Saturday, June 18, 2016

Rockin’ the Alternative by Morticia Knight

The chance of a lifetime and the touch of a rock god are offered to music journalist Bryan Gallagher on the same day. Embracing one is easy, but resisting the other is harder than he’d anticipated—especially since Bryan has never been with a man.

It could be his dream assignment. Aubrey King, the legendary god of alternative rock music has requested to meet with journalist and writer Bryan about penning the star’s memoir. Aubrey and his dark, angsty songs are the reason Bryan was inspired to become a leading rock journalist. His obsession for his career has alienated the women in his life, but Bryan doesn’t care. What really matters to him is the music.

Aubrey King has been out of the music scene for almost ten years—ever since his alternative rock band, Falling in Stereo, broke up. Questions about his sexual preferences have always surrounded him, and now that he’s ready to make a solo comeback, he wants to tell his story, his way. He’s followed journalist Bryan Gallagher’s career for a while and believes that Bryan’s obvious passion for music mirrors his own. He loves his writing style, but is also enraptured by the boyishly handsome writer.

Bryan finds pushing his fanboy nervousness aside is difficult when Aubrey finally stands before Brian. He’s amazed at how little Aubrey has changed—his intense gaze, his unique style and his still youthful looks epitomise the star he’s always been. But Aubrey’s vulnerability when he sings and shares the deeply personal lyrics of a new song triggers something in Bryan that he never knew was there. The need to give himself to Aubrey, to let the rock god do to him what he’s never before desired a man to do.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

3.5 Stars.

Morticia Knight is a new-to-me author.

Rockin' the Alternative is the prequel to Rockin' It Forever. Rock God, Aubrey King, contacts Bryan to write his memoir, not realizing the young man idolizes him.

This short story takes place over the course of one evening, more than half of it lusty between-the-sheets action as the rockstar manipulates the straight writer into exploring his sexual boundaries. Not that Bryan isn't more than willing.

Obviously this is a short story, so expect things to move quickly. I enjoyed the easy flow of Knight's writing style. However, with this being the initial meeting as a prequel to the full-length book, it was too soon with the insta-lust connection between the pair, the needy rockstar, and the bending by the music writer. Ending it all with talk of forever after a handful of hours together.

All in all, it removed the buildup and tension. But I will reserve my thoughts on whether or not this helped or harmed the flow, buildup, and tension during the full-length novel. I have a hard time once the characters give into their passions, as it makes the story feel finished to me, yet the story has just begun.

Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after.

If there happens to be some friendly bondage or floggings involved, she doesn’t begrudge her characters whatever their filthy little heart’s desire. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales for more years than she’d like to share – her adventures as a published author began in 2011.

Once upon a time she was the lead singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the northern Oregon coast and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men she takes walks along the ocean and annoys the local Karaoke bar patrons.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Rockin’ the Alternative by Morticia Knight to read and review.

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