Release Day: Owned by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

Owned
(Lost in Oblivion #5)
by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott
Release Date: May 23, 2016
Rainbow Rage Publishing

About Owned
Music kept them going. Now it's torn them apart…

Guitarist Nick Crandall lost the most important thing in his life—his band—just as he was falling in love. A year has passed, and Oblivion is returning from hiatus. And Nick is ready to ask Lila to spend forever with him, even if he won't have his best friend at his side for the ceremony.

Simon has spent the past year trying to find his way back to the thing that sustained him in his darkest hours, then grew to be his biggest demon. Margo has been at his side, but she's tired of him denying his dreams. With her help, he’s ready to admit it’s showtime.

Perhaps he's even ready to stand up for his best friend…and face him on the stage that united them so long ago.

It’s do or die, one more time.

Note: The guys—and their women—are in the driver's seat in Owned, and the ride's gonna rock. This is the final book in the Lost in Oblivion rockstar series.

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Rocked (book 1)
Rock, Rattle and Roll (book 1.5)
Twisted (book 2)
Untwisted (book 2.5)
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An Excerpt from Owned
Simon’s chest constricted. The crash of piano and soaring blend of Margo’s strings was as powerful as it was haunting. He’d been expecting a lively jaunt. Jazz had demanded Frank Turner for more than half the ride up from the city.

But no. It was a passionate and sweeping song that had more in common with an epic battle of man and nature. In his head it felt like there should be a piano on top of a cliff a la 90’s Bon Jovi videos in MTV’s heyday.

Jazz’s fingers dove up and down the keys and Margo followed her as if she was tethered to every note. The song got bigger and bigger and he itched to match it.

He couldn’t remember the last time he’d found the urge to sing. He sang lately out of spite. To prove that he could. But the actuality of the pull had him so out of sorts that he had his hand on the doorknob to the room before he knew what he was doing.

Jazz looked over her shoulder when the door opened. Her purple tipped lashes fluttered so wide they touched her eyebrows. He quietly sat on the stool with the winding arm. Tension fried the edges of every nerve. Why the hell did his fingers ache? He looked down at the white of his skin under his nails from the death grip he had on the arm.

He could do this.

He released the chair arm.

It wasn’t the box.

The room he’d practiced in before.

He was used to the closet in Ripper Records. It gave him cold sweats, but he was used to it.

Here he was in front of Jazz. Sitting right beside her.

In front of strangers.

In front of Margo. He kept the music separate from her for so long, it was odd to have her in his space.

Jazz handed him her notebook.

He took it with shaking fingers. He cleared his throat. “Play it through from the top?”

Jazz nodded. He hummed his way through it once, scanning her lyrics as he followed along. When they went through it a second time his brain was on fire to join in. He wanted his voice to match that sound.

Around the last quarter of the song, he let the words out in a whisper. Margo brought down the power of her strings to account for his sheer cowardice.

He cleared his throat. “Again.”

He closed his eyes and let the music take him. This time there was a guitar added into the lilting opening of the song. His voice was rough with disuse.

No, don’t concentrate on that.

He needed to find the heart of the song.

Jazz’s words were heartfelt, but they weren’t quite his. He followed instincts that had never steered him wrong before. He changed the bridge and let his voice soar up with the epic battle of violin and piano.

His voice evened and went bell clear as he climbed up an octave he hadn’t touched in two full years. He bowed his head as Gray came in with the guitar solo that hadn’t been there the first few times through.

But it was right.

Logan piped it in from the main studio.

Gray and Margo merged until there was nothing but a breathtaking crescendo. He stepped in. His voice ached with the loss that was burned into the lyrics. His head fell back as he brought it full circle with the final verse, and finally…the bridge.

The room was silent.

He was terrified to open his eyes. He avoided both of the girls as he twisted in the chair and went out the door and past a stunned Gray. He couldn’t look at Margo. Not now. He couldn’t watch when the disappointment filled her big brown eyes.

He took the stairs two at a time and scanned the area for the nearest exit.

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About the Lost in Oblivion series
Lost in Oblivion is a nine-part series about the meteoric rise of the band Oblivion. From the depths of despair to worldwide success, from the pinnacle of passion to the edge of madness, one thing always remains...the music.

About Seduced (prequel)
Music kept them going. Now it might tear them apart…

Guitarist Nick Crandall has one focus in his life—Oblivion, the band he started with his closest friends, lead singer Simon Kagan and bassist Deacon McCoy. After losing their drummer to rehab, they’re struggling. Until Deacon poses a surprising suggestion.

Bring in someone new. Two new someones, and one of them happens to be a chick.

One YouTube video gone viral later, the band is heading to the top faster than they ever dreamed.

