Grand Prairie, TX (PressExposure) September 21, 2006 -- Available in Hard Cover, Paperback and downloadable $6 eBook
BACK COVER COPY ...she was called the rooftop diva by the man that saved her, but she never knew his name. She must have passed out because the next time her eyes opened she was surrounded by a throng of people at an aid station. A kind lady gave her a cold bottle of water and then reality started to settle in that all she owned was clinging to her in the form of the clothing she wore.
"Has anyone seen my grandmother Martha Devareaux?" she inquired and all that met her was a blank stare and a shake of the head for no.
Deep down inside her mind, she knew that her grandmother was floating in the water that swamped their house. It came in so quickly. By the time Monique realized what was happening it was up to her neck. She called for her grandmother, but at eighty years old and wheelchair bound, there was little chance that she survived. Not only was she homeless and destitute, she was also alone.
Could Monique rebuild her life in a new city while encountering wealth, love, violence and betrayal along an eightteen year journey after Hurricane Katrina?
AUTHOR BIO D.T. Pollard was born in Henderson, Texas, and currently lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He is married and has one son. This is his second new release of 2006. The Trophy Wife Network was released April 2006. Some characters from that novel appear in Rooftop Diva.
HARDCOVER FLAP Plucked from her rooftop during the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Monique Devareaux has nothing in the world but the clothes on her back. She is taken to an evacuee shelter in Dallas, Texas, and is befriended by an affluent woman who introduces her to a world of wealth and power.
Stan Brickman is a billionaire businessman who changes the course of Monique's life. He is also a married man. Determined to win her, Stan pursues Monique relentlessly, trying to convince her that his marriage is over. Unsure of her feelings for this man, Monique concentrates on rebuilding her life. But danger lurks in the shadows ...
Mel Hawkins walks out of jail amidst the chaos after Hurricane Katrina and blends in with the other evacuees. After Monique rebuffs her in a chance encounter at the Dallas shelter, Mel seeks revenge.