In this final
installment of The Gilded Flower Series, shocking secrets are revealed and the
long-buried truth comes out.
heating up for Vi in Dubai, and it's not just the desert climate. Vi is
starting to come into her own—having the hottest sex of her life and poised to take
over her father's multinational conglomerate. Yet, her suspicions are confirmed
when she uncovers a plot to destroy not just her but her best friends' lives.
With an unlikely ally, Vi seeks to ruin those behind the plot. Will Vi be able
to have it all and find her lasting happiness in the arms of the man she loves?
over Vi during breakfast as she politely engages in conversations with other
division heads. It’s the last day, and her father’s closing remarks, scheduled
after the breakfast, will mark the end. Despite the beautiful beach setting,
the week has been long and tiring. She arrived in Muscat believing she could
predict her future—well, at least the next month. But now, thanks to her father,
it’s all turned upside down. She faces a monumental decision that will impact
her life, and it’s not something she anticipated when she agreed to move to
Dubai. She begins to bite her thumbnail nervously as Azahr invites their father
to the podium to speak.
The theme of the
conference was about divergent economic growth across global economies, which
really meant how to ensure the continued success of Rai Industries. The senior
Rai goes on about this, expertly discussing and even countering some of the
claims made by the economists who spoke during the conference. He does it
admirably, showing how sharp he remains at seventy.
Toward the end of
his speech, he takes a turn Vi doesn’t see coming. She had asked him to give
her a week to think over his offer, but clearly his grunt meant a ‘no’, not
before I close, I want to thank my son, Azahr, for all his hard work in
coordinating this conference, and also for his years of loyalty to Rai
Industries. I want him to know that his allegiance has brought pride to me and
audience erupts in restrained applause.
father holds up his hands to indicate he isn’t finished. “I expect you all have
also had the pleasure of meeting my charming daughter, Violet, this week. It
was important to me that you have a chance to get to know her.”
all eyes in the room focus on Vi. She straightens and forces a reserved smile.
This isn’t what she agreed to, but obviously this is her father’s way of saying
there’s only one answer. Why did she ever expect him to actually listen to her?
the next few months, Violet will be transitioning to take over as CEO of Rai
can feel her stomach tense. Her palms begin to sweat, and she quickly looks
over at the Exit sign, gauging how long it will take for her to get out. This
isn’t what she asked for, nor is it what she wanted. No, she wanted a position
in Rai Industries, not any one in particular, just something that would give
her closer access to her brother, to put her suspicions to rest.
the game has changed. Not only will Azahr be out for blood, but her father has
exposed her to the scrutiny of her colleagues and anyone else who may want to
find out more about the mysterious, illegitimate Rai daughter. She mentioned
this to him over lunch when he first proposed this idea. His response echoed
Samir’s. She was ultimately untouchable. Personal judgments be damned. Vi would
be secure. But at what price?
gulps for air, trying to quell the chaos of emotions that are raging through
her, uncertain of how to proceed. Her mind is in a fog. Her usual philosophy of
following where the universe is pointing her seems to be failing her when it
appears to be her father acting as her master.
squeezes her hands together, digging her nails into her palms to calm herself.
When she hears her name again, she looks over at her father who is motioning
for her to join him. Beside him, Azahr looks like he’s about to have a stroke.
father moves the microphone closer to her. To Vi’s surprise, her words come out
more composed and articulate than she would’ve expected.
you, Father,” she says, nodding toward him. Then looking out onto the faces of
the people who soon will consider her their boss, she says, “Thank you to all
of you. I understand that it may take time to place your trust in me to fill
the rather large shoes of my father.” Vi looks at Samir quickly. “I do not
intend to replace him, because it would be impossible. Rather, I hope to
continue his tireless work and devotion to Rai Industries and see it achieve
his vision of success and growth in the coming years. My father and I have
discussed what that means, and we agree that diversifying Rai’s portfolio as
well as investing in the people of India will be the best course for our
future.” She reaches out and takes her father’s hand. Together, they raise
their hands in a sign of victory, a camera flash momentarily blinding them.
walks out, wading through the throng of people coming up to congratulate Vi and
soon as Samir approaches, she smiles at him and shakes his hand.
last night was an interview of sorts,” he says.
shrugs. “Nothing was certain. I asked for time to decide, but he obviously had
made up his mind.”
you? Have you made up your mind?” His tone suggests hope.
cocks her head and smiles. “Perhaps. When I do, you’ll be the first to know.”
Vivian Winslow was born and raised in Southern California.
Before becoming a writer, she made a career out of moving around the world
every couple of years thanks to her husband’s job. She currently lives in New
York City with her husband and two elementary school age children, and is
grateful to finally have a place to call home for more than two years. New York
is the perfect city to indulge her love of shopping, the arts and especially
food. If she’s not at home writing or running around the city with her kids,
you’ll most likely find her indulging in pizza on the Lower East Side or having
a cocktail at her favorite bar in Alphabet City. That said, she’s still a
California girl at heart and would gladly trade in her heels for a pair of
flip-flops to catch a sunset on the beach.
