The DiamonD: VEGAS Revisited … official book trailer

While we`re waiting … Enjoy this Book Trailer.  Oh, and yeah, I`m in it!

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The DiamonD: VEGAS Revisited – Christmas Day 2018

 

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“Black Friday“ … (underground poem from 2014)

BLACK FRIDAY

@ 4:01 a.m. I awoke to the sound of the alarm,
my husband`s voice asking me for a divorce
I showered, and cried,
got dressed, and cried
jumped into my car, and cried,
drove through StarBucks, and cried

‘I can`t fake it anymore’ he said
‘I meant to ask you yesterday’ he said
‘But the Turkey looked so good’ he said
‘I figured I enjoy your cooking one last time’ he said

dodging through empty traffic,
a lady slammed on her brakes
I spill Cappuccino all over my lap
the malted liquid burns through my jeans
the pain like Sugar Plums pounding in my head

I tossed the empty cup out the window nonchalantly
like my husband tossing ten years of his life with me
I glanced through the rear view mirror
lights are blinking colors of Christmas

‘It`s a crime to litter, ma`am’ the cop says

‘Just give me the fucking ticket!’ I snapped

I snatch the ticket, crumple the ticket
like it was my husband`s dick
and toss it at the cop`s face;
the stench of foul piss sweat on the cruisers back seat
reminded me of our honeymoon
in our dingy motel room in Rio

I pled guilty to a disorderly conduct

‘Because I have to go shopping’ I tell the Judge

then I babble, babble, babble
Thanksgiving, Turkey, Divorce
I’m let go with a hefty fine.

@ 6:01 a.m. I fight my way through the Christmas rush of
screaming mothers, crying babies, depressed fathers
edgy girlfriends, reserved boyfriends, jealous singles
in search of that magical gift,
that quintessential gift,

that ‘please don’t divorce me’ gift

but I end up at the food court
downing more Cappuccinos than I could swallow
contemplating suicide on Santa’s lap
texting my mother, blaming my father,
swearing at my happily married sister
amidst all my chaos of becoming “Mrs. Ex”
I pull myself together
I think about the good, the bad, and
the extra-curricular of my marriage
now sitting beside me choking on a cancer stick

‘What did you expect?’ he says
‘He was going to find out sooner or later’ he says
‘You said that that’s what you wanted’ he says

I flick the cigarette from my lover`s lips
the butt grazes an elderly couple strolling innocently by
they don`t feel the threat of burning death lingering
on their ultra chic vintage clothing
I hiss, then I sigh out, then I start to cry
wondering why my husband couldn’t have waited
till after Black Friday to divorce me?
my lover tries to comfort my tears
but they just fall, fall, fall

‘It`s going to be alright’ he says

‘It`s not that’ I say

‘Then what is it?’ he says

‘Promise me you won`t ask for a divorce on Black Friday,’ I say

I sound desperate like once slugging my way from the past
of shoppers once killing themselves silly over
Tickle Me Elmo`s and TalkBoy toys
my lover then laughs and crosses his heart then uncrosses it
he takes my hand and we stroll through the mall
dodging shoppers drowning in oversized shopping bags
weeping invisibly behind maxed out credit cards while
having to go home to their spouses to explain their infidelities;
I rest my head against my lover`s shoulder
thankful that I didn`t have to explain mine.

 

10 Books, 2 Companions, plus Novelettes = What order do I fucking read these in?

 

Hey, got your attention! … HeHe

So, lately I`ve been receiving an abundance of emails inquiring about the HUSH books/series and what order they should be read in since it is – and I admit guilt – a rather confusing list as it falls in different subcategories.

So below is the Official List of all the books in The HUSH Series thus far and the order they should be read in.  If something should change, I will post about it.

