Welcome to The FFBC: Perfect Harmony by Emily Albright & Giveaway

/ Sep 18, 2018

Perfect Harmony

Perfect Harmony

by Emily Albright
Publisher: Amberjack Publishing
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Genre: Young Adult - Contemporary, Romance
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Pippa Wyndham is a top cellist―she’d never settle for anything less. Determined to get into the nation’s most prestigious music college, nothing’s going to stand in her way . . . Until her senior year of high school when a new guy from a fancy New York conservatory transfers to her school. 

Declan Brogan’s cocky, and he knows how amazing he is at the cello. He has every intention of knocking Pippa out of first chair and showing her who really belongs on top. Forced together when assigned a duet, their personal competition and mutual dislike transform into a teasing friendship.

Torn between her childhood crush and the boy who threatens her dreams, Pippa finds herself at risk of losing her best friend, her future, and the boy who makes her heart melt. Struggling to make things right, Pippa discovers that sometimes the thing you want the most doesn’t always end up being the thing you need.


Welcome to The FFBC again, Emily! I love that we've been a small part of your journey as an author by touring all three of your books so far!


1. What have you learned about being an author since your debut, The Heir and the Spare?
I think the biggest thing I’ve learned is to focus on the positives. No matter what you do, you’re going to find someone who doesn’t like what you do, what you make, or just plain you. But for those few negative people, there are far more people who enjoy it. So, don’t waste time dwelling on the ones who don’t.

2. Which of your books has the most of you in it? 
Perfect Harmony. I play the flute and I’ve always loved music! I was in my school band, and youth symphonies, I did the orchestra pit for school plays and summer musicals, and it’s the only area of my life that I’ve actually been competitive, like Pippa. I feel a definite kinship with her.

3. What has been the best book you've read in 2018 so far?
I finally caught up with Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses series and loved that. And I just finished reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, which was so good!

4. What about your favorite movie of the year so far?
I’m drawing a complete blank. The only movie I can remember watching was Jurassic World, and I while I enjoyed it, it’s not my favorite. I did recently watch To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix and thought it was absolutely adorable! So much so that I just bought the book series to read. :)

5. What are some of your favorite books from your childhood?
My mom used to read the Little House on the Prairie series and Berenstain Bear books to me, which I loved. As I got older I was big into the Babysitter’s Club and anything by R.L. Stine. I enjoyed The Face on the Milk Carton and the Mrs. Mike series. And of course, Anne of Green Gables will always have my heart.


6. What three things do you want potential readers to know about Perfect Harmony?
Oh gosh, I don’t know if there are three things! I wrote this book because it was a book that I’d have loved to have read when I was in middle school and high school. Back then I never came across a story that was focused on the band and orchestra kids, and I really wanted that. If the books were about music, they always seemed to focus on rock bands, which is cool, but not what I really wanted. I think that’s why this book has a direct line to my heart (I’d love to write a book centered around band kids). The only other thing I can add would be, if you’re involved in the arts in any way, enjoy it! And if you love it, stick with it. The kids you meet in band/orchestra/choir/etc, are some of the best people you’ll ever meet.

7. What is your favorite quote from the book?
I’d tried to convince myself he wasn’t meant to be mine. That he was either my enemy or that he belonged to Quinn. There was just one gigantic, insurmountable hurdle that I kept getting tripped up on. If he wasn’t meant for me, why did he have to complement me so perfectly? And why the hell did I want him so badly?

8. What was your biggest challenge writing Perfect Harmony? What was the easiest part?
Researching string instruments was tough. As a band girl, strings weren’t something I knew a lot about. Thankfully, I found a band/orchestra teacher who let me pick her brain. The easiest was the music terminology and just the feeling you get when you play.

9. If you had to pick a theme song for Perfect Harmony, what would it be?
Symphony by Clean Bandit

10. What's next for you?
I’m currently in the middle of writing a new book, and once I wrap that I’ll jump into a large revision project, which I’m excited about and dreading in equal measure. lol.

Thanks so much for touring with us, Emily!

Thanks for having me!

Emily Albright
Emily Albright is the author of EVERYDAY MAGIC and THE HEIR AND THE SPARE, both available now from Simon Pulse. Her next novel PERFECT HARMONY will release 9.25.2018. 

She's a writer, a major bookworm, a lover of romantic movies, a wife, a mother, an owner of one adorable (yet slightly insane) cockapoo, and uses way too many :).

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  1. good post and interesting. Want to win this book. Hope I win.

  2. Thanks for the review. The story of the novel sounds pretty cool and I am waiting to read the whole story. SO I had decided to get ebook download in PDF so I can read the full novel.

  3. Thanks for the post today. Wanted to let you know that the tour and Goodreads link are for Mirage, not Perfect Harmony.

  4. "What do you think about PERFECT HARMONY? Will you be adding it to your TBR?" I am full of compassion for any cellist for having to cart one of those around, and I have added it to my TBR!


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