Wednesday, August 15, 2012

'The Lust Garden' Book Tour - Review and Giveaway

The Lust Garden

With her perfectly tousled blonde hair and pink, pouty lips, Gianna Salvani is the girl everyone loves to hate. She has it all – fame, fortune and unrivaled beauty. But behind the seductive smile is an insecure girl who still grieves for the father she lost years ago. With a controversial new film in the can, and the release of her debut album looming, Gianna is poised to take center stage. But when a shocking secret leaves her exposed, her fame will bring her face-to-face with a nightmare she never saw coming. Because lurking in the shadow of her spotlight is an obsessed killer with plans of his own for Gianna.

Ignited by his first conquest, Gianna’s greatest admirer begins a brutal hunt to claim her as the ultimate trophy in a string of look-alike murders. Motivated by envy, he forces himself into her seemingly untainted world and threatens to ruin everything she’s built by revealing a hidden tie that binds them. And if you knew his secret, you’d want to kill her too.

**My thoughts**

Gianna is a bitch, plain and simple. She hides her discontent and insecurity behind a facade of elite snobbery. After all, those who look down on others are really the ones hurting, right? She is going through the motions of having a successful career on different levels of the entertainment spectrum. She has never resolved her mommy and daddy issues. She can't find love that remains faithful. She has no real friends. She is quite pathetic, actually. But how can you ever wish death on anyone? Careful - you may actually find yourself starting to feel sorry for her.

Rachyl is Gianna's arch-nemesis and even more of a disaster. Her addiction to hard drugs is sending her on a downward spiral and costing her everything. 

Victoria is the magazine writer who is trying to impress her boss by exposing Gianna and her turmoil. She is yet another woman with issues. A common theme is the damage done to the women in this fast-paced life in the spotlight. She goes on a journey of discovery about Gianna and uncovers all kinds of secrets.

The mysterious killer is creepy. He gets too easily aroused by his sick obsession and rituals. It is disturbing because he really has no idea how sick he is. He was badly abused as a child. He has a deep secret that causes him to stalk Gianna. Caution - his flashbacks talk about severe physical and sexual abuse.

Nevertheless, the book draws you in as you delve deeper into the troubled lives of these people. The secrets and twists may surprise you.

Kindle / Paperback

Billy Jolie graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Mass Communications. He lives in the Tampa Bay area.
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