Wednesday, January 19, 2011

THE STARLET: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 GIVEAWAY ENDED
THE STARLET
BY MACY McNAMARA
ABOUT THE BOOK:
It's a not-so-well-respected rule in Hollywood that what happens on location stays on location. But when a hot young leading man winds up dead in his Rome hotel room, his costar's life is about to go off the rails in a very public way—even by celeb standards.

At the tender age of twenty-three, Mercy Talbot has won an Oscar, battled addiction, wrecked more than her share of cars, and burned down her house. Her look-alike mother keeps her on a tight leash (and fueled with an endless supply of OxyContin and cocaine) and her producers demand a grueling schedule. By the time she stumbles across Juliette Greyson, a Hollywood insider on a much-needed vacation, Mercy is surrounded by photographers and about to emerge drunk, high, and naked from a public fountain. Whisking her away to an idyllic Tuscan 'retreat,' Juliette is about to discover another rule of Hollywood: wherever the starlet may go, the drama will follow.
MORE ABOUT THE STARLET:
Want to find out more about this novel? Go to Simon & Schuster HERE to "Browse Inside the Book" 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mary McNamara has worked for the Los Angeles Times for seventeen years, writing extensively about the inner workings of Hollywood. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children. The Starlet is her second novel.
  
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THIS NOVEL JUST IN TIME
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123 comments:

debbie said...

I would like to see what happens next. I would like to read the book.
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debbie said...

I don't know. I have seen both Interception and The Social Network. Even though they were both well acted, they each had their flaws.(Interception reminded me of what dreams may come, and I had some real questions about the social network. A broke, poor, struggling student at Harvard, yea right.I have alot of issues with the movie) I am just not that excited about the movies up for the oscars this year. I guess if I was going on acting alone,I would choose The social network.
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debbie said...

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Steve Capell said...

At first I must admit that I didn’t know if this book would appeal to me; however, after reading what Publisher Weekly stated about her first crime novel: “Agatha Christie meets Hollywood Squares in journalist McNamara's glitzy debut, a crime novel set in and around Los Angeles during the weeks leading up to the Academy Awards” … I am hooked! Agatha Christie and Crime goes together like Peanut Butter and Jelly! I love crime novels, Agatha Christie, Peanut Butter, and Jelly … who knows I may love Mary McNamara’s latest novel as well. I will tip toe and mysteriously drop my name in your fedora for this contest.

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Karen B said...

Latest Hollywood headlines plus a murder - yes, I can't resist!

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sos said...

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thanks for an opportunity to win this book. this book sounds interesting

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traveler said...

The only movie that I would see and nominate would be True Grit. But rarely movies are good enough to deserve to be a winner. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Carol N Wong said...

My first reaction was no, it is more stuff about Hollywood. I usually change channels when the gossip stuff is on TV. But then I read that a murder victim had turned up and I perked up!


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Carol N Wong said...

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Carol N Wong said...

I haven't seen any of the movies yet and probably won't until they finally arrive on TV. I did watch the Golden Globe Awards and the clips for the nominated movies.
The one that I would most like to see is 'The King's Speech'.
Roger Ebert (my favorite movie critic) is a four star movie, rich in historical detail and psychological tension.

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Carol N Wong said...

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Tore said...

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rubynreba said...

I'd like to read it because it sounds mysterious!
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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a bookd pulled out of the current Hollywood headlines almost----please enter me.
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Anonymous said...

I don't go to the movies often, but I did see The Social Network and really enjoyed it---so I hope it wins a lot.

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scottsgal said...

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I hope Toy Story 3 wins animated film
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catherine said...

sounds like alot of the starlets of today....always in trouble with moms being part of the problem. sounds like a good read.
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Linda Kish said...

I haven't seen any movies this year but it seems like The King's Speech has a good chance of winning.

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Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a fun read about the odd lifestyles of the Hollywood crowd.

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holdenj said...

Would love to win! Thanks!
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moonsword said...

Holy Cannoli! Are there really people who will whisk you away to an idyllic Tuscan retreat? Sign me up! Sound like a great read!

moonsword said...

I'd really love to see “The Kids Are All Right” win as many awards as possible...great film!

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bison61 said...

always fun to read about the adventures in Hollywood

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Meredith said...

Mercy sounds like she's gained her notoriety the same way Lindsey and many other young stars are finding it these days!

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Meredith said...

I haven't watched many movies lately. I watched Despicable Me the other night, and maybe it would win something in animation (I know, the awards are over!). I saw Harry Potter in the theater, the only movie we went to the theater for last year, but those movies don't usually win many awards either!

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Ronalyn said...

sounds like a great book!

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MRWriter said...

I like anything set in Hollywood.
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MRWriter said...

I liked "Inception" the best.
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Pamela Keener said...

This book sounds very entertaining.
I love mysteries with a bit of humor tucked in & a delightful Italian setting.
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Christa said...

Would LOVE to win this book! So many people (including myself) are interested in the celebrity world. This sounds like a book filled with drama and fun situations, which equals a delightful read in my opinion!

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Christa said...

I hope The Social Network wins some awards! I really enjoyed seeing the "behind the scenes" drama of one of the biggest social networking tools EVER! (Plus, I haven't seen very many other movies this past year.)

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LAMusing said...

Having worked on a few films I like the setting
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LAMusing said...

I rarely get to the movies - but two recent releases looks fabulous - True Grit and The Kings Speech
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Norma said...

I've rarely read a book where the amin character is so messed up - would like to see how it plays out
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Anonymous said...

I love books about Hollywood and I also love books set in exotic locations. This book sounds so good and I like the cover


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Nancye said...

This book sounds like an interesting peek into the lives of the stars of Hollywood. Looks like a good book!

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I'm not a big movie-goer (I'm a cheap-skate and think movie tickets are way too expensive!) So, I haven't seen any movies lately to make any predictions.

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