The Grinders Book One
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Release Date – Dec 14th, 2016
Truth to his millions of fans and those closest to him. Son of a tragic mother and talented but flawed father. Truth defies all odds, making the world his own as he emerges from the ashes of a disadvantaged childhood to become a world renowned Rock God.
Follow Truth as he overcomes adversity and falls in love with music, leading him to his true family, The Grinders. Pulled into a world of women, booze and drugs, The Grinders set their sights high and won’t stop until they dominate the charts.
Famous not only for his onstage performances, Truth is quite the ladies’ man. That is, until he meets his beloved Rosie. Only then is the real Truth revealed.
If you love the Savage Angels MC Series, you’ll know who Truth is. Find out where it all began in this fast paced and empowering story from childhood to stardom.
“So, Katarina, what’s up?” I ask as I sit opposite her.
She looks at me then quickly away, focusing on something or someone in the crowd. “Dave says he’s going to make me into a star.”
“Is that a bad thing?”
“What if I suck?”
I laugh, and her gaze comes back to me, sharp, questioning, I immediately stop. “A star? Hmm, you a singer or…?”
“I sing, and I play the guitar, but my voice is better.”
“What do you sing?”
“Not bubblegum bullshit. I don’t want to be a one-hit wonder. I want them to be singing my songs in twenty years time.” This comes out in a rush with no small amount of conviction.
“What’s wrong with that?”
“Nothing, except that Dave is trying to team me up with a group of wannabes who want the quick road to stardom. I don’t know how to do anything else, for me, this is the long haul.”
Laughter escapes me, and she scowls. I hold my hands up in surrender. “I’m sorry. I don’t mean to laugh, but how old are you?”
“I’m fifteen,” Katarina replies flatly.
“Not one to sound like a grown up here, but you’ve got plenty of time.”
“Really? Is that what you think? I’m fifteen, and all I do is sing. I suck at school; my mother practically gave me to Dave ‘cause even she knows this is my golden ticket. It’s this or I’m screwed.” Her eyes drop to the table top, and she looks defeated.
The waitress comes over and places our plates down. This chick might be fifteen, but she’s like me, street savvy, and knows what she wants.
“So don’t do bubblegum bullshit. Samuel doesn’t do it anyway. He’s old school. You’ll like singing with him. He brings out the best in people, trust me, I know.”
“Trust you? Hell, I don’t even know you.”
“I am Truthful, it’s why they call me Truth,” I say jokingly as I play on my name.
I grin at her and take a huge bite of my slice, she shrugs and does the same.
“It’s good, isn’t it?”
With her mouth full of food, she nods enthusiastically. We trade smiles and eat in silence. When I’ve finished my pizza, I pick up my drink and take a long sip of it.
“Tell me about the band you’re putting together.”
She sits up straighter and smiles. “Rock band, not pop. Real musicians who love the music, who breathe the music, who exist for the music.”
“Do you sing or play?”
“I play guitar, I’m good.”
“No, I told you—Truthful.”
Katarina giggles and throws her napkin at me. “Cocky! Okay, Truth, how about we go back to the studio, and you play me something? Has to be original, and it better be good.”
“I’m not the one auditioning, Samuel is.”
“So, put your music where your mouth is and show me what you can do,” Katarina teases.
“If you weren’t fifteen I’d show you what my mouth could do.”
A blush creeps up her neck, and she looks away. I can’t believe what I’ve just said to her. It’s not like me to be so forward with a girl.
I stand, hold out my hand and say, “Come on my songstress, let’s go make some music.”
She smiles and takes my hand in hers. “Yeah, lets.”
Also by Kathleen Kelly
About the Author
Kathleen Kelly was born in Penrith, NSW, Australia. When she was four her family moved to Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Although born in NSW she considers herself a QUEENSLANDER!!
She married her childhood sweetheart and they live in Toowoomba with their two furry kids. A British Short Hair named Grace and a Burmese named Jack.
Kathleen enjoys writing contemporary, romance novels with a little bit of erotica. She draws her inspiration from family, friends and the people around her. She can often be found in cafes writing and observing the locals.
If you have any questions about her novels or would like to ask Kathleen a question she can be contacted via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or she can be found on Facebook. She loves to be contacted by those that love her books.
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