VANNI: A Groupie Saga Prequel
by Ginger Voight
Release Date: July 24, 2015
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Before the groupies. Before the stardom. He was, simply, Vanni.Giovanni Carnevale knows what it means to struggle. Since his father abandoned the family when he was a child, Vanni’s been in and out of trouble, trying to carve his place in the world. That all changes when he moves to Brooklyn, to live with his beloved great Aunt Susan.
After introducing Vanni to music, Susan realizes his talent and pushes him to reach his full potential. But her sudden death leaves him adrift, unable to connect with anyone, friends and girlfriends alike. His personal life slowly deteriorating, Vanni focuses on his music and dream of being a rock star. After so many betrayals, he’s determined to keep everyone who might hurt him at arm’s length—at the time people want him the most.
You already know how his story ends. Now read how it begins with VANNI: A PREQUEL.
Ginger Voight takes us back to where it all began, with an intimate look at one of your favorite book boyfriends—from his perspective.
When I make it home a little over an hour later, I find Aunt Susan asleep in her chair, a book
opened across her lap. My heart fills with love for this woman. She’s the one who gave me the gift of music. There’s only one way to repay her. I have to make myself a huge success so that I can give her the life she deserves. No more waiting on all of us, no more struggling to make ends meet, no more worries that the roof might leak or the plumbing might fail.
I would treat her like a queen. And I knew I would always be her prince.
I kneel down beside her, propped up on my knees as I circle her generous waist with both arms.
I’m holding her tight, my head on top of the book on her lap, when she stirs. “Giovanni,” she murmurs as
she strokes my hair. “Did you just get home?” I nod but say nothing. “Did you have a good time?”
I lift my head to look at her. “The best.”
A tender smile appears on her face. “Good. You deserve it.”
“You deserve more,” I tell her. “And one day, I’m going to give it to you.”
“Oh, Vanni,” she says as she cups my face with that gnarled but gentle hand. “You already did.”
“I mean it,” I assert. “I wouldn’t even know to sing if it hadn’t been for you.”
She chuckles as she pulls me back into her lap to stroke my hair. I cuddle her closer. “You were
born a singer, Giovanni. I just lit the way. If it hadn’t been me, the music would have found you
eventually. That’s how destiny works.”
I squeeze her tightly. God, how I needed to believe that. “Do you really mean that? You’re not
just saying it, right?”
She whacks me softly on the back of my head with an open palm. “You would really accuse me
I shake my head, instantly chagrined.
“Many singers have darkened these doors. They learn all the notes. They can sing perfectly on
pitch. But you, my sweet, sweet boy. You have a gift. When you open your mouth to sing, people stop to
listen. They know you have something to say, something to share. That’s reason enough to share it
whenever you get the chance.”
“Tony and Lori say that I should have a Plan B.”
She plays with my hair for a long moment before she says, “Tony and Lori need a Plan B. Some
people just do. There’s nothing you can do about that.” She tips my chin to look me in the eye. “But this
isn’t their path to walk, Vanni. You have to do what’s right for you. You follow your heart, tesorino. It
will never lead you astray.”
I smile at her. “And you’ll still love me if all I’ll ever be is some low-paid singer in a bar?”
She gathers my face in her hands. “I’ll love you till my dying day and beyond, Vanni. Never
question that.” There are tears in her eyes, so I wouldn’t dare. “I just want you to be happy. If chasing
rainbows makes you happy, chase away. You never know when you might actually catch one.”
I chuckle as I lift up to take her into a warm bear hug. “I’ve already got my pot of gold right
She laughs. “You keep sweet-talking like that and you might just become a star yet.” I know
she’s teasing from the glint in her eye. “Someone has got to make it,” she says, bringing the conversation
back on point. “Might as well be you.”
I nod. “It might make things hard around here for a while. There’s no steady paycheck in chasing
She shrugs. “We made it before. We’ll make it again. I never want to be the reason you don’t
How could she think such a thing? “You’re the reason I wake up in the morning,” I tell her. Aside
from my mother, Aunt Susan is the truest love of my life. “And if I make it, you’ll be the reason why.”
She grabs my chin in her hand. “When,” she corrects. “If this is what you want, then it’s up to you
to make it happen. I believe in you,” she adds, which fills my heart with joy. Those are about the four best
words anyone can say to another. It proves she loves me best of all. With her on my side, I can’t lose.
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Ginger Voight is a screenwriter and bestselling author with over twenty published titles in fiction and nonfiction. She covers everything from travel to politics in nonfiction, as well as romance, paranormal, and dark, “ripped from the headlines” topics like Dirty Little Secrets. Ginger discovered her love for writing in sixth grade, courtesy of a Halloween assignment. From then on, writing became a place of solace, reflection, and security. This was never more true than when she found herself homeless in L.A. at the age of nineteen. There, she wrote her first novel, longhand on notebook paper, while living out of her car.
In 1995, after she lost her nine-day-old son, she worked through her grief by writing the story that would eventually become The Fullerton Family Saga. In 2011, she embarked on a new journey–to publish romance novels starring heroines who look more like the average American woman. These “Rubenesque” romances have developed a following thanks to her bestselling Groupie series. Other titles, such as the highly-rated New Adult series, Fierce, tap into the “reality-TV” preoccupation in American entertainment, which gives her contemporary stories a current, pop culture edge.
Known for writing gut-twisting angst, Ginger isn’t afraid to push the envelope with characters who are perfectly imperfect. Whether rich, poor, sweet, selfish, gay, straight, plus-size or svelte, her characters are beautifully flawed and three-dimensional. They populate her lavish fictional landscapes and teach us more about the real world in which we live simply through their interactions with each other. Ginger’s goal with every book is to give the reader a little bit more than they were expecting, told through stories they’ll never forget.