Families all have secrets but not like the secrets of the Clayton-Reynolds clan. The drug-filled streets of Washington, DC are home to YaSheema Clayton, better known as YaYa to her friends and family. She is heir to a throne of deceit, lies, and betrayal. Her father, Darnell Clayton, has made money hand over fist by pushing drugs into every junkie and crackhead in the DMV. He wants his legacy of murder and mayhem to live on through his only child.
YaYa and her life-long best friend, ShaNiqua NiQue Watkins, were bred to run the streets of DC with a ruthless hand. Unfortunately, during their reign of power, family secrets are unearthed. A fierce stream of terror, sex and lies rock the very foundation Darnell has built.
Reviewed by KaTina
Yasheema, known in the streets as YaYa, is a daddy’s girl. She was bred by her father, the big boss Darnell Clayton, to not just be a pretty face. She is a bonafide hustler. YaYa has a best friend named ShaNiqua and they have been best buddies since they were babies. ShaNiqua has plenty of secrets and is jealous of her best friend YaYa but not for the reasons that may seem obvious. YaYa’s life starts to fall apart around her and she is losing people left and right and she does not know who is out to get her and why. Once she finds out the real reason she is being chased and hounded, will it be too late for her to make amends?
BlaQue’s “Dirty DNA” is a page turner and it draws you in with each chapter. There is never a dull moment in this book. I think the characters are well developed and it does a good job of leaving you in suspense and wanting more. I can’t wait for part 2. This author did a great job with this book. —Reviewed by KaTina
Excerpt from Dirty DNA by BlaQue
YaSheema, known to the streets simply as YaYa, sat thinking to herself, Who said pimpin’ ain’t easy?
Shit, I wasn’t doing half bad for a black woman living in the mean streets of DC with a growing empire. Sex, drugs, money and power could all be mine with the roll of the dice. I was taught good game, and sex appeal was all I ever needed to get by in this fucked up world!
I was the bomb! I faced the mirror that was attached to the vanity that stood in the far corner of my lavish room. I admired myself. I was a dime by anyone’s standards and no one could tell me I wasn’t either. I stood a proud 5’7” with eyes the color of the heavens after a storm. Stormy grey is what I liked to call ‘em. My mocha chocolate skin was the kind bitches would pay big money for. My ass was phat and my thighs were thick. I got that fire a nigga could easily fall in love with. I rocked only the hottest shit money could buy.
My father taught me that I was worth only the best. That was what made me run my shit flawlessly. I wasn’t what people would stereotype as a “Boss.” Your everyday average nigga had no idea I was street royalty. They just looked at me like I was a stuck up bitch. They probably thought I was tricking with niggas to buy my diamonds and furs. I am sure they thought I was fucking to be privileged enough to travel to the exotic places of the world.
Most niggas wouldn’t wanna believe a bitch like me was on the come up and that I did it on my own. Well, not all on my own, I did have the wisdom and teachings of the trillest niggas in the game, my Daddy. He taught me how to make shit happen. He taught me at all costs to win the game – not just finish the game – but to come in first place and devour all those who tried to take me down in the process.
( The Story Continues… )
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Dirty DNA by BlaQue Available on Kindle and Nook
ISBN-10: 1938442350 | ISBN-13: 978-1938442353
About the Author
BlaQue, nicknamed the BlaQue Angel (Qiona Drummond) because of the twisted and dark stories she weaves, was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area where she currently resides with her son. BlaQue began writing after reading several Donald Goines books and decided she would love to pen stories in the same gritty, fast-paced manner. After writing her first novel Dirty DNA and allowing several of her peers to read and critique her work, she decided to submit it to G Street Chronicles where she joined the ranks of some of the heaviest hitting authors in Urban Literature. Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Qiona.BlaQueCapCitiAngel.Drummond