Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New York City, 1953 . . .


Come along with Beth and Aidan as they stroll through Central Park on their first date . . .

STARLIGHT (The Starlight Trilogy #1) on Amazon

STARBRIGHT(The Starlight Trilogy #2) on Amazon

STARDUST (The Starlight Trilogy #3)  on Amazon 


The Starlight Trilogy Ebook Bundle on Amazon

Saturday, June 27, 2015

When Opposites Attract


A bad boy Method actor with a troubled past meets Starlight Studios' newest ingenue . . . 

***Disclaimer: A legally purchased stock image was used to create this teaser photo. The estate of James Dean is in no way affiliated with The Starlight Trilogy.*** 
STARLIGHT (The Starlight Trilogy #1)





October 1952 finds eighteen-year-old Marie Bates relocating from her rainy hometown in the Pacific Northwest to the sun-soaked streets of Los Angeles, California. Marie's plans for a teaching career take an unexpected turn when she's asked to film a screen test at Starlight Motion Picture Studios.

Renamed Elizabeth Sutton by the studio heads, she lands her first role as an extra. On set, Beth spies Aidan Evans, a rebellious, twenty-three-year-old Method actor from New York. Aidan is branded as a stuck-up troublemaker by his famous Hollywood peers, but Beth suspects a tragic secret lurks behind his steely facade. 

As their careers hit the fast track and friendship evolves into romance, the expectations of Hollywood stardom threaten to shine a spotlight on Aidan's dark past before he can make peace with it. Beth must help Aidan confront the painful event that shattered his life and conquer a terrifying truth before it destroys him and their future together. 

Starlight is the first book in The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age. 



STARBRIGHT (The Starlight Trilogy #2)




For starlet Elizabeth Sutton, it’s difficult to tell which has more momentum: her burgeoning film career, or the growing intimacy in her forbidden romance with notorious Hollywood outsider, Aidan Evans.

When the opportunity to costar in a feature film arrives, Beth and Aidan fight to keep their relationship out of Hollywood’s rumor mill and away from the ever-watchful eyes of Starlight Studios head Luther Mertz, who condemns a union between them and threatens the future of Beth’s acting career.

The pressure mounts as the cameras roll. Beth and Aidan navigate the precarious heights of superstardom while exploring their physical desires in secret. Beth grapples between the debilitating nervousness over her sexual inexperience and her unbridled need for Aidan. Meanwhile, the demons from Aidan’s past he thought forever vanquished linger on the fringes of a fragile inner peace . . . 

Starbright is the second book in The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age.




STARDUST (The Starlight Trilogy #3)





Following their Academy Award wins, the film careers of Elizabeth Sutton and Aidan Evans reach stratospheric heights. Now bona fide superstars, the Hollywood press and throngs of starstruck fans await them at every turn, and the pressure to maintain their luminary status for the benefit of Starlight Studios escalates.

Away from the spotlight, Beth and Aidan's forbidden romance intensifies. Passionate nights spent together in secret stoke their mutual desires, each experience more extraordinary than the last. 

Beth is thrilled with the breakthroughs in both her professional and personal lives, but perpetual feelings of guilt and self-doubt cripple Aidan's happiness. Slowly, the burdens brought on by the fame he neither courted nor craved unleash his inner torment, releasing the demons Beth's love and support helped him cage. 

Aidan must embark on a final journey to move on from his traumatic past once and for all, but the outcome is anything but certain. It leads him down an unexpectedly dark path, from an explosive showdown with studio head Luther Mertz, to a jarring revelation about his mother’s death that could hold the key to his salvation or exile him from everyone he loves forever. 

Stardust is the powerful conclusion to The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age.


STARLIGHT (The Starlight Trilogy #1) on Amazon

STARBRIGHT(The Starlight Trilogy #2) on Amazon

STARDUST (The Starlight Trilogy #3)  on Amazon 


The Starlight Trilogy Ebook Bundle on Amazon

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Story of Love And Redemption . . .


On the Starlight Studios lot in Hollywood, California, an innocent ingenue from Clarkson, Oregon, crosses paths with a rebellious Method actor from New York. Follow Beth and Aidan's budding romance and film careers in The Starlight Trilogy.

