Monday, June 8, 2015

REVIEW/INTERVIEW: Back Stage by T. Gephart

Series: Power Station #3


Rock Star? Angie Morelli was not one. Growing up next to Power Station’s drummer didn’t guarantee a taste of the limelight, unless you count catcalls at low paying gigs in seedy bars and second-rate venues. She was okay with that; working her ass off at her dad’s mechanic shop during the day meant she could live her dream at night. She didn’t need Power Station waltzing back into her life, Jason Irwin had done enough damage the first time. Could she let go of her hurt for a chance of hitting the big time?

A one-night stand right before Jason Irwin left for his big break was no big deal. Except it wasn’t just any girl— it was Angie, Troy’s hot but young and inexperienced neighbor. It should never have happened, so best he pretend like it didn’t. Ten years later he remembered exactly why he went down that road. She was even hotter and she was also pissed as hell. Sounded like the perfect combination to invite on their world tour.

The road was not the place for history. It was bound to get ugly.

Book Three of the Power Station Series.
~Book Review~
4.5 Stars

Power Station keyboardist Jason Irwin broke Angie Morelli’s heart when she was 18. Man, did he ever.  I felt bad for Angie right off the bat and kicking Jase where it counts would have been warranted except….Jase is awfully…hot! In that brooding, broken way. 
“Any minute she was going to whip out a machete and slice my balls off. Or my dick. Maybe both. I’m sure she already had the plaque picked to have them mounted.”—Jase
The writing is once again spunky, making the characters colorful as always. While it can be read as a stand-alone, fans of the series will be pleased with the return of some old favorite hotties.  Dan is good old laugh-out-loud Dan once again, swooping in with some of the best comments. He’s the knucklehead you just have to love.
“I heard she has a voodoo doll of you….Tell me, asswipe, do you feel any stabbing pain in your cock?’” —Dan
And Troy Harris is rocking again too, level headed and swoon-worthy as always.
“’I’m going to be outside, so if either of you get out of control expect me to be coming right back in. We clear?’” —Troy
But this is Jase and Angie’s tale, told via their alternating first person POV. It’s about facing the past, healing wounds, and learning to move forward.  Find out how safe Jase’s dick is in Angie’s clutches. And whether their hearts are in even more danger. 

When Power Station’s opening act doesn’t live up to their standards, a replacement act is needed fast. While most of the band is comfortable with bringing Black Addiction on board, a few members have their reservations, namely about the lead singer, Angie.
“My problem was I remembered exactly how she was back in the day. I remember how I was, too. Bringing that on tour. A lit match in a firewood factory stood a better chance. And I wasn’t sure if I was more worried about her or me.”  —Jase
Jason and Angie’s story will make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings because Jase’s struggles are that heartbreaking, and heat you up with their sexy times.
“’I’m not here to impress you, sweetheart. I’m here to make you come.’” —Jase
I closed the final page really happy with where it ended but yet sad that there were no more Power Station guys left to tell more stories.  Ahem… *tapping mic on stage to get T. Gephart’s attention now* Rusty would make an excellent next book. ;-)

~Character Interview~ 
5 Questions PLUS with Power Station
(Recommended for 18+ Readers)

Welcome Jase, Angie, Troy, Megs, Dan, and Ashlyn to the Book-Bosomed Book Blog! Thanks for joining us today. Let’s have a little fun and give your fans something to talk about by completing these sentences…

Troy- "Thanks for having us.”
Dan-“I was told there was going to be snacks, I’m hungry."
Ash- *Giggling* “You’re always hungry.”
Jason- “We apologize in advance. We don’t usually let Dan do interviews.”
Dan- “Shut up, douchebag. Interviewers love me, ask anything you like."

Q1. First one is for the boys. Let’s have an intimate glance into your bedroom.  “On my bedside table right now you would find….”
Dan - “Ash’s panties.”
Ash - “Dan! There are other things there. Why did you have to say that!?
Dan - “Because that’s the only thing I care about, relax. I could have mentioned those anal beads I bought you, but I didn’t.”
Ash - Glares at Dan. 
Megs- “Dan, you really shouldn’t do interviews. Also remind me never to do the Rorschach ink blot test with you.”
Troy - “OK. So, would you like me to go. I think we should move on. I have a scaled down version of the Millennium Falcon and photos of my girl.”
Megs - “Seems fair seeing as I had so many of him before we got together. Only because I was such a big fan. And they were all from magazines, I didn’t have a zoom lens pointed at his window or anything. I had never seen his window until we met. Legitimately met. I didn’t stalk him. I’m not a freak or anything.”
Troy - “You want to revise the I am not a freak statement?” *Laughing*
Megs - “You like me getting freaky.”
Ash - “Jase, pretty sure it’s your turn. You should probably say something right about now." 
Jason- “Yep, agreed. So I have a bunch of boring stuff like a lamp and and alarm clock, but also a stack of Angie’s guitar picks. They’re everywhere but I love having them near me."
Angie- “You say the sweetest things."

