Wednesday, April 9, 2014

GUEST REVIEWER ~ MARGIE HAGER ~ AFTERSHOCK by DESIREE HOLT & GIVEAWAY


Determined to shake off her past, Sydney Alexander plans to seize the day when it comes to handling PR for Lightnin’ the blazing star rising on the rock scene. Rick Trajean, Lightnin’s lead, torches her all business all the time mantra when the sizzling chemistry between them ignites brighter than the band’s popularity.

As Lightnin’ scorches the charts, Rick and Sydney burn up the sheets. But can their passion handle the pressure of the music business? Not everyone is happy with Lightnin’s success and when the vindictiveness so common in the business threatens to destroy the band, their tour, and the love Rick and Sydney found in each other, their powerhouse may come crashing down. What’s left when it does? #Aftershock2
  
LIGHTNIN’ STRIKES!

I loved Desiree Holt's book, Joy Ride.  As a matter of fact, I can honestly say that Joy Ride turned me into a Rock Band Romance Junky.  With that in mind, I'm here to tell you that Aftershock, the sequel to Joy Ride, has more than satisfied my appetite for this sub-genre of romance.
  
Aftershock is a truly amazing read.  In my opinion this story is even better than Joy Ride.  You do get to catch up on what's happening with the hero and heroine of Joy Ride, Marc and Emma, as well as getting to know the other members of the band Lightnin' a bit better.  But you also get to meet Sydney Alexander, newly named promotions agent for the happening, new-on-the-scene band Lightnin' who is hot, sexy yet somewhat troubled by some past life experiences and the nasty, bitter aunt who raised her after the death of her parents.  You get to learn more about Rick Trajean, leader of the band, Lightnin' while savoring all the sweet, sexy details of how Syd and Rick fall for each other.  Then hold on to your hats because things get a little wild when the nasty villain enters the picture.  Let me tell you.  Desiree Holt writes THE BEST villains and she sure doesn't disappoint in this story.  You are going to love hating this villain.
  

Desiree Holt is one of my absolute favorite authors.  I love her writing style.  Her characters are always so real.  The story line is always sure, succinct and sure to grab your attention.  All this is true in Aftershock but she goes beyond the usual.  I felt like I was really backstage listening to Lightnin' perform during the concert and interacting with everyone after the concert while reading this book. I highly recommend this book for your reading pleasure.  Aftershock is most definitely an Off-the-Charts #1 winner!

~MARGIE HAGER~ 


Our awesome Desiree Holt has offered up a copy of Joyride and Aftershock to 2 lucky readers. Just leave Desiree a question she can answer! Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter! 

26 comments:

  1. Hi, Margie and Desiree!! Desiree, is there a type of hero that you have not written yet, but that you would like to??? I love the rockers! Thanks for the fun contest!

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  2. First of all, thanks so much to Kim and the Book Obsessed chicks for hosting me today, and to wonderful Margie for her fantastic review. This book was a true labor of love me. And thanks for stopping by, Tracy. A hero I haven't written? Hmmm. Let me think. Yes, either a biker or a motorcycle clop. I've suddenly become fascinated with men on motorcycles. In fact, there were 3 good looking guys at the Walmart gas pumps when I was filling my truck, taking their of their bikes, and the ran up to them like a crazy person and took their pictures. So I think I'll be writing a story for EC's upcoming series, Guns 'n Hoses. Watch for it!

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    1. :) I love you to death Desiree!!! You are an inspiration.. Thanks for being here!

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  3. Hi Desiree! If you could choose any author, living or dead, to spend one hour with who would it be and why?

    Shannon

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  4. Hi Shannon,
    Wow! So many to choose from. But I think probably Mary Stewart. Her NINE COACHES WAITING was the very first romance I read. She has such a fluid style and tells great stories. But if not her, the ate Vince Flynn, who wrote absolutely the BEST political thrillers.

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  5. And Kim? The feeling is most mutual.

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  6. Added Joy Ride to my TBR list

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  7. Way to go, Janet! Hope you love it.

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  8. I'm just getting hooked on Rock n Roll romances so I'm gonna be all over this series.

    Did/Do you have an inspiration playlist that you listen to when your writing? If so what are some examples of the songs that you listened to during these books.

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    1. OMG I mean when you're writing. I can't believe I just committed one of my pet peeves.

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    2. LOL! No problem. I don't listen when I'm writing because...well, I tend to stop and sing along with the music. But when I'm driving or doing stuff around the house I do. For example, JUNGLE INFERNO was inspired by If You Needed Me. JOY RIDE by Bad Company's Feel Like Makin' Love. And AFTERSHOCK by Lonestar's Amazed. In fact, one of the love scenes was built around the second verse of the song. I'm a huge music freak, maybe because for ten years I managed rock bands and country music singers.

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  9. hi, great review Margie and I agree that Desiree is a awesome writer and I have had the opportunity to meet and talk with her. She takes the time to talk to her fans. I think its great that an author from her generation writes the books we love to read. Thanks Desiree!

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    1. terryscar, what a nice comment! Thank you so very much. I love my fans, by the way. Where would I be without them? Oh, and you're only as old as you feel, right? *wink*

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    2. your right Desiree, some days I feel 90, but thanks to books I live in my world like I'm younger

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  10. Just stopping by to wave to my friends Desiree, Margie, and of course Kimmie! Hi ladies!!! And you know how much I loved this book!!

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    1. Slick, can you see my big smile? If you were here I'd give you a hug.

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  11. Ohhhh...adding to my to read list!

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    1. Hi Denise. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you love the book.

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  12. I find Desiree so very inspiring......what inspires you?

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    1. Hi Sandra,
      I have to say almost anything inspires me. Sometimes it's a person I meet, sometimes an event. One of my books was inspired by a Letter to the Editor in the newspaper! My brain is always busy. Mostly, though, I think people inspire me. My stories are all character-driven and the plots emerge from the interaction of the characters

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  13. WAving goodnight and saying huge thanks to Kim for having me visit, and to Margie for the incredible review. Hope you all like my rock musicians.

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  14. If I was to look on your desk what would be one thing that would surprise me. Thanks to Tracey Reid for tagging me to check out this post. Rock On.

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    1. i Cherie,
      On my desk? Probably my little black cat curled up on one of my t-shirts watching me write. Oh, and she thinks she's helping me!

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  15. Hi Margie and Desiree. The book looks really good.
    Desiree where is your favorite place to write?

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  16. Hi Lori, My favorite place is right where I am right now, at my desk in my great room. Large picture window on one side, French doors on the other so lots of light and sunshine and nice views in both places, and a little television,on one of the shelves so I can have mindless programs playing while I write! Oh, and I'm only ten steps from my Keurig for tea or coffee.

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