 

The HUSH Series

HUSH ~ Book 1

HUSHED ~ Book 2

JANE. ~ Book 3

HUSH, The Series (contains books 1 ~ 3)

 

The DiamonD Chapters

DiamonD:  Chapter 1 ~ Book 4

DiamonDs:  Chapter 2 ~ Book 5

The DiamonD:  Chapter 3 ~ Book 6

DiamonD, The Chapters (contains books 4 ~ 6)

 

HUSH:  Missing Pieces (companion book)

 

The DiamonD Episodes

The DiamonD:  BLOOD ~ Book 7

The DIamonD:  HOLLYWOOD ~ Book 8

The DiamonD:  VEGAS ~ Book 9

The DiamonD:  VEGAS Revisited (companion book)

The DiamonD:  EMPIRE ~ Book 10

DiamonD, The Episodes (contains books 7 ~ 10)

 

Additional Books

HUSH:  Revised a revised edition of HUSH containing original ending and 20+K words that were omitted to create The HUSH Series.

 

HUSH Novelettes are story shorts based on key characters in The HUSH Series, and how they came to be.

 

The DiamonD Chronicles is a new series following the future of DiamonD; forthcoming, 2019.

 

The DiamonD: VEGAS Revisited … new book

The DiamonD_ VEGAS, Revisited PNG II.pngDear Fans and Readers:

Just an FYI on how I tend to oversee certain things, particularly in the books I write such as additional scenes and dialogue between characters that I either lost just as quick as I had thought them up and failed to write them down or are still roaming limbo in the cerebrals of my mind waiting to break into the spotlight of a page – whatever the case, shit was overlooked, and I`m not sure if I should even apologize?

(see paragraph below)

So the “apology“ (Dr. Evil finger quotes) comes in the form of The DiamonD:  VEGAS Revisited which is now going to be a companion book to The DiamonD:  VEGAS.  While [to me] it is a waste of time it will not be a waste of time to you or to the reader considering that I`m jumping into The DiamonD:  EMPIRE full body with scenes that would possibly lose you and the reader to thinking things like, “Huh“ and “I don`t remember reading that!“ or “What the hell?“ and “You completely lost me, Dev, and I hate you!“ Okay, maybe I`m exaggerating with that last statement, but hey, I`m feeling humorous.

And speaking of humor, did you know that humor is key in any relationship just like a toilet is to your ass?  Okay, wrong subject.  Anyway, back to this Revisited thing.

As we learned at the end of VEGAS 3 months had gone by which means 3 months of bullshit drama had also surmounted; drama that I originally wanted to incorporate into the book but decided not to add since I felt the ending of VEGAS was on a roll and had a flow and I was primarily focused on DiamonD and Shane`​s marriage – which had suffered throughout the book – and what its outcome was going to be.  But, and seriously, and I`m sure you, along with some readers, had wondered about the following questions since they were brought to light in VEGAS:                                             

What became of Shane and Blair?

What became of DiamonD and Angelo?

What became of Dominic and Torrence?

Did Elijah`s criminal affiliation with his brothers Shane and Devin go any further?

How was Reno Renteria nabbed?

What prompted Tanya and Skai to marry?

Did DiamonD turn over control of Vincenc`s organization to Justin?

Did Justin get engage to Lana?

Did Alec end up falling for Tamara after he and Josh had complained about her to Shane?

Did Mari`Ana end up working for The DiamonD or leaving?

Lots of unanswered questions, I know, which is why I felt they needed to be in a book all its own as to not weigh the EMPIRE down since the book is already going to be extensive as the Black Bible Empire is about to come alive with DiamonD smack-dead in the middle of it.  Oops!  Did I just drop a hint?

Did I also drop a hint on Shane betraying DiamonD and DiamonD and Anthony, or – and again, Dr. Evil finger quotes – “Uncle Tony“ becoming the best of buds thus pushing DiamonD into the biggest sex-trafficking/pimp/auction scandal that could either make or break The DiamonD in whole?

Ooh, now I`m really feeling warm & fuzzy, and this is where I`ll stop.

 

Sincerely,

~Devlin

 

P.S.  Never mind the book cover.  I was feeling playful.  Release date for The DiamonD:  VEGAS Revisited. . .uh. . .um. . .soon!  I`ll keep you posted.  Either that, or I`ll just shock the shit out of readers and just post it.  We`ll see.