Behind the Book: The Ace of Diamonds (Chapter Five)


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  1. Blu wasn’t necessarily ugly, but he had distinctive features. He was extremely tall, approximately six-seven, and had a butterscotch complexion. His large nose was crooked and had been offset by deep, sunken, brown eyes. – This description of the book’s villain and even the storyline between Blu and Kristian was inspired by the Phantom in the Phantom of the Opera. While Jay describes Blu as not being necessarily ugly, I think if someone describes someone as being a “skinny ogre,” (which Jay does in this scene) you get the picture that the person is somewhat grotesque.
  2. We haven’t blessed the food.” – Jay said this when Blu tried to eat a piece of his fruit without praying for his food. This is during their initial meeting. I tried to put little things like this in all my books with Jay so you know he does believe in God even if he isn’t a practicing Christian.
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    Carmen rolled her eyes at Kane’s timing. She had been waiting on his phone call for several hours, and then he called right when her team was about to start pressuring her into doing a shoe line. – This part of the storyline was thrown in after Kimora Lee Simmons landed the job as President and Creative Director of JustFab, Inc. I figured since Carmen’s fashion career is highly inspired by Kimora, I could throw in some stuff about shoes, too.

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