Unzipped: An Urban Erotic Tale

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Have you ever had everything you love snatched from your hands in the blink of an eye? Do you know what it’s like to watch helplessly as those you cherish burn to a crisp? Have you ever heard a mournful cry for street justice and then realized that the only person left to heed the call was you?
Pearl Baines is a straight Harlem stunna. She and her twin sister, Diamond, are chased by some of the most notorious ballers in New York City. ...

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Have you ever had everything you love snatched from your hands in the blink of an eye? Do you know what it’s like to watch helplessly as those you cherish burn to a crisp? Have you ever heard a mournful cry for street justice and then realized that the only person left to heed the call was you?
Pearl Baines is a straight Harlem stunna. She and her twin sister, Diamond, are chased by some of the most notorious ballers in New York City. But while their father, ex-gangsta Irish Baines, devotes his life to rehabilitating young thugs, his sexy twin daughters fall hard for the glamour and glitter of strip clubs and street life. Unlike Diamond, though, Pearl is able to shake off the trappings of the hood in search of a better future. After graduating at the top of her class, Pearl becomes an FBI agent and plans to get as far away from the grime of Harlem as possible. But fate is cruel and the streets always get their due. On what should have been the happiest night of her life, Pearl’s family perishes in a ball of merciless flames—flames intentionally set on the orders of Mookie Mason, her father’s archenemy and the most ruthless gangsta in Harlem.

Crazed with grief, Pearl becomes unzipped. Hell-bent on retribution, she prepares for battle in New York’s urban jungle. With the help of Menace, an ex-lover who once trampled all over her heart but was deeply loyal to Irish Baines, Pearl puts her FBI training and tactical skills to work in a murderous mission designed to do what her father wasn’t able to: take down Mookie Mason, and his entire crew, one at a time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345508799
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/23/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 573,779
  • Product dimensions: 5.22 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Noire is an author from the streets of New York whose hip-hop erotic stories pulsate with urban flavor. Visit the author’s website at www.asknoire.com or e-mail the author at noire@asknoire.com.

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Chapter One

IN DA CLUB . . .

Fridays were big baller nights at Club Humpz. While the music boomed and half-naked dancers worked that gushy all over the golden stage poles, a gorgeous young stripper thrashed around in the Jacuzzi and prayed.

Dear God . . . it’s me, Diamond.

The bubbling water was lukewarm, and if it wasn’t for the naked violence in the hands that were gripping her throat, it would have felt peaceful and relaxing.

God! Please help me!

She clawed at her attacker’s arms, shredding his dark skin and drawing bright red blood as she fought to reach the surface. She opened her mouth and sucked in one snagging breath before she sputtered and choked and was shoved under the water again.

“Yeah, bitch!” he raged as he thrust downward and brutally slammed her head against the bottom of the tub. “I told ya punk-ass daddy ’bout playing with my doe! That niggah wanna sic them Alphabet Boys on me? He wanna fuck wit’ my paper? I’m gonna rip out his heart!”

Mookie Murdock was a cold-blooded gangsta. A highly reclusive, but quick-tempered kingpin who usually did his dirty work from a distance, Mookie lorded over his territory with a brutal, iron fist, and nobody crossed him and lived too much longer afterward.

Bumping beats and loud laughter drifted in from Club Humpz, and as Mookie yanked her above the water’s surface again Diamond drew a breath and screamed, praying like hell that somebody would hear her.

But the party was live and the capos and high rollers were too busy ballin’ to be worried about one little hollering wet ho. They were sipping Krug and toking sticky, hooting and wildin’ and throwing serious gwap up on the stage as they watched the jiggling asses of their favorite grinders.

The beautiful stripper gagged as her head was dunked underwater again. Dressed in a lime green thong, her firm, round breasts floated free and her curly brown hair drifted upward with the millions of bubbles being expelled from the jets.

Dear God . . . Please get me out of this one! I know I done did a lotta foul shit but I can change! I can change! Get me outta this and I promise this time I’ll change!

Mookie snatched her head from the rolling water and Diamond snorted, inhaling liquid as he loomed over her. It was rare for Big Mookie to show up at the club, and even rarer for him to get his hands dirty or wet, but Diamond’s father, Irish Baines, was special bizz, and this was one case the usually low-profile Mookie was gonna catch himself.

“I’m deading all y’all!” he raged, locking his elbows and leaning his three hundred fifty pounds of flab on her slender neck. “Everybody is getting laid down! Your faggot-ass daddy is next! My boyz is layin’ fire on his ass right now! They ’bout to burn his whole shit down to the ground!”

Mookie had a cruel streak. Slow death and horrific torture were his favorite killing tools. He liked his victims to suffer and curse his name before meeting their demise. He jerked Diamond’s head from the water briefly and allowed her to take a few quick, ragged breaths, then he shoved her back under again.

