A book that left burn marks on night tables across continents, 'Lovers And Gamblers 'has become a Collins classic. It features two of her most memorable characters: Al King, the rock-and-roll superstud who is everything any sex-crazed groupie ever imagined her hero to be; and Dallas, the beauty queen whose sky-high ambitions stem from a sordid secret--the type that tabloids tingle to tell. Together, they're on a wild ride from London to New York, from Hollywood to Rio and the steaming jungles of the Amazon--where all their dreams and nightmares are about to come true.
Dangerous sex, family secrets, irresistible power, mega money and two murders equal one reckless week in New York. Lovers and Players takes you on a high-powered trip from Park Avenue to Brooklyn. Jackie Collins is back--in her most deliciously scandalous novel yet. And she's giving her readers a revealing look into the private realms of her fabulously rich and sexy cast of characters. In Lovers and Players, the Diamond family's power extends from coast to coast. Max--a real estate tycoon; Chris--a Hollywood lawyer; and Jett--a young, handsome ex-druggie, now a successful model in Italy, must finally come face to face with their tyrannical father, Red, who has been controlling their world for as long as they can remember. Working as Red's housekeeper is Diahann, a beautiful black ex-singer. Her stunning bi-racial nineteen-year-old daughter, Liberty--a waitress who is a would-be singer herself--does not approve of her mother working as a housekeeper. Liberty has dreams of her own and while she pursues them, Damon P. Donnell, married hip-hop mogul supreme, pursues her. Amy Scott-Simon, a beguilingly pretty young New York heiress, in engaged to marry Max Diamond. At her bachelorette party she runs into Jett, Max's younger brother. Jet has no idea who Amy is. She also doesn't realize who he is. A one-night fling leads to major complications. As the lives of these characters intertwine, power, money, fame and love are the ties that bind--emotionally and otherwise--in this highly charged love story about family relationships and deadly choices.
Al King, the rock-and-roll super stud who is everything any sex-crazed groupie ever imagined her hero to be; and Dallas, the beauty queen whose sky-high ambitions stem from a sordid secret-the type that tabloids tingle to tell. Together, they're on a wild ride from London to New York, from Hollywood to Rio and the steaming jungles of the Amazon-where all their dreams and nightmares are about to come true...LOVERS & GAMBLERS
Amy Scott-Simon, a young New York heiress, is engaged to marry Max Diamond, an older powerful real estate tycoon. At her bachelorette party, she runs into Jett, Max's younger half-brother who is fresh back from Italy, where he is a successful male model. They have no idea who each other are. A one night fling leads to complications and regrets. Meanwhile, Chris Diamond -- a hot L.A entertainment lawyer -- flies into town to meet with his two brothers and Red Diamond, the boys' dysfunctional billionaire father. Working as Red's housekeeper is Diahann, whose stunning bi-racial nineteen-year-old daughter, Liberty, does not approve of her mother's occupation. As Liberty pursues the dreams her mother once had, to sing, Damon P. Donnell, married hip-hop mogul supreme, pursues her. And then there is Mariska, Max's Russian socialite ex-wife, a woman with more secrets than anyone, secrets that ultimately lead to her brutal and mysterious murder. As the lives of these characters intertwine, power, love, sex, money and fame are the ties that bind in this highly charged love story about family relationships, deadly choices and dangerous sex.
From Chances to Dangerous Kiss, bestselling superstar Jackie Collins has spun the incredible saga of the extraordinary Lucky Santangelo. A hot-blooded beauty in love with power and hungry for pleasure, Lucky's dazzling odyssey -- and her trail of enemies -- sweeps from the casinos of Las Vegas to a private Greek island, from cutthroat Hollywood to chic New York and Paris. She's a gambler and a lover. She's wild, savvy, and proud. She's Lucky ...and you'll never forget her.
