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Sex.Lies.Murder.Fame.

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by Lolita Files
     
 

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Gifted with rock star looks and a genius IQ, Penn Hamilton has been inspiring awe since he was a baby. Now he's ready to take on the world and claim his rightful place in the midst of celebrity. As a Writer. Rapper. Model. God. Unfortunately, the world's not quite ready for him.

But when Penn meets Beryl Unger, high-powered editrix to literati and glitterati

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Gifted with rock star looks and a genius IQ, Penn Hamilton has been inspiring awe since he was a baby. Now he's ready to take on the world and claim his rightful place in the midst of celebrity. As a Writer. Rapper. Model. God. Unfortunately, the world's not quite ready for him.

But when Penn meets Beryl Unger, high-powered editrix to literati and glitterati alike, sparks fly. Sparks fly even higher when he meets one of Beryl's authors, superstar romance author Sharlyn Tate. Two women, one man. A man with no boundaries, who will stop short of nothing—even brutal, vicious murder—to have the success and adulation he so desperately desires.

Editorial Reviews

Heart & Soul
"The main characters in Lolita Files’ newest sizzling satire on fame go to outrageous lengths to seek their fortune…"
Eric Jerome Dickey
“sex.lies.murder.fame. is brillllli—f@#*ing—ant. Lolita Files has delivered a true page turner with remarkable characters.”
Ebony
“Author Lolita Files sizzles…this thriller takes on the world of book publishing…and society’s obsession with fame and fortune.”
Washington Post Book World
“A raunchy romp that reveals the extreme lengths that supersexy, badboy author Penn Hamilton will go to achieve success.”
Heart and Soul
“The main characters in Lolita Files’ newest sizzling satire on fame go to outrageous lengths to seek their fortune…”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060786816
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
809,956
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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Eric Jerome Dickey
“sex.lies.murder.fame. is brillllli—f@#*ing—ant. Lolita Files has delivered a true page turner with remarkable characters.”

Meet the Author

Lolita Files is the author of the bestselling Child of God, which has been optioned as a feature film by Kanye West. Files has a degree in broadcast journalism and lives outside of Los Angeles, where she is currently developing projects for television and film.

