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The Diamond Club

2.55 of 5 stars 2.55  ·  rating details  ·  247 ratings  ·  60 reviews
When Brianna Young discovers that Roman Dyle, the man she built a relationship and a multi-million dollar company with, has gotten married to another woman behind her back, she embarks on a journey to realize her dreams of professional and sexual revenge for everything she had endured at the hands of Roman.

Brianna seeks her romance from The Diamond Club, an exotic, sexuall
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Kindle Edition, 205 pages
Published July 30th 2012 by DIAF Industries
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Heather in FL
UPDATE 2 (8/17): I continued on and it had a train wreck quality about it. It's horrible, but I couldn't look away. And then it lost even that train wreck quality. I pushed myself to 37%, got extremely bored (and so tired of the WTF wording, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, idiocy, outlandishness, f/f -- methinks many of them have quite the fixation on that) and skipped to the end. Which was so freaking lame. I know their point was to create a book that had no semblance of story and they s ...more
Toni (U.A.C.)
The Diamond Club, written by the anonymous internet hoard at the request of Justin Robert Young and Brian Brushwood under the Pen Name of Patricia Harkins-Bradley. Confusing? Let me try to explain.

Two gentlemen, flummoxed over the wild media frenzy and resulting popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey and subsequent book trends, decided to compile a bunch of unedited/unread stories submitted by their fans, slap a cover similar to FSoG, ask said viewers to push the book to the TOP 10 List on iTunes, a
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Dafnay
I loved this book. I really liked the development of the protagonist over the course of the novel. Brianna's story of picking up the pieces of her heart and career after Roman's betrayal is nothing short of inspirational. I can definitely understand why some people gave this book one star. Just like Fifty Shades it's not for everyone but I loved it.
Dani Meehan
How could you not like a crowd sourced, erotic novel that plans to make fun of those who are all abuzz about 50 Shades of Gray? I listen to NSFW (the podcast that wrote this book) and was part of the overall "prank" to get it into the top 5 on iBooks. This book makes no sense, is hysterical and most importantly, contains lots of banging. So fun! <> Diamond Club Rules!
Michael
Wow, this is one of the greatest books I've read since Ern Malley, or Mike Grady's “Naked Came the Stranger,”

This is '50 Shades of Grey" for the post impressionist.

Make sure your eyes are open to the history behind this fascinating book and be aware of it place in publishing.
Dave Sykes
Totally agree with Dafnay. Perhaps not everyone's cup of tea, but a very good authentic mexican-type taco is not for everyone either. The chapter with Larry is worth 99© alone.




Audrie Cruz-Sealey
This was horrible! I didn't even finish reading it. There is no story really! Just pages and pages of meaningless physical sex.

If you want a book of short stories, check out Selena Kitt's Modern Fairy Tales.
Brendan Riker
It's like 50 Shade of Grey meets an issue of Swank found in a pile of garbage in the woods near a high school. In three words: written in English. In one word: banging.
Shirley Wilson


Ugh. I don't know if I can finish this. That woman is a slut.
Christie
Final update: I'm done, done, done withis crap. I can't finish and won't give this trash any more time, when I can be reading something else that is worth my time.


UPDATE
I decided to read this to the end, so that I can see if the whole thing is as bad as the beginning chapters. So far, after I got through the female dick chapter, I have been able to read the next 7%, without wanting to shoot myself. There are still eye rolling going on and sometimes confusion with chapters. I will not be reading
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Sandra
Aug 16, 2012 Sandra marked it as winter-in-pandemonium
The author(s) of this book have readily admitted that it was crowd source written, and basically slapped together to poke fun at the rising market for erotica ever since Fifty Shades of fuckery Grey hit the bestseller lists. And that anyone can get published and succeed, no matter how bad the drivel they write.

As a satire, it succeeds. The fact that it temporarily outshone books that were legitimately on the iTunes Bestseller list is tragic, but clearly, the cat is by now out of the bag.

For th
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Karen
Aug 09, 2012 Karen rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Nobody
Recommended to Karen by: iBooks
This book was listed within the top 10 purchased books in the Romance category of Apple's iBook store. It had a higher star rating and at the price of only $0.99 I thought it would be worth checking out for a quick weekend read. I made it about 2/3 of the way through the book and decided I could not read any further.

