Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Dream On by @TerryTyler4 #Bookreview

Today’s team review comes from Heidi, she find her https://m.facebook.com/#~!/heidi.simon.921?ref=bookmark

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Heidi chose to read and review Dream On by Terry Tyler

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Dream On

By Terry Tyler

Review by Heidi Lynn

 

First, I would like to thank Rosie Amber and Terry Tyler for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

 

Dream On is the first book in Terry Tyler’s Thor Series. I actually was given her second book Full Circle to read prior to reading Dream On. Reading both books I can definitely say both were very good in different ways.

 

Dream on is a book about the journey it takes to make a life long dream of making a rock band a reality in England. There is heartache, pain, horrible blind dates, old girlfriends from the past, reality show competitions, love triangles, an adorable little Harley always asking cute questions.

 

Thor was the name of the band that Dave Bentley had come up. I laughed out loud with the reaction of the future band mate Shane Cowley had. There was no way he was wearing one of those Viking helmets as it would mess up his hair. In my mind that is something we woman would say.

 

I loved the whole love triangle between David’s former girlfriend Ariel and his current girlfriend and father of his child Janice. A lot of drama, love, hurt feelings, etc. However, it did make for a really good storyline.

 

Tom in my eyes was the most hated character of the whole book!! I despised him. He was a guy that Janice met off of Myspace and went on a blind date with. The date went horribly wrong as he turned out to be a total creep! He insulted the waiter’s nationality, rushed through the courses, had the gall to threaten her to shut up about her ex with a butter knife! Who does that?! I don’t blame her for getting up and walking out of that restaurant. Thank God she deleted and blocked him on MySpace!

 

Quotes I enjoyed in the book were:

 

“Success is what happens when everyone else is asleep.”

 

“We’ll need a Myspace page,” Ritchie was saying. “That’s what our Pete told me. All unsigned bands have them these days.”

 

“Oh yeah, my sis, she’s always on MySpace.” Shane said, grinning. “She posts them sparkly pictures of angels all over her mates’ pages and gives it that ‘lol’ stuff all the time.” He laughed”

 

“How old do I have to be before I can smoke cigarettes like Daddy does?” said Harley, coming down the stairs.

Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Dream On by @TerryTyler4 #Rock #Drama #Bookreview

Today’s team book review comes from Georgia, she blogs at http://www.georgiarosebooks.com

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Georgia chose to read and review Dream On by Terry Tyler

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Dream on by Terry Tyler

Dream on is a work of contemporary fiction telling the story of various people in and connected to the members of a band in a town that could be yours. I bought Dream on a long time ago now and it has been languishing on my kindle, but I was delighted when I eventually got to it to find it filled with rich, meaty characters that feel as real as if they’d just greeted you when you walked into the pub. I should have known it would be as having read other books by Tyler this is what I’ve come to expect.

Dave Bentley believes he was born to be a rock star and having come up with the idea that he’s also a reincarnated Viking warrior forms a band, Thor, with other band members Shane, Richie and Boz. The problem is that Dave isn’t entirely free to live the rock’n’roll lifestyle he’d maybe like because of his on-off girlfriend, Janice, who also happens to be the mother of his son. I say ‘maybe’ because I think really he likes it that way. He is a nice guy and a restless dreamer, and whilst one part of him can’t quite give up on his musical aspirations the other likes the settled life. That is until singer- songwriter Ariel Swan walks back into it. She is his one true love and has already broken his heart once. Janice understandably struggles with this blast from the past making a reappearance (and I don’t blame her) because Dave is the love of her life.

I really liked Janice, who deals with this very maturely, but the thing is I liked Ariel as well, in fact, I felt like that about the whole cast of characters, except possible Melodie who just wants to be a “celebrity” which I find tiresome and a little sad. But this is the joy in this book, there’s no big thrilling ride filled with drama and explosive reactions this is filled with real people. People like those we grew up with, like those we meet down the local, like those we live amongst, each one filled with their own dreams and ambitions and just trying to make it and along the way, mostly, do the right thing.

Thor, Ariel and Melodie separately enter a TV talent competition that is on the lookout for new raw talent, each in the hope of finding fame and fortune and Tyler depicts this brilliantly and in all its cynical glory. However the true star of Dream on are the characters and their relationships which are carefully interwoven and built up with detail and realism showing the joys and passions, foibles and insecurities real people have. This is a thoroughly enjoyable novel which I don’t hesitate to recommend.

Although there is a sequel, Full Circle, this is a complete story in itself finishing with several happy ever afters ….or at least, I got the feeling, happy enough for nows….

Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

 

 

Book reviews in magazines I write for in August #bookreviews

The following books made it to Fleet Life magazine this month.

FL Aug 15

For the online edition go to http://www.fleetlife.org.uk load the online directory and turn to page 28.

The Family Trap by Joanne Phillips

Rise Of The Enemy by Rob Sinclair

Old Town Nights by Linda Lee Williams

Swamp Ghosts by Marcia Meara

Country Affairs by Zara Stonely

The next set of books made it into the August edition of The Elvetham Heath Directory,

EHD Aug 15

The online edition can be found at http://www.ehd.org.uk load the online directory and turn to page 22

Big Men’s Boots by Emily Barraso

The Cunning Woman’s Cup by Sue Hewitt

Will O’ The Wisp by C. S Boyack

Dream On by Terry Tyler

From Lime Street To Yirgacheffe by Robert Leigh

Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Dream On by @TerryTyler4 #Rock #Drama #bookreview

Today’s team review comes from Noelle, she blogs at http://saylingaway.wordpress.com

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Noelle chose to read and review Dream On by Terry Tyler

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Book Review: Dream On by Terry Tyler

4.5 stars

I will admit at the outset I have enjoyed three other Terry Tyler books: The Last Child, Kings and Queens, Round and Round. So I was looking forward to reading Dream On. I found Dream On only slightly less compelling than the other books – it is a sobering look at the effect of one young man’s pursuit and dream of being in a commercially successful rock band on the people in his life. As Ms. Tyler describes the ups and downs of David Bentley’s life, she hints he will probably never be more than a minor musician in the rock world and as a result, his life will be unfulfilled. Or will it? As usual for her books, the characters, who are developed with richness and depth, stayed with me long after I finished the book – the hallmark of a great read.

Dave Bentley works at part time jobs, fully believing he is destined to be a rock star. Married to Janice, a kind, warm girlfriend who truly loves him and who is the mother of his small son, he has been dropped from his latest band gig. His ensuing depression and drinking has led Janice to throw him out of their home, and he is squatting with a friend when he has an epiphany – he’s a reincarnated Viking warrior! Propelled by his enthusiasm for a new, Viking named group he calls Thor, Dave gathers bandmates and they start playing gigs, hopefully leading to the big break. Just as the band is picking up steam, singer songwriter Ariel Swan, Dave’s true love, who had left him to have a career in London, returns. Dave can’t help himself and he resumes his relationship with Ariel, lying to Janice. When Ariel and her friend Melodie, low on talent but high in looks, decided to enter a TV talent completion, Dave and his bandmates in Thor decide to enter as well. This proves to be a fateful decision, which leads to big changes in the lives of all the competitors and not necessarily for the better.

Ms. Tyler captures the language and tempo of the time period and the retro bands, as well as the craziness of the rock world, and the highs and lows of the life of a musician. The characters are fully developed and the reader can’t help but care about them. Will Dave and Ariel stay together this time? What will happen to Janice? Will Thor and its disparate members become a hit band?

As usual with a Terry Tyler book, this is a good, smooth read that will keep you turning the pages!

Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Dream On by @TerryTyler4 #Rock #Music #Drama

Today’s team book review comes from Jessie, she blogs at http://behindthewillows.com

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Jessie chose to read and review Dream On by Terry Tyler

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On a sliding scale of musical ability we have: the violin maestro, one hit wonder popstars, people who love jazz, those who sing only in the shower, dogs and me.

Therefore my reading of Dream On, a book about a rock band trying to make it in England, was all a bit, “Huh? Really? Interesting…”

“Sprogged? Did he just say sprogged? Does that mean what I think it means? Really?”

I find heavy accents to be slightly befuddling, mildly amusing and completely endearing. After all, if a character doesn’t speak in a broad accent then in my mind it all comes out midwest states even if they are standing in the Kremlin the entire time.

“Wait -these people  want to sing in front of hundreds of people? That’s not everyone’s worst nightmare? Huh?”

I’ve always known, in a clinical sense, that musicians are driven to make music. But reading a book that revolves around that fact made me truly recognize that this is a thing – even if it does confuse my brain more than a broad Scots accent.

“These people are all driven by entirely different things… interesting…”

By far my favorite aspect of the book was the variety of characters (and I do mean characters) and what motivated them into the music scene.

