Author Keisha Ervin‘s book-to-film adaptation of her novel, Paper Heart, tugged at the strings of many when it debuted late last year.
However, before Scotland and Knight, we fell in love with Meesa and Black, where a lot of us gained our first introduction to Ervin back in the early 2000s, through the release of her classic title Me & My Boyfriend.
The St. Louis-bred author’s work truly speaks for itself, as each publication, to date, has taken readers through the lenses of people from all walks of life. From dealers and dolls to hot girls and hoodlums, Ervin never ceases to amaze us with each and every piece of literature that she delivers.
Over two decades in the industry and a lengthy, versatile catalog later, the celebrated writer’s ability to create everlasting fantasies through fiction has solidified her spot in the game in more ways than one.
Keisha Ervin’s contribution to urban fiction is forever stamped among the greatest.
Take a look at some of our favorite Keisha Ervin books below!
ME & MY BOYFRIEND
‘All I Need In This Life of Sin is Me & My Boyfriend.” Here comes a honey-colored, hazel-green-eyed St. Louis bombshell named Meesa. With money in the bank, designer clothes in her closet, and true friends by her side, Meesa still longs for more. All of her life she’s wanted for one thing and one thing only, love.
When she meets the infamous Black, a street pharmacist from the Northside of The Lou, finally love is in her grasp. Follow Meesa and Black, this century’s new notorious Bonnie and Clyde, through the roller coaster ride that their tight to death relationship brings. From ups, downs, love, hate, lies, abuse, and murder, they go through it all. Like the saying goes: everything that looks good to you ain’t always good for you. But in the end, love always conquers all … doesn’t it?
Her female intuition told her he was a dog but yet and still she lent him her soul, gave him her heart, and allowed herself to fall in love. Torn between infatuation, lust, denial, and playing wifey, the only thing Mo knows for sure is that she’s been through hell, survived nine years, three miscarriages, numerous flings, heated arguments, and a few knock-down-drag-out fights only to realize she is further deep in love and more confused than ever.
Come join National Best Selling Author Keisha Ervin as she spins a classic tale about loving someone so much you lose yourself, only to find in the end that what you thought was real love was just a game.
There was a time when I didn’t care about anybody, not even myself. Oh, and who am I? I’m Chyna, Chyna Danea Black to be more exact. I’m here to tell you my story, but for you to fully understand me, you have to understand my past.
You see, I’m every black girl growing up in the hood, and like most, I got caught up in the life. Some things I didn’t see coming. Other things were self-inflicted. I don’t regret my path in life but I could have taken a different one. So, for all the young girls growing up in the hood, let me take you back to how I grew up. Here are the Life & Times of me, Chyna Black.
Scotland was in desperate need of a different kind of drug and Knight was the perfect remedy. As soon as they met she knew they were meant to be. Scotland was sure that Knight would be the one to replace the hole in her heart and make her complete. The only problem was he was taken.
Knight’s fiancée Lennon and numerous other obstacles stand in their way. Ripped and torn into a million little pieces, Scotland fights her way through jealousy, lies, and betrayal hoping she’ll be able to piece the parts of her tattered heart back together again.
Paper Heart promises to be an uplifting story about the true power of love.
Older, wiser, and a li’l more heartless India Black is existing, but she isn’t living. After the tragic death of her first love, she’s been financially cut off by her mother and making it on her own in Philly. Full-time college student by day and bottle girl at a popular strip club by night, India is trying her best to make ends meet but barely getting by. After the day from hell, her life is turned upside down when she meets the elusive, menacing, cocky as hell, king of Philly, Dream.
Filthy rich and fine as hell, Keanu Dessalines Baptiste aka Dream, runs the streets of Philly with an iron fist. All he knows is money, madness, and murder. With a snap of his fingers, he can turn his enemies into a mere memory. Born with the weight of being next in line to run the Baptiste crime family, he wants to live life on his own terms but being a Don comes with rules and allegiances he can’t forsake.
For India, Dream is everything she’s been trying to avoid but the one man she can’t get out of her system. From the moment they meet, their undeniable chemistry takes over and all they can see is each other, but their past traumas, dysfunctional families, and callous ways threaten to end them before they even begin. What will happen when these two broken hearts collide? Will they let go and let love in or will their pride and outside forces shatter their cracked hearts to pieces?
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