Pretty Girl Complex: The Story of A Superheroine

Pretty Girl Complex: The Story of A Superheroine

by Alice Hlidkova
Pretty Girl Complex: The Story of A Superheroine

Pretty Girl Complex: The Story of A Superheroine

by Alice Hlidkova



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A inspirational novel about a Miami-based dancer, who mothers a daughter before engaging in the super-heroic act of becoming a surrogate for another couple.

• Explore the modern parenting option for surrogacy
• Lean into emotions of being a co-parent
• Learn about the IVF method and fertility clinics
• Navigate conversations around adoption and gay parenting.

The protagonist, Katie Washington, a career woman, dreams of becoming a dancer in Miami and joins an international entertainment company. Without wanting to give up on her career, and with a deep desire to become a mother, Katie's journey leads her into discovering about platonic parenting, or co-parenting and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). She's left one night, overwhelmed, with a plethora of questions:

What is IVF? Will IVF work? Are IVF babies different? How is IVF done? Is IVF wrong?

After some tough decisions with her career & relationship, she has one daughter via In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with her non-romantic partner, Luke, who helps her balance her career and motherhood, as she continues to soar her way to success in the business world.

Katie, being a leader in female empowerment, manages a posse of women who come from all walks of life, including one woman, named Amy, who can't have a baby after contracting HIV. Katie learns about surrogacy from another dancer and offers to become a surrogate mom for Amy.

She's yet at another crossroads. What will be a surrogate mean to her life? Can a surrogate keep the baby? How does surrogacy work? Why be a surrogate? How will she feel after being a surrogate? What will others think?

After tragedy strikes, Katie becomes an advocate for women and launches a surrogacy agency for a cause that is rising, both regionally and globally, which looks at modern-day issues and taboos around the topic like surrogacy for money, the health challenges, adoption and fostering alternatives, women freezing and preserving their eggs for future use, in case of illness, and gay/lesbian parents and surrogating.

The inspirational novel speaks to surrogate mothers, women empowerment advocates, and rising female stars who are balancing their careers and their families, as well as to couples who have modern-day arrangements, such as non-romantic, co-parenting and living apart together. It also speaks to issues in the LGBTQ communities.

Pick up your copy of Pretty Girl Complex: The Story of a Superheroine today to capture the opportunities and misconceptions of modern-day trends and to empower you to live a life of brilliance, unconventionally.

"In our society, where the magnitude of external success and personal image often has a matching disconnect to the internal psyche, the author challenges us to see the complexity of every relationship as told through the eyes of characters that most people don't write about."

– Allyn Reid, Co-founder of the entrepreneurial conference series, Secret Knock, Executive Producer of the feature film, Wishman, and the first Filipino woman to summit Mount Kilimanjaro.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940186597995
Publisher: Alice Hlidkova
Publication date: 10/16/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 270 KB

About the Author

Alice Hlidkova is a life-long writer from New York City who spent most of her career as a journalist and entrepreneur. Her self-help book, You Screwed UP! illuminates lessons in startups for entrepreneurs. She spends her time writing fiction that blends female heroism and modern-day struggles of women.
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