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Authors: Eric Jerome Dickey

Liar's Game

Table of Contents
 
 
Praise for
Liar’s Game
“True to his form, Dickey offers many plot twists in [
Liar’s Game
]—he has a wonderful flair.”

Cincinnati Enquirer
 
“Witty and engrossing”

Booklist
 
“Very simply, Dickey is amazing. . . .
Liar’s Game
[is] a sassy story filled with winding drama.”

Chicago Defender
 
“Masterful . . . humorous and convincing . . . avoids all the usual clichés.”

BookPage
 
“Dickey hits his stride . . . with wit, energy, and deft sensitivity. . . . [
Liar’s Game
] is Dickey’s best yet.”

Heart & Soul
 
“[Dickey] has his finger on the pulse of contemporary urban romance. . . . more twists and turns than the electric slide.”

Pittsburg Post-Gazette
 
“Skillful . . . scandalous. . . . a rich gumbo of narrative twists.”

Minneapolis Star Tribune
 
“Brimming with steamy romance, stinging betrayal, sweet redemption, and well-placed humor.”
—Miami Times
Cheaters
“A deftly crafted tale about the games people play and the lies they tell on their search for love.”

Ebony
 
“Wonderfully written . . . smooth, unique, and genuine.”

Washington Post Book World
 
“Raw, street-savvy humor . . . just right for summer reading.”

Publishers Weekly
 
“You can’t read
Cheaters
without becoming an active participant.”

Los Angeles Times
 
“Hot, sexy, and funny. . . .
Cheaters
not only makes readers examine their own behavior, but keeps them laughing while doing so.”

Library Journal
 
“A generous helping of humor and a distinctly male viewpoint.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
“What gives the book a compelling edge is the characters’ self-discovery. . . . Thankfully, Dickey often goes beyond the ‘men are dogs and women are victims’ stereotype.”
—USA Today
Friends and Lovers
“Hip . . . crackles with wit and all the rhythm of an intoxicatingly funky rap. . . . Dickey has an eye for detail. A fun read.”

Cincinnati Enquirer
 
“The language sings . . . fluid as a rap song. Dickey can stand alone among modern novelists in capturing the flavor, rhythm, and pace of African-American speak.”

Sun-Sentinel
(Ft. Lauderdale)
 
“[A] sexy, sophisticated portrayal of hip black L.A. . . . engaging, dynamic.”

Publishers Weekly
 
“Recommended. . . . Dickey uses humor, poignancy, and a fresh, creative writing style . . . connects the story line to believable real-life issues.”

USA Today
 
“A colorful, sexy tale.”

Marie Claire
 
“Engaging, dynamic, skillful.”

Publishers Weekly
 
Written with wit and sarcasm . . . ultimately produces both laughter and tears.”

Cleveland Plain Dealer
 
“With his trademark sharp wit, genuine characters, and real-life issues, Dickey delivers a sexy, searing novel of betrayal, love, and friendship.”

Inland Valley News
(CA)
 
“Dickey has done a remarkable job of being not only perceptive but also witty and moving in his portrayal of relationships.”

Booklist
 
“Speaks directly to the heart . . . bittersweet, honest, and soulful.”

Dallas Weekly continued . . .
Milk in My Coffee
“Rich
Coffee
steams away clichés of interracial romance. . . . Dickey fills his novel with twists and turns that keep the reader guessing as he describes a true-to-life, complex story of relationships. Along the way he smashes one stereotype after another.”

USA Today
“A fresh romance . . . heartwarming and hilarious.”

Cincinnati Enquirer
 
“Frothy and fun. . . . Dickey scores with characters who come to feel like old friends . . . smart and believable. After the last page is turned you’ll still have plenty to savor.”

Essence
 
“His characters are people we have seen walking down the street, at church, or at the family picnic. . . . Plain old good reading.”

Mosaic
 
“Dickey is just as adept at giving voice to female characters as he is to males.”

New York Daily News
 
“Dickey demonstrates once again . . . his cheerful, wittily acerbic eye for the troubles that plague lovers.”

Publishers Weekly
 
“Controversial and sensitive.”

Today’s Black Woman
 
“Entertaining . . . humorous.”

Boston Herald
 
“Juicy . . . a carefully woven tapestry of vibrant characters and turbulent situations that will have you hooked.”

Advocate
(Orlando, FL)
 
“Engrossing, entertaining . . . the surprising twists and turns bring a good novel to a very satisfying conclusion.”

Booklist
Sister, Sister
“Dickey imagines [his characters] with affection and sympathy. . . . His novel achieves genuine emotional depth.”

Boston Globe
 
“Vibrant . . . marks the debut of a true talent.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
“A hip, sexy, wisecracking tale.”

New York Beacon
 
“Bold and sassy . . . brims with humor, outrageousness, and the generosity of affection.”

Publishers Weekly
 
“Dickey is able both to create believable female characters and to explore the ‘sister-sister’ relationship with genuine insight.”

Booklist
 
“A good summer read you won’t be able to put down. . . . Depicts a hard-edged reality in which women sometimes have their dreams shattered, yet never stop embracing tomorrow.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 
“Will captivate your fancy . . . an engaging read.”

Cincinnati Herald
 
“One of the most intuitive and hilarious voices in African-American fiction.”

St. Louis American
 
“There’s a little sumthin’-sumthin’ in this book we can all relate to. Buy the novel, read it. Relate. Relax. Release.”

Crusader Urban News
Other Books by Eric Jerome Dickey
Cheaters
Milk in My Coffee
Friends and Lovers
Sister, Sister
SIGNET
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Published by Signet, an imprint of New American Library, a division of Penguin Putnam Inc.
Previously published in a Dutton edition.
 
First Signet Printing, June
 
Copyright © Eric Jerome Dickey, 2000
Excerpt from
Between Lovers
© Eric Jerome Dickey, 2001 All rights reserved
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eISBN : 978-1-101-14376-6
 
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales, is entirely coincidental.
 
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