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Carter Diamond 1 (Carter Diamond Series #1)

4.51  ·  Rating Details ·  869 Ratings  ·  75 Reviews
This story tells the rise of notorius gangster Carter Diamond. This story takes you through the mean streets of Michigan to Carter becoming the biggest druglord Miami has ever seen. This is the prequel to the New york Times best selling series The Cartel by Ashley & JaQuavis. Before the Cartel was ever created...he stood alone.
Kindle Edition, 49 pages
Published (first published September 2nd 2012)
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Sep 04, 2012 Tonikia rated it it was amazing
Love this book!! The only reason why I gave it 4*s was because of some typo errors, but other than that the book was AWESOME! I love a book that will take you back in time!!!!
Me'Tova Hollingsworth
Jul 13, 2013 Me'Tova Hollingsworth rated it really liked it
Most would have probably complained that the story was too short and too pricey for its length, but if you are a true Ashley Antoinette fan, then you will read any of her work at any cost. Like most, I had the pleasure of reading The Cartel series before Carter Diamond, so I pretty much knew the story. BUT if you want to read some more indept details of how it all began, then Carter Diamond is for you. Ashley paints a very vivid picture of how some of the major players from The Cartel series got ...more
Samantha Tyler
Sep 15, 2012 Samantha Tyler rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.
Tonikia Bailey
Sep 03, 2012 Tonikia Bailey rated it it was amazing
Very good read!!!
May 15, 2013 Robin rated it liked it
So.....I love their writings I truly do. However, here recently it's like they are just throwing these stories together and neglecting certain aspects such as grammar and punctuation. I clearly understand that this is an urban fiction, however here was an entire section that was referencing Taryns "solo" story line and yet it kept saying breeze. Was there no one to look this story over?! Overall I like the idea of bringing us the history of how Carter Diamond got his start but I was way too dist ...more
Kat Dailey
Sep 21, 2012 Kat Dailey rated it it was amazing
Sep 04, 2012 Buck rated it really liked it
I love the fact that Ashley & Jaquavis takes us back to where it all started...I was into the book from start to finish lovin every bit of it understanding more of how things happen the way they did in the beginning...Yes it was a short story, it tells u on the cover an yes it may have a few editing errors but if your a true reader u would get past that..anyway I caught myself all in it when Carter did what he had to do no doubt..and I know that f*ckin loso had something to do with it...Grea ...more
Feb 15, 2015 Layeshia rated it really liked it
Carter diamond...definitely five stars because of the information that is given pertaining to how Carter diamond became The Carter diamond. However grammatical errors will keep it at a four-star rating. I'm off to part two of the trilogy of Carter diamond.
Sep 17, 2012 Aisha rated it really liked it
Good book it was to short and it leaves you hanging that's why I gave it 4 stars.
Denise Gilliam
Aug 18, 2016 Denise Gilliam rated it really liked it
This was a good read short but good. I can see how Carter got his start in the game. I'm really hyped to see what happens in part 2.
May 31, 2015 Nene rated it really liked it
Great Read
Apr 04, 2015 Slim rated it it was amazing
Carter diamond

I enjoyed this book. :D even though it was short. I like myself some Carter Diamond lol! I never thought his story would be interesting but it is (:
Sep 15, 2012 Dia rated it it was amazing
I'm looking forward to part 2 of this series
May 08, 2017 Rhonda rated it liked it
Good short story

It was a good short story. Just too many errors for the number of pages. The wrong name was used too many times which is confusing. But Carter Diamond is interesting.
Tawana Scott
May 09, 2017 Tawana Scott rated it it was amazing
Great read

This was a great read I can't wait to read the next one. I really enjoyed this, Ashley is amazing!!!!
Regina King
Jun 02, 2017 Regina King rated it liked it
Good read

The book gave the background and answered questions . Again, it was a good book to read. Read more....enjoy. Thanks
LaChonne Murray
Jun 11, 2017 LaChonne Murray rated it it was amazing
Excellent introduction to the beginning of Carter Diamond.
Jacquelin Branch
Mar 23, 2017 Jacquelin Branch rated it it was amazing

I should have read this series of Carter Diamond first before the series of The Cartel. Awesome reading... Will be reading Part 2
Elizabeth S. Scott
Mar 22, 2017 Elizabeth S. Scott marked it as to-read
I want more "Carter Diamond!"

I give it five star rating. The story has drama, suspense, paints a clear picture for the reader to properly visualize everything going on. But most important, there's also a love story building.
Aug 11, 2016 Cindy rated it it was ok
Never have I been more surprised that a book has done as well in the reviews as Carter Diamond. Obviously the current reading audience on this title has lower standards of what constitutes a good book. I am only one person, but a well-read one and an English teacher. Awaiting a long car trip, I got this book at the library because it was one of the few available at the time in digital audiobook format.

