6 October 2015

Black Diamonds Book Tour @simplyvogue_b @GoddessFish

Black Diamonds

by Vogue




ROOM WITH BOOKS encourages our readers to follow the tour and leave comments.


GENRE: Urban Fiction, Mystery & Detective


About the Book

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.





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.


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.

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.

Connect with the Author

Website: www.simplyvogue.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SimplyVogue

Twitter: https://twitter.com/simplyvogue_b

Instagram: https://instagram.com/marilyn_monrho1922/

Purchase Links

Black Diamonds

Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble

Other works by Vogue

Diamonds in the Rough

Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble

Diamonds are Forever

Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble

The Ace of Diamonds

Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble



Vogue will be awarding a $10 Amazon/B&N gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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Posted October 6, 2015 by Room With Books in category "Book Tour", "Virtual Book Tour", "Virtual Tour


  1. By Ree Dee on

    I really enjoyed the excerpt. I am looking forward to reading more about the book. Thank you.

  2. By Sandra Watts on

    I’d like the read the collection. Sounds really good.

  3. By Nikolina on

    Really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

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  5. By Vogue on

    Thank you so much for hosting! I will be checking in periodically throughout the day, but one question I wanted to ask readers is this: What would you do if you woke up in the middle of the night to learn your child has been kidnapped?

    1. By Patricia RoomWithBooks (Post author) on

      I think the sense of panic would be absolutely overwhelming. I’m not sure I would have the intellectual wherewithal to do much of anything helpful except call 911.

      1. By Vogue on

        I believe that the thought of most would be to call 911. In the case of my character, Carmen, the police are actually the ones to call her. Do you think if the police called you, that eventually you would be able to help search for your child?

        1. By Patricia RoomWithBooks (Post author) on

          I would be so certain my child wasn’t missing that I would be likely to react to a call from the police with total disbelief. Once I was “finally” convinced, I would certainly help in the search.

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