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I always felt like I could do something more than just read. Finally, I have found both a creative outlet and a chance to do something meaningful with my reading. This blog was created in appreciation of and tribute to all of the authors who have brought me joy through their books. These reviews are my way of giving back to authors and providing recognition for the hard work that each one completes every day!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Spotlight with author Karolyn James

Spotlight with author Karolyn James

Hello again! Last week I told you all about an author who was new to me. We were introduced to the men in the band who comprise this series and were given a glimpse into the first book in the series, ALL ACCESS. Today we are back and continuing our exploration into this series with book 2, BROKEN SOUND.

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

For those of you who may have missed the last post, I thought it would be fun to allow you to meet the band as well, so I decided to include the introductions once again. I have come across several series that center on band members lately. This one intrigues me. I hope that it catches your attention as well. Please allow me to introduce, once again:



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 2**


The second book in the Brothers of Rock series is BROKEN SOUND, where lead guitarist, Davey, is faced with life changing decisions involving love, family, and as always, music.

Rockstars expect women to show up at their hotel room, but when a woman shows up with an infant and tells Davey he is the father, his world is turned upside down. 

Anna is a teacher and part-time waitress, desperate to make enough to pay off debts left to her by an ex-boyfriend who made her life a living hell. When her boss schedules her for an extra shift, he tells her it's her job to take care of a special guest... lead guitarist of Chasing Cross, Davey. The second Anna meets eyes with Davey, she feels something she's wanted for a long time. But with someone famous? That's impossible. Besides, Davey is there with a date.

When Davey returns to the restaurant, sans date, he asks to see Anna. She doesn't understand what he would want with her. He is a man with a big heart, kind eyes, and the true power that only a real rockstar could have. Then Anna learns the truth of Davey's life, from his haunted past to his rocky present. Still, she longs to be part of his future.  But when Anna's own past turns potentially deadly, life and love suddenly collide in a way that could hurt everyone and leave someone dead.

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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 BROKEN SOUND? 


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He stood the guitar up and leaned it against the table.  Anna saw him deep in thought.  His mind was on something beyond the band.  She knew it had to do with the woman from before but it wasn’t her place to pick at him about it.
As she shuffled her way towards him, Davey let out a sigh.
“I liked it,” Anna finally said, drawing Davey’s attention.
He looked at Anna and she watched his eyes light up.  “Oh yeah?”
“Beautiful sound,” she said.  “No pick, right?”
“Just fingers.”
“Sounded great.  The whistling harmonized everything too.”
“That’s right, you’re a musician,” Davey said. 
“I wouldn’t call myself a musician,” Anna said.  “I play songs for kids to sing to.”
Davey put his hand out for Anna.  “That’s the greatest job of all.”
Anna looked at Davey’s hand and then took it.  He held her hand and smiled.
“I remember being a kid, in elementary school.  Our music room was in the basement.  We used to have to sit on the cold floor for music class.  And the teacher wore makeup that matched her clothes.  She had pictures of instruments on the walls and an old piano.  She sat with her back to us and played and sang.  Important moments for me.  I didn’t know that then, but I do now.”
Anna smiled.  That meant more to her than she could ever explain to Davey.  She took pride in helping kids with art and music, and sometimes dreamed of a student becoming famous because of her help at their young age. 
“I’m glad you had that music class,” Anna said.
“Well, everyone had that class.  I guess it worked out for the best.”
“I guess so.”
Davey tugged on Anna’s hand.  She hesitated for a second and then stepped towards him, towards the couch.  She felt her breathing already reaching what it was in the shower. 
“My gosh, Anna, I hope you don’t mind me saying it, but you look amazing right now.”
“I just got out of the shower.”
“I know.  But your hair... down.  It’s driving me crazy.”
Anna swallowed, unsure what to say to that.  She glanced at the guitar.  “Was that a song you’re working on?”
“Not really,” Davey said.  “Just messing around.”
Davey reached for Anna’s other hand.  When he took it, she shuddered.  His hands were big and warm, protective and comforting.  Anna looked down at Davey.  She turned her hands so their palms were touching.  An image flashed in her mind of Davey and the woman he brought to the restaurant.  When they held hands, their fingers weren’t interlocked.  Not that it should have mattered and Anna had no reason to remember such a pointless detail other than to fuel her jealousy.
She spread her fingers and they both watched and felt as Davey slipped his fingers between hers.  She sighed and felt his strong grip.

So what did you all think? 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. Your feedback is always welcome. I take into account everything my followers tell me when making decisions about books. What about your personal preference? Do you like books with rockers? What is it about them that you do or don’t enjoy?  

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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