Moments from Bad Uncle

Book cover Bad Uncle Family Portrait Book 5Bad Uncle was truly fun to write, as with all my fiction books, I never know where the story is going to end up. Sure I outline (sometimes) and I pull stories from the script, but once it hits the draft page of the book it changes. The characters unleash themselves because they don’t have the same restrictions they do in the script. The book belongs to them and they own it! Here are some things that stood out for me.

Most fun scene to write

The scene involving Frankie, Kristin and the hooker. That was so unexpected it shocked even me. Frankie is an interesting character, you never know where he is going to take the story. He is really not afraid to `go there’. Imagine Kristin, this well bred Beverly Hills girl and Frankie is just a trainwreck. He is having an affair with his best friend’s girl. I believe he does it just for the thrill of it. It is interesting to see what’s in store for them.

The hardest scene to write

Adriana and Haze’s breakup was the hardest for me to write. Believe it or not I got teary eyed they had that intense scene when Adriana thought he’d slept with Carys. The intensity in the dialogue really got to me. I really love Adriana and Haze together and breaking them up was hard to do, especially like that.

Scene stealer

The hooker ahem, sorry call girl, she was in for a nano-second but her confusion of being trapped in Frankie and Kristin’s drama was so cute. Here’s what the scene looks like:

“She’s not a hooker, she’s a call girl, and she’s gotta eat.”

Kristin slapped him, hard.

“You said you wanted a threesome. What’s the problem?” Frankie rubbed his cheek.

“How could you treat her like that? The poor girl is probably a run away, or a victim of human trafficking! You disgust me!” Kristin gathered her things.

“She’s American, she’s working on her masters. She’s just doing this to help with tuition. I’m just helping the situation.”

“Yeah? Only you would see it that way.” Kristin marched into the bathroom to fetch the girl.

“Krissy! You’re overreacting.” Frankie followed her.

“Can you understand English?” Kristin spoke slowly to the girl.

“Yes, very well.” She replied with a thick Brooklyn accent.

“We’re getting out of here. He shouldn’t be allowed to treat you that way.” Kristin grabbed the girl’s hand and led the way.

“You owe me money, Frankie.” The girl said on her way out.

Most Memorable Scene

The introduction of Adrian, the Bad Uncle. There is a gun drawing scene when he first enters Bacchanal Jake’s, and of course he and Kevin duke it out. We see Adrian keep his suave and has the nerve to sit at the bar and order a drink. I’m like, Really?

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Classic dialogue

Adriana really pushed Zax to the limits in Bad Uncle, I guess he figured if he indulged her, she wouldn’t be all up in his business. Here’s the dialogue, this happened after Zax came in and found innocent Leighann smoking a joint.

Zax turned to Adriana. “Who are you, Satan’s helper?” he admonished.

“She didn’t say it was from me,” Adriana defended.

“She didn’t have to.” Zax yanked the joint from Leighann’s hand and crushed it, releasing its contents into the breeze.

“What the hell, Zax? It’s not the neighbor’s lawn she’s smoking, I paid good money for that!” Adriana protested.

Classic line

This one comes from Zax and Adriana again. Adriana just revealed big plans to Zax about her future with Haze. Here’s his response:

Adriana – “Why do you always have to piss on my party?”

Zax – “Because you always throw your parties in a nut-house.”

Most shocking scene

Bad Uncle had so many shocking scenes, that’s what happens when you let the characters tell the story. I would have to agree with the readers and say the torture scene towards the end. You’ll have to read the book to find out.

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My Favorite Scene from Bad Uncle

Book cover Bad Uncle Family Portrait Book 5I have many unforgettable scenes in Bad Uncle (Family Portrait Book 5) so choosing one scene as my favorite was a task. The reason I love this scene is because of Kevin and Adriana’s relationship. One of the things readers are attracted to in the series is the relationship between the siblings.

In the scene below called Krav Maga, it is Sunday morning and Kevin, Adriana’s older brother is around teaching her how to protect herself. Adriana’s mind is not into it because her boyfriend is leaving for New York and, well the last time he went to New York she almost lost him for good.

