Thursday, October 24, 2013

Caisey Quinn Guest Post & Giveaway -- Author of Girl with Guitar (Kylie Ryans series)

Girl with Guitar by Caisey Quinn

May 2013

New Adult. MA 17+ Content.

After Kylie’s dad dies in a freak accident, he leaves her with nothing other than her crazy step-mother, Darla, and the ability to play guitar. When Darla kicks Kylie out and she loses her job all in the same day, she hops a bus to Nashville determined to make her late father’s dreams come true. Waitressing and saving her pennies to record a demo, her big break comes when she’s asked to join a tour going down the tubes with once platinum album-selling country music superstar Trace Corbin. But touring with Trace is hardly a dream come true since he’s pretty much drinking his career down the drain. If Kylie can’t pull Trace out of his rut, he’ll pull her and her dreams down with him.

Girl with Guitar
Girl on Tour



Hey Girl, You Make Me Want to Write A Song…

If you’ve read any of the books in my Kylie Ryans series, you might recognize that line from the popular Thomas Rhett song. “It Goes Like This,” is one of my all-time favorite country songs and it appears on both the Girl with Guitar and Girl on Tour soundtracks. Want to know why?
I love, LOVE the idea of being able to inspire another person.
And here’s why. Inspiration is one of the most magical things. You can’t force it and you can’t fake it. It’s organic and wonderful and amazing. It can also be terrifying. Like when I witnessed a young couple screaming at each other in the Wal-Mart parking lot while their kiddo bawled in the buggy. I was immediately inspired to write that story. Then my brain went: No. You’re not emotionally ready for this. Stop it.
So inspiration can be tricky. And it can come out of nowhere and from the most unusual of places.
For instance, I was at a Luke Bryan concert over a year ago chatting with random people—my husband never meets a stranger—about singers Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. One of the guys in our group spoke up and mentioned that his cousin Dallas had written some songs with Blake. A few comments were made about Blake and Miranda’s chemistry and how they first toured together when their careers were in very different places. She was an up and comer no one really knew much about, and he was big but seemed to be fading, struggling to hold on. Sound familiar? It does if you’ve read my books.
Then I watched Luke shake it for me for the next two hours. Thus, Kylie Ryans and Trace Corbin were born. And currently, I’m listening carefully as they tell me the rest of their story so that I can pass Girl in Love onto you.
So for those of you who’ve asked “what inspires you?” or “what inspired the Kylie Ryans series?” there you have it. I’m the type of person who finds inspiration everywhere, all the time. Music, movies, concerts, the grocery store. You name it.
I’ll be gifting a digital download of an album from any of the artists mentioned in this post to a random commenter. So tell me, what inspires you?
About Caisey
Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. You can find her online at
The Kylie Ryans Series
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  1. I would love a grocery store-inspired book. OMG. Hahaha. Love you all! <3 <3

  2. That's what I was thinking, Mickey!! -Erica

  3. Music books my family and sometimes I dream weird stuff and from that ideas form.
    Ty for the giveaway :)

  4. Music and books inspire me. They let me know that anything is possible and make me dream. The words are so strong and inspirational.

  5. I love music and reading but the one thing that inspires me the most is my eighteen years old daughter. She is the light of my life. :)

  6. I have a daycare and Little Ones always inspire me. Such innocents and joy just in playing. It reminds everyday to just enjoy life.