TO BE A HIP-HOP STAR BUT THE STREETS GOT IN THE WAY.
Have you ever laid down with a man and wasn’t sure if
you’d ever get back up? Tossed the sheets with a
bone-knocking fear that only a hard-core hustler could produce? Sexed
him like your life depended on it, because in reality it did? You still
with me? Then let’s roll over to my house. Harlem. 145th
Street. Grab a seat and brace yourself as I show you the kind of pain
that street life and so-called success can bring. . . .
Nineteen-year-old Candy Raye Montana, an ex—drug runner for
the Gabriano crime family and a former foster child, dreams of becoming
a hip-hop superstar, if only someone will discover her talents.
Someone does. Mega music producer and king thug of Harlem, Junius
“Hurricane” Jackson, CEO of the House of Homicide
recording studio, cuts a deal and puts Candy on the stage. Suddenly she
is a hot new artist on the notorious Homicide Hitz record label. Her
career takes off and she blazes the charts, but it’s not long
before Candy realizes that the man she thought was her knight is
nothing more than a cold-blooded nightmare.
Caught between the music and the madness, between the dollars and the
deals, Candy belongs to Hurricane–body and soul–and
must endure his sadistic bedroom desires while keeping his sexual
secrets hidden from the world. But Candy has some strong desires of her
own that simply cannot be denied, especially when she finds herself
turned on by a brilliant investment baller who just happens to be
Hurricane’s right-hand man. Candy longs for her freedom, but
if Hurricane gets wind of her betrayal the blowback will be
lethal–and not only will she risk losing her recording
contract, she just might lose her life.
An Urban Erotic Tale
One World/Ballantine (Random House)
Trade Paperback, 304 pages