Jennifer Brasington-Crowley is an author, illustrator, artist and animal advocate. She is a graduate of E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and an advertising copywriter and graphic designer.
She is the author of the Lyndsay and Lainey Lion children’s book series (www.sunnyvillezoo.com), as well as contemporary fiction Cayman Island, Stillwaters, BirdSong, Raven Song, The Woman Who Fell to Earth, Dolphing Magic and Dolphin Song availabl from Amazon.com. She currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and children, dog and three cats.
What if Raven Xerces went back in time to kill Baby Hitler? What if he met author Saffron Amatti's characters from the Lucas Rathbone Mysteries along the way? Get ready for culture clashes, misunderstandings, nosy ghosts, an apple that doesn't work, swearing (lots), flirting (more than Lucas would like), ugly babies, and enough laugh out loud moments to have the tears rolling down your cheeks. Download for FREE!
COMPANION BOOK TO NIGHTINGALE Your favorite angsty rock star anti hero is back. Raven Xerces is getting married! "As soon as something goes bad for you, you’ll be right back to using. I know you. When the going gets tough, Raven Xerces gets wasted." Raven Xerces is getting married. Finally clean after a lifetime of substance abuse, Raven is quickly learning that perhaps he was better off on the drugs. Meet the Parents meets Welcome to my Panic, Hell’s Bells is the story within the story, the missing piece between where Raven Song ended and its epilogue. How did Raven and Stanzie go from newly reunited soulmates to a picture perfect family of four? Not without a lot of retakes along the way. After battling aggressive fans and uprooting her entire life, Stanzie thinks she knows what she's in for, but nothing could prepare her for Raven's deepest family secrets and one giant bombshell. With the help of his bandmates and everyone’s favorite trust fund kid, celebrity stylist Pretzel Freudenberg, Raven prepares for a life outside the spotlight. But is suburbia ready for a rock ‘n’ roll invasion? From disastrous proposal to a worse meeting of the in-laws, down the aisle and straight into fatherhood. How will Raven manage without his crutch? Heaven only knows: Hell’s Bells, it’s Raven’s wedding.
Jay Nightingale is living his best life: newly engaged, a baby on the way, this unassuming strawberry farmer has everything he’s ever dreamed of. But there’s one problem, and it’s a Nightmare. After surviving a fat shaming mom, a gold-digging ex-wife, not to mention the past he’s kept buried for over fifteen years, all Jay wants is to live his life in peace and quiet with his little family. After divorcing an abusive ex-husband, and battling her own bouts with depression and alcoholism, not to mention the unspeakable death of her fiancé, all Cayman wants to do is live a quiet life with her quiet Jay. But when disaster strikes on the opposite side of the globe, Jay is called into duty, but it’s not at all what he expected. Will Jay’s secrets tear apart the fragile life he’s built for himself and his wife? Or is love stronger than the truth? COMPANION BOOK TO HELL'S BELLS Trigger Warning: Contains reference to domestic abusive, depression, suicide, addiction
“Are you saying your dead boyfriend possessed Fat Freakshow and made it seem like you were kissing him?” Three years ago, Cayman Stillwater lost the love of her life, Jonathan Sharpe, and has since been treading a very fine line between living and dying. A literal fine line that runs the width of her wrist. But when she bumps into Jay Nightingale, a strawberry farmer visiting family over the holidays, he feels exactly like her lost love, even down to his natural scent. Cayman will do whatever it takes to be with Jonathan again, even if it means pretending to fall in love with a stranger. A sweet and uplifting, and sometimes painful holiday romance, Cayman Island is a story of grief and recovery, of risks and redemption, and ultimately, of love.
Jonathan Sharpe is an engineer, a Gemini and a liar. He also kills people with his dreams. But now, he’s met the only woman he's ever loved, and he never wants to fall asleep again. Cayman Stillwater is on a business trip to Sonthofen, Germany. Never in her wildest imagination did she think she would meet the man of her dreams. Or that he might kill her with his. Hauntingly beautiful, Sitllwaters is a book about soulmates, a passionate Shakespearean love story.
A raw and unapologetic coming-of-age story, BirdSong follows the journey of seventeen-year-old Robin Xavier from world-class nobody to world-famous rock star. Coming from an abusive childhood home, Robin’s mental and physical scars haunt him incessantly, and the only relief he can find is in a bottle. Broke, addicted, but determined, young Robin boards a Greyhound for a cross-country quest to search for his runaway sister. What he finds along the way is the one and only Indiana Joan Ashburn, a carefree spirit with an unsurpassed lust for life, a head full of arbitrary facts and a deep secret of her own. Follow Robin as he faces love and loss, friendship and monsters, hope and demons, and a fame he could never have imagined. The exciting prequel to Raven Song spans two decades of sin and salvation. BirdSong is sex, drugs and rock n roll at its finest.
