Monday, November 1, 2010

Review & Interview: Sheet Music by Tibby Armstrong

Sheet Music
by: Tibby Armstrong

Line: Moderne
Series: None
Book Length: Short Novel
Book Type: eBook
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing
ISBN: 9781419929625

Music journalist Kyra Martin faces the toughest assignment of her career—to write a cover story about enigmatic heartthrob David Tallis. Deadline looming, Kyra plans to go undercover. When she ends up under the covers with the sexy superstar instead, can both her career and their budding relationship survive?

With a closet full of skeletons to hide, and a paparazzi-fueled divorce behind him, David Tallis despises the press. When Kyra Martin bribes her way into his life, her sexy assets have him composing a duplicitous seduction. Ensnared in a media maelstrom of his own making, can David face the music? Or will he lose Kyra, along with another piece of himself?


The above information was obtained from Jasmine Jade Enterprise.


I was given this book by the author for my honest thoughts.


I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...


I have to say that I have been extremely lucky lately with my reading material that they have all be awesome books and this one joins that list! Wow Ms. Armstrong.... What an awesome job! She delivered a freaking awesome story! She had all my emotions rolling through me... She left no stone unturned. This story is awesome not just because David is freaking sexy as hell and don't even mention his accent (getting the shivers just thinking of him saying my name - damn!)... Anyway... where was I.. Oh yeah.... Nope not because of David... and not because the sex is hot, hard and wild either... Nope.... Ms. Tibby gave us so much more. Two people with a very dark past... Pasts that could be dangerous in the wrong hands.... Hands that could literally make or break Kyra and David's present life.


Both have a lot on the line to lose... or gain. Depending on which way the chips fall. But... careers are not the only thing that is at stake... What would you risk for a chance at love? Let's find out...


Now... Ladies and Gents of the Lair... I want you to put together a warm welcome to a new author to me....

Ms. Tibby Armstrong!!


Welcome to the lair Ms. Tibby! We are truly delighted to have you here today!

Please make yourself comfy... grab a sit and drink!


How are you today?

Very well, thank you. I’m excited to be here.


Why don't you tell us a little about yourself.... Something that we cannot Google about you, lol!
Something you can’t Google...now that is a challenge. How about my favorite romance hero of all time? That would be Ruark Beauchamp from Kathleen Woodiwiss’ Shanna. I read it for the first time when I was fourteen and probably a hundred times since. There’s even a family reunion video with me at about eighteen, sequestered away from the festivities with the book in my hands.

Since you are a new to me author, I am hoping to bring you to the light of others! So share away!
Thank you! You can find out more about my day to day doings and misdeeds at http://www.tibbyarmstrong.com. I’m also on Facebook and Twitter under the same name. As for Sheet Music, here is the blurb:
Music journalist Kyra Martin faces the toughest assignment of her career—to write a cover story about enigmatic heartthrob David Tallis. Deadline looming, Kyra plans to go undercover. When she ends up under the covers with the sexy superstar instead, can both her career and their budding relationship survive?
With a closet full of skeletons to hide, and a paparazzi-fueled divorce behind him, David Tallis despises the press. When Kyra Martin bribes her way into his life, her sexy assets have him composing a duplicitous seduction. Ensnared in a media maelstrom of his own making, can David face the music? Or will he lose Kyra, along with another piece of himself?
Drop by Ellora’s Cave at http://www.jasminejade.com/p-8533-sheet-music.aspx for a sexy excerpt!

Your current book, Sheet Music... Wow. I have to hand it to you... You did an amazing job with the story! You really drag your reader through the mud (emotionally speaking) to get to the ending. That is NOT a bad thing!! No, quite the opposite. You had my heart breaking, pulse racing, and hand itching to slap the shit out of someone - OH and let's not forget - you will forever have me looking at dressing rooms in a completely different way now! How much emotion did this story take from you to write?
I’m grinning like a fool—totally thrilled that you loved the book. David is very trying, but oh so devastatingly sexy, so we can forgive him a lot, can’t we? I’m assuming he’s the one you wanted to slap? *grins* If so, then I did my job right.
I tend to get very emotionally involved with my characters, and I have to say that David and Kyra were no exception. In fact, I will admit to anyone who listens that Kyra’s reaction to David was, and still is, very much my own. I rooted for these two the whole way through, even when I didn’t know how they could possibly make it work—they are from totally different worlds, and yet, each of them is incredibly vulnerable and searching for someone to trust. I was so glad I was able to give them their happily ever after.

What can you give us about Krya and David without giving away too much?
David is a man with a many-layered past. While he has lived his life in the limelight, he is one of the most private people you will ever meet—and, as we come to find out, with good reason. Kyra, has had her share of personal trials, and they have made her determined to succeed in her professional life at all costs. When their two wills collide, the resulting energy creates fireworks both in and out of the bedroom.

What was your favorite part of the book?
Oh, goodness. There are so many. I can’t pick just one, but if I had to pick two, I would say the first is the studio recording session that Kyra sits in on with David, and the second is a scene where Kyra sees the cover of the magazine article she has written about David for the first time. The emotions in those scenes were so incredibly palpable to me, they just leapt off the page while I was writing them and almost seemed to write themselves. Even when I read them now I want to crawl into the pages of the book and live these two incredible lives.

