Blog Tour ~ Rockin' It Forever by Morticia Knight ~ (Review, Exclusive Excerpt Part Four, Excerpt + Giveaway)
Bryan and Aubrey's story continues in Rockin' it Forever
Can the touch of a rock god last forever?
Music journalist Bryan Gallagher’s life has completely changed in an unexpected way. Not only has he snagged a dream assignment as the memoirist to alternative music’s rock superstar Aubrey King, but he’s also promised to give the beautiful and enigmatic musician a chance for them to forge a relationship. It’s all very overwhelming for Bryan since, up until he spent a sexually charged day and night with Aubrey, Bryan has never even dreamed of being with a man.
Aubrey is completely smitten with the boyishly handsome, young rock writer, Bryan. After their instant spark grows into something more, Aubrey is desperate to keep Bryan by his side for always. He’s promised Bryan that their love is for real, that Bryan isn’t simply one of his rock star conquests.
Their road isn’t an easy one, though. Despite their deepening bond and growing need for each other, other factors intrude. Neither Aubrey nor Bryan is ready to come out, and their relationship needs to remain a carefully guarded secret. In addition, Aubrey has to answer to the demands of his profession and Bryan has to traverse the shifting waters between his personal and business relationship with his famous lover.
Then a secret is revealed and everything in their joint world implodes. When a love is so strong that two men can barely take a breath without thinking of the other, will that be enough to bridge the loss of trust? The only way they can rock their love forever is if Aubrey can reach Bryan before it’s too late.
"This book has it all: rocker musicians, incredible sexual chemistry, struggles with being in the closet, doubts regarding the relationship, intense feelings, and the amazing HEA with a forever kind of love."
Excerpt from Rockin' it Forever...
Aubrey Fucking King.
Bryan hid what he was certain would be a goofy grin behind his fingers. He didn’t need the older woman in the seat next to him on the plane to think he’d lost his entire mind. But the mutual masturbation with Aubrey in the shower that morning was emblazoned in his memory. Their inability to keep their hands off each other had left Bryan with precious little time to get to his hotel, grab his things then make it to the airport without missing his flight. Being trapped on the airplane for his journey from the west to the east coast was the first chance he’d had to relax and dwell on the previous couple of days filled with utter craziness. However, his immediate thoughts had landed on the visual of their slickened cocks rubbing together.
It was difficult to decide which event had him more thrilled, confused, elated, freaked out or stunned—that he’d had sex with his rock star idol or that he’d had sex with a man. He shook his head, unable to help himself.
“I’m sorry, but it’s inflight rules.”
Bryan jerked his chin up. “Huh?”
The flight attendant pointed at his laptop. “I said, you need to stow that for takeoff.”
“Oh! Sorry, I…uh, of course.”
His cheeks heated as if the pretty blonde attendant had any idea what sort of filthy thoughts had been drifting through his mind. She was the sort of woman he’d always been drawn to—confident, attractive, feminine. Another thought tried to wriggle its way into his ponderings, but he preferred putting it off for the time being. Everything had been so heated, so urgent between him and Aubrey—it had barely allowed him a moment to process the emerging lust and connection they now shared.
That was all real, right?
He idly played with the collar of his long-sleeved cotton shirt that was made up of a block plaid pattern in varying shades of blues and greens. Aubrey had commented on the colors, had said he liked the way Bryan’s lighter hair and deep blue eyes contrasted with them. Bryan allowed his fingers to travel under the fabric, to run across his clavicle. He couldn’t feel it—feel them—but he knew they were there. The marks Aubrey had sucked up on his skin. Then there’d been the rather prominent one Aubrey had asked Bryan to put on him so that everyone would know that Bryan was the one to whom Aubrey belonged.
It was silly, really, but it’d also been very sweet. People might surmise that Aubrey had been with someone, but they would have no idea it was rock journalist Bryan Gallagher. Bryan attempted to tamp down yet another unsettling thought and realized he was going to run out of space to hide from everything in his mind in an awfully short time.
No one will know because Aubrey won’t tell anyone he was with a man. But then again, neither will I.
Exclusive Excerpt Part Four
“I bet you’d connect with their sound, Aubrey. They have some sick grooves, the synths under the chugging guitars making it more EHM than metal core.”
Bryan might think Aubrey was the all-knowing god of rock, but he had absolutely no fucking idea what Bryan was talking about.
