Author: Darlene Quinn

Darlene Quinn is an international award winning author and speaker from Long Beach, California.

Darlene writes what she likes to read, which is page-turning-suspense, based on actual events in the world of fashion department stores, while never allowing the facts to get in the way of a good story. The stand-alone Web series explores love and loss, career and family, forgiveness and redemption. Fast-paced chapters propel unforgettable characters through the turmoil of overlapping and often conflicting commitments. As part of a nine-member management team for the Bullocks Wilshire Specialty Department Stores (West Coast Division of the former Federated Department Store conglomerate ~ now Macy's Inc.) She has an insider's perspective on the rise and fall of major department stores.

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Conflicting Webs - Book 5 of the Webs Series

Conflicting Webs
  • Number: B00US74ULA
  • Release: 2015-04-07
  • Author: Darlene Quinn
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
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Wedding bells will soon ring, but the pledge to love one another for better or for worse is put to the test just days before the enchanted couple says, ''I do.'' Will they thread their way through the conflicting webs of families determined to control the present in time to secure their future happiness?

April Toddman, darling of the Jordon's retail dynasty, is headed down the aisle--if she can cope with the custody chaos surrounding fiancé Kyle Clark's four-year-old daughter, Lindsay, and the tragedy that befalls her lifelong friend and matron of honor, Madison Monroe. Love and loss, career and family, forgiveness and redemption are at the heart of this gripping addition to author Darlene Quinn's epic Webs series. Fast-paced chapters propel unforgettable characters (including the beloved Taylors and the brash detective, Ross Pocino) through the turmoil of divorce, degenerative disease, mental illness, and addiction; the complexities of the legal system; and the caprices of the retail industry.

Can Paige Toddman help Madison, who she loves as a mother, and Jena, the only one of Madison's four children to survive the accident, work through their grief and start living again? Will Nora Levin persuade her willful and troubled daughter, Britany, to change--or risk losing her own child, Lindsay, forever? Does the enigmatic Bill Boyd have an ulterior motive in befriending Madison and Britany as well as their little girls? And what are April's and Kyle's obligations to others and to themselves in the midst of these ensnaring issues? Readers young and old will be held captive by the bold decisions these characters make to take charge of their destinies.


Unpredictable Webs - Book 4 of the Webs Series

Unpredictable Webs
  • Number: B00CELBL74
  • Release: 2013-04-16
  • Author: Darlene Quinn
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
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Unpredictable Webs picks up the Webs series five years after Marnie is reunited with her birth family.

About to turn sixteen, Marnie Taylor is rebellious—fighting often with her mother, Ashleigh—and jealous of her more even-tempered and popular twin sister, Callie. Lonely, Marnie finds a compassionate listener in Brad, whom she meets online. Spinning a web of lies to throw her parents off, Marnie arranges an in-person meet-up with Brad. But she realizes too late that she has been targeted in a sinister scheme for ransom.

Quinn’s vivid cast of characters returns in this high-tension, stand-alone sequel. Though their actions are plausible, none of them behaves as others might predict in this tale that discloses the darker behaviors people are capable of. Cougar Viviana De Mornay takes Chicago’s fashion world and “Italian Stallion” Gino Cabello by storm. Tony Wainwright, who has paid his dues for a past crime and appears to have turned his life around, is catapulted to the top of the list of suspects. PI Ross Pocino is on the scene with his surprising insights into criminal behavior, and Paige Toddman’s mother, Helen, seems to grow younger every day. While some mothers can unintentionally do unspeakable harm to their children, Ashleigh’s steel-magnolia efforts to wrest her daughter from her captor redeem the sacredness of that role.

Read the entire Webs standalone series!

Webs of Fate

Webs of Power

Twisted Webs

Unpredictable Webs

Conflicting Webs


Webs of Fate - Book 3 of the Webs Series

Webs of Fate
  • Number: B005J6J538
  • Release: 2011-08-24
  • Author: Darlene Quinn
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
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Prequel to the gripping Webs series

A gripping story of greed, conquest, love, and forgiveness.

In the high-fashion world of the mid-'80s, Ashleigh McDowell falls victim to a painful betrayal by Danielle Norman, a naive and vulnerable young buyer who is fighting to save her plummeting career. How high a price will both women pay in their battle over a grave secret?

Each step Ashleigh takes to uncover the truth about Danielle's actions--and her whereabouts--unwittingly exposes her to a criminal mastermind who feels events spinning out of his control. Unexpectedly, Ashleigh discovers an ally in her hunt for Danielle--the handsome Conrad Taylor. But is he the man who will steal her heart or break it?

In a race against both time and the emotions that haunt her, Ashleigh ultimately finds what fate holds for her.

From international award-winning author Darlene Quinn, Webs of Fate is a tension-filled work of fiction that creates the background for the personalities and motivations that drive the stories in Webs of Power and Twisted Webs.

Read the entire Webs standalone series!

Webs of Fate

Webs of Power

Twisted Webs

Unpredictable Webs

Conflicting Webs


Twisted Webs - Book 2 of the Webs Series

Twisted Webs
  • Number: B0098O4IYI
  • Release: 2010-09-01
  • Author: Darlene Quinn
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
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Out of love and desperation a good, religious man takes fate into his own hands and commits an unthinkable crime, which pulls at two worlds until they finally collide.

Ashleigh Taylor gives birth to identical baby girls. Hours later, a parent's worst nightmare occurs: one of her daughters is kidnapped. Twisted Webs unravels the mystery of the abduction of Callie's identical twin, Cassie, who is never to be called by her real name.

In the eight traumatic years that follow, tightly woven webs of deception encase two families.

With candor and sensitivity, Darlene Quinn probes the shock and despair, the anger and frustration of parents suddenly missing a child and the long-term effects on a family wrestling with these emotions. Each of the novel's complementary storylines--Paige Toddman's reunion with her mother, Viviana De Mornay's secret, and others--ties to the redemptive theme of motherhood.

Suspense electrifies the pages of every short, fast-paced chapter of each book in the standalone Webs series!

Webs of Fate

Webs of Power

Twisted Webs

Unpredictable Webs

Conflicting Webs


Webs of Power - Book 1 of the Webs Series

Webs of Power
  • Number: B0098O4JWO
  • Release: 2008-09-01
  • Author: Darlene Quinn
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
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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 fiance, 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


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  • Conflicting Webs Conflicting Webs
  • Unpredictable Webs Unpredictable Webs
  • Webs of Fate Webs of Fate
  • Twisted Webs Twisted Webs
  • Webs of Power Webs of Power