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Friday, October 15, 2010


Welcome Kyle Matthews, a world renowned music promoter and one of the two main male protagonists in Shadows Steal the Light, releasing February 2011.

I never claimed to be the most patient man in the world, but damn if that Jenna wouldn’t drive a lesser man to drink.

Jenna Lindstrom is my newest client, a vocal mystic like none I’ve ever heard and possibly one of the most exasperating women on the planet.

Er…okay. Most men would probably take one look and fancy getting her between the sheets, but that wouldn’t be a professional man like me. I am her manager after all and we’ve got a lot of work to do to launch her career. Even a rich alto voice such as hers needs exposure. You know…people need to hear her.

That’s where my other more senior client comes in. Actually I’ve known Colin, yeah--Colin Dunlow since we were lads and it didn’t take much to convince me I’d be the best manager for his hard driving rock style. Him and the boys—Dumbarton. They’ve had more platinum albums now than any other band in modern history.

So I get to thinking. Wouldn’t it be the best possible platform to launch Jenna? Albert Hall London is having a benefit concert for AIDs research and all the top acts are pitching in. Dumbarton is the headliner of course, but I’m figuring that slipping in one more act---Jenna---would wow the crowd. Take ‘em by surprise. You know—like that old movie A Star Is Born.

I’ve got the best sixth sense in the business about sure things and this woman is about as sure as Ice in Iceland.

What? You say Iceland is a volcanic country riddled with steaming cauldrons of magma like so much Swiss cheese? You might be right there actually. Dangling Miss Jenna in front of Colin is like catnip to the feline. The man simply has no self-control when it comes to beautiful women.

That’s the last thing I need. Two clients getting involved. Especially these two. Incendiary would be an understatement. Colin’s not allowed anyways. His AA sponsor says so. No women. Not for a year. He needs to recover. Get his head screwed on right and stay away from anything--or anyone-- that could drive him back to the bottle.

‘Nice for me’, you say? Nah. I’m nothing but professional. I’d stake my reputation on it. The real one---not all that rubbish the press puts out about Kyle Matthews the Lothario of the music industry. Nonsense. Not where this woman is involved.

Can’t afford the headache.

Can’t afford the bad press.

I simply won’t allow it. Not for Colin—not for me.

What’s that you say? They’ve written a book about it all? Never read ‘em. Trash the lot of it.

Coming out in February, is it? Well, I won’t be any part of tall tales even if it means more exposure for my clients. If you want to interview either Mr. Dunlow or Miss Lindstrom you’ll need to go through me.

Fine. Until February then.



Shadows Steal the Light

By Christine London

Coming February 1st from MuseItHot

And Ms London can be reached at:

Christine London was born in Chicago, Illinois, but left the long winters of the Midwest as a child to find her roots in the sun and charm of California, both North and South. Her adopted home became Great Britain when she spent a year of college in the east end of London with three male flat mates; one from each country on the main island. Her fascination and love affair with all things British has grown over the years, facilitated by summers spent trading houses.

Graduating from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Chris continued with family, teaching, singing in a jazz sextet and running foot races (and winning) before discovering her true passion….the romance and adventure of writing.

It took one Scot to awaken her poetic appreciation of Scotland's natural beauty, and another Scot to ignite her passion for writing. Thank you, gentlemen.


paperbackwriter said...

LOL Loved the interview. Men are always in denial, even the fictional ones!
Can't wait to read this story. I think Kyle may be in for a surprise or two!


Kyle Matthews said...

My dear Ms Roz,
Perhaps I will be surprised, but I rather think it will be on account my ability to maintain a professional air whereas Mr. Dunlow has a bit more of a challenge on his hands in that realm. He's a good man, don't get me wrong, but he's fresh out of rehabilitation and has never been known for his restraint in matters of attraction to the fairer sex. My greatest surprise would be if he does in fact maintain his distance from women throughout the prescribed year's celibacy.
Hmmmm...we shall see.

K. Matthews

Lady Rosalie said...

Great interview. What is the music industry all about if not combining incendiary personalities? Even ficticious personalities can make the pages burn. Can't wait to see the sparks fly in February.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, sister Muser, nice to see you here. Fun blog - great way to introduce your characters. Thanks for sharing - and have fun at the party.