SCIONS OF THE STAR EMPIRE #1
Scandal: Scions of the Star Empire #1
On the surface, princess Ione Ra and her friends seem to have it all. Money, power, fame. But the sons and daughters of the most powerful families on Landfall have nothing but their reputations to call their own.
When the right scandal at the wrong time puts Ione's reputation at risk--along with her freedom--damage control forces her after notorious gossip journalist Jaris Pulne, a thorn in her side since age twelve. For Den Hades, caught up in the scandal with Ione, notoriety is what he desperately needs to escape his father's ambitions, but fame could expose a deadly secret.
But once Ione’s scandal runs afoul of the secrets of the most powerful cabal on Landfall, even her crown can't protect her from the consequences.
About the Scions
They can have anything they want...except a future.
The children of Landfall's powerful nobility have all the wealth and privilege of their family status, but there's only one thing that will give them true freedom—the title of Scion. The only way to earn it is by carefully managing the social influence markets that rank them according to their accomplishments. At the exclusive Landfall Cultural Academy, the heirs compete to elevate their status high enough for the Cultural Trust to grant them the title and the freedom to make their own way, and scandal is as good as scholarship. But in the high-stakes game where Social Capital is everything, one false move can destroy you reputation…and your life.