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Lovers & Players

Jackie Collins

St. Martin's Griffin

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Dangerous sex, family secrets, irresistible power, mega money, and two murders equal one reckless week in New York. . . .

In Lovers & Players, the Diamond family rules. Red Diamond is an abusive and much-loathed billionaire. His three sons, Max, Chris, and Jett, are summoned to New York for a family meeting which rocks their world.

Diahann, a beautiful black ex-singer, works as Red’s housekeeper—a job her daughter, Liberty, does not approve of. A waitress and would-be singer herself, Liberty has dreams of her own and while she pursues them, Damon P. Donnell, married hip-hop mogul supreme, pursues her.

Young New York heiress Amy Scott-Simon is engaged to marry Max. At her bachelorette party she runs into Jett. Jett has no idea who Amy is. She also doesn’t realize who he is. A one-night fling leads to major complications.

Now the lives of these characters will intertwine, forever changing their destinies, in this highly charged love story about family relationships and deadly choices.

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1"What's your name, dear?" the bald man with an abundance of hair sprouting from his ears inquired."Liberty," the young waitress replied."What's that?" he said, peering at her."Liberty," she repeated. It's written on my name tag, asshole. Can't you see it?"What kind of name--"Oh, puleeze! You got any idea how many times I've had to go through this conversation? Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin named their baby Apple. Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Coco. What's so unusual about Liberty?Ignoring him, she refilled the bald man's coffee cup and walked away. Moron! she though
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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Jackie Collins' novel Lovers & Players, narrated by the author, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Jack Scalia, and Scott Sowers. Dangerous sex, family secrets, irresistible power, mega money and two murders equal one reckless week in New York. Lovers and Players takes you on a high-powered trip from Park Avenue to Brooklyn. Jackie Collins is back—in her most deliciously scandalous novel yet.

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Praise for Lovers & Players

“[A] fast-paced, glamour-heavy Collins extravaganza . . . packed with intrigue, revenge and romance.” —Publishers Weekly
“A totally delicious read.” —Complete Woman

“A decadent concoction sure to appeal . . . a fast lane take on the lives of the rich and fabulous.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Vintage Collins here: Sex, love, betrayal and deception.  Her fans will certainly enjoy.” —Booklist

“Collins is back with another sexy page-turner.” —New York Post

“Scandal galore, a cast of beautiful people (with issues) and lively descriptions that are always fun to read. . . . pure, unadulterated Collins.” —Romantic Times

“A classic Collins fiasco.  Love, murder, glamour, sex, and betrayal are all covered, natch.” —OK! magazine

“A smorgasbord of love, sex, power, and money.” —Elle magazine (UK)

“Settle down with Jett, Chris and Max, whose overnight stands, debts, and divorces make sizzling reading.” —Sunday Express (UK)

“[Collins] seems to know every Hollywood player and just where to find their dirty laundry basket. She is a consummate observer, an outsider with an insider’s knowledge. That’s her signature trick. She is at once both intimate and detached.” —Daily Mail (UK)

“Power, money and sex in the lives of America’s beautiful people…bartender, pour us a dirty martini and keep them coming. This is vintage Jackie Collins and we’ll be here ‘til closing.” —Heat magazine (UK)

“Jackie at her very best. The plot has more twists and turns than Sunset Boulevard and is faster than a Ferrari on a Los Angeles freeway. Her style is pure escapism, her heroines strong and ambitious, and her men, well, like the book they’ll keep you up all night. In her novels Jackie’s taught women how to get their man, keep him, get to the top, and stay there.” —Company magazine (UK)

“Escapism doesn’t come racier than Jackie Collins.” —YOU magazine (UK)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jackie Collins

  • There have been many imitators, but only Jackie Collins can tell you what really goes on in the fastest lane of all. From Beverly Hills bedrooms to a raunchy prowl along the streets of Hollywood; from glittering rock parties and concerts to stretch limos and the mansions of the power brokers—Jackie Collins chronicles the real truth from the inside looking out.

            Jackie Collins has been called a “raunchy moralist” by the late director Louis Malle and “Hollywood’s own Marcel Proust” by Vanity Fair magazine. With over 400 million copies of her books sold in more than forty countries, and with some twenty-seven New York Times bestsellers to her credit, Jackie Collins is one of the world’s top-selling novelists. She is known for giving her readers an unrivalled insider’s knowledge of Hollywood and the glamorous lives and loves of the rich, famous, and infamous! “I write about real people in disguise,” she says. “If anything, my characters are toned down—the truth is much more bizarre.”

            Visit Jackie’s website www.jackiecollins.com, and follow her on Twitter at JackieJCollins and Facebook at www.facebook.com/jackiecollins.

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