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Thursday, September 1, 2022

Diamonds N' Roses

                                                        Diamonds N' Roses

by Vogue




GENRE:  Contemporary Fiction






After battling through the highs and lows of an intense and often dramatic relationship, fashion designer, Carmen Davenport, and business mogul, Jay Santiago, are finally ready to plan their most anticipated event to date – their wedding. However, before they can get down the aisle, they must endure a few unexpected surprises, twists, and turns.






Finally hearing her voice, Jay set the pencil on the desk. “I’m serious about this wedding. Lately, I haven’t been showing that side of me, but I promise, all that is going to change. I’m going to be more involved like I should’ve been in the beginning.”


“You better,” Carmen replied, rising from her chair. “I don’t know what’s going to happen if we have this conversation again.” She picked up the rest of the papers, organizing the documents into a stack, which she set on top of her laptop. “Everything will be right here if you want to look at it. I’m gonna head upstairs. I’m done for the day.” 


Jay didn’t pressure her into staying, but he did make sure to get a kiss before she left. To him, the kiss served as confirmation he was officially in her good graces. He still had a lot to prove, but at least he was off to a start. The only thing he had to do now was play catch up. 

Once she left, he reached for the stack of papers. He reviewed each one until he was up to date. For Carmen to be the only person majorly contributing aside from the planners, she had put a major dent in the planning stage. There were still things which needed to be decided upon, which led Jay to grab a sheet of paper from the printer. He started jotting down ideas and by the time he was there was hardly any white space on either side of the page.





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. However, it was her discovery of prose that opened the door to a world of endless possibilities.


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. Soon followed by Diamonds Are Forever in October of 2010, The Ace of Diamonds in February of 2013, and Black Diamonds on July 4, 2015, Vogue joined a league of other writers, determined to make her mark in the literary world.


Vogue released the fifth book in the series, Diamonds N’ Roses, on December 25, 2016. She took a hiatus to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from Queens University in Charlotte, NC, but released parts six and seven of the Diamond Collection series, The Diamond Tiara and Dirty Red Diamonds, on June 7, 2022.


When she isn’t writing, Vogue enjoys cooking, blogging about food (Instagram: Miss Black Foodie), attending concerts, festivals, and traveling.






Instagram: iam_carmendavenport

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting! What is your favorite wedding novel?

  2. What inspired you to write this book?

  3. Hi, Vogue, I just wanted to tell you that I live in Pickens, SC. It's very nice to host another upstate author. I haven't read any wedding novels lately, but I did write a short story about a wedding that was published in an anthology. It isn't available anymore, which is a shame. I had over half of my books with a certain publisher who finally closed the doors of the publishing house. I have my rights back, but I haven't done anything about the books yet. I hope you have great success with your work.

  4. Thanks for all the feedback!

    Marisela - This book is a part of a series. At the time, I was inspired to write it to provide a conclusion to a love triangle that had been occurring in the series since Book One. Then, I wrote books six and seven, and the triangle is still there, lol.

    Elaine - Thanks for sharing! My first two novels (both a part of this series) was first published with an independent publisher. I bought my rights back, which is how I was able to re-publish.