Sleepless Smith is feeling frisky and wider awake than ever. To mark the passing of a life lived on tranquilizers, Smith rousts his girlfriend from slumber and offers her something special: himself. She responds by racking Smith in the family jewels and telling him that sex is all about “quality over quantity.” He decides it’s time to move on. . . .
Smith soon becomes hopelessly infatuated with a sexy redheaded librarian named Glory Nolan. In her brilliant blue eyes he can see the future, where nothing else in the world exists but the two of them. But a voice in Smith’s head is telling him he isn’t ready for Glory Nolan just yet. He’s too much of a train wreck, and he has to obliterate all the ghosts from his past before he can be with her.
Smith’s subsequent forays to nightclubs and bars catapult him through a decadent tangle of deranged Orlando women, including an oversexed pharmaceutical rep, a lunatic masseuse, a wildly libidinous Latin woman, and a religious zealot who peddles alkaline water in the name of God.
If Smith can emerge from that morass with his sanity intact, he will face a difficult choice: a shot at a lifetime with Glory Nolan, or an escape to a mystical place in his mind that holds the promise of eternal salvation.
Return To Middle C
Rock musician Ben Davenport once had it all: a wife he worshipped, a five-year-old son who meant the world to him, and a stellar career. Then, in the seeming blink of an eye, Ben Davenport’s family was gone. His wife forsook him for another man and fled the United States, taking Ben’s son Bryan with her.
Following an exhaustive and futile worldwide search for his son, Ben Davenport disappeared from the public eye. After six years have passed, no one knows where he is. . . .
A beautiful Puerto Rican woman has recently taken up residence in a secluded cul-de-sac. Miss Delora Calatrava has only one neighbor, a man whose house is surrounded by unwelcoming wrought iron gates. Through her binoculars she has witnessed the man’s kindness toward sickly stray cats. She soon realizes that those cats are all the man has in his life. There’s an invisible weight that bears heavily on this man’s broad shoulders. Delora Calatrava is determined to obliterate his crippling burden, but will the mysterious recluse let her pass through his gates and into his life?
Return To Middle C is the story of a man’s resurrection from the dark depths of depression and of his renewed quest to find his missing son. And along the way a strong-willed woman attempts to show him he can live to love again.
Eddie Valentine is flat busted broke, virtually unemployable, and lives with his mother in a cramped Southwest Orlando apartment. His anger management counselor has recommended that he maintain a diary and join a support group. Eddie, however, chooses to start a blog, and soon the world learns that Elvis Edward Valentine is raw nerve, a man-child who shares everything about his life.
Though Eddie is every bit as crazy as a March hare, he has his hopes and dreams. He wants to make a new life for himself. But he has to make a big score somehow, and quick. So he takes to a life of gambling.
While experiencing the emotional ups and downs of professional card playing, Eddie ventures about town in search of his dream girl. But who will she be? His Venezuelan cougar? His stunning Chinese manic-depressive lover? Or a bookstore clerk who won’t give him the time of day? It won’t matter who it is unless he can come up with the funds to finance the Happily Ever After. The pressure is on!