***A legally purchased stock image was used to create this teaser photo. The estate Natalie Wood is in no way affiliated with The Starlight Trilogy.***

All three books in The Starlight Trilogy (Starlight/Starbright/Stardust) are available now!

Five Reasons To Read The Starlight Trilogy

  1. A sweeping technicolor tale of forbidden romance.
  2. A detailed homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.
  3. Cameos from many of your favorite classic film stars.
  4. Transformation of a small town girl to silver screen starlet through Hollywood’s unforgiving lens.
  5. Close-up of a 1950s bad boy channeling a tragic past and the stress of sudden super stardom through the art of Method acting.

Starlight (The Starlight Trilogy #1)







Starlight Synopsis

October 1952 finds eighteen-year-old Marie Bates relocating from her rainy hometown in the Pacific Northwest to the sun-soaked streets of Los Angeles, California. Marie's plans for a teaching career take an unexpected turn when she's asked to film a screen test at a major motion picture studio.
Renamed Elizabeth Sutton by the studio heads, she lands her first role as an extra. On set, Elizabeth spies Aidan Evans, a rebellious, twenty-three-year-old Method actor from New York. Aidan is branded as a stuck-up troublemaker by his famous Hollywood peers, but Elizabeth suspects a tragic secret lurks behind his steely facade.
As their careers hit the fast track and friendship evolves into romance, the expectations of Hollywood stardom threaten to shine a spotlight on Aidan's dark past before he can make peace with it. Elizabeth must help Aidan confront the painful event that shattered his life and conquer a terrifying truth before it destroys him and their future together.
Starlight is the first book in The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age.
Available from:

Starbright (The Starlight Trilogy #2)



Starbright Synopsis


For starlet Elizabeth Sutton, it’s difficult to tell which has more momentum: her burgeoning film career, or the growing intimacy in her forbidden romance with notorious Hollywood outsider, Aidan Evans. 

When the opportunity to costar in a feature film arrives, Beth and Aidan fight to keep their relationship out of Hollywood’s rumor mill and away from the ever-watchful eyes of Starlight Studios head Luther Mertz, who condemns a union between them and threatens the future of Beth’s acting career. 

The pressure mounts as the cameras roll. Beth and Aidan navigate the precarious heights of superstardom while exploring their physical desires in secret. Beth grapples between the debilitating nervousness over her sexual inexperience and her unbridled need for Aidan. Meanwhile, the demons from Aidan’s past he thought forever vanquished linger on the fringes of a fragile inner peace . . . 

Starbright is the second book in The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age.

Available from:



Amazon (UK)


Smashwords


Barnes and Noble (Nook) 





Stardust (The Starlight Trilogy #3)






Stardust Synopsis


Following their Academy Award wins, the film careers of Elizabeth Sutton and Aidan Evans reach stratospheric heights. Now bona fide superstars, the Hollywood press and throngs of starstruck fans await them at every turn, and the pressure to maintain their luminary status for the benefit of Starlight Studios escalates.

Away from the spotlight, Beth and Aidan's forbidden romance intensifies. Passionate nights spent together in secret stoke their mutual desires, each experience more extraordinary than the last. 

Beth is thrilled with the breakthroughs in both her professional and personal lives, but perpetual feelings of guilt and self-doubt cripple Aidan's happiness. Slowly, the burdens brought on by the fame he neither courted nor craved unleash his inner torment, releasing the demons Beth's love and support helped him cage. 

Aidan must embark on a final journey to move on from his traumatic past once and for all, but the outcome is anything but certain. It leads him down an unexpectedly dark path, from an explosive showdown with studio head Luther Mertz, to a jarring revelation about his mother’s death that could hold the key to his salvation or exile him from everyone he loves forever. 

Stardust is the powerful conclusion to The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age.


Available from:

Smashwords

Amazon (US) 

Amazon (Canada)









Saturday, June 20, 2015

1950s? Check. Hollywood? Check. Romance? Check!


Do you want a sexy 1950s Hollywood spin in your romance novel? Check out The Starlight Trilogy!


