Today we are featuring The Lion’s Den by Katherine St. John published by Headline Publishing.
The book was recently released in the UK and will be available in the US by the end of June.
I’m looking forward to reading this one. It seems to have the right mix of summer, money, and intrigue.
Print Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Headline (19 May 2020)
Publication Date: May 19, 2020 (UK) | June 30, 2020 (US)
Dare to step on board The Lion’s Den?
When Belle is invited by her old friend Summer on a luxurious girls’ getaway to the Mediterranean aboard her billionaire boyfriend’s yacht, the only answer is yes.
But once aboard the opulent Lion’s Den, the dream holiday quickly turns into a nightmare. Belle and the other six women Summer has invited are treated more like prisoners than guests by their powerful host, locked into their cabins at night, their every move controlled – and Belle finds Summer herself is no longer the girl she once knew.
It soon becomes clear someone has a dark secret. Pulled into a dangerous game of cat and mouse, Belle realizes she must keep her wits about her if she is to make it off the yacht alive…
From the Publisher’s Blurb
Sex! Intrigue! Jealousy! Betrayal! Secrets! Batten down the book clubs, Katherine St. John is on deck! This dazzling novel is chock full of delicious characters, who flaunt their sins and peccadilloes, like the latest Birkin bag. Come aboard for a fabulous read, pure escape, beautifully written. Loved it!Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of Tony’s Wife
Katherine St. John’s thrilling debut, THE LION’S DEN, gripped me from the first page. A breathtaking romp through the glamorous and decadent world of billionaires on the Riviera, this riveting tale of friendship and betrayal is sure to be the breakout hit of the summer. It is irresistibly wicked . . . I couldn’t put it down!Kathryn Stockett, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Help
St. John dishes up a diverting poolside-ready page-turner.Publishers Weekly
St. John’s sizzling debut sparkles with yacht and fashion porn, and smart, decent Belle is easy to root for as the panic reaches its peak. Blingy, swingy fun plus a well-crafted, socially conscious suspense plot: Anchors aweigh!Kirkus
Available in the US on June 30th, 2020
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My Favorite Female Villains by Katherine St. John
Every story needs a good villain, and my favorite villains are women.
Wicked women, sinister sisters, malevolent mothers, bad babes…
Okay, okay. I know we’re in this time right now where female empowerment means stories about women coming together to support one another – and I love those stories just as much as the next person! But women are incredibly complex and varied, and after years (ahem, millennia) dominated by the male gaze, we need stories that feature female villains as much as we need the ones that celebrate sisterhood. Because (spoiler alert) not all of us are nice! Some of us are totally awful. Much like men… only, more artful.
So in the spirit of equality, I give you some of my all-time favorite female villains:
Lady Macbeth – Macbeth
For what would Macbeth be, without Lady Macbeth? Sure, she may be viciously power-hungry and morally corrupt, but the girl’s got brains and guts.
It’s her ruthless ambition to become queen of Scotland that drives the plot forwards. She’s the one who goads Macbeth into committing regicide, and it’s she who returns to the scene of the crime to plant the bloody daggers on the sleeping guards. She swaps the conventional female traits of maternity and vulnerability for steely determination and dominance, resulting in a drama for the ages.
Amy Dunne – Gone Girl
Amazing Amy appears at first to be the perfect wife, but we all know appearances can be deceiving. Talk about spiteful, cold, and calculating! With meticulous planning and quick adaptation, she proves herself to be a force to be reckoned with. This is a woman who gets what she wants, come hell or high water.
Cersei Lannister – Game of Thrones
Magnetic, regal, and vicious, Cersei is as shrewd as she is ruthless, and will do whatever it takes to gain power. Kill friends, children, entire villages even? No problem. This chick has a soul as black as coal, making her a villain to despise. Her one redeeming quality? She loves her kids. And her brother… but that’s another thing entirely, one not filed under “redeeming qualities.” Bless her cold, cold heart.
Abigail Williams – The Crucible
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and in The Crucible, that woman is the vindictive Abigail, a teenager who begins accusing people of witchcraft to get back at her former boss after he ended their affair. Quick-witted, vengeful, and utterly unconcerned with how much havoc she wreaks, Abigail becomes one of the most powerful people in Salem by changing her lies whichever way the wind blows. One might say Abigail is the original Mean Girl.
Miranda Priestly – The Devil Wears Prada
A powerful businesswoman with barbs as sharp as her stilettos? Yes, please. Exacting and dry, Miranda doesn’t want, she expects, and she doesn’t ask, she demands. A nightmare boss who’s tough as nails and has never given a compliment in her life, Miranda also turns out to have strength of character and just a touch of kindness in her Chanel-clad heart.
About the Author
Katherine St. John is a native of Mississippi and graduate of the University of Southern California. Over the years she has worked as an actress, screenwriter, director, photographer, producer, singer-songwriter, legal assistant, bartender-waitress, yoga instructor, real estate agent, and travel coordinator . . . but finds she likes writing novels best. Katherine currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.
This spotlight was posted at no cost, as a courtesy to the author and Headline Publishing. We did not receive an advanced reader’s copy.