Rocking Out with Morticia Knight on her Rockin’ the Alternative Totally Bound Book Tour (contest)

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What’s his Passion? Imprint Launch Contest:  To celebrate the launch of What’s his Passion? Totally Bound Publishing is giving away a bundle of great prizes. Enter for your chance to win here.   Open internationally, must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

 

Rockin’ Thai Food and Rockin’ the Alternative by Morticia Knight

Back in my not-so-glorious glory days as a Hollywood musician — my favorite all-time hangout was Toi on Sunset. They also use the tag, ‘Rockin’ Thai Food’ — it’s in the name of their website. Their original location is just down the street from the Guitar Center, which is next to the Sunset Grill made famous by the Don Henley song. It is one of the coolest places I’ve ever been to.

If you even sort of like Thai food, you’ll pass out at how amazing their cuisine is. I can taste the cashew nut tofu and Tom Kha Kai right now. *adds to list of things to do while visiting L.A. in the fall* From what I remember, it was a couple of brothers that started the place, and one was a hardcore rock memorabilia collector. The entire place is covered with it and the atmosphere is amazing. I tried to buy a Melanie concert poster off the owner, but he was having none of it. I think he would purposely hide when he saw me.

The seating is eclectic — you can sit on the floor around a low glass table on a raised podium. Or there’s the window seat with a large wood table that is a giant chessboard. There are wood chess pieces and you can play while eating your food. There used to be 1950’s hair dryer salon chairs, but I no longer see them in recent photos. There are small T.V.’s mounted around the restaurant that’s split into two sections. When I went there, loops of films such as Plan 9 From Outer Space and Purple Rain would play continuously on a loop. Loud rock ‘n’ roll from classic to grunge would play constantly. The lighting was always low with lava lamps and other weird retro lamps providing some illumination.

I spent more nights there than I can count. It’s open until four in the morning, seven days a week. You can buy beer or sake until midnight. It attracts a huge musician clientele who show up after a show. When I went, it was normal to have a more difficult time getting seated after ten at night, than prior to that. There were plenty of times when I would arrive at one in the morning and have to stand out on the sidewalk for thirty minutes before a table was available. But that was okay – it was a great opportunity to socialize with other like-minded people. Sometimes bands would quiz each other on their latest musical exploits. “You guys ever play the Whisky?” “Totally. We’ve headlined on a Friday night before.” “Dude. Cool.”

When Aubrey whisks Bryan away from the restaurant where they were supposed to discuss Bryan writing Aubrey’s memoirs, Aubrey suggests they pick up some Thai food at Toi to take back to his home studio. I had an additional two paragraphs in that section that described the restaurant much as I just did for y’all. It was edited out later due to a word count overage. It wasn’t necessary to the story, so it was a logical thing to cut, but in my mind I could picture Aubrey going there a lot with the guys from the band. They might stop in after a long day in the studio or at a rehearsal hall down the street.
To celebrate the launch of What’s his Passion? Totally Bound Publishing are giving away a bundle of great prizes. Enter for your chance to win here!

 

Blurb for Rockin’ the Alternative:

WHP_Morticia Knight_Social Media_finalThe chance of a lifetime and the touch of a rock god are offered to music journalist Bryan Gallagher on the same day. Embracing one is easy, but resisting the other is harder than he’d anticipated—especially since Bryan has never been with a man.

It could be his dream assignment. Aubrey King, the legendary god of alternative rock music, has requested to meet with journalist and writer Bryan about penning the star’s memoir. Aubrey and his dark, angsty songs are the reason Bryan was inspired to become a leading rock journalist. His obsession for his career has alienated the women in his life, but Bryan doesn’t care. What really matters to him is the music.

Aubrey King has been out of the music scene for almost ten years—ever since his alternative rock band, Falling in Stereo, broke up. Questions about his sexual preferences have always surrounded him, and now that he’s ready to make a solo comeback, he wants to tell his story, his way. He’s followed journalist Bryan Gallagher’s career for a while and believes that Bryan’s obvious passion for music mirrors his own. He loves his writing style, but is also enraptured by the boyishly handsome writer.

