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Sam L
Dec 23rd, 2012, 08:54 AM
The Academy is an International Sports Mecca for teen athletes of all sports. There are only two ways in. Deep pockets or enough talent to score a scholarship. Young tennis star Maya's dreams have finally come true when she earns a scholarship to The Academy. Plucked from her small town, Maya moves to the sports training facility/boarding school to (hopefully) start the beginning of her pro career. But Maya's fantasy of The Academy doesn't quite match the reality. Because where there are hot, talented teens, there's a lot of drama. Meet the players:Cleo: Maya's rebel/punk roommate who is nearing the top of the golf world.Renee: The gorgeous swimmer with enough money to buy her way into The Academy.Nicole: A tennis star who feels threatened by Maya (but she'd never admit it).Travis: The son of The Academy owner--perfectly groomed to be the next NFL star. Jake: Travis' younger brother--the bad boy to his brother's good.

You can start pre-ordering now: http://www.amazon.com/The-Academy-Game-Monica-Seles/dp/1599909014 :)

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2012, 02:43 PM
Is this for real? :o :spit:

Melange
Dec 23rd, 2012, 06:36 PM
Sounds very original :yawn:

Will there be a character with an eating disorder

Mistress of Evil
Dec 23rd, 2012, 06:38 PM
This should be in GM, actually. Kinda strange but why not. Feels a bit like Tyra Banks's fantasy book about models. :crying2: Has she already written a biography of hers?

delicatecutter
Dec 23rd, 2012, 06:54 PM
Fascinating!

LeRoy.
Dec 23rd, 2012, 06:54 PM
I will be getting this. :yeah:

Sammo
Dec 23rd, 2012, 07:15 PM
Why is this on 'Non-Tennis'?

Sam L
Dec 23rd, 2012, 08:05 PM
I will be getting this. :yeah:

Me too. :)

Why is this on 'Non-Tennis'?

Because ultimately it is about a book? :confused: Mods can move it to GM if they want.

matthias
Dec 23rd, 2012, 08:10 PM
will wait for the movie

*JR*
Dec 23rd, 2012, 09:19 PM
The [IMG, including of course Bollettieri] Academy is an International Sports Mecca for teen athletes of all sports.... Nicole: A tennis star....

Hmmm, now who could this Nicole be based on. :scratch:

moby
Dec 23rd, 2012, 10:25 PM
5 bucks says Maya ends up with Jake, who turns out to be the bad boy with a heart of gold to his conservative sell-out goody-two-shoes brother.

Viktymise
Dec 23rd, 2012, 10:44 PM
Sounds horrific.

Noten
Dec 24th, 2012, 12:05 AM
Sounds like something you would read at fanfiction.net :crying2:
I will be ordering it, though, that's for sure.

Sam L
Mar 30th, 2013, 01:00 AM
We have a cover:

http://img2.imagesbn.com/p/9781599909011_p0_v1_s600.JPG

Ok, this sounds and looks bad. :sobbing: But it's Monica, so I still must get it. :sobbing:

Fantasy Hero
Mar 31st, 2013, 07:28 AM
this sounds and look like a very cheap book :spit: :lol:

eck
Mar 31st, 2013, 08:56 AM
That girl on the picture looks alot like Steffi. :spit:

galadriel
Apr 1st, 2013, 10:02 AM
Great news :D

Super Dave
Apr 1st, 2013, 12:42 PM
We have a cover:



Ok, this sounds and looks bad. :sobbing: But it's Monica, so I still must get it. :sobbing:

Looks like a soft porn dvd cover :lick: At least, I'm assuming that's what they look like. :angel:

Love Monica, but I can't see me reading this. Good luck to her, though.

Sam L
Jun 8th, 2013, 01:53 AM
Monica with her novel:

http://news.ripley.za.net/wp-content/plugins/rss-poster/cache/635a7_130604171744-ws-intv-tennis-monica-seles-00012802-story-top.jpg

She looks great.

