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   Breezee's Shared Custody
   Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

Breezee's Shared Custody

Six months into his marriage, Dave Davis finds out that his wife Sheila has been cheating on him. But she, instead of being remorseful or embarrassed, suggests an open marriage, one where they’d also be hot for each other. It's the only thing they'd ever argued about, right up until the divorce went final. She isn’t totally out of his life, though. The divorce decree has her sharing custody of his dog, a Basset Hound named Breezee. For Dave, seeing Sheila is a constant reminder of his failure; but not seeing her would be even worse. He loves her desperately.


Sheila was a free spirit until she met Dave: the only man she’s ever really loved. She'd also been sure that he'd loved her enough to overlook her foibles. That's why she’d expected him to submit to her open marriage proposal. She’d been so sure that she’d held out until the bitter end, expecting him to call off the divorce. Big mistake. Sheila loves him desperately and needs him back even if it means giving up her little trysts. Only problem is, she isn’t sure that she can. 

 

Career criminal Leonard Tarnowski, Jr. has something in common with Dave: Sheila. Lenny loves her desperately, or at least as much as a narcissistic sociopath can love another person, and is willing to do anything to become her one and only. He understands how vulnerable she is to handsome men and has a plan to deal with the problem: get rid of those who vie for her affections. Lenny’s known targets are her ex and the ex’s boss. He isn’t too fond of the dog, either. 


   
   Baby Grand Legacy
   Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

Baby Grand Legacy

Formerly titled Baby Grand: The Beginning
 

First Book of the Gifted Racers Series  


Kevin Johnson, wishing he was tall and debonair, works up the nerve to ask Bonnie McGee out. To his amazement, she accepts. Their date starts out well, but then disaster strikes. Without thinking, Kevin saves a child’s life while risking his own. Bonnie is impressed. Her mother, however—after seeing them making-out on television news—not so much. 


Kevin's father is also angry, and his parents argue about his moral character. Dad makes it sound as if Kevin is like the nefarious racers he is a descendant of. Mom fights back, supporting Kevin and his wrongfully accused ancestors. Then she brings up divorce, or at least separation. All of this is news to Kevin. That he’s being sent away from Bonnie and his lifelong home is a given. Whether his parents will remain married isn’t.


In rural Wisconsin, with grandparents he barely knows, Kevin hopes to learn of his heritage. But his grandparents are only authorized to talk about basic family history and racing, not the racy aspects of their past. Kevin's grandfather suggests there’s another way, however. The girl next door somehow knows everything, and might be willing to share her knowledge with him. Kevin is conflicted. He suspects that she is amused by him and his predicament, that she might enjoy embarrassing him.


   
   Baby Grand Conspiracy
   Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

Baby Grand Conspiracy

Formerly titled Baby Grand II: The Conspiracy
 

Second Book of the Gifted Racers Series

 

Kevin Johnson and Desiree Chantelle, plus both sets of grandparents, are preparing to launch his racing career. Car preparations are going well, and his grandfather is providing coaching and track time, but Kevin is still concerned. Doing impressive things with a battered BMW 3 Series is one thing. Competing on a race track full of experienced competitors is another. When they get a last minute addition to their pit crew, Desiree’s mood plunges, and Kevin gets even more nervous. When they get to the track, Kevin realizes that his grandfather never told him how to deal with bullies that want to put you into the wall, and female drivers who make you look silly on the track and then flirt with you off of it. Making matters worse, Desiree seems to be holding him responsible for her flirtations. 


   
   Baby Grand Opportunity
   Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

Baby Grand Oppportunity

Formerly titled Baby Grand III: The Big Time
 

Third Book of the Gifted Racers Series 

 

When auto racing prodigy Kevin Johnson lands a deal to drive professional football player Andy Baldacci’s race car, it seems too good to be true. When he shows up at the track for his first race, he finds out why. Andy lost controlling interest in his team. A retired colonel is now supposedly in charge, but a blond bimbo in a skin tight imitation driver’s suit seems to be calling the shots.


Graduate student Candace Clark is doing something she knows nothing about: running a racing team. But her real goal is using a practical application of her marketing theory to rescue a company that’s on the brink of bankruptcy. Success will mean a master’s degree and a job to pay off her student loan. Failure will mean going back to lingerie modeling and putting hundreds of people out of work.


As if being kicked out of the spotters’ stand wasn’t embarrassing enough, Kevin’s more than girlfriend Desiree is looking from afar at him and the Spandex-clad blond next to him. Angry, jealous, and wanting to protect her interests—Kevin—Desiree decides to get closer to the action by getting herself and her friend Tiffany onto the team of a cute little driver who also makes eyes at Kevin. Then the real trouble begins.



   BoonieRats
    Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove

   Copyright © Bill Ellingsen

BoonieRats 

The first BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure


From the flying bridge of the Princess Rebecca, with a brilliant sunrise at their backs, attorney Jake Olson and construction worker Frank Schroeder witness an apparent drug deal gone bad. Alerting the others below, they give chase and capture the runaway speedboat holding a dead man and two duffel bags of marijuana. They stow the weed, scuttle the boat, and then go back to rescue the survivor


The man they fish out of the drink offers the marijuana as a token of his appreciation. They’d planned on keeping it anyway. But joining into the lucrative trade also seems both doable and enticing; their out-of-work club brothers need the income, and they’d all be earning equal shares. And so, even though they lack criminal experience, they utilize skills learned in Vietnam to forge a deal and make preparations.


There’s more to smuggling than they’d counted on, though, creating the need for more men. Jake usually defends those who are willing and able to pay his ample fees; but not long ago he did pro bono work for their newest club member. So they decide to recruit a few down-on-their-luck vets in trouble, knowing that springing a man from jail is a great way to earn his loyalty


   
   One Lowly Angel
   Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

One Lowly Angel

The second BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure
 

Horse ranchers Jake Olson and Frank Schroeder reunite with their old BoonieRats biker brothers at the Sturgis, South Dakota motorcycle rally. In their absence, villains take what's dear to them. Then they lure Jake’s beautiful wife out into the wilderness to pay the ransom. But, while waiting, they find gold on Jake’s property—gold he’s never seen—and work themselves into a frenzy. Leaving no witnesses and making a clean getaway takes priority. The ransom amount is nice, but the gold will set them up for life.


A former outlaw biker turned preacher and his celestial sidekick, an actual angel in disguise, catch wind of the scheme and rush to stop it, unaware of the Native American shaman and his apprentices who are waiting to make their move. A foxy grandmother undersheriff finds out something is amiss and gets on the case, too. One step behind them all but coming on fast is Jake Olson, armed with nerve and a .357 Magnum. Saddle-up for this surreal Wild West tale that takes place in the 1980s instead of the 1880s.


   
   No Former Brothers
   
Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove
    Copyright © Bill Ellingsen 

No Former Brothers

The third BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure
 

A retail chain executive's six-year-old son is taken by outlaw bikers connected to the Chicago Mob and placed in the custody of a clueless stripper. Shipping schedules and warehouse access are what they’re after. The frantic mother swallows her pride and contacts the man she swore never to speak to again, informs him of the situation, begs for help. The BoonieRats Motorcycle Club reunites to rescue the son Jake Olson never knew he had, only to get caught-up in a Mob war.