CHRISTINE M. KNIGHT

An Australian author who provides insight into the human condition.

Poetry

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Garysong from the novel 'Life Song'

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A country rock song, 'Gary's Song' has complex harmonies created by voice layering techniques. It uses a backup choir who often sing antiphonal responses. The choral component of the song is not fully written down in this copy of my lyrics from 2013. It is indicated by the parentheses. The current title continues to be a working one.

VERSES
I’ve loved you for a long time,
(Seen the seasons come and go),
Shared days of wear-‘n- tear,
Looked for ways to give you hope.
You fell in and out of love,
(Others came and went.)
I‘ve been your go-to-guy,
(Your best mate).

But now I’ve found
Someone to love
Who loves me
The same way in return.
She brings me joy,
(Not velvet heartache).
I am secure
In her love.

CHORUS

It’s time
To let go, (move on)
It’s not farewell
(But au revoir).
You'll always have a place
In my heart, my life
Because of what
We share.

VERSE
They say:
(You can’t love two women.)
(No, you can't!
No, you can't!)
Yeah, I am-
Differently,
(Can that be true?)

CHORUS
It’s time
To let go, (move on)
It’s not farewell
But au revoir.
(Au revoir)
You'll always have a place
In my heart, my life
Because of what
We share.

VERSE
It took time for me to see
Love has strands
Of different colour.
Each hue and shade
Defines the other.

BRIDGE
(Because of you)
(Because of you)
(He learned)
(He learned)
(Love is more than desire).
(Love must be returned).

CHORUS and dueling guitar solo

VERSE
I’ve loved you for a long time,
(Seen the seasons come and go),
Shared days of wear-‘n- tear,
Learned love is more than desire.

OUTRO
Because of you,
(Because of you,)
I know (he knows)
I must move on.
Time's moved on
        (Love must be)
And so must I
        (Returned).

SCATTING OUTRO
Love is more than desire.
You are water; she is fire -
She the heart's beat, you breath.
Love cannot be denied or suppressed.

© Christine M Knight 2013 (a song from my novel 'Life Song')

 

 

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Real Deal

Thursday, July 14, 2016

'The Real Deal'  is written in 4/4 time. Christine M Knight developed this up-beat song when working through a writer's block for scenes related to a performance at the 2000 ARIAs by Nikki Mills, the central character in 'Song Bird'. 

Should you wish to contribute to Christine M Knight's music production fund so that this song, along with other songs, can be produced in the near future, you can do so by buying one or more of her songs through CD Baby, iTunes, or Amazon, Microsoft Store  etc.

MAN: RAP VERSE 1
You’re the finest woman I ever did see.       
Body shapely,
Good-looking as can be.
When you walk by, men stare.               
There ain’t another woman             
Who compares.                 
Come be with me.               
Let’s take a trip to Eden                
A paradise free           
From inhibitions.                
Come be with me.                
It’s the time.                    
It’s the season.                    
Don’t pause to think                
The heat we’re feeling’s 'nough reason. 
Come be with me.

WOMAN: SUNG CHORUS - minimalist drums
Don’t proposition me.
Don’t take me for passion’s fool.
Don't want to be your trophy,  one of many or few.
COUNT OF 6 BEATS - percussion crescendo

I want more than a phantom delight.
I want respect and
A love that's true for life

MAN: RAP VERSE 2
You’re the finest woman I ever did see
A vixen, perfection like in magazines.
Come be with me.               
Let’s take a trip to Eden,               
A paradise free     
From inhibitions.  
Let's go to that place
Where life's sweet to taste.
Come be with me.
Let’s get hot and heavy.
Before you grow old
And passion grows cold.

WOMAN: RAP REPLY
While I appreciate the intention of flattery,
There's more to me than what you see.
I don't want to be told I’m perfection,
An ideal that’s not real.
I’m not striving for the unattainable,
Objectified femininity,
A Barbie doll, fake, unnatural shape,
Plastic, fantastic.
I'm not a prize to be won  
Displayed, used, abused, discarded.
I’m the real deal,  
I'm a woman who knows her own worth,
Has done so since my birth.
I want more than a phantom delight.
I want respect and a love that's true for life.

