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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.

Erik and Billy have let the pressure go to their heads and they’ve been naughty boys, caught kissing on camera not once, but twice. Billy and Vince have managed to sort it out but Asher is not so forgiving. Not only that but when the identity of the mysterious cameraman is revealed, and Erik is plunged into a nightmare, Asher comes to a dramatic realization. After a massive panic attach that Connor ended with a punch Asher wakes up to his worst nightmare.

Ah hell, he hurt. He had a bone-deep ache in his chest with a sharper pain in his jaw that crystallized, when he moved, into a sharp, shocking toothache. “Ah fuck… Aw…”

“Asher? Asher, love, are you okay? Are you well now?”

Wondering why Connor sounded so worried, he blinked open his eyes and winced as the light stabbed into his head. What the… Something nagged at him. Something…like a dream…a nightmare. Had he dreamed about James again? Had he—

“Oh, Jesus fucking Christ.” He sat bolt upright. “James. James has Erik.”



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