Webs of Fate

Fiction - Intrigue
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 07/10/2011
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Author Biography

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 have garnered International critical acclaim and have given her an avid fan base around the world. The fourth novel in her Webs Series, Unpredictable Webs, is scheduled for release in May of 2013.

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 in Long Beach, California.

The Web Series is available in Hardcover, Paperback, eBook and Audio formats.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lynn Fowlston for Readers' Favorite

Webs Of Fate by Darlene Quinn is set in Beverly Hills in the high tech fashion retail world during the 1980's, and is about greed and manipulations, romance and treachery. The plot revolves around several different characters, but the main two, Danielle Norman and Ashleigh McDowell, set the main stage for the plot. When Danielle fails to arrive in New York on a buying trip, they start digging into her records. Something is amiss and the first thing that they uncover is all the extra money she has spent. It seems Danielle has been doing more on the side, or has she? Ashleigh is out to prove that someone has set Danielle up, but first she has to find her. How could she just disappear, leaving everything behind and not turn up in any hospitals or accidents? Is she still alive? As Ashleigh starts digging deeper, she puts her own life in danger. Someone has been following her and planted a time infused bomb in her car. Could it be her fiance who is a little crooked himself, or someone from Bentleys Royale who feels she is getting to close to finding out something?

This is an excellent read, quite long, but well worth it as the author has a way of making the chapters short and to the point to keep the reader well involved. It's a very hard book to put down as one has to keep turning the pages to find out what's going to happen in the power play and struggle in the fashion world. Although the plot revolves around Ashleigh and Danielle, there is a great cast of secondary characters that lend a whole lot of substance to the book, from Conrad Taylor who hopes to be the next CEO to Adele Watson, divisional merchandise manager. One cannot go wrong with this book.

Brenda Minor/Author

As the reader of an advanced copy of Webs of Fate, it is apparent Darlene Quinn has spun another masterpiece – a prequel to Webs of Power and Twisted Webs. The story set in the 1980’s high fashion retail industry portrays a labyrinth of colorful, intriguing, multi-faceted characters – each with their own agenda and secrets that bring them together in this engaging, powerful suspense thriller. I would say, the trilogy of stories by Darlene Quinn are on-par with the television series Mad Men – sheer, mind twisting entertainment.
Brenda Minor – Author