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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

Drop Dead Beautiful

Drop Dead Beautiful

Author: Jackie Collins Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/11/2007

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...

Lovers & Players

Lovers & Players

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2006

Dangerous sex, family secrets, irresistible power, mega money and two murders equal one reckless week in New York. Lovers and Players takes you on a high-powered trip from Park Avenue to Brooklyn.Jackie Collins is back-in her most deliciously scandalous novel yet. And she's giving her readers a revealing look into the private realms of her fabulously rich and sexy cast of characters.In Lovers and Players, the Diamond family's power extends from coast to coast. Max-a real estate tycoon; Chris-a Hollywood lawyer; and Jett-a young, handsome ex-druggie, now a successful model in Italy, must finally come face to face with their tyrannical father, Red, who has been controlling their world for as long as they can remember.Working as Red's housekeeper is Diahann, a beautiful black ex-singer. Her stunning bi-racial nineteen-year-old daughter, Liberty-a waitress who is a would-be singer herself-does not approve of her mother working as a housekeeper. Liberty has dreams of her own and while she pursues them, Damon P. Donnell, married hip-hop mogul supreme, pursues her.Amy Scott-Simon, a beguilingly pretty young New York heiress, in engaged to marry Max Diamond. At her bachelorette party she runs into Jett, Max's younger brother. Jet has no idea who Amy is. She also doesn't realize who he is. A one-night fling leads to major complications.As the lives of these characters intertwine, power, money, fame and love are the ties that bind-emotionally and otherwise-in this highly charged love story about family relationships and deadly choices.

Hollywood Divorces

Hollywood Divorces

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2003

HOLLYWOOD DIVORCES INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR In her most scandalously titillating novel since the #1 bestselling Hollywood Wives, internationally renowned author Jackie Collins takes her listeners into the bedrooms of Hollywood's glamorous world of superstardom, where narcissism is a virtue, and infidelity means not sleeping with anyone less attractive than your spouse. Hollywood Divorces features three classic Jackie Collins women. There's raven-haired Shelby Cheney -- a talented film actress -- who is married to Linc Blackwood, a macho movie star with a yen for hard booze, nights out with the guys, and plenty of other women. Lola Sanchez is a sexy Latina superstar, who climbed to the top the hard way. As an unknown, Lola encountered Linc Blackwood at a party and spent the night with him. Now that she is a superstar, he fails to remember their long and steamy night together, infuriating Lola, who has revenge on her mind. Cat Harrison is a blond, independent, hot writer/director with a wild-child past, a hit movie, a rock star husband, and an amorous studio mogul determined to make her do things his way or not at all. But Cat is not a girl to be pushed around, and Cat has big plans of her own -- plans that will surprise and shock everyone. Divorce -- Hollywood style -- has never been more fascinating. The result is delicious fun.

Deadly Embrace

Deadly Embrace

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2002

Jackie Collins, international bestselling author, returns with another fast-paced and unforgettable tale of dangerous passion and suspense, both prequel and sequel to her New York Times bestseller Lethal Seduction. Madison Castelli -- the beautiful, talented and street-smart journalist first introduced in the L.A. Connections series and Lethal Seduction -- is distraught after finding out her father has been keeping secrets from her (and is possibly involved with the mob). Madison flies from New York to L.A. to visit her best friend, Natalie De Barge, a gorgeous black radio personality, but within hours they find themselves caught in a restaurant hold-up, where they are trapped in a life-or-death situation. Meanwhile, Michael Castelli, Madison's outrageously handsome father, has been accused of two murders and flees to Las Vegas to be with Dani, the ex-showgirl mother of his other two children: Vincent, a Las Vegas hotel and casino owner, and Sofia, a wild eighteen-year-old. Michael is determined to find the people who set him up and exact his revenge. And, as Madison knows, what Michael Castelli wants, Michael Castelli gets. Deadly Embrace is full of surprises, excitement, passion and intrigue, a wickedly entertaining read, brimming with the memorably raunchy characters and glamorous settings that readers have come to expect from Jackie Collins.

