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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 his ex-wife's boyfriend, who'd also been Dave’s boss. 


After mug shots and fingerprinting, Dave is marched to the showers under the watchful eye of a leering female deputy. Then he's tossed into a cell occupied by a grizzled biker who thinks his clean-cut appearance, given the surroundings, is hilarious.  


Dave’s mother plans on storming his arraignment with a regiment of Junior Leaguers. But his uncle Bill, a former prosecutor who’s coming out of retirement and switching sides to defend him, brings her to her senses, convinces her to instead harass the authorities with her political clout. 


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

Baby Grand Legacy

Formerly titled Baby Grand: The Beginning
 

Gifted Racers, Episode I 


City dweller Kevin Johnson is expecting isolation and boredom during his exile in rural Wisconsin. But his grandfather, owner of Tchaikovsky Towing & Salvage, proves him wrong by taking him on a late-night wrecker call, towing in a drunk driver's Corvette. In the morning, Grandpa shows Kevin the remains of an antique Indy 500 racer and asks for help restoring it. Kevin admits doubts about his abilities, but Grandpa says, “You’ll be surprised what you can do.” For the first time in a long time, Kevin feels comfortable. Comfortable, that is, until he meets a pianist named Desiree. She’s bold, beautiful, and way out of his league. The kind of girl who makes a guy sweat, takes his breath away, can talk him into anything. What she talks Kevin into is showing her the race car, a request that seems harmless until the irate Corvette owner muscles his way into the garage and changes their lives forever. 


   
   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

 

Aspiring race car driver Kevin Johnson is preparing to launch his career. He's doing it on the sly so his parents won’t find out, believing no good would come from that. But he’s not alone in this clandestine endeavor; his grandparents, plus his girlfriend and hers are in on it. They believe in his abilities, and he in theirs. But he’s nervous. His greatest fear isn’t getting hurt or making a fool of himself, though. He’s afraid of letting them down. 


   
   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

 

Rookie driver Kevin Johnson gets a shot at the big time when pro football player Andy Baldacci asks him to join Baldacci Racing. But Kevin and Andy are both taken by surprise when a sly investor gains controlling interest in the team. Now Andy is just a figurehead to the enterprise that bears his name, Kevin little more than a spokesperson for a company he wants nothing to do with. But he’s under contract; his parents will be on the hook for millions if he defaults. Making matters worse, his girlfriend is kicked off the team and banned from being seen with him in public.



   BoonieRats
    Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove

   Copyright © Bill Ellingsen

BoonieRats 

The first BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure


From the flying bridge of criminal defense attorney Jake Olson's boat, he and former Navy SEAL Frank Schroeder witness an apparent drug deal gone bad. Alerting the others below, they give chase and capture the runaway speedboat carrying a dead man and two duffel bags of marijuana. Then they go back and rescue the wounded man in the water, who offers the shipment as a token of his appreciation for saving his life even though he's in no position to have any say in the matter. Knowing an opportunity when they see one, though, Jake and the guys propose joining forces with him. Their deal is accepted, but it's conditional on them eliminating the man responsible for this fiasco. 


   
   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. Then they lure Jake’s wife out into the wilderness to pay the ransom, intent on having their way with her, thereby ruining Jake and his family. But they find gold on Jake’s property—gold he’s never seen—and decide that raping isn't enough; they have to kill her in order to make a clean getaway. 


A former outlaw biker turned preacher and his supernatural chaperone catch wind of the scheme and rush to stop it, unaware of the Native American shaman and his apprentices waiting to make their 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 outlaw 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, following up later 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.