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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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  • Crystal
  • ALTOONA, IA, United States
  • 01-02-13

My favorite book... put into audio!

Where does Backstage Pass rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would say this is in the top three. This was my absolute favorite book on Kindle. I couldn't wait for it to come out on audio.

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

There is a little bit of everything in the book. My favorite part is the humor between the bandmates and the hopeless romantic Brian.

Which character – as performed by Justine O. Keef – was your favorite?

Myrna. <br/>Justine tries very hard to make the guys sound like rock stars, but there is only so much a women can emulate a males' voice (especially screaming) without being a male herself. :)

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

Both. Olivia Cunning does a GREAT job of pulling you into the story completely.

Any additional comments?

This is by far one of my favorite books. It is probably too explicit for some listeners, but if you can handle Fifty Shades or similar, you will love this book! I cant wait for the others to come out on audio. I already own all of her books that are out on my Kindle!

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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lots of hot sex found here!

I found the sex scenes in this book very HOT! However, the storyline felt a little slacking. I wish they could combine more story with the sex scenes. I was interested in all the characters and was slightly disappointed not to found out more about them. If your looking for a book with great sex and a simple story this book is definitely for you! Happy Listening!

16 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Stunned

After reading the reviews I was not sure I wanted to listen to this book. I took a chance. Normally, I do not favor any books when there is a menage de trios but, I was surprised it did not bother me as much as I thought. The story line was so well done, you sort of not notice the sexual content as much. And yes there was quite a bit of sexual content. This book is not for the faint at heart. I was thoroughly surprised at this book. So much in fact that I downloaded the next one. You really get involved with the characters and want to know what happened. I loved Brian and Myrna. Yes they are weird and not a typical couple, but you feel they really love each other. And let's face it it's a book. The narrator did a pretty good job. Better than most. It's a wild hot story that takes you for a ride, I guarantee you won't be bored.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Lia
  • Sutton, Australia
  • 01-13-13

Steamy Sex - Sweet Romance

Other reviews will use words like hot, or sizzling, or steamy, and all those words are true. What they may not mention is this book also has real heart. It's laugh out loud funny in places, and heartbreaking, and heart-warming.

Backstage Pass is most of all, a love story. Romance with a capital "R". Two very real, wonderfully three dimensional people with histories, and baggage, and hang-ups, who come together for a night of hot sex and find themselves in love. And one of them is going to resist that feeling with everything they've got. Their journey, played out against the background of a rock tour and all the accompanying insanity of that, makes me glad I got to go along for the ride.

Ms. Cunning does an outstanding job of weaving in the music, and making the concert scene--in all its grungy reality--come alive for the reader. It's a fresh, original concept, handled beautifully by someone who knows how to write extraordinarily well, and whose love of the music comes through in every scene.

She's also introduced larger than life characters who are secondary in this first book of the Sinners on Tour series, but who will each have their turn to take centre stage in the subsequent books. I can hardly wait. Imagine me, standing here in the dark, my lighter raised high, screaming for an encore!

Justine O. Keef did a great job in the delivery of the story. This really one of my favourite audio books I will listen again. Please, please Audible more of the Sinners on tour.

27 of 32 people found this review helpful

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Totally Fabulous!!

Great story!! (Caution contains explict sexual content.) In my opinion it was totally awesome. I wanted to listen to it in one session. I was so wrapped up in the story and that does not happen often. It's well worth the credit. I hope the next book in this series is as good because I'm getting that one too.

20 of 24 people found this review helpful

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ROCK BAND LOVE TAKE 1... YES!!!!

Sinners on TOUR!!! What ... Amazing... Master Sinclair!!! Soooo totally goood. I loved this book. I was so not expecting this, but WOW. From Chapter 1 I was blow away by Professor Sex... OMG! Loved it. Two people who should not be together that are so totally perfect for each other. I love it. I was shock too at the end when I found out about TREY... WHAT!!! U Gotta listen to know what I am talking about... Trust when I say, you won't be disappointed. Master Sinclair creates the great music riffs when making love... how perfect... Right...???

Totally buy or credit. This is totally worth it.

Narration was just awesome.

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  • Renee
  • Alpharetta, GA, United States
  • 01-05-13

Hot!!! Hot!!! Hot!!!!

I chose this book based on the ratings and I was not disappointed. The sex scenes were very steamy and the love story of Brian and Mryna keep me interested. I plan to look out for more work from the author.

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  • CAROLYN
  • Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • 01-26-13

Mmmmmm what's not to like with this new series

Great, funny and interesting characters all get involved in this very touching and very sexy steamy romance and I thought the descriptions of the band, tour, groupies etc., was brilliantly written.

