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House of Shame: A Caddy Rowland Psychological Thriller & Drama (There Was a House Series Book 4) by [Rowland, Caddy]
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Book 4 of 4 in There Was a House series (4 Book Series)

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   This drama and psychological thriller was very difficult on me emotionally while writing it.
   According to the FBI, hundreds of thousands of children are at risk for being trafficked or exploited for sex. Many people think only poor, hungry immigrants--desperate for a home or food-- are forced into prostitution. The facts tell a different story. Of the sex trafficking cases confirmed during the period of January 2008 through June 2010, about eighty-three percent of victims were American citizens. Additionally, 40 percent were children. Most were female, and the average age of these girls was twelve to fourteen years old. 
   The bottom line is this: child sex slave trafficking is alive and well in the United States of America. It isn't just a problem of "other" countries. Additionally, the children who end up in this lifestyle in the United States are seen as whores instead of victims.
   I realize the story I am telling has little chance of coming true for any of the real victims of these crimes. Regardless, the fact that underage girls are for sale in my country angers me, making me wish the victims could have a mighty form of revenge. With this in mind, I created There Was a House, where at least in fiction, somebody pays for their sins. 
   I in no way take the pain and abuse countless girls have suffered after being trafficked lightly. No one really ends up at a "Rêve" nor would they find the owner of such a house as easy to manipulate or as lax as my character Antoine Chevalier. 
   Regardless, fiction gives us a chance to hope. My hope is for our country to start acting much more aggressively toward traffickers. Until then, we have to open our eyes and realize this is happening here, every day. The girl may not end up in a limo on the way to New Orleans, but somewhere out there, maybe right now, a young girl is being taken. She won't become a prostitute because she enjoys it, is stupid, or has no morals. She will become a prostitute because she has no choice. Many are runaways, who saw running as their only option. Unfortunately, they end up simply trading one form of hell for another.
   Once we all wake up and realize the value of these girls, things will change. Until then, I dream. Until then, I pretend by writing this saga. Until then, the vast majority of the time these girls only revenge will be--unfortunately-- fiction.
   House of Pleasure is the first book in this saga. That is how the johns see a house of prostitution. In reality it is anything but. Step inside of this world with me for awhile. Take a good look. The pleasure these men find comes with a very high price: the pain and torment the girls endure both while being forced into working as a prostitute and prior to becoming one.

   -Caddy Rowland (October 2013)

About the Author

The drama of humanity. We live, die, love, hate, win and lose in a never-ending variety of ways. Often those ways are heart-wrenching. Other times they are not. Why do people make the choices they do? Why do some abuse power? How do the powerless learn to survive? Why do a few dare to be different, while others conform--and why are so many disturbed by those who don't? These are the questions that have always haunted author Caddy Rowland. Those questions keep her pounding away at her keyboard, creating novels showcasing the sublime joy and bitter tragedy of being human. Caddy has always been a nonconformist. She likes to push the proverbial envelope when it comes to characterization and world building. Heroes have warts; villains have soft spots. Main characters don't always learn their lessons because all too often we don't, either. There isn't always a happy ending, but sometimes there is. Otherwise she'd be predictable. She writes for readers who like to think and feel; who like their stories to be raw, graphic, unpredictable, "real" and sometimes brutal. For readers who like their boundaries challenged; to be shown how rarely life decisions are truly black and white, but instead shades of grey. Think of a carnival midway with books instead of rides. She asks you make sure you're the minimum height if you plan on riding alone. You must also leave prejudices and inhibitions behind the entry gate. If you can't, Rowland's reads might be a tad much for you. Don't worry. There are plenty of safer reads out there. Just step out of the line and find a more appropriate book for your reading enjoyment. No, Caddy Rowland's novels aren't for everyone. But then again, they just might be for you. Sign up for new book release information by copying and pasting this in your browser: eepurl.com/rfjaX

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  • File Size: 2957 KB
  • Print Length: 207 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: CFR Publishing; 1 edition (October 2, 2014)
  • Publication Date: October 2, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00O5BTWJU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #327,550 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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