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.

Connect with Caisey:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCaiseyQuinn

Twitter: @caiseyquinn

Website: http://www.caiseyquinnwrites.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/CaiseyQuinn

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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.

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2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

Time for another NTB stop and #giveaway!

 
 
 


Synopsis:
After getting involved with Dylan, the bad boy of the Dixon High
Swim team, Charley decides to
stay close to home for college. It’s just safer that way. Later,
she realizes it’s a 
mistake, just like dating Dylan. She
decides to put the past behind her and leave the small
 
hick town
of Grassy Pond. There is only one problem; she makes this decision
three 
weeks
before the fall semester begins.
Charley packs up her
Honda and heads to Southern College. On the morning she’s
about to leave, Cash
walks back into her life. He has been her best friend since they
were four 
and is the only one who knows the REAL
Charley. She leaves her farm in Grassy
Pond 
with
all kinds of “what if” questions.
Charley decides to
live her college career to the fullest. She finds a great group of
friends, joins the swim
team, and meets a guy named Joe. He’s got eyes that make ya wanna
melt! 
At college, she encounters a new problem.
Charley has been away from home for only forty-eight hours
before she breaks the two promises she made to herself. Will she
be able to overcome her past? Find new love? What will happen
with Cash now that he is back in her life? Will she find what
she is wanting in Jackalope Joe? How will her first semester
of college end? Joe, Cash, or alone?

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Excerpt:
Hey, Char, while Cash ain’t in here. Where the hell am I staying
tonight? I mean, I don’t want to intrude on y’all.” “Piper, you can
stay in there because you know as well as I do nothing is going to
happen.” She looks at me like whatever. About that time Cash opens
the truck door and climbs in. We make our way to campus, up the
stoop, and into Kluft. I am exhausted and need a shower to recoup
before Hank’s tonight. As we reach the top step, I can hear
Caroline, Tori, Georgia, Jenny, Anna, and Cassie in hall. They are
singing to “Thrift Shop”blaring over the radio and dancing like
fools in the hallway. Cash glances at me, “Oh lawd, what have I got
myself into?” I just shrug my shoulders and pull him down the hall.
All the girls take their turn putting moves on him, and of course,
Anna has something to say. “Hey, Cowboy, I ain’t ever rode a cowboy
before.” With a wink Cash answers back, “Sorry, Sweetheart, but I
ain’t a cowboy. I’m a homegrown country boy that only has eyes for
one little lady,” as he stares into my blue eyes.

Author
Bio:
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. Casey is an avid reader, blogger
(Hardcover Therapy,) and now author. No Turning Back (Full Circle
#1) is her debut novel releasing September 30th Circle #2) will
release spring 2014.   Her goal is to one day be an author
who is recognized nationwide like Jamie McGuire, Colleen Hoover,
Tiffany King, and Amanda Bennett.   When Casey isn’t
reading, you can find her listening to country music, spending the
day at the lake, being a wife and dance mom, and spending time with
friends and family. Her perfect day consists of water, sand between
her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book!

More about Casey
Peeler
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Twitter: www.twitter.com/AuthorCasey
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2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

A Wild Ride on the Carovella Train! Nowhere to Hide Blog Tour stops @HdcoverTherapy today!

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Nowhere to Hide:

Stephanie Carovella has had a rough year. She came back to Los Angeles to face her past and nearly lost her future to a serial killer.
Now she has a chance to start a new life with a new man.
But is that what she wants? While she battles Jase Devlin, the man who won’t stop until they are together, she gains the attention of another serial killer.
This time it’s the copycat killer; one who will stop at nothing to possess her.
Can she survive the madness of another killer? Will she give in to Jase Devlin’s advances? And will she see the real threat before it’s too late?
Or will Stephanie Carovella discover she has Nowhere To Hide?

My Thoughts ❤

I have been anticipating the release of Nowhere to Hide from the moment I finished Nowhere to Run.  Typically, you can find me reading anything YA or NA, Romance, Paranormal, but I do love a book that has suspense, mystery, heart, twists & turns, characters with depth, and this series is it for me!

I happened to stumble upon Nowhere to Run early on in my blogging career… sounded good and I was up for anything!  What I didn’t know the effect it would have on me while reading…. completely thought my heart was going to beat right outta my chest!  Needless to say, I have been waiting on this book, and when I started to read… I wasn’t let down.

