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Get Rocked! in Vegas is now up for preorder! (Links Below)

I am pleased to announce my book, “Something Wicked” will be featured in this amazing rockstar romance box set due out May 16th! This is all new material from myself and my fellow rockstar romance authors. In this book, I am introducing a NEW band! Hope you all will check it out.



GET ROCKED! In Vegas showcases USA Today, Amazon Bestselling, and Award Winning Rockstar Romance Authors as they take you on a sexy musical journey through Sin City with a group of ***ALL NEW*** stories, many featuring some of your favorite fictional rock bands!
Let these scorching bad boy rock stars melt your panties and your hearts as they burn up the stage at a fictional rock festival in one of the world’s sexiest playgrounds!

The Stage by Jenna Galicki

Even rock stars get star-struck. Meeting heavy metal icon Brandon Bullet was a dream come true for Tommy Blade. When Immortal Angel decides to add Tommy’s rock star idol as a guest singer to their set at the Get Rocked! festival, sparks fly and egos collide.
Angel Garcia, Immortal Angel’s flashy frontman, isn’t happy about sharing the spotlight or Tommy’s attention. That all changes once Angel has a mind-blowing rehearsal with the charismatic lead singer of Bulletproof.
The sexual chemistry on stage between Angel and Brandon is something Tommy never counted on. Now he’s forced to watch his husband and his idol strut on stage together and share a connection that, up until now, only he and Angel shared. And the guest appearance by Tommy’s rock star idol just lost most of its appeal.
Commissioned to design custom-made rock and roll attire, even Tommy’s wife Jessi gets one-on-one time with Brandon Bullet.
Taking a back seat wasn’t on the agenda. Add Angel and Brandon’s secret rehearsals together, and Tommy is left in the shadows wondering exactly what’s going on between the two.
Like everything else in Tommy’s life, it all unfolds on stage.
Epilogue by Brandon Bullet of Bulletproof.

Beating Hearts by Jade C. Jamison

If you thought Las Vegas was hot…

Brandon Bennett, inexperienced young drummer for a famous rock band, is about to play his first festival…but before that he needs to find out who’s stalking him. And, when he does, things just might get too hot to handle…

Something Wicked by Theresa Hissong

Aiden Hawke, the lead singer for the rock band Something Wicked, was used to raising hell and partying every night with his all-male band. When their bassist quit right before the beginning of their tour, saying he needed to go back to a normal life, the band hired on a female to take his place.
Kit Ellis knew she was stepping into a predominately male industry when she signed on with Something Wicked. There weren’t that many female bassist in the business, but the gutsy woman knew she could run with the big dogs. Her dream had come true when she landed a spot as the newest band member for Something Wicked, but there was one problem she had not anticipated. Aiden Hawke ignited something inside her, and with each day spent together, their heated glances and casual flirting sent her hormones straight into the danger zone.
One steamy night at the Get Rocked Festival in Las Vegas, Aiden and Kit find themselves giving in to their need for each other. Can the two of them survive when Kit’s family calls with news of trouble at home, or will Kit give up her dream after she realizes that she crossed the line by falling for the lead singer of Something Wicked?

Rock Casualty by Lisa Gillis

With this ring… or not?
June Loren and her metal-music-god have an open relationship. No drama. No complications. That is, until down on one knee, he slides a ring on her finger and suddenly declares himself monogamous. Convinced there’s no way this man-whore musician who spends two-hundred-plus days on the road is faithful husband material, she jets to Vegas… the perfect venue to escape her life and her wedding the next day.
After getting kicked out of his band and a stint in rehab, one-time rock star Creighton Stone needs more than a little luck to get his life back on track. A reunion gig at the Get Rocked Vegas Festival is an opportunity to redeem himself. But when he’s sidetracked by an intriguing woman at the blackjack table, his world flips upside down… again.
Hard liquor and heavy partying lead to waking with more than a hangover. The gleaming rings on their fingers suggest Creighton and June had more fun than a one-night stand.
Everyone knows
‘What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.’
What happened in Vegas?

Jagged Dawn by Lashell Collins

The boys of Jagged Ivory are back, and this time they’re rocking the Nevada desert!
When Jagged Ivory is asked to headline a night at the famed Get Rocked Music Festival in Las Vegas, their bassist, Benji Staffon, sees it as the perfect opportunity to finally put a ring on it. He and his girl, Fae Miller, have both been through hell and back, overcoming addiction and other life struggles. Now all they want is to usher in a whole new day for themselves and their future. But when the pressures of planning a Vegas wedding and the bachelor party blowout from hell start to weigh on him, Benji begins to wonder if a real future with Fae is something he’s even capable of having.
Join Jagged Ivory on their music festival tour stop and witness the dawn of a whole new day for the entire band!

