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Click for more detail about Love & Life by Marlon McCaulsky and Jarold Imes Love & Life

by Marlon McCaulsky and Jarold Imes
Abednego’s Free (Jan 05, 2010)
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Popular Street Lit Author Marlon McCaulsky teams up with OurTeenVoices.com Editor Jarold Imes to bring two novellas that focus on two of the most things most teens are concerned with … love and life. "Real Love" by Marlon McCaulsky When Raina’s family is uprooted from Cleveland to St. Petersburg, Florida she immediately becomes the new "it girl" at Lakewood High School aka "Hollywood High" that every guy wants. She becomes the envy of the snobbish and popular Lissa while catching the eye of her boyfriend Dan. With friends like Sheena the self confessed shopaholic; Marcus the smart-ass jock and Cory the wannabe playa, Raina firmly establishes her place at Hollywood High. Can Raina compete with Lissa who is willing to use sex, lies and manipulation to get what she wants? Is real love enough to keep the boy she loves? "Sweet Thing" by Jarold Imes Kandi Bigelow just knew she was flyest girl in the Tre-4; she has a bangin’ figure, the hottest man and the best clothes she can get with her five finger discount. Her tomboyish ways allow her to hang tight with the fellas, ward off any challenges from the ladies and makes her thieving ways undetectable and profitable. Josiah Seal is better known as "Thing" because of his crater face, atrocious smell, his higher than average intelligence and the fact that he towers over most of his classmates. His chances of getting a girl of Kandi’s caliber are slim to none … or so it appears. Can Kandi stop boosting and "Thing" clean his act together to find out if they have a chance at true love, or will "Thing" always have a place at the bottom of Kandi’s shoe?

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by Marlon McCaulsky, K. Roland Williams, and Ben Blaze
Abednego’s Free (Oct 27, 2009)
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Some people go around looking for love in the wrong places… but what happens when love is found on the streets? Will romance be given a chance to bloom or will it fall by the wayside? Three couples let you into their hoods, their lives and their hearts. My Boo by Marlon McCaulsky There’s always that one person that will always have your heart and for Larenz that girl is Felicia. They fell in love as teenagers in Harlem and despite the allure of the streets Larenz has held on to her love. But the streets won’t let go so easily and when his boy Q needs him to make a run with him Larenz must choose between being loyal to a friend or the love of his life. By Your Side by Ben Blaze Dominique and Blahzay have invested three years in a tumultuous relationship. Through the arguments, lies, abuse, and baby mama drama, Dominique has often called it quits, but manages to take her man back. After one of their many breakups, Blahzay’s best friend is murdered in the streets, rocking the community and devastating him. Upon seeing the pain in his eyes, Dominique vows to always stay by her man s side. That pledge gets tested when another baby mama emerges, another man comes into the picture, and Blahzay’s street crimes cause a tragedy. Will Dominique bail or stand by her promise? For Love or Money by K. Roland Williams Jasmine Brooks is a woman yearning for love. She has been through the wringer with men, and along with her tight knit group of girls; Rochelle and Simone, she has all but given up trying to find the perfect man and relationship. Her mind is swayed as Jasmine finally meets someone who could potentially be her soul mate-Darius Meeks, who is sexy, considerate, mysterious, financially secure-all of the things that the other men in her life had not been. Her bright future dims as Rio, the Latino crime boss of their hood begins to desire Jasmine and give her more attention than she wants. Rio is not used to taking no for an answer and has a plan of his own for Jasmine’s future. How far will Jasmine go to make sure that she doesn’t lose the love of her dreams?