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
Book 9:  Rise
Book 10: Dream On
(Spring 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  Lyrics

In the Heat of the Night       Lyrics

Not You Don’t                       Lyrics

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Promises in the Dark            Lyrics

Helter Skelter                          Lyrics

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Shadows of the Night           Lyrics

Silent Partner                          Lyrics

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Painted Desert          Lyrics

Outlaw Blues         (acoustic)   Lyrics

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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

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True Love               Lyrics

Evening   Lyrics

Don’t Happen No More  Lyrics

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Kingdom Key                         Lyrics  

Everybody Lay Down Lyrics

Ties that Bind                         Lyrics

Disconnected                          Lyrics

Crazy                                         Lyrics

Sanctuary                                Lyrics

Rise (Part 2)                            Lyrics

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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

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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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Crashed   Lyrics

What I Want          Lyrics

There and Back Again   Lyrics

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Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap     Lyrics

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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

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INXS — Devil Inside  Lyrics

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David Bowie

As the World Falls Down    Lyrics

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Seal — Kiss From a Rose   Lyrics

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Lisa Loeb — Stay   Lyrics

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Duran Duran — Wild Boys  Lyrics

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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

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Tubthumping                          Lyrics

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The Motels

Only the Lonely    Lyrics

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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




Dream On   Lyrics



Never                       Lyrics

Barracuda               Lyrics

Magic Man             Lyrics

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Any Way You Want It         Lyrics

Don’t Stop Believin’                             Lyrics

Open Arms                                               Lyrics

Chain Reaction                       Lyrics

Wheel in the Sky                    Lyrics

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Stevie Nicks


Edge of Seventeen                Lyrics

Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around  Lyrics

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Wild Heart                              Lyrics

If Anyone Falls     Lyrics

Enchanted                                Lyrics

Gate and Garden   Lyrics

Nightbird                                 Lyrics

Nothing Ever Changes Lyrics

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Whole Lotta Trouble                             Lyrics

Rooms on Fire                                         Lyrics

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Fleetwood Mac

The Chain               Lyrics

Gold Dust Woman                Lyrics

Gypsy                       Lyrics

Dreams    Lyrics

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Selena Gomez & The Scene

Love You Like a Love Song              Lyrics

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Mr. Mister — Broken Wings  Lyrics

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The Fixx

One Thing Leads to Another              Lyrics

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Chris De Burgh

Lady in Red — Lyrics

Don’t Pay the Ferryman — Lyrics

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of Chris De Burgh


Charlie Daniels Band

Devil Went Down to Georgia — Lyrics

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Bonnie Tyler

Total Eclipse of the Heart — Lyrics

Holding Out for a Hero — Lyrics

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Love Ain’t No Stranger — Lyrics

Slow ‘n’ Easy — Lyrics

Slide It In — Lyrics

Still of the Night — Lyrics

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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.

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.

Never piss off the bride on her wedding day.

The end of the galactic chess game is nearing.


With Tyler’s sudden rise, a thousand would-be assassins come out of the woodwork.


An encounter with a planet made of solid Crystal, infused with the power of the Universe, brings about her most startling metamorphosis.


Jerome thought he had a tiger by the tail before. Now she’s a whole new animal.

The end game is here.


Old enemies come out of the woodwork and reveal themselves at last.


It’s time for Hades to come home.


Immortality is imminent.