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Porcelain Doll, a Jana Lane Mystery now on Audiobook

Let’s Hear from Joe Cosentino,

author of PORCELAIN DOLL, a Jana Lane mystery, published by Wild Rose Press

audiobook performed by Derick Snow

As many of you know, I’m the author of the popular Jana Lane mystery novels set in the decadent and wonderful 1980’s. What you might not know is that countless readers have told me the novels should be adapted into a television series. I agree! So, while I wait for Hollywood to call, I wrote a television treatment and pilot for the series. I also decided to do the next best thing: adapt the novels into audiobooks. That presented quite a challenge. How could I find an audiobook performer who would perfectly voice all the eccentric characters, key into the humor, understand the pacing of the suspenseful plot twists and turns, and handle the shocking and mind-blowing endings.

I was incredibly fortunate to find Charissa Clark Howe, a gifted actress, to perform the terrific audiobook of PAPER DOLL. In the premiere novel, Jana Lane was the biggest child movie star ever until she was attacked on the studio lot at eighteen years old. In PAPER DOLL, Jana at thirty-eight lives with her family in a mansion in picturesque Hudson Valley, New York. Her flashbacks from the past become murder attempts in her future. Jana ventures back to Hollywood, which helps her uncover a web of secrets about everyone she loves.

In PORCELAIN DOLL, the second mystery, Jana makes a comeback film and uncovers who is being murdered on the set and why. Her heart is set aflutter by her incredibly gorgeous romantic co-star, America’s heartthrob Jason Adonis. The other suspects include Jana’s James Dean type young co-star, her older John Wayne type co-star, her children’s Eve Harrington type nanny, the film’s gossipy makeup and hair artist, a local reverend trying to stop the film’s production, and Jason’s agent. I hit the jackpot for an audiobook performer with Derick Snow, an actor with a great deal of murder mystery acting experience. He not only connected with the mystery, humor, and mood of the novel, but also beautifully created the multitude of captivating and entertaining characters in Jana’s life in book two. His dramatic voice, crisp diction, and emotional availability bring the characters and story to life. Derick’s intensity is perfect for the many plot twists and turns, dropped clues and red herrings, sweet romance, and shocking yet gratifying ending. So now the audiobook of PAPER DOLL is now joined by the audiobook of PORCELAIN DOLL.

Hopefully audiobooks of the remaining three novels will follow. In SATIN DOLL Jana heads to Washington, DC to play a US senator in a new film and becomes embroiled in murder and corruption at the Senate chamber. CHINA DOLL brings Jana to New York City to star in a Broadway thriller, facing murder on stage and off. Finally, in RAG DOLL Jana stars in a mystery television show and once again life imitates art.

So, grab your popcorn and take your front row seat. Listen to the Jana Lane mystery, PORCELAIN DOLL, performed by the wonderful Derick Snow. Lights up! Action on mystery, humor, romance, and lots of surprises!

 

PORCELAIN DOLL, a Jana Lane mystery by Joe Cosentino

published by The Wild Rose Press

http://myBook.to/PorcelainDoll

https://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Porcelain-Doll-Audiobook/B077XKTVKL/ref=a_search_c4_1_7_srImg?qid=1512511196&sr=1-7

 

Is art imitating life in 1982? Jana Lane, ex-child star, is doing a comeback film about murder. When a crew member is killed on the set, it looks like Jana could be next. Thickening the plot is Jana’s breathtakingly handsome and muscular leading man, Jason Apollo, whose boyish, southern charms have aroused Jana’s interest on screen and off. Will Jana and Jason stop the murderer before the final reel, or end up on the cutting room floor in this fast-paced whodunit with a shocking ending?

 

Praise for PORCELAIN DOLL, a Jana Lane mystery:

 

“Suspenseful and mysterious, Porcelain Doll is a masterful creation, one that was impossible not to be affected by.” Carol Fenton, BooksLaidBare Reviews

 

“Every page fills the readers with intrigue..Edge of your seat mystery that lures readers instantly…Once you read it, you can’t put it down.” Urban Book Reviews

 

Porcelain Doll hooks from the start with characters behaving badly, all of whom have life-changing secrets…The story includes a nice arc, well-developed characters, and a few unexpected surprises.” InD’tale Magazine

 

“What a delight! A fun mystery that takes place in the 1980s with a range of engaging characters and a strong heroine….Jana is the perfect heroine for a mystery….A must-read for mystery lovers! Porcelain Doll is charming with a great insight to the rise and fall of stardom, and with a twist at the end I honestly didn’t see coming.” Readers’ Favorite

 

Bestselling author Joe Cosentino won Divine Magazine’s awards for best mystery novel, best humorous novel, and best contemporary novel of 2015. He is the author of the Jana Lane mysteries: Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, China Doll and Rag Doll (The Wild Rose Press); the Nicky and Noah mysteries: Drama Queen, Drama Muscle, Drama Cruise (Lethe Press), Drama Luau, Drama Detective; the Cozzi Cove beach series: Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back, Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward, Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out, Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings (NineStar Press); and the romance novellas: In My Heart/An Infatuation & A Shooting Star, the Bobby and Paolo Holiday Stories: A Home for the Holidays and The Perfect Gift, and The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press). As an actor, he has appeared in principal roles in film, television, and theatre opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com

 

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A Different Kind of Cosplay by Lucy Felthouse

A Different Kind of Cosplay by Lucy Felthouse

Now Available in Audiobook Format! #audiobook #audible #romance #marvel #cosplay

Lucy Felthouse’s geeky, cosplay-packed erotic romance novella, A Different Kind of Cosplay, is now available in audiobook format. Narrated by voice artist Xanthia Bloom, you can now listen to this fun tale for Marvel and Avengers fans on the go!

