The Rise and Fall of Radiation Canaryby Geonn Cannon
Karen Everett isn't looking to join a band the day she loses her notebook of poetry. She plays the cello and is unsure about what she wants in life, but she's pretty sure it doesn't involve being a professional musician. But a crush on the band's beautiful lead singer Lana Kent, along with the desire to have her poetry shared with a larger audience, leads her to throw… See more details below
Karen Everett isn't looking to join a band the day she loses her notebook of poetry. She plays the cello and is unsure about what she wants in life, but she's pretty sure it doesn't involve being a professional musician. But a crush on the band's beautiful lead singer Lana Kent, along with the desire to have her poetry shared with a larger audience, leads her to throw caution to the wind and play an audition that leads to her being invited to join the band at gigs.
After a spur of the moment decision lands them a spot on national television, Karen and the band find themselves riding an unexpected wave of popularity. Soon they're touring the country, recording albums, making music videos, and trying to find time to have a personal life amid all the craziness. Aware that their surge in popularity is due to a fortuitous comradiationcanarybination of popular trends and knowing they only have a few good years before their celebrity begins to wane, the ladies of Radiation Canary strive to make the most of their time in the spotlight before the public moves on.
With one eye on the inevitable end of their fame even as their popularity hits its peak, the band learns that it's not how high you fly, it's how gracefully you fall.
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Have been a fan of this author for several years and have several of his books and eBooks. I bought this one a while ago and kept putting off reading it because I knew this was going to be so good I didn't want it to be over. Just finished reading it last night and it is wonderfully written. The characters are so real I feel like I know them personally. The lyrics of the many songs caught me crying a few times as did some of the surprise mishaps of their career and lives. I look forward to more about these characters and more books from Geonn.
I picked this book because I'm a "fangirl" (I love Geonn Cannon's writing). I'm so glad I did. By the end of the book, I didn't want to let go of these wonderful women I'd come to know through the pages. The first--and best--thing about the story is, of course, the characters. They are marvelous. I'm used to reading about worlds populated by men in which women are peripheral or accessories, especially when the story is about the entertainment industry. This is a complete reversal--most of the men are relatively unimportant side characters. Instead, we're treated to the rich lives of strong, competent, talented women. I left the story feeling like I'd made new friends. There were plenty of terrific little surprises sprinkled throughout, including a few random 1980s/1990s pop culture references subtle enough to not distract but noticeable to anyone who recognized them. It made for a lot of fun as I spotted them. There were a fair number of sex scenes, some detailed and some fade-to-black. I thought it was a perfect balance, especially since it's not technically a romance. It was fantastic reading about women relating to one another in very real ways. And of course, there were plenty of nicely steamy moments to keep me happy. There were only a few minor things to mention, and it's those that bring my rating down by half a star. First, it was a little hard to get into after the first few chapters. The pacing was just a bit slow--not at the beginning but from about a quarter of the way in until about halfway. Second, it never seemed like there was much real conflict or tension. Some, yes, but it resolved fairly easily. I especially kept waiting for the women's pasts to catch up with them, for someone to broadcast their misdeeds everywhere and for them to have to clean those messes up. Outside of that, the writing is brilliant, the characters fantastic, and the story absorbing. There's no doubt at all that I'll be reading just about anything Cannon writes in the future. I give it 4.5 stars. Amy