Thursday, February 5, 2015

Blog Tour + Playlist for MAYBE by Amber Johnson + Reviews

Amber L. Johnson


Release Date: February 12 , 2015
Genre: FICTION / Romance / General / Contemporary / Erotica
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-371-3
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH


Maybe-3D-Paperback-eReader Emily Portman loves her job. A writer for Breakout! Magazine, she shadows and showcases up-and-coming bands. When her next assignment takes her to Austin, Texas, she can’t wait to add the city to her map of places she’s visited. Places she’s left without looking back. Her plan is to keep moving on, and the last thing she needs is a man holding her back. She’s not going down that road again. Tyler Macy is stuck in a rut. Despite his exceptional talent as a musician, he has chosen to take a backseat with his music and let others grab the limelight. Wounded and mistrustful, he doesn’t appreciate his friends’ efforts to bring him back to center stage. Emily comes onto the scene and sees his full potential, but he fights to stay in the shadows, shutting her out before she can add to the scars another woman gave him. For Tyler to find his music again, he needs to accept the help that Emily and their friends offer. When he discovers that his muse lies underneath Emily’s skin, it is still not enough to keep her from walking away. Neither will admit what they really want until it is too late. Emily is once again thrown in Tyler’s path when she is assigned to join them on tour. Despite the pain in his past, Tyler sees that she is worth it, even if she’s stolen both his heart and peace of mind. In order for them to be together, they both must discover whether the music and their passion are enough to overcome the obstacles that separate them. Maybe finding love is worth the risk.  

Maybe-3D-Book-Stack-1Walking toward him is like trudging through the deepest mud, but I hold my head high, my hands in my pockets and strides long. When I'm less than a foot away, his head turns toward me without lifting his chin, and he looks up from under his brows. The white smoke from his cigarette causes his eyes to nearly close before he pulls it from his lips and exhales upward into the air. I'm struck by how incredibly handsome he is in black wool and new jeans. I want to know if his skin feels hot under his clothes and if his back feels the same when I scratch fingernails across his spine. My fists clench in my coat pockets at the thought. This is going to be so much harder than I'd been prepared for.

AuthPhotA true child of music, Amber's parents surrounded her with the loudest beats they could find, molding her into a girl who found inspiration and meaning in lyrics and chords. Raised on John Hughes movies, Luck Dragons, and pirate ships, she dreamed of love and adventure. When Amber began to create her own world, she envisioned a place where Happy Ever Afters do exist. Since then, she has authored several romance novels, all of which focus on songs and the way they can touch people's lives. Music may not be able to fix a broken heart, but it can provide one hell of a soundtrack for healing. A full-time wife and mother with a full-time job, Amber finds her muse in everyday life and the people who bring her inspiration.      

Be sure to look for her other book!
Praise for Maybe
"The characters are fun, likable, and well done. It's such a feel good story with a wonderful romance. Honestly, if you want a good, easy read with a cast of characters that will make you laugh and cry, and a romance that will sweep you off your feet then give this book a read. You won't regret it. " - Jennifer

1 Maps (Maroon 5)

2 If it means a lot to you (A Day to Remember)

3 Lollipop (Framing Henley)

4 Like Blood (Six Against Seven)

5 Love Song (Fleming and John)

6 Walking After You (Foo Fighters)

7 Be Somebody (KoL)

8 My Fault (Imagine Dragons)

9 Riptide (Vance Joy)

10 We Both Know (Ivoryline)

11 Jet Pack Blues (Fall Out Boy)

We are HUGE Amber L. Johnson fans around here so today you get two reviews for the price of one.

First off, I just want to say that Amber can do no wrong. I can probably bet that her grocery list is just a perfect as the books she puts out. This book, obviously is no different.

Amber is one of those authors that is versatile. She can write funny, sexy, emotional....she's pretty much the bees knees. When ready Maybe, I got aggravated because she would send me a couple chapters at a time as she was writing them, and damn it, I wanted more. Lol.

Maybe is about music. It's about finding love through music. It's about finding your voice again.

Emily is a former dancer who has a busted knee. She now works at  BREAKOUT! Magazine and follows around bands and writes articles about them.

Tyler is a musician in a band epically called Growl At The Badger. After a bad break up he takes a step back from lead singer, to drummer.

When Emily and Tyler meet, it's insta-hate.

I'm not going to give anything away, spoiler wise, but just let me say, there are blow pops and pleather pants.

Possibly a keytar.

Just know that Amber was born to write, and once again, with this beautiful piece of work, she proves it. She was also born with a hot face, and bangin body, but I digress.

Maybe is most definitely a must read. There's music, love and maybe a little back stage lovin. It's fun for all.....if you're over 18.

I'm a sucker for a good rockstar romance and that is exactly what this is; an excellent story about a rockstar who learns that he is still capable of falling in love. 

One of the things I love most about this story is Tyler. He is a very atypical rockstar. He isn't a womanizer, though he has had his share of women. He isn't afraid of commitment, he just isn't looking for it right now. He doesn't have to be the center of attention. As a matter of fact, even though he used to do lead vocals and writes all the songs for the band, he has taken a step back to play the drums while someone else take the lead.

Emily is also a great character. She is strong and successful and knows exactly what she wants and what she doesn't want. What she wants is to discover the next big name in music entertainment. She wants to catch the attention of the bigwigs of the magazine she works for. She wants to keep her heart hidden away behind the walls she has built around it. What Emily definitely does not want is Tyler Macy.

Emily and Tyler have a very rough start, but eventually their attraction wins out and they have some very explosive times together. Emily sparks Tyler's creativity in a way that hasn't happened in longer than he cares to admit. Her body sings to him. She is his muse.

Tyler challenges Emily in ways she never imagined. He chips away at the wall around her heart, terrifying her and making her feel more alive than she has in way too long. Until it's time for her to move on to the next story.

Amber Johnson poured her entire heart out over the pages of this story. You can get a glimpse of her beautiful soul as you read about Tyler and Emily's tumultuous love affair. I love it. Every. Single. Word.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you BOTH for such amazing reviews and for being part of my blog tour!