American Requiem

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Hollywood, the late 1920s. Aspiring actress Amelia Von Ackermann is young, beautiful, and knows just what she wants: Glamour, fame, riches, and vengeance.

Thriller / Other
4.5 2 reviews
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Hollywood Boulevard was aglow in brilliant, incandescent lights. Vibrant shades of indigo, gold, and electric azure melted the nocturnal shadows that plagued the city.

Trailing a delicate, drunken hand across a storefront windowpane, Amelia Von Ackermann watched her disheveled reflection follow her down the boulevard. Her bodacious rosy blonde hair was knotted, matted to her cheekbones. Hanging loosely from her thin frame was a silk, cherry colored slip dress; one strap long fallen from her shoulder.

Amelia Von Ackermann. Once she dreamed of it becoming a household name. One that was proudly engraved alongside her handprints, eternalized in the cement she now walked upon.

“Hey!” A shout pulled her from her intoxicated stupor. “How much for a quick one?”

Dull, mascara-smudged eyes absently searching for the voices’ owner, she answered hoarsely. “I’m not a prostitute.”

“Yeah, man,” Another masculine voice contributed in a satirical matter-of-fact tone. “Can’t you see she’s a well-respected sister of celibacy?”

His sarcasm flying directly over her disoriented head, she continued her stumbling promenade down the boulevard. Slipping a dainty hand beneath the collar of her dress, Amelia retrieved a small white capsule of ambiguous origins. After dry swallowing the pill, she murmured in a hushed tone to herself, “I’m an actress.”

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Amy Lyn: Beautiful story. I love it so much. Short but satisfying. Thank you Author.

Hikmah Adetunji: It is nice

Libs Motstu: You can write wonderful stories Alex, you have a gift and creative mind. I am concerned about the many errors, grammar etc. Can you please ask someone to edit your books before you publish? Otherwise good luck, and I look forward to your next book💞🥰🙏🏾

Re: Great! 🤗 all is well .. Great story. So many things happened. Love can be found in lies. Understanding characters .. I loved it. Great writing. Congrats to the author! 😎😎👏👏

Random Personn: This should be a full novel like seriously.

Kellyan David: I really liked but it's not the ending I was hoping for. I really enjoy reading and the ending made it a bit real and not fiction because ppl do go through things like that. I'm happy they stuck together through it all

JacquelineS: I am so glad I chose to read this story. It was beautifully written and I adored the characters. Kudos to the author for capturing all the romance, passion, and heartache that involves in abstaining a relationship.

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Rhea: I like everything about the novel except for a few grammar errors. I would recommend this novel to anyone who likes to read about action and romance. I gave it this rating because the novel is by far one of my favorites

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