Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre Book Spotlight

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Hollywood Dirt

by Alessandra Torre

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Paperback: 430 pages

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Cole Masten. Abandoned by his superstar wife, Hollywood’s Perfect Husband is now Hollywood’s Sexiest Bachelor: partying hard and screwing even harder. Watch out Los Angeles, there’s a new bad boy in town. Summer Jenkins. That’s me, a small town girl stuck in Quincy, Georgia. I cook some mean chicken and dumplins, can bluff a grown man out of his savings in poker, and was voted Most Friendly my senior year. We were from different worlds. Our lives shouldn’t have collided. But then Cole Masten read a book about my small town. And six months later, his jet landed on our dusty airstrip, and he brought Hollywood with him. From the start, I knew he was trouble. For our town. And for me. Sometimes, opposites just aren’t meant to attract.

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What Reviewers are saying:

“one of the sexiest, most entertaining enemies-to-lovers scenarios I’ve ever come across, where the leading characters don’t know whether to kill one another or rip each other’s clothes off. ★★★★★” Natasha is a Book Junkie

“Hollywood Dirt was so incredibly fantastic! One of my FAVORITE reads of the year! ★★★★★” Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads
“The best book Alessandra has written. ★★★★★!” Heather Andrews, Goodreads Top Reviewer
“This story simply put is my FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR SO FAR. ★★★★★” Jxxx Pink Lady, Goodreads Top Reviewer
“By far my favourite read of the year so far. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. ★★★★” The Romance Cover
“intense sexual tension, sizzling clandestine sex, humorous bantering and a tempestuous working relationship made for the tabloids…★★★★★!” SueBee★bring me an alpha!★, Goodreads Top Reviewer

About the author

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New York Times Bestselling contemporary romance and erotica author Alessandra Torre is a leading name in the world of self and traditional publishing. In 2012, a 28-year old Torre self-published her first novel, Blindfolded Innocence, an erotic romance which quickly grew in popularity, landing at #1 in Erotica and remaining there for over two weeks. In less than three months, she was earning five figures monthly. This success attracted the interest of literary agent Maura Kye-Casella and major publishing houses. Today, Torre has published nine novels, become an international bestselling author, has had numerous six-figure publishing contracts, and has attracted Hollywood interest in her erotic thriller The Girl in 6E. Alessandra Torre is represented by Maura Kye-Casella of Don Congdon & Associates.

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STAND ALONE NOVELS

The Dumont Diaries 2013

Tight 2015

Sex Love Repeat 2013

THE INNOCENCE SERIES

Blindfolded Innocence (2nd edition) 2014

Masked Innocence 2014

End of the Innocence 2014

THE DEANNA MADDEN SERIES

The Girl in 6E (2nd edition) 2014

Do Not Disturb 2015

 

Diane Alberts Special Feature W #BookReview

Whether you like your romances professional, paranormal, or panty-melting we’ve got a Diane Alberts book that’s just right for you. Take the following quiz to find out which one you should read first!
 
The perfect date night wouldn’t be complete without:
 
  1. wine and candlelight
  2. dancing and lots of eye contact
  3. foreplay, lots and lots of foreplay
 
Your usual bookmark is:
 
  1. a bookstore receipt
  2. did you mean quitter strip..?
  3. swag from an author
 
If you were going out on a girl’s night your ideal outfit would have:
 
  1. a skirt, heels, and your signature perfume
  2. your favorite pair of jeans and a leather jacket
  3. lots of cleavage and knee-high boots
 
When it comes to book boyfriends give you:
 
  1. billionaire playboys who can show you a good time
  2. protective alphas who know how to treat you right
  3. bikers, soldiers, rock stars, you want them all!
 