Force by Jennifer L. Allen

Lee Taylor, drummer for Sweet Hostility, is elated when they win a local contest and get to participate in one of the biggest rock music festivals in the world: Get Rocked! In Vegas. Together with her three bandmates/best friends, she travels to Las Vegas and gets lost in the heat and excitement of Sin City.
Ash Keller, lead singer for Rhythms of the Restless, feels like he hit the jackpot when his band gets picked to go to Vegas for the annual Get Rocked! festival. It’s his chance to leave his past behind and make something of himself. He’s instantly caught up in all—and who—Las Vegas has to offer.
When Lee and Ash meet, a force pulls them together and doesn’t let them part. Join them for a weekend full of sexy rock-n-roll.

Prelude to a Wicked Wedding by Bella Jeanisse

Brandon Knight, lead guitarist of the rock band Wicked End, is thrilled to have his fiancé, Mackenzie, on tour with him. Being chosen to play at Get Rocked! In Vegas is a dream come true for him and his band. The weekend will be filled with great music and sexual fun. He wouldn’t have it any other way.
Mackenzie Winters is excited that they will have an entire weekend to explore Las Vegas and each other. She is anxious about their upcoming wedding, so she needs the escape. She wants nothing more than to marry Brandon, but planning a big event when neither of them have actual family to share it with, is tough.
In this Wicked End novella, you will get a taste of all the band members. Each has a plan for the weekend. Nothing goes the way they expect, but then again, why would they on this wild and wicked ride!
Wicked End: Kink, mayhem, disaster… You never know what’s next when on tour with Brandon, Scott, Austin, Chico and Jake.

Stand Up and Shout by Maria Bernard

Gifted up-and-coming singer, Jay Sharp is destined for rock star greatness. Problem is, he suffers from crippling stage fright. Despite countless chances to prove himself, and tireless encouragement from his famous mentor Ashton Wright of the Stick Shift Lips, Jay freezes every time he is in the spotlight.
Alice Electra is an amazing guitarist on the run. Fate leads her to Southern Jackass, Jay’s struggling rock band. She is offered a chance to shine.
Right away, Alice and Jay form an unshakable bond. Together with their fledgling band they face a challenge greater than ever. Failure is no longer an option. To succeed, they must kick fear in the ass!

Refrain & Reprise by Sadie Grubor

Known for his outlandish and often law breaking onstage performances, the fans of Vehicle of Destruction have expectations from America’s number one bad boy of rock. Zarek Sisko hates to disappoint, but something’s not the same. Something changed him. That something being her.
The world of opera is surprisingly cutthroat and Gemma Harper, the latest diva in demand, knows this all too well. She’s a natural commanding an operatic performance with minimal training, but apparently, pink hair, facial piercings, and being covered in tattoos negates her talent in most professional’s eyes. Gemma’s fought her entire life to get what she wants and now that she’s here, there’s no backing down. She’s no quitter… well, almost. She quit on him.
Once upon a time, two people from different worlds collided and it was everything they never expected. Until it wasn’t and one walked away.
Pretending you don’t know someone is exhausting. Acting like someone means absolutely nothing to you isn’t easy. Especially when fate keeps throwing them back in your life.
One Rocker.
One Diva.
One weekend to Get Rocked in Vegas!

Rocking Vegas by Kacey Hamford

With the guys from ‘Flix’ getting ready to head home to the U.K they didn’t realise that this final weekend away was going to change everything for guitarist Frank.
Stepping on to the bus and seeing him there left him reeling… he had no idea how different his life would be after this weekend.
He should have known that what happens in Vegas, never stays in Vegas…

This is an M/M story and is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18, due to strong language and sexual references.

Vegas Style by Toni Kenyon

Sam MacAvoy’s a British rocker who has charted consistently at no.1 all over Europe since following in his brother, Julian’s footsteps. Now Sam’s been invited to Vegas to debut at the Get Rocked! In Vegas Festival and he’s brought his red hot band, Style Strike with him.
Ashley Jacobs can’t stand musicians, or over-the-top egotistical men. Somehow she finds herself in amongst dozens of them when she agrees—against her better judgment—to take a three day summer job at the Festival.
Paul Gray, Style Strike’s bass player and the star of his own social media channel, has women falling at his feet. What he can’t quite understand is why his charm isn’t working on the attractive and curvaceous, Ashley. She’s not interested in his social media stardom, nor does she care that he could have any woman he wants at the rock festival.
Or does she?

