Saturday, September 6, 2014

Beyond Hollywood Strip - TLC Bood Tours + Giveaway

~ I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author to facilitate this review.  I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Giveaway:  One lucky reader will win their very own copy of this book! If you’re interested, please just let me know in a comment below. Please be 13 years or older and have a U.S. mailing address. Please leave your email.  Winner will be randomly selected 9/14/14. Good luck.

Synopsis (from Amazon): Callie Lambert is the hottest starlet in Hollywood. With a hit TV show under her belt, the tabloid-targeted actress--christened one of “The 20 Most Tantalizing Angelenos”--leads a charmed life, hobnobbing with fashionistas in Paris and industry bigwigs in Los Angeles . She's sexy, sassy, and unsinkable....and currently unemployed. 

Beyond Hollywood Strip offers an inside look into the realities of being famous and beautiful, following Callie as she navigates the seedy underbelly of the entertainment industry. Juggling hunky ex-boyfriends, battling lawsuits from rival actresses, staying one step ahead of the press, organizing a charity event to honor her murdered friend…Callie’s got it all under control. But when she receives a mysterious letter from a young woman claiming to be her long-lost sister, Callie’s world begins to crack around the edges and all bets are off. 

An ode to the literary popcorn of Jacqueline Susann, Beyond Hollywood Strip is a steamy, action-packed ride down Sunset Boulevard. Better buckle your seat belt…it’s going to be bumpy... 

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I really liked that Beyond Hollywood Strip included both the "Hollywood" scene and "normal" life stuff.  The connection Callie had to her grandmother..loved it.  Finding out she has a sisterloved it.  Her lustful mistakeso real!

Favorite Character(s):  Callie was my favorite character.  She seemed to have it all together and didn't get caught up in the "Hollywood" scene.

Fast read/slow read:  I found Beyond Hollywood Strip to be an okay paced read.  I think if my "work life" was not so crazy at this time, it would have been a fast read.

Cover:  LOVE it!  So perfect for the book.
What Others Are Saying:  Check out what others are saying on the TLC Book Tours
Monday, August 18th: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, August 20th: Steph the Bookworm
Thursday, August 21st: Mom in Love with Fiction
Monday, August 25th: Bewitched Bookworms
Thursday, August 28th:  The Suburban Eclectic Review – Book Spotlight
Wednesday, August 27th: Harlie’s Books
Monday, September 1st: Read – Love – Blog
Tuesday, September 2nd: Sveltlana’s Reads and Views
Wednesday, September 3rd: Shelf Pleasure -author guest post, “The Godmother”
Thursday, September 4th:  Three Girls and a Book Obsession
Friday, September 5th:  Seaside Book Nook
Wednesday, September 10th:  Traveling with T

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: Yes, in fact, I didn't know that Beyond Hollywood Strip was the sequel to Hollywood Strip.  I am going to read the first book.

The chronicles of Callie Lambert are loosely based on author Shamron Moore’s real life experiences as an actress and model. Shamron left her home state of Michigan to pursue the excitement of Los Angeles. She has appeared in numerous commercials, television shows and feature films. FHM named her one of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World. Nowadays, she prefers to focus on writing, one of her lifelong passions. Beyond Hollywood Strip is her second novel.

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  1. I love this cover as well - it's so eye catching!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

  2. Thanks for your great review and feature. This book sounds captivating. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com


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