The Rocker That Loves Me

The Rocker That Loves Me

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What it’s all about

I was the fun loving, easy going, different girl—okay, different girls every night—Demon. One look into a pair of violet eyes and all of that changed. She doesn’t even realize how beautiful she is and that makes me want her even more. Realizing that she is just as damaged as I am breaks my heart. Harper is a part of me, my other half. If only she would open her incredible eyes and see how I feel… The Beauty… I knew that I wasn’t Shane Stevenson’s type. Hot rockers don’t go for plain girls like me. Years of my mother telling me just how unbeautiful I am has assured me of that. I have nothing to offer a guy that is so used to hot girls drooling over him. So why is he always there when I turn around? And why does it feel like little needles piercing my heart at the mere thought of him with someone else?


My thoughts

Oh sweet divine mother of Christ. Terri Anne Browning. How do you do it? My insides are churning even thinking of this story. I am not going to go into the plot. This is book 4 and I sure as hell don’t want to be giving anything away or spoiling previous books. After Drake’s story you would be forgiven for thinking that the story had reached its peak. I mean have you read Drake’s story? If not, why not?? Make sure to start at the beginning though with Emmie’s story. Anyhoo back to the point. The Rocker That Loves Me certainly was not any form of an anti climax, step back or toned down effort. It was f*&^ing awesome. AWESOME. Fanfreakingtastic. Oh my God I loved this story.

It was emotional, heartbreaking, hot, steamy, angsty, soft, gentle or as my dad would say “powerful gripping stuff”. I need Nik’s story like yesterday. I don’t know how we are meant to wait. I want steam coming off Terri’s fingers. Come on Terri you gotta hurry!!

A couple of teasers?

Harper

“I’m yours, Harper. And you are mine.”
I blinked, unable to understand his words at first. “What?”
“I belong to you. Tell me you know that.”
My breath felt like it was trapped in my lungs all of a sudden. “Shane… I…”
“I love you, baby.”
Tears burnt my eyes and I quickly blinked them away. “Don’t say that.”
“Why not?” he asked softly.
“Because… Because…” I broke off, not completely sure why he shouldn’t say those words to me. “Because I want to believe you.”

Shane

“Still scared?” she murmured, tracing her nails up and down the length of my stiff shaft.
Reaching out, I cupped her beautiful face. “Terrified,” I assured her with complete sincerity.
I flipped Harper onto her back. We fit just as I knew we would—perfectly. The way she spread her legs for me, so trusting. My cock fit like a missing puzzle piece against her. The way those incredible breasts pushed against my chest. She was my other half, and I was going to show her just how perfect we were for each other.
I wanted to tell her. The need to make promises that I intended to keep to my last breath was almost overwhelming. I knew she wasn’t ready to hear them. So I showed her instead.

About Terri Anne Browning

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Terri Anne Browning
Hated school and reading until her aunt handed over her first romance novel at the age of twelve, as crazy aunts tend to do. It gave her a passion for the written word that has only increased over the years. At sixteen she started writing her own novellas, forcing her sister to be her one woman fan club. Now she has a few more fans and a lot more passion for writing. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie published book. The Rocker That Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The Rocker… series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon’s Wings. Terri Anne lives just outside of Birmingham, AL with her husband and three children.

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Drake Stevenson – The interview

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An interview with Demon’s Wings Rock Star Drake Stevenson

Who is Drake Stevenson?

Guitarist for Demon’s Wings. Husband to Lana “Angel” Daniel Stevenson. Ex-drunken screw-up.

Now you are not only a Rock God but a television personality. How is that working out for you?

Better than I ever thought. At first it was about having a reason to be closer to Angel. But it has become more than that for me over the last few season of the show. I saw a group of rocker hopefuls, men and women that were struggling to get their foot through the door that had real talent and even potential talent, and I wanted to help them.

You have lived life on the road for more than ten years, then settled in California. How are you finding the change to New York? Is this where you will stay?

The coastal change hasn’t been too much of a hardship for me. Having grown up in Ohio this isn’t so drastic for me.


Is it strange to be living so far apart from those whose pockets you have lived in for your whole life?

Being so far from Emmie, after having spent so many years with her being right beside of me, now that has been something of a challenge to get over. It was like leaving a little piece of myself on the West Coast. But now Angel and I have a condo in California so it has gotten easier for me deal with. We plan on splitting the year up between the two cities.

