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The deadliest ride-or-die chicks in Memphis have a new rival. Meet the Cripettes. They're the realest of the real--raging war with both the Queen Gs and the Flowers. But when all's said and done, only one gang can reign supreme. . .The streets of the Dirty South have never been meaner as the ruthless women of warring hoods are just a few body bags away from total dominatioThe deadliest ride-or-die chicks in Memphis have a new rival. Meet the Cripettes. They're the realest of the real--raging war with both the Queen Gs and the Flowers. But when all's said and done, only one gang can reign supreme. . .The streets of the Dirty South have never been meaner as the ruthless women of warring hoods are just a few body bags away from total domination. Determined to rain bullets on Shotgun Row, lieutenant Lucifer teams up with Profit, head gangsta of the Vice Lords and a man bent on revenge. Good girl gone bad Ta'shara sets her sights on knocking her evil sister off the throne--but she's unprepared for what's ahead. Qiana's deal with the devil to take ambitious Yolanda out of the picture plants her at the center of a manhunt that will jeopardize her own position. And as Queen G LeShelle's list of enemies multiplies, the final knockout may come from the last person she expects. While the war zone expands, these gangsta divas take no prisoners for the chance to rule it all. . .Praise for De'nesha Diamond"Diamond tells it like it is." --Publishers Weekly "A nonstop, hard-hitting page-turner." --Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker on Hustlin' Divas"Diamond's ear for street talk comes across loud and clear . . . a violent and profane tale, which launches a gritty new series. The divas here are realistic characters, and the pacing zooms. . . ." --Library Journal (starred review) on Hustlin' Divas...

Title : Gangsta Divas
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ISBN : 9780758247599
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 350 Pages
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Gangsta Divas Reviews

  • OOSA
    2019-05-18 09:37

    Gangsta as EverI went into this book expecting not to like it. I repeat, I went into this book expecting not to like it. You see, I had already been told that this book would not bring this series to a close as expected. I am so over authors playing with readers’ money, time and intelligence by taking one played out story and stretching it. This is one time that my expectations weren’t met and I was happy about it.What prevents “Gangsta Divas” from becoming just another book on a crowded shelf is its writing. Fast-paced and well-plotted, it holds readers captive. Diamond takes the plot over the top at times. But, as always, readers will follow her anyway because she makes her characters memorable and her stories exciting. I must say, however, that some characters were not themselves this go ‘round – a weaker or lesser version of themselves – without a viable explanation. And I had to stop myself from putting the book down after meeting the green/blue-eyed character. C’mon now. Stop the madness! That aside, I enjoyed “Gangsta Divas” and look forward to the next, and hopefully final, book.Reviewed by: ToniIs it me, or are the covers getting worse and the series goes on?