Some of your favorite authors are:
 
  1. Bella Andre, Sylvia Day, J.S. Scott, Robin Covington, Maya Blake, Kendall Ryan
  2. Kresley Cole, Felicity Heaton, Dannika Dark, Nina Croft, Gena Showalter, Larissa Ione
  3. Tracy Wolff, Elle Kennedy, Katy Evans, Jay Crownover, Tessa Bailey, Melissa Foster
 
If you picked mostly A‘s you got Indulgence Diane Alberts. You’re elegant, polished, and you can probably handle any situation with poise. You like your heroes suited, powerful, and with an edge to them. Seeing the heroine swept off her feet into a world of luxury has you ready to trade places with her. We think you’ll love BEAUTY AND THE BOSS.

Researcher Maggie Donovan has no luck with men, and it doesn’t
help that she can’t keep her eyes off of her sexy boss – the one everyone else
in the office calls The Beast. Relationships in the office are forbidden. So no
one is more surprised than Maggie when she pretends to be his fiancée to save
him during a difficult situation. Not only has she put her job on the line, but
the future of the company.
Billionaire Benjamin Gale III doesn’t believe in love or
romance, but the look on his mother’s face when Maggie tells her that she’s his
fiancée is worth millions. Instead of firing her for her insubordination, he
goes along with the ruse. In his arms–and in his bed–she’d be everything he
could ever want…which is why he can’t have her.
But if he doesn’t let her go, they’ll lose everything…

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If you picked mostly B‘s you got Otherworld Diane Alberts. You’re adventurous, witty, and you aren’t afraid of a good challenge. You like your heroes growly, brooding, and Alpha with a capital ‘A’. Diving into the world of the paranormal is your ultimate escape. We think you’ll love DIVINELY RUINED.

Rebecca’s life sucked before she became an angel. Crappy apartment, awful jobs, abusive boyfriends–it was no wonder she jumped at the chance to escape it all and become a real live angel. The problem is Rebecca’s not very angelic, and she’ll have to do more to earn her wings than end her love affair with the word f–er, frick.

Especially when she’s assigned to save single father Tony Weis, whose less-than-pure thoughts wreak hell on a telepathic angel’s nerves. It’s all Rebecca can do to keep her hands off him…but when she loses her memory injuring herself to save Tony’s daughter, now it’s Tony’s turn to be her angel and care for her. But will Tony’s devotion tempt her from her angelic path, even if it means being human again?

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If you picked mostly C‘s you got Brazen Diane Alberts. You might be the girl-next-door but there’s more to you than meets the eye. You like your heroes ready and willing to please any time, any place. Slipping between the pages of a good read is almost as good as slipping between the sheets for you. We think you’ll love SAY YOU’RE MINE.

Navy SEAL Steven Thomas has only ever been able to count on three things: waking up in the morning, going to sleep sometime during the night, and Lauren Brixton. She’s been his best friend since grade school, and what they have is the only relationship he’s managed not to ruin.

Until one drunken night puts that all in jeopardy.

Lauren’s watched Steven flit from one-night stand to one-night stand, seemingly not interested in something more. So when the long-ignored attraction between the two of them blows up in their faces, she does the only thing she can—she pretends she doesn’t want him. But all’s fair in love and war, and Steven’s not about to lose the only person in his life who matters…

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See my review of Say You’re Mine HERE!!

If you picked a mix of A’s, B’s, and/or C’s you’re someone who enjoys variety both in their lives and in their books. You’re known for your great taste and your friends probably come to you for advice on which books to buy. When it comes to book boyfriends you know that one is never enough. We think you’ll enjoy everything Diane has to offer so visit her Entangled Publishing page to find all of her great books!



About Diane Alberts:


Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, andWall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin Random House. She was mentioned inForbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and four cats. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.


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Featured Author-Deirdre M. Silvestri-If the Walls Could Speak

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About the Author

Deirdre M. Silvestri was born in Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick City, Ireland. Because of dyslexia, her lifelong dream of becoming an author seemed dim. However, as her children grew, Silvestri told them often that they could do anything. If the Walls Could Speak is Silvestri’s first book, the first installment of the realization of her dream.


