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Book Review + Giveaway: Falling Stars (The B Side) by JL Brooks

ReviewRebecca PotznerComment

Calling all ravers and book worms! I've got the book just for you. 

Author and former raver, JL Brooks recently released Falling Stars (The B Side), a novel that perfectly mixes music, career and lust into an attention grabbing story line. Just a chapter in, I found myself wrapped up in the story, like I was right by the main character, Lila's side. She had become a new friend whose story had yet to be unfolded to me. Like any friend, I needed answers and so I continued to read on. Here's a little summary of what you can expect...

It had all the makings of a perfect plot, and for bestselling author Lila Keaton-it was a hedonistic past she kept hidden far away. Many nights were spent crossing the velvet rope, dancing until dawn and bedding one of the worlds biggest DJ’s, Hunter Michaels AKA Arial Assault.

When Lila’s agent uncovers her thrilling secret, it appears as if nothing is off limits when it comes to pitching the story, whether Lila wants to tell it or not. Despite knowing her reluctance is career suicide, she cannot bring herself to open her heart once more to the man who nearly destroyed it.

Given the opportunity to escape her predicament, Hunter attempts to reconcile the pain he has caused, and rekindle the passion that was abandoned long ago. When a series of events causes history to repeat itself, Lila sets off unaccompanied through out the west to test her boundaries with the sensual and surreal, and ultimately come face to face with the only thing that can keep her from falling.

 

Intrigued? Yep, I thought so. Besides the story itself, I really enjoyed that Brooks included a forward by Carlos 'DJ Odi' Castillo. Having that second voice really backs up the authenticity of the story line. Here we have someone who has lived the life of a DJ and someone who has been the person cheering on those behind the decks. Both crucial views of bringing Lila's story to life. Just a little background, JL Brooks hosted many EDM/club nights back in the early 2000's and is sister to well-known trance DJ, Nautigroove. So, there's no doubt she knows the scene!

To continue the story, you can purchase the novel here. I invite you to join our virtual book club and tweet @TwistRPM + @Beckuhbeck your thoughts. To celebrate the release of the book, JL Brooks is giving away a turntable and an autographed record! How sweet right? Enter the contest below....