A brief excerpt of this book is posted at the end of Lost Melodies (book 4).
In mountain hideaway
with a medieval tower,
and nine types of tomatoes in the garden,
and baby goats,
in a basement where they make rock music...
four motherless children are figuring out life
Distortion is book 5 of the Wynter Wild series. These are the characters as I picture them...
"I'm just winging this whole thing."
Wynter is being fostered by her brother Caleb, but wants to be legally emancipated so he can't ground her again. Just finished her sophomore year of high school. She's looking for a friend, but instead keeps finding boys to boss around... including her brothers.
Plays: guitar, sings
Likes: Caleb's heart, Jesse's mind, Indio's soul
Aim in life: to find Caleb a girlfriend, Jesse a confessional box, and Indio peace of mind
Stats: hazel green eyes, long dark blond hair, 5'5
"We could play poker
or we could look up when dry cleaning was invented."
Jesse is trying to hold on to a girlfriend long enough to meet her parents. Just finished his sophomore year at university but because he's brilliant he intends to graduate (in electrical engineering) next year. To pay for gas and weed, he tutors and works as a lifeguard at the local pool.
Likes: cooking, cuddling, telling you why you're wrong
Dislikes: bell peppers
Aim in life: to show Wynter the world, even when he can't go with her
Stats: blue eyes, dark curly hair, 6'
"I've already murdered a lettuce. You gonna trust me with peas and beans?"
Indio tried to be a rock musician and avoided being an adult. Now he's stuck being a freelance graphic designer. His business is none of your business.
Plays: guitar, sings
Likes: animals (surreptitiously)
Dislikes: being yelled at (don't even try)
Aim in life: to figure out his aim in life
Stats: hazel green eyes, longish blond hair, 6'2"
"Wait, Caleb has emotions now?"
Caleb used to have his life totally under control. Since Wynter came along, he feels confused much of the time. Formerly in the Coast Guard, he is now a consultant and teaches karate. He expresses himself by doing the country swing and... that's about it.
Plays: bass guitar
Dislikes: breaking rules
Aim in life: to fix every broken thing (not so good at fixing broken people)
Stats: blue eyes, dark curly hair, 6'2"
Notes & Warnings:
This story takes place during 2014, in Washington.
The four siblings are the POV characters.
CONTENT WARNINGS: The series as a whole (meaning not all warnings apply to all books, in order to avoid spoilers) includes or refers to: child abuse, premature death, drug use and abuse, animal cruelty, not-very-graphic sex and violence, mental health issues, and adult relationships. Also messed-up feelings, Bananarama, and goats. Mature readers only. Wynter does not have sexual abuse/assault in her past or her future.
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#1 in #womensfiction (Aug 2019) #2 in #rockmusic (Nov 2019) Wynter has helped to create a safe place, an eccentric home in the mountain with her older brothers. Her music career is taking off with an overseas recording opportunity and a new all-gir...