Claddagh & Chaos-Shamrocks & Secrets Series #2 by Cayce Poponea Publication Date: April 11, 2015 Cover Designer: Mayhem Cover Creations
Shamrocks left us with Patrick posing an intriguing question. What exactly happened during those twenty five years? We know that they got their happily ever after, but how did Patrick and Christi get there? Could love have a shelf life?
Meet the Author
Cayce Poponea currently resides in Southern Georgia, with her three dogs and wonderful husband. A true romantic at heart, she writes the type of fiction that she loves to read. When she isn't setting behind her computer screen, creating yet another heart stopping, page turning novel. You can find her enjoying down time with her family.
Sidney Sinclair was living the dream of any eighteen year-old girl...
A handsome rock star boyfriend, a closet full of designer clothes, a limousine service at her beck and call, and a mansion in the hills of Los Angeles.
Even will all of that glamour and excitement at her fingertips, she still feels as if she's been missing something in her life so she decides to leave.
While trying her best to put her dysfunctional romantic relationship aside and tend to her beloved Granny, Sidney unexpectedly stumbles upon an intriguing emerald pendant boxed away in her grandmother's closet.
Soon she learns it once belonged to her long-lost mother who committed suicide when she was just a baby. Suddenly feeling emotionally connected to the woman who had birthed her, Sidney begins to wear the necklace.
This sends her on a whirlwind journey that alternates between fantasy and reality...
Almost immediately, she starts having dreams linked to the mysterious pendant. As danger begins to seep into her life, Sidney refuses to remove the necklace and instead documents each dream to help her further understand them. However, she soon begins to wonder if they are dreams meant to bond her to a mother who she never knew?
Or a subconscious warning that threatens her very life?
About Cynthia Austin
Cynthia Austin lives in Northern California with her husband, two boys, and Olde English Bulldogge named Count Dogula. They love all things horror, gothic, and Victorian which prompts her friends to dub them as “The Adams Family.”
She is an avid reader who may be slightly obsessed with music. She hears music in a way that she believes the artist intended it to be heard: visually, with a storyline that follows. Listening to the songs by her favorite artists, she was inspired to write her first series titled “The Pendant.”
Cynthia has been published twice in The Writer’s Monthly Magazine as well as the online news site, Yahoo! Voices. She currently attends Diablo Valley College, in Pleasant Hill, California, where she is working to achieve her degree in English.
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Pride by Rosie Somers
Seventeen-year-old Gabriella Pierce is used to taking care of herself, but she’s about to become responsible for a whole lot more. When she gets a visit from three men claiming to be defenders of fantastical rings imbued with the powers of THE CARDINAL SINS, her life is changed irrevocably.
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The Dark Angel Series Box set including the release of Adriana by Kat T. Masen.
Adriana is the fourth instalment to the dark angel series (IT'S NOT PARANORMAL!) and is being released in a box set. The box set will consist of the following:
Into the darkness
Into the light
Julian (A companion Novella)
Release Date: March 24th
To have and to hold
For better or worse
In sickness and in health
Till death do us part
The vows were exchanged and Adriana had her whole life planned out. Marriage, babies and a fabulous career.
Life was perfect, until the day the only man she had ever been with, the man who had stolen her heart at the tender age of seventeen, was taken away before his time.
Desperate, angry and unable to heal, Adriana hits rock bottom and is forced to seek help for the sake of her son. What she doesn’t expect is a friendship from an unlikely source: Julian Baker, her best friend’s ex-fiancé.
Julian is every bit the man she isn’t expecting to walk into her life. Intelligent, witty and extremely handsome. Their unique friendship soon turns into a forbidden relationship. As lovers, they form a bond that must remain hidden from their family and friends, but secrets can only be kept for so long. Adriana’s brother Lex loathes Julian and will stop at nothing to break them apart. Will Lex’s controlling nature and overprotective stance on his wife drive Adriana to end another great love in her life, or will she finally heal with a man who never intended to steal her heart?
Dark Angel Series will be on sale $0.99 between 24th - 31st of March then will revert to standard pricing of $4.99 for the box set.
Born and bred in Sydney Australia, Kat T. Masen is a mother
to three crazy boys and wife to one sane husband. Growing
up in a generation where social media and fancy gadgets
didn’t exist, she enjoyed reading from an early age and found
herself immersed in these stories. After meeting friends on
twitter who loved to read as much as she did, her passion to
write began and the friendships continued on despite the
distance. “I’m known to be crazy and humorous. Show me
the most random picture of a dog in a wig and I’ll be
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