Hello, guys! Because today is January 23rd and it’s my turn in the “Rockin’ the Heart” blog tour, you will be able to read a review I was dying to post and an amazing interview with a great author: Gracen Miller. 🙂
If music nourishes the soul…
Loved by millions, but shunned by blood, Heath “Fang”Fangor has led his band, Hot Wired, to the top while others have fallen by the wayside. He devoted his life to music, and from that devotion harvested a new family—his band mates and fans.
A man can desire nothing else…or can he?
Living in the shadow of her brother’s fame sucks! Sam Collins is desperate to have what she wants—a simple and uncomplicated life. She’s no stranger to scandals and how they work. Now that she’s inadvertently dragged Fang into the center of her latest gossip, could the scandal she created in her quest for freedom have gone too far?
Amid stardom the heart stages a new melody…
Fang has more fame and fortune than he will ever need, but none of that matters if he can’t have the woman of his dreams. Years have been wasted waiting for the right moment to approach the woman his heart desires above all others. There’s just one major problem…she’s his best friend’s sister. To have her, he will have to risk it all.
One that might be responsible for Rockin the Heart!
*I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you, Gracen!*
When one of my best friends and an amazing author, Nely Cab, told me about this book, I was really excited about it and I immediately wanted to read it. It sounded like something I needed to read. Plus, I’ve never read a book written by Gracen Miller before and I really wanted to. So you can imagine how excited I was when I got my copy for review directly from the author.
Well, people, I was right. ‘Rockin’ the Heart ‘ was something I definitely needed to read. It was fresh, hot and exactly the book I needed to get my out of the boredom I was in that period.
I really, really liked ‘Rockin the Heart’. It was more than I expected. And yes, if you are a fan of New Adult books with hot characters, then this is the right book for you.
This book captivated me from the beginning. Even though I couldn’t read more than an hour a day, my mind was often with the characters. I was wondering what will happen next and what will be their next move. The author has a talent to get you in her story immediately after you’ve started reading, and I find this thing amazing!
The story has a special atmosphere. It’s really exciting and special. It’s like you are listening to rock music. Kinda fitting, huh? But Gracen knew how to describe the atmosphere of being on tour, being in a rock band and being famous. She also knew how to write so you can actually feel it. I loved this thing! I always enjoy reading a book that can give you a glimpse of the famous life.
I loved Heath and Sam. They were two characters that you can’t not love. Sam is strong, unpredictable, independent and smart – sometimes. Sometimes she is childish, really silly and she takes wrong decisions.I admired her for her strength. I liked the way she acted in difficult situations. Same thing with Heath. Even though he was a celebrity, he was levelheaded. And very sexy. I liked the way he followed his heart and mind, in the same time. Even though he was sometimes reckless. Heath and Sam make a perfect couple. I personally think they are perfect for each other. They both have strong personalities and they bot know what they want from their lifes. Plus, it’s obvious they love each other.
Oh and don’t get me started about Derringer and Keys. Man, I loved them! They were crazy, funny, caring and adorable. Loved them both.
But I didn’t like Jase. He was really annoying and even though I knew he wanted to protect his sister, he acted wrong. His decisions and actions were annoying. Yes, I have an older brother that is overprotective. But he never acted this way. I think Jase should’ve respected his sister’s decisions and feelings and stop being so protective and annoying. It was her life, after all.
There are some great plot twists that will definitely shock you and make you want to read faster. Gracen surprises he readers will some great plot twists. The last one, though, scared the hell out of me. Even though I didn’t like Jase very much, I didn’t want anything bad to happen with him.
Sometimes the pace was a little dragged and there were moments when it bored me. But there were many moments of this kind and they passed quickly.
I am happy with the ending. And yes, I will definitely read other books from Gracen Miller. I like her writing style a lot.
I recommend ‘Rockin the Heart’ to every fan of New Adult books. If you are a YA reader though, you might want to know that there is some sex in this book. It didn’t bother me at all, though.
A great book, with an unique atmosphere and an amazing love story. You will love the characters and you’ll get so involved into the book that at some point you’ll forget about the world around you.
Rate: 4.5 stars out of 5
Buy links + author links:
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/665218190162750/
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Gracen-Miller/112564408814796
About the author:
Gracen is a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a “normal” person in southern society. When not writing, she’s a full-time basketball/football/guitar mom for her two sons and a devoted wife to her real-life hero-husband. She’s addicted to writing, paranormal romance novels, movies, Alabama football and coffee…addictions are not necessarily in order of priority. She’s convinced coffee is nectar from the gods and blending coffee and writing together generates the perfect creative merger. Many of her creative worlds are spawned from coffee highs. To learn more about Gracen and her writing or to leave her a comment, visit her at the following sites:
Interview with Gracen:
1.Hello,Gracen!It’s a pleasure to have you on my blog. Would you like to tell us something about you,please?
Gracen: Thanks for having me, Bianca!
Hello…my name is Gracen and I’m a coffee addict—aka nectar of the gods. I also collect crosses and skulls, which some might think is a weird combo.
2.Would you tell something to us about your book?
Gracen: Rockin’ the Heart is my favorite of all the books I’ve written…and I didn’t want to write it. At the heart of the story is love and what sacrifices people will make for those they love.
3.How did you come up with the story?
Gracen: Back in my early twenties I wrote a couple of chapters to a story about a girl who falls in love with her brother’s best friend. I found it about a month before I started writing Rockin’ the Heart. In some way or another, I’ve fantasized for years about a girl who grew up with a guy and falls in love with him. I don’t know why this particular daydream appeals to me, but it has and still does. I’d never written the storyline because it didn’t fit with my paranormal genre.
4.When did you start writing?
Gracen: My first introduction to writing was a 6th grade English homework project. I’ve been writing ever since then.
5.Who or what inspires you?
Gracen: I can receive inspiration from anywhere. Sometimes it’s a random comment from a friend that inspires an entire storyline shift. Lyrics in a song, a photo I see in my newsfeed on Facebook, or even a news event have all spawned inspiration and found ways into a storyline.
6.Which is your favourite book series or book?Why?
Gracen: Wow! That’s tough. I have several favorite authors and they all write series. Some of my favorite indie authors are Aline Hunter, Kendall Grey and Ann Mayburn. My two favorite traditionally NY published authors are Nalini Singh and Kresley Cole.
7.Which is your favorite movie?
Gracen: Dirty Dancing or Underworld…I can’t decide which one I like best.
8.What advice would you give to someone who wants to publish a book?
Gracen: Be realistic and don’t expect to sell a million books with your first publication. It might happen, but statistically speaking it ain’tlikely. Work hard, keep writing and nevergive up! And the best form of marketing is to write a second, third, fourth, etc. book.
9. What kind of music do you like?
Gracen: I’m partial to hard rock. Some of my favorite groups are Five Finger Death Punch, Sick Puppies, Alter Bridge, and Papa Roach.
10.Did you ever want to be a mystical creature?
Gracen: Who doesn’t? lol So, yes, I’d love to be a mystical creature. But getting me to decide on just one would be tough because I’d want to have all their superpowers.
11.How and when did you decide that you’d like to publish your book?
Gracen: I went the traditional route first and submitted to publishers. After I got my feet wet with a publisher and learned more about the trade, I decided to try self-publishing. I love the control self-publishing gives me over my books.
12. Do you have a message for my blog’s followers?
Gracen: You can never have too many book boyfriends!