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Friday, February 2, 2018



Please welcome, Joe, back to Discover Yourself. Joe now has audio books! Exciting news and an interesting read.
I’ll be honest. Coming from a theatre background, most audiobooks put me to sleep. Maybe that’s a good thing for some people, but for me, I prefer listening to an audiobook where the characters come to life like in the days of radio drama. So when it came time to select a performer for the audiobooks of the first two novels in my popular Jana Lane mystery series, I sought out actors who could perfectly embody the over twenty characters in each novel. I was incredibly fortunate to find Charissa Clark Howe, a gifted actress, to perform PAPER DOLL, the novel that introduced us to fearless ex-child star Jana Lane, whose flashbacks from the past became murder attempts in her present.
Now with PORCELAIN DOLL, Jana at forty makes a comeback film and fearlessly uncovers who is being murdered on the set and why. Her heart is set aflutter by her incredibly gorgeous romantic co-star, America’s heartthrob Jason Adonis. The other suspects include Jana’s James Dean type young co-star, her older John Wayne type co-star, her children’s Eve Harrington type nanny, the film’s gossipy makeup and hair artist, a local reverend trying to stop the film’s production, and Jason’s agent. To perform the audiobook, I hit the jackpot with Derick Snow, a fearless, quite versatile actor with a great deal of murder mystery acting experience. He not only connected with the mystery, humor, and romance of the novel, but also beautifully created the multitude of captivating and entertaining characters in Jana’s life. His dramatic voice, crisp diction, and emotional availability are reminiscent of the old radio dramas. The listener feels as if he/she is part of the story! Derick’s intensity is perfect for the many plot twists and turns, dropped clues and red herrings, sweet romance, and shocking yet gratifying ending. The remaining three audiobooks (SATIN DOLL, CHINA DOLL, and RAG DOLL) will hopefully follow.
So, grab your popcorn and take your front row seat. Listen to the Jana Lane mystery, PORCELAIN DOLL, by Joe Cosentino, performed by Derick Snow.

PORCELAIN DOLL, a Jana Lane mystery by Joe Cosentino
published by The Wild Rose Press
audiobook performed by Derick Snow

Is art imitating life in 1982? Jana Lane, ex-child star, is doing a comeback film about murder. When a crew member is killed on the set, it looks like Jana could be next. Thickening the plot is Jana’s breathtakingly handsome and muscular leading man, Jason Apollo, whose boyish, southern charms have aroused Jana’s interest on screen and off. Will Jana and Jason stop the murderer before the final reel, or end up on the cutting room floor in this fast-paced whodunit with a shocking ending?

Praise for PORCELAIN DOLL, a Jana Lane mystery:

“Suspenseful and mysterious, Porcelain Doll is a masterful creation, one that was impossible not to be affected by.” Carol Fenton, BooksLaidBare Reviews

“Every page fills the readers with intrigue..Edge of your seat mystery that lures readers instantly…Once you read it, you can't put it down.” Urban Book Reviews

Porcelain Doll hooks from the start with characters behaving badly, all of whom have life-changing secrets…The story includes a nice arc, well-developed characters, and a few unexpected surprises.” InD’tale Magazine

What a delight! A fun mystery that takes place in the 1980s with a range of engaging characters and a strong heroine….Jana is the perfect heroine for a mystery….A must-read for mystery lovers! Porcelain Doll is charming with a great insight to the rise and fall of stardom, and with a twist at the end I honestly didn’t see coming.” Readers’ Favorite

Bestselling author Joe Cosentino won Divine Magazine’s awards for best mystery novel, best humorous novel, and best contemporary novel of 2015. He is the author of the Jana Lane mysteries: Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, China Doll and Rag Doll (The Wild Rose Press); the Nicky and Noah mysteries: Drama Queen, Drama Muscle, Drama Cruise, Drama Luau, Drama Detective; the Cozzi Cove beach series: Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back, Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward, Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out, Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings (NineStar Press); and the romance novellas: In My Heart/An Infatuation & A Shooting Star, the Bobby and Paolo Holiday Stories: A Home for the Holidays and The Perfect Gift, and The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press). As an actor, he has appeared in principal roles in film, television, and theatre opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married.

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