Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 28, 2013
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Jess is caught off guard when a sexy stranger buys her a cup of coffee and asks her to sit with him. He's mysterious, nice, and even though he says the right things at the right time, Jess can sense that there's something hidden about him.
As Johnnie sits across from the beautiful woman, he can't believe she doesn't recognize him. Everyone does. It comes with the territory when you're the lead singer of one of the hottest bands in the world, Chasing Cross. With one more show to go before taking a small break in touring, it feels like luck is on Johnnie's side. That is, if he can find a way to tell Jess who he is, without scaring her off.
After her best friend begs her to come to a concert, Jess finds herself standing in the middle of a crowd. The lights are off, music begins, and the crowd erupts in cheers. She doesn't know much about the band, but that's all about to change. When the lights come on, Jess can't believe her eyes. The lead singer of the band is the man from the café.
Plucked from the crowd during the show, Jess makes her way backstage. The encore may have ended on stage, but the real show is just about to begin. Johnnie's passion quickly turns to romance but the more time he and Jess spend together, the more things get complicated. Johnnie has a big decision to make about himself and the band, testing his loyalty and love for the music, and when Jess's dreams start to come true, she starts to realize that true love exists, but it's not always an easy path to take.
Last Song (Brothers of Rock #5) by Karolyn James
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 24, 2013
The fifth Brothers of Rock novel featuring Chasing Cross finds drummer Rick Saunderst living in a personal hell. After walking away from Chasing Cross in the middle of their tour, he tries everything he can to settle the demons in his soul, but the all night parties, booze, women, and jam sessions cannot silence the voice deep within...
Sarah is a small town veterinarian, not quite sure where her life is going. She walks her opinionated dog and lives her life in a simple routine. When a moving truck disrupts her quiet street, she must learn to accept her new neighbor's noisy habits and sexy stare.
For the first time ever, booze can't mask his feelings. After over a decade of the rockstar life, Rick finally feels like he has a life off stage. Jamming in a garage with old friends and getting to know Sarah, and her loyal dog, Molly, is his definition of home.
The rest of Chasing Cross continue the tour, with help from Fallen Tuesday’s lead singer, Luke, as their replacement drummer. He brings life back to the band, but even still, without Rick, the band feels incomplete.
In the final book featuring Chasing Cross, choices will come to a head. Chasing Cross must decide whether to move on without Rick and Rick must settle his own battles, personally and professionally. Falling in love wasn’t part of the deal, but sometimes love happens when a person least expects it.
The first five Brothers of Rock books are available! That’s right, the five books featuring Chasing Cross are all on sale as I write this. It’s been an amazing journey with Chasing Cross and everything within those books.
The Brothers of Rock series WILL CONTINUE! It’s been officially announced that in January 2014, the next series of Brothers of Rock books will be released! This time, it’s following the up and coming band, Fallen Tuesday. Those who have read all the Chasing Cross books will know who Fallen Tuesday is. If you haven’t read the Chasing Cross books, you can still jump right in with Fallen Tuesday and enjoy!
This has been a very exciting year for me and I hope to keep this momentum going. I thought of the Brothers of Rock concept while washing dishes one night and look where’s taken me! The first book in the series, All Access, was included in a rockstar romance boxed set that ended up on both the New York Times AND USA Today bestsellers lists!
As we approach Christmas, this is actually a very busy time of the year for me because I’m preparing the biggest launch of my writing career. Coming in February 2014 is a brand new romance series… I’ll be able to share more details as they come, but right now, all I can tell readers is to keep their eyes on my blog because I’m going to be holding a contest starting December 4th and having it run right through December 24th!
Since it is Christmas time… how about my top five favorite Christmas movies?
1. The Santa Clause (not the 2nd or 3rd though!)
2. Home Alone (2nd is good, too)
3. A Christmas Story (I only watch though during the 24 hour marathon)
5. Christmas Vacation
What are you favorite Christmas movies?
Karolyn James also writes under the pen name, Claire Charlins, writing western romances. Upon releasing the first book in the Mail Order Romance series, West For Love, the book shot straight to the top of the Amazon Kindle charts! The second book in this mail order bride romance series is now available, titled Finding Love West!