TYPECAST (HOLLYWOOD STARDUST # 1) BY KIM CARMICHAEL
Twenty years ago, the movie Hollywood Stardust defined a generation of teens and changed the four actors’ lives forever.
Typecast as the villain both in front and behind the silver screen, Logan Alexander has purposely allowed his star to fade. Now with the 20th Anniversary of the movie on the horizon, he is the only one fit to step into the spotlight, deal with the unwanted publicity, and make sure that things meant to be left on the cutting room floor remain there.
Ivy Vermont has always longed to be a leading lady, yet her paralyzing stage fright has relegated her to stay behind the scenes as a fact checker for Chargge.com’s entertainment webcasts. However, when her one-time poster-boy crush walks in to the studio demanding only she be in charge of his story, she knows she must take advantage of her big break.
Now, Logan tightropes between old loyalties and new love, while Ivy struggles to stay in reality with her ultimate fantasy.
REVIEW: TYPECAST (HOLLYWOOD STARDUST # 1) BY KIM CARMICHAEL
Typecast by Kim Carmichael
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I wanted to take a chance on the Hollywood Stardust series because the idea behind it got my attention. Four people who have struggled with the backlash that early stardom had brought to their young lives. Typecast is the story of Logan Alexander. Logan was caught in the cross hairs of a character he helped to create. His burst of stardom from from years ago has affected his career and his life enough that he left it all behind. Now with his starring role bought to the spotlight again he has to face the issues that drove him away from Hollywood twenty years ago.
Logan is a character that is not unlike anyone else. The opportunity to experience the bright lights and big city was something he enjoyed until he lost his identity. He wanted the attention the role brought until it started to have a negative affect on his life. Never is that more obvious than with his relationship with Ivy. Starstruck by his celebrity she is but a pushover she is not. In all Typecast is a dramatic look at life behind the scenes of the glitz of Hollywood. A little rough around the edges but with the right dose of reality.
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LIMELIGHT (HOLLYWOOD STARDUST # 2) BY KIM CARMICHAEL
Worth The Wait…
Twenty years ago, Drew Fulton was made famous in the genre-changing movie, Hollywood Stardust and fell in love with his costar, Erin Holland. Left heartbroken and fed up, he played his ultimate role and walked away from his life, taking on an entirely new persona. Now he wants everything back, from his place in the limelight to the love that made him leave. He only needs to make sure he can leave the past in the past.
Known as the spoiled, has-been star of Hollywood, Erin Holland has spent the last two decades pining away for the one love she cannot have. Blindsided when Drew Fulton appears in her life as mysteriously as he disappeared, she is torn between acting on her heart and using Drew’s reappearance to relight her star.
Together for the first time in twenty years, their true passion consumes them, but the sparks of old wounds still threaten to burn out of control before they can decide if their love was worth waiting for.
Limelight is a Hollywood Stardust novel. All books are stand alone, no cliff hangers, with their own central couple. They can be read in any order.
REVIEW: LIMELIGHT (HOLLYWOOD STARDUST # 2) BY KIM CARMICHAEL
Limelight by Kim Carmichael
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This series has is all. Glamour, scandal and heartbreak included. Limelight examines the havoc that fame can bring to relationships. This is Drew and Erin's story. From co-stars to lovers and heartbreak these two will captivate. Erin has never gotten over Drew. The end of their relationship left her feeling betrayed in many ways. She has floundered on the cusp of finding that next big break for years. Drew escaped the world of make believe and embedded himself in reality. New identity, new career, new start but he left his heart behind. Limelight is far more emotion packed than Typecast because the characters don't seem as generic and are dealing with a real relationship with back history and miscommunication. As seductive as it is heartbreaking but the deep exploration is what made it five star for me.
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