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by Loretta Jackson, Vickie Britton
Description: When Elaine Sands auditions as a singer for the Wind River Band, her wildest dreams seem to be coming true. But soon it is clear that someone is out to ruin her success. During her first night on stage, Elaine barely escapes receiving a fatal electrical shock. Threatening phone calls suggest she has become the target of some obsessed fan. Yet Elaine notes undercurrents of resentment directed at Rex Tobin, handsome singer and part owner of Craft Music Productions. Rex, not Elaine, might be the actual target. Elaine is shattered when she finds out Rex has a reason to want her out of the way--and may have hired her for the sole purpose of staging her death. What started out as an once-in-a-lifetime adventure suddenly becomes a tour of fear.
eBook Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, 2004 WHISKEY CREEK PRESS
eBookwise Release Date: March 2005
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [185 KB]
Reading time: 116-163 min.
"Bitter Melody has all the right ingredients for a chart-topping novel. Elaine comes across as a vulnerable woman, learning how to stand on her own two feet, and that makes her a character you can identify with. Rex is a tough-nosed businessman with a sensitive side that he has no qualms about showing to the woman he loves. Throw in a disgruntled band member and a couple of ex-flames, and you've got a story with some surprising twists and turns in the plot. Bitter Melody is a sweet story with a suspenseful edge that will tug at your heartstrings long after you finish the last page."--Tracy Atencio, Romantic Interludes
Amid the buzz of excited talk and laughter, Elaine waited tensely for the audition to continue. She felt a thrill of excitement as the man in charge strode center-stage to survey the crowd.
Again, she marveled at how striking the famous country singer of the Wind River Band appeared in person. Rex Tobin's muscular build in Western shirt, well-fitting denims and dark boots, gave him a natural, unaffected appearance.
Coal black hair, thick and ruffled, added an appealing element of ruggedness the magazines and even TV cameras had failed to capture. For an instant his piercing blue eyes locked on Elaine and she felt a catch in her breath.
Rex Tobin's lingering gaze, the reassuring warmth of his smile, seemed momentarily just for her. Was he about to call her name? Elaine's stomach tied in knots as she waited. "Next on the list," he said, "Derrick Klein."