Would I recommend it? I feel I can safely say that if I, the one who has heard more musically inclined dogs than myself, find this book to be a fun and interesting read, anybody could enjoy it! Terry Tyler takes a cast and situation that has me personally befuddled and creates real people, living real lives trying to do what they love. Anybody, even me, can relate to that!

Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Dream On by @TerryTyler4 #bookreview

Today’s team review is from Judith, she blogs at http://judithbarrowblog.com/

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Judith chose to read and review Dream On by Terry Tyler

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Terry Tyler’s novel, Dream On, took me by surprise. I wasn’t sure what to expect, I wasn’t even sure that I’d like the book as much as the ones of this authors I’d previously read. But I took it as a challenge to myself because I know nothing of rock music, intensely dislike television celebrity talent shows and, to be honest, having read the write up about Dream On, thought I wouldn’t be able to relate to any of these characters

How wrong I was. This book, for me, was an exposé on human frailties and strengths; of ambition, sexuality, love, selfishness and compassion. The strength of Terry Tyler’s writing is in the characters that populate her books. I found myself getting exasperated and disbelieving the actions of a character one minute, and cheering on and rejoicing with another, the next.

On the face of it Dream On is a straightforward narrative of the drive and determination of a group of young people for musical recognition. However, threaded throughout the story, are the realities and disappointments of ‘real’ life; the failing of relationships, ordinary humdrum family life, the many different kinds of love and loyalties.

Don’t get me wrong, there is also humour here as well; some laugh out loud situations, some more subtle scenes.

Dream On takes a different narrative format to the books I’d read before. And I‘ve realised that my take on the story and the way I’ve reviewed it are also unlike the way I normally read and give my opinion. I don’t usually give spoilers but here I’m going to do just that. Well almost. So ignore the next paragraph if you like.

To put it simply; it’s a story of Dave, one of the protagonists, and his search for fame by forming a band with other lads and calling themselves Thor. And of another protagonist, Janice; his long-suffering wife and mother of his son, Harley, and granddaughter to Evelyn, who has sunk into dementia. Janice finds love in an unexpected place after her relationship with Dave flounders. And it’s a story of the age-old triangle with the reappearance of an old rival for Dave’s love, Alison – now reinvented as Ariel. The inevitable happens.

And that’s it. But not quite. What I really want to say is that Terry Tyler has a talent for making a relatively common plot into an absorbing story by the clever use of everyday words; narrative that instantly evokes images and situations and digs deep into the psyche of her characters.

Dream On is a difficult book to put down and I can thoroughly recommend it.

Copies available from:

Amazon .co.uk: http://amzn.to/1HfZKPM

Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1R1UYfR

Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Dream on by @TerryTyler4

Today’s review is from Cathy, she blogs at http://betweenthelinesbookblog.wordpress.com

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Cathy chose to read and review Dream On by Terry Tyler

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I’ve read several of Terry Tyler’s books and enjoyed them all. This was no exception. Filled with believable, true to life, substantial characters and a convincing storyline, Dream On follows the fortunes of Dave Bentley, an aspiring rock star and creator of the band, Thor. The band members, the banter between them and their desire for success is represented extremely convincingly. Dave is talented and basically a nice guy but the pull has always been the band and his music, and although his young son means a lot to him, Dave has to follow his dream….and Ariel.

‘He was back on track now, having meandered from his chosen path for several years; somewhere along the line, life had got in the way of his rock ’n’ roll dreams.

Life, Janice, and Harley.’

When Dave’s ex girlfriend, Ariel Swan comes back to town it spells the beginning of the end for Dave and his girlfriend, Janice. Ariel is also on the fame trail as a singer/songwriter. Her friend, Melodie, who wants to make a career out of being a celebrity, hears of Raw Talent, a TV contest to find the hottest new musical act, and persuades them all to enter. The behind the scenes look at the talent show is a revelation; despite the name talent isn’t always the deciding factor. The outcome is surprising and impacts upon them all, changing their lives in ways they never would have imagined.

The complicated relationships and characterisations are dealt with extremely well and sensitively, as is the moving story of Janice’s grandmother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. I enjoyed the way Janice’s story unfolds and Max is a loveable character. Dave and the band, Ariel and Melodie could be people living in any town, struggling to succeed, and living everyday lives while working and hoping for that big break. The obstacles they face and the way they’re dealt with are completely representative and authentic.

Understanding and insight, the ability to really get inside the characters’ heads and their emotions lends total realism as the story develops. Written with warmth, wit and humour and perfectly portraying modern life. From the pros and cons of social media, and how it can get out of hand, to the obsession with ‘celebrity’ and the search for stardom, it’s a story of choices, new loves, friendships, hopes and disappointments; the complications and substance of real life.

