A Dollar and a Dream

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Dafina Books, 2003 - Fiction - 217 pages
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Which of us hasn't daydreamed about what we'd do if we won the lottery? "A Dollar And A Dream" brings those fantasies to hilarious, heartbreaking life in three stories by #1 national bestselling author Carl Weber and La Jill Hunt, Essence bestselling author Angel Hunter, and Cushcity.com bestselling author Dwayne S. Joseph.
In "Easy Street," Carl Weber and La Jill Hunt deliver a drama-filled world of money, greed, and lies. When Paul, a wannabe player, is sent out by his neighbors to buy lottery tickets, his world is turned upside-down--and so are the lives of unsuspecting friends who may not only lose the winning tickets, but also their homes. . .
"Ghetto Fabulous" is the story of a single mother with three kids from three different daddies. Money is what she needs, yet when she wins big, she's left wondering what to do. Friends and family she never knew she had are suddenly coming out of the woodwork. But where were they when she needed help?
With one person designated to purchase tickets for the $180 million jackpot, six co-workers lives will be changed forever as each of them learns just how strong the pull of money can be. "One Night, Six Dreams" is a wild, shocking tale of just how far a person might go to have it all. . ..
Join these unforgettable characters as they learn exactly what money can and can't buy in three fabulous, fast-paced stories of getting rich--and staying real.
Includes A Teaser Chapter From Carl Weber's Upcoming Novel Player Haters

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Carl Weber graduated from Virginia State University and holds an MBA in marketing from the University of Virginia. He is an Essence bestselling novelist and author of Something on the Side, The First Lady, So You Call Yourself a Man, The Preacher's Son, Player Haters, Baby Mama Drama and Married Man. He is also the author of several New York Times Best Sellers such as He Said, She Said, She Ain't The One, and The Family Business 2. Weber is a life long reader but wanted to write. When he realized the growing importance of African-American fiction to readers and publishers he couldn't resist writing. He wanted to write a book about ordinary people who have crazy things happen in their lives. His work received immediate positive responce from readers. Once he had one book under his belt, he kept going. His first novel - Lookin' for Luv, was a relationbship story written from the male perspective. In addition to his writing, Weber is the founder and publisher of Urban Books and in 2005, he was named Blackboard's Publisher of The Year. He is also a recipient of Blackboard's Bestseller of the Year award.

Hunt is a native of Mobile, AL. She is a graduate of Saint Paul's College where she received a B. A. in English Communications. She is a consultant with Verizon Communications.

Marian "Angel" Hunter resides in Greenville, South Carolina. She is the Founder of The Essence of Self Center, a non-profit organization that provides workshops and seminars to youth and women that will instill in them a sense of pride and esteem.

Dwayne Joseph is the contributing author of the Essence best-seller Around The Way Girls and the sole author of the widely popular Home Wrecker and its sequel Eye For An Eye. A firm believer in the old adage 'the pen is mightier than the sword, ' Mr. Joseph is determined to leave a legacy behind that is sure to be respected and remembered. He currently resides in Illinois with his wife, their three children, and the family dog, Duke, where he is hard at work on his next novel of fiction.

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