Something new for me - novellas based on "Jukebox" musicals like Queen's "We Will Rock You" or ABBA's "Mamma Mia." Such fun to write - you spend the whole time listening to your favourite tracks. See what you think. Oh, and full credit to the awsome Icy Sedgwick for the fabulous cover designs. I'm gonna be keeping her busy.
Young Men Gone West
Featuring a story based on eighteen of City Boy's biggest hits.
As a reward for being a wonderful fan, if you buy in the next few days, you can get it for only 99p/$0.99
Grab your copy on Amazon - and if you like it, I'd really appreciate a comment on Amazon - especially if you are a City Boy fan - that would be awesome.
Here's the blurb:
Harry hated being uprooted from a rainy British city to the heat of a New Mexican spring. But the heart of Rock music can’t hold a candle to the gorgeousness of Beth. Now they’ve graduated, she’s leaving him back in Smallsville; he doesn’t have the same pulling power as her enticing job in Vegas.
His buddy, Mike, is no comfort; his OCD is equally torn between gambling and their tantalizing ex-geometry teacher, dear Jean. Using Beth’s number (5705) results in a lottery windfall, and the young men go west in the oddest kind of adventure.
When Harry wakes up in handcuffs, he realizes Jean’s sleazy web of deception has left him on dangerous ground. Being kidnapped and forced to eat snails is no picnic, but he's certain Beth is suffering an even worse fate. After hitting the jackpot, Mike goes into hiding as the net closes around them, but the Mafia and police all want a piece of Harry. Can Beth's kindness lead to his salvation?
This outrageous, sleazy story is based on a Jukebox musical featuring 18 of City Boy’s wickedly quirky songs (including some of the naughtiest). It’s not for the fainthearted – the inside of an 18-yr-old boy’s head and sweet, clean read do not good bedfellows make.
Here's the list of tracks - if you're a fan, you can grab them and make a playlist to listen to while you read. All the songs are from Young Men Gone West except where indicated.
1 – Summer in the Schoolyard (Book Early)
2 – Dear Jean
3 – She’s Got Style
4 – Goodbye Laurelie (Book Early)
5 – The World Loves a Dancer (Book Early)
6 – One after Two
7 – 184.108.40.206. (Book Early)
8 – Young Men Gone West
9 – Bordello Nights
10 – Dangerous Ground (Book Early)
Interval – Act 2
11 – Honeymooners
12 – Machines (The Day the Earth Caught Fire)
13 – Interrupted Melody (The Day the Earth Caught Fire)
14 – Bad for Business
15 – Raise Your Glass to Foolish Me (Book Early)
16 – I’ve Been Spun
17 – Beth (Book Early)
18 – Speechless (Heads are Rolling)
Don't Stop Believing
Featuring a story based on twenty of Journey's biggest hits.
As a reward for being a wonderful fan, if you buy in the next few weeks, you get to download this completely novel novella at a special price of only $2.99/£2.41.
It will be up to the normal price sometime in December, so grab your copy NOW.
Grab your copy on Amazon - and if you like it, I'd really appreciate a comment on Amazon - especially if you are a Journey fan - that would Rock Like A Journey Concert!
Here's the blurb:
A failing marriage. A union separated by distance. An accidental encounter. Can the Edinburgh Fringe Festival work its magic?
Kathy’s life is a mess. Sure, the job’s great and her home is to-die-for, but she spends way too much time on the midnight train to catch a few fraught hours with her musician husband, Jimmy.
While he’s away, Dan-next-door looks dangerously attractive.
On paper, Jimmy has it all. A talented wife, a successful rock band and nights in smart hotels. The gig at Edinburgh’s hottest arts festival is the culmination of years on the road, but the lack of harmony in his marriage makes him feel like a failure. He and Kathy fight to stay together, but events conspire to break them apart as they interact with colourful characters drawn to the Fringe.
In this rock-music-inspired tale, three love stories intertwine as each player is forced to take stock of their lives and discover what is truly important.
Here's the list of tracks - if you're a fan, you can grab them and make a playlist to listen to while you read.
1 – The Midnight Train (DSB)
2 – Suzanne
3 – Never Walk Away
4 – All The Way
5 – Send Him My Love
6 – Edge Of The Blade
7 – Girl Can’t Help It
8 – Who’s Cryin’ Now?
9 – Why Can’t This Night Go On Forever?
10 – Where Did I Lose Your Love?
11 – Troubled Child
Interval – Act 2
12 – Escape
13 – Lifetime Of Dreams
14 – Separate Ways
15 – With Your Love
16 – After The Fall
17 – Change For The Better
18 – Faithfully
19 – After All These Years
20 – Open Arms