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PRIDE'S CHILDREN - a novel of obsession, betrayal, and love. Book 1

PRIDE'S CHILDREN - a novel of obsession, betrayal, and love. Book 1

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Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt By ABEhrhardt Updated Dec 17, 2015

PRIDE'S CHILDREN, Book 1, is complete.
       ***** Finalist for 2016 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards (UK)*****
    If you start reading on Wattpad, and would CONSIDER writing a review on Amazon (purchase not required, PM me for an electronic REVIEW Copy). The review is up to you - I won't nag.
    [It is published, on Amazon in Kindle Select, as of Oct. 30, 2015. The requirements for KDP are that the story not be available anywhere else, so I have taken all but 10% off Wattpad, where it had a great run. It is available in print as well.]
    If you like the sample here, let me know - all comments welcome. 
    "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 destroys 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 eventually stretches over three separate continents.
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    The complete blurb is on Amazon:
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    RATING: Sexual innuendo, mild swearing, occasional non-graphic violence (PG-13).

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lizziechan lizziechan Apr 21, 2015
Just finished reading book 1 today. You worked hard for this story and it's obvious. Honestly, I pick up this in wattpad because of the prologue. But it colors my view on Andrew since the beginning, and yet I still love his character. So, vote to stay with the prologue.
Herbcol Herbcol Apr 10, 2015
Fascinating prolog. Grabbed my interest and wondering right away. 
Glaciergirl2 Glaciergirl2 Feb 09, 2015
Really like the prologue- it is compelling and has great energy. Look forward to reading more.
robshapiro robshapiro Jan 23, 2015
This opening definitely intrigues me to read on. I voted and looking forward to where the story goes.
Cinilla Cinilla Dec 05, 2014
This is a fantastic teaser opening, a story that speaks to the secret fantasies of legions of women of every age. I'm settled in for the trip now ready to sail away on your excellent prose. 
                              I had to re-read it to unravel the last bit-- that sure is one long sentence!
natsaninja natsaninja Nov 28, 2014
So many questions immediately surface with the printed gossip. What is motivating these characters to behave is such a way? What will be the consequences? How will this tie into the story? Intriguing and original.