Posts Tagged ‘washed-up rocker’

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I can’t decide if I like this intro or if it’s too cliched. What do you guys think?

Libby

I found Killian drunk and sprawled out on my lawn like some lost prince. With the face of a god and the arrogance to match, the pest won’t leave. Sexy, charming, and just a little bit dirty, he’s slowly wearing me down, making me crave more.

He could be mine if I dare to claim him. Problem is, the world thinks he’s theirs. How do you keep an idol when everyone is intent on taking him away?

Killian

As lead singer for the biggest rock band in the world, I lived a life of dreams. It all fell apart with one fateful decision. Now everything is in shambles.

Until Liberty. She’s grouchy, a recluse—and kind of cute. Scratch that. When I get my hands on her, she is scorching hot and more addictive than all the fans who’ve screamed my name.

The world is clamoring for me to get back on stage, but I’m not willing to leave her. I’ve got to find a way to coax the hermit from her shell and keep her with me. Because, with Libby, everything has changed. Everything.

It’s the drunk and passed out in her lawn that troubles me. The whole “the pest won’t leave” totally hooks me. Who calls someone a pest anymore? I love that!

I like that she’s worried about how to share him with the world. And he thinks of her as a hermit who he has to coax out of her shell — but notice that he stops short of calling her a crab, although he does say she’s grouchy. Kinda like Susan.

So bring this one on, and bring it SOON.

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I think Susan will relate to this one better than I will, but this is pretty much my site now, so here goes.

What happens when the world you love doesn’t press pause when you do? Singer-songwriter Christine Daley hit the streets of Boston and became a minor celebrity-with a local radio hit-in the 90s, but a “short” career break to marry and have kids changed everything. Now, sixteen years later, she’s a frustrated suburban housewife, struggling to find her place in life. After filing for divorce, she learns that her attempts to reestablish her own rhythms-both in music and in love-are more complicated than she’d anticipated. Her two teenagers are desperate for their mom, and her soon-to-be-ex-husband is throwing every obstacle he can in her way. Adding to the stress is the progress in technology, which has not only changed the music industry, but also the dating world. Is there room in the mix for Chris?

Lots going on here, and it could pull the Rock Fiction out of the book, or the Rock Fiction can compliment the story or… I don’t know! Let me read it and see. But be careful. This is one Susan may not let me have.