Hollywood Wives - The New Generation

Hollywood Wives - The New Generation

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2001

Power! Sex! Money! Fame! The new Hollywood wives are back with a vengeance. Whatever they don't have, they want -- and whatever these women want, they get. Unlike their counterparts in the '80s, who were happy to give charity dinners and exclusive parties to further their husbands' careers, today's Hollywood wives are hungry to create their own identities. These ladies are into achieving everything their famous husbands have and more, and will stop at nothing for a chance in the spotlight. Ambitious, young, smart and lethal, the new Hollywood wives are into yoga, fasting, spinning, Pilates, their own production companies, and making things happen. Hollywood Wives -- The New Generation explores the secrets of the women in today's Hollywood: their loves, their passions, their affairs, and most of all, their ruthless ambitions. As always, Jackie Collins views Hollywood and its inhabitants with an insider's eye. Jackie's fabulous take on the new breed will shock and surprise, amuse and startle. Hollywood Wives -- The New Generation promises marital mayhem for the new millennium.

Lethal Seduction

Lethal Seduction

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2000

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.

Dangerous Kiss

Dangerous Kiss

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/1999

Lucky's back, with a vengeance!The seductively beautiful, street-smart, and powerful Lucky Santangelo, star of four of Jackie Collins's previous international number-one bestsellers -- Chances, Lucky, Lady Boss, and Vendetta: Lucky's Revenge -- returns in Dangerous Kiss.In Chances, Lucky grew up in a top crime family; in Lucky, she was married three times; in Lady Boss, she took on Hollywood and bought Panther Studios; and in Vendetta, she fought off a life-long enemy to keep the studio, and her husband.Now, in Dangerous Kiss, when a member of her family is brutally gunned down in a random car-jacking, her fury knows no bounds. While she is tracking the killer, her relationship with her husband, charismatic writer and director Lennie Golden, is put to the test. Then, suddenly, into her life comes a man from her past -- a man with a dangerous kiss.Dangerous Kiss is a story of raw anger, love, lust, murder, and revenge, and at its white-hot center is Lucky Santangelo, a strong, exciting woman who dares to take chances -- and always wins.

L.A Connections

L.A Connections

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/1998

Four scorching novels in one audiobook from the New York Times bestselling author of Thrill!Inside the exclusive mansions of L.A., where Hollywood's most powerful players willingly risk it all, a killer is playing a deadly game....Drawn into this dangerous world are a high-class call girl looking for a way out, a ruthless agent playing a high-stakes game of greed, and a beautiful journalist going after the story of her career. They are about to discover there are secrets worth killing for -- and definite rules of survival.In a city where dirty little secrets are worth a fortune, everyone wants the inside scoop on L.A.'s rich and famous. But soon, a shocking web of Power, Obsession, Murder, and Revenge will be revealed...PowerIn Hollywood, it's not who you know. It's who knows your secrets.ObsessionIn Hollywood, it takes more than ambition to make it to the top.MurderIn Hollywood, there are some secrets worth killing for.RevengeIn Hollywood, living well isn't the only payback.This special audiobook brings to life the glamorous world of Hollywood's elite -- while revealing their deadliest secrets as only Jackie Collins can!

Thrill

Thrill

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/1998

Jackie Collins' most outrageous, erotically charged New York Times bestseller is a sexy, shaterring roller-coaster thrill ride! From chic New York and the exclusive Hamptons to the hungry heart of LA, this high-suspense tale pulses with deadly obsessions and relentless desires in the seemingly perfect world of a gorgeous film actress. She could have any manbut the one she can't resist is a mysterious lover with a shadowed past. As their jolting affair skyrockets with electric passion, shocking secrets break through their hidden trapsin a brilliantly twisting story that sparks with the explosive Jackie Collins touch.

Hollywood Kids

Hollywood Kids

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/1994

They're surrounded by everything money can buy. They've grown up with the headyscent of fame and success all around them. They're the Hollywood Kids,the adult children of Hollywood royalty, who always get what they want-- until a serial killer walks among them and starts hunting them down... Together with their friends they live the Hollywood Dream -- too much, too soon-- unaware of the threat hanging over them. When opposites collide it's a rollercoaster of excitement and danger. Hollywood Kids is about people who will do anything for kicks --and the price they pay for it.

