A Day in the Life of Amelia Grace by Anne Marie Stoddard

Deception at Castle RockHey, y’all! My name is Amelia, but my friends call me Ame (like Amy without the y). I’m here to tell you what a day in my life is like as the general manager and booking agent for Atlanta’s hottest concert venue, Castle Rock. A typical day for me involves processing show contracts for some of the country’s biggest bands, grabbing pizza and sangria for lunch with my best friend, Kat Taylor, and hanging out backstage in one of our two show rooms, rocking out to awesome live music.

Lately, though, my life has basically been an episode of VH1’s Behind the Musicmeets Veronica Mars—there’s music, drama, and even the occasional mystery to solve. In fact, I’m actually in the middle of trying to clear the name of my ex-boyfriend, Royal Flush drummer Mickey Ward, in a murder investigation right this minute.

As if it wasn’t enough of a challenge for me to host Mickey and the band at Castle Rock when I haven’t seen or spoken to him since I turned down his marriage proposal five years ago, the universe decided to up the ante by throwing a murder into the mix. I stumbled upon Royal Flush’s bass guitarist, Sid Malone, stabbed to death on the band’s tour bus, and now my former sweetie is sitting at the top of the suspect list. Between trying to track down Sid’s real murderer and convincing my current honey, FBI Special Agent Emmett Larson, that my relationship with my rock star ex was a one-hit wonder, I’ve totally got my hands full.

Thankfully Kat and our assistant, Bronwyn, are here to help me wade through the pool of suspects, protect the members of Royal Flush from the paparazzi, and dodge nosy and arrogant local radio deejay, Tim Scott.

The case takes us everywhere from a chaotic fan meet-and-greet to a strip club, and if we’re not careful, one of us might find herself next on the killer’s list! Never a dull moment in the rock business, that’s for sure.


To find out what happens, you can read more about Amelia in Deception at Castle Rock, the second book in the “Amelia Grace Rock ‘n’ Roll” mystery series, published by Gemma Halliday Publishing. The first book in the series is Murder at Castle Rock.

About Deception at Castle Rock

The last time Amelia Grace and her best friend, Kat, saw their college buds in the band Royal Flush, the guys had just launched a super-successful rock ‘n’ roll career. Five years later, Ame’s world-famous musician pals are back for a tour stop at Castle Rock. But things get heated during a fan meet-and-greet, leading to discord among the band members. And when Royal Flush’s bass guitarist, Sid Malone, is found dead, Ame’s ex-boyfriend, Mickey, finds himself with an all-access pass to a prison cell. Between juggling her duties at Castle Rock and assuring her FBI agent beau, Emmett, that her former romance with Mickey was a one-hit wonder, Ame is on the case to prove her ex’s innocence and expose a web of lies that goes deeper than the tracks on a rock album’s B-side.

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Meet the author
Anne Marie Stoddard is an Amazon Movers and Shakers and Amazon top 100 Mystery & Suspense author who writes funny rock n’ roll-themed cozy mysteries with an edge. After studying Music Business at the Anne Marie StoddardUniversity of Georgia, Anne Marie worked for several music venues, radio stations, and large festivals before trading in her backstage pass for a pen and paper (Okay, so she might have kept the pass, too…). Her debut novel, Murder at Castle Rock, was the winner of the 2012 AJC Decatur Book Festival Writing Contest, and the 2013 Book Junkie’s Choice Award Winner for Best Debut Fiction Novel. It was also a finalist for Best Mystery/Thriller in the 2014 RONE Awards.

Aside from all things music and books, Anne Marie loves hula hooping, college football, Starbucks iced coffee, red wine, and anything pumpkin-flavored. She is a member of both the International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime organizations.

For more details about Anne Marie’s upcoming projects, giveaways, and more, visit her online and subscribe to her newsletter at www.amstoddardbooks.com. Connect with Anne Marie on social media at Facebook and Twitter

30 responses to “A Day in the Life of Amelia Grace by Anne Marie Stoddard

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  3. Need to read this one. Who wouldn’t love to read about rock and roll/ or country and murder. Thanks for my the chance

  4. Sounds like a great book ,Would love to read it

  5. Thanks for introducing me to another great author and series.

  6. Sounds like an interesting setting for a book. Thanks for a chance to enter.

  7. Jill Broussard

    Read and enjoyed Murder At Castle Rock. Looking forward to this one as well. Thankyou for the great giveaway!

    • amstoddardbooks

      Hi, Jill! I’m so glad you enjoyed Murder at Castle Rock! I hope you enjoy Deception at Castle Rock too 🙂

  8. This sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  9. Sounds like a good book

  10. What a great twist for a cozy mystery to involve rock and roll. Living not far from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I love rock and roll as well as many other forms of music. robeader53@yahoo.com

  11. Yes please Dru, I’d like to be entered in the giveaway. This reminds me of my early teen years when I got to hang out backstage at Murray the K’s Rock shows at the Brooklyn Fox theater.

  12. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll with murder thrown in!

  13. My name is Amelia and I go by Amy. I love Atlanta and hope to read this Ned book soon.

  14. Sounds like a great book. I’m looking forward to reading it.

  15. Sounds like a fun series, I think we’d enjoy it. Thanks for the chance to win a gift card too.

  16. sounds great, would love to win all, ty for the chance

  17. Sounds like a good way to re-live my youth (without murder)! It’s sounds like a fun time.

  18. A new author/series to try–yay!! Thanks so much for the chance to win an Amazon gift card.

  19. Yay, another book in this series. Guess I should get busy and read #1 quickly.

  20. elainehroberson

    Another new-to-me series to try. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  21. Della Williamson

    I am not familiar with your books. But this does look intriguing. I am looking forward to reading Deception at Castle Rock. It is placed on my TBR It was nice to meet you

  22. This book looks unique and fascinating. Thanks.

  23. Pizza and sangria – yum! Sounds like a fun book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. I am ready for an award-winning r’n’r story. Are you neighbors with Elton? 😝

  25. This series is new to me, but sounds like a fun experience.

  26. Contest is closed.