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Always Want More by Banke Awopetu-McCullough


Banke Awopetu-McCullough is a native of Rochester with a Bachelors of Arts in Drama and African and African—American Studies from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Adolescent Education from Roberts Wesleyan. McCullough’s literary style has most been influenced by hip hop music and classic African-American literature.




Tracy Mitchell’s rise in the hip-hop journalism world was swift and fierce. Having secured a position at her dream publication, Real, she hopes to write stories that make an impact. While the assignments are not what she envisioned, Tracy is lured in to the luxurious lifestyle of the hip-hop powerhouse subjects she meets. After a crazy, drug fueled night with one particularly famous artist, Tracy is blacklisted from the hip-hop community and banished to her home town of Rochester, New York. Tracy has a choice—she can resent what has happened or start fresh. Tracy chooses to try and make a difference; something she failed to do in the big city.

Teaching English at the failing public school system, Tracy is finally on the right track. Just as things are falling into place, Tracy meets Oxford Quinn, otherwise known as “X.” Tracy falls into the same whirlwind lifestyle of her past, in the meantime unearthing the darker side of her hometown. Can Tracy pull herself out of her pattern of excess to finally live a life of peace and meaning? Or will she always want more?

Read an excerpt form Always Want More

Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: Mill City Press, Inc. (October 29, 2014)
ISBN-10: 1634130979 ISBN-13: 978-1634130974

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4 Comments on Always Want More by Banke Awopetu-McCullough

  1. Phenomenal read! I actually got away from reading for a while and “Always Want More” was the perfect transition back into reading and reignited my passion for reading. I see me in this book and the story it tells is relatable and inspiring.

  2. By far one of the best books I have read. I can easily say it’s in my Top 5. I could not put it down. I felt like it was my story, Banke The Author, spoke my truth. Can’t wait for the sequel

  3. I enjoyed reading this book and I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series or any book by Banke Awopetu. I can’t imagine what with happen next with the wonderful and complex characters but I know that the author will not disappoint me. “Always Want More” is must read for anyone who enjoy and good love stories that includes hot sex.

  4. Awesome read! It was exciting, sexy, and relatable. I’ve met and been aquainted with people very similar to the characters in “Always Want More”. If you are a lover of hip hop, then you’ll also appreciate how the author ties rap lyrics in with each upcoming chapter. So creative! I can’t wait to see what’s next for Tracy in the sequel!!

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