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Jackie Collins - Author

About the Author

Jackie Collins is one of the world's top-selling writers, with more than 400 million copies of her books sold in more than forty countries. She lives in Beverly Hills, California. She died in September 2015.

 

Jackie Collins was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Galaxy National Book Awards 2011.

 

Author photo by Greg Gorman

Featured books by Jackie Collins

Confessions of a Wild Child

Confessions of a Wild Child

Author: Jackie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/04/2014

Who is Lucky Saint? She's a fifteen year old wild child who discovered her mother's murdered body floating in the family swimming pool when she was only five years old. In Confessions of a Wild Child you will follow Lucky as she navigates her teen years - boys, drugs, family dramas, and many adventures from Greek islands to Vegas penthouses. You will meet the Santangelo family. Gino Santangelo, Lucky's father, a powerful man with a dubious past, who owns hotels in Vegas and struggles to control his willful and stubborn daughter. And Dario, Lucky's gay teenage brother who is too scared to reveal his sexual preference to his father. In Confessions of a Wild Child you will discover how Lucky strikes a path to become the powerful and charismatic woman she is today. Super-heroine of seven books and three mini-series, Lucky Santangelo is Jackie Collins' most popular and beloved heroine.

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The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook

The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook

Author: Jackie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2014

Bold, wildly beautiful, and totally her own woman, Lucky Santangelo needs no introduction. The sizzling, glamorous, sometimes dangerous daughter of former gangster Gino, Lucky is the most popular character in Collins' wild world of lust, intrigue, violence and redemption. A true Italian/American woman of the world, Lucky likes to shake it up in the kitchen - from traditional Italian dishes to sumptuous desserts and crazy cocktails. The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook features the kind of bold and audacious flavours that characterise Lucky herself. From zesty meatballs to sweet and spicy spare ribs, this book is packed with recipes suitable for everything from big family dinners to lavish cocktail parties to romantic dinners for two. The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook is certain to broaden any home cook's repertoire in new and excitingly delicious directions. Fully illustrated and peppered throughout with fun and delightfully provocative scenes written just for this book, readers will enjoy seeing Lucky - and Jackie - in action. So … if you want a little taste of Lucky Santangelo in your life ...get into the kitchen and start getting Lucky!

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Confessions of a Wild Child

Confessions of a Wild Child

Author: Jackie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2013

Who is Lucky Saint? She's a fifteen year old wild child who discovered her mother's murdered body floating in the family swimming pool when she was only five years old. In Confessions of a Wild Child you will follow Lucky as she navigates her teen years - boys, drugs, family dramas, and many adventures from Greek islands to Vegas penthouses. You will meet the Santangelo family. Gino Santangelo, Lucky's father, a powerful man with a dubious past, who owns hotels in Vegas and struggles to control his willful and stubborn daughter. And Dario, Lucky's gay teenage brother who is too scared to reveal his sexual preference to his father. In Confessions of a Wild Child you will discover how Lucky strikes a path to become the powerful and charismatic woman she is today. Super-heroine of seven books and three mini-series, Lucky Santangelo is Jackie Collins' most popular and beloved heroine.

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The Power Trip

The Power Trip

Author: Jackie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2013

A Russian billionaire and his state of the art yacht. His beautiful and sexy supermodel girlfriend. And five dynamic, powerful and famous couples invited on the yacht's maiden voyage. A senator and his lovely but unhappy wife. A very attractive movie star and his needy ex-waitress girlfriend. A famous black footballer and his interior designer wife. A male Latin singing sensation and his older English boyfriend. And a maverick writer with his Asian journalist female friend.Could this be the trip of a lifetime? Or could this be the trip from hell? Whatever happens on the high seas doesn't necessarily stay there. The Power Trip - take it if you dare.

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Other books by Jackie Collins

Chances

Chances

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2012

Lucky, Lady Boss, Vendetta: Lucky's Revenge, and Dangerous Kiss...Jackie Collins' sizzling Lucky saga all began with CHANCES.The book that made Jackie Collins one of America's favorite authors sweeps you from the sophisticated playgrounds of Europe to the glittering gambling palaces of Las Vegas. It plunges you into the reckless, dangerous world of the Santangelo crime family. It introduces you to Gino Santangelo, the street kid who makes it all the way to the top. And then brings you Lucky-his sensual, stunningly beautiful, and passionate daughter; a woman who dares to win her father's empire for herself; a woman unafraid of taking...CHANCES.

