Today, my first ever co written book, the start of a twelve-book series, is released by eXtasy Books. Upstaged – Opening Act is the beginning of a long journey for grunge band The Von and their friends. Erik, Joey, Billy and Daisy are teetering on the brink of the big time, poised before a headlong dive into excitement, adventure and heartache like they never imagined. Dare you take the step with them?

 

BOOK NAME Upstaged I – Opening Act

AUTHORS S L Danielson and Cheryl Headford

PUBISHED BY Extacy Press

WORD COUNT Aprox 75,000

NUMBER OF PAGES 246

GENRE New Adult. Contemporary Romance.

HEAT RATING 3

 

Blurb

Wannabe singer and band front man Erik Von Nordgren hates snarky brit Asher Berkley with a passion. From the moment he turns up at practice with his twin sister Daisy, who is one of the band the two have hated each other.
Through a series of ‘tit for tat’ incidents they annoy, frustrate and exasperated each other. The die hard goth with purple eyes and the hard core rocker with dreams of the big time have nothing in common and no need to cross paths. Except to wind each other up.
Until the day that Erik throws Asher in the school pool, when everything begins to change. Erik is so far in closet he’s in Narnia and Asher has a dark past and trust issues that stand in the way of any relationship, let alone one with the brash American who hurts him every time they try to get together.
A relationship doomed from the start, or so you’d think.

 

As the book is about a band, The Von, I thought perhaps you might like a flavour of the songs they sing. These two were written by Erik for Asher, in an attempt (both times) to make up for something stupid. What that was and what impression they made you will have to read the book to find out.

Viper

I can see you lookin’ at me 

I can see your smile 

But baby you ‘aint foolin’ me 

Coz I know that’s not your style 

 

You’re nothin’ but a viper baby 

Curlin’ round my feet 

Rearing up and striking hard 

For my heart 

 

Spit your poison at me baby 

Spit your poison good 

Spit your poison at me baby 

Spit it at me good 

 

Spit your poison at me 

Spit it while you can 

Coz baby I got the antidote 

I’ma be your man 

 

I can see what’s hidden

Behind that viper smile

Your fangs are filled with venom

But your heart’s filled with pain 

They got you good 

 

They got you good baby 

They got you good 

 

Spit your poison at me baby

Spit it at me good 

Spit your poison at me baby 

 

Spit your poison at me baby 

Spit it while you can 

Coz baby I got the antidote 

I’ma be your man 

 

Coz I’ma suck the poison 

I’ma suck you hard 

I’ma suck your poison baby

And I’ma free your heart 

 

I Almost Blew It

First I didn’t see you 

I didn’t look your way 

And when our eyes met 

I’d look away. 

 

You were a face in the crowd 

You were the sand in my shoe 

You were grit in my oyster  

But babe we made a pearl 

 

I know I almost blew it 

I know I was a fool 

I know I almost blew it 

It was always me 

Always my fear 

 

You made me scared baby 

When you gave me your heart 

I wasn’t worthy 

I broke it up 

 

I was the fool in it all 

I was the dirt in your shoe 

I didn’t deserve you 

But babe you are my world 

 

I know I almost blew it 

I know I was a fool 

I now I almost blew it 

But I’ve changed now 

You changed me 

 

The only thing that scares me is losing you 

 

It was always me 

Always my fear 

 

Now the only thing that scares me is losing you 

 

I’ve changed now 

You changed me 

 

I’m never going to lose you 

 

Trust me, I’m not afraid 

Trust me, I’ll protect you 

Trust me, I’ll take care of your heart 

Trust me, I’ll take care of you

 

Author Bios

S L Danielson

  1. L. (Stephanie) Danielson began writing at the tender age of five. She knew it was her calling from the moment she put pen to paper. In her teens she began writing alternative works and the genre stuck. She created ever more elaborate tales and finally in her early 20’s years began to create works with her new love; male/male romance. She has since written more than 30 works (both solo and collaborations).

Stephanie is classically trained in business, accounting, and HR/training, possessing both an undergrad and graduate degree. She also owned and operated Romance First Publishing where the ultimate goal was to help other unknown, as well as known authors get their start in the publishing world.

Beyond writing, her other hobbies include: painting, gaming, and spending time with her husband and two cherished cats.

Cheryl Headford

Cheryl was born into a poor mining family in the South Wales Valleys. Until she was 16, the toilet was at the bottom of the garden and the bath hung on the wall. Her refrigerator was a stone slab in the pantry and there was a black lead fireplace in the kitchen. They look lovely in a museum but aren’t so much fun to clean.

Cheryl has always been a storyteller. As a child, she’d make up stories for her nieces, nephews and cousin and they’d explore the imaginary worlds she created, in play.

Later in life, Cheryl became the storyteller for a re enactment group who travelled widely, giving a taste of life in the Iron Age. As well as having an opportunity to run around hitting people with a sword, she had an opportunity to tell stories of all kinds, sometimes of her own making, to all kinds of people. The criticism was sometimes harsh, especially from the children, but the reward enormous.

It was here she began to appreciate the power of stories and the primal need to hear them. In ancient times, the wandering bard was the only source of news, and the storyteller the heart of the village, keeping the lore and the magic alive. Although much of the magic has been lost, the stories still provide a link to the part of us that still wants to believe that it’s still there, somewhere.

In present times, Cheryl lives in a terraced house in the valleys with her son, dog, bearded dragon (called Smaug of course) and three cats. Her daughter has deserted her for the big city, but they’re still close. She’s never been happier since she was made redundant and is able to devote herself entirely to her twin loves of writing and art

 

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