Books tagged: urban contemporary

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The Thinker's Guide to L.A.LALAND
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,150. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
Some would describe scientists as aloof, nerdy, or even worse… poorly dressed. Maya Sanders fits none of these descriptions and is taking her university and L.A. by storm. With graduation rapidly approaching and a world of opportunity within her grasp, Maya must choose which path best suits her sensibilities: the intellectually satisfying field of science or the glitzy film industry.
A Test of Loyalty
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,750. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Told in first person, this is the story of three teenagers growing up in a bad neighbourhood in Canada's capital. Surrounded by poverty, drugs, sexual assault, peer pressure and prejudice, divided by race and religion, can they bond together to survive the unthinkable?
Your Guide to the Coolest Neighborhoods in North America
Price: Free! Words: 36,890. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
If Charles Dicken's Pickwick vacationed with the writers of "Portlandia" they might pen this hilarious exploration of North America's undiscovered gentrifying 'hoods. From a magical stew in DC to Atlanta's artisanal cola, from San Francisco's weird starchitecture to NY's off-putting pop-up and New Orleans' gator-friendly hostelry, escape and laugh with intrepid gay travel writer Nate Molino
The Kickdown Girls
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 55,980. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
If you haven’t seen 'Attack the Block' or 'Shank' or perhaps don’t even know what these are, you are unlikely to understand or enjoy this book. For a large part of the population, especially in London and other major cities, there is an urban sub-culture which takes in gangsta rap and gangsta culture. It has its own language and set of rules. This is not cosy suburbia.
Christmas in Linken Park Chicago
Series: Urban Stories ยท Buck Wile Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,170. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » African American fiction » General
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(Formerly Christmas in The Bottoms) A very soulful and satirical version of the classic: "A Christmas Carol." Narrated by a pair of jive talking "Dozens" Players named Madd and Dog2020 aka Maddog2020. It's a bit of fantasy, macabre, and morality tale. Our Scrooge is the miser Ebenezer Jenkins who owns Glad Wrappings Funeral Home and BBQ joint. You don't want to know what's cooking in his pits.
A Sharply Struck E7
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 32,420. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Committing to Rock and Roll means committing to rage, rebellion and excess. For Rock guitarist Moss, these concepts have become his marrow. To some, he is unmatched in electrifying an audience. To others, Moss would be better off if he electrocuted himself plugging in his guitar. Moss himself would agree with both sentiments. Wild, sardonic and intensely vivid, E7 electrifies the reader.
Screw The Looking-glass
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,030. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
A fun and sassy chick-lit genre tale set within the boundaries of Lewis Carroll's classic story. Follow Celia as she toils under Rose Prickett - fashion designer, gets loaded with the petite Alvis and eventually finds her white knight - just before he trips and falls into a deep well! Special thanks to cover designer Dave Marca
Audiopussy (A Love Story)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Audiopussy (A Love Story) is true life observations of everyday dealings with people, situations and life. Wisdom in a one liner that sums up a particular moment in time. Like a New York minute, this fast paced read will intrigue and motivate you.
Stories in the Key of C. Minor.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,290. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Urban
Five short stories and one novella, all taking place within a radius of five miles from the original "Ground Zero" -- the Empire State Building in New York City, New York. Stories of passion, of intrigue, of coming-of-age, of murder by proxy/moxy. In short, stories of the human condition in all of its many-splendored glory. Adult situations, but none of them unsuitable for anyone with a heart.
The Hawk and the Sparrow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Fairy tales
A contemporary fable, The Hawk and the Sparrow recounts 65 years of a woman's life, chronicling the sacrifices that she's made to reach the top.