Teri Woods books in order
Teri Woods is a celebrated self-published American author of urban fiction novels.
She wrote her first novel, True to the Game (1998), the first book in the True to the Game Series, while striving to balance between motherhood and her job as a legal secretary at a law firm.
For six long years, she was rejected by more than twenty different publishers.
That however didn’t discourage her, as Teri went on to self-publish her book; selling them hand to hand.
Over time, she often spent the night in her car and on the couch of acquaintances, as she sold her books on the streets of New York, primarily operating from the trunk of her car.
With her unwavering spirit and support from her loved ones, her underdog aura paid massive dividends, as she went on to become a self-made millionaire just three years after her first novel.
Her publishing house, Teri Woods Publishing, has independently sold more than a million copies, generating over $15 million in gross revenue.
Genre: Urban Fiction
- Double Dose (2006)
- Angel (2006)
- Predators (2007)
- NY's Finest-Masquerade (2011)
- Alibi (2009)
- Alibi II (2012)
- Deadly Reigns (2005)
- Deadly Reigns II (2006)
- Deadly Reigns III (2009)
- Dutch (2003)
- Dutch II: Angel's Revenge (2005)
- Dutch III: International Gangster (2011)
True to the Game
- True to the Game (1998)
- True to the Game II (2007)
- True to the Game III (2008)
Detailed book overview
The law of retribution is one force you can’t get around, no matter what. You don’t even realize when retribution takes its toll - you’re only aware of misfortune. Remember the saying what goes around, comes around? Sometimes you pay a small price, and other times you pay a huge price. What a pity if you got hit with a...double dose!
With nothing to lose and the world to gain, Angel embarks on a quest to rule the gritty streets of our nation's capital by taking over the rough and rugged D.C. drug trade. Her quest to conquer the shady underworld is brought to a cataclysmic halt by a horrendous act against the one person who she loves most, her baby sister. With revenge on her mind, Angel sets out on a bloodthirsty quest to avenge her sisters tragic death.
The clock is ticking, the police are on her trail, and a shocking betrayal threatens to send her to prison for the rest of her life. Will Angel avenge her sister's shocking torture and death? Will detective Sean Jones put the pieces of the puzzle together and track down a murderer? Or will Angel suffer the same fate that she has dealt to so many others? The stakes are high, the players are ruthless, and the result of failure is death.
Set amidst the decline of the traditional players, pimps and smooth hustlers, and the emerging times of the drug lords and their violent methodologies, the streets of Motown finds itself thrust into a cataclysmic battle between the old ways and the new.
As the shake down occurs, new enemies and alliances are made and broken, revenge and double revenge are the order of the day. Masochism and sadism are the tools of the trade. Trust no one, watch everything and pray that your survival instincts kick into high gear. In this town, there are only two things; Predators and prey.
NY's Finest-Maquerade is a fast paced thrill ride that will mask a killer on the loose and keep you on hanging on the edge of your seat. Inside this action, packed, novel, meet detectives Griffin and Bagley, two of NY's Finest who must solve a series of murders happening throughout the city on Halloween.
Masquerade is a classic murder mystery, with an urban edge, filled with blindsided lust and two of New York City's most favorite detective duos. With Queensbridge erupting in murder after murder the clock on the wall is slowly ticking and time is running out. The only question is will detectives Griffin and Bagley solve the case and take the killer out or will the killer take them out first?
It seemed like the perfect opportunity, a chance to rob the stash house of Simon Shuller, one of Philadelphia’s biggest drug lords. But, the would-be robbers are caught off guard by two of Shuller’s men, including the armed and very dangerous Nard. When the smoke clears, Nard is the only one left standing. He makes a mad dash for the streets, where he’s spotted... Now he needs an alibi.
Daisy Fothergill is a stripper and barmaid whose earnings aren’t paying the bills. When she’s offered cash to help Nard with an Alibi she’s more than happy to oblige, until she realizes she’s aiding and abetting a cold-blooded killer, not to mention the FBI is on to her for check cashing fraud.
Soon, Daisy decides to bolt, from Nard, the local authorities, and the federal government agents. But, as the journey takes her far from the streets of Philadelphia, someone is following her every move and little does she know, but her time is slowly running out.
In 1986, Daisy was given a second chance at life when she received a new identity and a fresh start as a college student in Arizona courtesy of the witness protection program.
Nard wasn't so lucky. He was sentenced to twenty years to life in a western Pennsylvania facility and has endured things that no man should ever have to endure. All Nard can think about is Daisy's testimony and how much he wants revenge.
Diane goes on living life, finding love, and getting married until things slowly begin to spiral out of control. What makes matters worse is now Nard is out on parole and Diane is afraid for herself and her family. Feigning innocence, Diane can only turn to one person for help. But if she doesn't come clean about her past secrets, her entire world can come crashing down and there will be no one to protect her.
Damien's GQ looks and Harvard education don't hurt in running the family business-- they're the most successful crime family in South Texas. The FBI is sending in one last field agent-- drop-dead gorgeous Grace. Will she bring down the most successful drug operation in history, or will she become another victim?
