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Center Stage

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  14 reviews
If politics is a game, who better to play it than a master showman like a mega-rock star?

America has adored rock star Tyler Sloan for decades, and when he decides to leave the Las Vegas stage to run for a seat on the United States Senate, it’s assumed that he’ll run an unconventional campaign. He exceeds expectations—and more.

No stranger to politics, Sloan’s estranged fath
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    Election junkies rejoice, Center Stage is a thrill ride of election drama from start to finish. Ever wonder what it is like deep inside a race for the US Senate? Center Stage will fill that void for you. A lot of this riveting book comes fresh out of the headlines. If you weren't certain this was about a fictional race for a Senate seat in Nevada, you might think this was about Georgia in 2020/2021.

    Tyler Sloan is a powerful lead character and the portrayal does make one stop and wonder if person
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    Paul
    Jan 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
    A special thank you to the publisher and netgalley for a copy to review.

    I rate this title a solid 3.5 stars

    A political novel that follows an ex rock stars campaign for the Nevada Senate. Although this book was not action heavy it was well plotted with interesting characters. Its greatest strength might be the fact it was written by an insider that knows the mechanics of politics.
    I try to avoid comparisons on reviews but I am overwhelmed by thoughts of Allen Drury, well detailed and wonkish while
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    Kelly
    Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I enjoyed this story. Well-written and it felt very realistic. Lots of action and plenty of twists.

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
    Seraphia
    Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    Center Stage is a political thriller laden with drama that soon surrounds all of the characters in this book. Center Stage is the first book that I have read by Wayne Avrashow and I was quickly pulled into the storyline from the beginning. Now, the story does slow down in places, but the characters help in keeping me engaged as I'm eager to see where things are going to turn next for some of them as they find themselves deeper and deeper into sticky situations that could drown not just them by a ...more
    John
    Dec 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    I received this book through "NetGalley" program.

    This story is about a rock star who retires and wants to become Nevada's next U.S. Senator. He has politics in his blood since his father was a former Governor and Senator and also had run for the Presidency. This depicts Tyler's campaign to secure the win.

    It lays out that he is running as an Independent and not one of the other political parties. He is able to get members of his father's team to work on his campaign. The plan that he lays out has
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    mellidiezahnfee
    Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    This book is a great read, with a sympatic Protagonist. Tyler Sloan is a retired rock-star, and he decides to run for a free senates seat in Nevada. He does well and wants to change the mentality of politics. It`s more mud throwing than caring for the people. Who hides more and has the most to lose. The only worth is to win and so are alliances, betrayal and profit all around the corner. The style of writing is very thrilling and all the people in this book have well-adjusted characters. Can you ...more
    Carolyn  Thomson
    This book has it all. The characters, especially Tyler Sloan, the rock star turned senatorial candidate, were well fleshed out, a lot of dirty dealing behind the scenes, FBI investigation of the candidate’s campaign manager, a sex tape with the candidate and a bribe. The story was well written and it seems believable even the dirty dealing by the candidates father, the former governor of California’ The story flows well and everything fits together well however I just could not get into the book ...more
    Nancy
    Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    What do you do when you have been a rock-star for most of your adult life. When your father has been in politics and you have been exposed to it then being a senator is the next thing to do. Tyler Sloan has decided to run for Senator in Nevada where he lives full time now. He is going to run as an Independent. That is not easy,
    He finds himself in the middle of a Champaign where there are too many chances to use his past against him. He has a 14 year old daughter to think about and an ex-wife to
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    Colleen
    Jan 19, 2021 rated it liked it
    Tyler Sloan is a retired rock star and has politics in his sights. Other than his father being a former governor of Nevada we have no idea why he decides to jump into politics to become a Senator. Tyler surrounds himself with many of his father's people which are questionable. There is no question that politics is a dirty and corrupt business certainly not for the weak at heart. The story move along somewhat quickly and is interesting, but, I kept waiting for something more and the ending left m ...more
    Doug Yonce
    Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Excellent story which also gives a good look at what goes into a political race. As an independent, rock star Tyler Sloan decides to run for a vacant US Senate seat. Alliances and betrayals abound, lives are laid open for everyone to examine, and values are tested as the race goes down to the site. I received an advanced digital copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
    Crystal Tadlock
    Jan 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
    This book follows a newly retired musician, Tyler Sloan, as he vies for a seat in the Senate. This was an enjoyable book. I did not experience anything while reading that would lead me to feel it is a thriller. I enjoyed following Tyler through his race for the seat, and I also enjoyed the way he handled himself with all of the media issues. I liked the book and would read books from this author again.
    Kerry
    Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Wow! What a great read. Tyler Sloan is a retired rock star who decides to run for an open Senate seat. A thriller from the start. Great behind the scenes action of how campaigns are run, and elections are won. Could not put this book down until the end. #CenterStage #NetGalley
    Lin Perrett
    Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
    The story of rock star Tyler Sloan as he runs for senate. His opponents and the press are out to ruin him. His team are out to prove he is the best candidate for the role.
    Eric
    Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    My first read by this author which I received as a review copy.

    I loved it. It was timely, well-written and a page-turner. I won’t reveal details so I don’t spoil the plot, but I read this pretty quickly as I found myself continually drawn back to the book. A good political thriller for our times.
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    Wayne Avrashow is an attorney, former campaign manager in Los Angles politics, government commissioner, and author of numerous op-ed articles on political and legal issues. “Roll the Dice” has received positive blurbs from a New York Times-bestselling author, a prominent movie producer and elected political figures, including the former mayor of Los Angeles.

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