Monday, June 17, 2013

Series Spotlight: Dancers & Divas

The first book in the YA/NA Contemporary Romance series - Passion and Pain.
Please note: This book contains mature content - recommended for ages 15+

Does passion and desire guarantee success? Can friends really be trusted? Can true love be found beneath lust and deceit?

These are questions street dancer Elena Martinez faces as she struggles to compete against the most talented students at New York's top Performing Arts High School. Along with her best friend, the carefree and mischievous Sebastien Duval, they are determined to make center stage.

But the singing diva Letitia has other plans. Beautiful, talented and popular, her desire for revenge could ruin everything for Elena and Sebastien. Now, they must fight against prejudice, treachery and deceit as Letitia sets out to destroy Elena's friendships, her romance, her dignity and her dreams. Can Elena win the battle for true love, happiness and success? 


"The perfect package - FAME meets GOSSIP GIRL wrapped up with a touch of GLEE."

"A compulsive tale of auditions, performances, friendship, first love and life's lessons not yet learned . . . both uplifting and tragic - completely captivating."

"Entertaining, engaging drama that covers it all - determination, disappointment, success, love, lust, betrayal, heartbreak and forgiveness."



Excerpt:


The diva stood and presented her fine figure to the room before strutting confidently to Sebastien. Before he had even risen from his chair, she sat elegantly on his desk, dangling her bare legs before him. She leaned in and touched his broad chest gently with her long, manicured nails. “I think you and I would make a great Romeo and Juliet.”
Elena’s mouth dropped open. Was this girl for real?
“We’ll see how the auditions turn out,” said Sebastien and gently pushed her arm away.
“I can make sure we get the parts,” she whispered while crossing her legs.
“Puh-lease.” The word was out of Elena’s mouth before she realized it.
The diva turned. “Was I speaking to you?”
Elena gritted her teeth, trying to control herself.
“Do you know who I am?” the diva continued.
That was it. “I don’t care who you are. You’re talking out your ass.”
Sebastien gave a soft whistle. The diva snickered, her body tensing as if she was ready to pounce.
“You’d be surprised by what I can do,” she hissed. ”I don’t need to follow the rules. And I don’t like it when people get in my way.”
Elena shifted in her seat. This was not the day to make trouble, but she couldn’t let it go. She had a right to be there just as much as anyone else.
“You want Juliet? You’ll have to be better than me first,” Elena said, regretting the words as they left her mouth. Juliet was a difficult role and she was sure there were many talented students sitting in this room, probably jeering at her conceit. She sensed the increasing number of ears tuning into the conversation.
The diva turned back to Sebastien. “How about we rehearse back at my place?” She leaned in so the top of her cleavage was visible, her full lips dangerously close to Sebastien.
Sebastien gulped as his face turned crimson. Elena pinched him on the arm.
“I think I’m going





The second book in YA /NA Contemporary Romance series - Dancers and Divers
Recommended for ages 15+ - contains mature content.

Can secrets stay hidden forever? Can people really change? Are some mistakes unforgivable?

As Elena and Sebastian embark on a fresh start, will Letitia keep his secret, or will she use it to destroy them?
As Veronika falls in love, Frankie is out of rehab and trying to make amends, but will it last for either of them?
Meanwhile, as Anya is torn between loyalty to her Nana and love for Darius, could Darius fall for the new temptress, Rosa? With her stunning looks, her powerful, sensual dancing and her desire to seduce, she has everyone nervous but what secret is she hiding?
Continue the roller-coaster journey with your favorite characters as they try to survive junior year at the country's top performing arts school.

"There is drama, stress and anger all wrapped up in a neat bow just waiting to be unleashed."
".. at first, it felt like I was reading a new version of Step Up 2... LOVE... then it merged into a little Glee... then it merged with Center Stage... then in the midst of it all was the Gossip Girl..."

"It is extremely well written, and the plot is very engaging. I couldn't put it down.."
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