Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Release Day Blitz: Rustic Melody by Nic Starr (Review, Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway)



Nic Starr’s first book in her RUSTIC series titled RUSTIC MELODY is OUT today and she is here with us to tell you some more about it!



Rustic Melody E-Book Cover
Title: Rustic Melody 

Series: Rustic – Book One 

Author: Nic Starr 

Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis at Book Cover By Design 

Length: 174 Pages 

Release Date: January 26, 2016 

Genre: M/M Romance, Gay Romance, Contemporary, Australian 

Blurb: Follow the music in your heart. 

Adam Chambers has never seen eye-to-eye with his father and is reluctant to take over the family’s property-development company.  To clear his head and work out what he wants to do with the rest of his life, Adam leaves his responsibilities in the city and heads out to see the country. 

He isn’t much closer to deciding what to do with his life when he arrives at one of Australia’s largest events, the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and meets Joey Callaway. 

Since Joey’s father’s tragic death left Joey the family’s debt-ridden pub, Joey has struggled, desperate to turn the business around and give his mum the life she deserves. A break away from the pressures of running the pub is just what he needs, and a hook-up with Adam is the perfect way to forget about his troubles. 

The one-night stand might just be an opening act. If Adam and Joey can follow the music in their hearts, perhaps they can heal each other and create a melody that will last a lifetime.



THRASHING MOTORBIKES through dry and dusty paddocks was dirty work. They returned to the hotel, exhausted but happy, hot and filthy.

Dust lined Joey’s nostrils and his mouth was parched despite the beer they’d enjoyed before heading home. Joey wanted nothing more than water—a big drink of the cold stuff and the refreshing spray of the shower. After a brief stop to quench their thirst from the kitchen tap, Joey followed Adam into his room, peeling his clothes off as he went. Adam did the same, tugging the black T-shirt over his head and tossing it to the floor. Adam’s jeans and boxer briefs soon followed.

“I should take you riding more often.” Joey slapped Adam’s naked arse when he bent to pull off his socks. “It’s a good excuse to get you naked in the middle of the afternoon.”

“Hey!” Adam protested and swung around to face him. “Oh!” Adam’s eyes widened as he took in Joey’s nakedness, and Joey felt his dick thicken under Adam’s gaze. Adam cleared his throat. “You don’t need an excuse. Anytime you want me naked, you just need to ask.”

“Promise?” Joey laughed.

“You bet.” Adam’s eyes darkened and he stepped closer to Joey, reached out, and placed his palm over Joey’s heart.

Joey was sure Adam would be able to feel the thump, thump.

Adam’s voice lowered. He leaned forward and spoke softly against Joey’s ear. “I swear you can have me naked any time you want.”


He would make the offer. Adam could take it for what it was—an offer of a place to stay for the night. If Adam didn’t like the idea of sharing, or sharing with a guy, he’d say no. If he accepted, Joey would just keep to himself. He’d let Adam make any first move, because there was no way Joey was putting himself out there and risking making a fool of himself. Or worse still, having his head beat in.

He glanced up at Adam, even as he had the thought. He couldn’t imagine Adam laying a hand on anyone in anger. Jeez, he wished he had more experience or at least was braver.
Adam tilted his head and studied Joey. “I can hear you thinking from here.”

Joey swallowed and took a deep breath. The words came out in a rush. “I was just thinking that I have a perfectly good room with access to a bathroom, and it has electricity. If you’re willing to share a double, or throw your swag on the floor, you’re welcome to bunk in with me.”

“Why, Joey, that’s very nice of you.” Adam grinned. “I’d be very pleased to take you up on your kind and generous offer.” He tipped his hat and bowed.

Joey blinked at how simple it was. He offered; Adam accepted. He couldn’t get the stupid grin off his face and had to look away so Adam wouldn’t think what a dork he was.




Rustic Melody 
Book #1 
Release date 26th January 2016

Rustic Memory 
Book #2 
Release date 26th February 2016

Rustic Moment 
Book #3 
Expected release date 25th March 2016

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

4.5 Stars!!!

Adam has been traveling for a few months. He went to college and got his business degree, but the last thing he wants is to work for his father. But he isn't sure what he wants to do, so he's been traveling. Trying to find himself and what he wants to do with his life. Along the way he attends a country music festival in Tamworth. There he meets Joey.

Joey is a 21-year-old that runs a small pub and hotel with his mother. He works seven days a week. He is worn out and dragged down. The business isn't doing well and he isn't sure how to get it back in the black. When his mother forces him to take a vacation and go to the country music festival, he attends it reluctantly.

This was a sweet story. These two young men were both extremely likable. I loved the story. It was a little slow in places, but still a well-written story. Joey and Adam were an amazing couple. They had an awesome chemistry and the sex was steamy.

Extremely enjoyable and highly recommended. Can't wait for book 2!!



Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn't give it up for the world.

Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!

When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family-an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters, and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.

You can find Nic on Facebook, Twitter and her blog. She'd love it if you stopped by to say hi.



Winner’s Prize: $20 All Romance eBooks Gift Card 

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