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Nikki Turner

Full Name: Nikki Turner
Gender: Female
Hometown: Richmond
Number of Works: 19
After Nikki Turner read The Coldest Winter Ever by Sistah Souljah she was dismayed that there weren't other books like it. "I wanted to write the kinds of books I wanted to read," said the bestselling author, whose 2002 debut novel, A Hustler's Wife, would go on to sell more than a few 100,000 copies.
While Nikki Turner's first two novels were published by a small publishing house in the Midwest, in 2004 she signed a 2-book deal with One World, an imprint of Ballantine Books, which is part of The Random House Publishing Group. After publishing the first book under that deal, The Glamorous Life in 2005 as well as a short story collection edited by Nikki, Street Chronicles: Tales from da Hood, One World quickly signed Nikki up for three more Nikki Turner Original novels and negotiated a deal with her for her own book line, Nikki Turner Presents. "I want to give new authors the same kind of opportunity I was given," said Nikki. "I want to produce authors who will be household names."

(Taken from author's website)

ISBN: 0970247257, 9780970247254
Keywords: wife, hustler
Pages: 259
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0345493850, 9780345493859
Keywords: wife, hustler, forever
Pages: 267
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 80%

The high priestess of the hood, Nikki Turner, is back with the novel fans have been feenin’ for: the sequel to her #1 bestselling novel, A Hustler’s Wife. Des, Virginia’s slickest gangsta, is about to become a dad when he is charged with the murder of his own attorney. But with Yarni, his gorgeous wife (and a brilliant lawyer), now calling the shots, Des isn’t going back to the slammer without a fierce fight. Even with the heat on, Des manages to take his game to the next level and finds a new hustle, one that will allow him to possess the three things all major players
ISBN: 0345476840, 9780345476845
Keywords: dirty, riding
Pages: 320
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0345476832, 9780345476838
Keywords: life, glamorous
Pages: 304
Published: 2005
  • Rating: 80%

The lure of Richmond, VA’s streets is too strong for Bambi, a good girl from the right side of the tracks, who fell in love with, Reggie, a young hustler. Her thug love not only corrupted her but blinded her with the bling and cash that come with living the glamorous life of a gangsta’s girl–until Reggie hit her with a low blow, crumbling her heart. From that day forward, Bambi vowed that whoever crossed her or anyone she loved would pay–usually in large bills.With the street knowledge she gleaned from her ex as well as her own business savvy, Bambi builds a multimillio
ISBN: 0970247265, 9780970247261
Keywords: chick, project
Pages: 256
Published: 2003
  • Rating: 80%

Tressa is a fly girl accustomed to the lavish lifestyle that her possessive, deranged, baby's daddy, Lucky, has provider her with. In order to keep her high post standards of living, she has excused so many of his unforgivable actions. It is not until he pulls off the ultimate stunt that she realizes that no mink coat, car, house or any amount of money is worth her peace of mind. Never blinking or thinking twice, Tressa leaves everything behind, with the exception of her street savvy, and sets out to make a life of her own, one that would be filled with hard times and even harder luck. Tres
ISBN: 0345493877, 9780345493873
Keywords: widow, black
Pages: 288
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 80%

Bestselling author Nikki Turner returns with an explosive new novel about a woman at an emotional crossroads and the men left in her wake. Isis Tatum knows firsthand the way love can mess up a person. After all, she saw her mother drive a truck through the home of her father's mistress before killing her dad. And ever since Isis was a teenager, her love life has been a series of disasters: Her first sweetheart was executed by the state of Virginia, and her next lover was sent to jail for murder. Now Isis is a successful jewelry designer, but she remains a failure with men. When she meets Logi
ISBN: 189319650X, 9781893196506
Keywords: hood, girls
Pages: 379
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0345493893, 9780345493897
Keywords: superstar, ghetto
Pages: 262
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 80%

The reigning queen of hip-hop lit, Nikki Turner, takes on the music biz in this tale of a young woman who risks everything to be a superstar.Fabiola Mays was born to sing. She has a voice like honey and a body to match, but one heartbreaking setback after another threatens to derail her dreams of a recording deal. To make matters worse, it’s Christmastime, rent is past due, and the cops intend to kick her tight-knit family to the curb–until a small-town gangster comes to the rescue and offers them a place to stay.Years pass, and Fabiola continues to play gigs and travel around the
ISBN: 0345484010, 9780345484017
Keywords: hood, tales
Pages: 304
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0345484029, 9780345484024
Keywords: game, girls, chronicles, street
Pages: 286
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 80%

“Nikki Turner has truly brought the female hustlers to light. Fellas betta watch out, because the Girls in the Game are taking over!”–LaJill Hunt, author of Drama Queen and No More DramaA collection of explosive stories handpicked by the undisputed “queen of hip-hop fiction,” Girls in the Game presents an all-women crew of urban-lit divas. The game here is survival, and every ghetto-hardened gangsta in these tales does what she’s gotta do to make it on–or off–the mean streets. Call them what you will, but until you’ve faced their reality yo