***Disclaimer: Legally purchased stock images were used to create this teaser photo. The estates of Natalie Wood and James Dean are in no way affiliated with The Starlight Trilogy.*** 




STARLIGHT (The Starlight Trilogy #1) on Amazon


STARBRIGHT (The Starlight Trilogy #2) on Amazon

STARDUST (The Starlight Trilogy #3)  on Amazon 

The Starlight Trilogy Ebook Bundle on Amazon

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Starlight Trilogy Bundle

THE STARLIGHT TRILOGY is available in one convenient ebook bundle for only $9.99, less than what it costs to purchase all three books individually. That's a seventeen percent savings!





The Starlight Trilogy Ebook Bundle on AMAZON

The Starlight Trilogy Ebook Bundle on SMASHWORDS



If you are unfamiliar with The Starlight Trilogy, here's information on all three books:

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Starbright (The Starlight Trilogy #2)

Stardust, the final book in The Starlight Trilogy, was released on May 26th. On June 7th, I shared an excerpt from the first book, Starlight. Today, I thought I'd share information on the second book, STARBRIGHT.






                                        
STARBRIGHT Excerpt

Friday, June 12, 2015

STARDUST (The Starlight Trilogy #3)


STARDUST, the final book in my 1950s Hollywood romance series, The Starlight Trilogy, is out now!



Stardust Excerpt

Beth’s forefinger traveled his bare chest in a languid, circular pattern. “Would you mind if I took a shower?”

“Not at all.” Aidan pulled back the covers. “I’ll set up everything for you. Wait here.”

“Actually, I would like you to join me. If you want to, that is.” Beth slipped out of bed and stepped over their Academy Awards. In the doorway, she stopped and held out her hand.

Aidan gaped at her, as if he was taking in her naked body for the first time. Her skin was flushed, well kissed. Her dark hair fell to just above her shoulders, sand-speckled from their visit to the beach yesterday. The swell of her breasts, the curve of her hips . . . everything about her was perfect. 

If he wanted to?

Damn it. He wanted nothing more.
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Amazon (US) 

Amazon (Canada)









  



SYNOPSIS



Following their Academy Award wins, the film careers of Elizabeth Sutton and Aidan Evans reach stratospheric heights. Now bona fide superstars, the Hollywood press and throngs of starstruck fans await them at every turn, and the pressure to maintain their luminary status for the benefit of Starlight Studios escalates.

Away from the spotlight, Beth and Aidan's forbidden romance intensifies. Passionate nights spent together in secret stoke their mutual desires, each experience more extraordinary than the last. 

Beth is thrilled with the breakthroughs in both her professional and personal lives, but perpetual feelings of guilt and self-doubt cripple Aidan's happiness. Slowly, the burdens brought on by the fame he neither courted nor craved unleash his inner torment, releasing the demons Beth's love and support helped him cage. 

Aidan must embark on a final journey to move on from his traumatic past once and for all, but the outcome is anything but certain. It leads him down an unexpectedly dark path, from an explosive showdown with studio head Luther Mertz, to a jarring revelation about his mother’s death that could hold the key to his salvation or exile him from everyone he loves forever. 

Stardust is the powerful conclusion to The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age.


Five Reasons To Read The Starlight Trilogy:
  1. A sweeping technicolor tale of forbidden romance.
  2. A detailed homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.
  3. Cameos from many of your favorite classic film stars.
  4. Transformation of a small town girl to silver screen starlet through Hollywood’s unforgiving lens.
  5. Close-up of a 1950s bad boy channeling a tragic past and the stress of sudden super stardom through the art of Method acting.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Starlight Trilogy Ebook Bundle

Stardust was released on May 26th, which means THE STARLIGHT TRILOGY is complete! Those of you who haven't started the trilogy yet, I have great news: The entire Starlight Trilogy is available in one convenient ebook bundle. That's right - you can own all three ebooks for $9.99, less than what it costs to purchase them individually. A seventeen percent savings!





The Starlight Trilogy Ebook Bundle on AMAZON

The Starlight Trilogy Ebook Bundle on SMASHWORDS



If you are unfamiliar with The Starlight Trilogy, here's information on all three books:

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Starlight (The Starlight Trilogy #1)

Now that Stardust, the final book in The Starlight Trilogy, is out, I thought you all might like to learn more about the first book in the trilogy, STARLIGHT



STARLIGHT Excerpt


Aidan cleared his throat. “Beth?”

“Yes, Aidan?” 

