Gone For You by Jayne Frost

As the guitarist for the rock band Caged, I know the rules: no relationships. No complications. Leave ‘em smiling when you go, but always go. Besides, it’s not like I’m ever in one place for more than a few days at a time. As the next hottest thing out of Austin, the band and I are riding the wave, and the music is all that matters.

Until her…

Lily Tennison has “complication” written across her beautiful face. But I can’t get involved. The timing’s all wrong. But she’s under my skin, and I can’t resist her troubled eyes and sweet smile. And I do have a little time to kill. Not much, just a few days in Dallas.

So I’ll scratch the itch and move on, like I always do.

Simple, right?

Targeted Audience: adults

Author Bio:
So…Who is Jayne?

As a writer you would think that would be a simple question…but it’s not. I spend so much time living in my characters heads, listening to their voices, that sometimes I forget about my own.

I guess I should start with the basics: the backstory. I was born and raised in California. At this point, I’m usually asked what it was like to grow up near the beach, but sadly, I don’t know. I grew up in the “other” part of California. Perfect for an aspiring writer, if you ask me. You learn a lot about keeping yourself busy when the nearest house is a mile away…and it belongs to your grandparents.

I spent all my time with my nose in a book, living vicariously through the characters, until I
wrote a book of my own. I was ten at the time. It was a scintillating piece that cast the family
pet as the protagonist.

By the time I went to high school, I moved on to romance. Why? Because I met my very own prince charming. I wrote love poems in my journal about the green-eyed boy who stole my heart. He promised, the way all storybook heroes do, to sweep me away and take me on a grand adventure. And he did.

We picked up and moved to the Lone Star State and began the story of us. The best stories begin without a road map or a compass. Veering off course makes the journey so much more interesting.

True to form, just when I thought my life was set, we started the next adventure. I traded in my cowboy boots and followed my green-eyed boy to Las Vegas. My home will always be in Texas, but my heart is anywhere that he is. Our beautiful daughter made the journey with us. Our son stayed in Texas, to write his own story.

Somehow, in the midst of the chaos that is our life, I find time to write. Writing is what I love. I might stray from romance every now and then if that is what moves me…but I always come back. Some of the stories don’t seem romantic at all. They are gritty stories about flawed characters that find each other and hold on tight. Those are the stories that speak to me. Because that’s life. I believe that every story should have a happy ending—even the difficult ones.

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Power Games by Kurt Dysan

Music entertains, but the music business is a power game. Steve’s connections make him a player—he can move an act to the top. So people do whatever he wants. But the rules of the game are changing and new players moving in. Steve is trying to adapt to the new game; Amber and her band are part of the new wave. They have different connections and as the balance of power shifts, she has her own plans for her band that don’t include him.

Targeted Audience: Erotica lovers who want a good story

Author Bio:
Kurt Dysan gets to the existential heart of human motivation, probing the emotional triggers that drive people from the beaten path and exploring the consequences of actions many of us think about but never actually take. Kurt writes and travels the world, keeping a much lower profile than his characters. So far, he has avoided the fatal attraction of Facebook and Twitter, et al..

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Human interactions appear to have many forms and can involve complex agendas, ultimately one issue must resolve–which is dominant and which submissive. When you stir sex into the equation, this becomes even clearer. In our modern world, the power of the dominant is not necessarily physical strength, nor is the act of domination completely physical. In a business that involves creative people, individuals who are continually pushing back boundaries in their attempt to uncover something new, the old rules, most rules, fly out the window. This story explores a tiny portion of the world of live popular music, along with the desires and passions of the people involved.

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Rock My World by Bianca Vix

RockMyWorldDevin spends most of his time working in a busy Chicago hotel, and he likes his life the way it is. Or so he thinks until his past catches up with him. When an old friend comes back to town, a big secret comes to light along with her.

Cora’s band has made it big and their latest tour is rolling into Chicago. When she introduces Devin to her sexy boyfriend Bryce, unexpected sparks fly between all three of them.

Cora and Bryce live the kind of lifestyle Devin gave up on years ago, but he starts to want what he didn’t know he was missing. But a menage can’t work outside of the bedroom, can it?

Warning: Rock My World is an erotic book and it contains graphic descriptions of MMF and FM sex.

Targeted Audience: Adult Erotic Romance MMF

Author Bio:
Bianca is a professional copywriter who loves to help design and sew costumes for her favorite local theatre company. She finds inspiration for everything she does in Shakespeare, especially A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Hot rockers and hot sex are a great mix! And the freedom that comes with being in the world of rock music is really appealing. I wanted to explore the opportunities that might come up there.

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Stories in the Key of Erotica by Shelley Halima

sitkoe542013There has long been a connection between music and sex. For instance, many of us get in the mood for lovemaking by putting on music that strikes a chord with our sensuality. Stories in the Key of Erotica explores that connection in this sizzling compilation. You will be introduced to a talented and diverse group of authors ready to bring an erotic symphony to your bedroom.

