Monday, August 5, 2013

The Unraveling of Bebe Jones by Roje Augustin

When Desiree Washington ventures into the darkly glittering world of legendary singer Bebe Jones, she gets more than just a job.  She gets a family in crisis, a diva meltdown, and a head full of stitches…

The Unraveling of Bebe Jones revolves around the rich and famous Jones family and the people who work for them as they cope through an array of personal dramas.  The story begins at the height of the Global Financial Crisis, when 23-year-old Desiree Washington lands a job with her idol, legendary R&B singer Bebe Jones.  Desiree quickly discovers that the outwardly perfect Bebe is in fact a troubled and lonely diva reeling from a career in decline and a marriage in tatters, and that behind all the money, glamor and fame, there are skeletons in the family closet.  Throughout all of this Desiree seeks support from her best friend Sean Minton, an aspiring music producer who hails from the insulated world of New York’s black elite burdened with secrets of his own.  Rounding out the cast are Bebe's husband, Magnus Chadwick, a British hedge fund manager who cares more about money than family; her disgruntled household staff—all with strange ties to Bebe; and her children, brave casualties of their mother's nightmare.

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Author Bio:

Rojé Augustin (pronounced ro-jhay) has more than fifteen years experience in television production.  Born and raised in New York, Rojé began her career at the New York Daily News, where she wrote for the lifestyle publication BET Weekend Magazine.  She then moved to television, first at CBS New Productions where she cut her teeth on hour-long documentaries, then to 20/20 with Barbara Walters and John Stossel, Primetime with Diane Sawyer, and Good Morning America Weekend Edition as a writer and producer for ABC.  She has also produced for The Tyra Banks Show and E!  In the summer of 2006, Rojé moved with her husband and two daughters to London where she began work on her debut novel The Unraveling of Bebe Jones.   Rojé also established Breaknight Films shortly after her move to Sydney in 2009 to develop and produce television series.  Rojé has lived and studied in both Paris and London and she is an honors graduate of Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature & Writing. 

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Twitter: @rojeaugustin


  1. Sounds like an interesting point of view. I look forward to the tour

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  2. Sounds like an interesting story. Many public personalities tend to portray a life of perfection, but everyone has things to deal with - some can just hide it better than others.

  3. Sounds like a really interesting book...and one that I definitely haven't read before! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a wonderful name, Roje...and such an exciting-sounding life. I think it would be great to have an opportunity to live and study in London, Paris, and New York.
    Congrats on your debut novel. The lives behind the celebrity are not always what they appear, are they?

  5. My goodness. Your life sounds so busy.
    Is this a New Adult book? That seems to be the "in vogue" genre right now.


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