"The Muffia" – One sexy, savvy book series, inspired by author's real-life book club
June 03, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsJune 3, 2016 - Picture a gathering on Wisteria Lane, where the Desperate Housewives and The Jane Austen Book Club congregate monthly at each other's houses to talk books, men, intrigue, art, and sex, over great food and cocktails, and often leave their enclave for wild adventures. These women could be The Muffs, the nine women who populate The Muffia series of novels by Los Angeles-based author Ann Royal Nicholas.
Ann Royal Nicholas (Anna Nicholas) is an author, actress, playwright, teacher, and mediator. The Muffia books are inspired by Nicholas's own 15-year book club. In The Muffia (Book I), Madelyn's mysterious Israeli heartthrob, Udi, dies in her bed – or did he? The Muffs set out to find the truth, damn the consequences. International intrigue combines with friendship, literary pursuits, some sexy toy shopping, and lots of home cooking, in this juicy novel that's just this side of scandalous.
"Nicholas's romp through Los Angeles is sexy, edgy and laugh-out-loud funny — with a few of life's lessons thrown in along the way. The Muffia is smart, sassy and simply irresistible. A must-read." — Hannah Dennison, The Honeychurch Hall Mysteries and The Vicky Hill Mysteries
In More Muffia (Book II), published in November 2015 (Bournos), Madelyn's friend Quinn, who books top celebrities for commercials overseas, swears she sees Udi, very much alive, in the Tokyo airport. The Muffs agree that Udi might be alive, but know that finding out for sure could get them killed. Fun and intrigue combine with pole-dancing, neighbors shooting porn films, and a big charity benefit.
The Muffia and More Muffia are available in paperback, kindle, and audio from amazon.com and wherever fine books are sold. Book III in the series is slated for Holiday 2016.
"A great read, couldn't put it down. The Muffia should be required reading for every book club in America." –Susan Hito Shapiro, artist, filmmaker and attorney
The literary proposal is that of a 'whodunit?' and both in flavor and presentation, The Muffia is urbane, erudite, and ironic." —Stephen Siciliano, Sidewalk Smokers Club, Highway Scribery, Vine Voice
From Amazon Verified Purchasers:
"Best serious love/thriller/comfort read ever!"
"I live in LA, where The Muffia takes place, and these women are spot on. They're so realistically drawn that I could swear I even know a few of them personally!"
"Ann Royal Nicholas writes in a breezy style, making this the perfect beach or airplane read when you don't want anything too demanding or heavy…I also really liked that the author and her book club are giving 10% of sales to women's causes. That's cool!"
Ann Royal Nicholas is an author (The Muffia series; the bio-cyber thriller Homegrown: The Terror Within, published under the name Cialan Haasnic) … a journalist (LA Times, Vine Times Magazine) … an essayist ("Of Wine and Men," printed in Penguin's In My Mother's Kitchen) … an award-winning filmmaker (Univers'L) … screenwriter (Big Bang Theory) … playwright (Villa Thrilla, Petting Zoo Story) … and actor (Anna Nicholas). She's a graduate of the UCLA Writers Program, former Managing Director of the Ojai Playwrights Conference, a mediator, and the single mom of a college-age son. An expert horsewoman since childhood, she now competes in Eventing - a three-phase challenge which includes dressage, cross-country, and stadium jumping - riding her horse, Will Rise, a rescued Thoroughbred.. Nicholas resides in the Los Angeles area.
A percentage of all profits from all Muffia books is earmarked for charitable organizations that benefit women in the US, especially those providing access to women of all ages to education and the means to start their own businesses.
Find out more at annroyalnicholas.com and annanicholas.com.
The Muffia ISBN 978-0-9907080-0-1
More Muffia ISBN 978-0-9907080-2-5