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Stacey Lynn Swain (born November 30, 1958), known by her stage name Stacey Q, is an American pop singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Her best-known single, John Mitchell's "Two of Hearts", released in 1986, reached number one in Canada, number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the top ten in five other countries. Early life Swain was born on November 30, 1958, in the Orange County suburb of Fullerton, California. She is the youngest of three children. Her mother, Joyce, bred Cardigan Welsh Corgis that have appeared in Hollywood films and television. In a 1989 interview, Swain said she was three years old when she asked for dance lessons, but had to wait until she was five, when she did classical ballet. In 1969, she became the youngest member of the Dance Theater of Orange County, a local company that performed at benefit shows in Anaheim. She spent 11 years studying ballet and also learned flamenco dancing. She performed at multiple Disneyland's Christmas Fantasy on Parade events. She studied at the Community Theatre of Performing Arts and the Wilshire Theatre of Arts. She also performed in costume as the "Dutch Puppet", a name she used as a publishing alias during her early recording career. She went to Loara High School during her sophomore year, but then transferred to Anaheim High School. After graduating from high school in 1976, Swain joined the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, where she performed as a showgirl in her first year, and as an elephant rider in her second year. Her first singing project was a Los Angeles radio spot where she introduced and announced programs while impersonating members of The Go-Go's. Career 1981–1984: Q, SSQ and Playback In 1981, Swain was introduced to Jon St. James, the proprietor of Fullerton's Casbah Recording Studio, which hosted recordings for the bands Berlin and Social Distortion. Jon was a big fan of synth bands like Kraftwerk and M; when he met Stacey Swain in 1981, he knew right away that this impossibly stylish former Ringling Bros. elephant girl and veteran of the Disney Main Street parade possessed star qualities perfectly compatible with electronic music, a genre Stacey also adored. She was enamored of the obscure Japanese band The Plastics and The B-52's, and simply could not get over David Bowie. As a student of style, Swain could literally turn rags into a fashion statement. On one occasion she went to the renaissance fair in Agoura dressed simply in two large pieces of soft leather she bought from a shop in Anaheim. St. James was developing a synthpop group called Q, named after the James Bond character. The band consisted of St. James on guitars, and Dan Van Patten and John Van Tongeren on vocoder and synthesizer. She served as the assistant producer on the band's four tracks for The Q EP when St. James realized they needed a vocalist for their first track "Sushi", which Swain provided as she had previously recorded demos at his studio. She then became the lead singer for Q, although at that time, she still considered herself more of a dancer than a singer.In 1981, Q (the original project) was Jon, Dan and myself hence Jon Q, Dan Q and Stacey Q. Q, the original name of the project, references James Bond and the scientist responsible for all his high-tech gadgets. The Q EP received little airplay except on college radio. Its success led St. James and Swain to develop more songs. In 1982, the group added drummer Karl Moet and synth player Rich West, but had to change their name because of copyright issues when producer Quincy Jones reportedly had "established use of the 'Q' moniker". They renamed the band SSQ, which was inspired partly by a fishing endeavor where St. James "was fishing in a lake 'no bigger than a bathtub' and made a joke that the boat was the 'S.S. Q,'" and also that "SS" stood for Stacey Swain. SSQ released their debut album Playback in 1983 under Enigma Records, which featured the single "Synthicide" that was also made into a music video. 1985–1987: Breakthrough, Stacey Q and Better Than Heaven In 1985, Swain signed a recording contract with Columbia Records. Using Stacey Q as her moniker for solo works, she released her debut single "Shy Girl". Her eponymous album later was distributed in cassette format to limited release. The album contained an early version of "Two of Hearts", which originally was released and performed by Sue Gatlin. After her singles collectively sold several thousand copies, she signed with Atlantic Records with St. James as manager and the other members of SSQ as backup musicians. She recorded the album Better Than Heaven in three weeks. Its title track was co-written by Berlin, "He Doesn't Understand" was written by Rusty Anderson, and "We Connect" was written by Willie Wilcox of Utopia "Two of Hearts", its lead single, received substantial radio airplay, along with its music video on MTV, in the latter half of 1986. It reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the top 10 in several other countries. The album reached number 59 on the US album chart, and was certified gold in Australia. "Two of Hearts" briefly was considered for a "Weird Al" Yankovic parody, but the songwriters declined. She went on a U.S. and European club tour.The success of "Two of Hearts" led Swain to television appearances on talk shows as well as guest panel appearances on game shows The Gong Show and The New Hollywood Squares She appeared as the character Cinnamon in the episode "Off-Broadway Baby" of the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life where she performed "Two of Hearts". In a follow-up episode, "A Star Is Torn", she performed "We Connect". Cast regular George Clooney made his farewell appearance when his character decides to join Cinnamon as a roadie. 1988–1992: Hard Machine and Nights Like This Swain released Hard Machine, the second Stacey Q album, in 1988. She changed her hair color from blond to red, and adopted a punk rock-influenced appearance. The album had other producers besides St. James, resulting in a different musical direction. The single "Don't Make a Fool of Yourself" peaked at number 66 on the US Hot 100, with a remix by Shep Pettibone making the top five on the Hot Dance Chart. The single was featured in the Full House episode "D.J. Tanner's Day Off", where she briefly appeared as Stacey Q. The songs "The River" and "Another Chance" were featured in the cult action film One Man Force, where she also had an appearance.Nights Like This was her third and final album with Atlantic. Released in 1989, it also marked SSQ's last participation. Its first single was "Give You All My Love," and "Heartbeat", its second single, featured backing vocals by Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles. Its title track featured backing vocals by The Weather Girls. The musical style involved more experimenting with instruments such as Kawai keyboards. She promoted the album with another national tour at various clubs. On television, she appeared in an episode of Mama's .... Discover the Stacey Lynn popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Stacey Lynn books.

