Nikki Turner Books in Order

The Nikki Turner books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Nikki Turner books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of The Banks Sisters Books

The Banks Sisters

Turner, Nikki 2015

New York Times bestselling author Nikki Turner returns with her most spellbinding story to date: Meet the Banks sisters—Simone, Bunny, Tallhya, and Ginger. The four beauties are living under the same roof by force, but they can’t stand each other.

Their only common denominator is their loving grandmother, Me-Ma. When she’s not at work trying to make ends meet, she’s home with her girls, trying to keep them from killing each other. Tragedy strikes when Me-Ma has a heart attack at church. The sisters are shocked to discover that Me-Ma left the house and all her money to the church.

Now the pastor wants them out, unless they can come up with the money to buy the house from him. To make matters worse, Bunny already owes over a hundred thousand dollars to a very dangerous man. How can four broke women, each with their own mountain of problems, come up with enough money to save the family’s home—and save Bunny’s life? They devise a plan that could have them rolling in plenty of dough—as long as they can stay one step ahead of the law enforcement that’s on the lookout for a group of bank robbers who have burst onto the scene.

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The Banks Sisters 2

Turner, Nikki 2016

New York Times bestselling author Nikki Turner returns with the next edition in the highly successful Banks Sisters trilogy. Meet the Banks sisters—Simone, Bunny, Tallhya, and Ginger. They feel like they are finally in the clear in connection with the recent bank robberies—until their mother shows up demanding her share at gunpoint.

She threatens to snitch them out if they don’t come correct. The situation becomes a bloody mess, and now, two sisters must band together to cover up the unthinkable actions of one of their own. As if that isn’t enough, Pastor Cassius Street hits them with another major blow.

He refuses to sign over the deed to their Me-Ma’s home, as they had hoped. Luckily, Ginger has more than enough tricks to provide the pastor with a dilemma of his own. As the hunt for the bank robbers continues, Simone worries about being caught by the man she loves.

He’s the head detective on the case, and with the recent dead bodies washing up at the riverbank around town, he’s closer than he thinks to solving the case. Bunny is dealing with the loss of her everything, Spoe. She vows to get her revenge by any means necessary on everyone who played a role in his untimely demise.

Will she be able to convince her sisters to have her back once again? Tallhya is still hurting because of her husband’s betrayal, and she feels like she’s close to losing her mind. Can any of her sisters pull her out of her downward spiral, or will they completely shut her out?How will these sisters deal with their own mountain of problems, get back the only home they know, and get their lives back on track? Only time will tell .

. . as long as they stay one step ahead of the circumstances they unwittingly create.The Banks Sisters 2 will make your head spin with all its dramatic twists, turns, and deadly surprises.

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The Banks Sisters 3

Turner, Nikki 2017

Just like any dysfunctional family reunion, loyalty, love, and good times soon turn to bitterness, regret, and promises to never see one another again. At the end of the day, the Banks sisters are no different than any other family in the city of Richmond—other than the fact that they are rotten to the core.

Sure, the girls are bonded by D.N.A, but they’re also tied together because of their past of robbing banks, extortion, drug dealing, and even cold-blooded murder. However, that bond means absolutely nothing to them. When it comes down to it, it is every sister for herself, even if it means throwing her siblings underneath the bus to avoid the consequences of their many crimes.

Sisterly love be damned; this is survival!

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Publication Order of Carl Weber's Kingpin Books

Carl Weber's Kingpins

Turner, Nikki 2015

New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber has brought together eight of the best Urban Street writers to participate in the most highly anticipated series of 2015, the Kingpin series. Every city has an underworld leader. In the Kingpin series, we will visit eight cities and ride along with that city's kingpin as he rules the streets.

The story starts out in Miami with Nikki Turner, and will end with a compilation of all kingpins, written by New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber.

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Publication Order of G-Unit Books

Death Before Dishonor

Turner, Nikki 2007

From hip hop kingpin and #1 New York Times bestselling author 50 Cent comes a novel that dares to tell the truth about the Life—the lovers, the haters, the guns, the money, the highs, the lows—The Street, for real. Trill Johnson has five years of jail time under his belt, two women trying to get inside his pants, and one mission: Get the suckers who sold him out.

And get ’em good. Sunni James will do anything for Trill. Lie, cheat, steal. Even risk losing her successful beauty salon to save him from the mean streets of Richmond. Precious Pay will do anything for Trill, too. She cribbed his kid while he did his time; now she wants Trill to pay for the leg she lost in a robbery gone wrong.

But when love is a lie, who do you trust? When the deals turn dirty, who do you betray? And when the guns start blazing, who’s going down?

