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ADRIAN DENTON’S RECOMMENDED BOOKS: FLY BETTY BY TREASURE BLUE

Cash Money Content’s own Harlem-bred literary giant Treasure Blue, brings you Fly Betty, the third installment in the acclaimed Harlem Girl Lost series.

IN THE MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR A YEAR ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY THERE IS a secret society of women that few are privy to. All of these women are vying for one thing – an opportunity to live a luxurious, lavish lifestyle by snagging a rich and famous singer, rapper or athlete.

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Betty Blaise, or Fly Betty to those who truly know her, was not in it to be a wife or even the baby momma of a wealthy public figure – she had her sights set higher, much higher. While most of these women use sex as their weapon of choice, Betty, a senior majoring in psychology, has developed skills she learned from her mother’s diaries that prove much more powerful.

Up until now Betty has lived her life according to her own strict rules and standards, refusing to compromise for anyone, even if it potentially meant shielding herself from true love. But when she encounters a man that she would never have anticipated falling for in a million years, the very tools she used so effectively against men begin to turn against her – and deadly consequences are sure to follow.

Recommended by Simon & Schuster UK  –
http://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/Fly-Betty/Treasure-Blue/9781936399314

POETS YOU SHOULD BE READING: SAFIA ELHILLO

Safia Elhillo  is well-known for her spoken word poetry and is the author of The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017) and the chapbook The Life and Times of Susie Knuckles

Elhillo has been praised for her work and has been the recipient of several prestigious poetry awards.

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Her poems have appeared in many publications and Elhillo is also a founding member of Slam NYU, the 2012 and 2013 national collegiate championship team, and was a three-time member and former coach of the DC Youth Slam Poetry team. She is a Cave Canem fellow and serves as poetry editor of Kinfolks Quarterly.

Follow her on Twitter here – https://twitter.com/mafiasafia?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Writer of the Week: Tomi Adeyemi

Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American author and creative coach.  She is known for her West-African and Black Lives Matter inspired YA novel ‘Children of Blood and Bone.’

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Tomi Adeyemi graduated from Harvard University with an honors degree in English Literature, then studied West African mythology on a fellowship.

Fox 2000 has purchased the film adaptation rights to the book. Reportedly the deals for the publishing and film rights were approximately seven figures: which would make it one of the biggest deals for a Young Adult novel.

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