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Crimson Melodies by Grace Harper Book Tour and Giveaway :)
and Black Series Book 2
Donovan Dreamboat Carter's
ambition in life wasn't to become the lead singer of the
band Maverick. His
plan to move to Brighton to assist his aunt run a halfway house was
to get away from his past. He'd finished his degree, had the skills
to help his aunt. Life for him would be settled.
he saw Alex Devlin, lead singer of the globally successful rock
band, Fragile, peeling
carrots at his aunt’s kitchen sink, he faltered on the threshold.
knew with certainty that his life would change forever.
Bryant, the internationally famous supermodel, has the world at her
feet. However, her agent thinks otherwise and systematically drops
her from all her campaigns, citing Leia is too old to model.
that she is now unable to walk down the best Milan runways, Leia is
surprised when Red & Black record label want to meet her. After a
single meeting, Leia is cosseted into the family of the record label.
But, it’s her passionate encounter with Donovan Carter that changes
her life forever.
resists Donovan's crazy idea of dating, telling him she is too old
for him. A decade younger than Leia, Donovan doesn't see what the
problem could be.
sets the rules and is only prepared to have a fling, keep it quiet
from the public, just a bit of fooling around. The plan is going well
until one of them falls in love.
both their lives change forever.
quickly reach stardom, but at what cost? Especially as Donovan
replaced the previous lead singer of Maverick,
Casey Lowe, much to Casey's aggravation. They knew each other a long
wounds split open. There is more than one man out for revenge. Whose
lives are about to change again?
journey to Brighton took an hour by train, and then a taxi ride out
to the business premises. Red & Black based their headquarters in
a mansion, in the middle of nowhere. Brighton was filled with the
same looking houses as mine. Four and five storey houses, on terraced
streets. If they were anything like mine, the homes used to have
whole families living in them two hundred years ago but now were
split into flats. When I gave the address to the taxi driver, he told
me it would be a half hour drive and to get comfortable. Driving
along the gravel path to the mansion and across the car park, my
mouth was open with awe at the architecture of the old building.
Maybe in my previous life, I lived in the 1800s and owned a house
like mine when it was brand new. They drew me in, fascinated me to
the point I wanted to scour every inch of the place. I’d hoped to
find a hidden box of letters in my house and discover a mystery from
years gone by, but never did. I
paid the driver and stood looking up at the large windows, craning my
neck back, scanning the rooms and the gargoyles that protected the
building. A woman waved from the window to my left, she had a
handsome man stood to her right who nodded in my direction. It was
difficult to tell who they were as the sun glinted off the leaded
windows. I waved back and ducked in through the main door to
here to meet with Erin Devlin, my name is Leia Bryant,” I said to
the girl behind the desk. “I
know who you are, Ms Bryant, I’m a big fan. It’s great that you
agreed to the meeting, I hope you say yes to what they’re
proposing,” the young girl said. Her
nose ring glinted in the overhead light, making her nose look cute.
She rounded the desk where I could see her short blue tartan over
thick white tights. I was sweltering in my light jacket, I couldn’t
imagine how warm she would be in her thick roll neck white jumper. It
was April but felt like summer. “I’m
Becky, if you need anything at all while you’re here, let me know,”
she said over her shoulder. Leading
the way through the corridors, we passed recording studios and what
sounded like a kitchen. Turning the corner, I was met with a
glass-walled meeting room. On one side of the glass table sat four
very recognisable faces. I was only expecting to meet with Erin. Becky
held the door open for me to walk through and left me standing on the
other side. “Hi,”
I said. My
meek voice betraying the intimidation I felt. I
was a massive fan of Fragile and to see two of the band members on
the other side of the table. Shaking their hands felt surreal. Seb
introduced me to his fiancé, Tara, who looked heavily pregnant, and
I greeted Erin last. “I
wasn’t expecting to see all four of you, I’m delighted to meet
you all,” I said in a more firm tone. “We
thought we would come in numbers to persuade you to say yes,” Erin
offered first. Grateful
for the glass and a pitcher of water, I poured myself a drink and
listened to their idea. Erin wasted no time telling me their plan and
when she finished, there was a hushed silence for a few moments until
Tara groaned. Seb immediately checked she wasn’t going into labour
and then stood behind Tara to rub her shoulders. While I watched the
love dance back and forth between them, I felt a spike of envy. I had
given up any hope of finding a decent man to marry, spending too many
years on the road and never in one city for longer than a week.
Having a holiday was a luxury. There was always another sought-after
modelling job that I knew would dry up one day. I figured I would
sleep when my contracts stopped. Now that I had the chance to take
time off, the hottest record label in music was offering me a
starring role in a music video for Maverick. I was to be Donovan’s
love interest, a story that spanned eighty years in a six-minute
video. My first thought was that Margo would be pissed off when she
found out what they expected me to do with Dreamboat
Donovan. I hoped she forgave me because I was saying yes to this job.
They want me to kiss Donovan
far along are you, Tara?” I asked to distract my attention away
from my overzealous sister and her constant stream of GIFs of pop
video kisses. “I’m
due any minute, it could happen at any moment, Leia. The twins are
kicking the hell out of my bladder, and I will give them their first
telling off as soon as I give birth. I swear they already know how to
bicker and fight like proper siblings.” I
laughed at her comment, nodding. “I
have six siblings, I can relate.” “Six,”
Seb said. “Don’t get any ideas,” his comment was aimed at Tara. “You
know how babies are made, right?”
Red and Black Series
friends to lovers romance.
was a time when Sebastian Wild had the music world eating out of his
hands. Rock band, Fragile were at their height of fame when they gave
it all up.
seemed a good idea when Sebastian started Red & Black record
label with his best friend, Alex Devlin. Sebastian was over the moon
when Tara Adkins agreed to come on board to spearhead the marketing.
innocent Tara. He knew her life choices and had no problem marrying
her before he could take her to bed.
problem? She was his best friend and only saw him as a rock star man
Adkins had been in lust with Sebastian for too many years. Lust had
moved to love when she started working at Red & Black record
label. The handsome, sexy rock star had her heart racing every time
he walked into her office.
problem? She wished she’d never told him about her rules of love.
Date, marry then have sex. He was her best friend and only saw her as
an innocent woman who was too buttoned up to let her wild side show.
and Tara embark on a passionate journey, attempting to prove to each
other that it only matters what they think about their relationship,
not the public or his parents. Neither believes they are good enough
thought he had won her heart until Valentino, the devious, handsome
Italian tries to lure Tara away.
Valentino beat Sebastian to marry Tara or will Tara listen to
Sebastian’s parents and believe she is just another groupie to fall
for the rock star?
out in the new series of Brighton’s latest record label that every
musician wants to be signed to.
Harper is a British author who loves to write about strong women and
handsome men. She writes steamy romance novels that will warm your
of the Brodie Saga and the Geary Series, Grace immerses you in
stories of love, or rather, love's pursuit to bring together two
people who were meant for each other. It's not always quick or easy
but it will happen eventually.
Grace is not writing, she can be found mooching about in stationery
stores. Grace might have a Maltesers addiction but is not ready to
stand up and own that just yet.
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