T. Styles

Biography

Author. Show Host, Motivational Speaker.

Award Winning CEO of The Cartel Publications - an international, independent publishing house, Mean Girls Magazine, Rich Bitch Publications and Cartel Urban Cinema.

Toy's publishing house, The Cartel Publications, is the face of today's urban fiction and street fiction industries. In both the digital and print world, the Cartel represents the best her generation has to offer in African American literature. She has aptly been dubbed "Urban Fiction Empress" and "Literary Master".

Toy is multifaceted and currently runs an independent publishing company, movie production company and a copywriting agency in the Washington DC and Maryland area. In addition, she facilitates her popular seminar "How To Write A Novel In 30 Days", using her non-fiction novel of the same title. Toy consults authors and publishing houses on what it takes to achieve success and longevity in the industry.

She has been featured in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Essence Magazine, Don Diva Magazine, Oprah Winfrey's Network and Urban Book Source. She has been awarded Author Of The Year by AAMBC and was voted Most Underrated Author by The Urban Book Source.

When not writing, running the Cartel or producing independent movies based on her company's novels, Toy travels and shoots videos for Cartel TV, a show geared toward her publishing house. Her first movie, 'Pitbulls In A Skirt', under her movie production company Cartel Urban Cinema is due first followed by 'Mother Monster'.

Her novels include, The End (How To Write A Book In 30 Days), A Hustler's Son (series), Black & Ugly (series), Raunchy (series), Shyt List (series), Pitbulls In A Skirt (series), Redbone (series), The Face That Launched A Thousand Bullets, Quita's Dayscare Center, Reversed, Luxury Tax, and Cold As Ice.

www.thecartelpublications.com - www.richbitchpublications.com
www.meangirlsmagazine.com - www.cartelurbancinema.com

Specialities:
Publishing, Writing, Public Speaking (Motivational, Branding, Writing), Copywriting

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Series

Black and Ugly (The Cartel Publications Presents)
Parade Knight hates her complexion. As a result, she considers herself to be unattractive and condones the misuse of her body. Sky Taylor is beautiful, fly and wanted and loves reminding Parade of her imperfections especially after suspecting that she may be sleeping with her man, Jay Hernandez. Miss Wayne is hilarious and a self-proclaimed girlfriend who enjoys the attention his friends bring. If you let Miss Wayne tell it, he s not gay, he s just one of the girls. Daffany Stans uses her body for profit and hides a health secret so serious that it could endanger the lives of her friends, considering their sex partners are so closely related. Black and Ugly is a tale of four totally different friends from the same block, whose friendship is tested during a seemingly innocent game of Truth or Dare. When fatal secrets begin to surface, will Parade give up the friend whose shadow she has walked in all her life? And will Miss Wayne and Daffany abandon their friends to save themselves?

Black and Ugly

Price: $7.99 USD.

Black and The Ugliest

Price: $7.99 USD.
Silence of The Nine
Evil breeds evil. After Kerrick Khumalo s wife is murdered in their home, he migrates from Africa to America for better opportunities. But his thick accent and dark skin makes him unaccepted. Unable to find legal employment, he discovers that the drug trade can be a lucrative business for the man who is willing to do anything, including kill. Self-possessed he quickly rises to the top and becomes the most fearful man in Baltimore. Desiring it all, he marries a woman who gives him many children and now he has a clan of his own. In the country illegally, he changes his last name to Prophet and adopts rigid beliefs and customs. Soon he develops a seething hate toward Americans. Silence Of The Nine is Flowers In The Attic meets The Coldest Winter Ever. Prepare yourself for a dark ride.

Silence of The Nine

Price: $7.99 USD.

Silence of The Nine 3

Price: $7.99 USD.
Redbone 3 (The Cartel Publications Presents)
Can I Make You Famous? The secret is out and the world knows that Farah Cotton was responsible for killing her soul mate s brother. In fear for her life, she must remain off the streets of DC or suffer an evil fate. Luckily Slade, who vows to avenge Knox s death, is tucked away in a cell, although his imprisonment does nothing for her broken heart. Desperate for protection, Farah, Mia and Shadow take solace with Bones, 2nd in command of The Fold, a group of modern day vampires. When her blood craving increases she makes risky moves to quench her thirst. For months she successfully avoids capture while waiting for the day the Bakers will abandon the quest and withdraw from D.C. It never happens. Surmising the plan to snuff Farah out is weakening, Audio, the youngest of the Bakers, becomes unglued. Refusing to sit idly by he moves solo, making a brash decision that causes a domino effect of consequences, which will ruin many lives. Just when your pressure settles you re struck with a revelation that will challenge everything you believe. Prepare Vamp Lovers...you re in for a bloody ride.