Beat
Jun 8th, 2013, 03:29 PM
http://img2.imagesbn.com/p/9781599909011_p0_v1_s600.JPG

is this a joke? :spit:

homogenius
Jun 8th, 2013, 04:22 PM
:confused:

delicatecutter
Jun 8th, 2013, 04:48 PM
Monica with her novel:

http://news.ripley.za.net/wp-content/plugins/rss-poster/cache/635a7_130604171744-ws-intv-tennis-monica-seles-00012802-story-top.jpg

She looks great.

:unsure:

Sally Struthers
Jun 8th, 2013, 04:49 PM
I hope it reads like 50 shades of grey :tape:

cellophane
Jun 8th, 2013, 04:55 PM
Monica with her novel:

http://news.ripley.za.net/wp-content/plugins/rss-poster/cache/635a7_130604171744-ws-intv-tennis-monica-seles-00012802-story-top.jpg

She looks great.

:scared:

Plastic surgery?

The Witch-king
Jun 8th, 2013, 05:23 PM
Is it aimed at teens?

ServeCaspian
Jun 8th, 2013, 06:23 PM
:crying2:

I hate cheap covers even despite the old adage.

V-MAC
Jun 8th, 2013, 09:21 PM
That cover screams Mills & Boon:scared:

Helen Lawson
Jun 9th, 2013, 03:10 AM
I just finished it. The plot is a little thin, the running characters:

Predatory Czech lesbian veteran who can't let her past glory go
Closeted young Argentine bull dyke who is brainless
Cold detached German blonde who is the one to beat
Post-smoking American teen phenom
Big-haired dye job closet case guy with loud personality from Las Vegas
Hot 90-year old billionaire
Young, beautiful ethnic Hungarian from Yugoslavia who is an actress/model outside of tennis and becomes no. 1
Hairy Greek guy with a big serve and a big something else.

Sam L
Jun 9th, 2013, 03:15 AM
Is it aimed at teens?

Yes, it's YA. People, seriously, get a life. It's not Anna Karenina. She's doing what she loves and it's great to see.

That cover screams Mills & Boon:scared:

Who is that hot guy in your signature? :drool:

I just finished it. The plot is a little thin, the running characters:

Predatory Czech lesbian veteran who can't let her past glory go
Closeted young Argentine bull dyke who is brainless
Cold detached German blonde who is the one to beat
Post-smoking American teen phenom
Big-haired dye job closet case guy with loud personality from Las Vegas
Hot 90-year old billionaire
Young, beautiful ethnic Hungarian from Yugoslavia who is an actress/model outside of tennis and becomes no. 1
Hairy Greek guy with a big serve and a big something else.

:lol:

~{X}~
Jun 9th, 2013, 04:27 AM
Yes, it's YA. People, seriously, get a life. It's not Anna Karenina. She's doing what she loves and it's great to see.



Who is that hot guy in your signature? :drool:



:lol:

That's Benoit Paire. ;) ATP player.

PoliCappuccino
Jun 9th, 2013, 06:26 AM
Sounds interesting.

Honestly, I'd rather buy and read Serena's poetry collection if she ever publishes one.

Comebacksova
Jun 10th, 2013, 07:46 PM
I can't. :haha:

edificio
Jun 10th, 2013, 08:28 PM
this sounds and look like a very cheap book :spit: :lol:

Cannot disagree with you at all, not at'all!

http://news.ripley.za.net/wp-content/plugins/rss-poster/cache/635a7_130604171744-ws-intv-tennis-monica-seles-00012802-story-top.jpg
Monica looks a bit crazy-eyed in the screen shot, too. :scared:

Sally Struthers
Jun 10th, 2013, 09:13 PM
Exclusive excerpt!

"...I cautiously gripped the shaft in my hands. The rigid body was too big for my petite frame, forcing me to wrap both hands around its sizable girth. For the first time since I came to the academy, I felt powerful. My inner goddess sprung to life as I slapped balls up and down into places they had never been, forcing the beast within me to be expelled in a carnal, wild grunt and an orgy of bacchanalian bliss."


