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Holmes, Shannon

Overview
Works: 23 works in 69 publications in 1 language and 2,688 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Urban fiction  Suspense fiction  Romance fiction  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6111.E245, 813.6
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Publications about Shannon Holmes
Publications by Shannon Holmes
Most widely held works by Shannon Holmes
Never go home again by Shannon Holmes( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
Leaving home in his mid-teens after his father orders him to stay away from the inner-city drug trade, Corey Dixon finds himself in prison, where he meets well-meaning teacher Mr. Fisher, whose advice Corey has trouble understanding
Bad girlz by Shannon Holmes( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
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
B-more careful : a novel by Shannon Holmes( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Netta learned how to manipulate people while growing up in inner-city Baltimore. Black, the local drug dealer who has fallen in love with her, discovers she has been using him for his money and is out for revenge
Bad girlz 4 life by Shannon Holmes( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Coming of age in the Badlands of north Philadelphia--one of the toughest and poorest communities in the country--Tonya Morris has had to make some desperate and, at times, ruthless moves in her bid to survive. When Tonya stepped into the unforgiving business of stripping, she found herself caught up in a world of sex-filled nights, dirty money, backstabbing cohorts, and murder. She left that world behind to become a hairstylist. However, after she is blacklisted from salons across Philadelphia and is evicted by her shady landlord, Tonya finds herself back in the stripping business. Except this time, she promises herself, things are going to end differently
Dirty game by Jessie Keane( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
When one-time hustler-turned-cabbie Kenny "Ken-Ken" Greene is shot and paralyzed during a robbery on the job, his sheltered daughter Destiny, determined to care for her ailing father, joins forces with Rome, one of the city's fiercest street hustlers, becoming his lover to learn the street skills she needs
Caught up by Shannon Holmes( Book )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Living a very comfortable life with her daughter and husband, Dixyn Greene's life is blown apart when her husbands is taken away by the feds and she must do whatever it takes to maintain her lavish life
Streets of New York ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
A true coming of age urbanthology. Offering a descriptive trip into the lives of Promise, Squeeze, Show and Pooh, young, big, brash and bold from the streets of Brook-Nam
Hard White : novel by Anthony Whyte( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Set in Edenwald, a housing project in the North Bronx, the story comes at you fast, furiously offering an insight to what it takes to get off the streets. Melquan and Precious have big dreams but must overcome much to realize them--P. [4] of cover
Caught up by Shannon Holmes( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Dixyn Greene has it all. She is a hustler's wife, the mother of a beautiful girl, and owns a town house and a nice car--she's living the life. But when the feds arrest her man, Dixyn's whole world begins to crumble. Things quickly go from bad to worse, and as the bills begin to mount, her ability to maintain her lavish lifestyle is put to the test. She becomes strapped for cash, and her good intentions lead to bad decisions. Enter Brian Winters, B-Dub, her one saving grace--or so she initially believes. In Dixyn's time of need, B-Dub turns out to be no more than an opportunist with his own agenda. Dixyn becomes indebted to him and is forced to do his bidding in order to survive. With B-Dub on her back, she submerges herself in the murky waters of street life and becomes entangled in a web of lust, betrayal, blackmail, and deceit, ultimately discovering that there are no rules in the game, loyalty is limited, trust will get you hurt, and love will get you killed
Bad girlz by Shannon Holmes( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Bad Girlz takes listeners 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 are taken under wing by Kat, a veteran stripper who enjoys the life and the risks she must take to stay in the mix of the sex trade. Both of these young and beautiful girls end up in dire straits and are in need of Kat's help for the same reasons: they lack the love and support that most of us expect from our home and our community. 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
B-more careful : a novel by Shannon Holmes( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
B-More Careful takes sex, lies, and betrayal to the next level in this action-packed, fast-paced, suspense-filled novel. Growing up on the cold, mean, inner-city streets of Baltimore is Netta, leader of an all-girl clique called the Pussy Pound. With no father and a dope fiend for a mother, Netta learns at an early age how to use her beauty and her body to get the things she wants, money, cars, and jewelry. Chasing the almighty dollar, she meets Black, a local drug dealer with a deep-seated hatred for New Yorkers who falls head over heels in love with her. With a broken heart, Black discovers that Netta is only after his money and seeks the ultimate revenge against her life
Never go home again a novel by Shannon Holmes( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
