Webs of Power: Book 1 of the Webs Series

Webs of Power: Book 1 of the Webs Series

by Darlene Quinn

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Webs of Power: Book 1 of the Webs Series by Darlene Quinn

Webs of Power is a raw, unsentimental portrayal of greed, manipulation, and relationships set in the excessive, insatiable retail industry of the 1980s.

When a hostile takeover of the retail giant Consolidated is announced, the lives of three determined women, each linked to the corporate upheaval, are unexpectedly thrown off course: Paige Toddman's marriage to Consolidated's West Coast Division CEO is threatened when she decides to step out of her fast-paced lifestyle to raise the unwanted child she is carrying, a choice driven by her secret past. The fabric of Ashleigh McDowell's life begins to fray when her fiancé, the president of Consolidated's West Coast Division, moves away and her father figure faces a lawsuit that could wipe out his controlling shares of the company's stock. Vain and power hungry, Viviana De Mornay will stop at nothing to become the wife of the man leading the takeover.

Webs of Power is a thrilling real-world drama with dynamic characters who find the courage to drastically reshape their lives in the face of crises and the twists of fate.

Read the entire Webs standalone series!
Webs of Fate
Webs of Power
Twisted Webs
Unpredictable Webs
Conflicting Webs

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934572221
Publisher: Emerald Book Company
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,183,706
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Darlene Quinn is an award-winning author and journalist from Long Beach, California. Her series of novels, Webs of Power, Webs of Fate and Twisted Webs and Unpredictable Webs have garnered International critical acclaim and have given her an avid fan base around the world. The fifth novel in her Webs Series, Conflicting Webs, is scheduled for release on April 7, 2015. Darlene is now working on Severed Webs.

Quinn finished Buddy Ebsen's incomplete manuscript for a Barnaby Jones novel she titled Sizzling Cold Case, which was released in January 2007. In addition, she has published articles in both “Inskeeping World” and “Savvy Magazine”, highlighting the business knowledge she gained during her time at Bullocks Wilshire Department Stores.

As part of a seven-member management team for the Bullocks Wilshire Department stores, Quinn has the insider's perspective on the rise and fall of major department stores.

Quinn became interested in storytelling at an early age but did not begin writing until her adult life. Prior to being an author, Quinn was a teacher, a self-improvement and modeling instructor, and a private contractor for various department stores and hospitals.

She has two children, John and Jodie, and lives with her artistic husband, Jack, in Long Beach, California.

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Webs of Power: Book 1 of the Webs Series 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
The corruption of money, power and greed fill the pages of Webs of Power by Darlene Quinn. Three women, the men they love or use and the dog eat dog world of large corporations spiral the reader into a world of excess, self-centered goals and the danger of being at the top of the heap, because everyone wants to be you or at least bring you down. Which woman will stand by her man, which will run away, which will grind her stilettos into his back if it will benefit her purposes? Loyalties are tested, deceit runs rampant and no one comes out unscathed, all in the name of success. Do NOT expect to like too many of these characters. Their redeeming qualities are few and far between. Selfish motives are a huge catalyst that drives this soap opera of the rich and famous. Do we need to feel compassion for how they became the calculating people they are? Perhaps, but the lack of conscience these characters display almost becomes outrageous! Darlene Quinn has created a world of dark grit, in spite of the trappings of glitter. She does not paint a pretty picture of life at the top and what it takes to get there. If anything, she has shown what a lonely place it can be and how being too driven, too focused on one’s own goals creates a monster within. Filled with intrigue and over the top selfishness, I had to keep reading to see if anyone redeemed themselves. If you like the twisted world of the top feeders who demand all or nothing, you may enjoy this journey where high-style does NOT equal high class. I received this copy from the Greenleaf Book Group in exchange for my honest review.