Tour Stop & Giveaway: A Summer Soundtrack for Falling in Love by Arden Powell

Hi, I’m Arden Powell. I’m here to share writing tips, anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes notes about my new release, A Summer Soundtrack for Falling in Love. Comment on my blog tour for a chance to win a $20 gift card!

Title: A Summer Soundtrack for Falling in Love by Arden Powell
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Gay, Romance
Length: 318 pages/Word Count: 84,600


What he wanted was a music career. What he needed was love.

When Kris Golding leaves his dusty Kansas hometown for a fresh start in New York, he thinks an apartment and a job are waiting for him. But when he finds neither, rather than admit defeat, he takes his chances busking—and meets Rayne Bakshi of international rock band The Chokecherries. Rayne needs a new guitarist, and gives Kris his first break since leaving home.

Rayne wears makeup and glitter and thinks nothing of kissing Kris in front of twenty thousand screaming fans for the attention. Instantly infatuated, Kris begins to question whether he might have a crush on Rayne—could he be bisexual? But since Kris originally claimed to be straight, Rayne’s wary of getting involved offstage.

As their tour gains momentum, Kris’s sexuality becomes the least of his troubles. Between his conservative brother hell-bent on “rescuing” him from his life of debauchery, a peacock that may or may not be the avatar of a cult god, and a publicity stunt that threatens to upend the band, Kris is definitely not in Kansas anymore.

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Purchase Link: Riptide Publishing

Author Bio

Arden graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with an Honours degree in English literature and the realization that essay writing is just another form of making up stories. They also came away with an overriding and all-abiding love of semicolons, to the general dismay of their editors.

Arden lives in Ontario with a dog, a fellow human, and an unnecessary number of houseplants.

Author Links: Website * Twitter * Goodreads


To celebrate the release of A Summer Soundtrack for Falling in Love, one lucky person will win a $20 Amazon gift card! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on November 2, 2018. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


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14 Responses to Tour Stop & Giveaway: A Summer Soundtrack for Falling in Love by Arden Powell

  1. Ami

    Sounds interesting! You will be a new-to-me author 🙂

  2. Sherry

    Sounds like a very interesting book.
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  3. Nancy Burgess

    Sounds great can’t wait to read it.

  4. Anne

    This book captures my interest and sounds enjoyable and entertaining.

  5. Lis

    Looking forward to it! Love Arden’s short stories and definitely getting this one.

    v wheeler writes at gmail

  6. Timitra

    I like the sound of this book

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  7. Becky Richardson

    Sounds like a great read. brichardson0056(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. Trix

    I read it over the weekend, very entertaining!


  9. Jennifer

    I like the sound of this. It has some of my favorite tropes!
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  10. BookLady

    Congrats on the new releaase!
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  11. Nancy Burgess

    Congratulations on your new release.

  12. Purple Reader

    Congrats and thanks for the post. This sounds great, and I definitely like books where they are “definitely not in Kansas anymore.” – Purple Reader, TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com