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Blog Tour and Review: Fortune by Tia Giacalone










IMG_4309.JPGA painter, a poet, a publicist, and a punk-rock princess… the boys of High Road Divide have no idea that this tour will change everything.

Tommy Fortune hadn’t realized he was looking for something different until he meets Cassandra Ryan. Soon their connection blurs the line between fame and reality, and it doesn’t take long for Cassandra to follow her inspiration into his world, where paint-stained hands and guitar strings become the basis of their future. But nothing is as perfect as it looks from the outside, and even the most exposed still have secrets to keep. When tour life gets complicated, loyalties will be tested on the road, and they’ll both learn that some harsh realities can’t be painted over.

What happens when an artist stuck in black and white falls for a musician who only lives in color?

Note: FORTUNE is a STANDALONE New Adult Contemporary Romance – intended for readers 18+ due to mature themes.
Stay tuned for Book 2 in the High Road Divide SeriesCRUZ – coming spring/summer 2017.




Cassandra (Cass) Ryan has had a rough start in life. At an age where she should be pursuing her dream of art school, Cass finds herself at a dead end, waitressing at a small Italian restaurant in San Diego. Despite everything thrown at her in life, Cass has a good value system in place. So when British punk rock star Tommy Fortune (her music idol) shows up one evening at her table, rather than fangirl over him Cass treats Tommy with dignity and respect. An act that does not go unnoticed by Tommy.

Tommy Fortune, chased by both paparazzi and fans worldwide, just wants a bit of peace, quiet and some dinner. When Cass waits on him, he’s taken with the lovely, young redhead. After coaxing her to keeping him company while he eats his cannoli, Tommy realizes that Cass is someone special — more so after she helps him escape the swarm of paparazzi that have tracked him down at the restaurant.

Both Cass and Tommy feel the connection between each other and soon Cass is on tour with Tommy and his band, High Road Divide. As their relationship grows closer and more intimate, Cass can’t help but wonder what happens when the tour is over, when the fairy tale ends.

Fortune is the first novel in Tia Giacalone’s High Road Divide Series.

A stand alone novel, Fortune is a bit of every fangirl’s ultimate dream scenario — a chance meeting, a rescue, traveling the world in private jets and sleeping in luxury hotels — it’s all there.  But the ultimate message in Fortune is about kindness and respect. A reminder that underneath the trappings, we’re still humans — looking for love, honesty and friendship.



*ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review.*









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Tia Giacalone is a hairstylist, a former English Lit major, and blogger-turned-New Adult author.  After many years of writing a now-retired personal blog, her work was also featured on numerous forums including Open Salon and Hooray Collective. She believes in eyeliner as a defense mechanism, equal rights, and Marc Jacobs.  Her favorite things include One Direction, story time, and the overzealous use of punctuation. When not writing and reading, she binge watches only the best (subjective) TV shows.  Tia lives in Southern California with her husband, daughter, and tiny dog.













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