Behind the Lens by Cassandra Giovanni Cover Reveal!

Today is the cover reveal for Behind the Lens by Cassandra Giovanni. The cover is designed by Gio Design Studios. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.

Behind the LensBehind the Lens (Boys of Fallout #2)
By Cassandra Giovanni
Genre: Coming of Age
Age category: Young Adult/ New Adult
Release Date: 14 March, 2017

Blurb:
Natalie Scott’s life is simple with no strings attached. As a band photographer, she’s made metal music her life, and life on tour means no relationships.

At least not ones that last and that’s the way she likes it.

She only has one rule.

Don’t date or otherwise screw around with the client.

But she never said anything about love.

Brent Andrews knows Natalie’s rules.

And he’s about to make sure he’s an exception to them.

All of them.

Even ones she didn’t know she had.

You can find Behind the Lens on Goodreads

You can pre-order Behind the Lens on Amazon.

Excerpt:
I scrunch my nose up as I look at the door hanging open for us. “It’s going to be a love fest in there, isn’t it?”
Brent scratches his chin. “Honestly, every time the girls have shown up, I’ve had a girlfriend–so I’ve never really paid much attention.”
I swallow, looking down at my shoes before looking over at him. “Was it a love fest for you?”
He blinks at me a few times, his lips in a stern line. “We don’t just start fucking all over the bus.”
I throw my hands up. “Hey, I know how it is. You haven’t gotten laid in a few months and you get to see your significant other–”
“Is that all you think we think about?” he asks, a slight smirk on his face. “Or is that all you think about?”
My face burns red, and I shake my head. “No–not at all.”
“Brent?” a woman’s voice calls at our backs.
“Tay!” Brent replies as he turns, pulling her into a hug. “It’s good to see you!”
Tay smiles as she pulls away from him. “I forgot how lovely you guys smell right after you get off stage.”
I watch as Brent’s face turns red, and he puts his hands in his pockets as he rocks on his heels. “Sorry, I haven’t gotten a chance to shower.”
She punches him in the shoulder. “Seriously, Brent? Believe me, Kie smells no better than you do. Speaking of which, where is he?”
Brent glances at me and then to the woman. She has long blonde hair curled into waves with ice blue eyes that are anything but cold. She smiles as she looks over at me, holding out her hand. “I’m sorry, this was rude of me–you must be Natalie, the photographer? I’m Taylor, Kie’s girlfriend. Everyone calls me Tay.”
I shake her hand. “You’re the first one to actually introduce yourself to me. The other girls didn’t even notice me at all.”
She laughs, running a hand through her hair. “I’m sure if I saw Kie, I would’ve ignored you too!”
I nod over my shoulder. “Brent, go take a shower. I’ll help Tay find wherever Kie ran off to.”
Brent narrows his eyes at me, and I smile up at him. “You do smell.”
He blinks at me. “And you smell any better?”
My eyes widen and he puts his hands up before backing slowly onto the tour bus.
“I’m sorry if I smell,” I say as I look down at my damp tank top.
Taylor laughs. “You definitely don’t smell like any of them do.”
“Thanks,” I reply. I nod towards the building. “I think he went somewhere inside the venue.”
We fall into step with one another and she looks over at me with a slow smile. “So you…and Brent?”
My face burns and I feel a cold sweat building on my spine. I tell myself it’s just the difference in temperature between the air-conditioned backstage and the heat of Arizona outside.
“No, not at all,” I reply, and my voice cracks.
Because I’m thirsty. Who wouldn’t be after the workout that is doing show photography?
She bites her lip. “Sorry, I didn’t mean to assume–”
I put a hand up, laughing a bit too high pitched. “Believe me, I’ve gotten used to people assuming that.”
“So do you?” she asks, biting her lip as she looks at me.
“Like him?” I finish her sentence.
She closes her eyes as we walk further into the venue and shakes her head. “You don’t have to tell me. We don’t know each other…It just seemed like you do.”
An awkward silence falls over us, and I clear my throat. “Uh, I think I saw Kie go this way. All these places are so different — crazy mazes.”
I hear a muffled noise that sounds like Kie and head towards the door I think it’s coming from. I open the door to peek my head in and blink as I stare at Kie with a half naked girl wrapped around him and his pants at his ankles. His eyes meet mine, going wide before I slam the door shut.
Taylor stands back behind me, and she swallows, staring at the closed door. “Anything?”
My hands go into fists as I try to control my facial expression. “Place has rats apparently.”
Her eyes drop to the floor, and she nods. “Sometimes they do.”
“Maybe he made it onto the bus by now?” I say, linking my arm in hers. Guilt washes over me as I try to act like I saw nothing.
Her body is stiff, and I can tell by the blank look in her eyes that she knows the way Kie is. “Sure, if not, I’m sure he’ll make his way there eventually.”
Silence falls over us as we make our way towards the bus. My chest tightens as I glance over at her, and I bite my lip before asking, “So it’s that obvious?”
Taylor shakes her head, looking over at me and her friendly eyes have a dark hint to them as does her tone when she replies, “What?”
I feel the need to distract her from whatever is going on in her head.
“That I might be…” I suck my lips into my mouth before admitting, “A tiny bit attracted to Brent?”
Taylor bursts out laughing. “A tiny bit? And who says it’s only obvious one way?”

