Hollywood Wives: The New Generation

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Simon & Schuster, 2001 - Fiction - 519 pages
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Power! Sex! Money! Fame!

The new Hollywood wives are back with a vengeance. Whatever they don't have, they want -- and whatever these women want, they get.

Unlike their counterparts in the '80s, who were happy to give charity dinners and exclusive parties to further their husbands' careers, today's Hollywood wives are hungry to create their own identities. These ladies are into achieving everything their famous husbands have and more, and will stop at nothing for a chance in the spotlight.

Ambitious, young, smart, and lethal, the new Hollywood wives are into yoga, fasting, spinning, Pilates, their own production companies, and making things happen.

In "Hollywood Wives -- The New Generation," you will meet...

Lissa Roman, mega movie and singing star -- a forty-year-old platinum blonde with attitude. Lissa is at the top of her game, until she begins to suspect that Gregg, her decade-younger fourth husband, is cheating.

Nicci Stone, Lissa's wild, nineteen-year-old daughter. Nicci is engaged to hot filmmaker Evan Richter, but Nicci has a dilemma: Does she love Evan, or is Evan's bad boy brother and partner, Brian, really the man she wants?

Taylor Singer, a sometime actress and would-be producer. She's married to Lawrence J. Singer, a fifty-year-old Oscar-winning genius.

Taylor, a sexy, thirty-six-year-old beauty, craves the power and respect given her famous husband, but how can she get it? Certainly not by sleeping with Oliver Rock -- a twenty-two-year-old perpetually stoned screenwriter. So against her husband's wishes, Taylor accepts a role in a lesbian-themed cable movie.

Stella Rossiter, a smart-mouthed blonde and producing partner with hersuccessful husband, Seth -- who just happens to be thirty years older than she. Together they make hit movies, while a surrogate mother -- recipient of "her" eggs and "his" sperm -- waits to give birth to their twins.

Michael Scorsinni, handsome with a dangerous edge. He's a former New York City cop (last seen in "Hollywood Kids)" who now runs a private detective agency in Los Angeles. A man who has his own demons from which to escape.

Intruding on the privileged lives of this select group is...

Eric Vernon, a psychopath from out of town -- a man with kidnapping on his mind.

And his intended victim is not just anybody.

"Hollywood Wives -- The New Generation" explores the secrets of the women in today's Hollywood: their loves, their passions, their affairs, and most of all, their ruthless ambitions.

As always, Jackie Collins views Hollywood and its inhabitants with an insider's eye. And like the original "Hollywood Wives" -- a number-one "New York Times" bestseller and highly rated ABC miniseries, starring Anthony Hopkins and Candice Bergen -- the new breed will shock and surprise, amuse and startle, and take the reader on a trip not soon forgotten.

"Hollywood Wives -- The New Generation" promises marital mayhem for the new millennium.

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This is a trash novel. The plot is as thin as some actresses; the characters are cardboard cutouts. But it's the kind of trash novel that I take guilty pleasure in devouring at the beach. Read full review

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Good trashy fun. Struck the right balance between light fun and a serious story. The wrap up was a bit quick and anyone who survived to the end seemed to have a happy ending, but overall a good story. Read full review

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Jackie Collins has been called a "raunchy moralist" by the late director Louis Malle and "Hollywood's own Marcel Proust" by Vanity Fair magazine. With over 250 million copies of her books sold in more than 40 countries, and with some twenty New York Times bestsellers to her credit, Jackie Collins is one of the world's top-selling novelists. She is known for giving her readers an unrivaled insiders knowledge of Hollywood and the glamorous lives and loves of the rich, famous, and sometimes bad! "I write about real people in disguise," she says. "If anything, my characters are toned down -- the truth is much more bizarre."

Jackie Collins started writing as a teenager, making up steamy stories her schoolmates paid to devour. Her first book, The World Is Full of Married Men became a sensational bestseller because of its open sexuality and the way it dealt honestly with the double standard. After that came The Stud, Sinners, The Love Killers, The World is Full of Divorced Women, The Bitch, Lovers And Gamblers, Chances, and then the international sensation, Hollywood Wives -- a #1 New York Times bestseller, which was made into one of ABC's highest-rated miniseries starring Anthony Hopkins and Candice Bergen.

The Stud, The World is Full of Married Men, and The Bitch were also filmed -- this time for the big screen. And Jackie wrote an original movie, Yesterday's Hero, starring Ian McShane and Suzanne Somers.

Reader's couldn't wait to race through Lucky, her next book -- a sequel to Chances -- and the story of incredibly beautiful, strong woman, another New York Times number one.

Then came the bad boys of Hollywood in the steamy Hollywood Husbands -- a novel which kept everyone guessing the identities of the true-to-life Hollywood characters.

Jackie then wrote Rock Star -- the story of three rock superstars and their rise to the top, followed by the long-waited sequel to Chances and Lucky -- Lady Boss -- tracking the further adventures of the wild and powerful Lucky Santangelo as she takes control of a Hollywood studio.

Both Lucky and Chances were written and adapted for NBC television by Jackie, who also executive produced the highly successful six-hour miniseries Lucky/Chances, starring Nicollette Sheridan and Sandra Bullock.

In 1992 she produced and wrote the four hour miniseries, Lady Boss, which became another huge ratings success for NBC. Lady Boss starred Kim Delaney.

Next came American Star, a love story, which the Los Angeles Times described as "classic Collins."

And then the dangerously close to the truth Hollywood Kids -- a story of power, sex, danger and ambition among the grown offspring of major celebrities.

In 1996 Vendetta -- Lucky's Revenge was published -- and became an immediate New York Times bestseller.

And then in 1998, Thrill!, a psychological thriller for the nineties, in which Jackie created her signature mix of unputdownable characters.

In the summer of 1998, Jackie hosted her own daily television show, "Jackie Collins Hollywood." A combination of fun, style and interviews, Jackie talked to everyone from George Clooney to RuPaul!

After that she wrote L.A. Connections -- a four-part serial novel published one per month -- Power, Obsession, Murder and Revenge.

In 1999 came Dangerous Kiss -- the return of Lucky Santangelo in a bestselling novel about relationships, addiction, fear and lust.

In the year 2000, Lethal Seduction became the first bestseller for Jackie Collins in the new millennium. This tale of erotic suspense and glamorous intrigue featured Madison Castelli, a character first introduced in the L.A. Connections series.

Gossip columnists and Hollywood insiders starting generating buzz early in 2001 about Jackie Collins' new novel, Hollywood Wives -- The New Generation. Published in June 2001, this update to Collins' original Hollywood Wives features a brand new cast of characters and a totally fresh perspective on how women pursue power, love, sex and success in today's Hollywood. And so the guessing game begins....

Ms. Collins lives in Los Angeles, California. Her hobbies are photography, soul music, and exploring exotic locations so she can write about them later.

There have been many imitators, but only Jackie Collins can tell you what really goes on in the fastest lane of all. From Beverly Hills bedrooms to a raunchy prowl along the streets of Hollywood; from glittering rock parties and concerts to stretch limos and the mansions of the power brokers -- Jackie Collins chronicles the real truth from the inside looking out.

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