  • Jasmine Cole
    2019-05-22 14:10

    SO READY FOR THE NEXT ONE YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!BOSS DIVAS COMING UP

  • Authors & Readers Book Corner
    2019-05-21 11:26

    What else can the Divas of Memphis get into? Well, they are still up to their old tricks and their habits are even more dangerous in Gangsta Divas by De’nesha Diamond. Ta’shara Murphy has paid her dues for betraying her sister. Ta’shara is released from the mental hospital and sent back to live with her foster parents. Ta’shara wants revenge for everything her sister has taken away from her and this time she wants to make sure her sister is gone for good. LeShelle Murphy is recuperating from her little sister’s attempt to kill her. LeShelle understands that a leader will have to constantly fight to stay on her throne. LeShelle is used to it and will do whatever it takes to keep her sister in line and her man by her side.Willow “Lucifer” Washington is portrayed as an emotionless and ruthless killer. Willow believes the description fits. She is the right hand to one of the most prominent gang leaders, Fat Ace, and she takes her position seriously. Willow’s loyalty to the game proves true when she has to step into his shoes. She understands that Fat Ace’s shoes are hard to fill and if there is any signs of weakness drastic consequences will soon follow. Qiana “Scar” Barrett is a Vice Lord Flower with hatred in her heart because she wants Ta’shara’s position. Qiana makes a deal with the devil that may cost her more than she is willing to pay.Shariffa Rodgers is married to Lynch, the leader of the Grape Street Crips. Shariffa is on a mission to make sure her crew takes over. Shariffa does not realize that task may be harder than she thinks. Ja’nay “Trigger” Clark is Shariffa’s back bone and will do anything for her. Ja’nay’s loyalty lands her on the wrong side of the war and on the bad side of the wrong person.Maybelline “Momma Peaches” Carver does not let her old age stop her from acting as a 24-year-old. When a lost relative returns and family secrets are revealed, Momma Peaches will have to fight for everything she has ever known. Alice Carver feels betrayed and thrown away but she has some scores to settle. Alice plans are set in motion and she did not think about karma and that it always comes back.Gangsta Divas is about the streets fighting back. These women take no prisoners and will give the men in the game a run for their money. This book was exciting, suspenseful and drama-filled which kept me turning the pages. These well-developed characters take readers on another adventure as they have in previous Divas books. I definitely recommend Gangsta Divas to others.This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes.Teresa BeasleyAPOOO BookClub

  • Nardsbaby Reader
    2019-06-15 08:11

    ShakespeareanHUSTLIN' DIVAS left readers on life support wondering which characters would be returning and who would be buried. In GANGSTA DIVAS, Diamond drops readers right in the thick of things and as you try to ease off the gas, you collide with action, drama and suspense.Alice, sister to Momma Peaches, has been silenced by demons that led to addictions. Alice has a laundry list of people that she's harboring a ton of hate towards. Now that she's free, she's decided that it's time for them to feel her wrath. Will this be a happy homecoming?Shariffa, the former Queen of the Gangster Disciples, has a serious vendetta with her once beloved family. Seeing that the FBI are on a manhunt for Python and LeShelle is incapacitated, she sees this as a chance to allow the Crip Nation to step up. With the Vice Lords also feuding within their ranks as well as the GDs, she decides that it's best to cripple both while declaring Memphis Crips property. Is she prepared to fight to the bitter end?Qiana, a Flower with the VLs, struck a deal with LeShelle, Queen of the GDs in the name of love. Though at risk, Qiana is ready to prove that she's a big girl in this game. Will she be able to handle the repercussions?GANGSTA DIVAS is the third book in this series. As with the others, there are tears, bloodshed, bullets, fears and love. Just when you think you know, the plot thickens. I'm so looking forward to the next installment. I love the way this entire series builds and intersects. I also LOVE that this is a series based on women in an urban setting and not just as secondary characters. Diamond truly has a gift as she's been able to weave death, drugs, street wars and love into a story with readers vying to read.4.5 editing issues

  • Mary
    2019-05-18 08:20

    De'nesha Diamond is back with the divas of Memphis' gangs. There's LeShelle is still going after her sister for crossing over with a guy of a rival gang. Lucifer is fighting for the power and loyalty she deserves. While Shariffa is out seeking revenge on GD's. These divas go through the highs and lows that come with being the heads chick in charge. Will it all be worth it in the end?I'm in love with this series!! There was lots of drama from page 1 all the way to the end, which caused me to not want to put the book down. Twists and turns and quite a bit of background information that helps the readers better understand the action of the characters. There was a very small amount of grammatical errors; however, the errors did not take away from the story. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • TrinityLove
    2019-05-23 13:29

    A lot of questions were answered in this book..... We find out Mason's farther's identity.... Python, finds a heart underneath his Grimey ways!La'shelle is still spitting venom in her sister.... Profit& Tashera are still young& in Love..... Willow faces heartbreak after heartbreak but the one good thing is she is pregnant by Mason.... Now she needs to have several seats because she can't be gangsta with a baby in her stomach....Momma peaches & Alice will finally meet face to face.The lies of their past will all make sense but it will too late...Cousin Skeet & Smokestack souls should rest in hell together in the next Divas installment..... Great Read a tadbit too long but an overall great book!

