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Monday, April 16, 2012
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I don't usually participate in these blog hops, though they always look like tons of fun. But come on--who could resist a Hunky Hero Hop? Not me!
The hardest thing, however, was coming up with my favorite hunky hero.
It's impossible--there are just too many! I signed up a few months ago, and started thinking about who I'd choose.
April comes along--still no idea.
The day I had to sit down and finalize this post? Yep, still no clue. But I knew I needed to pick one--today. So I did. And it wasn't easy!
First, I'd like to say that there are still hundreds of other hunky heroes out there that I still love. From historical heroes such as Ian and Cam from Jennifer Ashley's Highland Pleasures series, to paranormal heroes such as the BDB ('nuff said!)....I could go on and on, but I won't. :)
So who did I choose for my hunky hero? Is he a vampire or a demon? A duke or a handyman?
He's a rock star. A very sin-worthy rock star. :) Ladies, give it up for...
Brian "Master" Sinclair!
*screams erupt, bras are thrown--at Brian, obviously*
|Picture and character info|
are property of Olivia Cunning.
Visit her website to learn more
about the Sinners!
Occupation: Lead Guitarist, Composer
Favorite Instrument: Schecter Hellraiser custom, black w/white flecks
Born: February 21
Vitals: Black hair, brown eyes, 5’10″ tall
Known for his finger-
burning solos, some say Brian “Master” Sinclair was born with a guitar in his hands. While that isn’t exactly true, he did pick up the instrument at an early age. This is no surprise as his father is renowned guitarist, Malcolm O’Neal, of the 1970′s rock band, Winged Faith. Brian is a native of Southern California. He graduated from high school approximately ten years ago and started college to become a music teacher. When the band signed a contract with a major label in his freshman year, Brian quit school to tour with Sinners full- time.
Brian is currently married. His wife’s name is Myrna.
Previous bands: Lead guitarist for Crysys
Where to Find Brian:
|Backstage Pass by Olivia Cunning|
Series: Sinners on Tour, 1
Genre: Contemporary Erotica
Up until this year, I had never heard of this series. I apparently live a sheltered life. :) But after hearing a few bloggers talking about how awesome it is (C.S. Maxwell--Where's My Hero? especially), I knew I had to put it on my list. Since I was participating in RAK at the time, I also put it on my wishlist, and the amazing Heather (Book Savvy Babe) sent me her copy once she was through with it. Thanks again! :)
I put off starting it as long as I could (reviews first, pleasure reading second...), but after about a month, I couldn't wait any longer. And I'm so glad that I didn't wait! Wow!
If, like me, you've never thought about a rock star hero much---this series will change your mind. You may soon find yourself one of the screaming Sinners fan, throwing your bras at the men and willing to Suxsed to get a backstage pass. :D I am now officially a huge fan of this series--and this author.
Now if only the Sinners were real, because I would totally.....Ahem. Well, that will be for me and the band to know! *Wink*
Why is Brian (as well as the other band members) a hunky hero in my mind? Well, why not? They're total badass men, rockstars who love the fame and fans and sex that come with it. Especially the sex. I'll say right off the bat--if you are not into explicit sex, sex in public situations, menages, etc...well, this series, unfortunately, is not for you. It's wickedly, sinfully, deliciously erotic--and I loved every minute of it!
Brian is also a bit of a sweetheart though. Don't get me wrong, he's still strong and wicked and a bit dangerous (or at least looks the part), but out of all the Sinners, he's jokingly called the romantic one. He's always falling in and out of love, getting his heart broke by all the bimbo hos that follow the band. But all that changes when he meets Myrna, a college professor (Human Sexuality--needless to say they get along well!) who is about a decade older than him. Suddenly group blows and seeing which one can get the most, um, partners, is no longer important to him. He just wants Myrna. I loved watching the two of them together, both in and out of the bedroom.
And bathroom. And buses. And... Hey, I told you, sex happens every other page practically! :)
But perhaps the top reason why I loved Brian? His killer skills of seduction. I can well imagine why Myrna was so responsive with him--while reading these scenes, I think my legs were permanently crossed, my cheeks rosy from blushing and my breath? Panting all the way! And I'll admit this proudly, because--Damn! Not only does Brian have some killer stamina, but he also gets inspired during great sex with Myrna, hearing new songs and riffs in his head. It's just *shudders* soooo sexy! The things he can do with his magic fingers and... Oh My.
And don't even get me started with Trey's cherry sucker habit. Oh God...
Believe it or not, it's not just all the flat out sexy times in this book that made me give it a 5 star rating last week. It was also the humor, the banter between not only the hero and heroine but the rest of the band. The fact that all the members seem to have either dark pasts/secrets or intimacy issues (which I would gladly help them to fix..). They're just a rowdy group of boys who need to find their perfect woman, and learn that they've got some serious talent--why waste it with the drinking and partying and endless one-night stands? I loved Brian, probably because he was my first intro into the Sinners world. But I also loved all the other boys, and I can't wait to read their individual stories.
Now that I know Olivia Cunning's writing, I'll know to grab a bag of ice and a fan before I try reading the next books. :) Not to mention it will have to be paperback, because I'd hate for my NOOK to blow up from the fire burning between the pages! :)
I would highly recommend that you start this series ASAP! And because I can't say enough great things about it, I'll be giving away a copy as part of the Hunky Hero Hop!
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~*~*~*~I'm glad I decided to participate in Riverina Romantics first ever blog hop--even though it took me a while to choose my hunky hero, it was well worth it. The research I had to do in order to decide was great, you won't hear a complaint out of me! :)
Be sure to help spread the word about this giveaway, and stop by RR's sign-up page if you wish to join OR to follow the rest of the blog hop!
Who is your hunky hero? Tell me--I want to know!
Also, thoughts on rock star heroes--yeah or nay?
Until Next Time,
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My Rating Scale
- 5 Stars= Fantastic. Perfect rating, and a must read for anyone!
- 4.5 Stars= Great--- highly recommended!
- 4 Stars= Good, a very enjoyable read.
- 3.5 Stars= Nice, quick read.
- 3 Stars= Okay, about average.
- 2.5 Stars= Eh....Not the worst, but below average.
- 2 Stars= Borderline fail...Something was missing!
- 1.5 Stars=I didn't like it.
- 1 Star= Major flaws.... Or not my cup of tea, depends on how you care to look at it...
- 0.5 Star= DNF or DNE (did not enjoy--- at all).
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