Published September 1st 2005
Written in her wonderfully honest, edgy, passionate and often hilarious voice, Tiffanie DeBartolo tells the story of Eliza Caelum, a young music journalist, and Paul Hudson, a talented songwriter and lead singer of the band Bananafish. Eliza’s reverence for rock is equaled only by Paul’s, and the two fall wildly in love.
When Bananafish is signed by a big corporate label, and Paul is on his way to becoming a major rock star, Eliza must make a heartbreaking decision that leads to Paul’s sudden disappearance and a surprise knock-your-socks-off ending.
1. What are your three bookish pet peeves?
2. Name a perfect reading spot.
My spot on the sofa, snuggle up with a blanket curled up.
3. Give three reader confessions.
4. When was the last time you cried during a book?
I honestly do not remember. I remember the first time I cried during a book and that was reading P.S I love you.
5. Number of books on your bedside table?
Ummm does my Kindle count I have 8 books on my kindle waiting to be read….. my bedside table consists of baby stuff recently I used to have 3 physical books on there.
6. Favorite reading snack?
Not really a snack but I will always have a hot chocolate with me.
7. What are three books you’d recommend to anyone?
Angels Blood (1st in the series) by Nalini Singh.
Bared to you (1st in series) by Sylvia Day.
A Bargain in Silver (1st in series) by Josie Jaffrey.
Noticed a theme here…. I love series.
8. Provide a picture of your bookshelves.
If only I had all my books from childhood, and hard copies of the books I have read on my kindle…. I would half half a room full.
On the top shelf on the left there are two rows of books for the house of night series. This series is still going on, but I gave up. I found they lost their flare and it went on way too long. P.S The Kenny Dalglish is Craig’s book not mine.
As I have got older my books involved a lot of romance and fantasy.
There are 4 series of Fantasy, multiple books from Sylvia Day all romance, a few mystery on the bottom shelf.
Can you tell I love owls. The two picture frames are Craig and I when we were young 😛 and a photo of my scan at 18 weeks when we found out we were having a boy :).
9. How much do books mean to you in three words?
My dream world.
10. Biggest reading secret?
Not really a secret but I prefer Romantic fantasy based books. My first series like this was Twilight, followed by Nalini Singh’s series Guild Hunter.
I tag… Anybody that wants to do this for fun 🙂
Goodreads Review – “This book made me laugh, cry, cringe, and sit on the edge of my seat. If you like romance books with dirty sex and a bit of mystery, then this is the book for you.”
Goodreads Review – “I have to say that I absolutely loved this book.”
Goodreads Review – “I honestly hope this author never suffers with writer’s block. Her ideas and the conversation between these men are awesome.”
This debut novella from Clarke Collins is a steamy contemporary romance set in Chicago with relatable characters, humor, and poignancy. From the blurb:
When uptight Eli crosses paths with world-weary Naomi, culture clash ensues. After a strained encounter, the pair later discovers that what they share in common outweighs their differences. ICE CREAM CASTLES is a May-December romance that explores grief, understanding, and acceptance, with a passionate twist. It will leave you wanting more.
Buy it now at Amazon for $2.99. Also available on Kindle Unlimited.
UK – Amazon – £2.27 – Also available on Kindle unlimited.
About the Author
Clarke Collins is a not-so-average Midwestern American mom by day and vivid dream wrangler by night. Aside from her vast consumption of romance and speculative fiction novels, her writing inspiration comes from an array of influential talents, across artistic disciplines and genres. A perfect life for Clarke is one filled with books and infinite time to read them all.