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Play For Me by Céline KeatingPlay For Me by Céline Keating

Publisher: She Writes Press (April 21, 2015)
Category: Contemporary Literary Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Psychological
Tour date: Apr/May, 2017
ISBN: 978-1631529726
Available in Print & ebook, 217 pages

Play For Me

From the Award Winning Author:

It happens without warning: At a folk-rock show at her son’s college, Lily becomes transfixed by the guitarist’s unassuming onstage presence and beautiful playing―and with his final note, something within her breaks loose.

After the concert, Lily returns to her comfortable life―an Upper West Side apartment, a job as a videographer, and a kind if distracted husband―but she can’t stop thinking about the music, or about the duo’s guitarist, JJ. Unable to resist the pull of either one, she rashly offers to make a film about the band in order to gain a place with them on tour. But when Lily dares to step out from behind her camera, she falls deep into JJ’s world―upsetting the tenuous balance between him and his bandmate, and filling a chasm of need she didn’t know she had.

Captivating and provocative, Play for Me captures the thrill and heartbreak of deciding to leave behind what you love to follow what you desire.

My Thoughts Play For Me by Céline Keating

Is Lily having a mid-life crisis?  If not, why would she uproot her life of comfort and success for a folk-rock guitarist?  This is just what she does after attending a concert at her son’s college.  She uses the pretense of making a film of the band, to join them on the road.

It doesn’t take long for Lily’s once strong ethical compass to go askew and for sparks to fly. A musician’s life is usually a difficult one, even that of a famous one.  JJ is certainly not famous but he is young and talented.  How can Lily not be drawn to that.  However, it is one thing to imagine uprooting your settled life to go after the youth you have lost, than to actually act on it.

‘Play For Me’ is a thought provoking study on a woman who gains an obsession.  It is well written with a great cast of characters.  It has some great psychological tension and build up to its final conclusion. It was a bit of a departure from the kind of book I usually read but I am so glad I took it.  I highly recommend ‘Play For Me’ to those who love literary fiction with a bit of suspense.


I received the print version for my honest review.

About Céline Keating

Play For Me by Céline Keating

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Céline Keating is the author of novels Layla (2011) and Play for Me (2015), which was a finalist in the International Book Awards, the Indie Excellence Awards, and the USA Book Awards. Céline is also the co-editor of On Montauk: A Literary Celebration (2016).

Her short fiction has been published in many literary magazines, including AppearancesEchoesEmry’s JournalMount HopeThe North Stone ReviewPrairie Schooner, and the Santa Clara Review. Céline’s short story “Home” received the first-place 2014 Hackney Award for Short Fiction. Céline is also a music journalist whose work has appeared in Minor7th.comGuitar World, and Acoustic Guitar magazines.

Website: http://www.celinekeating.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/celinekeating
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCelineKeating/

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Washington Power Play by Allan TopolWashington Power Play by Allan Topol

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Description of Washington Power Play by Allan Topol

What does FBI agent Kelly Cameron’s college sweetheart, the dashing Xiang Shen, have to do with her latest case? As Cameron digs deeper into China’s influence on the presidential race, Shen’s romantic overtures might not be quite what they seem. What does this Chinese diplomat have to do with the influence of a foreign power on a national election? And who is targeting Cameron and her daughter?

In Allan Topol’s inimitable style, WASHINGTON POWER PLAY spins a tale of international intrigue, deception, and corruption at the highest levels of power.

 Kelly Cameron has just thwarted a terrorist attack on the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, and is now in charge of a task force to find a mole in the U.S. government. She soon finds evidence of a plot initiated by the Chinese government supporting General Darrell Cartwright to promote his election as the president of the United States.

Cameron’s efforts to thwart this plan are hindered by Shen, and Andrew Martin, a powerful Washington lawyer who has strong ties to the Chinese. At stake in this Washington power play is nothing less than the global balance of power.

Praise for Allan Topol

“Topol is up there with such masters of the labyrinthine as Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy.”—The Washington Post

 “John Grisham and Richard North Patterson may have a new successor”—Publishers Weekly

“Topol creates believable characters with real problems and emotions; he constructs a tight, suspenseful plot that has us flipping pages as fast as we can find out what happens while we root 100 percent for a hero we don’t altogether like.”—The Los Angeles Times

About Allan TopolWashington Power Play by Allan Topol

Allan Topol WASHINGTON POWER PLAY is Topol’s 13th novel of international intrigue. Two of them, SPY DANCE and ENEMY MY ENEMY, were national best sellers. His novels have been translated into Japanese, Portuguese and Hebrew. One was optioned and three are in development for movies. More recently, many of his books focused on his Craig Page series, including THE ARGENTINE TRIANGLE, THE RUSSIAN ENDGAME, SPANISH REVENGE, CHINA GAMBIT and ITALIAN DIVIDE.
 In addition to his fiction writing, Allan Topol co-authored a two-volume legal treatise entitled SUPERFUND LAW AND PROCEDURE. A graduate of Yale University Law School, he is a partner in a major Washington law firm, and has traveled extensively researching locations for his novels. He wrote a weekly column for Military.com and has published articles in numerous periodicals including the New York TimesWashington Post, and Yale Law Journal. He also has blogged for Huffington Post. For more information, visitwww.allantopol.com.

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