Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Happy Release Day to MORE THAN MUSIC!

So, my critique partner Liz Briggs is really, really amazing. I'm not joking when I say that I wouldn't have ever written anything of quality without her. She's a plot wizard, and she always knows exactly what to do with my books/writing when I am completely clueless.

I remember when she told me she had a contemporary romance idea - I was surprised because she's always been into sci-fi and fantasy. But her idea sounded SO up my alley and I really wanted to read it, so I cheered her on as she wrote her steamy NA romance set against the background of a reality music competition.

When she sent it to me to read I was FLOORED. It was SO GOOD. I was critiquing it for a few chapters, but then I was so into it that I just gave up and read it for fun. Then the next day I went back and read it again to give actual comments. So, I read it twice in one weekend and I thought about it when I wasn't reading and I told everyone I could "OMG you HAVE to read this when it comes out! I love it so much!"

And now it's out! And it's awesome! (And you can get your own copy here!)

Music major Maddie Taylor seems to have her life all figured out. She's just finished her junior year of college, has a summer internship lined up with the LA Philharmonic, and plans to go to grad school to write movie scores. Only her roommates know she practices guitar every night and secretly dreams of a louder life. But geeky girls like her don't get to be rock stars.

Tattooed singer Jared Cross has a new girl every week, but when he catches Maddie playing one of his songs, she attracts his attention in an unexpected way. His band needs a fourth member for The Sound, a reality TV show competition--and he wants her. Though Maddie refuses to be another notch on Jared's bedpost, she agrees to risk everything for the chance to be a rock star.

Once on the show, Maddie discovers there's more to Jared behind his flirty smile, and with each performance their attraction becomes impossible to ignore. When the show pressures Jared to flaunt his player image, they're forced to keep their relationship secret, but Maddie can't help but want something real.

As the competition heats up, Jared will do whatever it takes for his band to win, and Maddie must decide if following her dream is worth losing her heart.

And check out this awesome blurb:

"Sexy, fun, and heartfelt, More Than Music will bring out the rockstar in anyone. A truly passionate love story--both in music and romance. Jared and Maddie's story is a great example of how important it is to be true to yourself and step out onto your own stage." 
- Julie Cross, author of the Tempest series and Third Degree

You will like this book if:

* You like music reality shows
* You like music in general
* You like NA romance
* You like NA romance, but you're a little tired of the characters with a DARK, BROKEN PAST
* You think any of this sounds intriguing:

* This appeals to you in any way:

Happy release day, Liz! I can't wait for everyone to read MORE THAN MUSIC and fall in love with it just like I did!


  1. YAY!!!! I love this book so much! Congrats, Liz!

  2. I just ordered... Sounds like such a good one. And YES to NA without all of the dark, broken characters. Can't wait to read this!