I grew up in Las Vegas and now live in Los Angeles. Like so many, I had the big dream. I wanted to be in movies and I wanted to be famous. I was optimistic; a friend of mine, had a friend, who knew someone, and so on. I was all set and the plan seemed easy. All I had to do was be good at my job, meet celebrities, make contacts and make it big!
My referral got me a job working in one of the most intimate places in Hollywood. I had an in and became a server and assistant in an elite and celebrity sex club known only to those wealthy and well-liked enough to have the honor. I was hired to serve guests and help make things comfortable; no, I do not indulge or partake in the goings on, that’s reserved for members only. It was an excellent opportunity and being a model back home, I felt like I was halfway to fame already!
However, if you haven’t heard, Hollywood is not that easy. Day after day reality hit and before I knew it, it was year after year. I mean, I’m still a beauty, or so they tell me, but the reality is that today I’m not so optimistic that I’ll see my face on the big screen. It seems my opportunities for fame went out the window the closer I got to the secrets I was privy to. Instead of finding stardom, I found that people with wealth, status and popularity start to shy away from those who have seen too much. That would be me.
And so I’ve taken my passion to the page and believe me, I have enough to fill it for years. These stories are all based on real people made up of celebrities and the Hollywood elite. People talk a lot and I am writing what I’ve come to know, filling in the blanks where I need to. I’ve seen what goes on behind-the-scenes in “tinsel town” for quite some time now; I’m talking about actors, singers, artists and even politicians. No athletes though, they weren’t allowed in the club. The members needed the financial background, integrity and intelligence to be let in and frankly, the athletes in general were a flat out risk.
I’ve changed the club name and character names of course, and since I do not go home with these people you can expect my own dramatization there based on what I’ve learned. My intent here is not to be vindictive in any way and I am not trying to ruin lives or take down the latest on the A-list. No, I simply want to tell the truth while exploring my creativity.
This series takes you into a steamy world, based on insider information and created with a bit of a twist. We have social elites in a luxury world, and a posh sex club with some big egos and fierce competition.
The secrets begin with the lives of “Rachel, Harper, Sloane and Lexi” but with so many members over the years, there is so much more to tell. I invite you into their stories.
Sloane Temple is the hot, blonde babe of the group. She’s all sunshine and personality, and more woman than most would even know what to do with. Behind the kinky fun and flaunting though, there is much more to Sloane than one could guess just by looking at her. Born and raised in California, she is married to Dylan and the two have made themselves known throughout California before landing in L.A. She gets roles here and there and his famed plastic surgery practice is growing by the minute. They love each other but their true passion is to be loved by others, and admired.
Episode One takes you inside this exclusive world of extravagant money, power and the erotic life of the club. Rachel and her very special group of close friends are the high-class main event. In their luxurious and limitless lifestyles of fame and money, they strive to maintain their position as an elite group of high-powered and very sexual social
In the Celebrity Secrets series, Dakota brings her wit and creativity to the page to tell the true stories of what goes on in the secret and erotic world of the stars.
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Always forced to keep her powers and identity under wraps, Isadora Berta dreams of a normal life. After encountering the sexy and mysterious Ryerson McKinnon, the up-and-coming Alpha wolf, she realizes her life was never destined for normalcy. With their desire for one another intensifying and the passion between them igniting, Ryerson tries to keep his amped up libido in check.
Easier said than done…
When Izzy’s life is threatened, Ryerson vows to protect her, sending their mating ritual into another realm of pleasure and mystique. But can Izzy find real safety when love as magical as theirs can render her powerless?
When Alexandria York fatefully met the Duke of Avalon in the woods she never imagined she’d be working for him. A rising star of the art scene in London, Alexandria agrees to commission a piece for the infamous noble. His intentions quickly become confusing as chemistry grows between the two.
As she dreams of the man she can’t have, the one she can lures her deeper into his lair. Will the man she once loved be her Knight in shining armor and slay the Dragon? Or will the Dragon consume her before it’s too late?
