Hi Just Readin,
I read the first chapter of Melanie's excellent book three weeks ago. I'm now reading more and noted your name in the comments. You might find my book interesting.
Here is the pitch for "Savannah Oak":
When Savannah socialite Hayley Falcon intervenes to rescue her daughter from her abusive boyfriend, everything Hayley holds dear is threatened.
Meet Hayley Falcon, a gun-toting matriarch, and her defiant daughter, Maxine, whom she loves unconditionally. Meet obese, sociopathic Tater, a computer technician who has lived with and exploited Maxine since she graduated from college. Follow Hayley as she is plunged into chaos in order to rescue her daughter from self-destruction. Watch as Maxine’s amoral and purposeless life blows up, literally.
Plot twists abound in this contemporary Southern suspense novel. Think "Dallas" meets "Fatal Attraction."
If you find this pitch interesting, I hope you'll read a chapter or two and let me know how I might improve the story.
Have a marvelous day.
PS: I'll be posting my additional comments on "La Vie En Ros" in the next day or so (when I finish my read).