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Ashley Antoinette is one of the most successful African American authors in the publishing arena. Even though she has published several novels using her real name and the ‘Ashley Coleman’ pseudonym, Antoinette is primarily known for the work she has done as a member of the ‘Ashley and JaQuavis’ writing duo.
Order of The Cartel Series with JaQuavis Coleman
|1||The Cartel||2008||Description / Buy|
|2||Tale of the Murda Mamas||2009||Description / Buy|
|3||The Last Chapter||2010||Description / Buy|
|4||Diamonds Are Forever||2012||Description / Buy|
|5||La Bella Mafia||2013||Description / Buy|
|6||The Demise||2016||Description / Buy|
|7||Illuminati||2017||Description / Buy|
|8||Long Live The Cartel||2020||Description / Buy|
|9||Money Devils 1||2020||Description / Buy|
|10||Money Devils 2||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of The Prada Plan Series
|1||The Prada Plan||2009||Description / Buy|
|2||The Prada Plan 2: Leah's Story||2010||Description / Buy|
|3||The Prada Plan 3: Green-Eyed Monster||2011||Description / Buy|
|4||The Prada Plan 4: Love and War||2014||Description / Buy|
|5||The Prada Plan 5||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Murderville Series with JaQuavis Coleman
|1||Murderville||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||The Epidemic||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||The Black Dahlia||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of Carter Diamond Series Series with JaQuavis Coleman
|1||Carter Diamond (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||Carter Diamond Part 2 (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of Luxe Series Series
Order of Luxury & Larceny Series
|1||Luxury and Larceny, Part 1 (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
|2||Luxury and Larceny, Part 2 (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Ethic Series
|1||Ethic||2018||Description / Buy|
|2||Ethic 2||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||Ethic 3||2018||Description / Buy|
|4||Ethic 4||2019||Description / Buy|
|5||Ethic 5||2019||Description / Buy|
|6||Ethic 6||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Love Burn Series Series
|1||Love Burn||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||Love Burn 2 (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||Love Burn 3 (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|4||Love Burn 4 (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Butterfly Series
|1||Butterfly||2020||Description / Buy|
|2||Butterfly 2||2020||Description / Buy|
|3||Butterfly 3||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Single Ladies Series
|1||Single Ladies (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||Raquel (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||Keisha (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of Dirty Money Series with JaQuavis Coleman
|1||Dirty Money||2005||Description / Buy|
|2||Diary of a Street Diva||2005||Description / Buy|
|3||Supreme Clientele||2007||Description / Buy|
Order of Girls From Da Hood Series
|1||Girls From Da Hood||2005||Description / Buy|
|2||Girls From Da Hood 2||2005||Description / Buy|
|3||Girls From Da Hood 3||2007||Description / Buy|
|4||Girls From Da Hood 4||2008||Description / Buy|
|5||Girls From Da Hood 5||2009||Description / Buy|
|6||Girls From Da Hood 6||2011||Description / Buy|
|7||Girls From Da Hood 7||2012||Description / Buy|
|8||Girls From Da Hood 8||2013||Description / Buy|
|9||Girls From Da Hood 9||2013||Description / Buy|
|10||Girls From Da Hood 10||2015||Description / Buy|
|11||Girls From Da Hood 11||2016||Description / Buy|
|12||Girls From Da Hood 12||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Ashley Antoinette Standalone Novels
|1||Trophy Wife||2008||Description / Buy|
|2||Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang||2009||Description / Buy|
|3||Moth to a Flame||2010||Description / Buy|
|4||Murder Mamas||2011||Description / Buy|
|5||Guilty Gucci||2012||Description / Buy|
|6||Black Friday: Exposed||2012||Description / Buy|
|7||Christmas With The Okafors||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Ashley Antoinette Short Stories/Novellas with JaQuavis Coleman
|1||Moving Weight (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||The Circle: The Beginning (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||The Invitation (Short Story)||2020||Description / Buy|
Ashley Antoinette Anthologies
|1||Flexin & Sexin Volume 2||2009||Description / Buy|
Ashley and JaQuavis were 17 years old when they caught the attention of Carl Webber. With his assistance, they landed publishing deals during their freshman year in college, a feat that few other authors can boast about.
They starting releasing smash hit after smash hit, quickly making a name for themselves within the North American publishing market. Besides their ghostwriting achievements, the pair was also fortunate enough to make appearances in Vibe, Don Diva, Essence, and other notable publications. They even secured a lucrative publishing deal with Cash Money Records.
However, Ashley Antoinette’s solo career was just as successful. Some of the books she wrote appeared in New York Times bestseller lists. Antoinette, who was born in Flint, MI, eventually turned her attention to Hollywood, using her talent for telling intriguing crime-filled stories to write television pilots.
Finding the time to write was not always easy for the author. The fact that she was still in college when she got her publishing deal meant that the author had to balance her writing schedule with the demands of her classes.
But Antoinette’s time on the streets had instilled in her a desire to succeed despite the odds. She used that drive to persevere in the face of the many obstacles that threatened to block her path.
Some of the author’s heroines share this trait. Characters like Bleu from the ‘Luxe’ series are innocent and naive but they are also strong and determined. And even though they keep stumbling on their path to womanhood, like Antoinette, they are resilient enough to take the punishment that life throws there away.
Antoinette does not hesitate to take inspiration from real life. As far as she’s concerned, real life is no different from a novel. Every new person that enters an individual’s life adds a new page to their book, changing the trajectory of their life story.
This is the reason why Antoinette is drawn to people that have interesting human experiences. It is also the reason why the author’s stories are always so fresh even though she has written dozens of novels.
The world never stays the same, not for Antoinette. Each new day allows the author to perceive things through a new lens. The experiences she encounters regularly are always changing the way she thinks. They force her to grow.
Because her perception is always changing, her stories cannot stay the same. She has a new well of emotions and circumstances to draw from whenever she sits down to write. In most cases, Antoinette makes an effort to plan her novels. She wants to know the direction a story will take before she sits down to write it.
Though, there are cases where she will take a more spontaneous approach to the writing process by ignoring the planning stage and allowing the story to surprise her with unexpected twists and turns.
Ashley Antoinette Awards
Antoinette received an honorable mention from the Street Literature Book Award Medal (2014).
Best Ashley Antoinette Books
The author reads both fiction and non-fiction. Her relationship with Warner Horizon and Universal began in 2015. Antoinette’s best books include:
The Cartel: The Diamond family was powerful. But their success relied heavily on the leadership of Carter Diamond, Miami’s most ruthless gangster. When Carter died, all eyes turned to Carter Jones, his illegitimate son.
The young man had quite the arduous task ahead of him; a task that was made all the more difficult when Miamor was hired to kill him. Miamor was as notorious for her beauty as she was for her skill as a contract killer. She never expected Carter Jones to steal her heart.
The Last Chapter: Carter and Miamor were once thick as thieves. But their relationship deteriorated once Carter learned the truth. Now, the only thing he wants is revenge. Carter knows that Miamor was responsible for the destruction of the Diamond family. He won’t stop until she dies.
When Does The Next Ashley Antoinette book come out?
Ashley Antoinette doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Money Devils 2 and was released on August, 10th 2021. It is the newest book in the The Cartel Series.