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Publication Order of Girls from Da Hood Books

Girls from Da Hood

Turner, Nikki 2005

Nikki Turner, the Princess of Hip Hop Fiction, took readers by story with her #1 best-selling debut novel, A Hustler’s Wife, then took them to new heights with her sophomore novel, A Project Chick. Now, with the help of her home girl Chunichi, and right hand man Roy Glenn, she’s about to take street fiction to a place it’s never been before, as they introduce Unique, Nina, and Anyeh, three of the baddest girls from the hood you ever want to meet.

For Unique, life is good until her dope-dealing boyfriend, Took, is arrested and winds up in jail. Now she’s broke as a joke; trying to put every petty hustle into play to chase hard times away from the door. With an empty refrigerator, a stack of bills pilling up, a tenth grade education, a big butt and a smile, it doesn’t take long for her to learn to pull the wool over the eyes of any fool who’s blinded by her good looks.

She’s sure that one day some guy’s slip-up will be her ultimate come-up, and her days of nickel and dime swindles will be a thing of the past. Unique knows that every scandalous chick has her day, but doesn’t realize that her day will come too! If luck were money, Nina Thomas would be one broke sister.

After taking a stab at stripping, she finds herself once again on the wrong end of a bad choice. Now she’s on trial for murder, and the consequences of spending too much time with the wrong folks might just end up costing her life. Anyeh is out for revenge, and with the help of a secret friend on the other end of her cell phone, known only as “my baby,” she just might get what she wants.

She’s after Diablo, the most well-known hustler in Virginia. He’s one careful brother; but in the end, his feelings for Anyeh might just be his undoing.

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Girls from Da Hood 2

Kashamba Williams 2005
A harsh account of life in the projects brings the reader into the lives of three young women, who all, by different unfortunate means, are connected to each other by one man. Original. Read More

Girls From Da Hood 3

Mark Anthony 2007

In the third installment of the runaway hit series, Girls from da Hood, street fiction veterans, KaShamba Williams and Mark Anthony, are joined by newcomer MadameK, as they turn up the heat with fiery stories that will leave the reader breathless. KaShamba Williams returns with those feisty Brooklyn gals, Fire and Marcy (Girls from da Hood 2) as they find out what life in Miami has to offer them.

It couldn’t have been easy for them as they watched their mother’s heroin abuse take her to a near death experience. No matter what others thought of her, Fire and Marcy loved her to death. Loved her enough to put their own lives on the line to stand up against the men that committed such a gruesome act.

Miami’s heat won’t be enough to stop “Brooklyn’s Finest” from getting revenge the sweet and simple way. Stripping in one of the hottest clubs in the country affords you a nice “hood rich” living. Well, that’s how it is for Latisha Lovely and her roommate, Lexi.

With nothing but money on their minds, the two agree to take part in a more lucrative hustle than stripping. But when things start to turn bad, Latisha and Lexi must decide to either become “Snakes or Snitches.” In “Star Quality,” R&B diva Star Marshall is the envy of every woman and the desire of every man.

However, her superstar status doesn’t come without problems. Onstage and in the studio, she is a puppet, controlled by her record company, manager, and the whims of her fans. But behind closed doors, Star turns the tables, engaging in a secret life that, if exposed, could cost her everything, including her sanity.

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Girls From Da Hood 4

Ashley JaQuavis 2008

Like its predecessors, Girls from da Hood 4 introduces you to women from the streets of Brooklyn who known how to be on that grind. In “Prada Plan,” you meet Disaya Morgan. She is a person of meager beginnings who vowed never to be that way again.

She’s about making money and doesn’t care what she has to do to get it. If it’s dangerous, that just means the payout will be that much sweeter. But when she learns that one of her business dealings is about to go horribly wrong, she’s looking to get out for self-preservation.

Could it be too late? Enter Disaya’s world of mind-blowing sex and quick cash as she puts you on to the Prada Plan. In “Real Bitches Do Real Things,” Jada Simone is one of the realist “bitches” in New York. She keeps it hood, and the hood loves her for it—until she writes a tell-all book.

Now the hood that once loved her for keeping it real has ostracized her. It’s left to Jada to make things right. This story will have you guessing until the most surprising end! In “Last Woman Standing,” Londa is highly respected on the streets of Brooklyn for being a female hustler.

She started making her paper with her partner, Blake, but when he gets sent upstate, she maintains by holding down the blocks by herself. She doesn’t need her good looks to get her money like other girls in her hood, and that’s why even the male hustlers give her respect.

