Bond of Passion By Larissa Ione        
Larissa Ione
Meet the author
Bond of Passion

Melodie Johnson Howe

Dear Reader,

I'm very excited about my new collection of short stories, SHOOTING HOLLYWOOD: THE DIANA POOLE STORIES.

Diana Poole, after the death of her husband, returns to the only career she knows—acting. But Hollywood can be a brutal place for an actress in her early forties trying to make a comeback, especially when she discovers betrayal and murder in the world of glitz, glamour, and greed.

"... Howe is one of the genre's best short story writers and novelists. ...more than glamour of setting, what makes Ms. Howe's work stand out is keenness of insight." —Ellery Queen Magazine

"With the soul of a poet and the sculpted prose of a great craftsman, Melodie Johnson Howe is a rarity, a true master of the short story. Her new collection, SHOOTING HOLLYWOOD: THE DIANA POOLE STORIES, will delight you, intrigue you, and leave you hungering for the next volume. But then Diana Poole is the most fascinating and original character to come out of Hollywood in years." — Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Spies

I'll be giving away five signed trade back books along with a signed copy of a movie poster from my acting days to the first five readers who contact me at Please use Dear Reader for the Subject.

Melodie Johnson Howe