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The Music of Rock Your Soul by Sara Brookes


Music played a *huge* part of the story when I wrote Rock Your Soul, the second book in my BDSM contemporary erotic romance Geek Kink series. The hero, Ryan Flynn, isn’t just one of the most sought after hand crafted boat builders in the world and a renown Dom, he’s also a former country music superstar. A tragic event that took away everything he loved caused him to walk away from the fame when he was at the top of his career. Now he’s happy content to live in quiet shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.

Then Elisbeth Lawson walks into his life. Well….drives in blaring her car radio is more like it. *g* Beth is Gatlin Fall’s newest radio personality and music lives in her blood. From hard-hitting industrial metal to the smooth vocal harmony of The Beach Boys – she loves it all. And not just because her job demands it.

Their shared love of music inspired the playlist I listened to on continual rotation in the time I spent writing their story. Take a look a one very eclectic mix:

California Girls – The Beach Boys

Easy Silence – The Dixie Chicks

Today We Are All Demons – Combichrist

Sound of Madness – Shinedown

Pleasure and Pain – Bullet for My Valentine

Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn

Wide Awake – Lacuna Coil

Second Chances – Shinedown

A Beautiful Lie – 30 Seconds to Mars

I’m Movin’ On – Rascal Flatts

Fade Into Me – David Cook

Freak Life Me – Halestorm

If You Only Knew – Shinedown

As with all playlists for me, there’s always one song that stands out the most. That somehow manages to embody the story and characters. For me, that was If You Only Knew by Shinedown.

Are there any favorite songs you have that you can hear and instantly be pulled back into the first moment you heard it? Maybe it was the song playing on the radio the first time your sweetie kissed you? Or a song that you and a beloved loved one use to sing when you were together?

Let me what it is and I’ll draw one lucky name to receive a $10.00 Amazon Music gift card!

Contest ends 6/9/2013 at 11: 59 p.m. EDT


Book Blurb:

Beth has been scarred both inside and out by a sadistic Dom and has worked hard to put the pieces of her life back together. However, the successful disc jockey knows one piece doesn’t quite align. She yearns to submit and searches for the one Dom she’s convinced will help bring her to lusty new heights.

When Ryan agrees to assist Beth, he’s surprised by her determination to persevere. Intrigued, he pushes her limits by using his gifted carpenter’s hands to bring her wild, erotic pleasure. Ryan, though, has scars of his own, and a tragic past filled with death keeps him at a distance.

Two broken souls will find a way to heal together. Beth discovers what she needs in Ryan, and her journey mends Ryan’s heart. But when the life Beth abandoned rises from the shadows, Ryan realizes there’s something far worse than his tortuous past—a future without Beth.

Warning: Get your world rocked by two very tortured souls who come together in a blinding explosion of sensual passion that knows no bounds. Except when there are ropes, custom-carved floggers, glass dildos and motorcycle sex involved. Oh, and did I mention the m/f/m ménage scene? One can never have too many skilled men ready to lend a…hand.

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Author Bio:

Sara Brookes is an award-winning author who has always been fascinated by the strange, the unusual, the twisted and the lost (tortured heroes are her personal favorite). She is an action movie junkie, addicted to coffee and has been known to stay up until the wee hours of the morning playing RPG video games. Despite all this, she is a romantic at heart and is always a sucker for an excellent love story. Born and bred in Virginia, Sara still lives there with her husband and daughter. The entire family is owned by two cats, Galahad and Loki, who graciously allow the family to cater to their every desire.

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Author: Lisa Fox

World-renowned neurosurgeon, master chef, secret member of American royalty, seducer of legions of beautiful, outrageously sexy angels and demons and vampires and werewolves and the occasional pirate, Lisa Fox has done it all… in her own mind. In reality, she can generally be found at her desk with a cup of coffee close at hand. Or maybe a martini. It really depends on the day.

5 thoughts on “The Music of Rock Your Soul by Sara Brookes

  1. I actually dated a boy named Ryan Flynn when I was in high school. He wasn’t nearly as interesting as your Ryan though. That music list is awesome! Thanks for hanging out with us today Sara!

  2. Love all the music and your cover. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Thanks so much for having me here today, guys!

  4. Something Happened On The Way To Heaven by Phil Collins. I was riding in my mom’s car and she was a huge Phil Collins fan. She rolled down the windows and blasted the radio. It was awesome! 🙂

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