Still, with all of the money and power, Londa is looking to settle down. But as anyone from the streets can tell you, settling down is not that simple, especially when your partner gets out of prison. Now Londa is learning of lies, betrayal and deceit that she never saw coming.

When she is asked to make one final score, will she fall victim to the corruption around her or will she come out of this as the last woman standing?

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Girls From Da Hood 5

Keisha Ervin 2009

You've seen them in print before, and their books are hot, hot, hot! Now see what Edd McNair, Keisha Ervin, and Brenda Hampton can do when they join forces to bring you three stories in the latest installment of Girls From da Hood. "Queen Pynn" by Keisha ErvinBeing married to notorious gangsta rapper Sean Pynn isn't as glamorous as it appears to be.

Behind closed doors, Queen is dealing with knock-down drag-out fights, verbal abuse, and neglect. When her bodyguard, Ahsim, comes into the picture, things change in a hurry. "Trick, Don't Treat" by Brenda HamptonWhen a man thinks his woman is cheating, he keeps tabs on her.

When a woman thinks her man is cheating, she calls Jakki. Rochel "Jakki" Thomas's way of catching a man in the act is a little risky, but she's worth every penny. "Breaking Down a Brickhouse" by Edd McNairNiecy Brickhouse and her twin sister are living the glamorous life--until Naquel is shot by their older sister's boyfriend.

Everyone is calling it a suicide, but Niecy knows the painful truth about her sister's death, and it sets her on a dangerous, self-destructive path. Will she be able to overcome her depression, or will her new life on the streets be the death of Niecy?

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Girls from da Hood 6

Ashley & JaQuavis 2011
Bestselling superstar author Ashley & JaQuavis and the talented McCall spin the sixth gritty street drama in this popular series, where fast cash, love, and tragedy drive a trio of fast-paced stories. Read More

Girls From da Hood 7

Redd 2012

Urban Books' popular Girls From da Hood series is back, bringing readers more dramatic tales about the lives of some tough, resourceful women who can hold their own when things get rough on the streets. This time, Redd, Nikki-Michelle, and Erick S. Gray deliver the stories with their trademark flair.

Like a hood-rich Bonnie and Clyde, Candy and Raynail have their hands on all of the drugs that run through the veins of Westwood. When Raynail is set up to take the fall for a crime he didn't commit, Candy goes on a mission to take down everyone involved.

Baby and G.G. should be thinking about high school, but their minds are definitely not on studying. These two are tight like sisters, and they have each other's backs no matter what--until Baby comes up with a plan that involves blackmailing someone to kill G.

G.'s man. When these two cousins clash, the shock wave will be felt throughout the hood.Vix Dixon is an upscale ghetto-girl that no man in his right mind wants to cross. She's a predator who preys on the weak. Her mission? To have any man or woman she wants by any means necessary.

Now, she's set her sights on her teacher, Alex Rodriguez, and he bites the apple instead of a bullet. By the time Alex realizes just what he's gotten himself into, hell on earth will have a different meaning for him.

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Girls From da Hood 8

Hernandez, Treasure 2013

Urban Books' popular Girls From da Hood series is back, bringing readers more dramatic tales about the lives of some tough, resourceful women who can hold their own when things get rough on the streets. Gabby Davenport spent the first fifteen years of her life in the suburbs, living a privileged and sheltered existence.

When her mother dies unexpectedly, she is forced to move from her middle class neighborhood into Cumberland Projects in Brooklyn. Gabby's life will never be the same.Mika, the queen bee of the projects, doesn't appreciate the arrival of this private-school good girl.

Mika and her posse are on a mission to make Gabby's life miserable, and things only get worse when Mika's "friend with benefits" B-Waite decides he wants to make Gabby his girl. Mika is ready to go to war to win back her man, and she doesn't care who she has to take down in the process.

Keisha, Shawna, and LaRhonda are best friends forever, as the saying goes. Nothing will tear apart this tight trio--or so they think. When Keisha steps out of her box to become more of her own person, tension builds among the girls. In the eyes of her trusted friends, her lifestyle has become questionable.

What happens when her secrets and desires are revealed? Shawna's life is just starting to look up. She's been hired at a major record label, and she's making enough money to move out of the projects for good. When her good news is met by fake smiles, Shawna gets a new perspective on how her girls really feel.

LaRhonda sees each of her friends moving up while she's still struggling in the confines of the ghetto. After she gives birth to her second child by the age of eighteen, she feels like her dreams are out of reach. Her growing jealousy isn't easy to hide.

What will happen when her misery wants company?

