By Janyce Stefan-Cole
(Unbridled Books, Hardcover, 9781609530754, 352pp.)
Publication Date: April 2012
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Ardennes Thrush is an award-winning movie star who suddenly and mysteriously quit acting at the height of her fame. She is in Hollywood now, at the Hotel Muse, visiting her husband Andre, a world-renowned director struggling through his latest film. Ardennes, a contemplative woman, is also something of a voyeur, and as she watches the comings and goings in the hotel she begins to fear that perhaps she is being stalked. Her period of anonymity ends after a box of dead roses is delivered to her suite. When a Beverly Hills detective comes to investigate, a powerful attraction turns unexpectedly unprofessional and quickly carnal.
When the stalker turns out to be real, Ardennes's private journey escalates into real danger, and we watch rapt as she searches her past for the answer to how she brought herself here.
Hollywood Boulevard is the track of a very real emotional journey. With a deceptively simple style, the novel takes a compassionate look at a complicated character readers won’t be able to let go without regret.
Janyce Stefan-Cole currently writes for WG News + Arts, and was books editor for FREEwilliamsburg.com. She is a contributing writer for FLYPmedia and was a finalist for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship. She is included in the Boston Globe best-selling anthology, Dick for a Day (Villard Books), among other publications. Before turning full time to writing, she was a visual artist.