Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bad Boy Redemption by Candy J. Starr

Life is sweet for Hannah and Jack. Finally, they are together and Jack’s band, Storm, have been signed to a major label after completing a successful tour.

Then tragedy hits the band, sending Jack off the rails. Hannah wants him to make peace with the demons from his past but he refuses to face up to his issues. Meanwhile, Hannah has problems of her own when her father’s crimes are exposed, and are much worse than she’d ever expected.

Are they damned beyond repair or can their love redeem them?

Bad Boy Redemption – Excerpt

Jack was in a foul mood when I got back to the apartment.
“Are you finished up in the studio?” I asked. “You’re home early.”
He grunted.
“What’s wrong?” I asked.
He didn’t really answer. He just bashed things around in the kitchen. I waited for him to stop.
“Did the recording go well?”
He sighed. “It was shit. I’ve got to get this song together but it’s just not happening. My brain is fried. I’ve lost it. I have nothing. I thought I had it all together but when we played it in the studio, it sounded like a heap of cheesy shit.”
I rubbed his shoulder.
“It’ll be fine. You’re got some strong stuff already.”
“True but I want something special. One killer track.”
“I’m sure you can do it.” I smiled at him. “You just need to relax.”
He put his arm around my waist and pulled me to him. He seemed calmer already.
“What do you suggest?”
The look in his eyes made me buzz all over. It felt like it’d been forever since we’d had sex, even though it was just a few days. I raked my nails down his chest. I’d learnt that drove him crazy. His hands moved down my back to my butt, cupping my cheeks, and our lips touched lightly. As we kissed, his cock rubbed against me. I laughed a little.
“What’s funny?”
“It feels good,” I said.
Then he bit my bottom lip, just enough for me to feel it. He followed that with nips trailing down my neck to my left nipple.
“You aren’t going to ruin another outfit,” I said, slipping my dress over my head.
He laughed and bent me over the kitchen bench. I gasped and gripped the bench edge as his cock rubbed over my arse.
“What if Eric comes home?” I asked.
“He’s staying at his mother’s tonight.” Jack pushed my knickers down and slipped his fingers between my legs.
I leaned forward onto my elbows as I heard him unzip his jeans. 

Jack and Hannah’s Road Trip Playlist

In the Bad Boy Rock Star series, Jack and Hannah spend a lot of time in the car together.  It seems like every time they go out of town, drama happens.  I see Jack as the kind of guy who still has a cassette tape player in his classic car, not wanting to upgrade it because it would ruin the look of the dashboard.
What do they listen to on their trips?  I imagine a playlist with lots of classic rock like this one:

Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Because this needs to be on every road trip playlist ever.

I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones
Jack laughs at Hannah because she’s never heard of The Ramones and he’s the kind of guy who would make sure he plays it every time she’s in the car to rub that in. 

Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Elvis Presley
This is a song I love to sing along and I can imagine Jack and Hannah doing the same.  


How would you describe the Bad Boy Rock Star?
It's ultimately a love story but also a coming of age story for the main character, Hannah, who starts off as a princess but has to learn to deal with real world problems and struggles with money.  She also has a lot to learn about people and how to deal with them.  The bad boy, Jack, is also used to getting his own way and has demons of his own to deal with.
The relationship between them is definitely not going to be an easy one.

Which character in the Bad Boy Rock Star series are you most like?
Probably Angie.  I am definitely a ‘tell it like is’ kind of person the same as she is although probably not as blathermouthy now that I’m older.

Who inspired you to be a writer?
I can't think of one particular writer who inspired me.  I seemed to be always writing even if it was only in my head.  My sister really pushes me to get things out of my head and on paper though, which is a good thing.

What was your favorite book as a child?
I loved the Anne of Green Gables books and really wanted to be a red headed orphan living in some small Canadian town in the olden days.

What’s next?
I’ve started working on a new novel while Bad Boy Redemption is being edited.  It’s going to be a standalone novel, not a series, but there might be other books in future with the same characters.  It’s very different from the Bad Boy series – no rock stars for starters.

Anything else we should know about you?
The hardest scenes for me to write in the Bad Boy Rock Star series were the ones where they are eating all the Korean food.  Every time I had to work on that scene, all I could think of was eating delicious foods and then I'd get so hungry, I'd need to take a break.  I love Korean food, especially Korean BBQ. 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21402827-bad-boy-redemption?ac=1

Will be found here come release day: http://www.amazon.com/Candy-J-Starr/e/B00GSGN78W/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1404489866&sr=8-2-fkmr1

Candy J. Starr used to be a band manager until she realised that the band she managed was so lacking in charisma that they actually sucked the charisma out of any room they played. “Screw you,” she said, leaving them to wallow in obscurity – totally forgetting that they owed her big bucks for video equipment hire.

Candy has filmed and interviewed some big names in the rock business, and a lot of small ones. She’s seen the dirty little secrets that go on in the back rooms of band venues. She’s seen the ugly side of rock and the very pretty one.

But, of course, everything she writes is fiction.

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