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EXCERPT TOUR: BACKSTAGE PASS by OLIVIA CUNNING

THE SINNERS ARE BACK! Join us in celebrating the reissue the first in a sizzling rock-star romance series – one of our FAVORITE series –  from USA Today bestselling author Olivia Cunning.

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Backstage Pass Cover - rereleaseIt’s been months since Brian Sinclair, lead guitarist for the famous rock band, The Sinners, composed anything. Unable to write the music that once flowed so naturally, Brian is lost without his musical mo-jo. But when sexy psychology professor Myrna Evans comes on tour to study groupie mentality, Brian may have found the spark he needs to re-ignite his musical genius. When lust turns to love, will Brian be able to convince Myrna that what they have is more than just a fling, and that now that he’s found his heart’s muse, he doesn’t want to live without her?

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He handed her a bottle of juice and searched the take-out bag for a breakfast sandwich. “Why are you still dressed?” he asked. “I thought you were going to be my plate.”

She held up one finger, stuffing the last bite of her sausage and biscuit into her mouth, and then opened her juice to take a long drink.

She fished the money he’d given her out of her pocket and handed it to him. “I owe you a hundred and twenty bucks,” she said. He tossed the money onto the dresser.

“Myr, you really don’t have to pay me back.”

“Why not? You don’t think I can afford to?”

He’d never seen her angry before. He liked the way her eyes narrowed and her nostrils flared.

“I don’t know,” he teased. “You’re a teacher. You don’t make much money, do you?”

Her mouth fell open in disbelief. “I can’t believe you just said that.”

“Are you going to hit me?” he asked hopefully.

“You’d like that, wouldn’t you, naughty boy.”

His eyes dropped to her waist. “Will you use your belt?”

“I thought Jace was the one with the masochism fetish.”

He glanced up at her, surprised. “How do you know that?”

“Groupies talk.”

“Do they? And what do they say about me?”

She chuckled. “That you’re a boring, one-woman man.”

He winced.

“I only agree with that second part,” she added.

“So I’m not boring?”

“I’m not sure. I’ve always been the skeptical type and I can be hard to convince without lots of evidence.”

He raised an eyebrow at her. “I see. So I need to prove I’m exciting.”

“I think that would be for the best.”

He looked down at the sandwich in his hand. “Can I eat first?”

“Please do.” She took another long drink of her juice and set it down on the dresser.

She removed her shoes and belt. Jace’s jeans slid down low on her hips. She unbuttoned the fly and let them fall to the floor. She tugged off Brian’s borrowed T-shirt. He should wear that one on stage tonight to keep her close.

“Do I need to be completely naked to be your plate?” she asked.

He realized he was holding his sandwich in front of his open mouth, but hadn’t taken a bite.

“Yeah. I’ve never seen a plate in underwear before.”

She unfastened her bra and tossed it aside. She pushed her breasts up with her hands. “You know these things used to be perkier.” She looked down at the twin globes of flesh spilling from her palms.

He didn’t understand why, but by not trying to act seductive, she was actually turning him on more. “They’re perfect.”

Her panties joined her jeans on the floor. She glanced over her shoulder, straining her neck to try to see her butt. “I think my ass used to be perkier, too.”

Brian bit into his sandwich, chewing slowly.

“Gravity is a woman’s worst enemy.” She looked up at him uncertainly.

He swallowed. “You’re beautiful, Myrna.”

“Does it bother you that I’m older than you are?”

“Yeah, like, what, six months older?”

“I’m thirty-five.”

He hadn’t expected her to be seven years older than him, but frankly, he didn’t care how old she was. She was the sexiest woman he’d ever met. “You’re in your sexual prime, Myrna. And trust me, that doesn’t bother me at all.”

“You could have any hot young woman you want—”

“Where’s this coming from?”

“Oh my God! Oh my God! It’s Master Sinclair!” Myrna squealed and trembled from head to foot with excitement. “Oh my God! Will you sign my tits? Please. Please. You’re soooo hot!”

He tossed his sandwich aside, grabbed a handful of ketchup packets from the take-out bag, and tackled her to the bed. He straddled her hips to hold her down.

“Certainly, I’ll sign your tits, miss. Anything for a fan.” He opened a ketchup packet with his teeth. She laughed uncontrollably, squirming beneath him. “Hold still.”

She stopped squirming and looked up at him, her hazel eyes wide. He began to write across her chest in ketchup.

“P-R,” he spelled aloud. “O-P.” He tossed the empty packet on the floor and reached for another.

“Prop?”

“I’m not finished.”

“That tickles.” She giggled.

“E-R-T-Y.”

“What are you writing?”

He opened another packet and wrote in the middle of her belly. “O-F.” He moved to her lower belly. “B-R.”

“Property of brrrrrrr?”

“Yeah, property of brrrrr. Exactly.” He opened another packet of ketchup and finished his name on her belly. “Perfect. Property of Brian. I just need to dot this i.”

He dabbed a dot of ketchup in the center of her nipple. “Damn, I missed.”

He lowered his head and licked the misplaced ketchup off. She laughed, her fingers stealing into his hair.

“Let me try that again.” He dripped ketchup on her other nipple. “Damn my terrible aim.”

He sucked the tangy ketchup from her nipple, loving the way the rosy peak hardened against his tongue. He stroked the bud vigorously with the center of his tongue until she shuddered and made that maddeningly sexy sound in the back of her throat. His cock hardened instantly.

He was done for. Again.

He lifted his head and dribbled ketchup on her lower lip. Her tongue darted out between her lips.

“Hold it. It’s my mess. Only fair that I clean it up.” He leaned over her and kissed her deeply.

Her lips tasted spicy, like sausage. Which reminded him. He hadn’t finished his breakfast. He broke away from her hungry kiss and looked down at her. “Do you want some hash browns?”

She chuckled. “You know what I want, Brian.”

“Hash browns.” He climbed from the bed and retrieved the bag of food from the surface of the dresser.

“I think maybe you are boring,” she teased, watching him from the bed.

He glanced at her, liking the way “Property of Brian” looked written across her body. He wondered if he could talk her into getting a tattoo to make his claim permanent. Climbing back onto the bed with her, he covered the ketchup with chains of small potato rounds. When he had them spread to his satisfaction, he lowered his head and licked one off her body.

“Yeah, hash browns are definitely boring,” he said.

She grinned at him. “I think I like being your plate.”

He chewed and swallowed his ketchup-coated hash brown. “You don’t mind the mess?”

“I assume you’re going to clean up after yourself.”

“You have a lot of faith in my self-control.”

She traced the angle of his jaw with her finger. “I do. I bet you can resist making love to me for at least ten minutes.”

He licked another hash brown off her chest. “You have a lot more faith in me than I do.” He plucked a hash brown from her chest and popped it in her mouth before slurping several more into his mouth. Ten minutes? He wished he was buried inside her right now. He fed her several hash browns in quick succession and made a pig of himself by eating as fast as he could. Eagerness had gotten the better of him.

She giggled as he licked the food off her belly. “I guess you are hungry.”

“Starving!”

After they finished the hash browns, Brian lapped the remaining ketchup from her silky skin with broad strokes of his tongue. She shuddered beneath him and tugged at his hair.

“You’re driving me crazy,” she gasped, her head tossed back, her back arched.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Raised on hard rock music, award-winning author Olivia Cunning has been known to travel over a thousand miles to see a favorite band in concert. She lives in Quincy, Illinois, where she enjoys sitting on the beach with her feet in the surf and penning naughty books about rock stars.

 

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From the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Olivia Cunning

One Starry Night…

In high school, Jake was the bad boy who made Michelle burn with desire, took what he wanted from her body, and broke her heart. In hindsight, Michelle never should have gotten tangled up with the aspiring guitarist in the first place. In high school, Devlin was a sweet, shy geek who’d had a crush on her, but when he’d found the courage to ask her to Prom, she’d turned him down flat. In hindsight, she should have worried more about the quality of the boy than her reputation with the popular crowd. But this isn’t high school anymore. At her ten year class reunion, Michelle finds her once popular crowd lacking, but finds both the man who broke her heart and the one she once rejected irresistibly sexy. She wants them. Both of them. And they want her any way—every way—they can have her. Can she resist either man? Does she even want to try?

 

New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards is heating things up with Boots Optional, a sexy new ménage novella which is the first book in a hot new series called Dead Heat Ranch. Grace Lambert is familiar with hard work, long days, and handsome cowboys. She’s been working for her family’s dude ranch since she was old enough to ride a horse and she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. What she is afraid of is the heat that’s been generating between her and not one, but two sexy cowboys who’ve set their sights on her. And each other. Grant Kingsley and Lane Miller have both had their eyes on Gracie for years, but the feisty cowgirl has managed to keep them at bay. As far as they are concerned, cowboys don’t give up, and neither of them is ready to give up just yet. Not on her and not on the heat that transpires between the two of them. Find out what happens when the sultry Texas nights get as hot as the fierce Texas days.

