Fallen Star
The site of writer, tech journalist and editor Ian Barker.

I currently have two published novels, a book of short stories and several non-fiction pieces. Feel free to explore the site to find out more.
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Fallen Star - A Romantic Comedy

Fallen Star is my first novel, published in 2010 it still has plenty to say about modern life.

The Fallen Boys were at their zenith when Zac’s luck ran out. How does the shock of being dumped from dazzling and conspicuous success into relative obscurity affect his fellow boy band members Karl, Ritchie and Leon?

Accustomed to adulation, wall-to-wall glamour, sex and all the illusions of fame, the Boys find themselves in strange territory. No longer courted, with zero prospect of resurrecting the group, they find themselves facing harsh realities.  Karl is driven to appear on chat shows and accept pantomime roles: all the P.R. exercises he previously spurned. Desperate for work he even auditions for a blue movie. Reluctantly, he participates in a TV reality series soon after he meets Lizzie Keating, daughter of an IRA bomber. Hormones and adrenalin surge as the challenges to their relationship surface: Karl’s father, ex-Army and implacable in his hatred for the Irish; Karl’s wandering eye; Lizzie’s refusal to play second fiddle to anyone.

With gusto, humour and insight, Ian Barker entertains with this intertwined tale of discovering what is truly valuable in life.

Where to buy

Available to order from Amazon now in ebook and tree book form.

The book also has a Spotify playlist which you can enjoy below.