Of course, Stephanie Carolvella has herself surrounded by death, but I honestly think that if she wasn’t… her life wouldn’t be “normal.”  I’ve been trying to put Stephanie into words.  The only thing I can come up with is an egg.  I know, sounds crazy!  She is hard on the outside, but somewhere down deep there is a person that is full of emotion that never shows except in small glances.  There is one very big difference between Stephanie and an egg…. Stephanie won’t CRACK!  That’s for damn sure!

The characters within this book are real.  You will feel as if you are friends with Stephanie, Gena, Jase, Jake, Jesse, and Ben.  You will feel every emotion that occurs in this book:  fear, suspense, mystery, the unknown, anxiety, trust, sadness, hurt, pain, and understanding.  I will say that by the end I was in tears about Jase Devlin.  I just ❤ him!  I thought he can’t be an ass… he just can’t be!

There is romance within this story, and I believe that helps bring this another element that makes it real… the other elements of murder, serial killers, and suspense make this book an edge of the seat kinda read.

Throughout the entire book, I had ideas of the Jesus Christ Killer and the Copycat, but even if you think you have them figured out… more than likely you will be caught off guard by a twist that will leave you speechless.  What leaves you speechless will leave you wanting more and waiting on the edge of your seat for the next chapters that involved Stephanie Carovella, murders, mystery, suspense, and love.

So if you want a read that will have you gripping the edge of you Kindle, and almost in tears because the events within the story are so real… 1-click Nowhere to Hide like YESTERDAY!!!!!

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About Nina D’Angelo:

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Nina D’Angelo is a freelance writer and photographer. After graduating from Deakin University in 2005, with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism and Public Relations, Nina briefly worked in P.R. Not satisfied with her profession, she returned to freelance writing. Since graduation from University, she has written her own TV series, produced a music show for three seasons, worked for several music magazines and her photography was published in Aqua Pulse.

Her first novel, Nowhere to Run was released February 2013. It is the first in the Stephanie Carovella series and currently available through Amazon. It will soon be available through itunes and Barnes and Noble.

Nina’s second novel, Nowhere to Hide, is due for release in August 2013. It is the second in the Stephanie Carovella series. Nina has already started working on her third and fourth novels. Her third novel, not yet titled is due out in December 2013 and the fourth novel, Deadly Secrets – the third in the Stephanie Carovella series is due out December 2013/January 2014.

To find out more about Nina D’Angelo, please see below:

Official Website: http://www.ninadangelo.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ninadangeloauthor

Twitter: @janinedangelo

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/ninadangelo

Nowhere to Run at Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16959937-nowhere-to-run

Nowhere to Hide at Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17160873-nowhere-to-hide

2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

Country Music, A Country Boy, & A Country Girl! Girl With Guitar by Caisey Quinn <3

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SYNOPSIS:

After Kylie’s dad dies in a freak accident, he leaves her with nothing other than her crazy stepmother, Darla, and the ability to play guitar. When Darla kicks Kylie out and she loses her job all in the same day, she hops a bus to Nashville determined to make her late father’s dreams come true. Waitressing and saving her pennies to record a demo, her big break comes when she’s asked to join a tour going down the tubes with once platinum album-selling country music superstar Trace Corbin. But touring with Trace is hardly a dream come true since he’s pretty much drinking his career down the drain. If Kylie can’t pull Trace out of his rut, he’ll pull her and her dreams down with him.

My Thoughts <3:

I’m beyond excited about Girl With Guitar, Caisey Quinn’s debut novel! I’ve had the amazing opportunity to organize the current blog tour with Caisey because the “Ca(i)sey’s” gotta stick together 😉

I will start by saying this is the kinda book I’ve been waiting on. There are a lot of books that I <3, but this one is the icing on the cake! I am a Southern girl who LOVES (which is an understatement) country music and the entire country way of life. For example, my 5 year old loves to get her guitar, microphone, and sing Pistol Annies… I tell my Hubby all the time that she’s gonna head to Nashville to pursue her singing career starting by waiting tables & singing at Tootsie’s!

Kylie leaves Oklahoma to follow her dreams after she has nothing left to lose. When she finds herself broke and needing a job the opportunity falls in her lap thanks to her “cuz,” Tonya. Not only does she get a job, but her world changes forever. Kylie is a strong, smart, independent young lady that follows her dream, tells it like she sees it, puts all emotions on the table, and tries not follow her heart.

Trace Corbin is hot country boy in tight jeans that will break your heart. He has made a ton of mistakes, but underneath all that exterior is a good ole country boy. Trace tries to be a hard ass, doesn’t let people get close, and has 2 of the best sisters EVER!

