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Publisher's Summary

It's a dog-eat-dog world - especially when all the dogs are hungry.

For a sheltered mama's boy like Demarcus, everything was coming up roses until a life-changing experience showed him that every rose has thorns. After a well-orchestrated set-up, Demarcus' plans to go to college are derailed by a trip to state prison. It is while in the belly of the beast that the mama's boy has to make the choice between being a man - or being a victim.

Upon his release, Demarcus tries to get his life back on track, but his felony conviction causes door after door to be slammed in his face. Going to college is no longer an option, and flipping burgers is not in his plans. With little other choice, Demarcus applies the lessons he learned in prison and takes to the streets, where he gets caught up in selling heroin, known on the streets as dog food. When all hell breaks loose between the major dealers in Memphis, over the city's heroin distribution, Demarcus finds himself on the losing side of a bloody drug war. As he prepares for the showdown with his opposition, he begins to uncover truths about his past, including what happened that fateful night of his arrest.

To add insult to injury, when he finally stands face-to-face with his enemy, he discovers that the face is a familiar one. They say that blood is thicker than water, but when it comes to cash, sometimes even those closest to you will try to do you in.

©2014 Raynesha Pittman (P)2019 ABP Editore

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  • Nevada
  • 2015-07-24

Totally enjoyed it.......Good read

I had no idea what the heck dog food was, now I know, but no idea why its called that. Good guy - bad/guy - family controversy - but family is still family. Love and loss and rebound partners, hustlers and people trying to come up on others coat tails, secrets and lies.

Chock full of good juicy substance. I really enjoyed the book. I was rooting for Demarcus.

Yup, I recommend. Great writing style, easy to follow and sucks you in, quickly.

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  • Eric B.
  • 2021-02-09

Written like all other urban books.

Wish they would learn to write these types of books better. They are all the same story.

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  • La Shaundra Crawford
  • 2017-01-25

Nothing Small about Nicole's skills

Job well done by both the author and narrator! I'm looking forward to part 2. I am a Kwan fan...as I search for my next read I stumbled upon part2 (which is presented by Kwan) but didn't want to read it before reading this. I am so glad I did! You won't be disappointed, in fact you will have to know what happens next!

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  • msgriffin23
  • 2016-03-12

great listen

Where is number 2, I need it now. Omar ol sneaky ass. I love DeMarcus, he is a good guy that just wants to make it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-06-14

I'm ready for book two of this story

this was a cool story couldn't stop listening to I just hope Demarcus Is a little bit smarter than the first book love is supposed to be a two-way street but cousin Omar is the Devil

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  • Angela Knight
  • 2022-05-09

Good story

I just love Nichole smalls can makes any story a winner but this story was also good

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-05-05

Intriguing!

This story was a ride worth taking. The narration complimented the words in a way that made story vividly play out in the mind. It is entertaining and yet not consistently predictable. ( Dog Food ) 👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-04-24

I didn't think it was gonna be that good

this book definitely was a good read all I'm gonna say is READ IT 😏 ( or listen to it )

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  • Unglaza
  • 2022-01-29

One hard lesson

This book was very captivating. It kept my attention. I didn't understand why didn't notice that he looked a lot like the devil that got her hooked on drugs. Omar and him looked a lot alike.
The narrator did a good job at reading. Nicole Smalls can make the worse book good.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-01-26

Dope!!!

Best read/listen in a loooonnnngggg time!!! Bout to start part TWO right now… Don’t sleep on Demarcus!!!