mercoledì 6 aprile 2016

Review & Giveaway: Black Diamonds by Vogue

Black Diamonds
by Vogue


GENRE: Crime and Detective



Within the last year, acclaimed fashion designer, Carmen Davenport, has witnessed the ups and downs of being romantically linked to one of New York’s most prominent men. On the heel of her engagement to Jay Santiago, a Puerto Rican businessman, she learns her oldest daughter has been kidnapped. A direct result of an ongoing war between her fiancé and a disgruntled drug kingpin, Carmen becomes determined to put an official end to the conflict.  She sets out to track down her daughter only to be met with unforeseen obstacles. A criminal investigation, led by her soon-to-be ex-husband, Michael Kane, leaves her fiancé behind bars. Due to Jay’s incarceration, Carmen is placed in the care of his estranged cousin, Gully. He constantly reminds Carmen of the price of fame, ultimately forcing her to take matters in her own hands. Determined to bring her daughter to safety, she takes a no holds barred approach to ensure her daughter’s return.


My Review:

This was an awesome book. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down. I was excited each time I got to turn the page. It 's so full of tension, suspense, mystery. The author is very good at making us feel the characters' feelings, especially anxiety and fear of Kristian.
Carmen would never have imagined that her relationship with charming Puerto Rican businessman Jay would endanger the life of her daughter Kristian. Jay has started a fight with Blu, a drug dealer and he now has kidnapped the girl. Carmen is distressed, angry with Jay, it's all his fault. She has just applied for divorce from her husband Kane but will be him to help her search their daughter while Jay ends up in jail. Will Kristian  return to home safely?
It's the fourth book in the series Diamond Collection, is not necessary to have read the first three to understand the story, I had no problems but I'm looking forward to reading them.
The plot is well developed, intriguing, the pace is fast, flowing, one page leads to another. I devoured this book!  It's a really compelling novel full of suspense, action and a little romance.
Highly recommended to those who enjoy  stories rich of suspense.



Kane’s eyes became outstretched at the news. “Who’s behind this, Carmen?” he barked. “I know you know. You’re not going to sit up here and say my daughter has been kidnapped and not give me a suspect. I bet…” Kane paused. “Forget it, I’ll find out when I get to Georgia.” Kane looked in his rearview mirror. When he saw the way was clear, he moved to the left lane so he could make a turn. “I’m on my way home. If you hear anything from the detective, let me know. Have you heard from Akaila?”

“Yeah, she should be here in an hour. Her flight left early this morning. I haven’t talked to King yet. Jay said he was going to call him so we’ll see.”

“Well, sit tight. Where do you want me to meet you?”

Kane waited until Carmen said Tiara’s house before he hung up the phone. Still downtown, he stopped at a red light, wondering where the quickest shortcut was to his house. He thought to turn on 47th until a figure crossing the street caught his eye. Even from where he was sitting, he could make out Jean’s legs. He stared at her as she walked, noticing the black pencil skirt she wore and the crisp white button-up that hugged her chest. She had paired it with a red clutch and black Christian Louboutin platforms. “Something is up with this chick,” he muttered, thinking about the price. Well over nine hundred dollars, Kane knew her job in Miami had to pay well for her lifestyle to follow her to New York. Though he was itching to talk to her, he knew he couldn’t. With his daughter missing and an unclear amount of evidence on the table, finding his flesh and blood was now his main goal. Anything other than that was miniscule.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Vogue’s journey through the world of creative writing first began in middle school with poetry and songwriting. While the mix of rhythm and words was the initial passage to self-expression, it was the discovery of prose that opened the door to a world of endless possibilities. An avid reader of Urban Fiction, Vogue felt the need to create literary works that had an equal balance of street lit, drama, romance, and faith-based undertones.

A graduate of Winthrop University (Rock Hill, S.C.), possessing a bachelor’s degree in social work, Vogue, first birthed the idea of The Diamond Collection in the halls of her alma mater. In 2003, she put pen to paper and thus was created, Diamonds In The Rough, part one of The Diamond Collection series.

By 2010, Vogue had written drafts of the entire ten book series and in June of 2010, Diamonds In The Rough, was published for her to share with the rest of the world. Soon followed by Diamonds Are Forever in October of 2010 and The Ace of Diamonds in February of 2013, Vogue joined the league of other writers, determined to make her mark in the literary world.
Still writing, Vogue released the fourth book in the series, Black Diamonds, on July 4, 2015. She is currently working on Diamonds N’ Roses, the fifth installment of the series.

Official Links:

Twitter: @SimplyVogue_B

Instagram: marilyn_monrho1922

Links to Purchase Black Diamonds

Links to Purchase other works by Vogue

Diamonds in the Rough

Diamonds are Forever

The Ace of Diamonds



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15 commenti:

  1. Looks great! Do you do a lot of research for your books?

    1. It all depends on the plot. For the books which have more action scenes, more research is needed than the novels which focus more on familial drama

  2. Thanks for sharing your review, I'm looking forward to reading this one myself :)

  3. What a great review. This excerpt was really exciting.

  4. Good luck on your book. It sounds great.

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  6. Thank you very much for hosting! I appreciate the feedback and review.

  7. Great excerpt, thanks for sharing it with us!

  8. Interesting cover, thanks for the review....

  9. There's something sort of vintage and cool about the cover of this book.

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  11. I've been looking for a new mystery and this sounds good.


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