Saturday, October 31, 2015

Book Spotlight for Rock Me Two Times by Dawn Ryder (Review & GIVEAWAY)

As a reader obsessed with rock star romances I'm excited to introduce you to an erotic new series giving a tantalizing taste of the sensual world of rock!  Keep reading to get a decadent taste of Rock Me Two Times by Dawn Ryder, the first installment in her Rock Band series, along with my impressions of it.  Ms. Ryder gives you a glimpse of her ideal rock star too which will help you count down the days until the November 3rd release of this steamy series starter and the four sexy rock stars that will leave you drooling!  In honor of this release make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win 1 of 5 copies of this book too!

Sexiest Rock Stars (And What Makes Them So Hot!) with Dawn Ryder.....
Rock Stars…some are just lick-able….
Let’s face it, there is something about a man in leather, who can bring a stadium to its feet. I know there are all sorts of different music out there but heavy metal in all its formats has a certain, gut-wrenching appeal that just gets girls wanting to squeal. So here’s one of my favorites:
David Bowie – Okay, I’m an 80’s child and there was this little movie called “Labyrinth.” Now I don’t care if you hated the Muffat/D&D/Princess Bride concoction that was this movie, there was one thing that made it worth your attention…David Bowie in Regency garb. And when he opened his mouth and those deep vocals came out with a rhythm that had you squirming in your seat…well, he made my top three male singer list for sure. Besides, his Goblin King makeup was amazing and I actually based a lot of Syon, the hero of Rock Me Two Times, on this character.
There are so many types of passion, and music is one that the world stops and listens to. If I’m lucky, someday, one of my books will captivate a reader just as completely as some of the great songs out there that everyone knows.

Ryder’s sizzling new Rock Band series.
Rock star Syon Braden writes and plays the most extreme—and profitable—music from the depths of his shredded heart. He’s got a double platinum record, adoring fans, and success for his band Toxsin—but it’s what he can’t have that he craves. Custom leather designer Kate Napier has her sights set on success, and that means keeping irresistible rock stars like Syon out of her bed. The chance to tour with the band and provide them with a fantastic custom wardrobe is too major an opportunity to turn down. But immersion in the dark, wild world of Toxsin on tour means Kate’s about to get rocked…hard…body and soul.


It sounded like a tsunami coming in, or a freight train passing three feet in front of her face. It was more than sound; there was a vibration that traveled through her body, all the way down to her bones. There was a current in the air that practically crackled with excitement.
The bodyguard-slash-security guy showed Kate up to a private box. She followed because she didn’t want to squeal like a little girl and ask to be taken home.
She’d never lost her head like this before.
It was embarrassing on an epic scale. She was pissed at herself for rolling over so easily for a man who wouldn’t recall her name by the end of the night.
The box had plush seats and an open rail overlooking the stage. The lights went down, and the drummer started up. The beat was infectious, taking over her heart until she was sure the muscle was keeping the same rhythm.
The crowd roared again, thrusting their hands up into the air as two guitars joined the drummer. Her nipples puckered again, her memory offering up an image of Syon arching back as he played those final chords. It was like he was pushing the music out of himself, almost as if he were giving birth.
On stage, he was just as raw.
Syon took command of the space completely. The audience ate him up.
And were they screaming. Syon worked them just as skillfully as he did his guitar. He really was lord of all he surveyed. Kate discovered herself leaning forward, being drawn toward the spellbinding energy pulsing on the stage. Sitting still was impossible; her body wanted to move in time with the notes Syon was wringing out of his instrument. She became fixated on his hands; the way he worked his fingers was downright dominant.
Her teeth were clenched  by the time the last song finished, she was panting softly and felt wrung out.
But it was fucking wonderful. She was drifting on a high and collapsed back into her padded chair, her composure scattered around her like fall leaves. She felt spent but amped up at the same time.
Fangirls were definitely climbing the respect ladder in her book.
Okay, so she was drooling over a rock star like some high schooler, but at least B.O.B.—her battery-operated boyfriend —was waiting for her at home. All in all, the buzz was worth the slightly stinging blow to her pride, because in some corner of her mind, she believed she should be grown-up enough to realize fantasies weren’t mature. So disappointment wouldn’t stalk her in the wee hours of the night.
A hollow feeling in her gut warned her she was hoping in vain.
As Syon and the rest of the band left the stage, Kate indulged herself in a long moment of reflection. Syon had worked that guitar until it wailed. He had to be hell in bed if he applied even half that effort to pleasing his partner.
“So, what’d you think?”
She jumped, grabbing the armrests of the movie theater-style chair. Her eyes popped open wide, and her belly did a triple flip when she found Syon watching her.
“Ah…” Her tongue suddenly felt like a wad of cotton in her mouth as she scrambled to stand up and turn around to face him. “It was fantastic…”
He grinned at her, a huge, arrogantly pleased expression that showed off his perfect teeth.
God, she wondered if he knew how to bite…