Q2. Ladies, tell us a little bit about the smooth moves of your sexy rockin’ men. “I get turned on the fastest when my hot rocker…”

Megs - “Walks into the room. Have you seen who I’m married to?”
(*Interviewer nods in agreement*  Ah Troy Harris!)
Ash- “Kisses me really slowly. The man knows how to kiss."
Angie - “Puts his mouth on me. Anywhere. Everywhere. Jase has a talented mouth.”
Dan - “Is anyone else getting really turned on, can we stop the interview for a few minutes?”
Troy and Jase- “No!”

Q3. Variety is the spice of life but everyone has a favorite flavor. Boys, complete this sentence: “If I could only have sex in one position the rest of my life it would be…”

Troy - “I like to be on top."
Dan - “This question offends me. Why only one position? Do you the sex police arrest you if you change positions? I’m pretty sure our Constitution means I can have sex in any position. What you are asking me is unAmerican. It’s our right as Americans to fuck in any way we see fit. As long is it consensual. Oh, and not with your cousin because that is just fucking gross."
Troy - “Pretty sure there is nothing in the Constitution about sex positions. Nice try though.”
Dan - “Sure it is. It’s the fine print though, they don’t teach it in schools."
Jase- “So….yeah. I’ll go with doggie style."

(*Interviewer googles contact info for Dan’s local congressmen. The new amendment will surely be named in his honor*)

Q4. Jase, Troy, Dan—you all have no doubt done some crazy things in your journey to stardom, but there has to be something that would be too embarrassing. So complete this sentence: “I wouldn’t be caught dead…”

Dan - “Singing fucking shitty covers but my band is full of assholes. Ok, I wouldn’t be caught dead…wearing The Gap. Or Old Navy. It’s like a uniform for douchebags,  
Troy - “Working nine to five. Even if we weren’t famous. No way could I be a slave to the man."
Jason- “Driving a new foreign car. I like my wheels to be classic and American."

Q5. For all of you:  You’re all talented, smart, and attractive. Still, there’s probably some genes you don’t want to pass on. “My one quality that I hope my kids don’t inherit is….”

Dan - “I don’t understand. As in, there is something about me I don’t like? Your question is bogus. Me as the dad and Ash as the mom, I feel sorry for everyone else’s kids."
Ash - “My red hair. Seriously, it blows."
Troy - “I hope all our kids take after their mother. She’s definitely the smartest, most talented and most attractive of the two of us.” Laughs. “But one thing I hope they don’t get from me is my temper. I don’t get worked up often but when I do, it’s not pretty."
Megs -“Shut up Troy Harris, you are perfect. I hope they are more like their dad and don’t say every single thought that comes into their mind. It’s a curse."
Jason-“Being an asshole.” Jase and Angie laugh. “Definitely don’t want any of our kids to have my stubbornness."
Angie - “My mouth. I swear a lot. I hope our kid’s first word is not fuck."

PLUS: Let’s close the interview with five sexy rapid fire questions.  Answer the first thing that comes to mind. (Okay Dan I think everyone would agree you always say the first thing that comes to mind but this time you won’t get in trouble for it. Well, probably not.)

#1 Ladies: Popping the button on your man’s pants you hope to find him in—Boxers, briefs, boxer-briefs, or commando?
Angie - "Boxers"
Ash - "Boxer-briefs"
Megs - "Hard. I’m being honest!" 

#2 Boys: Shopping trip to Victoria Secrets for your lady— String bikini, thong, boyshorts, hiphugger, or cheekini?  (Jase we know you’ve ripped plenty of Angie’s panties so this shopping trip isn’t hypothetical for you. You owe the lady some new panties.)
Dan - "What the actual fuck? Is that stuff made up? What happened to actual panties? Seeing as the only thing I know on that list is a thong, I’m going to go with that."
Troy - “Anything lacy. Less is more I believe."
Jason- “You’re right, I owe her more than just a few pairs. I like string bikinis. They tear easier.” *Smirks.*

#3 Everyone: Getting kinky in the bedroom, your first choice to reach for—Handcuffs, rope, tie, or scarf?
Dan - Am I being tied up or do I get tie her, because that will for real change my answer. I’ll go safe with… a scarf? 
Ash - “Rope. Scarf as a gag."
Dan - “Holy Shit. We are picking that stuff up on the way home. I’m so turned on right now." 
Troy - “Handcuffs."
Megs -“Handcuffs."
Jason- “Handcuffs."
Angie - “All of the above."

#4 Ladies for receiving; Boys for giving:  Toe sucking or Foot massage?
Dan - “Massage."
Ash - “Massage."
Megs - “Sucking."
Troy - “YES.”
Megs - “That’s not an answer.”
Troy - “Hell, yes it is. I will do what ever it is that needs to be done. Suck, massage …YES."
Angie - “Sucking."
Jase- “If I say massage does that make me a pussy? I have talented fingers :-) "

#5 Everyone:  Lick, bite, spank, or suck?
Dan - “Suck. Oh God, yes."
Ash - “Lick."
Troy - “Suck and Lick combo."
Megs - “Suck."
Angie - “Spank"
Jason- “Bite” *grins”
Dan - "Wow, you guys are freakier than I thought. Well done. I completely approve.”

