2015, Books, country music, life, Uncategorized

Missing Dixie @CaiseyQuinn is the missing piece!

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Synopsis:

Fighting for redemption . . .

I’ve lived most of my life in darkness, beneath the shadows of secrets and addictions. The last thing I ever wanted to do was hurt the only girl I’d ever loved—the one who brought me into the light. In my entire life I’d made one promise—a promise I’d intended to keep. I’ve broken that promise and now I have to live with the fallout. Dixie Lark hates me, and I have to tell her that I love her. I also have to tell her a truth that might destroy us forever.

Can she love me, even if she can’t forgive me?

Learning to move on . . .

Gavin Garrison broke his promise to my brother and he broke my heart in the process.I may never love anyone the way I’ve loved him, but at least I won’t spend my life wondering “what if.” We had our one night and he walked away. I’m beginning to move on, but my brother’s wedding and a battle of the bands are about to throw us together again.

Our band is getting a second chance, but I don’t know if I can give him one. How do you hand your heart back to the person who set it on fire once already?

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Oh how I love Caisey Quinn’s writing style, but this book, I’ve been waiting.  The moment Gavin walked away in Leaving Amarillo my heart hurt.
Missing Dixie is the conclusion to the Neon Dreams Series.  It’s one filled with hope.  The growth of both Dixie and Gavin as individuals is monumental, but within my heart and soul I relate so much to Dixie.   Each and every day I work with individuals that are like Gavin and Liam.  I know how much I want each child to survive and make it in this crazy world.
I literally started Missing Dixie and finished within less than 12 hours.  I grasped at the pages and what was going to occur next.  To see the love between them still there, but yet the unsureness of their relationship played with my heart.  This story will fill you with love, hope, and an ending that makes you smile from ear to ear.  I can’t get enough of this series, and can’t help but wonder what is next for the fabulous Caisey Quinn!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Caisey Quinn lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series and several other New Adult Romance titles. Her Neon Dreams series about a country rock crossover band paying their dues in life and in love on their rocky road to fame is now available from Avon/William Morrow.

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Excerpt

When Dixie finishes, she takes her place across the altar and I can’t tear my stare from her. Her sapphire eyes shine like diamonds with the promise of tears.

I wish I could give you this.

Right as I’m about to look away, her gaze collides with mine. My heart swells in my chest. I have so much to say and no words to say it.

I’m sorry.
I’m trying.
I love you.
She doesn’t even flinch at the turmoil I know is probably apparent on my face. She just gives me a confident smile and a knowing look as if to say, One day.

One day that will be us. A future.
A forever.

I fucking hope so.

I just have no clue how we’ll ever manage to get there.

2015, Books, country music, life, Uncategorized

I’m ready for an amazing #Storyteller @carrieunderwood!

TGIF!  AND…. Storyteller is live today!  It feels as if I’ve been waiting on this forever, and if the four singles that have been released are any indication of what’s to come… it’s going to be ah-maz-ing!

A few weeks ago I heard Smoke Break by Carrie Underwood, and it made me smile.    It’s life, and totally makes perfect sense.  It made me reflect on my life right now.  It’s crazy busy with balancing family life, writing, blogging, and my full time job.  Sometimes when life gets out of control and we want to take a few moments for ourself we should pause and take a “smoke break.”

It also made me think about several novels, but one in particular-Crashing Tides. Crashing Tides is about how one moment can change your life.  At the time you think your world is closing in, but as time moves on you realize that was your life plan.

Remember, at the end of the day, life is precious, cherish the ones you love, and take a moment for yourself every once in a while!

As for me, I can’t wait for work to be over today so I can listen to #Storyteller on repeat.  Country music is my biggest inspiration as an author, and Carrie Underwood never ceases to amaze me.   She’s not only a phenomenal role model, but she stays true to herself. In the world we live being true to yourself is SO important!

Check out Smoke Break by Carrie Underwood and download #Storyteller which is live today!

Check out these other FABULOUS country songs that include a little smoke!

Smoke A Little Smoke by Eric Church

Smoke When I Drink by Kelleigh Bannen

Smokin’ and Drinkin’ by Miranda Lambert featuring Little Big Town

Smoke by A Thousand Horses

Crashing Tides is currently on sale!

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Other book recommendations for when life doesn’t go as planned:

 

Tell me… what kinda things make you want to take a break from life?  What’s you’re favor song from the #Storyteller album?

2014, 2015, Books, country music, life, Uncategorized

Southern Perfection is a Perfectly YA!

