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Wednesday 14 October 2015

☀☄ Black Diamonds: The Diamond Collection [4] - Vogue

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Black Diamonds, an Urban Detective Mystery by (, Crown Jewelz Publishing, 284 pages).

This is the fourth book in the The Diamond Collection series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, trailer and excerpt below, as well as details about the other books in the series. Read the first three chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Vogue will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀).

Synopsis | Trailer | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


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.

Teaser: Excerpt

     “So you want me to accept the fact that my daughter has been kidnapped?”
      Carmen looked over at Kane and shook her head. “I don’t even want to accept that. I most definitely wouldn’t tell you, too. All I know is what I’ve told you already. I guess we’re going to have to wait and see what the detective says. He probably knows more since they’ve been running tests.” Carmen bit her lip out of fear only because she knew she was withholding information from Kane. She was wrong in not telling him that Kristian’s kidnapping was a result of the beef between Jay and Blu, but she knew if she did, Kane would demand they return to Malik’s house. He would shoot Jay dead, Carmen thought. Humph, like I don’t want to do the same. The only thing stopping me is the fact that I’m in love with him.
      “Kristian never mentioned anything to me about having a problem with someone. She didn’t say…” Kane paused as he made a right turn, starting to remember a conversation he shared with his daughter. Shortly after Carmen announced she wanted to separate, he had come home to remove his items from their bedroom. Kristian had tried to talk to him about someone who was bothering her, but he had pushed her away. Now, she was gone and the only thing he had left was her cell phone and purse, which were miles away in Georgia.

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The Series: The Diamond Collection

Diamonds in the Rough | Diamonds Are Forever | The Ace of Diamonds |

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Diamonds in the Rough [1]

“I see a woman who is just like the stars outside. She is shining as bright as she can with hope that someone sees her except this woman is far better than them. She’s a diamond.”

Carmen Davenport is living the American dream. Born with a silver spoon in her mouth, she has anything that a twenty-one year old college student would want: supportive parents, a set of fly friends, and an inheritance to one of the most lucrative clothing companies in New York: Flame, Inc. The only thing missing is love, but that doesn’t seem to faze her until she lays eyes on Jay Santiago, a Puerto Rican drug lord who is destined to make Carmen his at any cost. Instantly, Carmen begins to fall for him despite his reign as the head of a multi-million dollar drug cartel.

After securing the rights to her inheritance, Carmen soon learns that Flame, Inc. is headed towards a downward spiral. Too ambitious to allow her dream to go down the drain, Carmen begins pulling at all lifelines to save her company. Putting aside everything she’s ever believed in, Carmen soon finds herself entangled in a web of lies, betrayal, and crime. However, Carmen knows that in order to achieve her goal, she must remain focused, no matter how dangerous the road to success may get.

[Published 17 March 2013, 242 pages]

Diamonds Are Forever [2]

After six months of imprisonment, Carmen Davenport is unsure of the life that awaits her outside of the Metropolitan Correctional Facility. Eight months pregnant, she has spent the last few months of her life, sitting in a cold cell with only the thought of her unborn son, keeping her sane.

Unexpectedly released from prison, she returns to Brookstone to discover that Flame is now a multi-million dollar enterprise. Carmen also learns that the city that took her captive is now home to federal agent, Michael Kane, the man responsible for her stint in prison. In addition, the father of her unborn child, Jay Santiago, has received a life sentence, and is destined to be wiped from her life. In a short amount of time, Carmen is faced with several important decisions regarding her empire and family.

Diamonds Are Forever is a reunion with familiar characters and another look into the dramatic lives of Brookstone’s finest.

[Published 7 May 2013, 284 pages]

The Ace of Diamonds [3]

Since his release from prison, Brookstone’s most notorious drug lord, Jay Santiago, has been hard at work rebuilding his life and empire. With two businesses under his belt and one in the making, Jay is readily known as one of New York’s elite men.

While the root of his financial status lies in the newly rebuilt Santiago cartel, Jay is determined to expand his wealth. After reconnecting with an old comrade, he believes that he has found the one thing that could increase his fortune and allow him to leave behind the dangers of his criminal enterprise for good.

However, as Jay’s new business venture begins to come to fruition, he quickly learns that the one material object that he loves the most could lead to his biggest downfall yet.

[Published 28 January 2013, 332 pages]

About the Author

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.

She is currently working on Diamonds N’ Roses, the fifth installment of the series.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Vogue said...

Good Morning! Thank you so much for hosting and featuring the other three books in the series! How many of you are fans of series? - Vogue

Unknown said...

Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

Unknown said...

fForgot to add - Great trailer!

Unknown said...

Great excerpt, thank you! Love the trailer!

Vogue said...


Vogue said...

Thanks, Glad you enjoyed the excerpt + trailer! - Vogue