Title: Starlight (Starlight Trilogy Book #1)
Author: Alexandra Richland
Release Date: May 1, 2013
Genre: Historical Romance
Cover Design by: Rakestraw Book Design
October 1952 finds eighteen-year-old Marie Bates relocating from her rainy hometown in the Pacific Northwest to the sun-soaked streets of Los Angeles, California. Marie’s plans for a teaching career take an unexpected turn when she’s asked to take a screen test at a major motion picture studio.
Renamed Elizabeth Sutton by the studio heads, she lands her first role as an extra. On set, Elizabeth spies Aidan Evans, a rebellious, twenty-three-year-old Method actor from New York. Aidan is branded as a stuck-up troublemaker by his famous Hollywood peers, but Elizabeth suspects a tragic secret lurks behind his steely facade.
As their careers hit the fast track and friendship evolves into romance, the expectations of Hollywood stardom threaten to shine a spotlight on Aidan’s dark past before he can make peace with it. Elizabeth must help Aidan confront the painful event that shattered his life and conquer a terrifying truth before it destroys him and their future together.
The first book in the Starlight Trilogy, Starlight is a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
5 Reasons You Have to Read Starlight:
- A sweeping technicolor tale of forbidden romance.
- A detailed homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.
- Cameos from many of your favorite classic film stars.
- Transformation of a small town girl to silver screen starlet through Hollywood’s unforgiving lens.
- Close-up of a 1950s bad boy channeling a tragic past and the stress of sudden super stardom through the art of Method acting.
About Alexandra Richland:
I am a twenty-nine-year-old nurse from Toronto Canada. I enjoy writing, running, reading, and collecting 1950s Hollywood memorabilia.
My modern day adventure, romance, and mystery novel, Frontline, will be available shortly in various e-book formats.
My short story, Gilded Cage, is currently available for purchase on Amazon and Smashwords.