BRIDGE- SUNG - MELODY AND COUNTER MELODY - change in drumming

MAN Don't say no!
WOMAN (I don't want to be a trophy)
MAN: to desire.
WOMAN (Made that mistake with another man)
MAN: Don't put ice
WOMAN: (I want more than  phantom delight)
MAN: on fire.
WOMAN Oh no! Oh no!

WOMAN - SUNG CHORUS - minimalist drums
Don’t proposition me.
Don’t take me for passion’s fool.
Don't want to be your trophy,  one of many or few.
COUNT OF 6 BEATS - percussion crescendo

Someone with values and goals.
I want more than a phantom delight.
I want respect and
A love that's true for life

OUTRO

Man:      Don't put ice on fire.
Man:      Don't say no! to desire.
Woman: I want more than a phantom delight
Woman: I want a love that's true for life.

 

SCATTING

SPOKEN: I'm not passion's pool.


© Christine M Knight

 

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sunshine Days

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The lyrics and music for 'Sunshine Days' developed out of Zoey Blake's subplot in 'Song Bird'. Verses are written in E minor with the chorus in G major.

Growing up is rarely easy as teens like Zoey come to terms with some of the harsh realities of life. As part of that process, Zoey is sadder but also develops resilience in Knight's 'Life Song' and 'Song Bird'.

Should you wish to contribute to Christine M Knight's music production fund so that this song, along with other songs, can be produced in the near future, you can do so by buying one or more of her songs through CD Baby, iTunes, or Amazon, Microsoft Store  etc.

You have hear Christine's other songs by selecting MUSIC on this website's NAV BAR

VERSE 1
I long for
Days of innocence.
Times
That I was care free.
When I didn’t know
What I know now.
And lived
in surety.

CHORUS
They were
Sunshine days
Of easy living,
Breezy nights
Warm in camaraderie.
I lived in
Golden moments
Of possibility.

VERSE 2
Since then,
I’ve lived the choices
Others made;
Not had the love I craved.
An outsider,
Different from the crowd,
Wondering
Why.

CHORUS
I long for
Sunshine days
Of easy living,
Breezy nights
Warm in camaraderie.
When I lived
Golden moments
Of hope and surety.

A solo break for the alto sax.

VERSE 3
I know that
Happiness
Must come from within
It’s elusive when linked to things.
It’s hard to throw off the blues
And view life
Through a different lens.

CHORUS
I will reclaim
Sunshine days
Of easy living,
Breezy nights
Warm in camaraderie.
I'll value
Golden moments
Of hope and surety.

 © Christine M Knight

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Saturday, November 07, 2015

The Flame

Saturday, November 07, 2015

 'The Flame' is a song from 'Song Bird' by Christine M Knight. You can listen to it and other songs from the novel on iTunes. You can buy 'Song Bird' at this link. You can read more about the story underpinning the song here.

INTRO
Love is an eternal flame.
             Love is an eternal flame.

VERSE: MAN
I once thought
Love was pure desire,
A hunger, fever,
An appetite on fire,
Consuming lovers
That came my way.
Relationships
Blazed and faded.
 
VERSE: WOMAN
I once believed,
Love was like breath,
Something we were preset
To feel and express.
Seduced by a masquerade,
Got burned and learned,
Actions, not the serenade,
Love's truth confirms.

CHORUS
Now I know
Love's an eternal
Flame.
It burns brightest
On the darkest
Days.
It fills my heart,
Soul, and mind.
So profound,
It can’t be denied.
Love forgives.
It accepts.
Love knows
The wonder
In wonderful.  

Steadfast, constant,                        
Loyal, true
That’s what I’ll be
On life’s road with you.
When things‘re tough?
You can depend on me.      
You hold my heart
For eternity.   

Now I know
Love's an eternal
Flame.
It burns brightest
On the darkest
Days.
It fills my heart,
Soul, and mind.
So profound,
It can’t be denied.
Love forgives.
It accepts.
Love knows
The wonder
In wonderful.
Love knows
The wonder
In wonderful.

