Friday, May 23, 2014

Cover Reveal and Excerpt for Nikki Lynn Barrett's "The Key To My Heart"

Harmony's Echo, Texas is a small town being put on the map. It all started with Baby Stetson when Avery Callimer finally gets the answers she's longed for and finds the courage to chase her dreams. 

Then, in The Melody In My Head, a woman on the run finds her place in this tiny map dot of a town. Lead guitarist Jameson finally has to face his past and has a chance at love....

Coming in July 2014, readers will learn about Blaine Grant, Jameson's sister. You met her in The Melody In My Head, where there's a glimpse of something going on between Blaine and Baby Stetson's keyboard player, Randy.

Now their story is almost here. And today, we're revealing the cover for The Key To My Heart.  Are you ready?

One dream fails, a passion burnt out...

Blaine Grant hightailed it out of Harmony's Echo a year out of high school to find herself. Finding a passion didn't come as easily to her as it did for others around her. Now, Blaine has come home for good with mistakes she'd like to forget, but the past doesn't want to forget her. Everyone thought she'd been selfish to not come back when she was needed the most, but Blaine never let anyone know the emotional hell she went through.

Another dream is just beginning to see the light...

Randy Hughes has always been the shy nice guy. He's the glue that holds his family together. He's the one who takes everyone in when they need it, and he's the one whose own dreams are ignored. Now that big things are happening for the Baby Stetson band, Randy has to decide how to handle his family when his dreams are on the line...

A friendship is changing.

One spur of the moment, impulsive move leads Randy and Blaine into a dire situation that may bring them together, or pull them apart, just when he's finally able to gather the courage to tell Blaine how he's felt about her all these years...


“What was your dream?” 
“To-” Hell, what was her dream? To dance? To teach dance? Things just fell into place without much thought back then, but was it really a dream, or was it her accepting life the way it was? “There you go again with those questions!” 
  Randy squeezed her hand before he turned on his side to face her. “ At least you're not trapped way up high on a carnival ride.” he laughed.
“No, but I'm out in the middle of nowhere in the back of your truck. That's just as scary.” 
“Scary, huh?” He leaned closer, his grin widening. “Like boogeyman scary?” 
Blaine rolled her eyes. “First off, there is no boogeyman. Second, I wouldn't be afraid of him if there was.” 
“You mean, you haven't heard the story of the boogeyman living out here by the creek?” 
“Nice try, Randy. I'm not one of those wimpy teenage girls you try to scare so badly that they cling to you and end up doing things.” 
He leaned up over her. “Didn't think you were, but now that you mention it...”
She socked him playfully. “You don't have to try to scare me to get a kiss, you know.” 
“Really? So, you'd kiss me without the boogeyman scare tactic?”
Pretending to think about it, Blaine closed her eyes. “Hmm.”
“You're a brat, Hollywood.”
“Ugh, don't call me that.” 
Randy wiggled his eyebrows at her. “Shut me up then.” 
“I'll shut you up by tossing your annoying ass in the water!” 
“Ooooh. Idle threats.” That didn't stop Randy from bolting up and off the truck bed. Blaine ran after him.
“What got into you all of a sudden? You've never been this bold!” 
“Maybe I'm infected by Blaine-Grant-word-vomit-itis.” 
“I'm not that bad, am I?” Oh hell, she didn't want an answer to that.  She caught up to Randy, who'd run behind a tree. 
“You have your moments, but they crack me up.” Randy said, peeking his head out from behind the tree.

Revisit the characters you've come to know in small town Harmony's Echo, as more changes settle upon them.

Author Bio: Nikki Lynn Barrett lives in Arizona with her husband and son. She's an avid reader, a dreamer, and loves everything about books. She runs a book blog, an online used bookstore, and writes various genres of romance. Nikki can also be found outside with her camera when a storm is near, snapping photo after photo. Her dreams of becoming a writer started when she was young, when she started writing books in one subject notebooks by the fifth grade.

Other Books by Nikki Lynn Barrett

The “Love and Music in Texas” Books

Baby Stetson
The Melody In My Head.

The “Secret Santa” books

The Secret Santa Wishing Well
On the 12th Date of Christmas

The Masterpiece Trilogy
A Masterpiece Of Our Love

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  1. Love the new cover, Nikki! I'm sure the book will be enjoyable too.

    1. Thank you, Amber! I've been having a blast with this book...and this series as a whole!

  2. This looks like a fabulous series.

    1. Thanks! I love writing this series, that's for sure :)

  3. Beautiful cover, Nikki! Sounds like a wonderful series!

  4. Thanks for sharing my new cover today!

  5. Nikki all the covers are beautiful but your new one really stands out.

  6. Another great sounding book Nikki! All the best!

  7. Sounds like a great the covers!!!

  8. Thanks for sharing your books with me. Definitely going tom check these out, dear.


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