Guitar God by Lindy S. Hudis

Diego Ortega: The wild, sexy rock guitar legend with the raunchy strut, long onyx hair and dazzling soulful eyes. His renowned rock band, Medieval Steel, will be performing at the celebrated Get Rocked Music Festival in Las Vegas!
Diego has it all! A life in the fast lane, parties, booze, drugs, power and sex. However, the bright lights can’t erase the price he paid on the raw, lonely road to the top. Diego has rocketed to fame as his heart is starving.
His one and only soulmate, Susan, who has been his constant companion and true love, will become a permanent fixture in his life. Unbeknownst to her, he plans to present her with a Cartier diamond engagement ring.
Fates collide. As the music blasts to a climax, one deranged and obsessed fan and her secret, rage filled vendetta will trap each and every one of them in its sudden, murderous heat.

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Spotlight: Rock Star Billionaire, by Claire Adams Reply


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Nalia is an aspiring singer looking for a gig to keep her going. Lucky for her, sexy billionaire Owen is looking for an assistant to help organize his band’s next tour so he can focus more on running his record company. After agreeing to help him they end up on the road together.

That’s where she falls for him, but it’s hard for her to trust him because of his rocker lifestyle. And it’s even harder to overcome all obstacles thrown in their path. Owen isn’t one to give up though and neither is Nalia.

Will they be able to find true love and beat every problem along the way?

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Review: Tempting Tempo, by Michelle Mankin Reply


5 out of 5 Stars

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This is the first book by Michelle Mankin the I have ever read and I must say it will Not be the last. When I started reading I thought well here is another Rock Romance. Rock Star wants to have sex and move on, Girl wants Rock Star so she can say she has been with him. NOOOO! this book was so much more. WOW! Ok without giving to much of a spoiler… the phone sex was hot and I mean really Hot. But that pales in comparison to what happens in the rest of the book. This book is a real emotional roller coaster ride. I have sighed, I have cried the big ugly cry, I have been angry, and have cried happy tears. Ms Mankin has masterfully woven at least three story lines possibly four or five together in this emotional charge book. I now need to go back and read the first four books in this series. I can’t wait till the next book comes out. I Highly Recommend this book.

Reviewed by Epiphany

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.


Sager Reed, the strong and silent bassist of the rock band Tempest, is well acquainted with loss. The thoughtful artist’s own tattoos only hint at his turbulent youth. He buries his guilt about it deeply within his troubled heart.

Melinda T. Belle, the daughter of a dysfunctional rock legend, as a rule avoids emotional entanglement. In fact, she has turned her back on nearly everyone and everything she has ever known. Now she is alone, trying desperately to find fulfillment in the one dream she has left, competitive skiing.





“Let it go, Bluebelle,” I chastised myself aloud as I passed the tower with the unloading sign. Lifting the bar, I slid forward at the designated area, pointed the tips of my skis upward and leaned slightly forward as soon as my skis were completely on the ground. I stood, balanced and glided away with the chair providing the push.  I was alone once I reached the turn to the snow cross course. I paused to take in a few mouthfuls of crisp clear high altitude air as I stared out at the amazing view. Top of the mountain. My favorite place to put things into perspective. The world spread out before me, an endless stretch of blue sky and grey mountains. The clouds below looked like a river of puffy cotton balls between snowcapped peaks. The early morning rays transformed last night’s snow into a carpet of glistening crystal.

Don’t think about Sager. Don’t think about the past, and whatever you do don’t you dare feel sorry for yourself. You got by on your own before April, before Tempest, before…him. You can do it again. It’s better this way. Safer. A heart can only take so much battering around before it runs out of reasons to keep beating.





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Michelle Mankin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.

Rock Stars. Romance. Redemption.

Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock ‘n roll industry.

Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.

Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series.

Catch the perfect wave with irresistible surfers in the ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series.

Romance and self-discovery, the FINDING ME series is a Tempest spin off with a more experienced but familiar cast of characters.

When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock or NOLA funk music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend.

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Boy in a Band, by Lisa Loomis Reply


Boy in a Band: A Morgan Mallory Story by Lisa Loomis

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I was looking for a light, entertaining rock romance. I happened to notice the comment of an acquaintance that said, “This book gutted me.” Perhaps a less masochistic person would run the other way, but I had to investigate what might inspire such a forceful statement. I read a few of the reviews and decided that I wanted to know why this book was getting such an emotional reaction. I suppose I proved that I will stick my hand into the fire to find out for myself if it is hot.

The book is beautifully and lovingly written. It also does what books are supposed to do – engage the reader. My initial reaction was to wonder why this novel has received so little attention when many others so much less worthy have made their authors rich and famous. The answer is that first, while most of the book takes place in young and new adulthood, this is a story that must be viewed through a filter of maturity to be appreciated and understood and, second, the book’s raison d’etre is not a feel-good ending.