With the sensual grace of a panther, Lucky Santangelo prowled her Las Vegas casino, restless, ready, eager for action. That night began a dazzling odyssey, filled with dangerous passion and sun-drenched sex, sadistic vengeance and breathless suspense. From the decadent luxury of California, to Paris, New York and a private Greek island, Lucky fought for her father's honour, for ruthless triumph, for the wild card of a fabulous love. Her rivals; an ice-cold Hollywood wife...a much-married heiress strung out on cocaine...a jaded magnate hooked on power...a crazed hoodlum lusting for murder. But Lucky was a gambIer and a lover, a woman who ruled her empire and pursued her man with the potent Santangelo strength ... her way, on her terms, whatever the odds. Jackie Collins tops the sensational success of Hollywood Wives and Chances with Lucky, "so hot it will have to be printed on asbestos."
Bold, wildly beautiful, and totally her own woman, Lucky Santangelo needs no introduction. The sizzling, glamorous, sometimes dangerous daughter of former gangster Gino, Lucky is the most popular character in Collins' wild world of lust, intrigue, violence and redemption. A true Italian/American woman of the world, Lucky likes to shake it up in the kitchen - from traditional Italian dishes to sumptuous desserts and crazy cocktails. The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook features the kind of bold and audacious flavours that characterise Lucky herself. From zesty meatballs to sweet and spicy spare ribs, this book is packed with recipes suitable for everything from big family dinners to lavish cocktail parties to romantic dinners for two. The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook is certain to broaden any home cook's repertoire in new and excitingly delicious directions. Fully illustrated and peppered throughout with fun and delightfully provocative scenes written just for this book, readers will enjoy seeing Lucky - and Jackie - in action. So . . . if you want a little taste of Lucky Santangelo in your life . . . get into the kitchen and start getting Lucky!
Cameron Paradise, a stunningly beautiful twenty-four-year-old personal trainer, flees Hawaii and her champion-surfer husband, Gregg, in the middle of one of his abusive tirades and makes her way to L.A. Tall, blond, with a body to die for, it doesn't take Cameron long to find a job at an exclusive private fitness club where she encounters LA's most important players. She has plans to open her own studio one day, and while every man she meets comes on to her, she is more focused on saving money and working hard than getting caught up in the L.A. scene of wild parties and recreational drugs.Until she meets Ryan Lambert, an extremely successful independent movie producer. Ryan is married to overly privileged Mandy Lambert, the daughter of Hamilton J. Heckerling, a Hollywood power-player son-of-a-bitch mogul. Ryan has never cheated on his demanding Hollywood Princess wife, but when he meets Cameron, all bets are off, especially since she's seeing his best friend Don Verona, the devastatingly attractive talk-show-host and legendary player.In her latest sizzling blockbuster, internationally bestselling author Jackie Collins explores what happens when lust and desire collide with marriage and power-and the results lead to murder.
Three high-powered Hollywood couples, two hot affairs, one underage Russian ex-hooker, a passionate murder--and the players' lives are changed forever. Cameron Paradise, a stunningly beautiful twenty-four-year-old personal trainer, flees Hawaii and her champion-surfer husband, Gregg, in the middle of one of his abusive tirades and makes her way to L. A. Tall, blond, with a body to die for, it doesn't take Cameron long to find a job at an exclusive private fitness club where she encounters LA's most important players. She has plans to open her own studio one day, and while every man she meets comes on to her, she is more focused on saving money and working hard than getting caught up in the L. A. scene of wild parties and recreational drugs. Until she meets Ryan Lambert, an extremely successful independent movie producer. Ryan is married to overly privileged Mandy Lambert, the daughter of Hamilton J. Heckerling, a Hollywood power-player son-of-a-bitch mogul. Ryan has never cheated on his demanding Hollywood Princess wife, but when he meets Cameron, all bets are off, especially since she's seeing his best friend Don Verona, the devastatingly attractive talk-show host and legendary player. In her latest sizzling blockbuster, internationally bestselling author Jackie Collins explores what happens when lust and desire collide with marriage and power--and the results lead to murder.
