A Santangelo Story [NOOK Book]

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Can’t get enough of Bobby Santangelo? Check out this unbelievably sexy and scandalous bonus story by New York Times bestselling author Jackie Collins.

This e-book original also includes a special sneak peek of the sensational New York Times bestselling novel Poor Little Bitch Girl. Only Jackie Collins can take you inside the glamorous lives of the rich and famous.

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Overview



Can’t get enough of Bobby Santangelo? Check out this unbelievably sexy and scandalous bonus story by New York Times bestselling author Jackie Collins.

This e-book original also includes a special sneak peek of the sensational New York Times bestselling novel Poor Little Bitch Girl. Only Jackie Collins can take you inside the glamorous lives of the rich and famous.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429990820
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 12/17/2010
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 8,024
  • File size: 425 KB

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-seven 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.”

        Visit Jackie’s website jackiecollins.com, and follow her on Twitter at JackieJCollins and Facebook at facebook.com/jackiecollins.

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 January 16, 2011

    Another sampler

    I've only had my Nook for 3 weeks and I'm already tired of downloading books that are just samples of an author's work. I wish they would at least be a little more specific when not offering the full book.

    19 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2011

    Just a sampler book. Don't be fooled.

    This is just a couple of chapters of her new books. It's not the whole story. I really wish they would tell you it is only a teaser. That is why it only gets 2 stars...

    Of course, you can't find the whole book.

    Otherwise, great trashy novel to read when you don't need a brain.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2011

    Nice Teasers!

    I like the story lines that are beginning here. The only trouble I had was not knowing where to find the complete versions... I want to know what happened to the model... Who murdered the actress? It isn't clear on where to go for more!

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    not worth your time

    lame and incomplete. just a hhook to get you to buy a book. wouldnt bother with her again.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2011

    Just a tease here

    Need more of a book, & not just a review

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2011

    l

    Not a story-a preview. Calling it a bonus book is simply a lie.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Excellent Read!!!

    I want more!!! I love Bobby Santangelo!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2011

    BONUS story

    This is only a 'bonus' story, thats why if youve been looking, you havent found an actual book. Its not part of the gino/lucky santangelo series, just a little extra for us :-)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Great sample

    I liked the the short sample, but where can I buy the full version?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    FAYE58

    WHAT A WASTE OF TIME TO GET THIS BOOK

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    lulu said gook book

    love it good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Sanyangelo story

    Very good book.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Short Story

    I'm always a fan of Jackie's and this is great. It's just a short little story but anything she does is wonderful!

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    Must Read

    If you haven't read any of Jackie Collins book this is a great insite

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Recommend

    I love this serious and i have read them all i cant wait for the book to be released ..... since i was only able to read a sample so far i think it will be just as good as the REST !!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    Enough already of the santagelos give us something new

    Enough already of the santagelos give us something new

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Where is the actual book!!

    Where is the actual book!!

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  • Posted July 14, 2012

    Highly Recommended-Great Introduction to One of Her Best Characters

    If you are a big fan of Jackie Collin's Novels you will enjoy this Nook Book. If you are a newcomer to her Novels this is a great introduction to them!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    A Santangelo Story

    This was a a very short read to what would be a good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    good book

    Aubu1964
    I started this novel on Thursday April 25th 2012.
    Bobby Santangelo was good looking a young John F. Kennedy junior. He was the son on Lucky Santangelo that owned Las Vegas luxury hotels and apartments complex. In spite of his rich life style that his mom had. Bobby was his own man he had dropped out of college. He was a very successful club and restaurant with his best friend M.J. He was the son of a famous neurosurgeon ran the place together they had plans to rule a late-night club scene and many women that he could manage. Bobby made loved to a Swedish model. M.J was furious with the deejay. Now Frankie was heading to the deejay's booth. Two days later New York Post headline had said girl's naked body was found in a dumpster . It was Serenity. Did Frankie have anything to do with it that was the big question. It was not Serenity that was not in the dumpster. It was an eighteen year old college girl that got drunk and was beaten up and raped too. Frankie thinks Serenity went with her husband. Bobby's sister Max came to visit him from New York. He drove her back to the airport and she was hugging him goodbye that she couldn't wait to come back for another visit. But Serenity came back also. This was a very good book. But I wish it was a bit longer though. ShelleyMA

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