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Release Blitz & Review ~ Too Good at Goodbyes by RC Boldt

Title: Too Good at Goodbyes
Author: RC Boldt
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 29, 2019
Blurb
First Top 40 hit at age seventeen? My first tabloid breakup scandal quickly followed. 
Earned my first Grammy? Discovered Mommy Dearest was embezzling my money. 
Landed a leading role in a movie? My fiancé called off our engagement the next day.
I might have a multi-million-dollar recording contract, a sold-out world tour, and more money in the bank than I ever imagined, but every time I hit a milestone in my career, my personal life suffers.
Then in steps my new bodyguard, rugged and with a past I connect with. The closer we get, the more powerful my feelings grow, complicating our professional relationship.
I thought Kane would be different. I hoped he’d be the one man to stand by my side, undaunted by the fame and attention that trails me. 
The press calls me the “Ice Princess of Pop” because of my unyielding façade throughout heartbreak and betrayal. Perhaps it’s time to show
them the real me. 
With every syllable, I pour out my emotions and allow them to puddle, forming lyrics from my soul’s breath. And with each word, my broken heart cries out for Kane, begging him to help me break this pattern.
To help me stop being so damn good at goodbyes.
Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
B&N / KOBO / APPLE BOOKS
GOOGLE PLAY / PAPERBACK

Excerpt
Copyright @2019 by RC BOLDT

SIMONE

Present Day

The Super Bowl Halftime Performance

Hard Rock Stadium

Miami Gardens, Florida

Facing what’s estimated to be over sixty-seven thousand
people with my favorite guitar strapped snug against me, I prepare to sing my
final song.

Standing up here in front of thousands of fans is second
nature. I performed in countless dive bars before breaking onto the scene and
securing my first record deal, then moving on to sold-out world tours. Which
means I shouldn’t have sweaty palms like a preteen working up the nerve to talk
to her crush.

My heart shouldn’t be racing like a horse competing in the
Kentucky Derby.

My stomach shouldn’t churn as though I’ve eaten ceviche from
a questionable food truck.

Tremors shouldn’t affect my hands like a virgin embarking on
their deflowering.

None of this should be afflicting me. But it is.

Because of him.

Because of the current state of my heart.

But this is how I deal with heartache. With tragedy. With…life.

“This is a little different, and I hope you like it,” I rasp
into the mic. Noise from the cheering fans is deafening, and like every time I
perform, the surreal quality never quite fades.

Tonight marks the first time I’ll share a song I wrote about
someone who eviscerated my heart entirely. My other relationships—and
subsequent failures—pale in comparison.

It’s no secret that love and broken hearts inspire great
songwriting. With regard to the latter, it’s never hard to find someone
mourning an unrequited love, suffering heartache, or wishing they’d find their
own glorified everlasting love.

But have you noticed when male musicians write about it,
they’re never on the receiving end of the snide, sarcastic comments of, “Oh,
poor thing. He’s rich and famous and can’t find love. Boo-freaking-hoo.”?

Yet when I write lyrics that are the closest thing to
ripping out my heart and putting it on display for the world, I receive the
“She’s probably selfish and put her career first” or “She probably cheated, and
now she’s regretting it” or “Mm. So sad. The Ice Princess of Pop is
heartbroken.”

My response? Fuck that noise. I’m writing from my heart and
soul, regardless of how damaged they might be at any given time. And as long as
my fans continue to support me, I’m going to keep on keepin’ on.

“I’d like to dedicate this song to a special person.” I duck
my chin, willing myself to maintain composure. “It’s called ‘Embers.’”

Once I strum the first note on my guitar, everything around
me fades. My voice emerges from the shards scattered within my chest where my
working heart once was.

When I play that final chord, I see tears streaming down the
faces of the fans in the front rows. And yet again, I’m reminded of something
all too easily forgotten. That there are others who can relate to lyrics
written from my soul’s breath.

Because in heartache, we’re never truly alone.
Author Bio
RC Boldt
currently lives on the southeastern coast of the U.S., enjoys long walks on the
beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the
mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular
80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost
anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.
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5 “North” Stars (you’ll understand once you read)

Last year, I found a book called The Good Samaritan by RC Boldt and it was my favorite book of the year. I loved it so much. So when I saw the same author had another book coming out, I was all over it!

Simone King is the Taylor Swift of the world – mega successful pop star with a string of bad relationships under her belt.  She’s been dubbed the Ice Princess of Pop thanks to the media – despite being anything but. When her head of security gets married, she sends him on a three month honeymoon and is replaced by Kane Windham, swoon worthy southern gentleman.

Kane and Simone start off being completely professional. Kane is coming off a broken heart and Simone decides she’s done with men. Their relationship develops naturally over the course of a few months. Kane stands up for Simone to the paparazzi (to her dismay). He defends and protects her at all costs. All while falling hard.

This is a simple story of two people who meet and fall in love. They face obstacles along the way but learn to overcome. There are also some pretty awesome songs in this book as well.

I really loved both these characters. They were both so real.  I was sucked into this story and instantly loved both Simone and Kane. Ms. Boldt has a way of writing characters that I just can’t get enough of.

There are so many great things about this story, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I loved it and can’t wait to read more of what Ms. Boldt has to offer in the future.

 

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