Rhapsody in Black

by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra

A different kind of cozy…

Elena del Carral has been invited to dance at a Gala Performance by none other than Derek Michaels, founder of the world-renowned Terpsichore Ballet in New York City. She’s also been invited to audition for Black Rhapsody, the unfinished ballet from the late choreographic master, René Fauchier. Delighted, Elena accepts the invitation, knowing this performance will enhance her career, not only as a principal dancer but also as an up-and-coming choreographer, as well.

But Elena holds a secret, too, one which revolves around Black Rhapsody itself. Unfortunately, no one warned Elena, when she arrived in New York, that her revelation would spark a chain of events that would involve attempted murder and finding an almost dead body in the rehearsal hall.


“Ah. Stop the press. The prodigal returns. Time to kill the fatted calf.”

Oh, hell.

Elena recognized the mockery and voice immediately. Justin. Justin Bakare. Ex-lover, conniver, exploiter, and all-around son of a bitch…

“I see the years haven’t changed your sunny disposition,” she said, her voice dripping with a slight touch of venom. “Praise just gushes out from your viper tongue, as always.”

“And I see your bitchiness hasn’t improved in five years,” Justin responded, throwing his ballet duffle on the floor.

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