Thursday, September 19, 2013

Danielle Allen's Back To Life (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Now please welcome Danielle Allen, joining us with her contemporary romance, Back To Life!

Crystal, thank you for allowing me to guest post with Reading Between the Wines!

Music played a big role in Back to Life and as I write Back to Reality (Back to Life #2), you can expect more of the same.

I love music. If I could, I would have a theme song that would play every time I’d walk into a room. Seriously.

I can’t sing. I don’t play any musical instruments. I don’t have a musical bone in my body. But I love it. I absolutely love music. And that love of music is definitely on display in my debut novel, Back to Life.

Back to Life isn’t your typical contemporary romantic fiction novel. But I’m sure you hear that all the time. ;0)

What I can guarantee you is that it has layers. Lots and lots of layers. And the intriguing, emotional layers are all tied together with a musical bow.

Reading Back to Life is a two-fold experience.

First, you read the novel and envision the story as I take you through a whirlwind month and a half for Sahara Michelle Lee. The ups and the downs and everything in between left her spinning and hopefully, you’ll enjoy that wild ride with her.

Second, you listen to the music of Sahara’s Playlist and hear her story through the music. The ups and the downs and everything in between chronicled through the deep, meaningful words of renowned recording artists.

I listen to Sahara’s Playlist regularly. But each time I hear one of the songs randomly especially the last few, I automatically think of the scene in which the song was featured. And hopefully that’ll happen with you as well.

Every song that I used was part of my own personal collection. Each song is so purposefully soulful. Regardless of genre, production, instrumentation, or popularity, each song spoke to one basic emotion: love.

And let’s face it, a novel that has a playlist that effortlessly flows from Kanye West to Fleetwood Mac demands a read. ;o)


18247098Back To Life by Danielle Allen
Sahara Lee has spent the last ten years living with the guilt of a tragic accident and its aftermath.  She accepts her lonely existence as penance for the role she played in the accident. That is, until she meets Tyree Barker, the good looking entrepreneur with baggage of his own. When suddenly forced to confront the past she's been running from, Sahara's future becomes complicated as she heads down a tumultuous path of forgiveness, love, and heartbreak...and not in that particular order.

Author Bio:     

I am a married event planner and life coach.  My goal as an author is to create a story that stays with you after you’ve concluded the story.  I love shopping and football with equal fervor.  I’m an amateur movie critic (i.e. my husband and I will watch anything and critique it). I love to read and enjoy sharing my love of books with anyone who will listen.  I love any and all types of creative, artistic expression...especially music.

Danielle is giving away one eBook copy of Back to Life to one reader. To enter, just leave a question or comment on this post for the author and then fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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