Author: Ava Claire
Publication Date: April 4th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary
Mia Kent lives a charmed, tortured life.Fresh off the success of her teen drama TV series Carolina, California, movie executives want her to headline their blockbusters, and record executives are vying for the chance to release her first solo studio album.When Mia turns eighteen, she spreads her wings–and makes more mistakes than she can count. What the world doesn’t know is that her mother is much worse than any drug she could shoot into her veins, and despite her best efforts, Mia can’t quiet the screech of her past nor the cacophony of fame.Until she meets him.Liam Walker knows all too well what it’s like to fall from grace. A soulful rocker with a one-hit wonder under his belt, he believes in love–and he believes in Mia. He doesn’t know how to save what’s left of his career, but he knows that they belong together. He breathes for her.If only she would let him in…
Most days, I wake up, check my texts and emails, then head over to jezebel.com and check their daily gossip round up. It’s all tongue in cheek, chuckling at the crazy things celebrities do or say, and for a few minutes I get to live vicariously through the rich and famous. To be honest, I envied them. Who wouldn’t want to star in some acclaimed movie, wear drop dead gorgeous designer gowns and shoes, and live the jet-set life?
Writing Whisper changed my mind.
Whisper tells the story of Mia Kent. Mia is a former child actor who starred in a popular tv show, Carolina, California. As soon as she hit eighteen and left the show, she decided to star in projects that were as far from her wholesome image as possible–unfortunately, her fans didn’t make the transition with her. As her star dimmed, the thing that kept her relevant was her partying antics: staggering out of clubs, seen with a different guy every night of the week, seen with drug paraphernalia etc.
While I was writing the story, I wondered what it would be like to feel like the world expected things from you. That they put you in a box and that’s what you were supposed to be; the same sweet, engaging, well-behaved girl the world fell in love with…or else you’re just looking for attention. If growing up in the public eye is tough, being an adult when the world watched you grow up and think they know who you are must be unbearable. Mia is far from perfect, with skeletons in her closet and hurt that no one gets to see. All the see is another child actress that crashed and burned when they hit 18.
So now when I scan the gossip news, I crack a smile but I wonder what we don’t get to see. The ugly side of fame that the cameras don’t capture.
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“Silver Spell’ by Sons and Daughter
“Possibility” by Lykke Li
“Bloodstream (acoustic)” by Stateless
“Follow through” by Gavin Degraw
“Broken” by Seether and Amy Lee
“How Does It Feel?” by Avril Lavigne
“The Way I Am” by Ingrid Michaelson
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