Damian, Dante, and Princess Reigns, America's most notoriously violent crime family is back, except this time, they're not at war with each other. They're at was with an enemy they can't see, an enemy who has more polictal power than they and is backed by an even more powerful secret entity. Can they stand united and survive a war waged against them by El Jeffe, the Commission and the FBI? The family's only hope is in the hands of the brother that despised them all, Dajon Reigns.
Deeply inexperienced and totally out of his depth, Dajon takes on the treacherous waters of the narcotics underworld as well as the high and mighty world of international politics to save his family from complete and total destruction. The stakes are high as the Reigns Empire is on the verge of collapse and the Reigns family is on the verge of demise. Will the Reigns family survive this deadly storm or be torn apart forever?
Deadly Reigns III is the final trilogy. The Old Ones will seek revenge for the death of Don Marcellino Pancrazio and will wage a war against the Reigns family empire that will threaten the lives of everyone.
Deadly Reigns III will take you on a fast-paced thrill ride like never before into the past, into the present and into the future leaving you hanging on the edge of your seat. Dante Reigns, Damian Reigns, and Princess Reigns are in their truest form and stand united as they fight to save their family and their empire. Will they survive one last battle? Will they lose it all?
Deadly Reigns III is a fabulous ending to a classic mob story. It's exhilarating from start to finish, a captivating novel that will leave you breathless and begging for more of America's favorite organized crime family, The Deadly Reigns.
Newark, New Jersey District Attorney Anthony Jacobs is confident of the witnesses and associates he has gathered to testify and vows to bring to justice Bernard James, Jr., Newark’s most notorious gangster.
James, also known in the streets as “Dutch”, is noted to be the most dangerous criminal to come up in Jersey in the last 30 years. From his experience and skill as a young car thief, Dutch recognized the opportunity to become the ruler of the streets and seized it.
Feared by all, and completely fearless, Dutch and his dangerous clique take over the lucrative heroin trade from the clutches of Nigerian drug lord Ojiugo Kazami. With both the respect and protection of the Italian Mafia, Dutch becomes the most terrifying force on the streets.
Now he’s on trial for allegedly masterminding what the press has dubbed “The Month of Murder”, a brutal, 30-day, killing spree where none were spared. With Dutch facing multiple life sentences and a possible death penalty, the streets are in a mixed uproar of celebration and dread. Will this be the end of Dutch’s reign of terror or just the beginning?
She is the most merciless of his lieutenants, with style and skills that even the hardest hustlers fear…and none survive. And with Dutch gone, Angel is fueled by a shattering vendetta and methodically eliminates every successor, wannabe, and mobster trying to lead Dutch’s madly profitable organization in his absence.
The only person between her and ultimate control is One-Eyed Roc, aka Rahman, Dutch’s other trusted lieutenant and a man with his own zealous master plan. He and his crew are cleaning up the streets of Newark, New Jersey and Rahman is determined to right his wrongs by any means necessary and he’s checkmating Angel’s strengths and playing her every weakness.
Neither can stop, neither will give in and they will never surrender Dutch’s lethal legacy even though their last devastating power play could destroy everything, including themselves.
It's one month before Dutch's trial for what the media has deemed "the Month of Murder," Roc and Angel are locked up, and Craze is now the commander in charge. After coming into contact with Joseph Odouwo, Kazami's very rich and powerful relative, Craze is immediately on alert.
However, Odouwo has other plans that may put all of their lives at risk. Craze can't resist a stake in Odouwo's very successful billion-dollar diamond trade, and reluctantly takes Odouwo up on his offer, hoping that he didn't make a decision he will soon regret.
True to the Game
It's the late 1980s, and Gena, a young girl from the projects, meets Quadir, a millionaire drug dealer and falls madly in love. Quadir builds a massive empire while fighting his rivals and enemies. Gena faces the challenges of holding onto her man, her house, her car, and the cash.
Both of them find themselves caught up in a vicious yet seductive world and learn that success in this game is no easy win. Gena and Quadir also learn that once you're in, there's no way out, 'cause everyone stays in forever.... True.
True to the Game II will begin where True to the Game left off, with one difference, Gena is now seeing a new guy named Jay. However, little does Gena know, but the man she has fallen in love with, so soon after Quadir’s death, is his archrival, Jerrell Jackson. Unfortunately, Jerrell is determined to get his revenge against Quadir’s crew and he’ll start with Gena. However, he isn’t the only enemy lurking.
Gena has more than she bargained for in this epic sequel to an American street classic and only true love can save her or possibly destroy her. Find out if she will survive and get away with the fortune she found or if the millions she accidentally uncovered will destroy her life.
Starting off where the second installment's dramatic cliffhanger left us, True III will finally reveal Gena's mysterious stalker and savior, as well as introduce a new killer so vicious, so cunning, so ruthless, he'll have you looking over your shoulder with each turn of the page.
The crooked cops are searching for the money, Gena's family members are now the target for Gena who's hiding from everything and everyone, as the race is on for Gena's survival. Will she manage to keep the money, can she get out of town and make a new life for herself, and will her family survive the maniacal killer that is hell bent on tracking her down? Will Gena stay, True to the Game?