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Let’s enjoy the show and not talk about Best anymore tonight

stage lightsHe pulled her closer to him and reassured her: “All we can do is try to hang in there. We have to keep an eye on them until Father O’Sullivan and the detective find a way through this. We need to keep them safe from each other and the best way to do that is keep them immersed in their music. Whether it’s out here on stage or in the studio, when they are performing they are safe from each other and the world is safe from them.”

He watched her look at him, with her eyes glowing from the sparkle of the stage lights, when she declared: “We could just run. Get away from all of this. Go somewhere far away where we cannot be found by Best. Please Avery; let’s just go, right now.”

The chaos of the music and the crowd swirled around them while he held her close and looked deep into her eyes before he answered: “You know we cannot do that. We cannot leave them. We are their only hope until the others get here. We will be safe till the end of the European Tour at least. Best needs the both of us to keep this thing going and only we can ensure that it does so we are safe for now. Trust me sweetheart, we will be okay and somehow we must trust that Father O’Sullivan will find a way to defeat Best and end this horror and set these kids free. We have to believe in that.”

She squeezed him back and said, “You’re right. Let’s enjoy the show and not talk about Best anymore tonight, okay?”

**This is an excerpt from the third book in the Superstars Trilogy. Get your copy at Amazon!

Her voice rang with fear. Excerpt from Songs for Survival

fearIt was Beth who spoke the chilling words: “Do you think it was Best who was responsible for the earthquake in India and the tsunami in the Philippines?”

No one wanted to respond to Beth’s question, the magnitude behind it was too much to bear. The brief silence was broken by Bentley.

Bentley, her voice ringing with fear, whispered: “Where is Father O’Sullivan? We need him now more than ever. He holds the key to all of this. I feel there is something very powerful around him when I am in his presence. Can you believe how much he has changed?”

Sam responded: “He has left for Rome. When we left the mansion a few days ago, he instructed me to take him to LAX at once. He said he would be in touch then climbed out of the car and disappeared into the terminal. Something happened to him at the mansion that forced him to leave at once for Rome.”

**This is an excerpt from the third book in the Superstars Trilogy. Get your copy at Amazon!

Sam, get off of him! Excerpt from Songs for Survival

struggle“Sam, get off of him. Now!” It was Father O’Sullivan. His booming voice caught everyone off guard. Sam grudgingly stepped off of Avery before saying to him: “You’re lucky I didn’t shoot you.”

“Oh yea and you’re lucky I didn’t drive your head through that wall and leave you stuck there.”

Bentley stepped in between them, looked at Sam, and said: “Do you really think we had something to do with Elizabeth’s decision to leave Vasallus and the mansion?”

Sam was about to comment when he was interrupted by Father O’Sullivan: “Sam we must leave at once. Avery, Bentley, I’m sorry we must rush out of here, but I must go.”

Avery looked at Father O’Sullivan, stunned by his change in appearance and protested: “Please stay, Father. There is much we need to talk about.”

Thomas stepped out of the doorway and into the room and replied: “I agree Avery. There is much to discuss and a lot for you to know. Now, unfortunately, is not the time. I must leave for Rome at once. My apologies to you both, now Sam, if you will, we must leave.”

**This is an excerpt from the third book in the Superstars Trilogy. Get your copy at Amazon!

The government has taken notice. Excerpt from Songs for Survival

drink“Thank you for that flattering comment Mr. Best, I was just leaving.”

“Oh please stay for another drink with me. I insist that you do. And please call me Robert.”

“Okay Robert, I guess I could stay for a drink, but not here. It’s too packed and noisy. I know of a better place. It is not too far from here, just a few blocks. We can walk.”

Twenty minutes later they were sitting in a quiet booth in an upscale restaurant sipping a glass of wine when Best clinked her glass and said: “Here’s to your very talented daughter and Vasallus.”

“Talented maybe, but not so popular among some circles.”

“Oh, is that so? I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t love your daughter’s talent.”

“It seems that the government has taken notice of the success of Vasallus and the impact they are having on our youth. You’d better be careful Robert, they are taking a close look at the band. They are talking about censorship.”

“That is impossible! The government is a complete band of idiots, I swear. Finally a superstar band that sings about hope and courage and everything good for our young people and the government has a problem with that and yet it lets all the garbage fill the airwaves? Unbelievable.”

**This is an excerpt from the third book in the Superstars Trilogy. Get your copy at Amazon!

Glad to see you’re back safe and sound – Book Excerpt from Songs for Survival

glad to see you're back safe and sound“Good morning Avery. Glad to see you’re back safe and sound.”

“Good morning Amber. Listen, I need to ask you something. Last night when I got home I bumped into Chloë. I noticed she was in a really quiet and somber mood. Very unlike her. How has she been this week in the studio? How have the others been?”

“Avery, the kids have not set foot in the studio all week, at least when I’ve been here.”

Alarmed, Avery responded: “What? Are you sure?”

“I’m very sure. Usually when I get in around 8:00 a.m., they are already in the studio, either in full rehearsal or individually rehearsing. I have not seen them all week. I thought maybe Mr. Best had them out of town or something. I don’t believe they were in at all during the night either, as the security system logs get faxed to me every morning as part of their service and no one has punched  a security code into the system all week, except for me, when I arrive in the morning and when I leave at 5:00 p.m.”

“That is very strange. Maybe you’re right and Best had them busy off-sight this week. Okay no problem, I’ll check with them back in the house. I’ll be back later on.”

**This is an excerpt from the third book in the Superstars Trilogy. Get your copy at Amazon!