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Bounce: A Boomerang Novel by Noelle August (Willam Morrow Paperbacks, August 2015, www.noelleaugust.com) When twenty-two-year-old cellist Skyler Canby accompanies her best friend Beth on an audition for the first feature film launched by Blackwood Entertainment, she figures, Why not? Beth’s perfect for the lead, but maybe Skyler’s newly dyed pink hair will help her stand out to score a small part. Never in her wildest dreams does Skyler imagine she’ll land the lead role or that she’ll have her socks knocked off by the kiss her audition partner, Grey Blackwood—a kiss that feels very real and not at all like acting.
Reckless musician Grey Blackwood spends his days as a gofer and doing odd jobs on the set of his CEO brother’s newest project, but he lives for nights when he performs with his band. He knows if he can stay focused, success as a singer is near. But that’s tough with a distracting pink-haired girl occupying his every waking thought. Skyler and Grey have every reason to resist each other. But, like a song neither of them can get out of their minds, they have no choice but to go where the music takes them.
About the Authors
NOELLE AUGUST is an anagram for Veronica Rossi and Lorin Oberweger. Just kidding, it’s a pen name!
VERONICA ROSSI is the author of the New York Times Best-selling UNDER THE NEVER SKY trilogy for young adults. The books are available in more than thirty countries and the film rights have been optioned by Warner Bros.
Veronica completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons. She is fond of dresses with pockets, fluffy dogs, and cheese and chocolate — but not together.
LORIN OBERWEGER began her storytelling career by captivating her first-grade class with tales of her summers on a kibbutz in Israel.
Lorin had never been to Israel.
While teacher/parent night put an end to her first experiments in fiction, she’d already caught the bug and eventually made a career of all things story.
As a long-time independent editor and story development guru, Lorin’s client successes range from small press publications to major bestselling novels. She’s an award-winning author and has also worked behind the scenes as a ghostwriter on a variety of projects. Her work has received starred Kirkus reviews and glowing mentions in The New York Times.
Oh, she did get to see a kibbutz, eventually, and found out she had it pretty much right all along.
Veronica and Lorin met at a writing workshop and just knew they were destined to create awesome things together.