CHASING CHAOS: A Hollywood Lights Novel

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From the IPPY-Gold-winning author of Entanglement comes a novel of friendship, tragedy, and one woman’s journey to self-forgiveness and love.

Underneath the glitter of Hollywood, nothing is truly as it seems.

Daphne Saito is a talented screenwriter with a seemingly perfect life—a life so fragile it might crumble at any moment.

For Daphne, love always brings disaster. She’s worked hard to bury her troubled past, but now that her best friend is getting married, her world is upended as her past mistakes catch up with her—and threaten the people she loves most.

While planning her friend’s wedding, she meets Marlon—he’s surly on the the outside, and maybe just as damaged as Daphne. But he makes her feel something she hasn’t felt in years—hope. She dares to get close to him, but a tragic turn leaves her with an impossible choice.

The night of the wedding brings a perfect storm of chaos: A dangerous ex-boyfriend is bent on revenge. A woman from Daphne’s past blows into town with a vendetta of her own. Someone Daphne loves gets caught in the middle, a friend she’ll do anything to protect—even if it means committing a horrible act that she can never take back.

“As glamorous and mercurial as Hollywood itself, Chasing Chaos is a novel that glitters.” –Booktrib Magazine


Praise for the Hollywood Lights Series

“Through heartfelt writing and compelling characters that we quickly come to care about, Pryal draws her readers in and sweeps them deftly toward the surprising conclusion. [Entanglement] is a beautiful example of the frailty of human relationships, and of their resilience.”BookTrib Magazine

“Equal parts heartbreaking and heartening, Entanglement shines a light on the interior lives of two flawed and fascinating women.” Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences 

“Poignant and thoroughly entertaining, [Love and Entropy] is a novella you won’t be able to walk away from…and you’ll think about long after the last page. Fantastic read!” -Kristy Woodson Harvey, New York Times-bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff Series

“As glamorous and mercurial as Hollywood itself, Chasing Chaos is a novel that glitters.” BookTrib Magazine

“Modern, fresh, and entirely credible, Fallout Girl is a love story wrapped inside a heart-rending struggle for personal freedom.” Washington Post bestselling author Sonja Yoerg, author of True Places

“A gut-wrenching journey through darkness to redemption, one that proves that love, and family, can conquer anything. Take Your Charming Somewhere Else is her best yet. Do not miss this emotional tour-de-force–or anything Pryal writes.” Washington Post bestselling author Kelly Harms, author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler


Book Details:

  • Author: Katie Rose Guest Pryal
  • Title: Chasing Chaos: A Hollywood Lights Novel
  • Publication Date: Blue Crow Books Edition, 2017. First published by Velvet Morning Press, 2016.
  • ISBN Paper: 978-1-947834-13-2; ISBN Ebook: 978-1-947834-14-9
  • Page Count: 284 (paper)
  • Distributed through Ingram