Hollywood Romance

THE NEW CRIMSON ROMANCE Spicy novel INFAMOUS by Irene Preston.

Keeps you interested?  Absolutely. INFAMOUS is an I-Can’t-Put-It- Down book.

Has sexy, blood-stirring love scenes?  Of course.  And guaranteed to make you blush at least once.  INFAMOUS is the debut romance novel from Texas writer Irene Preston.

Second chances at love?  That, too.  Bestselling Hollywood tell-all author Jessica Sinclair lives the good life; parties, parties, parties, but that’s not what she really wants. She wants her husband and her adopted daughter back.  And he’s never quite gotten around to divorcing the bane of his existence either, hoping against hope that someday she’ll value the quiet, stable life he offers, never realizing how they’re missing the mark around each other until it’s almost too late.

Short (too short by my reckoning; I wanted it to go on a bit longer), easy to get lost in, and with well-drawn if familiar figures from the headlines of what we imagine Hollywood to be like, INFAMOUS delivers the goods.  The story is compelling, the characters are believable.  If you like short, sexy contemporaries you’ll love this one by Irene Preston.  And more good news, she’s hard at work on another novel about one of the secondary characters here.

Avaliable at Amazon  and at Barnes and Noble and at  ITunes

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK—Infamous by Irene Preston.  The White Queen by Philippa Gregory.

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$1000.00 first prize. $500.00 second prize. $250.00 third prize. And $250.00 first prize for Junior Contest winners.  All this money and really rad first place trophies, too. Top also-rans get prize ribbons, which are pretty nifty on their own. I want one.

This is the fourth year of the SCARE THE DICKENS OUT OF US ghost story writing contest. The entry fee of $20.00 for the main contest and $5.00 for the Junior contest goes to the Friends of the Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart, Texas, the oldest continuously-in-use library in Texas, and helps pays for its programming.  All of the entry fee money goes to the friends/library; the contest is privately funded and run by volunteers.

Deadline for entries is October 1, 2012. We want ghost stories. Please, put a ghost in the story. As a major character. 5,000 words tops. In English. Typewritten (I guess these days it would be computer printed) on one side of the page only, please.  We’re accepting entries now. Avoid the rush.

Junior Contest is open to ages 12-18. Anyone can enter the main contest, but they have to pay the $20.00 entry fee even if they are 18 years old or younger. This contest is open to all countries, but must be in English. Entry fees from foreign countries (except Canada) are best sent via international money orders. We want original ghost stories written specially for this contest. However, we will not publish them. After the contest you are free to submit to publications or self-publish.

See full rules at http://clarklibraryfriends.com .

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK—Under The Moon’s Shadow by T.L. Haddix.  Pudgygate by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

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