Alluring Turmoil by Skye Turner (Review + Playlist and Author Interview)
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Title: Alluring Turmoil (Bayou Stix #1)
Author: Skye Turner
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Alexia Sloane is the twenty-six year old owner of the highly successful Louisiana coffee shop/bakery, Java and Sweeties. The past couple of years have been all she’s dreamed of and her business takes all of her focus, all of her heart.
Jude Delecroix is the lead singer of one of the most famous rock bands in the country, Bayou Stix, and the man who broke Lexi’s heart.
Lexi and Jude have a past.
When Jude comes back to town eight years after leaving to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a famous musician and comes face to face with Lexi, forces collide, old hurts are brought to the surface, and life as these two have been living it will never be the same.
There are two sides to every story, and what happens when the things you believed to be concrete suddenly crumble like ash and fade away?
What happens when two people afraid to face the past, become involved in the present? Can they hope for a future?
Welcome to Louisiana where humidity and passion are high and things are not always what they seem.
The first installment of the Bayou Stix series, this is the story of how Jude Delecroix–everyone’s favorite rockstar comes back into Lexi Sloane’s life. Jude and Lexi had a strong but tumultuous past. They both think that the other broke the other’s heart and so refused to speak to each other for a long, long time and definitely avoided one another however they could.
But fate has another plan and so Jude finds himself back in Louisiana and back in Lexi’s life. Truths rise up. And they have to choose whether to be in each other’s history and just stay right there or to be part of each other’s life again, and this time, for good.
This book is soooooooo sexy. I mean, soooooo sexy. Like, you’d really have to catch your breath while reading it because it’ll give you so.much.chills. Plus, who does not want to read about rockstars havin’ errm…doing sexy stuff? Haha. It’s so much fun.
I also like how this book is also about friendship and taking care of the ones you love in your life. It’s about making choices and being yourself through it all. It’s about taking a leap of faith and giving love a chance again.
If you love music, and you love sexy, romantic books, then this one’s for you.
AN INTERVIEW WITH SKYE TURNER
1. What’s your inspiration for “Alluring Turmoil”?
I’ve been an Indie Editor for 3 years, one day this summer, I finally decided to just sit down and take the story that had been pushing closer and closer to the front out of my head and onto the laptop.
Why is Jude a rock star? I have no idea. Probably because all women have the “bad boy with tattoos” somewhere in their line-up of what they find sexy. Add a motorcycle and a voice that melts your heart, and Jude was born.
Lexi owns a coffeeshop/bakery because it’s actually a dream of mine and I felt it would add a nice aspect to the story.
Alluring Turmoil is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and you will find a lot of Louisiana locations and flare in the book. The location was a no brainer for me, since Louisiana is home and I always tell authors through my editing to “write about what you know.”
2. As a writer, what’s the biggest problem that you’ve encountered?
I think the biggest hurdle for me was approaching blogs and trying to get them interested in taking a chance on me and my work, since I’m an unknown. But I have to be honest, for the most part blogs and authors have been so supportive and willing to help.
3. As Jude is a rock star, who’s your favorite rock star? And what do you think makes rock stars so hot?
My personal favorite rock star is probably Adam Levine. I know that’s a little cliche, but he’s just so intriguing.
Personally, I think rock stars touch a chord with people because they are personified as “bad boys”. Most have the “devil may care” attitude, tattoos, cocky smirks, and panty melting voices. Put all of it together and it’s a man you shouldn’t even like, but you can’t help but want.
4. How did you move past your worst heartbreak?
My worst heartbreak… well for a while, I went a little wild, but then I met the “right” person (my husband) and things just fell into place. Bottom line though, is I had to keep living. Waiting and wallowing in depression is not healthy and changes nothing.
5. Any message to your readers?
I’d like to thank my “fans” and the readers who may become fans for taking the time to take a chance on me. I fell completely in love with my characters and I hope that all of you will as well. And I’d like to offer up some unwarranted advice… If you have a dream, take a chance. If you don’t try, you’ll never know true success. You might fail, but if you don’t try, you’ll always wonder, and you just might surprise yourself… and others.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Skye Turner is an avid reader and an editor turned writer. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University where she majored in Mass Communications, centering her studies in Journalism. She lives in small town Louisiana with her husband, 2 children, and 4 fur babies. When she’s not chained to her laptop pounding out sexy stories she can usually be found playing Supermom, reading, gardening (playing in the dirt), listening to music and dancing like a fool, or catching up on her family oriented blog.
Check out the Alluring Turmoil Playlist HERE.
Me to the End of Love- The Civil Wars
All or Nothing- Theory of a Deadman
You and Me- Lifehouse
It‟s Not Over- Daughtry
So What- Pink
Asking Too Much- All That Remains
I Can‟t Stay Away- The Veronicas
Wanted You More- Lady Antebellum
One More Night- Maroon 5
Blow Me (One Last Kiss)- Pink
If I Didn‟t Have You- Thompson Square
Home- Michael Bublé
Not Over You- Gavin DeGraw
Why Do You Love Me- Garbage
Broken- Seether, Amy Lee
Desperately Wanting- Better Than Ezra
Come & Get It- Selena Gomez
Everybody‟s Fool- Evanescence
If I Ever Get Around To Living- John Mayer
Fortune and Pain- Kyle Turley
I Could Not Ask For More- Edwin McCain
Thanks To You- All Time Low
Trying Not To Love You- Nickelback
Cruise- Florida Georgia Line
When You Were Mine- Lady Antebellum
You Don‟t Know Her Like I Do- Brantley Gilbert
Lost In You- Three Days Grace
You Lie- The Band Perry
Screwed Up and Beautiful- Better Than Ezra
Who You Are- Jessie J
ALLURING TURMOIL ARC: THE ENIGMA OF HERSELF
Something To Talk About- Bonnie Raitt
Someone Else Calling You Baby- Luke Bryan
The Man Who Never Lied- Maroon 5
First Time- Jonas Brothers
After All- Cher and Peter Cetera
Think Twice- Eve 6