Posts Tagged ‘not a series’

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Not sure what I think of this ’cause I think it could be more about the erotica than the music.

Ruby Scott is a beautiful, quiet event planner who leads an oh-so-respectable life. Yet the things that go on in her secret fantasies are anything but. She has every intention of keeping her hidden desires under wraps-until she meets a gorgeous, hard-muscled man ten years her junior. Mark St. Crow is a gifted, up-and-coming musician who collects erotic art and loves to “play” women as much as his piano. After one night of uninhibited passion, Ruby realizes there’s no turning back. But as she surrenders to her deepest needs and lets Mark control every forbidden thrill, her passion for him builds. Can the wild, intoxicating nights they share lead to a love that will last forever?

Of course she’s beautiful but quiet and falls for him and one night is all she needs… yeah. This is familiar stuff. What’s going to set it apart is the music, if there is any. And the sex. Can’t get tired of the sex (can you?). And, of course, the how of the story. How it’s handled. How it’s written. How strong the characters are.

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So I said I was looking for some different sort of Rock Fiction. And all the open tabs on my computer are starting to cooperate with me. I didn’t even have to bribe them.

This one’s a historical AND I don’t think it’s a series. Woot!

Ready? Here we go.

From stowaway…

After years of playing the local gin joint to pay off his father’s debts, talented musician Brock Ness has landed a radio gig in Chicago. Now he’s on the up-and-up, his next stop is securing the dame of his dreams, Ginger Nightingale…

…to Chicago celebrity!

If Brock is headed for fortune and fame, Ginger won’t be left behind! She may be the youngest of the Nightingale sisters, but she’s old enough to know what she wants. And Brock is right at the top of her wish list!

Daughters of the Roaring Twenties: their hair is short and their skirts are even shorter!

Susan pointed out that this is a Harlequin, so it’s a romance. But… but… it’s set in the 1920s! That’s a century ago! And we have local gin joints and radio gigs.

When was the last time you heard about radio gigs?

When was the last time you listened to the radio?

So here’s hoping this one doesn’t sacrifice this killer setting for the lurve. I want the setting. Bring it.

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Hey! This isn’t part of a series (yet). Although it’s published by Ellora’s Cave and I hear they have some sort of controversy of their own. So head’s up if you want to buy.

Computer geek by day, by night Mike Harvey becomes outlandish guitarist Chee Keydood for rock band Velvet Cocks. Spotting two women kissing in a club, he thinks he’s in luck.

Allana Miles isn’t sure what came over her, but she sure as hell recognizes Chee and can’t believe he doesn’t remember her from their one-night stand. But she has no time to think about him—she’s too busy opening her own yoga studio to get involved in a relationship.

When they meet again at a New Year’s party, their attraction reignites, too hot to ignore. But they’ve got issues to overcome. Allana catches glimpses of the man behind the façade, but doesn’t think they can fit into each other’s lives even though the sex is great. Mike has always known he’s a bit different, but is shocked to discover his real nature. Will he be able to protect Allana from danger and convince her to take a chance on him?

There’s something about this that makes me think it could spin into a hot mess. I don’t know… computer geek by day and red hot rock star by night? Even with flex time for the geek part, I just can’t see this fitting into one 24-hour day. I’ve known programmers. I’ve known guitarists. And what’s this at the end about him protecting her from danger? Most of the computer geeks I know … well, they’re not exactly Tarzan. Nice guys, sexy in that smart way, but action heroes? I know they wish they were.

This one’s a definite gotta read, in the hopes it’ll surprise me.