PRAISE FOR THE FAME GAME: "Juicy, nasty, funny, intense. Casillo...picks up the sequined roman a clef mantle of the Jackies-Susann and Collins."--Liz Smith "Charles Casillo is not just a writer, he's an artist. His characters are drawn so vividly, they are utterly unforgettable. I absolutely loved The Fame Game. There's sex, ambition, deceit and nepotism stewing like a wannabe martini in a shaker of vodka and vermouth. It's a great show biz story...and I know show biz stories!"--J. Randy Taraborrelli author of Call Her Miss Ross, Madonna and Elizabeth "Bitchy, sometimes funny, sometimes grippingly sad, and always tantalizingly engaging, Charles Casillo's THE FAME GAME is a stroll along the often achingly lonely and treacherous paths that will hopefully lead to fame in our celebrity-obsessed culture. For Mikki, Mario, and Carla, it's a lethally dangerous, venal, and shocking journey, and they make the characters in THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS look like pussycats."--Judith Gould, New York Times best-selling author of Sins and The Secret Heiress The quest for fame has never been so juicy. Or so dangerous... THE FAME GAME They are three ambitious wannabes, each with an insatiable appetite for celebrity-all grasping, clawing, and backstabbing their way up the show biz ladder. Meet Mikki Britten. Smoldering, gorgeous, she's got the heat, the talent, and the drive. A promising model she just needs the right people to open up the right doors...and she'll have the acting career she's desperately craved. She'll play dirty to win. Meet Carla Christaldi. She's the troubled daughter of famed Hollywood director Jonathan Christaldi. All Carla ever wanted was to make it on her own. All she's missing is that magical "spark" that makes people take instant notice. She'll deceive anyone to win. Meet Mario DeMarco. The sultry hustler with an idea for a screenplay-he's the guy who has cruised through life on his looks, whether it's bedding a man for love or for money. All he's ever wanted is the recognition for the talents that lay beyond the bedroom. He'll barter his soul to win. Take one fateful party...toss in a chance meeting...stir in a startling betrayal...and suddenly the game has begun-a merciless sport where the rules are constantly changing. The reward for one is the ultimate: fame. The penalty for another: obscurity. The price for the last of them: death. Dripping with sardonic New York attitude, laced with the seductive glamour of Hollywood, Charles Casillo gives readers a hip, modern-day cautionary tale of just how much our dreams cost us. The Fame Game. Wanna play?