Growing up, Madelle Morgan enjoyed nineteen summers at a cottage in the District of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, where lake shorelines are dotted with palatial properties owned by wealthy families and celebrities. Being neither rich nor famous, she worked briefly as a chambermaid at a Muskoka resort. She began her engineering career in Canada’s subarctic, which inspired her debut romantic suspense, Diamond Hunter. Learn more about Madelle and her books at her website/blog where she tweets and posts about writing, Hollywood, filmmaking, and the settings for her stories.
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Caught on Camera Blog Tour Wrap-up
Today I wrap up an exciting my first ever blog tour, two-weeks celebrating the launch of Caught on Camera, Hollywood in Muskoka, Book 1. The book, a New Adult, coming-of-age romantic comedy, is my second published novel.
Who hasn’t dreamed of a career in Hollywood? Chambermaid Rachel, a tall, skinny, twenty-two-year-old brunette with ugly glasses, has her heart set on becoming a camera operator and filming the Hollywood stars she idolizes.
Then she’s asked by the bride-to-be of a millionaire superhero actor to stand in for a missing bridesmaid because she fits the dress. A make-up artist transforms Rachel from plain to pretty. Suddenly Mickey, one of the groomsmen and a talent agent, is very interested.
Rachel discovers at a disastrous wedding photo shoot that being in front of a camera is not at all glamorous, and being behind the camera shooting celebrities is not what she expected. Mickey helps Rachel realize that she has a special talent for a different career in Hollywood, and that she belongs in his arms instead of behind a camera.
Caught on Camera also features Mopette, an adorable Maltese scamp crucial to the plot; a multitude of movie references for anyone who loves all things Hollywood; and a playlist features popular Canadian artists.
The other books in the series will describe how the groom’s Hollywood friends and siblings find true love while vacationing in Muskoka. Each book will explore a career such as screenwriter, producer, director, and stunt professional. Research into the professions that create movie magic is a pleasure because I absolutely love everything about filmmaking!
Caught on Camera
To achieve her dream of working on Hollywood film sets, star struck chambermaid Rachel Lehmann needs $35,000 for film school tuition by the end of the summer. When she’s asked to fill in for a missing bridesmaid at a movie star’s wedding and pretend to be the bride's cousin, it’s her big chance to secretly take photos of celebrities and sell them to the entertainment media! Then Mickey, one of the groomsmen, sweeps her off her feet.
Mickey McNichol, talent agent to the stars, believes everyone in show business is out for what they can get. When he falls hard for the bride’s "cousin", he thinks he’s finally met a beautiful woman he can trust. But if Rachel betrays the wedding party, Mickey will ensure she never works in Hollywood.