Thanks for joining me on the red carpet. Today I bring you something really special. A wonderful experience is planned for you, in which both Tom (currently handing out cocktails) and I are ecstatic about. It will be an opportunity to mingle with movies stars and meet the wonderful authors who created them. We are so pleased you brought your cameras and your autograph books, this will be a moment to remember and you’ll want to capture it the best way you can.
While we wait for our special guests, let’s take a seat in the foyer and chat a little about the significance of these movie star characters and their wonderful creators Jennifer and Morgan Locklear.
The movie stars and their witty and intelligent publicist are the main characters in the delightful contemporary romance story titled Exposure. However, before we explore this little beauty in more detail, I want to tell you about its wonderful authors.
This is a debut novel for Jennifer and Morgan who are partners in life as well as co-authors to Exposure. I am very fortunate to know a little about the writers and have heard them in interview via La Literati podcasts. Both Jennifer and Morgan possess a wonderful zest for life and their presence is a real ‘breath of fresh air’. It’s a quality that transmits through their storytelling and has a real presence in Exposure. The story is a delightful light-hearted read and I guarantee you will love it.
You may have noticed that Tom is buzzing around with much excitement today; he’s just as enthusiastic as I am to meet our special guests. You see, Tom is also very familiar with this novel and loved the story as much as I did. We shared many moments over afternoon tea, discussing the storyline and sharing a chuckle or two over the many humourous moments within the story. The extra delight for Tom was to learn that one of characters is a car enthusiast. Tom has a dream to own a 1967/68 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 one day…
There are many muscle cars mentioned within the story and what a thrill it was to read the car enthusiast possessed a Ford Shelby Mustang. Therefore, it’s fair to say Tom is quite eager to have the opportunity to talk…car talk.
Let’s now take a closer look at the storyline to this little beauty…
Publicist Shaunna Noble is no stranger to the ego-filled dysfunction of Hollywood’s elite, but is she ready for her two biggest clients to turn into her worst nightmare?
Kyle Petersen and Michelle Cooper are Hollywood royalty, everyone’s favorite celebrity couple, but while on location filming their new summer blockbuster, Kyle ambushes his wife with divorce papers and orders Shaunna to destroy Michelle in the media. Unwilling to comply, Shaunna spectacularly and publicly quits her job, humiliating Kyle in the process.
David Quinn, a struggling actor cast alongside the A-listers, is caught in the crossfire. When pictures surface of David and Michelle out on the town, media and fans rush to crown them Hollywood’s new hot couple. Kyle explodes, tensions boil over, and everyone’s lives and careers are thrown into jeopardy.
So what’s a publicist to do? Especially when Shaunna finds herself falling in love with the sexy and talented David. Can she put out fires on the set while keeping the flames burning in the bedroom?
Love, lies and passion. What happens when the naked truth is exposed?
This wonderful read contains more than the main stream contemporary romance story and has something for everyone. Humour, romance, drama, movie stars, great one-liners, movie references, muscle cars and delightful characters you’ll just love. Of course there is also a villain that you’ll love to hate…who is still in search of his TV remote!
The story is witty, well written and refreshing. I giggled a lot, sometimes laughing out loud and I found myself cursing at the villain. Who does get his just-desserts in more ways than one.
If you’re looking for that quick read to lighten your mood and brighten your day, than this is the story for you. It’s an ideal story to pack in your suitcase and take on vacation; the giggles are contagious and those around you will soon want to know just what you’re reading.
I give Exposure five ‘revved-up, star-dazzling’ stars!!
I hear you asking, where can you purchase this little gem?….
Oh look…our guests are just arriving.
Ready everyone, grab your autograph books and cameras let’s go and secure our places…
While Tom is busy with Shaunna and her Father (talking all things musle cars, in particular,Ford Shelby Mustangs, i’m sure) let’s take the opportunity to speak with Jennifer and Morgan…
Congratulations Jenn and Morgan on the success of Exposure it’s a wonderful story you must be so proud.
What inspired you to write about Hollywood?
Morgan and Jennifer: Like most people, we’ve always been interested in pop culture. Movies, television, books and music are all things we enjoy, but we would never say we’ve been obsessed with the celebrity culture. Morgan has spent much of his life actively involved in live theatre and was able to take those human experiences and transfer them to our fictional movie set, but the entire novel generated from just one image in Jennifer’s mind. Specifically, it was the moment when Shaunna Noble quits her job as Kyle Petersen’s publicist, storms out of his movie trailer and tosses all of his clothing to the fans gathered nearby.
Jennifer: didn’t really understand who Shaunna was or why she was so angry at the movie sstar, but it was obvious that the blow up was taking place on a movie set. The rest of the novel was developed around that one moment – finding out what events led up to the outburst, trying to understand how someone could be driven to such rash action and wondering about what would happen to Shaunna in the aftermath of such an explosion
What’s next for you both?
Jennifer: I’m writing a story I’ve entitled ‘Constellation’. It’s a May to December contemporary romance set in Central Oregon. The story begins with the two main characters, Jack and Kathleen, having just given in to the temptation of mutual attraction. The rest of the novel explores how this one spontaneous event alters Kathleen’s perception of her universe. When I initially began writing it I thought Jack would be a man of mystery, but the deeper I get into the story the more I realize that Kathleen is the one with all the secrets. I’m almost done writing the manuscript and have determined that I actually have a series in the making. I’m outlining two more books and even have an idea for a fourth book. This project has me very excited right now and I’m hoping to publish the first book later this year. Here’s an unedited excerpt from the opening of the story:
Morgan: I’m currently conducting what I call a “squeegee edit” on a novel called ‘Connection’. It’s a romance and a ghost story that takes place mostly on the N train in New York City. I establish new rules for ghosts while reinforcing some of my old favorites. It’s going to be more dramatic than any of my previous efforts and hopefully scary in parts. Here is the first page:
You make a great team, will we see another co-authored novel from you both?
Jennifer: Probably. Morgan has come up with two story ideas that he’d like me to help him develop and craft. Mouth of the Mediterranean will be a caper and will take place in the early sixties. Harvest Moon is a love story that takes place on a lunar mining colony. No doubt that concept was influenced by Sling Shot (the fictional SciFi movie produced by our characters in Exposure).
Thank you so much for your time today Jenn and Morgan. You have both been so generous with your responses and I’m honoured to feature previews of your upcoming novels.
Both Constellation and Connection sound amazing and I wish you every success. Thanks again for this privilege today, I’m truly honoured.
At the end of my posts, I like to leave readers with an uplifting thought, do you have a favourite quote that always brightens your day?
Thanks for your company today everyone, I hope you enjoyed the review of Exposure and if you haven’t read it yet, do yourself a favour and purchase a copy, you’ll love it!
How wonderful does Constellation and Connection sound…I can’t wait for them to be released.
Until next time….