Friday, May 23, 2014

Wild Angel: A Rock'n tapestries Novel by Shari Copell- Review!

Title: Wild Angel (Rock'n Tpestries, #2)
Author: Shari Copell
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Paranormal Elements
Release Date: May 11, 2014
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn

“Hello, Pittsburgh! You ready to rock?" 

Nicks Sorenson, guitarist extraordinaire for the band Wild Angel, has a lot going on during her last year of high school. In fact, she sometimes wonders if someone has painted a bull’s eye on her forehead. 

Stone Jensen, lead guitarist for the band Heavy Remedy, shows up everywhere she plays despite the bad blood between them. The high school principal is targeting her with endless detentions for some reason. And she’s starting to wonder if her mother is losing her mind. 

Life soon spins into chaos for the Sorenson family. It began when Nicks learned the name of the dead musician who’d willed her his four guitars. Then came the dreams of a man shrouded in mist. She doesn’t recognize him, but he seems to know her. 

As the strange occurrences escalate, Nicks goes on an unexpected—and painful—journey into the past. 

She’s about to learn what you don’t know can hurt you.

My Review: 
Wild Angel: A Rock'n Tapestries Novel (Rock'n Tapestries, #2)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Nicks Sorensen is in her last year of high school and finds herself dealing with all sorts of stress. She is the amazing guitarist of Wild Angel and her band is gaining some popularity. Stone Jensen, guitar player for Heavy Remedy, made some nasty comments about Nicks and her band out of jealousy before he knew them. Now he finds himself mesmerized by her talent, stunned by her looks, and wishing he could take back his ignorant statement. Nicks hates Stone for humiliating her, but finds herself drawn to him nonetheless. After he offers her a genuine apology, they quickly acknowledge all that they have in common in addition to their strong attraction to one another.

Nicks has always felt disconnected from her family and like the odd person out among her siblings without understanding why. She starts to have experiences she can't quite explain, and information starts coming to her that she can't ignore. With the help of Stone, and eventually her mother and father she starts to piece together some important life changing information. In the midst of her personal chaos and growing musical success, she finds herself in multiple dangerous situations she couldn't have predicted, and some that may alter the course of her life forever.

There are definitely twists and turns in this book that I never saw coming. I don't want to reveal much about those aspects of the story because experiencing them without any prior knowledge was part of what made things exciting. Emotions run high throughout this book and Nicks is an easy character to connect through and enjoy. Even some of the less plausible bits in the book were easy to overlook because of how much I liked these characters. I would highly recommend reading Rock'n Tapestries first before reading this. Everything means more knowing the root story provided there. Aside from the bad guys (who are pretty intense villains), I loved all the characters in this book. It was great to re-connect with Chelsea and get to know the other Sorensens. Stone is pretty spectacular all around, and his chemistry with Nicks is way hot.

Things definitely get scary, crazy, and intense. I couldn't put the book down once I started and I will gladly read more by this author in the future.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

*Buy book 1 of the Rock'n Tapestries series*

“Asher Pratt had been a drug for me, and I wasn’t sure I wasn’t still addicted.” 

Chelsea Whitaker works as a waitress at Tapestries, a trendy Pittsburgh bar. She’s doing her best to avoid Asher Pratt, the Pittsburgh rock legend who shattered her heart years ago. 

When he takes a job at Tapestries just to be near her, Chelsea has some decisions to make. 

She soon discovers that some things never change. It’s all she can do to keep a tight hold on her heart as Asher takes her for another wild ride. 

As she struggles to gain some perspective on their relationship, she learns that he’s never needed her more. She must put the past aside for the sake of the future.

Wild Angel - Excerpts

Stone prowled from one corner of the platform to the other with his guitar then stepped back to the mic to sing. The man sure knew how to whip people into a frenzy. Nicks played to the crowd in one corner, then turned her attention to Stone. She met him in the middle, thrusting her guitar at him with her pelvis. He clutched his chest and staggered back, feigning a heart attack. She laughed and went after him, cornering him against one of the light supports.

She couldn’t explain it, but being up there with him felt sexual. He was hotter than hell, and if they were a thing, the only task left to do was make it official. She stared into his eyes as she played, silently making promises she intended to keep. Tonight.

He turned to the crowd, begging them with his eyes for a rescue. Willow had said she came across like a ten-foot-tall warrior woman when she played. That’s exactly how she felt sharing a stage with Stone Jensen. She finally backed away and freed him from captivity against the support. For the time being, anyway.
*About Shari*

Though I write contemporary romance under the name Shari Copell, my real name is Sherry Jesberger.  

I write a historical fantasy/paranormal romance series under the name S.L. Jesberger.I am an eleventh generation native of Pennsylvania.  My husband Gordon and I raised three lovely daughters, one of whom designs my book covers. Another daughter drew the map in the front cover of my historical fantasy series.

I’ve always had stories swirling through my head. Crazy stuff, totally whack situations. I was a voracious reader as a child, choosing to escape into the world of books. I wrote stories when I was a teen, but quit as I grew up. (Keep in mind, there were no computers then. Writing a book or story consisted of a brand-new notebook and a ballpoint pen.) I found some of these early stories as I cleaned out my grandmother’s house after she passed. Unfortunately, I threw them away. 

I started writing again in 2012 after my husband lost his job. Aislin of Arianrhod was published in October of that year. I immediately began to work on the second book in the series, Winter’s Child.

Sometime in the middle of writing Winter’s Child, I had the inexplicable urge to swear like sailor, use modern vernacular, and write steamy sex scenes. I was amused and tried to push it aside. The language in a historical fantasy is obviously much different from a contemporary romance, so I had to behave myself.

I finally just thought, fuck it. I’ll do it.  It was during that time that I started to write “Micah’s Island.” I simply needed to purge the wild story that had taken over my brain by then. It was so much fun to write.  What would happen if you met a man who had never seen a grown woman before?

I chose the pen name Shari Copell because Micah’s Island was so very different from the Ă€lainnshire series. Copella was my grandmother’s maiden name—I just dropped the A.

For the most part, people seemed to like Micah, though he was a man of few words.  I got some nice (and not so nice) emails about it, mostly from people wanting a better ending. I promptly wrote them one.

I wasn’t sure I would ever write another contemporary romance until Rock’n Tapestries dropped into my head, nearly complete from beginning to end (though I did run some things past Tara Chevrestt, who edits for me. Her suggestions were invaluable.)  You just have to indulge your muse when that happens, as it doesn’t happen often.

In the meantime, rock on!
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1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to reading this book! Enjoyed reading the post.