Friday, September 2, 2022

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Diamonds N' Roses (The Diamond Collection #5) by Vogue

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Diamonds N' Roses by Vogue. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book. There's also the blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Diamonds N' Roses
Series: The Diamond Collection #5
Author: Vogue
Publisher: Crown Jewelz Publishing
Publication Date: December 25th 2016
Print Length: 144 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
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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.

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EXCERPT:
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.
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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. 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.

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GIVEAWAY:
Vogue will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility over this giveaway.)

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48 comments:

  1. Good book for Fall reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  2. Thanks for hosting! I hope everyone has a great day and a great holiday weekend!

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    1. You're very welcome! Hope you have a great weekend as well. =)

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  3. does the hot weather affect when you write

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    1. No, because I typically write indoors even if I am not writing at home.

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  4. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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    1. Don’t give up. Remember everything has its time. Also, invest in an amazing editor who is as passionate about their craft as you are

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  6. If you could have any super power, what would it be?

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    1. I would love the ability to travel through time.

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    1. Yes! I need it, too! Relaxation, here I come!

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  8. Many people enjoy reading extended series of books like yours.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  9. Are you doing anything fun for Labor Day?

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    1. I hope to spend the day engaging with readers and I will also be creating and developing recipes for my Instagram blog, Miss Black Foodie

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  10. Thanks for the great excerpt. The book sounds wonderful. Love the cover.

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  11. When was the most exhilarating moment of your life?

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    1. Thank you for this question. I've had happy moments and good times, but I haven't had a moment I would describe as exhilarating. I am still waiting for that moment, but every day I'm alive, I'm grateful for.

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  12. Thank you for the giveaway! I hope everyone had a great weekend

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  13. What inspired you to write this book?

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    1. This book is a part of a series, so it follows a storyline that has already been set. I also wanted this book to end a love triangle that has been occurring since Book One.

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  14. Have a good Labor Day weekend.

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  15. This book has a cover that is rather eye catching.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  16. Thank you again for a chance to win!

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  17. Do you dress your pets up for Halloween?

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    1. I have an IPhone 7 and while I can upgrade, I'm fine with this :-)

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  19. Happy hump day everyone! It’s almost Friday!

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  20. Are you having hot weather? Bleh.

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    1. Yes, but I stay indoors most of the time (I work remote) so I'm cool and comfortable.

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  21. Contemporary Fiction - could also be a good romance read!
    Thank you for sharing this.

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  22. Do you have characters living in your head?

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  23. What inspired the idea for your book?

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  24. If you could run a store selling anything, what would it be?

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