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Posted March 13, 2012
Vikki and Daniel's story was funny and sexy. It progressed a lilltle too slowly for me at first, but it made up for it after the first few chapters. Cute, sexy read.
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Posted May 15, 2011
One of my favorite movies is Soapdish starring Teri Hatcher, Robert Downey Jr., Sally Field, Whoopi Goldberg, and Kevin Kline. Totally love that flick.
This book made me think of all the devious plotting and seduction that goes on in the movie. What a fun read.
Vixen Mallory is beautiful, seductive, and deceitful. She can have any man she wants, and she's married more men than you can imagine. She destroys men. All the women hate Vixen, and all the men love her.
There's only one problem: Vixen isn't real. She's a character in a soap opera played by mild-mannered Vikki Kirkland.
Investigative journalist Dan Falkner is intrigued by Vixen, but he's more intrigued by the actress who wears the role like a pair of comfortable shoes.
Take a trip to Sodom's Crossing (I know. Isn't that a hysterical name for the soap opera town?) and watch how Dan learns to distinguish between the real woman and the soap opera temptress.
This book is steamy -- and funny and romantic! It's also a heck of a good time.
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Posted September 8, 2013
Stars: Overall: 5 Narration: 4 Story: 5
I am an admitted fan of Elaine Raco Chase’s work – and it is entirely her doing that I am now addicted to audiobooks. That’s not a bad thing when you have the opportunity to review - and this recording has managed to climb to some of my all-time favorite titles that she has written.
Vicki/Vixen is an actress, and loves her life, the celebrity and the perks that come with her job as a soap opera star. Her life is an open book: while some may think her calculating I found her refreshing and surprisingly candid and matter of fact about her looks, her life and her desires.
When Dan is sent to write “the story” about the backstage world of the hit soap opera, and his determination to dig has many of the cast members running scared. Not Vicki, however: her lack of secrets and ability to keep men off balanced is the perfect solution to what could become a PR nightmare.
Since Vicki finds Dan particularly attractive, and her go-to offensive move is to seduce, the games begin. With a touch of Marilyn-esque va-voom mixed with the intelligence of a woman who can and will use every asset to her advantage, the sexual tension and interplay with the two characters is delightful and entertaining as the two realize the inevitable: they will be involved, and it will not be professional. Steamy and saucy, with dialogue to die for, this is a winner of a story.
Narration is provided by Sheila Book, with a voice that feels right for the story and does not distract overmuch with her tone or pitch changes for characters. While I would have appreciated some well-placed pauses before character change, this was not overly distracting as the characters are solidly created with distinct personalities that are evident in their words and enhanced with her delivery. At just over 4 hours this is a perfect afternoon’s escape listen.
Again, Elaine Raco Chase has delivered a story that is both entertaining and well-researched, with enough steam to actually explain those packages from inmates that were sent to her publisher. Yes – that is part of the introduction to the story, and made me laugh out loud in anticipation.
I received an AudioBook version from the author for purpose of honest review for the Heard Word. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Posted May 10, 2011
Glad to see another eBook by this author. Video Vixen is probably the sexiest funniest book to date. When the cast of the number one cable soap opera decides to gaslight an investigative reporter - it's Vixen Mallory aka Vikki Kirkland to the rescue. She's the only actor without a secret and she's served up as the perfect bait. Dan Falkner had been Vixen-ized the minute he saw her in Playboy, but in the flesh - it was Vikki who proved more intriguing. What Vixen/Vikki and the crew put Dan through is hysterical - and the hot erotic love scenes fog up your glasses!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 5, 2011
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