DATE WITH A ROCKSTAR by Sarah Gagnon, Excerpt & Giveaway
Jun 19th, 2015 by Liza Wiemer

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By Sarah Gagnon

Pub date: June 23, 2015

Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary




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Only one girl will win the cash prize…and a chance at love with Jeremy Bane.

Monet isn’t just another lust-struck teenager trying to win the heart of Rock God Jeremy Bane–she needs the prize money from his new reality show to cure her illness.

Monet has Fluxem, a contagious disease that’s spread through saliva. It’s completely curable if you have enough money, which she and her single mother don’t. Now that she’s on the show, Monet has to work harder to keep her Fluxem hidden. She only has to keep the secret long enough to woo Jeremy Bane so he picks her as the winner. She doesn’t even care about the love part; the prize alone will change her life.

But the real Jeremy Bane is nothing like she imagined. Monet finds herself fighting against feelings that make her want to give in to her attraction and Jeremy’s attempts for a kiss. The further she goes in the competition, the more impossible it becomes to resist him–and when the producers turn the tables and start digging up dirt on the contestants, Monet fears her secret will be revealed before she’s ready and ruin everything.

The only way to win Jeremy’s heart is to tell him the truth, but confessing her disease could cost her the competition, the prize money, and him.



He looks around at the people on the beach. “What do you see out there?”

“People covering themselves with sunblock, talking on their phones, and enjoying the beautiful scenery all around them.”

“Okay, good. Now close your eyes and tell me what you hear.”

“Yelling kids, splashing water. The camera crew shuffling around the table.”

He laughs. “I like your perspective. So, if I were writing a song from your viewpoint, I’d pick those three pieces of noise and mimic them. Take a few yelling kids, draw out the notes, and repeat the sound until it’s more instrumental rather than noisy.”

I take a gulp of my drink. I’m stunned. He really is an artist. “That’s amazing to think about. How would your perspective be different?”

He grins at me. “I’d probably focus on you and the sound your coconut makes on the table, like a drumbeat. Then I’d pick a few key lines for you to say.”

“And what would you have me say?” I ask, leaning closer.

“Uh-oh, now I’m on the spot.” He takes a big drink.

I drape my hair over one shoulder, giving him a second to think. “You don’t have to answer.”

“Eh, my lyrics sometimes cut to the emotional center of an idea. But…okay. How about this: ‘Coconut liquor heating my tongue. What does heat taste like? What do you?’” He pauses and flushes. “Uh, then I’d play the noise your lips make when you lick them.”

My face is burning. “I’m speechless.”

“Damn, our first date and I’ve already scared you.” He glances down quickly and swirls the liquor and juice around in his coconut.

“No, nothing like that.” I drag my finger through the condensation under my drink. “I think your song would be much more romantic than mine. Yelling kids aren’t that melodic.”


About Sarah:Sarah_Gagnon_Author

Sarah Gagnon grew up in the frigid woods of Maine amidst snow and animal skins and has now moved back home. As a small child she wrote ship-wrecked romances all while being stared down by a taxidermied duck.

She has a BFA in photography and a minor in writing from the University of Southern Maine. She’s the mother of two tiny, feral children and two ill-behaved dogs. For fun she’s taken up construction and interior design. Her first project: moving into a dilapidated farmhouse with her computer-genius husband.

Website: http://www.sarahgagnon.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/fancypantssarah

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/datewitharockstar

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