01 Ties CoverThe Ties That Bind ~ explores the complex lives of the O’Conners, the Grants, and the Lockhardts. Something-or someone-ties these three families together.

Farin O’Conner is a beautiful 25 year old singer making the jump from the Los Angeles nightclub scene to the Top 40 charts. She has been signed by Warner Brothers Records and, due to a fateful meeting at a swank LA restaurant, is dating pop music’s biggest sensation: Jordan Grant.

Outwardly, Farin has it all. Inwardly, a storm is brewing. This storm threatens to consume her and bring anyone in her path to ruin. Only those closest to her know about the horrifying nightmares, her shaky personal relationships, and the emotional instability that began shortly after the death of her father some fifteen years earlier. Along Farin’s path to fame and fortune, her past and present collide in a miasma of secrets and scandals.

Jordan Grant becomes the love and stability for which Farin has always longed. He ignores her inconsistencies, endures her extremes and vows to help her come to terms with her past. His only flaw is his inability to face the truth: Farin is both a dam on the verge of breaking, and the ice that splits the rock.

Chris Grant, a rock-n-roll icon and Jordan’s older brother, is the one person who threatens Farin’s relationship with Jordan. Chris has spent his entire life enjoying his celebrity and all that came with it. When Chris meets Farin, feelings assail him he can scarcely label, let alone resolve. If he pursues Farin, his life will change forever.

Record mogul Jameson Lockhardt holds recording contracts with Jordan, Chris and, eventually, Farin. Jameson is the world’s most successful creator of musical megastars. Unbeknownst to anyone, Jameson holds the keys to Farin’s past and present like a map to a hidden treasure, and will stop at nothing to keep it buried deep within the sands of time.