Guest Post by Caddell Brown
Meet My Characters
Rick Chamberland– Southern boy turned international rock star, Rick, lives his life in the fast lane. When a scandal threatens his career, he’s summoned home to his mother’s sprawling plantation in De Charles, LA. There he begins to unravel the secrets to his stardom and the sinister debt he owes to keep it.
Rick grew up with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth. But despite his family’s riches, he worked hard to secure his position amongst the world’s most popular singers. Now rich, famous, sought after by women and men alike for his talent as a singer/songwriter and playboy status, Rick returns home, to his roots where he meets a woman, who will change the course his life will take.
“What’s normal? Normal is the opposite of what I’ve had my entire life. I want normal. Normal makes sense. And I need my life to make sense right now.”
Author Music Pick for Rick:
“Free” by Gavin DeGraw
Song Peters – Dutiful daughter, Song Peters is kind-hearted, loyal and determined. Born and bred across the tracks from De Charles in the humbler Buceaux; she spends her evenings serving rot gut and singing at a local blues bar, hoping for the chance to finally make it out and pursue her music dreams.
Weighed down with adult responsibility, Song Peters had little room in her life for dreaming too big. Waitressing part-time and singing when the chance comes about, Song works to take care of herself and her mother. When Rick Chamberland enters her world it is forever changed. For once, for better or worse, she puts her dreams first.
“I don’t believe he’s bad or bad for me. I’m taking a chance on love. Just this once. Just this once…”
Author’s Music Pick for Song:
“Lions, Tigers & Bears” by Jazmine Sullivan
Nova – Friend or foe? The mysterious Nova has been a supportive and steady presence in Rick’s life, but when he’s called home to Louisiana and his overbearing mother, Nova and Rick’s friendship takes a dark turn.
Daemon select of her tribe, Nova Markesh holds stake in the House of Chamberland, its men in particular. Nova, by book’s end, finds that she and Rick have more in common than what she could have ever imagined or planned.
“Richie, everything you are is because of me. And don’t you ever forget it.”
Author’s Music Pick for Nova:
“I Put a Spell on You” by Nina Simone
“Come to Me” by Björk
Genre: Speculative, Supernatural, Horror, Erotica
Date of Publication: 02/14/2014
What southern-grown, rock star Rick Chamberland doesn’t know about his family’s dark past comes to light when he returns home to Louisiana at the request of his mother. Rick has spent the last fifteen years of his life dedicated to music, touring the world, completely oblivious to the secrets coded in his legacy.
Meanwhile, Song Peters, a dutiful daughter taking care of a dying mother, dreams of the day she can break free of small town life and pursue her one true passion, singing. Rick meets Song and instantly sparks ignite.
They make beautiful music together and soon find that they share similar upbringings. Rick comes to learn that their families are supernaturally intertwined and that the one denominator (a demon by the name Nova) connected to both families threatens to destroy them all if they do not obey.
About the Author:
Caddell Brown, born and raised in East Texas, authors a range of speculative fiction. Among her early influences are artist Rene Magritte, film director Andrei Tarkovsky and author Dan Simmons.
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