First there's Denver Jones, the hotshot attorney working in L.A. and Carolyn Henderson - personal assistant to a powerful and very married Senator in Washington with whom she is having an affair. Then there's Annabelle Maestro - daughter of two movie stars - who has carved out a career for herself in New York as the madame of choice for discerning famous men. The three twenty-something women used to go to high school together in Beverly Hills and Denver and Carolyn have always kept in touch, but Annabelle is out on her own with her cocaine addicted boyfriend Frankie. Bobby is Frankie's best friend - Bobby Santangelo Stanislopolous, that is, Kennedy-esque son of Lucky Santangelo and deceased Greek shipping billionaire Dimitri Stanislopolous. Now he owns Mood, the hottest club in New York, but back in the day he went to high school with Denver, Carolyn and Annabelle, and hung out with all three of them. Which means that Bobby knows everyone's secrets - and he has some of his own, too.
Three twenty-something women, one hot, rich guy, two mega movie-stars, a drugs bust and a devastating murder. POOR LITTLE BITCH GIRL has it all!
Five dynamic, powerful and famous couples are invited on the maiden voyage of a Russian billionaire's yacht. Could this be the trip of a lifetime?A Russian billionaire and his state of the art yacht. His beautiful and sexy supermodel girlfriend. And five dynamic, powerful and famous couples invited on the yacht's maiden voyage. A senator and his lovely but unhappy wife. A very attractive movie star and his needy ex-waitress girlfriend. A famous black footballer and his interior designer wife. A male Latin singing sensation and his older English boyfriend. And a maverick writer with his Asian journalist female friend. Could this be the trip of a lifetime? Or could this be the trip from hell? Whatever happens on the high seas doesn't necessarily stay there. The Power Trip - take it if you dare.Everyone loved Goddess of Vengeance:* 'Lucky's back and she's as fabulous and fiery as ever... I raced through it and was gripped from start to finish. Without doubt, my best book of the year so far' Daily Mail* 'Sex, power and intrigue - no one does it better than Jackie' ***** heat Magazine
A thrilling short story from international bestselling author Jackie Collins, The Power Trip Prequel introduces you to the compelling cast of characters from Jackie's upcoming book The Power Trip (to be published in February 2013). In Paris you'll meet maverick journalist Flynn Hudson, recently returned from a challenging assignment in Afghanistan. Across town, beautiful supermodel Bianca is playing, while her billionaire Russian lover Aleksandr is planning the ultimate birthday party for her on his luxury super yacht. Five superstar couples will accompany them. You'll also meet Russian mobster Sergei Zukov, a dangerous man who is on a mission to find out who arranged the mysterious death of his brother. The answer could prove deadly for the glamorous power couples bound for the trip of their lives...
With the fast-paced excitement and glamour that have made each of her books a major international bestseller, Jackie Collins now turns from the husbands and wives of Beverly Hills to the glittering world of big-time music-- the world of sex, drugs and rock and roll, in which hopes and dreams are as important as drop-dead ambition, ruthless power, and big money. . . "Rock Star" begins with an exclusive, expensive fund-raiser for Governor Jack Highland on the magnificent estate of the ruthlessly powerful and universally feared record magnate Marcus Citroen, and his icy wife, Nova, bringing together three of the biggest recording stars in the world: The Legend-- Kris Phoenix-- a brash, sexy English singer and legendary guitarist. . . The Survivor-- Bobby Mondella-- a handsome, black soul superstar, still recovering from a near-fatal accident. . . The Newcomer-- Raffealla-- an exotically beautiful girl of mixed race and wealthy parentage, who has every reason to sing the blues. . . The three of them attend the event reluctantly. Marcus Citroen has called in favors, and the time has come to pay. "Rock Star" is the story of their rise to fame and glory, of their triumphs and pains, their loves and their hates, their feuds and fights, interweaving their lives until the fateful night in Malibu, on Marcus Citroen's lush, ocean-front estate, where they finally meet their destiny. . . For this night of fabulous power and wealth has also attracted the attention of Maxwell Sicily, son of mob boss Carmen Sicily-- and Maxwell, masquerading as a waiter, intends to pull off the crime of his life. . . Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Everybody wanted to go to bed with Tony Guiseppi, it had been that way since seventh grade. And not only females, males felt that way too - they were always coming onto him, eyeing him appreciatively, inviting him to a ball game, lunch or a night on the town. Anything he wanted in fact. In fact, he wanted nothing. Tony Guiseppi had learned at an early age that looks were only the package. He knew he was exceptionally good looking. It did not impress him. Tony Guiseppi was half Italian (his father, Roberto, was a crotch-stroking, drunken native of Naples, who came to America in 1972 for a vacation and stayed), and half American (his mother, Ruth, would have been a Jewish princess if only her family had possessed money). As it was she was a waitress when his father came upon her - literally. They were married exactly one month before Tony entered the world.
