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The Education of Nia Simone Bijou [NOOK Book]

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Eric Jerome Dickey, author of fourteen New York Times bestselling novels, imagines the formative college years of one of his most popular heroines, Nia Simone Bijou. This Penguin Special includes a preview of Decadence, coming April 2013.

From her first days at Virginia’s Hampton University, impressionable, creative Nia falls smitten with Chris Eidos Alleyne, an athlete and...
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Overview

Eric Jerome Dickey, author of fourteen New York Times bestselling novels, imagines the formative college years of one of his most popular heroines, Nia Simone Bijou. This Penguin Special includes a preview of Decadence, coming April 2013.

From her first days at Virginia’s Hampton University, impressionable, creative Nia falls smitten with Chris Eidos Alleyne, an athlete and a scholar.

“Love is sweet nothings and beautiful promises,” Nia writes in her journal. What her girlfriends know, and her mother doesn’t, is that Chris’s expression of love is deeply physical. Wielding powerful charisma, Chris soon has Nia abandoning innocence for experience.

Believing that Chris will reward her sacrifices with lifelong commitment, Nia thrills to her newfound pleasures. She knows in her heart that each act of intimacy draws them ever closer. But when the Big Man on Campus learns to take what is freely given, without regard to love, Nia finds herself newly enrolled in Heartbreak 101.

The Education of Nia Simone Bijou is a rousing tale of youthful passion, once kindled, never extinguished.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101621622
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/14/2013
  • Series: e-Initial
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 31,457
  • File size: 595 KB

Meet the Author

Eric Jerome Dickey
ERIC JEROME DICKEY is the New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels and is also the author of a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels for Marvel Enterprises, featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Dickey now lives on the road and rests in whatever hotel will have him.

Biography

Eric Jerome Dickey was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and attended the University of Memphis (the former Memphis State), where he pledged Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and earned a degree in computer system technology. In 1983, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in engineering.

After landing a job in the aerospace industry working as a software developer, Dickey's artistic talents surfaced, inspiring him to become an actor and a stand-up comedian. He soon began working the local and national comedy circuit. In the early 1990s the aerospace industry took a downward turn and Dickey found himself "downsized," but took this as an opportunity to embark on a writing career.

Having written several scripts for his personal comedy act, Dickey started writing poetry and short stories. He joined the IBWA (International Black Writers and Artists), participated in their development workshops, and became a recipient of the IBWA SEED Scholarship to attend UCLA's creative writing classes. In 1994 his first published short story, "Thirteen," appeared in the IBWA's River Crossing, Voices of the Diaspora: An Anthology of the International Black Experience. A second short story, "Days Gone By," was published in the magazine A Place to Enter.

With those successes behind him, Dickey decided to fine-tune some of his earlier work and developed a screenplay called Cappuccino. Cappuccino was directed and produced by Craig Ross Jr. and appeared in coffeehouses around the Los Angeles area. In February 1998, Cappuccino made its local debut during the Pan African Film Festival at the Magic Johnson Theater in Los Angeles and is currently on the film festival circuit.

Dickey's book-signing tours for Sister, Sister, Friends and Lovers, and Milk in My Coffee took him coast to coast and helped propel these novels to No. 1 on the Blackboard bestsellers List. His books have been featured in many publications, including Essence magazine and USA Today, and have appeared on the bestseller lists of The Los Angeles Times, Blackboard, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Dickey has appeared as a guest on many television shows, including BET's Our Voices and CNN's Sunday Morning Live.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Hometown:
      Los Angeles, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 7, 1961
    2. Place of Birth:
      Memphis, Tennessee
    1. Education:
      B.S., University of Memphis, 1983
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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Definitely my all time favorite writer....hands down! Anything M

    Definitely my all time favorite writer....hands down! Anything Mr. Dickey writes is worth taking the time to read!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2013

    I fell in love with Nia Simone in 2008 with Pleasure and









    I fell in love with Nia Simone in 2008 with Pleasure and I've fallen in love all over again. This book is sharp and seductively sexy in every aspect of the word. The passion and fire between Chris and Nia is sexually erotic, heavenly in intense, and sophiscated enough to warn your heart of the trials and troubles of being in love. Nia Simone is a beautiful woman on a whirlwind journey of discovering life and love in a chaotic world. I am Nia and so are my sisters. I loved this short presquel to Pleasure and now I'm ready for dessert in Decadence. EJD never fails, never gets old, keep mind sexing me, and making you fall in love with such authentic humane characters in every novel!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Wow so visual and intimate

    This book is intoxicating and Nia is a college student experiencing life through education, sex, love, friendship and family. Can't wait to read the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 20, 2014

    Hunter

    Lets talk at seti right now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Irked and Irritated

    I have read a lot if this author's books and never got irritated like I did with this one. Story was all over the place and did not get a proper ending. Also, I have never ran into anyone that talked the way this character did. The words are fine but they way she was talking was irritating. Basically they could have kept this.

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  • Posted August 8, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    Loved this book!! This book is a sleeper, at first read it is boring, but once you actually get to page 2 and 3, you are hooked!!!!! I just wish it did not end the way that it did, it left too many questions! I wanted more!!!!

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  • Posted April 27, 2013

    Thought-provoking and sensual, this book sneak attacked my five

    Thought-provoking and sensual, this book sneak attacked my five senses and tickled my sixth. I appreciate EJD because he doesn't just create best sellers, his style actually evolves with each book. If you are not into history, mythology, and true literature, he gives you a quick lesson for future reference. He challenges you to educate yourself!!! He is an author I don't mind spending 20-30 dollars on when new releases hit the stores. Loved it!!! If you're not buying his books, you're cheating yourself. -drea

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