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by Andrea Blackstone


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After raising herself on the streets of Baltimore, she decides she wants no part of a destructive lifestyle and is. .

After raising herself on the streets of Baltimore, she decides she wants no part of a destructive lifestyle and is accepted in to a college in Virginia. During Christmas break, she is left temporarily homeless and nearly penniless. As a result, Jalita returns to Baltimore, where people from her past double-cross her. Frustrated and desperate, Jalit  . You WILL learn! By K "J moore" Jones Great for young girls caught up in wanting to be "fast" this book offers many lessons and if you like drama, yo.

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Confessions of a Gold Digger. Her lean form was clad in a classy black silk dress that offered a generous display of skin. He strutted confidently over to her and took a seat. He smiled charmingly. He knew the kind of effect he had on women, but if this one particular woman was swooning, she did an excellent job of concealing it. Forget tall, dark and handsome. Then, you discover that wealth is at the top of their wish list for a man. Even love is an optional extra. So what, I found myself wondering, is the difference between being Cinderella and gold digging?

Jalita Harrison is a nineteen-year-old biracial woman who was born in to a dysfunctional environment, but aspired to overcome it. After raising herself on the streets of Baltimore, she decides she wants no part of a destructive lifestyle and is accepted in to a college in Virginia. During Christmas break, she is left temporarily homeless and nearly penniless. As a result, Jalita returns to Baltimore, where people from her past double-cross her. Frustrated and desperate, Jalita decides to start running game in the nearby suburbs, using her good looks, wit, and street smarts to survive. Schemin’ becomes an addictive habit that leads her to abandon her college plans and self-imposed morality. When she and a handsome but engaged NBA basketball star agree to hook up on the down low, Jalita becomes a part of a dangerous love triangle. Before it’s all said and done, the script is flipped on each party involved and everyone is left to live with consequences of behaving badly. Reissue

Comments: (7)

Xmatarryto
I just could not get into this book. I got to page 100 and couldn't force myself to read any further. The author writing syle just didn't appeal to me. It just didn't make the story belivable. I pass it on to a co-worker. Maybe she will like it.
crazy mashine
If you liked G-spot by Noire you are gonna love Schemin' this is an author to watch I thought she did a very good job at writing this story the ending is mind blowing. Read it yourself and see what I mean.
Coron
Loved it
Fhois
-From "Pay-less" to Paid For.

Schemin' is the story of a black woman, Jalita, who decides that in the absence anything GOOD in her life, she's going to create her own fate. She's been blessed with a beautiful face and figure, and an obviously sharp but misdirected mind. She decides to capitalize on what she thinks she's worth, and lands near the top of the heap with a professional basketball player. Along the way, the book introduces us to a number of characters and notches in her belt, who ultimately determine her path. We meet her mother (the word is loosely used), her rivals, her lovers, and eventually, her mentors. The book is a wild ride on the wild side, and ends up with a woman who eventually realizes that all that glitters on the end of a gold digger's shovel is not...you know the rest. The story wraps up with a bit of a shocker, but oddly, the shocker, as surprising as it is, is only half the prize. The real treasure is in the last five pages, but, <SPOILER ALERT>, not nearly as satisfying unless you read the first 300. Don't cheat yourself; do the work, you'll be glad you did!

Suffice it to say, the author has done her homework, and even though the book seems to stretch credulity, it doesn't. These people represent as much a real slice of human life as any others. The writing is compact and forceful, done in a first person format. We see the world through Jalita's jaded, but uncannily omnipresent eyes. She offers straightforward opinions and rationale, without embellishment, that make sense. There are no odd leaps of logic or faith, and she provides enough background for the reader that her decisions flow naturally.

I enjoyed the book, and devoured it for its style and content. As a reader, I appreciated the author reveling in her craft. As a woman, I found parts of the book disturbing. The book is about a woman who decides that money and `getting paid' is her goal. Of course, people decided to prostitute themselves for a number of reasons, for a number of currencies (money, influence, social standing, power). As much as I wanted to understand Jalita, or people like her, I found myself, in the end, unable to get a grasp of what made her tick. At its heart, this is a story, not a tutorial, which is as it should be. Presumably, this is what makes Jalita so successful at her vocation. I was uncomfortable with her, as a person, and perhaps, that was the intention of the book. I think that that discomfort is a good thing, because its is that kind of sand in the oyster that makes the most beautiful pearls. This book is a pearl of the first water.

Angela Hailey

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Quphagie
Interesting title, interesting character. Golddigger extraordinaire Jalita Harrison has had a rough life; deserted by her White mother as a child, with an absentee Black father, she has grown up in a series of foster homes. With an axe to grind and an negative attitude towards men in general, Jalita sets out to take them for all she can get. Eventually Jalita meets up with an NBA player--who, despite being engaged, wants to have a relationship with her secretly. Jalita--seeing all types of financial benefits in this arrangement--agrees to do so. The climax is a scene suspiciously reminscent of the movie "The Brothers," as both are confronted by the mentally unstable fiancee. Lucky to escape with her life, Jalita soon finds that situation to be just the tip of the iceberg, and that many of her past misdeeds are coming back to haunt her.

Interesting concept/plot, but overshadowed by the choppy, unrealistic dialogue. The author has a message, but I wish the journey to get there had been more enjoyable.

DYB
Marirne
I first read this sizzling debut by Ms. Blackstone, last summer, and have since revisited "Schemin", after reading her most recent installment, "Shortchanged." Both readings of "Schemin" yielded the same page-turning, edge of your seat experience. From the streets of Baltimore, we are introduced to Jalita, a biracial bombshell, who decides to "pimp" herself to the highest bidder, after dealing with her share of pitfalls. She finds herself in the company of an engaged NBA player, Wes. The struggle for control between the two main characters, provides insight into what wealth and power can do to people, and it proved that "absolute power does corrupt absolutely". I appreciate the fact that the author presents another side to the gold-digging, "kept" lifestyle, showing that the rules of karma are always present. Being someone who frequents the DC/MD/Va area, I appreciated the research the author put into this book, her attention to detail is remarkable. Also, I give her high marks for her cover art and editing, things that can be a bit "iffy" with first time authors. Its obvious that a great deal of thought was put into her overall presentation. I also like the unimaginable ending. To describe it as "twisted", would be an understatement. AS for the reader who described the book as "choppy, unrealistic, and reminiscent of the climax in the movie "The Brothers", I disagree on all accounts. Might I suggest that you go to any of the nite spots after an athletic event, and you will witness behaviors that mimic the Jalita's and Wes's of the world. True life is often more bizarre than fiction, and Ms. Blackstone told someone's story fabulously. I would encourage any reader who found this book enjoyable, to read her newest installment, "Shortchanged", which is a sequel to "Schemin." The gold digging is packaged in male form, and the drama continues. She also gives her readers another fierce book cover, with a gorgeous cover-model.
Schemin' Confessions of a Gold Digger download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Andrea Blackstone
ISBN: 0974684708
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Writersandpoets.Com (November 2004)
Pages: 308 pages