In this life, his heart was the stone and her love was the sword…
The Duke of Avalon has lived a long and lonely life. He has chased his love through the centuries and every time she has jilted him, but not this time. Tormented by inner demons, Avalon seeks to keep his secret safe while vowing to win Alexandria York. When his former charge, Lancer Rivers comes back into both their lives, he finds he more than one challenger for her hand. Can he protect Alexandria not only from the man after her very life, but also himself?
I had a bittersweet feeling when it came to Arthur/Avalon. I really wanted to shout at him or slap him in the face for letting his fears run his life. He was quite a brute with Alexandria every occasionally because he feared he will lose her like he did in the past. Nevertheless, there was no denying their intense connection. Call me a romantic but, there were moments where I just couldn’t help but feel that those two were meant to be. The only problem is that our girl didn’t see it quite as clearly as I did. I was 2 seconds away from getting the book to open her eyes for her. I mean, give the poor king a break. On the other hand, I must admit the love rival was quite enticing himself. I mean, who doesn’t love a bad guy? The problem is that he was bad to the core and there was no chance of redemption.
I truly love this story because it let me see a whole new side of the King Arthur we have been sold in movies, books, tv series, and cartoons. He was not the jerk teenager that we saw at Merlin or the smart weakling with a good heart that we were introduced to in the Sword in The Stone. Duke of Avalon / King Arthur was a very enigmatic, seductive and mysterious character that made you want to keep reading his story. Despite his mistakes and difficult attitude, it was impossible not to sympathize with him. I may love twists of fairy tales and popular stories but this one was unlike any other I have heard before and I will definitely be reading it again very soon.
After her parents and twin brother died a year ago, Lucy Kincaid was determined to put together a normal life for herself. With her heart set on college life, Lucy’s dreams of medical school are dashed when a rabid bear attacks her in the middle of suburbia. When Jens, a handsome yet irritable stranger, saves her life, Lucy’s gratitude is cut short when he abducts her, taking her to a land filled with people and creatures she remembers from bedtime stories she assumed were just Scandinavian folklore.
Jens takes Lucy to a world she never expected, and cannot escape. Undraland is teeming with oversized garden gnomes, warrior elves, Nøkken, Fossegrimens, and worst of all, Sirens. Lucy goes further and further down the rabbit hole until she signs up to join a band of thieves bent on taking down Pesta, the last Siren.
I believe the young adult community really found a gem here with Undraland. It’s completely different and throws you into a world that brings you along for the ride and makes you believe you’re involved. Once you’re involved in the book is hard to put down. The only things I would point out for the author is making a better start to the book as it doesn’t really capture your attention at first. I would also add a little more character development as Lucy’s character does seem a bit naive and whiny at times for a young women whose gone through such traumatic life experiences. Lastly I read that the characters are based off real Norse mythology but an index of how to pronounce the species would have made the book rounded out. All in all I loved the humor the mixture of old school with new and the general unique imagination the story told. I’m an reviewer for Romance Author’s That Rock and rate this book 5 Hearts.
Iltani asked to be none of these things. Yet fate does not ask permission when she weaves souls upon destiny’s loom.
On the day of Iltani’s birth, an assassin tried and nearly succeeded in ending the line of the gryphon kings. Out of that bloodshed, an unbreakable bond was forged between child-king and goddess-chosen infant, and from that pivotal moment forward, Iltani was never farther from King Ditanu than his shadow. Not until her training to become Ishtar’s Blade required her to leave.
After four brutal years of training, Iltani now returns to court as Ishtar’s Blade and takes up her role of king’s shadow—a dangerous position in a court where the threat of another assassination is but a blade’s width away. But for the chance to stand at the side of her beloved king, she will endure the dangers of court intrigues, assassins, and political maneuverings.
Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock
The United States is dead and the Democratic Unity killed it.
