VH1 Book Club! A Look At All Of Our Reality Stars-Turned-Authors

  • Renee-1

    In this erotic romance novel, “Nick Fattelli is handsome, sophisticated, and…an assassin. He doesn’t know who hired him to take out Reign, but after they meet and sparks fly, he vows to protect her. Unless it’s really him they are after…”.

  • Rashidah-Ali

    “Mia has got it all but she’s bearing the weight of a huge secret she doesn’t want to ever come out! We witness this attractive, aggressive, and androgynous young woman try to hide a dangerous scandal.”

  • Renee-2

    “The Grazianos invite you into their world but this time through the kitchen door, with this full color cookbook featuring 100 of their favorite and most-coveted family recipes. The book is spiced throughout with personal never-before-told stories that will let you get to know the most famous real mob family a little better.”

  • Karen-Gravano

    “From Karen Gravano, a star of the hit VH1 reality show Mob Wives, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family come hand-in-hand with murder and betrayal. This is the story of a daughter’s struggle to reconcile the image of her loving father with that of a murdering Mafioso, and how, in healing the rift between the two, she was able to forge a new life.”

  • Big-Ang

    “In a lifestyle guide as genuine and fun as Big Ang herself, the star of VH1’s Mob Wives, serves up the hilarious and poignant wisdom she’s learned while running her bar, raising her family, and dating made men. Big Ang has rules to live by for beauty, food, family, friendship, and more.”

  • La-La-Anthony

    “La La provides play-by-play plan – from teaching your man the right way to treat a woman to dealing with a fickle friend, and, of course, how to snag a baller. With personal secrets and empowering advice, you will learn how to take control of your relationships, rise above adversity, and live your life by your rules.”

  • TI

    In this epic love story series, Tanya “Beauty” Long takes New York by storm with her wit, business savvy, and breathtaking good looks. But she’s never forgotten those she left behind. “When it becomes clear that Paul “Power” Clay needs her, Beauty will risk everything to save the man she loves.” — “The sequel picks up as Power takes over his mentor-turned-arch-enemy’s street empire, looking to turn it legit, while Beauty rises ever-higher in a glamorous world of fashion and celebrity.”

  • Farrah-Abraham-1

    “In this unflinching, at times, heartbreaking memoir, Farrah reveals the difficult truth about the life that hasn’t been seen on television.”

  • Farrah-Abraham-2

    This upcoming romantic trilogy, set to release in July 2014, will be based on Farrah’s own experiences and will follow main character Fallon Opal after rumors of her sex tape feed an international media frenzy.

  • Mama-Jones

    Mama Jones provides a guide that is not just about relationships, but also a spiritual and a motivational manual. “She skillfully blends humor and old school wisdom to teach the masses how to love. She compels you to see life through her lenses as she addresses the young men and women of this generation profoundly, challenging them to embrace each other in a more affectionate manner.”

  • Erica-Mena

    In this telling memoir, Erica Mena reveals that she is haunted by her truth as someone who entered this world in a jail cell and continues to struggle to survive. “I can still see the dirt underneath my nails; I’ve fought too hard to get where I am and I don’t plan on looking back. However, there’s always someone waiting to knock me down because they don’t think I deserve it.” — In this book choc full of tips and advice, Erica Mena invites you into her sexual rendezvous. “Experience exactly how I feel when I’m with a man or woman. Come share my erotic fantasies. See what has me gasping for air, clawing my nails into some ones back, and my eyes rolling behind my head.”

  • Winter-Ramos

    Winter Ramos delivers a brazen and unabashed memoir of her life in the world of hip hop. “From her days as assistant to rapper, Fabolous and friend to Jada Kiss, to appearing on Love & Hip Hop and being Creative Costume Designer for Flavor Unit Films, Winter delivers a tell-all book on her famous ex-lovers and experiences in the music industry.”

  • Evelyn-Lozada

    This novel focuses on Eve Inez who marries Los Angeles Leopard’s superstar wide receiver, Chase Landon, and finds herself in a close-knit circle of friends who are also married to elite athletes. Together, the wives to band together to form The Wives Association. “This gripping page-turner will make it impossible for readers to determine where real life ends and fiction begins and is sure to have every reader salivating for more.”

