Music has always had a huge influence on my writing. I have particular playlists that I listen to depending on what I’m writing and what my mood is. While deciding to write a novella for a box set, I was listening to Type O Negative’s October Rust album and I thought about what a great character the late Peter Steele would be in a rock and roll romance story. He had that tall, dark and handsome appearance along with the angry, broody and mysterious persona. He played bass guitar and his lyrics were laced with angst and despair. I wanted to write a hero like him.
All of us have, at one time or another, fantasized about falling in love with a rock star. So, I wanted to encompass that a normal, girl-next-door type could catch the eye of a rock star like Peter Steele. But just a normal romance where boy meets girl and they fall madly in love would be boring, right? So, I shook it up a little bit.
I thought about the challenges that rock stars face; the lack of privacy, over the top fans and limited time for a personal life. I wanted to give a realistic picture of that lifestyle but still keep it fantasy enough to feel like it could happen to someone like me or you.
In Unraveled, Evie is an unassuming girl who works a nine-to-five job and Lyle is the quintessential rock star women drool over. The two of them meet in a chance encounter after a concert and just as the chemistry starts to brew, enter a crazed fan that sees Evie as a threat and decides to eliminate her competition. For every action, there is a reaction and trying to keep two people apart sometimes has the opposite effect.
I really enjoyed delving into the rock and roll lifestyle and I currently have a second rock star story in the works. Unbreakable will release later this year.
Evie Brant lives quietly under the romantic radar until a coworker invites her to a concert where she meets Lyle Crane, the sexy singer of a heavy metal band. A little harmless flirting between the shy paralegal and the outgoing rock star provokes a crazed fan to eliminate her competition. Chemistry brews between Evie and Lyle when a gunshot rings out in the dark and the unlikely couple is set on a collision course neither of them saw coming.
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Alyssa Breck is an author of horror/urban fantasy, paranormal romance and erotic fiction. She grew up reading Stephen King and V.C. Andrews. The Shining changed her life and sparked a love of all things scary, spooky and spine-chilling. Add some romance to that and she found her niche weaving paranormal and erotic romance stories. Alyssa lives in the south with her family and myriad pets.