The story of Corey Dixon, a young man whose father tries as best he can to steer him away from the lure of the streets, and yet, like so many others in his neighborhood, Corey finds the lucrative drug trade too tempting to resist. While he makes fast money for a while, ultimately Corey must pay the price for his choice of profession: his freedom. By the age of sixteen, Corey is sentenced to prison. Incarcerated at Riker's Island, Corey lives through experiences that threaten to destroy his body, his mind, and his spirit. Still, in the midst of his horrific imprisonment, he discovers inner strength and, against unimaginable odds, manages to survive. Corey makes a new kind of family for himself in jail, including a teacher who encourages him to 'never go home again.' In the course of his journey of self-discovery, Corey comes to realize the wisdom in his mentor's words
Bad girlz 4 life by Shannon Holmes( file )
2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
#1 Essence bestselling author Shannon Holmes returns with the explosive sequel to his national bestseller, Bad Girlz. Tonya Morris, a.k.a. "Tender," is back, and this time the ride is wilder than ever. Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere else. Coming of age in the Badlands of north Philadelphia--one of the toughest and poorest communities in the country--Tonya Morris has had to make some desperate and, at times, ruthless moves in her bid to survive. When she stepped into the unforgiving business of stripping, she found herself caught up in a world of sex-filled nights, dirty money, backstabbing cohorts, and murder. She left that world behind to become a hairstylist. However, after she is blacklisted from salons across Philadelphia and evicted by her shady landlord, Tonya finds herself back in the stripping business--except this time, she promises herself things are going to end differently. Tonya teams up with her best friend, Na'eema, to organize underground sex parties, and it's not long before they have a team of beautiful girls and are rubbing elbows with athletes, rappers, and celebrities. Then Tonya's ex-lover and now music industry superstar, Q, steps onto the scene, and everything takes a dramatic new twist. Because it's not just Q who is back in her life. His murderous baby mama, Niecey, is fresh out of jail and ready to raise hell, and she's got Tonya in her sights. In the meantime, Tonya's past has risen like a beast, threatening to tear away all her newfound success. But Tonya isn't going down without a fight
Bad girlz 4 life by Shannon Holmes( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Coming of age in the Badlands of Philadelphia, Tonya Morris has had to make some desperate moves in her bid to survive. When she stepped into the unforgiving business of stripping, she got caught up in a world of sex, dirty money, backstabbing, and murder. She tried to leave that world behind, but circumstances have thrown her back in the game. This time, however, things are going to end differently. Tonya teams up with her best friend to organize underground sex parties, and soon they are rubbing elbows with A-list celebrities. Then Tonya's ex-lover and music industry superstar, Q, steps onto the scene, and everything takes a dramatic new twist. Because it's not just Q who is back in her life. His murderous baby mama, Niecey, is fresh out of jail and ready to raise hell. But Tonya isn't going down without a fight
To be young, gifted, and black : an exploratory study of a special population of African-American female adolescent students by Shannon Holmes( Archival Material )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Streets of New York by Erick S Gray( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A true coming of age urbanthology. Offering a descriptive trip into the lives of Promise, Squeeze, Show and Pooh, young, big, brash and bold from the streets of Brook-Nam
Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) assessment of hepatic responses to acute and chronic drug exposure by University of Guelph. Dept. of Clinical Studies( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Dirty Game by Shannon Holmes( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Shannon Holmes, king of urban lit and #1 Essence bestselling author, brings you another story from the mean streets of the South Bronx.Kenny "Ken-Ken" Greene left his days as a hustler behind him when his wife was killed during a scam gone bad, leaving him with a baby daughter. Now he's a cab driver, doing what he can to put food on the table and give his daughter, Destiny, everything she needs. In spite of his past or because of it, he's willing to do whatever it takes to keep Destiny off the streets. But when he is shot and paralyzed during a robbery while on the job, Destiny knows that she has to step up to the plate to take care of the father who has provided for her.Allowing herself to learn from one of the fiercest of street hustlers, Destiny becomes his lover, and soon her skills rival his. But the longer she stays in the game, the deeper into the game she falls
Welcome to-- Geneseo State ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Commencement exercises include the processional, remarks by President Carol Harter, the commencement address, presentation of awards, senior reflection, presentation of Senior Challenge gift, awarding of degrees, special recognition awards: Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship, Judith Bushnell, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Daniel Fink, Distinguished Teaching Professor, James Willey, and the recessional
Hard White : On the Streets of New York Only One Color Matters by Shannon Holmes( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The streets are pitch black, but a different shade of darkness has engulfed the north Bronx neighborhood known as Edenwald. Sleepless nights, suspicion, and violence are plaguing the hood, all a result of rampant use of cocaine, known as "hard white" among residents. Two Edenwald residents, Melquan and Precious, have big dreams but must sever their ties to street life in order to realize them. A story of triumph and tribulations, beating the odds, and nail-biting drama, this novel deftly unravels the story of two lives hang precariously over the crucible of hard white
 
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