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

Breezee's Shared Custody

Loan payment advisor Dave Davis is arrested in the middle of the night, his Basset Hound Breezee howling in protest as they're hauling him away. The charge? Murdering one of his ex-wife’s boyfriends, who'd also been Dave’s boss. 


Dave's defense team consists of his retired prosecuting attorney uncle and his old investigator, plus a one-eyed former police detective turned restauranteur. But their search for the real killer seems futile until they get Breezee on the job; she knows the killer, knows his scent


The DA believes they have the right man, but one of the detectives responsible for Dave’s incarceration does not. So she convinces her boss to give the case another look, not letting on how enamored she is with their handsome suspect. 


Will Dave ever see the light of day again? If not, will Breezee get visitation rights? Will the real killer ever be found? If so, will the smitten detective get her man? And whatever happened to Dave’s girlfriend, who vanished right before he was arrested? 


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

Baby Grand Legacy

Formerly titled Baby Grand: The Beginning
 

Gifted Racers, Episode I 


As Kevin Johnson's parents argue, first about him and his girlfriend, then about their own issues, he remembers the day he found out that his father had been living a lie. The argument escalates to talk of divorce, and Kevin ends up living with grandparents he barely knows. They keep him busy mowing lawns, going on wrecker calls, and restoring an old Indy 500 racer. But they've been banned from telling him what he wants to know. Grandpa confides that the girl next door, however, knows everything. 


Her name is Desiree and she lives with her grandparents, who have a piano that she practices on two hours a day. But she’s no music nerd. Her self-assurance and beauty are intimidating, which is why Kevin has trouble working up the nerve to ask her about his family history. When he does, she agrees to talk. But she also wants to know the dirt on his parents. Kevin balks at her terms, only to discover that saying no to Desiree is an exercise in futility.



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

Baby Grand Conspiracy

Formerly titled Baby Grand II: The Conspiracy
 

Gifted Racers, Episode II

 

Kevin Johnson and his grandparents, plus his girlfriend Desiree and hers are preparing to launch his racing career. They’re doing it on the sly so his on-the-brink-of-divorce parents won’t find out, not wanting to add more stress to their lives. But Kevin is getting a little stressed-out himself. Doing impressive things with a battered BMW 3 Series on a freshly mowed field is one thing. Competing on a race track full of seasoned drivers is another. Making matters worse, they get a last-minute addition to their pit crew and Desiree’s mood plunges. Next the grandparents seem despondent, making Kevin even more nervous. Everyone expects him to carry on the family legacy, where his great-grandfather left off, but he isn’t so sure that he can. 


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

Baby Grand Opportunity

Formerly titled Baby Grand III: The Big Time
 

Gifted Racers, Episode III

 

Kevin Johnson’s racing career looks promising when he signs with Baldacci racing, a consortium headed by football great Andy Baldacci. But Andy’s partners sell him out, leaving controlling interest with a company that Kevin wants nothing to do with. He’s under contract, though, and has no say in the matter. His girlfriend Desiree is even less pleased. The team sends her packing and bans Kevin from being seen with her in public. She apparently doesn’t have the wholesome look they want associated with their product. Kevin’s new personal assistant now has those duties.


Although they can’t stop Desiree from seeing Kevin on his own time, they’re going on the road for extended periods. So, taking drastic action, she pitches her chassis set-up skills to another team, to stay in the game and keep an eye on the competition … for Kevin. It isn’t that she doesn’t trust him; she just doesn’t trust the cute little driver she’ll be working for, or Kevin’s personal assistant. Now she has to work up the nerve to tell him what she’s done. 



  
   BoonieRats
    Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove

   Copyright © Bill Ellingsen

BoonieRats 

The first BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure


From the flying bridge of Jake Olson's boat the Princess Rebecca, with a brilliant sunrise at his back, the shameless but likable lawyer hears gunshots and an outboard motor hitting full throttle. Jake and his military veteran cohorts, the BoonieRats, give chase and capture the runaway speedboat holding two duffel bags of marijuana and a dead man. Then they go back to the wounded guy in the water, who’s barely clinging to life and a pontoon of his floatplane. The party is over as their money-making adventure begins. 



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

One Lowly Angel

The second BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure
 

Montana horse ranchers Jake Olson and Frank Schroeder reunite with their BoonieRats biker brothers at the Sturgis, South Dakota, motorcycle rally. In their absence, villains take what's dear to them and lure Jake’s wife out into the wilderness to pay the ransom. But then they find gold on Jake’s property—gold Jake has never seen—and decide to take it, too


A former outlaw biker turned preacher and his celestial sidekick catch wind of the scheme and rush to stop it, unaware of the Native American shaman waiting to make his move. A foxy grandmother undersheriff is also on the case. One step behind them all but coming on fast is Jake Olson, armed with nerve and a .357 Magnum. Saddle-up for this mystical Wild West-like thriller that takes place not in the 1880s, but the 1980s. 


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

No Former Brothers

The third BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure
 

Mafia-connected bikers abduct a six-year-old boy and place him in the custody of a clueless stripper. Shipping schedules and warehouse access are what they’re after, and they make their demands by dropping a note at the feet of the boy's mother while she's standing next to her disabled car, followed up with an ominous phone call. The frightened but angry mother, a retail chain executive, 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 and an FBI investigation.