Synopsis:

It’s a beautiful, clear spring day, and soon the cherry blossoms will fall from the trees and blanket the ground like snow. This season promises to be extraordinary, but it won’t be the same without Da, who passed away at Christmastime. Finn O’Brine stares out the window, taking it all in. He can’t believe his father will never spend time with him again. And he can’t believe there’s a bat at his window—talking to him.

Before his death, Mr. O’Brine told Finn many stories about colossal dragons, sorcery, and the magic of Wickum Mannor in Ireland—but they couldn’t possibly be real, right? Wrong! Magic runs in the O’Brine family; it’s part of their heritage.

Now thirteen, Finn will begin to show signs of his magical inheritance any day now. It’s time for Finn; his twin sister, Neave; his younger brother, Jack; and his mother, Ailish, to leave the comfort of their home in America and journey to Wickum Manor themselves. They expect a summerlong adventure, but the O’Brine children may not be as ready as they think. With all the fantastic things to experience and discover on the four-hundred-acre estate, will Finn want to enroll at the magical Wickum Academy, or will he choose to return to his friends and classes in America at summer’s end?

If the Walls Could Speak can be purchased on Amazon here.

Author Spotlight for Camilla Ochlan & Bonita Gutierrez @bookenthupromo

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Camilla grew up on fantasy and fairy tales, finding David Eddings, Katherine Kurtz, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Mercedes Lackey early on. To the dismay of her parents, she spent her high school weekends playing Dungeons & Dragons and obsessing over Greek mythology and anything supernatural. College split her time between Theatre Arts and English Literature.

Camilla still occasionally acts but focuses the majority of her time, energy and (in)sanity on writing. Currently, her interests revolve around activities that add to her writer’s toolbox — travel, the arts and voracious reading.

Camilla lives in Los Angeles with her husband — actor, audiobook narrator and dialect coach P.J. Ochlan, two sweet rescue dogs and two rascally Abyssinian cats.


Bonita photoReferred to by her mother as “Sarah” (as in stage actress Sarah Bernhardt), Bonita found her way to the stage at the early age of 5. Not surprising to her family, she continued to study acting through high school and college, earning her BA in Theatre. Later, she moved to Los Angeles to get into “The Biz.” Over the years, Bonita has played many roles from actor to producer, screenwriter to filmmaker – and now novelist.

A mixed martial artist, Bonita has a background in Jeet Kune Do Kung Fu (Bruce Lee’s art), Kenpo Karate MMA and Kali Escrima. She’s an avid runner, student of film and a lover of music. Apart from her love for her husband, Bonita’s greatest passion is for all things Star Wars and Buffy.

Book Blurb

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Lucy Lowell, The Werewolf Whisperer, and her partner Xochitl Magaña are thrown into chaos when the Kyon Virus turns a disturbing number of Angelenos into werewolf-like creatures. As the outbreak expands to epidemic proportions, Lucy’s uncanny ability to control the creatures makes her “the silver lining in our werewolf apocalypse.”

Battling their own personal demons born of family history and bad choices, the women join together in the pursuit of helping those afflicted. But all is not as it seems. Not for Lucy. Not for Xochitl. And not for a society just coming to grips with the new world order.

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Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Lucy Lowell tucked into the shadows behind the white cinder block wall of Xochitl’s Cantina and listened. Coarse Spanglish curses pierced the night, accompanied by loud cheers and snatches of Tijuana narco-pop. Vicious barking and short, pained shrieks lacerated the seedy revelry.

Through holes in the camouflage canvas stretched over the parking lot’s chain-link fence, Lucy counted thirty East Los Locos gangbangers crowding around a shallow dogfight pit. Strewn around, discarded like trash, lay lumps of fur and flesh Lucy didn’t have the stomach to focus on. Through the wall of men, Lucy caught a glimpse of a blue nose pit bull turning away from its opponent, a muscular pit mastiff mix.

“Handle your dog, güey!” a paunchy man yelled from just outside the ring.

