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Falling Star [Kindle Edition]

Diana Dempsey
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (435 customer reviews)

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“A Perfect 10! … Debut author Diana Dempsey soars with FALLING STAR, a powerful, moving, riveting tale of greed and betrayal, love and self-discovery …” Romance Reviews Today

Natalie Daniels’ husband just dumped her. Her boss is scheming to replace her. And she’s falling in love with her sexy Australian TV news agent – who’s about to propose to somebody else.

What’s a woman to do? Dig deep and show what she’s made of – which just might land her both the job and the man of her dreams.

REVIEWS: “Excellent characterization, great dialogue, and non-stop action make the book almost impossible to put down … Fast-paced, engaging, witty, and fun to read, FALLING STAR will grab you on the first page and hold you enthralled until the last. I highly recommend this fabulous book!” – Susan Lantz, Romance Reviews Today

“Dempsey has reinvented the glitz novel for a new generation. This is glitz with heart! Clever and glamorous.” New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz

This full-length novel was originally published by Penguin’s New American Library, and was nominated for a RITA award for “Best First Book” by the Romance Writers Association.

About the Author

Diana Dempsey traded in an Emmy-winning career in TV news to write fast, fun romantic fiction. Her novels have been called “almost impossible to put down” (Romance Reviews Today), “skillfully plotted and filled with realistic detail” (Library Journal), and “spicy, sexy, and sultry” (Booklist). To find out about all of Diana’s titles, and to contact her: Visit Diana’s website at www.dianadempsey.com Join Diana on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DianaDempseyBooks Follow Diana on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Diana_Dempsey

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 845 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Bramerton Press; 1 edition (29 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Z9AR5A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (435 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #76,400 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Diana Dempsey traded in an Emmy-winning career in TV news to write fast, fun romantic fiction. Her debut novel, FALLING STAR, was nominated for a RITA award for Best First Book by the members of Romance Writers of America. It centers on the personal and professional travails - and eventual triumphs - of a primetime anchorwoman. TO CATCH THE MOON, a Romantic Times Top Pick, combines a murder mystery with a love triangle. TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN goes behind the glossy veneer of a Napa Valley winery to find forbidden love, intrigue, and betrayal. CHASING VENUS is a romantic suspense about writer Annette Rowell, who discovers that being a best-selling novelist can be a killer ...

Since Diana enjoys the occasional well-executed murder, she's launched a cozy mystery series. MS AMERICA AND THE OFFING ON OAHU introduces beauty queen and budding sleuth Happy Pennington, who must clear her name when her fiercest competitor tumbles dead out of the isolation booth during the pageant finale. Happy continues her adventures in MS AMERICA AND THE VILLAINY IN VEGAS, MS AMERICA AND THE MAYHEM IN MIAMI, and MS AMERICA AND THE WHOOPSIE IN WINONA.

In 2014, Diana teamed up with authors Ciji Ware and Kate Moore to write RING OF TRUTH, an anthology of linked novellas about a magical Claddagh ring, the ancient Irish symbol of friendship, loyalty, and love.

In her dozen years in television news, the former Diana Koricke played every on-air role from network correspondent to local news anchor. She reported for NBC News from New York, Tokyo, and Burbank, and substitute anchored such broadcasts as Sunrise, Today, and NBC Nightly News. In addition, she was a morning anchor for KTTV 11 Fox News in Los Angeles. She started her broadcast career in the anchor chair for Financial News Network.

Born and raised in Buffalo, New York - Go, Bills! - Diana is a graduate of Harvard University and the winner of a Rotary International Foundation Scholarship. She enjoyed stints overseas in Belgium, the U.K., and Japan, and now resides in Los Angeles with her husband and a West Highland White Terrier, not necessarily in that order.

Diana loves to hear from readers! Visit www.dianadempsey.com to email Diana, and be sure to sign up for her mailing list to hear first about her new releases. Also join her on Facebook at Diana Dempsey Books and follow her on Twitter at Diana_Dempsey.

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155 of 157 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but not exceptional 22 Jun 2011
By EL
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I will admit that I originally downloaded this to my Kindle for the simple reason that it was free. Judging by the cover it wasn't necessarily something that I'd enjoy, but it looked like a quick read, so I gave it a go.

I'm glad I did, because I actually quite enjoyed it. Yes, many of the characters and plot points were a bit over the top, but all in all it was an addictive and well-written story. It dealt with issues that are very relevant at the moment (ageism and sexism in the media world), but delivered the message without seeming 'preachy' or patronising.

Natalie, the heroine of the story, is 40 and having a career crisis thanks to her obnoxious new boss, Tony. She has also just split from her husband of more than 10 years, and is at a bit of a loose end. Add a completely amoral - and much younger - rival to the mix, not to mention her handsome agent Geoff, and you can see where the story is going. There weren't really any big suprises - it's not that kind of book - and various parts were a bit predictable, but frankly if you're reading chick lit and expecting complicated and unforeseen twists then you're looking in the wrong place!

Basically Falling Star is a lighthearted story with good characters, an author who knows how to write, and an underlying message that reminds the reader that in actual fact the situation Natalie finds herself in is not entirely imagined. I recommend this to anyone who likes this kind of book (well-written chick lit), and I may well now read other books by the same author.
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80 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read! 16 Jun 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Not much to say, except a well written "Chick Lit" book with an edge to it. The author has written strong female characters, and some really good "baddies", there are twists and turns before the story is resolved, and few unexpected ones too. I enjoyed reading this book,and it was free which is even better, especially as in the past I have paid good monies, for really bad versions of this sort of novel! Recommend it very much.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book! 11 Jun 2011
By norcal
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a great summer read. Ms. Dempsey writes with an intimate knowledge of the behind-the-scenes world of news broadcasting, and gives us a heroine who is smart, sexy and fun. Highly recommended!
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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious Fun 10 Jun 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is an honest-to-goodness delight from start to finish. Not only does it provide an intriging look inside the ruthless world of network news from an author who's actually worked in that industry, but it's full of richly-drawn characters -- heroines, heroes and villains -- as well as a fast-paced plot full of delicious twists and lots of romance and heart. I couldn't put this one down!
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars yup great freebie 13 Jun 2011
By me0wp00
Format:Kindle Edition
a really good read, couldn't put it down and for a kindle freebie fantastic, am now going to purchase the other two books which I previously wouldn't have looked at. Good storyline, have to say slightly predictable but fun and not too soppy !!
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense, romance and a smart woman - love it! 10 Jun 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I loved this book! Great page turner, with the right doses of romance and suspense. I also like that this author is clearly a smart, career woman who writes for and about strong women. Really enjoyable read, with a great hook of a story that is fast-paced and keeps you guessing.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 4 July 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Great book! Loved every page, could not put it down, throughly entertaining. Have become a huge Dempsy fan and bought another installment straight away. A must read.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! 15 Jun 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I haven't read any of Diana Dempsey's books before but I read this one in two days as I just couldn't put it down!
I've already downloaded more of her books and would recommend that others do too!
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