“May I place a kiss on your cheek?” 

“A kiss?” Heat fanned across her face. “Why, yes. I’d . . . I’d like that very much.”

“I’m sorry I’m asking you in my car—” 

“I don’t mind. Honest.” Her blush deepened.

Aidan draped his arm over her seat and moved closer . . . closer. Then, finally, his lips were near hers. “I had a wonderful time with you today.”

“Me, too.” Beth closed her eyes. 

Aidan pressed his lips to her cheek, followed by her jaw, stirring something intensely pleasurable deep inside her that she’d never felt previously. It drilled into her very being, transforming her longing for him into something so fierce she thought she’d cease living if he didn’t give her what she wanted immediately.

Beth took in a sharp breath as he moved lower . . . lower. When his lips met her neck, desire rippled from her head to her toes and she let out a gasp. “Oh my!” 

Aidan flung back against the driver’s door, his eyes wide and his hands yanking at his hair. “Beth, I’m sorry! I got carried away. Damn it. I’m so sorry . . .” 

It took her a moment to realize he’d misinterpreted her response. “No, Aidan. Wait. I didn’t react that way because you made me feel uncomfortable.” 

He dropped his hands from his hair. “Then why?”

“I, uh . . .” She lowered her gaze. “I liked what you were doing . . . a lot.”

“Are you sure?”

“Yes.” Beth’s next words were unladylike, but the absence of his lips on her skin drove her crazy. “Actually, I’d like for you to do it again. Kiss my cheek. My neck . . . That is, if you don’t mind.”  

“Mind?” Aidan shook his head. “I’d be honored.”

STARLIGHT on Amazon 




STARLIGHT SUMMARY

October 1952 finds eighteen-year-old Marie Bates relocating from her rainy hometown in the Pacific Northwest to the sun-soaked streets of Los Angeles, California. Marie's plans for a teaching career take an unexpected turn when she's asked to film a screen test at Starlight Motion Picture Studios. 

Renamed Elizabeth Sutton by the studio heads, she lands her first role as an extra. On set, Beth spies Aidan Evans, a rebellious, twenty-three-year-old Method actor from New York. Aidan is branded as a stuck-up troublemaker by his famous Hollywood peers, but Beth suspects a tragic secret lurks behind his steely facade. 

As their careers hit the fast track and friendship evolves into romance, the expectations of Hollywood stardom threaten to shine a spotlight on Aidan's dark past before he can make peace with it. Beth must help Aidan confront the painful event that shattered his life and conquer a terrifying truth before it destroys him and their future together. 

Starlight is the first book in The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age. 

Starlight is the first book in The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age. 




Five Reasons To Read The Starlight Trilogy: 

1. A sweeping technicolor tale of forbidden romance. 


2. A detailed homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema. 


3. Cameos from many of your favorite classic film stars. 


4. Transformation of a small town girl to silver screen starlet through Hollywood’s unforgiving lens. 


5. Close-up of a 1950s bad boy channeling a tragic past and the stress of sudden super stardom through the art of Method acting.


Friday, June 5, 2015

STARDUST (The Starlight Trilogy #3)


STARDUST (The Starlight Trilogy #3) is Available Now.

Don't miss the powerful conclusion to Beth and Aidan's 1950s Hollywood love story!


***Disclaimer: A legally purchased stock image was used to create this Stardust teaser photo. The estates of James Dean and Natalie Wood are in no way affiliated with The Starlight Trilogy.***











STARDUST SYNOPSIS

Following their Academy Award wins, the film careers of Elizabeth Sutton and Aidan Evans reach stratospheric heights. Now bona fide superstars, the Hollywood press and throngs of starstruck fans await them at every turn, and the pressure to maintain their luminary status for the benefit of Starlight Studios escalates.

Away from the spotlight, Beth and Aidan's forbidden romance intensifies. Passionate nights spent together in secret stoke their mutual desires, each experience more extraordinary than the last. 

Beth is thrilled with the breakthroughs in both her professional and personal lives, but perpetual feelings of guilt and self-doubt cripple Aidan's happiness. Slowly, the burdens brought on by the fame he neither courted nor craved unleash his inner torment, releasing the demons Beth's love and support helped him cage. 