Worth a credit? Oh yes.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • Sara
  • Winnetka, CA, United States
  • 03-03-14

Not for everybody...

What disappointed you about Backstage Pass?

I wanted to like this book and I did like parts of it, but it felt a little bit like hard core porn in a lot of places. The was less character development and more explicit sexual encounter. There were subtle plot lines that, for me, would have brought me closer to the characters, but were abandoned. One example of this is a conversation in which the male character tells the female lead that he had bought her a surprise gift. Then, they shuffle off to a men's public bathroom for a tryst after which, we never hear anything further about the "gift that was purchased."

Would you be willing to try another book from Olivia Cunning? Why or why not?

Most likely not. I just felt frustrated after listening to this. I like a good love scene (or love-making scene) as much as the next person, but this just felt like it was pushed to the next level over and over again to be shocking and different, rather than an attempt to tell a good story.

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

No.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I didn't hate the characters. In fact, what I know of them is intriguing.

Any additional comments?

I guess, after the excitement over 50 Shades of Grey, there's a new genre where the writer pushes the boundaries of the love making scenes in an effort to titillate the reader. This book seems to fall into the genre. Not a bad thing, but something to know when you buy it and prepare to start listening.

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  • Mon
  • San Francisco, Ca
  • 11-07-13

Makes FSOG look like child's play

If you could sum up Backstage Pass in three words, what would they be?

hot, sweaty, sex

Would you recommend Backstage Pass to your friends? Why or why not?

Oh yea - serioulsy, If you are ok with explicit, exhibitionist sex scenes then here you have it my friends. Seriously, this book made FSOG look like a teaser. The story is interesting enough and the hook up scenes are really all that!

Which character – as performed by Justine O. Keef – was your favorite?

I really liked Brian - the lovelorn lead guitarist who always falls in love with the wrong kind of girl. He was sweet and let Myrna have her way and gave her the freedom both sexually and emotionally to do whatever, and I mean, whatever she wanted.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, I needed to breath between chapters. ha!

Any additional comments?

Totally worth the credit! It's a hot read.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-19-16

love this series and this book was panty melting.

loved it xxx fabulous series and enjoyed every minute of it xxx must listen to next book xxx

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  • Helen
  • 07-04-15

So good!!

Finally a strong sexy woman!!!! Really sexy sex stuff! And laugh out loud funny moments!! Brilliant! The reader did male and female voices perfectly!

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  • carol
  • 07-08-13

erotic and interesting

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

I enjoyed the story and find the story of other peoples desires very intriguing even if they are not my own views, makes me wonder what mine would be if I thought about it enough

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

as first audio books experience it is a little difficult to compare but look forward to comparing in the future

Which scene did you most enjoy?

none in particular but was very intrigued in the feelings of brian for the woman he fell in love with and the length he went to too make her happy

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-14-13

Great experience

This was my first audio book and I was pleasantly surprised as I was dubious about audio and this book. However' I really enjoyed it. The actor was easy to listen to and characterized each character well. Great experience.

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  • Shay
  • 12-08-14

"Go Ahead and Get This One!"

Okay when I spent my credit I was desperate to have something to listen to when making a trip with my daughter whose music DRIVES ME NUTS. :)
Didn't expect to absolutely LOVE it! Great characters, well written and good narration. Love it when I find a new author paired with a good narrator.

All five guys! Hoping they will all get a book and i cannot wait to hear the rest in the series

I am soooo fussy when it comes to narration, it makes or breaks a book for me and I am either all in or flick it off - Ms O.Keef's narration kept me there to the end.

Spend your credit with confidence!
Cheers :)

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  • theBookGoddess
  • 08-25-16

Hang out the Do Not Disturb sign and settle in

What did you like most about Backstage Pass?

Nice balance between attention given to storyline, characters, and the action in the bedroom.

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

Backstage Pass was populated with memorable moments from start to finish - some between the sheets, some between the "secondary" characters.

Which character – as performed by Justine O. Keef – was your favourite?

Really admired Keefs performance. Her ability to give each character a distinct voice added significantly to my enjoyment of this audiobook. I felt her voices were a perfect interpretation of Cunnings characters.

Any additional comments?

If you don't want to risk being up all night reading, then save this for the weekend. Find a comfy, secluded space, hang out the "Do not disturb" sign and settle in. A light and engaging story around a cast of quirky but endearing characters provides a pleasurable escape, some unexpected laughs, and a whole lot of sizzling hot skin on skin.