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Book: C. B. DeMille - The Man Who Invented Hollywood by Robert Hammond
C.B. DEMILLE: The Man Who Invented Hollywood is the epic adventure of visionary filmmaker, Cecil B. DeMille who established Hollywood as the film capital of the world. DeMille was the creative force behind Paramount Pictures with seventy feature films to his credit, including such epics as The Ten Commandments, Cleopatra, and the Greatest Show on Earth. C.B. DeMille reveals his struggle to make [...]
 
Book: Remember to Forget - A Cozy Mini-Mystery (Karma's Revenge Book 1) by Jwyan C. Johnson
"She's an eye-witness. But she doesn't know it... at least not yet." (A Mini Mystery) After a Hollywood crime occurs in a small town, pressure sets in nationwide for answers. And detectives rely on their only lead: a teenage girl who saw the whole thing. The only obstacle is Dedra herself. Her Retrograde Amnesia has locked her out of her own answers from her own memory. But with a medical remedy [...]
 
Book: The Garden on Sunset (Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels Book 1) by Martin Turnbull
Have you ever wanted to climb into a time machine and visit Hollywood during its heyday? Right before talking pictures slug Tinsel Town in the jaw, a luminous silent screen star converts her private estate into the Garden of Allah Hotel. The lush grounds soon become a haven for Hollywood hopefuls to meet, drink, and revel through the night. George Cukor is in the pool, Tallulah Bankhead is at the [...]
 
Book: Hollywood or Bust - Movie Stars Dish on Following their Dreams, Making it Big, and Surviving in Tinseltown by Susan Marg
Here is a unique perspective of what it is like to live and work where stars are born and movies are. In over five hundred quips, quotes, and off-the-cuff remarks, actors, directors, writers, and others involved in the business talk about themselves, their lives, their fame, their careers, each other, and the town itself. Their observations, on one hand, are caustic, critical, and cynical, but [...]
 
Book: The Gatsby Game by Anne R. Allen
This comic novel was inspired by a real unsolved Hollywood mystery the death in 1973 of David Whiting during the filming of the Burt Reynolds' movie, "The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing". David Whiting was found dead in the motel room of the married British actress Sarah Miles, which caused a massive media scandal. The cause of Whiting's death was never determined. When smart-mouthed Bryn Mawr [...]
 
Book: Hollywood Stories - a Book about Celebrities, Movie Stars, Gossip, Directors, Famous People, History, and more! by Stephen Schochet
2012 Global Ebook Award Winner - Entertainment and Performing Arts Non-Fiction - "A WILD, FUN RIDE THROUGH TINSEL TOWN, PAST AND PRESENT!" -- Jan Wahl, KCBS AM/FM & KRON-TV - At high noon on a cold November day in 1974, sixty-seven-year-old John Wayne faced off with the staff of the Harvard Lampoon on the famous campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The students had issued their challenge by [...]
 
Book: Predictions (Airwaves) by Kim Carmichael
Trying to change her outlook, meteorologist, Charlotte Bernard, came to California for a change of seasons. When she took the job as Weather Forecaster for KCLA she didn't realize their ratings were falling like raindrops and weather doesn't truly exist in the Sunshine State. Cameraman, Jake Wells, is on a mission to save the station where he used to run around as kid on the studio lot, and the [...]
 
Book: Late Bloomer by Grady Miller
Grady at his Gradyest! 20 hilarious gems from the Master of Laughter. You'll find plenty in these pages to ruffle your feathers and tickle your funnybone. Romance smolders between Reagan and Thatcher, Bob Hope entertains the troops in Iraq, An overstuffed Hollywood chair tells all - Pet horoscopes - Modern man's search for a parking place - A cheat sheet on making is big in Hollywood... And more. [...]
 
Book: Crazy by Ann Werner
Someone is stalking star chef Emily Simonson. That someone wants her dead, but first, that someone wants her terrified. And that someone has figured out the perfect way to do it. Aspiring actresses who bear a resemblance to Emily are being murdered and before each murder, a warning is sent. But those warnings don't tell who, where or when. Who is next? And when will it be Emily's turn to die? [...]
 
Book: Ain't Too Proud To Beg by Chicki Brown
Hollywood film star Vaughn Breland has wrecked his beloved Lamborghini, lost his latest movie role, the use of his legs and possibly his fabulous good looks. He's depressed and mad at the world then he meets Trenyce Clark, his new physical therapist. Trenyce, and her beautiful three-year-old daughter, give him a new outlook on life.
 
Book: Terra's Nite Out by Quanah Edwards
With dark hair, green eyes, round hips, and natural breasts, Terra stands out among a sea of blue eyed blondes with boob jobs. She catches the eye of a few of the party goers. Watch as she hooks up with a current IT boy, a former child star who is now a divorced dad of two, and a couple. I was inspired to write this after I entered a contest on lushstories.com about the VIP lifestyle. After the [...]
 
