Jennifer Reviews: Starbright by Alexandra Richland

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The Synopsis:

For starlet Elizabeth Sutton, it’s difficult to tell which has more momentum: her burgeoning film career, or the growing intimacy in her forbidden romance with notorious Hollywood outsider, Aidan Evans.

When the opportunity to costar in a feature film arrives, Beth and Aidan fight to keep their relationship out of Hollywood’s rumor mill and away from the ever-watchful eyes of Starlight Studios head Luther Mertz, who condemns a union between them and threatens the future of Beth’s acting career.

The pressure mounts as the cameras roll. Beth and Aidan navigate the precarious heights of superstardom while exploring their physical desires in secret. Beth grapples between the debilitating nervousness over her sexual inexperience and her unbridled need for Aidan. Meanwhile, the demons from Aidan’s past he thought forever vanquished linger on the fringes of a fragile inner peace . . .

Starbright is the second book in The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

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Blogiversary Blowout: Exclusive Excerpt from Slip Away by Alexandra Richland

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I’m happy to be able to share an exclusive excerpt from Slip Away by Alexandra Richland 🙂

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Hollywood in Fiction: A discussion between authors Morgan and Jennifer Locklear and Alexandra Richland

For those of you unfamiliar with these authors, they have written books set against the backdrop of Hollywood.

Alexandra Richland spends rotating twelve-hour shifts working as a registered nurse at a Toronto hospital, indulging in her love of science and medicine and caring for patients with their own unique tales to tell. 

When she is not on duty, Alexandra escapes into her own imagination. Therein lies a fantasy world of thrilling adventure, gorgeous men, classic Hollywood glamour, exotic getaways, and a seductive dose of romance. Alexandra captures these stories in her popular novels, The Starlight Trilogy and Frontline, her novella, Slip Away, and her short story, Gilded Cage. 

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Morgan and Jennifer Locklear met in 1989 as teenagers and became high school sweethearts.  They have been married since 1995 and live in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States with their two children, a son and daughter.

Although both enjoyed creative writing in their youth, they have only been working as a writing team since 2010. Since then they have created a dozen full-length and short stories together.

Jennifer has been employed in fundraising and development for a non-profit organization since 2000. She also enjoys participating in charitable activities, both locally and online. In her (limited) free time she is an avid reader.

Morgan has been employed in the hospitality industry since 1998. He has been active in the local performing arts community since childhood with many acting and directing credits to his name. He is also a musician and songwriter and has recorded 6 albums.

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Winner of the Blogiversary Giveaway by Alexandra Richland

I’m happy to announce the winner of the giveaway graciously offered by Alexandra Richland…

Elyse! Congratulations! You won a set of ebooks – Gilded Cage, Starlight and Frontline.

The winner has been notified by email.

**Winner was chosen by Random.org**

A huge thank you to Alexandra for offering this wonderful giveaway and thank you to everybody who entered!

Take Care,

Jenn

Blogiversary Guest Post: Alpha Males Part 2: The Good, The Bad, and The Alpha by Alexandra Richland

In honor of our Blogiversary, Alexandra Richland (author of StarlightGilded Cage and Frontline) has drafted two guest posts related to a subject near and dear to a reader’s heart – the Alpha Male.

The first installment discussed the traits that make the Alpha Male such an attractive and desirable character. If you missed that post, you can read it here.

This second installment discusses the paths Alpha Males follow – the heroic and the anti-heroic.

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Many thanks to Alexandra for her insights and for providing well-developed examples in the gorgeous forms of Trenton Merrick, the Alpha Male in her novel Frontline and Aidan Evans, the Alpha Male in her story, Starlight.

You can find Alex on twitter here

Enjoy!

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Blogiversary Guest Post: Alpha Males Part 1: Alpha Assets by Alexandra Richland

In honor of our Blogiversary, Alexandra Richland (author of Starlight, Gilded Cage and Frontline) has drafted two guest posts related to a subject near and dear to a reader’s heart – the Alpha Male.

This first installment discusses the traits that make the Alpha Male such an attractive and desirable character.

*fans self*

Many thanks to Alexandra for her insights and for providing a well-developed example in the gorgeous form of Trenton Merrick, the Alpha Male in her novel, Frontline.

You can find Alex on twitter here

Enjoy!