Fire exploded in her nostrils and water filled her lungs. Twisting and turning, Diamond scratched at his choking hands as she fought desperately to come up for one more sip of air. She knew shit looked pretty bad for her right about now. In fact, if Big Mookie had come down to the club to deal with her himself then it meant shit was worse than bad. It was a wrap.

Diamond prayed.

God . . . Not today . . . please don’t take me home today . . . it’s our birthday . . . and I promised Pearl I was gonna be there . . . I’m so sorry . . . and so fuckin’ stupid . . . please . . . I need my daddy and my momma . . . and Sasha . . . I got me a beautiful little girl . . . I wish I could be there . . .

Above the water Mookie was still raging and talking cash shit. “Your daddy think he can take a niggah like me down? Well that niggah don’t know big Mookie! I’m ’bout to plant ya entire family! All of them fools gonna get rocked to sleep tonight!”

Mookie plunged her deeper under the water and squeezed her neck until Diamond gave up and went limp. She was drowning and there was nothing but watery bubbles available for her to breathe. She arched her back and her eyes flitted open. Her hands floated in submission as her lungs filled with water and her body spasmed uncontrollably.

Oh God . . . can you please help us? I can understand if you don’t wanna save me . . . but please . . . save my baby . . . my mama . . . Please . . . protect my family . . .



Pain radiated through Irish Baines’ skull as he struggled against his mental fog and the thick ropes that bound him to the chair. He coughed and choked and nearly strangled on his rage as blood spilled from his mouth and the pitiful sounds of his old lady, moaning from the floor, became muffled, then softer, then seemed to die out altogether.

Screams rang out from the little girls’ bedroom and the world went foggy for a moment as his mind stumbled back in time.

Diamond! he panicked. Pearl!

His babies!

But as the children cried out, “Pa-Pop! Pa-Pop!” over and over again, screaming in fear and begging for his help, Irish realized that these weren’t his twin daughters calling out for him. These were his grandbabies. Sasha and Chante. The two beautiful little seven-year- olds that him and Zeta had raised since the day they were born. These babies were his heart and his soul. And right now they were screaming and crying and begging for him to save their lives.

Irish was an OG and he knew the street code well. Shit, he’d helped write that muhfuckah. He’d come up scrambling in the back alleys of Harlem, and during his wild, hardhearted youth he had wreaked more hood havoc than a little bit.

So from the moment his front door had been kicked in by a posse of Mookie’s hardbody goons, Irish had sensed how shit was gonna play out, and he knew it wouldn’t be good. He’d heard noises outside and figured Pearl had turned Cole down and come home early, but the minute the front door caved in and he saw Yoda gripping his burner, Irish knew what time it was for real. This type of shit was chargeable straight to the game. It had been a long time since Irish had pulled a kick- door on a niggah without regard for life, property, or even retribution, but some things just never changed.

Irish blinked through the blood that was running into his eyes as he fought to see the young traitorous muhfuckah who was straddling his wife on the floor. Zeta was sprawled on her back, her beautiful mouth brutally sodomized, her bloody, pulverized hands limp beside her. She wasn’t fighting or struggling no more, she wasn’t even moving, and this scared the shit outta Irish.

“Zeta!” he screamed despite the blood-soaked gag tied around his mouth. He strained against his binds and his busted head exploded with the agony of a million firecrackers as his broken heart detonated with killer rage.

Them bastards had put a hurting on Zeta. Abused her and tossed her around like a common bitch, then violated her womanhood and shredded her mouth right before his eyes. Irish trembled, burning with cold fury.

This wasn’t the way of men.

The way of true Gs who honored and respected the code of the streets.

Irish had taken his beat-down without a problem. He knew what to expect, and didn’t give a fuck what Mookie’s boys did to him because he could handle it.

The surprise had come in the way they’d handled Zeta, his woman. They’d smashed the tips of her fingers with a hammer, pounding through her nails and bursting her flesh open like grapes as she screamed out in shock and agony.

It had been many years since Irish had struck fear and elicited terror on the streets of Harlem, and he’d served enough time and seen enough treachery and brutality in the joint to convince him that life on the right side of the law was truly the only kind of life worth living. But even while he was out there on the streets living the lowest kind of life, when he was practicing the absolute worst sort of depraved, gutter behavior, there had always been some measure of manhood and principle in his game. Even the grimiest of rivals didn’t fuck over an enemy’s woman, and you damn sure didn’t shit on little kids.

But these young heads today lived by no such rules. They had taken the game to a different level, one where no act was too dastardly or too foul, no boundaries were unbreachable, no victims were too young or too innocent, and absolutely nothing and nobody was untouchable or off- limits.