Book: Sleight of Hand by Mitch Sebourn
Norman Eliot is a struggling actor who's tired of the Hollywood racket, until he learns that Trey Landry, one of the world's most influential directors, wants to meet with him in Las Vegas. But while in Las Vegas, Norman finds the body of a young woman who's just plunged to her death. He's met her before. He knows about her troubled past. What he doesn't know is how intertwined with her past he's [...]
 
Book: Simple Pleasures by Annette Evans
Simple Pleasures is the story of 3 generations of women in Hollywood. The story spans over 70 years and begins with Gwen, a Hollywood starlet who is trying to overcome a horrific childhood and find love in a town that is known for disastrous relationships. Her daughter, Vicky, grows up in her mother's shadow and comes of age in the free love era of the 1960's. Vicky's daughter, Jenna, must come [...]
 
Book: Reality Boulevard by Melissa Jo Peltier
New York Times bestseller Melissa Jo Peltier turns her attention to the brilliant, back-stabbing world of prime-time television in this wickedly funny new novel. Peltier has worked in entertainment for more than 20 years, making the darkly funny Reality Boulevard a true insider's view of Hollywood and some of America's biggest shows. In it, we see Oscar-winning producer Marty Maltzman and his [...]
 
Book: What She Knew by K. R. Hughes, Tamy Lee Burns
While many believe that Marilyn Monroe was murdered on that fateful night in August 1962, the real question still remains. What was the actual reason for her demise? Marilyn was a well-loved personality who ran in all the right (or wrong) circles. What could she possibly know that was such a threat to someone that only her death would bring them security? Was it Hollywood and the finishing of the [...]
 
Book: Day For Night by Stacey E. Bryan
"What I wasn't expecting was to turn the corner and find my thirty-something neighbor Annie, eyes open, silent, encased by a cone of light and suspended in midair just inside the doorway. Nope. Wasn't expecting that at all." Wacky, off-beat, delicious, witty, and insightful -- all words used to describe Stacey E. Bryan's hilarious debut novel, Day for Night. When reality TV star Rae is dumped by [...]
 
Book: Life in the Hollywood Lane by Ann Crawford
Quirky, heart-opening, funny, poignant, up, down, and everywhere in between that's life and that's Life in the Hollywood Lane. Trish, an LA actor, is bereft with guilt after her best friend commits suicide. Glamorous yet tough-as-nails Hollywood is Trish's backdrop and a reflection of her life as she stumbles on through an actor's life of casting calls and premieres, rejection and acceptance. [...]
 
Book: Together in Starlight by Susan Mac Nicol
CASSIE & BENNETT - ACT TWO - Bennett Saville is sexy. At the peak of his career, the English star of stage and screen is everything a woman might desire, as fiancee Cassandra Wallace well knows. Together they've seen the world, from L.A. to Shangri La, yet shadows persist even in the spotlight. At home they face lust, greed, and ghosts from their pasts and that's off stage. There is also "The [...]
 
Book: The Ice Princess by Emmy Morgan
As a child, Elijah Davis knows something isn't right. Following the death of his father and his own mother giving him up for adoption, Elijah grows up to understand that what isn't right is his gender and so becomes Desire Andersen. As a black, post-operative transgender woman, Desire expects to find happiness and she does although interspersed with great sadness. The Ice Princess follows [...]
 
Book: HIS By Design by Helen Karol
Passionate, intense love? Been there, done that. He's guarding his passion. She's just discovering it... When a mutual friend introduces Hollywood designer, Julian West, to feature reporter, Claire Fitzpatrick, they are both grieving the loss of a loved one. Regardless, it's the start of an enduring friendship. A friendship where both comfortably forget the sizzling attraction that flares between [...]
 
Book: Marilyn - Lost Images from the Hollywood Photo Archive by Colin Slater
From the beginning of her modeling career in 1944 as Norma Jeane Mortensen to her death as the voluptuous Hollywood icon in 1962, Marilyn Monroe posed for thousands of modeling and publicity photos, scores of which have long been forgotten or abandoned in neglected studio archives. This book collects 100 of the rarest of the rare, seldom previously seen images of her brief modeling career, early [...]
 
Book: Taken by Witches by Nick Iuppa
When he was a child, Niko Madonie was terrified of his over-protective grandmother. Somehow he knew she was a witch possessed of overwhelming supernatural powers and determined to save him from the real and imagined dangers of the modern world. Now a successful writer in Hollywood, Niko is helping create an animated version of Hansel and Gretel while he struggles to protect his beautiful young [...]
 
Book: Cassandra by Starlight (Starlight Series) by Susan Mac Nicol
A London woman is swept off her feet into the glamorous yet surprisingly dangerous world of an up-and-coming star of stage and screen. TO CATCH A RISING STAR - Unconventional though she may be, Cassandra Wallace leads the life of an average Londoner, from blind dates to rush hour traffic. Then, along comes Bennett Saville. Charming, erudite, the up-and-coming actor is like the hero of a romantic [...]
 
