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

Breezee's Shared Custody

Recently divorced loan payment advisor Dave Davis wants to move on with his life. Trouble is, he hasn’t gotten over his hot kindergarten teacher ex-wife Sheila. It would be easier if he didn’t have to see her, but that is unavoidable; they share custody of a darling little Basset Hound named Breezee, the dog that Dave brought up from a pup. 


Career criminal Leonard Tarnowski, Jr, a crazy but capable arsonist for hire, wants Sheila Davis for his very own. That she seems to be longing for her ex is a problem, but eliminating problems is Lenny’s job. There’s also another guy that must go. Lenny isn’t too fond of Davis’s dog, either.


Tarnowski doesn't kill Dave; he frames him for a dastardly crime to get him out of of Sheila's mind. But in his excitement he forgets about the dog, Breezee. She, however, hasn't forgotten him, the only person she doesn't like. And so, while her master languishes in jail, she works with a couple of free-lance detectives to track him down. 


   
   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  


Knowing that your parents have a sex life is one thing, but knowing they’re going at it under the same roof while you are trying to sleep is another. Young NASCAR fan Kevin Johnson has mixed feelings about not having had to deal with those mental images since last year’s Fourth of July party. It was the day he found out that he had paternal grandparents. 


They rode in on a Harley, leather jackets and all—much to his father’s surprise, having claimed to be an orphan. But Dad quickly regained composure and told Kevin to say hello and move on, which he did. Kevin’s mother visited with them, seeming strangely familiar and friendly, but his father didn’t even acknowledge his own parents. 


Kevin’s parents stopped being lovey-dovey after that. He should have been suspicious about his plastic surgeon father’s mental stability but gave him the benefit of the doubt, figuring he must have had good reason to shun his parents. As for the absence of intimacy between Kevin’s: he chalked it up to age. They were pushing fifty. But in the back of his mind he knew better. 


Now they are having a serious talk with him, and he fears it’s to announce their impending divorce. But, no, they want him to spend the summer with those grandparents. Kevin doesn't know it yet, but he's about to find out that he is a descendent of young lovers ... and gifted racers.   


   
   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

 

After proving his skills behind the wheel of a beat-up BMW 3 Series on a freshly mowed field, Kevin Johnson and his grandparents, plus his girlfriend Desiree and hers, prepare to launch his racing career in a Baby Grand, cars two-thirds the size of the NASCAR ones they resemble. They're doing it on the sly so as not to stress-out his on the brink of divorce parents, causing him a little stress of his own. Plus he’s concerned about his abilities; he’s never been competitive about anything. Making matters worse, Desiree starts acting strange, distant, and he begins to imagine that she’s bored with him. 


Having been sworn to secrecy has Desiree in a quandary. Maybe keeping the truth from Kevin is for his own good, but what if it's not? And what'll happen when, not if, he finds out that she's been holding out on him? Somehow she has to bolster his ego while betraying him, even though he'll probably never forgive her. And then there’s the last minute addition to their pit crew that has disaster written all over it. But those aren’t her greatest fears: she's afraid for Kevin, for his safety. 


   
   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 natural-born driver Kevin Johnson receives an almost to-good-to-be-true offer for his Baby Grand race car he takes it, having faith that bigger and better things await. Sure enough, professional football player Andy Baldacci offers him the job to drive for his newly formed late model stock car team. But then Andy loses control in a corporate takeover. Kevin doesn’t want to drive for the new owner, but his family stands to lose everything if he doesn’t honor his contract. Making matters worse they oust his girlfriend Desiree, who is adept at applying the laws of physics to chassis setups and largely responsible for his success.


Through binoculars from the grandstands, Desiree spots Kevin's new so-called personal assistant wearing a skin-tight imitation racing suit that leaves little to the imagination. Suddenly seeing logic in the "keep your friends close and your enemies closer" adage, she pitches her chassis setup skills to a driver having trouble with her car—an annoyingly cute little flirt who makes eyes at Kevin—and gets herself and her friend Tiffany onto her team. Then the real trouble begins. 



   BoonieRats
    Cover design by Daniel Cosgrove

   Copyright © Bill Ellingsen

BoonieRats 

The first BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure
 

With a brilliant sunrise at their backs, two men on the flying bridge of the Princess Rebecca witness a drug deal gone bad. Reacting instantly, they alert the others and race to intercept the runaway speedboat carrying a dead man and two duffel bags of marijuana. The bachelor party for one and celebration of another's induction into the BoonieRats Motorcycle Club is cut short as they scramble to save a man's life and scheme to forge a business arrangement. Having no criminal experience, they utilize what they learned in Vietnam. Before long, they have alliances with an Irish-Canadian marijuana supplier and a big-city African-American biker club to handle distribution. Things are going smoothly, but how long can that trend continue? 


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

One Lowly Angel

The second BoonieRats - Jake Olson Adventure
 

Ranchers Jake Olson and Frank Schroeder are reuniting with their BoonieRats brothers at the Sturgis, South Dakota motorcycle rally, unaware of the villains that are bent on destroying Jake's family while he is away. An outlaw biker turned preacher and his celestial little sidekick, an actual angel in disguise, catch wind of the scheme and move to stop it. A foxy grandmother undersheriff finds out something is amiss and gets on the case, too. Waiting in the shadows is a Native American shaman turned assassin and his apprentices. One step behind them all but coming on fast is Jake Olson, armed with nerve and a .357 Magnum. Saddle-up for this wild, mystical Western taking 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
 

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.