Wahida Clark Books in Order

The Wahida Clark 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 Wahida Clark 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 Golden Hustla Books

The Golden Hustla

Clark, Wahida 2010

Only New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark could take street lit to the next level in this incendiary tale of a hustler facing a game more lethal than any 'hood . . . The Golden Hustla She's the star sales associate of a profitable Atlanta "advertising" firm, WMM.

She lives for top-of-the-line everything . . . and making enough money to finally reunite with her children. But Nina Coles is an ex-hood-rat in hiding. And no amount of paper can keep her safe from a ruthless FBI agent who's determined to take down the shady company she works for.

Now Nina's vicious, greedy boss Rinaldo is defying the feds and endangering everyone to rack up several last scores. Her conniving ex-partner Akil is playing Nina against WMM and the mob to get his hands on the company's multimillion-dollar stash. And sexy undercover cop Rick is proving to be one danger Nina can't figure out-or get enough of.

Between betrayal, lies, and murder, Nina must risk everything on one last deadly hustle that almost guarantees winner lose all . . .

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Publication Order of Payback Books

Payback Is a Mutha

Clark, Wahida 2006

In this gritty urban drama, New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark tells the story of a woman who thinks she has everything, but who really has everything to lose—starting with her best friend, and ending with her life . . . Brianna and Shan couldn't be more different.

From her $1,200 weave to her closet full of Gucci, Prada, and Chanel, Brianna believes that men were born to bankroll her lifestyle. Shan likes to make her own money by working for a living at a men's prison—and prefers Sean John, Baby Phat, and Fubu to Jimmy Choo.

Still, despite appearances, Shan and B are sisters where it counts—or so they think . . . For B, lying is part of the hustle, and the hustle is what gets her sex, clothes, cars—pretty much whatever she wants. She couldn't care less who gets hurt along the way, as long as it isn't her.

But it's one thing to hustle tricks, and quite another to betray the one person who really cares. When one of B's schemes goes too far, blood is spilled—and Shan is caught in the crossfire. Now, with friendship and lives on the line, Brianna's got one last chance to change her ways—or suffer the consequences .

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Payback with Ya Life

Clark, Wahida 2008

In the sequel to Payback is a Mutha, old scores are settled and before long, new tensions arise. Still recovering from the suicide of her best friend, Shan now pregnant by a married man is forced to make major decisions in her life. Ready to leave the fast life behind, Shan believes a move to Detroit will help her become a stronger woman-but someone wants revenge against Shan's brother and is willing to destroy Shan in the process.

Torn over his love for his sister and his desire to get back on top of the drug game, Shan's brother, Peanut knows the danger of the streets. Old beefs become new scores and before long, a turf war is raging. With the stakes as high as they've ever been, only a few people will be left standing-and Shan is determined to be one of them.

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Payback Ain't Enough

Clark, Wahida 2012

The inimitable Wahida Clark delivers the next installment of her bestselling high-octane urban drama series, Payback—filled with the glamour, sex, and danger that fans of the series can’t get enough of and that new readers will rush to.Picking up where the suspenseful ending of Payback With Ya Life left off, we’re plunged back into the hip-hop drama, where the men are hot and dangerous, the women know their shoes from their Choos, and will stop at nothing to get what they want.

In a game of power and intrigue where the stakes are high and the rewards are dazzling, the losers are gonna discover there’s always a price to pay.

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Blood, Sweat & Payback

Clark, Wahida 2014

From New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark comes the next installment in the Payback series.Someone wants every member of the consortium dead and they’ll stop at nothing to make that happen. Meanwhile Shan has transferred back into Redbone and has taken it to a whole new level.

Nick suspects Shan is still in love with Briggen even though she is with him. Janay has turned over a new lease on life but her ties to Crystal are always a challenge. Everyone is gunning for Dark and with The List in the hands of Cisco’s wife, Joy, Dark’s chances of taking over Detroit are threatened more than ever before.

Everyone is fueled by fire and seeking blood, sweat, and payback.