  • Denise Gilliam
    2019-06-11 06:18

    This book was hella good even though it took me some time to read it. I really appreciate a really goid book better yet a great series. De'nesha Diamond did her thang with this series so far. I waited for all the books to come out that way I could just read the series at one time uninterrupted. She definitely showed how the characters where in each situation. She showed how they help down there positions in each situation. This book was a page turned for sure. Read the series you will understand what I'm talking about. On to the next part.

  • Tazzyt2bossye
    2019-05-22 07:11

    This was a fail for me. There was no closure and Ms. Diamond did not recapture the explosive sensationalism that the previous read left the readers with. This only added more info to the plots we were seeking closure in plus another insignificant subplot added. Repetitive sadistic sex scenes, although she softened characters up to show an emotional element that has basically been non existent. murder, mayhem,and maniacal madness basically deaded this read for me and made it a struggle instead of a pleasurable read.

  • ConSonia
    2019-05-24 12:11

    NO NO NO SHE KEEP DOING THIS TO ME I NEED THE NEXT ONE NOW... ;-) I just might hav to drop Ms Diamond a note r two for leaving a sista hanging yet again. Its one of those moments were u cant wait to c who will survive but than again u hate to c the series end either..

  • Robert White
    2019-05-25 08:20

    Good read!!!!!!In the third book in series AUTHOR give you New character. I just hope Momma peaches make it back home. I really wish yo yo was still around. Book four here I come!!!!!!!!!

  • Tiffunee
    2019-06-06 07:31

    Enough already end it....

  • Alantayej
    2019-05-24 14:15

    Love love love this book.. not to be a spoiler but.... fat ace and python...

  • Jon Hewelt
    2019-06-10 07:31

    The Short of It: Unlike anything I've ever read. I'm hooked!I found an excerpt of this author online somewhere: a sex scene snippet that references Ben Franklin. Something to do with money? Couldn't tell, but I wanted to read more. Gangsta Divas is the 3rd book in a series by De'nesha Diamond, centered on the lives of, well, Gangsta Divas living in Memphis. Some are married to gang leaders, others are just their "wifeys". Some are vying for power, leading one of the warring factions, others just want a simple life with a husband and kids. Some of the divas are related, belonging to different gangs. Some gave birth to the leaders of warring gangs. Some live. Some die. Some know each other. Some don't. Gangsta Divas encompasses them all, the way their lives cross, and the way the gang life both brings families (all kinds) together and tears them apart.I'm not familiar with the gangster fiction, so I can't say whether this series adheres to or deviates from established tropes of the genre. Doesn't really matter. What matters is that I could not put this book down. Told from the perspectives of the divas (and only the divas, no male gangmembers), I was enthralled by these characters, endeared to their personalities, and eager to find out what happened next, which, truth be told, I haven't experienced with a work of fiction in quite a while.The chapters are short and end on tantalizing cliffhangers. It's a little cheesy, but I think that's part of the novel's charm. Certain story-lines dragged a little in the middle, but otherwise I was riveted from page one.Gangsta Divas is apparently based on De'nesha Diamond's real-life experiences, but--she makes clear--does not condone the gangster lifestyle. It's . . . I'm not sure how else to describe it. It's just really damn good. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Check it out!

  • Angel Conley
    2019-06-15 11:25

    Definitely a great book, a lot of different story lines blurring into one. Well written and the personification of the characters was on point!

  • Esther
    2019-06-10 11:12

    Looking forward to the next installment!! Boss Divas here I come!

