10 Books Published by True 2 Life Productions on Our Site — Book Cover Mosaic

Click for more detail about Skin Deep by Shaun Sinclair Skin Deep

by Shaun Sinclair
True 2 Life (Apr 23, 2016)
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Makeda Barnes in an aspiring supermodel. Drop-dead gorgeous with a raw attitude, she is clearly the next big thing in the modeling industry - if only she can shake her treacherous boyfriend, Menelik.
Menelik, and his twin brother, Haile, came to this country in pursuit of the American dream. Raised by a despotic father, violence is what they know best. Together, they orchestrate a bloody extortion campaign to thrust them to the top of the food chain in the underworld.
As Menelik climbs the ladder in the streets, Makeda simultaneously builds her modeling career. On different paths, they both acquire money, power, and respect. Then, one fatal move sets off a chain of events that threaten to destroy them, and everything they’ve worked hard to build.
From the streets of New Jersey to the sandy shores of Miami to the beautiful land of Ethiopia, Skin Deep is an international erotic thriller that will captivate and inspire like only Gangsterotica can!


Click for more detail about Young Gunz by Al-Saadiq Banks Young Gunz

by Al-Saadiq Banks
True 2 Life (Jun 18, 2014)
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The teen years of a person’s life are the most impressionable years of their life. Most of the time what they see and or surround themselves with is what they become and Wustafa knows this which is why he chose all teen-agers to serve in his army. 40 year old Wustafa, a career criminal has been in and out of jail since the age of 11. Wustafa accepts prison as the repercussions of his mistakes. He views it as a part of the game. Quite different from most inmates who sit back wishing they were on the outside, Wustafa uses his incarceration to his advantage. He passes away his time by studying, strategizing and planning his next attacks. All of his life he’s been a solo act, a one man army who has single-handedly robbed and extorted some of the wealthiest drug dealers in the city. After sitting on ice for 15 years straight, Wustafa had more than enough time to come up with a master plan. He’s decided to give up his solo identity and sign on to a group; not just any group though. In this group he will be the leader. Not only does he lead, he also molds this crew of innocent teen-agers into stone cold killers. Catching these teens at such a young and naive time in their lives makes his job that much easier. He’s able to take control of their minds and have them obey his every command. Wustafa understands, the stronger his leadership skills are, the stronger his army will be and the more money they will be able to obtain. The streets of Newark, New Jersey will never be the same as long as Wustafa and his Young Gunz are running wild.


Click for more detail about Back 2 Bizness: The Return Of The Mayor by Al-Saadiq Banks Back 2 Bizness: The Return Of The Mayor

by Al-Saadiq Banks
True 2 Life (Oct 01, 2009)
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The Free the Mayor campaign was a success! But, how long can he remain a free man? Brick City’s infamous drug kingpin known as the Mayor is shockingly released after serving 12 consecutive summers of the lifelong incarceration that he was originally sentenced to.


Click for more detail about Strapped by Al-Saadiq Banks Strapped

by Al-Saadiq Banks
True 2 Life (Mar 21, 2009)
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Amber Jones A.K.A Lil Bit was born with the odds totally against her. “A Hard Knock Life” is the best way to describe her childhood years. The verbal, physical and sexual abuse that she endured as a child built a cold brick wall around her tender heart. The death of her mother at an early age leaves her with no guidance in life and she’s forced to navigate through the best way that she knows how. Her life brightens up in her teen-age years when she meets her Prince Charming, Maurice, who steps in and relieves her of all of her misery. Maurice is a cold-hearted Kingpin and leader of the drug organization known in the streets of Newark as The Federation. A strong and powerful leader he is. She learns a great deal from him. He teaches her the code of the streets, the meaning of loyalty, honor, morals and principles. Most importantly he teaches her the true meaning of love. His jealous and controlling demeanor has always been an issue but she somehow managed to live with it because of her love for him. Loving him, as easy as it may be, it’s not at her best interest to do so due to the fact that he’s a married man. For years she’s played number two to his wife but as the years creep by she descends further and further down the list of his multiple women. Finally just as she’s becoming tired of being just another one of his prizes a man that she feels truly loves her enters her life. She’s stuck at the crossroads not knowing whether to continue her and Maurice’s complicated love affair or to cut off their intimate ties and only retain their business affairs. The only problem with that is as much as Maurice has emphasized never mixing business with pleasure when it comes to her he has a problem practicing what he preaches. What’s a girl to do? She finds herself trapped in between unconditional love and the love of money. To make a decision in the name of love could not only affect her luxurious lifestyle, it could also jeopardize her life and the life of her true love.