What are you currently working on?
I am working on two projects. One is a follow up to Sheet Music, which involves David’s sister and his head of security, titled Undercover Lover. The second is a coming-of-age story about two young men, titled No Apologies. These have been two very different, but equally fun and romantic stories to write.

Do you have anything due to release soon?
My agent is placing No Apologies with a publisher, and I anticipate Undercover Lover will be out in the spring of 2011 if I can get it finished soon enough!

What's one thing that you enjoy about writing?
One thing? You drive a hard bargain! I would have to say it’s the ability to live vicariously through my characters. They are such intense people with colorful lives. Through them I can have incredible experiences I could never hope to have otherwise.

Okay.... personal time!!!! Hehehe... Oh yeah... You thought I forgot... Not a chance! We will start off slow and easy, I promise!

What is on your night stand/dresser?
Lol. A wrapper for some baby bell cheese, my cell phone, my reading glasses, a stack of books and bills, a pen, and my swimming cap. I’m glad you didn’t ask about what was on the floor around my night stand. *winks*

What are you listening to you right now?
Right this very moment? The rain through my open window. If we’re talking music, however, I’m on a Coldplay kick. You can also find the playlists I wrote to while completing Sheet Music and No Apologies on Art of the Mix at http://www.artofthemix.org/AOTMCommunity/profile2.aspx?intmemberid=49695. It’s a really cool site where you can post your own music mixes and find other cool mixes by like-minded folks.

What are you reading right now?
A book on extreme survival tactics as research for Undercover Lover. Fiction-wise, I’m reading Nine Rules to Break While Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean.

What is your favorite season? Holiday?
My favorite season is early fall and my favorite holiday is my birthday!

And what has been your best b-day present ever??
Well, actually, it was something I bought for myself—a trip to London in 2000.

Hard and Quick Time! Don't think... Just answer! Okay, before we go this route, I will get us a refill on our drinks... I will be right back...

**Someone enters the room.. Clears their throat...

Lucien looks around to make sure that his Mistress Cecile went into the kitchen**




Ms. Tibby, the answer to these questions will determine what we do with you later... hahahahahaha..... **his evil laughter gives Tibby the chills**


Tricks or Treats: Can’t I have both?
Naughty or Nice: Oh, naughty!
Hot or Cold: Hot!
Soft or Hard: Hard! Was there ever any doubt?
Sweet or Sour: I am addicted to sour candy. Always have been.

**Cecile comes back...**


Okay, I am back..... **Gasp** Omg... Luicen... Ms. Tibby.... Are you okay?? Lucien, what did you say to Ms. Tibby to make her blush the color of a fire truck?? Oh gosh.. Okay... Well.. on that note... ((Looks at Lucien... I will punish you later)) I want to thank Ms. Armstrong for joining us at the Lair today!! I wish you much success with your career!!! And please give us more!! LOL!!!

And here I was thinking I made *him* blush! Thank you for having me! It was a pleasure chatting with you.

To visit Ms. Tibby at her place... here is here website -->> here... go! Now.. What are you waiting for!


And remember... Keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!
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10 comments:

  1. LOL! What a cute interview! This story sounds like a great one. :)

    Thanks for stopping over too Cecile's and braving her tribe. Lucien is such a trouble maker!

    Have a great day! Miranda

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  2. Great interview as always, you do have a special style Cecile :=D

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  3. Thank you, ladies! It's nice to meet you. :)

    I had a lot of fun answering Cecile...and Lucien's questions. She is definitely...a firecracker! *grins*

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  4. Hi cecile and Tibby,
    Great review and interview.
    I'm so glad to hear there is gonna be a sequel to Sheet Music. I am really enjoying this book.

    oh that Lucien,you'd think he learn..or maybe he likes his punishments ;)

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  5. Sweet Vernal Zephyr~ Hey honey! Thank you for coming over! This book is awesome! You would enjoy it! Yeah, my tribe can be..... **Cough** very.... Determined!

    Blodeuedd~ Hey honey! Thank you for coming over! You know I love giving my interviews! And Ms. Tibby was no exception! She was a true trooper! Hugs honey!

    Tibby Armstrong~ Hello!! Thank you for coming over Ms. Tibby! I truly enjoyed your book and hope tothers do too!

    elaing8~ Hey honey! Thanks for coming over! OMG, it does get better.... a sequel! This was one hot book! And are you truly to stir up trouble, lmbo!!! You hussy you!!! Thanks for coming over!

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  6. What a great interview. The story sound good too. After Christmas, I'll finally have something to read e-books on, at least that what my husband has promised.

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  7. carolsnotebook! Hey ! Thanks for coming over! It is good to see you! I can't wait to see what hubs gets you for Christmas!!!!! **wink wink** Then you can read all these delicious hot books! Hugs honey! Hope all has been well!

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  8. Hey Hon! Hope you are doing well. The interview is great. Sounds like you had a wonderful time doing it.

    Well, hope all is going well for you. I know its been a little while since I've commented, but I do stop by. :) Have you found your rainbow yet? I hope so and that the sun is shining for you too.

    Well got to go visit others. *hugs* Take care.

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  9. Melissa (My World...in words and pages)~ Hey honey! I am glad that you enjoyed the interview and review. It really was a good book.

    OH honey.... I think I finally found my rainbow! I have a new job and as soon as I get in my routine, I will be okay! My rainbow is here!!!! And it is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for coming over honey! It is always good to see you over here honey! You know I love when you come over! I love knowing how things are going for you and the family! Hugs honey!!!

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