Win a Prelude T-Shirt!

Just three more days until the release of Prelude on Monday!  To keep the party going, I’m adding a new giveaway today.  If you comment on this or any future post until midnight on May 5th, you’ll be entered to win a gorgeous, hot off the press “Prelude” t-shirt (I have various sizes available) with the amazing cover by Catt Ford.  You have until Sunday, May 5th, at midnight to enter.  

Don’t forget that I’m also running a giveaway for a $10 Dreamspinner Press gift certificate. I’ll draw a winner for that one after midnight on Sunday, May 5th.  The gift certificate can be used toward any purchase at the Dreamspinner Press store!

Enter either giveaway contest by commenting here, on my Goodreads blog, or on the Blue Notes Facebook page, until midnight on May 5th.  The winners for the t-shirt drawing and the gift certificate drawings will be announced on release day.  And look for new giveaways starting on release day! 

Good luck everyone! -Shira


Summary:  World-renowned conductor David Somers never wanted the investment firm he inherited from his domineering grandfather. He only wanted to be a composer. But no matter how he struggles, David can’t translate the music in his head into notes on paper.

When a guest violinist at the Chicago Symphony falls ill, David meets Alex Bishop, a last-minute substitute. Alex’s fame and outrageous tattoos fail to move David. Then Alex puts bow to string, and David hears the brilliance of Alex’s soul.

David has sworn off relationships, believing he will eventually drive away those he loves, or that he’ll lose them as he lost his wife and parents. But Alex is outgoing, relaxed, and congenial—everything David is not—and soon makes dents in the armor around David’s heart. David begins to dream of Alex, wonderful dreams full of music. Becoming a composer suddenly feels attainable.

David’s fragile ego, worn away by years of his grandfather’s disdain, makes losing control difficult. When David’s structured world comes crashing down, his fledgling relationship with Alex is the first casualty. Still, David hears Alex’s music, haunting and beautiful. David wants to love Alex, but first he must find the strength to acknowledge himself.

NOTE:  Each Blue Notes novel is a standalone story and books in the series can be read in any order. 

 Want to buy the Blue Notes Series books? You can find them all here:  Want to read an excerpt?  Click on the link and scroll down to the link marked “Expand” on the right-hand side.


  1. Venecia - Reply

    Awaiting the next installment with bated breathe. A t-shirt would be lovely, count me in. 😀

  2. Jodi - Reply

    I love this series and cannot wait to read Prelude to find out more about David and Alex.

    • Shira - Reply

      Thanks Jodi. You’re a sweetheart! I really do love these two men (don’t tell my husband!). 😉

    • Shira - Reply

      Thanks – this was a tough one (not as difficult as “The Trust,” but tough all the same). XD

  3. Tina - Reply

    I would love to win a t-shirt. I am looking forward to the release!

    • Shira - Reply

      I have to admit I feel a bit like that with each book, too! Especially this one, since David is probably my favorite character in the series so far. I hope you enjoy it! -Shira

  4. Lena Grey - Reply

    I probably shouldn’t comment, but I’m greedy. LOL It’s such a wonderful story!

  5. Susan - Reply

    I won an Aria t-shirt, so I would love one of Prelude too! You are one of the few authors that I must read everything you write (not even Andrew Grey is in that catagory)!

    • Shira - Reply

      Wow, Susan! Just wow. I’m really honored. Andrew’s a tough act to follow (and a genuinely wonderful guy). Thanks so much! -Shira

  6. Darcy "Pomma" - Reply

    Congrats on your new release! Just the blurb sold me as of course your name was at the top first…*S* Can’t wait to read because it’s on my gotta have list….*s* Wishing you all the best, and continued success!


  7. Julie L Hayes - Reply

    I love your stories and can’t wait to read the whole series! You have an amazing way with words. Congrats on the new release, Shira!

  8. ginger - Reply

    Can not wait!!!! May even re-read all the books this weekend to get ready for Monday. Can’t wait for David.

    • Shira - Reply

      Sweet, Ginger! *g* I think my favorite “David” book (other than “Prelude,” of course) is “Aria.” You can really see the man he becomes in that book, even more than “Melody Thief.” -Dhits

  9. Shayne - Reply

    Just stumbled upon this and have to say how excited I am about it. The summary alone pulled me in and unfortunately that’s not an easy feat. I can be hard to entertain. I’m going to share this on my page because I think my people will love it.

    • Shira - Reply

      I’m glad, Shayne! I hope you enjoy the book. I’ve got you entered in the drawing. Thanks for checking it out! -Shira

  10. Kat - Reply

    Preordered this and am waiting with bated breath! I love the Blue Notes series and am very happy that David is getting his HEA at last.

    • Shira - Reply

      I know, I’m happy for David too! He deserves it. I just want to hug him and tell him it’s going to be okay. Then again, he’d probably be mortified if I did that! *g* I’ve got you entered in the contests, Kat. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Zeoanne - Reply

    Congratulations on your newest release, Shira!! May the sales be many! Everyone should be reading your books. *Hugs*

  12. Urbanista - Reply

    Tattoos and violins? YES! Congrats on your new release. Thanks for the great excerpt. And the beautiful cover. And the wonderful setting. And the fascinating premise. On the entire series!

  13. KerryP - Reply

    Just finished The Melody Thief, and I loved it! Even though I have no musical background, this story brought it all alive for me 🙂

    Thank you Shira for such a wonderful story. Looking forward to reading all of your stories!

    • Shira - Reply

      You’re very welcome Kerry! I’m so glad to hear you loved Thief – it’s one of my favorites of the series. And I’m so glad to hear that the music made sense to you. That’s what I want! The music is a layer, not the focus of the stories. Icing on the cake? *g*

  14. Trix - Reply

    I can tell these two have chemistry already…your guys are always so well-matched!

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