Mean Girls Blurb:

Zachary has a dilemma. His girlfriend, Reese, has a special birthday coming up soon and he has absolutely no clue what to get for her. It doesn’t help that Zach does not share or really understand Reese’s biggest hobby—comic books, superheroes and everything that goes with them. Zach raids Reese’s DVD collection for inspiration, and what he finds there gives him an idea…possibly the best one he’s ever had.

Sure, Reese has fantasized about her favorite superheroes. All those muscles and rakish smiles are to die for. She didn’t think Zach would ever really understand, though. But he proves her wrong in the best way possible.

Audio links:

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2u4G4SJ
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2tlTPxR
Audible UK: http://adbl.co/2tGfc8k
Audible US: http://adbl.co/2tq3LpZ
iTunes UK: http://apple.co/2tpSC8N
iTunes US: http://apple.co/2vBGJJF

eBook available here: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk/published-works/a-different-kind-of-cosplay/

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Author Bio:

Lucy Felthouse is the award-winning author of erotic romance novels Stately Pleasures (named in the top 5 of Cliterati.co.uk’s 100 Modern Erotic Classics That You’ve Never Heard Of, and an Amazon bestseller), Eyes Wide Open (winner of the Love Romances Café’s Best Ménage Book 2015 award, and an Amazon bestseller), The Persecution of the Wolves and Hiding in Plain Sight. Including novels, short stories and novellas, she has over 160 publications to her name. She owns Erotica For All, and is one eighth of The Brit Babes. Find out more about her writing at http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk, or on Twitter or Facebook. Sign up for automatic updates on Amazon or BookBub. Subscribe to her newsletter and get a free eBook: http://www.subscribepage.com/lfnewsletter

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Creating the Audiobook of PAPER DOLL

Creating the Audiobook of PAPER DOLL

the first Jana Lane mystery

by Joe Cosentino

 

Many readers told me the Jana Lane mystery series should be a television series. I agree! Hear that, television producers! Until that time comes, I decided to have an audiobook. What fun it was to go back to where it all started with PAPER DOLL and work on the audiobook. Actress Charissa Clark Howe captured the essence of Jana Lane perfectly, and she also did a fine job with all the other characters in the novel: Brian (Jana’s husband), Rocco (Jana’s producer), Jackson (Jana’s best friend), Mark (Jana’s greatest fan), Tamara (Jana’s sister), Scott (Jana’s father), Simon (Jana’s agent) and more. Balancing humor, romance, and mystery perfectly, she hit every beat. I couldn’t wait for the ending, and when it came I was totally shocked! Now more than ever I want to play Simon Huckby in a television series version of the novels.

Going back to the first novel also helped me evaluate why I wrote the series. I had terrible insomnia as a kid. Believe it or not, the thing that finally helped me sleep was reading cozy mystery novels before bed. Thankfully my parents didn’t mind! So I read three mystery novels a week, watched The Alfred Hitchcock mysteries on television, and saw every mystery movie possible. This passion continued throughout my teen and young adult years. Eventually I became an actor in film, television, and theatre, working opposite stars like Bruce Willis, Nathan Lane, Rosie O’Donnell, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. One of my jobs was playing Ross (I mean Ross not Hercule) Poirot in a murder mystery dinner theatre show. Since a great deal of that show was improvisation, it occurred to me that acting is storytelling in the same way that writing is storytelling, so I decided to give writing a try. After writing some plays, I knew my novels would include show business in some way, since show business has always been such a huge part of my life. As an avid mystery reader, it was clear to me that my novels would also be page-turning mysteries with clever plot twists, engaging characters, romance, and lots of clues leading to a surprising conclusion a la Agatha Christie. Since coming from a funny Italian-American family, I also knew humor would play a role in my novels.

My favorite time period is the 1890’s. So I created a mystery series taking place during that wonderful period of fantastic hair, clothing, music, makeup, movies, theatre, and divisive politics and social changes.

As a child I loved child stars like Shirley Temple, Hayley Mills, and Patty Duke, seeing their movies over and over. So I created a heroine who was the biggest child star ever until she was attacked on the studio lot at eighteen years old. The five Jana Lane mysteries revolve around Jana Lane, enjoying a comeback personally and professionally as she solves murder mysteries in the entertainment industry.

