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About the author


Thadine Quick is a freelance writer best known for her articles published in the Courageous Woman e-Magazine. She is also the author of a Novella entitled "Addicted to You, When Saying Goodbye Could Get You Killed." Most recently, her script "Girlz N' The Hood" was selected as 2nd round quarterfinalists with Filmmakers.com, 1st TV Scriptwriting Competition. Thadine is currently pursuing the HBOAcess Writing Fellowship program and lives in Illinois with her husband and two Children. [email protected] Published Works: "Addicted to You, When Saying Goodbye Could Get You Killed." Released 2001 by AmErica House Publishing Company. ISBN-10: 1588517012 Available @Amazon.com
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DiAmond$ N’ The Rough
A Beautiful Collection of Flawed Gemstones
by Thadine N. Quick View author's profile page

Overview


In this hidden gemstone of a book, "DiAmonds N' The Rough" is a collection of short stories served straight out the bottle with no chaser. A school-age girl is forced to take a human life to save her own. A Gangster girl so deep rooted in the streets of Chicago that she must leave the cold-blooded City to survive. A self-taught businesswoman hustles herself away from Gangbanging and into the boardroom negotiating multimillion-dollar deals. A happily married woman risks it all when she succumbs to a secret rendezvous with a handsome stranger she met on the subway train in New York City. Interconnected, all these stories are somehow linked.

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Description


In this hidden gemstone of a book, "DiAmonds N' The Rough" is a collection of short stories served straight out the bottle with no chaser. A school-age girl is forced to take a human life to save her own. A Gangster girl so deep rooted in the streets of Chicago that she must leave the cold-blooded City to survive. A self-taught businesswoman hustles herself away from Gangbanging and into the boardroom negotiating multimillion-dollar deals. A happily married woman risks it all when she succumbs to a secret rendezvous with a handsome stranger she met on the subway train in New York City. Interconnected, all these stories are somehow linked. In this gritty, RISE TO POWER page turner, you will read about a rare but sexy DiAmond, the roughest DiAmond and Sapphire Blues and see how the beauty and splendor of all Diamonds goes well beyond the surface. Disguised in a hard, unfeminine exterior their flaws are exposed right away. Each story is bold, hard to read, and at times, scandalous. Anonymous once said, "PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS." Well, let's see. Through the lenses of brokenness and pain you will witness firsthand how DiAmond and Big Tiny expertly navigates their way around Gang banging, SEX, LIES and MURDER proving time and time again that what don't kill you will make you stronger. DiAmonds N' The Rough is a BOSS move. The characters are undeveloped. The dialogue… pushy, classy, ratchet; often written in very poor taste. The storylines beg for an absolute superhero that never comes, and the overall depth and synopsis of each story holds so much poverty, heartache and pain that it lacks the very charisma or literary showmanship required to land itself on any best sellers list. And that's just why this book is sooo good.
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Overview


In this hidden gemstone of a book, "DiAmonds N' The Rough" is a collection of short stories served straight out the bottle with no chaser. A school-age girl is forced to take a human life to save her own. A Gangster girl so deep rooted in the streets of Chicago that she must leave the cold-blooded City to survive. A self-taught businesswoman hustles herself away from Gangbanging and into the boardroom negotiating multimillion-dollar deals. A happily married woman risks it all when she succumbs to a secret rendezvous with a handsome stranger she met on the subway train in New York City. Interconnected, all these stories are somehow linked.

