Title: The Legend of Arturo King
Series: Legendary Rock Stars #1
Author: L.B. Dunbar
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 27, 2015
My name is Arturo King, and Iâm told Iâm a legend in music. My band is called the Nights and we got our start at the underground Round Table in New York City. Raised by a foster father, I didnât know the extent of my inheritance until I was twenty-one, and it was all more than I bargained for. I wanted to play the guitar and rule the world with song, but I learned I have a mother from old money, a dead father who was once a real estate mogul, and a record company that needed some rebuilding. Mure Linn, my friend and mentor, has been by my side through it all, teaching me to play, strengthening my lyrics, and guiding me in the music industry. There was one area he couldnât guide me, though, and that was love. Guinevere DeGrance changed everything for me, I suppose, including the reason Iâm here learning the legend of my life without remembering any of it.
The legendary rock star series begins...
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Iâd like to say I was always a writer. Iâd also like to say that I wrote every day of my life since a child. That I took the teaching advice I give my former students because writing every day improves your writing. Iâd like to say I have my ten-thousand hours that makes me a proficient writer. But I canât say any of those things. I did dream of writing the âGreat American Novelâ until one day a friend said: Why does it have to be great? Why canât it just be good and tell a story?
As a teenager, I wrote your typical love-angst poetry that did occasionally win me an award and honor me with addressing my senior high school class at our Baccalaureate Mass. I didnât keep a journal because I was too afraid my mom would find it in the mattress where I kept my copy of Judy Blumeâs Forever that I wasnât allowed to read as a twelve year old.
I can say that books have been my life. Iâm a reader. I loved to read the day I discovered âThe Three Bearsâ as a first grader, and ever since then, the written word has been my friend. Books were an escape for me. An adventure to the unknown. A love affair Iâd never know. I could be lost for hours in a book.
So why writing now? I had a story to tell. It haunted me from the moment I decided if I just wrote it down it would go away. But it didnât. Three years after writing the first draft, a sign (yes, I believe in them) told me to fix up that draft and work the process to have it published. Thatâs what I did. But one story let to another, and another, and another. Then a new idea came into my head and a new storyline was created.
I was accused (thatâs the correct word) of having an overactive imagination as a child, as if that was a bad thing. Iâve also been accused of having the personality of a Jack Russell terrier, full of energy, unable to relax, and always one step ahead. What can I say other than I have stories to tell and I think youâll like them. If you donât, thatâs okay. We all have our book boyfriends. We all have our favorites. Whatever you do, though, take time for yourself and read a book.