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INFATUATE

INFATUATE

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Just months after the conflagration that was prom, Haven, Lance and Dante graduate from high school and head to New Orleans to take part in community service projects…and battle a pack of devils more vicious and mysterious than any they’ve ever encountered. As they struggle against this new enclave, Haven is visited by a figure from her past: Lucian. The devil who wooed her in Chicago has returned with hopes of redemption. But he needs her help to escape the underworld. Can he be trusted? Or will aiding him cost Haven her angel wings and her life? Thrilling, romantic and full of surprises, this sequel to ILLUMINATE takes the battle of good and evil to the next level.

Illuminate

Illuminate

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Haven Terra’s soul is in danger, but only she can save herself.  Brainy, shy high school outcast Haven can’t believe her luck when she’s recruited for a prestigious internship at a historic hotel in Chicago, under the leadership of powerful and alluring Aurelia Brown, dashing Lucian Grove and their stunning but aloof staff of glamazons. But just as she becomes seduced by their glitzy and mysterious world, Haven uncovers the evil agenda at the hotel: they’re devils in the business of buying souls. And hers is the most valuable of all: she’s an angel in training and the devils aim to turn her to their side. Will they succeed in wooing her or will she battle back, summoning a strength she never knew she had? Helping her along the way: a mysterious book instructing her to believe in herself; and her budding friendship with soft-spoken classmate Lance, who has a secret of his own.

 

 

Praise for ILLUMINATE

“It may be a debut, but from the first paragraph readers will feel they are in the hands of a confident, professional writer. . . . Agresti builds suspicion deftly and slowly, keeping readers turning pages as her story grows. . . . Smart, well-crafted and sophisticated; without a doubt, this belongs on the top of the stack of the current crop of angel books. More, please!”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Part The Picture of Dorian Gray, part The Devil Wears Prada, this original and engrossing story will keep surprising readers right up to the thrilling climax.”–Josephine Angelini, author of Starcrossed

“Haven is a character who will definitely surprise you—in the best way possible. Mysterious and deliciously creepy, Agresti’s debut will keep you turning pages until the explosive climax.”–Cara Lynn Shultz, author of Spellbound

ILLUMINATE Foreign Editions

ILLUMINATE Foreign Editions

I’m absolutely thrilled that ILLUMINATE will be translated and published in several countries! Look for it across the globe from these publishers:

GERMANY: Goldmann

HUNGARY: Egmont

ITALY: Nord

LATIN AMERICA / MEXICO / SPAIN: Oceano

LITHUANIA:  Media Incognito

POLAND: Remi Katarzyna Portnicka

TURKEY: Hayat

 

 

Photo by Simon Koleznik

Inside Hollywood

Inside Hollywood

I penned this coffee table book, INSIDE HOLLYWOOD: THE GREATEST CELEBRITY PHOTOS FROM US WEEKLY in 2005. It’s like an issue of Us on steroids: full of hundreds of huge, glossy pics of all the stars. Don’t you love that cover shot of Cameron Diaz? Gorgeous.

A Galaxy Not So Far Away

A Galaxy Not So Far Away

Back when I was in my first magazine job, as an assistant at Premiere, the brilliant film critic Glenn Kenny was kind enough to let me assemble the appendix for A GALAXY NOT SO FAR AWAY, a fabulous anthology he edited of essays about Star Wars. He got together an amazing group of writers–Jonathan Lethem, Kevin Smith, Neal Pollack, GQ’s Tom Carson, and on–to write about what that movie franchise meant to them. My job was just to put together pages and pages worth of examples of how Star Wars had totally permeated all aspects of our culture. You know, references to “Jedi mind tricks” and “the force,” things like that. I was remarkably well-suited for this  considering I still happen to have my childhood collection of Star Wars action figures. I mean not, like, hundreds of them. Just the major players: Luke, Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader, a Storm Trooper or two, Lando Calrissian…OK, I’d better stop now.