Accompanied by loud taunts, men from each side of the pit dragged their dogs back to the scratch lines. The mastiff’s handler fussed at the dog’s mouth, unfanging the dog’s lip from its teeth. Clearly dead tired and hurt, the blue nose pit bull started toward the line of cages against the opposite fence.

“Whoa, Puta.” A young man with a baseball cap turned backwards yanked the dog’s collar hard, causing the pit to drop to the ground as if taking cover.

From her hiding place, Lucy could see deep scratches on the pit bull’s face, bite wounds bleeding on the shoulder and old burn marks seared into the fur.

Lucy’s stomach cramped.

The dollar tacos she and her partner Gabe had devoured on their way to Echo Park threatened a hasty exit. Cabra Blanca, their favorite late night food truck, had been parked close to the raid at Montana and Alvarado. Eddie, the owner, always included extra mango guacamole with Lucy’s order.

Guacamole! Shouldna eaten. The dogfighting makes me sick enough. Why’d I chance it with the cabeza quesadilla on top of those goat tacos?

Lucy breathed in slowly and directed her gaze from the hurt dog to the few stars blinking in the murky L.A. sky. The lights of an airplane outshone the sliver of the waning crescent moon. She could make out the distant roar of jet engines.

“Bitch won’t fight no more, jefe.” The young man with the cap delivered a kick to the blue nose pit’s side. An ugly curse cut through the tumult as a man in a formfitting white T-shirt and dark designer jeans parted the crowd.

Memo Morales, cock of the walk. Nice of you to join us.

Teeth clenched, Lucy drew her sidearm and looked back down the alley. Officer Gabe Torres of the LAPD Animal Cruelty Task Force quietly crouched down next to Lucy, indicating with a nod that he too had spotted “El Gallo.”

Her partner for five years, Gabe was as fierce an animal rights protector as Lucy had ever met. Both she and Gabe had risked both badge and incarceration many times, as they rescued dogs from backyard dogfighting with or without departmental approval.

Tonight’s raid was another point of contention with their ACTF lieutenant. When the confidential informant had approached Lucy and Gabe about dogfighting behind her cantina, it had been just the break they’d been looking for. These East Los Locos had been brokering dogfights for years, but their slippery leader Memo Morales, a.k.a. “El Gallo,” always managed to ensconce the events with aggravating efficiency.

Distressingly the CI, Xochitl Magaña, had given Lucy and Gabe much more than they’d hoped for. El Gallo and his Los Locos were running guns. The dogfights, while generating tens of thousands of dollars on their own, were a mere front. Lucy and Gabe’s supervisor Lieutenant Heckman had turned their information over to her superior, Captain Burch. Burch had taken the lead on the raid, called in SWAT and only allowed the ACTF along as a courtesy after Lucy had begged to be involved. Lucy and Gabe had been virtually cut out of the planning despite their relentless pursuit of the East Los Locos dogfighting ring.

“Get rid of it, Tuti!” El Gallo spat, prompting Lucy to inch forward. She could see El Gallo throw a fistful of cash at another man and stalk into the cantina through the backdoor.

The gangbangers laughed and joked as more money changed hands. Pushing the baseball-capped banger away, the man named Tuti threw a chain around the bloodied pit bull’s neck and dragged her clear of the wall of men. The exhausted dog cowered from Tuti as he tightened the chain around her neck. Small whimpers reached Lucy’s ears.

“Just shoot it.” A thin teenage boy in baggy jeans and an oversized white T-shirt approached Tuti with what looked like a Hi-Power Browning 9mm.

Nice gun.

A detached part of Lucy’s brain noted the semi-automatic.

“¡Cállate, Flaco! Let’s have some fun.” Tuti yanked the chain, smashing the pit’s chin into the asphalt. The sharp yowl caught the attention of the other attending Locos who turned to watch Tuti’s show.

Gabe’s hand settled on Lucy’s arm and held tight. She would have bruises in the morning.

