Calisa Rhose and Friday Fanfare Welcomes ~ London Casey and The Boys of DownCrash:

The Stronger, Safer Kind (#1) and Torn to Pieces (#2)

How did the writer’s journey begin for you?

I write because it’s what I love to do. There’s nothing else to it but that. I love to create stories and I love to share those stories with readers. The best part of my life is interacting with readers.

Tell us three things about you-the writer-readers wouldn’t typically know.DownCrash1_LondonCasey

1. I chew a lot stuff… mints, Tic-Tacs, etc. while I write

2. I’m obsessed with characters and love…

3. I dream of meeting some of my characters someday. 🙂

It all began when…

I had an idea for a trio band in their early twenties trying to break it big. Each one has had their set of life’s dealings, most of them tragic. They have talent, music, and soon they’re all going to have romance.

Where did you get the premise for this book?

I thought of two very complicated people and put them together. They both hold deep and dark secrets and perhaps they’re the only ones who can save each other.

What stands out about this story that made writing it different for you?

I was deeply emotionally attached to it for various reasons. I can’t give anything away but both the secrets shared I totally understood. Some of my memories are pretty dark themselves.

Were there any difficult challenges or special subject matter you came across while writing this book/series?

Writing the secrets. They were hard to really dive into and explore. I had been through a lot on my own and to bring up those old memories was hard… but totally worth it.

What about this book would make us want to read it more than others of similar taste?

Because it’s real. I understand everything Tripp and Scarlett have gone through.

What do you want readers to take away from this book?

That pain and love can collide in a beautiful way. And that the past can slip away if you let it.

DownCrash2_LondonCaseyTell us about the finished book. Is there anything special we might not know after reading it/them?

I actually teared up when I finished the third book. Writing that last scene (I can’t say what!) as really hard for me. Most of the experiences all three books are things I’ve seen or been through myself. It was like writing a big piece of my life in this entire series. 

The Stronger, Safer Kind (The Boys of DownCrash #1)
All Scarlett wanted to do was thank the sexy stranger who helped her push away a drunk, grabby college boy at a bar. When that stranger identifies himself as Tripp and then takes the stage as the lead singer and guitarist for rock band, DownCrash, everything in Scarlett’s life begins to change.

Her best friend, Andy, confesses his love for her and leaves her with what should be an easy decision to make… yet each time she looks in Andy’s eyes, she can’t help but face her secret, nightmarish past.
The only thing that makes Scarlett feel better is Tripp… but Tripp isn’t just a bad boy rockstar, he’s hurt. He’s in pain. He tries to hide his pain in a bottle, but Scarlett believes that, perhaps, their secrets can help each other.
Friendship and love is suddenly put to the test, and Scarlett is torn… Will she choose an easy, comfortable, happy life or a life clouded with mixed signals, raw emotion, and intense romance?

Torn to Pieces (The Boys of DownCrash #2)

Trying to forget about the promises she was forced to make as a young, naive eighteen year old, Maggie creates a false persona that paints her as the girl who never says no…

However, once she lays eyes on the drummer of DownCrash, everything clicks. From his sexy lip ring to the way he stares at her from the stage, Tatum becomes everything Maggie has ever fantasized about. 

When trouble catches up to her in a parking garage after a DownCrash show, and Tatum shows up out of nowhere to protect her. For the first time in years, she is intimidated by a man’s kindness and sexiness, and not by his temper and jealousy. As real feelings begin to grow Maggie is faced with her past and wonders if she’ll ever be able to escape the promises she once made to keep the promises she wants to make right now.

Where can readers find you and your books?

My website: guitar stands near the gray wall





Barnes & Noble


I already have my copies and can’t wait to read them!

Is there anything else you want to share or add?

A big thank you to everyone who made The Boys of DownCrash so successful. Readers are already begging for more…but since it’s a trilogy and done, I’ll have to think of something fun to do with DownCrash. I never run out of ideas! 🙂

A spinoff with Roadies? LOL

Thank you for bringing these awesome books to us, London! I’ll be sure to do reviews everywhere after I read them. That is…when I get a chance to read again. 😆

Posted on 07/26/2013, in Friday Fanfare, guest blogging, inspirations, Interview, Pen of the Dreamer, Promotion, Welcome and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thank you SO MUCH Calisa! And everyone for reading the interview. 🙂


  2. Welcome, London! I’m so excited to host you this weekend! I hope you can stay until Sunday. 🙂


  3. It sounds like a very interesting trilogy, London. Best of luck.


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