After catastrophic wars and the Meltdown, The Unity rules from its East Coast citadel, leaving the outlands to savages and its strangely altered plants. Providing free health care, employment, and ThiZ (the drug of any really civilized life), the Unity mandates retirement at forty before fatigue and error contaminate a culture of youth, innovation and vigor.
With liberating body implants, history’s finest democracy supervises every citizen for her/his/its own and the nation’s welfare. Seventeen-year-old Lieutenant Malila Chiu, is a veteran officer who, despite well-earned fame, finds her career in tatters. Vandalism at a distant station triggers her demotion. Facing denunciation … or worse, Malila’s one option is to enter the outlands to repair the station herself. At first, the repairs go well.
Dropping from fatigue, she wakes to find a hideously ancient savage has murdered her platoon and now holds a knife at her throat, making her the … Outland Exile.
Massively destructive wars and the Meltdown have destroyed what at one time was the United States, and now the east coast is the Democratic Unity. The rest of the country outside the Unity is called the Outlands, where “savages” and weirdly altered plants reign.
Second Lt. Milila Chiu at only 17 is a veteran officer of the Defensive Unity Forces for Security, she’s a excellent hunter using her avatar and also she’s a sniper. When she’s demoted, for something she didn’t even do, (unbeknownst to Milila she’s thrown under the bus as part of another’s ambition) she’s sent to the Sunprarie Station, a distant outpost on the edge of the Outlands to repair the damage done by the “savages” . Along with her platoon of CRNA soldiers as bodyguards, she begins attempting repairs. On the second night there the entire platoon is killed and she is kidnapped by what she assumes is a demented Sisi. A Sisi is any and all citizens who at the age of 40 are sent into their own enclaves, and considered a useless and non-productive member of society, not deserving of any respect.
Jesse Johnstone a Captain in the Reconstructed States of America,has taken her, as a Unity officer, for his superiors to interrogate. He takes her from the outpost into the Outlands, from the old state of Wisconsin all the way to Kentucky. Along the way Jessie tells her stories of the old ways and life in the Outlands. Milila thinks that’s all they are at the beginning, just stories from a demented old Sisi. The more he tells her and the more he shows her the more she starts to question all she thought she knew as the truth. She faces lots of trials through the trip to the settlement, she’s almost raped and sold into a brothel, and at one point her depression at being shamed by being captured, she contemplates suicide. Eventually on the trail they meet up with Moses, another member of the Kentucky settlement who volunteered to help Jessie and continue on to Kentucky. Once they reach the settlement, Milila meets Sally (Moses’ wife) and Captain Delarosa and is questioned by both. If Milla can escape, and does she even want to, from the settlement and her captors what then? Can she make it back to Nyork and the “safety” of the Rampart with out Jesse? What awaits her back home ? With a superior officer who has set out to destroy their superior officer and with Milla as collateral damage, her safety, life and career are in serious danger. The Unity has political fractions called the Red and Blue. Like our democrats and republicans there’s the usual political back stabbing and talking crap but in these times any scandal real or fictional can bring death.
My absolute favourite character is Milla, once her eyes are open and she can “see the stars” she’s not afraid to fight and defend what she believes in. I enjoy dystopian novels and making the main character a strong female made me enjoy it even more. I really enjoyed the other characters too, they all came alive for me.
This starts out kind of slow and confusing with all the talk of the CORE and the ways of the Unity but trust me stick with it as it gets really interesting. I especially enjoyed the interaction between Jessie and Milila and Sally. Milila learns so much from Sally and starts to change. The author paints a vivid picture of the characters and the surroundings. The pace is steady and the characters are quite intriguing and full of life. I give this book 4 stars and will definitely be reading book 2. I need to find out what happens to everyone after the cliff hanger in book 1.
This book was an Onlinebookclub.org. Book of the Day.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock.
With Erik Carlson’s treatment plan in place, he and Luke Richards head back to the East End of London…and where it all started.
