Saturday, June 30, 2012

Blog Tour: Director's Cut (Review)

In her third book in the Backstage Pass series, Janice Thompson dives back into the cast of colorful characters her readers have come to love.

This installment, which revolves around Tia Morales, provides yet another brilliant and humorous look behind the lens at "Stars Collide" - the television creation of Thompson.

Thompson tells the story of Tia, a director used to being in control. She calls the shots in a neat, orderly fashion.

But Tia's life outside the studio - with her crazy, zany family - doesn't flow like her favorite screenplay. Instead, it is colorful, full of life and a wee bit insane.

Through that loving insanity, Tia learns several life lessons - including how to let love enter her life in an unexpected way.

I really like Thompson's writing style. She has a wit that is enjoyable, and a humor that will  make you laugh out loud.

At times, I wished Stars Collide would actually appear on tv as a new drama - it is crafted in such away that you can truly see her images jump off the page.

On the scale of one to five, I give it a solid three and a half. If you are looking for a good summer read, I highly recommend anything by Thompson. It's definitely a fun, "beach" style read.

More About The Book
The one thing she can't direct is her heart.

Tia Morales is used to calling the shots. She's the director of the popular sitcom Stars Collide, and her life on the set is calculated and orderly. Well, most of the time. Life outside the studio is another matter. If only she could get other people to behave as well as her stars do! When she starts to have feelings for handsome cameraman Jason Harris--with whom she's been butting heads for months--it's enough to send a girl over the edge. Will she ever learn to let go and take life--and love--as it comes?
Full of the humor and crazy family dynamics Janice Thompson fans have come to love, this colorful story gives you an inside look at Hollywood and a healthy dose of romance.

If you want more of Bella, DJ, Brock Benson, and other favorite characters from Janice Thompson, you'll love the Backstage Pass series.

About The Author
Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the Weddings by Bella series and the Backstage Pass series. She lives in Texas.

Online Resources
Read an excerpt here.
Buy it at
My Review of Stars, Collide (Book 1)
My Review of Hello, Hollywood (Book 2)
Follow Thompson's blog here
Check out this article about her here!

About Revell, The Publisher
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life. They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet. For more information, visit

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.


  1. Thank you so much for the sweet review. So tickled that you enjoyed Tia's story. :)

    1. Thanks! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!


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