Love, Secrets & Pearls

Sunshine on Sunday

Dancing with God's Grace

Chemistry & Chaos

Camp Colorblind

Boys, Beauty and Betrayal

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Like a cherished piece of jewelry or beloved family heirloom passed down through generations, the bond shared Love Secrets Pearlsbetween Tanisha Carlson, Maria Wesley, Justine Wellington, Grace Dudley, Rashanda Jordan and Lori Perkins has become more precious with time.

In Love, Secrets & Pearls, the sequel to Sunshine on Sunday and the final book in the Black Diamond Series, the girls have blossomed into young women and continue their journey linked arm in arm. While adding more souls to their circle, the ladies embrace the reality that love is uniquely defi ned, secrets have healing qualities and healthy friendships should be treasured like a sentimental string of pearls.

Through it all, forever friendship clues are revealed that readers will want to replicate in their own lives as the girls affirm that a strong friendship circle of support is as important as a good bra and as comforting as a warm quilt.

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In Sunshine on Sunday, Tanisha “Teenie” Carlson and the Black Diamond Series’ girls are high school graduates, eager to embrace their independence! Armed with their trademark charisma, style and wit, the journey includes: Sunshine On Sundaycollege for some, heartache, new love, additions to the friendship circle, and a controversial discovery for one of the ladies.

With Lori Perkins serving as their navigational moral compass, Teenie, Maria, Rashanda, Justine, and Grace are poised to pave their own way linked arm in arm. Yet, while on their personal paths of self discovery, the ladies are surprised to learn that (like them) their mothers are also complex women in search of friendship and love.

Readers will cheer when a parent reinvents herself and starts a new chapter in her own life. Sunshine on Sunday is a love story woven together like a comforting patchwork quilt. Each patch of love (family, romantic, friendship and self love) is carefully stitched together to form the pattern that defi nes each girl’s love story. Will the love patches and threads sewn while impressionable teens prove strong enough to comfort their fragile hearts?

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In Dancing with God’s Grace, the reader experiences the highs and lows of high school arm in arm with Tanisha Dancing with GG“Teenie” Carlson and her core group: Maria Wesley, Lori Perkins, Rashanda Jordan, Justine Wellington and Grace Dudley.

From prom, temptation, break-ups and reconciliation, each chapter continues the storyline of a main character and begins to unveil the cosmetic facades that lay behind the girls’ carefully made-up images.

As they morph from awkward caterpillars into charming butterflies, their shared experiences impact each others’ lives in sustainable ways. Their bond is strengthened when the group provides support through a frightening healthcare scare to one friend while nurturing another friend who is forced to redefi ne her family structure.

A true love story, Dancing with God’s Grace proves that the heart wants what it wants even if the want of the heart goes against popular opinion.

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In Chemistry & Chaos book three in the Black Diamond Series, Tanisha “Teenie” Carlson and the girls return for more Chemistry Chaosadolescent drama, young love, dating and life lessons. This time, the reader learns the trials and tribulations that are taking place behind the front doors of the “other” girls: Maria Wesley, Lori Perkins, Rashanda Jordan, Justine Wellington and Grace Dudley while Tanisha’s mama drama and boy challenges continue.
At sixteen, wiser and armed with more self-confidence, the girls attempt to embrace their fragile teen life challenges with class, confidence and a splash of sass. Layer by layer, the reader will learn that, just like Teenie’s character, her friends are fearfully and wonderfully made while still flawed in very believable, relatable and forgivable ways.
The grace and strength displayed by each character will prove encouraging to readers of all ages as the girls confi rm that a strong friendship network circle of support is as important as a good bra.

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What girl hasn’t stared at the phone waiting for a boy to call? In Camp Colorblind (book two of the Black Diamond camp colorblindSeries), we rejoin Tanisha Carlson where we last left her in Boys, Beauty & Betrayal, and readers learn who the mystery caller is! When a summer camp stint births new friendships, a new attitude and a new name, a humiliating and devastating loss to her nemesis proves to be the catalyst that helps Tanisha challenge and dispel her long held, homegrown stereotypes and begin to replace her insecurity, shame, and self doubt with growth, healing, maturity and self confidence. Readers will cheer for the progress made in Tanisha’s ‘mama drama’ as she is forced to examine the many layers that make up her mother’s delicate psyche. And when a blossoming new friendship is placed in jeopardy, can forgiveness and logic overturn anger and pride?

With her trusty sidekicks Rashanda, Maria, Lori, Grace and Justine providing animated girlfriend support and guidance, Tanisha’s inner circle remains intact as the friends stumble through their teen journey with charisma and style.

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Tanisha Carlson wants what most teenage girls want: an A on her math test, a boyfriend, new jeans and a mother BB and Bwho doesn’t pop pills. In Boys, Beauty & Betrayal, you’ll meet fourteen year old Tanisha Carlson and her friends at Battle Creek Junior High School: Maria, Lori, Rashanda, Grace and Justine. Witty, smart and moderately popular, the fabric of Tanisha’s world is woven together by a complex thread of secrets and lies. Her teen drama intensifies when she faces rejection from the boy she likes and a cat fight with her best friend. Hiding behind her ‘Mona Lisa’ crooked smile, is another secret that Tanisha fears will destroy her middle school standing. Yet, like most adolescent girls, Tanisha is determined to fake her way to fabulousness without snapping like a twig in her worn designer jeans.

In this novel, Tanisha learns the true meaning of friendship, realizes that the world is not black and white, and begins to find herself in the process. Readers will enjoy part one in this coming of age series with all of its surprising twists and turns.

