Kingdom Key

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Book 1: Searching For the Kingdom Key

Book 2: Shadows of the Night
Book 3: Too Long a Soldier 

Book 4: Dirty Deeds
Book 5: Purgatory
Book 6: Out of the Ruins

Book 7: There and Back Again

Book 8 Ties That Bind (Spring, 2019)
Book 9:  Rise
(Fall, 2019)
Book 10: Sanctuary
(Spring 2020)

Book 11: Dream On (Christmsa 2020)

Music figures large in the telling of this saga.
Soundtrack lists are for listening to while you read, if you so choose. They help to set the tone for the novels.
Some of the most important songs are listed below with links to lyrics.

For simplicity (and for now), songs are sorted first by artist and then the albums on which they appear.

Pat Benatar

Every Benatar song is included,
but these are the ones most frequently referenced.


If You Think You Know How to Love Me

In the Heat of the Night           Lyrics

Not You Don’t                          Lyrics

Purchase Heat of the Night


Promises in the Dark    Lyrics

Helter Skelter                Lyrics

Purchase Precious Time


Shadows of the Night   Lyrics

Silent Partner                Lyrics

Purchase  Get Nervous


Painted Desert     Lyrics

Outlaw Blues   (acoustic)   Lyrics

Purchase Tropico


Walking in the Underground   Lyrics

Big Life            Lyrics

Red Vision       Lyrics

Purchase Seven the Hard Way


Outlaw Blues                Lyrics

Purchase Best Shots
This is the electrified version.
The acoustic is on the
Tropico album


Too Long a Soldier   Lyrics    

All Fired Up                  Lyrics

Let’s Stay Together      Lyrics

Don’t Walk Away        Lyrics

Cerebral Man                Lyrics

Wide Awake in Dreamland     Lyrics

Purchase Wide Awake in Dreamland


True Love         Lyrics

Evening            Lyrics

Don’t Happen No More  Lyrics

Purchase True Love


Kingdom Key                Lyrics  

Everybody Lay Down Lyrics

Ties that Bind                Lyrics

Disconnected                 Lyrics

Crazy                              Lyrics

Sanctuary                      Lyrics

Rise (Part 2)                  Lyrics

             Purchase Gravity’s Rainbow


Rise (pt 1)       
Same Lyrics but rockin’ electrified

 available on Synchronistic Wanderings


Strawberry Wine          Lyrics
River of Love               

Purgatory                       Lyrics

Papa’s Roses                 Lyrics

Angry                             Lyrics

At This Time                 Lyrics

In These Times            Lyrics

Purchase Innamorata


Go                     Lyrics
Have It All      

Sorry                Lyrics

Not currently available

for digital download.
Buy a new or used cd copy of GO here.


Days of the New


Flight Response           Lyrics

The Real                        Lyrics

Enemy                            Lyrics

Weapon & the Wound   Lyrics

Take Me Back Then     Lyrics

Bring Yourself             Lyrics

I Think                           Lyrics

Phobics of Tragedy      Lyrics

Not the Same                 Lyrics

Provider                         Lyrics

Last One                        Lyrics

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So...What is this Kingdom Key series about???

A young woman (who discovers she has fantastic psychic abilities) fighting against walls of lies and the deceptions and bad deeds of bad men in order to figure out who she really is, what she really is, and the reason for her existence.

Takes place on Earth and on planets through much of Gamma quadrant (I've now and then made reference to hundreds of planets I made up and named) with some time travel and a parallel universe jump.

So there's space stations and aliens and lots of treachery and deception and lots of martial arts and philosophy
(Kung Fu, Tao Teh Ching, philosophies of other planets), and death and destruction as she grows by barely controlled leaps and bounds.


Crashed            Lyrics

What I Want     Lyrics

There and Back Again   Lyrics

Purchase Daughtry



Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap     Lyrics

Purchase the CD Dirty Deeds
Done Dirt Cheap

I have a live version purchased on Google Playoff a compilation called Rocks Greatest Hits Live


George Michael

Father Figure    Lyrics

Hard Day          Lyrics

Monkey            Lyrics

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Ozzy Osborne

Crazy Train                   Lyrics

No More Tears             Lyrics

Mama I’m Comin’ Home        Lyrics

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Judas Priest

You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’    Lyrics

Purchase Screamin’ for Vengeance


INXS — Devil Inside  Lyrics

Purchase Kick


David Bowie

As the World Falls Down        Lyrics

Purchase the soundtrack to Labyrinth


Seal — Kiss From a Rose   Lyrics

Purchase  Seal


Lisa Loeb — Stay   Lyrics

Purchase  Tails


Duran Duran — Wild Boys  Lyrics

Purchase Arena


Metallica — Enter Sandman  Lyrics

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Here Comes the Rain Again    Lyrics

Love is a Stranger        Lyrics

Missionary Man           Lyrics

I Need a Man                Lyrics

Purchase Greatest Hits



Tubthumping                 Lyrics

Purchase Radio Waves of the '90s: Pop Hits


The Motels

Only the Lonely           Lyrics

Purchase the Essential Collection


Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Do You Wanna Touch    Lyrics

