Tag: Lauren Conrad

Book Watch: The Fame Game by Lauren Conrad.

Posted March 30, 2012 by Rowena in Promotions | 2 Comments

In Hollywood, fame can be found on every corner and behind any door. You just have to know where to look for it. Nineteen-year-old Madison Parker made a name for herself as best frenemy of nice-girl-next-door Jane Roberts on the hot reality show L.A. Candy. Now Madison’s ready for her turn in the spotlight and she’ll stop at nothing to get it. Sure, she’s the star of a new show, but with backstabbing friends and suspicious family members trying to bring her down, Madison has her work cut out for her. Plus, there’s a new nice girl in “reality” town—aspiring actress Carmen Price, the daughter of Hollywood royalty—and she’s a lot more experienced at playing the fame game… When the camera’s start rolling, whose star will shine brighter?

Filled with characters both familiar and new, Lauren Conrad’s series about the highs and lows of being famous delivers Hollywood gossip and drama at every turn.

I’ve only read the first book in this series but I have the other two in my TBR pile and I’m still hopeful that I’ll get them read soon. I really like Lauren Conrad and don’t even care if she didn’t write these books. She was a sweet girl on Laguna Beach and I was a fan of her straight forward attitude on The Hills and I support her whenever I can. This book comes out on April 3, 2012 so it’s definitely on my radar, especially since this is Madison’s book. I’m all kinds of anxious to read this one.

Have you read any of the other books by LC? Will you be reading this book?

..and that’s your scoop!

This book is available from Harper Teen.
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Review: L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad.

Posted January 20, 2011 by Rowena in Reviews | 2 Comments

Main Character: Jane Roberts
Series: L.A. Candy, Book 1
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Los Angeles is all about the sweet life: hot clubs, cute guys, designer . . . everything. Nineteen-year-old Jane Roberts can’t wait to start living it up. She may be in L.A. for an internship, but Jane plans to play as hard as she works, and has enlisted her BFF Scarlett to join in the fun.

When Jane and Scarlett are approached by a producer who wants them to be on his new series, a “reality version of Sex and the City,” they can hardly believe their luck. Their own show? Yes, please!

Soon Jane is TV’s hottest star. Fame brings more than she ever imagined possible for a girl from Santa Barbara free designer clothes, the choicest tables at the most exclusive clubs, invites to Hollywood premieres and she’s lapping up the VIP treatment with her eclectic entourage of new pals. But those same friends who are always up for a wild night are also out for a piece of Jane’s spotlight.

In a city filled with people chasing after their dreams, it’s not long before Jane…

I read this book for the first when it first came out because I requested the book from my contacts over at Avon because I was a huge Lauren Conrad fan and still am but this series has totally fallen off my radar so I’m here to bring it back.

Reading this book again after so much time was like reading it for the first time. It’s got all of the glitz and glam of Hollywood and though I’m not a big fan of the cut throat Hollywood lifestyle that I’ve read in books but this book wasn’t done up too bad. Reading this book was like watching an episode of The Hills and since I was a huge fan of the show, I was all about that in this book.

This book follows Jane Roberts and Scarlet Harp as they go from regular no name people off the street to reality tv’s hit sensation. We see them learning for themselves what it’s like to live in the spotlight and to live in the big city bright lights of Hollywood. Now if you’ve watched The Hills series finale with Brody walking off the set the way that he did, it left you with the impression that maybe the show was scripted (oh who are we kidding? Still, I loved that show) and you see further proof of that here in this book. They had to re-tape situations over and over again to get the footage that they wanted and well, it was like getting a behind the scenes sneak peek at the whole production and while I enjoyed it, it wasn’t the best thing since slice bread.

For me, the story served as reminding me just how much I liked The Hills. It reminded me how much I couldn’t stand Heidi and reading this book again made me remember how much I loved watching Lauren Conrad grow into the woman she became on The Hills since I was an avid fan of hers when she was on Laguna Beach and I hated Kristin Cavallari because she was such a b word.

Once again, I hated Gaby and Madison. Gaby totally reminds me of Audrina or as Perez Hilton calls her, “Ceiling Eyes” and this time around, they got on my freaking nerves. The love triangle between Braden, Jane and Jesse was a delight to read about as well. Overall, the story was good but it wasn’t the fantabulous read that I was expecting (the first time around) but I will tell you this, reading this has increased my desire to read the other books in the series so I guess I’ll just have to get on that, won’t I?

For all of my Mom friends out there, I’d give this book a rating of:

There’s a lot of adult content in here so I’d say if you wouldn’t let your kids watch The Hills then you probably shouldn’t let them read this one.

..and that’s your scoop!

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Book Watch: Sugar and Spice by Lauren Conrad.

Posted August 13, 2010 by Rowena in Promotions | 11 Comments

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a YA book watch so I’m going to do one today.

