Springsteen (2)Looking forward to reading The Summer Springsteen’s Songs Saved Me by award-winning writer Barbara Quinn, which will be published by Lakewater Press on October 24.

In the meantime, I love this evocative cover which hints at the challenges we all face in learning to accept the past and embrace the future.

And, if you’d like a chance to win a free copy of the book, click here.

Or pre-order for 99c here.

About the book:

Coming home to catch her husband with his face between the long, silky legs of another woman is the last thing Sofia expects—and on today of all days. But, after scratching an expletive into his Porsche and setting the cheating bastard’s clothes on fire, she cranks up her beloved Bruce and flees, vowing to never look back.

Finding solace in the peaceful beachside town of Bradley Beach, NJ, Sofia is determined to start over.


And, with the help of best friends, new acquaintances, a sexy neighbour, and the powerful songs of Springsteen, this may be the place where her wounds can heal.

But, as if she hasn’t faced her share of life’s challenges, a final flurry of obstacles awaits.

In order to head courageously toward the future, Sofia must first let go of her past, find freedom, and mend her broken soul.

About the author:

Barbara QuinnBarbara Quinn is an award-winning short story writer and novelist.

Her works have appeared in print, online, and in audio form, and her stories have received honours that include nominations for the Pushcart Prize and being chosen as Best of the Web.

She’s a founder and former publisher of the Rose & Thorn Journal.

Her travels have taken her to forty-seven states and five continents where she’s encountered fascinating settings and inspiring people that populate her work.

She’s ridden a camel in the Canary Islands, hiked on Machu Picchu, attended the opera in Vienna, and spent time in an absinthe bar in Budapest.

Pink suede

When she was 19, she hitched across Europe with a backpack.

For a time, she owned a motorcycle, and a pink-suede biker jacket.

Her many past jobs include lawyer, record shop owner, reporter, process server, lingerie sales clerk, waitress, and postal worker.

A native New Yorker, with roots in the Bronx, Long Island, and Westchester, Barbara now lives with her husband Tom in Bradley Beach, NJ and Holmes Beach, FL.


She enjoys spending time with her son and his family and planning her next adventure.

Finally, Barbara wants to remind everyone that when you meet her, SHE’S NOT SHOUTING, SHE’S ITALIAN.

Her novels include: 36C, a chick lit/women’s fiction novel; Slings and Arrows, a darkly humourous paranormal romance; Speed of Dark, an inspirational coming-of-age fantasy; and Hard Head, a suspenseful romance

Author links:

Website: http://baquinn.wixsite.com/barbaraquinn

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarbaraQuinnAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/barbaraquinn

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5270530.Barbara_Quinn