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(Holly Hearts Hollywood Book 2)
Publication Date: Oct 27, 2015
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Genre: YA, Romance
Purchase Links: Amazon
Holly Hart has it all: designer clothes, affluent friends, a recording contract, and she’s dating the biggest pop star in America.
It’s too bad he can’t be seen with her in public. It’s even worse that he seems so very cozy with Lacey, the girl who seems to enjoy stealing Holly’s dream and taking all the credit for their platinum-selling album.
And Lacey? Well she couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket, but that hasn’t stopped her from basking in the glow of the fame and fortune that comes with pretending to be Holly.
Yet, Holly signed a contract vowing to never reveal her true identity as the girl behind the hit songs. Her record label doesn’t want anyone to know their teen dream is really a chubby, insecure girl from Iowa.
Holly needs to focus on finals. She can’t let herself be distracted by the extremely hot and talented Grayson Frost or his prevailing attachment to Lacey. This is the deal Holly made, and she has to honor it no matter how much she hates it.
As if that’s not enough pressure, her grandparents have come to stay, her mom is dating a guy who makes his own deodorant, Shell Shocked Records want Holly to distance herself from Grayson, and she’ll probably end up failing Driver’s Ed.
In a town full of gossip and secrets, Holly wonders just how much longer she can continue to live a double life.
When the media gets a little too close for comfort, both Holly and Lacey are at risk. Soon Holly realizes her dream isn’t only about her and if she is to ever be truly happy, she’ll need to find a way past her insecurities.
Filled with laugh out loud and hold your breath moments, Holly Hearts Headlines is the follow-up to Holly Hearts Hollywood by Kenley Conrad.
(Holly Hearts Hollywood #1)
Publication Date: September 2014
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Holly Hearts Hollywood is the first book in a series.
Seventeen-year-old Holly Hart wants to be a star. She moves to Los Angeles from the small town of Cedar Junction, only to hear she’s too fat and ugly to be a famous singer.
But when Shell Shocked Records looks past Holly’s plus-size and less-than-graceful-personality to offer her a recording contract, Holly cannot believe her good fortune. On closer inspection, however, the the record execs want Holly to do all the singing, and a thinner and more beautiful girl, Lacey, would lip-sync and get all the credit. Holly goes for it because after all, she wanted to sing.
Contractually bound to secrecy, Holly is more than happy to sit backstage and write in her journal while Lacey shimmies in the limelight and basks in the fame. Before she knows it, Holly is friends with Serena, the pop-star daughter of a music-mogul, flirting with an intern, and developing a strange half-friendship with Lacey.
When Grayson Frost, the biggest country star in America, and coincidentally, a former school bully begins dating Lacey, Holly hopes that he won’t recognize or torment her.
Through a series of embarrassing and weird events, Holly gets to know Grayson and learns that he is much nicer and more mature than he was four years ago. Holly is horrified when she starts falling for him. When Grayson admits he fell for Lacey’s voice, what is a girl to do when she can’t legally tell the truth at the moment when the truth matters the most?
Musical Playlist used to write Holly Hearts Headlines
KC: None, actually. I’m asked this question a lot, and it is logical because most writers I know love to write with music and create really complex playlists. But, I actually don’t like writing with music playing. When I wrote Headlines I was working an eight-hour, cubicle-bound day job and I managed to find the time between my tasks to write. When I’m home, I turn the TV on to something I’ve already seen (I watched Clueless and She’s All That an astonishing number of times) so that I can have some background noise. I don’t know why, but I’ve never been much into music playlists for writing.
Your favorite books so far of 2015?
KC: Oh boy, I think most of the books I’ve read this year weren’t new releases. I devoured Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot because I’ve been DYING to find out what happened to Mia and Michael. Man, I was not disappointed. I laughed, I cried, it was a wonderful reading experience. I listen to a lot of audiobooks, and my other favorites that I listened to recently (these may or may not be 2015 releases. Sorry, I’m horribly out of date with my reading) were The Martian (book and movie were both awesome), The Girl with All the Gifts (it’s a zombie book with strong undertones of human ethics. Sign me up!), and The Girl on the Train (unreliable narrators, twists and turns, and lots of trains. It’s a dream come true).
Who would be your dream cast?
KC: I get asked this a lot and I feel like my answer is kind of lame. I would want an unknown actress to play Holly. Holly is a plus-sized girl and I want to make sure that whoever would play her would have the right body type. I would hate for Hollywood to slim her down, as I’m sure they’ll try to do. I had Taylor Swift in mind when I wrote the character of Lacey, but she’s obviously too old to ever play the role. For Grayson I pictured Zac Efron in my mind’s eye, but he’s also too old. I would LOVE for Mary Louise Parker to play Holly’s mom! She’d be amazing.
Kenley is a twenty-something cat lady who lives in Phoenix, Arizona. When she’s not working her office day job or writing books, you can find her either singing and dancing or binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.
Contest Ends November 20th
(1) winner will receive a digital copy of Holly Hearts Headlines and a $10 Amazon Gift Card