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Nikki Turner is one of the well known authors from America who likes to write her books and novels based on the urban fiction genre. Because of her immense success and popularity in this genre, the Trendsetter Magazine has dubbed her as the ‘Queen of the Hip Hop Lit’. The initial couple of books written by author Turner had sold more than 150,000 printed copies all over the world till 2005. And they are still in demand due to their excellent plot and intriguing characters. The books are titled as ‘A Project Chick’ and ‘A Hustler’s Wife’. Author Turner was born in a town in Richmond, Virginia, United States. She completed her graduation from the Central University of North Carolina. Author Turner began her professional with the job as a travel agent. Later, she went on to quit that job and decided to become a full time writer, after realizing her deep interest in this field. According to author Turner, the reason she chose to write about urban fiction novels is that she wanted to show the dark side of the street life that could not be seen by people because of the glamor and glitz. Author Turner says that she was very much fond of reading books. This is the reason why she felt the urge to write her own novel. One of the books that inspired her the most to become an author is ‘The Coldest Winter Ever’, written by author Sistah Souljah.
After reading this book, Turner was slightly disappointed as to why such books are not found in plenty in the market. She also wondered why the writers do not attempt to write such books. One day, author Turner decided to develop a story of her own and pen it down in the form of a novel. Her thinking behind writing her first book was that she will write the kinds of novels that she likes to read. Eventually, she went on to make her debut in the literary world with her first novel titled ‘A Hustler’s Wife’. This book became so much successful that it broke many records and very soon reached the selling mark of 100,000 printed copies. At the beginning, the books written by author Turner were released by a small publishing house located in the Midwest. But in the year 2004, she landed a major deal with an influential publishing house called as the One World. It was actually an imprint of the world famous Ballantine Books, and it offered author Turner a deal of writing a couple of books. Later, author Turner became one of the novelists working for the publishing group called as The Random House, after successfully completing her deal with One World. She finished the writing work of the first book of the deal by the end of the year 2005. It was titled as ‘The Glamorous Life’. Following that, author Turner went on to edit a short story collection known as ‘Street Chronicles: The Takes from Da Hood’. The publishers from One World were very much satisfied with the work of author Turner and therefore, they signed her again for a 3 book deal. Author Turner even landed a deal for developing her own line of books called as the ‘Nikki Turner Presents’. After spending so many fruitful years in the field of writing, author Turner intends to give the same type of opportunity to the new and upcoming authors as she was given. With this motive, he intends to produce a set of authors who would go on to write several excellent stories and develop bestselling novels. This will help them to become household names, just like her.
One of the popular novel series written by author Nikki Turner is known as the ‘Girls From Da Hood’ series. It consists of a total of 10 books which were published between the years 2005 and 2015. One of the highly successful novels of this series was released under the title ‘Girls From Da Hood 2′. It was published by the Urban Books publishing house in the year 2005. The story of this book revolves around three young women named Storm, Helena, and Keyshawn, and is set in The United States. All the 3 three ladies seem to be linked by a single man named Malek Shaw and they live in Marcy projects. In the events that follow in their lives, Malek turns out to be the best as well as the worst happening. Helena Smith is introduced in the plot as a top rated student of her high school, whose life appeared to be on track. She was about to get out of her town with an academic scholarship. But, she ends up being abandoned by her mother after her father gets jailed because of her mistake. Helena becomes pregnant with the child of her boyfriend’s brother. On the other hand, Storm Johnson is shown as being pregnant and staying happily with Malek Shaw. One day, she wakes up and gets arrested on the charges of drug possession. However, she could not find Malek Shaw anywhere. Just like the two of them, Keyshawn Nixon also gets played by Malek. She was in fact the first one who he had turned out. Previously, she used to work as a prostitute, but now, she is looking for Malek Shaw desperately for taking revenge.
One of the other successful books in the series written by author Nikki Turner is titled as ‘Girls From Da Hood 5′. It was also published by the Urban Books publishing house in the year 2009. This book was co-written by author Turner along with the authors, Keisha Ervin, Brenda Hampton, and Eddy McNair, all whom have described a small story each in the novel. In the first story, author Keisha Ervin describes the life story of Queen and Sean Pynn. Sean is a notorious rapper and Queen is married to him. But, her life does not seem to be as glamorous as it looks like. Queen is forced to deal with verbal abuses and indoor fights with her husband. However, everything begins to change as soon as her bodyguard named Ahsim comes into the plot. The second story revolves around the life of a private investigator named Rochel Thomas or ‘Jakki’. Whenever a woman feels that her man is cheating behind her back, Jakki is the first person whom she calls. Her ways of catching a cheating man are a little bit risky, but her service is worth every penny that she receives from her customers. In the next story, Niecy and Naquel Brickhouse are depicted as twin sisters, who seem to be living a pretty glamorous life. Soon, Naquel gets murdered by the boyfriend of her older sister and makes it look like a suicide. With the intention of taking revenge of her sister’s death, Niecy sets out on a dangerous path. Niecy tries to find and kill that man as soon as possible so that she can overcome her depression and live her life peacefully.
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