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  • Sneak Attack synopsis, comments

    Sneak Attack

    Stacey Lynn

    A sneak attack by the girl who broke my heart, reminds me what could have been… I might have made it as an NFL quarterback, but I was still me– still living in my hometown nor...

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    The Nordic Lords MC

    Stacey Lynn

    Three fulllength novels now in one boxed set!!!!Come and meet the men of Nordic Lords Motorcycle Club. It's one steamy, suspenseful and wild ride!!!!Book One: Point of Return, Daem...

  • Rule Breaker synopsis, comments

    Rule Breaker

    Stacey Lynn

    Spending the night in jail isn't exactly how I planned to spend Christmas, but I've had worse holidays… Now that I'm out, it's time to accept my real punishment. Coaching teny...

  • Stacey Lynn Taylor v. State synopsis, comments

    Stacey Lynn Taylor v. State

    Court of Criminal Appeals of Alabama

    PATTERSON, PRESIDING JUDGE The appellant, Stacey Lynn Taylor, appeals from the trial court's order revoking his probation. He was indicted for two counts of unlawful dis...

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    Try Me

    Stacey Lynn

    When Marcus Whitmore finally realizes he isn’t going to get the only girl he’s ever loved and his family isn’t going to be together, he decides it is time to move on. After all, th...

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    Point of Surrender

    Stacey Lynn

    Debt. Guilt. Death. Finn Walker has spent years carrying the weight of his regret and guilt with him wherever he went. When he found his home with the Nordic Lords Motorcycle Club...

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    Love At First Glance Box Set

    Stacey Lynn

    Love At First Glance: A Collection of Firsts has everything you need.With four fulllength novels, Love At First Glance includes the first book in four different series by author, S...

  • Point of Redemption synopsis, comments

    Point of Redemption

    Stacey Lynn

    Lies. Heartbreak. Betrayal.No one knew the devastation of those three words more than Faith Winston and five years ago, she endured every one of them. All she wanted was to fe...

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    Dirty Player

    Stacey Lynn

    As MVP tight end for the Rough Riders, I'm used to getting what I want. When I want. If my sexy as sin looks don't seal the deal, my larger than life bankroll does.Plus, ...

  • Time Out synopsis, comments

    Time Out

    Stacey Lynn

    A onenight stand with a sexy stranger has me in over my head and calling time out…Most of my team celebrated our Monday Night Football win with family and a few drinks. I celebrate...

  • Point of Return synopsis, comments

    Point of Return

    Stacey Lynn

    Deceit.Destruction.Death.Olivia Masters grew up familiar with all of them. The daughter of the President of the Nordic Lords Motorcycle Club, Olivia always knew she wanted nothing ...

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    Stacey Lynn

    When the most difficult decision of Laurie Baker's life needed to be made, she took off for a weekend alone to weigh her pros and cons and consider all her options.What she didn't ...

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    Final Shot

    Stacey Lynn

    Final Shot was originally published as a part of the Scoring Over The Holidays Anthology. It is a prequel novella that will help increase reading pleasure of Game Changer, but it i...

