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Sunday Tolliver is gifted, smart and ready to take the music industry by storm now that she's signed a record deal. All she has to do is survive touring with her diva cousin, Dreya, and she'll finally get a shot at her R&B dreams. But the tour's mega-bad-boy star, Truth, refuses to believe that Sunday isn't feeling him - and a jealous Dreya is doing everything to make Sunday pay. When filming for a behind-the-tour reality show starts, Sunday's live-and-on-camera humiliation is threatening to derail her chances - and help Dreya cover up stealing her songs.
For one talented girl, reality bites. . . Sunday Tolliver is gifted, smart, and ready to take the music industry by storm now that she's signed a record deal. All she has to do is survive touring with her diva cousin, Dreya, and she'll finally get a shot at her own R&B dreams. But the tour's mega-bad-boy star, Truth, refuses to believe that Sunday isn't feeling him--and a jealous Dreya is doing everything to make Sunday pay. When filming for a behind-the-tour reality show starts, Sunday's live-and-on-camera humiliation is threatening to derail her chances--and help Dreya cover up stealing her songs. Now Sunday has one last chance to prove herself. And with the spotlight heating up, all bets are off--and this battle is on. . . Praise for Nikki Carter ". . . sure to capture the attention of every teen who's ever dreamed of becoming hip-hop's next overnight superstar. " --Mitzi Miller, Essence® bestselling author on Not a Good Look "Nikki Carter is a fresh, new voice. " ? ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Essence® bestselling author.
Gia Stokes is ready to have the best summer ever, now that she and Ricky have both been accepted into a summer school program in New York City. But when they get to New York, Ricky still hasn't made a move - although he knows that Gia likes him. It's time for Gia to move on - if she's not cool enough for him, there's nothing she can do. But she doesn't have to worry for long - Rashad, a boy in the summer program, is even more cute than Ricky!
Now that Sunday Tolliver has a smash record, money and fame, it's hard to know who's fake, who's got her back, who's for real and who's down. Plus, she's got love life whirlwinds to keep her busy. There's Sam, the one guy she can be herself around, but who's broken her heart in the past. And there's Dilly, the boy she could date if she wanted to break her mother's heart. But Sunday's finished with letting other people choose her destiny. She's going to make it no matter what, even if she has to do it all on her own.
The bigger the dreams, the bigger the drama. . . With major industry success and a year of college under her belt, Sunday Tolliver is ready to take her singer-songwriter talents to the next level. But new opportunities also mean totally unexpected drama. Her flirtationship with hot video star DeShawn is turning into much more--but the unfinished business between her and ex-boyfriend Sam won't go away. An explosive campus hazing scandal puts her friends up against a powerful sorority--and Sunday's skills on the line. And reluctantly helping her jealous cousin Dreya save her record deal is a major diva face-off that could end both their careers. Now Sunday will have to take mad risks and trust everything she's learned to stay true to her fab life--and herself. "This series is poised to 'blow up'. " --Kirkus "Plenty of reality show-type drama. " --RT Book Reviews on Doing My Own Thing
Gia's got to face the good, the bad, and the new. . . Gia Stokes is psyched for the start of her junior year at Longfellow High. She's co-captain of the Hi-Steppers dance squad, she's back on good terms with her cousin Hope, and her best friend Ricky has achieved hottie status as the school's new first-string quarterback. Now all the girls are after him, including Valerie--Gia's co-captain--and Hope. They both want Gia's help to score a date with Ricky, but how is Gia supposed to choose between them? If that wasn't enough, she also has to deal with a new dad and an annoying fourteen-year-old stepsister. It's going to take every ounce of faith Gia has to flip this script and make her junior year one to remember. Gia Stokes might be a Hi-Stepper, but this teen role model has both feet on the ground as she meets life's challenges with style and grace. --Melody Carlson, author of the Diary of a Teenage Girl series
Gia Stokes' junior year is off to a good start. She's just been elected co-captain of the Hi-Steppers dance squad, her friendship with her cousin Hope has been restored and her best friend Ricardo is the new first-string quarterback. But not everything is so smooth. It's a good thing Gia has her faith, because she's in for a real lesson about friendship and family.
Keeping it real isn't always easy. . . Gia Stokes can't wait for the debutante ball that will help celebrate the end of her junior year. She's been crushing hard on her best friend Ricky'and is hoping he'll ask her to the dance. But her friend Kevin has been looking hot too'and Gia isn't the only one at Longfellow High who's noticed. As if Gia's boy trouble wasn't enough, she's also got to deal with Valerie, who's still bitter about losing the Homecoming Queen crown and has convinced the Hi-Steppers dance squad that it's time for revenge. And then there's Sascha Cohen, who's about to get caught in a scandal that will make Gia and her friends think twice before they let their high school crushes turn into something more. . . Full of fun-loving, unforgettable characters that readers will love. . . --ReShonda Tate Billingsley, author of The Good Girlz series on Step to This
Gia's aunt asks her to help recruit girls from her high school to join her church's purity club. Gia is afraid that these recruiting efforts will make her look lame. Things get more complicated for Gia when her crush, Ricky, acts like he only wants to be friends. How can Gia stay cool and prep for the SAT with all this drama?