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Description


In this hidden gemstone of a book, "DiAmonds N' The Rough" is a collection of short stories served straight out the bottle with no chaser. A school-age girl is forced to take a human life to save her own. A Gangster girl so deep rooted in the streets of Chicago that she must leave the cold-blooded City to survive. A self-taught businesswoman hustles herself away from Gangbanging and into the boardroom negotiating multimillion-dollar deals. A happily married woman risks it all when she succumbs to a secret rendezvous with a handsome stranger she met on the subway train in New York City. Interconnected, all these stories are somehow linked. In this gritty, RISE TO POWER page turner, you will read about a rare but sexy DiAmond, the roughest DiAmond and Sapphire Blues and see how the beauty and splendor of all Diamonds goes well beyond the surface. Disguised in a hard, unfeminine exterior their flaws are exposed right away. Each story is bold, hard to read, and at times, scandalous. Anonymous once said, "PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS." Well, let's see. Through the lenses of brokenness and pain you will witness firsthand how DiAmond and Big Tiny expertly navigates their way around Gang banging, SEX, LIES and MURDER proving time and time again that what don't kill you will make you stronger. DiAmonds N' The Rough is a BOSS move. The characters are undeveloped. The dialogue… pushy, classy, ratchet; often written in very poor taste. The storylines beg for an absolute superhero that never comes, and the overall depth and synopsis of each story holds so much poverty, heartache and pain that it lacks the very charisma or literary showmanship required to land itself on any best sellers list. And that's just why this book is sooo good.

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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:African American / Urban Life

Language:English

Pages:238

Format:Hardcover

Hardcover ISBN:9781098395544


Overview


In this hidden gemstone of a book, "DiAmonds N' The Rough" is a collection of short stories served straight out the bottle with no chaser. A school-age girl is forced to take a human life to save her own. A Gangster girl so deep rooted in the streets of Chicago that she must leave the cold-blooded City to survive. A self-taught businesswoman hustles herself away from Gangbanging and into the boardroom negotiating multimillion-dollar deals. A happily married woman risks it all when she succumbs to a secret rendezvous with a handsome stranger she met on the subway train in New York City. Interconnected, all these stories are somehow linked.

Read more

Description


In this hidden gemstone of a book, "DiAmonds N' The Rough" is a collection of short stories served straight out the bottle with no chaser. A school-age girl is forced to take a human life to save her own. A Gangster girl so deep rooted in the streets of Chicago that she must leave the cold-blooded City to survive. A self-taught businesswoman hustles herself away from Gangbanging and into the boardroom negotiating multimillion-dollar deals. A happily married woman risks it all when she succumbs to a secret rendezvous with a handsome stranger she met on the subway train in New York City. Interconnected, all these stories are somehow linked. In this gritty, RISE TO POWER page turner, you will read about a rare but sexy DiAmond, the roughest DiAmond and Sapphire Blues and see how the beauty and splendor of all Diamonds goes well beyond the surface. Disguised in a hard, unfeminine exterior their flaws are exposed right away. Each story is bold, hard to read, and at times, scandalous. Anonymous once said, "PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS." Well, let's see. Through the lenses of brokenness and pain you will witness firsthand how DiAmond and Big Tiny expertly navigates their way around Gang banging, SEX, LIES and MURDER proving time and time again that what don't kill you will make you stronger. DiAmonds N' The Rough is a BOSS move. The characters are undeveloped. The dialogue… pushy, classy, ratchet; often written in very poor taste. The storylines beg for an absolute superhero that never comes, and the overall depth and synopsis of each story holds so much poverty, heartache and pain that it lacks the very charisma or literary showmanship required to land itself on any best sellers list. And that's just why this book is sooo good.

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About the author


Thadine Quick is a freelance writer best known for her articles published in the Courageous Woman e-Magazine. She is also the author of a Novella entitled "Addicted to You, When Saying Goodbye Could Get You Killed." Most recently, her script "Girlz N' The Hood" was selected as 2nd round quarterfinalists with Filmmakers.com, 1st TV Scriptwriting Competition. Thadine is currently pursuing the HBOAcess Writing Fellowship program and lives in Illinois with her husband and two Children. [email protected] Published Works: "Addicted to You, When Saying Goodbye Could Get You Killed." Released 2001 by AmErica House Publishing Company. ISBN-10: 1588517012 Available @Amazon.com

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