Some people need love…
I need sex, money, control, and power.
Anyone could have those four things, but only one could have VIP. Becoming Madam was never a choice for me, it was a mandated order from the most powerful woman I knew- my mother. I was born to fill her shoes, never to make mistakes, or to show weakness.
You are the product of your environment. They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree; you learn from what you see, not from what you're told. Nature vs. Nurture. I learned from it all; what I saw, what I didn't see, what I was told, and from reading between the lines.
I was raised with the belief that the world spun ONLY because of me. I held power as far back as I can remember, saw things no one ever talks about, and witnessed illegal acts of sex, drugs, and money by the time I was eighteen.
You saw a glimpse of me in VIP, now see it from the beginning. Enter my world where anything goes; no judgments, no remorse, no guilt. You play by my rules, or you don’t play at all. There are no limits to what I can do, or to what I can show you…I will ensure my legacy my any means necessary.
My name is Lilith Veronica Stone, and I am The Madam.
Warning: Book contains adult situations.
Dark content/sex/drugs/language. Mature readers only.
** Available May 19th 2014! **
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We met Madam in book one, VIP, so you should read that book first to get the whole gist of people.
"You can call me whatever you want, I've heard it all before. But the truth is the first time I saw money, I fell in love. Money makes the world go round. It's the root of all evil. It gives you both pleasure and pain. Greed is one of the seven deadly sins, along with envy, and my personal favorite... lust. God said thou shalt not covet they neigbour's wife; well God never met one of my VIPs."
Where we met the present day Madam in VIP, The Madam is a story through the decades from a child to the force to be reckoned with now.
From the time she was a child, she has lived the life of VIP. Never wanting for anything, there were also great expectations of her, especially as she grew older. She took in everything around her, even if she didn't understand it at the time.
Her mother, well, she is a pretty cold hearted bitch, but softens a little when it comes to Lilith. But even that love is not the love a child deserves and needs.
Right from the prologue, I knew I was going to love to hate to love Lilith. I felt straight away that she was going to be a tough cookie, but not unreasonalby so?
I loved that we not only saw the business is business Madam, but we saw the sweet, vulnerable side too. There were only a couple of things she was very vulnerable about, but they are the most important.
Mika, Mika, Mika. The first time we meet Mika I was a little unsure about him, but through the years, he shows his true colours, and he is just completely adorable. I couldn't help but love him. Even if things are not easy between Lilith and Mika, you can only hope that things go right for them.
"I've been waiting for you. I'm always waiting for you and I f&*king hate you and love you for it."
The other things that makes her vulnerable.... nope, can't tell you without spoiling it for you. But it is a doozy of a thing!
The Madam is very much a character based story. It is about the Madam through and through, the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly. I laughed, I cried, I cringed a couple of times. But once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down.
There were a few things from VIP that I was curious about, and the main thing was why was Madam so interested in Ysabelle. And BAM at the end we get the down low on that! We started and finished this book with a bang! The things was not exactly what I had thought as I read, but I wasn't far off!
And THEN we get the prologue to book 3 - MVP. OMG I need to know how this pans out!!!
**Before you read The Madam, be sure and read book 1: VIP**
32 year old Sebastian Vanwell, was a very successful yacht broker, who always loved the design and architecture of a luxurious boat. His only addiction was being on the water. He loved it, he thrived on it, and he needed it in his life.
After a very stable, loving childhood with only a few bumps, Sebastian married the love of his life. The one person that he knew would always be there. Julia was his rock, and he loved her more than life itself.
Sebastian kept his addiction to the water under control, wanting to keep his time with his wife and son his number one obsession, that was until he saw her. This new addiction haunted him, the one compulsion that he couldn't control no matter how hard he tried.
Ysabelle Telle hit him hard, knocking the wind from his lungs. Coming from worlds apart, beautiful, dark complexion Ysabelle Telle didn't have the rich, protected background that Sebastian Vanwell had. Ysabelle lived a life of hell, in poverty, growing up with a drug addict mother that never cared, and horrific living conditions. Ysabelle lived for one person and one person only; herself. She was pure perfection, her beauty along with a flawless body had men lined up, driveling over her ensuring her success as a VIP.
There are too many words that describe the effects when two diverse worlds like theirs collide. They both have too much to lose to get caught in the forceful pull, which could destroy them both.
Warning sex/drugs/language. Mature readers only
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M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein.
She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left.
She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.
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