A great storyline, dialogue and perfect character development plus an unpredictable ending. Off I go to download the sequel.

Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Rosie’s Christmas Wish List

Here is a list of books that I’ll be hoping make their way to my bookshelf over the festive period.

105343672200 BCE: Marauders invade ancient Eire seeking copper and gold. The astronomer Boann and the enigmatic Cian must use all their wits and courage to save their people, the peaceful starwatchers, from the invaders’ long bronze knives and scavenging ways. Tensions between new and old cultures and between Boann, Elcmar, and her son Aengus, ultimately explode. What emerges from the rubble of battle is a fresh take on Ireland’s oldest legends. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com

14571718Derek travels from child to confused adult, from reporter for the local paper to any job available, doing everything he thinks he should, but doing it his way. Pursuing life and employment leads Derek to fling himself into the sort of sticky situations he won’t want to have to explain to his friends or his family. With determination, gritting his teeth, doing everything for the best, how could anything go wrong.   Plus any more in the series. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com

15981437Dave Bentley was born to be a rock star. He’s a reincarnated Viking warrior, too…
When Dave forms his new band, Thor, there are plenty of sleepless nights for Janice, his on-off girlfriend and mother of his son. Not only must she deal with the thrills and spills of life as a hardworking single mum, but also the imminent return of singer-songwriter Ariel Swan, Dave’s one true love. Poor Janice. Dave is still the love of her life. Ariel Swan returns to small town life – and Dave’s heart. She and her friend Melodie (whose ambition is to be “a celebrity”) enter a TV talent competition, so Dave and the rest of Thor decide to make the most of the opportunity for possible fame and fortune, too. This adventure brings about big changes in the lives of all of them – none of which Dave could have anticipated. One member of Thor even ends up on The Jeremy Kyle Show..    In fact any book by the talented Terry Tyler would do! Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com

18478920Rhea Marchant heads north to the wild and beautiful landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales where she is plunged into an adventure that will span the worlds. The earth beneath her feet reveals its hidden life as she and her companions are guided by the ancient Keeper of Light in search of artefacts of arcane power. With the aid of the Old Ones and the merry immortal Heilyn, the company seek the elemental weapons that will help restore hope to an unbalanced world at the dawn of a new era. Set in the ancient beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, Sword of Destiny weaves the tale of a small band of friends brought together as a new age of Man unfolds. Through their personal quests, through friendship, love and laughter, they learn to see the world with a clearer vision as they battle creatures of ancient myth and legend, under the aegis of the Keeper. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com

309239Women have struggled for a long time to have more dominion over their own lives. Louise L. Hay shows you how to become a strong and powerful being. She emphasizes that no matter what your past was like, you can learn to empower yourself and rise to the top. Some of the points Louise makes are: Developing self-worth and self-esteem are the most powerful tools women can have, a modern woman has the whole world in front of her-she can rise as high as her belief in herself; joy and happiness are always within you; you do not have to feel incomplete without a man by your side; and your most important relationship is with yourself. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com    Or any book by Louise.

15901332A glorious, exciting and heart-wrenching tale, The Celestial Sea is the first book in a new series. This is the story of an English housewife and mother and an artistic Kiwi man; musician, woodsman and teacher, who find themselves embracing life in the Southern Hemisphere in the most unexpected and extraordinary way. Plucked from the bosom of all she has ever known; she finds herself exploring the beautiful land of Aotearoa, New Zealand, in the company of a thrilling companion whose own settled, community life is challenged by her arrival. Walking a fine line between blessing and disaster their creative liaison becomes a clandestine love affair of epic proportion, surprising them both with its spiritual truth. Dare they merge their growing affection into an everyday reality? Through the often hilarious adventures that make up their ‘ordinary’ routines they find themselves escaping to the tranquillity of their imaginary boat, The Celestial Sea; sailing for many months in uncharted waters and alighting upon shores of such passion and sensuality that they risk capsizing, causing an almighty scandal in the harbour. The Celestial Sea culminates as the profundity of their connection leads to a tragic ending of thwarted love – but is it really the end…? Find out in the subsequent books planned for the series entitled Dry-Dock, Setting Sail, Calm Waters, No Horizon, Kookaburra on the Deck, Time is the Brake. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com

