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He was evil. Pure evil. Songs for Survival Excerpt

blazing red eyes of Patrick Benning The blazing red eyes of Patrick Benning sitting on the leather recliner in his living room scared him to the core; it was so unexpected; he struggled to find his breath. The boy was nothing like the charming kid he had just witnessed at the press conference. He was evil. Pure evil. He would die here in his home, either by the heart attack or from this creature.

In mere seconds, the Benning kid transformed himself into a hideous and monstrous entity. It flew out of the chair with incredible speed, its talon-like claws slammed into his chest and through his already dying heart. He felt the back of his head crack as the force of the blow sent the two of them into the wall. He felt his own blood erupt from his mouth like vomit. The burning red eyes of the creature from Hell bore into his and before his own eyes closed for the final time, he heard the beast scream out: “This is for thinking my talent was given to me by God. Die you old fool knowing the world you are leaving will never be the same. The Prince of Darkness, my God, will destroy it.”

As the final seconds of his life ebbed from his soul, Ted Lisko, the respected journalist from Rolling Stone magazine, took one final sound with him into his next life. The roaring and evil laughter of the beast echoed inside of his brain as the blackness of this life ending settled in.

**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!

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!

“Can I call you Father?” Book Excerpt from Songs for Survival

Can I call you father?“Can I call you Father?”

“Yes you may. In fact I would like it if you called me that. Father is a good name.”

“Are Brittany and Michael here too? I heard them earlier. They sounded very scared. Did you talk to them as well and reassure them Father?”

“I have and they are as happy as you are now. Finding out the beautiful truth of your life is an incredible thing, Chloë, don’t you think?”

“I agree Father. What happens now? Can I stay here now? I would like that. I have enough to think about to last forever. The clarity of mind here is what I want and what I need Father.”

“You will be returning to your earthly form, Chloë. There is much to do. We have to save the world from God’s final fury. We are the saviors to the millions of people who do not know what you know. Do you understand?”

“Is that the purpose of Vasallus? Is that why you created me Father? Are we to save people for you? To save them from God’s impending doom?”

“That is exactly what you are meant to do, Chloë. You are to save millions of people from God. It is a beautiful thing, Chloë. Are you ready?”

“Yes I am Father.”

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