I’ve always had a love for music. Maybe it’s because music is ingrained in my family roots. My grandfather played multiple instruments (guitar, banjo, piano, flute, clarinet, harmonica, and horn), and my brother has been a drummer in various rock bands since he was seventeen.
I dabbled briefly with bass guitar in high school (I had my own Rickenbacker bass and amp), and while it was fun for a time, I never had the drive to pursue it. Unlike writing, I didn’t feel the need to live and breathe it, the way I do with creating stories. I almost wish I did. I admire anyone with musical talent, and am just a little envious of that ability.
As a teen, I dreamed up plenty of stories with guys in rock bands and, even today, I’m a sucker for a good rock romance. That’s why when London Casey contacted me about showcasing her New Adult contemporary rockstar romance series, The Boys of DownCrash, I jumped at the chance to splash it on my blog.
Book One in the series is available now with Book Two scheduled to release soon. London will be returning in June to share more about that, but for now, check out the details of Book One, THE STRONGER, SAFER KIND. I love the cover!
The Stronger, Safer Kind
(The Boys of DownCrash #1)
All Scarlett wanted to do was thank the sexy stranger who helped her push away a drunk, grabby college boy at a bar. When that stranger identifies himself as Tripp and then takes the stage as the lead singer and guitarist for rock band, DownCrash, everything in Scarlett’s life begins to change.
Her best friend, Andy, confesses his love for her and leaves her with what should be an easy decision to make… yet each time she looks in Andy’s eyes, she can’t help but face her secret, nightmarish past.
The only thing that makes Scarlett feel better is Tripp… but Tripp isn’t just a bad boy rockstar, he’s hurt. He’s in pain. He tries to hide his pain in a bottle, but Scarlett believes that, perhaps, their secrets can help each other.
Friendship and love is suddenly put to the test, and Scarlett is torn… Will she choose an easy, comfortable, happy life or a life clouded with mixed signals, raw emotion, and intense romance?
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You can play the guitar? Jealous lady here.
Sounds like a fantastic book. I never could resist the drinks way too much, self-destructive, musician type.
Actually, I can’t play guitar. I fiddled with it and couldn’t manage the hand coordination which is why I switched to bass guitar – – four strings instead of six and notes instead of chords. That lasted about two years before I sold it to a guy in my brother’s band. I’m much better at writing, LOL.
Ya see, that will show you how much I know about guitars and bass guitars. 🙂
Love this concept. Mae, how cool you were a total rocker base-playing chick! Did you do the whole big hair thing?
Hi, Jessi. Yep, I definetly had the big hair…lots and lots of it and the weird clothes too, LOL.
Oooo…this sounds awesome! Love the rock stars! I’ve been known to go to a concert or two and stare dreamy eyed at the lead singer or any of them really. LOL I’ve also dabbled in the music world…eons ago. Piano was my longest, but I did play guitar for a few years. My son sings everywhere he goes, even in places where he shouldn’t. I’m hoping the music vibe continues with him. We’ve got a guitar calling his name 🙂 Maybe I’ll finally get a backstage pass for once in my life!! LOL
I did the dreamy eyed stare thing too, L.J. And it sounds like you made much more progress in the musical world than I did. I just didn’t have the knack.
How cool that your son enjoys singing! Hopefully, he’ll latch onto the guitar too. That backstage pass could happen yet! 🙂
I love it when I get to see another side of you, Mae. I too love music and you set up a perfect lead in for ‘The Safer Stronger Kind.’
Thanks, Sheri. I enjoyed looking back on the music connections in my family and remembering my own silly attempt, LOL. Those were fun days and still make me grin!