Monday, August 18, 2014

Blog Tour: Beyond Hollywood Strip by Shamron Moore

Author: Shamron Moore
Publisher: Vigliano Books
Date of publication: July 2014

Callie Lambert is the hottest starlet in Hollywood. With a hit TV show under her belt, the tabloid-targeted actress–christened one of “The 20 Most Tantalizing Angelenos”–leads a charmed life, hobnobbing with fashionistas in Paris and industry bigwigs in Los Angeles .  She’s sexy, sassy, and unsinkable….and currently unemployed.

Beyond Hollywood Strip offers an inside look into the realities of being famous and beautiful, following Callie as she navigates the seedy underbelly of the entertainment industry. Juggling hunky ex-boyfriends, battling lawsuits from rival actresses, staying one step ahead of the press, organizing a charity event to honor her murdered friend…Callie’s got it all under control. But when she receives a mysterious letter from a young woman claiming to be her long-lost sister, Callie’s world begins to crack around the edges and all bets are off.

Beyond Hollywood Strip was a mixed read for me.  I liked the overall story as I felt like it gave a pretty good view into the gossipy and fast paced Hollywood scene.  The view was so good that I know that life would never be for me.  I know I could never play the games that need to be played to survive.  I don't have it in me.  I also, for the most part, liked Callie.  I think that she, in a way, does try to stay true to who she was before she made it big. Although as the story progressed, I felt like she lost more and more of herself.

The thing that I didn't like about the book was that it was a sequel and I really wish I had read the first book before this one. Through most of the book, I felt like I was missing a ton of back story.  I think it would have been nice to have more of a glimpse into how Callie got to where she was in this book. As I was liking Callie through most of the book, I really lost respect for her after what she does to Mitch.  I had a hard time moving past that.

This is a fairly quick read with interesting characters.  But, you might want to check out the first one before reading this.  I don't recommend it as a stand alone book.

About the author:

The chronicles of Callie Lambert are loosely based on author Shamron Moore’s real life experiences as an actress and model. Shamron left her home state of Michigan to pursue the excitement of Los Angeles. She has appeared in numerous commercials, television shows and feature films. FHM named her one of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World. Nowadays, she prefers to focus on writing, one of her lifelong passions. Beyond Hollywood Strip is her second novel.

Connect with Shamron

Shamron Moore’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, August 18th: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, August 20th: Steph the Bookworm
Thursday, August 21st: Mom in Love with Fiction
Monday, August 25th: Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday, August 26th: Reading in Black and White
Wednesday, August 27th: Harlie’s Books
Thursday, August 28th: The Suburban Eclectic Review
Monday, September 1st: Read – Love – Blog
Tuesday, September 2nd: Sveltlana’s Reads and Views
Wednesday, September 3rd: Shelf Pleasure -author guest post
Thursday, September 4th:  Three Girls and a Book Obsession
Friday, September 5th:  Seaside Book Nook
Wednesday, September 10th:  Traveling with T

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour.