READING ORDER & TIMELINE
Mona Baines and Shaun Martin's story
The first moment Ryan Evans lays eyes on Alys Morgan - you can also read it from Ryan's perspective.
The first introduction to Alys Morgan, Ryan Evans, Nathan Logan, Jackson Levi, Finn McCarthy, Sherry (Shaun's Agent), Isla Baines (Mona's sister).
First mention of Lily Tyler and The Brightside.
Crew - Tom (Shaun's driver), Gary (Director), Brian (First AD), Leanne (Crowd second AD), Aiden (Third AD), Jason (runner), Moira (Wardrobe Mistress), Tilly (Wardrobe Assistant), Jenna (Makeup), Cassie (2nd AD) and Heather (Production Manager)
First appearance of Lovers' Knot on the page
I teased four future novels within Between Takes. Any guesses whose stories they'll be? (Hint - Only one of them was for a Shaun's friends).
I fed some of my production management woos into Mona's introduction to the world of TV and Film.
Between Takes now has TWO bonus scenes. Well, the second is more of a novelette than a scene, but same thing.
Read the moment Mona and Shaun meet from Shaun's perspective
Ryan Evans and Alys Morgan's story
The first introductions to Dan Lloyd, James Tyler, Jared Michaels, Emily Roberts (Alys's BFF)
James thinks he sees Nia at Winter Wonderland
New Bands Alert - Rhiannon, The Candlemakers
Available Bonus Scenes include:
Ryan Proposing After the Pandemonium Tour
Daphne Reynolds & Matt Brodie's Story
Rhiannon's band manager ("The Suit" as Alys calls him)
First Sighting of Casey Jackson
First mention of True Platinum International
Finn McCarthy & Abi Johnson's story
Takes place mostly in LA and Bora Bora with some New York mixed in.
An update on Shaun and Mona's relationship
The first introductions to Roseline (Abi's BFF), Eva (Abi's sister), Charlie (Finn's Agent), Saoirse McCarthy (Finn's sister), Fiona McCarthy (Finn's mother), Natalie (Finn's ex), Crew members - Tyler (Producer), Liam (Cameraman), Eric (Cameraman) and Ethan (camera assistant), fellow cast - Nicole, Aria Campbell (Country Singer), Kyle, Anders Olofsson (Hockey Player for Los Angeles Stingers) and Haley.
Reappearance of Casey Jackson
First mention of the Jimmy Michael’s Show in NYC and the Sanderson brothers (three acting dynasty brothers).
One day soon, Married Blind will be a series in itself.
In this book, I've teased not one, but five future books, including three new series. Ten points to whoever figures it out (I already told you one 😉)
James Tyler and Nia James's story.
Alys and Ryan eight months after Chasing Alys.
New Band Alert - Lovers' Knot - Tommy, Adam, Jake and Nick
More Jared and Dan.
First on the page appearance of Lily Tyler. And the auction that starts her relationship with Rhys.
Mel Griffiths and Dan Lloyd's story
The first introductions to Mel's work colleagues, Lisha, Charlotte, Dylan and Owen.
First mention of zero waste brand Efa Michaels
New Band Alert - Marable
Nathan Logan and Catrina Sinclair story.
Shaun and Mona's wedding.
More Finn and Abi.
The beginnings of Jackson and Ros.
First introduction to Sam (Cat's friend), Mike Nelson (Cat's Boss), Maisy (Nathan's agent).
Sneaky mention of my friend, Paula Dombrowiak's book Beautiful Lies.
Jared Michaels and Ella Griffith's story.
Takes place AFTER Rhiannon's completes a Taste of Chaos-type tour of Germany and includes some sweet Phoebe scenes and updates on Mel/Dan, Alys/Ryan, Daphne/Matt and James/Nia.
Some Sneaky Facts
The cabin is owned by The Brightside's Andy.
Rhiannon get bodyguards for the first time at the end of this book representing their stars continuing to climb.
Lily Tyler and Rhys Jones's story.
Includes the first proper introduction to Andy James, Tom Roberts, Lewis, Alex Thomas, Noel (Lily's bodyguard), Brodie (Alex's bodyguard), Carly (publicist) and Rhys' meddling niece, Sienna.
Some Sneaky Facts
Their story initially starts in Winning Nia with the charity auction.
I mention The Brightside's manager but I don't name him until Daring Ceri.
Lily Tyler was inspired by Taylor Swift, but the band's sound is an amalgamation between Swift's eclectic discography and The Maine.
Alex Thomas and Ceri Daniel's story.
The first book to take place on the Pandemonium Tour.
Introduces The Brightside's team - Kelvin (manager), Riley Clark (tour manager), Mia (production manager) and more Brodie (Alex's bodyguard).
The timeline for this one overlaps slightly. It includes the moments before Rhys arrives to meet Lily's bandmates and some of the moments while Rhys and Lily are broken up and she's in LA for rehearsals.
It also introduces Lewis's love interest, Olivia, and the start of their story in Marrying Oivia.
Jackson & Ros's story.
Takes place between LA and New York.
Includes an update on Abi/Finn, Mona/Shaun, Cat/Nathan and Eva.
Emily Roberts and Owen Parry's story.
First Marable book.
Takes place AFTER the Chasing Alys bonus scene and after the North American leg of the Pandemonium tours ends.