Love, Secrets & Pearls

Sunshine on Sunday

Dancing with God's Grace

Chemistry & Chaos

Camp Colorblind

Boys, Beauty and Betrayal

Love, Secrets & Pearls

Sunshine on Sunday

Dancing with God's Grace

Chemistry & Chaos

Camp Colorblind

Boys, Beauty and Betrayal

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Like a cherished piece of jewelry or beloved family heirloom passed down through generations, the bond shared Love Secrets Pearlsbetween Tanisha Carlson, Maria Wesley, Justine Wellington, Grace Dudley, Rashanda Jordan and Lori Perkins has become more precious with time.

In Love, Secrets & Pearls, the sequel to Sunshine on Sunday and the final book in the Black Diamond Series, the girls have blossomed into young women and continue their journey linked arm in arm. While adding more souls to their circle, the ladies embrace the reality that love is uniquely defi ned, secrets have healing qualities and healthy friendships should be treasured like a sentimental string of pearls.

Through it all, forever friendship clues are revealed that readers will want to replicate in their own lives as the girls affirm that a strong friendship circle of support is as important as a good bra and as comforting as a warm quilt.

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In Sunshine on Sunday, Tanisha “Teenie” Carlson and the Black Diamond Series’ girls are high school graduates, eager to embrace their independence! Armed with their trademark charisma, style and wit, the journey includes: Sunshine On Sundaycollege for some, heartache, new love, additions to the friendship circle, and a controversial discovery for one of the ladies.

With Lori Perkins serving as their navigational moral compass, Teenie, Maria, Rashanda, Justine, and Grace are poised to pave their own way linked arm in arm. Yet, while on their personal paths of self discovery, the ladies are surprised to learn that (like them) their mothers are also complex women in search of friendship and love.

Readers will cheer when a parent reinvents herself and starts a new chapter in her own life. Sunshine on Sunday is a love story woven together like a comforting patchwork quilt. Each patch of love (family, romantic, friendship and self love) is carefully stitched together to form the pattern that defi nes each girl’s love story. Will the love patches and threads sewn while impressionable teens prove strong enough to comfort their fragile hearts?

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In Dancing with God’s Grace, the reader experiences the highs and lows of high school arm in arm with Tanisha Dancing with GG“Teenie” Carlson and her core group: Maria Wesley, Lori Perkins, Rashanda Jordan, Justine Wellington and Grace Dudley.

From prom, temptation, break-ups and reconciliation, each chapter continues the storyline of a main character and begins to unveil the cosmetic facades that lay behind the girls’ carefully made-up images.

As they morph from awkward caterpillars into charming butterflies, their shared experiences impact each others’ lives in sustainable ways. Their bond is strengthened when the group provides support through a frightening healthcare scare to one friend while nurturing another friend who is forced to redefi ne her family structure.

A true love story, Dancing with God’s Grace proves that the heart wants what it wants even if the want of the heart goes against popular opinion.

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In Chemistry & Chaos book three in the Black Diamond Series, Tanisha “Teenie” Carlson and the girls return for more Chemistry Chaosadolescent drama, young love, dating and life lessons. This time, the reader learns the trials and tribulations that are taking place behind the front doors of the “other” girls: Maria Wesley, Lori Perkins, Rashanda Jordan, Justine Wellington and Grace Dudley while Tanisha’s mama drama and boy challenges continue.
At sixteen, wiser and armed with more self-confidence, the girls attempt to embrace their fragile teen life challenges with class, confidence and a splash of sass. Layer by layer, the reader will learn that, just like Teenie’s character, her friends are fearfully and wonderfully made while still flawed in very believable, relatable and forgivable ways.
The grace and strength displayed by each character will prove encouraging to readers of all ages as the girls confi rm that a strong friendship network circle of support is as important as a good bra.

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What girl hasn’t stared at the phone waiting for a boy to call? In Camp Colorblind (book two of the Black Diamond camp colorblindSeries), we rejoin Tanisha Carlson where we last left her in Boys, Beauty & Betrayal, and readers learn who the mystery caller is! When a summer camp stint births new friendships, a new attitude and a new name, a humiliating and devastating loss to her nemesis proves to be the catalyst that helps Tanisha challenge and dispel her long held, homegrown stereotypes and begin to replace her insecurity, shame, and self doubt with growth, healing, maturity and self confidence. Readers will cheer for the progress made in Tanisha’s ‘mama drama’ as she is forced to examine the many layers that make up her mother’s delicate psyche. And when a blossoming new friendship is placed in jeopardy, can forgiveness and logic overturn anger and pride?

With her trusty sidekicks Rashanda, Maria, Lori, Grace and Justine providing animated girlfriend support and guidance, Tanisha’s inner circle remains intact as the friends stumble through their teen journey with charisma and style.

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Tanisha Carlson wants what most teenage girls want: an A on her math test, a boyfriend, new jeans and a mother BB and Bwho doesn’t pop pills. In Boys, Beauty & Betrayal, you’ll meet fourteen year old Tanisha Carlson and her friends at Battle Creek Junior High School: Maria, Lori, Rashanda, Grace and Justine. Witty, smart and moderately popular, the fabric of Tanisha’s world is woven together by a complex thread of secrets and lies. Her teen drama intensifies when she faces rejection from the boy she likes and a cat fight with her best friend. Hiding behind her ‘Mona Lisa’ crooked smile, is another secret that Tanisha fears will destroy her middle school standing. Yet, like most adolescent girls, Tanisha is determined to fake her way to fabulousness without snapping like a twig in her worn designer jeans.

In this novel, Tanisha learns the true meaning of friendship, realizes that the world is not black and white, and begins to find herself in the process. Readers will enjoy part one in this coming of age series with all of its surprising twists and turns.

Love, Secrets & Pearls

Sunshine on Sunday

Dancing with God's Grace

Chemistry & Chaos

Camp Colorblind

Boys, Beauty and Betrayal