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Character Interview for SATIN DOLL, a Jana Lane mystery, by Joe Cosentino, published by The Wild Rose Press

SatinDollcoverIntroduce yourself.  What book are you from? Are you the hero, heroine, villain?Porcelaincover

Hello, I’m Jana Lane from Joe Cosentino’s Jana Lane mysteries. I just asked Joe and he said I am definitely the heroine.

How did you come to your author’s attention?

Joe Cosentino acted on stage, film, and television opposite stars like Nathan Lane, Rosie O’Donnell, Holland Taylor, Bruce Willis, Charles Keating, and Jason Robards. He uses his insider knowledge of movie-making to craft fast-paced, page-turning, mystery romance novels with exciting plot twists and turns and white knuckle shocking endings. As a child Joe loved child stars like Shirley Temple, Hayley Mills, and Patty Duke, seeing their movies over and over. So he created me as the biggest child star in America until I was attacked on the studio lot at eighteen years old. You can read all about how twenty years later I uncovered my attacker, and found out secrets about everyone I loved, in PAPER DOLL, a Jana Lane mystery. I’m proud to say the reviews were amazing. Here’s an example:

“Mr. Cosentino has produced a masterpiece of mystery (Paper Doll)” “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

As another Academy Award winning actress once said, They liked me. They really liked me.

Did you give your author a hard time when he was writing your story?

I would never give Joe a hard time. He’s such a nice guy. Though I do get tired of living in his head. I’m thrilled when he lets me out for a new book, and I’m thrilled to report there are more Jana Lane mysteries to come! Since the series takes place in the 1980’s, Joe includes a great deal of history, music, and fashion from the era like Flashdance, “Maniac,” layered hair, parachute pants, shoulder pads, lace gloves, Karen Carpenter’s death, and the still new AIDS epidemic and the devastation it caused when ignored by our political representatives. I help him out with the fashion.

What do you do for a living?

Now in my forties I am making a comeback—personally and professionally. In PORCELAIN DOLL (The Wild Rose Press) I starred in a thriller, His Obsession, which was shot at my mansion in picturesque Hudson Valley, New York. In the process of filming, I used various things I learned as a child star to uncover who was being murdered on the set and why. And I was nominated for an Academy Award! Also, my heart was set aflutter by my gorgeous co-star, America’s heartthrob Jason Apollo. The other suspects included my James Dean type young co-star, my older John Wayne type co-star, my children’s Eve Harrington type nanny, the film’s gossipy makeup and hair artist, a local reverend trying to stop the film’s production for “moral reasons,” and Jason’s agent. Again I’m excited to report the reviews were terrific, for example:

“Murder, mystery, and suspense are high inside of this brilliant masterpiece by Joe Cosentino.” “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.” Danielle Urban Universal Creativity Inc.

Now in SATIN DOLL (The Wild Rose Press) my family and I head to Washington, DC, where I play a US senator in a new film, and become embroiled in murder and corruption at the senate chamber. I also embark on a flirtation with Chris Bruno, the ex-football player detective. Also, my husband goes through a personal crisis. There are some familiar faces like my old world, loyal, and hysterically funny agent, Simon Huckby, who produces the AIDS benefit that I host at the Ford Theatre. And there are my best friend and lawyer, Congressman Jackson Mitchell and his partner Adam, who host my family at their rustic home on a lake. I meet some new faces too like Senator Maxmillion, the Republican majority leader of the Senate, and Benjamin Topower, Maxmillion’s wealthy super pack contributor. And there is Senator Cassie Castle, the Democrat senator touted to run for Vice President. Cassie is a smart, strong woman who is deeply involved in protecting the environment, women’s rights, gay rights, education, and creating jobs, like her father before her. She is also quite charismatic. So in some ways she’s very much like Hillary Clinton. In many ways she is different. You see Cassie is dating the Republican majority leader of the Senate.

Who is the love of your life?

