Jade Barkley loves touring the world and playing in front of thousands of fans. As the Queen of Kings, bass player for the Kings of Karmichael, she’d never leave the band. They’re family.
But when the opportunity presents itself to record new music at Rich Records, she takes it. Sure, it comes with conniving record exec Jimmy Richards. Not to mention, her boyfriend trying to sneak in studio time in hopes of becoming a rock star. But Jade feels like it’s the perfect spot to get new music out of her system.
Thanks to his father, Austin Richards knows the record business as well as anyone. He couldn’t care less about the glitz and glamour that comes with the industry, though. That’s why he’s going to college to become a music teacher. Just don’t tell his father, who’s paying his tuition, expecting Austin to join Rich Records upon graduation.
After venting over Jimmy Richards, Jade meets Austin, but he’s too embarrassed to tell her who his father is. Instead, he uses his mother’s maiden name. While Jade records in the studio, the two grow closer, drawn to one another through music.
But when Jade finally learns who Austin is, the trust she placed in him feels broken beyond compare. Can Austin prove to her that he’s not who she thinks he is? Or was everything between them a lie from the start?
Queen of Kings is a stand-alone book in the Kings of Karmichael series. The books are told in chronological order but can each be read on their own.
EJ Tyler is one of the Kings of Karmichael—the hottest band in the world. Each band member were given their own nickname, which has since become their personal branding. EJ is the King of Nice. And he hates it.
What kind of girl wants to go out with the nice King, when his bassist is the hot Queen, his brother is a teen heartthrob known as the King of Hearts, and his drummer is the baddest of bad boys, the King of Bad? Being the King of Nice has become a black cloud that hangs over his career because nice guys finish last, and EJ is proof.
Skye Robbins isn’t a heartbreaker, no matter what all the celebrity blogs and news sites are saying. She’s not a huge rock star, like the Kings of Karmichael, but she has some status. Unfortunately, the last few guys she’s gone out with have used that to their advantage to try and gain sympathy from the media and further their career. And Skye’s had enough of it.
When Skye and EJ come to Las Vegas for a month-long music festival, the two agree to a plan that could help both of them get rid of the monikers that they desperately want to ditch. Setting up a fake relationship should be easy. They’ll go out for a while, and at the end, EJ will break up with Skye. She’ll help him party in Vegas, besmirching his nice reputation, and she’ll act heartbroken in the end, proving she’s not the girl everyone believes she is.
But the more time EJ and Skye spend together, the more they begin having feelings for one another. As the deadline looms for the breakup, what happens when the lines blur between what’s real and what’s part of their deal?
Derrik Tyler has it all. He’s a world-famous rock star with a legion of adoring fans and has obtained teen idol status. He even has a Hollywood starlet who wants nothing more than to be the only girl in his life. It’s a publicity stunt only his band knows about, but that’s not keeping her from trying to turn their fake relationship into a real one. Yep, he has it all. Except for the girl who stole his heart before his life turned into a rock n’ roll rollercoaster.
Zoey Jacobs has been friends with Derrik since middle school. Before the Kings became the hottest band in the world. She even dated Derrik before he was known as the King of Hearts—the biggest teen heartthrob in the last decade. But that’s all in the past. She’s just a few short months away from graduating high school and moving on to college.
When spring break rolls around, Derrik invites Zoey along for the last leg of the band’s tour. What should be an amazing road trip turns into Derrik’s personal mission to win back his first love. But can two people from different worlds reignite a past relationship, or is a teen icon and a future college freshman too big of a gap to cross?
King of Hearts is the first book in the Kings of Karmichael series. The series is interconnected, but each book can be read as a standalone.