(AllHipHop News) Evelyn Lozada, famed for her role on VH-1’s hit reality series, “Basketball Wives”, has released her debut novel, The Wives Association: Inner Circle, today (June 12).
Just in time for the renewed fifth season of the show, the novel will be the first release from her multi-platform deal with Cash Money Content.
Although the book is not considered a “tell-all,” Lozada says the stories are based on her own experiences and those of other athlete wives and girlfriends.
“People think that the life of an athlete’s wife is just all glitz and glam, but Inner Circle gives you a glimpse at the truth of the matter in a very raw yet entertaining way. I promise every chapter will leave you wondering where the reality ends and the fiction begins,” said Lozada.
Cash Money is putting a big push behind the book’s release as Birdman had nothing but support for the new novel.
“We will support Evelyn’s project 100%,” said Cash Money Records and Cash Money Content co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams. “By partnering with Birdman and Cash Money Content, we have the potential to turn these novels into a full-fledged brand.”
Watch a Ustream chat with Evelyn Lozada from last night (June 11) discussing her book
In addition to “Basketball Wives,” Lozada is currently filming a new VH1 spin-off show with Chad Ochocinco of the Miami Dolphins called “Ev and Ocho.”
Together, the couple has over five million Twitter followers and over two million Facebook friends, where Lozada focuses on building her businesses – E by Evelyn Cosmetics, Evelyn’s Closets, and her E-Jewelry collection.
The Wives Association series will be co-authored by novelist and former “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” writer, Courtney Parker.
Evelyn Lozada’s book tour for Inner Circle will visit the following cities:
June 12 – Barnes & Noble – Bronx , N.Y. – 7PM
June 13 – Books-A-Million – Valley Stream , N.Y. – Green Acres Mall – 6PM
June 16 – Barnes & Noble – Los Angeles , Calif. , The Grove – 7PM
June 18 – Books &Books – Miami , Fla. Coral Gables – 8PM
June 21 – Barnes & Noble – Atlanta , Ga. , Buckhead – 7PM
June 23 – Barnes & Noble – Dallas , Tex. , Lincoln Park – 2PM