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Publication Order of Thug Books

Thugs and the Women Who Love Them

Clark, Wahida 2002

In a 'hood boiling over with sex, brutality and crime, three friends are at a turning point. They can surrender to the streets and the murderous men who rule them, or they can walk a totally different path. But nothing is simple for women addicted to life on the edge—and everything has consequences.

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Every Thug Needs a Lady

Clark, Wahida 2003
When she meets Trae, a drug dealer who makes her wild with desire, Roz takes a detour on her way to becoming a physical therapist by entering into his world, but soon learns the consequences of her actions. By the author of Payback Is a Mutha. Original. Read More

Thug Matrimony

Clark, Wahida 2007

Essence® bestselling author Wahida Clark has got her finger on ghetto pulse. In her series on sisters trying to rise above the streets, she portrays a raw and true-to-life world where love can be just as dangerous as the men who cause it. . . Angel, Jaz, Tasha, and Kyra are living proof that hope is more than a word.

The four girlfriends are pulling themselves out of the ghetto--and trying to bring their hearts up to higher ground with them. But sometimes the past ain't in no mood to let go. . . Angel has met the brother of her dreams--after living through a nightmare with Snake.

Believing that pimp is dead, Angel has moved on. She's starting her own law practice and a new life with Kaylin, a drug dealer who's stepped outta the game to run a recycling business and a hot new record label. But the past is never far from Kaylin, and when an unwanted guest crashes their wedding, all the rage and bloodlust from the hood comes bustin' out--and Angel's gonna need every prayer in heaven to make it to the altar.

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Thug Lovin'

Clark, Wahida 2009

The hood's favorite power couple moves to LA and finds big money -- and major temptation -- in the fourth book of Wahida Clark's thrilling series perfect for fans of Love & Hip Hop. Tasha and Trae, the hood's favorite couple, are still together following the events of Thug Matrimony.

Even with their relocation to sunny Los Angeles, the drama of New York cannot be escaped. From running a nightclub to dealing with models, shady lawyers, big money, new kinds of temptations, seductions, and drugs-not to mention new love interests-can this infamous couple weather all the storms and keep it together?

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Justify My Thug

Clark, Wahida 2011

The continuation of a bestselling, much loved series, bringing new drama and action. Old fans will devour this next installment and new fans will discover Wahida Clark’s work for the first time—it’s sexy, dangerous, and intriguing.Justify My Thug continues the scintillating drama of Wahida Clark’s bestselling Thug series.

Following the action of Thug Lovin’, the story rejoins the saga’s favorite couple, Tasha and Trae, as they try to overcome their troubles and make their marriage work. Meanwhile, Jaz is facing drama of her own. In the torrid world of sex, drugs, and crime, Wahida Clark continues her definitive Hip-Hop soap opera that fans have come to love.

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Honor Thy Thug

Clark, Wahida 2013

From New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark, comes the next installment in the Thug series.A Murdered son. Shattered bonds. Forbidden affairs. Forced to choose one lover over another. A brother’s love tainted by deception. Blackmail. Hate. Lust.

Love. Corruption. Four friends torn apart by treachery. The threat of going up against one of the most sophisticated and deadliest Chinese crime organizations. When there’s nothing left except a choice between war or death...there’s really no choice.

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Thug Shorts

Clark, Wahida 2018

This Limited Edition of Thug Shorts provides raw, uncut letters and diary entries from the flawed cast of the Wahida Clark’s infamous Thug Series. These Shorts take you inside the mind of the characters, allowing for insight into their views and hidden emotions—a way for the readers to fully connect with the characters.

Spoiler Alert: If you have not read all six books in the Thug Series, in this order: Thugs and the Women Who Love Them, Every Thug Needs A Lady, Thug Matrimony, Thug Lovin’, Justify My Thug, and Honor Thy Thug, then do not embark on this wild ride into the complicated and often twisted drama-filled life of Wahida’s Thugs and the women who love them as these real-to-life characters crash their way into your mind.

