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Synopsis for Bad Uncle (standalone)
Who needs enemies when you’ve got family
The stars are aligned in Adriana’s favor, but secrets have a way of exposing themselves just when everything is perfect. As Adriana and Haze’s relationship heads south, Carys is ready to pounce. Will Adriana’s lies drive the man she loves into the arms of another?
Meanwhile Zax is finally with his dream girl, but why can’t he get his best friend’s girl out of his mind? When she turns to him for advice on how to be a better girlfriend, can he put his selfish desires aside, or will he follow his siblings and take what he wants despite the consequences?
When Kevin’s lifestyle puts innocent L’Wren in danger, his retaliation brings his
ruthless uncle back to Los Angeles and into the lives of his family. In Bad Uncle you’ll get to know the man who has the power to change the legacy of the Banovic family forever.
Suitable for adults 18+
Purchase Link Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011H6ZPS2
The soundtrack for Bad Uncle
One of the most fun parts of finishing a novel is compiling the soundtrack. I only started compiling soundtracks for my novels after Bastard’s Brew (Family Portrait Book 3). Actually a reader gave me that idea. She enjoyed the books so much that she compiled her own ‘hit list’ as she called it. They were the songs that resonated with her as she read the scenes. I loved it! Since the Family Portrait series is character and plot driven it made sense. The books are written like a television series with story arcs merging characters and plots.
Here is my soundtrack for Bad Uncle (Family Portrait Book 5) and an explanation of why I chose them to accompany the scene.
Little Do You Know by Alex & Sierra
Haze and Adriana are so much in love with each other they make themselves crazy. For Adriana it was love at first sight when she first saw him at a photo shoot. Their relationship went through all sorts of trials and twists but they made it. Cut to Bad Uncle (Book 5), Haze discovers that Adriana has a secret that could land him in jail or worse. Because of this secret coming to light he has to break up with her and it is killing them both.
Little do you know I … Love you till the sun dies.
Never Stop – SafetySuit
This is a power Ballard for the millennium!
Kevin knows he doesn’t deserve a woman like L’Wren. L’Wren is innocent, sweet and she had no idea how bad Kevin really is. In Bad Uncle his business dealings puts her in serious danger. Can he keep her safe and still get revenge against his enemies?
I will never stop losing my breath, every time I see you looking back at me.
Nirvana – Sam Smith
Kristin has a lot to live up to, her father has set very high standards for her, so naturally she wants to rebel. She does so with her boyfriend’s best friend who is the biggest player in Westwood Academy. Kristin and Frankie give into temptation in a big way. The scene with them is by far the HOTTEST sex scene I’ve ever written. Because of this scene I have to give the book a Mature Audience rating.
Oh baby oh baby we both know the truth, if it were the real me and you this wouldn’t be the right thing to do.
I’m in love with a boy – Kaya Stewart
So now we’re back to Adriana and Haze. This song is so bad-ass reminds me of Adriana, this would totally be a song on her playlist. Adriana is sneaking around with Haze and to keep him safe and protect her secret she has to keep their relationship on the DL.
I’m in love with a boy but I’ll never say his name…
Almost Lover – Jasmine Thompson
Haze broke up with Adriana the love of his life but he is having a hard time moving on. He keeps looking at her pictures, texts and paintings of her. He is devastated because he’d had such high hopes for their future together. From the beginning he knew that she had the power to rip his heart out.
I should have known you’d bring me heartache, almost lovers always do.
I See Fire – Jasmine Thompson
Zax realizes he has feelings for songster Leighann when he sees her performing this song around the campfire. Despite Leighann being an international singing sensation, Zax had never really paid attention to her music up until this moment.
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Adriana and Haze has a wonderful moment together, in this moment he knew he wanted her in his life forever. For the first time he lets her know about the plans he has for their future. He is timid because he doesn’t know if that would appeal to her. He’s fully prepared for her to shoot him down.
Baby your smile’s forever in my mind and memory.
Who are you when I’m not looking – Blake Shelton
Haze know that Adriana is hiding something but he can’t figure it out. They’re on a date and her mind is far, he tries to find out what’s bothering her but she deflects.
My oh my you’re so good looking, who are you when I’m not looking.
