‘Ruthless Women:’ The Book By Self-Made Millionaire, Melanie Blake – Now A ‘Sunday Times Bestseller’

If you’re looking for your next bed-table reading obsession, look no further: have a shot at Melanie Blake’s brand new book ‘Ruthless Women,’ which has already been critically acclaimed by the UK’s leading newspapers and magazines.

The perfect antidote to lock-down, Ruthless Women is a high-octane escapist thriller that will have you up all night, and it follows the success of Melanie Blake’s bestselling debut novel, ‘The Thunder Girls,’ and with a huge marketing campaign and support from all the major supermarkets behind it, Ruthless Women is expected to reach Number 1. 

The book takes readers on a wild ride behind the scenes of a glamorous TV drama, named Falcon Bay, – beamed globally to millions of people, three days a week from its picturesque location in the Channel Islands. 

Writer Farrah, star Catherine, and producer Amanda – are the driven, ambitious women who keep the show on the road. But, Farrah is losing episodes to the network’s lead male rival. Catherine is terrified of the public falling out of love with her, – and Amanda’s evil husband Jake, the vice president of the network, is plotting to get his own wife kicked off the show.

As the dawn of a new era begins, the cast and crew turn against each other with loyalty, decency, and trust, – replaced by scandal, betrayal, and an outrageous ambition to survive. In a true battle of the sexes, these women will do anything to stay on top. But can they team up to bring down their male rivals? Or will jealousy, betrayal and revenge tear their long-held friendships apart?

As the story reaches a climax so shocking, readers will be talking about it for decades, and one thing is certain: only the most ruthless woman will survive…

Melanie Blake is to UK TV, what Jackie Collins was to Hollywood: both using insider industry knowledge to write authentic stories. Few writers can pull off this genre successfully, but Melanie Blake is one of them. With her industry experience and knowledge shining through on each page, she effortlessly writes solid characters and scenarios based on real life events.

From a working-class background, Blake pulled herself out of a life of poverty and homelessness as a teen by working as an extra on various film and TV sets. After declaring bankruptcy in her 20’s, now 44, Blake has re-invented herself to become one of the UK’s most successful business women, becoming a self-made multimillionaire, property entrepreneur, and now – a bestselling author. 

She went from being a TV extra to becoming one of the most powerful celebrity agents in the UK and an award-winning business woman. As one as the UK’s most successful agents, managers and publicists for British actresses, Melanie Blake has represented some of the most famous faces on British television and international screens. 

Her debut novel, The Thunder Girls (Pan Macmillan 2019) was inspired by the early years of her career spent working in the music industry (on Top of the Pops for instance), to selling out arenas across the UK,. Her follow up novel, Ruthless Women (Head of Zeus 2021) was heavily influenced by the last 15 years.

Melanie has represented more female TV actresses than any other agent in her genre. She is passionate about championing women, and challenging the double standards set for women by the media and the entertainment industry in the UK. 

As an agent, Melanie has continuously fought for her female clients who have been sacked because of their age, or because of what they look like, or because a TV producer has told them they need to get plastic surgery,  or because the director wasn’t sexually attracted to them. Keen to expose what goes on in the TV industry, Melanie has used many of these horror stories in her new novel.

This summer, in 2021 – Melanie Blake will go on a Jackie Collins author tour alongside fellow Sunday Times Bestselling authors, Jill Mansell, Milly Robinson and Joan Collins’ daughter and author Tara Arkle.

Melanie’s Ruthless Women has already received critically acclaimed comments from renowned magazines and newspapers, including:

  • “Glamorous women, hunky men, mendacious producers, insecure actors, people stabbing each other in the front back and side, and a lot of sex!” The Times
  • “A glamorous, revenge-filled thriller that will have you hooked. So addictive we couldn’t put it down – it’s a real roller coaster of a ride” Sunday Mirror

Find out more here: https://www.melanieblakeonline.com