Hollywood Husbands

Hollywood Husbands

Author: Jackie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2012

Jack Python, Howard Soloman, and Mannon Cable have been competitive friends for years. Yet when Jade Johnson enters their lives, the least-expected one of the self-styled 'Three Comers' may have finally met his match. Jade Johnson is a woman of the eighties. Strong, independent, a top New York model, she comes to L.A. for a series of million-dollar TV commercials. Jade is a dangerously beautiful woman with personal integrity and a mind of her own. The Hollywood game fails to impress her, but slowly, surely, she is sucked in. And, high roller that she is, if she must play, Jade will play to win. Hollywood Wives,with its ten-million copy sales, and its spectacular success as a television mini-series, left Jackie Collins' devoted audience avid for the other side of the story. NOW HOLLYWOOD HUSBANDS GO ALL THE WAY!

Hollywood Kids

Hollywood Kids

Author: Jackie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2012

At the novel's core is the Hollywood Five, a clique of jaded twenty-somethings whose parents (all major players) thought that child-rearing ended with naming their offspring after themselves. Not since best-selling superstar Jackie Collins created Hollywood Wives, the book which established a whole new standard for novels of the American dream in the extreme, has she dealt so incisively and so revealingly with tinseltown, and with the people who live and die there. Jackie Collins is back doing what she does best, chronicling the lives of the rich, famous and infamous with devastating accuracy. Hollywood Kids is Jackie Collins at her suspenseful roller coaster ride best.

Hollywood Wives

Hollywood Wives

Author: Jackie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2012

They lunch at Ma Maison and the Bistro on salads and hot gossip. They cruise Rodeo Drive in their Mercedes and Rolls, turning shopping at Giorgio and Gucci into an art form. They pursue the body beautiful at the Workout and Body Asylum. Dressed by St. Laurent and Galanos, they dine at the latest restaurants on the rise and fall of one another's fortunes. They are the Hollywood Wives, a privileged breed of women whose ticket to ride is a famous husband. Hollywood. At its most flamboyant.

Poor Little Bitch Girl

Poor Little Bitch Girl

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2012

First there's Denver Jones, the hotshot attorney working in L.A. and Carolyn Henderson - personal assistant to a powerful and very married Senator in Washington with whom she is having an affair. Then there's Annabelle Maestro - daughter of two movie stars - who has carved out a career for herself in New York as the madame of choice for discerning famous men. The three twenty-something women used to go to high school together in Beverly Hills and Denver and Carolyn have always kept in touch, but Annabelle is out on her own with her cocaine addicted boyfriend Frankie. Bobby is Frankie's best friend - Bobby Santangelo Stanislopolous, that is, Kennedy-esque son of Lucky Santangelo and deceased Greek shipping billionaire Dimitri Stanislopolous. Now he owns Mood, the hottest club in New York, but back in the day he went to high school with Denver, Carolyn and Annabelle, and hung out with all three of them. Which means that Bobby knows everyone's secrets - and he has some of his own, too.

Bitch

Bitch

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2012

The best-selling novel by Jackie Collins is back, and fierce as ever! Las Vegas. A carousel town set in the middle of the desert. Blazing neon signs promise all the vices known to man, and then some. Devastatingly handsome ladies' man Nico Constantine hits town to make a killing at the casinos. But instead of tripling what's left of his dwindled fortune, he ends up losing everything, and owing the mob -- big time. Meanwhile, gloriously beautiful Fontaine Khaled has shed her filthy rich husband for the life she really wants: a riotous whirl of champagne, designer clothes, and the hottest, sexiest men. But her never-ending party comes with a price -- one even her ex-husband's outrageous alimony payments can't afford. When Nico collides with Fontaine, their mutual lust is immediate and intense. Nico will need to use her if he wants to stay alive, and Fontaine fears she's met her match. Love is the last thing on their minds, but it may be their fate -- if their creditors don't get them first. Completely re-written, updated and revised for 2012 by the author. And now available for the first time as an e-book.

