Monday, January 13, 2014

Bewitching Blog Tours, Guest Post, & Giveaway: Love Songs For The Road (Farrah Taylor)

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Love Songs for the Road
A rock star. The nanny. A love that could rock their world.
The only thing rock star Marcus Troy loves more than making music is his kids. So finding just the right nanny to take on tour with them is important—as is proving to his ex he deserves joint custody. Falling for his employee wouldn’t just be fodder for the paparazzi: it could ruin everything.
Too bad the perfect nanny turns out to be beautiful, vibrant Ryan Evans. Ryan’s never left her small Montana town before, so she jumps at the chance to see the country. And as much as accidental fame doesn’t gel with shy Ryan, what does is her relationship with her capricious, smoking-hot, shockingly good dad of a boss. Marcus is nothing like what she expected. But when the whole world’s watching them, will life in the spotlight be too hot to handle?

Love Songs For the Road
Farrah Taylor

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Entangled Publishing - Bliss
Date of Publication: January 13, 2014



A reading specialist with a masters degree in Early Childhood Education, Farrah Taylor has taught first grade in Northwest Montana for over a decade. She is thrilled to be publishing her first novel, Love Songs for the Road. Farrah, a lifelong music lover who has spent far too much of her savings on concert tickets, is glad to finally be seeing a return on the investment. She lives with her husband, Ty, and son, Latham, in Polson, Montana.


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7579472.Farrah_Taylor


How Did You Pick the Title?

Finding just the right title for a book can be so tricky, and the search is totally unpredictable. The great mid-20th century writer James Baldwin (Another Country, If Beale Street Could Talk) used to start with a super-evocative title, then shape an entire story around the single image or idea it provided. Others write an entire novel with a working title they always intend to change. If they’re lucky, inspiration strikes them at the eleventh hour, and they come up with a winner before the publication date. This is exactly what happened to me with LOVE SONGS FOR THE ROAD.

My mom is a writer of prose and poetry (she’s great, and I’m not just saying that because she’s my mom!), and one of my biggest inspirations for becoming a writer. She read an early draft of what was then being called The Rock Star Nanny. I didn’t hate that title – it has a nice double-meaning to it, since Montana girl Ryan Evans is both a nanny to an actual rock star and a total rock star as a nanny. And of course, The Rock Star Nanny gives the reader an excellent idea of what she’s in for before she commits and actually starts turning pages (or, actually, swiping Kindle screens).

But I’d written a breezy, sweet romance with genuinely nice, down-to-earth characters, and The Rock Star Nanny seemed too trope-dependent and maybe a tad too racy. My Mom said, “Why not LOVE SONGS FOR THE ROAD?” At first, I wasn’t sure if it was a fit for the genre, but Stacy Abrams, my wonderful editor at Bliss/Entangled, agreed with me that, not only did the title reference the road-trip and music themes, but it perfectly captured the spirit of the story.



Stacy suggested we put it out to readers to decide. One day she posted a couple of choices on the Bliss Facebook page, and readers clearly went for LOVE SONGS. They seemed genuinely excited about the title, which was exactly how Stacy and I felt. So it was a wrap. I’m so happy it turned out the way it did!




14 comments:

  1. thank you for the chance to win :)

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway. I love the cover!

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  3. Congratulations on your new book!

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  4. I had the pleasure of reading a copy early and this book is definitely one of my faves!!! Congrats!!

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  5. I thinking choosing titles could be fun. They do need to fit the story.

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  6. The cover looks realy romantic! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  7. After reading an excerpt of this last night I have to get my hands on it!

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  8. Thanks for having me on your blog today

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  9. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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