Irish shuddered. It was his fault that this madness and chaos had come down on his family. Zeta had begged him to move out of the old neighborhood years ago, when he was first released from the penitentiary, but he’d insisted on making a difference by trying to help young cats who were just like he had been, lost and in need of direction. He’d opened up an outreach center called No Limitz and devoted his life to thrusting his bare hands into ghetto cesspools and pulling out one degenerate black boy at a time.

And in return for his street dedication he was now sitting strapped to a chair in his own fuckin’ living room. Grill busted, pistol-whipped, and gut stabbed, with his beautiful wife laying tortured on the floor and his seven-year-old grandbabies tied to their beds and crying for him to save them from their bedroom just down the hall.

“I’ma kill you!” Irish tried to scream. Tears of outrage filled his eyes as a tall, muscular thug called Yoda climbed off Zeta, then grabbed her by the feet and dragged her closer to the chair so her husband could see exactly what had been done to her with Mookie’s infamous spiked iron dick. It was one of his favorite torture tools. Sometimes Mookie ripped his victims in the ass, other times he ripped them in the mouth or between their legs. Didn’t matter. He ripped ’em.

“I’ma fuckin’ kill you!” Irish screeched at the sight of his wife’s brutalized, lifeless body. She was wearing her favorite yellow blouse and the jean skirt that she looked so good in. She had been tortured mercilessly and her naked thighs were smeared with blood. Her tongue protruded from her ripped mouth and her eyes bulged in her head.

Irish bucked in his chair in a futile attempt to attack. The excruciating pain of grief and helplessness surged in his body, and despite all the years he’d spent rehabilitating himself and trying to help others reconcile their past with their future, all Irish wanted now was bitter revenge.

“You’re dead!” he cried, heaving his chair from side to side. Irish stared down at the battered body of the woman he had loved for damn near his entire life and let out a tortured roar. Piercing guilt, grief, and the burning desire for vengeance surged in him. “You backbiting little bitch-ass niggah! You’re dead!”

Yoda laughed crazily, then called out to one of his boys who was in the back of the house. “Yo, Donut! Get ya ass up here, niggah!”

There were more of Mookie’s cats moving through his crib, and Irish knew they were picking through his shit and stealing whatever they could carry out.

“Yo, D, y’all taking too fuckin’ long!” Yoda complained as the girls shrieked loudly from their room. “You and Piff make some moves and shut them lil bitches down! Get that gasoline poured up in there. Make sure Tank lays a real good line right between them pretty little pink beds too, nah’mean?”

Irish began to pray.

Not for himself, but for his little girls. Above all else a man was supposed to protect and defend his family, and Irish had failed to do that. He closed his eyes and wept as he visualized his grandbabies tied helplessly to their twin-size beds, terror in their eyes as they reached out for each other in vain. They loved each other, Sasha and Chante did. They were cousins, but they were sisters too, and Irish and Zeta had raised them to share a bond that was even deeper than the one shared between their twin mothers.

The sound of their shrieks rose in the air and the smell of burning flames wafted through the small one-level house. The girls’ screams were now rising to an anguished frenzy and Irish moaned as he felt their physical and emotional terror.

They were yelling each other’s names now, and calling out words of love. Irish knew they were fear-struck and they needed to be close to each other for comfort. They needed to hold hands and wrap their arms around each other the way they did when they snuck into bed together to giggle and whisper childish secrets at night.

Break free! he urged his granddaughters in his mind. The billowing smoke was sure to kill them. Oh, the flames! Break free! Irish knew death would come easier for Sasha and Chante if they could face it in each other’s arms. But if he’d been unable to break free and save his wife, who he loved more than his next breath, there was no way those poor little girls could break free to save themselves.

And at that moment it was Irish who broke.

“Let ’em go,” he sobbed in miserable defeat. His eyes touched Yoda’s in broken submission, imploring mercy from a kid who was young enough to be his son.

“Tell Mookie I’m sorry. Tell him it’s my bad. I’ll give up everything. Call off the narcs, the AG, and them RICO muhfuckahs too. I’ll close down my center and leave the block and never step foot back in Harlem again, I swear. He has my word. And Diamond can stay right here with him if she wants to. She ain’t gotta leave. She can do whatever she wanna do up in that club and I won’t say shit, I swear. Just let my babies go.”

Smoke was spreading through the apartment rapidly now and the girls’ screams were wild and heart wrenching. Irish wished he could cover his ears and block out the horrible sound of their beautiful voices.

Yoda looked down at Zeta’s body on the floor, then touched the gat in his waistband and laughed, shaking his head in disbelief.

