Friday, April 10, 2020

A Lyrical Escape

With days warming up, I find it's a good time to get outside and sit on the patio and read a new book so, of course, that means a constant search for new reading material.

This week's guest author in My Writing Corner, Amber Dalton has a new book out that sounds perfect for my next round of  sunny-side reading.

Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press and Books to Go Now, and  are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.

Amber lives in North Carolina with her husband and three demanding cats.

Let's learn more about her newest book, which takes us back to that wonderful
location--Deerbourne Inn.

Out-of-work violinist Erica Timberly decides enough is enough. She leaves her abusive boyfriend and flees the big city, but then her car breaks down in the middle of the night. Though wary of men, she accepts help from Dylan Haynes, a stranger driving by on the road, and soon recognizes him as the sexy former drummer of her favorite indie rock band. Maybe, just maybe, her run of bad luck is finally turning around.

Music teacher Dylan Haynes knows Erica is in trouble, and her black eye is only the first clue. The stubborn yet vulnerable woman needs a friend, but he’s determined to give her everything she deserves.

Will Erica listen to the music in her heart and trust Dylan, or will her past always threaten her future?

Want to know more? Let's dig a little deeper and hear more from our hero. Dalton, what impression do you make when a person first meets you?
I like to think of myself as a normal guy, and I hope I portray that to the people I first meet. I used to play for an indie rock band, Fortune’s Glory, but most people don’t recognize me since the band never made it big. I’m grateful for that. I’ve moved back home to Willow Springs, Vermont, so I usually don’t meet clubbers and fans anymore.

What is your greatest fear?
Losing Erica. She’s been through a tough time, and I love her like crazy. Her ex-boyfriend came around a while back and threatened to kill her—to kill us. God, I don’t even like thinking about that. If I lost her, I don’t know what I’d do.

What is your profession?

I’m an ex-professional drummer, and now I’m a music teacher at my parents’ school, Haynes Music Academy. I love teaching kids how to play instruments, and I feel pride in their success.

I’m also a volunteer fireman. After so many years of partying and having fun, I wanted to do something good and give back to the community where I’d come from. Being a fireman and EMT helped me accomplish that goal.

What skill do you have that you’re proud of? Why?

I’m a helluva drummer, but I can play almost any instrument. Music has been my life since I was a little kid, and I can’t see my life without it.

Describe your ideal woman.
Erica is perfect for me. She’s strong, beautiful, and stubborn, but vulnerable too. She’s an excellent violinist and loves music just as much as I do. After all the crap she’s been through, she’s still trusting and kind. She loves with her whole heart, and I’m damn glad she picked me.

What trait do you like most about the person you fell in love with?

Erica’s strength and her ability to not let life get her down. She’s the type of woman to get back on that horse after falling off. I couldn’t be prouder of her.

If you would like to hear an audio sample, here's the link

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And if you would like to know more about Amber and her work, here is how to get more:

Amazon Author Page –

Thank you, Amber, for being our guest and for introducing us to a great new hero! Any questions or comments for Amber?

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