If the band doesn’t break up—and hearts don’t get broken—before they manage to sign their first recording contract.

Note: The guys are in the driver's seat in Seduced…and the ride's gonna rock. This prequel is the novel-length introduction to the band Oblivion and occurs before the books about each of the band members.

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About Rocked (book one)
Music saved him, but now it's keeping him from the only woman he craves...

Brawny bassist Deacon McCoy pulled himself up from nothing and is living the dream now that his band Oblivion is opening for his idols on their first tour. He's frustrated at changes in the band's management, but one thing takes all the tension away—his fascination with the deliciously cute tour chef, Harper Pruitt.

Born to roadie parents, Harper has has no patience for most rockstars’ love 'em and leave 'em ways. But when it comes to falling into Demon Deacon's bed—or against the wall, or on the golf course in a rainstorm—she doesn't seem to have any self-control.

Hot nights with a naughty, inventive rockstar are one thing, but more isn't on the playlist. Until Deacon's dream with his best friends starts turning into a nightmare, and Harper begins to see the real man behind the fa├žade.

Except Harper has her own dreams to chase, even if what she’s started with Deacon might be the most important one of all.

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About Rock, Rattle & Roll (book 1.5)
Loving in fast forward...

Love on the fast track has been the definition of Harper and Deacon McCoy's relationship. In between studio sessions with Deacon's band, Oblivion, and building a new clientele for Harper's catering business, the newlyweds haven't had time to sleep let alone have a honeymoon.

Deacon convinces Harper that they need a week alone together before her business as well as a new album and tour swallows them whole. Since Texas has always held special meaning for them, they head to Galveston to recharge and remember what it's like to just be a couple.

A beachfront cottage, hours of alone time, and plenty of skin on skin action is just what the rock star ordered. Until the future once again comes much quicker than they expected, threatening to crumble not only their perfect honeymoon but also their brand new marriage.


About Twisted (book two)
He's always been her knight in shining armor. He just never expected to be the one who needed to be saved…

Being the rhythm guitarist in one of the country's hottest bands with his best friend Jazz is Gray Duffy's dream come true. Since the day she became his foster sister as a teenager, Gray has protected her. Loved her.

At first platonically, then so much more.

Jazz adores Gray, and he makes Jazz feel safer than anyone she's ever known. And more frustrated. Now that they’re making music together and spending every waking moment trapped in tight quarters, the time is right for her to make a move toward the man she loves.

If the secret he's keeping doesn't destroy them—and their band.


About Untwisted (book 2.5)
Falling in love was easy…figuring out the rhythm of being a couple, not so much. 

Now that they’ve pressed play, life is going way too fast for Gray Duffy and Jazz Edwards. A super hot video has boosted their band Oblivion’s popularity even higher, and suddenly Gray and Jazz are the reigning prince and princess of rock. But as their private wedding ceremony in their treasured place approaches, they realize they can’t go forward without facing their roots. 

With new family members coming into the mix and old unresolved dramas coming to a head, one thing is for sure—the harder they rock, the bigger the drop.


About Destroyed (book three)
Only one woman has ever refused him…and she’s the only one he wants.

Now that he’s beyond successful with his band Oblivion, lead singer Simon Kagan is enjoying his all-access pass to the groupie train. After getting more fists in the ribs than hugs growing up, he discovers having a warm female in his bed is an easy way to escape the loneliness. 

Until Margo. 

From the moment he met the classy, buttoned-up violinist, he knew she was different. After an amazing night in the studio, he’s finally connected with someone on a deeper level—only to have her walk away without a backward glance. 

As a member of the Boston Symphony orchestra, Margo Reece’s life revolves around the regimented structure of a second chair violinist. She walked away from Simon because that’s what she was supposed to do. And Margo always does what she’s supposed to. 

Until being with Simon becomes a choice she never thought she’d have to make.

If it’s not already too late.


About Consumed (book 3.5)
Is it better to burn out or fade away… 

Oblivion lead singer Simon Kagan is used to being in the spotlight for his model good looks and his voice, not because of the epic ending to Oblivion’s last show on their home turf in California. That unforgettable night rocked Oblivion in more ways than one, and now the journey back seems almost impossible. 

The only bright spot is Margo. Margo, the one woman he’d been sure would never be more than a hot ride in the dark. Margo, who would never be his. 

Except she is…for now. But taking one dream and trading it for another isn’t supposed to hurt this much. 

As long as Margo never realizes the man she fell for no longer exists, maybe he won’t lose everything that matters due to just one all-consuming night.


About Committed (outtake)
All he wants is forever.

With the crash and burn of Simon Kagan's singing career, things have been a little off between him and Margo Reece. The passion is there—it's always there—but he wants to make sure she knows just how invested and committed he is to making her happy.

