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Chances
Gino Santangelo rises from poverty to wealth and among his many lovers chooses a wife. As Gino escapes assasination attmepts time and time again his lovers are not as fortunate. He rises to success and fame in the criminal underworld while embracing many different women who often are in the crossfire and unfortunately are killed in the line of fire. Charismatic Gino is the idealization of a sexy, dangerous Italian Mafia boss, emulating sex appeal. He fin...
Deadly Embrace
Simon & Schuster, Jun 2002, 26.00, 317 pp. ISBN: 0743216482 Reporter Madison Castelli is stunned to learn that her father Michael has hid much of his life especially his mob connections from her. Feeling distraught because he is her only blood family, Madison flees across the country to gather her thoughts and control her feelings until she can logically confront her father. However, Los Angeles contains its violence and soon Madison is trapped...
Hollywood Divorces
Simon & Schuster, Nov 2003, 26.00, 467 pp. ISBN: 0743216490 When Lola Sanchez was a teenage nobody hoping to be a Hollywood star she met her movie star hero Linc Blackwood, who seduced her and left her pregnant. Using an abortionist whose office was a back alley, Lola was left infertile. Now in her twenties she is married to an oblivious tennis pro and has become the hottest property in Hollywood, but though she wears a smiling face, inside she...
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation
HOLLYWOOD WIVES – THE NEW GENERATION Simon & Schuster, June 2001,26.00, 528pp. ISBN: 0743216342 Hollywood superstar Lissa Roman thinks her fourth spouse Gregg Lynch is seeing another woman. Lissa puts up with a lot from her men, but refuses to accept womanizing. Will she toss Gregg out of her life? Lissa's daughter Nicci feels confused between her fiancé Evan Richer and her future brother-in-law Brian. She loves both of them yet fin...

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Lucky
Lucky Santangelo is grown up as a woman with a rich father who was a mafia boss. Lucky wants to be as successful as her father and embarks on growing up. She gets married to Dimitri Stanislopouloos, the world's richest man and a man old enough to be her father. She is a shrewd businesswoman making her own success and avoiding her enemies. Many women are jealous of Lucky and many men are in love with Lucky but she survives attempts on her life to be a suc...
Murder
Detective Chuck Tucci is embroiled in a headline-grabbing murder case in Hollywood. Blonde bombshell actress Salli T. Turner has been murdered at her palatial estate along with her houseman, Froo. The murder sends shock waves throughout Hollywood. Tucci has two suspects in the murder: Bobby Skorch, the philandering husband of Salli and Eddie Stoner, her violent ex-husband. Journalist Madison Castelli is still reeling over the death of Salli, who Mad...
Obsession
Madison Castelli is a beautiful New York journalist who has arrived in L.A. to interview the legendary Hollywood agent, Freddie Leon. Madison is a gutsy and focused young woman, one who uses her integrity and instincts when running a story down. Madison is staying in L.A. with her best friend, Natalie DeBarge, an African American anchorwoman who has a keen interest in all the Hollywood goings on. On the flight to L.A. Madison made the acquaintance of g...
Power
Freddie Leon is a Hollywood superagent extraordinaire. At 46, Freddie is the head and co-owner of I.A.A., International Artists Agents, a company that reprsents Hollywood talent. Freddie is a legend in Hollywood and he wields his power with an iron club. Freddie isn't above blackmailing a beautiful actress into honoring a movie deal or sabatoging the co-owner of I.A.A., Max Steele, when he discovers that Max plans to bolt from their jointly owned comp...
Revenge
Kristin Carr, a high class Hollywood call girl, is a hooker with a heart of gold. Forced into a life of prostitution in order to care for her comatose sister, Cherie, Kristin is trying to stockpile enough cash so that she can get out of the call girl business. Rejected by photographer Jake Sica after he discovered her profession, Kristin is filled with self loathing and apathy. Kristin decides that against her better instincts she will continue to see...


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