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Eric Jerome Dickey was born in Memphis, Tennessee and attended the University of Memphis (the former Memphis State), where he earned his degree in Computer System Technology. In 1983, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in engineering.After landing a job in the aerospace industry as a software developer, Eric Jerome Dickey's artistic talents surfaced, inspiring him to become an actor and a stand-up comedian. Yet Eric quickly found out that writing was something he could do and do well. From creative writing classes to avidly consuming the works of his favorite authors, Eric Jerome Dickey began to shape a writing career of his own. Having written several scripts for his personal comedy act, he started writing poetry and short stories. "The film work gave me insight into character development, the acting classes helped me understand motivation...All of it goes hand in hand," Eric explains. He joined the IBWA (International Black Writers and Artists), participated in their development workshops, and became a recipient of the IBWA SEED Scholarship to attend UCLA's Creative Writing classes. In 1994 his first published short story, "Thirteen," appeared in the IBWA's River Crossing: Voices of the Diaspora-An Anthology of the International Black Experience. A second short story, "Days Gone By," was published in the magazine A Place to Enter.With those successes behind him, Eric Jerome Dickey decided to fine-tune some of his earlier work and developed a screenplay called "Cappuccino." "Cappuccino" was directed and produced by Craig Ross, Jr. and appeared in coffee houses around the Los Angeles area. In February 1998, "Cappuccino" made its local debut during the Pan African Film Festival at the Magic Johnson Theater in Los Angeles.Short stories, though, didn't seem to fulfill Eric Jerome Dickey's creative yearnings. Eric says, "I'd set out to do a ten-page story and it would go on for three hundred pages." So Eric kept writing and reading and sending out query letters for his novels for almost three years until he finally got an agent. "Then a door opened," Eric says. "And I put my foot in before they could close it." And that door has remained opened, as Eric Jerome Dickey's novels have placed him on the map as one of the best writers of contemporary urban fiction.Eric Jerome Dickey's book signing tours for Sister, Sister; Friends and Lovers; Milk in My Coffee; Cheaters; and Liar's Game took him from coast to coast and helped propel each of these novels to #1 on the "Blackboard Bestsellers List." Cheaters was named "Blackboard Book of the Year" in 2000. In June 2000, Eric Jerome Dickey celebrated the French publication of Milk in My Coffee (Cafe Noisette) by embarking on a book tour to Paris. Soon after, Milk in My Coffee became a bestseller in France. Eric Jerome Dickey's novels, Chasing Destiny, Liar's Game, Between Lovers, Thieves' Paradise, The Other Woman, Drive Me Crazy, Genevieve, Naughty or Nice, Sleeping with Strangers, Waking with Enemies, and Pleasure have all earned him the success of a spot on The New York Times bestseller list. Liar's Game, Thieves' Paradise, The Other Woman, and Genevieve have also given Dickey the added distinction of being nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005. In 2006, he was honored with the awards for Best Contemporary Fiction and Author of the Year (Male) at the 2006 African American Literary Award Show. In 2008, Eric was nominated for Storyteller of the Year at the 1st annual ESSENCE Literary Awards. In January 2001, Eric Jerome Dickey was a contributor to New American Library's anthology Got To Be Real: Four Original Love Stories, also a Blackboard Bestseller. He also had a story entitled “Fish Sanwich” appear in the anthology Mothers and Sons. In June 2002, Dickey contributed to Black Silk: A Collection of African American Erotica (Warner Books) as well as to Riots Beneath the Baobab (published by Inte
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The Son of Mr. Suleman
A Novel
Eric Jerome Dickey - 2021-04-20
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Discover a powerful journey of family, love, and legacy in this timely and unflinching novel. Follow Professor Pi Suleman, a Black man navigating prejudice and blackmail in today's America, as he falls for sophisticated entrepreneur Gemma Buckingham. But when Pi's absentee father passes away, he is forced to confront the complicated legacy of a celebrated writer who never acknowledged him. In "The Son of Mr. Suleman," Eric Jerome Dickey tackles racism, colorism, life as a mixed-race person, sexual assault, truth and lies, the impact of enslavement and Jim Crow, and the power of love. Don't miss this extraordinary and intense final work from a New York Times bestselling author.
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The Business of Lovers
A Novel
Eric Jerome Dickey - 2020-04-21
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This captivating novel explores love and desire through the intertwined lives of two brothers and four women in New York City. Dwayne and Brick struggle to make it in their careers and relationships, until unexpected opportunities arise. As they navigate the complexities of love and lust, Eric Jerome Dickey delivers a brilliant portrayal of unconventional families, captivating readers with every sexy moment in between.
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Before We Were Wicked
Eric Jerome Dickey - 2019-04-16
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Follow the tumultuous relationship of Ken Swift and Jimi Lee in this steamy tale by best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey. When Ken, a college student who hurts people for money, meets Jimi Lee, his whole world changes. What was supposed to be one wild night turns into a passionate, explosive affair that neither can resist. But when Jimi Lee becomes pregnant, their two worlds collide in unexpected ways. Passion, raw emotion, and desire come together in this poignant and erotic portrayal of a relationship that rises, falls, and leaves behind lasting scars.
