KISS THE RING | Now Available!
Queen series #1
ISBN-10: 1476755302 | ISBN-13: 978-1476755304
From one of the most daring voices in urban fiction comes a sexy new novel about a modern-day Foxy Brown who goes undercover in a dangerous quest for revenge.
Naeema ”Queen” Cole takes care of herself. From the death of her parents when she was just eleven years old to when she found herself pregnant and alone at sixteen, Naeema has had to make her own way in the world. She gave up her son for adoption and became an apprentice at a barber shop, making just enough money to pay the bills and get high off medicinal weed. She tried being a wife, but ultimately found that she and Tank, now her ex-husband, are better friends and occasional lovers than partners. Naeema prefers to be on her own; no responsibilities, no rules.
But the sudden and brutal murder of Brandon, the son she never knew, forces Naeema to reconsider the way she has lived her life. Brandon was involved with a notorious band of Newark bank robbers, and Naeema is convinced his gang life was her fault. Desperate to avenge her son’s death and determined to take justice into her own hands, Naeema becomes “Queen” as she infiltrates the gang to discover her boy’s killer. But when she starts to fall for the leader of the crew, will she still have the resolve to do what must be done?
Kiss the Ring (Touchstone $14.99) by Meesha Mink is a fast, hard-boiled urban tale. The elements are all there: explicitly detailed sexual acts, drug use, mystery and murder. You’ll find the prose strong, the premise compelling, and a cast of dynamic well-developed characters. When a mother goes undercover to discover who in a crew of thieves killed her son, she isn’t ready for all that entails. Enjoy the ride. This is a sure fire winner, as is Mink’s Real Wifey series. Find out more at http://www.meeshamink.com.
“Mink (Real Wifeys: On the Grind; Shameless Hoodwives) writes with street flair while sliding in a few erotic sex scenes, yet her tale is one of hard-boiled noir. Naeema plays the noble soul seeking the truth, determined to right all wrongs, and she’s willing to off anyone who blocks her path. Sex, bloody violence, betrayal, and a crackling mystery come together in a resounding crescendo of a finish. Take a bow, Meesha Mink, this one’s a winner.”
(Top Pick of the Month – August)/Best Book of 2014 (AFAM)
“This crisply written urban thriller from Mink (Real Wifeys: Hustle Hard) introduces a street-savvy protagonist, Naeema Cole, who is both a villain and a heroine…Fast-paced action, sizzling erotic sex, and a heartwarming kick-ass heroine will have newcomers and urban fiction fans alike eagerly awaiting Naeema’s next escapade.”
“Fast-paced and full of eccentric allies, charismatic villains and street scenarios that rival any episode of The First 48, Kiss The Ring has everything that readers have come to expect from Mink: blood, gore, graphic sex and a powerful protagonist that reaps what she’s sewn and manages to redeem herself along the way. Whether you’re new to her work or looking forward to adding to the collection, Meesha Mink’s latest novel is daring, delectable and doesn’t disappoint.” **** (Essential Reading)
“Through Queen’s eyes, the reader gets a taste of the highs and lows of being in a gang. Also addressed are socioeconomic factors, glorified lifestyles, crime for gang benefit, deceit and misguided trust or the lack thereof. Betrayal and murder complete this tale with realistic references to what we as readers encounter in our daily lives, whether through family, friends, social media or experience. “Kiss the Ring” was great read and it’s definitely a page turner”
–OOSA Book Club
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