Posts Tagged ‘Jessica Sorensen’

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I’m not so sure about this one. The series is written by Rock Fiction powerhouse Jessica Sorensen, who we’ve got to host over here or something. Hopefully she’s not too big to spend some time with me. Rocktober, maybe?

The music in the series seems to be an afterthought or a sideline to the actual story, which is a four-volume saga about a couple’s love. We’ve seen a million of those, so let’s focus on the goods. How much music? Am I wrong about it being an afterthought (please?)? How vital is it to the evolution of the couple?

Tell me. Show me. Let me read it for myself.

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Believe me, I know that Jessica Sorensen’s second in this series is already out. You should hear Susan’s outraged yowls about its title; let’s all make up new words!

But we’re not here to talk about that one. Nope, let’s start with the very beginning. I hear it’s a very good place to start.

Lyric Scott has always had a good life. Outgoing, spunky, and musically talented, she’s constantly surrounded by family and friends, yet she still feels there’s something missing.

Then she meets her new next-door neighbor Ayden Gregory. Mysterious, sweet, and sad, Ayden is the exact opposite of Lyric and exactly what she needs to fill the void in her life.

Ayden has been through more than most people and believes his life is always going to be rocky, so when he’s suddenly adopted by the Gregorys, he’s thrown for a turn. But even with a new, loving family, he still finds himself haunted by the memories of his old life. The only true breath of fresh air is when he’s with his best friend, Lyric Scott.

As Lyric and Ayden grow closer, the lines of their friendship start to blur. But when Ayden’s past unexpectedly pushes its way into his new life, their friendship and newfound attraction will be tested.

**A novel about Ella and Micha’s daughter and Lila and Ethan’s son from The Secret Series. However, this series can be read on its own.**

So Lyric is missing the angst gene, like Susan. And Ayden fills that need, and for him, Lyric shows him what it means to be happy.

But where’s the music? Where’s the Rock Fiction?

Supposedly, it’s there. The other Jessica Sorensen books I’ve come across all have a Rock Fiction angle to them (she says even though she hasn’t read them yet to verify), and Lyric is the daughter of some rockers. So we’ll have to trust that this is more than yin and yang coming together. We’ll have to trust that the music’s really there.

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Susan and Jessica Sorensen need to make friends. I only say that because part of the deal here is that I don’t talk to authors, Susan does. And this is an author who’s got to be authentic Rock Fiction through and through.

It’s Jessica Sorensen I’m talking about, and in addition to the other book I coveted, she’s got a whole series of Rock Fiction goodness. Seven books, to be exact, although almost half of them are the in-between books that are all the rage right now.

Micha’s in a band. He and Ella love each other. And the series seems to be about their navigating their love and their relationship. Or… at least, part of this series is about Ella and Micha. Book Three is about a different couple entirely, and so is one of the in-between books.

I don’t get why. This is starting to look like a new trend, and to be honest, it’s one I don’t like. Either do a series that focuses on all the people in the band (or group, or whatever), or do two different series. But don’t confuse the issue with new people. It’s like you’re pulling a bait-and-switch on me or something, even though this time around, the book titles tell us which characters the books are about.

Ella and Micha, I want to read about. I want the Rock Fiction angle. Those other two? The ones who seem to have nothing to do with music? Yeah, no thanks. Not until I’ve read the others and can decide if it’s worth the deviation. I mean, have you seen how much Rock Fiction there is out there anymore? And yes, it’s my mission to read ’em all.

I’d better get busy.

Jett-300x300Susan swears Rock Fiction and romance go together like peanut butter and chocolate, so I hate to tell her I’m not much of a chocolate fan. But she’s got a point about romance and Rock Fiction. But when I looked over some of the reviews on GoodReads (don’t tell Susan I do that; she says not to ’cause it’ll change how I approach the book when I finally read it), this sounds more like Junkie Fiction than Rock Fiction.

Here’s the description:

Today is the first day of Quinton Carter’s new life. The toxic guilt of his past left him in pieces-but one girl unexpectedly put him back together. Thanks to Nova Reed, Quinton can finally see the world with clear eyes. She’s the reason his heart is still kicking behind the jagged scar on his chest. And he would love to have her in his arms every minute of the day . . . but he’s not ready yet.

Playing drums in a band and living with her best friends are just some of the highlights of Nova’s life. But the best new development? Talking to Quinton on the phone each night. She wishes she could touch him, kiss him, though she knows he needs time to heal. Yet shocking news is on the way-a reminder of life’s dark side-and Nova will need Quinton like he once needed her. Is he strong enough to take the final leap out of his broken past . . . and into Nova’s heart?

Sounds good. Doesn’t say it’s the final piece in a trilogy, though, and it’d have been nice to know that earlier. Is the whole series Rock Fiction? Nova plays in a band… what’s the deal?

So I’m confused as hell. All my friends are rolling their eyes and saying, “That’s not new, Jett. Quitcher whining.”

But when it comes to Rock Fiction, I’m usually not this confused.