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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Inspired with Tara Leigh of Rock King + #Giveaway


So… a few years ago, I had an idea for a novel based on the lead singer of a band. I probably should have known “rock star romance” was a sub-genre that had been around forever and was extremely popular—but I had no idea! Clearly I’d been living under a rock.

My agent had recently submitted the first book of a billionaire series to publishers and so I was just waiting around. She told me to write anything I wanted— except the second book of that series (Billionaire Bosses).

I mentioned to a writer friend that I had a fresh new idea—a rock star hero. Somehow she managed not to laugh at me, and told me to read AL Jackson’s Bleeding Stars series. (At the time, I think only the first two books were out.) And… I fell in love. With rock star romance as a genre, and also the lyrical nature of AL’s writing. I went on to read Heidi McLoughlin’s Forever My Girl, and between these two authors, I was truly inspired.

From there, Shane Hawthorne was born. I wrote what would become Rock King in a few months, and when I turned it in, my agent was worried that rock stars may have already “peaked”.

I’m so glad that wasn’t the case, and that early readers seem to have connected with Shane and Delaney’s story.  I truly hope you enjoy Rock King!!  For me, this was a book of my heart. I wrote it without any expectations, just discovering these two broken individuals. I think Rock King is almost less a rock star romance than a book where the broken bits of someone’s soul exist to light up the one they love.

Happy reading!!!


35488464Rock King 
(Nothing But Trouble #1)
by Tara Leigh
Paperback, 370 pages
Published February 20th 2018 by Forever Yours
ISBN 1538712776
Fans of Kristen Callihan and Kylie Scott will scream for this sizzling bad boy rock star romance!

I'm not who you think I am.

Shane Hawthorne has it all. At least, that's what the headlines say about me. I have millions of fans, awards, more money - and women - than I know what to do with. But what you don't see is the wreckage I've caused. The memories and pain I can't escape, even when I pour them into music and spin them into gold.

I tried to forget. To lose myself in booze and groupies. It didn't work. It hurt me and - worse - it hurt my band. That's the last thing I want to do, so I'm cleaning up my act... starting with Delaney Fraser.

Gorgeous, smart, drama-free, and even nice - Delaney is the perfect "girlfriend." When I'm with her I don't have to pretend. It's like she sees the real me. And I can see a future with her. But that's dangerous. Because the truth is, Shane Hawthorne doesn't actually exist. He's a shield to hide who I really am. Fraud. Runaway. Addict. Murderer.

And it's impossible to love a lie, right?

About the Author:
Tara Leigh attended Washington University in St. Louis and Columbia Business School in New York, and worked on Wall Street and Main Street before “retiring” to become a wife and mother. When the people in her head became just as real as the people in her life, she decided to put their stories on paper. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children and fur-baby, Pixie.

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