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Girls from da Hood 9

McCall, Amaleka 2013

Urban Books' popular Girls from da Hood series is back, bringing readers more dramatic tales about the lives of some tough, resourceful women who can hold their own when things get rough on the streets. Cheyenne and Kelsi grew up together in the hood.

They're best friends who've always had each other's backs--until Cheyenne's father is released from prison and Kelsi can't resist his advances. Their scandalous affair might do more than just tear apart a friendship; it could destroy Cheyenne's whole world.

Angela Farmer's early childhood was filled with neglect and abuse at the hands of her drug-addicted mother. Not even the love and support of her foster parents could totally erase her painful memories. In an effort to rid herself of her demons, Angela makes it her mission to protect others, but her methods strike fear in the hearts of the people around her.

Eva is a good, churchgoing girl who seems to have the perfect life, until she's wrongly accused of embezzling from her clients. Caught up in a struggle to prove her innocence, she is forced to face the grittier side of life. She enters into a sexually charged world fueled by power, murder, and greed, where she must adapt if she's going to survive.

Eva wants to remain true to herself and everything she's been taught in the church, but like Jay Z says, "When church is over, life begins."

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Girls From Da Hood 10

Hernandez, Treasure 2015

Urban Books’ popular Girls From da Hood series is back, bringing readers more dramatic tales about the lives of some tough, resourceful women who can hold their own when things get rough on the streets. This time, family bonds are put to the test. Jakki and School Boy are more than first cousins; they’re best friends and partners in crime with a reputation for getting theirs by any means necessary.

The pair are ultimately forced to defend not only their family name but their loyalty to each other. With both wanting to stand at the head of the table, Jakki and School Boy feud, proving that there’s definitely no honor amongst thieves—family or not.

Sani, a well- known female gambling house owner, is at the top of her game, but after she decides to inject phony currency into her business, all hell breaks loose. Guns are drawn and opposing forces take sides. Luckily for Sani, her father and her brothers are well versed in the operations of the underworld.

With millions of dollars still to be claimed, all the wolves come out, and the hunting season begins. Will the love of that mean green shatter families and friends, or will the players prove that money can't buy everything?

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Girls from da Hood 11

Turner, Nikki 2016

Urban Books’ popular Girls From da Hood series continues its gritty street drama in this eleventh installment, featuring urban fiction superstar Nikki Turner, and newcomer Katt.Tia, Ton’ya, and Tammi are not only making moves in the game, but they’re doing it in the bedroom too—and anywhere they need to get what they want.

Tia is quick with her razor-sharp mouth, and she carries an equally sharp razor to slice a throat if need be. Ton’ya is loyal to a fault, but will body a nigga if they trip. Tammi is the brains of the operation. They have collected more bodies than a Manhattan hooker working the lower East Side.

What happens when the heart gets in the way of making money?Best friends Pedro and Rico met Shane at a concert in Brooklyn, and they soon became fast friends, making money and moving major weight to solidify their place in the game. Pedro is the pretty boy who thinks his dick can get him anywhere and anyone.

Rico, the strategist, believes that he is the smartest man in any room. Shane, the outspoken one, is the deal maker and breaker. They have but one goal: to become the best in the game.All hell breaks loose when brains, brawn, and dick collide with tantalizing titties and tongue.

What will happen when everyone wants what they want and it interferes with their crew’s best interests?

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Girls from Da Hood 12

Hernandez, Treasure 2017

“Short Stacks” by Treasure Hernandez: Honey has been working them streets for El-Jihad, selling his wares and keeping up her end of the bargain. He warned it was “three strikes and you’re out,” and she has already come up short twice. Now battered and bruised, Honey is laid up in the hospital, minus her product and the money.

Twenty thousand dollars in the hole, Honey needs to make moves and come up with El-Jihad’s money by the end of the month or come up dead.“Street Life Johnny’s in Love” by Katt: Strawberry has been a rather lucrative ho for Larry “Sir” Smalls; however, she’s been at it for a minute, and time is starting to have an effect on her mind and body.

Strawberry wants to get off the mean streets, and she has one john who just may make it happen. Will Sir let her go without a fight?“Payback” by Paradise Gomez: Jackie spent fifteen years in the state pen for stabbing the fool that had the audacity to put his hands on her.

Now she’s home, trying to turn her life around, but it’s hard to get job as a violent ex-con. Jackie goes back to the streets to make that money and soon discovers that the block has changed since she’s been gone. The young guns don’t care who they put their hands on.

Now swollen and out for revenge, will Jackie resort to the same violence that got her locked up, or can her family show her a new way out?

