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Alert the Media

(Hollywood Hotties #1)

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Published March 2020 by Evatopia Press
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Ginelle Blanch
Jun 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a refreshing change in genre for me, classified as "chick lit". I truly believe that this book is right on with the times. The star struck, Hollywood loving crowd would DEFINITELY enjoy this book! It has a lot of humor and, the main character, April, seems so real. The characters in this book are so funny! The author made me feel like I was reading about real people from Hollywood. It's a quick, fun read and ends well for all involved. I really enjoyed reading the book and am looking fo ...more
Jan 30, 2021 rated it liked it
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The first novel in the Hollywood Hotties series, Alert the Media is a fun story with some humor mixed it to give it a fun twist. This is my first read for this author and I enjoyed her overall style. This book was originally published in 2013 and was republished the new edition in 2020. I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of this novel and it proved to be the promising start to an interesting series.

April is an established successful Hollywood publicist. Her number one client, an up and
Helena Mendes
Feb 06, 2021 rated it liked it
The fact that this story has hilarious scenes and moments is a good one because that makes it a nice read. The story feels real and all the time I was thinking of the gossip mags and tabloids I don't read. Otherwise the quantity of dialogue is good because it gives the story a fast paced rhythm. Some characters I liked and others I didn't. If you want easy laughs with a nice story this is your book and you will enjoy it, for me it was a funny and nice read.

I received a free copy of this book via
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars
I received a free copy of Alert the Media by Mia Fox and this review was given freely.
April's husband and client Ryan announces he is gay, runs her credit card up to it's limit and then divorces her but keeps her as his publicist. A series of plots against Ryan and some steamy daytime fantasies occur punctuate by April's sister moving in, an office romance,and sisterly drama. Chaotic with multiple happy endings.
Melyssa Winchester

Title: Alert the Media
Author: Mia Fox
Series or Standalone: Series (Hollywood Hotties #1)
Rating: 3 Stars ***


**ARC received from the author for a fair and honest review**

Alert the Media is the first story in the Hollywood Hotties series and is a new adult chick-lit, humorous read written in first person point of view from the female main character, April.

Having never come across this author before, I went into this story with no real view of her writing style, what genres she writes i
Dec 25, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I’ll admit that the subtitle of this book – Hollywood Hotties – gave me pause. I prepared myself for some silly writing.

And it turned out that my Spidey Sense was pretty on target.

April is a fledgling Hollywood publicist married to Ryan Monahan, an up and coming Hollywood Hottie. Unfortunately for April, Ryan tells her that he is gay and wants out of their relationship. Even worse, April’s agency represents Ryan – and they want her to go on pretending that he’s straight.

Hijinks and hilarity ensu
First, the book was well written and definitely realistic feeling for how I perceive Hollywood, with some really great parts. However, if I am being completely honest, the main character, April, just did not resonate with me. At times she was humorous and I loved her interactions with her family and best friend. At others, I just could not understand her or relate. Ryan was definitely Hollywood stereotyped and just plain annoying. How she didn't manage to throw her shoes or deadlier items at him ...more
Paula  Phillips
April and Ryan were the perfect Hollywood Power Couple, the thing was that the public however didn't realise. They all assumed that Ryan was a hot, single hollywood bachelor and April was his arm candy and the behind the scenes girl. The truth was that they have been married for years and now though at the top of both of their roles with April in PR and Ryan in Films , he has dropped a bombshell on April . He has decided to finally come out of the closet and announce to her that he is gay . Not ...more
Oct 05, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Yeah, so while I technically finished this book, I skimmed through 90% of it, so I can pretty much classify it as a DNF.

Where to begin? We meet April, whose husband leaves her within the first three sentences because he's gay. She, for whatever reason, can't comprehend that he's actually gay, so she tries to stir up things in their marriage. When that doesn't work, she tries sabotage. And when, THAT doesn't work, she decides t
Mary Lou Hoffman
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received from: Mia Fox (in exchange for an honest review)

Ladies, we’ve all been there: You’re with a guy for 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, more… and one day he says “I’m outta here!” That’s what happened to April. She was married to, and publicist for, Ryan Monahan, one of the hottest guys in Hollywood, and one day he tells her wants a divorce, oh and he’s decided he’s gay! There is not enough ice cream in the world to soothe that broken heart. Insult to injury, she is still his publicist and has
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a social satire. That said it is perfectly acceptable to both laugh at the characters while completely hating them for their ignorance :)

I had serious issues with this book until that was pointed out to me. If I had known in the beginning I am sure it would have amused me a lot more instead of making me want to beat the characters into submission... who am I kidding? I'd still want to beat them but I'd be laughing at the same time :)

If you can laugh at people for their stupidity th
Josette Reuel
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've had this book on my Kindle for awhile and when I received the notice of this tour, I decided what better time to read this book than now.

I have to say, I'm a romance addict, so I wasn't too sure of the story as I began. But, the further I went in and the more situations the leading lady found herself... I couldn't put the book down. It's full of humor and a light-hearted approach to the concept of moving on. All wrapped up in a satire of Hollywood actors and publicists. I love the character
Kristin & Sue Ellen ~ GirlyGirlBookReviews
One thing I enjoy reading sometimes are parody type novels. They give you an out and fresh look on your Normal reads along with some laughs that will have you going at their expense. Well Alert the Media is definitely one of those that I needed to read. Poor April, the signs where there and she didn’t see it until it was too late. Yet when thr time came she still had to pretend everything was green and nice to help out Ryan’s career. Because she was his publicist!  Hmm yeah I wouldn’t have been ...more
Ani's  Reviews
This book is mainly about a woman getting over her divorce, namely the fact her husband is gay and left her for another man. Looking from that point this book is really good and the author has a big imagination.

The snnipets of what she would want to happen in this book were funny compared to what really went down.

All through the book it seemed that April was the only one around who had no one, so that's why I loved the end of this book.

I'm a hopeless romantic so reading a book that had no roma
Dec 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This isn't the kind of book that would have really piqued my interest from the summary however, I decided to give it a go. I'm glad I did. I won't lie, I've read books that touched my heart more than Alert the Media, but it was a great change of pace. I enjoyed the humor and with a paparazzi fueled entertainment world that we're flooded with, it offered an interesting look into said world that isn't usually tackled with humor. It's not the first time that I've read a book with this kind of scena ...more
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book because I thought it was different from other chick lit out there right now. The story was driven by April and her thoughts, feelings, and crazy daydreams instead of the typical boy-meets-girl-they-struggle-to-be-together-but-end-up-together-anyway stories that flood this genre. Don't get me wrong, love those too, but this change of pace was refreshing. ...more
Paula Genereau
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book ready for book 2 now.
Aug 26, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really couldn't get past the first chapter in this book. ...more
Oct 05, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Hi, I’m Mia Fox, a Los Angeles-based romance author.

I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from U.S.C. followed by my Masters Degree in Professional Writing, also from U.S.C.

Before writing full time, I worked as an entertainment publicist. That career inspired my chick-lit novel, “Alert the Media.”

When not writing, you can find me with my nose buried in a book, experimenting with

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