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Viewer Discretion Advised [Kindle Edition]

Cindy Roesel
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Book Description


The sensationalism shown on television can only be topped by the drama that happens behind the camera!

After being fired from her job in Los Angeles, Charlene "Charley" Thomas moves to sizzling Miami and begins working as news director at a local television station. While getting used to her new gig, Charley wakes up to the fact that her station manager, Jonathan Lefton, is the boss from hell who will do anything for a story no matter who gets hurt in the process.

When nude pictures of noon anchor, Miranda Andrews, are discovered in the men's room of a Key West bar, all hell breaks loose. They end up on Lefton's desk and he promotes her over the main anchor, sparking off a firestorm. Miranda's quickly thrown into the mix and assigned special reports. Charley finds herself overseeing an investigation that could shine light on the guilt of a dirty cop. Real life begins to mimic the drama of broadcast news when station personalities face life and death all for rating and Emmys!

VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED is a modern day "Sex and the City" meets "Broadcast News."

Editorial Reviews


"Roesel's debut novel packs drama and romance into an alternately intense and lighthearted story about what it's like to work for a top rated news station while maintaining friendships and a love life in the cutthroat world." KIRKUS Reviews.

About the Author

CINDY ROESEL is an Emmy Award-Winning anchor, reporter and producer. She has worked on both sides of the camera interviewing politicians and celebrities. She was an intern at CNN in NYC when they first started in 1985 before landing her first reporter position in Tyler, Texas. Cindy then went to KLAS, Las Vegas where she was news producer. She moved on to WGGB, Springfield, MA and then WTNH, New Haven, CT where she won an Emmy. Cindy joined WSVN, Miami in 1991 as a senior producer. She reformatted the local evening news/entertainment show, "7:30" which consistently beat "ET" in the ratings. She returned to the front of the camera in 1995 at WPLG as their Style Reporter. In addition, she has worked for Fox News Channel as a Features Reporter and the All News Channel as Weekend Anchor. She lives in Miami.

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  • File Size: 390 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Z5POVS
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST READ FOR FEMALE CORP. LADDER CLIMBERS!!! June 23, 2012
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If you are in the corporate world, a female, and trying to get ahead you MUST read this book. I worked for a Fortune 500 my entire career and this book is a textbook case of what happens inside the walls of corporations. The book is well-written, fast paced, sexy, cut-throat competitive, and realistic. I read this book in one sitting because I was dying to find out what happened next. Cindy has cracked the glass ceiling and all the shattered glass that goes with it. I hope women will read this book, wise up, play hard-ball like men, and when that happens we will see more female executives in the ranks. This book is an excellent summer read and I recommend it highly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So You Want A Glamour Job July 3, 2012
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Cindy Roesel tells it like it is in "Viewer Discretion Advised." She gives us a sizzling insider's view of the local TV news biz with great characters, a marvelous sense of place, and plenty of romance and intrigue. Go behind the scenes and see what it's like on both sides of the camera. You'll never look at your local news programs the same way. And her heroine will have you humming "I get knocked down, and I get up again ...."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Fun!! July 24, 2012
If you have ever worked in a newsroom, lived in Miami or wanted to do either then you need to read this book. Its a quirky and insightful representation of life in Miami and in the world of local news. Some of the insights are squirm-worthy for those of us in the business but over all its just a fun, fast read. Take it to the beach and enjoy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced, not your everyday chick lit January 10, 2013
By Carrie
Charley Thomas is moving to Miami to take the news director job at WCAR, after being let go from her previous position. Everybody tells her she's crazy for wanting to work with Jonathan Lefton, AKA "The Velvet Ax."

As it turns out, Jonathan is far from the top of her worries. In between handling anchor hissy fits, technical difficulties, and a scandal involving one of her least favorite people, Charley is also being pursued by a cop with a questionable past. Soon her personal and professional lives are becoming one and the same, with Charley left trying to sort it all out.

As you can tell by the several weeks it took me to finish this book, I didn't really find it a page turner. There were a lot of different events going on all at once, and the story moved very fast.