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“Focus, Adriana.” Kevin’s voice interrupted her thoughts as she rolled over. The training used to be fun and a great way to spend time with her brother, but today it was a hindrance. Adriana glanced at the pool; maybe if she could get him close enough to the edge, she could push him in and that’d be the end of their training for the day. She grappled with him in an effort to take him down, but he spun out of her grip, flipping her to the floor. He held his hand out to her to help her up; she roughly grabbed it and rushed after him, moving herself closer to the edge of the pool and off the mat.

“Come on, fifteen more minutes,” he encouraged and she thrust at him with fake punches and uppercuts.

Stopping to take a breath, he lectured her about paying attention when in combat and never losing focus.

“Oh, hi, L’Wren.” She looked towards the entrance behind him, and when he turned around, she successfully took him down and held his neck in a headlock. He tried to flip her over, but the angle his body was positioned made it impossible to do without seriously hurting her. He tapped out, but she ignored him.

“You should never lose focus when in combat, Kevin,” she mocked.

“What are you guys doing?” Concern coated L’Wren’s voice.

“Just playing around,” Adriana said casually as Kevin tapped the mat.

“Cool! I wanna learn how to do that.” Leighann was amazed.

“That looks dangerous,” L’Wren warned.

“Kevin’s been teaching me, so I’ll always know how to protect myself from evil boys,” Adriana said ignoring Kevin’s frantic tapping.

“He looks like he can’t breathe,” L’Wren pointed out nervously.

“He’ll live,” Adriana said sweetly. “You spending the night?” She directed her question at Leighann.

“Yes, L’Wren leaves tomorrow,” Leighann replied, still fascinated by the predicament Adriana had her brother in.

“Could you let my boyfriend go, please? He’s turning blue.” L’Wren’s concern grew and Adriana sighed, kissed him on his head and released him.

Kevin coughed and gasped for air as L’Wren ran to him.

“I’m all right, she got lucky.” He stretched his neck like it was no big deal.

“You guys play really rough,” L’Wren said in her mommy voice.

“Can you show me how to do that?” Leighann asked gingerly.

“NO!” Kevin and L’Wren said in unison.

“Let’s go in the house and leave Mom and Dad alone,” Adriana mocked.

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Carys’ Fictional Dads

I’m Carys Wilson and you can find me in the Family Portrait series by Gillian Felix. In honor of Father’s Day, I thought I’d give a shout out to some fictional dads who have really made me take notice.

Luscious LyonsFox’s Empire, Lucious Lyon played by Terrence Howard.

Why we love Luscious… looks aside, he’s a fighter, a warrior who built his Empire from ashes. Luscious loves his family but he loves his empire more.

In Empire Season 1 Luscious was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The show became such a hit with Luscious at the helm, I wondered how the producers would handle his eminent death. Turns out he was mis-diagnosed, phew!

Would that bit of good news give LL an awakening? Heck no! He is more ruthless than ever. I am excited to see what adventure awaits us now that he’s found out his sons plan to dethrone him.


Jax Teller

Speaking of Sons… FX’s Sons of Anarchy, Jax Teller, played by the gorgeous Charlie Hunnum makes the list. I just recently started watching SOA and I am truly obsessed… thank you Netflix!

Why we love Jax… he’s hot, no seriously, he’s really hot and gives new meaning to the acronym DILF. Obvious hotness aside, even though Jax keeps the Charming PD busy with his ever increasing body count, he has a heart of gold and is loyal to his club.

The amount of women Jax has been with could fill a small arena, but his heart belongs to his high school sweetheart, Dr. Tara Knowles, who he finally married, four seasons and one and a half kids later. Jax gets the Who’s Your Daddy award for traveling halfway around the world to find his son who was kidnapped by the Irish Mafia.

Jax’s dilemma has always been to find a way to steer the club away from organized crime to become a legitimate organization. But can a club built on crime survive without it? I still have 3 more seasons to go, but as it stands right now, the Sons seem to be in over their head with gang related violence, the Irish mob and Mexican cartel. Yikes!


 

Walter WhiteI have to give a shout out to Walter White, from Breaking Bad, played by Bryan Cranston. Walter White is a character that no one will soon forget, especially us Albuquerque residents because his ghost is still everywhere.

