Michael Jackson: The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story, 1958-2009?
With new and updated material, celebrity biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli has updated his bestselling book examining the life of late singer Michael Jackson, one of the world’s top-selling entertainers.
The paperback edition of the biography includes an updated prologue including information about the criminal trial against Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murphy; the singer’s legal woes, new details about his This Is It tour and discussion of his relationships with various women. Based on more than 35 years of research, the book includes hundreds of exclusive interviews with celebrities closest to Jackson and attempts to separate myth from reality.
Final word: A revealing biography of the world’s most recognized pop star.
In stores now.
The Quiet One: General Roscoe Robinson Jr.
The Quiet One covers the life and military career of the first African American to achieve the rank of four star general in the U.S. Army from his humble beginnings in St. Louis to his death in 1993 at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Robinson’s story is one of perseverance, discipline and commitment to duty, although he began his career with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Army when segregation was an American norm. The author details the racial treatment of Blacks in the military and Robinson’s response to these difficult times during the ‘50s and ‘60s.
Written by Leon L. Haley, The Quiet One also pays careful attention to Robinson’s role as a husband and father of two, while highlighting his 35-year career serving on four continents under eight presidents.
Final word: A detailed glimpse into a military pioneer’s life.
Available on Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com and the-quiet-one.com.
The Hot Box
With Hot Box, an adults-only book featuring four young characters living in rural North Carolina, sensual fiction author Zane returns with another steamy page-turner. Inspired by the baseball drill “hotbox,” where three or more players take turns trying to tag their competitors, the book blends the worlds of sports, love and sex.
Milena is a veterinarian who’s lived a mundane life after a breakup with local-heartthrob-turned-baseball-star Jacour, who recently signed an $85 million contract with the New York Yankees. Fast forward eight years later and Jacour has returned to North Carolina in search of Milena’s heart. But the seemingly sheltered Milena has maintained a relationship with handsome mystery man Yosef and a tug of war ensues between Jacour, the undeniably attractive sportsman, and Yosef, a beautiful stranger.
Meanwhile, Lydia – Milena’s longtime friend – takes advantage of her sexual prowess and deftly juggles relationships with two men, Phil and Glenn. Money and life beyond rural America motivate many of her decisions, but when her affair with Phil takes an unexpected turn, Lydia is forced to make choices that put her in the hot seat.
Final word: Two women, four men and numerous love triangles exposed with Zane’s signature dramatic, sexy flair.
Available now. For more information visit simonandschuster.com.