  © Christine M Knight

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Saturday, November 07, 2015

The Road to True North

Saturday, November 07, 2015

The Road to True North is a song from the novel 'Song Bird' by Christine M Knight available in paperback and eBook form from  Amazon.

Should you wish to contribute Christine M Knight's music production fund, you can do so by buying one or more of her songs through CD Baby, iTunes, or Amazon, Microsoft Store  etc.  

Travelling down
The golden road,
I'll be staying true to
That course.
There's no looking back
To where I came from.
I'm heading
For a better life.

Sometimes,
When I'm on the road,
The going’s easy
And the road hums.
At times,
The road is steep
With twists and turns.
It's such a grind.

When the whirlwind blows,
It won’t sway me off course,
‘Cause my compass is set
To true north.
It guides me
Through the dark days,
Life's maze.
I’ll stay on course.

I'm on my way down
The golden road
Through a land
Of glitter and gloss.
I’ve got my eyes wide open
So there'll be no straying.

I'm on my way down
The golden road
Through a land
Of glitter and gloss.
I’ve got my eyes wide open
So there'll be
No mistaking
The manufactured and the false.

Wiser now than before.
I've learnt life's lessons.
I know the score.
I'm in control of my destiny.
I won't let trouble
Get the best of me.

I'm on my way down
The golden road
Through a land
Of glitter and gloss.
I’ve got my eyes wide open
So there'll be no straying.
I'm on my way down
The golden road
Through a land
Of glitter and gloss.
I’ve got my eyes wide open
So there'll be
No mistaking
The manufactured and the false

 © Music and lyrics by Christine M Knight

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Sunday, August 02, 2015

Masque

Sunday, August 02, 2015

'Masque' is a song from 'Song Bird' by Christine M Knight, available from Amazon.  You can hear the full song at CD Baby.

In the novel, this song is co-written by international singing sensation, Nikki Mills, and rock legend, Rick Brody. The word masque refers to the elaborate decorative masks worn at costume balls where ritual and role were entrenched in past centuries in Italy. The word is relevant to the manufactured images of performers in the music industry and the challenges some performers face in being real in relationships.

 Should you wish to contribute to Christine M Knight's music production fund, you can do so by buying one or more of her songs through CD Baby, iTunes, or Amazon, Microsoft Store  etc. 

For American readers, as an Australian, I use the British spelling and grammar system.  

VERSE 1- MAN

I’ve lived life
As a masquerade
Defined by
Roles
I have played.
I’ve been a
Shape shifter
The person
Others
Expected me
To be.
Disguised and
Drifting,
I lost
Sight
Of my identity.

VERSE 2 - WOMAN

Take off the mask.
Farewell the double face.
You don’t have to pretend
With me.
I know the fear of
Being real.
When you are true
To yourself
You can be
True to me.
I know the fear of
Being real.
When you are true
To yourself
You can be
True to me.

CHORUS - DUET

Strip it off.
Let it fall away.
Turn desire into
Heat and fire.
Strip it off.
Let it fall away.
Touch and taste
Intimacy.
Get down and
Be real with me.
Strip it off.
Let it fall away.
Turn desire into
Heat and fire.
Get down and
Be real with me.

BRIDGE

Barefoot, naked,
Disguises shed,
In our natural states,
We can live
Without the masks
That bar love
You can be true
To yourself and me.

WOMAN:

Take off the mask.
Farewell the double face.
You don’t have to pretend
With me.
I know the fear of
Being real.
When you are true
To yourself
You can be
True to me.
I know the fear of
Being real.
When you are true
To yourself
You can be
True to me.

CHORUS - DUET

Strip it off.
Let it fall away.
Turn desire into
Heat and fire.
Strip it off.
Let it fall away.
Touch and taste
Intimacy.
Get down and
Be real with me
Strip it off.
Let it fall away.
Turn desire into
Heat and fire.
Get down and
Be real with me.

Get down and
Be real with me.
Get down and
Be real with me.(repeated expressively a number of times with sax ad lib)

© Christine M Knight

The cover art below is the one I ultimately did not use although I did like the comment the visual made about the difficulty in removing a mask. 

