A Sneak Peak at 2015 (what I’ve got in store…)

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 / Published in Blog

January creeps up on us before we know it, and then it’s the start of a New Year, and most people are full of resolutions that they fail to keep. I know that every year I resolve to write two books–not one! Unfortunately that never happens, as I write my books in long-hand, and that takes time. Oh yes, I know I could write on the computer, but it wouldn’t be the same. I connect with my characters in a very special way, and I can only do that by actually writing them. There is nothing like sitting down at my desk with a blank sheet of paper and a fresh Paper-mate pen.

Last week I finally finished my latest book, “The Santangelos.” Yes, it was a labor of love, because the Santangelo family are the most interesting and unpredictable characters to write about. Especially Lucky—the fierce and fabulous, wildly beautiful, and extremely smart Lucky Santangelo. She goes where a lot of women do not dare to go. She does things her way, and acts accordingly. She’s strong and loving and takes no prisoners. She is the woman I would love to be in another life!

This summer “The Santangelos” will be out, and I can only hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Bobby Santangelo—Lucky’s Kennedyesque handsome son is back and in big trouble. Max, Lucky’s teenage daughter is becoming a successful model in Europe, hanging out with Athena—the current “it” girl—darling of the tabloids. And then there is Alejandro Diego—the son of Colombian drug lord, Pablo Diego. Alejandro parties hard and runs a sleazy nightclub. Then there is his famous-for-being-a-bad-girl, lover, Willow Price—a young actress on a steady climb to nowhere. Nothing stops Willow from getting what she wants.

Have I intrigued you? Are you ready to take the trip?

“The Santangelos” is full of passion, sex, lust, revenge and murder. Read it if you’re not easily shocked!!

Now I will start writing a new book. I am thinking it will be about Flynn—my macho hero from “The Power Trip.”

A lot of you are always asking me when the next movie or mini-series will be made of one of my books. Believe me I try—but getting something off the ground in Hollywood is called “Development Hell!!” Most of the so-called executives who make the decisions about whether to green-light a project or not, are all about movies featuring adolescent boys jerking off, or “serious” movies about politics or spy thrillers. Not so thrilling! Anyway, I’ll keep on pitching, because I know “The Power Trip” could be a fantastic limited series. We shall see . . . . .

I wonder what this year will bring. More corrupt politicians? Cheating husbands? Scandals? Surprises that shock? People say to me—“Where do you come up with all your ideas?” and I say—“Read the papers, check out the internet.” Stories abound. I write them, and I tone them down, because sometimes the truth is just too unbelievable.

Like everyone out there, I wish for peace and understanding, and for an end to cruelty, senseless violence and terrorism.

Let’s hope that 2015 is a year filled with positive vibes and most of all love.

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14 Responses to “A Sneak Peak at 2015 (what I’ve got in store…)”

  1. Terry Marsh says : Reply

    I can not wait for the new book to come out in the UK!

    • Marti says : Reply

      I know, right? I have read every single book written by this talented woman and I have yet to be displeased! Hey I’m in the US and am looking for like a pen pal to meet and keep in touch with. I have never been to the UK and really want to go. Thanks!

  2. gayani says : Reply

    Hello 🙂

    thank you for updating us.I am a fan from Sri Lanka. Have read all your books except the cookbook and confessions of a wild child. 🙂 waiting for new books.I hope you will write more standing alone novels 🙂 power trip was great.would be nice to read more about Flynn. there is an added thrill when i am reading about new characters and there is a familiar feeling when reading about people from the Santangelo series 🙂

  3. Molly says : Reply

    You are the best, Jackie!!!! Happy 2015 to you!

  4. Tina says : Reply

    Happy 2015 Jackie.

    Please could you let me know when the new book will be out? Xxx

  5. Sandy says : Reply

    Jackie, I have been reading your books since I was a young teenager (back in the early 80’s, but don’t tell anyone) Fell in love with your books back then and own everyone you ever wrote. I am so excited for The Santangelos to come out, I wrote it in my calendar. I will be first in line .
    Thanks for letting me escape into your world so many times

  6. susan thwaites says : Reply

    I cannot wait for The Santangelos but realise Gino will probably pass away in this book,I have loved this character and will be sad to see the end of an era

  7. Janet says : Reply

    Looking forward to The Santangelos! We are in the middle of moving and all of your hardcovered books have been packed with care ready for the new home. Thanks for all of your wonderful stories throughout the years.

  8. Arleen says : Reply

    OMG……Super Excited The Santangelos Are My Fav Characters. Marked It On my Calendar June 16th!!!!!! Many Many Thanks For Entertaining Me Since My Teens In The Early 80″s Been A HUGE FAN SINCE…………XOXOXOXOXO

  9. Michelle Clement says : Reply

    Love your novels, Jackie. I can’t wait to complete my collection of autographed copies.

  10. Cheryl says : Reply

    You take me to places that I could never go in real life and I LOVE it!
    I have been reading you since the early 80’s and love all your books and look forward to the next every year.
    Thanks for taking me on the ride!

  11. Brenda gerber says : Reply

    Oh Jackie I love the santangelo chapters I am through 4 and would love for you to send more chapters I have already pre-ordered the book but I can’t wait to read 5-6-7-8 and more please thank you very much Brenda gerber

  12. Brenda Gerber says : Reply

    Please send me chapter 6 please I can’t wait to read the next chapter
    thank you Brenda Gerber

  13. Billy pooler says : Reply

    I’ve read every jackie Collins book and can’t wait to get stuck into the next one! I know I’m not going to be disappointed.

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