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Kiss the Ring
An Urban Tale
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About The Book
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. 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?
Filled with gritty realism and unexpected plot twists, this page-turner will keep you guessing as Naeema struggles to do whatever it takes to right her wrongs.
- Publisher: Touchstone (August 5, 2014)
- Length: 288 pages
- ISBN13: 9781476755342
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Raves and Reviews
"[A] crisply written urban thriller . . . 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."
– Publishers Weekly, on Kiss the Ring
"Mink writes with street flair while sliding in a few erotic sex scenes, yet her tale is one of hard-boiled noir. . . . 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."
– Library Journal, on Kiss the Ring
"Kiss the Ring . . . is a fast, hard-boiled urban tale. . . . Enjoy the ride. This is a sure fire winner."
"A well laid out plot spiced with wild sex . . . Mink’s books are the real deal."
– Kirkus Reviews
"Mink’s energy and grit make it a fun read.”
– Juicy Magazine
"The Real Wifeys series tells the tales of strong female characters who overcome obstacles while standing by or getting over the men that they love."
“Mink’s brisk combination of insult, profanity, and pop culture is what street lit is all about. . . . Another powerful story of women orbiting the hip-hop world. . . Luscious is both a villain and a heroine whom readers will embrace. Order in anticipation of high demand.”
– Library Journal
“A gritty new urban series with a down and dirty intensity that’s heartbreaking.”
– Publishers Weekly
“Unexpected storylines. . . Very realistic. . . A quick read with an engaging main character.”
– Huffington Post
"Unforgettable, shocking, and filled with sassiness. Bravo!"
– Cydney Rax, author of Brothers and Wives
“Mink gives Kaeyla a snappy and profane voice laced with sarcasm. . . . Female readers will love her, but men may want to check their own woman’s purse for taser wires. Load your shelves with multiple copies.”
– Library Journal
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