Firstly, what a bland and horrible hero! I had little to no feeling about if the main characte
Sep 23, 2012 Brandy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: True A&J fans
17 pages of the back story that fills in the blanks of who Carter Diamond was. It's the story of his beginning and rise to the top and how he became the man he was. You meet him at a young age and a few vital players in The Cartel series along the way. I enjoyed the story although I had to fight through the typos and errors along the way. I don't know what happened there because that's not like them and I'm hoping for a corrected copy and cover art(for Nook) soon.
The E short ended with a cliff h
Jan 24, 2013 Athena rated it really liked it
Since I'm a huge fan of the Cartel Series I wanted to read about the life of Carter Diamond before he became "the man". As stated in the description, this was definitely a short story and I personally don't think that it's worth $3.99. Although it was an interesting read, there was not a big wow factor about the story. It does get the message across regarding how Carter met the women in his life and began making his empire. There was a noticeable amount of errors and there were also times where ...more
Wilki J
Apr 04, 2013 Wilki J rated it really liked it
This book shows us where it all began..before there was a Cartel. Before one of the greatest in the game was ever born. This prequel takes us back to the come up of a legend in the streets, Carter Diamond, Sr.

I liked the plot even though a little trite, but its always all the same in the drug game: live by the gun..die by the gun. I had issues with the grammatical errors. I especially hated when the wrong name of a character was used...more than once I might add. That messes with my mental pictu
Dorothea J Creamer
Jan 14, 2015 Dorothea J Creamer rated it really liked it
A must read.

As always Ashley and JaQuavis continue to tell a story with plenty of action that keep you wanting more. The only reason I didn't give this book a 5 star rating is there was errors in editing with mix up of characters. At one point I was thrown off trying to figure out if the character Taryn and Breeze was the same person until I figured out that it was a mix up in. Characters. But this is still a good read because it gave you the background of Carter Diamond and how the Cartel begin
Dec 15, 2015 Lunden rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
If you read the Cartel, this may be an unnecessary read for you. Although very short, it was a nice story. It seems that Carter has always been rather subdued, not one to go completely off when appropriate, etc. I kind of saw what was happening with Sam just because karma is a....How was Carter able to just move and start a life in Miami? What about his girlfriend? Why did he trust Sam so much when he showed he couldn't be trusted?

Listened to the audiobook read by Cary Hite which was another pl
Author Untamed
Apr 29, 2013 Author Untamed rated it really liked it
I loved the Cartel series so I knew I'd love this book to tell how it all started. The storyline of course is excellent and Carter is the man! I'm upset that it was so short though. I gave it a 4 because it had more grammatical errors than I am used to seeing from their quality of work. Also, although I love the storyline some of the events/ages conflict with what was originally written in The Cartel 1. Nevertheless, I loved the story and if anybody can deliver it's Ashley and JaQuavis.
Sandra Atueyi
Sep 03, 2012 Sandra Atueyi rated it it was amazing

I just finish reading Carter Diamond by A&J. Carter Diamond was interested and excellent book to read because I finally get know who is Carter Diamond. I'm shocked and surprised that Carter forgot about Tanya and Carter and Taryn named their daughter after Taryn 's best friend. This author did a really excellent job put out this book and they deserved a five stars for this book. I'm looking forward to read part 2 of Carter Diamond.
Mar 30, 2016 Lacreshia rated it it was amazing
As usual great book

This is a great book for young man who is respectful something we don't get to read often even know he was in the game he tried to go legit first I really love this book and enjoyed it a lot as I have all your other books in the past my favorite will always be the prada plan
Jul 09, 2015 ALYSSA rated it it was amazing
Carter Diamond..... Who is he?

5 stars of course.
I gave this rating because it started out good, got to the story line quickly, and kept me wanting more.
Will recommend to all of my fellow readers.
Carol Hornsby-mccoy
Aug 08, 2015 Carol Hornsby-mccoy rated it it was amazing
I'm a life long fan of the Cartel's. It was nice knowing how such a brilliant story got its start from. Carter diamond made the cartel's what they were. His drive even as a young man being through into a life he learn to survive
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ASHLEY ANTOINETTE COLEMAN is one of the most successful female writers of her time. The feminine half of the popular married duo, Ashley and JaQuavis, she has co-written over 40 novels, including the bestselling Cartel series. Several of her titles have hit The New York Times bestsellers list, but she is most widely regarded for her continuing racy saga, The Prada Plan. Born in Flint, MI, she was ...more
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