My husband Brian picked up the pieces and put me back together after I left the business twenty years ago. He has been my rock ever since, and I adore him. Brian’s an architect and the father of my three adorable boys. I may have flirtations in each of the books, but ultimately I’m a one-man woman and that man is Brian Otley.

What was the first thing you noticed about him?

Brian has chestnut-colored hair, hazel eyes, a little boy smile, and a quite muscular physique. He also has an incredible sense of humor, and he is quite patient with my moviemaking and sleuthing.

What’s your greatest fear?

As a child star I worked hard learning how to do things like steer a motorboat, swim for hours at a time, and ride my horse Ginger. Now in my forties in each book I reconnect with that girl who could outsmart the villains, perform acts of bravery, and save those she loved from every evil fate as I turn the tables on the murderer in the final reel.

What’s your motto in life?

There’s a child star in each of us that needs to be nurtured and protected. We are all special, worthwhile, and deserving of love and happiness.

How do the other characters in your book view you?

Brian sees me as a do-gooder. My best friend Jackson would say I’m a pushover for a good cause since I have hosted so many benefits for AIDS research. My agent Simon would say I’m his baby girl—who he discovered. Cassie Castle would tell you she’s proud of women like me, which makes me incredibly humble. Senator Maxmillion would proclaim me a bleeding heart liberal.

What do you think readers will find interesting about you?

As a movie star I live an amazing life surrounded by the glamorous world of show business, but I also value my time at home with my husband and my children. The detectives with whom I’ve come into contact told me I have the best mind in crime solving. I blushed.

What is the kinkiest thing you’ve ever done?

In each book I have a flirtation with an enticing and gorgeous male co-star or detective, but I always come home to Brian with no guilt on my conscience.

Will we be seeing you in future books?

Releasing late May is CHINA DOLL (The Wild Rose Press), where I head to New York City to star in a Broadway play, enchanted by my gorgeous co-star Peter Stevens, and faced with murder on stage and off. With my help, Joe is finishing the next book now, RAGDOLL, where I star in a television mystery series and once again life imitates art on the set.

What makes you happy?

Standing up for those unable to stand up for themselves, bringing a murderer to justice, and coming home to the strong arms of my husband and sweet kisses from my children.

What makes you mad?

I’ve come across a few so called religious leaders, politicians, and media personalities who use their wealth, power, media chops, and affiliations to demean others and try to take away their rights. So I stand up to them and protect the people they are persecuting.

Thank you for visiting with us Jana! Now let’s check out Satin Doll.

SatinDollcoverSATIN DOLL, a Jana Lane mystery by Joe Cosentino

published by The Wild Rose Press

Blurb:

Murder, corruption, and scandals rock Washington, D.C. America’s most famous ex-child star, Jana Lane, is playing a US Senator in a 1983 film. Just as she and her family arrive in DC, two Washington power players are murdered, and Jana is caught in the web of intrigue and political scandal. Jana falls under the spell of the breathtakingly handsome detective assigned to the case, ex-professional football player and food aficionado, Chris Bove. Will Jana and Bove uncover the murderer’s identity and shocking secrets before Jana and her family become the Capitol’s next victims?

 

B&N3Author’s Bio:

Bestselling author Joe Cosentino wrote Paper Doll the first Jana Lane mystery, Porcelain Doll the second Jana Lane mystery (The Wild Rose Press), Satin Doll the third Jana Lane mystery (The Wild Rose Press), Drama Queen the first Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), Drama Muscle the second Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), An Infatuation, A Shooting Star, A Home for the Holidays, & The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press), Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back & Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward (NineStar Press), and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting 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. His upcoming novels are China Doll the fourth Jana Lane mystery (The Wild Rose Press) and Drama Cruise the third Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press). Joe was voted favorite mystery author of the year in Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Poll of 2015.

 

SATIN DOLL purchase links:

 

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Web site: http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com

 

Author contact links:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JoeCosentinoauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoeCosen

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4071647.Joe_Cosentino

Amazon: Author.to/JoeCosentino

 

SATIN DOLL Excerpts:

1983.

Jana Lane, America’s most famous ex-child star, ran down a dark hallway in the north wing of the Capitol, causing the row of senators’ office to become a blur of brown. Sweat soaked through her beige business suit as her heart pounded in her ears. She turned a corner and Jana’s heels skidded to a halt on the marble floor as she screamed at the sight of—

After a gasp, Jana looked up at her husband’s handsome face. Thank God it was just a dream.

Brian leaned his muscular back on the gold circular headboard under the ruby-red satin canopy bedcover. “It must have been one heck of a nightmare.”

Jana noticed her beige satin nightgown was soaking wet. She pushed off the silver satin sheets. After walking past the circular fireplace without looking into the floor-length oval mirror, she headed into her walk-in closet and changed into a pink silk replacement.

“Care to tell your husband about it?”

She sat at her pink crushed velvet trimmed vanity, looked in the mirror, and brushed her long strawberry-blonde hair. “I don’t want to tell you.”

“Why not?”

“I know what you’ll say.”

“Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?”

Jana placed the gold brush back on the vanity. “I was being chased by someone at the Capitol.”

“The Capitol Theatre?”

“No, the Capitol…in Washington, DC.”

Brain ran a strong hand through his thick, chestnut hair, and said like a television announcer, “Courtesy of Jana Lane’s next film, Madam Senator.”

Jana felt goosebumps as she looked over at the dias for the presiding officer—a rotating senator elected by the majority/Republican party. Her eyes spanned the one hundred desks in a semicircle, where senators sat by order of seniority with the majority leader (Josiah Maxmillion noticeably absent) and minority leader (Ben Stevens present) sitting front and center on each side.

The meeting resumed. Jana stood in awe and listened as senators took to the floor, yielding and accepting time to and from one another, making their case for or against the vast expense of taxpayers’ dollars.

After ten minutes had gone by, Jana realized she had left her notepad in Cassie’s office. Wanting to write copious notes about her meeting with Max and about the senate debate, Jana hurried through hallways and around corridors. Again flashbacks from her nightmare rendered her unable to move, but she commanded her legs to obey and miraculously found her way back.

Upon entering Cassie’s office, Jana noticed Cassie’s secretary and Lenore were not at their desks. Probably on their lunch breaks. Since Cassie’s office door was open, Jana peeked her head inside and gasped at the sight of Tamaya Stormcloud, lying motionless on the Persian rug, surrounded by a pool of blood.

 

Interview with Joe Cosentino, author of PORCELAIN DOLL, a Jana Lane mystery

Interview with Joe Cosentino, author of PORCELAIN DOLL, a Jana Lane mystery

published by The Wild Rose Press

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Beverly and Tamara: Welcome to SSLY. Thanks so much for joining us today.

Joe: My pleasure. I love the site!

Beverly and Tamara: Thank you! Joe, tell us a little about yourself.

Joe: After majoring in theatre in college, I became an actor in film, television, and theatre, working opposite stars like Bruce Willis, Nathan Lane, Rosie O’Donnell, Holland Taylor, Charles Keating, and Jason Robards. That got your attention! Actually each of them was incredibly professional, smart, and funny! I’m a college theatre professor now, and my students love seeing my past work. When they saw my 1982 ABC-TV movie, My Mother Was Never a Kid, they said, “You were cute when you were young.” Thanks, guys. Anyway, 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. Since coming from a funny Italian-American family, I also knew humor would play a role in my novels.

Tamara: What do you HAVE to have when you are writing?

Joe: My spouse needs to be in bed so there is no noise in the house. I have a beautiful cherry wood study with a fireplace, huge desk, bookcases, and window seat (just like Martin Anderson, the college theatre department head in my Nicky and Noah mystery series). My mother asked me, “Don’t you have anything better to do than write at night?” I wonder if Stephen King’s mother asked him that?

