ONE MORE KISS is the story of Matt Reed who is the guitarist for the band Shaughnessy. I loved the idea of creating a band and writing a romance that was set in the world of rock and roll, but what I ended up with was a series that was more about the members of the band when they weren’t in the spotlight with their music and that was really fun to create!
I’m a big fan of music – primarily rock and pop. I cannot sing. I don’t play any instruments. I took four guitar lessons in the fourth grade and that was it for me. But I have dated several musicians and even married one! My husband of 27 years is a drummer and he’s been in a bunch of bands in the years we’ve been together and I always was fascinated by the personalities it took to make up a band – the egos, the talent and the personalities make an interesting mix! And to watch what those “ingredients” can do to create music really is amazing to watch.
I love listening to music. As a matter of fact, I tend to put on my headphones and listen to my iPod for about 30 minutes a day. Music helps me relax, clear my mind and even provides inspiration for the books I’m writing. I’ve seen somewhere around 25 concerts in my life and there is nothing like a great live show. As for what I listen to and who I go to see…well, I think I’m a little bit boring and predictable. I’m an 80’s music girl and to this day if one of my favorite bands from that era come around, I go and see them – Def Leppard, Rick Springfield, Pat Benetar, Billy Joel…I love them all!
My dream would be to meet some of my idols and talk to them about the stories I’ve written and see how I did with portraying what the life of a musician is like. I’ve talked to local bands but I’d love to know what it’s like for bands who travel the world and what their lives are like when they’re off the road!
It’s a bucket list item of mine!
…from his fans
…from his past
…from a failure too painful to contemplate
Most of all, Matt is hiding from himself.
VIVIENNE FORRESTER IS A WOMAN WHO GIVES HER ALL
…to her friends and family
…to her online food blog
…to the man she loves
Vivienne will try anything and everything to coax Matt out of his self-imposed exile. But for this to work, Matt is going to have to meet her halfway…
Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Since then, she has published twenty more titles and has become a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She lives with her husband of twenty-five years and their two sons in Wake Forest, North Carolina.