 

New York Times bestselling author Cherrie Lynn gets it hot in here with SHAMELESS. It’s a vacation Meredith Taylor will never forget. A sunny beach, good friends and good times. But when she overhears a couple having a passionate interlude on the balcony above her one night, she can’t get the man’s sultry voice out of her mind. Especially when she figures out exactly who that man is…

Cameron Moore always had an eye on his best friend’s little sister but considered her strictly off limits, choosing to satisfy his lust elsewhere. Now Meri seems to want to annihilate every wall Cam’s put up against her. The beach is hot, the drinks are cold, Meredith is irresistible, and something has to give. Will it only be the walls between them, or their hearts as well?

 

New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby brings you PLAYING WITH FIRE, a ménage novella. Bailey Whitworth is a charity event organizer and a woman exploring her sexuality. Kevin Welling and Gray McDermitt are firefighters and best friends who share everything. Bailey always knew her sexual appetites were “different”, but she had no idea that she could fall in love with two men at once. What will she do when she has to choose between them? Or will she have to choose at all?

 

From USA Today bestselling author, Lainey Reese comes Guarding Nadia.

When Nadia Dixon walked into the offices of CJ Investigations, the last thing she expected to find were men who looked more like GQ models than bodyguards.  It was desperation that brought her to their door however and she prayed that the two sex gods were more than just pretty faces.

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Their only worry…who was going to keep her safe from them?

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About The Authors: 

Olivia Cunning Author PhotoNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Olivia Cunning

Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock ‘n roll, USA Today Best-Selling Author Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians.

Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She’s been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction — first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own.

Olivia’s first book in her Sinner’s Tour Series, Backstage Pass, was published in 2010 by Sourcebooks. Book two in the series, Rock Hard, was published in 2011 and the third book, Double Time just released November 2012. The last two books in the series are expected to be out in 2013. Aside from the Sinners Tour that launched her career, Olivia has been hard at work on a few other series and stand alones . . . of course with the music turned up.

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Nichole Edwards Author PhotoNew York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards

Nicole lives in Texas with her husband, three kids and four dogs. It’s quite the household and most of the time you’ll find her locked away in her office – dubbed the writing cave. When she’s not there, you’ll probably find her reading or hanging out with the dogs and kids, doing her best to keep them in line. And no, for the record, it doesn’t usually work.

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Cherrie Lynn Author PhotoNew York Times bestselling author Cherrie Lynn

Cherrie Lynn has been a CPS caseworker and a juvenile probation officer, but now that she has come to her senses, she writes contemporary and paranormal romance on the steamy side. It’s *much* more fun. She’s also an unabashed rock music enthusiast, and loves letting her passion for romance and metal collide on the page.

When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, listening to music or playing with her favorite gadget of the moment. She’s also fond of hitting the road with her husband to catch their favorite bands live.

Cherrie lives in East Texas with said husband and their two kids, all of whom are the source of much merriment, mischief and mayhem. You can visit her athttp://www.cherrielynn.com or at the various social networking sites. She loves hearing from readers!

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Kristen Proby Author PhotoNew York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby

KRISTEN PROBY is the USA Today bestselling author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type—fiercely protective and a bit bossy—and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps. Visit her at KristenProby.com.

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Lainey Reese AuthorPhotoUSA Today bestselling author Lainey Reese

Lainey lives in lovely Lake Stevens, Washington.  She is the author of the sizzling New York series, including the USA Today best seller Innocence Defied.  Lainey’s first novel, A Table for Three, was nominated for best debut novel of 2010 by the Romance Review and the fun hasn’t stopped since the minute that book hit the shelves.  Most days when Lainey isn’t tucked in front of her computer she can be found out exploring the beautiful Pacific North West with her daughter and their two beloved pups.  For more on Lainey and the books available, you can visit her website at www.laineyreese.com

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Hot Ticket by Olivia Cunning

Hot Ticket CoverRelease Date: February 6, 2013
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Obtained for review from NetGalley

Since we all love the Sinners series, we wanted to give everyone a chance to weigh in on Jace’s story. Here we go…

Janette’s thoughts:
Jace Seymour is probably the best, sweetest, bad ass rocker ever. I loved him after the previous three books in the Sinners series, and if it’s even possible, I loved him more after this.  He might even be my favorite Sinner. (Shhhhh! Don’t tell Trey.)