Beverly: LOL. When did you start to write?

Joe: When my acting work began to dry up, I wrote plays which morphed into writing novels. Readers kid me I write books faster than they can read them. My colleagues at my college joke that if they tick me off, I will kill them in my next book.

Tamara: What do you think are the qualities that make up a “hero”?

Joe: Brian, Jana’s husband, is the perfect hero in my Jana Lane mysteries. He is strong, patient, loving, warm, and understanding of Jana’s career as a movie star—and even her attraction to her leading men. Play Directing Professor Nicky in my Nicky and Noah mysteries has such amazing wit, perseverance in the face of adversity, and smarts. I love his sense of determination in nabbing the murderer. Nicky knows what he wants and how to get it. He is genuinely concerned for others, and he wants to help them. He also has no problem taking on the role of hero. Finally, he is a one-man man, and Nicky is proud to admit that man is Noah Oliver.

Beverly: Can you describe your favorite character?   And which of your books is he/she in? How do you come up with your characters?

Joe: As a child I loved child stars like Shirley Temple, Hayley Mills, and Patty Duke, seeing their movies over and over. So I created Jana Lane, a heroine who was the biggest child star ever until she was attacked on the studio lot at eighteen years old. In Paper Doll the secret behind that attack is exposed. In Porcelain Doll from The Wild Rose Press, it is 1982 and Jana is thirty-nine years old, living in a mansion in Hyde Park, New York. 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. I love the 1980’s! I had great fun writing about Jana’s mansion, wardrobe, makeup, and hairstyles. I was also able to incorporate some of the music, films, television shows, Broadway shows, and political and social events of the era, including the AIDS epidemic. The early reviews have been amazing, for example: “Porcelain Doll is Joe Cosentino at his finest. We are drawn back to the fashions and attitudes of the 1980’s in a character-driven story full of intrigue and passion.” Kirsty Vizard, Divine Magazine.

“Beautifully written and intensely detailed, Porcelain Doll is one not to be missed. Flirtatiously decadent with a strong moral undertone, set in a decade of extraordinary social change this is a story of its period that is as poignant today as it was then. Joe Cosentino controlled the emotions that the book encouraged with a deft but delicate touch. Suspenseful and mysterious, Porcelain Doll is a masterful creation, one that was impossible not to be affected by.” Carol Fenton, BooksLaidBare Reviews

Tamara: What are the hardest scenes for you to write? Suspense? Sex? Dialogue? And why?

Joe: Since I was an actor who loved improvisation and a playwright, dialogue comes easily for me. I hear the voices in my head and type what they say. I’ve read hundreds of cozy mysteries, so creating plot twists, clues, red herrings, and shocking yet justified endings is a great deal of fun. Sex scenes are the hardest. How many ways can you describe people making love? My scenes are generally sweet and warm.

Beverly: What writer, if any, influenced how you write?

Joe: Of course Agatha Christie is the queen of murder mysteries. Armistead Maupin has an amazing flair for writing eccentric, loveable characters with engaging and realistic dialogue. Mary Higgins Clark blends mystery and romance so beautifully.

Tamara: Who is you ideal woman, real or fictionary? Ideal man?

Joe: I’d love Brooke Shields to play Jana in the Jana Lane Mysteries on TV. As a former child star herself, Brooke seems to have matured into a beautiful, kind, socially conscious, nonjudgmental, talented woman—just like Jana Lane. Matt Bomer would be a perfect Nicky in The Nicky and Noah Mysteries on TV. He is handsome, strong, honest, has a great sense of humor, and is devoted to his husband and child.

Beverly: What is the kinkiest thing you’ve ever done?  Or would like to? What?  We are all about the love!

