True Lies of a Drama Queen

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Some true lies of a drama queen:

My name is Elle Medina.
(Absolutely true!)

I'm a professional psychic.
(Completely accurate. Except ...

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Some true lies of a drama queen:

My name is Elle Medina.
(Absolutely true!)

I'm a professional psychic.
(Completely accurate. Except for the "professional" part . . . and the "psychic" part.)

I'm planning my best friend's wedding.
(Maya only thinks she's planning it.)

I'm a serious journalist.
(I cover crystal therapy for the local weekly rag.)

I live with my boyfriend, Merrick.
(I'm pretty sure he's still my boyfriend.)

She may be lovely and talented but Elle Medina's phone psychic business is sputtering, her boyfriend thinks she's attending graduate school (not exactly) and she's about to ruin her best friend's wedding. Things can't get worse. Can they?

Of course they can. (For example, her little striptease is currently playing on the Internet.)

Join Elle as she seeks out the culprit responsible for her unexpected unclothes star turn, strenuously avoids higher learning and discovers that coming of age is not a destination, but a journey . . . and she's having a hard time staying on the road.

Lee Nichols grew up in Santa Barbara. She lives in Maine with her writer husband, Joel N. Ross, and their son, Ben.

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Editorial Reviews

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Drama Queen Elle is back (Tales of a Drama Queen) with more problems than ever. Her illegal phone psychic business is floundering, her best friend won't let Elle plan the wedding, and a video of her in a dressing room is making the rounds on the Internet. What's a drama queen to do? Not a bad afternoon read, but not an essential purchase. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780373895755
  • Publisher: Red Dress Ink
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Series: Red Dress Ink Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2009

    Really, Really Fun Read

    I thought this book was bright and charming, quirky and hilarious. The dialog is fantastic, the plot as warm as a cup of hot cocoa (with whipped cream) on a chilly night. I am such a fan of Lee Nichols, I love everything she writes.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fun chick lit tale

    In Santa Barbara Intuitive Counselor (some would say phony phone psychic) Elle Medina is stunned when some diabolically clever depraved predators film her stripping in a dressing room she is the current rage on the Internet. Outraged she plans her style of vengeance on these miscreants, but is unaware of whom the cameraman is, but does have a nagging suspicion as to the identity of the pervert. --- Elle is more concerned that her best friend Maya is getting married to the right guy, but in the wedding gown from hell. She needs to take charge of the nuptials though she and Maya disagree on everything. Her own love life is okay as Merrick is a fine young man, but she worries that he is in Manhattan seeking a glamour queen and that he will learn she lies about graduate school and her profession even as she considers sharing an abode with him. What is a psychic who cannot see present and future and is unable to learn from her past mistakes do? She starts with eluding her houseguest, the groom¿s sexy sibling and keeping away from the wedding Rabbi who wants her, but after that who knows because as everyone knows, nobody could truly predict the future. --- As with her first appearance (see TALES OF A DRAMA QUEEN), Elle¿s latest tale is all over the place, but ultimately ties together through the wedding. The chick lit story line has the phony psychic in a panic over the Internet strip, the wedding, and her relationship with Merrick as readers follow the latest capers of the flawed screwball Elle. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2006

    True Lies

    Elle is just your average fake psychic who has achieved a modicum of fame thanks to a lucky, intuitive break or two. Then, she gets a most unlucky one. Perverts film her in a dressing room, posting the video on a website, and she launches a one woman quest to take them down. That's only one of her problems. Her neighbors don't like her, her best friend is getting married in a nightmare gown, her credit is bad, her boyfriend has more than one reason to be ticked with her, and a freeloader thinks he has more right to her home than she does. Even the positive elements in her life come with barbs. If only she was really psychic and could have seen this coming! .............. Meandering realism creates a world that could almost be true. At times, the plot seems to vanish, even. Elle is a frankly flawed heroine, and not everything works out for her. Some things do, and in that, there is hope.

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