The treatment sends Luke into a whirlwind of sickness, bordering on true death. Feeling as if he were losing the battle, anger and hatred rule his every waking moment.
Will Luke survive his treatments and return to his life as Henry Daniels?
After Henry’s death, Gunther Erikkson feels guilt-ridden. Even with Cora standing by his side, he finds it difficult to allow himself to heal.
Will Gunther accept Cora’s love?
Elaina spends her time mourning Henry, neglecting herself, dropping all responsibilities on Anne. A realization hits, sending her into a downward spiral of fear and sadness…until someone from Henry’s past sweeps her off her feet.
Will Elaina allow herself to move forward and fulfill Henry’s final wish?
Pastor Sams attends the public rallies and even makes appearances in the courtroom to show his solidarity in standing with Pastor Charles. However, there is a constant fear that threatens their cause and their friendship. As new developments arise and new rebellions crop up, the fabric of America they once relied on starts to shred. The church appears to be losing its voice as the LGBT community lunges forth out of hibernation.
“You’re a vampire” is so not what Ema Marx wants to hear when she wakes from a two-day coma in a cryptic yet exquisite castle in northern Finland. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like why she’s able to see in the dark and walk through solid objects. What she doesn’t understand is why the other vampires expect her to have all the answers. It’s their fault she turned into one of them…right?
Jalmari’s hatred for his old-man intensifies when he’s ordered to bring that troublesome girl to their castle. He has a clan to run; there’s no time for babysitting newborn vampires no matter how they were converted to their culture. But when a two-thousand-year-old premonition threatens to take the crown and his life, Jalmari sees no other choice than to take out the catalyst, Ema Marx.
Fortunately for Ema, she could also be the clan’s only savior. The race to figure out her vampiric origins is on. And maybe she’ll get the hang of the blood-drinking gig along the way
An extremely different look at vampires. Well, at least, different from what I’m used to. Vampyres are born but vampires are made. Then a young college grad suddenly becomes a vampyre. Several dozen plot twists later and I find myself wanting to know how the story continues from here. At first, I really didn’t like any of the characters, except Maria. She is definitely my favorite. Em and Jesu are growing on me, though.
As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, this one gets four hearts for creativity and depth of character. Hopefully, the rest of the series lives up to the beginning!
Growing up as an honorary Taggart, Eric Patterson found the family he’d always wanted. Almost. He couldn’t ever manage to see the clan’s youngest and only daughter, stubborn spitfire Shelby, quite like a little sister. Suddenly, his long-suppressed feelings are determined to come to light.
Too bad Shelby’s cursed. Her double whammy psychic powers to read emotions and locate anyone anywhere have always made relationships impossible—and now they’ve begun to endanger her life. If she uses her echolocation skills again, it just might kill her.
But when a malevolent supernatural force invades the valley, threatening the Taggarts and their neighbors, the Brands, Eric and Shelby must contend with both their blossoming feelings and the increasing danger. Does Shelby dare risk using her powers one more time, sacrificing her own life to save Eric?
When a book says on the cover that it is the second book in a series, especially if it is paranormal romance, I tend to go into the experience at least a little skeptical. Unfortunately, the genre is saturated by series that rely on contrived cliffhanger endings in order to cajole readers into continuing on. And, more often than not, each installment tends to expect that all readers have read all of the books that came before. As this is the second book in the series, I cannot say with veracity whether the author will end up going that route, but I have not yet read the first book and I felt I could follow the action readily enough. It was pretty obvious, however, that I would have had a much richer experience having read the first book of this series. All that being said, this novel of the Taggart clan, focusing on Shelby Taggart and long-time family friend, Eric Patterson, was an enjoyable read. The paranormal aspects of the story were not overdone and balanced nicely with the romance aspects. There are sexual situations and extremely suggestive dialogue and descriptions and, as a result, I would not recommend the book for readers under 18.
The moral of this story is definitely that honesty is not *always* the best policy.
Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock