As I’m writing this, Rock Me has been holding at #1 at MBaM since Wednesday night, and I’ve noticed Unleashed has peeked back in on the Contemporary bestseller list there. Rock Me is currently #5 in Romance at Mobipocket and Unleashed is #27.
I just want to thank each and every reader who has bought my books. I am so grateful to all of you and I thoroughly hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.
And to all the moms out there, have a very happy Mother’s Day!
At long last, it’s here. Rock Me is available today from Samhain Publishing!
This book was a blast to write, and trust me, not all of them are. It’s fun, it’s sexy, it can be funny, sweet, crude… I hope you’ll have as great a time reading it as I did writing it. Brian is probably one of my favorite heroes I’ve ever written, because, well…he’s my kinda guy. (Am I supposed to admit that? lol) Don’t get me wrong, I love all the guys in my pantheon of heroes, but he’s the only one so far I think I could really hang out with and totally be myself.
Look for shout outs to many bands, songs and movies that I love–and to one rock star in particular. ;) I’ve posted the soundtrack to this book before, but here it is again.
“Deep” by Nine Inch Nails — The video is playing when Candace goes to Brian for her first tattoo. The lyrics, along with the toxic dyes in the video… hotness. See below. “My Curse” by Killswitch Engage — One particular line in this song inspired a whole scene. “This Love” by Pantera — Dark, ominous, angry, kind of scary. If you’re a metal fan in Texas, you have to love Pantera. It’s required. “Freak on a Leash” by Korn — Song is about how Jonathan Davis feels in the music industry, but it’s also how Brian feels when he’s dealing with family issues. There’s also a scene at a Korn concert. Since they’re my favorite band, and inspire me on a whole other level, I had to give them a huge shout-out. “Dead Memories” by Slipknot — I meant to include this in a scene in which Brian is reminiscing about a past girlfriend (Candace’s cousin), because it sums up his feelings about it quite well. I never put it in, but it still makes the cut here. “Two Weeks” by All That Remains — Mainly because I really, really like it. And because the story happens over a course of roughly two weeks, and it’s a rollercoaster. This is the song that’s actually playing in the reminiscing scene mentioned above. “Bliss” by Syntax — Because Candace likes it. She thinks it’s sexy. ;) “Cuts You Up” by Static-X — He’s pretty cut up and pissed off about it when this is playing… “Oblivion” by Mastodon — Because sometimes I would hear a song and simply think, “He would love this.” “Twilight Zone” by Golden Earring — Mainly for a fun, blowing-off steam scene I eventually deleted. It’s still a guilty pleasure! “You’re Going Down” by Sick Puppies — Another I never mentioned in the book, but makes me think of a certain face-off that occurs…
And just for fun, the video for “Deep”, which is onscreen in Dermamania when Candace first goes in:
And for “Freak on a Leash”, probably my favorite video of all time, which is on when Brian is contemplating a weekend of debauchery: