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Publication Order of Thug Books

Thugs and the Women Who Love Them (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Thug Needs a Lady (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thug Matrimony (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thug Lovin' (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Hustla (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Justify My Thug (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honor Thy Thug (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

The “Thug” series written by Wahida Clark is urban fiction, and the novels from the series have become bestsellers (New York Times and Essence). This series has taken the world by storm, and is full of sex, drugs, murder, and drama, and has set the world of urban fiction on fire. Clark has been called “Queen of Thug Life Fiction” since writing the novels, and her writing is seen as a template on how to write urban fiction. Clark calls her novels Thug Love Fiction, which is one of the subgenres of urban fiction.

While reading the “Thug” novels, you may either know the characters, or you may be a character, or you want to know the characters.

The novels in this series are published by Clark herself, through her publishing company, Wahida Clark Presents Publishing Company LLC. She started the company after serving a ten year prison sentence.

The first novel, “Thugs and the Women Who Love Them” was written by Clark while she was in prison, and she wrote it longhand on a legal pad. Clark still writes her novels this way. She wrote and published her early work while still in prison. It was in prison that she took one creative writing course that helped her write the novels.

“Thugs and the Women Who Love Them” by Wahida Clark is the first novel in the “Thug” series that was released in 2002. Angel, Jaz, and Kyra are at a crossroads in their life. They can either give in to the streets and the men whose territory it is or they can go a different way. It will not be easy, especially for three women who like things on the edge. Not to mention for three women who lead double lives. They will have a hard time leaving that life behind, especially the men who are no good for them. The men are drug dealers or pimps or liars or all three. They are tied, by various things, to the very place that could destroy them.

Fans of the novel liked the interesting characters and the author makes it hard for her readers not to be interested in what happens next to this cast of characters. Some found that the novel captured their attention from the beginning and held it until they had finished the novel. Some have found that once you pick up one of these books, you will be hooked and will have to read many of them, one will just not do. Some found that Clark knows how to write the way people in the urban part of the world talk.

Some did not like the subject matter (domestic violence, beating people up), and found that it made the novel hard to read. There did not seem to be a whole lot of character development and characters seemed to be interchangeable. Some found that it was not for them and that the plot was weak and repetitive.

“Every Thug Needs A Lady” by Wahida Clark is the second novel in the “Thug” series that was released in 2003. This novel is about Angel, Jaz, and Kyra’s friend Roz. She is both sexy and beautiful. Roz (or Tasha) is educated, has a good place to live, and a good job as a physical therapist. Roz wants the good life and does not want to go back to the ghetto, but then she meets Trae, a man who still is after fast money and shiny stuff. She later becomes a slave to Trae, her thug boyfriend.

Fans of the novel said that they read the novel really fast and that they loved every single word of it. Some found that they kept coming back to read these books, and they really capture what it is like to live in the ghetto. Readers enjoy the novel and found that it was a fun read that can be read in three hours. This novel left fans waiting impatiently to see what happens next for everyone.

Some did not like the way blacks are portrayed, finding that it was detrimental to them, and there were many editing errors found in it. The plot was awful and the characters are cardboard cutouts and stereotypes. Some did not like how weak Roz was, finding that her life was made for her by men and that all she does is wait for Trae to come back to her.

“Thug Matrimony” by Wahida Clark is the second novel in the “Thug” series that was released in 2007. Snake disappears for an entire year, making Angel believe that he has died. Angel has moved on from Snake, her boyfriend, and has found someone better who is named Kaylin. Her law practice is off the ground and is now up and running. Her boyfriend was once a drug dealer that moved into recycling and runs a record label that is very successful. When the two get married, part of his past comes crashing back to him, in the form of thugs wanting revenge on him at his and Angel’s wedding.

Fans of the novel enjoy the way Clark brings the characters to life, and the novel is just the thing for fans of urban fiction. Some found that the novel keeps the series going very well, and it makes them want more and more about these characters. These novels of Clark’s are page turners, that you will finish pretty quickly. Many cannot wait to get their hands on the next novel in the series. Some were kept on the edge of their seats with all that happens in the novel. Some noted, that unlike most women in urban fiction, these here are college educated.

Some did not like the way that Clark relies too much on sequels, finding that she could not write a novel that stood on its own. Some did not feel as though the author tells you how the story ends, it just leaves you hanging and wondering how everything ended up. Some were confused at times as to what was going on, as the author does not make that clear to them, and it feels like a jumbled up mess to them.

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