The William S Club

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Charlotte Burke had no desire to return to Australia. The William S Club had other ideas. More

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About Riley Banks

"Creating stories you won't want to leave."

With over fifteen years in journalism and over a decade living overseas, Riley Banks knows how to tell a tale or two. Her fast paced novels hook readers and keep them hooked to the very last word.

Riley creates worlds readers won't want to leave.

Whether she's writing sexy, adult novels or action packed YA, you can rely on her signature to shine through: Fast pace, gripping suspense and characters so rich and bold they will stay with you long after you finish.

Her Vampire Origins series is already being touted as the next big thing in YA literature. Packed full of action, adventure, romance, and evil, Vampire Origins weaves historical fact with fiction to explore the origins of five very different vampire tribes: Strigoi, Cambion, Bretonnian, Strix, and Nosferatu.

Riley's debut novel, The William S Club, is an erotic thriller jam-packed full of passion, corruption, secrets and blackmail. It takes the reader on an edge-of-your-seat ride through France, Italy, Dubai and Australia.

For more information on her work, visit her website: http://www.rileybanks.net

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Review by: Sheri Wilkinson on July 10, 2013 : star star star star star
The William S Club (Riley Banks)

Charlotte Burke is an Australian journalist. She is brought to an elite secret club with wealthy men Knows as The William S Club. Once there she is caught up in a web of deceit, sex, lies and murder. Not knowing who to trust, slowly her friends and colleges begin to turn up dead. She is determined to find out what secrets this club holds. And fears she will be the next victim.

While on this assignment, visions of her haunted childhood resurface, the death of her mother, the imprisonment of her father. As her past blend with the future she begins to wonder if the two are connected, and what she uncovers is so surreal it is almost unbelievable.

Fast paced, page turner. Filled with secrets and shocking revelations. A bit graphic in the sex scenes. (I am not a big reader of graphic sex or I would have rated this book a five star read). The plot was fantastic and the characters were realistic. I would love to read more work by Riley Banks.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Rita Lee Chapman on Jan. 31, 2013 : star star star star
I thoroughly enjoyed The William S. Club. Charlotte and Damon were great characters and I couldn't wait to find out what lay behind the William S. Club.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Nadene Reynolds on Jan. 29, 2013 : star star star star
A great read. Really enjoyed reading this book. It held my attention from the beginning, could not wait to see how it ended.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Darcia Helle on Jan. 11, 2013 : star star star star
This is an intriguing story of erotic suspense. The plot is extensive, with lots of mystery, and it moves at a quick pace. I was intrigued by the concept of family secrets and how far people are willing to go to protect those secrets.

There are a lot of characters in this one and, especially in the beginning, I found it difficult to keep track of them all. I also felt character development suffered a bit, mainly because there were so many of them. I would have liked to get to know the important characters better, to know what drove their behavior.

For me, the graphic sex scenes stretched credibility. I don't want to give away details, but I found it difficult to believe all the journalists so easily went along with behavior they would normally immediately reject.

Despite these issues, Riley Banks' writing style pulled me into the story. If graphic sex doesn't offend you, this one will keep you guessing until the end.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Gregory S. Lamb on Dec. 26, 2012 : star star star star
I was hooked from page one but must warn that some of the passages in this novel are explicitly for adults only. Banks's mystery thriller opens with William Harvey snatching up property during the blitz in WWII London setting up a legacy of wealth for the Harvey family.

The beautiful young present day investigative journalist Charlotte Burke is invited on an international press tour by the Harvey property corporation, but Burke has a secret to protect from the Harvey family. She stopped using her real name, Victoria Baker to distance herself from her father Paul Baker who was imprisoned as a result of his own dealings as an employee of William Harvey.

The story is action packed and full of twists and turns as Burke slowly uncovers the underbelly of the Harvey family secret. However, her investigation is not without danger. For Burke and her colleagues, some of the danger comes from their entanglement in the twisted debauchery that William Harvey Jr. feeds upon.

The author wants readers to despise the antagonists and uses graphic sexual situations to drive those aspects of the story to the forefront. In the opinion of this reviewer, the story would have held it's own without the graphic detail of these passages. The suggestion of debauchery and lurid sex would have been enough for readers to get the idea.

The two sets of secrets, the Baker's and the Harvey's collide in a suspenseful conclusion. For a debut novel, Riley Banks cranked out a good one. However, the mixing of the lurid sex and erotica into what would have made for a well crafted and well written mystery thriller might be off putting to some readers. I'm looking forward to reading another from Banks without the extras.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sheri Wilkinson on Nov. 16, 2012 : star star star star
The William S Club (Riley Banks)

Charlotte Burke is an Australian journalist. She is brought to an elite secret club with wealthy men Knows as The William S Club. Once there she is caught up in a web of deceit, sex, lies and murder. Not knowing who to trust, slowly her friends and colleges begin to turn up dead. She is determined to find out what secrets this club holds. And fears she will be the next victim.

While on this assignment, visions of her haunted childhood resurface, the death of her mother, the imprisonment of her father. As her past blend with the future she begins to wonder if the two are connected, and what she uncovers is so surreal it is almost unbelievable.

Fast paced, page turner. Filled with secrets and shocking revelations. A bit graphic in the sex scenes. (I am not a big reader of graphic sex or I would have rated this book a five star read). The plot was fantastic and the characters were realistic. I would love to read more work by Riley Banks
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Meri Inglis on Oct. 03, 2012 : (no rating)
After the first few chapters, it really has become enthralling to say the least!
Fantastic style, fabulous volcabulary, and some interesting scenes ;)
So far- an excellent read!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Helen Ross on Sep. 16, 2012 : star star star star star
Really enjoyed this book, great balanced storyline, couldnt put it down
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Narelle Mills on Sep. 10, 2012 : star star star star
Really enjoyed this book, I couldn't put it down!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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