As we get ready for beach read season, here’s something fun and frothy for your beach bag: Abby Stern’s According to a Source, a Hollywood insider’s novel about a gossip columnist whose life and work begin to collide.

Here’s the official blurb:

according to a sourceElla Warren loves her job working for celebrity news magazine, The Life, as an undercover reporter. Her evenings are spent using her alias to discreetly attend red carpet events, nightclubs, and Hollywood hotspots like the fabulous Chateau Marmont, where her eyes are always peeled for the next big celebrity story.

When Ella’s new Devil Wears Prada-type boss starts a not-so-friendly competition among the reporters to find an exclusive story or be fired, the stakes are higher than ever. But is being in Hollywood’s elite inner circle worth jeopardizing her friendship with budding actress Holiday Hall and her relationships with her boyfriend and her family? As the competition grows fiercer, her life becomes intertwined in a public scandal that may cost her everything.

A juicy, big-hearted novel about a young woman who loses herself in a fast-paced, glamorous world where finding your authentic self isn’t easy.

According to a Source appears in stores on May 23.

For a chance to win my advance copy of According to a Source here’s your question: what book are you most looking forward to reading this summer?

The winner will be announced on Wednesday.

And just a quick reminder: voting is still open on the 2017 Pinkorama! If you haven’t yet, pop over to marvel at all that sugary talent and pick your favorite. Two people who vote on the Pinkorama will be chosen at random to receive a copy of The Forgotten Room. Voting closes on Tuesday and all winners will be announced on Wednesday.

35 Comments

  1. Randy Riddle on May 8, 2017 at 11:02 am

    It isn’t newly released, but I’m going to read Go Set a Watchman soon. I’ve been wanting to read it since it was released but I just haven’t had the chance to yet! Harper Lee has been one of my favorites since reading To Kill a Mockingbird when I was young.

  2. Elena Seaberg on May 8, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams.

  3. Heather H. on May 8, 2017 at 11:14 am

    I can’t wait to start “A Court of Wings & Ruin” by Sarah J. Maas. It’s the 3rd installment of her New Adult series inspired by fairy tales & myths, and it just sucks you into its world. After that, I hope to dive into “The Night the Lights Went Out” by Karen White or “The Bear and the Nightingale” by Katherine Arden.

    • Tara on May 9, 2017 at 6:30 am

      That’s what I’m reading too!

  4. Sheila on May 8, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Book Three in Lucinda Riley’s wonderful series, of The Seven Sisters, and of course

    A Paris All Your Own.

  5. Jenn Reedy on May 8, 2017 at 11:35 am

    I’m looking forward to reading Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. It will probably take the entire summer, but I can’t wait to sit on my sun porch with a glass of wine and a good book after my children go to bed.

  6. Susan Thomas on May 8, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I have read several of the PRESTON and Childs and look forward to reading The Cabinet of Curiosities. Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Jillian D on May 8, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    I can’t wait to read Rhys Bowen’s new Georgie mystery, On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service!

  8. Kelley B on May 8, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    “According to a Source” of course!!

  9. Linda on May 8, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    I’m looking forward to reading “Married for His Secret Heir”, by Jennifer Faye. I would love a chance to win this book, Thanks for your generosity.

  10. Cyndy on May 8, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    I am looking forward to reading Spring Will Come, book #3 of the Bregdan chronicles. It is an historical fiction series on the Civil War. The first two books were very emotional and very interesting reads.

  11. LynnS on May 8, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    The Forgotten Room” {blushes} It got buried in the TBR piles and I need to excavate it!

  12. Eileen Defrancisco on May 8, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    I’m looking forward to reading same beach next year.

  13. Diane Stiles on May 8, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams, The Guests on South Battery by Karen White, and after I finish with the lovely W ladies, I’ll move over to Sue Grafton and check in on the penultimate Kinsey Milhone–Y is for Yesterday. (And what will Z be?)

  14. DJL on May 8, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Probably going to jump into Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series this summer (I did Game of Thrones last summer, so why not continue with the summer-of-epic-fantasy theme)? Though, as with GofT last year, I will likely need to sprinkle some light & fun reads into my summer mix, and According to a Source seems like a perfect candidate 🙂

  15. Diana on May 8, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams!

  16. Jane on May 8, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Previous released books by Karen White

  17. Amy m on May 8, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    The conclusion to Amanda Stevens’ Graveyard Queen series.

    • Pat Dupuy on May 8, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      You won’t be disappointed!

  18. Anna D. on May 8, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Nothing specific, I generally read whatever I stumble upon, but I’m still looking forward to the discovery.

  19. Dianne Casey on May 8, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I’m looking forward to reading “The Night The Lights Went Out by Karen White. Can always count on a good read from Karen White.

    • Pat Dupuy on May 8, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      I read that last week. Another good story!

  20. Pat Dupuy on May 8, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Cocoa Beach for sure. Sticks and Bones by Carolyn Haines. Rhys Bowen’s latest Lady Georgie. And that’s the tip of the iceberg!

  21. Deborah Miller on May 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Cocoa Beach

  22. Lisa Ireland on May 8, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    I am looking forward to reading “The Cafe By The Sea” by Jenny Colgan

  23. Maria on May 8, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I’m looking forward to reaing The Scribe of Sienna.

  24. Sue on May 8, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    I must have a few hundred in my TBR piles, but I am looking forward to reading Gone Girl. I know I’m behinfpd the times, but I can finally catch up in the summer. I just finished The Girl Before. It was really good.

    • Sue on May 8, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      *argh! Behind.

  25. Tiffany on May 8, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Cocoa Beach by your good friend Beatrize Williams. First got introduced to her (and you) when ya’ll co-wrote with Karen White. Incidently that book first introduced me to all 3 of ya’ll and I love every one of all 3 of ya’lls books.

  26. Janet on May 8, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Miss Julia Weathers the Storm by Ann B. Ross- I always save my Miss Julia book for summer vacation !

  27. Carla on May 8, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    The Cottingley Secret that comes out this summer, and also the Butterfly and the Violin… I will be biking in Austria this summer so I always try to get a book that is set in the country I visit.

  28. Paige B. on May 9, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Gilded Deceit

  29. Tara on May 9, 2017 at 6:33 am

    A Court of Wings and Ruin, my usual Harry Potter summer reread, The Two Towers, and probably some classic Bertrice Small.

  30. Ariel Taivalkoski on May 9, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    I’m currently working through the Sookie Stackhouse series so I’m looking forward to that, and I’m also excited about the new Paula Hawkins novel Into the Water.

  31. Karlene on May 9, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    I’m looking forward to On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen.

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