However after the ”accidental” death of her co-star and lover Lloyd Watson on location in Italy, can anyone really stop Mercy from her path of self-destruction or is she destined to be next in the line of stars gone too early? In a drug crazed state, Mercy finds herself on top of a centuries old fountain contemplating a jump that may very well kill her or at least expose her nude body to the world until magically she is saved by the most unlikely person of all.
Enter Juliette Greyson, a Hollywood celebrity-pleasing pro from L.A. trying her best to get away from “the celebrity craze” while on vacation in Tuscany when she is confronted with the ultimate snap decision. Stand by and watch an inebriated young star jump from a fountain while being egged on by paparazzi or reach out to a girl forever in the spotlight? For someone with a former drug habit, the choice is a no-brainer. And so welcome Mercy Talbot to the life of Juliette Greyson. And welcome Juliette Greyson to the spotlight, the last place on Earth she would like to be. While trying to cope with her own love life and past, Juliette must now deal with Mercy and her army of staff as they take over the only oasis Juliette knows, her Tuscan family retreat Cerreta. Did we mention that this army also includes Juliette’s former flame actor Michael O’Connor? Let the drama begin as if it already hasn’t the moment Mercy steps on the scene.
Straight from the pages of US Weekly or the screens of TMZ, Mercy Talbot is the character that embodies all the young girls of Hollywood that we constantly shake our head at but cannot seem to turn away from. We may not agree with their lifestyle but we have to know what’s going on at all times. A guilty pleasure that is sure to be a hit on the beach this summer, Mary McNamara has hit the nail on the head with this gossip frenzy filled celebrity read that will have readers clamoring for more. In a novel that reads like a celebrity magazine in all the right ways, The Starlet is sure to fill your gossip needs while also letting you indulge in a roller coaster ride of Hollywood proportions. Ready, Set, Action!
But that’s not all….The Starlet doesn’t stop there! Regal Literary will also be giving away two fantastic trips to promote this fabulously guilty pleasure! The prizes up for grabs include:
- A weekend getaway in Los Angeles, complete with two nights at the Four Seasons, a four-star lunch at the Beverly Hills hotel, a guided tour of Hollywood, and more!
- Four days and three nights in the rolling Tuscan countryside at Spannocchia, Italy, for you and a companion, half price tickets for two from New York to Rome, and more!
- 100 signed copies of The Starlet
Make sure to enter for these fabulous prizes on Mary McNamara’s site! In addition Regal Literary is also allowing me to give away one copy of The Starlet by Mary McNamara to one of my lucky readers! To enter simply leave a comment below with your e-mail address and tell us which star is your Mercy Talbot? Who do you love to hate…or hate to love? Who can you not stand at times but still always find yourself reading the articles about in the check-out line? Come on…be honest! We all do it! Winner will be chosen by random generator. Contest ends on June 21, 2010 just in time for summer beach reading! Good luck to all and Happy Reading!