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

One of the last few excerpts I’ll be sharing from “ICON”, and I apologize for some of the words used in reference to certain people in the book. They are purposely used in accordance with a specific character’s personality and emotional state, and not intended to offend. This novel gets a little spicy at times, but not too spicy. I really am enjoying writing song lyrics for the main characters, because it allows me to utilize a talent I hadn’t used in years. Oh, well, enjoy. I hope that, whatever creative endeavor you’re immersed in, yields you as much joy as “ICON” is yielding me. Happy writing. ~GD

“You have no idea what you’re saying. Hubert will crush you like an insignificant insect. He’s got more power than you can even fathom. You fucking owe me, Traci! Don’t you dare fuck me over. I’ve done a lot for you, and deserve more gratitude from you! I am always taking the heat for your immature, outlandish , behavior and I’m sick of it!” he shot back.

“That’s what you’re paid for, Mr. King. You were on the verge of loosing your job before you found me, did you forget?” she asked, sarcastically.

“Forget? How could I ever forget, especially with you constantly reminding me about it. You know something, Traci, the main reason you two don’t get along is because you’re just alike,” he told her, hitting below the belt.

“That’s a lie! I’m nothing like that tyrant. I couldn’t live with myself if I treated anyone the way he treats people,” she said, defensively.

“Right, Traci. Listen at yourself, you are no different. Look at how you treat me. You treat me like I’m a cotton picking slave instead of your manager. When I’m around you, I don’t even feel like a man,” he sneered.

“The way you let that tramp you call a wife demean you all the time is what’s emasculating you. Ivy barks orders at you like you’re her butler, not the hardworking husband who pays all the bill but, then, that’s all you are in her eyes. Someone who pays all the bills, and a pathetic looser she’s obligated to screw out of pity from time-to-time.” she said, vindictively.

“You take that shit back, Traci,” he demanded.

“The truth is a bitter pill to swallow, now isn’t it, Mr. Robert King ? Why don’t you tangle with someone on your own level, cabin boy,” she said, condescendingly.

“After all I made happen for you? You ungrateful bitch!” he sneered, fuming in anger.

“Hey, while you’re still on the clock, do one last favor for me. Tell your boss, Hubert Cole, to go fuck himself! ,” she said in a patronizing giggle, hanging up the phone afterwards.

Traci had finally crossed the line. She had spoken to him like crap for the final time. If he was going to loose it all, then so would she. He would work overtime to destroy the star he had created. He was done with being treated like louisiana trash, and vowed to ditch the nice guy image. It seemed as though in order to be treated with respect, he would have to be just as cold and cut throat as everyone else. That old adage, nice guys finished last, was straight truth. It took the harsh words of a mouthy superstar to awaken him from his rose-colored snooze.

“Thanks, bitch!” he said out loud.

“Did you say something, sir?” Jean asked from her desk, which sat just outside his office.

“Yes, I did. Jean, I need you to dig up as much dirt as you can on , Hubert’s boy, Charles Flintroy. I’m getting ready for war, and I need all the fire power I can get,” he told her, in one of the most sinister tones she had heard in awhile.

“I’ m on it, Robert,” she replied with overtones of curiosity. She couldn’t help wondering why he needed the information, but she loved drama, and would wait patiently.

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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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