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Publication Order of The Glamorous Life Books

The Glamorous Life

Turner, Nikki 2005

The #1 bestselling author of Natural Born Hustler and Relapse, Nikki Turner gives up the game that could never be sold, only told.   The lure of Richmond, Virginia’s streets is too strong for Bambi, a good girl who fell in love with Reggie, a young hustler.

Her thug love not only corrupted her but blinded her with the bling and cash that come with living the glamorous life of a gangsta’s girl—until Reggie hit her with a low blow, breaking her heart. From that day forward, Bambi vowed that whoever crossed her would pay—usually with large bills.

With the street knowledge she gleaned from her ex as well as her own business savvy, Bambi builds a multimillion-dollar party-planning empire and becomes a first-rate swindler and top-notch gamestress. Then she crosses paths with Lynx, who sees more in Bambi than the gold digger she is rumored to be.

He penetrates her tough exterior layer by layer until he captures her heart. But is she just setting herself up to be played once again?

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All That Glitters Isn't Gold

TURNER, NIKKI 2013

From New York Times bestselling author Nikki Turner comes the long awaited sequel to Glamorous LifeCalliope learned at a very early age that if she wanted to survive in this world then she needed to stand on her own. When she and her younger brother are abandoned by their mother, Calliope steps up to the plate and takes care of them both, but really all she really wants is to feel safe and to have a place that she and her brother can call their own.

But life takes her down paths she never dreamed and danger always seems to be a hairs breadth away. At her darkest hour, she meets Lynx and her life will never be the same.Lynx has been released from prison and it should be a fresh start for him and Bambi.

But Lynx has discovered an insatiable appetite, for gambling, that threatens to bring both of them to ruin. When he meets Calliope, everything takes a dramatic new twist that will leave everyone reeling.

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Publication Order of A Hustler's Wife Books

A Hustler's Wife

Turner, Nikki 2003

The first book in the Yarnie and Des series by the author who Trendsetter Magazine called the “Queen of Hip Hop Lit.”Yarnie and Richmond are from different sides of the tracks. Yarnie is a sweet girl from an upper class family. Des is Richmond’s most infamous drug dealer.

Their larger-than-life love, which happens completely by chance, creates a rift between Yarnie and her loved ones. It isn’t until Des is sent to prison for life that Yarnie starts to realize being a hustler’s wife is anything but easy.''A Hustler's Wife brought back memories of shoulda, woulda, coulda stories.

. . . Imitators drop your pens!'' —Vickie M. Stringer, bestselling author of Let That Be the Reason''If I was still in the Game, this would be a book I would not want my girl to read.'' —Mr. Shannon Holmes, bestselling author of B-More Careful

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Forever a Hustler's Wife

Turner, Nikki 2007

The high priestess of the hood, Nikki Turner, is back with the novel fans have been feenin’ for: the sequel to her #1 bestselling novel, A Hustler’s Wife. Des, Virginia’s slickest gangsta, is about to become a dad when he is charged with the murder of his own attorney.

But with Yarni, his gorgeous wife (and a brilliant lawyer), now calling the shots, Des isn’t going back to the slammer without a fierce fight. Even with the heat on, Des manages to take his game to the next level and finds a new hustle, one that will allow him to possess the three things all major players desire: money, power, and respect.

He becomes a preacher. Reluctantly, Yarni stands by her man as he trades in his triple beam scale for a Bible and a Bentley and makes his Church of the Good Life Ministry a welcoming place for all sinners to step up to the altar.But when Des’s nephew is killed in the high-stakes heroin trade and Des learns that someone close to him okayed the hit, the dyed-in-the-wool gangsta sets aside the Bible for the gospel of the streets–even if it means risking the one person who’s always had his back.

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Heartbreak of a Hustler's Wife

Turner, Nikki 2011

Long live the Queen of Hip Hop Lit!    Nikki Turner is back with another explosive, page-turning sequel to her #1 bestselling novels A Hustler’s Wife and Forever a Hustler’s Wife.   Yarni Taylor is a successful corporate attorney who wants nothing more than for her husband, Des, to renounce his hustlin’ ways and commit to his life as a pastor—especially after someone tries to kill him.

But Des isn’t ready to abandon his old habits just yet. He has to find out who is behind the murder attempt, and he wonders if the brazen robbery that took place during one of his church services is related in any way. But before he or Yarni can regain their footing, a young woman shows up on their doorstep—Desember Day, the eighteen-year-old daughter Des never knew he had.

And, unfortunately, she takes after her father, so trouble isn’t far behind.  With their lives on the line, Yarni must sacrifice everything and take it out of the office and back to the streets to save her husband and her family from their checkered but intricately connected pasts.

