Saturday, October 8

Welcome Author Sarah Grimm

Welcome Sarah Grimm to Word Wranglers today, with my apologies because the pictures are in here kind of...funny.

My Dear Reader-

My name is Isabeau Montgomery. You may know me as the owner of Izzy’s Bar in Long Island City, New York, but thirteen years ago...

I’m sorry. The past is difficult for me to talk about. You see, when I was four I turned the music world on its ear by sitting down at a piano and playing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor perfectly, after hearing it only once. I’m what they call a piano phenom, a child with an ear for music; a prodigy. Instantly, I became an international sensation. The media went crazy, people flocked from all over the world to watch me play. I didn’t understand any of it. I was just a little girl doing what I loved. Until what I loved was turned against me.

I survived the accident that took my mother’s life. I recovered the use of my left hand, but never played the piano again. I grew up, inherited the bar after my biological father passed away, and settled into life as a business owner. A life without music was a struggle at first, but I was doing fine. I was happy…until one night, after midnight, Noah Clark walked through my door.

He came to town to record a demo, secure a record contract that will help him reclaim his past and put Black Phoenix back on the charts. I recognized him the moment I saw him, not as the famous rock singer, but as the man who was going to change my life—whether I wanted him to or not.

Noah has this way of looking at me, of seeing me, the real me, not the mask I wear. I feel connected to him, felt it the moment he entered my world. He calls to me, on a level much deeper than simple sexual attraction. When I’m with him I’m not as lost or alone. When I’m with Noah…I hear music where for years there was nothing but silence.

Which is why I push him away. I can’t allow him to get too close to me or he’ll discover my secret, uncover the lie I’ve been hiding behind. Noah might understand me on a level no one before him ever has, but what he doesn’t understand—what he can’t possibly understand—is sometimes the past is better left alone.


Sarah Grimm is an award winning author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She lives in West Michigan with her husband, two sons and three miniature schnauzers. Between mom's taxi service, parts runs, and answering the phone for the family marine repair business, Sarah can be found curled in her favorite chair, crafting her next novel.

Find Sarah here:


  1. So glad to see you, Sarah. Thanks for coming!

  2. I enjoyed this look into Izzy, Sarah. Wow. I can't wait to have the time to sit and read it.

  3. Sorry I'm late! I woke up early this morning then fell back asleep and overslept. :-) Now I', sitting here with a terrified miniature schnauzer climbing all over me and my laptop because the duck hunters are out and she doesn't like the guns. Poor thing.

    Liz, so happy to be here!

    Calisa, my faithful blog follower, I had a lot of fun with both Noah and Izzy's letters to their readers.

  4. Got me. I'll be reading reading this one!

  5. Shawn-

    I love to hear that! I hope you enjoy it.

  6. Looks great, very intriguing! Best of luck!

  7. Congrats on your release Sarah....with each blog I've read I've upped this book on my long list of to reads! Sounds awesome!

  8. Thanks so much, Christine! I really hope you enjoy it!

  9. Great post, Sarah! And I love that picture of Izzy. NICE! And for everyone else who hasn't yet read After Midnight -- DO IT! You will fall in LOVE with these characters. There's a reason Sarah's an award winning author. Woot!

  10. I can always count on AJ to make me smile. You're the best, luv! <3

  11. Nice introduction to Izzy, Sarah. Long Island City, huh? My latest heroine lives on Vernon Blvd. I'm thinking she has probably stopped by Izzy's for a glass of wine. LOL Another title to add to the reading list.

  12. I'm hooked...can't wait to read this, Sarah!

  13. Thanks, Mackenzie. Sounds like your heroine and my heroine just might know each other. LOL

  14. D'Ann and Kristina,

    Thanks for dropping by. I hope you enjoy After Midnight!

  15. I'm behind and catching up. I was gently reminded by my good friend Sarah that I had missed commenting on some of her posts. What can I say, she's a much better friend than me. But I finally made it to the party! After Midnight is a MUST READ! And I mean that. Noah...rawr! And Izzy? Despite her tortured past I found myself wishing I was her. Maybe that was Noah...? <3 u, Sarah!!