“’Maybe what I want is an inflatable man. One I can blow up when I need him in my life, and deflate him when I don’t.”’ – Celia Hephner
New York City – Fashion capital of America and home to the once prestigious House of Rivaldi. The struggle to rebuild itself after bad publicity and faulty collections becomes a game of who’s playing whom in the racy world of high fashion, high stakes, and unrequited love . . .
Perceptive, inspired, an up-and-coming designer, Celia Hephner is determined to turn Rivaldi around. Yet “inflatable” men abound in Celia’s world with their puffed up egos, enigmatic fronts, and private agendas. The most evocative being her ex-husband who left her five years ago for Paris.
Peter Sletcher – Marketing guru, fast track executive, and more elusive than ever when he returns to Celia’s life. Realizing her genius, he challenges her professional skills, though his motivation behind his position at Rivaldi remains ever in question.
Murderous intent, stylish clothes, dangerous love.
Designs are stolen, bodies fall, and talents battle it out within the silky seams of the Fashion Center’s runway. As Celia’s abilities are put to the ultimate test, she must do the one thing she cannot—trust Peter, to determine who is out to destroy Rivaldi, before she becomes the next victim and the fall of the house is assured.
Please note: Inflatable Men was briefly self-published in 2012 for contest purposes only. It was not promoted or marketed. It is not currently being sold.