Sunday, May 26, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Girl With Guitar by Caisey Quinn



New Adult. MA 17+ Content.

After Kylie’s dad dies in a freak accident, he leaves her with nothing other than her crazy step-mother, Darla, and the ability to play guitar. When Darla kicks Kylie out and she loses her job all in the same day, she hops a bus to Nashville determined to make her late father’s dreams come true. Waitressing and saving her pennies to record a demo, her big break comes when she’s asked to join a tour going down the tubes with once platinum album-selling country music superstar Trace Corbin. But touring with Trace is hardly a dream come true since he’s pretty much drinking his career down the drain. If Kylie can’t pull Trace out of his rut, he’ll pull her and her dreams down with him.

5 Stars

'Girl With Guitar' was beautifully written and truly captivating!! 

I was hooked from the get go and found it nearly impossible to put down my Kindle. It had the perfect balance between hot, witty, and funny. It was just perfect. Loved it.

Kylie.. She definitely made my list of favorite female characters. Even though life had been utterly mean and cruel towards her, she kept her chin up, was strong and went forward with her dream of becoming a country music artist.. even if it meant spending every last penny she had to her name.

"Music has been my...  everything, for as long as I can remember. It's the only connection I have left to my dad. (...) There have been times when I've chosen it over food and shelter. I'd take it over air if I could survive."

After losing her father in a tragic accident, getting let go from her job, and getting kicked out by her bitch step-mother, Kylie gots on a bus and headed over to Nashville. Place where her dreams would come true, even if it was the last thing she did... she would make her father proud one way or another. 

"Coming to Nashville had been her dream, because she loved the gift of music her father had given her and damned if she wasn't going to use it."

After singing one night at the place she worked as a waitress, Kylie got an offer she couldn't let pass her by. She got invited to be the opening act to a hot, sexy, tight-jeans wearing, country star. So of course, accepting this, she went on tour with Trace Corbin. One step closer to her dream, right? Well, little did she know, this tour would change her life in more ways than one. Especially when the leading artist of the tour was on a road to self destruction. 
At first, his rude and cold attitude made it relatively easy for Kylie to keep her distance and stay solely focused on her songwriting and her signing. But her feisty attitude and the fact that she didn't take crap from anyone, including Trace, made him start noticing her, and of course, she'd already notice him. I mean, who wouldn't

"Trace Corbin should come with a warning label: highly addictive."

“Kylie’s face began to tingle, along with some other parts of her anatomy.."

"She just wanted him. Like she had never wanted anything or anyone in her entire life."

Something I didn't expect but definitely welcomed were the deliciously steamy scenes in this book!! boy.. oh.. boy!! 
Even though Kylie and Trace got along... most of the time... and had incredible chemistry, they had a lot of baggage and of course, with fame came more problems. 
Talk about a bumpy road full drama, and angst. 
There were moments where things down right spiteful were said to Kylie and the way I felt while reading them was as if they had been told to me. Which just goes to show this book was so well written that you'll  fully connect with the characters.

The plot developed wonderfully and I seriously fell in love with this story. 
Loved the ending!

Now.. I'm counting the weeks till SUMMER because YES, THERE WILL BE ANOTHER BOOK!!!! squee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

This was book ONE in the "Kylie Ryans Series"!!! *happy dance*

 I still can't believe this was Caisey Quinn's debut novel! Holy hell!! 
This is what a best seller looks like.. for sure!!


ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.. Thank You Caisey

Dream Cast:

Girl with Guitar Music Playlist:

About the Author:
Caisey Quinn

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"Debut Indie Author. I write New Adult books about country girls finding love in unexpected places. <3

Wearer of cowgirl boots, writer and avid reader of New Adult romance, lover of wine, addicted to chai tea lattes. Brand spanking new author of soon to be released books including Girl with Guitar and Keep Me Still (which may or may not include spanking).

Gemini, wife, mom, and former high school English teacher living in Birmingham, Alabama. I spend my days chasing a three year old and hiding away with my Macbook. I spend my nights writing because sleep is overrated."


Caisey talks about..
"Why I Heart Country Music"

Girl you make my speakers go BOOM BOOM. –Luke Bryan

Some people call it hillbilly heartbreak music. Others call it beer and break ups. I call it fu*#ing fantastic. I should warn you up front, my brother is an Actual Musician, as in, he’s In A Band. I, however, am tone deaf. My brother is not a fan of the country music and is more into progressive metal and classical. Yeah, he’s the black sheep. Whaddya gonna do? But he knows his stuff about music and all I know is what feels good to my ears. And my soul. Call it what you want, country music can elicit some serious emotion.

Just because I have to mention her, (you have to when you talk about country music, or I think there’s a fine or something) Taylor Swift’s Fifteen would have made a huge difference in my life if I’d heard it when I was actually fifteen. Instead of twenty-six. But it brought back my hellacious freshmen year of high school and y’all, that was some stuff I’d wrestled, shoved, kicked, and drank out of my memory. Or so I’d thought.

Lee Brice’s Hard to Love makes an appearance in my debut novel, Girl with Guitar, because if my husband and I had a song, that would be it. We got married too young and before he’d gotten a handle on a very serious drinking problem. Whoa, okay, I didn’t actually mean to tell y’all that. But there it is. And we’ve been married seven years, together for nine, and we made it through. But when that song comes on the radio, he reaches over and grabs my hand and I squeeze his. Hard. Every time. Sometimes my eyes get watery. Because neither of us have forgotten how hard those first few years were and how much stronger we are for having gotten through them.

I heart country music because it’s men in tight jeans, cowboy boots, sitting on tailgates around the bon fire, playing guitar, drinking too much, loving too soon, and breaking your heart. Pretty much the story of my life y’all.

Some of my favorite artists are George Straight, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Hank Williams Jr, and of course Luke Bryan, who is basically the template for my main character Trace Corbin in Girl with Guitar.

I get that it’s not for everyone. Just like death metal isn’t for everyone. But I love it. It’s a part of me, and it will probably show up in every book I write in one way or another. Like Kylie, I can’t always find the right words for every situation, but I can almost always find a country song with lyrics that fit. 

For the record, I listen to lots of different types of music and also enjoy Adam Lambert, The Civil Wars, The Lumineers, Christina Perri, Rihanna, Third Day, Thousand Foot Krutch, Red, Flyleaf, Fireflight, and a few others, including some most people have never even heard of. But I blame that on my brother. ;)

 I’ll be back to check in on comments if any of y’all want to chat about music. Warning: Once you get me going I may never shut up!

Thanks for having me!

Shameless Self-Promotion: My debut novel, Girl with Guitar is available now! I am currently working on Girl on Tour, the second book in the Kylie Ryans series. I don’t have an official release date yet, but will post on my site as soon as I do! Keep an eye out! 


2 Prizes: 

1) Girl With Guitar ebook + iTunes gift card 
2) Girl With Guitar Signed Paperback +Swag Prize Pack

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  1. Thanks for hosting me and GwG today! And wow that review! "This is what a bestseller looks like." Um, are you married? Would you like to be? ;) I will leave my husband for sweet comments like that!

    Big tackle hugs! Thanks again!!

    1. hahahahha im glad you liked my review cause I sure loved your book!! <3

  2. Caisey I am loving following this blog, I love hearing what everyone is saying! Can't wait to read this one! Great review!

  3. Thank you Tina! I love me some HEA Bookshelf!! Had to share this with y'all: Last night I was telling my 3 yr old daughter a bedtime story and when I finished she said, "You forgot to say they all lived Happily Ever After!?" Oops!!

    I thought of y'all!! ;)