Genre: Speculative, Supernatural, Horror, Erotica
Date of Publication: 02/14/2014
Number of pages: 187
Word Count: 47000
Cover Artist: NomaBlack
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What southern-grown, rock star Rick Chamberland doesn’t know about his family’s dark past comes to light when he returns home to Louisiana at the request of his mother. Rick has spent the last fifteen years of his life dedicated to music, touring the world, completely oblivious to the secrets coded in his legacy.
Meanwhile, Song Peters, a dutiful daughter taking care of a dying mother, dreams of the day she can break free of small town life and pursue her one true passion, singing. Rick meets Song and instantly sparks ignite.
They make beautiful music together and soon find that they share similar upbringings. Rick comes to learn that their families are supernaturally intertwined and that the one denominator (a demon by the name Nova) connected to both families threatens to destroy them all if they do not obey.
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Character Name: Rick Chamberland
Character Bio: Rick (Richard Jean-Louis) Chamberland is a southern boy turned international superstar, born in southern Louisiana in the fictitious town of DeCharles. Rick was born to two parents: Jonathan Edward Chamberland and Rose Marie (Adellaide) Chamberland. Rick's father died when Rick was four years old. As a result of his father's death, Rick was raised by his mother and watched over from time to time by his mother's maid and confidant, Lucretia Bouvier. Rick was home-schooled for most of his life by private tutors hired by his mother. He showed signs at an early age of talent in singing and playing musical instruments. His mother fostered his abilities and set her sights on creating a name and a career for her son.
Rick today is internationally known as a popstar singer/songwriter/musician. When he isn't in the recording studio, he is crisscrossing the globe touring constantly. He has a reputation as a ladies' man, a reputation he upholds. He never settles for one woman longer than a couple of weeks. He is something of a commitment-phobe. Early in his career he was called affectionately so, a mama's boy, because his mother managed the start of his singing career. But now that she hasn't been his manager for some time, the press has let up on that moniker. He is private where concerns his family and his mother. He visits her only on occasion so as to keep the paparazzi from pestering her, his past and his home. He is very protective of his mother and his life away from the spotlight.
Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality?
Best quality – my looks and my talent. Worst quality – indecisiveness.
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?
Nothing. They already know too much.
What is your biggest secret something no one knows about?
I don’t have any secrets.
What are you most afraid of?
What do you want more than anything?
To be the first singer to broadcast a concert from space.
What is your relationship status?
How would you describe your sense of fashion?
International country-boy, if there is such a fashion style. You know I once wore a silver suit for a music video. It was terribly hot but I looked good while wearing it.
How much of a rebel are you?
On a scale from one to ten about a seven. My mom would kill me if I go too far.
What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?
Singing for the President and his wife. And, singing for the Queen of England. That was…that was nuts.
What is your idea of happiness?
The ocean. Okay, not the ocean but the beach, the sand, wind, tropical climates. No noise, no phones, no photographers just quiet. Gee, I think I need to schedule a vacation. [laughs]
What is your current state of mind?
My current state of mind…I need a vacation. [laughs again]
What is your most treasured possession?
My mother. I mean, like my family. She’s all the family I have. But you want something inanimate, like a material possession. Okay, let’s see, my army jeep. I bought one recently. It’s the kind that has no top; kinda like those guys drove on the television series M.A.S.H. I’m having it restored. I can’t wait to drive it around while on vacation on a beach somewhere.
What is your most marked characteristic?
My eyes. Most women like it. My nose. I get from my Dad, as well as my height. My talent. I can’t tell you where that came from.
What is it that you, most dislike?
Lots of personal, invasive questions. Kinda like this interview. [smile] Just kidding. I don’t do these type interviews a lot, so…you’re welcome.
Which living person do you, most despise?
Living? Um, no one. Dead? Well, there’s one that comes to mind, but I won’t say who.
What is your greatest regret?
I missed out on the normal stuff growing up. You know, from going to school, to softball practices, summer camp. Stuff like that I didn’t get to do like other kids.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
In a man? Loyalty. Standing by your woman. Not running off…or dying and leaving her to fend for herself. That’s tough.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
You want me to answer honestly? [laughs] Um, I like humor. If she can make me laugh…that’s a start.
Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
Which living person do you most admire?
Obama. I mean, President Obama.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
Nothing. I’m perfect. [grins]
What is your motto?
All or nothing.
Caddell Brown, born and raised in East Texas, authors a range of speculative fiction. Among her early influences are artist Rene Magritte, film director Andrei Tarkovsky and author Dan Simmons.