Kyle Summers enjoys a carefree childhood traveling the
countryside with her parents…until she discovers the electric guitar. When she
first wraps her hand around its neck, she knows she was born to play it.
When she discovers boys, she realizes she has a second
But music always comes first, and when Kyle is
recruited to be part of a young all-girl band, she jumps at her chance for fame
and fortune. It isn’t long before Kyle discovers that all that glitters isn’t
gold. Will she survive when she discovers the dark and seedy side of the music
industry—or will it ruin her for good?
Vagabonds follows one young woman’s rise to fame past
the pitfalls of sex, drugs, and easy money, through fortune and success to
heartbreak and betrayal. Five girls build their band The Vagabonds from nothing
but a hunger to create and quickly find that they are nothing but pawns in a
larger game played by managers, agents, the press, the music industry, and all
manner of unscrupulous, greedy people who want to feed on their triumphs.
Friendships and lives hang in the balance. Who will survive?
Rating: 4 Groupie Stars
This book hooked me right away! From the start we are under the impression that Kyle becomes a big star but this is not her big rock star story it is not even her rise to fame story.
We told the story of her awkward teen life ajusting from a “hippie” homeschooling life style to a typical high school and all the drama that includes. This story shows how she fell in love with the guitar and developed her talent. Kyle also discovers boys and experiences sex and heartbreak with her first boyfriend Decker. We watch her grow up! We see the life lessons she learns as she matures into a young woman ready to take the world by storm.
Through it all she knows music is her life, her dream, her future!!!
I can’t wait to see more of Kyle’s life unfold in the rest of this series.
What others are saying:
YES!!! If the Nicki Sosebee series and the Bullet boys had a baby, I think this
would be the result. I have always been a huge fan of Jamison’s work, whether
she wrote about a naughty, sexy reporter and her bedroom antics or about a hot
young rock band with a lot of angst and serious problems.
Run is the start of another really cool series, but this time about a young
girl who always had a bigger love and passion for her music than anything
else…and would do almost anything to make it her life’s work. ….
loved this first book (even though I found it a bit tamer than Jamison’s usual
fare) and I know she will definitely amp things up a notch as Kyle gets older
and dives into what either could be the thing that lets her achieve her wildest
dreams or breaks her spirit in the end.
family drama with a lot of rocking heart and soul. ~ Susan B.
This book is amazing. Ok yeah I know you won’t just one-click it based off that
statement but trust me it’s a great read. One of the things I love about this
books is the angst and the Young Adult feel of it…trust me it’s not a YA novel
but the books starts with the girls in high school… ~Twinsie Talk Book Reviews
been on the edge of my seat waiting for On the Run (Vagabonds, #1) since Jade
C. Jamison announced she was starting to write it. No one writes rock-n-roll and
romance like Jade. ~ Amy
A Hot New
I say Jade knows how do write about Rockstars. …
is going to be one hell of a ride from teenage dreams to reality but it’s a
ride your going to want to take to see where Vagabonds ends up. ….
book one of three but when I was done reading this all I said is bring on book
Jamison has a knack for writing rock stars and strong women. Put the two together and it is always going
to be a cracker of a book. She does not
gloss over the bad parts of the life. We
get their story, warts and all. She
draws you right into their world and it is like you are living the journey with
thoroughly enjoyed getting into teen-Kyle’s head, and can’t wait for more of
the Vagabonds story. ~BJ’s Book Blog.
About the author:
For years, Jade C. Jamison
tried really hard to write what she thought was more “literary”
fiction, but she found herself compelled to write what you read by her
today–sometimes gritty, raw, realistic stories and other times humorous, light
tales–but most of the stories she writes revolve around relationships and
characters finding their way through life. While she doesn’t confine herself to
just one genre, nor is there a nice neat label for what she writes, most of her
work could be called erotic romance. Her main writing passions include rock
star romance, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense.
She lives in Colorado with
her husband and four children.