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The Seventh Veil of Salome

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Fantasy, Romance, Historical romance, Religious & spiritual fiction

The Red Tent meets Old Hollywood glamour in this extraordinary new novel by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author of Mexican Gothic.

'Absolutely not to be missed' - Kate Quinn on this sumptuous historical epic from the author of Mexican Gothic.

Golden Age Hollywood - a city overflowing with gossip, scandal, and intrigue. Every actress wants to play Salome, the star-making role in a big-budget movie about the legendary temptress.

So when the film's mercurial director casts Vera Larios, an unknown Mexican ingenue, in the lead role, she quickly becomes the talk of the town. Vera also becomes an object of envy for Nancy Hartley, a bit player whose career has stalled and who will do anything to win the fame she believes she richly deserves.

As Vera navigates the glitz and the gilded glamour of her new city, Nancy follows silently behind, trying to take everything she believes Vera has been unfairly handed.

But this is the tale of three women, for it is also the story of the princess Salome herself. Consumed with desire for the fiery prophet who foretells the doom of her stepfather, Salome is a woman torn between the decree of duty and the yearning of her heart.

And tragedy is waiting in the wings . . . for all three women.

'Will leave you spellbound' - Fiona Davis

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Praise for The Seventh Veil of Salome

  • I've been a huge Silvia Moreno-Garcia fan since her sensational Mexican Gothic, but this epic of 1950s Hollywood really hits my sweet spot! A pensive Mexican ingenue becomes the talk of Tinseltown when she lands the part of Salome in a big-budget sword-and-sandal biblical epic; meanwhile a jealous starlet schemes to steal her place in the spotlight. Against their splashy soundstage drama, the real Salome (or is she?) tells her own story of love, revenge, and betrayal. The Seventh Veil of Salome is absolutely not to be missed! - Kate Quinn, author of The Diamond Eye

  • Using a kaleidoscope of perspectives, Moreno-Garcia skillfully depicts the rise of a starlet in 1950s Hollywood, capturing not only the glamour of poolside parties but also the sordid underbelly of the industry. That alone would be a great read, but she also weaves in the original story of Salome, adding rich layers to a story that bubbles with anticipation and will leave you spellbound. - Fiona Davis, author of The Spectacular

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the multi-award-winning author of Mexican Gothic (a New York Times bestseller), Gods of Jade and Shadow (one of Time magazine's top 100 fantasy novels of all time), The Beautiful Ones, Certain Dark Things, the noir thrillers Untamed Shore and Velvet was the Night, The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, Silver Nitrate and the forthcoming The Seventh Veil of Salome. She has won the Locus and British Fantasy awards for her work as a novelist, and the World Fantasy Award as an editor. Born and
brought up in Mexico, she now lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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