10 Steamy Books That Would Make Excellent Television Soap Operas




No. 3: Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins

Andy Cohen owes Jackie Collins some serious royalties. None of the debauchery, salacious scandals and sex-crazed shenanigans showcased on any of Bravo's Real Housewives of Wherever reality serials can compare to the thinly-veiled zingers about the rich and the infamous Collins unveiled in her 1983 raunch classic Hollywood Wives

The sordid, twisty relationships of aging matinee idol Ross Conti, upstart screen stud Buddy Hudson and vengeful agent Sadie LaSalle, serve as the perfect backdrop for a primetime or daytime soap. Throw in Elaine Conti, the well-healed klepto wife of Ross, and her venomous pack of frenemies and you've got a sudser that can go for decades! 

 Wishful Casting: Mark Valley as Ross Conti, General Hospital's Bryan Craig as Buddy Hudson/Deke Andrews, Felicity Huffman as Sadie LaSalle, Michelle Stafford as Elaine Conti, The Young and the RestlessHunter King as Angel Hudson, Pamela Anderson as Gina Germaine and Tamara Braun as Montana Gray.


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Patchworks's picture
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Thanks, Jamey. Now I have a winter reading list. I would love to see some of these ideas make it to soap television because the regurgitated drivel we're given year after year is played out.

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I'm putting Frederick Smith on my Authors-to-Read list TODAY.

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Pride and Avarice is definitely my kind of book. Nicholas Coleridge will be on my list. Thanks Jamey. Ain't no way that KA can pull playing Lucky Santangelo

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I'd suggest (erstwhile daytime soap writer) Christian McLaughlin's "Sex Toys of the Gods." The title alone is worthy of a soap.. lol!

http://www.amazon.com/Sex-Toys-Gods-Christian-McLaughlin/dp/555-5555

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love your pairing of EJ Bonilla and Darryl Stephens

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love your pairing of EJ Bonilla and Darryl Stephens

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People Like Us is one of my all time faves!! everyone should check it out!! I would go with Marj Dusay as Lil tho!! Jamey--no E Lynn Harris?? I could see a whole series around Basil the bi sexual bad boy football player and that hell cat Braxton and her evil mother!!

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Nicolette Sheridan the original Lucky Santangelo that's the casting. No one can bring it like she did and her daddy Vincent Irrazery and the old man she married Eric Braedan as Stanasloplous. That's the cast.

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I have a book out. And I always wanted to be a soap opera writer. Smile Shameless plug. How could I not!

An abused American teen is rescued by a staunch Japanese skating coach, groomed for future Olympic glory and an arranged marriage to the coach's daughter. All is going according to plan until the bride-to-be is injured and her partner goes to work on his artistry with a sexy male British ice dancer. Quadruple Flip--4 revolutions, 3 make a love triangle, 2 people he truly loves, 1 happy ending? (Or maybe a cliffhanger/sequel).

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