18584476Captain Carina Mitela of the Praetorian Guard Special Forces is in trouble – one colleague has tried to kill her and another has set a trap to falsely incriminate her in a conspiracy to topple the government of Roma Nova. Founded sixteen hundred years ago by Roman dissidents and ruled by women, Roma Nova barely survived a devastating coup d’etat thirty years ago. Carina swears to prevent a repeat and not merely for love of country. If she turns to an old friend with interests on both sides of the law, it could wreck her marriage to the enigmatic Conrad. Carina is determined to hunt down the conspirators, but proscribed and operating illegally, she risks being terminated by both regular security services and the conspirators. As she struggles to overcome the desperate odds and save her beloved Roma Nova and her own life, she faces the ultimate betrayal. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com

11753475Malini Gupta thought Jacob Lau was her destiny. But after months of failing to decipher how she fits into the Soulkeepers, frustration threatens to tear their relationship apart. And it doesn’t help that a new Soulkeeper named Mara is ready to stop time itself to earn Jacob’s love. When Malini faces her worst fears, and even death, she learns a funny thing about destiny. Fate is a tapestry of choices, and she has the power to weave hers. Goodreads,  Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com I was very impressed by the first book in this YA series called The Soulkeepers (Which was free at the time of going to press) so I’ve love to read the rest of the series starting with book 2, book 5 was released on 18th November 2013.

6536011Sabine LeVeche, orphaned at an early age, is in the middle of a medical crisis and needs to find a blood relative STAT. Luckily, she’s got a sexy PI and one sassy but determined ghost on her side. Not so luckily, there’s a murderer gunning for her just in case her illness doesn’t kill her first. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com Having read “Trouble in Mudbug” I can’t wait to read this one, in fact there are several more in the series too, yippee!

Product DetailsWhen the Bishop insists that Martin Winchester take a sabbatical from his parish to restore his depleted energy and regain his spiritual focus, his wife Hannah is left on her own for the first time in years. Her new found freedom gives her an opportunity to reflect on her life. Retreating into the newly-renovated vicarage garden in the Cotswold’s village of Burford, Hannah not only wants to escape the demands of her role as the vicar’s wife, but to reinvent herself. Lives begin to change after Henry Bernard arrives in Burford to solve a family mystery. Not only Henry, but a young artist, an electrician and his entrepreneur wife, the new owners of the Bay Tree Inn, and a dying spinster, all embark with
Hannah on an unforgettable summer as their lives intertwine in unforeseen ways. If you like the novels of Rosamunde Pilcher (The Shell Seekers, September) you will enjoy Greening of a Heart. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com

Romancing September – Terry Tyler (Day 12)

We are now up to day 12 of Romancing September, it is such a fun tour to be part of and our guest today is Terry Tyler. You can also check out her discussion with Stephanie over in Georgia in a few hours time, about writing romance in today’s society.

TerryTwit2Let’s find out more about Terry and her book “Full Circle”

1) Where is your home town?
 I live in the North East of England though am a southerner, from Northampton, and I also lived in Norfolk for 9 years.
 
2) How long have you been writing?
 I first wrote a novel 20 years ago, though only started writing the novels published on Amazon in 2010.  I didn’t write at all for 10 years previously.
 
3) Where did the inspiration for “Full Circle” come from?
 Full Circle is the sequel to Dream On.  I got the idea one evening in 1995 when I was sitting in a pub in Northampton with my sister.  We started making up a story about two guys who were standing at the bar; I went home and turned it into a novel, which I re-wrote last year.
 
4) Tell us about the main characters in “Full Circle”
The main characters in Full Circle are:  1) Shane, a lovable rogue type womaniser.  2) Head in the clouds, wannabe rock star Dave.  3) The love of Dave’s life, singer-songwriter Ariel  3) Janice, who is Dave’s ex and the mother of his son.
 
5) There’s a love triangle going on in this book, are we likely to be taking sides as readers?
Ooh, there is more than one love triangle….  three and counting, I think!  But there aren’t really any baddies in this book – though obviously everyone has their favourites!
 
6) I’ve recently heard about the N/A (New adult) reader bracket, what is your target audience for this book?
This book could be and has been read and enjoyed by both sexes, and ages 22 to over 50 – it’s hard to say!  I know we’re all supposed to have target audiences … I’d say my average reader is a pretty groovy sort of woman in her late 30s; but then I could be hopelessly wrong…!
 
7) One reviewer said your strength is character building, where do you draw the inspiration for your characters from?
My characters all originate from people I have known or observed, I think – I’m not sure.  I don’t really think about it, they just happen.  I’m afraid I’m not very good about discussing the mechanics of how I write, as I just do it and don’t think about it much.  The phrase ‘I don’t know’ tends to feature heavily in all my author interviews.
 
