In this town, you’re either in or you’re out.

Lisa Rinna (ex-Billie, Days of Our Lives), is following in another soap star’s footsteps by penning a fictional book about a soap opera actress. Young and The Restless’ Eileen Davidson’s book, Diva Las Vegas, was available in bookstores and online July 17 and Rinna’s new hardback, “Starlit,” is available for pre-order now, for those dying to meet Tally Jones, the star of the book who has worked hard to get into the celeb scene since moving to Los Angeles and landing a job acting on a Primetime soap opera, “Dana Point.” You’ll find out if Tally’s love life improves as much as her career in this book riddled with backstabbing, scandal and villains between the pages.

Here’s an excerpt from chapter one. “OSCAR NIGHT WAS breezy and starlit, both outside the Sunset Tower in Beverly Hills, where the Vanity Fair party was in full swing, and inside as well. Even before the Academy Awards broadcast began, an endless procession of limousines had been arriving at the hotel for the invitation-only dinner that took place before the magazine’s renowned after party. All evening long, as stars, auteurs, moguls, trendsetters, and celebutants hit the VF red carpet, an army of paparazzi surged against the black velvet rope. Granted, the photographers knew better than to cross it, but that didn’t stop them from begging for those laser-bright smiles from J Lo, Stiller or Meryl, or either Gyllenhaal.

The shout-outs from ‘razzis and the thunderous clicks of camera shutters were maddening. Those less practiced at being in the public eye—Oscar first-timers, agents, plus ones, or the errant producers whose previous or current films rated a golden ticket to the party—either scowled or blinked like deer caught in headlights. But for those who really mattered, delivering the money shot was a cakewalk. Their customized red-carpet pap struts had been drilled into them by years of practice with image consultants. For the men, it was a relaxed stance with one hand in a pocket, a sly grin, and a casual wave. The starlets knew to come to a complete stop over the VF logo stamped dead center on the candy-apple red carpet, then do a half-turn, with breasts thrust forward and lips poised in a come-hither smile. Even as their Bluetoothed handlers hustled them inside, the photos were uplinked to the Internet so that the rest of the world could drool over the ultimate Hollywood experience.

And tonight Tally Jones was right in the middle of it all.”

To read more, you’ll just have to purchase Lisa Rinna’s new book, Starlit.

Lisa will be appearing to sign autographed books at these following bookstores, starting October 5, the day the book comes out.

Oct 5 at BORDERS #592, 10 Columbus Circle New York, NY 7 PM

Oct 6 at BOOKENDS, 232 East Ridgewood Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 7 PM

Oct 7 at BOOK REVUE, 313 New York Ave. Huntington, NY 7 PM

Oct 12 at BARNES & NOBLE, 189 Grove Drive Los Angeles, CA 7 PM

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