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The Hotel California

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(Novelette - 14,000 words)
You’ve heard the song. Now experience the rest of the story and never hear it the same way again.
Adam Moss is a famous rock star, driving across the Mojave desert on his way back to Los Angeles. When he stops at the Hotel California for the night, he discovers that he has entered a realm where nothing is as it seems.
After meeting Maria, a mysterio
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Published (first published May 14th 2011)
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The Haunted Reading Room 2017 - Year of Lovecraft
Review: THE HOTEL CALIFORNIA by Donnie Light

An endearing paranormal novella seamlessly interweaves the lyrics of the famed Eagles' song "Hotel California." A hot-shot rock drummer undergoes a belated coming-of-age as he finally recognizes his "real" self, and where he took a wrong turn in life. While this progresses, danger approaches, and the choice becomes "Stay forever" or "leave now." Readers will delight at the ways that the lyrics provide backdrop (my mental orchestra played in delight all
Shawn Weaver
Jul 10, 2011 Shawn Weaver rated it really liked it
Ever wanted to know what happened to the guy who unknowingly stepped into the song Hotel California. Well Donnie Light takes you there. Just like the song, Hotel California is a quick trip into dark mystery. What lurks behind the hotels closed doors, and beware of the sultry woman who lives there.
Shawn Weaver, Author – The Dark Caravan
Jul 26, 2011 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
My growing up listening to the Eagles made this novelette a special treat. This fast paced, brilliant novelette is intriguing and Donnie Light's descriptions of the main character's thoughts and emotions are brilliant. The use of lyrics from the song add a special touch. The main character, like most men, single and alone; would fall under the same captive spell. I am hooked on Donnie Light's novels and cannot wait for him to finish his latest creation. I know it will not disappoint. Rebecca Sca ...more
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Apr 06, 2015 Barb (Boxermommyreads) rated it liked it
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I love great 70's and 80's music and The Eagles produced some of the best. That was why I was pleased to stumble across this novelette which took one of their eeriest songs a step further. I enjoyed this story tremendously as I believe any true fan of The Eagles might. The author does a nice job of weaving lyrics and Eagles tidbits throughout the story. I really enjoyed that Adam's band was called The Fast Lane.

The story is h
Lori Franklin Hopkins
Sep 01, 2014 Lori Franklin Hopkins rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Where to start? Ah...I was raised on The Eagles by my mom. Their heyday was before I was born, but their songs linger as some of the greatest music EVER. The Hotel California has always been a great mystery to me. I have heard everything from it being about limbo, to aliens. This was a nice alternative to always wondering what it could be about. The fact that the protagonist managed to get away to tell about it was c
Laura Reading
Jun 30, 2014 Laura Reading rated it really liked it
I dare you to read this novella without the Eagles music invading your head.
Both are a welcome repast.

Donnie Light has given life to the story behind one of music's most popular songs.
A tale of loss and redemption, of past and future, of being lost and trying to be found.

I was gifted a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review.
Thank you for this opportunity.
I recommend it to people of the Eagles generations and to paranormal fans.
Jennifer Peters
Sep 10, 2014 Jennifer Peters rated it it was amazing
Have always loved the song. This is a different way to look at it.
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I have been a storyteller since I can remember, and my novel, Dark Justice, is my first book-length work.
Recently co-wrote a vampire novella called Ripper's Row, with author Shawn Weaver. I recently published a novelette called "The Hotel California." The sequel to Ripper's Row is now published, titled "Ripper's Revenge". I am currently working on my next thriller novel, as well as an inspirationa
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