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JaQuavis Coleman is a bestselling American author and YMCMB Book Division Member. He is one half of the ‘Ashley and Jaquavis’ writing team. He has earned numerous accolades over the years, both for his individual work and collaborative efforts with Ashley, his wife.
Order of The Cartel Series with Ashley Antoinette
|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 Dopeman Series
|1||The Dopeman's Wife||2009||Description / Buy|
|2||The Dopefiend||2010||Description / Buy|
|3||The Dopeman: Memoirs of a Snitch||2010||Description / Buy|
Order of Murderville Series with Ashley Antoinette
|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 Ashley Antoinette
|1||Carter Diamond (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||Carter Diamond Part 2 (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of Streets Have No Kings Series
|1||The Streets Have No King||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||The Streets Have No Queen||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Dirty Money Series with Ashley Antoinette
|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 JaQuavis Coleman Standalone Novels
|1||The Day the Streets Stood Still||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||The White House (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|3||Cubana||2019||Description / Buy|
|4||The Stiletto Agreement||2024||Description / Buy|
Order of Ashley Antoinette Short Stories/Novellas with Ashley Antoinette
|1||Moving Weight (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||The Invitation (Short Story)||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of The Circle Series
|1||The Circle: The Beginning (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||The Circle: Autumn's Story||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Urban Series with Ashley Antoinette
|1||Black Friday: Exposed||2012||Description / Buy|
JaQuavis Coleman Anthologies
|1||Flexin & Sexin Volume 2||2009||Description / Buy|
The couple writes urban fiction that is informed by their experiences as children. JaQuavis’ novels attempt to paint an authentic picture of life on the streets of America. He delves into drug use and sex trafficking, and he believes that people respond positively to his work because his stories come from firsthand experiences.
JaQuavis grew up in Flint, Michigan. His was one of the more dangerous neighborhoods. The author was drawn into the drug trade at a tender age. Ashley, his wife, admired him from afar. She wasn’t the only one. Most of the girls were drawn to JaQuavis because he had money. This made him popular.
But the pair never crossed paths until JaQuavis left a package in her bushes; Ashley returned it to him later on. It did not take the couple long to realize that they were made for each other. In the beginning, they were simply the best of friends. Reading was a passion they both shared and they would often purchase two of the same book so that they could read it at the same time and then discuss it as they went along.
Ashley wasn’t JaQuavis’ girlfriend in the traditional sense. They did not hold hands, exchange flowers or go on romantic dates. But they had a connection that neither teen had ever felt. Wherever JaQuavis went, Ashley was never far.
At 16, they decided to strike out on their own. They found a new apartment and prepared to raise their first child. But the pair lost the baby. Ashley was told by her doctor that she had to stay off her feet for at least a month. With little else to do, the pair was tempted to spend the next four weeks reading.
But then JaQuavis decided to challenge Ashley to a writing competition. When he suggested that they each write a book to see who could do a better job, the author had no idea how competitive Ashley was. He was also quite shocked to find that her writing skills rivaled and even exceeded his own.
He couldn’t put her story down and everyone who read it couldn’t praise it enough. But the author wasn’t sour over the issue. Ashley was just as impressed by his story. They spent the next two weeks writing the manuscript for ‘Dirty Money’.
Once it was ready, they submitted it and then went off to college. At the time, JaQuavis couldn’t see a future beyond the narcotics trade. It wasn’t until multiple publishers, including Carl Weber, reached out to him that everything changed. Ashley flushed all his drugs down the toilet and told him that they were going the legitimate route.
In the years that followed, the couple garnered numerous accolades for their raw and unflinching depiction of life on the streets, eventually becoming one of the country’s most influential authors.
JaQuavis Coleman Awards
The author and his wife made two appearances on the New York Times Bestseller list, making them the youngest African American authors to do so.
Best JaQuavis Coleman Books
JaQuavis’ biggest achievement was signing a deal with ‘Cash Money Content’ to write fiction with his wife, with some of the best books in his bibliography including:
Dopeman’s Wife: Nautica grew up fast. She was raised on the streets, so she had little choice in the matter. After what felt like a lifetime of scheming and hustling, Nautica moved to the East Coast in the hopes of starting over. It was there that she met Manny, a wealthy drug lord who swept her off her feet and introduced her to a life of luxury. Nautica knew that the dream could not last, and she was right. Eventually, her past came knocking. But she wasn’t the only one with skeletons in the closet.
Dopefiend: Hazel is addicted to heroin. She will do anything to quench her thirst for the substance, including stealing and selling her body. And yet, no matter how high she gets, the pain inside her persists; a pain so great that it seems to cut deeper with each passing day.
When Does The Next JaQuavis Coleman book come out?
The next book by JaQuavis Coleman is The Stiletto Agreement and will be released on June, 1st 2024.