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 has been writing all of her life, from poems and short stories, to children’s books and now contemporary fiction. She is the author of the Lyndsay and Lainey Lion children’s book series (www.sunnyvillezoo.com), as well as contemporary fiction The Woman Who Fell to Earth, Dolphin Song, Dolphin Magic and Raven Song available for download from Amazon.com. She currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and children, two dogs and three cats.
'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.
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. A fun and sexy story full of suspense and mystery, a magical dolphin, a haunting sea serpent, and an ocean of lies and deceit. Richly detailed Shakespearean romance that will make your heart ache as you root for the lovers to find a way to be together. Charming characters with raw emotions that the reader can relate to instantly. Believe in the magic!
"Oh no, love, you're not alone!" 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. Arthur goes from being a lonely, middle-aged orphan with nothing to live for to an outgoing motivational speaker who longs to share the meaning of friendship with the world. Along the way, Arthur and David help multitudes of friends and strangers: a down-on-his-luck rock star, a Bowie-inspired artist, an elderly woman who claims to have had a tryst with Bowie herself, and isn’t fooled by David’s now female appearance. But is David who she claims to be? As Arthur’s suspicions arise, he will have to choose between his newfound life with David, or abandoning her. 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.
What if you fell for a rock star? What if he fell for you? 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. And like a bad penny, he just kept turning up. When Stanzie’s layover leads her to Raven once again, he tries to make amends. Surfing, dinner and dancing lead Stanzie to discover that this obnoxious tabloid star isn’t at all what she expected, and she falls hard. But when their romantic evening turns sour, she tries everything she can to move on. The trouble is, how can you move on from true love? 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.
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.