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Anything 4 Profit
     

Anything 4 Profit

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by Justin Amen Floyd
 

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Extreme poverty, high unemployment rates, drugs, rape, murder, robbery, and extortion. This is the real “Dirty South.” A place with despair so thick it suffocates the community like a dark cloud and blocks off all rays of hope. Imagine being born into a world where life has little meaning.
For twin brother and sister Ant D and Meka, and their best

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Extreme poverty, high unemployment rates, drugs, rape, murder, robbery, and extortion. This is the real “Dirty South.” A place with despair so thick it suffocates the community like a dark cloud and blocks off all rays of hope. Imagine being born into a world where life has little meaning.
For twin brother and sister Ant D and Meka, and their best friend, Mike these conditions are the norm of everyday existence. Like so many million Black youth living in third world conditions throughout America - the world’s richest country - the trio became products of an environment designed to see them dead or in jail before they could legally buy a drink!
Faced with these desolate conditions, the friends made a vow amongst themselves to do whatever it takes to escape the hopelessness that permeates their lives. Young and fearless with nothing to lose, Ant, Meka, and Mike embark on a ruthless, relentless road to riches. And all opposition is disposed of with no remorse.
But for every action there is a reaction, and the aftermath could find you when you least expect it. Especially when you’re willing to do…ANYTHING 4 PROFIT.

Author, Justin “Amen” Floyd’s debut novel is a fast paced tale guaranteed to take readers on a riveting rollercoaster ride! Get lost in this action-packed story, and enjoy another Synergy Publications “experience.”

Editorial Reviews

Khadijah Kemp
Anything 4 profit is the epitome of urban literature. It began on an exciting note and remained that way until the very last sentence. In fact, I was disappointed to have to part with the characters considering, I began to feel as though I knew them personally. Despite the novel and author being fresh on the literary scene, I am anxious to see a sequel as soon as possible. Allow yourself the pleasure of interacting with the characters in this story of humor, love, romance, friendship, betrayal,

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012296702
Publisher:
Synergy Publications
Publication date:
03/30/2011
Series:
Anything 4 Profit , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
710,158
File size:
146 KB

Meet the Author

My life is a book. A book that if I actually took the time to write, you wouldn't be able to put down, until after you had absorbed and digested every sentence, every single word. Page after page; chapter after chapter of tears, laughter, poverty, incarceration, anger, oppression, pain and change. Most importantly though is the change.
Any animal that doesn't change and adapt to their environment eventually becomes a casualty of that environment! That's exactly what I was... an animal from Greenville S.C. (G-ville, what's up!!) that preyed upon anything and anybody that would get me paid.
Eventually this mind state led me to a lifetime of being incarcerated in one institution after another. First juvenile and then as I became more brazen and my crimes bolder and more reckless, the penitentiary. Sentenced to 10 years in one of the nastiest, most oppressive correctional systems in America for bank robbery I continued to unconsciously rebel against the system. Then I discovered the power of words and how when writing them I was allowed a brief reprieve from the stifling, oppressive, violent environment in which I lived.
So I started writing. It became my escape, my salvation. Learning that I had the ability to make people feel my words, my stories, let me know that I could be something else besides a career criminal. The talent to write allowed me the ability to change and also gave me another avenue to express my anger at a system that had stacked the deck against me and so many others like me from the very first day we came into existence.
My life is a book. Keep reading...and enjoy.

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Anything 4 Profit 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
JaeRenee More than 1 year ago
Rightfully titled Anything 4 Profit Justin takes us through life events in an environment where you get it how you live. From the very first page all the way to the end, we were taken on a ride in which we were able to take a glimpse into the characters lives as they did pretty much anything just to gain a profit complete with a real message and serious undertones. Well done sir.
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Any time you have an impoverished community, you're likely to have an infestation of drugs, and murder. Sadly, this violence is so widespread it appears to be overlooked by the law. And with each generation, the effects of this devastation get more and more out of control. In Greenville, South Carolina, the situation isn't much different from any other hood in America. Readers are introduced to twins, Ant D. and Meka, who've had a rough life due to their mother’s drug habit. Their bond is closer than most siblings. When they meet Mike, a foster kid, he's immediately adopted into their family and the three vow to get all they can by any means possible. No job is off limits because with them, it's anything 4 a profit. This is my second time reading Floyd. It's obvious that he has talent, as he vividly paints a picture allowing readers to feel as though they’ve been transported to South Carolina. My main issue is I felt as if Floyd teetered on the expected path instead of taking his audience to the next level. "Anything 4 Profit" is a solid story. There are issues in editing; otherwise, readers are hooked from the start. Reviewed by: Crystal 3.5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Looked forward to part 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being from Greenville SC I FELT I HAD TO READ THIS BOOK....IT WAS AWESOME??I COULDNT PUT IT DOWN...real page turner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reallly admire the author for being so truthful about his life in a book. This was my first read, but will not be my last, Keep the good reads coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by this author and it will not be my last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Author Justin was very descriptive and detailed in this story and it played out like a movie! If you don't know anything about the streets you def need to check this book out! The ending will give you no choice but to get the second one. I recommend this book and can assure you...you won't be disappointed! Monique J.S.~Nook Readers~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first read by Justin Amen Floyd...I really enjoyed this story...I look forward to reading "Anything 4 Profit" 2...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a book that the author made you feel as if you knew the characters personally. The twins as well as Mike had been through so much at young ages that made them the cold hearted persons they became. Can't wait to get started on part 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to read part 2!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great & VERY different from what other urban books are about! Keep it up justin :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. A true trio indeed. Chanbe is good but sometimes your a day late and a dollar short.
BkSweetie1 More than 1 year ago
An Urban Gritty Tale was never told like this! From page one I wrapped myself around the gritty storyline of Ant D and Meka (twins) and what they had to do to survive the obstacles of life because of their mother's drug habit. Who knew a connection would form when they befriended a young man named Mike who faced the same struggles that poverty can bring when you're from the streets. The trio decides that they'll do anything to make sure not only will they survive BUT to come up on top no matter what. This book was filled with twists that will have you pausing for a moment but it won't take away from the excitement you will feel when you read this hot book from new comer Justin "Amen" Floyd.
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I read this novel in ONE day.
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dreamsofjamaica More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by this author and he did a wonderful job. It grabs your attention and holds you til the end. The way it ended makes me think there will be a part 2 and I will be waiting.
lisa-wells More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by Justin Amen Floyd and it was a great read. I really liked the characters and they brought the drama that had me not wanting to put this book down. I'm now waiting on part 2 because I have to know what happens...
Ashley Ayuso More than 1 year ago
luv2readTW More than 1 year ago
I liked the book, i didnt like the ending so cant wait for part 2 to come out. Overall it was a good read.
TANNY11 More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome can't wait for part 2
Genagal More than 1 year ago
Wow! This was my first book from this author and I must give him two thumbs up! Justin really did a tremendous job on the characters from the beginning to the end. Congrats again Justin now on to my second book from you.
kiamonae1 More than 1 year ago
I cant wait to read part 2 ,i give this author 2 thumbs up