LUCIE SIMONE has a passion for travel, yoga, and writing. She has a degree in Journalism, a Master of Fine Arts in Television Production, and is a certified yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance. Her love of comedy (and living under the delusion that she might one day be an actress) resulted in a stint studying improvisation, which, ironically enough, taught her to be a better writer.
Her short story, “A Taste of Italy,” won the New York Book Festival competition for best ebook and is a bestseller at Amazon UK. The release of her debut novel, Hollywood Ending, a romantic comedy about life in Hollywood for the not-so-rich-and-famous, marked the launch of her small press, Simon & Fig, which publishes Chick Lit, Lad Lit and Women’s Fiction exclusively.
Lucie lives, loves and writes in the City of Angels, but considers New York City her second home and visits as often as her bank account will allow.
For Lauren Tate, a high-powered TV producer, sex, lies, and scandal make for a great movie-of-the-week, but when she becomes the target of a smear campaign, even the most salacious of Hollywood’s tales can’t compare to her real life drama. With her soon-to-be-ex-husband leading the effort to sully her reputation, and her former assistant threatening to snatch her hard-earned position at Timeless Television out of her hands, Lauren’s perfectly planned life quickly begins to unravel at the seams.
Clawing her way back to the top of the TV food chain is no easy task, especially in an industry where backstabbing is a sport and gossip is a fulltime business. But Lauren learns just how cutthroat showbiz can truly be when the hottest scandal in Tinsel Town turns deadly and the Hollywood hunk who’s stolen her heart is missing in action. Can she salvage her career, her reputation, and her love life? Or will Hollywood be the death of her?
PRAISE FOR PICTURE PERFECT
“Picture Perfect is an easy, enjoyable, and funny read that had me frequently snorting with laughter.”
~ Lydia, Novel Escapes
“Picture Perfect has the elements that I love in a great novel; humor, drama, a bit of mystery, great dialogue and characters I care about. I highly recommend it and rate it 4.5 stars.”
~ Emily, Mrs. Mommy Booknerd
“I would definitely recommend this book…and I can guarantee you’ll be sitting on the edge of your seat towards the end of this novel! You DON’T want to pass this book up!”
~ Josie Ann, Ebook Addict
“Picture Perfect was one of those perfect type of books where everything just flowed so naturally that it was almost impossible to put down and I often didn’t!”
~ The East Village
Hollywood Ending is a romantic comedy about life in Hollywood for the not-so-rich-and-famous. Trina Stewart is desperate to find a proper Hollywood job and finally quit teaching ESL, but after ten years in Tinsel Town, things are looking grim. That is, until she sets her sights on sexy new neighbor, Matiu Wulf, a New Zealander of Maori origin who is only in Los Angeles to get some scene design experience to beef up his resume, and then he’s headed back home to Auckland. He manages to thwart Trina’s advances, but when she falls under the spell of a toothy-grinned thespian, he’s desperate to win back her heart. But when Hollywood gets in the way, these two soon discover that life in Tinsel Town isn’t all red carpets, after parties and celebrity gossip. In fact, Hollywood can be a downright bitch!
PRAISE FOR HOLLYWOOD ENDING!
“Reading Lucie Simone’s Hollywood Ending is like taking a quick, fun, froth-filled trip to the City of Angels without the regrets or hangover afterwards.”
~ The Brazen Bookworm
“In all, Hollywood Ending is the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon, in my opinion. It’s witty, charming, and full of swoon-worthy romance.”
~ Lauren, Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf
“Hollywood Ending has it all…glitz, glamour, romance and comedy!“
~ Cheryl, Cheryl’s Book Nook
“Lucie Simone has written an engaging, frothy romance that will entrance readers and leave them determined to discover how Trina’s life will turn out. This book is recommended for readers ready for some light-hearted fun.”
~ Sandie, Booksie’s Blog