Targeted Audience: 21 and up

Author Bio:
Along with Shelley Halima, other contributors include, JoAnn Bren Guernsey, Laurel Gail Ostrow, Natalie Sade, T. Ariez, Georgia Ann Rose, Steven Gee, Kristal McKerrington and Isabelle Rose.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
As someone who enjoys erotica as well as is an avid fan of music, I wanted to create an anthology merging the two. The title was inspired by Stevie Wonder’s album, Stories in the Key of Life and is a bit of an homage to him since he’s one of my favorite musicians.

I was fortunate enough to have Helen (who works at Indie Gypsy) select the stories for the anthology and I was quite pleased with her choices. Whether you like your erotica soft and gentle or hard and raw, you will find it between the pages of this book.

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A Melody in Harmony by Ashley Chunell

amih-coverHenderson is a small, old-fashioned town. Growing up here proved tough for Noah Nash, as he knew the truth he lived would never be accepted in this town, even by his family. To him, all he had was his keyboard.

Until one day, that all changed when Noah met Ronan Shea. Ronan’s confidence, wisdom and pride inspires Noah to finally, happily live his truth for the entire town to see.

This is a story of two young men and their journey to a relationship, fighting for equality and listening to their melody while striving to live in harmony.

Targeted Audience: young adult, teenagers, gay, LGBT

Author Bio:
Ashley Chunell is an 18-year old young author.

Growing up in Boston and writing her entire life, it wasn’t long before Ashley published her debut novel “Masterpiece” in November 2012.

Chunell is also a strong supporter of the organization Stand Up 2 Cancer and a member of the Crush Kids’ Cancer team. Ashley also supports the NOH8 Campaign.

Ashley published her GLBT novel, “A Melody in Harmony,” in July 2013.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The idea was suggested to me a few times and I just wasn’t sure how I would go about writing it. After watching popular gay couples on TV and also seeing the hate and bigotry that still exists in the world, I decided I had to do it.

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Sound Bites: A Rock & Roll Love Story by Rachel K. Burke

Sound-Bites-coverRenee Evans has a knack for trouble. After walking in on her best friend and boyfriend in bed together, twenty-five year-old Renee flees sunny Los Angeles and her dream job as a music journalist and returns to her hometown of Boston – only to meet Dylan Cavallari, the mysterious, aspiring musician who lives in her apartment building. Dylan’s piercing gaze and womanizing demeanor make him exactly the type of guy that Renee should steer clear of – which is most likely the reason she falls for him. But when Renee’s troublesome ex comes back and threatens to drive her and Dylan apart, Renee is forced to face her past and save her relationship with Dylan before it’s too late.

Sound Bites dramatizes what happens when Renee finds herself caught between a painful past and an uncertain future. Happiness turns out to be within her grasp, but it all depends on whether she can trust herself enough to make the right decisions. Sound Bites is a novel about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness, and the power of music to help you find your way.

Targeted Audience: Women aged 18-35

Author Bio:

Rachel discovered she wanted to be a writer at the age of ten, when her love of R.L. Stine murder mystery novels inspired her to start writing her own.

In 2008, Rachel combined her love of writing and music and began freelancing for a music column in Worcester Magazine, where she interviewed local city artists as well as mainstream artists such as Tegan and Sara and Buckcherry.

After graduating from Bridgewater University in 2011, Rachel released her first novel, Sound Bites: A Rock & Roll Love Story, which was ranked a 2012 Amazon Kindle Top 100 Bestseller in the Girls & Women genre.

Rachel’s second novel, Finding Mia, was also ranked a 2013 Amazon Kindle Top 100 Bestseller in the Women’s Fiction and Literary Fiction genres.

Rachel currently resides in Santa Monica, CA and is working on her third novel, Love Bites – Book 2 in the Sound Bites series.

For more information on Rachel and her upcoming fiction, please visit www.rachelkburke.com

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Music, Love. Following your dreams.

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Atlantic City Nazi by Charles Frankhauser

When a strong young woman decides to lure a naive young man into her web of espionage before the outbreak of World War II, Ruby uses her charms to feign a romance under the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ. RC Franklin is on the road with his family of down-and-out musicians when Ruby spots him watching her diving act on the Steel Pier. Ruby, Yanni, and Maria were raised in a German youth camp and were trained from childhood to be spies. Ruby is in charge of the spies, but additional help is needed to deliver booze at sea to U-boats training for war along America’s coastline. A series of episodes involve, experiencing romance for the first time, petty crimes, a Newport double wedding, and major crimes that include murder, bank fraud, and kidnapping.

Targeted Audience: mature YA and older

Author Bio:
Charles Frankhauser has been writing for about 15 years and only recently published 3 of his works on Amazon (paperback and kindle). He holds a masters degree in Public Administration and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. During his four and a half years spent on continuous sea duty, he served aboard a diesel-electric submarine and visited many of the locales in his works.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My first attempt at writing a memoir was unsuccessful because I could not obtain representation from a literary agent. I switched into writing fiction but used some of the experiences of my childhood while on the road with my parents during travels with many of the famous Big Bands of the World War II jazz-swing era. I located several pages about my dad on a search engine under, “charles frankhauser trumpet” and now I see my three books posted on the same page as well.

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