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Thugs: Seven

Clark, Wahida 2019

Romance and Thug Lovin' is at its pinnacle in part 7 of the Thug Series. Trae and Tasha fight to hold on to what they have after he's released from prison, but when Trae is given a package containing some damning information regarding Tasha, is there any hope of salvaging the relationship? Kyra has to decide who she will choose: her unborn baby or Rick, the man she loves, but who is in another relationship.

Can Rick break his two women out of their Western civilization mind-set in order to become one big, happy family? Who is the mysterious Lolita who suddenly shows up at a baby shower, and what is her connection to Don Carlos, a drug lord? Is she trying to set them up? Angel has to pledge her love to Kaylin once again while Jaz and Faheem try to start all over while mourning the loss of his murdered son.

Will the couples be able to protect their marriages? Trouble is brewing at the baby shower where the outcome could very well be a toe tag or a jail cell. Will the brothers get down for whatever when it comes to protecting their family?Thugs Seven, by bestselling author Wahida Clark, is a thriller, action & disaster book with well-developed characters fighting their own personal demons.

Be prepared for sleep deprivation because this is a real page-turner.

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Publication Order of Urban Isis Books

Urban Isis: The Revolution

Gross Jr., Willie 2019

Raised on the deadly streets of New Orleans, James Johnson is displeased and disheartened by the drug game and the sickness its inflicting on his race. Unexpectedly, James has befriend, America's most wanted and deadliest fugitive, Osama Bin Laden. Now he and Osama have joined forces in an effort to eliminate the nations drug trade.

Recently inspired by the rapid growth of ISIS; James, a legendary figure and underworld boss, has amassed enormous wealth, acquired a Harvard education, and is now poised to revolutionize the entire nation. However, the stakes are high and many powerful people will lose fortunes if James prevail.

Foreign assassins are pouring into the United States to wage war in what will become the bloodiest international war ever fought in an effort to strengthen a race.

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Urban Isis II: Revolutionary

Gross Jr., Willie 2019

Thanks to James Johnson’s ground-breaking technology, the drug game and oil exports are now on life support. His prophecy has been fulfilled. However, the Saudi Arabian Oil King, Shalik Khalid, has unleashed a vicious death squad on American soil. The message is clear, and now the surviving members of the Johnson clan must regroup, while the architect of their movement lies in critical condition.

The reigns have been passed down and now there exists one logical decision for the heirs to the throne. “Bring to them what they brought to us!”

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Publication Order of Collections

Sleeping with the Enemy

Clark, Wahida 2008

Wahida Clark and Kiki Swinson are two mistresses who have the street lit genre on lock.—The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers Enemy in My Bed Wahida ClarkKreesha can't control her dangerous feelings for Reign—a brother who's married, just out of prison, and one strike away from lockdown–for–life.

But when Reign betrays her to the Feds, she'll risk everything to save her empire and give Reign one last seduction—with a bullet . . .Keeping My Enemies Close Kiki SwinsonLarissa is fed up with lying, cheating men. Her best friend Tenisha's suggestion: try a guaranteed–to–be–faithful brother in prison.

But when hooking up with Sean lands Larissa behind bars, she'll do whatever it takes to make sure Tenisha and Sean get the ultimate paybac k. . .Includes An Excerpt From Kiki's New Novel!

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What's Really Hood!

Clark, Wahida 2010

Life in the streets take on a whole new meaning in this urban anthology of "hood" tales compiled by New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark. WHAT'S REALLY HOOD!Black Is Blue by Victor L. Martin delves into the life of a corporate woman who falls in love with a thug and finds out just how easy it is to stray from the straight and narrow.

Eighteen and hungry Wiz's only addiction to drugs is the money it made. But Crystal changed all of that and shows him just how powerful a woman can be in The P is Free by LaShonda Teague. In The LastLaugh by Bonta, Bobo, a member of the infamous Eight-Trey street gang, learns that gang life isn't all it's cracked up to be as "street wars" take on a whole new meaning.