Redbone 3

Price: $7.99 USD.
Pretty Kings (The Cartel Publications Presents)
BET called 'Pretty Kings' a must read! The Pretty Kings became the most notorious drug lords in the United States. This is how their reign begins. Bambi and her sisters in law have it all. They are married to brothers of the highly respected Kennedy family, rich and hopelessly in love. As promised, the Kennedy Kings decide to get out of the drug game, after, a one hundred million dollar meeting with The Russians, whom they never met personally. First, the Kings have to return home from LA. But, while in a casino, something so devastating occurs, which their wives witness via video calling, that changes the wives lives forever. The next day, emotionally beaten, Bambi remembers the meeting with The Russians that is to take place on Saturday. Although grieving, she considers how life will be without her husband and penniless. Bambi tries to facilitate the meeting without their husbands but is unsuccessful. The Russians are expecting the Kennedy Kings only. Not wanting to miss and opportunity to take care of her family for the rest of her life, Bambi comes up with a plan. However, for this plan to be executed, the wives would have to take over their husbands identities.

Pretty Kings

Price: $7.99 USD.

Pretty Kings 4: Race's Rage

Price: $7.99 USD.
Raunchy (The Cartel Publications Presents)
Raunchy is a heartbreaking, explicit story of failed mother and daughter relationships. And although hope looms in this tale, it can undoubtedly be said that if some women are not fit to be mothers, Harmony Phillips is the worst of them all.

Raunchy

Price: $7.99 USD.

Raunchy 2: Mad's Love

Price: $7.99 USD.

Raunchy 3: Jayden's Passion

Price: $7.99 USD.
A Hustler's Son (The Cartel Publications Presents)
Based out of Bladensburg, Maryland, Janet Stayley spent her life looking for a hustler. She never knew she would find one in her 15-year-old son, Kelsi. Surrounded by violence, drugs and lies, Kelsi murders in self-defense. Suddenly Kelsi becomes charged with the newfound feeling he associates with becoming a man and feels he can take on anything, including his mother's cheating lover. The heat of murder ensues and Janet feels it's time to make a permanent move out of Maryland. Before doing so, she plans one last murder which, if goes as planned, could ultimately be worth millions. To top it all off, Janet has not revealed to her son the biggest secret yet.

A Hustler's Son

Price: $7.99 USD.

A Hustler's Son II

Price: $7.99 USD.