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Publication Order of Project Chick Books

A Project Chick

Turner, Nikki 2003

Tressa is a fly girl accustomed to the lavish lifestyle that Lucky, her possessive, deranged baby daddy, has provided for her. In order to keep her high standard of living, she has excused so many of his unforgivable actions. It is not until he pulls off the ultimate stunt that she realizes that no mink coat, car, house, or any amount of money is worth her peace of mind.

 Tressa leaves everything behind, with the exception of her street savvy, and sets out to make a life of her own. It’s not long before she finds herself making the transition from public figure to public assistance. Every day of her life seems like one drama-filled chapter after another, from baby daddy drama to backstabbing friends and various unforgettable men she sorts through and disposes of.

At times she struggles and scrambles just to make ends meet, and other times she stands tall and holds her own. Nikki Turner, the bestselling author of A Hustler’s Wife, will once again take you on a safari through the jungle of the fierce and stormy streets, leaving readers on the edge of their seats, begging for an encore.

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Project Chick II

TURNER, NIKKI 2013

Tressa always thought that the best moment in her life was the day she gave birth to her twin boys, Khalil and Hadji, but even better was when she got the news that their abusive father, Lucky, was dead. His death gave the streets freedom and safety and gave Tressa an opportunity to start over.

Thrilled the bad days were gone, it didn't take long for her to realize that even though Lucky was dead, she would never be free of him.When the twins discover that Indie, the man who raised them, had a hand in killing their father, nothing can stop them from plotting their revenge.

In Project Chick II: What's Done in the Dark by Nikki Turner, Tressa's life thrown into chaos and she is about to find out that nothing is what it seems.

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Publication Order of Unique Books

Unique

Turner, Nikki 2012

With only two hundred dollars, Unique packed her suitcase and headed to New York City for a brand new start. It's there that Unique meets big time boxing promoter, Kennard and it is love at first sight. However, after nine months of living in the lap of luxury with Kennard, skeletons from Unique's past show up and it will cost her a cool million dollars to not only keep her relationship but her life.

But Unique isn't about to lose it all. With the help of her best friend, she devises a major heist and to pull it off all she has to do it stay alive.

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Betrayal

Turner, Nikki 2012

Living the life she has always dreamed of, Unique isn't about to let her past ruin her future with her fiancé, big time boxing promoter, Kennard. But the tales are turned on her and it leaves Unique fighting for her very life. As for Kennard, he is stunned to learn about her past, but more importantly he is not about to let anyone get away with hurting his woman.

However, as Unique and Unique's best friend, Teeydah set out on a path of revenge, a new menace, a new betrayal rises.

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Revenge

Turner, Nikki 2012
The thrilling conclusion to the Unique series by New York Times bestselling author Nikki Turner! The blade of revenge cuts both ways. However, that is not going to stop Unique from getting those who are out to get her. And she is determined to be the last woman standing… in Unique III: Revenge. Read More

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Riding Dirty on I-95

Turner, Nikki 2006

Queen of hip hop fiction Nikki Turner follows her gritty, emotionally charged novel The Glamorous Life with this new tale from the hood featuring a beautiful down-on-her-luck sister who can out-hustle the best of them as she rises from the ghetto to glory.

After Mercy’s beloved dad is murdered in cold blood on her seventh birthday, her mother gives her up to foster care. But despite an unsavory upbringing, Mercy vows to make something of herself–at all costs. Working as a concierge at a hotel notorious for its shady clientele, Mercy meets and falls hard for a notorious dealer who keeps her living large in Gucci clothes and off-the-hook apartments.

Then she lands a real lucrative deal: running drugs up Interstate 95 from Miami to New York. But Mercy doesn’t want to live the gangsta life forever. She’s got bigger dreams. She turns legit and makes her mark, yet despite a new, cleaned-up career, she can’t get the streets completely out of her blood.

A sexy hustler named C-Note steals her heart. And as their relationship heats up, Mercy discovers that their pasts are hopelessly–and tragically–entwined.

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Black Widow

Turner, Nikki 2008

#1 bestselling author Nikki Turner returns with an explosive new novel about a woman at an emotional crossroads–and the men left in her wake.Isis Tatum knows firsthand the way love can mess up a person. After all, she saw her mother drive a truck through the home of her father’s mistress before killing her dad.

And ever since Isis was a teenager, her love life has been a series of disasters: Her first sweetheart was executed by the state of Virginia, and her next lover was sent to jail for murder. Now Isis is a successful jewelry designer, but she remains a failure with men.

When she meets Logic, a Las Vegas high roller who treats her like a princess, Isis reckons she’s finally struck gold–literally. Logic sees to it that her custom pieces of jewelry are seen on the hottest rap stars and pro athletes.But when this Mr.

