Thursday, March 8, 2018

Review & Excerpt & Giveaway Tour for PLAYING THE PAUSES by Michelle Hazen

We are excited to celebrate the release of PLAYING THE PAUSES by Michelle Hazen. This is the second installment in her Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll series. Follow the tour for reviews, excerpts, guest posts, plus enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card!  
“Hazen’s use of the frantic energy of a rock band’s tour contrasts perfectly with the slow and seductive dance this couple engages in. Readers are sure to enjoy following The Red Letters on their drama-fueled climb to fame. “ —RT Book Reviews

“To call Playing the Pauses an erotic novel alone would be to belie its equally strong explorations of the boundaries between personal, career, and sexual growth.” —Midwest Book Review
When an ultra-independent tour manager meets the one musician she can’t resist, their kinks fit together perfectly, but their lives don’t. Michelle Hazen is back with PLAYING THE PAUSES, the second, stand-alone installment in her Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll series. Fans of Kylie Scott’s Stage Dive Series and YOU REALLY GOT ME by Erika Kelly, will love this bad boy, friends with benefits romance with a dash of BDSM mixed in.

Title:  Playing the Pauses
Author: Michelle Hazen
Release Date: March 5, 2018
Publisher: Self-published
Series: Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 290


Rock Star Dom + his Queen of the Spreadsheet employee = KRYPTONITE

Kate is a globe-trotting tour manager who can’t be tied down.
Danny is a Dominant rock star and tattoo artist who needs her help to explore his true kinks.

Kate just got her big break, running an international tour for a rising band. Her job is everything to her…at least until she meets the band’s enigmatic bass player.

After they collide in one unforgettably erotic night on a hotel balcony, he comes to her with a proposition. As a former BDSM club performer, Danny’s spent so long fulfilling other people’s fantasies that now he wants to reclaim his own—and he says she’s the only one who can help.

Getting caught in bed with her rock star boss could cost her career, and yet there’s something about Danny’s quiet intensity that she can’t resist. He steals her heart, hard. But the end of the tour is approaching, and their jobs are headed two different directions.

To be together one of them will have to stop touring, but the only thing they crave as much as each other is music.

** This book can be read and understood as a standalone, but does contain spoilers for earlier books in the series. **

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About Michelle Hazen:

Michelle Hazen is a nomad with a writing problem. Years ago, she and her husband ducked out of the 9 to 5 world and moved into their truck. As a result, she wrote most of her books with solar power in odd places, including a bus in Thailand, a golf cart in a sandstorm, and a beach in Honduras. Currently, she’s addicted to The Walking Dead, hiking, and Tillamook cheese.

Which Beer Represents You?

My upcoming rock star romance, A CRUEL KIND OF BEAUTIFUL, is set in Portland, an area known for its hipsters, indie bands, and microbrew. In honor of that, I thought I would choose the microbrew that best encapsulated the personality of each character:

Jera: New Belgium’s Citradelic Tangerine IPA. On first glance, this is a fun, refreshing beer. Light, cute, and with enough sass to be perfect for summertime. But after your first sip, you realize there are WAY more complex flavors than you were expecting and a tang of almost-bitter hops underlying everything. Just like the beer, there’s a lot more darkness and depth to the girl than first meets the eye-or more likely, the ear, since Jera always shows up with witty quip at the ready. Bonus points because her classic-rock roots and and secret love of puns means she’d love the play on words of citradelic/psychadelic.

Jacob: Jera’s yummy love interest is perfectly represented by an Oregon original: Deschutes Brewery’s Obsidian Stout. It’s smooth and chocolatey, almost sweet but more addictive than sugary. Strong. So beautifully, incredibly strong. You don’t get all its secrets in the first sip, but this is a drink you could trust with your affection for years to come, and it would never let you down.

Jera’s bandmates:

Danny: To find the right beer for Jera’s bassist, I had to make a black and tan with two of my Oregon-brewed favorites: Rogue Chocolate Stout and Rogue Chipotle Ale. It’s got a whip-sharp bite, soothed with the deep, trustworthy presence of the dark beer beneath. What you see is what you get, but it could take you months to sort out all the flavors, the twists and turns of exactly what it is that HE is. He’s got things he doesn’t tell his best friend Jera. Things he won’t tell you. And things about him that are true that he’s never spent a second’s thought on.

 Jax: The lead singer and guitarist of Jera’s band is Payette Brewing’s Recoil IPA. It’s bright and attention grabbing right up front. Beautiful and charming. But it fades too quickly, before he’s ready for you to forget him. And so soon that you’re left wondering if you ever really knew him at all.

So, preorder your copy of A Cruel Kind of Beautiful to meet the band and see if you think I picked the right beers to represent each person. I’d love to hear in the comments what beverage (alcoholic or otherwise!) you think would best describe YOUR personality.

*Disclaimer: I’m not getting kickbacks from any of these beer companies, and I’m not trying to oversell or undersell any of them. Just one author’s opinion about taste, and the metaphor it brings to mind about character.

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