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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Guest Post with author Karolyn James

Guest Post with author Karolyn James

Hello everyone! Today I have a new author and series to tell you about. This is a two-part post with book 2 featured in a couple of weeks. But for today, we are going to meet Karolyn James. She is stopping in today to tell us about her new series Brothers Of Rock. And she will be introducing us to the band members as well. Check out this description about the series:

***For fans of Nashville the TV show and Bella Andre, the BROTHERS OF ROCK series is dramatic, sexy, romantic,and entertaining. It sizzles!***

Sound like something that is up your alley? Well then stay tuned because this party is just getting started. I don’t know any better way to introduce you to a series than to provide some deets about the characters that these stories pertain to. Sound exciting? Well let’s get started. Please allow me to introduce to the blog:



Karolyn James is an award winning / bestselling romance & erotic romance author. This is a different side of Karolyn, one that doesn’t just explore relationships, but the sexuality within those relationships.

Karolyn James is the author of the smash hit romance series, Brothers of Rock. Under the K James name, she writes romance with story and purpose.

Along with romance, Karolyn is the author of several erotic romance books and series, including the new hit Rock Her Curves series.

She prides herself off being able to interact with her readers and fans and always tries to respond to every Tweet and email.

You can find out more about Ms. James in the following places:

**Brothers Of Rock, Book 1**


With ALL ACCESS, a contemporary romance series begins that explores, life, love, and music. Join the five band members of Chasing Cross as they find that there's more to life beyond the stage.

Jess is caught off guard when a sexy stranger buys her a cup of coffee and asks her to sit with him. He's mysterious, nice, and even though he says the right things at the right time, Jess can sense that there's something hidden about him.

As Johnnie sits across from the beautiful woman, he can't believe she doesn't recognize him. Everyone does. It comes with the territory when you're the lead singer of one of the hottest bands in the world, Chasing Cross. With one more show to go before taking a small break in touring, it feels like luck is on Johnnie's side. That is, if he can find a way to tell Jess who he is, without scaring her off.

After her best friend begs her to come to a concert, Jess finds herself standing in the middle of a crowd. The lights are off, music begins, and the crowd erupts in cheers. She doesn't know much about the band, but that's all about to change. When the lights come on, Jess can't believe her eyes. The lead singer of the band is the man from the café.

Plucked from the crowd during the show, Jess makes her way backstage. The encore may have ended on stage, but the real show is just about to begin. Johnnie's passion quickly turns to romance but the more time he and Jess spend together, the more things get complicated. Johnnie has a big decision to make about himself and the band, testing his loyalty and love for the music, and when Jess's dreams start to come true, she starts to realize that true love exists, but it's not always an easy path to take.

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**Meet The Band of Brothers**

I always wanted to write series, from the first time I decided to really become an author. I knew this first from my own reading experiences, watching the plot and climax of my favorite stories and then wondering what happened after the book ended. More so, there is always so much going on in and around life, with so many stories in itself. Plus, with a series, it’s like visiting old friends over and over. You know the characters and you get to enjoy them over and over.

For the Brothers of Rock series, each band member of Chasing Cross gets their own book. The rest of the band appears in the books and there are small plotlines that carry beyond each book. The successful response to the series has talks of expanding the books beyond five books and beyond Chasing Cross. I would love to bring in more band members or bands or anything to keep this series going. But first things first, for all the readers who haven’t had the chance to read Brothers of Rock yet, why not meet the band?

Lead singer and sometimes guitarist, Johnnie.  He’s the unclaimed leader and hero of the band.  He’s also in the first book – All Access – where readers get to know him, the band, and get to see Johnnie’s emotions as he has to make some life changing decisions in both love and life.

Guitarist, Danny.  He’s Johnnie’s younger brother.  He’s a little wild, always relying on the protection of his big brother.  He’s the main character in book three (Bitter Farewell – coming June 2013) and for the first time in his life, he must face the world on his own.

Guitarist, Davey.  In the second book – Broken Sound – Davey must come to grips with something potential in his past.  A woman shows up with a baby and says it’s his.  If that’s not heavy enough to deal with, Davey falls in love with a woman that isn’t the baby’s mother.  

Bassist, Chris.  Chris will appear in the fourth book and will have to face something similar to Davey.  His life and his decisions are called into question and this normally quiet, partying rockstar has to find a way to grow up and man up fast.

Rick, Drummer.  In the fifth book, you get to meet perhaps the most complicated man in the band.  He’s hiding so much emotion and hanging onto so many demons (especially those hiding at the bottom of a bottle), Rick finds himself struggling between trying to deal with his past, capture his present, and not lose his future.  To top that off, he makes a life changing decision… life changing for himself and for the band.

Along with these men come with the women they fall in love with, along with some other characters along the way too. With each book, it’s a whole new story to read… and the series doesn’t have to be read in order but it’s most enjoyable to do so! I really appreciate all the support for Brothers of Rock and hope to see it continue!

How about a taste of ALL ACCESS? 


