"House of Cards" re-write, sequel to "Card Castle,", part 2 of the "Deck of Cards" series.
Won "Impressive Characterization of Lance" in NF's Season 9 Awards.
In the wake of the publicized trial against Lou Pearlman, and recording of the highly anticipated second *NSYNC album, No Strings Attached, the boys look to hire a new bass player that can help promote their new sound at their live shows. That’s where Lance Bass’s friend, Annaleigh ‘Ace’ Carr, comes in. However, all bets might be off even before all the cards were even laid out on the table.
Lance Bass: Southern, compassionate, and fun loving fifth member of the ever popular boy band *NSYNC. Recovering from the surprising, sudden, and public court case win against the group’s creator, it looks like the boy band has everything going for them. With a new manager, new music, a new live band member in the form of his old friend, and new lives free from the master puppet Lou Pearlman the only way they can go is up. With his puppet strings clipped, Lance takes the time to learn about himself with no strings holding him back.
Annaleigh ‘Ace’ Carr: Smart, feisty, witty, sometimes scatterbrained, perfectionist; all the things that make up a hard working bass player. It was all the attributes that caught the attention of *NSYNC with the intention of hiring her as the new bass player for their live band. Traveling around the world, seeing the sights, meeting the people, and working with five of the hottest men on the planet; who wouldn’t want a job like that? She’s used to being in the background, following in Lance’s footsteps, but with her job on the line, she has to learn how to put herself in the forefront and deal with secrets that will shake her foundation to the core.
Corporate drone Serena Willis is living an existence that seems just fine, until she meets a celebrity on a flight to LA. Not just any celebrity, but one she's been dreaming about meeting for a long time. Trapped together as they fly to LA, they begin to talk and sparks fly. Serena takes a chance, and they hit it off. But will this be just a weekend fling, or is this more than they bargained for?
Life for Chris and Melissa Kirkpatrick seemed to be going along fine. Suddenly their world is turned upside down, leaving them both wondering if they can keep everything together or if it will fall apart.
"'Cause I'll give you my heart, if you would let me start all over again"
Justin Timberlake is starting over. After four years of wallowing in self pity and depression over losing the only two things that he'd ever loved, he's going back. Back to the music. Back to the chaotic schedule, the fans, the touring. And hopefully, back to her.
Penelope Asherbee isn’t one for the spotlight or the center of attention. She prefers behind the scenes – which is an easy job to get in the world of Hollywood since everyone is fighting tooth and nail to get noticed. She’s perfectly happy to continue her way to the top of the make up design world, one major motion picture at a time. But she has dreams outside of Hollywood, and her ticket out present itself in the indie, sure-fire hit, Southern Sunrise. Working with a star studded cast has its pros and cons, one of them being musician turned actor Justin Timberlake and Valora Francis, an actress who puts Naomi Campbell’s tantrums to shame.
Together with a bumbling cast of assistants, Penelope tries her best to keep her free spirit and easy going attitude unchained to the Hollywood mindset. But, of course, when things go wrong on set, and Penelope is suddenly thrown into the limelight, will she be able to keep her sanity? In a world where you fall faster than you climb, Penelope has to hold tight to who she is or be forever changed.
"It's autumn in New York that brings the promise of new love. Autumn in New York is often mingled with pain." - Frank Sinatra (Autumn In New York) -- It may be true that you can't change a man, but once in a blue moon, you can change a woman. Anything is possible... in a New York minute.