Title: Southern Perfection
Author: Casey Peeler
Release Date: Jan 13, 2015
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Life is full of choices: good, bad, and ones you can’t control. 
Raegan strives to be perfect in every way. Varsity cheerleader, honor student, and proud granddaughter of Dover Lowery. By day, Raegan is an over-achieving high school student, but at three o’clock, her real work begins. 
What happens when appearances are not what they seem? Will Raegan be able to hold on to her life as she knows it, or will she be left all alone? 
All of these questions are answered with one night, one song, one story, and one boy.
When Emmett whispers in my ear that it’s time to go, goose bumps rise on my skin.  I bite my lip and nod in agreement as we make our way outside.  Our ride to the farm is filled with laughter and a desire to constantly touch each other.  I hear Dustin Lynch begin to play through the radio, and before I know what’s going on, Emmett has pulled the truck off the side of the highway with the engine running.  I stifle a laugh as he runs to open my door and squeal as he takes my hand and pulls me to the ground and into his perfectly rock solid body. We sing to each other while moving to the beat as random cars continue down the two-lane highway past us.
On the final beat of the music, Emmett takes my cheek in his hand, my mind races as he pulls my lips to his, and he kisses me like his life depends on it.  This has to be the best kiss of my life.  If I thought I saw stars at the field party, I just got caught in an entire constellation.  When I’m brought back to reality, I know that in this moment, this boy is going to change my life.

“Don’t miss this sweet, cute Southern romance with the bonus of a grandpa-granddaughter story that’s sure to land right in your heart.” ~Trisha Leigh, author
“Casey brings her undeniable exuberance for life to her passion for coming of age stories where she weaves charming and believable stories of love, country music, and small town life.” ~EMI Recording Artist Kelleigh Bannen

Covering the Carolinas, a limited time box set featuring Crashing Tides, Our Song, & Southern Perfection
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Crashing Tides:
You can predict the tides but not the changes they make. Gunnison Del Valle was the current in the tide that was about to change my life.
Crash one we met.
Crash two we fell in love.
Crash three changed our perfectly planned lives forever.
Our Song:
Belle Montgomery is a small town Carolina girl. She leaves her simple life, family, and friends behind to open for the one and only country music mega star, Jake Bryant. With a break in their tour, sparks are bound to fly when Jake visits the small Podunk town of Lattimore. That is until Belle’s long-time friend Chase McSwain makes his feelings known. Will sparks fly between Belle and Jake, or will Chase extinguish them before they start?
Casey Peeler grew up and still lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter. Her first passion is teaching students with special needs. Over the years, she found her way to relax was in a good book.
Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book!

 

Books, country music, life, Uncategorized

A week at the beach! #rollercoaster #lukebryan

There’s something about a week at the beach. As a child and as a teen, I lived for each summer. The thought of the sand between my toes while looking out in the ocean…it still is my favorite place to vacation.

As a teen, I can still remember the thrill of going to the beach, taking a friend, and having a carefree week without your preconceived labels from home to follow. You could be whoever and do whatever you wanted for one week. In doing so, you might have dressed a little different, used vocabulary your parents might not approve of, and even picked up a boy or two, or maybe ten.

What would happen if you lived in the moment, but one choice changed your future? Each and every time I hear “Roller Coaster” by Luke Bryan, I can picture Marleigh and Gunnison from “Crashing Tides.” I can see Gunnision and how this song fits his feelings for her, but what happens when the week is over? Do the feelings end? Does life go back to normal in their own towns or will their spring break romance last forever? Their carefree spring break romance is one that many can relate to, but it’s the path their lives go on after that that impacts their future.

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Other songs tied to the ocean:

Beach Town by Chase Rice

Summertime by Kenny Chesney

The Booze Cruise by Blackjack Billy

Pontoon by Little Big Town

Toes by Zac Brown Band

 

Check out Crashing Tides, and these other books that are set at the beach!

 

 

 

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2015, Books, country music, life, Uncategorized

Here’s to making someone #famous @KelleighBannen

Have you ever been burned in a relationship?  Have you ever been cheated on?  What happens if you get the final word?  That is exactly what happen in Famous by Kelleigh Bannen.  For me, I can’t help but think about Charley Rice getting even with Dylan Sloan in Finding Charley (Full Circle #2) by Casey Peeler.  There’s something about the power within the lyrics, and the girl coming out on top!

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After a horrific breakup with Dylan Sloan, the bad boy of the Dixon High Swim team, Charley Rice loses the confident swimmer she once was. Her best friend, Cash Montgomery is the only one who truly knows what happened that night and is a constant source of strength. After a summer of questioning who she wants to be, Charley decides to put the past behind and leave the small town of Grassy Pond to stand on her own two feet again.

While Charley is living her life to the fullest at college she meets Joe Olsen and falls head over heels. But one letter is about to change everything and this time Cash isn’t there to help her.  Will she be able to escape her past and on her own? Will she run home to Cash? Or will she find comfort in the arms of Joe? 

 

“Casey brings her undeniable exuberance for life to her passion for coming of age stories where she weaves charming and believable stories of love, country music, and small town life.” ~EMI Recording Artist Kelleigh Bannen         

If you love Famous then you will love these songs!