How have your priorities changed over that last year?

I wouldn’t say they have changed all that much. Angel is and always will be my number one priority. I have just had to expand them to include the new addition to our little family. I’ve stepped back from the band for an indefinite time, just as Jesse has now that he has the twins coming. It doesn’t in any way mean that Demon’s Wings are over! We are all just taking some time to enjoy the lives we have found.

Your life has always been the band and your music, what does the future hold for you now?

The band and music will always be a part of my life, and the future holds a million possibilities for that part of it. But for right now all I can say for sure about my future is that it will involve me, Angel, and our child being a family.

We never thought we would see the day Drake Stevenson with any girl other that Emmie on his arm. She must be one special lady to stop you in your tracks. What does Lana have that no one else has?

I’m not sure exactly what it is that she has. Maybe she was born with the other part of my soul. All I do know is that the moment I laid eyes on her I found the one thing that had been always been missing from my life.

You spent 2 months in rehab. It seems to have had a positive impact, would you be where you are today without it?

Probably not. If I hadn’t gone through the rehab I would have still felt like I didn’t deserve Angel. Plus it forced me to face some things that I had been hiding from for the majority of my life. Not only with myself but with Shane. Rehab brought me closer to my brother.

Shane is here in New York with you. He hasn’t been seen out much. Is there anything you would like to share?

Shane has found a reason to stop all the crap he had spent his whole life doing. He has cleaned up his act and I’m proud of him.

What does the future hold for both you personally and Demon’s Wings?

Personally I am hoping to add a few more kids to our family. As for Demon’s Wings we are still on a break, but knowing Emmie she will have us out on the road in a few years. Probably a summer long tour with four or five buses just to hold all of the kids.

To read my review of The Rocker That Needs Me click HERE and to read my interview with author Terri Anne Browning click HERE

The Rocker that Needs Me

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The Demon…

I’ve been fighting my own demons for most of my life. The alcohol seems to numb the pain, but it never makes the nightmares go away. All I want in life is a little peace. When I met my angel it felt like I found it, but there is so much standing between us. Why does she have to be so young…?

The Demon’s Angel…

Meeting Drake was the best thing to ever happen to me. I found my friend, my soul mate. But he lets my age stand between us. There is something that haunts him, and I selfishly want to be the one that helps him conquer his ghosts. If he would just let me in, let me closer, I think I could help him…

Wow!! This is the third book in Terri Anne Browning’s The Rocker Series and I just loved it. Often with books as part of a series and especially one that is going to have as many books in it as this one you can hit a lull around the middle. Did that happen in this case? Hell NO. I think so far this has been my favourite book of the series.

Drake Stevenson is just so complex, we got an inkling of why in the earlier books but we had no idea of the full extent as to what he went through as a child. The only solace he seems to get from it is at the bottom of a bottle of Jack Daniels. It isn’t really though, all it does is to make him pass out. Everyone is so worried about him, especially Shane. He knows if his brother doesn’t find some peace that the darkness that haunts him is going to kill him.

When that peace turns up in the form of 17 yr old Lana, Drake is tortured. She’s too young, he can’t bring himself to do anything other than have a platonic relationship with her. She has feelings for him but will respect him. The two couldn’t be any closer. When Drake hurts her, really hurts her she decides that she needs to get away from him. If they are to have any chance at being friends she can’t watch him with other women. She packs up and moves to New York to go to college and Drake heads to rehab.

Months later Drake accepts a job on the judging panel of a TV Show that is going to have him living in New York. He needs to have Lana in his life, but can she put the past behind her to have him in hers?

I really am loving all these rock star books and this series is no different. I am glad I had to start at the start and was able to read the three of them back to back, i’m only sorry that I now have to wait for Shane’s story cos I just know it is going to be epic! I read all three of these books in a day and a half. I had to but that’s besides the point. You just want more, all the time. I didn’t crave this much when I was pregnant!

Take a sneak peek for yourself what is going on inside Drake’s head!

