Posts Tagged ‘threesome’

First in a series alert!

Chad McLoughlin is the lead guitarist for Reckless. He wants his best friend in his band as well as in his bed. Achieving this is no easy task, but he’s determined to succeed.

Crystal Atkinson is ecstatic when the band welcomes her as more than just a groupie. It brings her closer to Chad, who doesn’t hide his feelings. She cannot see him as a potential boyfriend or lover, no matter what he says or does.

An unforeseen betrayal strikes both Chad and Crystal. They continue on alone until Paulie walks into their lives. He is exactly what Crystal and Reckless need. He takes the band and Crystal’s heart for a ride none of them will ever forget.

Reckless, the band that started it all.

So what’s she doing with the band? It never says. Maybe she’s just there to form the threesome?

In fact, this whole description is kinda vague. What sort of betrayal? Why are they alone? Where’s the rest of the band? Where are they continuing?

Lots of questions. Only one way to get an answer.

Bring it.

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Here’s another trilogy that I’ve heard so much about, I could have sworn I’d already drooled over it. But apparently not ’cause I can’t find it in the archives anywhere, which is weird because Lily Harlem is another author Susan follows.

The series is the Mattress Music series, and it’s three books, and it’s old. 2010 and 2011 release dates. Really, we are overdue to bring it to your attention!

So here goes.

The description of the first one sounds like it’s music-as-fan, which is fine. Look at Nick and Norah for how music can be a soundtrack. But given that the other two books in the series are more directly about men rockers and the women who encounter them, I’m kinda skeptical that the first book is so lacking rockers. I bet he’s there.

Book Two is an old flame trope, and Book Three is about a threesome (how fitting that it’s book three!). The only issue I have is in the last line of the third book, where it sounds like the woman is the band’s manager, but it’s a throwaway line, and maybe manage is meant differently. Only one way to find out!

These were originally published by Ellora’s Cave, and didn’t they close? If so, I hope Lily has the rights back and will republish them– and will share them with us here at The Rock of Pages. (hint!)

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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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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.

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This is two novellas in one volume (I think) and the description is almost as long as the novellas themselves.

What Would You Risk…To Get What You Wanted?

For Ty, Lena and Danny they’re about to find out as they cross the boundaries from all things safe to an arena that will test love, friendship and loyalty. An arena that’s forbidden, taboo…but feels oh so good. In their world sex, money and excess are all a game of give & receive. Where any wish can be granted if you just ask…

Tyler Malone: Life as a rock star is anything but boring. Money, power and fame is an addictive drug I crave that gets me off…every time. Millions of adoring fans, willing to do anything just for me to glance their way. What’s not to love? All I ever wanted was the one who wouldn’t. She’s the one person I crave more than the life, more than the money and power. More than anything…

Danny Blake: Some smart-assed reporter nicknamed me the “The Dark Prince,” because I shun the limelight. I prefer being behind the scenes, always have. Fame is now a choke hold around my neck, a dark, lonely road that never seems to end. The one light in my life is her. The person who matters above everything else. At one time I thought we could be happy together, but I lost that chance when I married someone else…

Lena Roman: Owner of the infamously notorious nightclub Sadist, head of a massive PR empire; nothing “Queen Midas” touches doesn’t turn to gold. Fiercely passionate, loyal and headstrong, she is the woman who loves them both, with a fiery heat that’s all consuming. Choosing between her best friend and the one she stupidly allowed at one time to claim her heart wasn’t going to be easy…but she had to, right? You can’t love two people at once…

Book I is only the beginning. Foreplay if you will. Designed to whet your appetite. But if you come along for the ride, there WILL be sex. Lots and lots of sex. The yummy, freaky, wicked, nasty, raunchy, don’t tell your mama you’re reading this…kind of sex. Girls with boys…girls with two boys…boys with boys…It’ll be fun, I promise. Just you wait. But remember…you have been warned.

Give & Take: An Erotic Romance Novella (Book II)

What is right, when you decide there is no wrong…

Lena Blake: Life was supposed to have gone back to normal. After all…It’s been months since that night at Sadist. Months of reliving, remembering, experiencing…each moment. Over and over again. Oh yeah, she remembered. Every. Vivid. Illicit. Detail. Like it was yesterday. What she did. Who she did it with. Her best friend. And Danny…the one who had carved out her heart years ago. There to witness it all. An act so public, so voyeuristic, so forbidden, she was still feeling the intensity between them all. The lines were crossed now. There was no going back. Not even if she wanted to.

If she were honest she would admit she didn’t…

Tyler Malone: I knew I risked a lot doing what I did. I risked my friendship, with the one person I trusted and loved most of all, even if she can’t…or won’t see it. I played a dangerous game with Blake, too, but he either needs to step up…or step back. I put everything on the line for just one night. And hell yeah, it was worth it. She’s worth everything. I love her just as much as he does, maybe more, since I accept everything about her, even her love for him. Life is all about the chances you take. To succeed you have to gamble. Play big…or go home. And And I play to win. At all costs…

Danny Blake: Seeing her that night with Ty, watching her come undone, made me realize for the first time the life I could have. I saw her. Really saw her, body and soul, and I know now, the ache for her never truly went away. It only intensified over the years, with a need bordering on obsession.
My one addiction I could never get clean of. I need her like air, and maybe, just maybe…she needs me too…

In the high stakes game of give & take, you have to risk everything.

Winner takes all…and to the victor goes the spoils.

So… this sounds more like it’s a story of a threesome and less a work of Rock Fiction. Why are Ty and Danny rock stars? Is Danny even a rocker? Or is it that the added dash of danger and glamor and maybe charisma makes the situation what it is?

And that’s it with Rock Fiction. Don’t overlook that charisma an authentic rocker will have. It’s got to be there; it’s an essential part of rock and roll. Charisma — not necessarily swagger or sex or libido or drugs. Charisma. So maybe this will work.

Hard to say… so bring it on.

Let’s welcome guest reviewer Liz Ellyn to The Rock of Pages! She’s got more reviewing goodness to come, so give her a big Rock of Pages welcome!!

Olivia Cunning – One Starry Night

May 11, 2015 lizellyn.com

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Extra, Extra, Read all about it … Sinners on Tour Extras … Extra Sinful, Extra Sex, Extra Hot Man

Fan of Olivia Cunning? YOU MUST READ! I realize the story is a bit tangential to the favorite core group of rockers, but Jake, a guitar technician and roadie for the band, certainly epitomizes the lovable sexy rock stars. He’s crass, crude, and says whatever is on his mind, which is mostly sex. The three-way between Jake, Devlin, and Michelle was UNBELIEVABLY HOT! This book may be short, but remember it’s quality that counts, not quantity.

Only $0.99 on Amazon

Thank You to Olivia Cunning!