A vicious hit, a vengeful enemy, a drug addled Colombian club owner and a sex crazed Italian family ... the ever powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all. Meanwhile Max - her teenage daughter - is becoming the "It" girl in Europe's modeling world. And her Kennedyesque son, Bobby, is being set up for a murder he didn't commit. But Lucky can deal. Always strong and unpredictable, with her husband Lennie by her side, she lives up to the family motto - Never fuck with a Santangelo. Lucky rules ... the Santangelos always come out on top. The Santangelos is an epic family saga filled with love, lust, revenge and passion.
A vicious hit, a vengeful enemy, a drug addled Colombian club owner and a sex crazed Italian family... the ever powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all. Meanwhile Max - her teenage daughter - is becoming the "It" girl in Europe's modeling world. And her Kennedyesque son, Bobby, is being set up for a murder he didn't commit. But Lucky can deal. Always strong and unpredictable, with her husband Lennie by her side, she lives up to the family motto - Never fuck with a Santangelo. Lucky rules... the Santangelos always come out on top. The Santangelos is an epic family saga filled with love, lust, revenge and passion.
Sinners They come from every walk of life. Beautiful or bad, brilliant or bored, they all have one common goal: to get the best table, sign the most lucrative deal, and grab the biggest piece of the action. Obscene wealth, kinky sex, householdname fame -- they're all available in the pleasure capital of the known universe: Hollywood. Sinners When gorgeous Sunday Simmons lands in L. A. by way of Rio, London, and Rome, jaws drop. For Sunday is that rare creature thought to be extinct -- an actress with integrity. Sinners But among the hangers-on and body-builders, the hookers-turned-actresses and sex-addicted execs circling Sunday, there is an evil man more bizarre than any screenwriter could have invented. And he will not rest until he can make his most depraved fantasies come true.
At a club like Hobo, there's no such thing as an impossible fantasy. . . Come to the nightspot where the beautiful people hang out and meet: Tony Blake - your host and guide - and anything else you want him to be. Fontaine Khaled - jet-setting beauty - her face is her fortune and men are her weakness. Alexandra - her nubile stepdaughter - determined to sample everything the big city has to offer. Like no book before or since, The Stud gets to grips with the debauched and decadent lifestyles of society's high-flyers. You won't believe your eyes. . . 'Sexual athletics among the in-crowd!' Sunday Times
Lara Ivory is a movie star -- an incandescent beauty with cat-like green eyes, full luscious lips and honey blond hair. Lara has been at the top of her profession for eight years and everybody loves her. But at thirty-two she cannot find a man who can handle being with such an exquisite object of desire. Her ex-husband, Richard Barry, an extremely successful veteran film director, is currently married to Nikki, a feisty brunette clothes designer on movies. Nikki is a strong woman who tries her best to keep Richard under control -- something Lara couldn''t manage. But Richard is not as pliable as Nikki thinks. When Thrill! opens, the three of them are great friends, shooting a movie in the South of France. Every man desires Lara, but because of her insecurities she feels they only want her for her beauty and fame. Lara is searching for something more. Nikki can''t wait to get her hooked up with a guy, because she suspects Richard still harbors an unhealthy crush on his ex-wife -- a crush bordering on obsession. After the South of France location is over, Lara goes straight to the Hamptons to shoot her next movie -- The Dreamer, while Richard and Nikki return to L. A. and their Malibu house. Richard starts post production, and Nikki awaits the arrival of her fifteen year old daughter, Summer, who is due to visit from Chicago. Nikki gave birth to Summer when she was sixteen and married to Sheldon Weston -- an older psychiatrist who got custody of their only daughter because Summer chose to stay with him when they divorced. Joey Lorenzo is a street-smart, unbelievably handsome, small time actor with a shady past. At thirty, he''s been around and then some. He had a couple of meaningful breaks in movies while he was living with New York agent, Madelaine Francis, a woman twenty years older than him --but that was six years ago -- before he vanished with seven thousand dollars of Madelaine''s money. She hasn''t heard