If you are looking for a written version of mindless porn, then this book is for you.
If you are looking for a book that is well written, has dimensional character development, and is
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Katherine
This was a book written by fans of a podcast. The intent was to make a parody of Fifty Shades of Grey. This book is terribly written and really really really horrible all around...but I will say that I laughed the entire time. It's especially funny if you happen to listen to the podcast (which I occasionally do)...you can really appreciate some of the inside jokes (TIB..lol!)
Matthew
Harkins-Bradley has certainly given James a run for her money. "50 Shades..." has nothing on TDC! Such an amazing piece of work, it empowers women to go for whatever dream they have and not let anything stand in their way. Such an inspiring piece of work.
Kevin Clem
50 shades of grey is completely unbelievable, its good to see a romance book based in a reality that i can believe. Fantastic characters who grow in memorable ways, and a main character that seems to understand just how she is expected to behave.
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Miranda
I to did not like this book. I thought it would be similar to 50 shades but it was way off. No real storyline other than having sex with a stranger every time! Shocked that this book got such good reviews off of iBooks! Ugh!
Jim
Aug 01, 2012 Jim rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Women who like 50 shades of grey
Recommended to Jim by: My wife
This was so much better than 50 Shades of Grey! Hot and Dirty Erotica and a strong and powerful female protagonist.
Doug Luberts
A classic of American Erotica.
Ghost-writer
Sex sells, it is a simple as that.

This book is about a woman who screws everyone she meets. It is not supposed to be ready for the next High School curriculum but what it is, is a multi author Novel that delves into societies skewed views on sex in the current tech world and wraps it into a higgledy piggeldy mish mash of sordid chapters.

Don't let you kids read it. Hell, don't let your dad read it.

Don't take it too seriously, it doesn't flow that well, some of it is a little confusing (have you r
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David Schwan
I heard about this book on "This Week in Tech" TWIT. It was written as a spoof of romance novels and was crowd sourced. There is a very thin story line. The main character is very slutty. The book is set the San Francisco's SOMA and many of the characters are Dot-COM company employees. Since this was crowd sourced the writing style is at best uneven. In spite of all this it was a humorous look at a set of generation "Y" people in San Franscisco.
Jessie Richardson
Ugh, this is absolutely horrible. One star is honestly too much. This is supposed to be a romance novel, but it's disgusting, filthy trash. It's just a woman having sex with many men and women, just because she can - it's not even a good story.. Not worth your time and do not read this if you're looking for something similar to 50 shades..
Liz
A fantastic and brilliant look at the Fifty Shades phenom. And those of you who think this book is less well written than the crap novel it parodies are delusional. I thoroughly enjoyed this.
Corey
Absolutely the best book I've ever read. Kafka can blow me. Patricia Harkins-Bradley is our generation's Hemingway. And not just Mariel either. Full-on Ernest. Read this book. Only $.99 on Amazon.
Scott
This book has forever changed the way I look at life, love, and ihop. Truly a must-read!
Scott Karbon
AWESOME book! It's a little rough to get into - but it's VERY entertaining!
Jess Farizo
I am now part of the joke.
paulbd Davidson
Hilariously bad!
Jackie
While the idea was amusing, and there were a couple of chapters that were written cleverly enough to make me laugh out loud, the fact that people are paying money for this (myself included) sort of offends me as an author. I'll never get that 99 cents back. If people thought Fifty Shades was hard to get through because of the distracting grammatical errors and plot inconsistencies, they ain't seen nothin' yet. A friend told me that the publisher didn't even read the book before releasing it, let ...more
Jane
Sep 28, 2013 Jane rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: aar
One of the authors of the book describes it as follows "What we created was a book with no plot development, no character development and an over clocked sex drive. This is how many people DESCRIBE FSoG, but we took it to the literal extreme. There was an honest belief that many folks would read it and find it to be readable at the very least. And if it wasn't to people's taste, they are out less than a buck for it, which is more than a lot of books with higher price tags can say."

I'm guessing t
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Tim Howard
It all started as a joke among redditors: we all know that the 50 shades books are terribly written smut, what if we put together some terribly written smut, threw a woman's hyphenated name on it, and sold it on through iBooks. It got to #4 on the iBooks bestseller list. And it is awful. Truly bad. But the concept is just straight up hilarious.
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Pseudonym for Brian Brushwood and Justin Young

Magician and scam artist Brian Brushwood teams with sidekick Justin Robert Young for a weekly irreverent fun fest featuring unusual guests, bizarre games, and strange and wonderful tales.

Doofendad is one of the contributing authors through the crowd source.

Ghost Writer is one of the contributing authors through the crowd source with the story about Bri
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