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PRIYA

(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.

ABOUT THE PRIYA CLUB SERIES

The Priya Club novels are a series of romantic thrillers set in present-day Washington, D.C.

There are twenty-six members of the Priya Club, a secret childhood pact formed by best friends back in the sixth grade. Over the years, the Priya Club has grown – and flourished – to become a major part of the charmed lives these women lead. Lives filled with opportunity, adventure, love, and fame. They are as different as they are alike, these Priyas, and they both challenge and celebrate each other in ways that only the oldest of friends can do.

It’s idyllic, this Priya world, right up to one hot August day and a turn of events that, as the story unfolds, will come to test the bonds of their friendship, as truths are revealed and lives are in put in danger.

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One by one, each member of the Priya Club will take the lead, in her own novel, telling you her piece of the story. It all begins so simply, so innocently, the evening of Doug Crestil’s political event at The Thornton Museum. With each new book, the Priya chosen to tell that part of the story will blend into it the mystery and romance unfolding in her own life.

The series opens with Ava Arden’s story. She is the meeting planner hired to organize that political event mentioned above, and she is the founding member of the Priya Club. One strange coincidence leads to another until Ava cannot deny the truth any longer – she is under attack, being targeted for reasons she cannot name, by a person she cannot identify. Why her? How does she fight an enemy who will not come out into the open? What does that enemy want from her?

By the last page of AVA, one thing is perfectly clear: The members of the Priya Club have no idea that their journey is only just beginning. But you do. What none of us knows is how it will end. Read on…

WHO ARE THE PRIYAS?

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 business, some are deep in creative pursuits, while others invest in community-related ventures. And then there’s Fallon, the Priya 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

Outtakes: Derek And Gracie Arden

Outtakes: Derek and Gracie Arden

Derek turned into the neighborhood a dozen streets early. Sitting beside him in the front seat, Gracie knew…

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

Here, in Washington, some stories are hastily told. Rushed through to fulfill an obligation and then left behind – forgotten – in the ruins of what once was, or might have been.

Other stories are simmered and savored, then brought to a boil, time and again, to extract the richness of each tasty detail, and shared with anyone who cares to partake.

That’s just life in a political town.

But this story, this tangle of events and outcomes, of love and mystery, is more than the Priyas had believed possible.

It all begins on a hot August day, in month when the city moves at a lazy, longed-for pace. A month during which nothing ever happens.

Ava’s story opens twenty years after she and seven other girls gathered at her house to swear allegiance to their newly-formed Priya Club.

As children, they couldn’t have known the critical roles they would come to play in one another’s lives as, year after year, they honored their pact.

Yes, they will challenge each other’s choice and ideas as much as any collection of old friends would, perhaps more. But during those critical times when one of their own is at her weakest and most vulnerable, they stand with her as she faces her darkest moments.

Together, they always make it through. Together, they are unbreakable.

Or so they have always believed.

ENTER THE WORLD OF THE PRIYA CLUB. THE STORY STARTS WITH AVA.

AVA a Priya Club Novel by Ashley Barron
AVA a Priya Club Novel by Ashley Barron
AVA a Priya Club Novel by Ashley Barron
AVA a Priya Club Novel by Ashley Barron

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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“With Ava, Ashley Barron establishes herself as much more than just a genre writer.”

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“Ashley Barron has an uncanny ability for communicating the intricacies of human relationships.

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“I really liked how it moved me right along with the story. More please!

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“How refreshing to have a book with strong successful female characters!!

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“This is the first book that I can honestly say that the story had to tell me who it was. I didn’t even have any guesses!

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“I loved Ava and can’t wait to read Bonner. The clever way the story was revealed held my attention throughout the entire book.


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