Shawn "Jihad" Trump tells the story of loyalty, love and honor, when The Point Blank Mob is brought to its knees leaving the crew fighting for their lives and freedom in All for Nothing. And New York Times bestselling author, Wahida Clark, introduces Nina, a woman tired of being disrespected by men who takes revenge to the ultimate level in Makin' Endz Meet.

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Street Tales

Clark, Wahida 2019

For some, the allure and power of the streets are elusive but yet, a wonder to behold. Some engage in this lifestyle of self-destructive criminal behavior, knowing one day it might cost them their family, freedom, or something even far more valuable .

. . their lives.Four-Times New York Times Besting-Selling Author Wahida Clark is no stranger to the streets. She served nine-and-a-half years in federal prison. The Bronx’s very own Shannon Holmes, author of the National Best-Seller B-More Careful, is no stranger to “Street Lit or the Streets.

” He served five years himself.Together, they handpicked a select group of authors, each with his or her style and unique flavor of urban literature. So, take a walk on the wild side with us through a hood near you, into sticky situations, where everything is not always what it seems.

For the characters in this book, the money stakes are high, and lives are up for grabs. Respect is earned—and power is taken.In Street Tales, you’ll read stories of survival and redemption, as well as tales of greed, lies, betrayal, and street justice.

You will come face-to-face with life-altering choices and circumstances beyond your control. What would you do in the same situation?These are Street Tales. Around the clock, life and death stare you in the face. There are no second chances—the streets play for keeps.

Many learn the hard way that the streets are undefeated.Authors of Street Tales: An Anthology: Shannon Holmes ,Wahida Clark, Victor L. Martin, Sa’id Salaam, Reds Johnson, Hood Chronicles, Joe Awsum, and Vance Phillips

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Thuggz Valentine

Wahida Clark 2015

This is the first Street Lit book to be written in reverse! Thuggz Valentine is the story of a modern day Bonnie & Clyde, natural born killers who go out in a blaze of glory after taking on the city s police force. Step by step, readers relive Ebony and Bless s last day together .

. . Valentines Day. The day however, starts nothing like it ends, and as time goes back, hour by hour, the two lovers are unable to avoid destiny. Fate brings them together in a most bizarre way, and the couple realize the day is not about winning, it s about embracing the moment, no matter the outcome.

Thuggz Valentine is the story of a ghetto love doomed from the beginning, but definitely worth the trip to Hell.

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Sincerely, the Boss!

Morford, Amy 2017

Torn between steamy, passionate nights between the sheets and the truths she doesn't want to face, Margo Harris unravels mysteries from her past as she forms ties with a dangerous group of people. Determined to rebuild the fragments of her previous life, she clings to the sexy and magnetic Salvatore Mazzillo for comfort he can't truly provide, finding herself deeper and deeper in a world she can't escape.

A breathtakingly sensual and suspenseful ride that will have you questioning what real love means and have you wondering if those around you are who they say they are.

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The Pink Panther Clique

Hall, Aisha 2017

Everybody knows that if you break the law and get caught, you go to prison. But what happens when the very same people that are supposed to enforce and uphold the law, are criminals themselves?Three strangers, Eshe, Milla, and Sun-Sole, meet under the worst circumstances possible--behind bars.

Prison isn't at all what they expected, and from the onset of their arrival, these three savvy boss chicks find themselves surrounded by disloyal snitches, set-ups, and scandalous drama. Determined to survive the system that enslaved them, these courageous women unite and embark on a mission to level the scales of justice.

Will they survive the gruesome conditions of confinement, or will they fold under pressure?

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Butterfly Bitch!

Wahida Clark 2017

Rejected by a bitter, homophobic father with high political ambitions, and a spineless unsupportive mother, Butterfly's greatest desire is to fly away. Born a male turned transgender, Butterfly is left to fend for herself on the cold, unforgiving streets.

