“ICON” the fourth excerpt from another Author G. D. Grace novel. (Release Date: TBD)

Not sure how many more excerpts I’ll be sharing, but enjoy.  “ICON” has certainly stolen the attention away from “Daddy”.  It seems that all  stages of my literary adventure is teaching me something new.  During this one, a new phrase “creative summons”.  ~GD

After cutting through the thick sea of press, fans, and photographers, Traci made it safely inside The Huntington event center into another ocean of people, but many of them were peers in the industry. The Huntington Event Center was one of the world’s most exclusive venues, and wasn’t accessible to the every day commoners.  It was donated and  dedicated by T. K. Huntington, one of the richest business tycoons on the planet. His estimated worth was somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 billion dollars. T. K. became one of the most eligible bachelors in the world after loosing his wife, Shayla, to breast cancer late 1995.

There was this rumor that had been in circulation for years, about T. K. and Hubert.  Apparently T. K. Huntington despised Hubert Cole with a passion.  Supposedly, it didn’t start out that way . From what Traci  had been told, T. K. and Hubert used to be best friends. The two met years ago during their freshman year while attending an exclusive ivy-league college located on the east coast. She assumed it was either Yale or Harvard. The source never disclosed which one.

They remained close for several years after graduation, until Hubert ruined everything. Before things soured, T. K. asked Hubert to be best man at his wedding.  After he agreed, T. K. told Hubert that he was marrying,  Shaylan Whetherfort, his childhood sweetheart.  Hubert was elated, and quickly accepted the invitation.

The luxurious wedding went off without a hitch, and immediately following the lavish reception, the newlyweds jetted off to one of the most affluent countries in the world, Monaco.  T. K. had immersed himself in romantic bliss, so he didn’t see the looming darkness that awaited. As far as he was concerned, he had finally married the girl of his dreams, and  life was perfect.

At least he thought it was.

Betrayal.  A heinous act without moral boundaries, unlimited in possibility. Origin of the crime determines the severity of impact. From a stranger damage is minimal, but when initiated by the man you called friend, it takes part of your soul.

Shayla was forbidden fruit that Hubert had to bite.  He had never lain eyes on a woman so astonishingly  lovely an exotic before in all of his life.  Her smooth , even, mahogany skin-tone intrigued him, and that sweet pleasant fragrance she wore filled the immediate air around her and it was  intoxicating. Regardless of the brotherly friendship between he and T. K. Huntington, he had to take a bite.  Besides, he always considered friendship to be just another sacrifice you had to make to get what you wanted.

Surprisingly, the marriage did survive the infidelity; however, the friendship between he and Hubert did not. Over the years, and in spite of their personal differences, they would still enter business ventures together.

Avid readers and other creatives are probably the only ones whom truly understand the spirit of writer.  It’s almost like a spirit dictates to you relentlessly.  ~GD

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About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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