Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Meltdown by Tara Thompson

NYSSA, internationally renown supermodel, is accustomed to turning heads. As a young girl, her flawless face attracted the wrong kind of attention. She escaped an abusive father and successfully navigated life’s seedy underbelly to become a runway renegade, although not without leaving her share of enemies behind. Lately she’s caught the eye of....

STEVE, handsome hometown hero and soon-to-be Governor of Texas. Unfortunately he’s already married. As Steve publicly dumps his perfect, former Miss Texas wife for Hollywood’s latest ‘It’ girl, his state faces the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression. Will he be able to turn things around, or is he too embroiled in his political sex scandal? His good friend and business partner....

DEMETRI, sexy hedge fund manager, is at the top of his professional game and tries to save his friend from near financial ruin. Yet he’s distracted by Steve’s new girlfriend, who just happens to be Demetri’s old flame. Years ago, Nyssa ran from him and he’s never forgotten her. But why is he still interested? Demetri’s dating....

AISLINN, a woman as brilliant as she is beautiful. Enjoying all the perks of having a billionaire boyfriend, she’s falling fast for Demetri and has no idea that she might be the one getting played. Although she bets big on Wall Street, the largest casino in the world, nothing is more risky than giving her heart away.

In this fun, juicy, glamorous novel, no one is exactly who they appear to be...
And all of them are heading for a MELTDOWN.

Who will rise from the ashes?

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Author Bio:

I am a married thirty-something with three awesome kids and a sweet, workaholic husband.  We had two dogs but about the time I was feeling completely overwhelmed, they abandoned my chaotic house for doggie heaven (for their sakes, I hope no children are chasing them anymore).  In my former life I attended Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia Business School in New York, and worked on Wall Street and Main Street before giving up on both.  I thoroughly enjoyed my twenties and am quite content settling down to a much quieter life in Suburbia, USA.  For me, writing is a much welcome respite from the reality of running to the bus stop, pediatrician, food store, gym, soccer games, tennis lessons, etc. etc etc.  My family and I recently moved from Garden City, Long Island to Wilton, Connecticut and couldn’t be happier.

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  1. Sounds like a page turner, I love that it isn't going to be a predicable romance

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  2. Steve is a very normal name but the others are kind of unusual--Nyssa, Aislinn, Demetri. How do you choose the names for your characters?
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    1. Thanks for the question!
      I always loved the surname Stanton, and thought Governor Stanton had a nice ring to it. Steve was the most all-American "S" name I could put with it.
      Demetri just sounds tall, dark and sexy. Aislinn was supposed to be Aidan, when she was just a character sketch and a series of conversations with her friend Rachel (who later became Isabella). Unfortunately, Carrie Bradshaw began dating a sexy carpenter named Aidan and the name just took off- as a boy's name! So I pulled out the baby-name book. Aislinn was on the same page and I just loved it.
      For Nyssa, I needed a name that was unique enough to be used alone, since technically I never even gave her a surname. It also came from the baby-name book.

    2. Thanks for the info. That's funny how "your" Aidan name got usurped as a guy's name! Show that you've got to go with the flow, I guess!

  3. Tara,
    I'm so sorry about the loss of your dogs. I have 3 precious canine companions and I would be lost without them.

    1. That's so kind of you! My dogs died about a year apart, when they were each thirteen, so I take comfort in thinking that they lived a long life, in dog years. They were definitely my first babies, but when they passed I was at a point in my life when I was feeling quite overwhelmed with my three young kids, putting our house on the market and getting ready to move. It was probably a good thing because otherwise, it would have been devastating.

  4. This sounds cute, but maybe more of a serious-issues type of read. I hope everyone is enjoying it! That cover really makes me want to be on the beach reading, rather than working today! :)

  5. Meltdown sounds like a wonderful story. And the cover - wow, does that ever say 'read me this summer!'. Great tour!


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