When a famous NYC real-estate mogul dumps his socialite wife, the divorce games begin, and the players will use anything in their arsenals to win.
Simon & Schuster
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Featuring: Cynthia Hunsaker Power; Jackson Power
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Jackson Power. A name like the man himself:
aggressive, ambitious, bullish. The prodigal son, heir to
millions, built his own Manhattan real estate empire and
revels in seeing his moniker â€” Power! â€” on glittering
skyscrapers around the city that never sleeps. Beneath his
desk in the towering Power headquarters, Jacks has a stack
of newspapers and photographs of himself, shaking hands with
the most famous men and women of his generation. Here's a
man who's always loved to see his name in ink.
Cynthia Hunsaker Power. She is the epitome of
elegance and society. The perfect foil for a man of Jacks's
stature â€” his first and only wife, he'd proudly tell any of
his Master of the Universe (read: Gargoyle) friends. The
former prima ballerina arrived in New York at eighteen, off
the bus from Missouri, brimming with talent, beauty, and
drive. She met a struggling painter, fell in love, and only
later learned she'd won the Power lottery. Now she sits on
the New York Ballet Theater board, effortlessly outdoing
herself with one gala after another. But the press coverage
of the Power silver anniversary party at the Waldorf takes
Jacks Power appears twice in the New York Post the next
morning â€” once gallantly dancing with his wife of
twenty-five years, Cynthia; and once hand in hand with Lara
Sizemore, morning television star, exiting her Upper West
Side apartment building that very same night.
To Jackson Power, Lara is everything his wife Cynthia is not
â€” wild, voluptuous, mysterious, and self-sustaining. A new
passion has swept Jacks off his well-shod feet â€” and she is
Lara Sizemore. He is ready for the divorce, ready to marry
hismistress, America's Sweetheart. But Cynthia isn't ready
to be swept out of the picture quite so easily.
Let the Divorce Games begin.
Whether they're changing the locks on each other in their
Park Avenue triplex or sabotaging each other's dinner
parties, it's The People's Billionaire vs. The Ballerina, in
a split-up that will trump the most scandalous divorces
known to polite New York society. Cynthia's got their
twenty-five-year-old artist daughter, Vivienne, in her camp;
Jacks has the young bartending playwright Adrian, whom he
intends to pay to seduce Cynthia into an easy split. But
Cynthia might have a few tricks up her well-tailored Chanel
sleeve, and she â€” like Jacks â€” is prepared to use every
weapon in her divorce arsenal to win the game. It's a battle
of wits, of charm, of two of the biggest egos â€” and
personalities and bank accounts â€” in Manhattan, and neither
side will go down without a fight.
Weekend Edition Sunday - June 28, 2009
Today - June 15, 2009
13 comments posted.
Re: Queen Takes King
This is GREAT. I like to see who wrote the books I read. Only make the photos larger.
(Evelyn Day 9:12pm June 20, 2009)
Sorry to have missed both events! I don't read Rachel Caine so sorry to have missed the chance to see if she could have persuaded me as some
other authors have. I'm also sorry I missed Gigi because I listened to The Starter Wife and would have liked to have heard her to see if she's like
other authors I know and talks like she writes.
Thanks for the pictures so at least I can pretend I was there!
(Sandi Shilhanek 10:01pm June 20, 2009)
Thanks for the pictures - I love to see authors in their element.
(Cheryl Snyder 10:25am June 21, 2009)
This so cool! Getting to see who writes the books we read!!
(JoAnn White 12:46pm June 21, 2009)
I enjoy seeing photos of the authors. It makes them seem more real.
(Karin Tillotson 4:12pm June 21, 2009)
They say a picture is worth a thousand words! These truly fit that.
(LuAnn Morgan 9:47pm June 21, 2009)
Hi! Thanks for the photos and telling how to make them larger! Cool pictures!!
(Martha Lawson 10:33pm June 21, 2009)
The Historical Society Conference
looks like it was terrific. Something I
Kind of scary that Gigi wrote the book
before it happened.
Shame on them for not having cake at
(Patricia Barraclough 10:39pm June 21, 2009)
The photos are wonderful and Your books sound great.
(Robin McKay 12:43pm June 22, 2009)
It's always nice to hear about new historical books. It's the type I was raised on, because my father read them too--both true and fictional--the same as I do. Novels can truly bring life to bygone eras.
(Sigrun Schulz 5:51pm June 25, 2009)
I always love seeing photos of authors. It's nice to put a face to the name.
It's especially nice seeing authors doing what authors do, write, sign, hang out at conferences, maybe posing with a cover model or ten...hehe!!!
(Valerie Bongards 1:26pm June 28, 2009)
It's great that you can give us a view of authors doing what they do best, writing
(Diane Sadler 10:41am July 2, 2009)
It is interesting to read about your favorite authors.
(Cindy Madson 5:45pm July 6, 2009)
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