American Star

American Star

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/1993

Jackie Collins' American Star is a love story for the nineties. Atits heart are two extraordinary lovers, separated by tragic circumstances,yearning for each other, yet seemingly never able to be together again. Nick and Lauren can neverforget each other. Teenage small-town lovers -- he from the wrong side of thetracks, she the prettiest girl in town -- their love was the town scandal,forbidden, sizzling and unforgettable, ending abruptly in a tragedy that sentthem into separate orbits. Nick pursues his dream of acting, and after a series ofwild adventures begins the slow rise that will make him one of Hollywood'sbiggest stars. Lauren goes to New York and enters the modeling world,surprising everyone with a career that takes off in a direction she neverexpected. American Star follows them both on their trips to fame, asNick and Lauren, haunted by the secret theyshare, try to live without each other -- only to find they can't. American Star is a compelling story of love, sex and murder, setagainst the glamorous backgrounds of New York and Hollywood, as only JackieCollins can tell it.

Chances Part 1

Chances Part 1

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/1991

JACKIE COLLINS READS HER SENSATIONAL BESTSELLER! The book that introduced the world to Lucky Santangelo, offered in a special, two part audio adaptation...the unforgettable saga of the woman who conquered Las Vegas in LUCKY and became Hollywood's top LADY BOSS...the hot-blooded beauty who millions of readers know as a gambler, a lover, and a woman who's never afraid to take... Chances Part One: Gino's Story READ BY THE AUTHOR JACKIE COLLINS NOW A SMASH TELEVISION MINI-SERIES! He started with nothing, and built an empire. She was born to bad times -- and lived through much worse. Orphans and outlaws alike, Gino Satangelo and Carrie Jones were survivors in a harsh, loveless world...a passionate young Italian and an exotic dark beauty whose chance meeting yields a secret that can't be spoken for years to come... From the luxury of Park Avenue to the early days of Las Vegas, the raw heat of jazz-era Harlem to the brutality of gangland Chicago, the Santangelo saga begins to unfold -- a tale of secrets, betrayal, and unbridled lust that sets the stage for one of the most unforgettable heroines that Jackie Collins ever created...the incomparable Lucky Santangelo! JACKIE COLLINS... AS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD HER! Now in this intimate recording, Jackie Collins takes you further into the fast-lane world of Lucky Santangelo than ever before. Listen for yourself...as she delivers a superstar performance that captures all of the passion and breathless suspense that have made her the undisputed Queen of glamorous fiction.

Chances Part 2

Chances Part 2

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/1991

Gino Santangelo always knew he could count on his daughter. But when he fled the country to escape prosecution and entrusted her with his hard-won empire, Gino realized that Lucky Santangelo was the female version of him...a woman who could seize the reins of power with all the cunning, drive and strength of a true Santangelo. Poised, sensuous, hungry for pleasure, Lucky as in love with power -- and determined to fight for it. From New York penthouses and the villas of Southern France to the casinos of Las Vegas and the bedrooms of Beverly Hills, here's the unforgettable story of a woman on top of a world of love, sex and wealth -- where power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

Lucky

Lucky

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/1991

She proved to the world that she could rule her father Gino's International empire. Now Lucky Santangelo must fight to protect her father's honor -- and to seize the opportunity of a fabulous love. Her rivals are fueled by uncontrollable forces -- drugs, money, lust and blood legacy. But nothing can match the hseer power of being a Santangelo -- and of being a woman who plays be her own rules, whatever the odds. From the decadent luxury of Las Vegas and Beverly Hills to New York, Paris and a private Greek island, here's a dazzling odyssey of dangerous passion, sun-drenched sex, and ruthless revenge.

Lady Boss

Lady Boss

Author: Jackie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/1990

She triumphed against all odds in a life-and-death gamble in Las Vegas. Now Lucky Santangelo has set her sights on Panther Studios -- if she can prove to Abe Panther that she has the guts to take over his beloved Hollywood empire. In her climb to the top, Lucky uncovers a world of financial scheming, big-time betrayal and bizarre sex, and sets off a series of shock waves that stuns the industry and brings down the hatred of big-time crime boss Carlos Bonnatti -- a deadly hatred that goes back generations, threatening not only her marriage to movie star Lennie Golden but the lives of Lucky and her father Gino as well...