A novella prequel to the edgy Heavy Influence Trilogy about young, intense and reckless love between a rising rock star and his younger muse. Follow their journey through temptation, deception & forbidden love.
17 year old high school senior, Jake Masters, front man of a rising rock band, finds new interest in his younger freshman next door neighbor Alyssa Montgomery. Their relationship breaks hearts; stirs jealousy and band infighting. When they’re brought to new found awareness of body and soul, will rightful boundaries be crossed? Will the right decisions and choices, which are detrimental to the band and its future, be made through the haze of infatuation? Will Jake’s absences on the road lead to another filling his shoes? Jake and Alyssa’s lifelong friendships are strained and tested; secrets are kept, admitted and shared. Family bonds are broken, as others grow stronger. Who knew a first love could cause so many problems? Then again, in their eyes, there are no problems as long as they’re together. In the end, will his new found muse bring down everything he’s worked so hard to achieve or will she inspire positive creative change; that will carry him and his band to stardom. ~From GoodReads
Combining two of my favorite things ever, music and books, SKID OUT was almost sure to please me. And then add in the elements of this story: an up-and-coming teenage rocker, the sweet girl next door, and the outside forces that will surely try to keep them apart. I had a feeling this story would rock my world. It. So. Did.
SKID OUT is centered around Jake and Alyssa. Jake is a teenage rocker who is destined for major success. Alyssa is the girl next door that Jake has always seen as a kid, until the summer day they cross paths and he realizes Alyssa has grown up. Alyssa is totally unlike the girls who follow Jake and his band. And Jake, just by a look or a touch of his hand, brings about an awakening in Alyssa she's never known before. Will they keep their distance? Or will Jake and Alyssa take a chance?
I didn't realize until I was writing this that SKID OUT only takes place one day in the lives of Jake and Alyssa. Author Ann Marie Frohoff packed so much energy, so many feelings into this short story, that it felt as if I had read a full-length novel. I could not get enough of this story. The characters, their dialogue, actions, and emotions were so real and gritty. And, oh my gosh. I freaking loved the dialogue! Frohoff blew me away with the words of her characters. It was spot-on perfection. I couldn't get enough.
With it's engaging characters and the anticipation that was steadily built throughout, SKID OUT was a fabulous teaser for a series I am dying to read. Seriously. I need book one, FIRST KISS, yesterday. FIRST KISS, and the HEAVY INFLUENCE trilogy has now become one of my most anticipated books/series of 2012.
FIRST KISS, book one in the HEAVY INFLUENCE TRILOGY is set to release Summer 2012.
"He looked through his hands and caught me staring at him. I didn't move. Reaching over he touched my arm, tracing it with the tips of his fingers all the way to my hand and held it." (pg. 42)
Kindle Edition, 56 pages
Published September 12th 2011
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Author Ann Marie Frohoff is holding an awesome, and generous giveaway. The Prizes are:
- An ecopy of SKID OUT
- An mp3 of Transpose, by Bad Suns, featured in the book.
- A CD/eDownload of either Dead Country tunes or Lights Resolve album
- A $25 Amazon GiftCard!
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