And on that note, this concludes our interview. I think the gang needs some couple time now….if they even make it home. We still remember how much Troy Harris likes that car action. ;-)

A big thanks to the band and their ladies as well as T. Gephart!
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“Hey what about Angie Morelli?” Troy rubbed his hand through his mohawk, the mess of crap he called hair.

Angie Morelli.

Yep, just saying her name was enough to send a chill up my spine. It had been ten years, and still not long enough. Her long, black hair and dark-brown eyes, something that had taken a while to wipe from my mind. That body. Yeah, I still remembered every curve. So freaking sweet, too. Unfortunately it wasn’t only her attributes that I remembered, one of my biggest asshole moments was also front and center getting the trip down memory lane. So you would have to understand why I didn’t immediately start doing backflips and welcoming her. The idea was to avoid the drama, not to give it top freaking billing.

“Dude, no. No fucking way,” Dan chimed in, his words echoing exactly what was rattling around in my head.

Thank you, douchebag. An Angie reunion was bad news. There had to be someone else. Hey, was Charlie Manson out of prison yet? I mean if we were thinking up bad ideas to take on tour, we might as well put them all on the table.

“She’s still playing?” James tipped his head toward Troy, taking way more interest in the topic than I would have liked. The itch to shut the conversation down danced with the need to keep my mouth shut. Delicate act. Wasn’t sure which one was going to win. Honestly, it was going to be trouble either way.

“Sure is. Lexi is trying to sign her band, Black Addiction; saw them last week at a club in Brooklyn. She said they packed the house.” Troy threw some more weight behind the cause. The conversation continued around me, even as the mother of all headaches took up residence in my frontal lobe.

“I saw her stuff on You Tube, they’re tight.” Alex nodded, the bastard not having any idea on what he was signing us up for, and I wasn’t going to be neon-signing it for him either.

“C’mon! Angie?” Dan rolled his eyes, throwing his hands up in disgust. “Troy, did you snort some of Wade’s nose candy before he left? She doesn’t have the chops for a stadium. Besides, she hates us.”

Had to admit, this was one time where I was happy for Dan to be running his mouth. Giving him a round of applause would have been too conspicuous, so I kept it on the down low, but I was a hundred percent behind his stance. The fact it wasn’t me who was leading the anti-Angie movement was a fucking bonus.

“No, she hates you.” Troy smirked. The Dan v Angie battles common knowledge.

“No, she fucking hates Jase, too.”

The motherfucker had to go there. He couldn’t have left it with his own reasons for not wanting her around. He had to go ahead and drag me into it.

“Hate is a pretty strong word, let’s go with a strong dislike.” I eased back into the chair knowing well enough that it wasn’t going to be the last on the topic I was going to have to volunteer. Fucking Dan.

“Dan I understand, but why you, Jase?” Troy’s raised eyebrow proving he had no idea what had happened between me and his sexy, barely legal neighbor before we’d hit the big time.

At least Dan had managed to keep a lid on it for longer than I’d ever imagined; I’d always had my suspicions that he’d spilled one time or another, but seems to be those concerns were unfounded. Who knew he had it in him. In the end, the violence was still happening. I’d just make sure I didn’t punch him above the neck, keep the SOB pretty for the fans.

“Long story.” Well at least it wasn’t a total lie. “Let’s just say I’m not her favorite person and move on, shall we.” The less I said about the subject the better. Besides, it was fucking years ago. Why the hell were we dredging it all up now?

“I heard she has a voodoo doll of you.” Dan stretched out his arms, anchoring them behind his head, his grin splitting off the side of his face. “Tell me, asswipe, do you feel any stabbing pain in your cock?”

~Author Bio~

T Gephart is an indie author from Melbourne, Australia.

T's approach to life has been somewhat unconventional. Rather than going to University, she jumped on a plane to Los Angeles, USA in search of adventure. While this first trip left her somewhat underwhelmed and largely depleted of funds it fueled her appetite for travel and life experience.

With a rather eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history, T struggled to find her niche in the world.

While on a subsequent trip the United States in 1999, T met and married her husband. Their whirlwind courtship and interesting impromptu convenience store wedding set the tone for their life together, which is anything but ordinary. They have lived in Louisiana, Guam and Australia and have traveled extensively throughout the US. T has two beautiful young children and one four legged child, Woodley, the wonder dog.

An avid reader, T became increasingly frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading. She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident and who didn't lack femininity. Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate. T set herself the challenge to write something that was interesting, compelling and yet easy enough to read that was still enjoyable. Pulling from her own past "colorful" experiences and the amazing personalities she has surrounded herself with, she had no shortage of inspiration. With a strong slant on erotic fiction, her core characters are empowered women who don't have to sacrifice their femininity. She enjoyed the process so much that when it was over she couldn't let it go.

T loves to travel, laugh and surround herself with colorful characters. This inevitably spills into her writing and makes for an interesting journey - she is well and truly enjoying the ride!

Based on her life experiences, T has plenty of material for her books and has a wealth of ideas to keep you all enthralled.


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