- Lashonda Spears, John Hopkins University   


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The Daughters of Hustle is like an erotic and provocative series that explores the lives of female street gangs, trying to survive in a hypocritical and murderous world of gang rivals, a corrupt justice system and abusive parents. These characters will make you laugh, make you cry – but most importantly, they will teach you how to be strong in the most volatile situations imaginable.

The Story 

The origin of the story unfolds with Samantha Yates and Jodi Marshall, who met each other at Quantico, Virginia, where shortly after, they became close friends and joined the Marine Special Operations Regiment (MSOR). 

During their service as First Battalion leaders, Samantha was approached by several female Marines, who confessed to being raped by several high ranking officers within the Corps - one of those Marines was her best friend, Jodi. Samantha decided to help her fellow female Marines by filing a petition to bring forth rape charges against ten officers. Before they could get enough signatures to prosecute the rapists, they were unlawfully discharged from duty.


Back in Lawrence, Florida, Samantha and Jodi decided to create a socially conscious organization that would organize women in the community, who were victims of domestic violence, rape and discrimination, and teach them how to fight and end the mistreatment of women. The name of the organization was called The Roses.


Six months later, Samantha and Jodi were both brutally murdered during a drive-by shooting outside Jodi’s grandmother’s house. Jodi’s younger sister, Madison, who was thirteen at the time, was shot in the shoulder and legs, including a graze across her face, while sitting in the back seat of the vehicle. Some people believe the murders were an act of senseless violence, a matter of being in the wrong place and the wrong time; others believe the murder was committed by Special OP Marines. The murders are still unsolved.


In honor of Samantha and Jodi, Madison and her best friend, Rye, 'recreated' The Roses. And although they continue to practice the original vision and ideology set forth by Jodi and Samantha, The Roses have evolved into a vicious female street gang, determined to protect themselves and their ruthless, profitable illegal merchandising business against corrupt law officers, corporate moguls, rival street gangs and suspicious parents.

The Daughters of Hustle will change your life forever. 


Written by Jodi McCormick


This groundbreaking book series exposes the shocking level of sexual abuse against women in the US military, and how the victims are ignored, their wounds left untended, and how the psychological damage festers silently, poisoning their lives, as the survivors are expected to carry on, facing their attacker on a daily basis. Beautifully written.”

- Marsha Collins

The Daughters of Hustle defines the everyday hardship faced by teenage girls raised in America’s ghettos. It follows the girls, as they navigate the lives of drug dealers and hustlers, prostitutes and police. Through ambition, unity and education, she starts to see a way out and begins to find new hope and fire through her "sisters." She gives us a guided tour through hell and shows us how to survive in hypocritical and murderous world.  

                                                                                       - Juliette Sanderson  

“As with The Sopranos, the story has plenty of guns and violence, but it prefers to find its drama in the dialogue, in the internal struggles of the characters. Here, of course, there’s a much larger Shakespearean mythology at work.”

- Mitchell Douglass

As the Daughters of Hustle unfolds, Morris sociological analysis becomes more apparent and the girl’s survival consciousness emerges as they place their own life within the broader context of American psychological and survival patterns. Morris portrays the generational conflict that resulted when parents “threw away” their children to the streets and hoped they would be able to survive on their own. - Mary Williams