Rock Fiction Coveting: The Neon Dreams series by Caisey Quinn

Posted: September 8, 2015 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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I’ve got another series! This one looks like it’s the continuing adventures of two siblings with music in their souls. Here’s the description for the first, Leaving Amarillo.

Nashville meets New Adult in Neon Dreams, a dramatic, sexy series from bestselling author Caisey Quinn, about a country band’s rocky road to fame—and the ambition, dreams, and love of the people who make the music.

Dixie Lark hasn’t had it easy. She lost her parents in an accident when she was young and grew up in a ramshackle house on a dirt road in Amarillo with her ailing grandparents and overprotective older brother. Thanks to her grandfather, Dixie learned to play a mean fiddle, inspired by the sounds of the greats—Johnny and June, Waylon, and Hank. Her grandfather’s fiddle changed Dixie’s life forever, giving her an outlet for the turmoil of her broken heart and inspiring a daring dream.

Ten years later, Dixie and her brother, Dallas, are creating the music they love and chasing fame with their hot band, Leaving Amarillo. But Dixie isn’t enjoying the ride. All she can think about is Gavin, the band’s tattooed, tortured drummer who she’s loved since they were kids. She knows he feels the connection between them, but he refuses see her as more than his best friend’s little sister.

Convinced that one night with Gavin will get him out of her system, Dixie devises a plan. She doesn’t know that her brother has forbidden Gavin from making a move on her-a promise he swore he’d always keep . . . a promise that once broken will unexpectedly change the future for Dixie, Gavin and the band.

The familiar stuff in here — being raised by grandparents, the big brother who threatens the friend to keep his hands off his sister — isn’t familiar to Rock Fiction. Love it!

But if the band is called Leaving Amarillo, why is the series called Neon Dreams? Where are the Neon Dreams?

The description for the second book, Loving Dallas, doesn’t share that secret:

In the second novel in bestselling author Caisey Quinn’s Neon Dreams series, a country rock band and its members embark on the rocky road to fame and find love along the way.

Dallas Lark is so close to achieving his dream of making it big in country music that he can taste it. Arriving in Nashville after signing with sexy, successful manager Mandy Lantram, his life goes from tragedy and turmoil to one lucky break after another—except it isn’t really luck because Dallas has sacrificed everything for his career, leaving behind his band, sister, best friend, and high school sweetheart, Robyn, in the pursuit of fame.

Robyn Breeland is a successful marketing coordinator and promotions specialist for a thriving liquor distributor out of Texas. She loves every aspect of her job: coming up with new ideas, traveling, hosting promotional parties and exclusive events—until it brings her face-to-face with the man who broke her heart, prompting her to erect a steel cage around it.

When their paths collide and they’re forced to work together, Dallas and Robyn realize that the old spark they thought they’d extinguished might still be a burning flame.

And the third book isn’t scheduled to come out until Rocktober, so I can’t tell you anything about it.

BUT. And here’s a big BUT. Check out what this author is doing:
1. She broke up the band
2. The books look like they focus on siblings first and bandmates second
3. Characters are willing to put a lot on the line — and leave a lot behind, in that second book. Dallas dumps it all in his need to make it to the top.

Interesting, interesting stuff. Can’t wait to get my hands on this and see how it all pans out.

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