Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Meet Christina Kirby and her Rock Star romance

Posted by Susan J Berger on 3:00:00 AM with 1 comment

Christina Kirby's new book  A Face in the Crowd is a Rock star romance with a different twist. I am delighted to welcome her to the blog. Christina, tell us about yourself

Hi all! Christina Kirby here and I wanted to start by telling you a little bit about me. I attended Auburn University (War Eagle!) and got married two weeks after I graduated. I worked in banking for four and a half years before deciding to become a stay at home mom to my two sons. All the while I was working on my first romance novel at night.
My family has moved seven times in eleven years because of my husband’s job, but it has enabled me to meet all kinds of people and live in several different states, and fortunately writing is something I can take with me no matter where I live. I’m an avid reader of romance, young adult and anything having to do with pop culture. And, I believe a copy of Entertainment Weekly and a chocolate chip cookie can cure anything.

I love firsts, so tell me about the moment when a publisher told you they wanted to publish your book.

Also known as one of the best days of my life! All kidding aside, the real excitement started for me when I received an email request for the full manuscript. I burst into tears because let’s be honest after receiving more than a few rejection letters I was just happy someone wanted to read more of the story. You’ll be happy to know I was more composed when she came back later and offered me a contract. There were no tears, but there was a lot of dancing and several phone calls.

What is the most exciting moment, so far, in your writing career?
Aside from the initial contract, that’s hard to top, I’d have to say the best moment so far was reading a review for my latest release. A reader took the time to write a really long review and she loved the book so much she said she wished she could make it a bestseller. It touched her and that’s the most any of us can hope for.
How do you motivate yourself when inspiration takes a vacation?
It happens more frequently than I’d like to admit. So much so, I wrote an entire blog post about this very thing. Check it out here: https://christinakirbybooks.com/blog/

Any advice for new writers just starting out?
Never stop trying. Writing can be a frustrating undertaking. You will get turned down. You will have days where you feel like you didn’t write anything someone would want to read, but one day you will. One day you’ll get the request from an editor for a full manuscript. One day, you’ll get that stellar review and then all the work will be well worth it. Keep writing and keep learning. Your day will come.

Tell us about A Face in the Crowd

Blurb -
Alexis Hightower considers trust a four letter word, and she has no intention of getting serious with anyone. After all, her day job as a nurse is plenty serious enough. On one of her nights off, she attends a concert for her favorite band and ends up on stage. She never expected to meet the legendary singer in person or that he would be the one to make her question her way of life. But how do you learn to trust again when the one you want is desired by thousands?

Oliver Honeycutt has it all, success, fame, admirers, but when his family is faced with the unthinkable, none of it matters. Stranded in Atlanta, he meets Alexis who’s unlike any woman he’s known before. As his attraction grows, plans for the future change which leaves someone desperate to keep them apart. But Oliver won’t be easily discouraged. To have a future with Alexis he’ll do whatever it takes to make her see the man behind the image.

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Face-Crowd-Christina-Kirby-ebook/dp/B01G7FENTA?ie=UTF8&keywords=christina%20kirby&qid=1464717359&ref_=sr_1_4&sr=8-4

Excerpt:

Oliver made his way back to the mike and shouted, “Do you want some more, Atlanta?”

Lexie’s scream mixed with the other fan’s and echoed throughout the room as Oliver sang the band’s first number one. As he moved from one side of the stage to the other, Lexie danced, arms over her head, as she let go. In the chaos of the noise, the heat of the bodies moving as one, and the music, she didn’t have to think or feel. She could just be.

A hand reached out for her and Simone hit her arm, mouth open in shock. Lexie blinked once and raised her eyes to meet those of Oliver. Up close, he was even better looking than in the magazines. Her heart stopped or maybe it leaped from her chest. She wasn’t sure. As if controlled by a stranger she reached for his hand and allowed him, with the help of two security guards, to pull her up onto the stage.

With her stomach in her throat, she stood awkwardly while Oliver sang to her. This wasn’t happening. It couldn’t be. Survival never pulled people up onto the stage. At least, they never had. But, there he was, positioned behind her, with his stomach pressed to her back. The heat of his skin and hers, melded together, so hot she feared their clothes would ignite.

Her eyes found Simone’s, who peeked out from behind her cell phone where she was recording what promised to be the best moment of Lexie’s life.

She dared a glance over her shoulder and feared she would faint when Oliver offered her a grin from behind the mike. Dear God, he was hot. He pressed into her closer and placed a hand on her hip. Red, hot heat surged into her face. The move was definitely one she wouldn’t want her dad to see, but she was glad it was happening. As the song wound down, Oliver moved to stand beside her. Over his shoulder she saw his brother, Bailey, wailing on his blue Fender. The entire experience was surreal. His brother looked up and smiled, but something was wrong with his face.

She narrowed her eyes to get a better look, sure the lights were playing tricks on her. At the same time, he swiped a hand over his face and when he pulled it away, blood was smeared across his upper lip. He went back to playing, but his nose continued to bleed.

Her gaze refocused on Oliver. “Your brother,” she tried to explain over the music.

When he didn’t register what she was trying to say, she pointed.

Oliver’s head whipped around. For a brief moment, his eyes widened and then, as quickly as she’d seen it, the look was gone. Oliver finished the song and led her back to the edge of the stage where she was lowered back into the crowd. When she looked up, he met her gaze. The moment was brief, but she felt it. A moment of recognition between them. One that said he was sad it had to end. She wanted to reach for him, but she couldn’t. Instead, she stood frozen as fans around her pushed in and slapped her on the back. Oliver waved to his admirers and rushed off toward his brother.

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Christina's other books are::
The Warm Springs Trilogy: Safe at Home, Running Home, and Protecting Home
Novella – Frozen in Time – part of A Winter Romance Anthology

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