~~~~~~~~In a world where make believe is a multibillion dollar industry, it’s hard to know where the fantasy ends and real life begins. When Collette Stroud, an influential Hollywood actor and director, takes a chance on two young actors for her romantic teen movie, three lives converge in a complicated web of publicity, passion, lust, and lies.
Summary of Hollywood Lies:
Summary of Hollywood Lies:
The web is cast when Stroud, a woman with a few skeletons in her closet, hires two young artists in her low-budget film. She handpicks Liliana Addison and Devon Maddox to be Hollywood’s next big stars. Former child star Liliana has had limited success with her previous roles but hopes to take the world by storm under Collette’s tutelage. While Devon is an out of work actor, he never stops dreaming about making it big. The director’s interest in him assures Devon his dreams are about to become reality.
Sparks between Collette and Devon set their lives ablaze, but the studio has other plans. Executives concoct a fictitious romance in order to drive box office sales and launch careers between Devon and Liliana. When the studio offers to make the young actors into bona fide stars, will the price be too high to pay, or will the deal be too sweet to pass up?
Can the trio handle the pressure of a hidden romance coupled with a phony public relationship? Will love be enough to conquer the promise of fame, fortune, and a lasting legacy, or will it be an easy sacrifice?
All three will tread the thin line of Hollywood Lies and genuine passion on the most important red carpet walk of their lives.
Author Bio:Based in the American Midwest, N.K. Smith is a Technical Writer for a Fortune 100 company. The author of the Old Wounds Series, she is a mother of two who finds the time to write very early in the morning when the rest of the world is still fast asleep.
An avid lover of history, art, music, books, and people, she is interested in telling stories that speak to the human condition.
Today I am part of the blog tour for Hollywood Lies. Here are Q&A from the Author N. K. Smith.
What is your favorite part of being an Author?
My favorite thing about being an author is giving physical/digital space to the stories that play in my mind. It’s awesome to write (and read) a book that’s been bumping around my brain. The next best thing is sharing that creation with people who want to read the same kinds of books you do.
What is your favorite book?
I have never been able to answer this question. There are too many tremendous books in the world for me to name one as THE BOOK, my favorite. I have a lot of books I love and a lot of books that I’ve read and think about constantly, but I can’t pick just one.
What character do you relate to in "Hollywood Lies," if any?
On some levels I can relate to every character and on other levels, I don’t. I can relate to Devon’s sense of excitement that his life is about to start. I think everyone has that moment or those moments when it feels like you’re standing on a great precipice, on the verge of something new, something different. I can relate to Collette’s philosophy of “just keep going.” I think one of the biggest mantras for me has been from a Disney film. “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.” It ties in with Martin Luther King, Junior’s quote, “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” I believe in forward progression.
Who would play your characters if it were made into a movie?
Nicholas Hoult as Devon
Kirsten Dunst as Cole.
Vanessa Hudgens as Liliana
Is there anything else you would like to add?