Jun 28, 2013

Blog Tour: Meltdown by Tara Thompson Guest Blog

Meltdown by Tara Thompson
Release Date: 2012
Publisher: Self; 325 pages

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.

Trouble is brewing in this fun, juicy, glamorous novel.
Can a MELTDOWN be avoided?

Guest Blog:

What inspires you to write?

As a child, did you ever stay up past your bedtime reading by flashlight?  That was me, just about every night.  Looking back, I had a seriously sleep-deprived childhood!  Whether it was Sweet Valley High, the latest Judy Blume or the more scandalous Harlequin Romance novels sold at our local pharmacy, I snagged books at every opportunity.  And they were soooo much more interesting than schoolwork!  Not that I didn’t do my homework, most of the time anyway.  But I raced through it to get to my newest book. 
I come from a family of sports fanatics, so while they dragged me to hockey games and tennis matches, I buried my nose in a book.  To my parents horror, I read at least a hundred pages of Gone with the Wind during a Stanley Cup Playoff. 
To me, stories are a retreat from everyday life.  Having a good book on hand means I’ll never be bored.  And the best, most well-developed characters stay with me forever, like old friends.
I’m not quite sure if this makes me seem like a very sad, lonely child.  I had real friends too, I promise.  But after my book ended, I always read the Author’s Note, if there was one, and any other information on the author.  I was always fascinated that someone could create such vivid stories out of a collection of typed pages.  Being an author seemed one-part hard work and two-parts magic, so for many years I pursued other interests.  First a job on Wall Street, then Columbia Business School for an MBA... then 9/11 happened and there were no jobs in finance for a while.  So I went to work for a family business, running a furniture and interior design showroom.  I enjoyed being my own boss, and then I got married and had babies.  Before long I had three very demanding bosses and absolutely no time for anything so frivolous as creative writing. 
About seven years later, I felt like I was losing my mind.  I hired a part-time babysitter, bought a laptop and decided that if I didn’t have some sort of creative outlet I was on the verge of frightening away the husband and children I spent every second of the day caring for.  I wrote Meltdown so I didn’t have a meltdown.


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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