Music Speaks is a collection of eleven music-inspired and music-themed short stories written by nine different independent authors. These stories range from romance to dystopia and back again. 100% of the royalties from the sale of this book go directly to the MusiCares Foundation.
MusiCares is a philanthropic organization that helps music industry professionals in times of crisis. They offer a variety of services including, but not limited to, financial assistance for housing, food, medication and medical bills, and treatment for alcohol and drug dependence.
The Hand of Fate is a contemporary romance set prior to the events in the Jukebox Heroes series.
With her 30th birthday on the horizon and life handing her lemon after lemon, Dylan Connelly wants nothing more than to get away from it all for a few days.
With her best friend and co-conspirator at her side, she embarks on a week long cruise, intending to sit back, relax, soak up the sun and a few daiquiris, and just get away from the disaster her life has become. The last thing she expects - or wants - is to become intrigued by a gorgeous stranger.
But sometimes chance - or fate - has a way of changing our plans.
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Everything You Are Jukebox Heroes Two
When Elizabeth Morgan and London Dahlbeck met, they felt an instant attraction. Despite swearing off romance, they inspired one another to try and love again. But love’s a hard game to play.
Between playing in a travelling band, learning to control his newly re-emerging psychic powers, and seeking the truth behind a vision sent to him by a fellow Practitioner, London has little time for romance. And while London’s busy being fabulous, Elizabeth’s singing the hometown blues. She’s left behind everything she knows – her friends, her apartment, her school, and her therapist – to take a job in a new city.
Faced with a string of lonely nights and the unexpected attentions of a living cliché – Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome – Elizabeth starts to wonder: is love really all you need, or are there times when love just isn’t enough?
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Smoke and Mirrors is the first book in the Hollywood Knights series.
After the loss of her friend and former lover, Jenny Marshall decides to trade her old life in northern Florida for a new one on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Even though she's been in L.A. for a few months, she's still adjusting to the city and her new cadre of misfit friends, including her new roommate, Seth Webber, who happens to be not only her high school crush but also the front man for Tangled Web, one of the hottest rock bands on the planet.
On top of everything else, Jenny lands her first case as a licensed California detective before she even has a chance to unpack. A twenty-year veteran of the world of private investigations, Jenny is good at what she does--maybe even one of the best. Still, the missing persons case she finds herself embroiled in presents some unique challenges...and eventually leads her down a path she'd once sworn to herself she'd never follow.
The first chapter can be read here. The second chapter can be read here.
Carly McGrath has suffered many losses. She's lost friends. She's lost family. She may even have lost her mind.
In an attempt to clear her head and get her life back on track, Carly visits her best friend, Kayla, in Los Angeles. Rather than finding herself and facing up to her problems, Carly ends up drinking to excess, flirting with anything that will stand still, and generally raising hell.
But Carly's friends -and her conscience- don't let her get away with partying like a rock star for long. She finds herself facing some tough questions and even tougher choices. Sooner or later, she must find the strength to face her past before the demons she's running from catch up to her and push her over the edge.
A dozen dark tales (and one rather sweet) make up this sugar-free Halloween treat.
Attention—the stories in this collection may contain one or more of the following: violence, dark or disturbing themes, profanity, humor, wit, sappiness, and flashes of genius. The stories may induce nausea, creepy-crawly sensations, random bursts of laughter, or twisted dreams. Do not attempt to drive or operate machinery while consuming Boo! Volume Two. For external use only. Use only as directed.
Revenge of the Remora – Lynne Cantwell Crayfish – JD Mader Accidents Will Happen – Erin McGowan The Greengrass Legacy – Jen Daniele Rites of the Heart – Ann Cathey Toynbee's Folly – Rich Meyer Under the Moon – LB Clark Houdini Night – Laurie Boris Beauty is Only Skin Deep – Asher Cathey Greenlight – David Antrobus When Ghosts Want to Play – Kristina Jackson The Procedure – Christopher O’Banion Blood of Christ – Rich Meyer
Elizabeth’s indentured servitude - a.k.a. internship - is nearly done. London’s search for the girl in his vision has come to an end. The two of them, along with Chris, are on the verge of straightening out the horrific mess that is their love triangle. Hope for a normal future is perched on a bright horizon...
...until new insight into Julia’s obsession with London comes to light, turning the people he loves into pawns in a dangerous game.
Still reeling from her tumultuous one-night stand with Seth, Jenny begins to work in earnest to build her new life in California. Despite the fact that Seth wants another chance, Jenny still isn't sure she can trust him...but she can't walk away either.
When Seth's life is turned upside down, Jenny pushes her doubts and fears aside to help him rescue his troubled teenaged nephew. And when his family situation deteriorates further, Jenny finds herself putting Seth's pieces back together again...and wondering what it all means for their relationship.
Even in an enlightened future, people still treat their animals badly. Rue knows that the hard way: from working with equine rescue and rehabilitation at a local shelter.
But it isn't just people who abuse animals. There's a killer on the loose among Rue's neighbors. She's no detective, but solving the mysterious mutilations falls into her lap...along with a very unexpected partner.
Call Out is the first book in the Jukebox Heroes series.
An unexpected phone call from her best friend’s rock star boyfriend pulls 35-year-old Elizabeth Morgan out of the comfort and safety of her quiet, normal life and into a situation she could never have imagined even in her wildest nightmares. The world as she knows it changes forever in the blink of an eye, forcing her to reassess everything she thought she knew about reality, when she finds herself facing a world where terrorists can sling magic as well as bullets, everyone is both more and less than they seem, and even her own thoughts and feelings are suspect.
Call Out is currently available as an ebook from various internet retailers and in paperback form from Amazon and CreateSpace.
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To Run Out Of Air Jukebox Heroes Four
To Run Out Of Air is the final installment in the Jukebox Heroes series.
In the comfort and safety of Seth’s California mansion, Elizabeth found a sanctuary from magic and romance. But she can’t hide forever. A phone call from Texas draws her out of her self-imposed isolation, and she is forced to seek answers to all of the questions in her life. Instead, she only seems to find more questions.
In the face of so much uncertainty, Elizabeth feels like she can’t breathe, like she’s drowning under the weight that’s settled onto her shoulders. All she wants is a quiet, normal life, and the possibility that she may never have that could prove to be more than she can bear.
The final installment in the Hollywood Knights trilogy
Since she moved to California, Jenny's life has been a virtual tsunami of change and disarray. Sometimes she rides the waves, and others it seems as if she must surely drown. She finds herself on the brink of having everything she's ever wanted; the question is whether she'll have to lose herself to find it.
The best thing about Halloween? You never know who's who.
Playful, inventive, and chilling, this collection of short stories is destined to become a Halloween tradition, like checking the candy for razor blades.
The Candy Tax by Laurie Boris The Legend of the Sparrow by Jen Daniele Ghost Story by Ann Cathey Spirits by JD Mader Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Erin McGowan Ambergris, Camphor, Laudanum, Myrrh by David Antrobus Open My Eyes by LB Clark William Howard Taft Zombie Lemming Fighter by Rich Meyer Pain by Asher Cathey