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Elise Jameson is the secret author behind the bestselling, cult hit Viking Moon series. But when a stranger poses as Elise, the painfully shy, deaf nineteen-year-old starts to see how much she’s missing. Can she really hide in the shadows forever? This clever, coming-of-age debut is for anyone who has ever felt unsure in her own skin.

After a freak childhood accident leaves her deaf and physically scarred, nineteen-year-old Elise Jameson retreats into a world of vibrant characters she creates on her laptop. She is shocked when her coping mechanism turns into a career as a phenomenal bestselling novelist. Fans are obsessed with Elise’s Viking Moon series and its author—a striking girl with zero resemblance to Elise who appears on the back covers. Elise sent the randomly Googled photo to her editor following a minor panic attack. Now, horrified to learn she is expected on set of the television pilot based on her novels, Elise tracks down her anonymous stand-in. To Elise’s surprise, Veronica Wilde has been taking credit for Viking Moon for years. She eagerly agrees to keep up the charade if Elise will pose as her assistant.

It’s hard for Elise to watch a stranger take credit for her work and get all the perks she desires, including admiration from the show’s heartthrob star. Edged onto the sidelines of her own life, Elise reconsiders her choice to stay anonymous. Is she ready to come to terms with her true identity—and with the long-buried secrets that could cost her her career, her fans, and the few precious friendships she’s made?

About The Author

Photograph by Jessica Blaine Smith

Samantha Joyce is an active participant in local theater in her native Toronto, where she lives with her husband. She is the author of Flirting With Fame and Dealing in Deception.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Pocket Star (February 29, 2016)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781501126833

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"A charming story of learning to embrace and love those things about ourselves that set us apart from others. I don’t think I stopped smiling once throughout Elise's journey except during the moments that squeezed painfully at my chest."

– Molly McAdams, New York Times bestselling author of To The Stars

"This debut is a sweet, funny, and romantic coming-of-age story."

– Library Journal

"With a sprinkle of book fandom and dash of yummy romance, Flirting with Fame is the perfect story for every book lover."

– Tiffany King, USA Today bestselling author

"Flirting With Fame is a fun, romantic debut about a girl learning to love her flaws, and own her talents, all while falling in love for the first time. A must read for those in need of a good heart-squeeze."

– Rebecca Yarros, Author of the Flight & Glory Series

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