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Lovers & Players

Lovers & Players

A Novel

Jackie Collins; read by the author, Sydney Poitier, Jack Scalia, and Scott Sowers

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02/07/2006

ISBN: 9781593978556

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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. And she's giving her readers a revealing look into the private realms of her fabulously rich and sexy cast of characters.

In Lovers and Players, the Diamond family's power extends from coast to coast. Max—a real estate tycoon; Chris—a Hollywood lawyer; and Jett—a young, handsome ex-druggie, now a successful model in Italy, must finally come face to face with their tyrannical father, Red, who has been controlling their world for as long as they can remember.

Working as Red's housekeeper is Diahann, a beautiful black ex-singer. Her stunning bi-racial nineteen-year-old daughter, Liberty—a waitress who is a would-be singer herself—does not approve of her mother working as a housekeeper. Liberty has dreams of her own and while she pursues them, Damon P. Donnell, married hip-hop mogul supreme, pursues her.

Amy Scott-Simon, a beguilingly pretty young New York heiress, in engaged to marry Max Diamond. At her bachelorette party she runs into Jett, Max's younger brother. Jet has no idea who Amy is. She also doesn't realize who he is. A one-night fling leads to major complications.

As the lives of these characters intertwine, power, money, fame and love are the ties that bind—emotionally and otherwise—in this highly charged love story about family relationships and deadly choices.

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Lovers & Players by Jackie Collins--Audiobook Excerpt

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

“Take one vindictive aging tycoon and three charismatic, ambitious sons; add one naïve heiress, one aspiring R&B diva, one British (titled, natch) lady of the house; throw in a dash of Russian mafia, kinky sex and a pinch of rap mogul, fabulous locations and a sprinkling of murders, and you have the ingredients for a fast-paced, glamour-heavy Collins extravaganza...the ever-stylin' Collins manages to tie the scattered plot lines together into another page-turning tale packed with intrigue, revenge and romance for her St. Martin's debut.” —Publishers Weekly

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

“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)

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

“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)

“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)

About the author

Jackie Collins; read by the author, Sydney Poitier, Jack Scalia, and Scott Sowers

JACKIE COLLINS is one of the world's top-selling writers, with more than four hundred million copies of her books sold in more than forty countries. Her twenty-three bestselling novels have never been out of print. She lives in Beverly Hills, California.



Jack Scalia is an Emmy-nominated actor who has starred in a host of television series, including All My Children, Remington Steele, Pointman, and Dallas. He also acted in high profile miniseries such as Judith Krantz's I'll Take Manhattan and Jackie Collins's Lady Boss, for which he was nominated for the Critics Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries. His film career includes roles in Black Widow, Exit, Red-Eye, and End Game. Jack narrated Lovers & Players by Jackie Collins for Macmillan Audio. He lives in Los Angeles.


Sydney Tamiia Poitier, daughter of screen legend Sidney Poitier, co-narrated mega bestseller Jackie Collins's Lovers & Players and The Power Trip. Onscreen, she has appeared in the films Blues, Death Proof, Grindhouse, The List, and Nine Lives. She has also been featured on the hit television series Grey's Anatomy, Veronica Mars, Knight Rider, and Joan of Arcadia.




Scott Sowers has narrated numerous audiobooks, including books by Douglas Preston, Robert Ludlum, John Hart, and Nicholas Sparks. He was named the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense by AudioFile magazine. AudioFile also awarded Sowers an Earphones Award for his narration of John Hart's Down River, writing, "[providing] a bewitching rhythm and pace, expertly capturing and elevating this story of redemption. The combination of Hart and Sowers provides the perfect marriage of prose and voice. Together they enable the book to transcend genre fiction and become something exceptional."

Sydney Tamiia Poitier

Jack Scalia

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