Portrait of a Daytime Diva

by J.P. Bowie

Portrait of a Daytime Diva - J.P. Bowie
Editions:Kindle - second edition: $ 2.99
ISBN: B07DFRZ1FM

Olivia Winters, the elegant and beautiful star of a popular daytime talk show finds her perfect world begin to unravel when she receives threatening letters from a religious fanatic. In addition, enter Brad Kingman, her ex-lover, intent on blackmailing his way back into her life.

Olivia had recently interviewed artist Peter Brandon and his partner P.I. Jeff Stevens after a magazine had reported their near-brushes with death while investigating criminal cases. Nick-named ‘The Gay Hardy Boys’ they are a hit on her show although unaware that they are partly the reason for the threatening letters.

When Olivia asks Peter to paint her portrait he soon becomes embroiled in the chaotic life of the daytime diva. He also begins to realize that Olivia is not the warm and compassionate woman she appears to be in front of her adoring fans.

As the threatening letters increase in number and the content switches from fire and brimstone judgement to a much more personal attack, Jeff and his business partner, Nick Fallon, reluctantly agree to investigate the matter. They are hampered by Olivia’s erratic behavior and her obsessive need for publicity that just might mean humiliation for their close friends.

A murder, a suicide and an attempted murder may be the catalysts that will bring Olivia’s career to a grinding halt. Who can she turn to in her hour of need? Who indeed…

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Pairings: MM
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay, Straight
Protagonist 1 Age: 36-45
Protagonist 2 Age: 36-45
Word Count: 77.5K
Setting: Los Angeles/Laguna Beach
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
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Olivia Winters, the elegant and beautiful star of a popular daytime talk show finds her perfect world begin to unravel when she receives threatening letters from a religious fanatic. In addition, enter Brad Kingman, her ex-lover, intent on blackmailing his way back into her life.

Olivia had recently interviewed artist Peter Brandon and his partner P.I. Jeff Stevens after a magazine had reported their near-brushes with death while investigating criminal cases. Nick-named ‘The Gay Hardy Boys’ they are a hit on her show although unaware that they are partly the reason for the threatening letters.

When Olivia asks Peter to paint her portrait he soon becomes embroiled in the chaotic life of the daytime diva. He also begins to realize that Olivia is not the warm and compassionate woman she appears to be in front of her adoring fans.

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As the threatening letters increase in number and the content switches from fire and brimstone judgement to a much more personal attack, Jeff and his business partner, Nick Fallon, reluctantly agree to investigate the matter. They are hampered by Olivia’s erratic behavior and her obsessive need for publicity that just might mean humiliation for their close friends.

A murder, a suicide and an attempted murder may be the catalysts that will bring Olivia’s career to a grinding halt. Who can she turn to in her hour of need? Who indeed… (less)

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About the Author

J.P. Bowie was born and raised in Aberdeen, Scotland. He wrote his first (unpublished) novel – a science fiction tale of brawny men and brawnier women that made him a little suspect in the eyes of his family for a while.

Leaving home at age eighteen for the bright lights of London, he found himself in the midst of a “diverse and creative crowd” that eventually led him to the performing arts. For the next twelve years he sang, danced and acted his way around the theatres of London and the provinces, appearing in shows with many famous British singers, actors and comedians.

After immigrating to the US and living for many years in Las Vegas where he worked for that incomparable duo, Siegfried and Roy, J.P. found himself entranced by the fair city of San Diego where he currently lives with his partner, Phil.

J.P. loves to hear from his readers.


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