Jace has long been one of my favorite sinners with his quiet ways  and fierce loyalty. Olivia Cunning gave us glimpses of the true Jace here and there – just enough to lure you in and make you desperate for more. There was the mysterious black suitcase Jace lent his band mates during sexy times, his insecurity over being the “replacement” Sinner, his love for Brownie the cat and of course, the dungeon. Hot Ticket finally answers all the questions you had about Jace and then some. His relationship with Aggie isn’t really a surprise after Double Time, but it was great to go back to that time when he first notices her. Much of this book overlaps what happened in Rock Hard, and it was awesome to experience all that from Jace’s perspective. A warning to fellow Sinners Groupies: Be ready –  this one isn’t all unicorns and rainbows. Parts of this book made me cry for how broken Jace is, but it made the outcome 100x sweeter. He has so much bottled up inside and some of what comes out will surprise you. What he has to endure to come out on the other side will break your heart, or at least it did mine.

RATING: The tallest, sexiest STILETTOS ever! 

Kristy’s thoughts:
Okay the very first thing I must say, Jace rocked my world!! I was a HUGE Trey fan and Jace was my second but that has all changed. Jace is less whiny and less the victim and I think that is why I like him so much. He is my broken boy and I love the broken ones. Jace has a lot mental anguish from his past yet is fiercely strong. He took to the BDSM scene as a coping method and that leads him straight into the arms of his soul mate, Aggie. Let the FREAK begin! Thank you Olivia Cunning for the hot, hot scenes between Jace and Aggie. *fans self*

I was especially pleased with this book because the black moment was not all about them breaking up and being miserable for months before someone finally comes to their senses and begs the other to take them back. The black moment in this book isn’t really a moment but the looming guilt and struggles Jace is dealing with from his past. With Aggie helping, Jace can finally release himself from the self afflicted shackles he has worn his whole life. Sound intense?!? Well, it is in a way but the love, tenderness and sexiness between Jace and Aggie just makes this one…..HOT TICKET!

Rating: LEATHER STUDDED DOMINATRIX STILETTOS

Double Time by Olivia Cunning

Sinners #3Release Date: Nov. 1, 2012
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Obtained for review from NetGalley

 

To say I’ve been looking forward to this book for a long time would be the understatement of the year. I’ve been hooked on Olivia Cunning’s Sinners on Tour series since reading Backstage Pass earlier this year. I devoured the first two books in under 48 hours, and the wait for the third book seemed depressingly long. I was looking forward to seeing how the story progressed in Jace’s book.

You see, the writing in this series just sucks you in. Despite the hot & steamy scenes between characters, you start to feel for these guys as musicians and people. Each has his own hang up, and you want to be there as they work through them. Brian & Sed’s stories were each riveting in their own regard, but the two band members that piqued my curiosity most were Jace & Trey.  There’s just something about them that made me wonder and want more.

Not long after finishing Rock Hard came the news that Trey’s book would be released third. I think my fellow Sinners groupies and I did the happiest of happy dances – we all LOVE Trey Mills. Just the mere mention of cherry suckers makes women everywhere want to cry. So to have Trey’s book next seemed like a dream come true. Unfortunately that’s where the dream ended.

Now to be fair, Trey’s story is AMAZING. I can’t say enough about how much I love this book – Sinners groupies everywhere will be very pleased. You see a depth to Trey that has been there from the beginning and is now fully explored. The relationships in this book are well done and the sex is HOT. I think Olivia Cunning has beaten her own gold standard for hotness in a book.  My issue with Trey’s story being Sinners #3 is this book isn’t a continuation from Rock Hard. There are spoilers abounding from Jace & Eric’s stories, and as a reader I feel kind of cheated. Going back to their books now will seem like a flashback since I already know where they end up. As for Brian & Trey’s bromance/friendship, how will I be able to believe the feelings Trey’s supposed to have for Brian again knowing how that all ends? The ending of this book feels like goodbye; all the plot lines are resolved and everything is wrapped up. Not to mention that Exodus End plays a prominent role in this book, and that would have been the perfect segue into their series. (Yes, I’m still hoping that Olivia Cunning will write those books. I have a serious obsession with Dare Mills. LOL)

I’m not sure who made the decision to release the books out of order, but I’m afraid it wasn’t the right one for me.  I almost wish I could go back and unread it so I could wait and read them in order.  As hard as it was to wait for the third book, waiting even longer and getting the story as it was intended would be worth it.  I’m a huge fan of Olivia Cunning and all her books, so it’s been difficult for me to recommend to friends that they should wait. I’m not saying never read it, just not yet. Trey Mills will be worth the wait.

RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!