February 3, 2010

Hollywood Deception & Why Jackie Collins is My Shero

Paparazzi…Drama…Crazy Fans …and that’s just the beginning of Hollywood Deception
First I want to thank Romance Lives Forever for having me here today. Let's jump right in on today's topic--Hollywood. I love everything "Hollywood" and any thing by Jackie Collins. There's no coincidence that when I decided to be a writer that the very first book (Roses are thorns) I completed was about a Hollywood starlet.
Its award season and for this Hollywood junkie, I couldn't wait for the Oscar nominees to be announced this past week. Come Oscar night, I will have popcorn and my laptop ready to tweet the event with other entertainment junkies. I didn't realize however until after my book Double Platinum that I had a new series on my hands. I cleverly titled it the Women in Hollywood Series. One of the characters from Double Platinum bugged me for her own story so Hollywood Deception was born and readers will get an exciting, unique and insightful look into the world of Hollywood through the eyes of ex-model/talk show host Hailey Barnes. Here are a few things readers are saying about the Women in Hollywood series:

“Hollywood Deception reads like a true life Hollywood story. I couldn’t stop turning the pages.” ~ Kay, a reader

“Glitz, Glamour & LOADS of Drama…Ms. Goss once AGAIN keeps me turning the pages with another ENTERTAINING, yet fictional glimpse into the fast-paced lifestyle of a celebrity.” ~ Sweet N Sassy, Book Reviewer

“If you’re looking for a novel that successfully combines glamour, suspense and intrigue with a highly charged love affair then this is the novel for you.” ~ Janice Spence, Freelance Music Journalist (Gossip/News columnist)

Hollywood Deception is not just about the glamorous life of a celebrity but it also deals with the downside of Hollywood fame and fortune. My editor says it best:
Shelia addresses with understanding and clarity, the serious, and ever-growing crime of stalking (in fact, according to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, in 2005-2006 3.4 million people in this country reported being stalking victims). Readers will be engaged by her believable and fully developed characters.
Now to the second topic in my blog title: Jackie Collins cleverly writes about the "real" life of a celebrity. She gives readers the raw version. The real deal. She's my shero because she has a way of drawing readers in. Her books are drama-packed, fast-paced, entertaining, yet enlightening. She never skips a beat. Once you pick up one of her books, you don't want to put the book down until the end and even then you're aching for another Jackie Collins story. When several readers said to mel--"You're like the Black Jackie Collins," I was surprised; however, I take it as a compliment. Why? Because I'm a huge fan of her work and if my books can do for readers what her books do for me, then I must be doing something right. I absolutely love and have a fascination with Hollywood and like my shero Jackie Collins, I love writing about it.
Shelia M Goss is the national best-selling author of six multi-cultural romance novels: Hollywood Deception (2010), His Invisible Wife, My Invisible Husband, Roses are thorns, Paige’s Web, Double Platinum and and three young adult books: The Lip Gloss Chronicles series: The Ultimate Test, Splitsville, and Paper Thin. For more information, visit her website: www.sheliagoss.com or www.thelipglosschronicles.com.

4 comments:

  1. Shelia,

    Jackie was my second writing hero. I read her when I was sixteen and I wanted to be the Black Jackie Collins. LOL

    Then I became saved and my stories become more tamer. LOL

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  2. This sounds like such a good story! I like that you had the foresight to set it up as a series. That means we can expect more, right? *begs prettily*

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  3. lol LaShaunda. Yes, I'm definitely more tame than Ms. Collins too.

    Kayelle Allen, book #4 is in the works :)

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  4. We are all fascinated with Hollywood Celebrities, and Shelia's novel, Hollywood Deception, is a treat. This will be a fascinating look at the downside of stardom.

    I, too, have been a lover of Jackie Collin's Hollywood novels.

    Maxine Thompson
    http://www.maxinethompsonbooks.com
    Author Hostage of Lies
    Voted A Best Book 2009
    EDC Creations

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