel/dp/1936399245/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1333695032&sr=8-3

Keyshia and Clyde: A Novel Click to order via Amazon

A Street Girl Named Desire Click to order via Amazon

Harlem Girl Lost: A Novel Click to order via Amazon

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DJGBC Book Review: Treasure Blue “Get It Girls” (A Harlem Girl Lost Novel)

TREASURE E. BLUE “GET IT GIRLS”

WHEN JESSICA JONES AND HER three best friends venture out on prom night, a tragic incident turns a night of high school achievement into a crime scene, and Jessica and her girls are left with bloody hands and shattered futures. After spending years paying off a debt that wasn’t theirs, Jessica and her friends return to Harlem to find it changed. Crack is now king and its destruction has left their families in ruin and their neighborhoods consumed by its peddlers. Jessica takes a stand, and her friends are there to back her up in order to preserve their lives, their families, and their Harlem.
 GET IT TREASURE,March 15, 2012

This review is from: Get It Girls: A Harlem Girl Lost Novel (Paperback)

In Treasure E. Blue’s latest release, he reintroduces some of his beloved characters from Harlem Girl Lost with a twist. In an alternate-reality type of story, he tells what would have happened if things had turned out differently for Silver’s mother, Jessica Jones.
Each chapter is filled with suspense, emotion, drama, and Blue’s uncanny knack for creating memorable characters and putting them in revolutionary roles and nail-biting situations. You’ll run the gamut of emotions, from love to hatred, from laughter to tears.
If you’ve never read his work, you’re missing out on one of the finest storytellers fiction has to offer. If you have read his work, you don’t need any convincing to pick this one up, as I’m sure you’re already hooked. Highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!!
DEJA VU BOOK CLUB

BEST BOOK I’VE READ IN 10 YEARS,February 22, 2012

This review is from: Get It Girls: A Harlem Girl Lost Novel (Paperback)

Treasure Blue is one of these rare writers that has the God given ability to control your emotion as he see fit. Thats too much power, but damn is he good. I never met a writer that’s been so consistent in his writing skill. Every book is major, and hasn’t disappointed me yet. Get It Girls was so powerful I just could not put that book down. Treasure, you took alot out of me on this one ad I loved every minute of it.

 About the Author
Treasure E. Blue is the Essence Magazine Best Selling Author of Harlem Girl Lost, A Street Girl Named Desire, Keyshia & Clyde and a contributor to several anthologies. A former fire inspector with the New York City Fire Department, he is also winner of the Black Issue Book Reviews Urban Lit Book of the Year and a starred Kirkus Review recipient. Mr. Blue currently resides in Harlem, New York and is a public speaker that shows today’s youth the dangers of drug addiction and the importance of literacy.