Diamondacious! sparkles like a bodacious diamond. It's the funny, sexy, gossipy, tongue-in-cheek saga of Debbie DeVore, who begins her journey as a plain brunette from the wrong side of town, and rises to wealth as an icy, blonde accounting wiz. Was it really so bad that she cut a few corners to get there?
This frothy beach read begins in Fort Lauderdale but sweeps to New York, Las Vegas, and the capitals of South America. You will recognize some of the characters from the boldface names of newspapers if you read gossip, the financial pages, and even the political pages. But you haven't heard these stories with the spin Belmont gives them. It's a crazy, sexy, laugh-out-loud satire- in turn shocking, poignant, and uproarious, but it's never graphic, and the good guys come out on top.
D.A. Belmont knows Ft. Lauderdale intimately, what goes on undercover as well as under the covers. Belmont's wisely squandered youth was spent in Florida's "Venice of America" and wildly in other enthralling fleshpots north and south of the equator.
Belmont will be at Library Headquarters, Saturday, May 18 at 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A.
During the Local Author Series, a local author will read and discuss his/her latest written work, take questions, and have books available for sale each month. These authors are members of Writers Alliance of Gainesville, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes, encourages and supports aspiring and experienced regional writers. The Local Author Series runs through May 2019.