My head snapped around at the sound of that voice, and I was sure that my heart stopped in my chest when I met the whiskey colored eyes of an angel. Her long, midnight black hair was pulled back in a ponytail. Her brown-amber eyes were huge in her beautiful face. She had plump lips that were almost bee stung and a nose that was tipped at the end. The angel was tall, her waist long and slender, but she had curves that made my body ache to hold her against me.
This angel was young; I would say no more than twenty-one…Layla introduced the angel. “Lana, this is Jesse and that’s Drake. Guys, this is my seventeen year old sister, Lana.”
Seventeen. Seventeen. SEVENTEEN!
Seven-fucking-teen!
The number bounced around in my already throbbing head, and I thought I was going to go mad from it. No! Not seventeen. She had to be older. I couldn’t be attracted in a seventeen year old girl.
“It’s nice to meet you, Lana,” Jesse said as he stared at the angel.
I was fascinated by the pretty pink that flooded her cheeks. “Yeah, you too,” she murmured and glanced at her sister. “Layla, can you help me with something in the bathroom?”
The sisters left us alone in the living room, and Jesse dropped down on the sofa beside of me. “Dude, you look pale.”
I wasn’t surprised. I think I had actually felt the color drain from my face when Layla had said the word seventeen. I felt sick to my stomach for an entirely different reason than the ones that I had woken up to.

Lucky me, I got to not only interview not only Terri Anne Browning but Drake Stevenson as well!
For Terri’s interview click HERE and click HERE for Drake’s 🙂

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Terri Anne Browning the interview

It was lovely of Terri Anne Browning to take the time to answers my questions, I must say I loved reading this interview and I hope you do too!

Who is Terri Anne Browning?

Author of The Rocker… series. Mother of three awesome kids. Wife to an amazing husband.

The Rocker series – Wow. Fabulous. Is Rock music a passion of yours?

Definitely! Rock touches my soul in a way that inspires me to write. A day doesn’t go by where Rock—or music in general—doesn’t playing a huge part in my life.

I hurt my hand you know, I slapped the wall when Drake was at that party in Axton’s. Was this planned or where the character took you?

A back track was something that I wanted to try and stay away from, but Drake kept taking me there. His addiction just got the better of the both of us.


Do you ever get mad with your characters?

All of the time! Drake was really stubborn at times, but he is nowhere near as bad as his brother. I have actually had to walk away from the story a few times because of it.

I see on Goodreads there will be at least 7 stories, I have to tell you that produced a happy dance around my kitchen. I can see Shane and Axton’s stories on the way. Is this Liam character going to be another?

Yes, Liam is going to have his own book with a leading lady that will for sure knock your socks off! He and the other members of OtherWorld, which you will possibly get a glimpse of in THE ROCKER THAT HOLDS HER, will definitely have a bigger role in Axton’s book which will lead up to their own books eventually.

(Cue more happy dancing)

I love how you keep all the characters from the previous books involved. Their story doesn’t end when their book does. As a reader this is important to me. Is it important to you as a writer?

When it comes to a series, it is a big deal for me. I get involved with the previous characters and want at least a small glimpse into how life has been treating them since their own books. Not everyone has a perfect life when the book closes, and I want to see how they are dealing with those challenges.

What has been the highlight of the series for you?

Getting to share it with everyone. Reading is a major passion of mine, and romance books in general has literally saved my life. So getting to share it with you and other readers is the biggest highlight of not only this series, but my life.

What was the hardest part to write?

With each one of these books I have come across some hard parts. The biggest for TRTHM was the abuse, and it has been something that I’ve had to work on all the way up to the current book I’m writing for the series. But with TRTNM it was the abuse and the ‘cheating’ scene in Vegas. I cried the whole time I wrote it, and still cry when I re-read it.

Are you a little bit in love with your rockers?

Some of them I will say I have more of a crush on, while other’s it is full on book-boyfriend-I-want-to-marry-you-and-give-you-little-rocker-babies love! Jesse being the biggest of them. I have put a little of my husband in each rocker, so it’s little wonder that I’m not in love with them.

(I’m literally gushing here, that is lovely!)

Heaven is one of my all time favourite songs, does it hold a special meaning for you?

It has always been a favourite of mine. Something that I have always thought of as super romantic and has been part of my playlist throughout this series, so I wanted to incorporate it into Drake.

Other than writing what else do you like to do?

