b'Venus Sings the BluesBuck StormWhat if you could change your life and write your own story? What if you could make your dreams come true? T o say Bones isnt thrilled with his dead-end job at the Venus Motel would be an understatement. But when youre fifteen with no family, expecting any prospects for your future feels pretty pointless. You just have to roll with the whims of the powers that be. Motel owner, Calico Foster, cant keep herself afloat, much less rescue a lost kid. A job is all she can offer.Why Jimmy La Roux chooses the Venus to land at when he rolls out of the desert and into the parking lot is more than anyone knows. But with a rattle of Harley pipes and a cloud of dissipating dust, he roars in, fresh from blasting through the cosmos, ready to change all of their lives. And hes wielding a magic box that makes anything that goes into it disappear forever.Welcome to the Venus Motel, where a million stars dance above the neon and things are almost never what they seem.With a cast of characters including a blues-playing magician biker, a broken singer running away from her past, a couple of down-and-out crooks, a lovelorn cowboy, and a famous author drowning his demons in a bottle of rum, Venus Sings the Blues is a vivid, quirky ride into the desert Southwest. Like all of Buck Storms stories, in a style reminiscent of an engaging blend of Jimmy Buffet and Gabriel Garca Mrquez, its full of humor and depth, and takes a lyrical look at Gods love and his pursuit of humankind. Buck Storm is a singer, songwriter, and novelist in Hayden, Idaho. His books include The Beautiful Ashes of Gomez Gomez, The Sound the Sun Makes, Truck Stop Jesus, and The Miracle Man. Find out more about Buck at buckstorm.com.RELATED TITLESUNIQUE SELLING POINTS Character-driven fiction with a uniquely978-0-8254-4687-0$16.99poetic rhythm Paperback5.5 x 8.5312 pages Perfect for fans of Charles Martin and CarlFICTION / Christian / ContemporaryHiaasen Kregel PublicationsRights: WorldSeptember 13, 2022 Author writes about realistic faith strug-gles with humor and heartThe Sound the Sun Makes The Beautiful Ashes of 978-0-8254-4686-3$15.99 Gomez Gomez978-0-8254-4637-5$15.99www.kregel.com 13'