An unlikely celebrity with a self-help book becomes a reluctant spiritual guru to the Hollywood elite, spawning a cult he wants nothing to do with.
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“...a unique attempt, using an unusual style and format, to pinpoint and highlight both the light and dark sides of the human psyche. Slade is an incredibly powerful and thought-provoking story... This is a fantastic book on many levels and I can highly recommend it.” ~ Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews, Grant Leishman (5 Stars)
- GOLD MEDAL: Reader Views: Reader’s Choice Awards – 2023 - All Fiction (Chosen from 23 Category Winners)
- GOLD MEDAL: Feathered Quill Book Awards – 2023 – Adult Fiction
- WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Fall 2022 – Best Literary Fiction
A car crash thirty years earlier left Slade Bennington severely disabled but with a new outlook on life. His book about overcoming trauma becomes a bestseller and a box office hit movie. Slade strikes up an unusual friendship with Schuyler, the six-foot-tall teenage actress who portrays his sister in the movie. She encourages him to continue writing, and his pithy musings about life spur a nationwide following of devotees who study his books like Holy Scriptures.
Slade becomes a counselor to the celebrity in-crowd—the Shaman to the Stars. While thousands adore Slade, others call him a Svengali or Rasputin-like character who controls and manipulates his clients.
One disillusioned fan spends years plotting revenge.
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