Us magazine.com

Us magazine.com


Lauren Conrad, whose debut teen novel, L.A. Candy, hit #1 on a New York Times bestseller list, just landed another three-book deal with HarperCollins, she tells UsMagazine.com exclusively.

Called The Fame Game, the Hills alum’s upcoming trilogy is set in the reality TV universe, and features Madison Parker, an ambitious, ruthless character from the L.A. Candy series.

“This series is about a girl who loves everything that fame is, and that’s all she’s ever really wanted,” Conrad explains. “[ Madison ] has fun with the press, she enjoys the attention, she welcomes scandal!”

If Madison sounds familiar (Heidi Montag, perhaps?), Conrad assures Us magazine her characters aren’t based on anyone real. “No. We have fun with it! We kind of take [ Hollywood ] stereotypes.

With a clothing empire to run as well (her third line debuts this fall), when does Conrad write?

“Between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.,” Conrad tells Us. “My phone doesn’t ring, and there’s nothing on TV!”

Is Conrad‘s longtime beau, actor Kyle Howard, an L.A. Candy devotee? “He read my first book, which was very sweet,” Conrad says, laughing. “I told him he didn’t have to read the rest.  I don’t think he’s the target market!”

The paperback edition of Conrad’s third L.A. Candy book, Sugar and Spice, goes on sale Tuesday.

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