When I first set out to write this series – Band on the Run –
this was not quite the way I had it planned. It was going to be a trilogy, but
unrelated. For those of you who know me, I'm kind of known more for my family
sagas, but the chance to write something a little different fed my creativity in
a way that nothing had in a while. So how did we end up here? After much
discussion, it was decided that the music trilogy would be an off-shoot of my
Shaughnessy Brothers series. Why? Because Riley Shaughnessy is a rock star whose
band is on hiatus. 😊
CUE THE INSPIRATION!!
And so the series now had its players and its foundation and I have to say, I
have loved every minute of it. You see, music plays a large part in my life. I'm
married to a drummer. My older son was in a band. Overall, we are a family who
LOVES music, so the thought of writing books set in the music world fascinated me.
BUT…I was going to take a different approach to writing about a rock band.
I wasn't writing about life on the road or the music.
I was writing about the men.
As a writer, we create our characters who we give our voice to. With this
series, I took the approach that I was constantly doing a documentary on the
guys and what their real lives were like. Like a behind-the-scenes sort of
thing. Each book in the series – ONE MORE KISS, ONE MORE PROMISE, and ONE MORE
MOMENT – focuses on each guy in the band at a crossroad in his life. These are
damaged heroes who have to deal with some pretty major things when they're off
the stage and not in the limelight in a positive way. So if you're looking for
the rock band story about sex, drugs, and rock n'roll, that's not going to be
found in this series. What you will find is my classic approach to contemporary
romance with heroes who just happen to be musicians.
As for the playground part, I thought it would be cool to peek behind the
curtain and imagine what life is like for these guys when they're home and in
their natural habitat. What did they do in their spare time? What was their
everyday life like? But more importantly, I wanted them to find love with women
who understood them, but who weren't part of the music industry.
And I think we pulled that of beautifully.
ONE MORE MOMENT is the
latest – and final – book in the series and I am SO excited for it to be in the
hands of the readers!! Julian Grayson is probably the deepest, broodiest hero I
have EVER written and I love him more for it. There were so many layers to him
and he was both challenging and a joy to create. And because of his issues and
personality, I had to balance him with someone completely sunny and shiny and
hopeful – and Charlotte was the perfect woman for him.
So be sure to check out ONE
MORE MOMENT and all the guys of the Band on the Run
series and sneak behind the curtain with me for your own backstage and
behind-the-scenes look at the life of the men who just happen to be rock stars.
Band on the Run
Julian Grayson is taking a break
...from his cheating fiancée
...from his life in the spotlight
Charlotte Clark is devoted to her work
...to save the world
help the homeless
...to get a broken man back on his feet
When Charlotte Clark offers to pay for Julian Grayson's coffee, the
world-famous drummer assumes she wants something from him. But Charlotte has no
idea who he is, and Julian can't resist keeping up the charade—being incognito
is a novelty and a relief. He'll have to tell her...eventually. But as Charlotte
cheerfully undertakes to transform his life, Julian realizes there's something
about her that gives him what he hasn't felt in years: hope.
[Sourcebooks Casablanca, On Sale: September 4,
2018, Mass Market Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492616467 / eISBN:
When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading
contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on
Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in
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