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The bestselling author of B-More Careful,
Shannon Holmes, delivers Bad Girlz, another wild adventure into the streets. The setting this time is the Badlands, one of the toughest and poorest communities in Philadelphia.
Bad Girlz takes you into the mysterious and often dangerous lives of young women who turn to the streets and strip clubs as a means of survival. These are girls who, along the way, suffer bad breaks and find themselves ripe for exploitation by men and women who pretend to be their saviors.
Tender and Goldie were taken under wing by Kat, a veteran stripper, who enjoyed the life and the risks she had to take to stay in the mix of the sex trade. Both of these young and beautiful girls had ended up in dire straits and in need of Kat's help in different ways, but ultimately for the same reasons: They lacked the love and support that most of us expect to get at home and in our communities. Where they live, illegal money is often the only money to be made, and the difference between the law and the outlaw is tough to discern.
Holmes tells a page-turning story of sex, money, and murder in the name of survival and reveals the many ways that good girls, trying to get by in desperate situations, become Bad Girlz.
The bestselling author of "B-More Careful brings us BAD GIRLZ, a journey into the seedy world of strippers--a milieu of sex, money, and murder. Holmes shows how good girls who grew up in the harsh urbanscape of the Badlands--one of the toughest and poorest communities in Philly--become Bad Girlz. The central characters of BAD GIRLZ are Tonya, Kat, and Goldie. Tonya grew up under the strict gaze of her single mother and lupine gaze of her mother's boyfriend. Her mother spots a harmless hickey on her daughter's seventeen-year-old neck and commences a vicious beating with hopes of stomping out any more sexual desires that may have crept into her daughter. Tonya is made to stay home. Alone with mother's boyfriend, she is drugged and raped over the course of the day. The boyfriend disappears and mother comes home thinking that her victimized daughter seduced her man. After another beating and trip to the hospital, Tonya finds her mother gone and a new life on the streets. She becomes a prostitute and at the advice of a kind-hearted client, becomes a stripper.
The bestselling author of "B-More Careful" presents a journey into the seedy world of strippers--a milieu of sex, money, and murder. Holmes shows how good girls who grew up in the harsh urbanscape of the Philly Badlands become bad girlz.
Shannon Holmes, #1 "Essence bestselling author of "B-More Careful, takes his legion of fans on another wild adventure into the streets with a new novel.
Taken under the wing of Kat, a veteran stripper, Tender and Goldie must turn to the streets and strip clubs as a way to survive difficult times.
About the Author
Shannon Holmes is the author of the bestselling B-More Careful and the publisher of Triple CrownProductions. He lives in New York City.