 

 

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Move on - a song

Friday, July 10, 2015

'Move On'  lyrics evolved from the novel 'Song Bird' by Christine M Knight, available through Amazon and Book Depository, and Barnes and Noble.  

VERSE 1

At times, life can be a struggle.
Life experiences
May hurt and humble you.
There’ll be times
When you lose your way.
Don’t give up; keep faith that
You’ll come out of the dark
Into brighter days.

VERSE 2
'Though the dark presses in and
Hope has deserted you.
Know that there are times
That we all lose our way.
No point beating yourself up
For past wrongs.
Resolve to do better,
And move on, move on, move on.

BRIDGE

Undo the ropes
That tie you to the dark.
They have served their purpose
But now it's time to depart.
Learn from past mistakes;
Don't repeat them.
Resolve to do better.
Move on; move on; move on.

CHORUS
Don’t give up; keep faith that
You’ll come out of the dark
Into brighter days.
No point beating yourself up
For past wrongs.
Resolve to do better,
And move on, move on,
Move on!

© Christine M Knight

 

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Friday, May 01, 2015

LOVE IS ALL

Friday, May 01, 2015

'Love is All' is a song from 'Song Bird' by Christine M Knight available through Amazon and Book Depository. 

VERSE 1
Before I knew you,
Your face, or your name,
I thought love was a dream,
A fairy tale.
But now I know
That love is real.
Its breadth and depth
Beyond imagining.

VERSE 2
While I can imagine
A life without you.
It's not one I want.
It's not one I seek.
Love changed life's meaning.
Life is so much richer now.
You bring out the best in me
And I you.

CHORUS
Love sustains me
As I weather life's storm.
Love lifts me up
When I'm down or forlorn.
Love nurtures
The soul.
Love understands
The need to dream
And evolve.
Love is all. 

© Christine M Knight

LOVE IS ALL is the lyric to a song from my third novel 'Song Bird'.  It is written in 6/8 time with the 1st and 4th beats played on the drum's rimshot.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Life Song (A Vision Splendid)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

SPOKEN:
For years, I worked from nine to five,   
Lived life and made my choices blind.      
Friends say: life's got possibility,               
But mine's on hold; it's stationary.            
I know about struggle and groundhog days.
I'm ready to move on to a different phase.    
I'll make the most of the life I'm given 
And not let others cloud my vision.     

SUNG:
If your life was a song, what would the music be?   
Would the bass drown out the melody?
Would it be an original score
Or a cover of a song heard before?
Whatever it turns out to be,
Live it, own it, boldly.

I'm going to write my life song.
I'm going to own its beat.
The lyrics will be of my choosing,
And the sound unique. 

SPOKEN:
Life without a passion can be a daily drudge.                   
By passion, I don't mean lust that's not a form of love. 
Passion is the joy that gets you through the day.           
It lets you savour each moment and keep stress at bay. 
Passion is the spice that gives life all its flavour.              
When times get tough, passion makes you a stayer.       
Passion gives you insights others call epiphany;               
You are not bound by limitations but what you dream life can be.

SUNG:
If your life was a song, what would the music be?  
Would the bass notes drown out the melody?
Would it be an original score
Or a cover of a song heard before?
Whatever it turns out to be,
Live it, own it, boldly.

I'm going to write my life song.
I'm going to own its beat.
The lyrics will be of my choosing,
And the sound unique. 

SPOKEN:
Key changes, chord progression, applause, encore.
Break beat, harmony, discord, off beat.
Interpretation, orchestration, syncopation, up beat.
Acapella, R&B, Rap, Rock, a suite.
Whatever you choose your life song to  be,
Live it, own it, proudly. 

©Christine M Knight

Note: In my second novel, 'Life Song', Mavis Mills assumes the professional name of Nikki Mills.  This poem is the basis of a song to be used in marketing  'Life Song' and posted on YouTube and Vimeo close to the novel's launch. 

The release date for the novel 'Life Song' was 14th October 2013.  

See the final version of the song produced as a music video on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/dEioHGbnWiA

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    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    Life Song - a story of metamorphosis

    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    Twenty-two-year-old Mavis Mills first appears in my novel In and Out of Step. Outgoing, gregarious, and confident, Mavis is a significant secondary character in that novel.  Mavis' story - a subplot - is used to provide contrast to and insight into Cassie Sleight's (the central character) journey. 

