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Olivia Cunning



Share Me (One Night With Sole Regret #0.5) by Olivia Cunning (November 2012)

After a benefit concert, Lindsey longs to spend an amazing Christmas Eve with her favorite band, Sole Regret, to thank them for their generosity. Even though she followed their tour bus up a slick mountain pass during a blizzard, she never expected to spend an entire snowy night with two generous rock stars who love to share their gifts. Trapped on a tour bus with her best friend, a rock band, and the bus driver, what can these naughty ladies possibly do to keep warm? Perhaps a better question is what won't they do?

Try Me (One Night With Sole Regret #1) by Olivia Cunning (June 2012)

For the five sexy rock gods of Sole Regret, finding love is easy, keeping it is hard.

Melanie has no desire to meet the members of the rock band, Sole Regret, but her groupie of a best friend gets them both backstage and then rushes off with the band’s lead singer. Left alone at an after party with a bunch of scary tattooed and pierced metal-heads, sheltered Melanie is relieved when the only normal-looking guy in the room insists on keeping her company.

By the time Melanie discovers that Gabe is the band’s drummer and not as normal as she assumed, she has already made a complete fool of herself. She can’t help but be interested in him, not as a rock star, but as the sexiest man she’s ever encountered. Strangely attracted to his hidden tattoos and body piercing, she wonders what it would be like to spend a night with a bad boy.

Gabe is more than willing to show sweet Melanie there’s more to him than meets the eye. All she has to do is try him. Will they only share a single night of passion? Or will their hearts entangle as quickly as their bodies?

Tempt Me (One Night With Sole Regret #2) by Olivia Cunning (September 2012)

For the five sexy rock gods of Sole Regret, finding love is easy, keeping it is hard.

One more night…

For almost a year, Madison has been Adam’s hook-up every time his band, Sole Regret, tours through Dallas. But in spite of the way he sets her body ablaze with passion, the occasional night of rock-her-world sex isn’t enough anymore. She needs a commitment and knows that won’t fit into Adam’s rock-star lifestyle. Madison will take one more hot-and-heavy night with the sexy musician before she cuts all ties with him for good. Even if she must break her own heart to do it.

To tempt him…

Life isn’t all bright lights and fan adulation for the lead guitarist for Sole Regret. Madison has seen Adam at his worst and still managed to bring out the best in him. Her cleverly concealed naughty side also brings out the beast in him. He’s never met a more tempting woman in his life.

Madison has no problem tempting Adam into her bed, but can she tempt his heart into taking a chance on love?

Take Me (One Night With Sole Regret #3) by Olivia Cunning (October 2012)

She is one woman he should never touch…

Sole Regret’s enigmatic vocalist, Jacob “Shade” Silverton, is a consummate womanizer, but even he knows better than to get involved with one special woman from his past. Mixing friendship and pleasure can only lead to a broken heart, and he’s suffered enough heartache to swear off relationships for a lifetime.

He is one man she has always desired…

Amanda Lange knows all about Shade’s naughty reputation, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting to dive into the gorgeous rock star’s arms and into his bed. She convinces herself that one night of passion won’t complicate their friendship, but can she convince him of that?

They’re both playing with fire.

Neither of them realized how far one kiss would take them. As the flames of their passion ignite with the intensity of an inferno, will either of them escape the experience without being burned or will both be branded fool enough to take a chance on a relationship that was marked for ruin before it even began?

Touch Me (One Night With Sole Regret #4) by Olivia Cunning (April 2013)

He went there looking for a sure bet…
Sole Regret’s bassist, Owen Mitchell, is convinced that romance is for chumps. He’s only looking for a good time, and when he spots an attractive, older woman emitting men-suck vibes at a brand new sex club, he’s sure he’s found it.

She went there hoping to get over her ex-husband…
Successful business woman, Caitlyn Hanson, is still infuriated and hurt over her ex-husband’s affair with a much younger woman. She’s only looking to scrub his claim from her body by offering it to the first attractive man who shows her interest, and the young, hot stud, who just sat down at her table, will do quite nicely.

They never meant to get personal…
Caitlyn knows she’s not supposed to get attached to Owen just because he gives her body pleasure unlike any she’s ever known, but it’s her first one-night-stand and she can’t seem to keep her heart out of the equation. For once, Owen finds himself in the same conundrum. He likes Caitlyn too much to keep his heart at a safe distance, but will a mistake from Owen’s past drive her away forever?

Tie Me (One Night with Sole Regret #5) by Olivia Cunning (June 14th 2013)

His heart is tied to his past…
When Sole Regret’s rhythm guitarist, Kellen Jamison, vowed to be faithful to his fiancée and love her forever, he meant it. He never expected to lose her to cancer so early in life. He’s certain he’ll never love again, but destiny has another plan for him.

Her heart is tied to her work…
Grammy-winning classical composer and piano virtuoso, Dawn O’Reilly, is overwhelmed with music-writing deadlines, a fickle muse, and high-expectations. She doesn’t have time to find love, but chance seeks to interfere with her carefully devised plans.

