Wahida Clark, author of the new book Thug Lovin', stopped by to share with us a some information about her book.
The story behind Thug Lovin’ highlights the series’ favorite ghetto fab couple since Beyonce and Jay-Z: Trae and Tasha. The couple relocates from New York to sunny California, looking forward to a new start. However, in addition to the new start, old behaviors resurface in both of them.
This book was a huge challenge because not only are they the favorite couple of the majority of my readers, they are my favorite couple as well. I have grown attached to them. I was forced to choose between keeping them perfect, lovey, dovey, couple, resulting in the pages read like a soap opera gone bad, or tainting them, thus creating an emotional, unpredictable, breath taking, roller coaster of a ride, page-turner leaving the fans gasping for air. I chose the latter.
Wahida Clark was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She began writing fiction while incarcerated at a woman's federal camp in Lexington, Kentucky. Her first novel, Thugs and the Women Who Love Them, and the sequel, Every Thug Needs a Lady, appeared on the Essence bestsellers list. Since her release, Wahida has achieved much success with her follow-up of Thug Matrimony. Her most recent work, Payback With Ya Life, made its way onto the prestigious New York Times bestseller's list.
Wahida continues to amplify the urban landscape from her home and office in East Orange, New Jersey.
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Thank you so much to Wahida for joining us today! If you'd like to pick up a copy of her book Thug Lovin' click on the cover image below.