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Sunday, September 20, 2020

So L.A. - A Hollywood Memoir: Uncensored Tales by the Daughter of a Rock Star & a Pinup Model by Staci Layne Wilson

So L.A. - A Hollywood Memoir: 

Uncensored Tales by the Daughter of a Rock Star & a Pinup Model 

by Staci Layne Wilson 




“You may read tons of memoirs, but you can’t miss out on this one because it’s a story like no other told from a unique perspective.” – Sharon Mintz, The Hollywood Beat


“This is a detailed story about a life well-lived, and with an aim to help others (especially animals—if you love horses, you’ll especially enjoy this book) who have found themselves in difficult relationships.” – Tovee Rockland, All Book Reviews


Generation X


Staci Layne Wilson’s is a story of triumph over a legacy of alcoholism, suicide, and Hollywood burnout, but more than that, it’s a tale of unconditional love (with a healthy dose of humor). Despite the ups and downs, her upbringing gave her the powerful determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. She has since become an award-winning screenwriter and bestselling author.


Vintage Los Angeles

Tales of bygone eras – Wilson grew up with showbiz parents in L.A. in the sixties and seventies, had ponies in the backyard and a psychotic monkey in the house, mingled with the stars on the Sunset Strip rock scene in the eighties, partied at the Playboy Mansion, and nearly died (twice!). She ultimately found love, purpose, and success as an author, film director, and pop culture pundit.


PRAISE

“A touching, laugh-out-loud memoir.” – Daily Sweets

“Refreshingly honest look at Los Angeles, past and present.” – Curb Appeal

“Charming, self-deprecating.” – Los Angeles Readers & Writers

“As a music fanatic, I was in heaven over all the inside stories about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Ventures (through their 50+ year career!), Metallica, Led Zeppelin, and the glam-rock scene on the Sunset Strip. There’s also a whole master class on the heavy metal hangouts of Hollywood: The Rainbow, The Roxy, The Troubadour… Staci’s seen it all!” – Gene Katz, director of The Hair Band Tease

If you want to read a time capsule of a specific period in Southern California pop cultural history, look no further. If you want to read a book that’s as delightful as it is insightful, one that stays with you long after you close its covers, this is that book. If you want to be simultaneously educated and entertained, you won’t find a better reference than this one. Staci Layne Wilson not only has a penchant for detail, she has a memory like a bear trap. Nothing escapes her notice, and she has been kind enough to let us see the world through her keen, sentimental (but never maudlin) eyes. The book should come with one caveat emptor, however: if you read it at night, you can forget about sleeping. Not all the coffee in the world can knock down the reading hangover you’re going to have the next day after flipping page after page the night before.
– Stacey Keith, author of Stripped Down: A Naked Memoir


A book that rivals the best of Huell Howser's TV shows digging up the cherished as well as perished landmarks of the City of Angels. Speaking of angels, the author's parents were not, but that is the theme of this story, that all that glitters is not necessarily gold. But what a treasure for us to read a firsthand account about growing up in a fairytale turned inside out. 

The delight here are the dizzying details not only of her personal childhood story, and of her glamorous parents, but also of the city of Los Angeles, the city where most people come to from somewhere else to make their dreams come true. 

But this is a native's narrative, born and bred in LA, and while it is “SO LA” on its shimmering surface, it is “SO LAyered” in its honest reality. I LOVED IT! -
PJ Soles, Actress – Carrie, Halloween

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Magic Is Murder by Simon O'Neill

Magic Is Murder 

by Simon O'Neill 

Bianca Penhale is a celebrity author with a dark secret that must be protected at all costs. Her delightful Cornish fishing village is proud to have her, but the gossips have already started. Then her current live-in lover, Maldini the Magician, discovers her secret and steals her money. This triggers Bianca’s dark side. She hacks Maldini to death with an axe but Maldini the ghost magician has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Maldini uses all his magical powers to torment Bianca, making her life a pit of misery. She can’t eat, sleep or write her new novel without him interrupting in the foulest of ways. But there’s even more trouble for Bianca when Hugh, her conniving cousin, arrives begging for more money. His devious antics attract the attentions of a powerful witch who dooms Bianca with a death curse to marry Maldini as a corpse bride in the ghost world.

Bianca’s murderous fantasies become blood-soaked nightmares of delusions and realities that spiral out of control. Only her first love can save her from the deadly curse but does she have the courage to accept his terms?

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

To My Country by Ben Lawson

 To My Country 
by Ben Lawson 


Ben Lawson was preparing for another Christmas away from home when the Black Summer bushfires began to burn their way across Australia's eastern coast. 

As the bushfires continued to rage into the new year on an unprecedented scale, Ben, feeling angry, helpless and broken-hearted as he watched the devastation from across the ocean, sat down and put his feelings into words. 

To My Country is an ode to the endurance of the Australian spirit and the shared love of our country.

In the true Aussie spirit, Ben and Allen & Unwin will be donating proceeds of To My Country to The Koala Hospital.

'A delightful love letter to a homeland: the kind only an Australian could write. Full of humour, charm and deeply felt belonging. And to think of all the orphaned koalas who will benefit from you buying and enjoying this wonderful little book ...' -Stephen Fry

'An impassioned cry from the big, kind heart of a big, kind man.' -Tim Minchin

'Ben Lawson's love of his homeland inspires us all to think of our own roots . . . and the need to protect them.' -Dolly Parton

'Ben Lawson's book is a heartfelt reminder of how desperately we need to think about our future as a country. His sincerity is moving. I dare you not to cry.' - Julia Stone

'Ben Lawson writes in the tradition of his namesake Henry Lawson; an eloquent bush ballad that mourns the tragic fate of one billion bushfire victims.' - Barry Humphries

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WAITING FOR NICKO

WAITING FOR NICKO 

Written and Directed 

by Howard Parry





The official trailer 'Waiting for Nicko'. 


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The Drop - A Mayuren Naidoo film

THE DROP 


Written and Directed By Mayuren Naidoo

CAST 

Check out "The Drop"


Friday, September 18, 2020

Boss It: Control Your Time, Your Income and Your Life by Carl Reader

 Boss It: 

Control Your Time, Your Income and Your Life 

by Carl Reader 


Do you dream of ditching the day job, doing your own thing and being your own boss? Are you ready to Boss It?

In this invigorating and highly practical book, serial entrepreneur Carl Reader provides exactly the fire and guidance you need to get started. Designed to cut through the business jargon, this handy guide will take you through everything you need to establish and run your own business - from the mindset it takes to turn a dream into a plan, to the need-to-know practical stuff for running and growing a business.

Featuring case studies, templates and exercises to help you put what you read into action, and turn that dream into a reality, this motivational book will enable you to be your own boss, to take control of your income, your time and your life... and Boss It.

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Pre-Order Emme Lentino's new track " Some Other Girl."

 Pre-Order Emme Lentino's new track 

" Some Other Girl"



New Zealand-based music artist Emme Lentino has just released her new track Some Other Girl.

Recorded in my home city, London, "Some Other Girl" is produced by Al Clay, who also produced for the likes of Pink, Adam Lambert, Backstreet Boys and Stereophonics. 

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