BEHIND THE SCENES (Spencer Hill Contemporary)
Eighteen-year-old Ally Duncan’s best friend may be the Vanessa Park – star of TV’s hottest new teen drama – but Ally’s not interested in following in her BFF’s Hollywood footsteps. In fact, the only thing Ally’s ever really wanted is to go to Columbia and study abroad in Paris. But when her father’s mounting medical bills threaten to stop her dream in its tracks, Ally nabs a position as Van’s on-set assistant to get the cash she needs.
Spending the extra time with Van turns out to be fun, and getting to know her sexy co-star Liam is an added bonus. But when the actors’ publicist arranges for Van and Liam to “date” for the tabloids just after he and Ally share their first kiss, Ally will have to decide exactly what role she’s capable of playing in their world of make believe. If she can’t play by Hollywood’s rules, she may lose her best friend, her dream future, and her first shot at love.
The Spanish edition (Tras las cámaras) is available through Ediciones Kiwi!
“Behind the Scenes is sweet, sexy, and satisfying. Once you start reading, you won’t want to stop!”
– Trish Doller, author of Where the Stars Still Shine
“Behind the Scenes keeps the promise of its title, ushering readers backstage in a Hollywood romance they won’t want to leave. I loved this book every bit as much as I expected.”
– Jennifer Echols, author of Biggest Flirts and Dirty Little Secret
“[A]n enjoyable pick that merges a handful of topics—family, illness, friendships, and relationships—successfully.”
– School Library Journal
UNDER THE LIGHTS (Spencer Hill Contemporary – June 30, 2015)
Josh Chester loves being a Hollywood bad boy, coasting on his good looks, his parties, his parents’ wealth, and the occasional modeling gig. But his laid-back lifestyle is about to change. To help out his best friend, Liam, he joins his hit teen TV show, Daylight Falls…opposite Vanessa Park, the one actor immune to his charms. (Not that he’s trying to charm her, of course.) Meanwhile, his drama-queen mother blackmails him into a new family reality TV show, with Josh in the starring role. Now that he’s in the spotlight—under everyone’s terms but his own—Josh has to decide whether a life as a superstar is the one he really wants.
Vanessa Park has always been certain about her path as an actor, despite her parents’ disapproval. But with all her relationships currently in upheaval, she’s painfully uncertain about everything else. When she meets her new career handler, Brianna, Van is relieved to have found someone she can rely on, now that her best friend, Ally, is at college across the country. But as feelings unexpectedly evolve beyond friendship, Van’s life reaches a whole new level of confusing. And she’ll have to choose between the one thing she’s always loved…and the person she never imagined she could.
“Summer reading at its finest.” – RT Book Reviews
“In a sharp narrative…Adler tackles important issues, such as race, coming out, and bisexual erasure. … Recommend to readers who like their romances a little more thoughtful.” – Booklist
“Adler explores coming out and being a minority in a cutthroat industry, deftly weaving both threads together to show their intersectionality. A positive, empowering coming-of-age that lifts the veil hanging over queerness in YA.” – Leah Raeder, USA Today bestselling author of Unteachable and Black Iris
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Related Bonus Material
- For some great articles on racism on Hollywood, check out this interview Chris Rock did with The Hollywood Reporter and New York‘s Vulture’s “In-Depth Cultural Analysis of Asian Male TV Actors Getting Some Action“
- Under the Lights contains reference to a homeless shelter for LGBTQ youth. To learn more about some and how you can help, check out the Ali Forney Center.
For rights inquiries, please contact Andrea Somberg at Harvey Klinger, Inc.