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Woo hoo, Jaine Diamond fans! (like myself and Jett) She’s got a give going on, starting TODAY, that’s promising to get you on board the Jaine Diamond bandwagon — or let you spread the goodness to one of your friends, if you’re already on board. I’ll let her tell you about it:


To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Jaine Diamond is giving away her biggest prize pack yet!

This one includes signed paperbacks of the entire Dirty rockstar romance series so far—Dirty Like Me (Dirty #1), Dirty Like Brody (Dirty #2), AND an extremely limited Special Collector’s Edition of Dirty Like Us (Dirty #0.5), containing bonus excerpts from upcoming Dirty books featuring Zane and Maggie’s story—as well as a $20 Victoria’s Secret gift card and cosmetics kit full of goodies* to get you date-night ready!

* Cosmetics kit includes: silver makeup bag and samples of Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil, Origins Ginzing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer, bareMinerals Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick, Tarte paaarty Amazonian clay 12-hour blush, Make Up Forever waterproof eye pencil (black), Make Up Forever Excessive Lash Mascara (black), Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz pencil (soft brown), Comptoire-Sud Pacifique Vanille Coco Eau de Toilette, and Prada Candy Eau de Parfum spray!

Giveaway open internationally. Age 18+.

Here’s what you need to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Or use this link.

Go for it! Jett loved Dirty Like Me, and I have to admit it was a really solid, fun read and I’m eager to spend more time in Jaine’s world. I also read Dirty Like Us, and that’s also a book worth spending time with. (I will post the review here shortly. I promise!)

Regardless of your status as a winner, if you’ve read any of Jaine’s Dirty series and would like to post your own review here at The Rock of Pages, I’d be glad to set something up for you.


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One of the best things about Rocktober is being able to share authors who may not write about great big Rock Stars, but who write about music in different ways. I think it’s every bit as important as the tales of backstage debauchery and tour buses and groupies and love. So today, meet CK Johnson. She’s great fun, my buddy CK. And her books? I love how inventive they are.

Here’s a bit from CK:

I’ve been a rock fan since my friend first introduced me to Metallica. I played “The Unforgiven” on the violin until I got my hands on a guitar. My go to on a bad day was “Nothing Else Matters.” When it came time to write a novel it wasn’t a surprise that music shaped it.

A Piper’s Song tells the story of Kyra, a descendant of the Pied Piper who can control people with music. It’s an urban fantasy laced with darker notes reminiscent of the original Grimm tales. I enjoyed writing a book that allowed me to take the music I love and shape it into imagery. My favorite part of the book is toward the end when Kyra steps onto The Fields to prove herself. I got play battle of the bands piper style—a fine line between music and madness.

In honor of Rocktober I’m giving away two eBooks of A Piper’s Song. Leave a comment about one of your favorite songs and why you love it and I’ll do a random drawing.

Yes! You totally want to read this, so start commenting away.

Connect with CK, too, because there’s no better way to show love than to buy a book — except maybe to review it once you’ve read it.

Jett and I love hearing from authors (and yes, to reach Jett, use Susan’s e-mail), so we were super excited when author MJ Kane popped into my inbox.

She was responding to my Coveting post, where I’d talked about my curiosity being piqued as to whether or not her book, A Heart Not Easily Broken, is Rock Fiction. Here’s what she had to say (reprinted with permission, duh. Like I’d ever dishonor someone like that? Sheesh.)

Is this Rock Fiction?
My answer: No, it was not my intention to write Rock Fiction. My stories are a combination of Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Romance, and Interracial Romance. I write reality romance that addresses subjects that nearly every reader can relate to in some way. The subject matter of A Heart Not Easily Broken is about a couple who enters an interracial romance, how their relationship grows organically, and how Ebony handles being raped, her insecurities, and fear of loosing her boyfriend. My goal was to encourage readers to look outside the box for love, embrase the differences, and learn to open up to friends and family when something bad happens to them. We are not made of stone and holding things, thinking we are protecting those around us is not good. We all need help. Brian is not necessarily a rocker, lol, but he is a musician who plays bass guitar in a band and owns his own company. His dream is to make money in the industry, but primarily as a studio musician, thus the reason why music, or the band, isn’t a major focus in the story, but a part of him and his aspirations. I hope this clears it up for you. It was never my intention for him to come across as a major rocker. 🙂

Now, does THAT make you think, or WHAT?

Now, of course, part of what makes a book Rock Fiction is how the characters inhabit their musicality, so when MJ was kind enough to offer me a free copy, I snapped it up. Gotta see for myself, right?

(And yes, Jett is fumingly angry at me. I got Nancy Loyan’s book and now this one and yes, I’m a hog and keep them for myself. When she’s caught up on the stack I gave her, she can have others and do I sound like a mother, or WHAT?)

Was MJ not gracious enough for you? Well, she knocked my socks off with her next e-mail: she’s offering TWO copies to my readers.  Just leave a comment, make sure you fill out the e-mail part of the comment form — it won’t be visible or kept or anything — and I’ll pick two names out of a hat and boom, you’ll get a copy.

Join me. Let’s see what this one’s all about. I can’t wait.