Crushing has now launched at Amazon. A fun adventure focused on one of the characters from Cabernet Zin. Since I’ve been playing guitar for a year and a half (still not any good, yet), and now building guitars, I put that hard-won knowledge and research into the story. The guitar pictured on the cover is one of the prototypes I built this past summer. The story setting is Wine Country in Southern California (Temecula).
“Amanda fled the cold and meaningless Midwest for a new start in California where she works at a beautiful winery while contemplating college and career plans. There she meets Kyle, a gorgeous yet struggling guitarist playing weekend gigs at the winery, determined to make it big in the music industry. As Amanda’s love and desire for Kyle increases, she becomes more concerned with the risks and the pain this hot young man will bring her.
Complications escalate as Kyle’s troublesome brother Sardis gets involved with Haley, a wicked girl with her own agenda for Kyle – who throws a sexy, out-of-control party to lure Kyle into her treacherous lies. Can Kyle work passed his brother’s betrayal? Then Amanda’s father, who abandoned his now grown daughter when she was two, finds her and reveals family secrets that compels her to seek the truth – can she ever forgive her mother? Will the crushing strain of it all press Amanda and Kyle tighter together … or blow their world apart?
Find out in CRUSHING, a story set in The Southern California Wine Country series!”