I am so excited that Olivia Cunning is here today on her Blog Tour. She's promoting her debut novel "Backstage Pass" which I had the pleasure of reading.
(Copied from her profile on Goodreads)
The first in a new erotic romance series, Backstage Pass is a sizzling mix of sex, love, and rock n' roll It's been months since Brian Sinclair, lead guitarist for the famous rock band, Sinners, composed anything. Unable to write the music that once flowed so naturally, Brian is lost without his musical mojo. But when sexy psychology professor Myrna Evans comes on tour to study groupie mentality, Brian may have found the spark he needs to reignite 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?
In honor of today being Columbus Day Olivia has written a post about discoveries that your really going to enjoy.
Discoveries Worth Celebrating
by Olivia Cunning
Columbus Day means different things to different people. To bankers and federal employees it means a day off work. Lucky them! Some people don’t give it much thought at all. It’s just another Monday in a seemingly endless string of Mondays. Others find the holiday offensive and protest its commemoration. To me, Columbus Day is a celebration of discovery—not only discovery of the “new” world (which happens to be as old as the rest of the world), but of discovery in general.
A major theme in my debut novel, Backstage Pass, is discovery. You might be wondering if extra spicy, erotic romances about rock stars even have themes. When I write them, they do. Both main characters embark on a journey of discovery. Brian Sinclair, the hero of the novel and the sexy lead guitarist of the rock band Sinners, discovers love and inspiration in an unexpected place. Myrna Evans, the heroine and a human sexuality professor, embarks on a journey of self-discovery and reclaims both her sexual identity and her ability to love.
Brian has been looking for love in all the wrong places, looking for love in too many faces. He dates women who are ultimately wrong for him and who break his heart—mostly because they hop into bed with Sinners’ lead singer, Sed Lionheart. What Brian discovers in Backstage Pass is a woman unlike any he’s encountered in his past. Because she is so different and offers a challenge, it drives him to distraction. Myrna is highly educated, intelligent, and damned bossy. She knows what she wants out of life and it isn’t love and marriage or Brian’s affection. It also isn’t Sed Lionheart—bonus points for Myrna. Brian’s not sure he’ll ever win her heart, but he is smitten almost immediately. An incurable romantic, Brian knows Myrna is destined to be his. When he makes love to her for the first time (and thereafter), he hears music in his head. Exquisite and unique guitar compositions. Brian has discovered, not only the woman who can be faithful to him while still offering him the challenge he craves, but also his muse.
Myrna’s discovery is not so concrete. It’s more internal. Her journey in Backstage Pass is of self-discovery. At first, all she wants from Brian is a good time, which he delivers frequently with skill. There’s a reason Myrna avoids love. Her ex-husband was emotionally abusive. He made her question her self-worth, called her a whore, accused her of cheating, and did everything in his power to control her. She’s glad to finally be rid of him and refuses to give a man that kind of power over her again. Myrna fears she will lose herself if she slips even a little. She is terrified that she might end up doubting herself again. Brian is nothing like her ex-husband. He encourages Myrna to be who she is and to explore her sexuality. And boy do these two explore! They explore in a bed, in a bath, on a table, on a dresser, against a tour bus, in a bunk, in a tour bus, in a men’s room, on a motorcycle, in a car, on the beach, in a shower, backstage, chained to the ceiling, against a friend, with a friend, and I’m sure I’m forgetting some stops on their journey of sexual exploration. While her ex-husband belittled her for her sexual inhibition, Brian loves that quality in her. If there’s anything new she wants to try, he’s eager to assist and please. He’s equally uninhibited, so he’s the perfect companion for her journey. Emotionally and mentally, the voyage is very difficult for Myrna. Physically, she’s all systems go from the start. Brian is wonderful. He’s exactly what she needs, but until she discovers that for herself, he can’t break through her emotional barriers. Sometimes you can’t see what right in front of you because you’re hiding within yourself. By exploring her sexuality with Brian, Myrna rediscovers and embraces who she really is. Ultimately, this allows her to discover the magic of love. I’d say that’s a discovery worth celebrating.
Have you ever discovered something about yourself in an unexpected way?
Thank you Olivia for stopping by my blog today on your blog tour!
Now for the Giveaway:
1. This giveaway is only open to US residents due to shipping costs. Sorry :(
2. I'm going to make this giveaway really easy. The drawing will be held on October 18th using random.org.
3. Leave a comment answering Olivia's question.
4. +2 entries each for spreading the word about the giveaway. Leave the links in your comment.
5. (Optional) Leave you email address in your comment and I will also email you if you win or you can check back here on October 18th when I announce the winners