Bad Reputation            Lyrics

Hate Myself for Loving You   Lyrics

Fetish    Lyrics

Purchase Here


Def Leppard

Let It Go           Lyrics

Pour Some Sugar on Me          Lyrics

Women             Lyrics

Purchase Here






Never                 Lyrics

Barracuda         Lyrics

Magic Man       Lyrics

Purchase Heart on Amazon



Any Way You Want It             Lyrics

Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’      Lyrics

Don’t Stop Believin’                 Lyrics

Stone in Love                             Lyrics

Open Arms                                 Lyrics

Mother, Father                           Lyrics

Chain Reaction                          Lyrics

Wheel in the Sky                       Lyrics

Purchase Journey on Amazon


Stevie Nicks


Edge of Seventeen       Lyrics

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around  Lyrics

Purchase Bella Donna


Wild Heart                    Lyrics

If Anyone Falls            Lyrics

Enchanted                     Lyrics

Gate and Garden          Lyrics

Nightbird                       Lyrics

Nothing Ever Changes Lyrics

Purchase Wild Heart


Whole Lotta Trouble                 Lyrics

Rooms on Fire                            Lyrics

Purchase Other Side of the Mirror


Fleetwood Mac

The Chain         Lyrics

Gold Dust Woman       Lyrics

Gypsy                Lyrics

Dreams             Lyrics

Purchase The Very Best of


Selena Gomez & The Scene

Love You Like a Love Song    Lyrics

Purchase on Amazon


Mr. Mister — Broken Wings  Lyrics

Purchase on Amazon


The Fixx

One Thing Leads to Another   Lyrics

Purchase Reach the Beach


Chris De Burgh

Lady in Red — Lyrics

Don’t Pay the Ferryman — Lyrics

Purchase The Lady in Red: Very Best
of Chris De Burgh


Charlie Daniels Band

Devil Went Down to Georgia — Lyrics

Purchase on Amazon


Bonnie Tyler

Total Eclipse of the Heart — Lyrics

Holding Out for a Hero — Lyrics

Purchase on Amazon



Love Ain’t No Stranger — Lyrics

Slow ‘n’ Easy — Lyrics

Slide It In — Lyrics

Still of the Night — Lyrics

Purchase Definitive Collection


Billy Idol

Rock the Cradle of Love          Lyrics

To Be a Lover               Lyrics

Tyler Brooks always knew Earth was small and insignificant. Looking up to the sky, knowing there was more, she could not have guessed at her future for all the riches on the planet.

Unexpected psionic abilities emerging whether she wants them or not, thrust into a galactic society she didn't know existed, she has to sink or swim on her own. Not knowing who to trust, it sure seems like no one is willing to help unless it benefits them.

Stepping onto a space station for the first time, knowing no one, she has more enemies than friends...and a host of would-be lovers she finds hard to keep at arm's length.

Who is the enemy and who the lover? Sometimes it's hard to tell. Everyone has their secrets and their agendas. They all want to own her, control her...or kill her. She has to find out who is who and what is what, and put together the puzzle of her existence when no one else wants her to.

The second book in the Kingdom Key series picks up where the first left off.

Tyler has determined who her enemies are. Now she has to decide if she's willing to give up  everything she has -- and everything she might have -- for the possibility of a distant but glorious maybe.

Personal tragedies make it easy to say yes. Her most passionate love makes it impossible to say no.
She must overcome her deepest regrets and doubts that cloud her. She must conquer her own fear before it rules her.

She has to make the single most difficult decision of her life if she's ever going to fulfill her ultimate purpose.

Reborn a fiery redhead, Tyler is back on Earth with a plan in one hand and vengeance in the other. Knowing who can and cannot be trusted won’t make her life any easier. Knowing what will happen,

and when, isn’t a guarantee that she can stop the alien invasion bearing down on her home world.


Knowing who and what she is — a goddess developing in violent leaps and bounds—doesn’t mean

she likes the idea. Or accepts it.


She’s tired, of so many things. She’s been...Too Long a Soldier.

Tyler finally gets the chance to live her life how she wants; but finds there are too many things she has to do first before she can indulge much in the simple freedoms.


She finds herself taking actions and righting wrongs others are too afraid to take on.


She, and her newly formed army, will do the dirty deeds no one else has the guts—or the balls—to do.

Pronunciation Key — In case you’re not sure how to pronounce some character or place names,

see if it’s included here on this page.

Trust and Consequences

There comes a point when you’ve pushed  the Universe more than you should…

And the Universe smacks you back.
~~ Hard ~~

There comes a time when you’ve driven your enemies to the wall…And they start to come for you.

Tyler finds herself back where she started in far too many ways. Once again wondering if friends really are friends or if they are enemies in disguise.

The men around her realize the games are over. It’s about to get little too real.

When Does Punishment End?


Picking up where Purgatory left off, Tyler is trapped in an endless night  of assassins and arguments.  Drastic action gets her out of it for a while…But she has to go back sooner or later.


Whether or not the right decisions were made, the time comes to pick up the pieces of a life left on hold for seventy years.


Somewhere inside that blank façade of perfect regal control is the fire that once was Tyler. Landra Ahr’s desperate attempts to get her back may bring about the extreme changes necessary for all their futures.


Or will result in further ruin.

A Time to Love

In the midst of personal tragedy, Jerome and Tyler
find their way back to each other.

What forces will try to drive them apart this time?
How far into their future selves will they evolve?

Peace can be its own curse for two warriors always up for a good fight.