Book Spotlight: 'Respect the Jux' by Frank C. Matthews

In Jamaica, “Cat” learned the art of the “jux”: robbing people by studying their everyday movements. By the age of eight, Cat was shoplifting and purse-snatching. By ten, he had his first gun. At fifteen, he committed his first murder.

In New York City . . . he created The Order: a secret society of thieves who played by Cat’s rules. He taught his crew how to pull off the perfect jux. Made them swear on a bible and a bullet. Robbed dealers, pushers, thugs. And raked in millions. Then Cat was betrayed—by one of his own men.

In Miami . . . he set up a new operation. Bigger game, bigger stakes. The targets are prime—athletes, politicians, drug lords, celebrities—and the payoff is huge. But the party scene is as dangerous as the ladies are beautiful. Cat has to watch his back and remember the rules: Never trust a thief. Never get caught. And always . . .RESPECT THE JUX.

This is the exciting premise of Frank C. Matthews' new urban fiction novel, Respect the Jux.

I have to admit, I had no idea what a jux was. I asked Frank in a recent interview (we'll be interviewing him on January 17) just what one was and he said it was basically a robbery. I didn't know that, did you?

Frank's background on his book (his back story) is one of the most interesting stories. Frank had dreams. He wanted to be a big basketball star but because he got into the wrong crowd and discovered the way to riches was through drug dealing, his dreams were dashed when he ended up incarcerated. While waiting out his time, he started writing.

He ended up writing a book on what he saw on the streets and published it himself. Because he sold so many copies, Simon & Schuster heard about his story and gave him a book contract.

I love hearing these stories because it proves to me that if you really believe in your book, nothing but success will follow.

Frank is on a virtual book tour this month and next and what a great opportunity to find out more about this talented author. If you'd like to visit his tour page where you can find out where he'll be appearing online, click here.

Meanwhile, check out this trailer - one of the neatest book trailers I have seen and has a catchy beat at that!


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