Announcing my book: MORE THAN MUSIC!

I'm thrilled to announce that my New Adult contemporary novel MORE THAN MUSIC will be published on June 17th! Here's the blurb:

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.

MORE THAN MUSIC was the book I was terrified to write because in my head I was a science fiction & fantasy author, but this idea would NOT go away. Even though it was out of my comfort zone I decided to go for it, and completely fell in love with writing romance and NA.

This book is light and fun and sexy, and very different from my YA sci-fi novels, but it's also more "me" than anything else I've ever written. It combines some of my favorite things like rock music, movie scores, comic books, and hot guys with tattoos, along with lots of geeky references from Star Wars to Batman to Sherlock. The book is completely stand-alone, but I plan to write companion novels and novellas about some of the other characters next.

I'm self publishing the book, and my agent is completely on board with it. If people are curious about why I decided to go this route, or how my agent is going to be involved, I can do a separate post on that later.

I'm planning to have a cover reveal on Thursday May 8 (sign up here!), but for now you can add MORE THAN MUSIC to Goodreads!

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Thank you to everyone who has been supportive of this book! I love it so hard, and I'm really excited to share it with the world!