Joe: I met my spouse when I was twenty-one, so I didn’t go to bars or date a great deal. I also don’t drink, smoke, or take drugs. I know, I’m boring. The wildest thing I’ve done is overdosed on tofu.

Tamara: What are your favorite types of heroines? Do you like the damsel in distress who needs saving or the kick-ass variety? Why?

Joe: Jana Lane in my Jana Lane mysteries is perfect because as one reviewer said, she starts out as a wounded bird, and ends as tiger.

Beverly: What was your worst date ever?

Joe: When we were dating, I tried to make onion soup for my now spouse. It took so long he fell asleep.

Tamara: LOL. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want to have with you? (you have food, water, shelter, all the necessities, so nothing mundane)

Joe: My spouse who takes care of me, a TV executive so I can pitch The Jana Lane Mysteries and The Nicky and Noah Mysteries, and my mother who would say, “See? I told you not to get on that boat.”

Beverly: What is your “guilty pleasure”?

Joe: Seeing Broadway shows, which is getting quite expensive.

Tamara: What dream or goals have you yet to realize?

Joe: I want to come full circle and play Simon Huckby, Jana’s amazingly resilient, old world Hollywood, incredibly funny and loyal agent in The Jana Lane Mystery TV series, and Martin Anderson, the theatre department head, in The Nicky and Noah Mystery TV series. Hear that TV producers!

Beverly: Okay, you’re a guy.  What is the dumbest dare you’ve ever done?

Joe: Daring my students to come to class on time. It still didn’t work.

Tamara: If you were a color what would you be and why?

Joe: When I was a kid I had red hair, so red has always been my favorite color. One Christmas my mother asked me what I wanted as a gift, stating her concern that I return all of her gifts. I replied, “A red shirt.” She answered, “I don’t like red, I’ll get you a blue one.”

Beverly: What is your dream car and why?  What color?  Me, I desperately want a Metropolitan Nash, hot pink and white.  LOL!  My own Barbie car!

Joe: As you know red is my favorite color. Subaru is my favorite car, since I need the all-wheel drive on the snow.

Beverly: Gotcha! Nothing better than AWD in snow!

Tamara: What can we expect for you in 2016?

Joe: The Jana Lane mysteries continue from The Wild Rose Press. 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 romance with Chris Bruno, the ex-professional football player 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. Ragdoll is next, where Jana stars in a television murder mystery TV series and once again life imitates art.

The Nicky and Noah mystery series from Lethe Press began with Drama Queen (Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015 winner for Best Mystery, Best Humor, Best Crime, Best Contemporary), where theatre college professors are dropping like stage curtains. With the inept local detectives, it is up to Directing professor, Nicky Abbondanza to use his theatre skills (including playing other people) to solve the murders, while he directs a murder mystery onstage. Complicating matters is Nicky’s intense crush on Assistant Professor of Acting, handsome Noah Oliver, the prime suspect in the murder. Drama Muscle followed, where Nicky and Noah have to use their theatre skills to find out why bodybuilders are dropping like weights in the Physical Education department while Nicky directs the Student Bodybuilding Competition. Drama Cruise comes later in 2016, where Nicky and Noah go on a cruise to Alaska, and discover why college theatre professors are going overboard like lifeboats while Nicky directs a murder mystery dinner theatre show onboard ship.

My MM romance novellas are published by Dreamspinner Press. They are An Infatuation (Divine Magazine Readers’ Choice Award 2nd Place for Best MM Romance), A Shooting Star, A Home for the Holidays, and The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland.

NineStar Press published my novels Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back and the upcoming Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward, both taking place at the New Jersey shore.

Tamara and Beverly: Impressive! Okay. We are SSLY so I have to ask. Who loves you?

Joe: My spouse, my family and friends, and hopefully my readers. I love them!

Tamara and Beverly: Now for some quick fun questions:

Bikini’s or thong? Thong, but not on me.

Coffee or Tea? Herbal tea—vanilla roibus.

