Crystal Lacey Winslow is the author of the Essence bestsellers The Criss Cross and Life, Love & Loneliness, as well as a book of poetry, Up Close & Personal. Her upcoming novel, Sex, Sin & Brooklyn II, is the sequel to her short story in the Essence bestselling anthology Four Degrees of Heat. The founder of Melodrama Publishing, Crystal operates her bookstore, Melodrama Books & Things, in Queens, New York. Visit her website at MelodramaPublishing.com.
Jinx has lived a sheltered life after the tragic death of her parents. She clings to the nurturing love of her grandmother, Nana, and doesn’t look much further. When a humble, unassuming man comes into her life, she finally begins to live. She’s enamored as they take off into a whirlwind romance and let’s her guard down and in the blink of an eye—he’s gone. Now, using sex as a defense mechanism she vows to never love again. She never counted on her heart not listening….
Kesha is the slick talking, .357 carrying, sexy-detective working the Narcotics Unit of the 88th Precinct. The lure of a Brooklyn thug is Kesha’s weakness. Although she has made a vow to serve and protect—it doesn’t stop her from mingling with the drug-hustlers that she grew up with. Insatiable in the bedroom and unstoppable in the squad room, she’s more than a handful. Will she honor her oath and take it to her grave or will the streets put her there first?
Breezy has lived the ghetto-fabulous life from the perks of being daddy’s little girl. Growing up in a plush, Brooklyn brownstone, driving the latest whips and sporting the top designers the writing is already on the walls: Breezy gets what Breezy wants! On a random night out with friends, Breezy meets the man of her dreams. Coincidentally, her cousin Nicoli has already found the love of her life. The only problem is he’s the same man…the charismatic and wealthy, Black King. Since all is fair in love and war they both plunge heart first into the game of love, lies and deceit. This is a recipe for drama…May the best bitch win!
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Most wealthy people are cheap and know there's more than one way to be charitable. In this how-to manual for financial fierceness, Winslow explains how she found value in being six-figures in debt. Through honest, inspiring stories she spills the tea on what she did to get on the right path to financial freedom.
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