It’s Play Your Heart Out Release Day!!!

Today is the official release day for Play Your Heart Out!


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I’m not the biggest fan of release days. I get nervous. Really nervous. I worry people won’t like that latest book or that it won’t sell. I worry I’ll have a technical problem. There are a million and one things that can go wrong.

Today is its usual mix of emotions. I’m excited for everyone to read Pete’s book, I’m nervous about its reception, and I’m sad this is the last full length Sinful Serenade novel. Believe me, I’ve seriously considered writing a few sequels for each couple. After four books, I love just hanging out with Miles, Derw, Tom, and Pete. They, and their heroines, feel like my best friends.

I’m super excited to write Sinful Ever After. It’s a collection of novella length extended epilogues, one for each couple. (I’m attempting dual POV. I usually prefer single POV. It’s just my jam. But I know y’all want inside the fellas’ heads so I’m giving it a shot). Without giving too much away, I’ll promise there’s at least one wedding :p I’m really looking forward to giving the band the send off they deserve, and I’m psyched for their appearances in Dangerous Noise, but there’s no denying that Play Your Heart Out marks the end of an era.

Now, I shouldn’t admit this, but I love the Sinful Serenade series the most of everything I’ve written. Sing Your Heart Out was a book I wrote for me as much as I wrote it for anyone else. It was mostly inspired by my high school crush on a certain musician/lyricist, and how badly I wanted someone writing songs about me, having those kinds of intense feelings about me. And, okay, it was also very much inspired by my love of muscular, tattooed men with smart mouths and magic fingers 🙂 When I started Sing Your Heart Out (then titled Untitled Rock Star Romance), I had no idea it would find the audience it did. I get into discussions with other romance authors all the time. Most give the advice to write what is trendy and to write it fast and to write it without getting too unique. But that doesn’t work for me. I have to love what I’m writing, and, my goodness do I adore this series. There is so much of me in the Sinful Serenade series. (I hope that didn’t make for too many Jurassic Park and The Hunger Games references).

It means so much to me that you’ve all come on this journey with me. I hope to see you back for Sinful Ever After and for the Dangerous Noise series.


9 thoughts on “It’s Play Your Heart Out Release Day!!!

  1. Waited patiently for this release day…. Just finished it. Loved it. Thank you…. For not just spitting out what’s trendy and quick. Thank you for making it more ‘you’. We the readers, can tell….

    • Thanks so much Jessica! I am hopelessly untrendy in all things, so it works for me. I haven’t got a clue what the current clothing styles are. Thank goodness for H&M “basics” and legging jeans. Keds are still cool, right? :p

  2. Oh god Crystal how I loved the resistant Pete even MORE seeing his side of how Cindy broke his heart even though it was the betrayal between her and his best mate and how he was determined NEVER to fall in LOVE again and I adored Jess

  3. Just finished play your heart out, with every book you write it becomes my new favorite & I never want them to end. Do you think you’d ever write sequels to each couple? Thank you for the amazing work (as usual) I’m such a huge fan, I’ve read every book you’ve wrote and each one leaves me wanting more! ❤️

    • Thanks so much Lauren! Sinful Ever After is basically four mini sequels. I may write another novella-style book that takes place another year or two later. It could be holiday themed. There are so many possibilities and I’d love to see more of all the guys in the future.
      But for now, Sinful Ever After is the only direct sequel I have planned. All the Sinful guys will make appearances in the Dangerous Noise series, so you’ll get to see more of them 🙂

  4. I finished Play your heart out in 1 night. Love the characters Pete and Jess. How Jess follows her true feelings about Pete and makes him discover his. I am a huge fan Hunger Games so I love the story line between the 2. Real not Real….so sweet! 2 thumbs up!

  5. Shoot!
    I just sent you comment and meant to say I just finished Dangerous Crush but meant to say Dangerous Kiss.

    I’m looking forward to Dangerous Crush.

    I’m seriously thinking to start Sinful Serenade over.
    But trying to wait for a few Dangerous Noise books under my belt first.

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