They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, and I guess you can say the same thing about strippers, too. On the surface, Mo Nique is the hottest stripper dancing at The Pink Palace, but on the inside, she’s really just Janelle Taylor, a teenage runaway trying to survive in Atlanta. Some people might want to call her a ho, but she’s the one your man is spending his whole paycheck on! This isn’t the life she envisioned for herself, but it’s the path she was forced to take in order to get by.
Nobody sees the real Janelle until she meets Tommy, a sexy hustler from Chicago. At first he’s just another trick, but for some reason, she can’t stay away from him. Is she really falling in love with a trick? The closer she gets to Tommy, the more she feels like he’s keeping something from her. Is having true love too much to ask for a girl like Janelle?
©2008 Marlon McCaulsky
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and if that woman is Nikki Bell, then that means everyone better jump outta the way. After giving up dancing at The Pink Palace and settling down with her family, Nikki believes she could have a normal life. She soon finds out she is wrong, and now, her past is back to haunt her. When things start to go downhill fast, she learns that Malachi Turner, a notorious drug dealer and the new owner of The Pink Palace, is the man responsible for destroying her new life. Nikki has no choice but to confront him.
Malachi gives Nikki a dire choice: Come back and dance for him, or suffer the deadly consequences. Nikki, desperate for a way out, meets a stripper named Jasmine, a bad girl with a history of mischief and mayhem. Jasmine wants to challenge Nikki to a fierce battle to be the number one moneymaker at The Pink Palace. The tension is thick between these two.
When the truth is revealed to Nikki about the reasons why her life took a tailspin, she has no choice but to make uneasy alliances in order to bring Malachi down and escape his grasp. First she must decide: How far is she willing to go in order to get her life back?
©2010 Marlon McCaulsky
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