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Sex.Lies.Murder.Fame. 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Tia Gray More than 1 year ago
This book definitely started very slow and I put it down a few times before I decided to finish it. Lolita Files is my favorite author so I knew she would deliver and she did. About midway through, the book picks up and becomes quite exciting with an interesting ending. It's definitely worth finishing if you can get through the slow beginning.
Katie Aderholt More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it can get graphic but its a good book
FefeSays More than 1 year ago
The beginning was a bit slow, and I must admit, I thought about putting the book down once or twice. The plot was well organized and structured and the climax was thrilling enough. Although, I didn't expect or like the conclusion, just because I felt like a particular character got off easily. He, as in Penn, evolved into another person through the course of the book, which wasn't by much surprise. All-in-all, it was a decent read. But, it's not a book that has you on the edge of your seat or telling a friend about.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Addictive. Dangerous. Satisfying. Bad for my health and social life. Simply put: ON FIYAH! sex.lies.murder.fame. is ab-so-liciously incredible! I loved every word...every minute....I savored every second I spent between the covers. Pure genius! Abs-Fab all the way!!! Lolita Files' writing style oozes talent it reaches out, grabs you, plays with you, and leads you along the journey of a story that's full of the drama, the sex, the lies, the Life we all dream of living and love to read about. sex.lies.murder.fame. is THE book you won't let out of your sight. You will tell your friends about it and then make them go buy their own because they WILL NOT be getting their hands on yours. If you're like me, you hold it up so they can look at it. Don't even think of letting them touch yours, because you will never see it again. Go ahead and 'shoop' now, because after you read this book, you will...exhale. Chiiiile, mmph, if only you know.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First I'd like say I believe Lolita Files to be wonderful writer as I've read all of her previous works but when I finished sex.lies.murder.fame (three days worth of forced reading) I am still scratching my heading and muttering to myself 'this can't be the same author who wrote Scenes from a Sistah and Getting to the Good Part'? sex.lies.murder.fame started out slow and ended on the same note. The main characters, Beryl Unger and Penn Hamilton are both mental cases, one who should have stayed under a doctor's care and the other a genius who doesn't realize he has a problem. Oh yea, I did pick up two things from this novel which I researched: 1. Narcolepsy (a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally) for which there is not cure but is treatable through the use of specific drugs and 2. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a neurobiological disorder defined by recurrent, unwelcome thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behavior (compulsions) that OCD sufferers feel driven to perform. sex.lies.murder.fame was the most boring novel I've read in some time. The only reason I finished sex.lies.murder.fame is because this is 'Lolita Files', her novels have always been fabulous but not this time. sex.lies.murder.fame does not live up to Ms. Files' past novels (Scenes from a Sistah, Getting to the Good Part, Blind Ambitions, Child of God and Tastes Like Chicken yes, I've read them all, so I believe I can make the comparison), in no shape or form and now I'm not sure if I'll ever chance another of this author's works, at least not in hardcover. I fully agree with one reviewer who stated 'was it necessary to keep repeating over and over how unattractive Beryl was' - that was definitely insensitive, but I guess this is the world we live in fiction or not. I did not find this novel to be amusing in any sense of the word. I'm sitting here wondering what to do with this novel, I can't give it to anyone I know as they'll probably end up beating me across the head with it and I hate throwing out novels as they are precious to me but I may have to make an exception this time cause this novel is not worth taking up space in my residence. I would love to have said I should have waited for the paperback release but it wouldn't make me feel any better, I would have just waited a whole year and still end up scratching my head in wonder.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to say the book did have some steamy escipades but I didn't find the story hard to predict. Penn Hamilton and everything he was was exposed so early in the book it gave no real mystery or suspense to the story. It was a fun read but no challenge.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lolita is a contemporary African-American writer who writes along the lines of Eric Jerome Dickey, E. Lynn Harris and other African-American contemporaries. She is a thought-provoking writer who weaves interesting and intricate stories with lively characters that could easily remind you of someone you know, or even yourself. She writes about women who are movers and shakers in the business world some have what it takes to move up while others have to work a little harder to prove themselves. She delves right into relationships, giving them a touch of realism and fantasy. And what is a book, really, without a little 'drama'? 'Sex. Lies. Murder. Fame,' without telling you too much, is an interesting read that explores the publishing and the music industries. In essence, you have your successful writers one in particular who is not successful at first, but has an IQ of 210. His very wealthy parents, who are killed in a plane accident, don't leave him their money, however they formally will him something more valuable than money, which he resents. Penn Hamilton (the character's name) will do anything to rise to the top to become a successful writer, even if it means getting romantically involved with a few important women in the publishing business. Get ready for a ride of deception, adventure, humor, suspense, and sexy, sizzling, drop-it-like-it's - hot love scenes. 'Sex. Lies. Murder. Fame.' should be housed on your bookshelf. 'Sex. Lies. Murder. Fame. is an excellent read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Penn Hamilton is off the chain! He's talented, beautiful and ambitious. He wants to be famous. And he's willing to do anything to get that 15 minutes, be it in music, media, fashion or book publishing. My recommendation is pick up a copy of this sexy, addictive page-turner, sit back, sip a cocktail and prepare to laugh so hard your sides will hurt. Lolita Files keeps it comin'!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was entertaining, with many twist and turns. I was unsure of what would happen at the end--the very last page left me looking for more! Penn is sooo sick and shallow--but still could invoke some sympathy--and I couldn't help but feel sorry for Beryl--she was so needy and desperate, yet her own vanity and shallowness ultimately led to her demise. I hope Ms. Files will continue with this story soon--I had to check the last page more than once, just to make sure I hadn't missed something. This book was so suspenseful-that I had butterflies in my stomach.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most well written, exciting, sexy, intriguing books I've read in a very long time! It starts out slow, introducing you to the key players their likes, dislikes, annoyances, schemes, plots, secrets, greed and their quirks and picks up about 1/3 of the way into the book. Each character is described with so much depth and precision....you either love them, feel sorry for them, hate them, envy them or want to be them! If you are looking for an intelligent read with 'real' characters, then you will find what you are looking for here. Lolita Files has created a great story line, a juicy plot and an addictive read. Enjoy!