WHAT YOU DO WITH AN OBSESSION COUNTS I, KARENNA ELIZABETH Ashe, being of sound mind, do... But that's it, isn't it? Being here proves I am not of sound mind..."
So begins Book 1 of the Pride's Children trilogy: Kary immediately regrets the misplaced sense of noblesse oblige which compels her to appear, live on national television-at exorbitant personal cost.
What she cannot anticipate is an entanglement with Hollywood that may destroy her carefully-constructed solitudinarian life.
A contemporary mainstream love story, in the epic tradition of Jane Eyre, and Dorothy L. Sayers' four-novel bond between Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane, Pride's Children starts with a very public chance encounter, and will eventually stretch over three separate continents.
Colm Herron, Irish author of The Wake (And What Jeremiah Did Next), The Fabricator, and Further Adventures of James Joyce: "I was there, Alicia. THERE, in that sweaty studio, aware of the audience, rooting for Kary, contemptuous of Dana until, well, until I saw for sure that she was more than a plastic chat-show hostess. I wondered what Andrew was thinking. I could guess. I think his snort was involuntary and then thought better of. No better tribute can I pay than all that I've written above. I don't make this comment idly. This to me is top gear."
Herbert Collins (Saskatchewan), reader: "It definitely works for me. I feel Andrew's emotions, and feel for him. You have successfully given your readers a story that appeals to men and women. It is wonderfully written."
"Pride's Children has helped me to look inside myself and see many things I need to see and deal with. I have never read a work of fiction that has touched me so powerfully I love it and will be rereading many times."
J. E. Hallows, author of Rebellious Rogue: "I've just finished reading Pride's Children Book 1]. That last chapter was beautiful. Probably the most moving chapter of all, which is a great way to end the story."
Kevin Gebhard, American actor, screenwriter, and author of The Steeps: "You're right-on. It's hard to believe you're not writing this from a movie] set."
"Oh, to be in a writer's head. Living amongst imaginary people. What could be better? But then comes the actual writing part. You caught it all."
"You really know how to write this stuff-like you were tucked in a coffee shop on Rodeo Drive (I lived in L.A. for five years)."
RATING: Sexual innuendo, mild swearing, occasional non-graphic violence (PG-13).
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