Birds of Paradise by Stephanie Blackman
Approx. 72,540 words.
Published on July 8, 2011.
When trucker Joe-Mack picks up a runaway in Vegas and drops him in Hollywood, he offers to help him if the need arises. When the call comes, Joe-Mack becomes embroiled in Freddie’s life along with Starlet, the homeless girl who desires stardom. The three have in common a search for love and a place to belong.