Hollywood Daze

"A delightful book, fun, edgy, unforgettable." -Mary Kennedy, Best-Selling Author of the Dream Club Mysteries

 A seventeen-year-old high school dropout with a wicked hidden talent, Mona, is sitting at the counter of the Fountain Coffee Room, trying not to attract the attention of Maddy Miller, a feisty, unfiltered, hotshot producer, who'll decide if her brother Joost Larvink, gets to make his Hollywood debut.

But before she knows it, Mona is kneedeep in Hollywood politics and some desperate characters, including a stoner screenwriter, engaged to Maddy's daughter, an action hero jock lost in the closet and an overly dramatic A-list star about to become box office poison.

All Mona wants to do is drink and float in the pool. But with her brother's career at stake, Mona is determined to bend the town at her own will. Enter Elki Daniels-- a carefree K-town native, who spends her days chasing obscure movie memorabilia, healing a traumatized puppy, and acting as the de facto leader of a group of defiant girls. Elki is a Hollywood insider who can explain this duplicitous town, and why not, even life.

While steering her brother towards success and away from another nervous breakdown, Mona hooks up with the wrong guy, goes along on a burglary spree, has to save a deranged Mexican gardener and even risks her own, and her best friend life, in Moroni's gleeful and riotous takedown of Hollywood. 

What they're saying:

"A surprising book, much more than a coming-of-age book, filled with eccentric characters and the delightful Mona, the main character. As Mona navigates her way through La-La Land, we see the depth of her emotions, her keen intelligence, and her wicked wit. A thoroughly delightful book, fun, edgy, unforgettable"-Mary Kennedy, Best-Selling Author of The Dream Club Mysteries and the Hollywood Nights Series *****

"Its zany, surreal situations and whip-smart dialogue make for an addictive ride. This tale of a troubled film editor effectively captures the dark excitement of sunny LA." -Kirkus Review "Simona Moroni's Hollywood Daze is a dark, witty, coming-of-age tale. Moroni cleverly brings the story full circle with unexpected twists." -BlueInk Review

 "Different and edgy, with rough edges and sharp corners. And by the ending, that's what drew me in." -Erudite AF Literary Symposium.

 "Great book! Loved the story and characters! I cannot wait to tell friends about it as I am sure they will enjoy as much as I did." -Molly Stulmaker ✭✭✭✭ "

Simona Moroni has such a way with words; effortlessly she describes for us the Hollywood which she envisions in her novel with just a few words: "Technicolor fed by darkness. Like this town." I felt like I was sitting in a movie theater and watching a film when I was reading. I guess the title fits perfectly because I was bedazzled while I read Hollywood Daze. Overall, it was a great read!"- Readers' Favorite ✮✮✮✮✮

 HOLLYWOOD DAZE is available on Kindle and in Paperback