Friday, October 30, 2015

Paper Doll Book Review & Giveaway**Closed**

I have a new mystery/drama book to share with all of you called Paper Doll written by Joe Cosentino. This is actually part of Jana Lane Mysteries, so if you really like reading this mystery, you will get to read other books as they come out!
Jana Lane was America's most famous child star until she was attacked on the studio lot at eighteen years old. Now a thirty-eight-year-old beauty and mother of two living in a mansion in picturesque Hudson Valley, New York, Jana's flashbacks from her past turn into murder attempts in her present. The local suspects include Jana's down-on-his-luck husband with a dislike for living off the fruits of his wife's young labor, Jana's sister and male friend (who both have eyes for Jana's husband), Jana's show business father, her deranged loyal fan, and Jana's young Guy Friday who covets her fame and shares an uncanny resemblance to Jana.  
Forced to summon up the lost courage she had as a child, Jana visits the California movie studio she once called home. This sends her on a whirlwind of visits with former and current movie studio personnel. It also leads to a romance with the son of her old producer--Rocco Cavoto--the devilishly handsome filmmaker who is planning Jana's comeback both professionally and personally. With Rocco's help, Jana uncovers a web of secrets about everyone she loves, including the person who destroyed her past and threatens to snuff out her future. 
My Thoughts:,
Next to YA Fantasy/Supernatural books, Mystery books are my second choice and before I found the YA Fantasy genre, that was all I read, so I have a really long history reading Mystery/Drama books.
I love the care that this writer gave his readers a really juicy story filled with disturbing twists and turns and people who weren't quite right around children growing up in the movie industry in Hollywood. I am so glad that I am not a part of all that madness! I really don't see how those people are able to live any kind of "real" life the way they are hounded by the press. How can you have a night out or a day and just be comfortable?
Anyway, Jana Lane has quite a few enemies that want her dead or want her life, so she's not living real good right now. She left show business back around 18, but nobody seems to really grasp that concept, so when asked if she would like to re-launch her career, her old producer wants her to come back and make a movie, she agrees.
And with that things get in motion again that she had tried to forget all those years ago. It's going to be a bumpy ride, so hold on and keep reading!
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Amazon Bestselling author Joe Cosentino wrote DRAMA QUEEN the first Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), AN INFATUATION & A SHOOTING STAR (Dreamspinner Press), PAPER DOLL the first Jana Lane mystery (Whiskey Creek Press), and THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING (Eldridge Plays and Musicals).
He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O'Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays, "Infatuation" and "Neighbor," were performed in New York City. He wrote THE PERILS OF PAULINE educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers).
Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming novels are A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (Dreamspinner Press holiday novella),THE NAKED PRINCE AND OTHER TALES FROM FAIRYLAND (Dreamspinner Press fairytale novella), DRAMA MUSCLE the second Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), and PORCELAIN DOLL the second Jana Lane mystery (Wild Rose Press). 
I will be giving my copy of Paper Doll to one of you. It's a very good book and I wanted to share it with someone else who might enjoy it. The giveaway will be open to the Continental U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!
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Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


Misty said...

I love romantic stories. They are one of my favorite reads. I love the cover and name of this book. (

Meghan said...

These type of stories are right up my alley.

Denise said...

I'm not really one for romances but I do like a good mystery, I'd give this a try!

bluecat said...

I'm more for historical romance than chick lit. I love mysteries! I have quite a few cozy mystery authors that I read.

Meredith said...

I do love romantic books with some mystery or action or something else going on.