      At the counter, Jess slipped her phone into her bag and placed her order.
      Before the barista behind the counter could give her the total, a hand appeared at the counter with money.
      “Add the same to that order,” a voice said.
      Jess looked over her shoulder and saw what could possibly be the sexiest man she had ever seen in her life.  He was tall with a defined chin, piercing eyes, and the scruff of a face in badly need of a shave.  His lips were thin but curvy and as the right side started to move into a little smile, Jess felt her mouth start to open.
      “On me,” the man whispered.  “Just do me a favor and bring the coffee to the table in the corner.”
      Jess looked back to the money.  The stranger tapped the bill on the counter and then slithered away.
      “Is that all?” the barista asked.
      Jess eyed the man as he walked away, keeping his head down. 
      “I guess so,” she whispered.
      Jess carried the two cups of coffee to the back table.  There the stranger sat with his back to Jess, a hand near his face.  He looked like he was trying to disguise himself.  It worried Jess as she grew closer. 
      Was something wrong with him?
      Was he some kind of crazy man?
      Her mind thought of things she’d seen in the news, not to mention the author in her that never stopped working. 
      Couldn’t this be a book plot?
      Strange guy in a café, eyeing people?
      When he turned and Jess saw the outline of his face, she almost dropped the coffee.  He was gorgeous.  From the side, with the light of the sun glistening on his face, he had the look of a statue.
      But he could move.
      And talk.
      And he did.
      “Ah, thank you so much,” he said, reaching for one of the coffees.
      “It’s just black,” Jess said.  “Wasn’t sure how you liked it.”
      “After last night, black will do the trick.”
      He smiled, showing a set of dimples that formed more dimples.  His chin pulled when he smiled, and the power of his eyes starting to burn into Jess’s memory.
      She swore to herself that she was memorizing the man’s sexy features for her own work.  She could use a guy like this in one of her novels.  But after a few seconds of gawking, she realized she teetered on the line of being creepy herself.
      “Got change for me?” the man asked.   
      “Oh, change.  No.  I gave it to... the...”
      “I’m only kidding,” the man said, smiling.  “Here.  Sit down for a minute.”
      “No.  I don’t want to bother you.”
      “Sure you do.  Sit down.”
      His eyes were dark and deep.  A sense of honesty came through them.  Jess couldn’t believe how suddenly comfortable she felt, considering this was a total stranger.  But even still, she took a step to the small round table and sat down.
      Her hands were folded around her coffee.  Her laptop bag still on her shoulder.
      “You could put your bag down,” the man said.  “I won’t bite.  I promise.”
      “Do you often bite people?” Jess asked.
      “Only when tempted.”
      He was fast.  He was smooth.
      Jess’s mouth ran dry. 
      Without breaking her stare from the man’s eyes, she lowered her laptop bag to the floor.
      “Working today?” the man asked, pointing to the bag.
      “Something like that,” Jess said.  “I’m a writer.”
      “A writer?  What do you write?”
      Why was this guy asking questions? 
      Jess tried to lift her coffee cup but found her hands were shaking.  Shaking from what?  Fear?  Anticipation?  Because the man sitting across from her had a dreamy face?
      “I write books,” Jess said.
      “Write books or are they published?”
      “What does that mean?”
      “Okay.  I play guitar...”
      Jess felt her heart jump.  Of course a man this sexy would play guitar. 
      “... so that makes me a musician, right?”
      Jess nodded.
      “But am I recording musician?  Do I get to play big shows?  Make lots of money?”
      Jess shrugged her shoulders.  “I don’t know.  You tell me.”
      The man laughed for a few seconds.
      “Are you published?” he asked.
      “Yes,” Jess said.  “I have a publisher.  I’m not famous but I’ve had to sign a couple autographs.”
      “Sign a couple autographs,” the man smiled wide.  He sipped his coffee. 
      “You play shows?” Jess asked.
      “I guess you could say that.”
      “Are you in a band?”
      “Yeah.  I’m in a band.  I’m the singer.  Go figure.”
      Jess couldn’t believe how turned on she felt.  She fought the images coming to her, but she pictured the man standing on a stage, playing guitar, singing.  Sweating.  Staring at Jess in a crowd.  Controlling her with his eyes.
      She had to look away for a second.
      “So, let me ask you something,” the man said.
      “You have no idea who I am?”
      “Why?  Am I supposed to?”
      “Nope,” the man said.  “By the way, my name is Johnnie.”

So what did you all think? I am really interested in your feedback. Tell me what you thought and if you are likely to read the book or not. If you are familiar with Ms. James and her books, I’d love to know what you think. Do you like books with rockers? Spill the deets peeps. 

I would like to thank Ms. James for taking the time to create a post for us and for dropping in today. I hope that you all enjoyed your time spent here today and that you liked getting to know a bit about Ms. James and her book. As always, if you want to read this book or series, be sure to buy a copy for yourself to support this author. Thanks so much for stopping in today. Until next time …


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