Author Spotlight/Interview: Caisey Quinn

Posted August 21, 2015 by girlswit in Author Interview, Author Spotlight, Giveaway, Review, Uncategorized / 3 Comments


Author Bio.:  Caisey holds degrees in both Communications and Education from the Ohio State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and has lived briefly in California, Ohio, France, and Germany before deciding that her heart would forever remain in the south. Thankfully you can go home again.

After teaching high school English, Theater, and Creative Writing for six years, Caisey decided to pursue her dream of song and novel writing more aggressively and is proud to announce that Avon/William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins, will publish her Neon Dreams series, a romance about an edgy country music trio, in 2015.
In 2013-14 both Keep Me Still and Girl in Love (Kylie Ryans #3) were Amazon Top 10 Bestsellers. The first novel in her Second Chance series, titled Last Second Chance hit #27 on Amazon and landed in the top 50 on iTunes and Barnes & Noble.
When Caisey isn’t writing or baking with her daughter, she can be found attending as many concerts as possible and spending entirely too much time on Twitter. She is an avid country music fan and supporter and spends copious amounts of time in Nashville, Tennessee and Austin, Texas.
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Interview With Caisey


What is your favorite writing snack?

Depends on my mood, but if it’s salty, it’s Lime popcorn and if it’s sweet it’s peanut M&Ms.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Pantser for first drafts.

What are your must have writing accessories? 

Music on my phone, headphones, and something to jot notes on and with.

What is the hardest part of writing for you?

Time management! The more time I have to write, the less that comes to me, but when I’m pressed for time words flow out of me like water! 

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Finish what you start! Beginnings are fun and exciting, middles are complex, but don’t burn out and quit before giving your characters the ending they deserve!! 

If you could work with any author who would it be? 

Oh gosh, this is too tough of a question. There are so many amazing authors I admire! I’m pleading the 5th because I have too many author friends! 

If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?

A Work in Progress. 😉 

What inspired you to write the Neon Dreams series? 

Seeing a female fiddle player rock the house down at a bar in Nashville a few years ago. She stuck with me and her story played in my head ever since! 

What are you working on now?

Shh…I can’t reveal the details but it’s a southern set drama between feuding families and there’s forbidden romance and deadly secrets!  

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

I should spend every second of every day saying thank you to my readers. They have become my family and I love them! 







Synopsis:


Nashville meets New Adult in Neon Dreams, a dramatic, sexy series from bestselling author Caisey Quinn, about a country band’s rocky road to fame—and the ambition, dreams, and love of the people who make the music.

Dixie Lark hasn’t had it easy. She lost her parents in an accident when she was young and grew up in a ramshackle house on a dirt road in Amarillo with her ailing grandparents and overprotective older brother. Thanks to her grandfather, Dixie learned to play a mean fiddle, inspired by the sounds of the greats—Johnny and June, Waylon, and Hank. Her grandfather’s fiddle changed Dixie’s life forever, giving her an outlet for the turmoil of her broken heart and inspiring a daring dream.

Ten years later, Dixie and her brother, Dallas, are creating the music they love and chasing fame with their hot band, Leaving Amarillo. But Dixie isn’t enjoying the ride. All she can think about is Gavin, the band’s tattooed, tortured drummer who she’s loved since they were kids. She knows he feels the connection between them, but he refuses see her as more than his best friend’s little sister.

Convinced that one night with Gavin will get him out of her system, Dixie devises a plan. She doesn’t know that her brother has forbidden Gavin from making a move on her-a promise he swore he’d always keep . . . a promise that once broken will unexpectedly change the future for Dixie, Gavin and the band. 



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Lisa’s Review: I totally love this book! The characters, Dixie, Dallas, and Gavin, are amazing. I feel so connected to each of these characters. The emotions each of these characters possess in this book just captured my heart. The emotions were real and raw. 

Dixie, Dallas and Gavin are the band, Leaving Amarillo. This book gives us glimpses of their life prior to the band and their struggles with making a name for themselves. But more importantly, to me at least, it portrays perseverance to go for what you want, to never give up; whether what you want is to make a name for yourself in music or to be with the one you love. As Caisey says in her author note, it’s about going after your dreams. 

When I finished the last page I wanted more. I want to find out what happens next to each of these characters. Thank goodness I have the next book and won’t have to wait to find out. Although I suspect I’ll have to wait a bit longer to find out what happens with Dixie and Gavin since the next book is about Dallas.



Synopsis:

In the second novel in bestselling author Caisey Quinn’s Neon Dreams series, a country rock band and its members embark on the rocky road to fame and find love along the way.

Dallas Lark is so close to achieving his dream of making it big in country music that he can taste it. Arriving in Nashville after signing with sexy, successful manager Mandy Lantram, his life goes from tragedy and turmoil to one lucky break after another—except it isn’t really luck because Dallas has sacrificed everything for his career, leaving behind his band, sister, best friend, and high school sweetheart, Robyn, in the pursuit of fame.

Robyn Breeland is a successful marketing coordinator and promotions specialist for a thriving liquor distributor out of Texas. She loves every aspect of her job: coming up with new ideas, traveling, hosting promotional parties and exclusive events—until it brings her face-to-face with the man who broke her heart, prompting her to erect a steel cage around it.

When their paths collide and they’re forced to work together, Dallas and Robyn realize that the old spark they thought they’d extinguished might still be a burning flame.



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Lisa’s Review:   I received an ARC of this book from the publisher at the RT Convention. This is book 2 of A Neon Dreams series. 

Caisey develops her characters so well. I really liked Dallas in the first book and this book just made me fall for him even more. Robyn is also an awesome character. As with the first book, I felt like I knew these characters inside and out. 

This books takes us on Dallas’s journey of his solo singing tour where he doesn’t realize will change things for him completely. It’s because Robyn, his ex-girlfriend works for the sponsor of the tour. Things from the past get brought up and get heated. 

I totally understand why Dallas is the way he is. With what he has loss during his life it’s understandable. Like his sister, Dixie, he is driven and strives to achieves his dreams. 

I am totally loving this series. I can’t wait for October to get here so I can read the next book and see what exactly is going on with Gavin. The little tidbits about him in this book makes me a bit irritated with him but I still adore him. 




Release Date: October 27th, 2015
Synopsis:

Fighting for redemption…

I’ve lived most of my life in darkness, beneath the shadows of secrets and addictions. The last thing I ever wanted to do was hurt the only girl I’d ever loved-the one who brought me into the light. In my entire life I’d made one promise-a promise I’d intended to keep. I’ve broken that promise and now I have to live with the fallout. Dixie Lark hates me, and I have to tell her that I love her. I also have to tell her a truth that might destroy us forever.

Can she love me even if she can’t forgive me?

Learning to move on…

Gavin Garrison broke his promise to my brother and he broke my heart in the process. I may never love anyone the way I’ve loved him, but at least I won’t spend my life wondering what if. We had our one night and he walked away. I’m finally beginning to move on when my brother’s wedding and a battle of the bands brings us back together.

Our band is getting a second chance, but I don’t know if I can give him one. How do you hand your heart back to the person who set it on fire once already? 


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**Look for Lisa’s review closer to the release date. **



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3 responses to “Author Spotlight/Interview: Caisey Quinn

  1. Thank you so much for the interview Caisey!! Looking forward to your future releases, southern set drama between feuding families sounds really good!

    Betul E.

  2. Thanks so much for the interview Caisey! I really enjoyed reading it as well as looking at the awesome covers to your different books. I just love the southern based novels. I lived in Arkansas for some time although I am originally from Michigan my roots are definitely in the south too! 😀

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