May 8, 2014

Cover Reveal: MORE THAN MUSIC by Elizabeth Briggs

In January/February of 2013, I had the privilege of attending the SCBWI conference in New York City. While there, I also had the extreme privilege of meeting the lovely and super fun Liz Briggs at a hotel room writer party. I've been lucky, as well, to glean writerly wisdom from Liz vicariously through my sister, who Liz mentored during Pitch Wars. (Thanks for that, by the way!) I'm sure you can imagine how excited I was when I heard Liz planned to publish her NA Contemporary. (Grabby hands: I has them.)

So without further ado, I give you MORE THAN MUSIC (Chasing the Dream #1) by Elizabeth Briggs:

Publication Date: June 17, 2014
Genre: NA Contemporary
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Liz's cover was designed by Najla Qamber Designs. Pretty fantastic and more than a little bit swoonworthy, don't you think?

Here's what it's all about:
Music major Maddie Taylor seems to have her life all figured out. She’s just finished her junior year of college, has a summer internship lined up with the LA Philharmonic, and plans to go to grad school to write movie scores. Only her roommates know she practices guitar every night and secretly dreams of a louder life. But geeky girls like her don’t get to be rock stars.

Tattooed singer Jared Cross has a new girl every week, but when he catches Maddie playing one of his songs, she attracts his attention in an unexpected way. His band needs a fourth member for The Sound, a reality TV show competition—and he wants her. Though Maddie refuses to be another notch on Jared’s bedpost, she agrees to risk everything for the chance to be a rock star.

Once on the show, Maddie discovers there’s more to Jared behind his flirty smile, and with each performance their attraction becomes impossible to ignore. When the show pressures Jared to flaunt his player image, they’re forced to keep their relationship secret, but Maddie can’t help but want something real.

As the competition heats up, Jared will do whatever it takes for his band to win, and Maddie must decide if following her dream is worth losing her heart.

Sounds great, doesn't it? Come June 17th, I have a hot date with Maddie + Jared, and I can't wait! I could use a little swoon. 

More about Elizabeth Briggs, author of MORE THAN MUSIC

Elizabeth Briggs is a full-time geek who writes books for teens and adults. She plays the guitar, mentors at-risk teens, and volunteers with a dog rescue group. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a pack of small, fluffy dogs.

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A sneak peek of MORE THAN MUSIC's front and back cover.

Special thanks to Giselle at XPRESSO BOOK TOURS for setting up this cover reveal tour!


  1. SO excited to read this! What a GORGEOUS cover too! Go, Liz, GO!

  2. Thanks so much Jaime! If you ever need anything from me like a critique or whatever, let me know! <3


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