Monday, February 20, 2012

Daily Kindle Bargains - Idols & Cons by S. S. Michaels

Idols & Cons by S. S. Michaels is available on Kindle for just $3.99. For Amazon Prime members, the book is free in the Lending Library.


Jake Wolfram is the biggest, slickest, sickest pop star of our time. Drug-dealing voyeuristic punk, Jake, is yanked from poverty and into the white-hot spotlight after witnessing a crime committed by his neighbor, Damien Tungsten, front man for the boy band, In Dreams. Jake lives life on the run, hiding in the limelight, and resenting every single minute of it. He’s relentlessly pursued by his former friend, psychopathic visual artist, Patrick Salinger, who coerces Jake into helping him turn a grisly murder into a masterpiece. Seizing control of the power he craves, Jake disposes of Damien, confronts Patrick, and lives a bad-boy rock-and-roll lifestyle as he hijacks Damien’s super-stardom. But Damien’s not quite ready to let it go.

In her debut novel, Michaels uses biting wit and seething satire to bring the reader behind the scenes, to an explosive world where pop music grinds up against the cutting edge of art and drugs are the fuel that ignites it.

From the Reviewers:

"Idols & Cons is disturbing, intense, and funny as hell." 
--Jeremy C. Shipp, Bram stoker Award nominated author of CURSED

"Idol & Cons exposes the high price of fame. S. S. Michaels goes for the jugular and leaves a trail of blood in her wake. ”

--Amy Grech, Author of Blanket of White and The Art of Deception

"S.S. Michaels possesses an inventive mind for twisted prose. Idols and Cons rocks...and bleeds."

--Jeremy Wagner, bestselling author of The Armageddon Chord

"In Idols and Cons, SS Michaels shows us just how disturbing, and bloody, fame can be. A drug-fuelled, psychotic ride."

--Cate Gardner, author of Barbed Wire Hearts.

About the Author:

S. S. Michaels is a writer of transgressive fiction. She holds degrees in Business Administration and Film & Video Production. She has lived abroad, traveled widely, jumped out of an airplane and driven a race car. In film and television, she read slush and wrote coverage, then moved on to become a production coordinator. She finally served as a TV network financial analyst before leaving Hollywood.

Follow S. S. Michaels on Twitter: @S_S_Michaels

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