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Breigh Forstner!

Things got a bit thrill-tastic yesterday, so how about a trip on the romantic side to even us out? Quiet, you don't make sense. Anyway, I have Breigh Forstner with me today, all ready to tell us about her upcoming romance novel, Straight from the Heart!

About the AuthorBreigh Forstner

Breigh Forstner currently resides in Southeast Michigan with her two daughters. While she works full-time during the week, at night she spends time with her girls dancing and coming up with her next book idea. Her goal is to make it onto a best sellers list at some point in her career, and writes any chance she can get. She is a music lover and is a sucker for going to concerts, rock bands, and tattooed bad boys.

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Straight from the Heart

About Straight from the Heart


Cale Pelton didn’t want to fall in love.

Fresh off a breakup, he was scrambling to find a new lead guitarist for his band, Everlasting, before they went on tour. He wanted to enjoy being single, singing his heart out nightly to fans.

Never did he expect to meet Bryn Schaefler, the sassy rich girl that would change his life.

Bryn left her parents’ house with only her suitcase and guitar, leaving her old life behind her. She nails the band audition and becomes Everlasting’s new lead guitarist. Bryn didn’t want to find Cale attractive, let alone develop a crush on a bandmate. But when trouble starts to find the band, Bryn starts to believe her family will do whatever it takes to get her home.

Will Cale and Bryn listen to their heads and stay strictly professional? Or will they follow their hearts and admit their feelings towards eachother?

A Sneak Peek

Straight from the Heart Teaser

The Part Where I Ask Questions

How do you know you're being... well, romantic? How do you know when the emotional core of these stories are ringing true? What are your inspirations?

When I was writing “Straight from the Heart,” I was trying to be as romantic as possible in my writing, but also remembering that the main character Bryn was only 18 years old. She has only been in love once, so I tried to show that vulnerability with her. I know I’m being romantic in aspects of the story when I can see the scenes come to life in my head. Between Bryn and Cale, when they were professing their love for each other, I pictured them as if the scene was playing right in front of me, and I didn’t want to make it cheesy and unrealistic.

I know the emotional core of the story is ringing true when I feel like I am the character. There were times especially in the beginning scene of “Straight from the Heart,” where I felt sympathy for Bryn. I felt sympathetic about her life and what she had been going through, and it did had me emotional at times, which fueled me to write even more.

My inspirations were the rock bands that I listen to, as far as the musical aspect of these books. As far as the romance aspect of this book, I thought of my own experiences with romance. Also, the people around me. I did read romance books before writing “Straight from the Heart,” which also influenced how I wrote.

Breigh Forstner

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