Cover Reveal and Exclusive Excerpt: White Noise by Lark Taylor

So excited to be able to share an exclusive excerpt as part of Lark Taylor's cover reveal for White Noise, which releases on July 6th!  It's the first book in her new Caffeine and Daydreams series!

From the White Noise blurb:

What happens when a world-famous rock star gets trapped in the lift with a journalist?


I thought my day couldn’t get any worse. After catching my best friend and girlfriend in bed together, the only thing going right in my life is the interview for my dream job. 

 But fate is laughing at my expense. One mishap leads to another until I find myself trapped in a lift and missing my interview.

 And I’m not alone.

 I’m about to discover unexpected things about Luca Weston, lead singer of the world-famous rock band, Caffeine Daydreams.

 After we’re rescued, I can’t stop thinking about Luca. Given I’ve spent my life burying my emotions and identifying as straight, obsessing over an unobtainable male rock star is a whole new experience.

 When I’m suddenly assigned to be the journalist following Caffeine Daydreams on their tour, can I resist Luca and keep things strictly professional?


 Getting stuck in a confined space with a journalist should be my worst nightmare.

 But something about this uptight man intrigues me. Ollie has me opening up in a way I never have before.

 The lift doors open, Ollie walks away, and I wonder if I’ve missed my chance with the man of my dreams.

 When my manager insists on having a journalist follow us on tour, I know the perfect man for the job.

 I have six weeks to find out if the chemistry between Ollie and me is real, and if it is, I’ll turn my whole world upside down to keep him.

White Noise is a bi-awakening, forced proximity, MM rockstar romance. The first in the Caffeine Daydreams series, each book will follow a different couple as they find their HEA. Although better read in order, these books can stand alone.



I stared at the rock star straddling my lap and began to question my sanity.

Had I bumped my head this morning? Maybe I was flat out somewhere in a coma. Perhaps this was some medicine induced fever dream that I was going to wake up from at any moment.

If it was, I was pretty sure my cock wouldn’t be as hard as steel in my trousers. The thin cotton was doing little to hide my predicament. All Luca would have to do was scoot forward by another six inches and he’d know what affect this was having on me.

The question was why. Why was my dick so hard it was aching? Why did Luca’s offer have my heart hammering in my chest and my palms sweating? Why did being pinned beneath him feel so right? I’d always been the alpha in the bedroom. I’d never considered letting someone else take control. 

And suddenly, I was questioning why I hadn’t.

“You want to kiss me?” Fuck, why was my voice so squeaky?

Luca’s head tilted sideways, a lock of his hair falling forwards. I had the sudden urge to reach up and brush it away. Would it feel as soft as it looked? “I do. I’m attracted to men, Ollie. And there’s no doubt about it, you’re a very attractive man. But I’m not going to force you to do anything you don’t want to.”

“What about the camera?” Yes, I was searching for any reason other than just saying no.

Because if I was being truly honest with myself…I didn’t want to say no.

Luca’s eyes flicked up to the ancient device in the corner. “The light’s off. Looks like they really skimped out on their back-up generator capabilities.” His turned back to me, his expression gentle. “It’s okay. If you don’t want to, we can forget I ever said anything.”

“But why me?” No idea why my brain was hung up more on this fact than the idea of actually kissing a man. “You could have anyone.”

“I could,” Luca agreed, not taking his eyes off me. “But not everyone opens up to me the way you have. You have a problem. You can’t stop thinking about the fact that your last kiss with someone else wasn’t what you thought it was. I have the solution. Kiss me and you won’t doubt anything.”

My hands trembled on the floor. I was straight. I shouldn’t even be considering it. I opened my mouth to tell him thanks, but no. To my surprise, that’s not what came out. “Okay.”

Luca’s mouth fell open in shock before being replaced with a dangerous smile. He leaned in, both his hands braced against the wall on either side of my head.

My heart was hammering in my chest as Luca drew closer. Suddenly the heat in his eyes was too much. It was making me feel things I didn’t understand. 

Things I hadn’t been expecting.

I closed my eyes, my breath hitching as I waited for his lips to find mine. They were tingling in anticipation.

I might not know why, but there was no doubting that I wanted this.

“I might’ve lied.” Luca was so close that I felt his whispered words on my lips. “Call me egotistical, call me delusional…but I hope this’ll make you doubt things.”

I didn’t have a chance to wonder at what he meant before his lips closed over mine.

I’d expected his kiss to be harsh and brash. For him to attack me with the same confidence that he had on stage. 

That might’ve made it easier to handle.

But the soft sensual way he worked my mouth open? How his tongue teased and flirted with mine? The brush of his stubble against my lips?

Those things were my undoing.

I surged forwards, pushing myself as close to Luca as possible. I didn’t care that his body was hard against mine. That I could feel his short beard was burning my skin. That his cologne was unlike any perfume a woman would wear. 

I didn’t care that he was a man. 

All I cared about was getting him closer and not letting him go until I’d had my fill.

Luca let out a small gasp of surprise as I buried my hands in his hair. It was as soft as I’d expected and I couldn’t resist running my hands through it, purring at the texture.

Luca didn’t stop kissing me, but it wasn’t enough. His hands were still on the wall and it was all I could think about. I pulled back, my eyes glassy. “You can touch me.”

Luca’s pupils were blown, his lips swollen. “You sure?”

I swallowed back the fear bubbling up in my throat. “I’m sure.”

He growled before his lips descended once more. His hands moved, one grabbing my jaw and the other finding my nipple with unerring accuracy. It pebbled under his touch. When he pinched it gently, I groaned into his mouth.

We were full on making out now. All my previously held beliefs of being straight seemed laughable with Luca in my lap. My boxers were damp from the pre-cum leaking from my cock. Releasing his hair, I slid my hands down his back until they were on his backside. It felt like the most natural thing in the world to yank him forward, wanting to feel him against me.

The move had his groin hitting mine and I froze.

Luca was hard.

And packing. 


Make sure you've pre-ordered your copy of White Noise or added it to your TBR, you won't want to miss this series!