Saturday, January 19, 2013

In the Band book tour

When family problems push Riley Middleton into giving up a percussion scholarship in
another state and attending college from home, her friends push her to try out for a local
rock band. Of course, Riley makes the band. She rules at the drums.

Riley soon finds out rock bands have a different dynamic than marching bands, especially
when each of her male band mates has a major ego and is a major player. Two of them
relentlessly flirt with her. The other—a dark, sexy rock god she can’t help being attracted
to— is a total jerk and pushes her to quit. She becomes determined to ignore his rudeness
and his hotness. Even if she was interested in jerks, a hook up would probably get her
booted out of the ego-ridden band, and playing keeps her sane. Behind the drums, the
world and her family’s troubles evaporate.

If she wants to stay in the band, Riley just has to ignore the growing sparks between her
and her band enemy. But as she gets to know the man behind the stage persona, ignoring
him proves to be more difficult than flowing through a time sig shift.

*New Adult/Mature YA for language and sexual situations.
Author Bio
Jean Haus lives in Michigan with her wonderful husband and son who, other than cooking, have taken over homemaking duties since she started writing more. When Jean isn’t writing, she’s usually reading. Anything from young adult to historical fiction as long as there is a bit a romance, she’ll load it on her Kindle. She loves to cook, and someday she will create the world’s best potsticker.


Excerpt One

I’m humming inside. I could blame it on the alcohol but it’s him. His eyes so dark they’re almost black. Lips so full they draw me to them. The sexiness always dripping from him somehow hums into me. And that word. Beautiful. I want to kiss him. Badly. Desperate for him, I lurch forward. Completely uncoordinated within my rush of desire—and perhaps too much alcohol—I collide with the side of his head.

“Ow!” I rear back holding my forehead.

“Shit!” Romeo says at the same time. “What the hell was that?” Leaning back, he rubs his temple. “You trying to kill me?”

My face burns as he watches me. My red skin must give him a clue at what I was trying to do because comprehension slowly enters his gaze.

Still rubbing his temple, he says, “I can’t figure you out. Every time I think I have…” His eyes cloud with indecision.

Turning redder by the second, I’m about to jump off the bed and run from the room when he reaches out and catches my chin in a tender grip.

Review: I love when books have that relationship that blossoms over time as you actually get to know a person and this book delivers one of those. I thought the book was well written and touched on some very real issues. The heroine actually has some back bone and is defiantly not your normal girly girl. I think she is a very relatable character and handles most of the situations how a normal teen would. The side characters gave some much needed realism to the New adult genera by comforting issues such as friend zones and hook ups. It is very relatable to those who are just in entering college or about to embark on that journey.

P.S. I highly suggest you listen to Mumford and Sons after you finish this book, a very special song from the book came on the radio right after finishing the book.