Readers and fans love this captivating and emotionally charged young adult novel that looks beyond the glitter of pop music and focuses on the dark shadows fame casts.
HOUSTON, Nov. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Fame changes everything in award-winning author Michele Kwasniewski’s young adult novel, BURNING BRIGHT. Kwasniewski is an entertainment industry insider who worked behind the scenes for over fifteen years on projects such as Evita, Independence Day, Face/Off, Big Brother, and more. She has seen firsthand the Hollywood machine in action and how the lure of fame can corrupt those chasing the spotlight. With her Young Adult series, THE RISE AND FALL OF DANI TRUEHART, Kwasniewski shares the glamour and excitement of fame as well as the hard work it takes to achieve success in entertainment and the cost of living life in the public eye.
Kirkus calls BURNING BRIGHT,” a realistic and absorbing look at a teen celebrity’s struggle with the pressures of success.”
The Midwest Book Review says, “Young women who would undertake their own bids for fame and fortune will find BURNING BRIGHT (and its predecessor RISING STAR) a powerful examination of culture, community, friendships, and motivations that keeps both Dani and her readers guessing about her choices, their consequences, and the ultimate outcome of her life.” Readers Favorite says, “Author Michele Kwasniewski perfectly captures the headspace of a young teenage pop sensation who, underneath all the glitz and glamor, is still a child seeking love and approval but finds herself feeling alone and vulnerable all the time.”
In BURNING BRIGHT, the second installment of THE RISE AND FALL OF DANI TRUEHART trilogy, fresh off the debut of her EP, sixteen-year-old Dani Truehart is flying high on a string of number-one hits. After locking down her first full-length album in record time and furiously preparing for her world tour, Dani is torn between leaving her loved ones behind and embracing her burgeoning stardom.
Dani’s fame and fortune explode as her tour moves across the globe. Elated when two of Hollywood’s hottest young actors, Kayla Spencer, and Trey Connors, befriend her, Dani finds herself living life in the fast lane and recording her second album as she tours. Constantly dogged by the paparazzi, Dani basks in the adoration of The TrueHart Nation, her loyal super-fans who are ready to follow her around the world and go to war with anyone who dares dis their favorite pop star, whom they’ve dubbed “The Queen of Harts.” With her ego growing as fast as her bank account, a string of platinum hits and her jealous mother desperate for a piece of her wealth, sixteen-year-old pop sensation Dani Truehart navigates the glamor and perils of stardom as scandal threatens to ruin her and everyone who helped make her a star.
Everyone wants to be famous, but most people have no idea what that really means. Michele Kwasniewski has seen it personally and shares her experiences in this vividly emotional and gripping series.
With the first book, RISING STAR, and the final book, FALLING STAR, readers of THE RISE AND FALL OF DANI TRUEHART series get caught up in teen Dani Truehart’s pursuit of fame and the challenge to stay grounded while she reaches for the stars. The realistic and at times heart-breaking tale leaves readers asking themselves, “What would you do for fame?”
Stay up to date on the latest Dani Truehart news and Michele’s upcoming books: http://www.michelekwasniewski.com
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Michele Kwasniewski is represented by Nine Speakers, Inc. http://www.ninespeakers.com
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