As previously reported, CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” announced a new partnership with Pan Macmillan and its digital-first imprint, Momentum, in which the publishing company will release a series of novellas surrounding several characters from the daytime soap opera. Today, it was announced that the first two of eight novellas will go on sale on Tuesday, January 28. An e-book version of each will be released worldwide. In Australia, paperback print copies will be available at the same time as the digital release.
“Love stories that have yet to be seen on television can now fully ignite between the covers of these novellas,” said “B&B” executive producer and head writer, Bradley P. Bell in announcing the deal last month. “This partnership with Pan Macmillan and Momentum expands the choices our fans have to be entertained by the signature characters of ‘The Bold and the Beautiful.’”
Even though she’s on “Days of our Lives,” hosts “The Biggest Loser,” and graces the covers of countless magazines, the world just can’t seem to get enough of Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady). And now fans of the busy mom of two have another venture to look forward to: Her new book, “Scared Scriptless.”
The actress took to Twitter to announce the reveal of the book’s cover, along with a link to details about the book, which is due out in bookstores on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. “Just in — my book cover!” she wrote. “So excited 2 share with you!! Like it?”
Wonder whatever happened to “Guiding Light’s” Justin Klosky (ex-Joey Lupo)? Well the actor is now a professional celebrity organizer and author of the new book, “Organize & Create Discipline: An A-to-Z Guide to an Organized Existence,” which was released yesterday.
In the book, the Miami native discusses “what growing up with OCD was like and why my OCD came about.” He notes, “‘Organize & Create Discipline’ is my first published work. Having ADHD and OCD made focusing my thoughts for a book a very complicated task. It’s tough to perfect the content when you’re stuck dwelling on whether the headings should be centered or left justified.”
In the new book, “Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of One Life to Live,” actress Ellen Holly (ex-Clara “Carla” Hall) accused former co-star Erika Slezak (Viki Lord Buchanan) of getting her fired off of the ABC soap back in the 1980′s. The actress says Slezak used the words, “Get those two black bitches out of my face,” in reference to Holly and Lillian Hayman (Sadie Gray) during an anniversary party for the show in 1983. Until now, Slezak had not commented on the matter since the book hit Amazon and other outlets in early September.
Per her official website, Slezak emailed author Jeff Giles on November 7 to give her side of the story (see below), which will be edited into all new and future editions of the book (both digital and hard copies). “Please know that the quotes attributed to Erika from Ellen Holly are absolutely not true,” Slezak’s website stated.
Earlier this year, ABC’s “General Hospital” released “Love In Maine,” which was a corporate tie-in with Disney/ABC Television Group’s Hyperpion Books and the debut novel by the fictional “GH” character Molly Lansing-Davis (Haley Pullos). Unfortunately, upon release Connie Falconeri had all the credit until TJ (Tequan Richmond), Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Shawn (Sean Blakemore) helped Molly set the record straight on the soap. Five months since the release of “Maine,” Hyperion Books has announced it plans to release the sequel to the novel as an eBook.
“Beautiful Stephanie Campbell thinks she has heard every line from every sleazy guy in Maine. Then Jimmy Post–well dressed, good-looking, and so self-assured–walks into the VA clinic where she works as a nurse and tells her she is beautiful. Stephanie thinks he is another creep hitting on her and gives him back a mouthful. But that night when she shows up at the pre-wedding party for her dear friend Maddie, who should she see but Jimmy–who just happens to be the bride’s brother and a self-made multimillionaire. Sparks fly. But will the small-town girl and the big-city hotshot find permanent happiness?” reads the description of the book, which can be purchased here.
“Main Squeeze” is scheduled for release on Tuesday, August 13. A paperback edition is currently unavailable.
As noted in our recent interview with Greg Meng, co-executive producer, “Days of our Lives,” the NBC Daytime soap opera is releasing “Days of our Lives Better Living: Cast Secrets for a Healthier, Balanced Life,” a new book that delves into five better living topics – nutrition, exercise, style, inspiration and balance.
Movies and TV shows have stemmed from books (“Twilight,” and “True Blood,” anybody?), but it’s a rare day when TV shows and books are created simultaneously to create an integrated storytelling experience. But that’s about to change! As ABC preps for the premiere of the new reality series, “Whodunnit?” (an interactive program that puts amateur sleuths’ investigative skills to the test in a mystery murder reality competition), executive producer, Anthony E. Zuiker (creator of “CSI”), has teamed up with Hyperion Books to release a series of novels that will be released along with the series to enhance the viewing experience.
On Tuesday, March 12, during the east coast broadcast of ABC’s “General Hospital“” (2:00 – 3:00 PM ET/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT), fans of Kelly Sullivan (Kate Howard/Connie Falconeri) will be able to tweet live with the soap star as she discusses her characters. Yes, her characters!
In the episode, Connie Falconeri is releasing her first novel titled “Love in Maine,” which is in actuality a corporate tie-in with Disney/ABC Television Group’s Hyperpion Books, and the site of the launch event turns into a scandal when Molly Lansing-Davis (Haley Pullos) and TJ (Tequan Richmond) show up with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Shawn (Sean Blakemore) to assert their claim that Connie didn’t write the book – Molly did. Will Kate back them up? Meanwhile, Sonny has a hunch that Connie has reemerged and goes in search of her. Who will he find when he finally tracks her down? It is a book launch party that cannot be missed!
Victoria Rowell, author of “The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir” and “Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva,” is back for an all-new release entitled “The Young and the Ruthless,” which is scheduled for release on Tuesday, March 5. As part of the promotion of the book, Rowell will be taking part in a live Twitter chat with fans and readers as she answers questions sent to her using the hashtag #BookishChat starting at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT on Friday, March 1.
The last time People Magazine offerred a collector’s edition of a soap opera was in September 2011, when the mag celebrated the life and history of the then canceled “All My Children.” This time the magazine is celebrating the continued life and history of “General Hospital” with a special 50th Anniversary collector’s edition that finds Luke and Laura Spencer (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis), Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms), Sonny Corinthos and Brenda Barrett (Maurice Benard and Vanessa Marcil), Duke Lavery and Anna Devane (Ian Buchanan and Finola Highes), and Jagger Cates (Antonio Sabato Jr.) gracing the cover.