Charley is a single thirty-something, a little less than thin, who lives with her dog. She has a longstanding "thing" with the laid back Oz...a thing that seems to be mostly about sex. Charley was OK as first, but as the book progressed I started to find her immature and a little irritating. She made some bad decisions. Readers were inexplicably introduced to the random thoughts that flew through her brain, including but not limited to the need to redecorate her office. I appreciated her work ethic, but just didn't find her particularly deep as a character.

As I said, the book had so many things going on that it seemed one crisis was barely over when another one popped up. In other words, to me the entire book was one big string of kind of unrelated events...except for the fact that they all involved Charley. I think for me, what the book was missing was a sense of cohesiveness. I felt there was no central plot or conflict.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HOT! HOT!! HOT!!! December 29, 2012
Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes after a TV station's newsroom cameras stop rolling? Wonder no more! In Cindy Roesel's debut novel, "Viewer Discretion Advised" readers get an insider's look at all the drama and fast-paced actions of broadcast news business.

The characters are well developed and likeable. I love the confidence the main character, Charlene "Charley", exudes whether in her professional or personal affairs; however, she is also compassionate and caring as well. You can tell this story is based off of Cindy's real life newsroom experiences. There is an authenticity to it you just can't fake. For those that blush easily, consider yourself warned that this book has some hot romance moments... this book is called "Viewer Discretion Advised" for a reason!

I'm so glad I got the chance to read this book and look forward to seeing what Cindy has in store for readers in future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sizzling Miami Heat of a fun read! May 20, 2012
By deborah
"Viewer Discretion Advised" is a fast paced, rather VERY fast-paced introduction into the behind-the-scenes world of back-biting, back-stomping, competitive crazy business of the television news world. Cindy Roesel hits the satellite dead on to create a clear-accurate picture with super sound of what we'd imagine that Miami newsroom to be with her all-star cast of characters. Though I may be biased because I've spent 20 years in TV newsrooms, it's a blast to read and dead on. Breaking-news, hot-headed managers, self-indulgent talent with a few twists and turns and a bit of romance. Love it and think anyone who is looking for a fun read will be delighted.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Viewer Discretion Advised March 29, 2012
It's just another day at the office for Charley Thomas, except her office is a news station fighting for ratings, reporters fighting each other, and everyone fighting not to get fired. The news business is serious business, and Charley is the one managing the chaos at work. Her personal life management, now that's another story. Viewer Discretion Advised, the debut novel from Cindy Roesel, is a page turner that will keep you hooked. Roesel knows how to build characters that you love, and some you will love to hate. It's a delicious, steamy, and at times a heart racing read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book. I enjoyed it very much.
Published 7 days ago by Noreast
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
AWESOME! This book is a fun, fast paced indulgence for all women. Yes, this is a chick book.....Readers get a first hand look into the lives of women as they navigate politics,... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Hollie Kucine
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ BOOK
I was enjoying my birthday in Beaver Creek Colorado when I met a nice lady as I was having a glass of wine and watching the Denver Broncos play. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Raelene Milne
4.0 out of 5 stars Beachy and Bitchy
A fun read!
Published 6 months ago by Linda Grosz
5.0 out of 5 stars page turner!
Thoroughly enjoyable. Terrific story. Page turner. Glimpse into the very competitive world of news reporting.
Published 7 months ago by stephanie d croll
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!!
I loved this book!! I had a hard time putting it down. Can't wait to read another one by Cindy.
Published 8 months ago by Helene Morrissey
5.0 out of 5 stars More, More, More
I (sadly) just finished reading this book and all I have to say is: MORE, MORE, MORE

I absolutely loved every minute of it, and was torn between turning the pages... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sue Phelan
5.0 out of 5 stars Infused with Energy!
10 women from our "non-corporate" office, read & LOVED "Viewer Discretion is Advised". Read more
Published 14 months ago by Loretta
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun romp in the news room
I enjoyed this story a lot. I know nothing about working in a newsroom, and this novel really gives you the sense that you are there. Read more
Published 17 months ago by JackieB
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I loved the story and the characters. It had action, suspense and I could not put the it down till I finished this well written book. Any more in the future?
Published 18 months ago by jj
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Written by Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, Cindy Roesel, VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED takes you inside the guts of the television news business. VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED is a modern "Sex and the City" meets "Broadcast News."


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