Even if that means breaking out a ring and convincing her to wear one.

Note: Originally published in the Love Ever After boxed set in September, 2015

My Review (to come) | Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

About Shattered (book four)
He’s shattered…and she’s the only woman who can help him pick up the pieces.

Lead guitarist Nick Crandall has everything he ever thought he wanted. But all his success doesn’t keep his dream from shattering, right before his eyes. 
  
Until the person he least expects pulls him back from the brink. 
  
Lila Shawcross is obsessed with her work, which includes managing the drama-prone members of Oblivion. She’s definitely not about to let a hot-headed, hard-bodied guitarist wreck her orderly existence or dilute her focus. So what if she’s never craved a man quite this much? There are just too many complications, including the gold band on her left hand.  
  
Except Nick is determined to possess her…and what Nick wants, Nick gets. Because this time, he’s not walking away. 

My Review (to come) | Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

About Gifted (outtake)
All he wants for Christmas is his girl…and a strand of pearls.

Rockstar Nick Crandall is determined to make this Christmas the best of his life. So what if his beloved band, Oblivion, may be on the rocks? So what if his girl, Lila Shawcross, the band’s manager, has been freezing him out for days without telling him why? And hey, who needs snow anyway? In Southern California, it’s always hot. 
  
Especially when the band gets back together for their kind of misfit family Christmas, and Nick and Lila reunite for one steamy night…

My Review (to come) | Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

About Fused (book 4.5)
They’re shattered…and he’s the only one who can fuse them back together.

From the pinnacle of success to the depths of despair, the band Oblivion has been through it all. Nick Crandall, the lead guitarist and the one most likely to cause a band breakup, is the only one who can begin to put the pieces back together after the most catastrophic night of his life. And that includes making a stand to win back the woman he needs.

His only choice is to fight hard for what—and who—he loves. 

And oh so dirty. 

My Review (to come) | Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

About The Opening Act (books 0.5-1.5)
Books 0.5, 1 and 1.5 (plus new bonus material!) in the bestselling rockstar series, Lost in Oblivion.

The five members of the rock band Oblivion—Deacon, Gray, Jazz, Simon and Nick—started from nothing and rose to heights higher than they ever dreamed. But who said having it all was easy?

On the band’s first tour, bassist Deacon discovers a desire for a lot more than tour chef Harper’s chocolate coconut popovers. But is the woman he craves a momentary way to satisfy his hunger or are they on their way to a lifetime love?

What’s included in The Opening Act boxed set:
- Seduced, the introductory book to the series
- Rocked, book 1
- Rock, Rattle and Roll, book 1.5


Note: Includes TWO brand new bonus Christmas scenes featuring Deacon and Harper and the rest of the Oblivion gang, as well as a bonus scene from Jazz’s point-of-view of a certain *ahem* event in Seduced!

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About The Main Event (books 2-2.5)
Books 2 and 2.5 (plus new bonus material!) in the bestselling rockstar series, Lost in Oblivion.

The five members of the rock band Oblivion—Deacon, Gray, Jazz, Simon and Nick—started from nothing and rose to heights higher than they ever dreamed. But who said having it all was easy?

Jazz, Oblivion's drummer, and Gray, their rhythm guitarist, fell for each other hard and fast as teenagers. But the path to true love never runs smooth, when making love and making music collide.

What’s included in The Main Event boxed set:
- Twisted, book 2
- Untwisted, book 2.5

Note: Includes TWO brand new scenes featuring Gray and Jazz AFTER the honeymoon, as well as a bonus scene of Nick and Lila on the day of Gray and Jazz’s wedding!

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About Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott
USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn likes music and men, so she figured why not write about both? When she's not writing, she's screaming at men's college basketball games on TV, playing her music too loud or causing trouble. Sometimes simultaneously.
USA Today bestselling author Taryn Elliott is obsessed with rock stars, men, and her unending playlists--maximizing these things seemed like a very good idea. When she's not writing, she's losing hours to hot men on TV, and/or a graphic design project. Multitasking is her middle name.

They decided to combine forces and found that hey...this writing deal is even more awesome when you collaborate with your best friend.

And so Lost in Oblivion was born.

Connect with Cari and Taryn
Cari's Goodreads | Taryn's Goodreads

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  1. Holy Hannah! What a gorgeously generous post. Thank you so much! We hope you enjoy the last few books in the series!! ����❤️

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    1. Hahahaha! I love the series and I'm excited to read the rest of the books this week. Nick, Simon, Deacon, Jazz, and Gray were a blast to get to know and I'm going to miss them (although I'm sure they'll be around in the spinoffs). Thank you for sharing Oblivion with all of us! ♥♥♥♥♥

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