In the world of sensational fiction, Jackie Collins is considered the Queen of Trash, the Duchess of Dirty Books. It might be easier to dog-ear the pages in her novel that don't have a steamy bedroom interlude. But even more than sex, the characters in her show-biz soap operas lust after something else: power.
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Also Known As:
Jacqueline Jill Collins (full name)
Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
October 4, 1941
Place of Birth:
Jackie Collins's official web site
|The Latest from Collins||Selected Novels|
|Drop Dead Beautiful|
The bestselling author returns with her 25th fabulous novel and her most beloved character...Get ready for the scandalously scintillating read only Jackie Collins can deliver! Lucky Santangelo is back with a vengeance -- still every bit as strong, sexy, and seductive as ever! But Lucky is older and wiser, and hot to reclaim her power position in Las Vegas. However, a deadly enemy from her past has resurfaced -- a person determined to take everything from her, including the family she holds so dear: two sons and an out-of-control teenage daughter who is just as outrageous as Lucky herself. Like mother, like daughter. And if that old saying holds true, it’s going to be one wild ride.
The World Is Full of Married Men (1968)|
The Bitch (1979)
Hollywood Wives (1983)
Rock Star (1988)
Hollywood Divorces (2003)
Lovers & Players (2006)
Drop Dead Beautiful (2007)
Jackie Collins chronology
|Don't Try This at Home|
|Jackie Collins' novels are so soaked with unsafe sex that in her 1993 book American Star she felt compelled to add a caveat at the beginning urging her readers to use protection during sex. In other words, Do as I say, not as I write. |
|The Best Book to Read First||Get Lucky|
A juicy must-read, Collins' examination of the show business culture, is told from the perspective of power-hungry, social-climbing wives who fortify themselves with salads and gossip at trendy restaurants before turning the shops of Rodeo Drive and the parties of their friends and rivals into their extended battleground. Hollywood Wives, of course, led to ...
Collins has gotten lots of mileage out of Lucky Santangelo, the gangster's daughter with a streak of ruthlessness. Collins is giving her top vixen a rest, she says in an interview on her web site: "I have written five books about Lucky Santangelo, so where else can I go? Although she will be back shortly, because Lucky is a true survivor."
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