Caught on Camera
(Hollywood in Muskoka, #1)
Publication date: September 9th 2016
Genres: Comedy, New Adult, Romance
To achieve her dream of working on Hollywood film sets, star struck chambermaid Rachel Lehmann needs $35,000 for film school tuition by the end of the summer. When she’s asked to fill in for a missing bridesmaid at a movie star’s wedding, it’s her big chance to take candid photos of celebrities and sell them to the entertainment media. Then groomsman Mickey McNichol, agent to the stars, sweeps her off her feet.
Mickey’s bitter experience is that everyone in show business fakes emotions. When he falls for the stand-in bridesmaid, he thinks he’s finally met a beautiful woman he can trust. But if Rachel betrays his friends’ privacy, Mickey will ensure she never works in Hollywood.
GUEST POST:Behind the Camera or in Front of it by Madelle Morgan
Rachel, a starstruck chambermaid at a luxury resort, is aiming for a career as a Hollywood camera operator. She believes she belongs behind the camera, not in front of it.Growing up, I loved acting in school plays, but, exactly like Rachel in her teen years, I thought actresses had to be beautiful. I figured I didn’t have the face and figure necessary to become a Hollywood star. In those days the Hollywood gossip media weren’t publishing photos of actors without make-up!
In Caught on Camera, Hollywood in Muskoka series, Book 1, Rachel is a tall, skinny brunette with big glasses who is asked by the bride, a former fashion model, to stand in for a missing bridesmaid because she fits the dress. In the luxury hotel spa, makeup artist Marie-Eve Tremblay transforms Rachel from plain to pretty. Rachel ditches her maid’s uniform and sneakers for borrowed designer dresses and Christian Louboutin heels to attend the receptions and dinners. Mingling with the Hollywood celebrity guests she’s idolized from afar is like a dream come true!
But Rachel has an ulterior motive during the wedding weekend: take secret photos of the celebrities and sell them to pay for film school tuition. There’s only one thing standing in her way. Handsome groomsman Mickey McNichol takes an interest in the Canadian beauty and sticks to her like glue.
Rachel discovers at a disastrous wedding photo shoot that being in front of a camera is not at all glamorous, and being behind the camera shooting celebrities is not what she expected. Disillusioned, she begins to rethink her goal to become a Hollywood camera operator. Besides, she wants to focus on a budding romance with Mickey.
Then everything goes horribly wrong…
Madelle completed four novels before Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc. contracted to publish her debut romantic suspense, Diamond Lust—republished as Diamond Hunter—and a sexy, short free read, The Next Big Thing, in 2010.
When Madelle realized her author voice is more suited to light, humorous contemporary romance, she went waaaay back to her teen years for the Hollywood in Muskoka series setting. Madelle, her sisters, and assorted pets enjoyed idyllic summers at a lake in the District of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, named by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of their top 20 Best of the World Must-see Places.
The Muskoka lakes’ forested shorelines are dotted with palatial properties owned by wealthy families and Hollywood celebrities. At sixteen, being neither rich nor famous, Madelle worked briefly as a chambermaid at the now-closed Delawana Inn, a local resort.
Madelle is retired from an engineering career in the federal public service and lives in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, with her husband. She tries to keep fit with cycling, Pilates, and yoga, and dreams of owning a waterfront cottage. Or at least a pool.
She tweets and posts on Facebook and Goodreads about Hollywood, filmmaking, Muskoka, and, of course, writing. She blogs the second Tuesday of the month at romancingthegenres.blogspot.com and occasionally on her own website.
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