Before he Cheats by Carrie Underwood
Kerosene by Miranda Lambert

Books Recommendations

 
 
 
 
 

 

2015, Books, country music, life, Uncategorized

Hardcover Therapy & Country Music!

Hey y’all!

It’s been a while since I wrote a post that wasn’t a review or author spotlight! I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about how I want this blog to function and what I want it to feature!

Most of you know that I <3 books and country music!  With that being said, you are going to start finding a little of both on here!  Stay turned on what’s in store for me and the blog!

What country music would you like me to feature as well as authors?  Leave it in the comments below!

xoxo,

Casey

2015, Books, life, Uncategorized

Is it <3 or a Moonshine Crush?

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Southern Perfection by Casey Peeler!

Life is full of choices: good, bad, and ones you can’t control.
Raegan strives to be perfect in every way. Varsity cheerleader, honor student, and proud granddaughter of Dover Lowery. By day, Raegan is an over-achieving high school student, but at three o’clock, her real work begins.
What happens when appearances are not what they seem? Will Raegan be able to hold on to her life as she knows it, or will she be left all alone?
All of these questions are answered with one night, one song, one story, and one boy.

“Casey brings her undeniable exuberance for life to her passion for coming of age stories where she weaves charming and believable stories of love, country music, and small town life.”

~EMI Recording Artist Kelleigh Bannen

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2015, Books, life, Uncategorized

Oh! How I <3 Dallas! #LovingDallas @CaiseyQuinn

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SYNOPSIS:

In the second novel in bestselling author Caisey Quinn’s Neon Dreams series, a country rock band and its members embark on the rocky road to fame and find love along the way.

Dallas Lark is so close to achieving his dream of making it big in country music that he can taste it. Arriving in Nashville after signing with sexy, successful manager Mandy Lantram, his life goes from tragedy and turmoil to one lucky break after another—except it isn’t really luck because Dallas has sacrificed everything for his career, leaving behind his band, sister, best friend, and high school sweetheart, Robyn, in the pursuit of fame.

Robyn Breeland is a successful marketing coordinator and promotions specialist for a thriving liquor distributor out of Texas. She loves every aspect of her job: coming up with new ideas, traveling, hosting promotional parties and exclusive events—until it brings her face-to-face with the man who broke her heart, prompting her to erect a steel cage around it.

When their paths collide and they’re forced to work together, Dallas and Robyn realize that the old spark they thought they’d extinguished might still be a burning flame.

Casey’s Thoughts <3<3<3<3<3

I fell in love with Caisey Quinn’s writing style with Girl with Guitar.  Each and every book she writes draws me in and makes me fall in love with her characters.  Loving Dallas is no exception.

Loving Dallas is the story of Dallas Lark post Leaving Amarillo.  When he decided to go solo to Nashville, I have to say I wasn’t so sure about it, but in life and books everything has a reason.  Little did I know how his past would meet his present.

Loving Dallas will have you cheering Dallas on as he takes the stage like the country music hottie he is, but you will also see the “real” Dallas shine through.

I absolutely loved Jase Wade, and I couldn’t help categorize him with one of my favorite country music stars that kinda broke my heart with his personal issues.  BUT I believe this character and his past impacted Dallas’ future in a good way. In fact, it made me transformed me into the biggest Jase Wade fan.

Loving Dallas is a story of stardom, but also what you leave behind as well as the choices the make about your future.  If you a person with a heart for country music, a cutie shaking it on the stage, but more importantly a girl who believes that dreams do come true then Loving Dallas is for you!

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Excerpt

“Tell me what you’ve sacrificed. I want to know,” Dallas says evenly, completely unfazed by my obvious psychotic break. “Because I know a thing or two about sacrifice myself. But I can tell you this much, I would never sacrifice my dignity and I sure as hell didn’t get where I am on my back or by putting anyone else on theirs.”

What the hell?

“Excuse me?”

“Mandy. She’s my manager. Our relationship is strictly professional, and it will stay that way, regardless of what her intentions may or may not be.”

“Okay.” I don’t want to feel relieved. I shouldn’t care. But my tightly wound nerves loosen a fraction.

“Your turn,” he informs me, folding his muscular arms over his broad chest.

“My turn for what?”

“To tell me if you’re fucking Wade! If that’s how you got on this tour, I want you to end it. He’s a grade A piece of shit who doesn’t give a damn who he—”

Dallas doesn’t get to finish his sentence.

Because I slap him. Hard. So hard my hand is still stinging.

Our faces must be matching masks of shock and I see the replay in slow motion. I’ve never struck another human being in my entire life. And I just slapped the only man I’ve ever loved with everything I was worth.

“If you ever, ever, even think to insinuate that I got where I am on my back, I swear to God, Dallas Lark, I will make that seem like a love tap.”

