Money, Power, Glory

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Commercial Fiction  |  House: RAZZI

Maria Rosario was used to being behind pop stars like Lana Del Rey, Ariana Grande, and most recently VALÉRIO: a humble hunk selling out stadiums and taking Latin music charts by storm. After his international tour, a critical tabloid and drama at his family-owned record company send Rio reeling for a career change. Maria's seductive dancing and ethereal voice save him when he signs her on to his new label as GLORIANA.

Their success brings more than MONEY, POWER, AND GLORY, but that's what she names her debut album anyway. Fans cling to the love songs they believe are inspired by the power couple born of Valério and Maria's publicity games, but the truth behind her melancholic pain exposes itself as the spotlight grows warmer - and when Carlos, her last boyfriend of 5 years, remerges on the cast of her brother Marcelo's Netflix show with a dark reason for why he suddenly left her.

Forced to face her past traumas as a result of her fame, Maria struggles to navigate her love life under the scrutiny of new admirers. Most of the songs they love were composed back when she was just MARIA - someone she feels fewer people can remember as the days go on, including herself.

DISCLAIMER - The events and characters depicted in this work are fictitious.

Table of Contents

chapter one


written in collaboration with @ayzrules
https://www.booksie.com/users/ayzrules-288903


We find ourselves at the end of VALÉRIO's 20/20 World Tour. The Latin superstar invites Christina Li of The Hollywood Daily to his Prague show hoping to win her over in a second-chance show review.
Instead, the reporter is drawn to his standout dancer, Maria. Not only does Chrissy notice the obvious chemistry between the two, but the reporter brings Valério attention to Maria's talent.
Meanwhile, Maria fights back thoughts of getting intimate with Rio. We get to know her brother, Marcelo and his good friend - also known as Maria's ex of five years - Carlos.
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chapter two


An optional prologue can be found here (you must manually type it up, sorry!): https://bit.ly/3caHgbR
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chapter three

  I took the stars from our eyes, and then I made a map And knew that somehow I could find my way back Then I heard... Read Chapter

chapter four


in collaboration with @tessellations @ayzrules & @reflectingdreams
https://www.booksie.com/users/tesselations-289001
https://www.booksie.com/users/ayzrules-288903
https://www.booksie.com/users/reflectingdreams-291581


An optional prologue, which includes the morning of the party mentioned in the chapter, can be read here (you must manually type it up, sorry!): https://bit.ly/2HcfEaX
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chapter five


written in collaboration with @reflectingdreams https://www.booksie.com/users/reflectingdreams-291581


trigger warning for mentions of physical abuse
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chapter six


written in collaboration with @reflectingdreams https://www.booksie.com/users/reflectingdreams-291581


Last we read of Maria: A plane taking off in the middle of the night. Maria glanced out of her window to see the moon where it always was, lighting a path in the dark. She'd spent too much
time on the go, staring out the filmy grime of a tour bus window, expecting that lunar face to tell all. Show her where to go. But she didn't need it then...15 hours later, she awoke from her
drugged and much-needed sleep and found herself in Helsinki.
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filthysoul

I enjoyed reading this chapter so much I loved getting to know the characters little by little

Wed, August 19th, 2020 3:51am

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Thank you so much for reading my love ??

Mon, August 24th, 2020 10:47am

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