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Superstars Jenna and Scott Tenny deserve a happy ending to their Rock n’Roll Fairy Tale, but does that mean they’ll get it?
After all of the terrible things they’ve been through, their successful musical careers are in jeopardy, their marriage derails due to past and present stresses, current infidelities and future pressures.

Having delivered their son, Jenna wants to have it all–a career, a happy home and a bigger family. Past abuses have rendered that dream nearly impossible. Determined to expand the family at any cost, Jenna takes time off from touring and enlists Scott at nearly any moment’s notice to help her make a baby–the lack of romance pushes the two apart.

Scott tours successfully with Blacklace, his band, but a break up with Jenna (and memories of his own father’s mistakes) propels him into a deep and dark place–seeking solace into the arms of alcohol and into the arms of another woman.

As this was my first foray into the Song trilogy, I was not sure what to expect. Bornstein does a great job briefly revisiting the previous books’ subject matter, but I wasn’t as invested in the characters as I think a long time reader may be. I would definitely be interested in reading the other books in the trilogy.
I recommend these books to anyone looking for a rocking escape from reality, but someone still interested in a contemporary, believeable story.

I received a copy of this book for review. To find out where you can purchase copies of this book, check out authorĀ Jan Bornstein’s website.

 

Deuces are Wild (Book #3 of the Song Trilogy) by Jan Bornstein
320 pages; Back Channel Press
Paperback: August 2008 Retail: $13.95

 

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“Suck It!” Kathy Griffin is known for her trademark wit and sassy attitude. People who have wondered if Griffin has always been this way can find out in her memoir Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin (by the way, the answer is a resounding YES!)

Griffin details her early life, and is painfully honest when it comes to even the harshest events in her life. But, as Griffin has learned firsthand, the hard stuff teaches you, and if Griffin’s case is any indicator, helps you shine brighter than the other stars.

Through filming movies, a marriage, various stand up routines, television deals and everything in between (usually with mom Maggie by her side), Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin is a funny, honest piece of life as Kathy Griffin.

I really like Kathy Griffin, especially after reading this book. I was unaware of so many of the things that had happened to her, including the eating disorders and abuse she suffered–it’s hard to believe someone I see as so strong would face such issues, but the important thing to remember is that these experiences helped shape her.

I purchased this at a book signing event, signed by Kathy herself. She also signed my Barnes and Noble Nook ereader. Overall, it was a fun read and it was really great to meet the author before reading the book–if anything it created even more excitement.

I look forward to any other future author events, as well as any other book Ms. Griffin may write. I think know if I had the chance to see Kathy Griffin again, in any capacity, I would. I also highly recommend it.

4.5/5

Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin by Kathy Griffin
Ballantine Books, 384 pages
Published June 2010, Retail price: $15.00 USD

Occasionally, I get clued into some awesome info about upcoming books (like the Rachel Vincent book tour appearance news a while back).

Well, now I have some information about a new sequel to a really cool book that came out in May–Claire de Lune. Author Christine Johnson is having a bit of a contest–really exciting news about the whole thing– to drum up some buzz for the new book–and get this, the winner of the contest will get the name of the book first! Can you imagine how cool that would be–to have exclusive information to pass along to your readers?

Claire de Lune sounds really cool–it’s been on my wishlist for a couple of months–since I’d heard about it. If you want to read about it, click on over to Christine’s website for details. You can also follow Christine on Twitter.

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