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    Stacey Lynn

    Liam Parker crash landed into Laurie's life when everything else was crumbling all around her. Her marriage and career were in pieces and her mind was left spinning.But one touch f...

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    Dream Maker

    Stacey Lynn

    Hooking up with my best friend's little sister is one thing, getting drunk and marrying her in Vegas is another…My team just won the Stanley Cup. I should be out on the town celebr...

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    Stacey Lynn

    Talia Merchant dropped the idea of a forever kind of love after the first guy she loved stole not only her heart, but he also took her virginity….and then he took off.Now, busy wit...

  • Playing With Fire synopsis, comments

    Playing With Fire

    Stacey Lynn

    Jude Taylor swept me off my feet the moment I met him.Literally.He chased me. Tried to win me. For the first time in my life, he made me feel like taking a risk might not be so sca...

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    Shot Taker

    Stacey Lynn

    A week away for my brother's wedding was supposed to be a chance to unwind, not get tangled up with a bridesmaid… I have an injury that could end my career and unless I'm read...

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    Hard Checked

    Stacey Lynn

    Getting served divorce papers was not how I planned spending New Year's Day.I probably shouldn't have gone to my favorite bar and gotten wasted trying to drown my sorrows.I definit...

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    Scoring Off The Ice

    Stacey Lynn

    Sometimes scoring off the ice leads to the greatest rewards.I've had only one goal in life since I first strapped on a pair of skatesmake America's pro hockey league.I left Denmark...

  • Point of Freedom synopsis, comments

    Point of Freedom

    Stacey Lynn

    Hatred. Desire. Broken Dreams.Jules McAllister has loved and lost.She experienced the gut wrenching pain of grief after her boyfriend, Scratch, a member of the Nordic Lords MC, die...

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    Playing To Win

    Stacey Lynn

    It was a threeweek fling. Nothing more than a couple of college kids having some fun, but then I did the stupid thing and fell for Jude Taylor quicker than he can score a goal on t...

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    Weekend Fling

    Stacey Lynn

    It’s just supposed to be a weekend fling. . . . “Stacey Lynn always knows how to perfectly balance sexy and sweet.”New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne Fresh ou...

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    Goal Chaser

    Stacey Lynn

    When my exwife walked out our door, she didn't just take her belongings with her, she took my heart.I was pretty sure it would never work again, but that was before my sister's bes...

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    Fighting Dirty

    Stacey Lynn

    There's nothing I wouldn't do for my best friend.Like, hide the fact I've been in love with her for years.Or agree to be her fake boyfriend when we have to return to her hometown f...

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    28 Dates

    Stacey Lynn

    In the age of apps and social media, how many dates does it take to find “the one”? The author of Knocked Up and Fake Wife swipes right on love with a captivating friendstolovers t...

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    Hooked On Her

    Stacey Lynn

    Tessa Chauncy is the best kind of trouble. Beautiful, sweet and completely off limits. I've sat by and watched other men drool after her and forced myself to stay in check. Hey, I'...

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    Filthy Player

    Stacey Lynn

    As Quarterback for the Rough Riders, I'm used to calling the shots... Every woman knows who Beaux Hale is, and they all know I'm nothing but a player. The first time a wa...

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    Risky Game

    Stacey Lynn

    Romance between them is strictly offlimits, but forbidden attraction has never felt so irresistible…I'm playing a risky game…I'm the brand new coach of the current Super Bowl Champ...

  • Tight Spot synopsis, comments

    Tight Spot

    Stacey Lynn

    When a fake relationship feels a little too real…. I'm in a Tight Spot. I'm not a nice guy. I'm too rude. Too gruff. I want to be left alone and stay in my lane as one of...

  • Cocky Player synopsis, comments

    Cocky Player

    Stacey Lynn

    Like most guys I have a type she wasn't mine. Not at all.The angelic beauty on the dance floor has innocence written all over her. But I can't stay away. And when she runs fro...

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    Game Changer

    Stacey Lynn

    Falling for your best friend is one thing, accidentally getting knocked up by him is another…Hockey hottie Garrett Dubiak has been my best friend since college and the one constant...

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    Wicked Player

    Stacey Lynn

    As wide receiver for the Rough Rider's football team, I have the best hands... on and off the field. I also have a secret one I would do anything to protect. An airt...

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    Secret Keeper

    Stacey Lynn

    What started as a typical night out with my team, became the best night of my life.Picking up a smoking hot blonde, I take her back to the hotel, expecting the evening to go down l...