Made from Greater Stone by RJ Simpkin is the first novel in the Stone Series. A story of passion, romance, glamour, and secrecy.
When graduate Olivia Bennett moves to Chicago she is thrust into a world sugar coated in feathers and crystals. This world is the world of Burlesque. It's during this time of discovery that she meets Nathan Stone, a handsome successful entrepreneur.
She finds herself drawn to him, in way she has never felt before. Convinced he is out of her league she tries to forget him. However Nathan has ideas of his own planned for the Burlesque starlet.
Olivia soon learns that her new life is not all rhinestones and sparkle. Nathan has skeletons in his closet; a dark past that threatens any future they may have together
‘WET’ BY NICOLE SHERZINGER
‘FERRIS WHEEL’ BY MICHAEL SARRER
‘I WANT YOU. I NEED YOU. I LOVE YOU’ BY ELVIS PRESLEY
‘TEASE ME BABY’ BY WILD FIRE WILLIE & THE RAMBLERS
‘DIAMONDS’ BY RHIANNA
‘THE HONEY DIPPER’ BY CAB CALBWAY
‘TASTE THE HONEY’ BY THE BEATLES
‘I’LL MAKE LOVE TO YOU’ BY BOYZ TO MEN
‘SEX IS ON FIRE’ BY KINGS OF LEON
‘COME AWAY WITH ME’ BY NORAH JONES
‘BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY’ BY BIG MOUNTAIN
‘CRAZY FOR YOU’ BY ADELE
‘COME LIVE WITH ME’ BY MASSIVE ATTACK
‘WITH OR WITHOUT YOU’ BY U2
I gave this book a 4.5 rating.....
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
HOLY SHIZNIT!!! This book was phenomenal!! The ending...I hate cliffhangers. I do. I want my HEA all tied up in a bow at the end of the book....But holy hell was this a great one and I am waiting , waiting, waiting for book 2.
So this book is about tough as nails, DB player Nathan Stone...or is he? He meets the new, naive girl in town when she is out with her new Burlesque 's for the night. She bumps into him, makes an ass out of herself and he ends up taking her home. He sees she lives with a dude, her best frined since childhood that she loves like a brother, and freaks. Well Mr. Hot aka Mr. Stone can't stay away. The two have a few hot meet ups. The best was when Honey does a private dance for Nathan...wowzers...and omg but typical man who is scared of the feelings she brings out in him, he offers to pay her for the dance *FACE PALM* Hells bells Douche Bag move Nathan. Well Nathan does a great job apologizing and the two decided to "see where this goes". Nathan has some big secrets that slowly begin to unravel but the biggest secret of allll is the cliffhanger.....OMG I still can't get over it.
So there are a couple side characters that are shady and causing troubles for Nathan and Honey. Portia is Nathans ex beeotch who wont let him go. Will is a guy that words with Honey that likes to make Nathan angry annnnnd the creepy guy at the club who keeps man handling Honey is another one.
So I have to say, I loved this debut novel from this author and I am super excited for the next installment. I will say my tummy was flip flopping and a few stray tears were flowing down my cheek for Honey and Nathan........
About the Author:
I love to Imagine...
I spent a great deal of time as a youngster with my head in a book: from Nancy Drew to Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven; I love that imagination knows no boundaries when it comes to fiction! You can travel the universe, solve a crime and fall in love all whilst curled up at home safely on your sofa.
My love affair with books continued and I later studied English literature leaving Manchester Metropolitan University in 2002 with a BA Hons Degree in English and Sociology.
My imagination means I am a creative soul in every aspect of life; I have a huge love of all things vintage. I like to envisage the past history of an item and wonder what the story is, add this to my magpie attration to things sparkley and I ended up in the world of Burlesque.
I been passionate about Burlesque and the traditions associated with the scene for over six years now; travelling the country to watch a variety of shows. This isn’t a typical night out – The audience form part of the attraction; you must whoop, cheer and of course dress to impress.
I am not a performer although my creativity has meant that I have turned my hand to many things during my burly journey including designing stage attire such as beautiful Pasties and Merkins, millinery, photography and even organising my own events.
I am so grateful to have met so many wonderful friends along the way; each being a tad eccentric, hugely creative , very talented and equally as obsessive about the art of Burlesque as I am. Burlesque is gloriously consuming.
I decided to combine my love of books and burlesque and write Made from Greater Stone in 2012 I initially released the draft version on to Wattpad and have been overwhelmed by the response; and through a great deal of encouragement from my readers have decided to take the leap and publish.
I live in Staffordshire, England with my fiancé Lee and our two Siamese Cats. We are due to be married in Autumn 2013; so as you can imagine I have a busy year ahead!
Your comments really inspire me I would love to hear what you think about my stories. All my details can be found on the contact page.
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