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Title: Rockin’ the Alternative by Morticia Knight
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre: Contemporary, M/M, Erotic, Romance
Length: Short Story/Word Count: 14999
The 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.
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In this scene, journalist Bryan Gallagher is waiting to meet with rock star Aubrey King regarding Bryan possibly working with the singer on his memoirs:
In the spot where he sat at the busy West Hollywood outdoor café, the sun blazed in Bryan’s eyes. Even with his shades on it was uncomfortable. He could tip his head to one side so that the blue and white striped patio umbrella blocked the glare. However, he had the impression that he would have to keep shifting the angle of his head and body in order to prevent himself from being blinded as the sun descended to the horizon.
His primary goal for the upcoming hour was to not make a complete ass of himself in front of his all-time favorite rock god—Aubrey King. The thought of the star’s name alone made Bryan shiver. When he was only twelve years old, Falling in Stereo’s third album had come out. Even though they had been popular prior to that, the record-breaking success of Drive Another Nail In had eclipsed their previous achievements and made them superstars.
Already a huge music lover, Falling in Stereo—and more significantly Aubrey King—had become an absolute obsession for Bryan. The combination of the intensely personal lyrics and dark edged alternative rock Aubrey created had touched Bryan in a way that nothing had before or since. He credited the singer with being the one to inspire him to dream of a career as a rock journalist.
Eventually, Bryan’s fanatical love of music and the artists who created it had led him to aspire to more. He wanted to one day be considered the ultimate rock historian. So far, he’d been fortunate enough to write two critically acclaimed rock bios and also had an incredibly popular music blog. Essentially, he was considered to be the expert on any rock music related topics. Yet, he had never interviewed—or even met—his writing muse, the man who had single-handedly led him to the love of his life—music.
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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.
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