There are so many characters in Girl With Guitar that play such important roles to the life of Kylie & Trace. I can’t even begin to put into words what I felt as I was reading this book, but here’s a try!

Independent , Lonely, Persistent, Dreams, Country Music -Hell Yeah!, Nashville, Bars, Armature Nights, Dreams Come True, Drinkin’, Tours, Asshole, Kind-hearted, Kick Ass Singing, Put your ❤ on the line, Parties, Family, Heartbreak, Mistakes, Pasts, A slap in the face, Read before you sign, True Love, Choices, and Living.

From the first words of Girl With Guitar, I was hooked. This story I could see clearly, feel all the raw emotions, and felt like I was part of the story. I really didn’t want the story to end; I wanted to continue to learn about Kylie, Trace, and all the characters futures in music and love!

When I think about this story, I get all happy inside. I just smile like a freakin’ idiot! I love to sing country music (not sayin I’m good at it), listen to The Highway on Sirus XM, hunting, fishing, riding 4-wheelers, and going to concerts (Eeeeekkkk I met Brantley Gilbert this month!) In fact, the only other town that I would move to is Nashville, TN. I love my small town, but that city makes everyone feel at home!

With all this being said, Gil With Guitar is 5+++++ stars! 1-click right now if ya love country music, living your dreams, a country boy, & a country girl!!!

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Why I Heart Country Music

Girl you make my speakers go BOOM BOOM. –Luke Bryan

Some people call it hillbilly heartbreak music. Others call it beer and break ups. I call it fu*#ing fantastic. I should warn you up front, my brother is an Actual Musician, as in, he’s In A Band. I, however, am tone deaf. My brother is not a fan of the country music and is more into progressive metal and classical. Yeah, he’s the black sheep. Whaddya gonna do? But he knows his stuff about music and all I know is what feels good to my ears. And my soul. Call it what you want, country music can elicit some serious emotion.

Just because I have to mention her, (you have to when you talk about country music, or I think there’s a fine or something) Taylor Swift’s Fifteen would have made a huge difference in my life if I’d heard it when I was actually fifteen. Instead of twenty-six. But it brought back my hellacious freshmen year of high school and y’all, that was some stuff I’d wrestled, shoved, kicked, and drank out of my memory. Or so I’d thought.

Lee Brice’s Hard to Love makes an appearance in my debut novel, Girl with Guitar, because if my husband and I had a song, that would be it. We got married too young and before he’d gotten a handle on a very serious drinking problem. Whoa, okay, I didn’t actually mean to tell y’all that. But there it is. And we’ve been married seven years, together for nine, and we made it through. But when that song comes on the radio, he reaches over and grabs my hand and I squeeze his. Hard. Every time. Sometimes my eyes get watery. Because neither of us have forgotten how hard those first few years were and how much stronger we are for having gotten through them.

I heart country music because it’s men in tight jeans, cowboy boots, sitting on tailgates around the bon fire, playing guitar, drinking too much, loving too soon, and breaking your heart. Pretty much the story of my life y’all.

Some of my favorite artists are George Straight, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Hank Williams Jr, and of course Luke Bryan, who is basically the template for my main character Trace Corbin in Girl with Guitar.

I get that it’s not for everyone. Just like death metal isn’t for everyone. But I love it. It’s a part of me, and it will probably show up in every book I write in one way or another. Like Kylie, I can’t always find the right words for every situation, but I can almost always find a country song with lyrics that fit.

For the record, I listen to lots of different types of music and also enjoy Adam Lambert, The Civil Wars, The Lumineers, Christina Perri, Rihanna, Third Day, Thousand Foot Krutch, Red, Flyleaf, Fireflight, and a few others, including some most people have never even heard of. But I blame that on my brother. 😉

I’ll be back to check in on comments if any of y’all want to chat about music. Warning: Once you get me going I may never shut up!

Thanks for having me!

Shameless Self-Promotion: My debut novel, Girl with Guitar is available now! I am currently working on Girl on Tour, the second book in the Kylie Ryans series. I don’t have an official release date yet, but will post on my site www.caiseyquinnwrites.com as soon as I do! Keep an eye out!

AUTHOR BIO

Caisey Quinn lives in a suburb outside of Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She wears cowgirl boots most of the time, even to church. Girl with Guitar is her first novel. She is currently working on the second book in the Kylie Ryans series, Girl on Tour. She can be found online at http://www.caiseyquinnwrites.com.

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