Leave Your Lover – Sam Smith
Zax is falling for his best friend’s girl; he is in a losing battle with his heart and his loyalty. When he found out that they spent the night together, he pretends like it’s no big deal. He reflects on the time that she had a crush on him but he ignored her. Now it is too late.
Leave your lover, leave him for me.
Breakeven – Script
After Adriana and Haze breaks up she goes to his house and gets there in time to see her nemesis Carys leaving Haze’s house. Carys is partially responsible for their breakup but Adriana doesn’t know that … Yet.
Hope you get a chance to read Bad Uncle. In the meantime check out the playlist I’ve created just for you:
Haze sat in his car outside of the high school that Adriana attended. He was early and classes were still in session. It made sense to him why she didn’t want to tell her parents about them. He’d also sensed that she was hiding something, and now he knew. All those months she’d played him for a fool. She made him fall in love with her. What kind of sick game was she playing?
He went over their times together and wondered if she had been honest with him but he heard what he wanted. Was he so desperate that he imagined that she was older than she really was? The bell rang and the girls came out in their uniforms. He saw them scatter off in different directions; then he spotted Adriana. She was in uniform, her raven hair was in a single long braid down to her waist, and her blue eyes shone as she talked and laughed with one of the girls. Haze looked at her as if seeing her for the first time. She looked fifteen; why didn’t he see it before?
Her smile disappeared when she spotted his Toyota Rav4.
“Haze.” She looked in through the passenger window.
“Get in. Your dad sent me to pick you up,” Haze said icily without looking at her.
Adriana got in and sat quietly. She placed her books on her lap and buckled her seatbelt. Haze drove off without saying a word.
The tension in the air was so thick that Adriana felt that she couldn’t breathe.
“My love, I can explain,” Adriana said quietly.
“Don’t call me that.” Haze gritted his teeth. “Don’t EVER call me that!”
“I’m sorry, Haze.” Adriana felt her heart ripping out of her chest. She had never seen him so angry.
“You lied to me, Adriana! For months you fucked with my feelings for your own personal enjoyment.”
“I love you,” she cried.
“Shut up! You don’t know what love is! I fucking loved you, Adriana!” A tear rolled down his cheek. “I wanted a life with you! I wanted a future with you!” He slammed his fist on the steering wheel.
Adriana saw his knuckles turn white as he gripped the steering wheel.
“Did you laugh at me? Did you tell your little friends what you were doing to me? Did you tell them that I almost fucked you?”
“Don’t say it like that! You make it sound dirty!” Adriana wept openly.
“I’m a pervert or pedophile.” More tears rolled down Haze’s cheeks.
“I lied because I love you, and I was afraid that if you knew the truth, you’d leave me.”
“Yeah? Well, I guess you’re right about something.”
“I don’t ever want to see you again, Adriana. When you get home, tell your parents I quit. Tell them why I quit; tell them YOU BROKE ME.” Haze pulled up to the curb in front of the gates of the manor.
“Haze, this can’t be over. Please, Haze, please try to understand,” Adriana pleaded. She tried to touch him, but he flinched.
“I can’t, I don’t want this to be over. You have to believe that I love you. I love you more than anything.”
“GET OUT, Adriana!” he shouted.
“NO! I’m not leaving. I don’t care who knows.”
Haze got out of his car and started walking down the street. Adriana got out and ran after him.
“I love you, Haze, please!” she cried and Haze turned away.
She stepped in front of him and forced him to look at her. “I know you love me. I know what we have is real.”
“It was all a lie.”
She held on to him. “No, baby, it wasn’t. I promise I’ll be good. I’ll tell you everything. I’ll never keep anything from you. I promise.”
Haze pried her away from him. “I have to go.” He walked back to his car and Adriana watched him drive away. She sank to the sidewalk and sobbed.
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Gillian Felix was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad. She grew up watching prime-time soap operas by Aaron Spelling with her mother. That’s where her obsession with rich, powerful and devious characters were born. After repeatedly seeing Mr. Spelling’s name on the screen night after night, Gillian knew she wanted to be an Aaron Spelling, before she knew that Aaron Spelling was actually a person.
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