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Born a prince in a small but affluent Middle Eastern country, Armand came to America at an early age and grew up to become a real estate titan. Convinced that no woman would have the courage to stand up to ...

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Love. Beauty. Success. Lucky has everything her name implies. And as the force behind a high- profile casino and hotel complex, The Keys in Vegas, Lucky has exactly what billionaire businessman Armand Jordan is determined to take from her--and he's not afraid to play dirty.

Born a prince in a small but affluent Middle Eastern country, Armand came to America at an early age and grew up to become a real estate titan. Convinced that no woman would have the courage to stand up to him in business, he is shocked to learn that Lucky would dare to turn down his offer to buy The Keys. And so the battle for power begins…

Meantime, Lucky's club-owner son Bobby is dealing with shady Russian investors. Max, her teenage daughter, is busy embarking on an affair with a sexy young movie star--and doing everything she can to keep it a secret from her mother. It's business as usual for the Santangelo clan... But this time, it just might take more than Lady Luck for them all to come out on top.

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Lucky Santangelo has everything: A loving marriage and family; a prosperous business; and a contented life. With those elements in place, Jackie Collins readers know that great disasters are waiting just around the next bend?. Goddess of Vengeance has all the components of a Collins top-seller: a billionaire bad guy, a wild teenager, seductions, scandals, and scheming. Perfect for a guilt-free weekend read.

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Lucky Santangelo owns the wildly successful casino-hotel complex The Keys, and billionaire businessman Armand Jordan wants it—even if it's not for sale. Collins has not faded away, and neither have her fans.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250052612
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2014
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Value Promotion Edition
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 4.12 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Jackie Collins

There have been many imitators, but only Jackie Collins can tell you what really goes on in the fastest lane of all. From Beverly Hills bedrooms to a raunchy prowl along the streets of Hollywood; from glittering rock parties and concerts to stretch limos and the mansions of the power brokers--Jackie Collins chronicles the real truth from the inside looking out.

Jackie Collins has been called a "raunchy moralist" by the late director Louis Malle and "Hollywood's own Marcel Proust" by Vanity Fair magazine. With over 400 million copies of her books sold in more than forty countries, and with some twenty-six New York Times bestsellers to her credit, Jackie Collins is one of the world's top-selling novelists. She is known for giving her readers an unrivalled insider's knowledge of Hollywood and the glamorous lives and loves of the rich, famous, and infamous. "I write about real people in disguise," she says. "If anything, my characters are toned down--the truth is much more bizarre."

Biography

Louis Malle may have branded Jackie Collins a "raunchy moralist," but it wasn't her sense of ethical propriety that had her in a snit when Kenneth Starr dutifully reported to the nation the details of the pseudo-coupling between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. It was her literary pride. "Everybody said that the Monica Lewinsky stuff in the Starr report was like a Jackie Collins book," she told the Chicago Tribune in 2001, "but if I'd written it, the sex would have been better."

Unquestionably. Jacqueline Susann may be the Emily Bronte of the naughty bits, but Collins is surely Charlotte, having filled her books to the rim with skin since her first novel The World Is Full of Married Men appeared in 1968. Since then, there has been a string of sexy Hollywood moguls, sexy models, sexy wives of Hollywood moguls, sexy divorcées and sexy children of Hollywood moguls in such titles as Chances, Lucky and Throb as well as The Bitch and The Stud (both made into movies starring big sister Joan).

The critics, when they take notice at all, tend to sniff. ("While no one expects Lady Boss to be a literary banquet, certainly a yummy little snack is in order" is about the best to expect from The New York Times.) But those who can look past the satin sheets and champagne flutes see more going on in the Collins canon. Hers is a dissection of the vacuous, viperish entertainment class hiding behind designer sunglasses in Los Angeles. Vanity Fair called her "Hollywood's own Marcel Proust.” The Advocate hinted that she might be the Charles Dickens of Beverly Hills. And Joe Queenan, a Hollywood player himself, said Collins's 1993 novel American Star was nothing less than a lament of the American family's demise.

"It would be easy to self-righteously label this book trashy and worthless -- but it's not entirely either," the Detroit News wrote in a review of Collins's 1983 novel Hollywood Wives. "Jackie Collins has a talent for titillation and a knack for wooing the most reluctant of readers into a plot that spends 15 percent of the time peeking at people in the sack and the other 85 percent daydreaming about it. Deliberately or not, she speaks eloquently of emptiness through the lives of people who would seem to have everything: French poodles, Mexican maids, American Express."

And Judy Bass wrote in the Los Angeles Times that Collins's gimlet eye for detail is what makes her novels such a gas: "Collins caricatures the life styles of the rich and famous with devastating accuracy. She spoofs every nuance of their attire, speech and relationships, never allowing tedium or predictability to dilute the reader's fun."

There are a number of recurring characters in Collins's books, though none better known than Lucky Santangelo, the sexy (natch) film studio owner who has appeared in Lucky, Lady Boss, Vendetta: Lucky's Revenge and Dangerous Kiss. The Lucky series bring together all the required ingredients of a Collins cocktail: the rich and famous, the shifty Hollywood shenanigans, scheming opportunists and a bug-on-the-wall vantage point of every -- or every other -- bedroom in the 90210 zip code.