from him since. At the beginning of Thrill! Joey returns from New York, apologetic and full of excuses. He''s hot to get his movie career back on track -- and uses Madelaine to do it for him. She gets him a role in The Dreamer, and he takes off for the Hamptons location. One look at Lara Ivory and he realizes he has finally met his destiny. But he also knows he has to play it cool --because Lara is a woman who can have any man she wants. And more than anything he wants her to want him. Nikki is making a career transition from movie clothes designer to producer. She has bought the rights to Revenge, a true story about a woman who is raped and beaten by three men, and then systematically tracks them down and kills them. Nikki has supervised a script, and wants Lara to play the lead role of the rape victim. Richard is against it because he thinks the explicit sex and violence will exploit Lara. Nikki ignores his advice and pursues Lara for the role. Lara agrees to do it, even though she knows the violence in the story will bring back many painful, long buried memories from her past. By the time Lara returns to L. A. to shoot Revenge, Joey is ensconced in her life. He has gotten her hooked sexually, making her feel she has met the man who can be everything to her. Both of them have something to hide, so even though she knows nothing about him, to everyone''s concern, she doesn''t seem to care. She and Joey are together, and that''s all that matters. Nikki hires a hot director, Mick Stefan, a young Quentin Tarantino with plenty of attitude. Mick in turn brings in Aiden Sean, a burned-out movie star with a drug problem to play the main rapist. Both men have major problems. And then the wild and precocious fifteen year old Summer arrives to stay and the trouble really starts. Summer is a wild child, way out of control -- into sex, men and money. L. A. seems the perfect place to escape from the unhealthy relationship she has with her controlling father. Especially when she hooks up with Betty, a pretty nineteen year old, who introduces her to Darlene, an infamous Hollywood Madam...
From chic New York and the exclusive Hamptons to the hungry heart of L.A., this high-suspense tale pulses with deadly obsessions and relentless desires in the seemingly perfect world of a gorgeous film actress.She could have any man - but the one she can't resist is a mysterious lover with a shadowed past. As their jolting affair skyrockets with electric passion, shocking secrets break through their hidden traps - in a brilliantly twisting story that sparks with the explosive Jackie Collins touch
Lucky Santangelo is back--with a vengance!Dangerously sensual, breathtakingly beautiful, and utterly unforgettable, she is Lucky Santangelo, the sizzling star of Chances, Lucky, and Lady Boss. With Vendetta: Lucky's Revenge, Jackie Collins continues the saga of Lucky Santangelo in a nonstop, action-packed tale of sex, betrayal, drugs, intrigue, and murder.A scorching new installment of the wildly popular Lucky series, Vendetta finds Lucky in the most perilous situation of her life when her prized Panther Studios is taken from her by Donna Landsman, the unscrupulous widow of Lucky's arch-enemy, Santino Bonnatti. Donna intends to destroy Lucky in every way she can, but Lucky is street-smart, powerful, and just as ruthlessly dangerous. And so the battle for control begins.With Vendetta: Lucky's Revenge, Jackie Collins proves once again why she is an international powerhouse, a writer who digs deep into the glamorous, intoxicating--yet ultimately treacherous--world of Hollywood.
In New York, Cleo James finds her husband in bed with her best friend. . . and knows it's time to move on. In London, Muffin, the hottest model in town, finds her man wants more than even she is prepared to give. . . On the surface they have everything. But theirs is a world in which love counts for nothing and sex is the only weapon. Fidelity is strictly a no-go area - when The World is Full of Divorced Women. . . 'A high-voltage novel of the glittering superstar scene by Jackie Collins who knows it best' Bookseller
Succulent startlets ready to make it, rich moguls hungry for hotter pleasures -- on the casting couch, at lavish parites, in plush hotel suites. A Hollywood tale about the burning ambitions, vicious power-plays, and sexual double-dealings of the entertainemnt world, wehre wives sait for husbands who never come home, and luscious models pay more than their duies...where talent and drive take you jsut so far, but sex can take you all the way.
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