She wanted to be a hip-hop star, but the streets got in the way.
Have you ever laid down with a man and wasn’t sure if you’d ever get back up? Tossed the sheets with a bone-knocking fear that only a hard-core hustler could produce? Sexed him like your life depended on it because, in reality, it did? You still with me? Then let's roll over to my house. Harlem. 145th Street. Grab a seat and brace yourself as I show you the kind of pain that street life and so-called success can bring.
Nineteen-year-old Candy Raye Montana, an ex-drug runner for the Gabriano crime family and a former foster child, dreams of becoming a hip-hop superstar, if only someone would discover her talents.
And someone does. Mega music producer and king thug of Harlem Junius "Hurricane" Jackson, CEO of the House of Homicide recording studio, cuts a deal and puts Candy on the stage. Suddenly she is a hot new artist on the notorious Homicide Hitz record label. Her career takes off and she blazes the charts, but it's not long before Candy realizes that the man she thought was her knight is nothing more than a cold-blooded nightmare.
Caught between the music and the madness, between the dollars and the deals, Candy belongs to Hurricane - body and soul - and must endure his sadistic bedroom desires while keeping his sexual secrets hidden from the world. But Candy has some strong desires of her own that simply cannot be denied, especially when she finds herself turned on by a brilliant investment baller who just happens to be Hurricane's right-hand man. Candy longs for her freedom, but if Hurricane gets wind of her betrayal the blowback will be lethal.
Noire is an author from the streets of New York, a #1 Essence bestselling author, and the editor-in-chief of NoireMagazine.com.
©2005 Noire (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
"Raw, in your face, and straight from the street. Urban erotica has never been hotter!" (Nikki Turner, New York Times bestselling author)
"Noire skillfully mixes gritty, in-your-face urban drama with a healthy dose of raw sexuality. Candy Licker proves that Noire is a force to be reckoned with in the urban erotic genre." (Urban Reviews)
"If there was ever any doubt that pulp was alive and thriving, Noire’s highly sexy, highly vivid G-Spot dispelled it. This follow-up delivers everything that lovers of this emerging micro genre - black urban erotic chick lit - are coming to expect.... Candy’s first person and Knowledge's third begin to alternate chapters: both are completely absorbing and rarely miss. The cast of bling and trash extras are well-done and well-named." (Publishers Weekly)
Hood. Street. Gangsta.
Everything... I like the book and the storyline
Anybody that doesn't sound like they have a mouth full of spit.. Evey book ive heard her in I had to force myself to listen to. I DO NOT like her or any other narrator that has a mouth full of spit.. my advice spit before you read something thousands of people listen to
Better narrator next time
I would give this bbok a five star
Yes I have. I love Nicole Small.
Yes when her mother tried to sell her.
It you don't like...change it!
Crazy, wild, and sexy
All other Noire books...wild!
I'm a fan of Nicole Small so she can do no wrong.
This is a very disapointing erotic book. In fact, it's not erotic at all. This is the story of a poor girl who dream of becoming an artist. Sometimes, she's having sexual intercourse with people. It fails as an erotic book and it's not a very interesting ''regular'' book either.
I would recommend this book to a friend but it would not be top on my list. I like a good story where it is not all fairy tales but I needed a little more elaboration on the good stuff since the main character went through so much bad stuff.
This is my first Noire book that I listened too.
Nicole Small has a very smooth voice. I really like the life she brings to the different characters.
Actually the story line would be a good movie story line so I would have to say yes.
Easy going out doors guy with a great sense of humor.
I have never read the printed version of this book, like a lot of very busy people, I don't have time to pick up reading matter. I have turned into an Audible junky.Noire is a brilliant author.
My favorite would have to be Candy.
Nicole Small is so awesome. First class narrator.
I had a problem that I was reading the same book twice... and yes they were that similar... I also had a problem with how violent it got... like some of the abuse was unimaginable and hard to swallow... I mean but you are talking to someone who hate fight videos where ppl mud stomp each other in the face... lol It honestly got so bad I was about to stop the book completely but I was already 20 chapters in... tbh ALL of Noire's books has this kind of messed up, twisted, sadistic drama in them (she/he must have been the type of child that killed animals to satisfy their need for murder)... yeah it was a good not great type of book!
A good book. Once I made it to chapter 7or 8 as much as I wanted to place a book mark, I could not stop reading. I had to finish it right then and there because each chapter kept me intrigued about the next.
A lot of unexpected twists.
When Candy and Montana are thrown from the limo.
When knowledge puts the earphone in his and Candy's ear and she starts tapping her finger to the music.
Didn't expect her to loose her sister and felt a connection to her when she was being abused by "Hurricane". Hated that she had gotten so many beatings by the men around her at such a young age.
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