This is story of a harried zoologist, a haunted rock star and the belt that ties them together. “Take my belt.” Stanzie Butler could not miss her flight. The most important trip of her career was on the line, and this rude, loud, unkempt hooligan was not going to ruin it with his dress code violation. Raven Xerces, the notorious rock star with a tortured past, troubled present and uncertain future, seemed to be doing all he could to sabotage Stanzie’s flight. Raven Song is a story for dreamers, believers, rockers and lovers. A girl-next-door meets bad boy rock n roll romance that’s sexy, fun and full of memorable characters, dark family secrets, colorful sidekicks, layered song lyrics, a talking raven, a clowder of cats, an endangered addax, a nest of sea turtles, a trip to the zoo, fine vintage guitars, a bottle of hair dye, some new tattoos, and a whole lot of rock n roll.
'Twas ten days before Christmas,
and all through the house,
Raven Xerces wreaked havoc,
his in-laws both groused.
See what happens when rock legend Raven Xerces spends the holidays with his in-laws in this fun holiday short story. A fun companion to Raven Song and BirdSong, A Very Raven Christmas imagines a future Raven Xerces as he plays husband, father and son-in-law. This fish-out-of-water story is a laugh out loud delight, full of family drama, sweet romance and plenty of havoc you've come to expect from lovable, angsty, awkward, antihero Raven Xerces.
Arthur Dottweiler is quite literally at the end of his rope, until his life is turned upside-down by a mysterious figure who may very well be the late David Bowie. This female incarnation of the legendary artist thrusts Arthur into a kaleidoscope world where nothing is impossible. But is David who she claims to be? Join Arthur on a colorful journey of self-discovery, friendship, love and the importance of embracing life and those who travel with you. At its core, this is an uplifting story of accepting oneself, of emerging from the darkness and embracing life. A little bit of fantasy, a little bit of magic, and a whole lot of Ziggy Stardust, The Woman Who Fell To Earth is a fun adventure, full of colorful, unforgettable characters, mystery and suspense. It's a joyride down the rabbit hole for new or longtime David Bowie fans or for anyone who has ever felt alone
She yearns for the sea, searching for her past. He comes from the sea, searching for his future. He is the son of a wealthy business tycoon, on a journey to change his life. Torn from the only family he ever knew, thrust into the socialite life he never wanted, Hunter Erickson is desperate to reclaim the life he’s lost, even if it means losing everything. She is a Cuban refugee, with a tragic past she longs to make right. After a harrowing journey from Cuba to America, Marina Fernandez lives a quiet life on the shores of the Florida Keys, haunted by ghosts and guilt for lives lost at her expense. She tries desperately to rebuild her life, but cannot help but punish herself in the process. When an accident at sea lands Hunter at Marina’s doorstep, there is instant chemistry, like a cosmic force beyond their control. Despite what lies on the surface, they learn that they are not so different after all, and a romance sparks that neither one of them was prepared for. But will the past bring them together or tear them apart? The highly-anticipated sequel to Dolphin Song, Dolphin Magic is a story of family, romance and destiny. It will have you believing in Fate and rooting for Love.
For Janie Hunter, life couldn’t seem to get any better. Her recent engagement to the heir of Erickson Industries, one of the country’s most powerful oil companies, thrust her from a Midwestern middle class life into the socialite lifestyle one only dreams about. But underneath the glamor, lie family secrets that put Janie in the middle of a scandal she could never prepare for. Christian Wolf, researcher for manatee rescue and rehabilitation, makes a modest living in DeLand, Florida. Never married, he can’t seem to make any relationship last. But deep in his soul stirs the echo of one girl he can’t seem to shake, the one who got away. A moment of fate brings Janie back into Christian’s life. The sound of his voice takes her back to her youth, to the day she fell in love at first sight with those penetrating cobalt blue eyes and the sensitive man behind them who had no family but had a love for life that rivaled her own. Can Janie and Christian rekindle the heat they once felt, or are they simply seeing the past through rose-colored glasses? Is this the second chance they’ve been longing for, or will Christian let Janie slip through his fingers once again? Their heart aching reunion is put to the test, and leads to the discovery that true love never ends.