Diamond Life

Diamond Life

Aliya S. King

Literature & Fiction / Nonfiction

The follow-up to the critically acclaimed novel Platinum, Diamond Life returns to the smoke and mirrors world of fame with brand new characters and more true to life plotlines. Alex Maxwells career as a journalist and celebrity ghostwriter is taking off, but it pales in comparison to her rapper husband Birdies multi-platinum debut and world tour. Slowly but surely, everything they swore would never happen begins to happenleaving Brooklyn for a mansion in suburban New Jersey and letting a reality TV crew into their home. Birdie is confronted time and again by the sexy groupies who pursue famous rappers, and hes forced to make some life-changing choices. Meanwhile, the largely unknown performers Trip and Step release their new single, and it becomes the hottest song of the year. The duos popularity spreads like wildfire at the expense of entertainments leading iconsJake and Zwho seem to be losing their edge, their market share, and perhaps their...
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Platinum

Platinum

Aliya S. King

Literature & Fiction / Nonfiction

You only think you want this life . . .  Alex Maxwell is planning her wedding to up-and coming music artist Birdie, ghostwriting video vixen Cleopatra Wright’s memoir, and she’s just been assigned the story of the year by her editor in chief at a major music industry magazine—an article about the glamorous lives of women married to platinum-selling hip-hop artists. Alex has been interviewing celebrities and hangers-on long enough to know all that glitters isn’t gold, so she’s determined to get the real scoop. Still, it’s not going to be easy to get past the wives’ gilded cages. . .  Beth Saddlebrook, wife of aging rapper Z. They have three beautiful boys and a seemingly endless supply of cash. But Beth spends her days trying to keep Z off drugs and fielding calls from women hollering she’s just a “small-town white bitch” and claiming to be carrying Z’s baby. Only one person...
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