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The Publicist I Synopsis:
Welcome to the world of publishing. The ego has landed.
Can one woman change an age-old institution like publishing? Probably not, but Kate Mitchell sure wants to try. As a publicist with a large, respected New York publishing house, Kate finds herself at the mercy of a broken publishing system, books that don’t sell, and author egos that are often, well, as big as the island of Manhattan.
Enter the star Editor, MacDermott Ellis: Tall, handsome, charismatic, married, and ready to save the day. Then there’s Allan Lavigne, once a revered author–now as forgotten as last year’s bestsellers and his nephew Nick: Tall, gorgeous, sweet, single and ready to sweep Kate off her feet. Kate wants to do the right thing but her hormones seem to be driving her decisions.
As Kate tries to navigate the landmine of publicity, over-the-top author expectations, and the careful dance of “I’m sorry, your book isn’t on the bestseller list this week,” she also finds authors who are painfully overlooked by a publisher wanting more sex, more celebrities, and more scandal.
The story only an insider could tell.
Book II: Shelf Life Synopsis:
It’s an industry of out-of-control egos, unrealistic expectations, and unfulfilled promises.
This is publishing and it’s Kate’s world, but maybe not for long.
When one of Kate Mitchell’s star authors is carted away in handcuffs, it’s only the beginning of her troubles. As her world crumbles around her, Kate desperately looks for anyone to hold onto but finds that happy endings are truly works of fiction. With the shelf life of her career and her love affair quickly expiring, Kate sets off on a new adventure…
Starting over in California is easy but Kate soon learns that leaving her old life behind isn’t. Nick Lavigne is eager to help her forget but two things still own her heart, the dream of discovering the next great American novel, and MacDermott Ellis.
As Kate tries to rebuild her life she finds a surprising gift that reboots her career in a new and unexpected direction. Suddenly her name becomes synonymous with one of the biggest bestsellers publishing has seen in ages and she’s welcomed back with open arms.
But at the height of her success the ghosts of her past come back to remind her of the world she’d been trying to forget and the man who never let go of her heart.
Behind the book, there’s always more to the story. Welcome to Publishing, the ego has landed.
5 Star REVIEW:
Wow – this is all I could say for the first 10 minutes after I finished these books. Wow –
Christina George has given every reader a chance to delve into the publishing world, and all the sexy behind the scene stuff that happens. Kate Mitchell is an up and coming young publicist – and she seems to have a handle on difficult clients – a trait that will take her far in her career. Her editor – sex on a stick MacDermott Ellis is married – and Kate is doing everything she can not to give in to her attraction. (Don’t hate him yet.) He’s sweet and rescues Kate in a particular situation where she finds herself unable to ignore her feelings any longer. (Still, don’t hate him just yet.)
Mac maybe married – but it’s a loveless one and although you probably want to flip through and call him a jerk for everything, you can’t help but fall for him right along with Kate. Just when things REALLY start heating up between these two – in walks Nick, throwing a wrench into this affair and creating one of the most intriguing love triangles I’ve read in a long time.
I don’t want to give too much away and spoil it …. but do yourself a favor and check them out!
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Meet the Author
Christina George has worked in publishing for twenty years (give or take). Here’s what this book isn’t. It’s not a slam against publishing (though it is broken) and it’s not a slam against authors (though some of them are crazy). This book is not autobiographical though many of the stories are true. No you won’t know which ones, cause it’s more fun to guess, right? George continues to work in publicity and helps authors because at the end of the day she does love books, she loves publishing, and she loves authors. She hopes you’ll enjoy this romp through Kate’s world as much as she enjoyed creating it.