The rock star world is on vivid display in this new series following the exciting and intensely sexual lives of four men with a bond stronger than blood and their in-your-face lives being chased by fans and paparazzi.  Ms. Ryder quickly grabs reader's attention with her addictive blend of steamy sex, drool-worthy rock stars, and finding love when you least expect it.  Each rocker is unique with emotional baggage of their own hidden behind their charm and manufactured images that you can't help but be drawn to.  Add in to this chaotic world a strong-willed woman trying to balance professionalism and feelings of love for a man weighed down by obligations and you have a story full of emotional highs and lows that keeps you fully engrossed in their battle to find HEA.

Rockers Toxsin are at the top of the charts beloved by fans and chased by paparrazi, living life with no boundaries.  Their lives aren't as perfect as it seems though as they're tired of living up to the image of what a rock star should be, particularly for lead singer Syon.  He's always gotten every girl he wanted but meeting Kate inspires him on every level and with her talent for crafting leather goods has him wanting her even closer.  Their connection crackles the moment they meet, teeming with sexual tension, that strengthens as his rock tour progresses.  Syon's a strong-willed man with a military background that's surrounded by an air of mystery and power.  He's dominant and isn't afraid to use this sensual power on Kate in numerous sexual interludes.  He's surprisingly sweet along with an intense loyalty to his bandmates forged in war.  This close friendship blurs the lines at times when it comes to their sexuality as fellow rocker Ramsey has an especially close bond with Syon making for hinted at menages.  From start to finish, despite his manager trying to perpetuate his bad boy image, Syon was a loyal, sexy, and caring rocker who only had eyes for the hard working Kate from the moment he saw her.

Kate was devoted to becoming famous for her leather goods.  Past experience has taught her that rock stars are nothing but trouble and that she will keep all interactions professional to reach her goal.  Meeting Syon though throws all her rules and beliefs out the window as there's more to him than meets the eye. Being on the road with him and Toxsin opens her eyes to the four men who are like brothers and count on each other to stay sane in a world full of chaos. Kate's world soon becomes endless days of travel, nights of partying with lots of women who want these rockers for their brush with fame...all except for Syon, who only wants Kate.  Theirs is a scorching relationship fragile over issues of trust and sabotaged by a band manager who thinks image is more important than reality.  Through it all Kate stands by her man while remaining strong-willed and forming her own familial bond with the rest of Toxsin's sexy pseudo bad boys.  Kate's immensely likable and tells it like it is.  While the lack of privacy bothered her at first she quickly embraced the sense of family their close quarters gave her which had her embracing any free time she could with Syon.

From the first page to the last this is a story that sucks you in.  The members of Toxsin are sexy, charming, with secrets and emotional bruises just hinted at. With Ramsey you get unabashed talk and action, despite a lifetime of religion, where decadence is his vice.  He's immensely loyal to Syon with a bond that's clearly unbreakable.  Taz is Asian with a love for cosplay and for a young woman whose family is keeping them apart.  He's a bit quiet and serious-minded but sweet and supportive too.  Drake is the Brit who gives off an air of class mixed with dirty-mindedness.  He's the one we got to know the least about and I'm looking forward to finding out more about him and the others.  This story had a tantalizing flow giving ample time to these characters and laying great groundwork for the future by leaving us wanting to know more about them.  The sexual interludes are plentiful and varied and were erotic with a bit of sweetness.  The banter amongst the bandmates and Kate was fun with a bit of flirtiness that ultimately morphs into one of family that was endearing.  The only thing to mar my enjoyment was band manager Cid whose actions were over-the-top and a bit melodramatic.  Despite that small quibble this was a delightful start to an enticing new series that vividly and realistically depicts the rock star world, warts and all.  The characters are likable, with interactions and banter that pulls you in, and I'm greatly anticipating the next installment.

My rating for this is B+

*I got this book from NetGalley for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Dawn Ryder is the erotic romance pen name of a bestselling author of historical romances. She has been publishing her stories for over eight years to a growing and appreciative audience. She is commercially published in mass market and trade paper, and digi-first published with trade paper releases. She is hugely committed to her career as an author, as well as to other authors and to her readership. She resides in Southern California.


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