Books

Black and The Ugliest
Series: Black and Ugly (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,970. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2018 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Parade has loved Jay her whole life but when he makes a big bet, which yields zero benefits, their picture perfect family begins to crumble. Feeling partially responsible for a tragic event that makes the trauma to the Hernandez Family worse, Parade decides to use what she has to repair the rift in her broken family.
Villains: It's Savage Season
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,790. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2018 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Nobody sleeps until Law Hightower is six feet deep. All Kanati Dawson wanted was to work for the boss and then go home to be with the love of his life, Sunni Hamden. And then his patience was tested in one major act of disrespect.
Silence of The Nine 3
Series: Silence of The Nine. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 50,190. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2018 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
More taboo anyone? Well here comes mother! After being freed from a lifetime of mental, psychological and sexual abuse under the mansion at Aristocrat Hills, Nine Prophet realizes being free comes at a cost. When someone needs help, she lends a hand. When someone needs rescue, she throws on her cape. All against her husband Leaf Prophet s wishes placing their romance in severe jeopardy.
Miss Wayne & The Queens of D.C. (Book 3 in the Black & Ugly Series)
Series: Black and Ugly (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 74,510. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2017 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Miss Wayne from the Essence Best Selling novel Black and Ugly and Black & Ugly as Ever returns in this standalone spin-off! When Miss Daffany s mothers risky lifestyle finally catches up with her, they all come back from LA, to Washington DC for her funeral.
The Fold (The Fourth Book in The Redbone series)
Series: Redbone 3 (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,780. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2017 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Infatuated with the legend of Farah Cotton, told through handwritten books by the late Mooney, Cutie Tudy is determined to find out if Farah really exists. Her search leads her to The Fold during a violent and volatile time.
The Face That Launched A Thousand Bullets
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 102,600. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2017 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
The Face That Launched A Thousand Bullets: Two men. Two feuding cities. One woman. One was born in our nations capital, Washington DC. The other is a native of Murder City, Baltimore, MD.
Luxury Tax
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,080. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2017 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
A neighborhood in Kentland Maryland plays host to a bevy of whispers, police investigations and lies as Ginger tries to uncover what everyone is keeping from her. Her memory loss continues to hold her recollection hostage as she constantly deals with Child Protective Service, a distant boyfriend and a crush on her Stick Up Kid neighbor, Gerron.
Cold As Ice
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 20,810. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2017 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
T. Styles', Cold as Ice - Pepper Thomas is a straight A student living in a rough part of Southeast Washington DC, who manages to stay away from drugs, violence and crime.
The Whore The Wind Blew My Way
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 51,960. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2017 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
After committing a violent crime, Louise Smart, a career whore, desires one thing above all, to escape New York to save her unborn baby. However, the universe has other plans, which include a tough lesson that will rock the unsuspecting new mother's world.
Lipstick Dom
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,530. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2017 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Echo Kelly has a secret only her diary knows about. But when her younger sister discovers her in an uncompromising position, she uses the information as blackmail, making her world a living hell.
The Ungrateful Bastards
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,670. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2017 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
What would cause a mother to contact a hitman to kill her own children? Some ungrateful bastards. When Martha’s husband dies horrifically, she is forced to care for Zoom, Berry and Dodson alone.
And They Call Me God
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 56,030. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2017 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
What caused the bloody massacre within the walls of a small Baltimore city church? A thin trail of circumstances lead to Devonte Harrington, a mid-level drug dealer with a devoted group of young women and block soldiers who surround him at all times.
Pretty Kings 4: Race's Rage
Series: Pretty Kings (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 51,310. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2017 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
The Pretty Kings are back! After offing Mitch, the Plug, the Kennedy family must deal with the consequence and it has a name…the billionaire Abd Al-Qadir.
Kali: Raunchy Relived (Fifth Book in The Raunchy Series)
Series: Raunchy (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,750. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
What did Kalive Miller do now? Blindfolded and bound, Kali and two strangers are abducted and thrown in the back of a van, which makes a trip to their unmarked graves. As life flashes before Kali’s eyes, we meet Bernice Davenport, his young gullible mother and Rufus Miller, his deranged, sex craved father.
Mad Maxxx: Children of The Catacombs (Fourth Book in Raunchy Series)
Series: Raunchy (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,760. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
What do you get when you put a group of vagrants, alcoholics, drug addicts, murderers and troubled teenagers, in a dark tunnel alone? T. Styles' next twisted novel, Mad MaXXX: Children of The Catacombs! After being blamed for a crime she didn't commit, Madjesty (from the RAUNCHY series) retreats to The Catacombs, a tunnel nicknamed by the homeless who live there.
Raunchy 3: Jayden's Passion
Series: Raunchy (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 139,450. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
When Jayden Phillips is violated by her sister, she rethinks her life and relationship with her family. She quickly realizes she has to take care of a few loose ends, which ultimately result in bloodshed and chaos. Will she survive the deadly decisions she’s made or will life as she knows it come to a crashing end?
Raunchy 2: Mad's Love
Series: Raunchy (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 120,290. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
