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Publisher's Summary

It's been months since Brian Sinclair, lead guitarist for the famous rock band Sinners, composed anything. Unable to write the music that once flowed so naturally, Brian is lost without his musical mojo. But when sexy psychology professor Myrna Evans comes on tour to study groupie mentality, Brian may have found the spark he needs to reignite his musical genius. When lust turns to love, will Brian be able to convince Myrna that what they have is more than just a fling, and that now that he's found his heart's muse, he doesn't want to live without her?

©2010 Olivia Cunning (P)2012 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"An erotic foray into the behind-the-scenes world of a heavy metal band." (Fresh Fiction)

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  • Miranda
  • BEAUMONT, TEXAS, United States
  • 09-15-13

Horrible

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Nothing.

Has Backstage Pass turned you off from other books in this genre?

Definitely from this author

What didn’t you like about Justine O. Keef’s performance?

Her performance was fine. She didn't have much to work with

What character would you cut from Backstage Pass?

They were all bad & not believable

Any additional comments?

I wish I could give 0 stars. I really wanted to like this book because it had such good reviews but it was not for me

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  • SQLStitcher
  • Nashville (Franklin), TN, United States
  • 09-10-13

The sex professor burned my ears off

Holy Crap ... Living hard, living free, its one way to go about it I suppose. This book portrayed a lifestyle I'll never actually live. It was interesting to observe though, and I can totally get on board with a sexy guitarist. Geez, seriously parts of this one had me blushing, and I'm no light weight. I recall wondering how Justine O Keef did such a great job reading those words out loud, I mean she had to know others would hear. I would have been giggling like a school girl, like probably a kazillion takes worth of giggling. Hats off...
Random comment: I never did nail down a time frame for the setting... 80's 90's or now.

PS: Yup, I got book 2, and liked it too!

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Passion, Love, Sex = HOT!

What made the experience of listening to Backstage Pass the most enjoyable?

I couldn't stop listening. I was constantly feeling the emotions the characters were feeling.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Backstage Pass?

When Brian would hear music when making love to Myrna. I thought that was so romantic :)

Have you listened to any of Justine O. Keef’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was the first book I had listened to of her narration, but I thought she did a terrific job.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Just the underlying love & devotion of two people.

Any additional comments?

I have already listened to the first 3 books & I can't wait to listen to the other 2!!!

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  • Lisa Maurer
  • San Antonio, Texas United States
  • 08-23-13

Amazing beginning to a kick ass series I love

What made the experience of listening to Backstage Pass the most enjoyable?

I read Backstage Pass before I listened to the audio book - but listening to a story makes you use your brain in a completely different way. Different things stuck out to me. It was almost like reading it for the first time. I honestly forgot how funny it was and found myself laughing out loud so many times. The details were more vivid. It was a very interesting experience.

What other book might you compare Backstage Pass to and why?

It's a rock star book - but there is no comparing it. This book/series has it all. It's got love, hot sex, humor - it's one of the best blended books I've ever read. Not to mention it's the beginning book for the series so not only is she making you fall in love with the couple, she's making you fall in love with the band as a whole. Drawing you into all of their characters - which is done flawlessly.

What does Justine O. Keef bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This would be my only negative about the book. Overall the narrator didn't cut it for me. She was flat - robotic, maybe it was just the recording, but I didn't care for it. She did a great job with doing different voices for all the characters, but it did take me a couple of chapters to get over the fact that I didn't like her voice. It's funny because the same thing happened with the 50 Shades audio books - my brain learned to process the words that were being said, not the voice that was saying them.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh a lot....like a ton. I felt every emotion - the angst, the love....you name it, it got to me.

Any additional comments?

You will not regret listening to this series - it's one of my top faves of all time!

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  • K
  • 08-02-13

Story Good..... Narrator.....

This is raunchy so don't bother listening if you don't like sex in your stories.

The narration was a little odd with pauses that I felt were a little too long for comfort. I felt it took away from the ease of listen that I expect from my story tellers now. The voices were fine and otherwise the narration was tolerable enough not to detract from the story too much.

Regardless I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

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  • Marissa
  • MESQUITE, TX, United States
  • 07-31-13

Hot hot hot !! Cold shower status

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This book was so great !! Just when you thought it could<br/>Not get hotter .. Bam it was scolding hot! I am<br/>On book 3 of the series !! Can not quit listening .. Make sure u have a tissue handy<br/>Because there's not a dry seat in the house !

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Fun blend of erotica and romance

Ms Cunning (a more obvious pseudonym I couldn't imagine) has given me a treat. She manages to set a fun series of erotic encounters into an authentic context, and then add an engaging romance into the mix.

Myrna's adventures with Bryan give the reader plenty of excitement. However the budding relationship between them, hindered by the shadow of her past, keeps everything 'real' and uncertain. I had a good time listening to this story - thanks Ms Cunning.

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Great new series

OK, thanks to this book I have another favorite author to add to my list and another favorite genre to read - rocker romance. Loved this book, love the Sinners and look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series. Loved the interaction between the band members and between Myrna & the band. So happy she was able to rise above that awful, sick, disgusting, ex-husband and so happy Brian never gave up on her and them. And I loved all the humor! Found myself laughing out load a lot! The scene where Myrna makes them clean the bus is hysterical. Hope this continues in the rest of the series. I listened to this while exercising - it helped me increase my time, distance and frequency. Kept me wanting to walk more so I could listen more! LOL

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Very hot

This is great Brian and Myrna are great, I was sad for Brian several times but I enjoyed it, and it was Hot as Hell!!! Damn, I need to learn some things from Myrna! Okay but I do have to say, Myrna??? WTH kind of name is that? Okay, that was my only real complaint.

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A great romantic heavy metal sexual estacy

Have you ever wanted to be that special girl that magically catches someones attention who is everything that you want in a guy: sexy, lean, hard, burning good looks, talented, genuine, uninhabited, famous "Sinners" lead guitarist and totally into to you...will do anything for you but never loses his edginess which keeps you wanting him....And you are beautiful, smart and talented, and strongly independent and he gets it and adores it....And wonderful luscious sex when no ones tires...
Just a really good read, the story is totally believable, makes me think back to the good ole day... and Justine O. Keefe's performance is spot on, the guys sound like real guys while Myrna is sexy and smooth.. Go ahead READ IT...