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Color me surprised when Susan sent me the e-mail. Seems Nia Farrell saw my coveting post about her novella, Something Different, and went above and beyond, not just offering a copy for me to read, but she sent it along. In the right format.

Nia, girl, I like you already.

And boy, did I like this story. Novella. Whichever it is; it’s a quick read, and it’s a good read and my biggest complaint is the same as everyone else’s: it’s not long enough. Although, in a sense, this is a fully contained story. Beginning, middle, end. Character growth. All those things Susan tells me to look for. The problem is that it’s really well done and I want more.

So I had all these questions coming into the read, and while the issues of Anna’s success as a songwriter are answered really well, her family issues aren’t resolved. But then again, they’re mentioned and Anna’s pretty clear that this isn’t an easy road ahead for her. But it’s going to happen, she’s absolute about that. And right now, it doesn’t matter: the book ends with the promise of a new day for Anna and her two men, twins Jackson and Jacob.

Another thing that had bugged me, the lack of professionalism and distance between Anna and her men, didn’t come up while I was reading. From the first word, Anna’s smoldering with sexuality and sensuality. Her first exchange with the boys drips with sex. It’s inevitable, and that’s why it works. There aren’t a lot of other books I’ve read with this much sexuality in the way the narrator talks and hoo boy, this is what makes this so good, so readable, and so hard to put down.

And me, the not-fan of male-male romances, liked that these guys aren’t interested in each other (okay, put like that? I just grossed myself out. I mean, they’re twins!). It’s all about Anna, being with her, dominating her, and taking care of her.

I like that aftercare’s starting to show up more often in BDSM books. Saw it first in Cecilia Tan’s latest, and here it is again. There’s more of it here, more care at almost every stage along the way. I like.

Two complaints: because the book’s so short, it’s hard to tell the twins apart, although Anna gets it down pretty fast. A longer book would mean more and better time to get to know the guys and what—other than Anna—they’re into.

The other complaint is that despite the scenes of music making, there’s not enough here to set them all apart as musicians. The music doesn’t breathe, but then again, I’m glad we didn’t have the usual clichéd scene of Anna and the boys stopping their sex play or waking up to find one or the other busy writing a new song inspired by their love. I like that they have a scheduled songwriting time. I just wanted more of it, but then again, I wanted more of everything in this one.

Huge thanks to Nia for sending this on. I’m a fangirl.

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What a thing to wake up to after a weekend spent offline! Book one in Nia Farrell’s Three Graces series is now FREE.

 

SOMETHING ELSE (The Three Graces Book One) by Nia Farrell is FREE from Dark Hollows Presshttp://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!something-else/c1tdc (http://bit.ly/211KDJn) and FREE with coupon (Code is RT68T) from Smashwords ➔https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/571934 + coupon RT68T

Better pick it up. Jett and I both read the second book and … wow. Don’t miss this series!

 

And, as always, leaving a few words in a review for a book you’ve read is a fabulous way to show the author some love and to pay it forward. It could be at Amazon, it could be at GoodReads, it could be at Smashwords, it could be on your own blog, or one you’ve borrowed. Need to borrow one? I’ve always got space!

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The Three Graces Series by Nia Farrell. Three women. Six men. Things are about to get interesting.

 

SOMETHING ELSE (The Three Graces Book One) by Nia Farrell is FREE from Dark Hollows Press! ➔ http://www.darkhollowspress.com/#!something-else/c1tdc (http://bit.ly/211KDJn)

 
SOMETHING DIFFERENT (Book Two) is on sale for $1.99 at all major retailers:

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SOMETHING MORE (Book Three, nominated for Best BDSM Book of the Year, Ménage Category, 2016 Golden Flogger Awards) is on sale for $1.99 at all major retailers:

Amazonhttp://mybook.to/SomethingMore

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The Three Graces Series by Nia Farrell from Dark Hollows Press

SOMETHING ELSE August 25, 2015

SOMETHING DIFFERENT September 29, 2015

SOMETHING MORE October 15, 2015

 

 

 

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I was hoping this one would live up to its title and be something different, and maybe it is. It’s sure got a tough description.

Singer/songwriter Anna James is getting desperate. Even with a day job, money’s tight, and she’s wound tighter yet, having sworn off sex to reconcile with her mother who’s in chemo and her father who disowned her for her wild, wicked ways. No sooner than her psychic best friend predicts an end to Anna’s self-imposed drought, rock stars Jackson and Jacob Thomason come to town, with the dream of an indie album co-written with local American Indian flutist Nico White and his songwriting partner AJ McPherson.

Jackson and Jacob are attracted to Anna, who gives as good as she gets. Learning that Anna’s alter ego AJ puts the “twist” in Nico’s “tribal” music only makes them want her more. The part-Comanche Thomason twins need an album’s worth of songs. That means spending night after night, working closely, getting to know each other, learning how to co-create.

Anna’s never written music with anyone but Nico. They’re comfortable with each other. The Thomason twins, who perform as No Mercy, make her anything but. What’s a fangirl to do, when submitting to her rock star idols means exploring the darker side of passion?

What does swearing off sex have to do with fixing a relationship with your mother? I don’t get how the two things connect.

So Anna gives as good as she gets… what does that mean? Is it totally sexual, since the sentence starts out talking about their sexual attraction?

Does Anna’s submission to a set of twins mean it’s all over between her and her mother?

Yeah, this is problematic. But stuff I like and hope gets more time on the page: Anna’s successful enough that people seek her and her partner out. Why isn’t there more money? Is she in a position of power to ask for more, once she realizes the value the twins put on her musically? I like that Anna’s being pushed to explore what she can and can’t do, in terms of writing music and her career.

But still… why can’t people ever keep it professional?

This is the second in a series. The first and third seem to have nothing to do with Rock Fiction, but they both have PTSD issues, which could be interesting. And all three are books about women and two men. Fun if that’s your thing.

I see a lot of potential, once the issues with Anna and her mom get cleared up. I’d totally read this.