After escaping death at her own child's hands, you'd think Harmony Phillips would change. Instead she feels resentful believing her kids took the life from her she felt she deserved. In a bed in Concord Manor, she is nursed back to health by those she wrote off.
Nefarious
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 51,160. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
If the past dictates the future, this family is in trouble... Born into modern day slavery within a hidden mansion in Texas, Zoe Xavier gave birth to three children before the age of sixteen. To keep the peace she does her best to please the man who holds the power, while taking care to avoid his jealous, manipulative, barren, wife.
Goon
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 79,270. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
When five-year-old Roman's mother is murdered before his eyes in Fayette, Mississippi he is left alone with his loyal dog, a blue nose pit-bull named Ice. Things appear to look up for Roman when Billy Bob Adams, a career criminal, finds him and whisks him to Baltimore, Maryland. With modern day slavery as his motive, Billy Bob teaches Roman every villainous trick he knows...including murder.
A Hustler's Son II
Series: A Hustler's Son (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 54,220. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Kelsi is more vicious than ever, as he returns in this gripping tale second only to the original, A Hustler s Son! A few months after receiving what was said to be his mother s bloody heart on Christmas Day, Kelsi seeks revenge on those he feels are responsible for her vicious murder.
Black and Ugly As Ever (Black and Ugly Sequel)
Series: Black and Ugly (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,850. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
The gang you fell in love with returns from the street classic Black & Ugly! Parade Knight finally gets what she wants, a man of her own, despite hating her own dark skin. But as the nights grow longer and her sexual encounters become more frequent with her fiance Smokes, she wonders why she still can t seem to get her old flame Jay Hernandez off her mind.
A Hustler's Son
Series: A Hustler's Son (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 65,480. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Based out of Bladensburg, Maryland, 31-year-old Janet Stayley spent her life looking for a hustler. She never knew she would find one in her 15-year-old son, Kelsi. Surrounded by violence, drugs and lies, Kelsi murders in self-defense.
Pretty Kings 3: Denim's Blues
Series: Pretty Kings (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,290. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
When Denim's husband Bradley is released from prison after being accused of raping her sister, Denim is hopeful that they can work on rebuilding their marriage. That seems impossible when her dysfunctional mother Sarah moves into the Kennedy bunker, bringing with her disgusting habits and distasteful opinions.
Pretty Kings II: Scarlett's Fever
Series: Pretty Kings (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,270. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
The Pretty Kings you love are back but they are not alone. The Kennedy Kings have resurfaced only to learn that the women they married are not the same. Scarlett and Camp Kennedy continue to have marital problems. Although their troubles stem from past physical abuse on Scarlett's part, their issues are magnified now that she has Ngozi, her mysterious new love interest.
Pretty Kings
Series: Pretty Kings (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 73,030. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » Urban
The Pretty Kings became the most notorious drug lords in the United States. This is how their reign begins. Bambi and her sisters in law have it all. They are married to brothers of the highly respected Kennedy family, rich and hopelessly in love.
Black and Ugly
Series: Black and Ugly (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,190. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Parade Knight hates her complexion. As a result, she considers herself to be unattractive and condones the misuse of her body. Sky Taylor is beautiful, fly and wanted and loves reminding Parade of her imperfections especially after suspecting that she may be sleeping with her man, Jay Hernandez.
Clown Niggas
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 46,000. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
When Amelia Rios, a young Latina with a serious crack addiction meets the love of her life, Wyld Heart, she has no idea that it’s the wrong time.
Raunchy
Series: Raunchy (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 112,880. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Neighbors considered five year old Harmony Phillips, her father Cornell Phillips and her mother Estelle Pointer, to be upstanding citizens in their quiet little estate at Concord Manor. They turned a blind eye to the lavish lifestyle they lived, compliments of Cornell's involvement in the drug trade. When at the age of five, Harmony is abruptly taken away from her home by her scorned mother.
Redbone 3
Series: Redbone 3 (The Cartel Publications Presents). Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 44,350. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
Can I Make You Famous? The secret is out and the world knows that Farah Cotton was responsible for killing her soul mate s brother. In fear for her life, she must remain off the streets of DC or suffer an evil fate.
Silence of The Nine 2: Let There Be Blood
Series: Silence of The Nine. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 64,960. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2016 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
No longer a prisoner under the stairs, Nine Prophet attempts to fashion the perfect lifestyle to the world a loving wife, a devoted husband, a well-mannered baby and a beautiful home. The trouble is in reality she s married to her cousin, has a nephew for a son and is hosting Noel and Samantha s wedding, who happen to be brother and sister.
Crazy Kind of Love
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,600. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Opposites really do attract but so do mayhem, murder and sex. After Jamal Shield (Leo Sullivan), aka Preacher, a notorious young B-More gangster, is sentenced to life in prison for multiple crimes, he is surprised when he is released from prison. All he wants to do is have a normal life, but he is charged with protecting a beautiful whore, Lourdes Beaumont (T. Styles) who has witnessed a murder.
Silence of The Nine
Series: Silence of The Nine. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,890. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Evil breeds evil. After Kerrick Khumalo s wife is murdered in their home, he migrates from Africa to America for better opportunities. But his thick accent and dark skin makes him unaccepted. Unable to find legal employment, he discovers that the drug trade can be a lucrative business for the man who is willing to do anything, including kill. Self-possessed he quickly rises to the top and beco
Prison Throne
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,850. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014 by Cartel. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Holding A Man Down in Prison Means Nothing If He Breaks Your Heart. Follow Rasim and Snow's Explosive Love Story.

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