(A Seaside Pictures Novella)

by Rachel Van Dyken

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes a new story in her Seaside Pictures series…

It’s not every day you’re slapped on stage by two different women you’ve been dating for the last year.

I know what you’re thinking. What sort of ballsy woman gets on stage and slaps a rockstar? Does nobody have self-control anymore? It may have been the talk of the Grammy’s.

Oh, yeah, forgot to mention that. I, Ty Cuban, was taken down by two psychotic women in front of the entire world. Lucky for us the audience thought it was part of the breakup song my band and I had just finished performing. I was thirty-three, hardly ready to settle down.

Except now it’s getting forced on me. Seaside, Oregon. My band mates were more than happy to settle down, dig their roots into the sand, and start popping out kids. Meanwhile I was still enjoying life.

Until now. Until my forced hiatus teaching freaking guitar lessons at the local studio for the next two months. Part of my punishment, do something for the community while I think deep thoughts about all my life choices.

Sixty days of hell.

It doesn’t help that the other volunteer is a past flame that literally looks at me as if I’ve sold my soul to the devil. She has the voice of an angel and looks to kill—I would know, because she looks ready to kill me every second of every day. I broke her heart when we were on tour together a decade ago.

I’m ready to put the past behind us. She’s ready to run me over with her car then stand on top of it and strum her guitar with glee.

Sixty days. I can do anything for sixty days. Including making the sexy Von Abigail fall for me all over again. This time for good.

Damn, maybe there’s something in the water.

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An Exclusive Interview With Rachel Van Dyken:

~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog

Oh, how I loved Abigail and Ty! How did you choose them for this novella?

I loved the idea of a girl Rockstar who has balls of steal and of course the whole teen romance thing really had me going. I felt like it was a good story to tell, we all make stupid mistakes when we’re young, I mean we don’t even know who we are yet. I loved the idea of reconnecting with the pressures of the industry surrounding them, and I loved that they were both strong hot heads in their own rights, it brings more passion to the table.

If you could dream cast them, who would you choose?

OH MY GOSH stop! This is such a hard question for every author! I would probably cast her as Demi Lovato, she has that similar bad ass feel to her as for Ty, I would cast him as a tatted up KJ Apa.

Music plays such a huge role in this story. If you could choose a theme song for this book, what would it be and why?

I have an answer for this! I always make big playlists for my books, this one was no different. Don’t Have to Say You’re Sorry by WESLEY was a huge inspiration along with Simple by Kinsey 😉

You had some exciting news to share recently! For those who may have missed it, can you tell us a little about the awesome upcoming collaboration?

Yes, oh my goodness I’m so excited to be co-writing with Kathy Ireland! Our book Fashion Jungle is dropping this January and it’s based on real stories from her life in the fashion industry. It’s like Valley of the Dolls meets Sex and the City. We are both so thrilled about the positive message for women!

Can you give us a hint as to what you’re working on now?

Right now I’m working on some paranormal, one of my guilty pleasures, it’s a mix of Greek/Egyptian mythology and paranormal. I can’t wait for it to release in September!


Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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