“Big bad-ass Irish Baines. I had you going, didn’t I? You really thought I was on your team, didn’t you? Well, I fucked ya head right up. I ain’t on nobody’s fuckin’ team but my own!”

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  • Posted March 18, 2010

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    his is an exciting erotic noir

    When the twins were fourteen, their father reformed gangster Irish Barnes' top gun Scotch made love to both of them. He left Harlem after impregnating Diamond and Pearl. Nine months later on Christmas Day each gave birth. Their parents raise the grandchildren as Pearl makes something of herself becoming an FBI Agent while Diamond continues clubbing.

    It has been seven years since the kids were born; gangster Mookie Mason slowly drowns Diamond and his goons tie up Irish, his wife and their grandchildren before setting the place on fire. However, Mookie made one mistake; he left a family survivor and she is coming for them using their sex as a weapon.

    This is an exciting erotic noir starring a delightful avenging angel who goes after her family's killers one at a time. The story line is fast-paced, but character driven as Noire sets the stage with the background of the twins before Mookie kills the Barnes family. Thus the key to this super urban thriller is the erotica is a tool used by the avenger. Readers will root for Pearl as she uses her erotic skills as much as her FBI experience and training to avenge the deaths of her loved ones.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2010

    Good Read - Unzipped

    Pretty good book. It is a good page turner. Not trying to give to much of the story away but she really gets UnZipped. The only thing I didnt really care for is that some of the things that happened in the book would of never went down like that in real life. Well it is a fiction book. But over all out of 5 stars I give it a 4.5 star. Have fun

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Pretty good plot!

    I havent read alot of this author's work. But this is worth buying. You won't be disappointed. There are enough twists and turn to capture the imagination. Enough real world drama, to make you believe...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Really good book

    It took me a while to read this book and i honestly thought it was going to be boring. But i was very wrong. This book was really good from beginning to end

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  • Posted March 8, 2012

    WOW! This book will make you a true believer of the saying "Never judge a book by its Cover".

    This book is so good on so many levels. It's a book that you can literally get into the characters. Everything jumps right out at you. I don't think a movie could be better. I had to read it in sections. Read a few chapters today and take a few days off and read a little more. Great book!

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    This book is "Off the Chain" fo real....

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  • Posted November 21, 2011

    Exciting from start to finish

    Noire, wrote this book with such passion. I've enjoyed all of her books and look forward to enjoying the new ebooks

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    simply amazing

    this book was amazing!! i could not put it down and im not a big reader but this book caught my attention and kept it until the last page!!

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  • Posted December 28, 2010


    Simp,ply wonderful, a true page turner! But, I really didnt expect anything less, all her books are truly captivating

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    Love Noire.

    This was a great read and Noire never ceases to amaze me. However, although i understand that the book is fictional, many of the events would have never happened in real life.

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  • Posted October 2, 2010

    Highly Recommended- you must check it out!!!


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  • Posted September 3, 2010


    The book was great, ive read all of her books, and I must say that I am always happy w them. G string was my fav tho

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  • Posted August 26, 2010

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    Good Read

    I love Noire books. Her stories are fresh and new and none of her books run together. This was definitely a good read. I read this book in one day. Cant wait for the next one GO NOIRE GO NOIRE!!

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  • Posted July 30, 2010

    an untold story

    this story at first had my mind at many doubts. At first i thought the book was ok so i put it on the "ok" list. but after i read the ending i loved it. i began to realize the good in the book and the depth she went to avenge her family.

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  • Posted July 9, 2010

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    "...A hard hitting, edgy, urban tale that reveals a plot of revenge beyond imagination."

    "Unzipped is a hard hitting, edgy, urban tale that reveals a plot of revenge beyond imagination."

    "Pearl Baines and her twin sister, Diamond are caught up in the dangerous world of the most notorious ballers of New York City." Their father, ex-gangsta Irish Baines, has turned his life around and is now trying to save the lives of young men from taking the wrong path."

    "At an early age both sisters become heavily involved in the glamour and glitz of the street life. They both become teen mothers and lose their connection due to a betrayal that undermines their family bond."

    "Pearl leaves town and seeks a career as an FBI agent, and Diamond continues life on the streets becoming addicted to drugs and willing to do whatever to supply her habit."

    "Irish tries to save his daughter from this madness and ends up losing his life as well as the lives of his wife and grand children in a horrific tragedy set in motion by his archenemy, the ruthless, Mookie Mason."

    "Now, Pearl is on a mission to seek retribution for the deaths of her family. Willing and able to wreck havoc and torture to all parties involved. With some help from Menace, a past love, who once broke her heart, she meticulously puts a plan in motion that may very well put her own life in jeopardy."

    "Grimy, raw, and riveting, adequately depicts Unzipped."

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