Join me in welcoming Shira Anthony to my blog today. She is discussing her newest novel in the Blue Notes series, Prelude! She'll also talk about angst and why she writes angsty stories. Come on over and ask a question! A really nosey, angsty one!
When a guest violinist at the Chicago Symphony falls
ill, David meets Alex Bishop, a last-minute substitute. Alex’s fame and
outrageous tattoos fail to move David. Then Alex puts bow to string, and David
hears the brilliance of Alex’s soul.
David has sworn off relationships,
believing he will eventually drive away those he loves, or that he'll lose them
as he lost his wife and parents. But Alex is outgoing, relaxed, and
congenial—everything David is not—and soon makes dents in the armor around
David's heart. David begins to dream of Alex, wonderful dreams full of music.
Becoming a composer suddenly feels attainable.
David’s fragile ego, worn
away by years of his grandfather’s disdain, makes losing control difficult. When
David’s structured world comes crashing down, his fledgling relationship with
Alex is the first casualty. Still, David hears Alex’s music, haunting and
beautiful. David wants to love Alex, but first he must find the strength to