Blonde, brunette or red-head? Red-head, or ginger as they coyly say in Great Britain.

Tits or ass? Ass, but not mine.

Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla with cherries.

Kinky or Sweet? Sweet, like my books.

Fast or slow? Slow, except for when I write.

Public or private? Private by the fireplace.

Top or bottom? I like to cuddle.

Joe: Thank you for the wild interview. I hope everyone reads PORCELAIN DOLL. I love hearing from readers. They can contact me at http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com.

Beverly and Tamara: Thanks for visiting with us Joe!

Now, take a peek at PORCELAIN DOLL!

PorcelaincoverIs 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?

Excerpt

Two days later, Jana stood in her entrance hallway welcoming two men into her home. Wearing a lime blouse and teal Capri pants, Jana stood at the doorway with her mouth agape.

This is the most gorgeous man I have ever seen in my life.

Jason Apollo, thirty-four, with sculpted features and a perfect muscular body, smiled sweetly. Though one of the biggest box office movie stars, he had a sensitive, boyish quality that turned Jana, and everyone else, into putty. Jana stared at his sparkling blue eyes and thick blond hair. “It’s nice to meet you, Jana. I’m a fan. I’m Jason Apollo. I play the detective in the film.” His huge pectoral muscles peeked out of his open flannel shirt. Tight jeans and hint of a southern accent completed the perfect picture.

Jana’s knees dipped. “It’s very nice to meet you, too, Jason. I’m Jana Lane.” Did I purposely forget Otley?

Jack Capello, fifty, craggy-faced, and thin with yellow teeth and black fingertips, brought her back to reality. “Can we come in?”

“Of course.” Still unable to take her eyes off Jason Apollo, Jana ushered them into the hunter green and pale peach sitting room. She had seen Jason’s picture on television and in the newspaper, but having not seen any of his movies, Jana was taken aback by his almost supernatural beauty and boyish charisma. She was also surprised at his height, not much taller than hers.

 

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Praise for PORCELAIN DOLL, a Jana Lane mystery:

Porcelain Doll is Joe Cosentino at his finest. We are drawn back to the fashions and attitudes of the 1980’s in a character-driven story full of intrigue and passion.” Kirsty Vizard, Divine Magazine

“Beautifully written and intensely detailed, Porcelain Doll is one not to be missed. Flirtatiously decadent with a strong moral undertone, set in a decade of extraordinary social change this is a story of its period that is as poignant today as it was then. Joe Cosentino controlled the emotions that the book encouraged with a deft but delicate touch. Suspenseful and mysterious, Porcelain Doll is a masterful creation, one that was impossible not to be affected by.” Carol Fenton, BooksLaidBare Reviews

Praises for PAPER DOLL, the first Jana Lane mystery:

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

“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

ASIN: B01BA2705Y

Released: March 16, 2016

Pages: 260

Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor

Paperback: 978-1-5092-0603-2

Digital: 978-1-5092-0604-9

Heat Level: Sensual, PG-13

Amazon Bestselling author Joe Cosentino wrote Paper Doll the first Jana Lane mystery (Whiskey Creek Press), Porcelain Doll the second Jana Lane mystery (The Wild Rose Press), Drama Queen the first Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press) (winner Best Mystery of 2015 Divine Magazine), Drama Muscle the second Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), An Infatuation & A Shooting Star & A Home for the Holidays & The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press), Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back (NineStar Press), and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. His one-act plays, Infatuation and Neighbor, were performed in New York City. He wrote The Perils of Pauline educational film (Prentice Hall Publishers). Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. His upcoming novels are Satin Doll the third Jana Lane mystery (The Wild Rose Press), China Doll the fourth Jana Lane mystery (The Wild Rose Press), Drama Cruise the third Nicky and Noah mystery (Lethe Press), and Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward (NineStar Press). Joe was voted 2nd Place for Best MM Author of the Year in Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015.

Web site: http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com

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