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NEWS!  Aya de Leon is coming to New York City.
Book Launch Party on Wednesday, May 31, 6-8pm at
Sisters Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center,
1942 Amsterdam Avenue at West 156 Street
All welcome.

Dafina Books
THE BOSS is book two in Aya de Leon’s Justice Hustlers series, but it stands alone.

Our street-smart heroine, Tyesha Couvillier, takes on takes on pimps, mobsters, drug pins and bad boy rappers in this sexy, scandalous and suspenseful sequel to UPTOWN THIEF.  De Leon has created memorable characters in a complex, fast paced, heart stopping novel that will grab readers front the first page to the last.

SUMMARY:  Tyesha is an ex-stripper, ex-thief turned sex worker advocate, who pulled herself out of the slums of Chicago and strip clubs of New York to become executive director of a woman’s health crisis center.  She is on top of the world, but one fateful act brings everything crashing down, and has her dodging bullets, mobsters and old enemies.  And, as if that were not enough, Thug Woofer, the man she cannot forgive or forget, wants a third chance. What's a girl to do?!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Aya de Leon’s first feminist heist novel, UPTOWN THIEF, was published by Kensington Books in July 2016.  Book 2, THE BOSS, debuts on May 30, 2017, with books three and four due out in 2018 and 2019, respectively.  De Leon is a writer and poet. She directs the Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley. Her writing and performance work has received acclaim in the Village Voice, Washington Post, Oakland Tribune, etc. Learn more about this artist at or @ayadeleon.