A lesson in grass court agronomy:

"She loved it when he came at her hard and fast. There was nothing more satisfying than when the peach fuzz from her partner's heavy balls kissed the meticulously trimmed patch of grass that she had been cultivating for the past few months."

homogenius
Jun 10th, 2013, 10:01 PM
Exclusive excerpt!

"...I cautiously gripped the shaft in my hands. The rigid body was too big for my petite frame, forcing me to wrap both hands around its sizable girth. For the first time since I came to the academy, I felt powerful. My inner goddess sprung to life as I slapped balls up and down into places they had never been, forcing the beast within me to be expelled in a carnal, wild grunt and an orgy of bacchanalian bliss."


A lesson in grass court agronomy:

"She loved it when he came at her hard and fast. There was nothing more satisfying than when the peach fuzz from her partner's heavy balls kissed the meticulously trimmed patch of grass that she had been cultivating for the past few months."

I.Can.not :hysteric:

Morning Morgan
Jun 10th, 2013, 10:31 PM
Exclusive excerpt!

"...I cautiously gripped the shaft in my hands. The rigid body was too big for my petite frame, forcing me to wrap both hands around its sizable girth. For the first time since I came to the academy, I felt powerful. My inner goddess sprung to life as I slapped balls up and down into places they had never been, forcing the beast within me to be expelled in a carnal, wild grunt and an orgy of bacchanalian bliss."


A lesson in grass court agronomy:

"She loved it when he came at her hard and fast. There was nothing more satisfying than when the peach fuzz from her partner's heavy balls kissed the meticulously trimmed patch of grass that she had been cultivating for the past few months."

Please tell me that you didn't make that up! :hysteric:

ServeCaspian
Jun 10th, 2013, 10:32 PM
Exclusive excerpt!

"...I cautiously gripped the shaft in my hands. The rigid body was too big for my petite frame, forcing me to wrap both hands around its sizable girth. For the first time since I came to the academy, I felt powerful. My inner goddess sprung to life as I slapped balls up and down into places they had never been, forcing the beast within me to be expelled in a carnal, wild grunt and an orgy of bacchanalian bliss."


A lesson in grass court agronomy:

"She loved it when he came at her hard and fast. There was nothing more satisfying than when the peach fuzz from her partner's heavy balls kissed the meticulously trimmed patch of grass that she had been cultivating for the past few months."

I. am. SRCREAMING!! :crying2:

moby
Jun 10th, 2013, 10:36 PM
Exclusive excerpt!

"...I cautiously gripped the shaft in my hands. The rigid body was too big for my petite frame, forcing me to wrap both hands around its sizable girth. For the first time since I came to the academy, I felt powerful. My inner goddess sprung to life as I slapped balls up and down into places they had never been, forcing the beast within me to be expelled in a carnal, wild grunt and an orgy of bacchanalian bliss."


A lesson in grass court agronomy:

"She loved it when he came at her hard and fast. There was nothing more satisfying than when the peach fuzz from her partner's heavy balls kissed the meticulously trimmed patch of grass that she had been cultivating for the past few months."
I'm buying the book if this shit is real. Can't see a book like that using a word like "bacchanalian" though.

Comebacksova
Jun 10th, 2013, 10:46 PM
Exclusive excerpt!

"...I cautiously gripped the shaft in my hands. The rigid body was too big for my petite frame, forcing me to wrap both hands around its sizable girth. For the first time since I came to the academy, I felt powerful. My inner goddess sprung to life as I slapped balls up and down into places they had never been, forcing the beast within me to be expelled in a carnal, wild grunt and an orgy of bacchanalian bliss."


