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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star; Reprint edition (December 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439175691
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439175699
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

A little bit of moralizing laces the graphic sex and violence in this third street lit novel by Stringer, publisher of Triple Crown Publications and a former madam and drug dealer. The story spins around Raven "Red" Gomez, a victim of her stepfather's sexual abuse and her mother's rejection, for whom every relationship is another opportunity to con someone out of their cash. From duping her boyfriend Q into believing she's pregnant by using the urine of another woman, to conning her abusive, incarcerated ex out of royalties on his street novel, Red's "goal was to rich at all costs, regardless of who was hurt in the process". For Red, sex-however pleasurable-is a commodity traded for cash and power, children are a means to "catch" a man, and revenge for one's last double-cross is around every corner. This barely plotted tale (after Imagine This) serves up some suffering for the immoral Red, but a close getaway at the end promises a sequel.
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From Booklist

Stringer's life story rivals her fiction for drama. Now considered the queen of street lit and featured in Essence and the New York Times, Stringer was once the cocaine queen of Columbus, Ohio. She wrote her first novel in prison, then self-published Let That Be the Reason (2001) and Imagine This (2004). Both became big hits with the hip-hop crowd, inspiring Stringer to establish her own publishing company, Triple Crown Publications. She now makes her hardcover debut with a calculatedly nasty yet redemptive tale of a ruthless woman warrior. The daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and an African American father, Red is smart, gorgeous, fearless, and mean, running elaborate daredevil scams while living a glamorous, if precarious, life. The source of her rampaging evil? Childhood sexual abuse. Red earns the tag "dirty" many times over as Stringer keeps readers riveted with graphic sex, dangerous characters, profanity-spiked dialogue, and nonstop trouble. Stringer's savvy street thriller has obvious appeal, and the cliff-hanger conclusion suggests that more Dirty Red tales are in the offing. Donna Seaman
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More About the Author

Vickie M. Stringer is the publisher of Triple Crown Publications, one of the most successful African-American book publishers in the country and abroad. She has been featured in many magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times, Newsweek, Essence, and Black Enterprise. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her son and newborn baby.

Customer Reviews

Overall it was a good book and a page turner.
It's me!
The main character Red is straight up scandelous in the begining and as the story progresses you find out what made her that way.
tism reader
The ending made no sense really and should've been alot better than what it was.
Peaches

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 17, 2007
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Although it was an okay read, this book got on my last nerve. I'm so sick of reading about trifling, gut-bucket, hood-rat, trifling females who will do anything and specialize in laying on their backs to support their ghetto lifestyles of the rich and famous. There are so many of these degrading books in print until I'm getting turned off with reading "Urban" novels. This one, although I love Vicki Stringer, is at the top of my list of all time trifling female characters. Although well written and catchy which Ms. Stringer is great at, I'm very sick of the story line.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By N. Powell on August 8, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This was truly a fast paced action packed novel. Raven "Red" Gomez was the kind of character that you love to hate. The reader will find themselves rooting for Red in her scheming. She has nothing but snakes around her,they all want something from her. Although Red is greasy herself she does have a heart. I was reading this book so fast my heart started to to palpitate the only thing that made me mad was that it was over toooooo soon. Well peeps Vickie has done the damn thing again. I also liked the way Vickie threw a little K'wan flavor in their by the way of Bacon, Red's locked up boyfriend.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By KAT on November 11, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I not a big fan for her books (we had to wait damn near TWO years for part II of Let that be the reason) but i decided to give this one a try. It's not as a exciting as you would think. Every one wants a piece of Red blah blah blah. She's 18 and pretty much has everything and everone wrapped around her fingers. The books seems alittle bit rushed along. I didn't really find the the main point of the story other that Red is a golddigger.I would say this book is alright if you are into immature ghetto books. Oh and b4 I forget.....I HATE THE ENDING. But then again that's how most of her books end.....with a question mark. ENJOY!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kristy M. Phillips on November 13, 2006
Format: Hardcover
After reading the reviews in Essence and on this website, I was really excited about reading this book. Boy was I in for a letdown. This is not the fast-paced page turner that everyone touts it as. As a matter of fact it took me almost two months to finish.

As with a lot of these urban tales (and I hate to generalize) you can safely hypothesize the outcome about three chapters in. Even so, I was not impressed with the story line or character development. I have really grown weary of authors doing a very poor job of trying to re-create The Coldest Winter Ever.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By slukia on July 27, 2006
Format: Hardcover
THIS WAS A VERY, VERY GOOD BOOK. VICKIE STRINGER DID HER THING.

RED IS BLACK AND PUERTO RICAN FEMALE WHO HAS NO HEART. HER FATHER DIED WHEN SHE WAS A TODDLER AND HER MOTHER, WELL SHE'S A WOMAN WHO HAS CHOSEN HER MAN OVER HER CHILD. RED IS MOLESTED UP UNTIL SHE LEAVES HER MOTHER'S HOME BY HER BOYFRIEND, JEROME. HER MOTHER DOES NOT BELIEVE HER, SO RED LEAVES.

THE FIRST MAN TO BREAK HER HEART WAS BLUE, BUT SHE DID NOT LET HIM OFF THE HOOK, SHE TRASHED HIS BENZ.

NEXT WAS BACON, HE LOVED HER, BUT RED DIDN'T LOVE HIM. HE DO TOO MUCH FOR HER, THEN HE GETS 20 YRS.

NEXT IS Q, RED FAKES BEING PREGNANT TO GET MONEY, BUT HER FEELINGS SOON GETS INVOLVED.

RED DOES EVERYONE DIRTY, TIL THE POINT THEY TRY TO GET HER BACK, BUT IT'S TO NO AVAIL.

THIS WAS TOO GOOD, AND THE WAY THE BOOK, ENDED EITHER IT'LL BE A PART 2 OR THAT'S HOW IT WAS SUPPOSED TO END.

SHE WAS A GRIMY B&#@$ THAT ENDED UP FINDING LOVE.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Luv Tamm on March 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Red was a straight up devil I mean she lived to be evil. Red was all about scheming and scamming for a buck, money was all that made her happy. Then there was Q she told him she was pregnant for of course money, he was a real dude and he broght alone real feeling for her till he find out that she was pregnant by her ex-boyfriend in prison name Bacon so all kinds of drama unfolds. Now she turns her hard heart soft but it might be to late, I not telling. I give it four starts cause I wanted her to get delt with at the end so with that being said I hope for a sequel soon. This is a good fast pace nonstop action book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bookworms@home on July 20, 2006
Format: Hardcover
When I read her first two novels I was impressed and intrigued by what she did to survive and feed her son. I was not impressed w/the stories in themselves, however DIRTY RED!!!!:) was off the hook, line and sinker. I must say this here is a read you must read and a book you will ENJOY!!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Johnnena Wagoner on July 24, 2006
Format: Hardcover
If I could have gave this book a 100 stars I WOULD have. All I can say is if you don't know about Ms. Stinger, then you better get on it. This book is one of her best. I read this book in one day. I mean I picked the book up at red lights, car blowing thier horns an sh**. I wanted to go to the back just to see if she got killed. GO AND GET THIS BOOK!!!!!
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