Click for more detail about Block Party 3/Brick City Massacre by Al-Saadiq Banks Block Party 3/Brick City Massacre

by Al-Saadiq Banks
True 2 Life (Oct 15, 2007)
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Trilogy to the Best Selling Block Party Series.


Click for more detail about Block Party 2: The Afterparty by Al-Saadiq Banks Block Party 2: The Afterparty

by Al-Saadiq Banks
True 2 Life (Mar 30, 2006)
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Teenagers, Ahmir and Ahmad Pierson are the offspring of Newark’s infamous ghetto legend Donald "Cashmere" Pierson. Ghetto fame and admiration have been a part of their lives for as far back as they both can remember, thanks to Cashmere. Cashmere’s addiction to the fast life and the love for his two sons have always conflicted but the love his sons have for him has always been unconditional. Nothing in the world means more to them than their father whom they’ve always held on a pedestal. Ahmir and Ahmad’s lives change drastically after they both witness a horrifying act that they’ll never forget. The old cliche’ is true "for every action there is an opposite, but equal reaction." What becomes of two traumatized teens whose hearts are filled with vengeance? What does their future hold for them? Or do they even have a future?


Click for more detail about Caught ’Em Slippin’ by Al-Saadiq Banks Caught ’Em Slippin’

by Al-Saadiq Banks
True 2 Life (Jan 01, 2005)
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Miranda Benderas, born to an infamous Cuban Kingpin and his trophy wife, an African American supermodel. Miranda grew up with all the luxuries that other girls could only dream of. Her daddy proved that crime does pay but isn’t there always a cost to having it all? By age 13, Miranda’s father was sentenced to life in prison. Has her father given her enough to navigate the world without him? Three short years later, Miranda falls into the arms of Philadelphia’s bad boy, Sha-Rock. The beautiful flower of a young woman that Miranda’s father planted has turned into a weed,thanks to Sha-Rock. Halfway through their relationship, Sha-Rock is sentenced to a short prison bid. Years later, he steps back onto the scene, realizing that the game has changed. Yet he is still determined to make it back to the top at any cost. The help he needs lies in the hands of Miranda. Just how far will she go to prove her loyalty to him?


Click for more detail about Sincerely Yours (True 2 Life Street) by Al-Saadiq Banks Sincerely Yours (True 2 Life Street)

by Al-Saadiq Banks
True 2 Life (Jun 01, 2004)
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Suave and Sincere have a solid relationship and all all that comes with a luxurious lifestyle. They live the ultimate ghetto fabulous romance until one late night Suave, by force makes a decision that costs him his freedom. Their lives change right before their eyes. He’s shipped off to prison, leaving him no choice but to leave his worldly possessions and his lavish lifestyle behind. What he’s not prepared to leave behind, is the love of his life, Sincere. He continuously asks himself the most hated question known to man. Will she get weak, and search for companionship to fill the empty space in her lonely heart or will she rein SINCERELY YOURS?


Click for more detail about Block Party by Al-Saadiq Banks Block Party

by Al-Saadiq Banks
True 2 Life (Dec 01, 2003)
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Cashmere has just been released from Federal Prison. After serving seven years, he has finally paid the Government the debt he owed them. Now he wants what the streets owe him. His plan is to pick up from where he left off. The only problem is, the new generation has taken over and they refuse to accept orders from the middle-aged veteran. It’s seven years later, the little boys he left back home have turned into grown men. It’s their turn and they’re not going to sit on the sideline and watch him take over. Watch Cashmere do everything in his power to make it to the top, where he feels he truly belongs. Will he regain the crown or will he have to bow down?


Click for more detail about No Exit (True 2 Life Street) by Al-Saadiq Banks No Exit (True 2 Life Street)

by Al-Saadiq Banks
True 2 Life (Jun 01, 2003)
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Three young men from the same ghetto with similar upbringings but they all have different goals and dreams. Through the "game" they slowly climb the ladder of success, but the closer they get to the top, the more obstacles they have to overcome. The life, fast cars and fast women; tax free money is what they call it, although that is not true. There are taxes to be paid; murder and life long jail terms. Are these young men prepared to pay up?