Goddess of Vengeance

Goddess of Vengeance

Author: Jackie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/04/2012

Owner of the luxurious and exclusive Keyscomplex in Las Vegas, Lucky Santangelo comes up against Armet Askarani, a ruthless billionaire middle-easterner potentate with three wives, who has little regard for women except as sexual playthings or breeding mares. Armet wishes to purchasethe Keys, and is shocked when he hears that Lucky has no desire to sell - whatever the price. That a mere woman would turn him down is insulting and unthinkable. And so the battle for power begins... Meanwhile, Lucky's hot son, Bobby Santangelo Stanislopoulos is opening a branch of his successful private late night club Moodin Lucky's hotel, and inadvertently becomes involved in his close friend Frankie Romano's gambling and major drug problems, causing much friction between him and his girlfriend, Los Angeles Assistant District Attorney, Denver Jones. Back in L.A., Max, Bobby's wild and gorgeous teenage sister is getting restless. Not interested in college, she fights with Lucky and suddenly takes off for New York and a series of adventures which could become deadly...

HOLLYWOOD WIVES:THE NEW GENERATION

HOLLYWOOD WIVES:THE NEW GENERATION

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2012

Power! Sex! Money! Fame! - the new Hollywood wives are back with a vengeance. Ambitious, young, smart and lethal, whatever they don't have, they want - and whatever these women want, they get. You will meet Lissa Roman, mega movie and singing star, her wild daughter Nicci, Michael Scorsinni, the handsome private investigator with an edge, and Taylor Singer, a sometime actress married to the Hollywood mogul. Into their lives comes Eric Vernon, a dangerous psychopath with kidnapping on his mind... Like the original, HOLLYWOOD WIVES - THE NEW GENERATION will shock and surprise, amuse and startle, taking readers on a roller-coaster ride of fun and suspense they won't soon forget.

DROP DEAD BEAUTIFUL

DROP DEAD BEAUTIFUL

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2012

From Miami to Beverly Hills, from Mexico City, Acapulco and Las Vegas, LUCKY SANTANGELO is back! And so is the illegitimate son ANTHONY BONAR, of her one time Godfather and lethal enemy, ENZIO BONNATI. Lucky is preparing for the opening of her new multi-billion dollar hotel complex in Las Vegas, The Keys. But Anthony Bonar - drug lord and vicious killer - is out to stop her in any way he can. Meanwhile, MAX, Lucky's wild 16-year-old daughter, has run off to hook up with a man she met on the Internet. Instead of the gorgeous guy she thought she'd be meeting, he turns out to be an obsessed rich psycho with a deep-seated grudge against Lucky. And so the lethal games begin...

Lethal Seduction

Lethal Seduction

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2012

On the heels of her sensational New York Times bestseller Dangerous Kiss, comes another tantalizing Jackie Collins treat: Lethal Seduction.Madison Castelli, the beautiful, street-smart heroine of Jackie Collins's LA. Connections series, returns in Lethal Seduction, an edgy novel full of danger, passion and suspense.Madison is having problems. Her ex-live-in lover who walked out on her is trying to walk back in. Her new lover is giving her a hard time. And her father turns out to be a man with deadly secrets.Set between the high-powered world of New York and the manic excitement of Las Vegas, Lethal Seduction is packed with intrigue and glamour. This deliciously uninhibited tale of cover-ups, deception and mob involvement finds Jackie Collins at the height of her creative powers as the diverse cast of characters in Lethal Seduction take an exhilarating walk on the wild side, where nothing is ever exactly as it seems and danger is all around them.With Lethal Seduction, Jackie Collins takes you on a sometimes funny, sometimes sad trip guaranteed to seduce you all the way.

DEADLY EMBRACE

DEADLY EMBRACE

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2011

Madison Castelli - the beautiful, talented and street-smart journalist - returns in this thrilling and powerful follow-up to the bestselling LETHAL SEDUCTION... Distraught after finding out her father has been hiding secrets from her all her life - and is possibly involved with the mob - Madison flies to L.A. only to find herself held hostage by masked gunmen. Michael Castelli is being accused of murder. But has he been set up as pay-back for a deed in his past? And could his daughter's life or death situation be connected? He is determined to find out and exact his revenge. And what Michael Castelli wants, Michael Castelli gets...