“Wait,” he hissed.

Lucy tilted her head to look directly into her partner’s dark brown eyes. In a split second a struggle resolved between them. Burch’s words, “You two hotheads are on thin ice,” echoed in her memory. She knew Gabe remembered it too.

“X the bitch, Tuti!” Drunken hysteria pitched the Locos’ voices higher. “¡Fuego! ¡Fuego! ¡Fuego!”

Her eyes still locked on Gabe, Lucy knew what was happening in the parking lot. Having investigated the sad aftermath of the East Los Locos games, she knew what inevitably came next. Slowly she nodded her head, and Gabe released his grip. It wasn’t the plan. It wasn’t even smart.

Lucy rose to her full height. Her Beretta clutched firmly, Lucy shot a quick smile to Gabe. Easily on the taller side of six feet, muscled like a professional bodybuilder, Gabe Torres looked scary as hell.

Glad you’re on my side, good buddy.

Lucy felt calm wash down from her head to her toes. This was what she was made for.

Interview

The Werewolf Whisperer Interview:

  1. How did The Werewolf Whisperer series come about?

Bonita: We were both coming off writing and producing short films. I had just completed the film festival circuit for my short film Cantar when Camilla asked me to work on her short Dog Breath.

Camilla: The idea for The Werewolf Whisperer was sparked by my short film Dog Breath, a suburban ghost story. While observing the on-set dog trainer, I wondered “what if?” I initially thought this would be a web series. I sat down and quickly wrote three episodes, which I shared with Bonita.

Bonita: Camilla and her husband fed me a seven-course meal, and Camilla gave me the episodes. I read the title and said, “Yep, we’re doing this!”

Camilla: Over one summer, we had a blast completing a twelve episode first season.

Bonita: We intended on shooting it, came up with a budget and realized our imaginations had exceeded our means.

Camilla: The world of The Werewolf Whisperer was rapidly outgrowing the limitations of its originally intended medium.

Bonita: So, Camilla had the bright idea of writing our web series as a novel. At the time, I’d never written a novel. I was scared out of my mind. But I said, “yes” anyway.

  1. Tell us about the friendship of Lucy Lowell and Xochitl Magaña.

The way the novel is constructed, you come to fully realize how these two women, who come from completely different backgrounds, could become so close. At their core, the thing that bonds them, is their fierce loyalty and their commitment to family — and that family isn’t necessarily what you’re born into, but who you choose to love.

It’s rare to see authentic female friendships in the media: books, movies, TV shows. In many instances, there’s some negative aspect: jealousy, manipulation, backstabbing. Women are emotional, crazy people. As secondary characters, they are often objectified in a sexual way. As primary characters, they are often pitted against each other. In this series, we don’t do that.

Bonita: Not to say Lucy and Xochitl don’t have their moments, but they always have each other’s backs.

The atypical bond between Lucy and Xochitl is at the center of the story. Fighting for their lives, their sanity and their freedom, the women move through a chaotic world, plagued by creatures, heartbreak and hidden threats, with humor and courage.

Camilla: Unlike Thelma and Louise, Lucy and Xochitl are not driving off any cliffs. They are fighters. They take it on and dish it out.

The Werewolf Whisperer world lives and dies by Lucy and Xochitl’s relationship.

  1. What do you hope readers will gain from your series?

We just want to tell a good story. So, when we hear things like this from readers: “non-stop, action packed”, “a good yarn”, “a thrill ride”, “unexpected, not your typical werewolf story”, “destined to be a classic”, “really cinematic” — we feel like we’ve done our job.

Bonita: Ultimately, we want the reader to enjoy reading the series as much as we’re enjoying writing it.

Camilla: And we want them to be excited to find out more.

Bonita: Speaking of finding out more, you can get our semi-Christmas story The Werewolf Whisperer: Feliz Navidad on Amazon now. And the sequel The Alpha & Omega will be released on October 17th.

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