Lady Sings the Cruels by Eric Pete

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Amelia Bonds is a singer with dashed dreams of stardom. Then a small gig at a local nightclub gives her a second chance at a career-and at love, when she meets Ike, a corrections officer who falls under her spell. But their melodic love story takes a dramatic and suspenseful turn when Ike reveals shocking ties to Amelia's past that neither can escape.

About Eric Pete

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Eric Pete is an "Essence" bestselling novelist. He has also written short stories for the erotic anthologies "After Hours" and "Twilight Moods," He lives in Houston, Texas, with his family. His website is
Published January 1, 2006 by New American Library. 301 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Alternately narrated by Bodie, Ike and Amelia, the novel opens with the three doing hard time of a sort: Bodie is in prison for a murder he didn’t commit (thus protecting guilty friends);

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Waitress and aspiring singer Amelia is derailed when her boyfriend Bodie is sent to prison after his conviction in connection with the botched robbery of the pawn shop where he, accompanied by his thug friends, had gone to buy an engagement ring for her.

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