“Yeah, electronic heavy metal. It’s also sometimes referred to as electronic core, but I think attaching it to core mixes it in too much with the overabundant labels that use the term ‘core’ already.”
Okaaay… “So…it’s essentially heavy metal with synthesizers.”
“Exactly. But this band’s hooks are infectious and the lyrics are relevant. Intense. I’ll play you some of their tunes I have loaded on my phone the next time we get together.”
Aubrey’s initial knee-jerk reaction to the blatantly obvious fact that Bryan had his finger on the pulse of the music scene—while Aubrey had been living in a time capsule from a few years after the turn of the century—had been to get snippy. But Bryan was sincere. He wasn’t commenting on Aubrey’s lack of hipness, he was aching to share something he valued with his lover. He was speaking the language.
This is the sequel to Rockin' the Alternative, for which you can find my review here.
Bryan and Aubrey have decided to start a relationship after a sexually charged encounter when they met. However, between neither of them being ready to be out and the secrets in Aubrey's past that are threatening to resurface now that he's ready to start his solo career, they might be in for a rude awakening. Are they ready to go through it all and emerge stronger than ever on the other side or will their blossoming relationship sink under the weight of everything that stands in their way?
I loved Bryan. He's sweet, reliable and mature for his age. Actually, sometimes I thought he was more mature than Aubrey. Aubrey was a bit of a diva in some parts of the book, and I wanted to slap some sense into him at other times, but he was likable for the most part. I liked that while he was faster in falling for Bryan, he was patient with him and didn't force things between them. They had great chemistry and it was lovely to see them fit so well in each other's lives.
One part I absolutely loved was the scene between Bryan and his mom. She was really awesome and I didn't see that coming, so it was a neat surprise!
Jimmy and Aubrey's road manager were great and I loved that Bryan and Aubrey had them on their side.
All in all, this was a very enjoyable addition to the series, sweet, romantic, hot, with some humor and a little bit of angst. The progression was realistic enough, not too fast, not too slow and the writing was pretty good, too. Recommendable!
Rating: 4 Stars!!!
M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys hot stories of men loving men forever after. They can be men in uniform, Doms and subs, rock stars or bikers - but they're all searching for the one (or two!) who was meant only for them.
When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. 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 is currently working on more installments of Sin City Uniforms and The Hampton Road Club, as well as the follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey's story from Rockin' the Alternative.
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Rockin’ it Forever tour schedule…
La Quette – Spotlight only
Two Chicks Obsessed withBooks and Eye Candy – Review w/Q&A part 1
3 Chicks After Dark – Spotlight only w/Excerpt
Bike Book Reviews – Review w/Spotlight
Molly Lolly – Spotlight only
Gay Book Reviews – Review w/Spotlight
Divine Magazine – Spotlight w/Character Bio Bryan
MM Book Escape – Spotlight only
Foxylutely – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt 4
LE Franks – Spotlight w/LE’s quirky Author Q&A
The Novel Approach – Spotlight only w/Character Bio Aubrey
Purple Rose Teahouse – Spotlight only w/Exclusive Excerpt 3
V’s Reads – Review w/PG 13 Excerpt
Wicked Fairy Tales andReviews – Review w/Excerpt
Happily Ever Chapter – Spotlight only w/Excerpt
Cathy Brockman – Review w/Playlist
Jessie G Books – Review w/Author top 10 favorite rock bands
GGR - Spotlight
TTC Books and more – Review w/Dream Cast
The O’Raven Chronicles – Spotlight only
Love Bytes – The Making of a Fictional Rock Star
AE Via – Spotlight w/Q&A part 2
MM Good Book Reviews – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt 2
Prism Book Alliance – Spotlight only w/Q&A part 3
Bayou Book Junkie – Review w/Exclusive Excerpt 1
AO Chika Book Blog – Review w/Excerpt
A Rockin’ Gift Basket including: Signed paperback copy of Rockin’ it Forever,
Skull Candy ear buds, a $30 Spotify gift card, a Falling in Stereo Concert T-shirt
(made to order for your size), a music speaks necklace, Mosh Potatoes – a rock
‘n’ roll cookbook and a Rockin’ it Forever canvas messenger bag.
2 nd prize: Signed paperback of Rockin’ it Forever, $10 iTunes gift card and Falling
in Stereo concert T-shirt.
3 rd prize: Signed rack card, Morticia Knight pen, 2017 calendar magnet.
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