LETHAL SEDUCTION

LETHAL SEDUCTION

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2011

New York fashion designer Jamie Nova has chosen the glitz of Las Vegas as the setting for celebrating her impending divorce. Joined by her two best friends, street-smart Madison Castelli, and Natalie de Barge, an ambitious TV reporter - Jamie plans to make the most of her hard-earned holiday and forget all about her controlling ex. When the threesome encounters Mark Blaine, the fun-loving playboy scion of a real estate billionaire, things start to heat up very quickly. Madison and Natalie receive a frantic midnight phone call telling them Mark is lying in Jamie's bed. And he's dead...

LOVERS & PLAYERS

LOVERS & PLAYERS

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2011

Amy Scott-Simon, a young New York heiress, is engaged to marry Max Diamond, an older powerful real estate tycoon. At her bachelorette party, she runs into Jett, Max's younger half-brother who is fresh back from Italy, where he is a successful male model. They have no idea who each other are. A one night fling leads to complications and regrets. Meanwhile, Chris Diamond -- a hot L.A entertainment lawyer -- flies into town to meet with his two brothers and Red Diamond, the boys' dysfunctional billionaire father. Working as Red's housekeeper is Diahann, whose stunning bi-racial nineteen-year-old daughter, Liberty, does not approve of her mother's occupation. As Liberty pursues the dreams her mother once had, to sing, Damon P. Donnell, married hip-hop mogul supreme, pursues her. And then there is Mariska, Max's Russian socialite ex-wife, a woman with more secrets than anyone, secrets that ultimately lead to her brutal and mysterious murder. As the lives of these characters intertwine, power, love, sex, money and fame are the ties that bind in this highly charged love story about family relationships, deadly choices and dangerous sex.

MARRIED LOVERS

MARRIED LOVERS

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2011

Cameron Paradise, a stunningly beautiful twenty-four-year-old personal trainer, flees Hawaii and her champion-surfer husband, Gregg, in the middle of one of his abusive tirades and makes her way to L.A. Tall, blond, with a body to die for, it doesn't take Cameron long to find a job at an exclusive private fitness club where she encounters LA's most important players. She has plans to open her own studio one day, and while every man she meets comes on to her, she is more focused on saving money and working hard than getting caught up in the L.A. scene of wild parties and recreational drugs. Until she meets Ryan Lambert, an extremely successful independent movie producer. Ryan is married to overly privileged Mandy Lambert, the daughter of Hamilton J. Heckerling, a Hollywood power-player son-of-a-bitch mogul. Ryan has never cheated on his demanding Hollywood Princess wife, but when he meets Cameron, all bets are off, especially since she's seeing his best friend Don Verona, the devastatingly attractive talk-show-host and legendary player. In her latest sizzling blockbuster, internationally bestselling author Jackie Collins explores what happens when lust and desire collide with marriage and power-and the results lead to murder.

Goddess of Vengeance

Goddess of Vengeance

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2011

Jackie Collins' fierce and wildly beautiful heroine Lucky Santangelo is back with a vengeance-in a novel full of power, passion, revenge, and the raging family dynamics of the Santangelo clan-and, as always, Lucky comes out on top. Lucky runs a high profile casino and hotel complex, The Keys in Vegas. Lennie, her movie star husband, is still writing and directing successful independent movies, while Max, her stubborn and gorgeous teenage daughter is about to celebrate her 18th birthday, and her son, Bobby, owns a string of hot clubs. Lucky has everything. Family. Love. Life. And everything is exactly what billionaire businessman Armand Jordan is determined to take from her one way or the other. Born a Prince in the small but affluent Middle Eastern country of Akramshar, Armand comes to America with his American mother at an early age, and rises to become a real estate business titan. Armand regards women as nothing more than breeding mares or sexual playthings, so when his people inform him that the one property he covets more than anything, The Keys, is not for sale, he is shocked. That a mere woman would dare to turn down his offer to buy The Keys is unthinkable, and Armand vows to force Lucky's hand whatever it takes. And so the battle for power begins . . . Meanwhile Bobby is dealing with shady Russian investors, while his girlfriend-smart and independent Denver Jones-is becoming a Deputy D.A. in the L.A. drug unit.And Max, Bobby's seventeen year old sister, is busy embarking on a forbidden affair with a sexy young movie star. An affair they have to keep on the down-low lest Lucky finds out.The word is that "e;what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas"e; and what happens in Goddess of Vengeance will blow your mind!

Hollywood Husbands

Hollywood Husbands

Author: Jackie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2011