Brian finds pushing his fanboy nervousness aside is difficult when Aubrey finally stands before him. He’s amazed at how little Aubrey has changed—his intense gaze, his unique style and his still youthful looks epitomise the star he’s always been. But Aubrey’s vulnerability when he sings and shares the deeply personal lyrics of a new song triggers something in Bryan that he never knew was there. The need to give himself to Aubrey, to let the rock god do to him what he’s never before desired a man to do.

Buy Rockin’ the Alternative here.

Author Bio:

Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys a good saucy tale, with MM and MMF pairings. Since she loves several genres, you may find your heroes in a contemporary, historical, paranormal or sci-fi setting. One of her passions is bringing people’s fantasies to life on the page, because life is too short for even one boring moment. Her stories are volcanic in heat, deep in emotion, and sprinkled with doses of humor.

When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. The Pacific Northwest is the ideal spot to enjoy both hiking and beachcombing. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the northern coast of Oregon, where the constant rain and fog remind her of visits to her family in England and Scotland when she was a child.
She is currently working on a new historical MM series, as well as a steampunk horror and sci-fi ménage.

Author  Page at Totally Bound.

Take a Closer Look: L.A. Somerton’s Picturing Lysander Book Tour/Contest!

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L.M Somerton has a new story out!  It’s Picturing Lysander, one of Totally Bound’s new What’s His Passion? Imprint line.  To help celebrate its launch, Totally Bound and L.M. Somerton have brought a terrific contest to enter, a few musings from the author about the story and book details below.  Happy Reading and Good luck on the contest!

 

Contest:   To celebrate the launch of What’s his Passion? Totally Bound Publishing are giving away a bundle of great prizes. Enter HERE for your chance to win.  Must be 18 years of age to enter.  Contest open world wide.

Testing Limits by L.M. Somerton

The strapline for Picturing Lysander is “Photography, like love, should have no limits.” This is really a combination of the philosophies of the two main characters. Lysander Brock treats photography like an extreme sport. His profession is an adventure fuelled by passion. Kyle Dawson is a dominant and he wants to push Brock to a different kind of limit.

It was interesting to explore the connection between characters that in some ways are very similar – they both thrive on adventure and can’t resist a challenge; they both initially have doubts about whether a relationship would work for them. Physical attraction is not in question. It’s the psychological dilemma that makes the dynamics between them interesting. Brock is submissive but has great strength of character. Kyle is dominant but cautious of Brock’s indecision. I wanted to draw a parallel between the dangerous mission they face and the risks they accept by being together.

Of course, you’ll have to read the full novel next year to find out if either side of the story has a HEA!

picturinglysander_800Blurb for Picturing Lysander:

Photography, like love, should have no limits.

Lysander Brock is a talented photographer and capturing the perfect picture is his passion. His work takes him all over the world and he is famous for his willingness to take risks for the perfect image.

Kyle Dawson is tasked by his mysterious employer to obtain Brock’s services for a dangerous job and he’s prepared to use any method to ensure that the young photographer does as he’s told. Breaking and entering and blackmail are just tools of his trade.

Despite the circumstances, the spark of attraction between Brock and Kyle is strong. Brock’s addiction to adrenaline-fuelled adventure holds him captive, just as much as Kyle’s brooding dominant appeal. As a fragile trust builds between them, Kyle takes a gamble and tells Brock the truth about his mission. Can Brock accept the challenges ahead—as a photographer and as a man?

 

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Buy Picturing Lysander here!
Author Bio:
Lucinda lives in a small village in the English countryside, surrounded by rolling hills, cows and sheep. She started writing to fill time between jobs and is now firmly and unashamedly addicted.

She loves the English weather, especially the rain, and adores a thunderstorm. She loves good food, warm company and a crackling fire. She’s fascinated by the psychology of relationships, especially between men, and her stories contain some subtle (and not so subtle) leanings towards BDSM.

Author link at Totally Bound.

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