Australian author Tania Joyce has released her new full-length novel RIPPED – The Price of Loyalty, the first book in her Everhide rock star romance series. Following the success of her novels in the contemporary and new adult romance genres, her latest book is a story of friendship, music, and undying loyalty and how hiding the truth can break more than hearts apart.
“RIPPED – The Price of Loyalty came about from my love of many genres of music, my crazy dreams and the songs my kids are learning to play on the guitar and piano. From AC/DC and The Screaming Jets, to One Direction, Harry Styles and Shawn Mendes set on repeat in my house, their music certainly influenced some of the scenes in the story . . . and maybe a character or two,” said Tania.
Tania loves writing romance and she has true passion and fire about her genre coming to life. Tania believes that if more people read romance they would learn how to deal with issues and treat people properly, as well as to know that falling in love is wonderful and worth fighting for, even if our heart has been broken. She says that in Romance, there is something for everyone – from action-suspense, to contemporary, to new adult and more. “I love reading emotional books. The ‘I’m in love with someone I can’t have’ storyline played a big part in creating RIPPED. I wrote the kind of book I love to read. One with powerful women who know what they want, are career-oriented and fight for what they love,” said Tania.
Tania combined her prior experience in marketing and event management with many hours of research of what goes on behind the scenes in the entertainment industry, and interviews with people in the music industry to create her realistic world. “It was an incredible journey to bring Kyle, Gemma and Hunter to life. I could write about rock stars forever,” she said. Recent travels to the United States saw her visit Tribeca in New York and local friends took her out on the town. “I love New York and I love writing about places I’ve visited. Google can only help so much. When you’re on the ground, you get more perspective and detail – sight, sounds, smell – to add into your story. I’d go back to New York tomorrow if I could. I love it.”
RIPPED – The Price of Loyalty is about Gemma Lonsdale, singing lead alongside her two best friends, Kyle McIntyre and Hunter Collins, in a world-famous rock band, Everhide. Her life in the public eye has had some humiliating outcomes and the paparazzi tracks their every move. Everything changes when Gemma develops feelings for one of her fellow band members.
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