  • Charlene Richardson
    2019-06-02 13:27

    Gangsta Divas picks up right where Street Divas left off. Ta'shara is finally coming home from the mental hospital after being betrayed by her sister Leshelle. Leshelle is actually in the hospital recovering from Ta'shara's attempt to kill her. They both want each other dead. They also have no idea of what has happened with Fat Ace and Python. Profit wants revenge on Python and Leshelle so bad that it seems to be what drives him. I love Profit's character, he is so in love with Ta'shara. Lucifer is mourning the loss of Fat Ace, while trying to hold on to the throne that she feels is rightfully hers, since she was Fat Ace's right hand. The entire crew doesn't seem to feel that way, so lines are being drawn, especially between her and Bishop (her brother). With Fat Ace and Python out of the picture, the Crips see this as their time to shine and leading the way is Shariffa, one of Python's exes. Python got rid of her after she cheated and this time she refuses to lose her position, so she is willing to do anything to prove it. From page one I was glued to the pages waiting to see what could possibly happen next. De'nesha created such in-depth characters and in this book we get to know them even better, by seeing sides of them we haven't before. I really hate that I have to wait a full year to get into the next installment Boss Divas, but there is so much more to tell about these characters that it couldn't possibly end with Gangsta Divas. Get this book ASAP, you will not be disappointed!

  • Diane Rembert
    2019-05-27 13:32

    The deadliest ride-or-die chicks in Memphis have a news rival. Meet the Cripettes. They're the realest of the real-world raging war with both the Queen Gs and the Flowers. But when all's said and done, only one hand can reign supreme…The streets of the Dirty South have never been meaner as the ruthless women of warring hoods are just a few body bags away from total domination. Determined to rain bullets on Shotgun Row, lieutenant Lucifer teams up with Profit, head gangsta of the Vice Lords and man bent on revenge. Good girl gone bad Ta'Shara sets her sights on knocking her evil sister off the throne-but she's unprepared for what's ahead. Qiana's deal with the devil to take ambitious Yolanda out of the picture plants her at the center of a manhunt that will jeopardize her own position. And as Queen Get LeShelle's list of enemies multiplies, the final knockout may come from the last person she expects. While the war zone expands, these gangsta divas take no prisoners for the chance to rule it all. Book #3 of the Diva series picks up where the sequel left off. There is more drama and even more bloodshed. I loved every minute of it and look forward to t next installment… Boss Divas! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Kimberly Willis
    2019-06-04 09:33

    This book was Ok. I was very disappointed by the overall story line, and lack of closure. I would have assumed that the reader would have some closure to what happened in the last book, only we are being led on a wild goose chase (that needs to end, by the way). What got my attention the most was the many grammatical errors in the book. I am no English major, but come on. Didn't someone proof read this before it went to print? Even one portion of the book referred to "Profit" as "Python". Really? Didn't Ms. Diamond even know which character she was writing about and referring too? This book really failed my expectations. This series should be over and done with, and she should move on to another project. And get better book editors. Nothing bothers me more than to pay money for a sub-par book, that the book editors didn't even try to correct misspellings within the book. I am totally pissed off.

  • African Americans on the Move Book Club
    2019-05-24 14:14

    Following the stories of the LeShelle, Lucifer and Shariffa could seemlike a story of 3 women that have nothing in common besides being Gangsta Divas. However, these 3 women have an ambition that is present in all of them. It seems that this ambition is fueled by the betrayal that they have all had to deal with, a lust for power and the safety of being respected while being recognized.“Gangtsa Divas” combines the stories of several women so the reader MUST pay very close attention to what they are reading, because there are many time that people play roles in the lives of multiple characters. There are many areas of the book that will keep a reader entertained and on the edge of their seat.My Review **** Four StarsMud sometimes seems thicker than blood, but this book proves that what weperceive is not always reality.Emmanuel BrownAAMBC Reviewer

  • Allison
    2019-06-16 09:28

    Since this is the third book in the series, I enjoyed seeing the female characters begin to question the gendered hierarchy of the streets. It seems as though De'nesha Diamond is beginning to get her readers to think more deeply about power in relation to gender identity. However, the female characters merely become "masculinized" versions of themselves if they are to ascertain any kind of substantive power within their respective gangs. What was disappointing about this book was Diamond's utter disregard for individualized character development. In the previous books in the series, each female character wielded a distinct voice and personality, but in Gangsta Divas, all the narrative voices sound the same. Without the main voices of LeShelle and Ta'Shara for the first 150 pages or so, it seemed like Diamond was lost.