I am so immensely infuriated that everything in my line of sight is tinged in red. But more than that, I’m hurt. Hurt that someone I once cared so much for, and still care about more than I’d like to admit, would think that of me. Stitched-up lacerations on my heart that were on their way to being pretty pink scars are opening wide and angry. He didn’t invite me here for pancakes to catch up or spend time with me or figure out how to work together or even attempt to make amends. Nope. He’s just jealous and arrogant and a raging asshole.

“I didn’t mean to insinuate that—”

“Get the hell away from me.” I whirl around and step right into a fresh puddle. Great. Wonderful.

“No,” Dallas says, pulling me toward him and catching me off guard. “I need you to hear me out.”

“What’s to hear? You’re an arrogant ass and I hate you.”

He gives me an infuriating smirk. “No you don’t. If that were true, you wouldn’t be this pissed.”

I struggle to find a reasonable argument to this so I say, “Fuck you, Dallas.”

“Yes, please. Come back to the hotel with me. The car service is already here.” I yank out of his grasp, causing a painful friction between our skin.

“Ouch.”

He pulls me to his chest and my anger is fading, too diluted by his scent and his intensity.

“I’m sorry, baby. I’m so damn sorry,” is all he says before kissing me brutally on the mouth. Mine pops open in shock when he pulls back to breathe. His gaze presses into mine as my mind tumbles over itself trying to process the abrupt turn of events. His thumb grazes my cheek gently. “I never meant to hurt you,” he says before devouring me again.

And Lord help me, I don’t even know which thing he’s apologizing for—the past or the present—because I’m melting. The rain, his fiery hot mouth, his hands scorching a trail over my body. I’m drowning in Dallas and I can’t stop.

Worse, I don’t even want to.

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2015, Books, life, Uncategorized

Everyone needs a Cash Money in their lives! #FullCircleSeries @AuthorCasey

 


“Casey brings her undeniable exuberance for life to her passion for coming of age stories where she weaves charming and believable stories of love, country music, and small town life.” ~EMI Recording Artist Kelleigh Bannen

“The Full Circle Series is full of heartache, drama, and healing, all tied up in a sweet Southern bow.” Jillian Dodd, USA TODAY Bestselling Author

“The Full Circle Series will wind its way around the reader’s heart. Casey Peeler’s writing will capture your attention, compelling you to continue reading until the very end.” ~ Nicole Reed, New York Times bestselling author

LOSING CHARLEY

One bottle of Jack and the words “I’m sorry” are all it takes for Charley’s world to turn upside down… again. Charley has a decision to make. Does she sink or swim? 
 
After Dylan reminds Charley that he always has the upper hand, she decides it’s time break free. But how? She uses her past, present, and what she hopes to be her future to find her freedom. 
 
With the help of Cash and the Kluft Girls, she devises a plan to take down Dylan. Will she succeed, or will she find that she will never escape his hold? Once this plan is put in place, who will be by her side when it comes to an end? And will this plan include Joe?










FINDING CHARLEY 


After a horrific breakup with Dylan Sloan, the bad boy of the Dixon High Swim team, Charley Rice loses the confident swimmer she once was. Her best friend, Cash Montgomery is the only one who truly knows what happened that night and is a constant source of strength. After a summer of questioning who she wants to be, Charley decides to put the past behind and leave the small town of Grassy Pond to stand on her own two feet again.
 

While Charley is living her life to the fullest at college she meets Joe Olsen and falls head over heels. But one letter is about to change everything and this time Cash isn’t there to help her.  Will she be able to escape her past and on her own? Will she run home to Cash? Or will she find comfort in the arms of Joe? 





                      

 

LOVING CHARLEY

    When Charley decides to make Dylan famous, she never thought about the repercussions that might occur, and how it would affect everyone around her. 
 
Now that she has followed through with the plan, she is unsure of what the future holds. She has to decide what is more important in life: living her dream, speaking the truth, or keeping quiet. 
 
Charley’s life comes full circle when her freshman year comes to an end. Will Dylan be in her past and Cash in her future? Or will Dylan continue to be an eerie constant in her life?
 
 
 

 

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After a horrific breakup with Dylan Sloan, the bad boy of the Dixon High Swim team, Charley Rice loses the confident swimmer she once was. Her best friend, Cash Montgomery is the only one who truly knows what happened that night and is a constant source of strength. After a summer of questioning who she wants to be, Charley decides to put the past behind and leave the small town of Grassy Pond to stand on her own two feet again.
 
Charley’s life comes full circle when her freshman year comes to an end. Will Dylan be in her past and Cash in her future? Or will Dylan continue to be an eerie constant in her life?

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Casey Peeler grew up and still lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter. Her first passion is teaching students with special needs. Over the years, she found her way to relax was in a good book.
 
After reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston her senior year of high school and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.
 
Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book!