By: AB Newswire
February 20, 2017 at 15:50 PM EST
Rude Boy USA offers viewers a mafia with a fresh look – but the same ambitions.
February 20, 2017 – New York, NY – Victoria Bolton takes a page out of Ska culture in Jamaica and London and uses it as inspiration for her first novel trilogy, “Rude Boy USA.” Rude Boy USA is the story of a multicultural group of mobsters. “Rude Boy USA”(ISBN-1518754333)is followed by the sequel “BunnyWine”(ISBN-1530900409)and the finale, “The Tide Is High”(ISBN-1533309612) Rude Boy USA is the 2016 Pacific Book Awards winner for Best Crime Fiction and the Reader’s Favorite 2016 winner for Fiction Drama. The novel series has broad appeal and is a great read. Rude Boy USA now has its eyes set on a cinematic debut with a treatment written by Doug Klozzner.
Mob boss Bernie Banks and his associates—John, Ben, and Jerome—differ from your ordinary Sicilian and Irish mob families. Two white, two black, they style themselves after the Rude Boy culture made popular in Jamaica.
Operating as an investment shell company supported by illegal activities, the Chimera Group hopes to become as powerful as other crime families and gain respect from the Cosa Nostra. Bernie, a war veteran of Jewish and Greek descent, begins his business in his apartment and grows it into a multimillion-dollar empire. He and his crew resemble a more sophisticated subculture of urban street gangsters with their Ray-Ban sunglasses, loafers, and debonair style. But they want fear and admiration.
Their efforts draw the attention of the rival Ambrosino family, as well as the Federal Government. They face internal strife when one of the associates begins dating a former Playboy Club waitress Celia, who wants in on the group.
Bolton tells us plans are in place to bring the story to the big screen. “I would love to see this as a film. I do realize that some writers may be apprehensive about converting their written works to the screen because they fear that it may be butchered, but I feel that this series was designed to be seen. The story is fantastic, but it is also visually stunning. There are some changes but not enough that you will not recognize what you are watching. I am very pleased with it.” A push for a cinematic version has come from fans who would like to see the stylishly dressed men come to life on screen as well as the attractive leading woman, an African American Playboy Club waitress.
“Bolton writes about life in New York City in the early 1970s in so much detail that you feel as if you were there with the characters. She introduces us to another facet of life in the mafia as a minority without making their existence in the culture seem tragic. Each chapter is tense with sudden twists and turns, but the story never falls flat or repetitive; it stays fascinating with new surprises throughout.”
– Huffington Post
Writer Victoria Bolton lives in Westchester County, New York. A graduate of the College of Westchester.
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Rude Boy USA offers viewers a mafia with a fresh look—but the same ambitions.
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