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Diamond Life: A Novel Paperback – February 7, 2012
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"This sequel to Platinum features more behind-the-scenes drama . . . in the hip-hop world." --Library Journal
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Alex and Birdie are getting use to the fame that writing and rapping brings but also the money that comes along with it. Before all of the fame they were comfortable living in Brooklyn and they both said no to leaving Brooklyn and doing a reality show. (but situations and money can change a family). Once Birdie's song becomes a hit his face is noticeable by all, but especially the female groupies. So far Birdie has done a good job of keeping the groupies at bay, but as you know the more you say no to people, the harder they fight for what they want. Touring for weeks at a time away from Alex is making "no" a hard task.
Jake, rapper and record producer is trying to find his way after the death of his wife Kipenzi.(in Platnium LIfe) He functions with a plastic water bottle but the contents of the bottle definitely is not water. His depressed persona and alcohol induced mind makes it easy for him to make the terrible decisions he's making regarding woman and sex. Then he meets Lily and something changes, but can it change him or is it too late?
Ras and Josephine are struggling to hold on to a marriage that has met its share of challenges. Cleo's book Platinum almost destroyed his life and a challenge concerning Reina is about to explode in his face. Will Josephine forgive her husband this time or will we be singing R. Kelly's song "When a Woman's Fed Up."
Beth has taken care of Z through his addiction and groupie days, but now Z is clean and sober and Beth feels she lost her place in his life.Read more ›
"Diamond Life" is reatly written and executed. Aliya has given her characters depth and flaws and they all work. There is a new character who puzzles me. Old characters become unrecognizable through their actions. Their redemption stories are even better. I am a reader who loves an honest story. "Diamond Life" is def that. I love the inside look that King gives her fans into the entertainment business. She lets us in behind the velvet rops to see all the ugly pretty things. Everything in the business isn't glamorous. These celebrities are real people with real problems. "Diamond Life" was the perfect wrap up to this great story. I will be recommending this book to my friends. I recommend it to you too. Enjoy!
Zander is an up-coming rapper trying to move forward with his career after an altercation with his girlfriend, Bunny who also happens to be a singer. Everyone is starting to see that Zander and Bunny's relationship is getting out of hand. Zander does not want to let Bunny go even though he knows the two of them should be apart. Unbeknownst to Zander, Bunny has been keeping a secret that holds the key to making or breaking their relationship. Will Zander have the final say?
Rapper Z is back from rehab and ready to claim his family and his career. Z's focus becomes misplaced and he neglects the area in his life that needs him the most. Being the aging rapper that he is, Z decides to write a book about his life by hiring a ghostwriter. When Z starts working with his ghostwriter, the process brings out emotions in him that has him making some questionable decisions.
Jake is the record label president that has not been the same since the death of his wife. Jake is barely keeping it together when he meets Lily, a waitress at a restaurant that he cannot stay away from. Jake is drawn to Lily and he does not understand why. Lily tries her best to avoid Jake but his persistence starts to wear on her.Read more ›
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I really enjoyed this sequel to Platinum!! It left some lingering questions I hope there will someday be a part 3!!!Published on May 15, 2014 by Kindle Customer
I made the worst choice ordering this book from Amazon. The plot and characters were nothing but a giant mess. Z is finally off drugs and devoting his time to his family. Read morePublished on May 8, 2014 by Denise Evans
A true page turner! This book was excellent and I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end. I can't wait to read more from Aliya!Published on December 19, 2013 by Kira Riley
This is the sequel to PLATINUM - a breezy, very entertaining book about couples in the hip hop industry: Jake/Kipenzi - successful rapper/r&b superstar; Z/Beth - aging... Read morePublished on October 23, 2013 by Geminigirl
Loved reading this book very interesting how things turned out. But if you read platinum you would have wondered if there wasa going to be a part 2 and I was very pleased at this... Read morePublished on August 24, 2013 by madeline barnes
I haven't read this book yet.. mainly because I like reading well I guess I should say listening to my books.. and this title don't offer that service.. Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by Amazon Customer
The book was an easy read. The endings for each storyline could have been more conclusive. I suspect there will be a Part 3.Published on January 6, 2013 by Eartha Ballard
I enjoyed this book almost as much as Platinum. It was a great follow-up to Platinum. I would have liked to have seen the characters of Beth and Cleo more in this book. Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by Tracey N. Boyd