Scam A Lama Hardball - Jinx James

By Jinx James

SCAM A-LAMA Hardball

 

CON THE ROCK STAR Series – Book 2 

A wickedly dark comedy of trickery, dodgy contracts, celebrity, lies and love – and a twisted plot to con the rock star.

Lured by an irresistible offer for a new album, rock star Marc Charles can’t believe his luck…until the deal turns sour. There’s something underhand going on with the mysterious overseas organisation behind the album offer. But contracts are meant to be trashed, aren’t they? Except this offer will get him out of his financial troubles. Torn by the dilemma of recording the shitty song that’s part of the deal and his desperate need to reboot his career, Marc signs the contract. He senses he’s the target of a stand-over tactic, but what can he do? Hell! – rewrite the song and make it awesome. Trouble is he hasn’t written a hit for over a decade. Now there’s so much to play for and too much to lose.

While Marc struggles to rejig the song, a spurned fan from his early days unleashes her revenge by spilling the beans about Marc’s dodgy finances to the Australian Tax Office. Then the crap really hits the blender. While he juggles problems with Guy, his hunky-junkie producer, a crass Shock Jock, some nasty Bosnians, high stakes on the internet, and a half-witted secret agent from ICAC, the Australian corruption watchdog, Marc’s falling head over hocks for Sam, the PR princess. The album almost gets canned, but finally, against all odds, he finishes it. This is Marc’s last chance at being top of the charts again and winning Sam’s heart. What could possibly go wrong?

By Jinx James

SCAM A-LAMA Hardball

CON THE ROCK STAR Series – Book 2 

A wickedly dark comedy of trickery, dodgy contracts, celebrity, lies and love – and a twisted plot to con the rock star.

Lured by an irresistible offer for a new album, rock star Marc Charles can’t believe his luck…until the deal turns sour. There’s something underhand going on with the mysterious overseas organisation behind the album offer. But contracts are meant to be trashed, aren’t they? Except this offer will get him out of his financial troubles. Torn by the dilemma of recording the shitty song that’s part of the deal and his desperate need to reboot his career, Marc signs the contract. He senses he’s the target of a stand-over tactic, but what can he do? Hell! – rewrite the song and make it awesome. Trouble is he hasn’t written a hit for over a decade. Now there’s so much to play for and too much to lose.

While Marc struggles to rejig the song, a spurned fan from his early days unleashes her revenge by spilling the beans about Marc’s dodgy finances to the Australian Tax Office. Then the crap really hits the blender. While he juggles problems with Guy, his hunky-junkie producer, a crass Shock Jock, some nasty Bosnians, high stakes on the internet, and a half-witted secret agent from ICAC, the Australian corruption watchdog, Marc’s falling head over hocks for Sam, the PR princess. The album almost gets canned, but finally, against all odds, he finishes it. This is Marc’s last chance at being top of the charts again and winning Sam’s heart. What could possibly go wrong?

Loud, funny and frenetic.

A  Dark Comedy Crime Caper.

The music is Classic Rock and Soul.

The story is today.

Celebrity Roast a deadly short read