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Author: Amapola

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BookSurge Publishing
ISBN: 1-4196-1155-0
Binding: Trade Paper

408 pages

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Synopsis: A harrowing journey into the hidden shame lurking beneath the surface of an outwardly normal and happy home. The author’s first-hand experience of life as a singing star brings realistic dimensions to characters otherwise portraying a façade of perfection and innocence, in their quest for a better life.

Publisher: BookSurge Publishing of
ISBN: 1-4196-1155-0 Binding: Trade Paper  408 pages



It was show time, and the electricity was in the air, but nothing like the electricity that Janeera’s entrance created. She sang the first few bars of her song as the lights dimmed. There was a hush when her captivating voice came through the speakers, sweetly and intimately as the lyrics poured…

“Here I am…Here you are…you and I together…”

She caressed the lyrics so intimately, that it made men restless. No one who heard her voice could wait to see her, and the darkened stage created this longing, especially in Miles. Then the burst of spotlights came in kaleidoscopic colors, spotlighting everything around the room in rhythm, to the fast and driving beat of the bass, congas and drums. She appeared from nowhere, yet no one knew how she did it, when she was suddenly onstage. She looked stunning, gliding on the stage like a ballerina wearing a tight, nude-colored jumpsuit with glittering colorful gemstones.
Song after song, Janeera reigned regally as the queen of the night. Her clever repartee tastefully sprinkled between songs entertained even Miles, who rarely enjoyed live performances. Even Troy Neil had to admit that with all the dislike he felt for this “unwanted” singer, Janeera was good at her craft, and she brought in a lot of business.

Soon it was Janeera’s last song, a ballad that tore through the hearts of many. She sang like her broken heart wrote the words and music. But Janeera was far from brokenhearted. She sang her songs wholeheartedly because she was in love with Raymond. Even singing sad songs gave her inspiration, because now she could imagine how sad she would be without Raymond in her life. Before the last note was sung, people rose to their feet and gave Janeera a much-deserved ovation. Miles stood and applauded enthusiastically like a proud father, signaling his bodyguards to get up and do the same.
Drenched in perspiration, Janeera was waiting for the elevator to take her to her suite, when a couple of strangers approached her. One of them casually remarked that Miles Gerrard was waiting for her.
“Give me a few minutes to get out of this costume, and I’ll be back to say hi,” replied Janeera.
“Do you mind, Miss Janeera, if we walked you to your room?”
“It’s safe here in the hotel, gentlemen.”

“Mr. Gerrard wants us to escort you to your suite. We’re just doing our jobs.”



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Royal Palm Award
Indendent Puglishers Award
Foreword Mag Award
iUniverse Blue Ribbon

Coming Home
Our price: $15.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0-595-27623-7
Published: Jun-2003

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Amapola’s first novel is about family and first loves, about one woman’s struggle to break free from her past mistakes only to meet them again in a nightmarish journey to truimph.

Book Description
Little Charity Ashlyn is losing her home for the second time as her parents go through a messy divorce due to her father’s infidelity and gambling. The emotional turmoil from these early painful years leaves her with the inability to trust, and her relationship with her childhood sweetheart Michael finally fails. The ensuing years see Charity in a living nightmare, lurching from one disastrous relationship to another when an unexpected event promises to reverse her wheel of destiny. Will she have the courage to see it through?


Music CD title "Homecoming" which includes "Meditation" played by Michael Byron wiithin the story.  Click here to order
Audio Clip of "Meditation]
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“I have read Amapola’s earlier stories and found them to be filled with great characters. Her warm and insightful perspective, plus her continual involvement with new and interesting people, made her stories interesting.”
 — Hector Santos, Author,

“…your superb talent in singing and playing various musical instruments is in the same vein with your writing skills… genuinely warm and down to earth.”
 — Kitty Canete Knight, Producer and Co-star of The Way of the Warrior 1982 BBC Documentary

“There are so many more interesting stories and facts in Amapola’s life and in her travels that truly belong in best seller books. When her books are published I urge you all to obtain your copies.”
—J im Stoeber “The Most Interesting Life of Amapola,” Super Pinoy Times

“Twice I was honored to be the guest artist on her weekly TV show in San Francisco and now to add even more color to her already illustrious career, Amapola has written a wonderful love story that warmed my heart.”
 — David de Alba, “David de Alba on Amapola”

“If this story doesn’t touch your heart then maybe you don’t have one.”
— Justo C. Justo, Asian TV host, Politician, Journalist

Amapola's third novel is on the burner, thank you.
Music CD title "Homecoming" which includes "Meditation" played by Michael Byron wiithin the story.  
Click here to order [Sample Audio Clip of "Meditation]
Order the package of 1 book & 1 CD: $24.95 includes S/H to order
Click here