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Out of Beat
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Cassandra GiovanniAbout the Author:
Cassandra doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character’s stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. Besides being a writer, Cassandra is a professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.

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Out of Beat by Cassandra Giovanni (Spoiler Free Review)

I received an eArc from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review.

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“Danny ‘Madman’ Maddox isn’t supposed to make Skylar Haze’s heart beat out of rhythm.

At least not anymore.

She hasn’t seen that boyish face, always covered in a five o’clock shadow, dimpled smile and teasing hazel eyes since the day he left to go on tour with her brother Joey’s band. Now with a major record label backing them the band is in need of a bit of help, and when Joey asks Skylar to be the band’s photographer, she can’t help but say yes.

Of course, Joey doesn’t know about that forbidden kiss.

The one Skylar hopes Danny’s forgotten.

But can she?

One smile and she finds herself slipping again.

But he’s the drummer, and he’s beaten her heart before.

And she won’t let it happen again.”

THIS BOOK. Oh man, this book. Let me just begin with saying I absolutely loved this book. This book follows 5 main characters: Sky, Joey, Danny, Aaron, and Zack. Joey, Danny, Aaron, and Zack have been best friends forever and have formed a moderately successful band. Sky is Joey’s little sister, and the other three boys are considered her brothers. Joey asks Sky to be the bands photographer and to go on the road with them during their tour across the U.S. She agrees, and that’s where the book takes off.

First, I have never read a book like this before. I have only read one or two books that have centered around music, so this was a little outside my comfort zone. I have also never  read (at least not that I can remember) a road trip book, especially one like this. So this book included many firsts for me.

I adored every single character in this book. Sky was a strong, responsible- yet fun, sarcastic character. She wasn’t the ditzy blonde, or the “I’m so in love with you I’m going to let that effect my judgement” character. Sky wasn’t afraid to tell it how it is and she got shit done. The boys were also all fantastic characters. They were goofy and quirky, but protective of each other and Sky. Anytime there was a scene with just the guys interacting with each other, I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing. It genuinely made me so happy to see a group of guys that could have a novel long bromance and it be perfectly normal. Even thinking it about it as I’m writing this is making me laugh all over again. Throughout the entire book they all referred to each other as “family”, and you could definitely not only see that, but feel that. The only thing I have to critique about the characters is that I wish we would’ve gotten to know more about Zack and Aaron. The majority of the focus was on Joey, Danny, and Sky, which is to be expected. But I also really loved the scenes with Zack and Aaron interacting with each other because their bromance was on a whole other level and included some of my favorite parts of the book. I also really appreciated how Cassie wrote this book in a relatable tone. Sometimes, I find that some books are written in a tone that “dumb’s down” the characters because they are young (granted the guys are 22, and Sky is in college) or they overuse “text speak” or just narrate them completely wrong. Cassie didn’t do that at all. She wrote them as intelligent, yet goofy and sarcastic characters who cursed and used words like “legit”, but it was done perfectly.

This book was extremely character driven, which is another step outside of my comfort zone. I tend to gravitate more towards books that are plot driven, and not necessarily character driven. But it absolutely worked for this book. There were some plot twists in the story, but this book was just about 5 best friends going on a band tour across the U.S. Being the plot-driven book person I am, I never once found myself bored with this book, not even for a second. When I say I fangirled over every single page, I am being 100% honest. There was never a dull moment in this book.

Overall, if you couldn’t tell by now, I adored this book. I can’t wait for the second book to come out and to see where the story heads next. I would also really love to see a prequel to Out of Beat because there were some things that happened to the characters before the tour that I would really like to read more about. I would definitely recommend this if you are considering picking it up. I can’t wait to see what Cassie writes next.

Brittany