ABOUT THE BOOKS:
NOT TOO COCKSURE
Mica Daly is a popular on-camera reporter on the daily entertainment news program “Drop Zone." He is a fixture on the red carpet circuit but is hungry for more—a hot story that he can really sink his teeth into.
Chad Martin was little more than a wannabe actor when he and Mica met at one of Roger Keenan’s infamous dinner parties. Mica vowed never to date an actor but Chad was something else with his hunky good looks, drive and ambition. And as their relationship grows, so does Chad’s career. In fact, Chad’s rise to stardom is meteoric.
Joey Chase has ambition too. A paparazzo with a nose for news, he captures a series of provocative pictures of Chad with a mystery man, causing rumors to swirl that there is more to the Chad Martin story than meets the media’s scrutinizing eye. Lydia Gray, Mica’s unscrupulous boss, sees an opportunity and assigns Mica to find out just who the man is in Chad’s life.
Caught in having to out his own boyfriend to save his career, Mica soon finds that even choosing the high road is a bumpy road and may just lead down a path Mica is not ready to travel—a road paved with deceit, heartbreak, jeopardy, even death.
HEIR LINE FRACTURE
Just call him Freddy. Titled and entitled, international party boy Fredrick Charles Arthur Henry, Duke of Clarence, believes he is the rightful heir to the British throne and is tired of keeping silent about it. Yet for his silence, Freddy has received his position, an apartment at St. James’s Palace and a substantial stipend on which to live. That should be enough…but enough is never enough for Fast Freddy!
Mica Daly is fresh from his bruising ousting from his popular segment on the hit American entertainment series Drop Zone, He left Drop Zone with his honor in tact and his career in ruins after he lied to protect his secret relationship with the superstar Chad Martin. But the scandal gave Mica international gravitas and he has landed a new deal as the entertainment host on the daily British morning news program Rise ‘N Shine. And this time, instead of Chad’s career being meteoric, it is Mica’s popularity that is taking off. He’s a hit in Great Britain!
Edward “Ted” Harrelson is a man of mystery. By admission he works in the Ministry of Defense. Or does he? He frequents the Palace on ‘official business’; is a member of a prestigious, if not clandestine, members only club in Mayfair; and elicits more questions than offers answers. But Mica and he have found common ground between the sheets.
When Freddy solicits Mica’s help in telling his heir apparent story, Mica steps into a world where even high profile assassination is not out of the question and learns that whether you are a royal or a reporter, the only thing sacred is Queen and country. And as such, Mica soon finds Ted to be both friend and foe. HEIR LINE FRACTURE is an explosive expose on the shadowy world of political intrigue, underground maneuverings and the lengths to which a government will go to silence a truth no one is ready or able to accept.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
With a lifelong career in the television industry - in front of the camera and behind the scenes, on iconic movie sets and numerous red carpets, Marc Freden has rubbed elbows with the Hollywood A-list, partied with the up and comers and has literally seen it all. His extensive experience and eyewitness anecdotes have been the stuff of everything from highly rated and entertaining television reports to cocktail party banter. As a distinguished interviewer, producer, director and author, he’s chatted with everyone from the notoriously media discreet Barbra Streisand to sharing champagne with HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Now Freden is turning his vast repertoire of entertainment industry inside knowledge into a series of indiscreet tales, as told through the exploits of his alter ego Mica Daly, letting you in on the dark side of the bright lights.
Marc Freden, through his character of Mica Daly tells what he knows but like Mica, knows more than he tells.
Thank you for joining me and stepping into my world. Hollywood and the life of entertainment is a dynamic, explosive, energenic, secretive, exploitative, manipulative world of extreme ambition and papable egoism. And I love both its dark side and Bright Lights. Writing has always been a passion for me. Now being able to tell the stories from my life adventures--the entertainment and entertaining world in which I live--was inevitable. Rumors? Inuendo? Gossip? NO! My series of 'Bright lights' novels tell the tales of how Hollywood really works--the secrets and the system. Alter-ego Mica Daly walks the walk...and more importantly talks the talk as he evolves through the series of novels. In the first, NOT TOO COCKSURE, Mica, an aggressive entertainment reporter, finds that keeping secrets is both a neccesity and a liability. In the explosive follow-up, HEIR LINE FRACTURE, the adventure goes international as Mica trades Hollywood Royalty for actual Royalty only to find you can only push the truth so far when it threatens Queen and country. And the intrigue begins...