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Posted May 6, 2008
Pink Palace gives you a look at the life of Monique aka Janelle, a stripper at the Pink Palace. Monique was an inspiring dancer but after her mom died so did her dreams. After something devasting occurs in her life she becomes a runaway teenage fighting to survive in the streets of Atlanta with out even a high school diploma. Nikki, Monique's cousin takes her under her wing and teaches her the game/her way of life. She has been hurt on so many different occasions and developed the motto of men are only good for money and sex. In order for them to get the sex the gotta spend that money. While Monique is on the rise of coming up her heart is never really into the stripping. She meets Tommy a new trick but he comes and changes her whole view of things. She starts to fall for him to her cousins dismay but Tommy has his own secrets. I found Pink Palace to be an interesting read but the sad thing about it is I found the plot to be similar to movies and other books about I have read about stripping and undercover cops. It was hard to read at some points because it was predictable. I enjoyed some parts of the book because it was written well but just was original enough. There was some great twist and drama throughout the book. 3 star reviewed by Mskiki425 of Real Divas of LiteratureWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 25, 2008
Pop, Lock, and Drop it @ The Pink Palace.
Nikki and Mo are cousins just trying to make a living at the pink palace. The pink palace is the spot where the strippers look like models and the tricks are nothing but balers and shot callers. During her stint at the palace Mo ends up meeting Tommy who is not your average trick. Mo can¿t put her finger on it, but it¿s something about Tommy that makes her look at him totally different from the other men that come in and out of her life. Damien, he¿s the trick tied up in banging Nikki. Damien and Nikki have a lot in common and that is all about making a quick buck not caring if the money is dirty or clean as long as they are getting it. Good things come to those who wait even at The Pink Palace. Originally by the title and the cover of the book I thought it would be based solely around the club but it was way beyond that. There is drama, but isn¿t there always. There are some steamy scenes in the book, but not as steamy as the book cover portrays. I started enjoying it in the middle of the book because that is when certain operations begin to crumble and tumble to the ground. I enjoyed the book and I give it a 3.5 out of 5 starsWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 29, 2008
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Mo has enough on her plate. Being a young teen that had a mother pass away and a step-father that's an alcoholic and noone that can help look after her well-being. The last thing Mo'Nique needs is to start stripping at The Pink Palace and fall in love with a guy name Tommy that has many secrets and surrounded by trouble, but is Tommy the wrong guy or just another trick? Mo'Nique finds herself falling for Tommy eventhough, he has 2 lives on the forefront. Torn between love and just taking tricks money, Mo' must make her choice, and the choice she choose may be the last dance. Marlon McCaulsky had a good plot for writing The Pink Palace, but I feel it failed to deliver in keeping the reader interested in the storyline. I found the dialogue at times rather robotic and the main character take a back seat and was more a secondary role. The story didn't let the reader feel the action with the story, but felt just a script that was to be read. I do applaud Marlon McCaulsky for the editing and writing his first debut. I'm sure the next read by Marlon will be great, because he has the key to write, but just need to learn how to deliver for the reader. 3 stars for the first debut and I will keep reading Marlon McCaulsky's novels and watch him grow as an author.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.