Blog Tour: Center Stage! by Caitlyn Duffy

Posted December 11, 2015 by girlswit in Blog Tours, Giveaway, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Center Stage! by Caitlyn Duffy 
(Center Stage!, #1) 
Publication date: September 14th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult


Allison Burch’s wildest dream is to become a famous singer. She can hardly believe her own good luck when she auditions for the reality television singing competition, Center Stage!, and is chosen as a contestant. She finally has a legitimate shot at fame, fortune, and a chance to go on tour as the opening act for her favorite boy band on their world tour.

However, Allison wasn’t counting on one of the celebrity coaches being Chase Atwood, the famous rock star father of her former best friend. Allison’s terrified that Chase is going to find out that she and his daughter have been in a fight for months, and it’ll ruin her shot at the grand prize. Making matters worse, Allison’s own coach, Country Western star Nelly Fulsom, intends to groom her into a Nashville superstar.

As Allison struggles to decide if she really wants to win on the show if it’s by resorting to dirty tricks and assuming the image that Nelly wants to create for her, she find herself falling hard for her biggest competition on the show: a brooding songwriter named Elliott Mercer. She’s not sure if Elliott’s interest in her is genuine, or if he’s just playing along with the producers’ strategy.

It’s up to Allison to decide: how much is she willing to lose in order to win?

Fans of Caitlyn Duffy’s The Rock Star’s Daughter will enjoy this tale about Taylor’s friend Allison and her journey to fame.

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that inspired Center Stage!
Burch is named after this song, and if I tell you how it makes an appearance in
the book, it would be a huge spoiler!
week, Allison’s tasked with performing a song that reminds her of home. Joni
Mitchell, the queen of the Laurel Canyon scene, was the inspiration for that
week’s challenge. This is also one of my favorite songs and it makes me feel
homesick every time I hear it.
seriously, seriously love Miranda Lambert. I wouldn’t say that the character of
Nelly Fulsom is based on her because Nelly’s not the nicest girl, but she
definitely has a bad girl edge and endless talent like Miranda.
would be a blatant lie if I said that All or Nothing, the boy band who’s
mentioned in all of my books, wasn’t based on One Direction. What can I say?
Liam fan for life.

Allison suggests to Elliott that the judges are going to freak out about the
fact that he’s a singer/songwriter, he surprises her by insisting that she
compare him to several female artists (including PJ Harvey), making Allison
suspect that Elliott is nothing like any of the boys she’s ever met before.
love this duet, and it provided inspiration for the performance in which
Allison is partnered with her nemesis, Christa. This is my #1 jam on the dance
floor, so if a DJ plays it, consider yourself warned.
I’m asked who inspired the character of Chase Atwood, I get an image of a Jon
Bon Jovi/Billy Ray Cyrus hybrid in my head. But Pound, Chase’s band, definitely
sounds like Bon Jovi. Lots of stadium rock and power ballads.
Allison and Elliot have an argument and Allison begins to suspect that maybe
she made an incorrect assumption about him, she’s desperate to reconcile. This
song is perfectly appropriate for wanting to fall back in love with someone.
of the contestants on Center Stage, is described as being a rock star in
his own right back at home in Brooklyn. Josh Homme has a style similar to how I
imagined Ian, and “Little Sister,” is just about my favorite rock song
of all time. Turn it up LOUD when you’re driving and at the gym.

is a music history classic, originally performed by Ben E. King. But I have
always preferred Bill Withers’ version, so here it is!


Caitlyn Duffy is a private boarding school survivor and the author of The Treadwell Academy Novels, a series about privileged girls in an elite boarding school setting and the challenges they face. The series addresses issues common to teen readers including eating disorders, divorce, grief, heartbreak, first love, drug addiction and disagreements with parents. It was Caitlyn’s dream to create a series that mixed glamour and celebrity with the real-life problems that kids endure that could be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Her writing experience includes freelance editing for publishing houses and copywriting in the advertising industry.

When she’s not writing about the girls of Treadwell, she’s walking her semi-famous dog Maxim around Park Slope, Brooklyn and drinking too much coffee.

Author links:   Website   |   Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Goodreads

***Check out the blog tour schedule and follow along the tour.***

Tour-wide giveaway (US/CAN) –Ends December 17th

  • 1 Grand Prize Winner will receive:
    – 1 Sol Angeles t-shirt
    – 1 pair of Monroe sunglasses by Wild Fox Couture
    – 1 bottle of Malibu Blue nail polish by Lauren B of Beverly Hills
    – 1 signed paperback copy of Center Stage
  • 4 Runners-Up will receive:
    – 2 bottles of LA-themed nail polish by Lauren B of Beverly Hills
    – 1 signed paperback copy of Center Stage

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