8) “Full Circle” is set in the modern day, what challenging issues have you included?
 Challenging issues, hmmmmm….  the main one in Full Circle is, I think, alcoholism.  Janice’s husband is an alcoholic.  I have been the partner of one, so I know what it’s like and could draw on my own experiences.  I am sure many who have been in this position will recognise much of Janice’s story!
 
9) Readers enjoy relating to your characters, how do you make us fall in love with them?
Oh dear, this is another ‘I don’t know’…!!!  I suppose I have to fancy my male characters, or I can’t expect my readers to!  I’ve always fancied Dave, while my sister prefers Shane!  There is always one male character in each of my books who I really fancy – Mel the builder in You Wish, Nick in Nobody’s Fault, etc etc!
 
10) Does your next novel follow on from “Full Circle!? Or is it something different? This will be your 6th book, when is it due out ?
No, the story of Dave, Shane, Ariel and Janice ends very satisfactorily at the end of Full Circle!  It’s the first time I’ve written a sequel and wouldn’t want to do it again – it’s very hard to make it work as a stand alone, which of course it has to, but without repeating too much of what was in the prequel.  My new book, “What It Takes”, is a family drama – a tale of sibling rivalry, obsession, a bit of stalking, secrets and lies… it’s not as light as Dream On and Full Circle, more in the mode of my earlier novel Nobody’s Fault.  I am pleased to tell you that “What it Takes” was published last Friday.FullCircle_cover-finalFind Full Circle here on Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com
I’d like you to join with me and Thank Terry for being our guest today and wish her Good Luck with the next book.

“D” on the AtoZ Challenge

Today Terry Tyler has entered her book for the letter “D” in the  A to Z Challenge, Terry will also be featuring another book for the letter “Y”, so do try to come back to the blog to see which books are featured each day. We are asking people who visit our posts to PLEASE leave COMMENTS as part of the daily challenge, thank you in advance for your comment.

Title – Dream On

This is how Terry described the inspiration behind the book;

Dream On is about the struggling, passionate musician versus the wannabe celebrity – who will get through to the final of a TV talent show? It was inspired by a couple of chaps at the bar in a pub, around whom my sister and I wove a story 18 years ago… on March 10th its back story will appear on the Behind Blue Eyes blog.  I think I invented a new genre with Dream On – it’s a cross between rock fiction, chick lit – and bloke lit!

Go to Terry’s book at http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0094WNOF8/?tag=viewbookat-21

Product Details

Dave Bentley was born to be a rock star.

He believes he’s a reincarnated Viking warrior, too…

When Dave forms his new band, Thor, there are plenty of sleepless nights for Janice, his on-off girlfriend and mother of his son. Not only must she deal with the thrills and spills of life as a hardworking single mum, but also the imminent return of singer-songwriter Ariel Swan, Dave’s one true love.

Poor Janice. Dave is still the love of her life.

Ariel Swan returns to small town life – and Dave’s heart.

She and her friend Melodie (whose ambition is to be “a celebrity”) enter a TV talent competition, so Dave and the rest of Thor decide to make the most of the opportunity for possible fame and fortune, too. This adventure brings about big changes in the lives of all of them – none of which Dave could have anticipated.
One member of Thor even ends up on The Jeremy Kyle Show…

Here is what one customer thought of the book, whilst giving it a 5* Review;

Ever since discovering Tyler on the Twittersphere, I’ve been a firm fan of her work and was delighted when I heard another book was being released.
Dream On takes a different narrative format to her previous works, but is still enjoyably readable and from the very first page the story simply flows.
In a modern society obsessed with celebrity and the fame that is attached to success, Dream On follows the aspirations of the daydreamer Dave and his friends as they try to become a musical sensation. Tyler’s work also delves in to the emotions attached to the cost of the search for fame.
All of the characters are well crafted and believable, with the scenes themselves crafted in a way that sits you there along with all the chatter and the music. I wish my own local was this eventful! There are lost daydreamers, deluded self-worshippers, loveable rogues and downright oddballs. Dream On has it all with aplomb, and is once more in Tyler’s effortlessly good style.
My only criticism would be that I would have liked more to read – but that’s the problem when a book is too good to put down! A recommended read – why haven’t you bought it already?
Terry will soon be releasing her sequel to Dream On called Full Circle read more at Terry’s blog http://terrytyler59.blogspot.co.uk/
Here are 5 randomly chosen blogs from other AtoZ Challengers;