My co-author, M.F. Smith, has some EXTREMELY talented connections…i.e. his kids. His son, Scott Smith, wrote this gorgeous song for the release of the book. I am in complete awe!! It brought me to tears the first time I listened to it. I hope you all like it as much as I do… (press the link below and the audio will start playing)
The Shadow of Mudflap Song by Scott Smith
Well I saw her pretty face
It was beautiful to me
Thunder at my feet
And lightning in the air.
Well her face is like a rose
A whisper in the wind
The night full of stars
Her light shines within
And I saw the light
I’ll tell her that I love her
That she’s the one tonight
Oh I hold her tight
With the crazy world around us
I won’t give up the fight
The bullets fly around me
And my heart starts to go
But for your love I keep fighting
There’s no better thing I know
Love never fails
Love never breaks for me
I’ll never quit
Never give up on you
Forever will be
Just you and me always
We were meant to be
Scott doesn’t have a website yet, although I definitely foresee this in his future, but he does work a lot with his talented sister (also M.F.’s daughter), Anna Averitt. Here his the link to her Facebook page so you can keep up with what both these talented musicians are doing!
And don’t forget, it releases in only 5 weeks!!!
All proceeds will go to the Lubbock Chapter of the Red Cross.
To us, first responders are heroes. But for them, risking their lives is a normal, everyday thing.
Born the baby of the family, Mudflap has always had something to prove to emerge out of the shadows of his older siblings. He spent eight years as a Special Ops elite sniper and is now a firefighter. But at his heart, he’s just a normal West Texas good old boy who loves his beer, women and football, until the Department of Defense calls him up to say they need his skills again.
Shanae is a first responder of a different sort. She’s a trauma nurse who works on a medical evacuation helicopter team. But while she lives a life full of adrenaline every day, it’s just a cover for her real life, where she hides in the shadows and is secret agent, Shadowfox for the Lubbock Foxtrot Team (LiFT). She’s living the kind of life that most people think exists only in movies and books.
Working for two different branches of the government, Mudflap and Shanae are in a race against time and the terrorists who threaten the very heart of West Texas life, football. They’re working toward the same goal, but find themselves in a confrontation against each other and the lies they’ve each had to hide behind. Can love win out in the end or will the cost be each other and their very lives?
First responders are heroes every day, but this story tells the tale of when they become even more and find love along the way. The key is for them to stay alive so that they can complete their mission and just maybe live happily ever after.
On an ordinary day, they save lives. On an extraordinary day, they save the country.