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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!

Now he will destroy all of you. Excerpt from Songs for Survival

old red phone“Mr. Oakley, this is Avery Johnson. Thank you for taking my call. I…” He was interrupted by Oakley on the other end of the line before he could finish his last sentence.

“Avery, listen to me. Your life and the life of Ms. Paxton are in danger.”

Now Avery interrupted: “What are you talking about? My life is in danger? I called you to discuss the financial commitment you made with Vasallus.”

The voice on the other end of the line sounded scared and desperate: “Forget about my financial commitment. I could care less. I’m ruined anyway. He made sure of that. He will kill you. He will kill all of us.”

“Sherman, get a hold of yourself. What are you talking about? Who are you talking about?”

“Best, you fool! He’s destroyed my companies and now he will destroy all of you.”

A cold fear zinged through Avery’s body as he listened to Oakley. “Sherman, you are one of the most powerful businessmen in the world. How could Best ruin your companies?”

**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!

You’re different. You’ve changed. Book Excerpt from Songs of Survival

teaAnn struggled to find her voice as she stared at Father O’Sullivan: “Father, you have, I mean, you’re different. You’ve changed.”

He approached her and placed his hands on her arms, clutching them with a firm grip and replied: “Ann, I need to speak with you. I need to speak with all of you.” His eyes were ablaze with an indiscernible light. “Please everyone, let’s sit. We need to talk.”

It was Bethany who spoke next, stepping towards Father O’Sullivan, her face reflecting a look of shock and wonder: “Father, we can go and sit in the living room. May I get you something to drink or eat?”

He nodded at Beth, a smile stretching across his young face: “Tea would be wonderful Bethany. Thank you.”

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

You cannot go alone. It is too dangerous. Book Excerpt from Songs for Survival

it is too dangerous“I will come with you, Sam. You cannot go alone. It is too dangerous.”

“That is exactly why I will go alone. It is too dangerous for you, Ann. Stay here with Beth and Seb, where it is safe. When I return we will talk about what we will do next. Hopefully, we will have heard from Father O’Sullivan by then.”

Sam, I am going. For reasons I cannot explain, the demon is unable to harm me. I will be safe. Now let’s get going.”

Beth spoke next: “Maybe she’s right, Sam. You can’t go alone into that place. If Patrick can come in our home and almost kill all of us, God forbid what he can do in his own turf.”

He looked at his wife, ran his hand down the side of her face and reassured her: “I know you’re worried about me. Don’t be. I’ll be fine.” Looking at Ann, he continued: “Patrick almost assaulted you Ann, and would have likely killed you. I will not put you back in that situation again.”

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

Start Reading the Superstars Trilogy!

Looking for a good book to read this summer? Start by reading Book One of The Superstars Trilogy! Book one, Evil Rises, opens in 400 AD, as courageous King Tiridates of Armenia and his seven sons, empowered by God, turn back Satan’s plan to stop the spread of Christianity. Ever since this epic defeat, Satan has been plotting his revenge. Now he is ready to unleash a diabolical plan to destroy man once and for all. He will spawn seven children from around the world who will grow into young musical geniuses and coalesce into a superstar rock band. Harnessing the hypnotic charisma of popular music and the power of modern media, Satan will make this supergroup so popular, so influential, that the youth of the world will fall under his spell – and soon everyone else. Satan is convinced faith and courage are powerless against him. But sometimes faith and courage are all it takes to turn everyday people into heroes.

mysteryIn Ireland, Thomas O’Sullivan, family priest to Grew and Katherine McClosky, is horrified when Katherine is raped and viciously beaten. Clinging to life, Katherine gives birth to Chloe, who fills the delivery room with the sound of angels singing. . . .

In Los Angeles, music producer Avery Johnson and journalist Bentley Paxton become suspicious of hotshot music mogul Robert Best, whose strange behavior, and even stranger clients, leave them cold. . . .

Evil Rises presents blistering, page-by-page terror, unexpected heroism, the inside world of pop music and an epic struggle that will leave you clamoring for Book Two, Vasallus!

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