So, y’all know me. I’m a country music fan. Hell, I’m a music fan, full stop, but country music is where my heart lives and no amount of teasing or bro country or politics will change that.
It’s the music of my soul.
Tim McGraw (and yes, I’ve been a fan since the early days, I’ve traveled all over the world to see him, don’t judge, he makes me happy) is releasing an album called “Damn Country Music” (here’s the video for the title song. Go watch. I’ll wait — https://www.facebook.com/TimMcGraw/videos/10153722990208556/).
I admit I heard the song and I burst into tears. The song calls to me, makes boys stand up and insist that they need stories. Now, I’m not a musician, but I understand the urge to run off and tell your stories, to need to make things so much that you can’t barely breathe.
That’s one of the reasons I’m fascinated by musicians. I’ve written a number of them — wild ones, unhappy ones, goofy ones. Song writers, studio musicians, headliners.
That’s one of the reasons that I’m so pleased that I’m rereleasing the stories Adrenaline, Boys in the Band and If Wishes were Horses in the anthology, Boys in the Band. The books have more than 10K of new content and Adrenaline has been massively reworked.
I hope y’all enjoy and look out, there’ll be more musicians coming soon because Mr. McGraw is inspiring me.
Adrenaline: Big time country singer Travis Reed is known for crazy stunts and good music, but with a maniac threatening his life, management won’t stand for his risk taking. They hire Wyatt Chastain as Travis’s personal security, to keep Travis safe from his stalker—and from himself. Attraction between them is white hot from the start, but when life gets crazy, they have to learn to trust each other as deeply as they desire each other.
Boys in the Band: Guitar player Spud is the band’s go-to guy, giving comfort and aid whenever he can. That changes when Caidon comes aboard. Caidon wants to tour and play, he wants Spud, and he’s not afraid to go against the band to get what he wants. Trouble is, the guys aren’t pleased with having to share Spud’s attention.
If Wishes Were Horses: Malcolm Parker had a thing for Dalton Amos years ago, before Dalton got famous and Malcolm got screwed out of the limelight. Now Dalton’s an aging superstar with a damaged voice, and Malcolm’s the successful songwriter. When Dalton shows up at Mal’s door, Malcolm considers tossing him out on his ass. But attraction still burns between them, and the old friends must decide if they can be lovers once more.
1st Edition of Adrenaline published by Torquere Press, 2009.1st Edition of If Wishes Were Horses published by Torquere Press, 2009.1st Edition of Boys in the Band published by Torquere Press, 2011.