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London – April 13th, 1988
Well, I certainly will not rush into things as far as Dean is concerned. A phone call from him this evening meant another long conversation and a dinner date tomorrow evening. We both get on well, and I hope it lasts. It may all be happening far too quickly, after Stewart, and I may be on the rebound, but the waters around Dean seem calm and steady. I wonder if he sees the same in me? After all, Stewart is still on my mind and we’ve that upcoming meetup we promised each other.
It looks as if I could be moving again soon. We were told tonight that the house is on the market. It came as quite a shock to all of us. I do enjoy living here with the other guys. However, after a long talk with Stephen, we’ve decided to look for a flat together. After all, we get on so well, and I’m sure it’s not a bad idea, so as from tomorrow we start looking at the rental market.
There’s no panic on finding a new place just yet, though. It could take up to six months to sell the house, so at least we have plenty of time on our hands. On the other hand, we could be out by July or August. Hopefully, by then, Stephen and I will be well-settled somewhere new! Fingers crossed.
Welcome to this new feature for 2018 on Hugh’s Views and News. In this feature, I’ll be sharing snippets from my diary of 1988. We’ll also take a trip in Hugh’s Music Time machine to hear some songs from the 1980s which have been chosen by some specially invited guests.
This week, my guest is the author, writer and blogger, Tina Frisco. Not only is Tina a published author, but she’s also a singer and songwriter. She has performed publicly in many different venues. Born in Pennsylvania USA, she attended nursing school in New York and now lives in sunny California.
Tina has published three books, one of which – Vampyrie: Origin Of The Vampire, we’re going to feature today. Released in December 2016, if you like stories about creatures that have a blood addiction, then add this book to your ‘must-read list.’ Here’s the blurb about the book.
What if vampires were not the undead, but rather the dying? What if there were two factions among vampires: the sustained and the unsustainable? And what if those factions were at war with one another over the life of a young woman who promised them a future? Vampyrie brings the myth of the vampire into the realm of possibility.
Phoebe Angelina Delaney is a reluctant genius and compassionate hothead. She finds herself in a pitch-dark underground and doesn’t remember how she got there. Did she drink too much alcohol and wander off in a stupor, or was she kidnapped by a malicious element determined to make her life a living hell?
Sir Michael Alan David is a vampire – an enigma, charismatic and mysterious, who weaves in and out of Phoebe’s life. Does he intend to use his title as a ruse to draw her closer to an unearthly fate, or is he a cloak-and-dagger knight in shining armor?
Too many secrets have been kept for too long. Phoebe must unravel the mystery in order to survive. Two major characters from the author’s first novel, Plateau, join forces with Phoebe to battle the demons in Vampyrie.
Click here to buy Vampyrie: Origin Of The Vampire
Connect with Tina
Website/Blog ~ https://tinafrisco.com
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Tina’s song choice is ‘I Want To Know What Love Is ‘by Foreigner.
Released in 1984, ‘I Want To Know What Love Is‘ was the band’s first number one hit single. Charting at number one in both the U.S.A and the UK (and many other countries), this power ballad remains as popular today as it was when first released in 1984. Written by Mick Jones, the idea for the song came to him during the middle of the night. Thank goodness, he didn’t just turn over and go back to sleep! Thanks for the excellent song choice, Tina.
I don’t think I had any idea what love is or how to find it back in April 1988. Do you have a favourite song that you like to listen to when you can’t sleep? Share a link to it in the comments.
Next week, another new face comes onto the scene, but with the same old problems. Will I ever learn? Click here for the next instalment.
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