    At one point in the novel, effervescent Mavis is severely injured – physically, emotionally, and psychologically - by domestic violence and the fire of her partner’s rage. He also destroys her guitar and the copies of her original songs. Part of  the subplot from In and Out of Step explores the context of the domestic violence and provides insight into the psychology of it. Excuses are not made.

    At the start of Life Song, Mavis is twenty-eight-years-old and very different from the young woman who shone throughout most of In and Out of Step. She is the central character in Life Song. She has become subdued, distrustful of her own judgement, and an echo of her former self. Unexpectedly, she discovers she has a choice: continue to live a life tainted by domestic violence or seize the opportunity before her and try to rise above her circumstance and, like the phoenix bird, leave the ashes of her past life behind.

    'Could she live the rest of her life as she'd been living. She couldn't, not now she'd glimpsed another world, fleeting though that vision had been.'

    Life Song is not a cliche 'chic musician on the road' story and is definitely not a romance. It is about the woman Mavis becomes and the people who stand by her as she undergoes transformation – physical, psychological, and to an extent spiritual. She does not solve her problems in the arms of a man but makes the hard choices herself.

    The drama comes from the tugs-of-war that Mavis has to work though. It is made all the harder because Mavis' heart is in conflict with itself. One person, no matter how strong, cannot win a tug-of-war alone. The same applies to Mavis.

    Readers learn about the things that give Mavis strength and that enable her to boldly embrace the inevitable changes coming into her life as she becomes Nikki Mills, the Song Bird from Oz.

    I recommend you listen to two songs from that novel: Sunshine Days and Life Song (A Vision Splendid) to get a feel for this story.

    There are many kinds of wins in life, most of them personal rather than widely acclaimed. It's those personal 'brave heart' moments that define Mavis. Reader feedback through my publisher and website is that Life Song is a gratifying read.

    As part of your journey in reading this blog,  I suggest you listen to Move On.  In my imagination, it is first sung by Mavis' support network, but ultimately the song becomes her personal mantra.

    Australia is a diverse landscape and has diverse communities. Life Song gives readers an opportunity to spend time in some of those communities. The title alludes to the fact that each character's life has its own melody and when sung in concert become the symphony that is Life Song

    Notes:

    Life Song is one of four novels in The Keimera Series. Each novel is a standalone narrative and has the backstory woven into it.  The Keimera Series is an opus.

    Keimera does not in any way allude to chimeraa monstrous fire-breathing hybrid creature from Greek mythology.

    If you would like to lend me your support so that I can produce more music from my novels, you can buy any of my songs from CD Baby.  Each of my songs can be purchased for the very small price of $1.69. My music is also on iTunes and other major online music sellers as well.



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    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    The story behind my song 'The Flame'

    Sunday, June 25, 2017


    'The Flame' features in my novel ‘Song Bird’. In the novel, it is sung by rock legend Rick Brody who serenades Nikki Mills (the central character in the novel). In real life, it was sung by Funnie Williams and Thanapat Yarchartoen (aka Film). I produced the song through Karma Sound Studios in Thailand.

    BACKSTORY TO 'THE FLAME' - The Singer or the Song?

    In ‘Song Bird’ and its prequel 'Life Song', Nikki Mills - the Girl from Oz - is a survivor of domestic violence. Once an innocent, she believed the very convincing serenade of her first significant love, Terry Kikby. Long before Nikki met Rick, his song 'The Flame' resonated with her.  She believed that Rick's songs really expressed his own ideas and values.

    Having been at the top of the music industry for sixteen years, Rick finds his music is dropping in the charts. Defined by his 'bad boy' image, he has lost sight of his real self. Consequently,  his music has lost its connection with his fan base. Interested in Nikki as a woman as much as in her skill as a lyricist, Rick collaborates with Nikki on a new album. 

