The Rocker and the Bird Girl

Mattie Saunders

Book 1
Rod Raglin
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If someone called Mattie a bird brain she'd take it as a compliment. She loves birds, has spent her entire twenty years surrounded by them and believes they are more intelligent, loving and loyal than, well, most anything else in this world.

 

Mattie's grandfather spent all his retirement, time and funds, establishing a sanctuary for  homeless, imported, exotic birds.

 

Now granddad was gone and so has the money to support the sanctuary. In her desperate search for funding to keep the refuge open Mattie read that lead guitarist and lyricist Bodine, of the notorious rock band, Seditious, owned a Macaw as a pet.

 

It was obvious the guy was fabulously wealthy. Maybe he'd like to spend some of that money saving these beautiful, precious creatures instead of on drugs and expensive toys?

 

He wasn't answering her emails so she guessed she'd have to try to get his attention at the Seditious concert that was coming to town. She'd never been to a rock concert and wasn't looking forward to it, but desperate times called for desperate measures.

 

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Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll have taken their toll on Bodine, lead guitarist and songwriter for Seditious, the chart topping, outrageous rock band. He's just playing the part until something better comes along. The problem is what's better than being a rich and famous rock idol? Certainly not helping some over zealous young woman save exotic birds, even if his best friend is a Blue and Gold Macaw.

 

 

 

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About the author

Rod Raglin is a journalist, photographer, a keen environmentalist  and the author of nine self-published novels and two plays.

He lives on the west coast of Canada.

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Rod Raglin
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Published on
Oct 5, 2017
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Pages
71
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ISBN
9781370757282
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
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 Matthew and Raminder are young, idealistic and in love.

As soon as they can they plan to leave behind the small town and small minds of Pitt Landing. They will embrace life and experience the world, maybe even change it.

Man plans, God laughs.

Raminder’s father has a stroke and her commitment to her family means she must postpone her plans and stay in Pitt Lake. It’s just the opposite for Matt. A family tragedy leaves irreconcilable differences between him and his father and forces him to leave.

 They promise to reunite, but life happens.

Twelve years later, Matt is an acclaimed war correspondent. He’s seen it all and it’s left him with post-traumatic stress, a gastric ulcer, and an enlarged liver. He’s never been back to Pitt Landing though the memory of Raminder and their love has more than once kept him sane.

He’s at his desk in the newsroom, recuperating from his last assignment and current hangover and reading a letter from his father, the first contact they’ve had in over a decade. It talks about a legendary lost gold mine, a map leading to it, and proof in a safety deposit box back in Pitt Lake. He’s sent it to Matt in case something happens to him and cautions his son to keep it a secret.

Matt is about to dismiss the letter when the telephone rings. It’s Raminder telling him his father has disappeared somewhere in the wilderness that surrounds Pitt Lake.

Lost gold, lost love and lost hope compels Matt to return home. Will he find any of these, or does something else await him?

 

 

This collection of books contains:

Swede

Shadow

Cooper


Full descriptions are below:


SEALs of Honor: Swede


His fellow SEALs have lost their hearts one by one while murder gets in the way of the promise of finding his own true love. Swede is on the lookout for his perfect mate, but if it'll happen is secondary to when considering that he's deep in the wilds of Mexico hunting a rebel training camp. When a group of civilians wanders into the middle of his operation, Swede is stunned to learn a woman he long ago decided was completely wrong for him is in the very place his team is setting up an extremely dangerous mission.


Eva loves animals, especially those in need. When a friend requests her help transferring a herd of horses from Mexico to new homes, she jumps at the opportunity…and lands herself in trouble. Swede is an old "frenemy" and he's determined to extricate her to safety before the rebels show up. Even as he works to shelter her, she struggles to protect her heart from him a second time. The rebels have plans of their own--one that isn't likely to involve a happily-ever-after in Swede and Eva's futures.



SEALs of Honor: Shadow


Given a life that's been little more than an uphill battle, it's no wonder Shadow is so damn good at dealing with whatever's the hardest, the most hazardous and hellish.


The life of a SEAL is the one place where Shadow is most comfortable existing. He's certain of what he's capable of achieving, knows when to act and exactly how to do what needs to be done. But when he sets off on a mission to rescue Arianna and her family, his world goes from precise, controlled action to blown-to-smithereens chaos. Who is this woman and why does she rattle him the way no one else ever has?


Arianna has been plunged into a foreign state of affairs that includes kidnapping, beatings, threats…and Navy SEALs. The only good thing about this nightmare is the dark, dangerous savior watching over them. Shadow doesn't seem to have a clue what to do with her. Although she has a pretty good idea where she'd like to see their relationship go, will they ever get that chance?

She's been marked for murder, and it's up to Shadow to save her--or risk losing what he hadn't even realized he wanted, yet now can't live without…



SEALs of Honor: Cooper


A highly-skilled practitioner of medicine saved Cooper's life and sanity while that same woman steals his heart.


Being a SEAL is at the core of Cooper's being, but he isn't just doing his duty when the doctor who miraculously restored him to life is kidnapped. He's the first in line to volunteer in her rescue.


Dr. Sasha Childs has devoted herself to helping others. Finding out her husband is helping himself to her best friend solidifies her sense of single-minded devotion to practicing medicine. Disillusioned about love, she volunteers her skills to a Syrian refugee camp crying out for medical aid. She's completely unaware of the war brewing around her until she's caught in the middle of it.


Cooper had his hands full rescuing Sasha from foreign hands the first time. After the war comes home, keeping her safe a second time becomes damn near impossible. Blessed with getting his life handed back to him, he discovered he needs a second miracle before the woman he's fallen for becomes little more than a casualty of war.

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