They’re bound to become entangled...
From the instant Kellen hears Dawn’s latest musical composition, his spirits rise. The stirring melody and the remarkable woman responsible for its creation are impossible to resist. His attraction is undeniable; her passion unquenchable. Kellen teaches Dawn there’s freedom in bondage, while her sensuality drives him to unleash his tightly controlled self-restraint. Will the ropes Kellen uses to secure Dawn’s body be the force that binds them together or ultimately sever all ties between them?

My Sinners on Tour series has been blessed with hot covers, which would correctly indicate that the contents are hot.

Backstage Pass was my first published novel. I still remember how excited I was when my editor sent me an email with the cover attached. I opened the PDF file and stared at the cover with my mouth agape. My first impression was: it’s orange… Very orange. Orange is my least favorite color. The orange cover does draw attention when the book is on the shelf. I won’t deny that. It’s just so… orange. Once I got past the color scheme, I noticed that there were people on the cover. And they appeared to be involved in naughty activities. Okay, that will do. Plenty of naughty activities in the book. I do have a couple of problems with the cover models. First, the man has short hair. The hero of the book has longish hair. He’s a rock star. And he doesn’t have a single tattoo. He just doesn’t remind me of the hero, Brian, at all. As an author, it’s easy to get caught up in the fact that the people on the cover do not match your idea of your characters in the book, but the point of the cover is to draw attention. Backstage Pass’s cover definitely does that.

The next cover in the series, Rock Hard, was even hotter than the first. The models on this one are pretty close to realistic. The big buff guy could be Sed Lionheart. He’s a big buff guy. His tattoos are missing, but that’s a minor consideration. Also the heroine is a strawberry-blonde in the book, not a bleach-blonde like on the cover, but I’m over it. And the whole thing is purple, not orange. I do like purple. It would draw my attention. It’s sensual, just like the book. Thumbs up.

The third book that was released in the series is Double Time. I was surprised by how closely the heroine matched my idea of Reagan, the heroine in the book. And everyone is all naked and flesh-toned. Yeah, I’d say this cover gives you a pretty good idea of what’s inside. One woman, two hot men. The hero, Trey, doesn’t look much like the cover hottie (Trey’s tattoos, piercings, and trademark cherry sucker are all missing), but still, I was really happy with this cover. I didn’t think the designers could top it and then…

I saw the fourth cover—the one for Hot Ticket—and my jaw hit the ground. Out of all the Sinners’ covers, I do think it’s my favorite. It fits the book the most precisely and you can’t see enough of the hero or the heroine for their cover model appearances to get in the way of their descriptions in the book. I didn’t have one complaint about this one. I was especially enamored with it because it was my first cover to have “NY Times and USA Today Best-Selling Author” stamp of approval. Plus, it’s black and white. I always think black and white photos are sexier for some reason. Maybe it’s just me.

The final cover–for Wicked Beat—is not quite in its final form yet, because the book will not be released until later this year. A lot of people have said it’s their favorite cover of the series. I’m not going to argue that it’s a beautiful cover or that the picture is both cute and sexy (just like the contents of the book). I really had a hard time accepting it as an appropriate cover for the book, because the hero of the book is not a guitarist. He’s a drummer. So they photo-shopped some drum sticks into Eric’s pocket to appease me. Eric is also insanely tall and his heroine is incredibly petite (and they both have partially BLUE hair), but any publicist will tell you that the important thing is that the cover draws attention and gets people to check out the book. I definitely think this cover does that. I hope you will check it out.

Which of the Sinners on Tour covers is your favorite? Do you think it’s important for the models on the cover to match the descriptions of the characters in the book? Are you ever drawn to check out a new book solely based on its cover?

Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock 'n roll, USA Today Best-Selling Author Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians.

Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She's been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction -- first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own. 

Olivia's first book in her Sinner's Tour Series, Backstage Pass, was published in 2010 by Sourcebooks. Book two in the series, Rock Hard, was published in 2011 and the third book, Double Time just released November 2012. The last two books in the series are expected to be out in 2013. Aside from the Sinners Tour that launched her career, Olivia has been hard at work on a few other series and stand alones . . . of course with the music turned up.

 

 

Awards Received by Olivia Cunning

 In November 2012, Double Time made the USA Today Best-Seller List 

 Backstage Pass won the Reader's Crown in 2011 for both Best First Book and Best Long Erotic Romance 

 Backstage Pass won More than Magic in 2011 for Best Erotic Romance

 

Olivia Cunning Quick Facts

 Despite the encouragement of her English teachers to pursue writing, she majored in biology in college. 

 Olivia earned a master's degree in Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine. After her beloved grandfather died of a heart attack, she aspired to find the cure for atherosclerosis, but found biomedical research tedious and frustrating, so switched to teaching. 

 Olivia loves to attend metal concerts. She regularly embarrasses her college-aged son by headbanging in public and gets accused of not "looking like" a metal head. 

 Olivia finished writing her first contemporary series romance novel at age 19. It remains unpublished. 

 Olivia has always had a vivid imagination. At age three, she had seven imaginary friends and still remembers the stories she made up about them. One, named Splinter, was a giant talking skunk. 

 Olivia is an army brat. She has lived all over the United States and in Germany. She tends to move every three to five years. Her most recent move to Galveston, Texas will hopefully be her last.

 

 

 

 

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