SIDE CHICK NATION

by Aya de León
A Justice Hustlers Novel
Publication Date: June 25, 2019
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Urban Fiction, Feminist Crime, Standalone

A Justice Hustlers Novel

She’s beautiful, unpredictable–and on the run from dangerous men. But this 
ex-side chick is ready to risk everything to help others in trouble . . . 

Fed up with her married Miami boyfriend, savvy Dulce has no problem stealing his 
drug-dealer stash and fleeing to her family in the Caribbean. But when she gets bored in rural Santo Domingo, she escapes on a sugar daddy adventure to Puerto Rico. Her new life is one endless party, until she’s caught in Hurricane Maria–and witnesses the brutal collision of colonization and climate change, as well as the international vultures who plunder the tragedy for a financial killing, making shady use of relief funds to devastate the island even more. Broke, traumatized, and stranded, Dulce’s only chance to get back to New York may be a sexy, crusading journalist who’s been pursuing her. But is she hustling him or falling for him?

Meanwhile, New York-based mastermind thief Marisol already has her hands full fleecing a ruthless CEO who’s stealing her family’s land in Puerto Rico, while trying to get her relatives out alive after the hurricane. An extra member in her crew could be game-changing, but she’s wary of Dulce’s unpredictability and reputation for drama. Still, Dulce’s determination to get justice draws Marisol in, along with her formidable Lower East Side Women’s Health Clinic’s heist squad. But their race-against-the-clock plan is soon complicated by powerful men who turn deadly when ex-side chicks step out of the shadows and demand to call the shots . . .

Praise for Aya de Leon and her novels

“Staking out space for women of color in the heist-fiction genre, Aya de Leon’s smart, sly writing is a knockout.”
–Andi Zeisler, Bitch magazine

“This well-written and enjoyable installment in de Leon’s unique, feminist, urban crime-fiction series . . . infuses satisfying power in both plot and character.”
Booklist on The Boss, STARRED review 

 

About Aya de León

Aya de León teaches creative writing in UC Berkeley’s African American Studies Department. Her award-winning Justice Hustlers series has received acclaim in the Washington Post, Jacobin Magazine, and The Establishment. Her work has also appeared in Ebony, Essence, Guernica, Plougshares, The Root, VICE, and on Def Poetry. She is an alumna of Cave Canem and VONA.

Website | Facebook | Twitter Goodreads | Bookbub | Amazon Author Page

Dawn Michelle Hardy
Publicist | Literary Agent | Book Consultant
IG @TheLiteraryLobbyist

Sign Up

TOUR SCHEDULE

JUNE 25
cupcakesandbookshelves, Excerpt
Live Thru Books, Spotlight
ogitchida book blog, Spotlight
Wicked Reads & Dreams, Spotlight
Reeny Books, Spotlight
Sanda Loves books, Spotlight
6 Feet Under Books, Spotlight
Silence is Read, Spotlight

JUNE 26
AC Squared Book Blog, Excerpt

JUNE 27
Book Junkiez, Excerpt
nanasbookreviews, Spotlight
Books & Spoons, Excerpt

JUNE 28
Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm, Excerpt

JUNE 29
OMGReads, Excerpt
Within the pages book blog, Review*
Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm, Review

JULY 1
Kari’s Book Reviews and Revelations, Excerpt
LaGina, Review*

JULY 2
T’s Stuff, Excerpt
Booknest Moments, Spotlight
Warrior Woman Winmill, Spotlight

JULY 3

Reds Romance Reviews, Excerpt

JULY 4
Book-Lover blog, Excerpt

JULY 5