Blake Karrington


Blake Karrington is more than an author. He's a storyteller who places his readers in action-filled moments. It's in these creative spaces that readers are allowed to get to know his complex characters as if they're really alive.
Most of Blake's titles are centered in the South, in urban settings, that are often overlooked by the mainstream. But through Blake's eyes, readers quickly learn that places like Charlotte, NC can be as gritty as they come. It's in these streets of this oft overlooked world where Blake portrays murderers and thieves alike as believable characters. Without judgment, he weaves humanizing back stories that serve up compelling reasons for why a drug dealer might choose a life of crime.
Readers of his work, speak of the roller coaster ride of emotions that ensues from feeling anger at empathetic characters who always seem to do the wrong thing at the right time, to keep the story moving forward.
In terms of setting, Blake's stories introduce his readers to spaces they may or may not be used to - streetscapes with unkept, cracked sidewalks where poverty prevails, times are depressed and people are broke and desperate. In Blake storytelling space, morality is so curved that rooting for bad guys to get away with murder can sometimes seem like the right thing for the reader to do - even when it's not.
Readers who connect with Blake find him to be relatable. Likening him to a bad-boy gone good, they see a storyteller who writes as if he's lived in the world's he generously shares, readily conveying his message that humanity is everywhere, especially in the unlikely, mean streets of cities like Charlotte.

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God Forgives The Streets Don't
Price: Free! Words: 54,990. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Tired of living the life of a convict and petty hustler, Sanchez (Chez) Viles pieces together a crew of vicious and hungry hustlers and wages war against all who have set up shop in his city. No one outside of his crew is safe from the death and destruction that ensues, and it isn't long before the streets bow to his will.
The King of The South
Price: Free! Words: 33,150. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Come follow Blake Karrington as he once again takes you on a ride through the gritty dirt road streets of the south. In this suspenseful southern tale we are introduced to King a southern born and breed hustler, who is determine to take the drug empire handed to him by his father into the legitimate world of the music industry.
Country Girls
Price: Free! Words: 16,720. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
Welcome to the south, where women are raise to be mothers and wives, and no matter what to stand by their man! Where if you a size 8 you're too small! When Niya, the head of "MHB" decided to put her family's future first, nothing and nobody else mattered.Take a walk with me and see how southern hospitality can become deadly for anyone who doesn't understand how Country Girls roll!
Single Ladies
Price: Free! Words: 12,460. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » African American fiction » General
When it comes to love, hate, trust, honesty, lying, cheating, deceit, betrayal, drama, money, power, respect, and back breaking, limitless, raw and uncut sex. This monthly Urban Soap, "Single Ladies" takes you to a whole nother level of play.
Price: Free! Words: 31,470. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Brianna Cambell had a tough road to travel growing up in a household where she was unwanted. A constant reminder of her mother’s indiscretions, Brianna is unwilling to continue to be the target of her step father’s anger. She leaves her suburban life style for the streets of Charlotte NC. In true Charlotte faith Brianna is linked up with Treshawn Nash, a local hustler.
Last Train For Paris
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,750. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African
Set in contemporary New York City in the heart of one of the largest record labels to touch ground Golden Boy Records, a naive young girl finds herself putting it all on the line to make her dreams a reality.

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