Blaze exposes the new order of women and power in the cut-throat arena of up-market magazines. The idealistic baby boomers have been pushed aside and it's every woman for herself. An intimate look at four women coping with their private and public lives in the world where scheming and fox cunning seem to beat skill and talent, where sexism and ageism in office politics label women over 30 over the hill. Blaze is the story of women trying to survive, to compete, while maintaining friendships and finding happiness. In this pressure-cooker world, something has to give and for some women it isn't worth the fight. For others, it's all or nothing.
"Morrissey demonstrates once more that she is the thinking woman's answer to Barbara Cartland." (The Book Bulletin)
"Enter the world of powerful women who run or work for upscale women's fashion magazines in France, Australia, and England. These women fight for survival, for love, and for power in the fickle world of influence and style. Kate Hood performs this novel seamlessly. Her American accents are coarse when compared to the cultured tones she uses for the narrative. French and Australian accents are subtle, British accents soft. No place for the faint of heart, these women's magazines require nerves of steel and a tight grip on emotions and morals. But can our heroines find happiness and fulfillment in their lives? Di Morrissey tells all as Hood captures the personalities and drive of women climbing to the top." (AudioFile Magazine)
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