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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Friday, April 17, 2015

backstage pass to heartbreak…- Aimee and the Heartthrob (Backstage Pass #1) by Ophelia London

Miles Carlisle is every teen girl’s fantasy. His rugged good looks and exotic British accent have helped catapult his boy band, Seconds to Juliet, to super-stardom. But after two disastrous and very public breakups, Miles isn’t interested in dating just any girl; he wants The One. And the only girl he’s interested in is not only his best friend’s little sister―and off-limits―but won’t even give him the time of day…

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Published: April 14th, 2015

He never noticed her before, but now she’s all he can see…

Miles Carlisle is every teen girl’s fantasy. His rugged good looks and exotic British accent have helped catapult his boy band, Seconds to Juliet, to super-stardom. But after two disastrous and very public breakups, Miles isn’t interested in dating just any girl; he wants The One. And the only girl he’s interested in is not only his best friend’s little sister―and off-limits―but won’t even give him the time of day…

As a kid, Aimee Bingham had a huge thing for Miles…until he made fun of her for always tagging along. Now that she’s outgrown both him and her pigtails. the prospect of spending two weeks on tour with the childhood crush who broke her heart isn’t exactly enticing. Except now Miles seems interested. Very interested. And no matter how hard Aimee tries to resist him, her crush is definitely making a comeback.

But everyone knows that falling for a heartthrob is a backstage pass to heartbreak…

GUEST POST
When "Young Adults" Fall in Love

I’ve been writing category romance novels for a few years. In fact, after I sold my first contemporary romance to my publisher, my editor asked if I was interested to writing a category novel. To be honest, I had noooo idea what “category” meant. So, after some quick education and reading a lot of category romance novels (such difficult research, right?), I understood the gist and started writing, and pretty much fell in love with the whole genre. 

When my publisher decided to create a new YA category romance imprint, I jumped at the change. Mostly because…well, I didn’t think it had ever been done before, at least not traditionally. And I got uber-lucky that AIMEE AND THE HEARTTHROB is part of the Backstage Pass series: five cat-roms written by five authors, about five guys in a boy band, and the five girls who fall in love with them. Yeah, I was in heaven! 

But what I’ve loved even more than simply creating Aimee and Miles, and their love story, is knowing that teen readers are craving more books and different kinds of books. They’re not all about dystopia and paranormals anymore—which I do love to read, but could never write. But at good category romance with teens as the main characters…where do I sign up? 

One of the “rules” of cat-roms is that it must have a HEA (happily ever after). Some people might think picking up a book and knowing it’s allll going to work out in the end, and the couple will eventually ride off into the sunset is way too predictable and boring. I guess I can see their point. But on the other hand, a few million Harlequin readers must be onto something! Personally, I find it comforting to know that, no matter what drama and seemingly-insurmountable odds are thrown at the characters, that they’ll end up together. There’s no “will they/won’t they” stress while reading. You know what’s coming, and you simply sit back and watch them fall in love. 

That right there is the beauty of category romance. And I’m so stoked to be part of a brand new and verging genre. After all, we can always use more love and kissing and hot boy bands and HEAs in this world. Am I right?

About the author:
USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes. Ophelia is the author of SOMEDAY MAYBE; DEFINITELY, MAYBE IN LOVE; ABBY ROAD and CROSSING ABBY ROAD; the Perfect Kisses series including: FALLING FOR HER SOLDIER, PLAYING AT LOVE, SPEAKING OF LOVE, and MAKING WAVES; the upcoming AIMEE AND THE HEARTTHROB for Entangled’s Teen Crush line, and the upcoming Sugar City series for Entangled’s Bliss line. Visit her at her blog. But don’t call when The Vampire Diaries (or Dawson’s Creek) is on.

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5 comments:

katieoscarlet said...

Love the author bio. Car breaks down in Tx in route to Fl and stays in TX! Love it, sounds like something I would do, have picked up and moved several times.

Juana said...

I liked the book description, and the beautiful book cover. I am purchasing this book on my next book shopping spree.

Marta Vieira said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

gemiinii said...

Looking forward to reading this book

LesleyfromWI said...

Enjoyed reading the description