    Flattered by Rick's interest in her and impressed by 'The Flame', Nikki embarks on a relationship with him.  A subplot in the novel explores the ramifications of that decision.  Can she help Rick find the heart that his music once had?  Will Nikki be hurt or healed by the relationship with him?  The answers are found in my novel 'Song Bird'. 

    Readers of this blog may also find the pop rock song 'Masque' and interesting insight into Rick and Nikki's relationship issues.

    I currently have 8 songs on CD Baby and iTunes. You can help me raise the money to produce the rest of my songs by buying one or more of my songs at the very small price of $1.69 per song. They are on sale at CD Baby and  iTunes. Online music streaming services such as Spotify and Deezer promote my music, but I only earn approximately one cent per one hundred streams. 

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    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    The Story Behind Pop Rock Song 'Masque'

    Sunday, June 25, 2017

    'Masque' is a duet between charismatic rock star, Rick Brody, and singing sensation Nikki Mills (the Girl from Oz). They are fictional characters in my novel, ‘Song Bird’, which is on sale through Amazon, Book Depository, and other online booksellers as are my other novels' 'Life Song' and 'In and Out of Step' - in paperback and eBook formats.

    'Masque' features the vocal talents of Australians, Skye Elisabeth and Nic James. I am the composer and executive producer for all of my music. Although I am a musician, I no longer perform publicly but use talented session musicians.

    I use music as part of my writing process when developing a novel as it allows me to explore character perspectives, challenges, and personal journeys.

    My song ‘Masque’ evolved out of my exploration of Rick and Nikki’s relationship when developing 'Song Bird', the novel . The song helped me better understand rock legend Rick Brody, the impact of being a rock star on Rick's relationship with Nikki, and the core obstacles they faced. Rick Brody is one of four pivotal men in Nikki Mills' life.

    Wider Relevance
    The song has relevance for anyone who feels compelled to be what others expect the person to be rather than being true to self, something that is much easier said than done.

    'Masque' also has relevance for a diverse number of people. For instance, I play many roles: wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, teacher, author, musician and so on. I understand how the expectations and demands of others put me under pressure not to let others down. In trying not to short-change others, it was so easy to forget about who I was separate from those roles and what my being real meant.

    The context behind the song 'Masque'
    In ‘Song Bird’, Rick Brody is charismatic rock star who has been living the cliché - sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. Like the Tinman from Oz, Rick is injured by his trade. For the Tinman, it was his axe. For Rick Brody, it was his status as a rock star and image of 'bad boy’. He became defined by those roles. Life became a masquerade.

    In both cases, the Timan and Rick become manufactured men in want of heart.  Rick’s preoccupation with living the cliché meant that his music lost its heart and the appeal that had drawn audiences to him as he rose to the pinnacle of the music industry.

    By contrast, Nikki refused to sell out in order to achieve success. She was determined to get to the top on her own terms and to not be treated as a commodity in the industry.

    At the Australian Recording Industry Awards, Rick asked his manager to connect him with Nikki after seeing her perform. Rick claimed his primary interest in Nikki was musical collaboration, but his libido and history of conquests shaped his reason for collaborating with her and definitely shaped the way he interacted with her.

    Although Nikki pretended not to be attracted to Rick, she was flattered that he was ‘interested in her of all people. Unlike his fans, Nikki did not have an urge to flash her breasts, hand over her panties, or suggest a threesome.’  She maintained a mask of cool indifference and stayed work-focused throughout the early stages of their musical relationship. Consequently, Rick viewed Nikki as a challenge. Committed to the long game in winning her, he courted.

    A survivor of domestic violence, Nikki was cautious about the men with whom she mixed.  ‘Song Bird’ explores the ripple effect of her decision to work with Rick. Can she help Rick find the heart that his music once had? Can he become real with her? Will Nikki’s relationship with him injure her?

    You can read more about 'Song Bird' here and on other pages at my website.

    You can help me raise the money to produce the rest of my songs by buying one or more of my songs at the very small price of $1.69 per song. They are on sale at CD Baby and  iTunes. The online music streaming services such as Spotify and Deezer promote my music, but I only earn approximately one cent per one hundred streams. 

    Note: As the novels are set in Australia, I use the British spelling system and language conventions. There are minor differences to the American system.

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