Book Giveaway and My Review of Diva NashVegas by Rachel Hauck

I started Diva NashVegas with the CFBA blog tour in June. And wouldn’t you know it, Life Happened. After reading only the first couple of chapters, I had to put it down. Yet early on I felt a connection with fictitious superstar Aubrey James – First chapter, she faints on stage (I’m a fainter, at work, school, but not on stage in front of thousands of fans – Thank God!)

So, I knew I had to come back to this story.

But I’ll be honest. I have a hard time getting into 1st person narratives. This is how this book is laid out.

Nevertheless, I couldn’t leave this book, which had piqued my curiosity, unfinished.

First of all, the design of the book is cool. Each chapter opens with a blurb about the superstar we’re stepping into the life of. Which I’ve always thought would be neat, being a superstar for a day

~ Picture Molly Shannon’s Superstar and that’s probably how I’d be.

Anyway, it took me a minute to get used to the style of the book. 1st person POV aside… let me elaborate, I’ve got a superstar country singer who lives with her fiancee – and this is Christian fiction?


But I’m not a supporter of living together before marriage ~ though many people in this day and age are. I’m just excited that someone – and her publisher is willing – is writing about a character that reflects REAL LIFE.

You may be saying – Christy, there are lot’s of CBA books that address this and other issues like this.

Really? I’ll say. Then, I’ll nod my head. Okay, reading wise, I must get out more.

I won’t summarize the book. But I will tell you I enjoyed it. I will tell you my favorite scene is Scott teaching Aubrey to drive in Scott’s dad’s old Jeep. A riot! You’ll have to read the book to know what I’m talking about.

Then I discovered Rachel Hauck’s blog – where she talks about writing Diva NashVegas. Good writerly information. I was really interested on how much research she had to do to make this story so real. And to me, a wannabe, that’s what this story was. It felt real and that’s our job as authors.

Well done, Rachel. I’m adding your previous books to my “To be read” list and will look forward to your next one!
P.S. – I mentioned something up there about you reading this book. Well, here’s your chance. I’m giving this book away. Running a little contest this weekend. Will you please leave me a comment to enter?
I’ll draw one lucky winner on Monday July 9.