Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Star Book Review and Contest: Beneath a Starlet Sky by Amanda Goldberg & Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper

SPECIAL NEW RELEASE & BOOK GIVEAWAY: OPEN TO ALL US/CANADA RESIDENTS
(See below for details.)


“Welcome to Hollyweird…” so greets readers to the second helping of star-studded dramedies of Lola Santisi and her celeb-crazed family. Amanda Goldberg & Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper, daughters of two of Hollywood’s very real and brightest players, have earned a name for themselves with their behind-the-scenes sneak peak at what it’s like to live in Tinseltown. Be prepared for an outlandish yet dead-on portrayal of life Beneath a Starlet Sky.

Everyone in Hollywood knows the Santisi’s but no one knows what it’s really like to live on the inside of the star-crazed, camera-hungry, award show stealing family like daughter. Lola Santisi. Lola is the CEO of Julian Tennant, Inc., a struggling wedding designer and her BGF, ‘Best Gay Forever’. She will do (almost) anything to get him on the cover of Vain magazine, even if it means having to beg Papa Santisi to put a rehab-bound actor in his latest Oscar-worthy film. Lola’s BFF, Kate, has always put business before pleasure especially now that she’s managing Saffron Sykes, the hottest star since Angelina Jolie, but what will happen to Lola and Kate’s friendship when Kate’s relationship with Lola’s brother, Christopher goes sour? As if things weren’t already chaotic enough, Mother Santisi and her reality-tv film crew are around every corner and demanding Lola and everyone act out scripted scenes to boost sweeps week ratings. Finally, Lola thinks she may have finally found her own Dr. McDreamy, Lev, but when he’s approached to act a bit part in a TV medical drama, Lola’s afraid there won’t be enough medicine to cure the actor bug. But, with the Cannes Film Festival on the horizon, maybe what everyone needs is a little time away from La-La Land but then again where the Santisis go, drama usually follows and where else but a film festival would plenty of cameras catch all the action….

This book was sinfully delicious! I loved every page. For a book with many characters, it was so easy to follow all the drama and I found myself rooting for Lola the entire way. Beneath a Starlet Sky proves that you can take the girl out of Hollywood but you definitely can’t take the “Hollywood” out of the girl! A four star, guilty pleasure. If you haven’t read Goldberg and Hopper’s first novel, Celebutantes, chronicling the Santisi-saga in all their celeb-frenzied glory, I would definitely add that to the top of your TBR list. In the meantime, get a copy of Beneath a Starlet Sky, head on over to France with Lola Santisi, catch a film, see the stars, and just wait for all the drama unfold.

4 STARS

Here’s your chance NOW through Tuesday, May 10, 2011 to WIN your VERY OWN COPY OF Beneath A Starlet Sky by Amanada Goldberg and Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper. Write a comment below, including your email and then cross your fingers that you’ll be reading soon about all the antics of Lola, Kate, Julian and all the Santisis at this Cannes Film Festival! It’s a story not to be missed….


SPECIAL CONTEST & DETAILS:



TO WIN ONE (1) COPY OF BENEATH A STARLET SKY BY AMANDA GOLDBERG & RUTHANNA KHALGHI HOPPER (Provided by the Publisher),
ENTER BELOW:

1.                          Write a Comment below and include a Valid Email Address where I can contact the winner
2.                          OPEN to all US and CANADA Residents
3.                          One Winner will receive one (1) copy of Beneath a Starlet Sky, provided by the Publisher
4.                          ONE entry per person (No extra entries; although spreading the word about this fabulous contest is always appreciatedJ)
5.                          Winner will be chosen Wednesday, May 11, 2011 via Random.org
6.                          Winner will be Announced on my blog, Lip Gloss & Literature and an Email will be sent to the winner at the email provided
7.                          If the Winner does not respond within 48 Hours, a new winner will be selected.

Thank you to the publisher for providing the copy of Beneath a Starlet Sky and Thank you to EVERYONE for participating. GOOD LUCK!!


20 comments:

  1. Hey Cathy,
    Thanks for the heads up! I knew you had a blog, but I kept forgetting to check it out. :(
    Is that a 'lil shout out to my RDI group I see on here? *blushes* Awww, thanks :)
    (If it's not and it's for something else, don't tell me cuz then I'll be embarrassed, LOL!)
    stacymarie913@yahoo.com

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  2. It totally is a shout out to your awesome group!! I jsut realized that the master page of the RDI Challenge isn't published up at the top of my page though...oops:) Thanks for visiting and much luck!

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  3. Thanks I would love to read this. lisapeters at yahoo dot com I follow thanks

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  4. Hi Cathy! :)

    I hopped over from Book Blogs :) This book looks like a perfect Summer read and I'm definitely going to try and win it! :) Please count me in!

    evieseo(at)gmail(dot)com

    Evie@Bookish
    Your blog is so beautiful! I'm following! Would love for you to visit me and perhaps follow back!

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  5. this book sounds good! I saw reviews for it on other blogs too and it sounds like my kind of read.

    jsididia at gmail dot com

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  6. This book sounds very cool and I really liked your review.

    So count me in.

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  7. Sounds super awesome.

    Gfc follower
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  8. This book sounds good. Can't wait to read it.

    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

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  9. Wow, this looks like a good book!! I would love this.
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  10. I would love to read this! I read the first book Celebutantes and loved it!

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  12. Sounds like a great and fun read. I'd love to try it.

    frellathon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I would truly love to read this book. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks.

    o2oole(at)verizon(dot)net

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  14. This sounds like a good book! Thanks!

    Margaret
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  15. This looks great :D Thanks for the opportunity!

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. sounds cute! I read Celebutantes and am looking forward to the next novel! tiara_mh(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. This sounds like a very fun read. I read their first book and enjoyed it.

    mryward(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. This is one of my new favorite books! In fact, you should check out this fun profile on the authors, Amanda Goldberg and Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper, on Theodora & Callum's Creative Factory-- Like their books, it's so much fun to read! http://bit.ly/nyo2L7

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  19. Hi Jaclyn, thanks so much for sharing. You know I still have to read their first book in the series and it's sitting right on my shelf at home just waiting to be picked up; but I had so much FUN reading the second one!

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