Thursday, July 24, 2014

Remix - Book Beginnings and Friday 56

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I enjoyed escaping to London through the pages of REMIX. The heroine of this story (Caz) restores rocking horses for a living; the hero (Ric) is a rock star in a band named The Voices in My Head. Who could imagine those two together? The author kept me wondering if Ric was scamming Caz or if he really was innocent of the murder everyone seemed to think he'd committed. He seems to be telling the truth, but ... with the drugs and drinking in his earlier years, maybe he actually did kill his friend. Or has he really changed while he's been in hiding?

Book Beginning:
I didn't see the man straight away.
The sun was shining, so I'd taken my breakfast toast and coffee out on the terrace. I strolled to the far corner to admire a view I never tire of: a London roofscape, a glimpse of trees in Hoxton Square two streets away, and the distant Gherkin gleaming in the early morning sun.

The Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):
Ric wore jeans and a white shirt, with most of the buttons undone, and I could hardly take my eyes off him. This was nothing new. Sometimes, when he was out, I'd secretly go to YouTube and watch videos of The Voices performing, so I could stare at him as much as I liked without him noticing and teasing me.

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Ric Kealey is the charismatic lead singer of uber-successful band, The Voices in my Head - and he died three years ago. Caz Tallis restores rocking horses in her London studio. When Ric turns up, shabby and alive, on Caz's roof terrace, she is reluctantly drawn into investigating the murder that led him to fake his own death. A feel good page turner; contemporary fiction with elements of murder mystery and romance, and a satisfying ending.

Just for fun, I'm including the book's trailer too:



Genre:  Contemporary Romance/Mystery
Length: 273 Pages
Amazon Link: Remix
Author Website:  Lexi Revellian

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33 comments:

  1. The book sound fun and perfect for a summer read.

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    1. It was a fun escape and different from what I've been reading lately.

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  2. I like the sound of this one. I'm going to London in September, so this may be the perfect read for me in advance of my trip.

    My Friday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/07/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings_25.html

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    1. Lucky you! I've been to London once and would love to go back.

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  3. Wow. I could almost see the view. These two sound like a fun mix.
    Here's my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/07/25/the-friday-56-29-not-juliet-by-ella-medler/

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    1. I enjoyed the London setting as well as the glimpse into the rock-star lifestyle.

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  4. Sounds really different...restoring rocking horse (who knew people did this?) and a rock star. That's appealing from the start:)

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    1. I've never heard of that kind of work either, but I guess there's a demand for that skill. Makes for an interesting heroine in a story, doesn't it?

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  5. That seems like so much fun, restoring Rocking horses. I like the beginning. I like the 56 too. He must be very handsome.

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    1. The hero was drop-dead gorgeous, and that's part of the problem. Is he being charming or is he sincere?

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  6. Oh, I love books set in London, and the idea of someone restoring rocking horses while in mourning captured my interest...and then the unexpected reappearance of her lover...so engaging. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “EVERYWHERE THAT MARY WENT”

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    1. It was a fun escape that I enjoyed a lot.

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  7. This sounds fun! I love the setting, and am intrigued by the restoring rocking horse profession. Thanks for sharing! I hadn't come across this one before but it's definitely going on my wishlist.

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    1. Although I enjoy reading best sellers, I also like to find indie and small press authors to feature. I've come across some real treasures!

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  8. She sounds a bit obsessed in the F56, although if I was around a rock star I'd probably be the same! Not quite sure this one is for me, but I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a great weekend!
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  9. Not sure I would read this book, but I hope you are enjoying it.

    Sounds pretty modern too with Youtube. :)

    THANKS for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  10. Restoring rocking horses, don't know why that fascinates me. ^_^
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. It fascinates me too! The author includes a little bit about the work involved but doesn't go overboard. It was interesting.

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  11. Sounds like a fun escape novel!

    I've been away from the meme for a while, but trying to get back in the swing of things. Here's my Friday Post.

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  12. I've never heard of someone restoring rocking horses...very strange and interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I hadn't either. In fact, at first I thought she was restoring carousel horses.

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  13. I like the rocking horse... but is this handsome dude telling the truth?!

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  14. I love the descriptions! Thanks for stopping by Shut up & Read!

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  15. The beginning is intriguing and the 56 is hot!!

    Happy weekend!

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  16. Very cool potential. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by proseandkahn

    brenda

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  17. Oooh...this sounds like a good one. I have it on my Kindle, but mine has a different cover. I like this cover better.

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    1. I noticed that there were two different covers too, so I just chose one! I hope you enjoy the story.

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  18. Oh sounds good, I want to read it now too :)

    My BB and 56 :)

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  19. That YouTube thing sounds like something I would do. :D I hadn't heard of this one before but it looks interesting.

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  20. What an interesting sounding book. Whenever someone fakes their death, you know the story's going to be one heck of a ride.

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  21. Certainly sounds like something I would read; that Youtube video convinced me all together too! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend :)

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  22. Hi Sandra,

    I do read the odd 'cozy' mystery, although generally I like my murder / mysteries with a bit more Oomph! and violence. This storyline just sounds a little 'flat' and not very action packed.

    The opening lines do sound quite intriguing, nonetheless I am sorry that I am not tempted to read on!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Yvonne.

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  23. Sounds intriguing! Thanks for sharing!

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