Time once wrote of a Collins novel that it allowed the reader the rare opportunity to watch adverbs mate. Of course. There's a high art to the lowbrow. The Village Voice, writing in 2000, understood that: "The beauty of the trashy novel is twofold: It's a lightning-quick read, and you can howl in smug superiority as you turn the pages. Lethal Seduction, the latest from well-appointed and leopard-print-swathed Queen of Trash Jackie Collins, is a prime example of page-turning, literary-hauteur-stoking fun."

But it might have been People, reviewing Vendetta: Lucky's Revenge, that most succinctly summed up the contradictory seductiveness of the Jackie Collins novel: "embarrassing to pick up, impossible to put down."

Good To Know

Collins makes a mean meatloaf. "It's the herbs and spices," she told Biography magazine, "and my essence."

Collins spends about a year writing each novel, and does so entirely in longhand.

She eschews the stodgy demands of grammar. "I don't basically understand grammar," she is quoted as saying in Contemporary Popular Writers. "I call myself a street writer. I write purely by instinct. I've decided people don't speak in grammatical conversations.... The important thing is I get people into the bookstores who probably wouldn't be there otherwise."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Jacqueline Jill Collins (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Los Angeles, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 4, 1941
    2. Place of Birth:
      London, England

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

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    can't wait

    I have read all Jackie Collin's books and they have been great. I can't wait to read her next one!

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    OMG!!!!! THAT WAS GREAT!!!!!

    I couldnt put this book down. I read it in two days!!! It was everything that I expected from Jackie Collins. I cant waitvforcthe next book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

    3 More Days

    Can not wait, her books are awesome

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Always love Lucky!

    This was a great read - I love Jackie and all her books. No book will ever be as good as Chances - Gino is my favorite :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Always great

    I love jackie collins books, and i would say this was great just like all her other ones!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    Wish jackies Santangelo series never ended

    I am completely in love with jackie's books. I have read everyone. It has everything you need in fiction to keep anyone happy. Murder, mystery, scandal, family drama, lust, love, mob, hate, revenge.....etc etc. I hate when the book comes to an end. Well jackie keep-em coming!!!! Did i forget hollywood too, she gives so many details u can figure out just what celeb shes talking about!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    Always writes a good story

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

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    Great cast of voice-overs, non-stop suspense, naughtiness and raunchy to the core.

    Goddess of Vengeance is as raunchy as I expected, plus so much more. I had forgotten how wild Jackie Collins novels can be, it had been a long time since I had read one. However, this was quite different as I got to listen to it instead. My first audiobook experience with Jackie Collins was quite surprising, as this was also my first time in actually hearing her voice. Although, I did find Jackie's voice to sound exactly as I imagined. Sydney Poitier sounds so soulful with his deep voice, and together with their cast of characters, they did a great job on this audiobook. Another first for me was reading about Lucky Santangelo, since the series can be read out of order, I didn't feel as if I missed anything by not reading Jackie's prequel to this book. I found the complete cast of characters to sound pretty realistic. In Goddess of Vengeance Lucky has her hands full, when Armand the billionaire prince shows up in Vegas, with intentions of buying her hotel and casino, The Keys, although she's not selling. Meanwhile her spoiled daughter Max, and her mixed bag of friends are up to no good, and unknown to her mother, Max decides to throw herself a bash, for her Eighteenth birthday. Later Max ends up involved with a man a decade older than her, and she also knows he is one of her mother's friends ex's. While Max lustfully dwells on her relationship with this guy, her brother Bobby has problems of his own trying to run his chain of night clubs, yet still maintain his relationship with his down to earth girlfriend, Denver. Denver is constantly plagued with doubts in regards to her relationship with Bobby, who at times seems to far out of her league. This book is full of non-stop naughty, erotic and lustful action that kept me wondering what would happen next. If you are looking for a book that will take you away from your reality for awhile,(that is unless your reality is like this book, than that would be a bad idea) Goddess of Vengeance will do just that, plus more. As this cast of characters can easily be envisioned, as you listen to each CD. I found myself taking guesses at who some of these characters Jackie portrays in her novel, could actually be in real life, many times throughout the audiobook. Jackie's style of writing makes it pretty easy at times to figure out who some may be, without pointing fingers. I loved listening to Jackie's voice and that of Venus, Lucky's friend, throughout the audiobook. Their voices are so unique, and lets not forget about the voice of Mr Poitier. The only problem I had with this audiobook was trying to distinguish between the voices of Max, Denver and some of the younger female characters. Mostly due to them sounding similar, when they spoke to each other. Maybe Collins should take this into consideration when chosing her voice-overs, by making sure voices are not similar to each other in tone, as this would improve her audiobooks.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    A good read!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2014

    Goddess of Vengeance

    I enjoyed the book. Though I am a fan of Jackie Collins' writing style, I didn't like this one as much as some of her others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2014

    Great series

    Jackie needs to make more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    Stop

    Time to end this series

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Awesome!

    Another great book from Ms. Collins!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    GREAT BOOK!

    Just another wonderful time consuming edge of your seat read by my favorite author!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    A Must Read

    Fantastic like all of Ms Collins books

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

    I loved this book!!! the Lucky series is an amazing series in ge

    I loved this book!!! the Lucky series is an amazing series in general but now that the younger generation is coming out to play I'm hooked I am really hoping for at least one more I want to see where Bobby/Denver go from here What Max does next and see Lucky win in the end again!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    not disappointing

    Love Jackie Collin's series. Can't wait for the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    Quick read

    Great writing style, always a page turner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Great book!!!!

    Loved it!!! Ending kind of a let down but definitely worth the read. Jackie at her best. Can't wait till next book !!!!

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