<— BRAND NEW ROCK STAR SERIES ALERT!!! Rush: The Beginning (Black Hearts Still Beat Book 1) IS LIVE and the author is this week’s newsletter sponsor and she’s celebrating with an awesome giveaway right here on the blog to one lucky commenter!!! AND it’s open Internationally!!!
What’s this one about?
The sweetheart of Country is about to show the bad boys of Rock, it only takes a single beat for everything to change.
Evangeline Walker knows how quickly everything can change. But nothing can prepare her for the moment she meets Rafe Hunter.
Intense gray eyes.
Tattoos inked on his skin just begging to be touched.
Those aren’t the reasons Eva should stay away from him though. The fact he’s the bassist for America’s hottest rock band is the reason she should run and never look back.
Everyone knows the greatest love stories all start somewhere.
… this is their beginning.
Four Fun Facts:
1.) Whilst writing Eva’s character, I pictured a young Taylor Swift.
2.) I had so much fun writing the original song lyrics throughout the book, that when my audio narrator suggested getting someone to compose some music so she could sing them, I jumped at the chance. Sarah Puckett, Jon Ryno, and Doug Johnson, did an amazing job with them and I can’t wait for people to experience the audiobook.
3.) Music is always a huge part of my process, and I listened to a lot of country covers of popular songs for inspiration for Eva’s performances. One of my favourites is a cover of Imagine Dragons ‘Believer ‘ by Neoni (which made it onto the book’s playlist if you want to check it out).
4.) It was important to me to get the Southern tone of Eva’s life just right, so I worked with a fabulous critique partner who was able to give the story that little bit extra authenticity.
“I made you some hot chocolate.” He offered me the mug and I took a sip, the smooth rich liquid warming my insides.
“How very rock star of you.”
“I try.” His gray eyes twinkled with laughter. “Come here.”
I went to Rafe, and he eased the mug out of my hand, placing it on the ledge. His long fingers brushed my jaw, moving along my neck and into my hair as he tilted my face up to his. “I’ve wanted to do this again all night.”
My hands wound around his neck as he kissed me, his lips brushing over mine with a heated desperation I felt right down to my toes. We stumbled back as Rafe’s hand slipped to the small of my back pushing me closer as he pressed me against the wall.
“Rafe…” I panted and he broke the kiss.
“You want me to stop?” His eyes searched mine, his pupils blown with lust.
“Thank f*ck.” He dived for me again, attacking my mouth with fervent need. One of his hands slid to my throat, stroking the skin there, his lips chasing his fingers. Sucking and biting, sending shocks of pleasure zinging through me.
“Where have you been all my life?” Rafe whispered into my neck, his words so low I wasn’t sure they were for me. But I’d heard them. Like a gunshot to the heart they’d impacted me.
It was crazy.
We didn’t know each other. We didn’t know any of the important stuff. But I was falling. Hurtling towards the ground hoping, praying, he’d be there to catch me.
“Eva, tell me what you want?” He lifted his face, eyes dark and stormy and so full of need. I swallowed hard.
“This.” I pulled his face to mine, kissing him deeply, rubbing myself against him shamelessly. His mouth curved, and he pushed his head to mine, forcing me further against the wall. My hands pressed at my sides, steadying myself as he hooked one of his hands under my thigh, hitching my leg around his hip. I could feel him thick and hard beneath his jeans, but I wasn’t ready for that.
Now time for the giveaway!
The author is giving away a Rush Book Box – including a signed paperback and swag to a lucky commenter here! 😀
How to enter for a chance to win the book box? Just leave a comment below (and better yet, let us know – if you have one – who was your biggest rock star crush ever?) and by 10pm EST, Sunday December 1st, 2019, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.
The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond confirming their mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. The signed book will be sent to the winner directly by the author.
Giveaway open to International!!!