Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Release Blitz: Club Deception by Sarah Skilton

“Glamorous, sexy, and full of more twists than a magic show, CLUB DECEPTION put 
Sarah Skilton on my insta-buy list!” 
—Katee Robert, New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage Contract

By Sarah Skilton
Grand Central Publishing Trade Paperback
Pub date: July 25, 2017
$14.99 / ISBN: 9781455597017
eBook ISBN: 9781455597000

Daniella De Santo, Publicity
Grand Central Life & Style 

Grand Central Publishing is proud to present CLUB DECEPTION, Sarah Skilton’s debut adult novel, filled with the scandals and secrets of LA’s most exclusive magician’s society. Claire Fredericksson is the beating heart of CLUB DECEPTION. She’s the Queen Bee of Magician WAGs (“Wives and Girlfriends”), and the real genius behind her philandering husband Jonathan’s award-winning magic show, but her debilitating stage fright has kept her out of the limelight. Claire’s life is upended by the arrival of two new women to the closed group of magicians’ wives—Jessica, a young trophy wife with a secret, and Kaimi, an art expert looking for the long-lost Erdnase papers by posing as a girlfriend. When a magician rivalry and a stolen routine erupt into murder, the women must uncover the truth and set things right for the men they love. With a cast of endurance experts, Vegas stage stars, close-up card handlers, and a pick-up artist or two, this glamorous novel weaves a tale of murder, fame, and many, many illusions.
“Every magician has another magician he hates. Doesn’t matter if you’re a hobbyist or a top performer, a stage illusionist or a close-up expert. Somewhere, for whatever reason, another magician hates you.”

He regarded her carefully. “You’ve given this speech before.”

“I try to warn the new wives. Most of them have no idea what they’re getting into.”

“What are they getting into?”

She dismissed him with a wave. “Oh, I don’t know. Disillusionment. Misdirection. Now you see him, now you don’t.”

“I thought that was every marriage.”

“A lot of magicians—the good ones, anyway—lead a double life. It can be disconcerting to discover. On the other hand . . . he might make us float. He might make us fly.” She sounded far away, and her pale-green eyes shimmered like gemstones. He was certain a tear would slip down her cheek but she kept it at bay, perhaps through sheer willpower.

“Is that why you married Jonathan?” he asked.

“No.” She looked straight at him. “I wanted to disappear. And that was the only way I knew how.”

SARAH SKILTON is a book blogger with Barnes & Noble, as well as the author of two young adult novels, Bruised and High & Dry. This is her first adult novel, which will also appeal to her devoted audience of teen readers. Sarah Skilton's husband is a full-time professional magician and a member of the exclusive club, The Magic Castle! Visit Sarah at www.SarahSkilton.com.

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Also available in downloadable and ebook (9781455597000) formats


“Skilton captures the romance of stage magic while educating readers about its history and culture. Splashy backdrops, steamy sex scenes, and strong, smart female characters complement the soapy plot.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“This book unfolds like some of the best magic I have seen. It hooks you in at the start and takes you on a journey that doesn’t make you feel like you were fooled, but rather experienced something truly amazing.” —Jon Armstrong, the Academy of Magical Arts’ Close-up Magician of the Year, and co-writer of Smoke & Mirrors

“A bold, skilled storyteller, Sarah Skilton creates a fascinating world of magic and murder in the deceitfully delicious CLUB DECEPTION. Characters, particularly magic matriarch Claire Fredericksson, are complex and wonderfully flawed, and the L.A. magic scene crackles with authenticity and richness. A perfect read for mystery lovers who like their murder with a dash of glitz and plenty of twists.” —Shelley Coriell, award-winning author of The Apostles Series

“Packed with flash, sizzle and spark, CLUB DECEPTION lays bare the intrigue among a group of scheming modern magicians, both on the stage and behind closed doors. Skilton keeps you guessing until the very last pages -- and you’ll revel in every sly, sexy turn of events along the way.” —Greer Macallister, bestselling author of The Magician’s Lie and Girl In Disguise

“Rollicking suspense with a throw-back 20’s vibe… Skilton’s sleight-of-hand hides all the tricks until the very end.” —Sandra Block, author of Little Black Lies and The Secret Room