Tan Lines

J. J. Salem

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During one unforgettable season at a Hamptons summer share, three women's journeys unfold thrill by thrill and shock by shock, in this addictive story about the illusions of glamour, the dark side of success and the elusiveness of love.
Liza Pike--She's the It Girl for topical feminist spin--beautiful, successful, and ferociously fearless.  But as the media props her up to be the millennium's new Gloria Steinem, she's falling into all the old traps she cautions other women to avoid...
Kellyanne Downey--She's been holding out for her big break as an actress while enduring a series of dead end jobs and playing mistress to a rich developer.  But now she's wondering why the phenomenal looks that were supposed to take her all the way are leading her to the edge of nowhere... 
Billie Shelton--She's the indie-rock bitch goddess with an appetite for self-destruction.  Men are candy, drugs are fuel, girlfriends are disposable commodities, and in her world, looking out for number one is the only way to live...
Tan Lines portrays the passions, triumphs, and heartbreaks of modern women with a sly intelligence and wickedly sharp prose that will hook you to the last page.

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Page Six sizzled with hot items about a grisly murder, a premature birth, and a public meltdown.

Faye Hudson of North Bay Lane in East Hampton devoured the main gossip headlines, amazed that all of them involved the three girls who signed last year’s summer share lease on the very property she called home nine months of the year.

Liza Pike, Kellyanne Downey, and Billie Shelton.

Faye rarely remembered the young singles who made their invasion of the Hamptons a summer ritual, hitting the streets and beaches like locusts on crops.

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Tan Lines by J.J. Salem

Passers-by in Madison Square garden read aloud from the first sentence of J.J. Salem's sexy, new novel "Tan Lines." Tan Lines, by J.J. Salem is the perfect summer beach read.

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“Even Jacqueline Susann would be shocked!  Incendiary and captivating, J.J. Salem has found a literary voice that is one part Valley of the Dolls, one part Sex and the City, and one part pure grit.  Tan Lines engages you with complex issues of femininity, sex, and control embodied by three strong female characters who ultimately yearn for freedom.”
–Barbara Seaman, Author of Lovely Me: The Life of Jacqueline Susann

“WARNING:  J.J. Salem's Tan Lines burns on every page.  With a scorching mix of scandal, sex, and murder, this deliciously bitchy beach read really brings the heat.”
–Lisa Jackson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Fatal Burn and Shiver

“A really great beach read!  I loved it!”
–Jackie Collins

"Sexy beach trash of the highest order." -ELLE (UK)

“Summer’s hot read will be this sexed-up novel… Smut from the gut…”  –Cindy Adams, “Page Six” New York Post
“A Jacqueline Susann-style thriller by way of Candace Bushnell, Salem’s scorching debut… throbs with intensity, spiked with erotic detail” –Publishers Weekly (July)


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J. J. Salem

J.J. Salem is a USA Today bestselling author whose work has been published in several languages.  He lives in the Southeast.

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Tan Lines
J. J. Salem

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St. Martin's Press
July 2008
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ISBN: 9781429927383
ISBN10: 1429927380
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages

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