Beauty Industry Pro Jan Moran Debuts New Contemporary Fiction Novel Set in Beauty Industry

Bestselling author Jan Moran, whose company she founded made recent news in The Wall Street Journal on the recent sale of her technology to Sephora, follows up with a new "insider's" contemporary novel, "Flawless," based on the beauty industry. St. Martin's Press also acquired her historical novel "Scent of Triumph" for a March 2015 pub date.

San Diego, CA, August 19, 2014 --( “There's always an ugly side to beauty.” - Jan Moran

Jan Moran, a bestselling author and beauty industry veteran, debuts on Amazon with "Flawless: A Hostile Beauty Novel," which is a new contemporary novel based on the skincare industry with an insider's view to seldom seen, behind-the-scenes action. "Flawless" is published by Briarcliffe Press, which published Moran's previous novel, "Scent of Triumph," a historical fiction title based on the perfume industry and recently acquired by St. Martin’s Press for a March, 2015 publication. Jan Moran also created the Scentsa in-store touch-screen programs recently acquired by Sephora cosmetic stores. Learn more at

"Flawless" garners praise from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster, who states: “Moran creates a captivating world of glamour, romance, and intrigue. A breathtakingly real look at the cut-throat world of the beauty industry. An engrossing view into the world of ‘beautiful people’ with an ending that will leave you wanting more.”

Author Jan Moran adds: “In the Hostile Beauty series, readers follow a group of smart, stylish, entrepreneurial friends as they navigate the turbulences of modern life in the business of beauty. Set in Beverly Hills with action flung across the globe, the Hostile Beauty series is an engaging series that features gutsy, determined best friends, and how they manage to live the lives of their dreams.” "Flawless" is the first novel in the series, and is also a stand-alone book.

"Flawless" tells the story of Verena Valent, a young woman at the helm of her family's legendary Swiss skincare company, which caters to a glamorous clientele in the heart of Beverly Hills. She is in the midst of a critical international expansion into Asia when her carefully organized life begins to unravel.

Amazon will launch "Flawless" worldwide in Kindle and trade paperback for a ninety-day exclusive beginning August 17, 2015.

Author Bio:
Jan Moran is the author of several books including "Fabulous Fragrances I and II," which earned spots on the Rizzoli Bookstore bestseller list. As a fragrance and beauty expert, she has been featured in numerous publications and on television and radio, including CNN, InStyle, and O Magazine, and has spoken before prestigious organizations, including The American Society of Perfumers. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and attended the University of California at Los Angeles Extension Writers' Program, studying fiction, nonfiction, and screenwriting.

Flawless: A Hostile Beauty Novel
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Series: Hostile Beauty (#1)
Pub Date: August 15, 2015
Publisher: Briarcliffe Press
Pages: 310
Binding: Trade Paperback
Formats: ebooks, print
Price: US $13.99 trade paperback

Review Copies: NetGalley

Available: Amazon worldwide

Contact: Jan Moran

Other Works by Jan Moran
Fabulous Fragrances I (1992)
Fabulous Fragrances II (2000)
Beauty Mark: A Hostile Beauty Novel (December 2014)
Scent of Triumph: A Novel of Perfume and Passion (March 2015)
Briarcliffe Press
Jan Moran