Book: The Vitamin Queen of Ojai - A novel on aging for every woman (and man) who wants to be 18 again by Joseph T. Buff
When a newspaper reporter splashes before-and-after photos in her Sunday edition of a wrinkling, graying, overweight 52 year-old math and computer science teacher who now looks like a thin, spooky-beautiful teenager, national TV and press crews scurry to Ojai, California, three hours northwest of Los Angeles, to christen a new international celebrity. The reporter concludes that Kelly Smith [...]
 
Book: My Hilarious Sex Life by Andrew Tibor Halmay
This is a collection of autobiographical articles which frequently focus on comical aspects of the author's sex life over the past 75 years - in three countries on two continents. Sometimes a romantic, often a moralist, always a compulsive entertainer, the author takes pride in having once made a bed-mate laugh so hard she fell out of bed. Kirkus Reviews have written the following: "A mildly [...]
 
Book: Bloody Bess and the Doomsday Games by Nick Iuppa
"Nick Iuppa loops a brilliant mix of technology, romance, military lore, and vampires into a terrifying, sexy spree in the Swiss Alps. The details are 3D. If you're looking for a heart-pounder, this is it." S.B. Stinnet - The castle of 15th century duchess Elizabeth Laskaar looks down on the little Swiss village of Murdenwald and the secretive military complex nearby. There, the UN hopes to end [...]
 
Book: Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker by Marla Martenson
In Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker, Marla takes her readers for a hilarious romp through her days as an L.A. matchmaker and her daily struggles to keep her self-esteem from imploding in a town where looks are everything and money talks. From juggling the demands of an insensitive boss... to the ups and downs of her own marriage to a Latin husband who doesn't think that she is "domestic" [...]
 
Book: Undressing The N-word by H. Lewis Smith
Undressing the N-word depicts the state of sociological views regarding questions that have been on people's minds for years but have been considered too sensitive to talk about openly. Among these types of taboo-type discussions is one that analyzes the systemicpsychological warfare and psychosocial treatment of one group over another. The systemic subjects the oppressed group to seeing, through [...]
 
Book: To Kill the Duke by Sam Moffie
This novel is a carefully woven escapade that brings together the elite Russian spy squad of Mr. Zavert, Boris Gila, Alexei Aleksandra and Ivan Viznapu as they start on a dangerous mission that brings them into contact with the gangsters Mickey Cohen and Johnny Stompanato, the billionaire Howard Hughes, the producer/director Dick Powell, the actress Susan Hayward, countless others, and of course [...]
 
Book: How You Leave Texas by Alana Cash
First Prize Winner of the Global Book Contest 2013, How You Leave Texas is comprised of three short stories and a novella about four young women who four different cities in Texas for four different reasons. Seek to escape family dramas and boredom, their stories take some peculiar twists, yet always have the promise of tomorrow. Synopses of the stories: DAM BROKE - after high school graduation, [...]
 
Book: From Fame to Shame (Twin Fame) by Veronica Blade
"This book was so much fun, I didn't want it to end." -- Susan Hatler, International Bestselling Author - NOTE: This is a short and sweet young adult romance, about 165 pages - When good-girl Maddie switches places with her famous bad-girl twin Jackie, she has some pretty high stilettos to fill. Despite the danger of tabloid drama if their identity swap is discovered, Maddie has to save her [...]
 
Book: L.A. Punk Rocker by Brenda Perlin
#1 BEST SELLER - PUNK - #1 BEST SELLER - PHOTOJOURNALISM This is what Billy Idol had to say about L.A. Punk Rocker... "Pretty wild chapter on me...maybe u shouldv'e written my book, good luck with it..BFI." Fifteen stories from the eighties set in Los Angeles, written by LA Punk Queen Brenda Perlin and her friends who lived every moment of an electric era in the City of Angels. That unique and [...]
 
Book: Scent Of Triumph / Historical Fiction by Jan Moran
When French perfumer Danielle Bretancourt steps aboard a luxury ocean liner, leaving her son behind in Poland with his grandmother, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The year is 1939, and the declaration of war on the European continent soon threatens her beloved family, scattered across many countries. Traveling through London and Paris into occupied Poland, Danielle [...]
 
Book: How to Find Work in the Movies - Zen and the Art of Creating a Career in Film by Vince Onken
This 2nd edition guide ("How to Find Work in the Movies" gold cover with film slate) is available in both kindle and paperback and contains valuable insider information for people seeking a career in film and/or video production, in any professional capacity, including producing, directing, acting, writing, cinematography, special F/X and any set technician or office job. Using real life examples [...]
 
Book: Fateful Night Book One (What She Knew Trilogy) by K. R. Hughes, T.L. Burns
Did Marilyn Monroe commit suicide or did someone get away with an elaborate scheme to murder the famous sex goddess? On that "Fateful Night" in August 1962 find out what may have happened to her and why she was killed. Many argue that she knew too many secrets. She was a smart woman who could play the dumb blonde to attain her stardom. Discover how she unwittingly learned of conspiracy plots and [...]
 


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