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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.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

one night can be the beginning of forever - Forever Bound (The Forever Series #4) by Deanna Roy

A hitchhiking musician looking only for freedom and adventure as he sings for tips across the US spends a single night with spunky pink-haired Jenny, only to discover that sometimes, one night can be the beginning of forever.

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Published: July 28th, 2015

A new standalone romance with the characters from the USA Today bestselling Forever series, coming July 28, 2015.

You can only run from life for a little while. Eventually, it catches up.

A hitchhiking musician looking only for freedom and adventure as he sings for tips across the US spends a single night with spunky pink-haired Jenny, only to discover that sometimes, one night can be the beginning of forever.

GUEST POST
The Song Behind the Book Forever Bound

I was DUMBSTRUCK when I first read the words to my friend Brad Whittington's song "Forever."

There ain't nothing you can say 
To make me turn away 
There ain't nothing you can do 
To make me take my love away from you 
Because I said forever 
And that's just what I'm gonna to do 

I couldn't have imagined a song that better fit the theme of my Forever series. All the books have couples struggling to find their forever loves, and the newest novel in the series, Forever Bound, was definitely no different.

Chance is a singer/songwriter hitchhiking across the US for tips. Jenny has just been let out of her contract as a girlfriend-for-hire. Their collision is supposed to be a one-night stand. But it becomes something so much more.

Chance writes a lot of songs in the novel, courtesy of Brad's talented lyrics, and I was thrilled when both Brad and his don Daniel recorded acoustic and full-band versions of the song.
So go give them a listen! HERE

EXCERPT





The guy I’d been watching walked over to the mike and said, “Hello, I’m Chance, and Paul here has kindly invited this Tennessee boy up to do a number.”

His name was Chance.

“Yeah!” Paul bellowed. He lifted his guitar strap over his head and handed it to Chance.

I made it to the base of the stage, where the crowd had left a gap in its disinterest. I wondered if my boy choice was doing to get their attention, or if he would be terrible.

I was rooting for him.

The band crashed into the opening licks, and when Chance started singing, I wanted to laugh out loud with giddiness. His voice was pure magic, deep and edgy.

He moved across stage like a fury, all energy and muscle. I was so close I could feel the wood floor shifting under his feet. His fingers squeezed the guitar in a steady grip. I was mesmerized by every movement. I could already see how his skilled hands would work on me.

I was hooked.

The song rollicked along for another chorus, then Chance brought them to a strong stop with a motion of his hand.

That’s when he saw me.


He froze a second, as if he couldn’t believe I was so close after he’d searched for me for so long. His smile spread to a wide grin. I’m sure my panties would have gone flying, if I’d been wearing any.

***** 
Whoa. Who was that girl?

The party was full of women, polished and perfect and snooty in how they appraised me, like they were looking for something, and I wasn't it.

But not this one.

She seemed nervous, a little lost. Her green dress was as fancy as anyone's here, but that hair. I didn't know anybody with pink dreadlocks. She couldn't be an actress expecting to get many parts, unless the hair was for something she was doing right now.

It was wicked gorgeous. I'd never seen anyone like her.

The tables were packed, and clusters of animated people talked with exaggerated gestures, like they were game show hosts. I could see from the body language that everybody had too much to say and not enough patience to hear anybody else.

I looked her way a couple more times, trying not to stare.

The guitar I was holding during the band's break felt good. I wanted to crank out a solo, something dark and brooding, but this wasn't my gig. I set it back in its stand and couldn't help myself, but took one more look into the crowd.

My heart revved up when I saw she was watching me. Then she was heading this way. 





About the author:
Deanna Roy is the five-time USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and women's fiction.

She is a passionate advocate for women who have lost babies. She has several books on the subject, including her bestseller FOREVER INNOCENT, a romance about a couple whose baby is taken off life support at seven days old.

She has run the website PregnancyLoss.Info for fifteen years, including many large spin-off support groups both online and in person.

To learn about new releases, sign up for her subscriber list. She has regular giveaways in conjunction with major pregnancy loss events.

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10 comments:

Natalie said...

I would love someone to sing "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain and Tennille to me.

Jan Lee said...

I'd like to hear I Won't Give Up by Jason Mraz or Like a Prayer by Madonna. I've heard these sung in choirs and they are both amazing :)

Juana said...

I would love to have someone sing to me Don't Stop Believing by Journey. I have always loved this song.

Arf2-D2 said...

I'd like to hear/see Kermit sing Rainbow connection

DD Roy said...

Thank you for posting! Great song ideas!

steve weber said...

Seek Up or Dreaming Tree- Dave Matthews Band

CCAM said...

Hmmm I don't know about other bands.. but I will always love to have my husband sing to me on stage or at home :))

Amanda Sakovitz said...

Maps by Maroon 5

Dan Denman said...

I would want Katy Perry to sing to me. It doesn't matter which song.

Jenny Dauksa Schaber said...

There are so many great songs out there, so it's hard to pick one...one of my faves: It's a Great Day to be alive by Travis Tritt. If we're talking love song...When You Say Nothing at All by Alison Krauss