Posts Tagged ‘Michelle Mankin’

I’ve coveted Michelle Mankin’s books a time or two here, and it’s time to add a third before any of her books have crossed my radar. This one’s a new release, too, which is kinda nice. It definitely breaks a taboo or two with that title! And the description?

This ain’t for the faint-hearted.

10 cities in two weeks 10 famous rockstars. On my knees. Against the wall. On my tits
I don’t care. As long as I get the evidence to prove it. Why? Because I caught my former prick of a boyfriend from Heavy Metal Enthusiasts doing a groupie doggie style backstage on the night we were supposed to be celebrating our 1 year anniversary.

He told me I was too uptight. Too vanilla. Too boring. So I got drunk with my bestie, Marsha West, the aspiring videographer. I ranted. I raved. I came up with a crazy idea. What I didn’t know was that my best friend recorded me. Marsha put the video up on YouTube. It went viral with 10 million hits. Now I’ve got fans and sponsors offering me big bucks.

Rockstars are volunteering to be my f*ck buddy.
Hollywood is calling.
I get to choose which rockstars I want.
The stakes are high.
This sh*t just got real.
What could go wrong?

I don’t think I’ve seen anyone since Susan sent me Pamela DesBarres books enjoy being a groupie quite this much, and I gotta read the book just to find out what those fateful last four words are all about. Because we all know that once they get uttered, it all goes to hell.

Bring it.

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Series alert!

The good news here is that I came across all three books at the same time, so I’ll just write ’em up here.

Michelle Mankin is back. (Did you miss her last appearance?)

Now she’s got the Finding Me series, with books called Find Me, Remember Me, and Keep Me.

Almost forty-one-year-old Annabelle Morris, wife to multi-billionaire record label executive Charles Morris of Zenith Productions, and mother of two is at a crossroads in her life.
Separated from her husband after walking in on him having sex in the public restroom of a charity event she was hosting, she has arrived on the island of St. John alone and rejected, determined to re-evaluate her life and her marriage. She’s tired of being her husband’s showpiece while he pretends she doesn’t exist. She’s tired of trying to make their marriage work for the sake of their two teenage boys.

When she meets Johnny Lightning, a sexy but mysterious piano-playing, bearded sailor, she is tempted to break vows she has never before broken. But Johnny is much younger than her and seems to be hiding more than a few secrets of his own.

From the laid-back sandy beaches of the Caribbean to the elite circles of Dallas high society, Annabelle is forced to make critical choices.

Is a chance for happiness worth the risk of giving up the life she has always known?

Worth jeopardizing her own and possibly even her children’s future?

In the end, will she stay on her present course or brave a new and uncharted one?

So that’s the same description for all three books, and at the end, there’s a note that the three stories work together to make one complete novel. I hear from a lot of readers that they don’t like this approach, so if you’ve got feedback of your own, bring it. Personally, I’d prefer to read it all at once.

Let’s take a look here, because it’s interesting. Not the May-December romance so much — I think that’s starting to be a trend ’cause this isn’t the first book I’ve seen like this lately — but we have a powerful woman trying to make a bad scene work. And then a guy who’s almost from the other side of the tracks.

Now, of course we know in the end, she’ll pick Johnny. That money isn’t the answer to happiness and if her husband was having sex in bathrooms, there’s more going on with him than just being unhappily married. It’s probably the same things that made him such a hotshot label exec. I’m actually kind of intrigued by this guy, but he’s the bad guy here, so nevermind.

The next question is how strongly music plays a role. The soon-to-be ex is a label exec. Johnny plays piano. Is it enough for this to be Rock Fiction, or are these job titles and hobbies just fluff to make people like me sit up and take notice?

I’m game to find out. In one ebook file, though.

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So here’s the cover for this one. Outside

Doesn’t look like Rock Fiction, now does it?

But here’s the description:

When handsome California surf god Lincoln Savage suddenly rolls into Ocean Beach like a rogue wave, shy beauty Simone Bianchi’s foundation is shaken. No longer under the thumb of her domineering father, she’s made a simple quiet life for herself and her fluffy fourteen pound Havanese pup running a surf shop in her hometown of OB. Long ago she gave up her dreams for a future with Linc.

But now the notorious lead singer of the Dirt Dogs has returned, and Simone is reluctant to admit that she’s still vulnerable to his killer dimpled smile and easy charm. She finds that although she’s stowed away the mementos, it hasn’t been as easy to erase the memories of their epic summer love.

It seems he hasn’t forgotten, either.

Is the recording contract he’s offering merely a pretense?

Or does he have something more in mind?

Does he really believe that they can just pick up where they left off, despite all the bad luck and heartache?

And is she willing to risk everything again for one last chance at love?

So… surfer god, or rock god? Can he be both?

Bring it. Bring it soon!