Monday, 12 November 2012

Spotlight: The Secret Life of Avery O’Dea by Elise Marion

The Secret Life of Avery O’Dea 
Elise Marion

A famous actress with secrets. A photographer moonlighting as a paparazzo. A few shutter clicks and their lives will never be the same again.
When a daring photographer catches "America's Sweetheart", Avery O'Dea, in a lie, the picture threatens to expose the truth of Avery's relationship with her boyfriend and co-star, Ryan Sanders, to the world. When her carefully constructed world is starting to collapse around her, Avery realizes just how tired she is of the elaborate cover-ups. It’s a burden she no longer wishes to bear.
When she locks eyes with handsome Dominic Ramsay at a gallery showcasing his photographic work, she is shocked to recognize him as the paparazzo that set her world on fire with a single photo.
Avery longs for more from life: passion, love and the freedom to live her as she pleases.

The Secret Life of Avery O’Dea is a contemporary romance novella of 28,000 words. It tells a story of an actress who has been playing a part permanently since she’s graduated from kid’s roles to her first mature role in a love story. The benefit of her being portrayed as “America’s Sweetheart”, and a champion of the vegan lifestyle, is starting to wear thin for Avery. The lies, the subterfuge, the lack of a real love life are getting her down.
After a particularly hard week, Avery decides she is in need of comfort food and ventures to the Pink Dot, dressed down and with a cap pulled low over her signature red hair, to get her idea of heaven - Haagan Dazs Vanilla Swiss Almond ice cream. It doesn’t hurt that a gorgeous blond is checking her out, making her feel like an ordinary girl again.
Dominic Ramsay is busy gearing up for what he hopes will be the start of his art photography career with his first showing of his work in a gallery within the week. In the meantime, to pay those pesky bills, he has taken the job of a paparazzo. It’s something he hates doing but his distaste for the work is overshadowed by the lack of food in his fridge and the near undrivability of his car. In the back of his mind also are the scathing words of his recent model ex-girlfriend as she walked out his door.
After a particularly gruelling and unproductive day cruising celebrity haunts on Sunset, he calls it a day and enters the Pink Dot to pick up some essentials with what little cash he has on him. He spies a gorgeous girl and checks her out … then it dawns on him who she is.
… An actress with secrets and a paparazzo in the right place at the right time …
Avery walks away from the unexpected encounter raging at the paparazzo and scared that one of her secrets, little as it may seem, will be the catalyst for her constructed life to fall down around her.
Dominic walks away, covered in watermelon and with a broken camera, with the view that Avery is a spoiled bitch and just like everybody else in the industry. When he finds the picture that will pay his bills for a while he has no hesitation in selling it.
Little do they know that the encounter will have long term repercussions for both of them. Avery is forced to double her efforts to keep her lies hidden now that one of her secrets has been exposed, and when her publicist suggests attending an art exhibition with her on-screen and supposedly off-screen boyfriend, Ryan Sanders, they come face to face again.
Will their opinions of each other change now that each sees a different side to the other, especially since the initial spark of attraction has not gone away?

About the Author:
Elise Marion is a lover of books and has a special place in her heart for sweet and sensual romance. Writing about love across all walks of life is her passion, as is reaching people through the written word. Elise writes across a range of genres including Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance and Paranormal Romance.

The army wife and stay-at-home mother of two spends most of her time taking care of her children. Her second job is writing stories about characters that readers can fall in love with. When the Texas native isn’t caring for her family or writing, you can usually find her with her nose in a book, singing loudly, or cooking up something new in the kitchen.

Elise’s links are:

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A little about Bottom Drawer Publications:
Bottom Drawer Publications is a new publishing house that specialises in romantic and erotic romance fiction across a range of genres and with both het and gay characters. Our genres include: Contemporary, Historical, Literary/Drama, Alternative Lifestyles, Paranormal/Sci-fi/Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller and Steampunk.
Our books are available for sale on our website as well as over 8 booksellers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBookstores, All Romance and a range of others. All of your reading devices are covered.
We are always on the lookout for fresh and interesting manuscripts within these genres, and from time to time will put out calls for anthology submissions.
Vist our website, for our new release information and our writing submission guidelines.

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  1. Hi Mel, thanks so much for hosting "The Secret Life of Avery O'Dea" tour on your blog today.

  2. Very interesting book. Congratulations on your release.

  3. Book sounds fascinating. Congrats on release.

  4. Hi Melissa! Thanks for spotlighting my book today. Have a good one!

    PS- I love your naughty little banner! :)