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(pronounced pree-yah): A name meaning “beloved one” in Sanskrit, the oldest language in the world. Believed in ancient times that people with the name Priya are unique and beautiful in their own way.

FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE PRIYA CLUB

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE PRIYAS

How They Spend Their Days

Priya Club members are always on the move: growing, learning, making things happen for themselves and for their families, communities, and businesses.

Their lives may not be perfect, but these aren’t women who dwell in the pain or mistakes of the past. They get up, and they get going. Some spend their days running businesses or raising children. Others are deep in creative pursuits or investing their time and resources in community-related ventures. And then there’s Fallon, the Priya Club Member who will not go to sleep until she’s made headlines…somewhere in the world.

 An event planner, an actress, a singer, a winemaker, a doctor, a journalist, a retail executive, a socialite adored by the tabloids, a professional athlete, a politician’s daughter, a talk show host, a realtor, a hotelier a pilot and thrill seeker, a landscape designer, a restaurateur

Some have fame, or fortune, or professional success.

Some have all three.

Washington DC skyline at night

How The Priya Club Idea Started

There are twenty-six Priya Club members, an all female, secret group founded back when the girls were in the sixth grade.

Ava Arden was inspired to create a club after hearing about the secret societies that Devon Conley’s father, at the time a newly-elected Congressman, had been inducted into on Capitol Hill. (Yes, these really exist.)

Eden Loring became the final Priya seven years ago. After she was voted in unanimously, which is the only way, membership in the Priya Club was forever closed.

Now as then, the Priyas are as different from one another as they are devoted to one another. Their bonds of friendship continue to stand the test of time.

CHARACTERS YOU'LL FIND IN THE PRIYA CLUB NOVELS

In Washington, D.C., secrets are the local currency. A person in possession of a high-value secret can trade it to secure just about anything they desire. Absolutes — bad or good, ally or enemy — they don’t exist here. Not in this town. Not in the way you’ve always believe them to be defined.

Which characters are for the Priyas, and which ones are against them? Do you know? Do they?

LIVING LIFE THE PRIYA CLUB WAY

My love travels with the air and with the sun. It travels across oceans and mountains, through cities and pastures and deserts. It flies freely beneath the stars and the moon. My love travels with the birds and the fish, with hope and with prayer, with all of your yesterdays and all of your tomorrows. You are my child, Layla. My love travels with you.”

– Mary Hawayak to Layla, her daughter, in AVA

MORE ON THE PRIYA CLUB NOVELS

POLITICS AND MURDER SET THE BACKDROP FOR A SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE IN THIS DEBUT NOVEL BY ASHLEY BARRON. AVA BLENDS THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF A LOVE STORY WITH THE PULSE-POUNDING TWISTS OF A THRILLER.

Ava Arden has spent three years trying to move past the pain of a failed relationship. With her heart on ice, she channels all of her energy into her successful business, and into the lives of her best friends, the Priyas. Everything changes the day Kader Thornton, the man she walked away from, shows up in Washington, D.C., with a single goal: to win her back.

On the day of Kader’s return, Ava accidentally uncovers a secret that, if revealed, will expose a private battle for power at the highest levels of government. She soon finds herself hunted by an unseen enemy, one hiding among her friends. One who has already killed and is willing to kill again. When a trap is set for Ava, she walks right into it and disappears. For Kader, finding her is his only priority. The Priyas, lifelong friends, each one famous in her own right, hold the key.

In AVA, the first book in the Priya Club series, the real tests of their loyalty to one another are only now beginning. In a series that highlights the unique bond of friendships formed in childhood, long-buried secrets will be revealed, hidden alliances will be uncovered, and love will always win the day…but only if it’s true.

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