  • Alexis
    2019-06-05 14:29

    Damn..... what can I really say? I'm shocked. I'm angry. I think I finally put together all the pieces and made the connections but still a little confused with the truth. I feel like Alice should have been on Maury. Smh. I'm going to need this fourth book to come out like now. The only thing that annoyed me about the book is that the characters all started to sound the same, and I am referring to when they say certain phrases, for instance, EVERYONE was saying "walking on my grave" and I can't think of any other say'ings right now, but it was like each character said the same thing someone from VL or GD and it made me bored with the dialogue, idk if that makes sense but that was my only beef with the book, after a while the characters blurred together... but overall I think I liked this book better than book 2.

  • Morriscia Morris
    2019-06-10 08:18

    When I read the first page of Gangsta Divas by De'nesha Diamond the boom was very explicit. However I got to see what the characters go through in the ghetto. The novel was very confusing for me in the beginning because I started the book without reading the first novel. All in all, Diamond made me feel like a read the whole series in on page because she filled me in on what happened in the novel so far using flashbacks from the characters lives starting off from Street Divas(last novel). The main character T'Shaera recovers from a stabbing from her own sister because her younger sister. All of the characters had a sad life. tarted to sound the same, and I am referring to when they say certain phrases, for instance, EVERYONE was saying "walking on my grave"

  • Carla
    2019-05-26 12:29

    I have been anxiously waiting for part three to the “Hustlin’ Divas” series by Denesha Diamond for quite some time now. It’s with great pleasure that I can say “Gangsta Divas” did not disappoint! It picks up exactly where part two left off. I’m not going to get into detail on what takes place in this book but I will say make sure you check it out! “Gangsta Divas” is the epitome of a 5 star read! Everything from the storyline, the characters, and the setting contributed to a well written, unforgettable book! I cannot wait for “Boss Divas”! 5 stars!~New Beginnings Book Club~

  • Amy Gable
    2019-06-12 14:22

    Am supposed to be painting my kitchen. Buying the next book in the series on Kindle instead. I am completely hooked on this series! Reading at lunch, i had to end at a chapter that just dropped a huge bombshell (no spoilers from me). My mind was on this book the rest of the day. All i wanted was to pick it up and find out what happened next. De'Nesha Diamond has a gift for telling a story.

  • Letha
    2019-06-15 08:32

    This book was even better than the first two! The series plays together beautifully! De'nesha Diamond is very talented.,.she's giving all of the street lit authors a run for their money as the top author of these types of books. You can almost see the characters & I even started rooting for Momma Peaches & Ta'Sharra. Loved it! This book was great! Can't wait for Boss Divas!

  • Valerie
    2019-05-17 09:10

    I have loved the entire Divas Series so far. Although this installment seemed a little scattered. I was happy to see my favorite couple back together, but I feel like there were too many mini stories going on and not enough time to elaborate enough on each one.Still an awesome read and I will continue to follow the series.

  • The Book Chick
    2019-06-08 11:11

    Hustling Divas was great, I had to sip past the vile eroticism, but the story was there. She wove it like a basket. The beautiful art was the love story between Tashara and Prophet. I even began to understand Python. Street Divas fell short of it's precursor, although not by much. This book, Gangsta Divas was too sadistic, too extra. Let's call this a wrap.

  • Kim
    2019-06-05 06:25

    I enjoy the series, but I admit I am tired of some of the main characters coming back from the dead, presumed to be dead, and almost dead. These people have been shot more times than humanly possible and survived. Overall,it was an attention grabber. I look forward to the next installment and hope that a lot of questions are answered and all the issues are resolved.

  • Lisa G
    2019-05-28 10:21

    Book 3 was a great continuation of the 1st 2. I absolutely hate Leshelle. She did her sister so wrong. I can't wait til she get hers. Alice was crazy. I was glad to see Ta'Shara and Profit get back together. Ready for the next one.

  • Debra Odom
    2019-06-08 14:36

    Excellent. De'Nesha Diamond does not disappoint. You have to read Hustling Divas first, then read Street Divas, and then read this one. All of her books will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. Can't wait to read her next book, Boss Divas!