Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Summer He Came Home by Juliana Stone (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Today I would like to welcome one of my favorite peeps, a talented author and an all-around awesome lady, Ms. Juliana Stone!

I love Rock and Roll…

So put another dime in the jukebox baby…. Seriously, I do!!! I think a lot of my readers know by now, that I used front an all girl rock band back in the days of ice mist hair spray.  I still sing for fun and gig a few times a year, but for the most part, I leave the serious gigging up to my son, the guitarist in the band, Ravyn’sFall!

Two years ago when I decide that I wanted to write a contemporary romance, it was pretty much a no brainer that it would involve music.  I wanted a book where the hero was a singer/guitarist and The Summer He Came Home, pretty much wrote itself!

I based all three books on Bon Jovi songs, and The Summer He Came Home was originally titled, Never Say Goodbye.  I thought I’d share the songs that make me think of my characters with you all!

Cain Black: Times Like These by the Foo Fighters

Maggie O’Rourke: You Found Me by The Fray

Michael O’Rourke: You’ll Be In My Heart, by Phil Collins

Lauren Black: Simple Kind of Man, cover version by Shinedown

Raine Edwards: Back To Good by Matchbox Twenty

Jake Edwards:  Bad Company, the cover version by Five Finger Death Punch. 

Mackenzie Draper: Never Enough, by Nickelback

About the Book:
The Summer He Came Home (Bad Boys of Crystal Lake, #1)The Summer He Came Home
(Bad Boys of Crystal Lake #1)
by Juliana Stone
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Sourcebooks
ISBN 1402274807
Sometimes the best place to find love is right back where you started…
Falling asleep in a different bed every night has made it easy for Cain Black to forget his past. It’s been ten years since he packed his guitar and left Crystal Lake to chase his dreams. Now tragedy has forced him home again. And though Cain relishes the freedom of the road, one stolen moment with Maggie O’Rourke makes him wonder if he’s missing out on something bigger than fame.
For Maggie—single mother and newly settled in Crystal Lake—love is a luxury she just can’t afford. Sure, she appreciates the tall, dark and handsome looks of prodigal son Cain Black. But how long can she expect the notorious hellion to stay?
The last thing either of them wants is something complicated. But sometimes love has its own plans.

Juliana StoneAbout the Author:
Juliana Stone’s love of the written word and 80s rock, have inspired her in more ways than one. She writes dark paranormal romance as well as Contemporary Romance and spends her days navigating a busy life that includes, a husband, kids, a dog and a cat.

Sourcebooks is giving away one copy of THE SUMMER HE CAME HOME to one reader today. (US/CA only please.) To enter, just leave a comment on this post: Are there any songs that remind you of certain book characters? Or just give Juliana some love! And then fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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  1. There are some early Blues songs that remind of characters.
    Debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. There are some country songs that I hear and say to myself "WOW! I could see scenes from *certain books* and this song playing in the background" Thank you for the giveaway :)

  3. This sounds like something I'd really like to read. Added it to my wishlist.

  4. Any time I hear Gypsy style violins I think of Rule from Eileen Wilks Lupi series.


  5. I do listen to music when I read, but I've never had a song remind me of a character in a book. Can't wait to read this book.

    Thanks for the giveaway,

    Elizabeth Gray

  6. Music has always been a part of my life. I've loved it since I was young. Since I have been reading alot the past year, & there's been quite a few "rocker" books thrown in, I find myself hearing a song & thinking that it would be great in a book. Congratulations on this book release. It sounds awesome & I've added it to my TBRs.

    JessieL62 at comcast dot net

  7. I have thought that some songs would fit a book or a moment in the book before.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. congrats to Juliana on the new release! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. the summer he came home sounds like a fun read. added you to my tbr list. would love to hear you sing. have you done a youtube video? :)

    jukyjoauka at aol dot com

  10. Oh Julianna! I hope your love of 80's music shows in your've got good taste:)


  11. I can't wait to read this book, it sounds amazing, Juliana!! Thanks for having this giveaway :)

  12. I honestly don't like noise when I read but when I read books dealing with music I have the tendency to want to listen to 80's hair bands and Nickleback shinedown and breaking benjiman oh saving able!!!!

  13. Oh this sounds really good, I can't wait to read it:) Thank you again for the chanc eto win:)

  14. This sounds like something I'd really like to read. Added it to my wishlist.

  15. I loved this book. I hope whoever wins loves it as much as I did. Good luck everyone! Awesome job Juliana!

  16. I haven't really thought about songs that remind me of characters, so I'm intrigued by this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. I cannot wait to read this book.

    I never considered any song reminding me of any characters.

  18. I really never thought of matching up books with music...well that is until I started coming across all the playlists that authors and bloggers paired with books. Some I've come across made me think 'Yep, I can totally see that'. Now I'm going to have to start paying more attention and see if any books or characters come to mind when I'm listening to music.

    I've seen some really great reviews for The Summer He came Home. Looking forward to reading it.

  19. Songs remind me of certain book characters all the time. Especially if they reference the song in the book. Like from Beauty from Pain-Private Dancer and Sex on Fire. The Sinners series-by Olivia Cunning anything rock-n-roll like Avenge Sevenfold.
    I love to listen to music while reading.

  20. I don't guess I've ever really thought a song reminded me of a book character, but I will start thinking in those terms now I bet ya. Thanks for the post and the giveaway. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

  21. I don't listen to a lot of music. Congrats on the release. The Summer He Came Home sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it to see more of Cain and Maggie. Thanks for great guest post and giveaway.


  22. Congratulations on the new release. It looks really good.
    Never really thought about it,But you've got anything by Bruno
    Mars, Usher,Blake, Adam and Shakira.
    Just to name a few.


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