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September 2011- Book Club Selections - Monet: The Master Jewelers by Alice Vega & The MPire: Trinity by T. L. James

The September 2011, Bloggers Unite Book Club selections are Monet: The Master Jewelers by Alice Vega & The MPire: Trinity by T. L. James. To read more about Monet: The Master Jewelers by Alice Vega please click here and to read more about The MPire: Trinity by T. L. James please click here

About Monet: The Master Jewelers

As one of the oldest costume jewelry companies still in existence, Monet has, for almost 70 years, made jewelry that cannot be surpassed for its quality, craftsmanship, and audacious design. Monet: The Master Jewelers is a long overdue, in-depth look at this innovative and enduring company. Through comprehensive research, little known facts about Monet and its founders, Michael and Joseph Chernow, as well as the people behind it, are revealed for the first time. Misconceptions about the company's origins and its early years are finally corrected. This is also a visual celebration of the artistry of Monet jewelry throughout the decades. Delving well beyond basic gold necklaces and earrings, you will be overwhelmed by the diversified and unique styling of the many bracelets, charms, earrings, and necklaces Monet pioneered throughout their long history. The Monet experience is further explored through vintage magazine and newspaper advertisements, patents, rare company and family photos, as well as never-before-published memorabilia from the early Monocraft years. Collectors, dealers, designers, stylists, and anyone with an appreciation of costume jewelry and its history will find this book to be a valuable and must-have reference. 

About the author, Alice Vega

Alice is a freelance fashion and graphic designer living in New York City. As a member of Costume Jewelry Collectors International and the Society of Jewelry Historians she has combined her long standing interest in collecting vintage jewelry with her passion for history, preservation and the arts in this her first book.


About The MPire: Trinity - Coming September 8th, 2011!
The Family - Mallory Haulm has finally carved his place in the Family Business, but his arched nemesis and eldest brother wants him out. With each plot Marc devises, Mallory manages to dodge the bullets. However, with family members turning their backs and betraying Mallory’s trust, Marc’s last plot might be successful.
The Son of God - Since his return to Heaven, Matthew is not happy. He is hell bent on coming back to Earth and reclaiming rightful possession. He will not let anything stand in the way, not even his identity as “The Second Coming.” In his quest to succeed, will he go as far as starting a little fight called Armageddon?
And The Holy Hell Raiser - Silas Xavier Luxapher – a new comer to the scene but not new to the game.  With all the distractions of his Million-Man Campaign, raising his Family and running the Empire, Silas’ eyes are set on a new possession.  He does not take “NO” for an answer; HE TAKES IT ALL!

About the author, T.L. James

TL James graduated with an MBA from LeTourneau University. At LETU, James cultivated an interest in biblical studies and research. Little did James know, but her love for research would become an integral thread in her writing style.

After many sleepless nights, James began writing her first speculative fictional book, with her newly born son tucked comfortably at her side.  She developed the family drama storyline that showcases her love of research, biblical studies and literary classics (i.e., Chaucer, Shakespeare and Mythology). The MPire Trilogy was born.

In 2008, TL James revived PHE Ink, a Writing Solutions Firm, after discovering a number of gaps in the publishing industry.  James works with aspiring writers, one-on-one, to develop their literary voice. PHE Ink, also, assists entrepreneurs with transforming their business dreams into defined objectives and business plans.

TL James currently resides in Houston, Texas with her son and immediate family.

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