Sunday Tolliver is making her music industry career dreams come true--until her mother spends her entire college fund. She is slaving as a "personal assistant" to her diva cousin, Dreya. And since Dreya just got the record deal of a lifetime and an upcoming tour with hip-hop's biggest rapper, Truth, Sunday is sure Dreya's ego-trippin'. But when bad boy Truth starts pushing up on Sunday, a jealous Dreya is on the warpath. Can Sunday make the right moves before her dreams go up in smoke for good?
Hip hop, drama and glamour combine in the fourth novel in Nikki Carter's Fab Life series, as Sunday Tolliver finds that life as a pop star and student don't always mix. Sunday's first year of college is off to a great start, but will a hit record, video shoots, award shows and her school work be too much for her to handle? Will her long-distance boyfriend Sam be able to resist the temptation of all the single girls hitting on him while Sunday is across the country?
Fifteen-year-old Gia Stokes knows exactly what she needs to make her life fantabulous: Get her mother Gwendolyn to let her relax her hair Find a boy to ask her out Get on the Hi-Steppers dance squad Gia doesn't have the hair or the clothes, but she's got the moves and the attitude to make her sophomore year at Longfellow High unforgettable. But not everyone agrees, so Gia decides it's time for a makeover. With her stylish new look, she scores a date with hottie football player, Romeo, snags a spot on the Hi-Steppers dance squad, and makes a ton of new friends. Gia's on top of the world'until things go horribly wrong. Now Gia feels like all she has left is her mom and her faith. That's not going to stop Gia, she's just got to convince the Hi-Steppers and everyone else at school, to follow her lead and step to her beat. Step to This is hot, it's new, it's now. . . with characters that leap from the pages, it's absolutely a must-read. --Monica McKayhan, Essence bestselling author of Indigo Summer Filled with smart and witty characters, Step to This is a fun, fast-paced read teens will love. --Ni-Ni Simone, author of A Girl Like Me Nikki Carter steps up and delivers a home run with her debut novel, Step to This. It's a real winner. --Chandra Sparks Taylor, author of Spin It Like That and The Pledge Nikki Carter is a fresh, new voice in teen fiction! Step to This has it all--drama, humor, and a lesson that everyone can learn from. Full of fun-loving, unforgettable characters that readers will love, Nikki has written a page-turner that will leave the reader wanting more! --ReShonda Tate Billingsley, author of The Good Girlz series Gia Stokes might be a Hi-Stepper, but this teen role model has both feet on the ground as she meets life's challenges with style and grace. Kudos to Nikki Carter for a great start in this fun and relevant teen series! --Melody Carlson, author of The Carter House Girls, Diary of a Teenage Girl, TrueColors and The Secret Life of Samantha McGregor series Step to This is a wonderful, witty tale that is full of laugh-out-loud moments and great lessons. --Victoria Christopher Murray, National bestselling author of The Divine Divas series Fun, honest, and so for real . . . I loved Gia and cheered for her as she struggled to find where she fits with friends, family, and faith. Debut author Nikki Carter is now on my must-read list! --Shelley Adina, author of the All About Us series Step to This has alluring characters, wonderful scenes, and a fascinating premise. Nikki Carter has a real talent for writing stories that deal with real issues, but are gripping to read by teens and adults alike. --Jacquelin Thomas, author of The Divine Series
15-year-old Gia Stokes doesn't have the hair or the clothes, but she's got the moves and the attitude to make her sophomore year at Longfellow High unforgettable. But not everyone agrees, so Gia decides it's time for a makeover. With her stylish new look, she scores a date with hottie football player Romeo, snags a spot on the dance squad and makes tons of new friends. Gia's on top of the world. Until, that is, things go horribly wrong...
Fame is hard. So is holding onto your dreams. . . Sunday Tolliver is now the hottest singer-songwriter in the business--but too much personal drama is spinning her crazy-busy life totally out of control. Her boyfriend, Sam, won't discuss the online buzz pulling them apart, and Sunday is past done putting up with him. Her two best friends are way far gone over one irresistible boy and it's messing with their tight-knit group. And Sunday's jealous diva cousin, Dreya, will do anything to stop her own career slide, including putting Sunday's hard-won reputation at risk. Now Sunday's only chance to get control of her fab life is to find out who's truly real. . . Praise for Nikki Carter ". . . plenty of reality show-type drama. " --RT Book Reviews on Doing My Own Thing "This series is poised to 'blow up'. " --Kirkus
Trying to juggle the Grammy awards, an unfaithful boyfriend, and arguments between her and her boy-crazy friends has got Sunday stressed to the limit. Not to mention the fact that her cousin, Dreya, continues to be a thorn in her side with her competitive nature.
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