Publication date: October 4th 2012
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Ever thought a dream might pass you by?
Nineteen-year old CeCe Mackenzie is determined to make her dreams come true. She heads for Nashville with not much more to her name than a guitar, a Walker Hound named Hank Junior and an old car she’d inherited from her grandma called Gertrude. But when Gertrude ends up on the side of I-40 in flames, Nashville has never seemed farther away. Help arrives in the form of two Georgia football players headed for the Nashville dream as well. When Holden Ashford and Thomas Franklin stop to offer CeCe and Hank Junior a ride, fate may just give a nod to serendipity and meant to be. Because while CeCe is chasing after her dream, she might find love as well.
New Adult Romance where “the characters are so alive you can almost hear them next to you.”
Guest Post: A genie grants you three writing-related wishes; what are they and why?
Three wishes for my writing? Hm. Let’s see.
The first one would be a movie made from my Nashville series. A number of readers have left reviews for the books saying they hoped this would happen. It’s one of my favorite comments from reviews because I kind of see the story in my head as I’m writing it. It’s like a little mental movie that plays out scene by scene, and I really just write it down. And wouldn’t it be so much fun to get to see who played CeCe, Holden, Thomas and Lila?
Wish number two. This one would be that my stories might help readers through hard times in their lives. There have been many times in my own life when a book gave me a place to go outside of something difficult that I was experiencing. It’s one of the most wonderful reasons for being a reader. No matter where you are or what you’re going through, you can pull that book out of your purse and slip away for a little while. I cherish the letters I’ve received from readers who found one of my books during a time when life wasn’t at its most kind.
And wish number three. I think that would be to inspire others to write the stories of their hearts. I have my own list of writers who inspired me by the wonderful books they wrote. Writers who made me want to do for others what their stories did for me. LaVyrle Spencer’s Bittersweet was a book that made me want to learn how to tell a beautiful story. I read and re-read that book, loving it a little more each time I finished the last page. As a writer, that has to be the highest compliment. I hope that my stories might do that for someone as well.
RITA AWARD WINNING AUTHOR INGLATH COOPER writes books that aim to give her readers a mini-vacation. A stretch of time during which they can visit other places and other people’s lives. Her books have reached the top 100 Amazon Kindle Bestseller list, with Truths and Roses hitting #11.
Inglath Cooper’s Nashville series became a reality after she spent time in Music City, writing lyrics with other songwriters. She fell in love with the community and gets to revisit regularly through her characters.