A lesson in grass court agronomy:

"She loved it when he came at her hard and fast. There was nothing more satisfying than when the peach fuzz from her partner's heavy balls kissed the meticulously trimmed patch of grass that she had been cultivating for the past few months."
I think I just lost my virginity here. :sobbing:

KarlyM*
Jun 10th, 2013, 11:22 PM
This sounds like 50 Shades of Grey for teens. :hysteric:


And there's another one coming! (http://www.amazon.com/Academy-Love-Match-Monica-Seles/dp/1599909022/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370906189&sr=1-2&keywords=the+academy+monica+seles) Maybe this will be a trilogy, too. :lol:


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TQ7PHLxvL._SY300_.jpg



Kidding aside, I love Monica - wish her the best. ;)

Sally Struthers
Jun 10th, 2013, 11:36 PM
This sounds like 50 Shades of Grey for teens. :hysteric:


And there's another one coming! (http://www.amazon.com/Academy-Love-Match-Monica-Seles/dp/1599909022/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1370906189&sr=1-2&keywords=the+academy+monica+seles) Maybe this will be a trilogy, too. :lol:


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TQ7PHLxvL._SY300_.jpg


Kidding aside, I love Monica - wish her the best. ;)


here's an excerpt from that one:

"She was tight. Very tight from the nerves of her first time playing with the new boy. She was changing positions and suddenly he forced his way in and she let out a shriek as the balls curved around the erect mast and miraculously landed in her sweet spot. In and out, up and down... that's what he had been doing to her for the whole sweaty session. The bell rang, signaling that it was time for lunch. 'I'm coming!' she yelled in tired exasperation."

:oh:

V-MAC
Jun 11th, 2013, 12:22 AM
here's an excerpt from that one:

"She was tight. Very tight from the nerves of her first time playing with the new boy. She was changing positions and suddenly he forced his way in and she let out a shriek as the balls curved around the erect mast and miraculously landed in her sweet spot. In and out, up and down... that's what he had been doing to her for the whole sweaty session. The bell rang, signaling that it was time for lunch. 'I'm coming!' she yelled in tired exasperation."

:oh:

Another excerpt I found;

"Saskia gasped in orgasmic delight as she felt Wilson for the very first time in her hands. She gently caressed him all over as she marvelled as his beauty. She had never got to grips with a head this big before, but she certainly wasn't intimidated.
In fact, she had craved this moment for so long now. She clutched Wilson to her bosom as she gently ran her fingers around the rim of his head in a pulsating circular motion. It was a love match made in heaven.
She had found the perfect racquet at last..."

Sally Struthers
Jun 11th, 2013, 12:57 AM
Another excerpt I found;

"Saskia gasped in orgasmic delight as she felt Wilson for the very first time in her hands. She gently caressed him all over as she marvelled as his beauty. She had never got to grips with a head this big before, but she certainly wasn't intimidated.
In fact, she had craved this moment for so long now. She clutched Wilson to her bosom as she gently ran her fingers around the rim of his head in a pulsating circular motion. It was a love match made in heaven.
She had found the perfect racquet at last..."

:spit:

Super Dave
Jun 11th, 2013, 02:45 AM
And I thought tennis books were boring :lick:

Londoner
Jun 11th, 2013, 08:23 AM
I just finished it. The plot is a little thin, the running characters:

Predatory Czech lesbian veteran who can't let her past glory go
Closeted young Argentine bull dyke who is brainless
Cold detached German blonde who is the one to beat
Post-smoking American teen phenom
Big-haired dye job closet case guy with loud personality from Las Vegas
Hot 90-year old billionaire
Young, beautiful ethnic Hungarian from Yugoslavia who is an actress/model outside of tennis and becomes no. 1
Hairy Greek guy with a big serve and a big something else.

:lol:

That's saved me a few quid!

Londoner
Jun 11th, 2013, 08:26 AM
The bit that really made me laugh was on the cover:

New York Times....Author!!!

Super Dave
Jun 11th, 2013, 01:16 PM
"His drop shot left her moaning with warm fluids running down her back"

What? Sweat of course. :angel:

Beat
Jun 11th, 2013, 01:22 PM
you people made those excerpts up, didn't you? :bolt: :sobbing: i mean, they make barbara cartland sound like david foster wallace.

Sally Struthers
Jun 11th, 2013, 03:02 PM
you people made those excerpts up, didn't you? :bolt: :sobbing: i mean, they make barbara cartland sound like david foster wallace.

Hell, Monica needs to let us ghostwrite the series. She'd make a lot more money than with her plots. :haha: