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Dreams can come true, but sometimes they’re nightmares.

The Von are on their way.  With a recording contract under their belt and a tour opening for a popular band, they have the world at their feet.  For those left behind, prospects are not so bright, especially with someone trying so hard to break them apart.

With the spotlight on The Von, no one sees the evil waiting in the wings until it’s too late.


I have been sharing snippets from my first co-written book Upstaged: Opening Act. We’ve been introduced to The Von and their friends and have discovered what a tumultuous relationship the lead singer Erik has with his boyfriend Asher. Those two have no business being together but somehow they’ve made it work for a year and by the time we arrive at Upstaged 2: Waiting in the Wings they’ve been living together for a few months in a shared house with another band member, Erik’s best friend, Billy, and Billy’s boyfriend, Vince.

The Von are taking off and they’ve signed a record deal which includes a tour. Due to his traumatic past and the rocky road their relationship has travelled, Asher is not dealing well with that prospect. Erik has lied to Asher and reassured him they would be making an album but not touring. He has also talked the others into deceiving Asher, something Asher’s twin, Daisy is not at all happy about. Now, faced with the imminence of a three month UK tour and a life-changing opportunity to open for a popular band, Erik comes face to face with the realization that his deceit might not have been his brightest idea.



Daisy shook her head. “Later, Erik.”

Joey looked his way. “Dude, you don’t look so good.”

“I’m not. I need some air for a sec.” His stomach threatened to get rid of his tasty lunch, and he had to get gone from that room. His decision was torturing him, and the guilt was crushing. He shot a glance at Billy and Vince, and even that tugged at him. He ran outside.


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