A book that I’m looking forward to reading is Lauren Conrad’s Sugar and Spice. I’m a huge LC fan, ever since her days on Laguna Beach back when she was messing around with Steven. I read the first book, L.A. Candy and have the second book in my TBR pile.

I adore the covers and think they’re super cute and enjoyed the first book so I’m excited to continue this series.

Isn’t the cover cute?

Here’s the blurb:

In the final book of the hit series L.A. Candy, Jane Roberts is a bona fide celebrity—she’s got the VIP treatment, couture clothes, and starlet lo…more

In the final book of the hit series L.A. Candy, Jane Roberts is a bona fide celebrity—she’s got the VIP treatment, couture clothes, and starlet looks. She also has the tabloid scandals, fake friends, and relentless paparazzi. Having learned a few things from her first season on the air, Jane is trying to surround herself with the people who she knows love her for her…and take a break from boys—since they’ve been nothing but trouble. But when her high school sweetheart Caleb and her unrequited L.A. crush Braden show up, both looking cuter and acting sweeter than ever, Jane has a hard time remembering her no-boys rule….

Just when everything feels out of control, Jane makes a shocking discovery. And what she finds changes everyone’s definition of “reality” forever.

In her deliciously entertaining novel, television star Lauren Conrad pulls the curtain back on young Hollywood and shows that sometimes the real drama is behind the scenes.

Yay, lots to look forward to for real!

Anyone else reading this series? How are you liking it so far?

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Celebrity Authors.

Posted June 23, 2009 by Rowena in Reviews | 12 Comments

I am a big time fan of Lauren Conrad and have been since we first met Lauren on MTV’s Laguna Beach. I have followed her from Laguna Beach and then over to The Hills when she made the move and I have enjoyed every minute of watching her live her life through the MTV camera lens. I can’t explain why I’ve been addicted to every show that she’s been on because well, I don’t know why I’ve been addicted. I only know that I have been for years.

I still am, come to think about it and now Lauren’s taken the road that most celebrities have taken and she’s penned a book.

It’s a work of fiction about…well, her life and I was excited enough to want to read it because I’m dazzled by the life that Lauren shows us on The Hills. I’ve been reading and reading this book like my eyes are going to pop out of my head if I stop reading and I can’t help but wonder why I’m so dazzled by Lauren. The book is interesting enough but it’s nowhere near as great as some of the other books by my favorite authors and yet every single person that I’ve come across who has seen me with this book have been so frickin’ excited about the book that they can’t wait to buy it in hardcover and read it for themselves. Everyone wants this book and it surprises me because these are the same people that will not pick up a book by any other author and I know this because I’ve pimped out some of my favorite authors to these people and it’s months later and they’re still nowhere near close to finishing the books that I’ve given them to try out. It seriously puzzles me because they’re totally missing out on other great authors.

I’ve read a couple of books by celebrity authors and I know that I will continue to read books written by my favorite authors but my favorite authors continue to be the authors that don’t have their own TV Shows or record deal with the biggest record label. My favorite authors are still the ones that pen those romance novels that are touching, engaging and totally fantastic.

Why do you guys think celebrities turn to writing books? Should they? Have you read a book by a certain celebrity that you think is just oh so amazing and want to share with us?

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Lauren Conrad to Pen 3 Book Series for Harper Collins, WOO HOO!

Posted September 12, 2008 by Rowena in Reviews | 2 Comments

Did you guys hear that Lauren Conrad (Izzy, our girl is going to be an author!) signed a contract to write a 3 book series? I didn’t know she liked to write but hey, do the damn thing Lauren and handle your scandal, woo hoo!

Izzy, our girl is going to be an author, YAHOO!

Here’s what I read on just about dang near everyone’s blog:

She’s been living it up with fashion shows on both coasts this week, and now it sounds like Lauren Conrad may be looking to further diversify her resume.

According to a recent report, the “Hills” hottie has just signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins Publishers for a young adult fiction series. And the subject matter is familiar territory for LC.

A press release for “L.A. Candy” reveals that the books will contain “the behind-the scenes story of a young girl who moves to L.A. and unexpectedly becomes the star of a reality television show.”

HarperCollins Senior Vice President Elise Howard told press, “I’ve never seen a new project generate noise like the instant buzz that swept through our offices around this deal. The Hills and Lauren Conrad are household names among our staff, and their popularity is even higher among the teens who are our readers. We’re bracing ourselves for a blockbuster publication.”

Miss Conrad added, “I’ve always loved books that I could lose myself in, ones that would transport me to another place, but had characters I could relate to. I’m so excited to have this opportunity to write books like that for other readers.”

I, for one…WILL FOR DAMN SURE BE READING THESE! =) …and reviewing them too, so Lauren don’t let me down! =)

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