Using a few get-rich-quick money schemes, Butterfly finally begins to enjoy the glitter and romance of life. That is, until her biggest lie creates a hostile frenemy who shows no mercy on getting revenge. Soon, Butterfly's troubled life tumbles violently out of control.

By chance she runs into Atwater, the perfect man with the perfect plan to stabilize her otherwise twisted world. And with the lure of power and wealth beyond her imagination, Atwater entices Butterfly to undertake a role in his sheisty scams. Her acceptance will usher in what's sure to be a tumultuous storm that neither of them can escape.

Will Butterfly consent to temptation or fly away to free herself from Atwater's devilish arms?

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Along Came a Savage

Awsum, Joe 2018

After marrying her college sweetheart and building a successful drug empire, life for Taylor Washington, aka Tay Tay, looked perfect. The first few years, her husband Wayne treated her like a queen and showered her with riches that the cocaine brought them, but as the years passed, his abusive nature grew, just like their bank account.

Even though she was fed up, leaving Wayne wasn't even a thought in her mind . . . until she came home to Chicago to visit.Her plans were just to come home and party with her best friend, but after a crazy chain of events, she finds herself waking up in the bed of an intoxicating man that leaves her DUI with each sip of his loving.

Tay Tay felt guilty, at first, for stepping out on her husband, but as his abusive ways continued and her suspicions of him cheating on her proved to be true, Tay Tay's shattered heart embraced the secret life she was living, even if it jeopardized the empire she helped build.

Don't blink for a second in this deadly heart-pounding game of deceit, lies, and jealousy, where trust could get you killed, and love is just a four-letter word.

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Loners

Bray, DB 2020

"These Dwarves ain't the ones from the Hobbit that's for damn sure."-Chase BollingJari Rockjaw just wants a quiet life and a homestead to call his own. He has been a bounty hunter in Labrys for over one hundred years. And it’s getting old. Battle after battle, allies lost and gained, he now wants to smoke his pipe in the solitude far from the human cities he despises.

An option to do so comes his way when the king of Ekepia asks for a favor. Jari is tasked with destroying the most evil dwarf ever to walk the world!With Jari’s best mates at his side, they team up for one last mission . . . a mission that will be nearly impossible to pull off.

But just like everything else in life....if the juice is worth the squeeze, YOU take the risk. The only question, Jari must ask himself is . . . Is retirement really worth dying for?

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Emperors & Assassins

Clark, Wahida 2020

"This novel brings black warriors to whole 'nother level."-Chase Bolling, author of Road Of ResistanceViridius Vispanius has spent his entire life protecting the emperor of Wolfryia. A man of integrity, honor, and purpose until one fateful day, his family and friends turn on him and assassinate the emperor.

Viridius fails in his sworn duty and as a result he is condemned to execution. He manages to escape and has been living in the Batopian wilderness for the last year pining for a way to get back to his old life.His luck is about to change when his old friend Gius appears and makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

He is desperate, alone, and outnumbered with a price on his head. He will take any chance, no matter how long the odds to get his revenge. It’s a dish best served cold and it has been frozen in his mind for a year. If one has no friends, one can never be betrayed is his new moto.

The only question is--can a man with nothing to lose change the history of Dellos with a simple assassins knife?

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The Virus Brought Me My First Love

Clark, Wahida 2021

After a tumultuous relationship with the father of her children, love is the last thing on Ansinette's mind. She is so busy trying to keep her head above water and chase two growing boys that she overlooked the chocolate brother with the chiseled chest who lives across the hall.

Well, she didn't overlook him, she definitely noticed. But with her ex trying to ease his way back in her life, she doesn't want to complicate the situation any further.Marcus, the chocolate brother with the chiseled chest, has noticed Ansinette too.

Her flawless skin, wide hips and sense of humor drew him in on their first encounter. Marcus is putting the pieces of his life back together. After a big mistake lands him in jail, he just wants the simple things in life: to own a home and to have a family to go home to.

He believes he can have that with Ansinette, but can he get her to believe it too?

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