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Olivia Cunning | It Takes Two. Guitarists. ~ Comment to Win
Author Guest / November 30, 2012

If you’re not familiar with the Sinners on Tour series, it’s about a hard rock band called—you guessed it—Sinners. In each book of the series, one member of the band finds true love with a very lucky and self-confident woman. I think you have to be self-confident if you’re going to date a rock star. Do you agree? DOUBLE TIME, which will be released this November, is about Sinners’ sexier-than-sin rhythm guitarist, Trey Mills. I once had a reader comment in a review of the first book, BACKSTAGE PASS, that she had no idea what all the music technical terms meant. As a die-hard rock music fan, I thought the lingo was common knowledge and that most readers could figure it out from context, but I apparently assumed wrong. So if you don’t know a fret board from an amplifier, allow me to bring you up to speed on a few things. Sinners is made up of five members. While everyone knows that lead vocalists sing and drummers play drums, the roles of the guitarists might not be as readily apparent. In most metal bands there are three guitarists: lead, rhythm, and bass. Jace Seymour (hero of HOT TICKET—coming out…

Leigh Greenwood | Why are Cowboys the Ultimate romance heroes?
Author Guest / November 30, 2012

That’s an intriguing question, one I believe has a long history of continuous development until it reached the position that it occupies today.  Let’s begin by describing a real cowboy was actually like. He was usually a young man between the ages of sixteen and twenty-six who wanted more adventure than his home in the East provided.  He was a cowhand, sometimes a foreman, and occasionally a rancher.  His job was unglamourous, the hours long, and he was too poorly paid to allow him a wife and family.  His constant companions were his horse (usually a mustang)  and the cows he tended.  His bed was a hard mattress in a bunkhouse or a bedroll under the stars.  He rarely saw women or a town.  When he did, he tended to drink up his wages or spend it on the ladies.  He often worked alone with only his wit and courage to protect him from danger.  As long as he took his boss’s pay, his loyalty was unwavering. As a group, these men opened the West, facing danger with only their ambition and their guns to back them up.  They fought for honor and justice – and profit.  When necessary, they…