Cindy Roesel

"Roesel's debut novel packs drama and romance..."

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Readers are saying "A superb debut..." "Fun, fast and sexy read..." "When does the sequel come out..."

Viewer Discretion Advised, The Novel.

Emmy award-winning journalist, Cindy Roesel gives a behind scenes view of broadcast news coupled with a suspenseful romantic thriller. It’s “Sex and the City” meets “Broadcast News.”


My novel, "Viewer Discretion Advised" offers readers a glimpse at what goes on internally at broadcast news stations.  I've worked in the news business for many years and I've seen real-life stories and odd work situations that have led me to believe that what goes on in the newsroom is often more interesting than what is shown on the broadcast.   Can you imagine the tension, competitiveness and ruthlessness in the quest to be the best?   It’s a stop at the plastic surgeons office for a quick shot of Botox, and filler for fuller lips, then later, cocktails to make the time pass quicker between shows. I'm able to shed some light on the quirks of TV news personalities viewers invite into their homes every day. It’s winner takes all. Through my novel, I'm able to capture some of the excitement, wonder and absolute absurdity I've been a part of and have witnessed. The complete madness that attracts many people to this business, so that they can be on TV and recognized, is pretty astounding.

Live from Miami... The sensationalism shown on television can only be topped the the drama that happens behind the camera. After being fired from her job in Los Angeles, Charlene “Charley” Thomas moves to sizzling Miami and begins working as a news director at a local television station. While getting used to her new gig, Charley wakes up to the fact that her station manager, Jonathan Lefton, is the boss from hell who will do anything for a story no matter who gets hurt in the process. When nude photos of noon anchor, Miranda Andrews, are discovered in the men’s room of a Key West bar, all hell breaks loose. They end up on Lefton’s desk and soon he promotes her over the main anchor, sparking off a firestorm. Miranda’s quickly thrown into the mix and assigned special reports. Charley finds herself overseeing an investigation that could shine light on the guilt of a dirty cop. Real life begins to mimic the drama of broadcast news when station personalities face life and death all for ratings and Emmys!