Blue Notes

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 154 ratings

Encore Publisher's Summary

A Blue Notes novel

Cool kid violinist Roger Nelson doesn't give a damn about anything. Wannabe conductor John Fuchs is awkward, effeminate, and just figuring out he's gay. Despite their differences, they become friends - then lovers - and after college, they try to make it work. But it's the 1970s, and Roger can't bring himself to admit he's gay. Worse, after his brother is killed in Vietnam, Roger tries to live up to his memory and be the perfect son. Then after suffering one tragedy too many, he makes the biggest mistake of his life: Roger pushes John away.

Through the years, they dance around the truth and in and out of each other's lives, never quite able to let go. Twenty years later, Roger still carries the pain of losing his dream of a brilliant career with him, while John is a superstar conductor with a wild reputation. John's off-stage antics get him plenty of attention, good and bad, though deep down, he wants only Roger. Finally determined to hold on to what really matters, Roger asks John for another chance, and when John panics and runs, Roger has to convince him to listen to his heart.

©2014 Shira Anthony (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press
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  • Book 1

    • Encore

    • By: Shira Anthony
    • Narrated by: Andrew McFerrin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Cool kid violinist Roger Nelson doesn't give a damn about anything. Wannabe conductor John Fuchs is awkward, effeminate, and just figuring out he's gay. Despite their differences, they become friends - then lovers - and after college, they try to make it work. But it's the 1970s, and Roger can't bring himself to admit he's gay. Worse, after his brother is killed in Vietnam, Roger tries to live up to his memory and be the perfect son. Then after suffering one tragedy too many, he makes the biggest mistake of his life: Roger pushes John away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pain filled but wonderful

    • By Morgan A Skye on 12-26-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Prelude

    • By: Shira Anthony, Venona Keyes
    • Narrated by: Peter B. Brooke
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    World-renowned conductor David Somers never wanted the investment firm he inherited from his domineering grandfather. He only wanted to be a composer. But no matter how he struggles, David can't translate the music in his head into notes on paper.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better read

    • By L. Antoine on 02-27-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Blue Notes

    • By: Shira Anthony
    • Narrated by: Peter B. Brooke
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Blame it on jet lag. Jason Greene thought he had everything: a dream job as, a beautiful fiancée, and more money than he could ever hope to spend. Then he finds his future wife in bed with another man, and he's forced to rethink his life and his choices. On a moment's notice, he runs away to Paris, hoping to make peace with his life. But Jason's leave of absence becomes a true journey of the heart when he meets Jules, a struggling jazz violinist with his own cross to bear.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration makes the book even better!

    • By Morgan A Skye on 07-09-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Aria

    • Blue Notes, Book 3
    • By: Shira Anthony
    • Narrated by: Peter B. Brooke
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Five years after a prestigious scholarship jumpstarted his opera career, Aiden Lind has it all: fame, choice roles, and Lord Cameron Sherrington to share his life with. Maintaining his façade takes effort, but under his poised, sophisticated mask, Aiden is still the insecure kid from rural Mississippi. Then he walks in on Cam with another man, and the illusion of perfection shatters.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I love this series but this book, not so much

    • By Diane on 04-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • The Melody Thief

    • By: Shira Anthony
    • Narrated by: Peter B. Brooke
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Cary Redding is a walking contradiction. On the surface he's a renowned cellist, sought after by conductors the world over. Underneath he's a troubled man flirting with addictions to alcohol and anonymous sex. The reason for the discord? Cary knows he's a liar, a cheat. He's the melody thief. Cary manages his double life just fine until he gets mugged on a deserted Milan street. Things look grim until handsome lawyer Antonio Bianchi steps in and saves his life.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 3.5 OH THE DRAMA! Stars

    • By Belen on 09-20-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • Symphony in Blue

    • Blue Notes, Book 4.5
    • By: Shira Anthony
    • Narrated by: Andrew McFerrin
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Aiden and Sam are finally getting married. But when Cary and Antonio's baby daughter makes her appearance a bit earlier than planned, the big reception is put on hold. David Somers normally conducts orchestras, but this time he devotes his energy to "conducting" his friends so that everyone can join him at his Milan villa for a reunion at an intimate Thanksgiving dinner.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Short, sweet, and really well done.

    • By Belen on 10-05-15

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 7

    • Dissonance

    • Blue Notes, Book 7
    • By: Shira Anthony
    • Narrated by: John Solo
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    British noble Cameron Sherrington has hit rock bottom. The love of his life, opera sensation Aiden Lind, is marrying another man, and Cam knows it's his fault for pushing Aiden away. As if that's not enough, someone is trying to take away his family business, and the US authorities are pursuing him on charges of money laundering. Fearing for his safety and unable to return to London, Cam runs, but he's too broke to find a place to stay, and his fugitive's life doesn't even remotely resemble a Hollywood thriller.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dark and emotional

    • By Morgan A Skye on 03-12-17

    Regular price: $19.95