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KISS THE RING
An Urban Tale
Meesha Mink is the author of two explosive series, the thrilling Desperate Hooodwives trilogy (co-written with De’nesha Diamond) and the wild Real Wifeys trilogy.
Now Meesha Mink is back! One of the most daring voices in urban fiction returns with a sexy new novel about a modern-day Foxy Brown on a dangerous quest for revenge. The latest book from celebrated author Meesha Mink, KISS THE RING: An Urban Tale (Touchstone Original Paperback; August 5, 2014; $14.99; ISBN: 978-1-4767-5530-4) is the story of Naeema “Queen” Cole, a sexy, street-smart barber who goes undercover into a ruthless gang to take revenge on the person who killed her son.
Naeema “Queen” Cole takes care of herself. From the death of her parents when she was just eleven years old to when she found herself pregnant and alone at sixteen, Naeema has had to make her own way in the world. She gave her son up for adoption and became an apprentice at a barber shop, making just enough money to pay the bills and get high on marijuana. She tried being a wife, but ultimately found that she and Tank, now her ex-husband, are better friends and occasional lovers than partners. Naeema prefers to be on her own; no responsibilities, no rules.
But the sudden and brutal murder of Brandon, the son she never knew, forces Naeema to reconsider the way she has lived her life. Brandon was involved with a notorious band of Newark bank robbers, and Naeema is convinced his gang life was her fault. Desperate to avenge her son’s death and determined to take justice into her own hands, Naeema becomes “Queen” as she infiltrates the gang to discover her boy’s killer. But when she starts to fall for the leader of the crew, will she still have the resolve to do what must be done?
Filled with gritty realism and unexpected plot twists, this page-turner will keep you guessing as Naeema struggles to do whatever it takes to right her wrongs. KISS THE RING is as sexy as it is exciting! Naeema is a strong, beautiful female protagonist who finds her own way among killers and lives to tell the tale. KISS THE RING evokes emotional reaction too—it is as dramatic as it is sensitive. Fans of urban fiction and Meesha Mink will love her latest novel.
“This crisply written urban thriller from Mink introduces a street-savvy protagonist, Naeema Cole, who is both a villain and a heroine. Fast-paced action, sizzling erotic sex, and a heartwarming kick-ass heroine will have newcomers and urban fiction fans alike eagerly awaiting Naeema’s next escapade.” —Publisher’s Weekly
About the Author:
MEESHA MINK is the best-selling and award-winning author of more than thirty books written under three names, including the Real Wifeys series and co-writing the acclaimed Hoodwives trilogy. She was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey but currently resides in Walterboro, South Carolina. For more information, please visit MeeshaMink.com.
KISS THE RING: An Urban Tale
By Meesha Mink
Touchstone Trade Paperback Original
On Sale: August 5, 2014
ISBN: 9781476755304 / ISBN 10: 1476755302
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