You have to be living under a rock if you don’t know Walt’s story, so I won’t go into that. Walter took us on his transformation from a helpless weakling diagnosed with cancer to a one man drug cartel, nicknamed Heisenberg, bolo hat and all.

All the crimes Walt committed was because he wanted to provide for his family after his death. What’s not to love? Even if he left a body count that would gain the respect of Jax Teller, we still felt for Walter and hurt when his demise came. What I loved about Walter was that in the end he went out on his terms.

 


 

LookNew Book cover for Changesing back at who I have listed so far, all of the above are bad asses. Let’s tone it down a bit with Robin Banovic from the Family Portrait Series: Changes, Banovic Siblings and Bad Uncle (releasing summer 2015).

Readers identified with Robin when he had to file for bankruptcy to save his family from financial ruin, as if things couldn’t get worse, his father dies, leaving him with more guilt than he can handle. Robin loves his family and does what he has too to protect them, but how can he protect his family when there are so many secrets between them?

 

 


 

 

Teddy Conrad

Teddy Conrad from ABC’s hit series Nashville, played by Eric Close.  Teddy, Teddy, Teddy. Teddy seems to always be the victim of circumstances. First off, being married to the queen of country Raina James cannot be easy. So in true Teddy style he has an affair with Peggy Canter, who got pregnant, lost the baby, and forgot to tell him.

After his divorce from Raina, Teddy and Peggy were married. Happily ever after? I think not, Peggy was murdered very early in the marriage.

We thought Teddy found true love when a very attractive and clean cut lawyer caught his eye. But she was too boring for him so he turned to a hooker, orchestrated by his *ahem* BFF Jeff Fordham. Did I mention that Teddy is the Mayor of Nashville? Turns out the hooker was under FBI surveillance and now they’ve got the goods on Teddy… looks like he’ll need that lawyer after all.

With all that drama, there is no question that Teddy loves his two daughters. He even kept the identity of his eldest daughter’s paternal father from her, because he loved her so much. He illegally signed both girls to a record deal with music exec chief scumbag Jeff Fordham.  Teddy for Daddy of the year? Maybe next year.

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Hanging with the Banovic Siblings

Banovic Siblings Dec coverCollege boy Kevin Banovic’s casual affair with Savi DaCosta suited him perfectly. Things change when he finds out that Savi is his mom’s high school bestie. When Kevin tries to end their affair, Savi blackmails him.

After Kevin rescues Savi’s stepdaughter, L’Wren, from her abusive boyfriend, he can’t stop thinking about her. He must find a way to handle Savi, protect L’Wren, and keep his sanity.

Bad girl Adriana Banovic is pleased with herself for getting her nemesis expelled from Westwood Academy. As feelings between her and her latest victim Haze Lyndon escalate, an unexpected rival discovers her secret and threatens to expose her. With emotions on the line, will her new rival beat her at her own game or end up another casualty of Adriana’s wrath?

Zax Banovic has it all. Tall and handsome, he’s an academic genius, with a killer smile and a heart of gold. When his best friend gets into trouble, he feels responsible and covers for him. But his best friend is not as honorable and has other plans for Zax. Continue reading

Ready, Set, Drama! The Family Portrait Series so far

We’re 4 books into the Family Portrait series and I thought I’d chat about the series so far and what’s to come 😉

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In Changes you were introduced to the Banovics and DaCostas. You got a brief history of these families and it left you wondering how they would all tie together.

Changes fits the name of the book as the Banovic Family experienced many changes from their life as a family and individually. Add to the mix, there’s the DaCosta family who’s also experiencing changes in their life. – Musings of Fictional Ally

My favorite: I loved the dialogue between Astrid Wilson and Adriana Banovic. Astrid is the queen bee at Westwood Academy and when Adriana reluctantly returns to school, Astrid’s reign is threatened and she goes out of her way to make Adriana’s life at Westwood Academy, horrendous! Adriana is no shrinking violet so hatches a plan to put Astrid in her place. Ready, Set, Drama!

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Banovic Siblings took you deeper into the lives of the Banovic Siblings and how they crossed paths with the DaCosta girls. Claws came out as well as the dark side of the second generation Banovic siblings.

I loved this one! This was my favourite. This is when the Banovic and the DeCosta children start to come into their own. They are not innocent like other NA book characters. Rachel P

You also got to experience the relationship between the first generation Banovic siblings; Robin, Roxanne and Adrian (who remains a mystery).

This book set the stage for the other books to come. Readers loved “Siblings” the most and it has the most reviews.

I’m sad that the book ends on a cliffhanger but it’ll make picking up the book 3 much more exciting! Jolanta Daab

My favorite scene: Adriana encourages Leighann to try pot for the first time, the result is a hilarious mix of hijinks and close calls. I laughed when I wrote that scene in the television script and a year later when I rewrote the scene for the book it still had me in stitches.

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Bastard’s Brew is my favorite so far. I loved that this book focused on 3 major characters and really gave readers a lot of meat. Adriana, Kevin and Haze all had major events happen in their lives. A lot of ethical issues were addressed, but knowing these characters, what is ethical to you and me, flies out the window by their standards.

What I really like about these books is that Ms. Felix delves deeply into the lives of each character. She doesn’t just skim the surface of everyone; I feel like I really get to know each of them really well. – Tina VanDynHoven

My favorite scene: This scene is my favorite because it broke my heart. Haze is one of the better behaved characters in the series so I celebrated with him when he got his well deserved big break, but it was overshadowed by a horrible incident. His relationship with Adriana was put to the test and we got to see a different side of her as she proved her love for him.

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Perfect Escape was really hard for me to write. It dealt with the relationship with Leighann and her father… my own dad passed by the time I finished writing this book.

This book was about Leighann, who people loved since Changes and they really got to know her in “Escape”. We got to see how mean her mother can be making readers love Leighann even more. She got to experience her first crush, taking readers back to their first love in high school.

Being a mom, it was hard for me to read how heartless Savi is with Leighann. – Karen-Anne Stewart

My favorite scene: Zax sitting on Leighann’s stoop waiting for her to come out and talk to him. He orders chinese food, pops on his headphone and casually dines, like it was the most natural thing in the world.

That’s where we are are so far in the series. What’s to come?

  • More Frankie, Kristin, Zax love triangle.
  • Can Adriana continue to hide her secret from Haze?
  • Will Joel’s facade crumble?
  • Did Kevin really create the perfect escape? Will his “business” dealings catch up with him?

All will be revealed in Book 5 releasing in the summer 2015.

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Carys Wilson’s Entertainment Roundup

Carys Wilson here, dropping in with some music industry news. Last week was a HUGE week in the music industry for shake ups, hold ups and mess ups. The biggest news of the week cames out of Nashville.

Edgehill /Republic CEO… FIRED!

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That’s right, head honcho Jeff Fordham was fired last week in a move that shook Nashville like a herd of stampeding elephants.  The move from Edgehill’s VP Henry Benton left everyone scratching their heads. We’re still waiting for a press release from Edgehill possibly stating why Fordham was fired. A second shock wave hit when the VP announced that they are shutting down the entire division, leaving behind big name artists like Luke Wheeler, up and comer Will Lexington among others to fend for themselves.

Don’t feel too sorry for those guys, according to sources, Edgehill’s competitors are snatching up the top ranking artists left and right. Rumor has it that even ex-Edgehill artist Rayna James, is in on the prowl for her ex label mates to join her Highway 65 record label.

Just when we were wondering if Rayna’s ex fiance Luke Wheeler would hop onto Highway 65, we heard that he is starting his own label, Wheelin and Dealin Records. Sources spotted disgraced executive Jeff Fordham and Luke Wheeler engrossed in deep conversation at a local coffee shop. Could Fordham be Wheelin and Dealin with Wheeler? The plot thickened when later that night, the pair met Will Lexington at a downtown restaurant. With Will’s new single about to drop, Lexington could do with a little high powered love and a label to support him. Nothing has been made official yet, so we’ll see. Continue reading

The Family Portrait Series Gets Branded

One of the hardest things I’m figuring out about being a hybrid author, is not having people to do all the stuff that you don’t particularly want to do or like to do. I’m not complaining because the benefits out weight the alternative.