Reading has always been a passion. If I’m not writing then I’m reading. Finding new indie authors has become something of a must for me when it comes to picking a book these days. I have my favourite big time authors, but other than their books I tend to stay with the up-and-coming indie.

(I love indie authors, they rock!!)

Do you have a motto you live by?

Don’t give up on your passion.

What is the best piece of advice you were ever given?

Never stop trying. No matter what! All anyone can ever tell you is no, so keep trying until you get your yes.

Quickfire

Wine or Beer
Neither. Tequila.
Day or Night
Night
Sun or Snow
Snow
Fish or Steak
Steak
Chips or Mash Chips

MMM Winter night with Steak and Chips washed down with some Tequila. Sounds good to me!

Read my review of The Rocker Than Needs Me Here and to read my interview with Drake Stevenson click HERE

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The Rocker That Holds Me – The Rocker Series #1

I signed up for a Blog Tour happening from August 24th. I received the ARC the other day and as I was carrying out author and character interviews and they had to be submitted today so I attempted to get down to business. In true Tanya style I realised that this was the third book in a series. The fabulous girls over at TheSubClubBooks (the first blog I followed when I started all of this) said it was ok that it could be read as a stand alone. I already hopped on and bought Terri Anne Browning‘s The Rocker That Holds Me (not available of Kobo 😦 had to read on my phone) and The Rocker That Savours Me. Well what I didn’t realise is that I was in for such a treat. With a day and a half to read all three I decided to get stuck in…

The Rocker That Holds Me

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Touring with four rockers is the thing of dreams…

At least that is what people tell me. To me those four rockers are my family. They have watched over me from the time I was five years old. Protecting me from my mother and her drunken, drug addict rages. When they made it big they still watched over me. And when my monster of a mother died they took over as my guardians.

In the six years since that happened I have watched over the four men that
mean everything to me. I take care of them just as they once took care of me. I handle all the dirty work behind the scenes of a rockers life. It isn’t always pretty. At times it came be damn near disgusting, especially when I have to get rid of their one night stands. Ugh!

Taking care of them doesn’t bother me though. I mean it’s not like I’m in love with one of them. That would be crazy. Falling for a rocker is NOT smart.

Okay, so I’m not smart. I love my guys, and one of them kind of holds my heart in his big old rocker hand. But I’m dealing. I’ve been able to keep it my little secret for years now.
I’m not, however, dealing with this bug that I seem to have caught. It scares the hell out of me. I hate doctors, but I’m suddenly more worried about finding out what is wrong with me than what the doctor might do to me.

When I get my test results back my life will never be the same again…

Emmie has been through some shit in her life. A mother who was a junkie, whore and all round bitch. I could think of a better word but I’m a lady 😉 She was very lucky when she was growing up to have Nik, Jesse, Drake and Shane there to look after her. They couldn’t stop what was happening to her but they would make sure to make sure she was OK afterwards, to feed and clothe her and make sure none of her wounds became infected. It wasn’t often a group of teenaged lads would look after a little girl. If they called someone she would be lost in the system. It was better to live in an ongoing nightmare than to be sent to hell.

Years later and the bitch is dead. The boys are famous rock stars and take Emmie under their wing. SHe goes on tour with the boys and although the band has a manager, she is the personal manager. They want it, she gets it. She makes sure they have everything they could possibly need. She even goes so far as to get rid of their skanks the next day.

Don’t get me wrong, she does this out of love not for money and not for the glamour that’s for damn sure. They boys or ‘my guys’ as she refers to them look after her too. These big burly rock stars turn into pussy cats in her presence. They would do anything for her ans her for them.

So when Emmie gets sick and is rushed to hospital the shit is about to hit the fan. When they find out what is wrong with her the whole band dynamic shifts and two people’s lives are going to change forever.

Loved Loved Loved this book. Its short, more of a novella. It, however, still manages to pack a punch. You will actually get so caught up in it you will even start to feel nervous, sick and even the joy of the characters. This isn’t the first book I have read about rock stars, in fact it is becoming a bit of a habit! I love it, I love reading about the life on the road, the lifestyle of the rockers and even finding out that there is much more to them that what we read in the papers!

If you like the books with a more explicit content this is definitely one for you! It costs less that a bag of chips! (fries if you are in the US lol). You may as well buy book 2 while you are at it. You will want to dive right in!!