February 10, 2013

Characters Revealed: Noah Clark

CONTEST IS CLOSED AND WINNERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED. THANK YOU! 

Have I ever mentioned how much I love and appreciate you all? In celebration of After Midnight doing so well on Barnes and Noble and Amazon right now, I'm going to do a reader giveaway. But first, I want to give you all a look at Noah Clark: hero of After Midnight. 

NOTE: this is a re-post, but with so many talking about Noah, I thought I would bring it back for you all. Enjoy!



Dear Reader,

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Noah Clark, the lead singer/songwriter for the rock band Black Phoenix. Perhaps you’ve heard of us. About ten years ago we topped the Billboard charts—a multi-platinum band whose last album was the most successful of its century. But that was before everything went to shit. Back before the sex, alcohol, and rock and roll took away my best friend and drummer, Danny Treybourne. Afterwards, I gave up the lifestyle, the world tours, hell, I gave up the band. I headed back home to London and committed myself to leading a normal life, one without music as its driving force.

For ten years, I was miserable.

So I’m back to making music. I crossed the pond, settled in a place called Auburn, California and began the preparations to reunite Black Phoenix. We hired a new drummer, set up a meeting with the record company, and I went in search of a private, reputable studio to record a demo. I found one in Long Island City, just up the road from a pub named Izzy’s Bar. Where one night, after midnight, I wandered in and set eyes on its namesake.

Damn…Isabeau Montgomery, child prodigy pianist, hiding behind a lie of her own making. She has the most pale, haunted eyes I’ve ever seen, and dark, golden skin. The first time she set those eyes on me and smiled, I was lost. I’m a songwriter, but the way she affected me, I haven’t words.

A detail about me you should know, I was born with a one track mind. I want something; I go out and get it. From the moment I first laid eyes on Isa I wanted her. I wanted to show her what she was missing, ignoring her music the way she did. I wanted to share with her everything I spent all those years figuring out: Denying who you are is nothing but a waste of time, time a person can never get back. Problem is my one track mind got me in trouble. I became so focused on saving her from herself, I didn’t see the whole picture. I pushed her too hard. And in the end, I pushed her away.

Hopefully, one day she’ll forgive me for being such an ass, because Isabeau…Isa completes me.

In a way even my music never could.


All you have to do is comment to be in the running.  What's up for grabs? Five random commentors will win an eCopy of AFTER MIDNIGHT.  If you've already read it, go ahead and let me know - I'll award a couple of copies of my Re-edited, revised and soon to be re-released romantic suspense, Not Without Risk. 

24 comments:

Amie said...

I LOVE YOU, NOAH! I'd throw my panties at this man any day!!! Hell, I'd throw someone else's panties too! :)

Seriously, Sarah--this is one of my top books for the year!! Lot's of success to you my friend! <3

Sarah Grimm said...

Just make sure you throw them at Noah. I love you, but I don't want your panties. *grin*

Jennifer Jakes said...

Noah-
Can't wait to read your and Isa's story!

Sarah -
Wishing you many, many sales :)

AJ Nuest said...

Whatever Noah wants, Noah gets. Bra, panties...WhatEVER! I LOVE that picture. Can't wait to get my T-shirt, Sarah!! I'm wearing it to BED!!

Lilly Gayle said...

Wow! I love this look inside the mind of a sexy rocker hero. I'm so adding this book to my list. Noah reminds me of 3 of my all time favorite rockers: Jon Bon Jovi. Eddie Vedder. Scott Stapp. All three are talented hotties!

Sarah Grimm said...

Thanks, Jennifer!

Sarah Grimm said...

AJs throwing intimate articles, too? I'm ducking for cover. Noah can deal with you two. LOL

Sarah Grimm said...

Lilly-

Noah's busy dodging undies right now, but he wanted me to tell you that he is WAY more talented and hot than...no, wait, I'm getting told that's not what he said. Oh well, it's my blog, right? I can say what I want. *wink*

Calisa Rhose said...

Kay- where's the t-shirt? Scooch over girls. I gotta get in on the pantie toss! Bra? Sure Anything else? I'll steal to please this man. I will read this book! (Yes, I know you already have, AJ. I haven't!) LOVE THAT PICTURE!

Sarah Grimm said...

SO DO I! (love the picture) *grin*

Calisa- I'll add you to the list of those who want a concert T-shirt. I have a feeling Noah will oblige since technically I'm the one who introduced him and Izzy.

LaVerne Clark said...

Well - I was going to wait till I had time to read After Midnight - but damn - I'm going to MAKE time. Phew! He is one smokin hot male Sarah! Thanks for introducing him to me : )

And agreed on the other hot rockers Lilly!

wlynnchantale said...

I think I"m in love. LOL! Wow! I've gotta buy this book.

Sarah Grimm said...

LaVerne, Noah is HAWT, isn't he? i can't wait to hear what you think of After Midnight!

Sarah Grimm said...

wlynnchantale-

I always feel weird telling someone 'I hope you buy it' but... I hop you buy it. Also hope you enjoy Isabeau and Noah's story. Let me know what you think of it if you do read it, will you?

Judy said...

Um...wow! Sounds like one terrific read! And I'm getting a Kindle this month!

Sarah Grimm said...

Thanks, Judy! Which Kindle are you getting? There are so many anymore. I love the look of the Kindle Fire, but then like a laptop, you couldn't read in the sun. I have a first generation Kindle that still works perfectly, so I've refrained from upgrading. Some days its hard to resist getting the newest toy. :-)

christine warner said...

YUM....sexy, hot, smoking picture! He's definitely worthy of panties flying in the air!

I've been following your blogs Sarah, the book sounds like a great read!

Congrats!

Sarah Grimm said...

Thanks so much, Christine!

robitille said...

Mmmmmm.... Delicious! Hell, I might skip the caramel sauce and go straight to mussing him up and getting him sweaty. *evil grin* Forget throwing my knickers at him - I'll use 'em to tie him up. :)

Vonnie Davis said...

My schedule is so tight right now, I don't have time to respond to blogs, much as I love to. But...BUT, mention Noah and I'm right here. Schedules? What effing schedule??? Thanks for sharing him Sarah. And I'm tickled to pieces your ratings on Amazon and B&N are right up there. I'm so proud of you, darlin'. Hugs.

Melissa Fox said...

I seriously can't wait to read this - bought a copy and bumped it up to next on the TBR list! Thrilled Noah's performing so well for you ;)

Harlie Reader said...

Noah honey, she needed the push! :)

I loved this book and read back when it first came out.

Marika/Harlie
maw1725@gmail.com

Bookworm Brandee said...

Well, I haven't read it YET...but I damn well will ASAP! WOW!

Niecey Roy - Romance Author said...

So much passion! I've already purchased After Midnight, but am excited to read Not Without Risk :)