Saturday, August 10, 2013

Box Office Poison by Phillipa Bornikova

A fresh, original blend of urban fantasy, legal thriller, and workplace drama—with a heroine you won’t soon forget!
BOX OFFICE POISON by Phillipa Bornikova

“Bornikova accurately depicts Hollywood with warmth and wit, her puzzles will keep readers guessing until the end, and she tops it off with a smart, sassy heroine
willing to poke and prod those more powerful than she. Refreshingly different, intriguing and involving:
A sequel that’s even better than the splendid opener.”
-Kirkus Reviews, starred review for BOX OFFICE POISON

“The feisty and indomitable Linnet Ellery is back, and her second outing is a well-plotted, continuously intriguing story that delivers on every level.
Bornikova excels at blending the paranormal elements of her stories with the mundane realities of daily life and workplace politics, making a world that’s
instantly recognizable and delightfully dark and complex. The chemistry between her main characters and the continued hints about
Linnet’s secrets heighten the anticipation for the evolution of this series even before the final page.”
-RT Book Reviews for BOX OFFICE POISON

“..lots of fun, and I’m looking forward to finding out more about Linnet and her world.”  
-Locus Magazine for BOX OFFICE POISON

Author: Phillipa Bornikova
$24.99 / 320 pages

What happens when exquisitely beautiful elves start getting all the roles in Hollywood? Human actors sue, that’s what and the Halls of Power have to step in. In Phillipa Bornikova’s BOX OFFICEPOISON (A Tor Hardcover; On Sale August 6, 2013; $24.99), law, finance, the military, and politics are under the sway of long-lived vampires, werewolves, and the elven Alfar. In a desperate attempt to keep the squabbling inside the Screen Actors Guild from going public, the president of SAG forces the two sides into arbitration.

Enter Linnet Ellery, a human lawyer working for a vampire law firm, to serve as arbitrator. Linnet discovers that there are sinister forces at work in Tinsel Town determined to shatter the fragile peace between elves, vampires, werewolves, and humans. To complicate matters, it seems that something has been coercing famous elven actors into committing sudden and terrible acts of violence that they claim to have no memory of.

During the course of her investigations Linnet realizes that a puzzling secret surrounds her, and that a strange power has been affecting the very course of her life. . . .

A new flavor of urban fantasy, BOX OFFICE POISON is a legal thriller plus supernatural action, with a clever and gutsy heroine you will cheer for as she uses the power of the law and her personal sense of justice to save the day.

PHILLIPA BORNIKOVA has been the story editor of a major network television series, a horse trainer, and an oil-company executive. She lives in the Southwest.

Picking up this book on my first day of vacation is like a breath of fresh air. Box Office Poison is a book you fall into and the rest of the world falls away. Urban fantasy is one of my favorite genres and Phillipa Bornikova has outdone herself with the vampire politics and supernatural elements. I can't wait to sit down and read more, but even the first few pages have given me a collective sigh of happiness. High emotional impact, characters you can literally sink your teeth into and a plot that I know is going to keep me up into the late hours of the evening (hurray vacation!) 
5/5 so far! Love the book
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.

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