The Written In The Stars
WOMAN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH
You know the saying. A picture is worth a thousand words?
Well, it’s true. And I’m going to tell you why. Or rather, show you. My name is Chloe Vanderbilt and a few weeks ago, my life changed forever. And it’s all due to one single photograph.
Freelance writer Chloe Vanderbilt never imagined her life would become a story. As a Hollywood gossip columnist for one of Australia’s biggest entertainment websites, she’d always written about the lives of those far more glamourous than herself.
One steamy summer night, and a few wines too many, an encounter with a mysterious stranger at a party shakes up her world.
No cameras or phones were allowed at the party, so Chloe thought she’d take the secret to her grave. When a picture emerges a few weeks later of her and Hollywood ‘it’ boy Jack Dean, it gets tongues wagging and before long, Chloe finds herself the heroine of her own story.
Everyone wants to know about the Sydney writer who stole the heart of Hollywood’s latest heartthrob. Soon, all of Chloe’s wildest dreams come true. But is it happening too fast?
Chloe has a decision to make: lose her dignity, or the greatest love of her life? When the world falls at her feet, will Chloe run with it, or away from it? This is a story about how one photograph can make or break you.
MAN AMONG THE STARS
Jack Dean has always wanted to make movies. But there is more to the man than just good looks.
Hounded by media and followed by rumours, he feels trapped in Hollywood. With his previous film bombing at the box office, and his new film looking to go the same way, he uses the opportunity of a press tour to Sydney Australia as a means to escape.
After an encounter with the intriguing writer Chloe Vanderbilt at the premiere of his latest film leaves Jack rethinking everything, he knows his life is about to change. When a picture of them goes viral, and their secret moments revealed to the world, Jack takes the leap and goes with it.
The risks are great, but it’s a chance he’s willing to take. You see, there’s one thing missing from Jack’s life. Something money can’t buy. Real Love.
And to find it, he’s willing to lose everything.
GIRL WITH A DREAM
My life changed the day I arrived in Hollywood. I knew it would as soon as I stepped off the bus. My name is Kate Brooks and this is my story. Experience is what makes a person…
Ever since Kate Brooks was a little girl, she’d only had one dream: to become an actress. There are a few things that had always prevented her from fulfilling that dream.
When a series of events lead to her running away from her small town life to Hollywood, she knows this is her chance to have the life she has always wanted. But Hollywood isn’t all roses and champagne like Kate imagined.
It’s smoke and mirrors, plastic surgery and rumors, a world full of shattered dreams and disillusions. For a while Kate struggles to fit in and find herself in her crazy new world.
Until she meets the people who will change her life for the better; her confident roommate, Bree, and the sexy, broody writer Damian.
Soon her dreams turn into the reality she’d always wished for, with only a few speedbumps along the way.
BOY BEHIND THE CAMERA
I never thought I’d be so happy to have my face splashed across glossy magazines. I never thought I’d be so happy to have my dreams taken away from me. I didn’t care.
But that’s the funny thing about fate. You leave it up to the stars. My name is Damian and this my story.
Damian had always wanted to work in movies. As soon as he was old enough to leave home, he worked hard and moved to Hollywood with dreams to one day own his own film studio. But everything changed the day Kate walked into his life. It was love at first sight.
They tried to keep their romance a secret from everyone, but that was near impossible seeing as Kate was the actress he hired. He is supposed to be her writer and director. But when their secret rendezvous is splashed across the pages of glossy magazines, threatening to ruin everything they worked so hard for.
Damian and Kate must decide what they want more: love or dreams?
GIRL IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Where’s the justice in the good ones being silenced and the bad ones being allowed to keep doing what they’re doing? That’s exactly what happened to me.
I mean, my parents live in the spotlight. They warned me about everything that comes with this life. But I wanted it so badly. I just didn’t want to believe the rumors until they became reality, until I saw the truth with my own eyes.
By then, it was too late. My name is Lexi Dean. This is my story.
Being the daughter of successful parents in Hollywood has a lot of perks. Lexi knows that. But her parents taught her the value of hard work. That nothing comes for free and you have to work to get to where you want to be in life.
She just wishes it came with the added lesson of trusting your instincts. When Lexi can’t decide on which path to take in her career, she gets a job at a theatre in LA, hoping that it will help her make up her mind.
But everything is not what It seems at the theatre, and the old Hollywood tricks of smoke and mirrors and lies are being used to the book. Soon Lexi finds herself in the middle of a scandal, one which causes her to almost lose everything she holds dear.
Will she fight back and take the leading lady role in her own life? Or will she be taken down in a media storm? Will she become the girl in the spotlight? Or the deer in headlights?
A TOUCH OF SPARKLE
Christmas in Hollywood is a glamorous affair, but since moving to Los Angeles full time, soon to be mother of two and writer, Chloe Dean, wife of actor and heart throb,
Jack Dean, insists on bringing a few of her own traditions to the table. She wants this Christmas to be a humble one with her little family, but when the arrival of their newborn son outshines their plans, Chloe and Jack learn that family and friends are more important than the latest social media trends.
Set after events in Woman in the Photograph, Man Amongst the Stars and Girl with a Dream, and includes a sneak peek of the final few books in the series - Boy Behind the Camera (Damian's story), and Girl in the Spotlight (Lexi's story), as well as the next short story - One Year in Hollywood.
ONE YEAR IN HOLLYWOOD
After the success of her first book and movie, Chloe Vanderbilt is now Chloe Dean and living with her new husband in Hollywood.
Chloe is now a successful screenwriter and Jack is the CEO, director and producer of their own film studio.
They also have two beautiful children. What more could they want?
As Chloe looks back over her first year in Hollywood as a mother of two, wife and screenwriter as research for a new book, she realizes that the life you see celebrities living behind social media filters isn’t as easy as it seems.
Set after events in Woman in the Photograph, Man Amongst the Stars and Girl with a Dream, and includes a sneak peek of the final few books in the series - Boy Behind the Camera (Damian's story), and Girl in the Spotlight (Lexi's story).
One Year in Hollywood is a must read for fans of the Written in the Stars series.