On the subject of feel-good ending, it has now been a day since I finished the book. I did not sleep well and have just wiped a fresh round of tears from my face. GREAT HEAVENLY DAYS! I’m a somewhat sensitive and somewhat emotional person, but no book in memory has EVER taken me completely apart. Ever. Am I glad I read this? Still not entirely sure. Do I feel alive in a profound, if not ecstatic, way? Oh yeah. Does it deserve five stars? Absolutely.


So, as a writer and a woman, I have to ask, “Why?” Why the huge emotional response? I came up with two possibilities.

[1.) We don’t need to have had a literal Matthew in our lives to form a powerful connection to this story. Perhaps many women of an age, that’s code for over forty, have a Peter Pan archetype on the edge of consciousness. He lures us and seduces us and makes us wonder what might have been if we’d either made different choices or refused to grow up. When I finished this book, I went back and read the Prologue again. And cried, and cried, and cried. For Matthew? Not really I don’t think. Maybe for that moment in an entire life that defines perfection, that flits by unnoticed at the time, but will for the rest of our lives be the sustained note of joy, frozen in time, by which all other moments are judged and found substandard.

2.) Halfway through the book my intuition started niggling. Is this a true (or mostly true) story? The telling felt too real to be pure fiction. Based on a note in the beginning and the author’s biography, my conclusion is that yes. It is. If I’m right, then pleas for alternate endings are probably painful for the author. I’m sure she wishes more than any of us, that there was a happy ending to write.

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Thoughtless, by S.C. Stephens Reply




Before I launch into the critique, let me offer a foreword.

LOVED IT. LOVED IT. Even loved the parts that made me cringe. Maybe I especially loved the parts that made me cringe. The fact that I am spending so much of my (ahem, valuable) time on this series is a tribute.


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Just so we’re all on the same page, so to speak, I’m qualified as an observer of humanity and as a person who holds an M.A. in Psychology to say conclusively that the relationship depicted in this series CANNOT (let me repeat), CANNOT occur in real life. Why? Because people can be predisposed by genetics to be loving personalities, but anyone – A-N-Y-O-N-E – who suffered constant abuse as a child is going to be an abuser as an adult. Period.

Further compounding that, the protagonist in this book got the double whammy. He was not only abused, but love was withheld as well. He can’t love. He doesn’t know how. Don’t shoot me. I’m the messenger and the only one in the room who is telling the truth.

KELLAN, THE BEAUTIFUL UNICORN. So long as we agree that he is as much a fictional character of fantasy as a werewolf, vampire, or elf, then we can proceed to enjoy the books through the filter of fairytale and have a good time.


Before they met, Denny told Kiera that Kellan was a figjam. (Fuck I’m good just ask me.) Well, fuck, he’s good just ask any one of us who’s in love with him.

How could we not be in love with him? Kellan is, well, everything. He’s a mythical beast who’s been carefully crafted as the ultimate lover with ultimate appeal and, damn, if he doesn’t hit every single note. We’ve been manipulated, victims of our own evolutionary psychology, to fall head over heels in love with this unicorn. Intellectually I know that. Intellectually I sort of resent that. Makes no difference. The heart wants what it wants – and that’s Kellan Kyle.


…is a flawless beauty

…with sexual experience to play you like a xylophone and ring every single bell.

…turns male exhibitionism into an art form – literally.

…has enough bad boy going on to pull that trigger as well. Got a raging case of Dark Triad Syndrome. Seriously. That’s what “bad boy” is called by social psychologists.

…is the consummate “little boy lost” which is like a giant magnet pulling at the single most powerful instinct in women; that’s right, maternal instinct – our impulse to soothe, heal, and protect. NOTE: Kiera’s on the hook, but she doesn’t fall head over heels for Kellan until he cries.

…cooks for himself and does his own housework.

…uses words like “adore” and “adorable” which, of course, heterosexual men avoid like the plague unless they’re berating each other.

…is the unicorn. Once she gives him carte blanche to love her, he repays her with what most women want more than anything, a lover who only has eyes for her.

…is a snappy dresser. I saved this one for last because it is the least believable thing of all. Of all these traits this is THE one that makes you start hearing a Sesame Street tune going, “One of these things just doesn’t belong here. One of these things just isn’t the same.” Straight guy? Dresses himself in stylish, sexy clothes that fit him, look great on him, and match? Huh uh. Not happening in any reality. Any woman who has been in a relationship with a REALLY STRAIGHT guy knows that it would be easier to find a werewolf who doesn’t shift on the full moon.


Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. She’s such a mess I don’t know where to begin.

How about this? She’s afraid to go to school by herself? Really? It’s not kindergarten. She’s a junior in college! This is not a charming or “adorable” trait. It’s a portrait of a young woman who is emotionally handicapped and everyone close to her (with the single exception of Jenny) is indulging that at the least and enabling it at the worst. Kellan is going to walk her to class? Good grief.

Regarding this character’s lack of character. It’s not just that Kiera can’t find the courage to do the right thing. It’s that she doesn’t even try.

She engages in what adolescent psychologists call “magical thinking”. She plans to practice avoidance behavior indefinitely with the hope that the problem will magically resolve itself. In the meantime, she is torturing one boy she professes to love and betraying another. I can’t relate to Kiera at this point. I don’t like her. In fact I think I hate her. Yet, I still don’t want her to have to watch Kellan parade sexual exploits through the living room, bedroom, and even (reaching past her) the refrigerator. At that point I hate him too. (Get the damned whipped cream if you have to, but wipe that smile off your face or prepare to get “smacked”.)

The final straw is that she doesn’t even pull herself out of the tangle she made. Her sister does it.

Anna is the ultimate rescuer. She picks up and moves to the opposite coast to become her Kiera’s solicitor, nursemaid, roommate, companion, and general caretaker. She even instigates the reunion between Kellan and Kiera. We have no reason to believe that they would have ever gotten back together had Anna not forced it.

Anna, God love her, even tries to make excuses for the train wreck Kiera has left behind her. She passes off abominable behavior saying Kiera is “young and inexperienced”. Now that’s unconditional love, folks. Anna, will you be my big sister? Please?

4. Denny the Dense…

I don’t know if good guys really finish last, but I do know that, in some ways, Denny was just as much a coward as Kiera. Of course he knew something was going on. He didn’t have the nerve to confront her so he set up a sting operation to catch the lovers red-handed. I understand why he did it, but I think it was a chicken-shit approach.

Did he deserve to lose her to Kellan? Well, yes. She moved to the opposite side of the country for no reason other than to accommodate his internship and be with him. When he left her in Seattle, he was asking for exactly what he got.

5. Asshole…

This is the title of one of my favorite chapters. Why? Partly because I know that hurt gets acted out with anger and I appreciate an author who understands that. And partly because this chapter caused me to respond viscerally. My solar plexus ached. (Like I haven’t had enough trouble in my own life? I have to go and borrow heartache from fiction that’s supposed to be entertaining? Ugh. Does this mean I’m a masochist?)

If I’m that engaged with the story, so much so that I feel it psychically, emotionally, AND physically – then I think that means that the author isn’t good. She’s great. By that point in the story I couldn’t have stayed away from that book if someone threatened one of my kids.

6. Why me?

Why did Kellan fall for Kiera and not one of the other 1500 girls he has “been” with? Would Kellan have fallen in love with her if she hadn’t come along with Denny and moved in?

The answer is no.

He recognizes that himself. Near the end of the book she asked Kellan, “Why me?” He replied, “It was you and Denny… your relationship.” In the world the author built for us, this was Kellan’s first look at what a loving relationship looks like. I’m not so sure he fell in love with Kiera per se. All I know is that he fell in love with love.

7. The proxy line…

When Kellan tells Kiera that “every girl is you”, it somehow doesn’t ring true for me. If every sexual encounter was a substitute for Kiera, then why did each one have to be traffic-stopping beautiful and, for that matter, why did they need to be one-time-stands? It would be just as easy to use a mildly attractive person and use them more than once. No doubt they’d be willing.

Love you, Kellan, but I’m calling pants on fire on this one. Lucky for you that Kiera decided not to examine that sentiment too closely.

8. The Culture of Smack.

No. Not cocaine. I’m talking “smack” as a verb. If I wasn’t so invested in the story, my irritation over all the “smacking” going on would have won out at some point. She uses the term “smack” to describe everything from a playful love pat to hitting someone hard enough to be very serious about getting their attention. If your attempt to correct someone’s bad manners involves a “smack” to the back of the head, what does that say about your manners?

My e-reader allowed me to count how many times people were “smacked” in this first book alone. FIFTY ONE!

I can only assume that this author comes from a world that is alien to my own. I don’t “smack”. I’m not “smacked”. And I don’t know people who go about their lives “smacking”. It was weird (to me) and entirely overused. If you weren’t annoyed, more power to you.


This trilogy moved me to a rare reread. If you haven’t read the entire series yet, you will have to take my word for it. The author does an excellent job foreshadowing things to come.

COMING UP… Book 2, Effortless

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