Aidan must embark on a final journey to move on from his traumatic past once and for all, but the outcome is anything but certain. It leads him down an unexpectedly dark path, from an explosive showdown with studio head Luther Mertz, to a jarring revelation about his mother’s death that could hold the key to his salvation or exile him from everyone he loves forever. 

Stardust is the powerful conclusion to The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age.




Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A Bad Boy Method Actor, A Virtuous Contract Star . . .




***A legally purchased stock image was used to create this teaser photo. The estate of  Natalie Wood is in no way affiliated with The Starlight Trilogy.***

 The Starlight Trilogy is complete. All three books (Starlight/Starbright/Stardust) are available now!

Five Reasons To Read The Starlight Trilogy

  1. A sweeping technicolor tale of forbidden romance.
  2. A detailed homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.
  3. Cameos from many of your favorite classic film stars.
  4. Transformation of a small town girl to silver screen starlet through Hollywood’s unforgiving lens.
  5. Close-up of a 1950s bad boy channeling a tragic past and the stress of sudden super stardom through the art of Method acting.

Starlight (The Starlight Trilogy #1)






Starlight Synopsis

October 1952 finds eighteen-year-old Marie Bates relocating from her rainy hometown in the Pacific Northwest to the sun-soaked streets of Los Angeles, California. Marie's plans for a teaching career take an unexpected turn when she's asked to film a screen test at a major motion picture studio.
Renamed Elizabeth Sutton by the studio heads, she lands her first role as an extra. On set, Elizabeth spies Aidan Evans, a rebellious, twenty-three-year-old Method actor from New York. Aidan is branded as a stuck-up troublemaker by his famous Hollywood peers, but Elizabeth suspects a tragic secret lurks behind his steely facade.
As their careers hit the fast track and friendship evolves into romance, the expectations of Hollywood stardom threaten to shine a spotlight on Aidan's dark past before he can make peace with it. Elizabeth must help Aidan confront the painful event that shattered his life and conquer a terrifying truth before it destroys him and their future together.
Starlight is the first book in The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age.
Available from:

Starbright (The Starlight Trilogy #2)



Starbright Synopsis


For starlet Elizabeth Sutton, it’s difficult to tell which has more momentum: her burgeoning film career, or the growing intimacy in her forbidden romance with notorious Hollywood outsider, Aidan Evans. 

When the opportunity to costar in a feature film arrives, Beth and Aidan fight to keep their relationship out of Hollywood’s rumor mill and away from the ever-watchful eyes of Starlight Studios head Luther Mertz, who condemns a union between them and threatens the future of Beth’s acting career. 

The pressure mounts as the cameras roll. Beth and Aidan navigate the precarious heights of superstardom while exploring their physical desires in secret. Beth grapples between the debilitating nervousness over her sexual inexperience and her unbridled need for Aidan. Meanwhile, the demons from Aidan’s past he thought forever vanquished linger on the fringes of a fragile inner peace . . . 

Starbright is the second book in The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age.

Available from:



Amazon (UK)


Smashwords


Barnes and Noble (Nook) 




Stardust (The Starlight Trilogy #3)






Stardust Synopsis

Following their Academy Award wins, the film careers of Elizabeth Sutton and Aidan Evans reach stratospheric heights. Now bona fide superstars, the Hollywood press and throngs of starstruck fans await them at every turn, and the pressure to maintain their luminary status for the benefit of Starlight Studios escalates.

Away from the spotlight, Beth and Aidan's forbidden romance intensifies. Passionate nights spent together in secret stoke their mutual desires, each experience more extraordinary than the last. 

Beth is thrilled with the breakthroughs in both her professional and personal lives, but perpetual feelings of guilt and self-doubt cripple Aidan's happiness. Slowly, the burdens brought on by the fame he neither courted nor craved unleash his inner torment, releasing the demons Beth's love and support helped him cage. 

Aidan must embark on a final journey to move on from his traumatic past once and for all, but the outcome is anything but certain. It leads him down an unexpectedly dark path, from an explosive showdown with studio head Luther Mertz, to a jarring revelation about his mother’s death that could hold the key to his salvation or exile him from everyone he loves forever. 

Stardust is the powerful conclusion to The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age.


Available from:

Smashwords

Amazon (US) 

Amazon (Canada)