After his father was killed in a robbery, Adam Verlain used his love of books to hide from the world, something his job as a rare book cataloguer for a small university in London is perfect for. But then that university acquires a newly discovered 1865 edition of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and wants him to fly to Los Angeles and pick it up. But Adam refuses. He hates even the thought of leaving his careful, cloistered world and only agrees to go when pressured...and told the book will be brought to him at the airport so he can return home on the very next flight.
However...when he finally meets the amazingly beautiful Casey Blanchard, the movie star who inherited the book, she will not let him have it unless he accompanies her to a premier of her latest film for reasons that seem...well, quite odd.
Adam is forced to go along because if he does not get the book, he'll lose a job he loves. At the same time, his careful, cloistered world begins crashing into a chaotic mix of a too-cool henna artist, her demon toddler, her fan-boy husband, a protective mother, a drill-sergeant stylist, very questionable edibles, two mistaken identities, hysterical fans, Hollywood royalty, their courtiers and minions, maniacal LA drivers, an outlandish party, a drowning pool in the middle of Beverly Hills, a love-struck panther on a homemade veldt, 50 cans of salmon, a bubble bath...and the terrifying realization he’s fallen in love with a woman every man in the world desires, whom he knows he cannot trust...and could never love him back.
Or could she?
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About the Author
He has won multiple awards for his screenplays and has all manner of books available -- from sunshine and light ("David Martin") to cold and dark ("How To Rape A Straight Guy", which has been banned a couple of times) to flat out crazy ("The Lyons' Den) to mainstream ("The Alice '65").
He uses Tolstoy as his guide, and tries to build characters as vivid and real as possible. He has a lot of fun doing it mixed with angst, anger, and amazement ... but that's the lot of a writer.
All of his books were re-published in both paperback and ebook, beginning in 2013; anything earlier than that is out of print, except for "Boys Will Be Boys" (which contains a novella he wrote); it was published through STARbooks Press and continues to sell on Amazon.
If you want to keep up with him, here's how --
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