Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blog Tour: Loving Dallas by Casey Quinn

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

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4 Star Review by Lisa Kane 

Dallas Lark, now known as Dallas Walker,  is about to embark on a tour-without his sister, Dixie and his drummer and best friend Gavin Garrison.  At the end of Leaving Amarillo. Gavin was going to find Dixie and tell her he loved her and Dixie was going to go RV'ing and fulfill a life long dream of their grandparents. 

Dallas is feeling a little lost without the two of them, but he knows he owes it to his parents' memory and his sister to follow his musical dreams. Since their parents death, he has taken on the responsibility of raising his sister. Letting go isn't easy. 

"Take care of each other,"he'd said to my sister and me before he and my mother were killed in a car accident involving a drunk driver. But he'd give me this look before he left and I knew what he really meant. Take care of your sister, Dallas, he'd conveyed silently. 

He isn't the only one who is chasing his dream. Robyn Breeland is now handling the marketing account for Midnight Bay Bourbon the company handling the meet and greets for Jase Wade's tour.  Headlining it, Jase Wade, is the number one country singer on the scene right now. It seems Jase, who enjoys spending lots of time with groupies, is interested in Red. (his nickname for Robyn) 

Dallas and Robyn share a history together. They were each other's first loves and things ended badly for them. Their paths have crossed over the years, but Dallas still blames Robyn for things falling apart for them and Robyn is still hurt and devastated by their break up. 

"Look, I know it's not ideal, having to see someone from your pasts intruding on your shiny new future."

So the two of them being on the same tour is a recipe for disaster. Throw in Dallas' unscrupulous manager, a pair of overactive jealousies and hot tempers and the truth about their break up is finally going to be faced and confronted. But at the end of the day, is the love still there between them? 

"I saw you in a white dress becoming my wife. I saw my family." I hold her close and kiss her hair. "Be my family, baby."

Meanwhile, Dixie, Dallas' sister never heard from Gavin. But she lets Robin know she finally saw him, working in a bar, not far from where she lives. He wasn't alone. Seems these two will have their story continue in Missing Dixie.  

"Oh, I heard from him eventually. Not because he called or even texted to say he was alive. I ran into him by accident, actually. and he wasn't happy to see me. At all."

This series has its finger on the pulse of the country music scene and all the turmoil and drama that sets the back drop. I am loving it and can't wait for Dixie and Gavin's story. 


Loving Dallas

The universe must hate me. No, it must downright fucking despise me.
Of all the concerts in all the world, she has to be at mine. In fucking Denver of all places. Literally the last place in the universe I would expect to see her.
My mind can’t stop replaying our exchange. Or how lovingly that dress clung to her mouthwatering curves. Seeing her conjured up memories I keep firmly locked in the box of Robyn that I never open. Ever.
Seeing her unexpectedly reminded me of the first time I ever laid eyes on her and practically transported me back in time.
“God, I love this song,” she’d announced the night we met. “Come dance with me.”
She’d grabbed my hand with surprising strength for a petite redhead who couldn’t have weighed a hundred pounds soaking wet. She had the kind of raspy voice that instantly made you think of dirty talk. Or maybe that was just me. I had just turned sixteen and was basically a hard-on with a pulse.
Gavin had raised his eyebrows and smirked as she dragged me closer to the truck blaring the music. She shook her sexy ass and sang at the top of her lungs, off key, but proudly off key. I couldn’t take my eyes or my hands off her. For several years.

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