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City of Toys [Kindle Edition]

Lindy S Hudis
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Four beautiful women seek fame and fortune in Hollywood, the City of Toys, where actresses are like dolls, playing pretend on the big screen.

Marlo: a former child actress from New York City.
Rhonda: a small-town beauty queen.
Kim: a “nice Jewish girl” with a painful childhood.
Guyla: a “serious actress” with a debilitating, stress-induced illness.

Marlo, Rhonda, Kim, and Guyla, become friends living in the same apartment complex, in the city where dreams and disasters go hand-in-hand. They come to rely on each other as they deal with sexual come-ons, crazed stalkers, jealous starlets and the constant pressure of trying to make it in showbiz. But when the pressure gets too much, will their friendship save them or will the City of Toys break them?


Product Details

  • File Size: 677 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lachesis Publishing Inc (February 26, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BM4SENI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #506,294 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting work of fiction December 17, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
CITY OF TOYS is an intense and disquieting look at the perverted and daunting underworld of Hollywood. It is a fictitious account, however very realistic. The story centers around four young women who are neighbors, living in the same apartment building in Los Angeles. It is a gritty, surreal world in which they have chosen to reside and chase their dreams and goals. Each one is determined to survive, learn, grow, deal with inner demons and race toward stardom, for a price. Each one of the young women, each from different backgrounds and lives, deals with the perils of living in Hollywood in a different way, and each one tries to keep their wits about them as they journey through the sordid world on the entertainment business. I recommend this book if you enjoy this type of fiction. Some parts are sickening, some are sad, and some just make you want to cringe. The characters and interesting and the plot is unique. I would recommend this book to anybody who likes fiction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Edgy and provocative. December 6, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
If you are thinking about going to Hollywood to seek fame and fortune, read this book first. The story centers around four girls who live in Los Angeles. All of them have stars in their eyes. All of them sell their soul to pay the rent, get acting jobs and modeling assignments, and keep their sanity in an insane town and business. This is a novel that almost reads like Jackie Collins from the 80's, with the characters and bizarre situations in which they find themselves. This book would make a great beach, airplane read. This is a novel that is pure escapement and fun. Although some parts and hard to read at times, and I found myself having to literally put the book down and ask myself "did I really read that?" it is an entertaining and interesting read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars " Highly recommend. December 5, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
"Not your fantasy view of Hollywood"

"City of Toys" is a gritty story of four women who live in the same apartment building in Hollywood, California. They are all aspiring actress who have dreams and ambitions of making it in the movie industry. Each one has different demons and personalities which lead them on very different paths in their quest for success. If you are squeamish, then this is not the book for you. If you have a sister or daughter who has dreams of Hollywood fame and fortune, give them a copy of this book first, so they can really understand how brutal it really is. Although a work of fiction, the author uses her own personal experience as an actress in Hollywood for her inspiration." Highly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars FIVE STARS!! November 30, 2014
By Racquel
Format:Kindle Edition
"A dark, disturbing and realistic look at the Hollywood underworld where aspiring actresses find themselves in danger, their sanity and physical safety literally at stake. Ms. Hudis explores the gritty and often times scary Hollywood jungle where dreams often turn into nightmares and innocent young women either grab the brass ring or fall victim to the dark side of the dream factory"
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More About the Author

Lindy S. Hudis is a graduate of New York University, where she studied drama at Tisch School of the Arts. She is the author of several titles, including her romance suspense novel, Weekends, her "Hollywood" story City of Toys, and her crime novel, Crashers. She is also the author of an erotic short story series, "The S&M Club" and "The Mile High Club". Her short film "The Lesson" was screened at the Seattle Underground Film Festival and Cine-Nights in 2000. She is also an actress, having appeared in the television daytime drama "Sunset Beach". She and her husband, Hollywood stuntman Stephen Hudis, have formed their own production company called Impact Motion Pictures, and have several projects and screenplays in development. She lives in California with her husband and two children.

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