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Lyrics Heart and Soul by Anne Marie Citro - Book Tour + Giveaway

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Ryder thought he was going to lose his mind.
Instead Francesca helped him find his heart & soul
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Anne Marie Citro
Series: Sistas Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance
Publication Date: December 4, 2016
One of America’s most reclusive rockers, Ryder Vaughn, gets an unusual sentence handed down to him. The judge, hoping to teach him the value of human life, sentences him to ten months of community service at Reach Within Centre for individuals with special needs. Ryder is convinced that, if he isn’t crazy already, he will be by the time his sentence ends. However, his only other option forfeits his band’s livelihood.
Five minutes after stepping into the centre, his entire life changes when he meets a gorgeous, little spitfire who will challenge everything he has ever believed about himself and the world around him.
Francesca's devotion has always been to her family, friends, and the job she is passionate about. Her life hasn’t been easy. She sacrifices a lot for the ones she loves and for her dream to visit Italy.
Then Francesca finds herself in a desperate situation, and the tattooed beast who is serving his debt to society must save the headstrong woman from a secret that could destroy her. In turn, Francesca teaches Ryder, if you love something enough, it’s worth fighting for.
Ryder knows he isn’t worthy of love, but this incredible beauty makes him want it.
Ryder can save Francesca from her secrets, but can she save him from his? Is Ryder strong enough to endure the kids she loves and her crazy Italian family?
Ten months can fly by or it can last an eternity.
"This beautifully written novel weaves a story of courage, independence and redemption while pulling on your emotional heart strings through music."
- Annette Cosentino, Amazon Reviewer
"What I love about Citro is she puts so many beautiful life lessons in her books. This one focused a lot on special needs children and how everyone, especially those who are the hardest, need and deserve love"
- Kristin Campbell, Goodreads Reviewer

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Dream Cast

            Coming up with a dream cast was really hard for me. I stop watching TV except for the odd renovation shows about twelve years ago. I love to read and write so that is how I spend my time. After a lot of research going through actors and actresses’ pictures I have come up with who I think would be my dream cast.
            As soon as the story of Lyrics Heart & Soul started to form in my head there was no doubt in my mind the main character Ryder was created from the image of Jason Momoa. I saw him once when my husband was watching Games of Throne. When I looked at pictures of him I could see Ryder when he was withdrawn and trying to intimidate people. Then when I saw a picture of him smiling all the intimidation melted away. There is so much behind that man’s eyes.
            My vision of Francesca came from my twin brother’s oldest daughter. My niece went to Italy to attend a culinary school. I have a profile picture of her sitting in a cafĂ© demurely smiling having a glass of wine. Her long hair was dyed burgundy. Going through hundreds of actresses’ pictures I think Shelley Hennig could be a good Francesca. She has a smile that lights up a room and I could envision this woman being shy and kindhearted.
            I found my perfect Frank, Francesca’s father in Javier Bardem. He looks like an Italian father around the age fifty. I could see a lot of wisdom and love pouring out from this man. Ryder is by far most favorite character ever but I ended up falling heads over heels in love with Frank.  
            The book is also about the special needs kids that Francesca and Ryder work with. Mason is a main character and I thought Quinn Lord would fit Mason’s moods. Mason looks like any other kid. But he isn’t, he is developmentally delayed caused from the results of being a crack baby and shaken baby syndrome. He is living in foster care and he is an angry kid that can lose his mind in an instant. The young actor would have to be very versatile
            Lastly, we have Theo played by Emjay Anthony. Even in a special needs facility every class has a class clown and that is my Theo. The kid is hilarious and very unpredictable. He is Autistic and is fascinated with music and music videos. He knows instantly who Ryder is. I spent my life working with special needs kids and let me tell you they are the coolest people I have ever encountered. I hope you fall in love with the kids in my book. Happy reading!

Other Books by Anne Marie Citro

Don't miss the other books in the Sistas series:
Under Her Wings Book Cover
Series: Sistas Book 1
Have you ever wondered why you were so lucky? Then you wake up to find every you cherished is gone. You don’t fit into your life without the people who defined it. So, you run. You run as fast and as far as you can. Then you smash into them!
Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks
"This book is for the hopeless romantic, who believes everyone should get their happy ending. Even when happiness seems unattainable."
- Amazon Customer, Amazon reviewer
Thicker Than Blood Book Cover
Series: Sistas Book 3
Can Caden put aside all of the hurt he suffered because of Dakota while trying to save her life? Dakota could die but she needs answers before she goes. Can she trust the man she thought would always be hers? Fate has a way of making you see the truth.
New Release! Available now on: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks


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Contest runs from May 9 - June 7, 2017.

About Anne Marie Citro

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Anne Marie Citro grew born and raised in the greater Toronto area of Ontario, Canada. She grew up in a large, loving family. Anne Marie is married to a very patient man. He is the love of her life. They have four very cool sons, and the girls they brought into their family that have become daughters of her heart. She has been blessed enough to finally have a beautiful granddaughter after four sons. She has her own personal gaggle of girlfriends, who enrich her life on a daily basis and make her laugh. Caesar Friday is her favorite day of the week. Caesars with the girls and date night with her hubby. She works with special-needs teenagers, that have taught her how to appreciate life and see it through gentler eyes.
Anne Marie was encouraged by her husband to follow her lifelong dream to write. She loves the characters that take over imagination and haunts her dreams. She loves the arts and she has tried her hand at painting, wood sculpting, chainsaw carving, wood burning, metal and wire sculptures. Yes, her husband is a very patient man! Anne Marie is an avid reader and enjoys about three books per week. But nothing makes her happier then riding on the back of her husband's Harley and throwing her arms out and feeling the wind race by. Anne Marie and her husband take a few weeks every year to travel to spectacular destination around the world. Anne Marie is excited and can't wait to see what the next chapter holds for her life.
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Book Tour Schedule

Follow the book tour from May 25 - June 7, 2017.
Discover more features, excerpts, reviews, interviews, fun facts and other extras on the tour.
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