What is a hybrid author you might ask? A hybrid author is an author who owns their own publishing rights, does all the marketing, advertising and overall production of their books. I first heard the term coined by my virtual mentor, and international best selling author Joanna Penn, who will be visiting us in December (YIPPEEE). Another term used to describe a hybrid author is authorpreneaur, also coined by Joanna.

Ok so I’d been thinking of branding my series for quite sometime now but kept putting it off. Why? Because trying to grow this baby empire, leaves me exhausted by the time my toes hit the covers. A potential reader emailed me and nudged me, she pointed out how disconnected the covers were. She liked everything else but like a few people have said in the past, the covers didn’t do the books justice. So I bit the bullet and looked at several “book cover designers”. A lot of the graphics you see on this site was designed by me, but I wanted a professional, who had experience in the field to do it.

I also wanted someone who didn’t design a cover with the same look as almost every other novel out there. Nudity seems to be the running theme with novels in the same genre as my books and I didn’t want that.

Although the Family Portrait Series has its fair share of naughty, raunchy behavior by some characters who shall remain nameless (to protect you if you haven’t read the books) I didn’t want it displayed on the cover.

Here are a couple of mocks I designed.

Design 1

This was when I was in the I what bright colors! phase.

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The idea behind this one was, I wanted bright colors, and a bold look. In the covers above, the characters are on a stage and the world is watching them, yet people don’t really know them, hence the silhouettes. I used the same color elements from the original books.

There were many things I liked about these covers, one of them is the graphic identifying the book placement in the series. I loved the wood floors, it reminded me of the barrels of wine at House of Banovic, the family’s (in the book) winery. I liked the colors because lets face it I am from the Caribbean and I love color, or colour as we spell it back home 😉

Design 2

After sleeping on the above designs for a few days, I felt I wanted more options. For some reason it felt a bit crowded. I kept seeing white space in my mind’s eye.

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I wanted something simple, mysterious and clean. I looked at other book covers in the same genre that was published a few years back. The covers that struck me were the covers for the Pretty Little Liars series. I liked that it was simple and clean, loved the solid colors to differentiate between books. I was also drawn to the original cover of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. Since the movie, she redid the cover and pulled the one I liked.  It was a solid black and I think there was a slight blue graphic.

The clip art element represents something significant in the book. I did it in color, because I like color, but my sister felt that it looked odd among the silhouettes.

Design #3

With branding in mind which ever design I choose, would have to have similar elements so that the series is easily recognizable. For instance putting my name at the bottom, the book number identifying graphic, and the banner.

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I loved this design because it has color, nothing too crazy, it is clean, and it has white space, which didn’t leave my mind until the design was finished. I love that I am able to add a blurb to the cover to give a little insight into the story.

I wanted to do something with the title font so I designed something myself. There was a font that I liked and considered purchasing, but when purchasing fonts or images there are copyright laws that need to be followed. Some of them can be too much to deal with. So I designed everything.

Which one do you prefer? Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.

Xo

Gillian

Bookaholic Fairies Q and A

Q & A highlight from the Bastard’s Brew tour. This interview was originally published on Bookaholic Fairies.

Gillian Felix headshot1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. I moved to the United States 15 years ago. I lived in New York and Los Angeles for a number of years. I moved to Albuquerque 5 years ago and love it out here. I love to hike, being in nature, enjoy good music, hiking and books with unforgettable characters. I never force myself to write, I do it because I love it and let the inspiration come to me naturally. I live a very peaceful drama free life.

2.. When did you decide to become a writer?

I have always written. As a kid creative writing was one of my favorite subjects. I got my highest marks in that subject. Growing up I was told you have to “get a real job” I’ve had ‘real’ jobs and it always brought me back to writing. I worked at a television studio writing Prime time news, it was fun at first but then it got depressing. I tried to put a positive spin on the stories but that’s not what ‘news’ is about.

3. What do you do when you are not writing? Do you have a day job as well?

When I am not writing I am marketing my books and books by other authors. I volunteer, read, play video games and hike.

