Cash Money Content & Atria Books Present
A Harlem Girl Lost Novel
In stores February 5, 2013
February 1, 2013 – New York, NY – On February 5, 2013 Cash Money Content, the book publishing arm of the iconic record label Cash Money Records, will release Fly Betty from Essence magazine bestselling author Treasure Blue. Fly Betty is the latest installment from Treasure Blue’s Harlem Girl Lost series of novels which include Harlem Girl Lost and Get It Girls (originally titled Harlem Girl Lost 2). Harlem Girl Lost, was an instant urban classic which received rave reviews and was also named the Black Issues Book Review Urban Lit Book of the Year (2006). Originally self-published, the novel was an underground sensation that went on to sell nearly 65,000 copies worldwide, catching the attention of Essence magazine and Publisher’s Weekly as well as receiving a starred review from Kirkus Reviews.
A former New York City Fire Inspector, Treasure Blue has come to be considered Urban Lit’s hottest newcomer. His novels include, A Street Girl Named Desire, Keyshia and Clyde, Flexin’ and Sexin’, the eShort novels Little Bad Girl 1 and Little Bad Girl 2, and his hit Harlem Girl Lost series. His novels are some of the most sought after urban reads. Get it Girls: A Harlem Girl Lost Novel was re- released by Cash Money Content in February of 2012. Get it Girls however, doesn’t really pick up where Treasure Blue’s intense urban drama Harlem Girl Lost left off. Instead it explores the alternate reality of what would have happened to the novel’s colorful main characters Jessica, Vonda, Tiny andLynn had things turned out differently.
February 5, 2012, marks the release of Fly Betty, Treasure Blue’s latest Harlem Girl Lost story. Betty Blaise, aka Fly Betty, as she’s known in her elite circle of smart and flawlessly gorgeous New York sisters, keeps her eye on the prize as she maneuvers her way around one of the riches cities in the world. She’s on the guest list for every major event where New York’s most elite men are in attendance. Betty is sought after by some of the richest men in the city – namely athletes and entertainers, other millionaires and even billionaires of the entertainment industry. But Betty has one up on all of those other girls – her game is more than skin deep. A psychology major and nearly straight “A” student in her senior year at Columbia University, an Ivy League school, Betty has learned to play at a whole other level. Using the skills she learned from her mother’s diaries, The Blaise Diaries, Betty perfects her mind game. . . and Betty has her sights set on a much higher price than becoming a wifey or baby momma. But Fly Betty will soon meet her match in a man she never anticipated falling for and the mind games she used successfully on men in the past will not only prove to be useless, but will lead her down a potentially deadly path.
In Treasure Blue’s gritty tale, Harlem Girl Lost, the first of his series of popular New York street novels, the intense characters crafted by Treasure Blue experience the worst that the world can offer as they navigate betrayal, brutality and incarceration in this portrait of urban survival set on the cold streets of Harlem, New York. Blue’s second installment, Get it Girls lives up to its predecessor as Treasure Blue takes his readers back to the hard streets ofHarlem where the nightmare began.
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Here’s what the critics had to say about Harlem Girl Lost:
“Even in Blue’s world of double-crossing, misogyny, drugs and brutality. . . a fairy tale can come true.”
- Publisher’s Weekly
“A book full of gritty realism, violence, drug abuse, and hope; the book is simply off the damn hook!”
- African American Literary Book Club
“Drenched in drama, drugs, vengeance, power, pain, envy, love and hope . . .
all the elements needed to satisfy [the] desire for a good read.”
- Urban Reviews
Catch Treasure Blue in the following cities:
Friday, February 8, 2013 – Jackson , MS
11-1:30pm —GentryHigh School
801 B. B. King Road*Indianola,MS3875
4-6pm — Barnes & Noble
1000 Highland Colony Parkway #3008,Ridgeland,MS39157)
Saturday, February 9, 2013 – Jackson, MS
9-10am — “Breakfast with Books,” Subway located inside Wal-Mart,Pearl,MS
11-1:30pm —Signing at Books A Million
4950 Hwy 55 N,Jackson,MS39211
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - Washington, DC
3pm-5pm - Author Chat and Book Signing, Dorothy Height Library
3935 Benning Road, NE,Washington,DC20019
Friday, February 15, 2013 – Washington, DC
7-11pm — Fly Betty Book Release Event, Optimism Lounge
3301 12th Street, NE,Washington,DC20017
Follow Treasure Blue on Twitter @Treasurewrites or on facebook @facebook.com/treasureblue