Right ends up in jail too, Isis starts to believe that she’s cursed, that she’s a true Black Widow. Always one to roll with the punches, she embraces her life and walks bravely down all its twisted paths, taking her business to unprecedented heights while letting the men who dare to get involved with her take their chances.

“Few writers working in the field today bring the drama quite as dramatically as Nikki Turner. . . . [She’s] a master at weaving juicy, ’hood-rich sagas of revenge, regret, and redemption.”–Vibe.com“Turner [takes] street literature to the next level, further proving that she is indeed ‘The Queen of Hip-Hop Fiction.

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Ghetto Superstar

Turner, Nikki 2009

The reigning queen of hip-hop lit, Nikki Turner, takes on the music biz in this tale of a young woman who risks everything to be a superstar.Fabiola Mays was born to sing. She has a voice like honey and a body to match, but one heartbreaking setback after another threatens to derail her dreams of a recording deal.

To make matters worse, it’s Christmastime, rent is past due, and the cops intend to kick her tight-knit family to the curb–until a small-town gangster comes to the rescue and offers them a place to stay.Years pass, and Fabiola continues to play gigs and travel around the country hoping for another shot at fame.

She’s long forgotten the gangster named Casino who bailed out her family once upon a time. But when Casino is shot, Fabiola feels that she must help the man who helped her family during their lowest point. As Fabiola climbs the ladder of success, she is pulled between the spotlight and the street, trying to resist industry moguls who find the allure of fresh meat irresistible and the thugs from the shadowy side of the ghetto who threaten to keep her close.

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Natural Born Hustler

Turner, Nikki 2010

The reigning Queen of Hip-Hop Lit, Nikki Turner returns with a fresh and fierce tale sure to satisfy longtime fans and create new ones. Desember Day is beautiful, confident, and smart. She has more game in the streets than a basketball player does on the court, and her boyfriend, Fame, loves every single inch of her.

But unlike her mother, who has been in one bad relationship after another, Desember is not going to wait on a knight in shining armor to save her, and even her love for Fame can’t stand in the way of Desember selling anything and everything—legal or illegal—that can turn a profit, so that she never has to depend on a man.

The only thing Desember feels she’s lacking is a father to call her own. And her mother refuses to tell Desember who he is.When Fame finds himself at the wrong end of a gun, fighting for his life, Desember wants nothing more than to stand by her man, but Fame warns her from his hospital bed that she isn’t safe.

Desember wonders if she was the real target. Her mother, concerned for Desember’s safety, arranges for her daughter to travel to Richmond, Virginia, to live with Desember’s father and his wife.And when her father’s identity is finally revealed, Desember learns that she is a Natural Born Hustler.

But are her troubles really over? Or is the worst yet to come?

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Turner, Nikki 2010

Nikki Turner, Queen of Hip-Hop Lit, is back with one of her gutsiest female characters yet, a glamorous chick with a high-end hustle that can rival any man’s game. As the respected, renowned concierge for a luxury hotel chain, Beijing Lee caters to the wealthy and famous.

Whether it’s securing a dinner reservation, a fleet of limos, or a record deal, or protecting her clients from the paparazzi, there’s nothing Beijing can’t do. She’s stacked up an impressive pile of IOUs from the world’s elite—and one day she decides it’s time to start cashing in.

Before long, she’s a five-star diva running her own lucrative business, where she secures her clients their most outrageous—and increasingly illegal—desires.But Beijing has her own addiction: a man named Lootchee, who lavishes her with even more diamonds and luxury than she already has.

But behind Lootchee’s charm and over-the-top romantic gestures is a selfish, high-stakes hustler who lures Beijing into a dangerous web that takes even this seasoned enterpriser by surpise, and breaks her heart in the process.Once the ball finally drops, it’ll take a ghost from Beijing’s past to rescue her—not only from those who are out to seriously harm her, but from herself.

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Fool's Paradise

K'wan 2013
Fool's Paradise is the first ever sensational novel from national bestselling authors K'wan and Nikki Turner... Read More

Charisma: Baller's Wife

Turner, Nikki 2017

The past always has a way of catching up with you...Charisma Bland was born and raised in the heart of Baltimore, where she learns that a moment's pleasure can sometimes lead to a life of pain. Against her better judgment, she has a one-night stand that changes her life forever.

Turning over the family business to her cousin, she leaves behind her past. Charisma moves to Miami, where she meets Mr. Manny Manifesto, aka Mr. Baseball. Manny is coming off his best season ever, bringing with him a freshly inked 250-million-dollar-plus contract.