4. What inspired you to write your first book?

The Family Portrait series was a television series I’d written. I just fell in love with the characters and hadn’t planned on anyone reading it. Then one day I got a feeling deep down to put it out in the world, I hired a story editor and proofreader, had the cover designed and the rest is history in the making.

5. Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?

Jackie Collins, I love stories about strong, independent women, and interesting characters.

6. How do you come up with the titles?

Awesome question. I name the chapters in all my books, I pick a chapter that sums up the book and that is what I use for the title. I mull around it a bit if it feels right then I go with it. So far that has worked. I can’t guarantee it will work for the rest of the books in the series.

7. Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?

When I am writing an emotional scene, I bring up emotions from my past and use that to channel the anxiety or joy the characters are feeling. My characters are fictional so as much as I try to make them seem real, I have never been in any of their situations or know anyone like them, we may feel the same emotions but the situations are different.

8. How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources you recommend?

I usually create the character first and name them afterwards. I chose a name by how I think will fit with the character. You know how some people’s name seem to suit them? Kind of like that. In the case of the main characters; Adriana, Kevin, Leighann, Haze, these are characters I’d created years ago I don’t even know why I chose that name for them.

Although I went to high school with a boy who’s brother’s name was Haze. Continue reading

Bastard’s Brew Tour Schedule

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April 15
Tome Tender – Media Kit, guest post, review
Elizabeth Los – Excerpt
Lisa Jane – Media Kit, Excerpt
Book Junkie – Excerpt, review, guest post

April 16
Book2Buzz – Media kit, guest post, review, excerpt
Read Me – Guest post

April 17
Desirable Reads – Review, excerpt, media kit
From Bows to Books – Media kit, review, interview
BC Brown Book – Media kit, guest post

April 20
Wheezers Series – Guest post, excerpt, review

April 21
Thelonious Legend – Guest post, interview, review, excerpt

April 25
Catherine Garnell – Media kit, excerpt
Love Laugh and Read – Playlist, dreamcast, media kit, review

April 28
Megan Cyrulewski – Media Kit, interview, excerpt

April 29
Random Musesomy – Excerpt, review

April 30
Book Hostage – Excerpt

May 1
Matthew Young – Guest post, interview, review
Keli McCoy – Review, Excerpt
Karen-Anne Stewart – Excerpt, Playlist, dreamcast, review
Sleepy Girl’s Books – Media kit, review
Sveta – Media kit, excerpt, dreamcast, review

May 2
2 Sassy Chicks – Media kit, excerpt

May 3
Bookaholic Fairies – Interview, playlist, excerpt, dreamcast
Paein – Media kit, excerpt, review
Room With Books – Media kit, excerpt, review

May 4
Closed the Cover – Media kit, guest post.
Jola – Review

May 5
The Book Bag – Media kit, guest post, excerpt

May 6
Hello Book Lover – Media Kit, excerpt, review

May 8
Pages of Comfort – Media kit, excerpt, review

May 9
Always A Booklover – Playlist, dreamcast, review

May 10
A Book Addict – Excerpt, playlist, dreamcast
Book Chick – Media kit, excerpt, interview, review
Jaxy – Interview, review, excerpt
Sassy Girl Books – Media kit, excerpt, playlist, dreamcast, review

May 12
A Readers Review Blog – Excerpt

May 13
Sammie’s Book Club – Media kit, dreamcast, playlist

May 15
AR Book Corner – Guest post, excerpt, review

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Opinions Needed

Hi WordPressers!

I’ve just completed my first novel of the Family Portrait series. Here is the artwork for the cover. What you do you all think?

Family Portrait cover

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Here’s the synopsis of the story.

Fed up with her rock star life, Leighann DaCosta decides to walk out on the only life she has ever known and encounters Adriana Banovic and the Banovic family. On the surface one would say that they had it all. A mansion in the Holmby Hills and heir to the House of Banovic winery.

Adriana, a once successful actress; her brother Zax, an academic genius; and older brother Kevin, an entrepreneur respected by all, but don’t be fooled by the facade, for things are not always as they seem. As the curtains are pulled back, the picture crumbles revealing their true Family Portrait.