  • Royce-Reed

    This novel is a raw deep-seated account of four women living their lives on a University campus. “With Raquel’s soul stirring moments, Latoya’s larcenous way, Mykema’s life changing events, and Kyra’s questionable preferences, these women will have you laughing, mouth-dropping, and crying all within a matter of page turns.”

  • Jackie Christie 2

    This guide offers the reader much needed insight into what it takes to have a long-lasting, fulfilling, and intimate relationship. The book, which is geared towards men and women, is a tool used for introducing more excitement into their lives and relationships. “This handbook also offers tip ideas and antidotes for the bedroom and covers a variety of topics that range from dating to opening the lines of communication”, pleasure in the bedroom, and everything in between.

  • Jackie-Christie

    As the true-life memoir of the marriage between NBA star Doug Christie and Jackie Christie, No Ordinary Love offers an inside look at life in the NBA. Presented in the format of a narrative alternating between Doug and Jackie’s direct words, this book celebrates cementing an alliance of love, teamwork, and unshakeable loyalty to one another.

  • Chantel-Christie

    Published in 2008, I Want To Live is an honest depiction of a young teen’s reality and view on life, as she takes you through the journey of what teens face today.

  • Gloria-Govan

    “This cookbook explores the variety of cuisines prepared by biracial women which delivers a mix of Mexican, Italian, and African American dishes.”

  • Jessica-Canseco

    In this autobiography, Jesscia Canseco reveals the story of how she fell in love with a hugely successful professional athlete, Jose Canseco, and how she became addicted to him and to everything that his success seemed to represent. “It is the story of a woman who spends the better part of ten years trying to beat that addiction, and who finds her true self in the process.”

  • Taylor-Armstrong

    “With searing honesty, Taylor candidly examines her difficult journey from the abusive home in which she was born to the low self-esteem that kept her constantly on the run from herself, to the tumultuous marriage that ended in suicide, and ultimately to her realization that only by sharing her moving story could she help other women.”

  • Nik-Richie

    “Sex, Lies, and The Dirty is Nik’s confession of the backstage realities of his website, and his sordid lifestyle prior to hooking up with his lovely wife Shayne.”

  • Flavor-Flav

    “In this compelling memoir, Flavor Flav takes the reader in vivid detail behind the scenes of his multi-faceted career. He spares no one, revealing the tensions within Public Enemy and with Def Jam records, his struggles with addiction, his multiple visits to both rehab and to jail before re-inventing himself in reality television as VH1’s most eligible – and most watched – bachelor.”

  • Single-Ladies

    Based on the hit VH1 series Single Ladies, and set between the finale of Season 2 and the premiere of Season 3, New York Times bestselling author Ashley Antoinette the dramatic stories of the show’s three main characters – April, Raquel, and Keisha.

  • Tami-Momma-Dee

    In an interview with Hot 97 back in September 2013, Tami Roman announced that she is writing a relationship book called Mistresses 101. “It’s about women and their relationships and how they can keep them and what they should do and what they should be working on,” said Tami. — Earlier this month Momma Dee tweeted that she “Just left the meeting with book publisher, the palace is growing.” Last year Momma Dee announced that she was penning a book entitled My Life that will describe “her life as a pimp and some of the city officials and corporate customers that bankrolled her lifestyle.” [Photo: Momma Dee’s Website]

While many of our VH1 stars have recorded music in the studio, designed clothing lines, or launched cosmetics, a handful of celebs have put pen to paper. From Mob Wives to Love & Hip Hop, and every series in between, VH1 stars have expanded their businesses into the world of memoirs, novels, and cookbooks, with a few of these literary works becoming New York Times bestsellers.

With the publication of Renee Graziano’s latest book, the sexy thriller Playing With Fire this week and Rashidah Ali’s A King & An Ace being released on April 15th, we decided to take a look back at our continuously growing VH1 library. Browse through the gallery above to see all the VH1 stars that have added “author” to their resume.