After a chance meeting, Charisma sees an opportunity to start anew, and she and Manny attempt to build a relationship. The sex might be good, but will their omissions and the deeds of their past come back to haunt them?

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Tales From Da Hood

Turner, Nikki 2006

These stories are not fables or fairy tales. They are severe chronicles of gangstas, written by men and women who have starved and bled and survived by the code of the streets.Essence magazine’s #1 bestselling author Nikki Turner has earned her rep as “the Princess of Hip-Hop” with gritty urban novels like A Hustler’s Wife and The Glamorous Life.

Now she lends her considerable street cred to this anthology, the first of its kind–an explosive collection featuring edgy new writers Turner handpicked for their ability to evoke the street, and the people who live by its rules, in hot, hyperrealistic stories.

Turner scoured the ghetto, the prisons, and every crack and crevice around the country to bring you these impressive new fresh-from-the-street voices. Never one to disappoint her fans, Turner even throws in a raw gangsta tale of her own. From a buppie who risks her entire well-groomed world when she’s suddenly turned on by a thug (“Gotta Have a Ruffneck”), to a lesbian pimp who gets what she deserves from the women she’s turning out (“Big Daddy”), these stories will shock, entertain, and make you fly through the pages.

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Street Chronicles Girls in the Game: Stories

Turner, Nikki 2007

“Nikki Turner has truly brought the female hustlers to light. Fellas betta watch out, because the Girls in the Game are taking over!”–LaJill Hunt, author of Drama Queen and No More DramaA collection of explosive stories handpicked by the undisputed “queen of hip-hop fiction,” Girls in the Game presents an all-women crew of urban-lit divas.

The game here is survival, and every ghetto-hardened gangsta in these tales does what she’s gotta do to make it on–or off–the mean streets. Call them what you will, but until you’ve faced their reality you’ll never know what you would do if you were in their pumps.

Just remember: It’s a dirty game, and women are usually the best players.“The game ain’t to be told but sold. If that’s so, the women in Girls in the Game should be millionaires!”–KaShamba Williams, author of Mind Games“She’s baaaaaaaack! Nikki Turner has returned, bringing with her the new divas of urban fiction.

These ladies raise the bar as they chronicle the streets like never before. Get ready for a literary treat.”–Tracy Brown, author of White Lines

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Christmas in the Hood

Turner, Nikki 2007

The undisputed queen of hip-hop fiction, #1 Essence bestselling author Nikki Turner unwraps a talented new collection of writers with raw urban stories to jingle your bells this season.Christmas in the Hood presents fresh talent alongside shining stars such as K.

Elliott and Seth “Soul Man” Ferranti–all writing gritty tales that reveal what the holidays bring for the naughty and the nice who live by the code of the street. In “Secret Santa,” after her children’s Christmas presents are stolen, a woman has to decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to give them the holiday they deserve; in “Me and Grandma,” a senior sleighs more crack than candy canes to bring Christmas cheer to her needy grandkids; and in “Holiday Hell,” Noelle must raise $23,000 to repay a loan shark or her sister will become a ghost of Christmas past.

True to the streets and true to the season, these stories will raise the holiday spirit in the heart of even the most ghetto-hardened gangsta. “The ghetto’s voice without constraint.”–Upscale, on Tales from da Hood

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Backstage

Turner, Nikki 2009

The undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop Fiction presents five knockout tales set in the fast-paced, high-stakes rap game–written by a hot lineup of authors with unmistakable swag and a gift for dropping sexy, thrilling stories.From a big-time hustler who can’t give up the streets–even when it might cost him his rap career–to a fearless female emcee who goes both ways in the bedroom, these characters steam up the pages as they set out to make their mark, outsmart all the haters and hustlers looking to derail them, and rise to the top of the charts.

Backstage is a VIP pass to the glamorous, gritty music industry, a world Nikki Turner knows intimately–as she introduces writers you’ll want to read again and again.

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A Woman's Work: Street Chronicles

Turner, Nikki 2011

The heralded Queen of Hip-Hop Lit presents an addictive collection of celebrated urban authors with their fingers on the pulse of the streets. Street lit’s finest female voices—Keisha Starr, Tysha, LaKesa Cox, and Monique S. Hall—deliver searing stories about women who make hard sacrifices to stay on top of their hustle and seize the power, money, and fame they can’t live without.

Enterprising and fearless, these players are more than equipped to handle whatever the street throws at them. That’s because they are hellbent on survival—by any means necessary. Once again, Nikki Turner shares ultra-realistic page-turners that will keep fans coming back for more.

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