Blind Item

Blind Item

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An LA Times Bestseller

One of People Magazine's “Summer’s Best Books”

Summer’s hottest new beach read, a juicy tome inspired by real-life Hollywood stories and scandals.” —E! Online

“A dishy summer read about Hollywood’s underbelly, featuring twists on real celebrity scandals that weren’t fit for print in their original state.” —ET Online

"This book is as outrageous as any true life tabloid scandal—a must read!"
—Jenny McCarthy, talk show host, actress and New York Times-bestselling author of Belly Laughs

No one knows her name, but now everyone wants to.

As an assistant publicist in Hollywood, Nicola spends her days (and nights) sweeping up the scandals of singers, movie stars, and TV actors. Fresh from Ohio, she’s rapidly discovering the real Hollywood is rotten under its glittering skin. Everyone is a hustler with a hard bottom line and a soap opera sob story.

When she breaks her own rules and starts dating a movie star, the Los Angeles scene starts to spill into her own life. As the paparazzi begin the hunt for sexy star Seamus O’Riordan’s new mystery girl, Nicola’s best friend Billy has her back while he prowls parties for the latest scoop to sell to the tabloids. Her roommate Kara keeps tabs on things too—in between befriending a former child star and transforming herself from stylist to reality TV sensation.

As the scandals pile up behind them, their pasts will be exposed... And every secret can be sold.

Written by two Hollywood insiders, Kevin Dickson and Jack Ketsoyan, Blind Item's jaw-dropping scandals are real, but the names are not. And they’ll never tell.

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“[A] racy, rollicking novel by two industry insiders.” —In Touch Weekly

“A dishy new book.” —Page Six

“Sprinkled throughout this rags-to-riches wish-fulfillment story are real scandals that busy publicists and managers managed to hush up and hide.” —Publishers Weekly

“This novel doesn’t just push the envelope but shreds it.” —School and Library Journal

"What a sexy, fun read! It pulls back the curtain, for an inside look at the Hollywood that's behind the glitz and glamour. Blind Item leaves you wanting more."
—Kristin Cavallari, television star, designer and author of Balancing in Heels

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About the author

Kevin Dickson has been an entertainment journalist for twenty-five years. Between 2002 and 2013, he worked as an editor at the tabloids In Touch and Life & Style where his friendships with celebrities took him behind the scenes in Hollywood in away that very few journalists ever get to experience.

Jack Ketsoyan is a veteran publicist in Hollywood who's spent most of his time on the other side of the velvet rope. He has worked for big agencies such as PMK, representing stars like JenniferLopez. He now runs his own boutique agency, EMC Bowery. Jack has occasionally specialized in crisis PR, helping stars deal with sudden scandals.

Blind Item is their debut novel.

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Publisher
Imprint
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Published on
Jun 6, 2017
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781250122247
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Women
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Named a “Great Beach Read” by People Magazine

“When you're packing your beach bag this summer, no doubt you'll want a copy of Guilty Pleasure tucked inside.” —E! Online


In this jaw-dropping sequel to Blind Item, three young Hollywood professionals strive to keep the industry’s most salacious scandals under wraps during awards season.

Nicola faces her biggest challenge as a publicist when she is forced to represent her superstar ex-boyfriend, Seamus, when he returns from rehab. Her boss Gaynor is struggling to keep the PR agency afloat, and Seamus is one client who definitely won’t leave as long as Nicola is around. He’s willing to do anything to win her back—even start a fake relationship for some badly needed good publicity.

Meanwhile, tabloid journalist Billy’s integrity is tested when he’s asked to print the inside scoop on a troubled star. And as for their bestie Kara? Miss Reality Show may have a sex tape on the market.

With everyone's career and relationships in jeopardy, the three friends must trust each other again—before all their dirty secrets spill.

An Imprint Book

Praise for Kevin Dickson and Jack Ketsoyan's Guilty Pleasure:

Named a “Summer Must-Read” by Life & Style Magazine

An A grade from InTouch Magazine

“Hollywood insiders ... pull back the curtain on celebrity scandals in this dishy sequel.” —People Magazine

“Written by Hollywood insiders, this jaw-dropping novel is ripped from the headlines, and from the scandalous secrets that never made print!” —InTouch Magazine

“Grab a bottle of wine, and let Dickson and Ketsoyan take you on a new dark yet refreshing Hollywood adventure. ... an A rating.” —Digital Journal

Named one of the 10 Books You Must Add to Your Summer Reading List Right Now by Her Campus

Named a “Great Beach Read” by People Magazine

“When you're packing your beach bag this summer, no doubt you'll want a copy of Guilty Pleasure tucked inside.” —E! Online


In this jaw-dropping sequel to Blind Item, three young Hollywood professionals strive to keep the industry’s most salacious scandals under wraps during awards season.

Nicola faces her biggest challenge as a publicist when she is forced to represent her superstar ex-boyfriend, Seamus, when he returns from rehab. Her boss Gaynor is struggling to keep the PR agency afloat, and Seamus is one client who definitely won’t leave as long as Nicola is around. He’s willing to do anything to win her back—even start a fake relationship for some badly needed good publicity.

Meanwhile, tabloid journalist Billy’s integrity is tested when he’s asked to print the inside scoop on a troubled star. And as for their bestie Kara? Miss Reality Show may have a sex tape on the market.

With everyone's career and relationships in jeopardy, the three friends must trust each other again—before all their dirty secrets spill.

An Imprint Book

Praise for Kevin Dickson and Jack Ketsoyan's Guilty Pleasure:

Named a “Summer Must-Read” by Life & Style Magazine

An A grade from InTouch Magazine

“Hollywood insiders ... pull back the curtain on celebrity scandals in this dishy sequel.” —People Magazine

“Written by Hollywood insiders, this jaw-dropping novel is ripped from the headlines, and from the scandalous secrets that never made print!” —InTouch Magazine

“Grab a bottle of wine, and let Dickson and Ketsoyan take you on a new dark yet refreshing Hollywood adventure. ... an A rating.” —Digital Journal

Named one of the 10 Books You Must Add to Your Summer Reading List Right Now by Her Campus

In the Hamptons, the everyday people are as complicated and fascinating as the millionaires...

When Katie Doyle moves across the country to the Hamptons, she is hoping for summer employment, new friends for her young son, and a chance to explore a new love affair with a dazzling investor. What she finds is a strange cocktail of classes, where society’s one-percenters vacation alongside local, hard-working people who’ve lived in the Hamptons for generations. Though she’s looking forward to their move, Katie is wary about mingling with her boyfriends’ East Coast elite circles. She soon discovers Southampton isn’t all that it seems to be on the surface—and neither are the people who live there.

As George takes Katie on a whirlwind tour of country clubs, haute couture, and lavish events, she is amazed to witness sudden whims become dire needs, extra-marital affairs blossoming right and left, and people purchase friends and loyalties like a pair of shoes. Even the middle-class townspeople maintain a determined façade while maneuvering like sharks among the wealthy summer invaders.

The more Katie becomes immersed, the more she learns the secrets of both the upstairs and downstairs, the upper crust and middle of the road. The combustion between the classes becomes explosive as the summer tears on. Betrayals, a sexual predator, and a missing person lost in murky waves drive the reader on a racing Learjet ride through impossible twists and turns until landing at the shocking conclusion. When she meets Luke, a local surfer and middle school teacher, he makes her question what it is she really wants as she understands the life she’s begun for herself is built on shifting Hamptons’ dunes.

 

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