In sex.lies.murder.fame., Lolita Files delivers a sizzling satire set against the affluence and sensuality of the literary and music worlds that explores the outrageous lengths to which three devout fame-chasers will go to seek their fortune.
Fame is a b*#%$. And when boy meets b*#%$, nothing can keep the two of them apart. Penn Hamilton is young, brilliant, beautiful, and ready to take on the world and claim his rightful place in the midst of celebrity. As a Writer. Rapper. Model. God. Unfortunately, the world is not quite ready for him. When Penn writes what he believes to be the "Great American Literary Blockbuster," he's rebuffed at every turn. Faced with ridicule, rejection, and mounting resentment, he decides to fight back using his assets -- rock-star looks, genius IQ, and killer charm.
Beryl Unger is a rising star in the publishing world, editor to literati and glitterati alike. Single, plain, obsessive, a bit on the dreamy side, she's a train wreck waiting to happen, and easy prey for a beautiful man with a seductive plan. When Penn meets Beryl, sparks fly. And sparks fly even higher when he meets the breathtaking superstar romance author Sharlyn Tate.
Two women, one man. A man with no boundaries, who will stop short at nothing -- even brutal, vicious murder -- to fulfill his desperate ambition. Lolita Files is the author of the bestselling Child of God, which has been optioned as a feature film by Kanye West. Files has a degree in broadcast journalism and lives outside of Los Angeles, where she is currently developing projects for television and film.
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Lolita Files is the author of the bestselling Child of God, which has been optioned as a feature film by Kanye West. Files has a degree in broadcast journalism and lives outside of Los Angeles, where she is currently developing projects for television and film.From Booklist:
Aspiring novelist Penn Hamilton is determined to parlay his perfect looks and brains into fortune and fame. He sees powerful--but painfully plain--New York editor Beryl Unger as his means to an end. The two meet at a Barnes & Noble event in which Penn "rescues" narcoleptic Beryl after a fainting spell (she literally passes out at the sight of him). He seduces her in a raunchy sex scene (shouldn't the term "raging meat" be reserved for a Cajun cookbook?). Beryl soon becomes wise to Penn's devious ways and steals his manuscript. Turns out, it's brilliant, and Beryl sets her bruised ego aside to orchestrate a megamillion--dollar deal designed to turn the multitalented pretty boy into a one-man brand. Beryl puts all her promotional muscle behind Penn, but their relationship takes a deadly turn when she discovers he's been bedding her star client, drop-dead gorgeous African American novelist Sharlyn Tate. Files (Scenes from a Sistah) delivers a steady supply of satire and sass, but her deep-purple prose may prompt literary purists to pass. Allison Block
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