(Book). Stalking the Red Headed Stranger is a guide to the art and history of professional song plugging. But this isn't your run-of-the-mill history book/instruction manual. It is an in-depth, up-close look into the real music business by industry insider and Grammy Award nominee Randy Poe, who has represented literally hundreds of the greatest songs in the history of popular music, including "Stand By Me," "Happy Together," "Jailhouse Rock," "Under the Boardwalk," "Hound Dog," "What a Wonderful World," "Spanish Harlem," "Chapel of Love," "Summer in the City," "Love Potion No. 9," and "Kansas City." But wait! There's so much more! Interwoven throughout this entertaining and enlightening book is the hysterical saga of the author as he chases American icon Willie Nelson across Canada via plane, taxi, rental car, and even ferryboat in an attempt to pitch a single song to the Red Headed Stranger. And what happens on Willie's bus doesn't stay on Willie's bus. Stalking the Red Headed Stranger , or How to Get Your Songs into the Hands of the Artists Who Really Matter Through Show Business Trickery, Underhanded Skullduggery, Shrewdness, and Chicanery, as Well as Various Less Nefarious Methods of Song Plugging: A Practical Handbook and Historical Portrait is the funniest, hippest, longest-titled how-to book you'll read this year.
“Laced with humor and a sense of place that oozes the aroma of magnolia blossoms.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution “[A] Southern-fried romp.” —Entertainment Weekly Whether it’s a mystery, sassy women’s fiction, or a combination of the two, New York Times bestseller Mary Kay Andrews always gives her fans a read to remember. And now she’s throwing a Hissy Fit, in the best possible sense. A delicious tale of revenge and renovation, Hissy Fit tells of a wronged spitfire who’s determined to see that the no-good lowdown, lying, cheating varmint of an ex-fiancé who ruined her life and her business gets the comeuppance he so richly deserves…even as she struggles to revitalize a broken-down antebellum mansion for a hunky, if slightly odd, local businessman. If you like the novels of Fannie Flagg, Jennifer Crusie, Adriana Trigiani, and Emily Giffin, or are a devoted follower of Rebecca Wells or Jill Conner Browne’s Sweet Potato Queens, then Mary Kay’s Hissy Fit is not to be missed.
Jerrilyn Farmer′s #1 LA Times bestselling Madeline Bean Culinary mysteries continue to prove to be scrumptiously hip, savoury, and irresistible. In this mass market reprint of her second hardcover, Mad Bean is at it again as a search for the perfect sax becomes deadly. The dazzling Jazz Ball for the prestigious Woodburn School of Music promises to be event planner Madeline Bean′s greatest triumph to date. All the rich and mighty of L.A. society′s fund-raising crowd seem to be seriously enjoying the festivities. Of course, then everything goes straight to hell. Having to contend with a heap of celebrity trash, a ranting vocal coach, his rabid bitch of a girlfriend, and duelling preteen music prodigies is bad enough. But when the furious bidding war for the prize item to be auctioned off -- a one-of-a-kind, sterling silver Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone -- almost results in bloodshed, and the perfect sax subsequently vanishes, Madeline can′t help but wonder what else could possibly go wrong. Well he could arrive home to discover a dead body in her bedroom. Her ex-beau LAPD Detective Chuck Honnett could start making insistent "take me back" noises. And then there′s the red-haired stranger who seems to be stalking her. All in all, the lethal looniness surrounding the theft of a priceless instrument is threatening to drive Mad quite mad. With the jazz cool, the sax "hot," and the martinis smoking, it may drive her quite dead.
To his friends he was Big Foot Wallace and the Wild West Wind. To his enemies he was El Destripedor Rojo, The Red Ripper. Here is the extraordinary story of William Wallace, legendary frontiersman and a direct descendant of William The Braveheart, as portrayed in Mel Gibson's Academy Award-winning movie. An epic adventure of heroism, savagery, and revenge, The Red Ripper is classic historical novel, sure to be read and re-read for years to come. New Orleans, September 1829. Brothers William and Samuel Wallace board a ship for Mexico with bold visions of wealth and adventure in a new land. But a fool for a captain and a vicious storm land the two on the shores of Mexico, clinging for dear life. And soon a brutal band of freebooters attack the brothers, murdering Samuel in front of William's very eyes. From this day on, William's life has irrevocably changed course-his every waking moment is devoted to exacting bloody revenge upon his brother's killers. This haunting quest will take Wallace from the sun-baked streets of Vera Cruz to the mist-laden bayous of Texas, where his sharp steel blades and burning hatred will earn him the name that strikes fear in the hearts of his enemies...The Red Ripper.
E. Hoffmann Price was one of the "Weird Tales Circle" that included H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and Clark Ashton Smith. In fact, he was the only person to meet both Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft in person. The stories collected here span multiple genres and multiple decades: detective, western, adventure, and fantasy. The one thing they have in common (aside from some mildly titillating content) is the sure voice of a born storyteller. Once you start reading an E. Hoffmann Price story, you won't put it down. The introduction by Darrell Schweitzer, which leads off the collection, provides a lot more information on Ed’s work for the "Spicy" magazines...though quite tame by modern standards, they were considered quite risque in their day. Included in this volume are: INTRODUCTION, by Darrell Schweitzer SATAN'S DAUGHTER PIT OF MADNESS THE WALKING DEAD EVERY MAN A KING REVOLT OF THE DAMNED CRYSTAL CLUES NIGHT IN MANILA MURDER SALVAGE TRIANGLE WITH VARIATIONS SCOURGE OF THE SILVER DRAGON DRINK OR DRAW SHE HERDED HIM AROUND YOU CAN'T FIGHT A WOMAN SHORT-CUT TO HELL If you enjoy this ebook, search your favorite ebook store for ""Wildside Press Megapack"" to see the 170+ entries in the MEGAPACKTM ebook series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!
The contributors of this work include: William F. Nolan (part 1 of Ripper ), Jack Williamson (Ghost Town), Darrell Schweitzer (The Most Beautiful Dead Woman in the World), Clark Ashton Smith (The Face by the River), Jack Ketchum (Returns), Fred Chappell (The Invading Spirit), and E. Hoffmann Price (classic reprint - Satan's Daughter).
Are black cats lucky or unlucky? What should you do when you hear the first cuckoo? Since when have people believed that it's unlucky to shoot an albatross? Why does breaking a mirror lead to misfortune? This fascinating collection answers these and many other questions about the world of superstitions and forms an endlessly browsable guide to a subject that continues to obsess and intrigue.