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Eric Jerome Dickey - 2018-11-15
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This thrilling short story takes readers to the heart of Harlem, where a young man named Harlem is dealing with the harsh realities of life. After getting off on a murder charge, Harlem finds himself in an asylum where he meets a beautiful nurse named Daphane. As their relationship grows, so do the stakes, with the ability to help each other escape from their respective situations. However, Harlem has one big secret that threatens to unravel everything. A gripping tale about sanity, secrets, and survival, this story will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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Bad Men and Wicked Women
Eric Jerome Dickey - 2018-04-17
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This sensational thriller explores the dangerous affairs of the heart through the eyes of Ken Swift, a low-level enforcer in Los Angeles. With a complicated love life and a troubled daughter in need of $50,000, Ken's latest contract spirals out of control as revenge-seeking enemies surface. With heart-pounding action and intense passion, Eric Jerome Dickey delivers a tale of lust and angst that will leave readers breathless.
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Finding Gideon
Eric Jerome Dickey - 2017-04-18
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This thrilling page-turner follows the life of Gideon, a jet-setting contract killer who is finally feeling the toll of his dangerous job. In his biggest act of revenge yet, Gideon seeks the help of old flames to take down his adversary, but he soon realizes that he's not the only target. With a whirlwind of sex and violence that spans the globe, this novel leaves no moral boundary uncrossed.
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The Blackbirds
Eric Jerome Dickey - 2016-04-19
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Four best friends, closer than sisters, call themselves the Blackbirds. Kwanzaa, Indigo, Destiny, and Ericka will do anything for each other, but they're not invincible. These women struggle with their own past demons, desires, and drama, testing not just themselves, but also their unbreakable friendship.
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Naughtier than Nice
Eric Jerome Dickey - 2015-10-27
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Get ready to dive into the juicy world of the McBroom sisters in this steamy holiday romance. Follow Frankie, Tommie, and Olivia as they navigate the ups and downs of their love lives, with plenty of drama and danger thrown in along the way. From stalkers to secret affairs, these sisters have their fair share of dark secrets that threaten to unravel their close bond. Pick up this highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller Naughty or Nice and find out what happens on the other side of their fairy tale.
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One Night
Eric Jerome Dickey - 2015-04-21
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"One Night" by a New York Times bestselling author takes readers on a passionate adventure between two unlikely companions who check into an upscale hotel for only twelve hours. In this story filled with erotic interludes, danger, and murder, the couple's attraction is palpable to all who observe them. With all the hallmarks of an Eric Jerome Dickey bestseller, "One Night" is sure to captivate existing fans and attract countless new ones.
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Suspense Magazine June 2014
David Baldacci, Joseph Finder, Eric Jerome Dickey, Eric Van Lustbader, Jan Elizabeth Watson - 2014-06-12
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Discover the thrilling world of suspense with Suspense Magazine June 2014. The issue features exclusive interviews with acclaimed authors including David Baldacci, Joseph Finder, Eric Jerome Dickey, Eric Van Lustbader, Jan Elizabeth Watson, and Donna White Glaser. Get recommendations from the International Thriller Writer's: Reading Corner, enjoy new features like Forensic Files, and explore FaceOff between Linwood Barclay and Raymond Khoury. Don't miss out on this exciting issue packed with everything suspense lovers crave.
A Wanted Woman by Eric Jerome Dickey
Decadence by Eric Jerome Dickey
The Education of Nia Simone Bijou by Eric Jerome Dickey
Suspense Magazine May 2012 by CK Webb, Starr Gardinier Reina, Eric Jerome Dickey, Nick Santora, Donald Allen Kirch, M. William Phelps
An Accidental Affair by Eric Jerome Dickey
Remember Back in the Day by Casandra Johnson
Tempted by Trouble by Eric Jerome Dickey
Resurrecting Midnight by Eric Jerome Dickey
Dying for Revenge by Eric Jerome Dickey
Pleasure by Eric Jerome Dickey
Waking with Enemies by Eric Jerome Dickey
Sleeping with Strangers by Eric Jerome Dickey
Astonishing X-Men by Eric Jerome Dickey
Chasing Destiny by Eric Jerome Dickey
Genevieve by Eric Jerome Dickey
Voices from the Other Side (Dark Dreams, #2) by Brandon Massey
Drive Me Crazy by Eric Jerome Dickey
Naughty or Nice by Eric Jerome Dickey
Black Satin by J.H. Blair
The Other Woman by Eric Jerome Dickey
Thieves' Paradise by Eric Jerome Dickey
Between Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey
Liar's Game by Eric Jerome Dickey
Griots Beneath the Baobab by Randy Ross, Erin Aubry Kaplan, Eric Jerome Dickey, Jervey Tervalon
Black Silk by Kim McLarin
Gumbo A Celebration of African American Writers by Edwidge Danticat
Cheaters by Eric Jerome Dickey
Got to Be Real by Marcus Colin / Major Eric Jerome / Channer E. Lynn / Dickey Harris
Milk in My Coffee by Eric Jerome Dickey
Friends and Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey
Sister, Sister by Eric Jerome Dickey