Shameless Hoodwives by Meesha Mink & De’Nesha Diamond (aka Niobia Bryant and Adrianne Byrd) is listed as one of the magazine’s TOP 10 Summer Sizzlers!!! It’s recommended as one of the “new thrillers and love stories to toss into your beach bag”–the Hoodwives falls under the “thriller” category :-).
Shameless Hoodwivesis the only urban fiction book on the list and Niobia considers that a testament to the depth of the female characters in the book. “These are stories in a urban setting, a hood setting, but I promise that there are so many levels to these characters. The stories could work in any setting and still resonate with the reader, but I believe that the additional struggle of surviving realistic barriers found in urban settings adds another element that makes the reader have a very strong emotion about the characters and their struggles–be it love, contempt, or otherwise. Some characters you will root for and others you will be waiting for them to get just what they deserve.”
To check out the entire list pick up the June 2008 issue with either Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, or Jill Scott on the cover. The first book, Desperate Hoodwives, was featured in the February 2008 issue with Tyra Banks on the cover. Essence magazine loves the Hoodwives series!
Shameless Hoodwivesdrops this August and is now available for pre-order via online retailers or bookstores nationally. To read an excerpt check out the official Hoodwives site: www.HOODWIVES.com.