Friday, June 10, 2011

Guest Author - Gemma Halliday!


Thanks to the Naughty Author Chicks for hosting me today, and letting me chat about my latest release, Hollywood Confessions. I have one week left of my two week Hollywood Confessions Blog Tour, so please check out my website for more tour stops, as I’ll be giving away cool prizes (including gift cards, free books, cameo appearances, and Hollywood Headlines collectibles) at each stop!

Hollywood Confessions explores the sexy, scandalous, and sensational world of Hollywood through the eyes of tabloid reporter, Allie Quick. Allie has high aspirations - much higher than reporting on the latest celebrity gossip for the L.A. Informer, Hollywood's most notorious tabloid. But if she's going to join the ranks of the real reporters, she's going to need a headline worthy story under her belt. Luckily, she gets just that when the producer of the trashiest reality shows on TV winds up murdered, and Allie convinces her editor, Felix Dunn, that this story has her name written all over it. Between an aging dance-off judge, a family with sextuplets and triplets, and the star of a little person dating show, Allie has no shortage of reality stars to question. But when she finds herself falling for her prime suspect, Allie's relationship with her editor is suddenly on the rocks, and her life is in danger. This is one deadline Allie can't afford to miss!

While writing this book, I had a great time coming up with scandalous confessions for my suspects to spill to Allie. And pretty much every character had some sort of confession to blurt out when pressed – whether a confession of a scandalous affair, a calculated murder, or a sweet confession of love. In fact, I would venture the say that most people have a secret to confess. I know I do. So, in the spirit of confessions, here are a couple of mine that I am swearing you all to secrecy not to let out:

I don’t know how to type. Seriously. I am a writer who can’t type. Shameful, isn’t it? I’m one of the fastest hunt-n-peckers you’ll ever meet, but I always have to look and always make a ton of mistakes. A good proofreader is my life saver.

I absolutely love the movie The Three Amigos. I know it’s probably known as one of the cheesiest films of all time, but I can quote 90% of it by memory. And, much to the annoyance of my family, often do.

I can’t stand Dancing with the Stars. They’re probably going to revoke my Chick card for that, but I hate that show. Truly do not get it.

I failed 8th grade algebra. If my middle schooler ever finds out, I will never live it down. But, it’s true. I flunked out of the class. Numbers and I just don’t get along.

What about you? Any confessions that you’re willing to spill? For everyone brave enough, put your confession in the comments section and you’ll be entered to win a limited edition Hollywood Confessions shot glass! I’ll post the name of the lucky winner (chosen at random) in the comments at the end of the day.

Happy reading!

~Gemma Halliday


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Michelle Polaris said...


Sorry to be late, but thanks for joining us at the chicks. Your book sounds wonderful. As for my confessions, none of them are publishable sorry.

Wynter Daniels said...

Hollywood Confessions sounds awesome. Another for the overflowing TBR pile.
Confessions - I hate DWTS too. Thought I was the only one! Also, I'm a painfully slow reader. Doesn't matter that I've always been an avid reader, my speed has never picked up.

Gemma Halliday said...

Lol, Michelle! That just makes me want to know them even more!

Wynter - I have found that slow readers make the best beta readers. They catch everything!


Jina Bacarr said...

Hi, Gemma, glad you could join us today!

Hollywood Confessions sounds hot, flirty and a perfect beach book to make you wiggle your toes in the sand.

My confession? Hmm...I love Castle! Watched it every week and am now suffering withdrawals until September...

Jane said...

My confession is that I like raunchy comedies like Porky's and The Hangover. The dirtier the better.

Gemma Halliday said...

Castle rocks. I know, it's so unrealistic. But I can't help being kinda in love with himm.

And, I loved the Hangover! Lol! My boyfriend totally didn't get that movie, but I was laughing the whole way through. He refuses to go see the sequel with me.


Gemma Halliday said...

And the shot glass winner is...Wynter Daniels! Wynter, contact me at gemmahalliday at gmail dot com with your address and I'll send it to you ASAP!

Thanks ladies!

Paige Tyler said...

Thanks so much for blogging with us, Gemma!

Congratulations on your new release! Sounds great!


Dalton Diaz said...

I only watched DWTS one season, and it was to see Mario Lopez. He got robbed!