Thursday, 3 January 2013

Today I am Reading... Nobody's Damsel (Someone Else's Fairytale #2) (ARC) by Emily Mah Tippetts

Nobody's Damsel
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Chloe has finished her masters degree and taken a job as a forensic scientist back in her home town of Albuquerque, New Mexico, only the press will not leave her alone. They follow her to crime scenes and report on her every move, eager to show that her marriage to Hollywood A-lister, Jason Vanderholt, is on the brink of collapse. Millions of fans who dream of their own celebrity romance with him want this more than anything. This scrutiny comes at a particularly bad time as Chloe's first case is a crime against a child roughly the same age that Chloe was when she survived a homicide attempt.

Now that she sees the case from an adult's perspective, she realizes it's much harder than she ever dreamed. It's even worse for Jason, who is two steps removed from the crime. He must watch and try to support his wife as she battles with past demons and tries to keep up with a nameless suspect who evades identification and capture. Never has Jason been more frustrated with his job, its frivolities, and its lack of connection to the real world. When he storms off the set of his latest movie, the press goes wild with conjecture. While he says he wants to work on a project that means something, his agent and manager fear this may be the end of his time in the spotlight. Perhaps he never was anything more than a pretty face after all.

Together, Chloe and Jason must find their way past all the popping flashbulbs and through the dark maze of the criminal investigation to discover whether they can balance their professional goals with the demands of a celebrity marriage. The odds are entirely against them.

This book is the sequel to 'Someone Else's Fairytale', and is released on January 5th 2013.


  1. Didn't realise that there would be a sequel to 'Someone Else's Fairytale'. It didn't seem like the type of book that would have a sequel!

    1. It wasn't in the original plan, but as fans asked for one, I put a lot of thought into it. Damsel shifts the focus of the storylines away from just romance, to romance mixed with suspense and drama from the couple's careers, so this way I can keep telling Jason and Chloe stories without having them have to threaten each other with divorce every six months or so to keep the romance plotlines going - because how annoying would that be?

      You already know these two live happily ever after. These sequel books are about every other crazy thing that living happily ever after with two high powered, high stress careers entails. The plot payoffs and endings will include romance elements, but the books will be structured around Chloe's cases at work or Jason's movies.

  2. At first I didn't like the cover but now that i look at it, it's cute.

  3. Oh, I know it's fiction, but I get so mad when the press tries to manipulate people's personal lives for profit! -_-

  4. The covers remind me of the ones from when I was a kid... you know the latch key kids and such... I love the classic cover touch.

    Which leads me to ask, why can't I find this one at the library either??? It is another self published series???