In PAPER DOLL Jana at thirty-eight lives with her family in a mansion in picturesque Hudson Valley, New York. Her flashbacks from the past become murder attempts in her future. Forced to summon up the lost courage she had as a child, Jana ventures back to Hollywood, which helps her uncover a web of secrets about everyone she loves. The local suspects include Jana’s down-on-his-luck husband with a dislike for living off the fruits of his wife’s young labor, Jana’s sister and male friend (who both have eyes for Jana’s husband), Jana’s show business father, her deranged loyal fan, and Jana’s young Guy Friday who covets her fame and shares an uncanny resemblance to Jana. She also embarks on a romance with the devilishly handsome son of her old producer, Rocco Cavoto. In PORCELAIN DOLL Jana makes a comeback film and uncovers who is being murdered on the set and why. Her heart is set aflutter by her incredibly gorgeous co-star, America’s heartthrob Jason Apollo. In SATIN DOLL Jana and family head to Washington, DC, where Jana plays a US senator in a new film, and becomes embroiled in a murder and corruption at the senate chamber. She also embarks on a flirtation with Chris Bruno, the muscular detective. In CHINA DOLL Jana heads to New York City to star in a Broadway play, enchanted by her gorgeous co-star Peter Stevens, and faced with murder on stage and off. In RAG DOLL Jana stars in a television murder mystery show and once again life imitates art. Jana is also reunited with Chris Bove, the detective who got away.

So go back to the beginning. Curl up with PAPER DOLL the audiobook and enjoy the mystery. And let me know what you think. I love hearing from readers. You can contact me at: http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com. Lights! Camera! Action!

 

PAPER DOLL, the first Jana Lane mystery

by Joe Cosentino

 

http://myBook.to/PaperDoll_JC

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/paper-doll-joe-cosentino/1119623024?ean=9781499279474

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/621640

https://www.omnilit.com/product-paperdollajanalanemystery-2000052-152.html

 

Audiobook by Charissa Clark Howe on Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/Paper-Doll-Audiobook/B01M0DENSP/ref=a_search_c4_1_2_srImg?qid=1475863028&sr=1-2

 

Audiobook by Charissa Clark Howe on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Paper-Doll-Jana-Lane-Mystery/dp/B01LZ2JWJI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475863129&sr=8-1&keywords=joe+cosentino+paper+doll

 

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Jana Lane was America’s most famous child star until she was attacked on the studio lot at eighteen years old. Now a thirty-eight-year-old beauty and mother of two living in a mansion in picturesque Hudson Valley, New York, Jana’s flashbacks from her past turn into murder attempts in her present.

The local suspects include Jana’s down-on-his-luck husband with a dislike for living off the fruits of his wife’s young labor, Jana’s sister and male friend (who both have eyes for Jana’s husband), Jana’s show business father, her deranged loyal fan, and Jana’s young Guy Friday who covets her fame and shares an uncanny resemblance to Jana.

Forced to summon up the lost courage she had as a child, Jana visits the California movie studio she once called home. This sends her on a whirlwind of visits with former and current movie studio personnel. It also leads to a romance with the son of her old producer—Rocco Cavoto—the devilishly handsome filmmaker who is planning Jana’s comeback both professionally and personally. With Rocco’s help, Jana uncovers a web of secrets about everyone she loves, including the person who destroyed her past and threatens to snuff out her future.

 

“Mr. Cosentino has produced a masterpiece of mystery” “The story gripped me from the start and there were enough twists and turns, with a bit of romance thrown in for good measure, to keep hold of me until the end of the book.” “Great book, can’t wait for book 2.” Readers’ Favorite

 

Paper Doll is a superbly crafted mystery with an eclectic cast of characters that will engage you and elicit some very emotional responses as you are completely caught up in the events that unfold in these pages. Everyone has secrets and the people in Paper Doll have them in spades!” Fresh Fiction

 

“If you like novels that are filled with new and old Hollywood, and a range of sub-plots, you are going to love this!” Saguaro Moon Reviews

 

“I liked that there was enough evidence for each of the suspects to keep me guessing until the very end.” Molly Lolly Reviews

 

“Joe Cosentino knows how to keep his readers’ interest with every page.” Universal Creativity Digital Magazine

 

“The setting, the characterization and the plot keep you turning the pages.” The Book Mistress

 

“Joe Cosentino has crafted an engaging tale of secrets, lies and deceit set in that crazy, ego driven scene called Hollywood.” Deb Sanders

 

“The suspense this book holds is amazing!” “You will absolutely love this book!” Stormy Night Reviews

 

B&N4Bestselling author Joe Cosentino won Divine Magazine’s awards for best mystery novel, best humorous novel, and best contemporary novel of 2015. He is the author of the Jana Lane mysteries: Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, China Doll, Rag Doll (The Wild Rose Press); the Nicky and Noah mysteries: Drama Queen, Drama Muscle, Drama Cruise (Lethe Press); the Cozzi Cove beach series: Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back, Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward, Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out (NineStar Press); and the romance novellas: In My Heart anthology (An Infatuation & A Shooting Star), A Home for the Holidays, and The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press). As an actor, he has appeared in principal roles in film, television, and theatre opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. Upcoming novels are Drama Luau and Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings. http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com

 

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