Monday 6 July 2020


Title: Not Another Love Song
Author: Olivia Wildenstein
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Release Date: 7th July 2020

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An aspiring teenage singer finds herself playing a different tune when she falls for a boy who could jeopardize her future dreams in Olivia Wildenstein’s romantic YA novel, Not Another Love Song.

Angie has studied music her entire life, nurturing her talent as a singer. Now a high school senior, she has an opportunity to break into Nashville’s music scene via a songwriting competition launched by her idol, Mona Stone. Discouraged by her mother, who wishes Angie would set more realistic life goals, she nonetheless pours her heart and soul into creating a song worthy of Mona.

But Angie’s mother is the least of her concerns after she meets Reedwood High’s newest transfer student, Ten. With his endless collection of graphic tees, his infuriating attitude, smoldering good looks, and endearing little sister, Ten toys with the rhythm of Angie’s heart.

She’s never desired anything but success until Ten entered her life. Now she wants to be with him and to be a songwriter for Mona Stone, but she can’t have both.

And picking one means losing the other.


USA TODAY bestselling author Olivia Wildenstein grew up in New York City and earned her bachelor’s in comparative literature from Brown University. After designing jewelry for a few years, Wildenstein traded in her tools for the writing life, which made more sense considering her college degree.

When she’s not sitting at her computer, she’s psychoanalyzing everyone she meets (Yes. Everyone), eavesdropping on conversations to gather material for her next book, and attempting not to forget one of her kids in school.

She has a slight obsession with romance, which might be the reason why she writes it. She’s a hybrid author of over a dozen mature Young Adult love story.

Could you tell us a little about Not Another Love Song (in around 20 word-ish)?
Not Another Love Song is a story about ambition and determination, about following your dreams wherever they may lead.

Is Not Another Love Song the start of a series/book collection with Swoon Reads?
However much I adored Ten, Angie, and Nev, and would’ve loved to see them grow into adults, Not Another Love Song will be a standalone.

As a member of the Swoon Reads site, I know that there were a few suggestions for the book cover of Not Another Love Song and there was a vote on it. Would you consider doing this again for other books you may write in the future (with or without Swoon Reads)?
I would absolutely do it again. I loved the idea of voting on a cover and enjoyed seeing how engaged "swooners" were in the process.(I have to admit that helping to choose covers etc is one of the things I love doing the most as a "swooner")

As you write different genres, do you have a favourite and why is it your favourite?
I actually don’t have a favorite. I love YA contemporary romance, because of the emotional rawness of teenager-hood, and I adore paranormal romance because, at heart, I’m still a kid who believes in magic. (I think your reasons for writing YA are similar to my reasons for enjoying reading it even though I am past teenager-hood lol!)

Now a few difficult ones (sorry lol):

Which of the books you’ve written is your favourite?
This is like asking me which of my three children is my favourite. How can I possibly pick?(sorry ...not sorry I couldn't resist!)

I will say, though, that Ghostboy, Chameleon and the Duke of Graffiti (think The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor & Park) holds a special place in my heart, because it was my first book, and because, although sweet, the story deals with one of my greatest fears.

Which of your book covers is your favourite?
Oh gosh . . . another hard one. If I have to pick just one, I’m in love with the cover for A Pack of Blood and Lies, because it fits my story (about a girl in an all-male pack of werewolves) to perfection.

Do you have a favourite character from the books you have written?
I think they’re all my favorites, even the bad ones. Especially the bad ones . . . like Lucas in The Boulder Wolves. ;) (I adored The Boulder Wolves and loved the good & bad characters!)

Seriously, though, I adored writing Angie from Not Another Love Song. She’s quirky but has a solid mind and a good heart. Most recently, I had a blast writing Amara Wood, the main character from the last spinoff of The Lost Clan series, Reckless Cruel Heirs.

And sorry but can’t resist the question I personally really, really want to ask is, Will there be more Boulder Wolves in any shape (spin off)? Annnd When can I read it/them pleeease?
YES and absolutely yes! A Pack of Storms and Stars (Liam’s story) has officially been added to the line up on Amazon. (Oh wow! That's amazing news, I will be eagerly, maybe a little impatiently awaiting A Pack Of Storms and Stars!)

Finally, What else can we expect from you in the future?
I’m working on Celestial (the sequel to Feather) and co-writing a witchy, French-flavored duology set in Brittany. The latter has been such a fun experience. The only thing I’ve disclosed about this project are the titles of the books: Of Wicked Blood and Of Tainted Hearts. More on these very soon.



  1. Excited for Of Wicked Blood. Thanks for this interview!

  2. Great Interview! Can't wait to read Of Wicked Blood!

  3. Thanks for being on the tour! :)

  4. Gah, I love this author. I'm so excited for this book.