Friday, October 28, 2011

Feature and Giveaway: Goddess of Vengeance by Jackie Collins

Title: Goddess of Vengeance

Author: Jackie Collins
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: St.Martin's Press

Earlier this year I was fortunate to read and review Jackie Collins' last book, Poor Little Bitch Girl. I was tinkled pink because I absolutely LOVED her when I was a young teen. I spent many a hour at my library, waiting for my mother to pick me up, nose deep in a torrid story by Ms. Collins. Did my mother know? I tried hard for her not to find out.

Though I am much older now and my tastes in reading have evolved, I still have a warm spot for anything Jackie Collins. She has a knack for dishing out the dirt of the rich and famous. I am still a fan of the trashy tabloid shows and the even trashier entertainment magazines. Can't help it. I get a kick out of it. (Although the Kardashians make my skin crawl! Do NOT care about what they are doing!) So reading a full length novel of the same kind of dirt is just fun.

I am thrilled to be able to give away a copy of Jackie's newest novel, another book featuring the sassy, beautiful, brilliant Lucky Santangelo. Lucky is one of her most popular characters, first featured in two of her very early novels, Chances and Lucky. A miniseries was also created around her as well in the late 1980s. Though this books centers a bit more on her two grown children, Max and Bobby, it still holds all the power and personality of Lucky.

Here is a description from the author's website:

LUCKY SANTANGELO IS BACK WITH A VENGEANCEin a novel full of power, passion, revenge, and the raging family dynamics of the Santangelo clan…

Lucky runs a high profile casino and hotel complex, The Keys in Vegas. Lennie, her ex-movie star husband, is still writing and directing successful independent movies, while Max, her stubborn and gorgeous teenage daughter is about to celebrate her 18th birthday, and her son, Bobby, owns a string of hot clubs. Lucky has everything. Family. Love. Life.

And everything is exactly what billionaire businessman Armand Jordan is determined to take from her one way or the other.

Born a Prince in the small but affluent Middle Eastern country of Akramshar, Armand comes to America with his American mother at an early age, and rises to become a real estate business titan. Armand regards women as nothing more than breeding mares or sexual playthings, so when his people inform him that the one property he covets more than anything, The Keys, is not for sale, he is shocked. That a mere woman would dare to turn down his offer to buy The Keys is unthinkable, and Armand vows to force Lucky’s hand whatever it takes. And so the battle for power begins…

Meanwhile Bobby is dealing with shady Russian investors, while his girlfriend – smart and independent Denver Jones, is becoming a Deputy D.A. in the L.A. drug unit.

And Max, Bobby’s seventeen-year-old sister, is busy embarking on a forbidden affair with a sexy young movie star. An affair they have to keep on the down-low lest Lucky finds out.

The word is that “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” and what happens in Goddess of Vengeance will blow your mind!

You don't have to read her other novels to get a kick out of this one. It might help to read Chances and Lucky to get a feel for where her character comes from but it's not the end of the world if you don't. If you want fun, fast, furious, hot, scandalous action, read this. It won't disppoint. It might not be for everyone. It can get raunchy. I probably wouldn't recommend a teenager read it like I did but we all all adults here, right? HAVE FUN! Kick back with a cold one and enjoy some good old saucy reading.

Contest Rules:
Runs from October 28-November 4
* Please be a follower of my blog.
* Please reside in the United States
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* Please let me know if you have read Jackie Collins before.

Thanks to Ann-Marie Nieves from Get Red PR for sending me an extra copy of give away!

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Marce said...

So was this the book that pulled you out of the slump? Sounds like some fun library times, lol

skkorman said...

I used to read Jackie Collins's books years ago—it would be fun to read her new one! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

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