ALPHA ROCKSTAR by Emma Rose
Genre: Adult Romance
Pages: 47 (part of a trilogy)
She’s reaching for a lifelong dream.
Penelope has made a living taking concert photos for the newspaper entertainment section, but her dreams are much bigger. She dreams of getting close with a rock and roll band and taking pictures of everything, immersing herself in the rock and roll lifestyle.
He’s searching for a life beyond the stage.
She gets her chance when a band on tour invites her to join them for a few weeks, but Penelope has reservations…is she being invited along because they want a photographer, or because Marcus, the quiet but attractive lead singer, wants to sleep with her? And what would she say if he tried?
(This is a Kindle Unlimited title)
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:
Alpha Rockstar Book Two
She’s taking a chance.
Penelope is on tour with the metal band, Attack Ships on Fire, as the band’s photographer. For the first time in her life, she’s living her dream…But she never expected to fall for Marcus, the band’s lead singer. She doesn’t want to be seen as a groupie there for the band’s pleasure, but maintaining a professional distance with Marcus is nearly impossible with his magnetic personality and killer looks. But is she just a sexual object to him? Or does he want more?
He’s looking for an escape.
As the lead singer and manager for his band, Marcus is constantly inundated with the difficulties of the rock lifestyle, living on the road, and projecting a mask of pure energy representative of his persona within the band. That all changed when he met Penelope, the first genuine person he’s come across in a long time. And though he wishes for her to be treated professionally as the band’s photographer, he can’t resist her curvy figure and witty personality. Can he afford to take off his mask and let her see the person he really is?
Alpha Rockstar Book Three
Penelope can sense genuine love developing between her and Marcus, but even as things heat up, there is a coldness on his part, a distance. He won’t speak of his past, and he won’t make plans for the future—unless it’s for his band.
What is going to happen when the tour ends? He lives in L.A. and she lives in Seattle. Will she convince him to plan a future together, or will she be just another casualty of the rock and roll lifestyle?
As strong as her feelings might be, there is only so far that a girl can be pushed…
Top 10 Things I Can’t Live Without and Why
Oh boy…The top ten things that I can’t live without…This should be very…enlightening.
- My Nespresso coffee maker
To say I enjoy coffee is…well…I’ll admit it. I’m obsessed with the dark liquid that holds the key to motivation and awareness. I used to drink about a pot a day and now that I have a fancy pod-based machine, it’s just so easy to make with no mess that I’ll make fresh cups throughout the day. So good…
- My Microsoft Natural Keyboard
There’s been a trend to make keyboards smaller and thinner and wireless and all that. Well, I’ve used the same wired gray ergonomic keyboard for fifteen years and plan on using it as long as the plug end is compatible with my computer. I write thousands upon thousands of words and it’s the only keyboard that stays comfortable throughout the day and has worked without a hitch for as long as I’ve had it.
- My Kindle eReader
It’s one of the older e-ink models and I love it to death since the screen is easy to read, the battery lasts forever, and I can carry around dozens of books with me on trips without running out of room in my suitcase (OK…well I still run out of room but not because of my reading obsession).
- My dog, Fenton
I have a three-year-old rat terrier who is a hilarious ball of energy. When he’s not parkouring around the house, he’s in my lap demanding attention while I’m trying to write.
- My music collection
I would go insane if I didn’t have music playing in the background while I’m working. And this might be a bit strange, but for some reason heavy dubstep gets me into the zone like nothing else. I would never listen to dubstep for pleasure…it sounds like transformers getting it on…but it occupies the part of my mind that would otherwise be distracting me so I can get to business writing.
- My book collection
Outside of the business-side of writing, I read for pleasure and could not live without my favorites which includes everything from Interview with the Vampire to the Chronicles of Narnia.
- My photo albums
Photos are my way of remembering. There are so many places I’ve seen and things I’ve experienced that I draw from when I create a scene or an emotion, but more than that, my pictures help me remember who I was and who I want to be.
- My beta readers
This is a big one. Putting yourself out to the world through your work is a challenge and having the feedback and support of my beta readers has been monumental in my decision to stick with writing through the hard parts. I’m a full-time author now…All I do is write (and all of the other businessy components that come with that) and I owe that success to my beta readers who decided to give my books a chance and to share their thoughts with me.
- My friends
It’s important to have some sort of a support network (and someone you can vent to when something is aggravating you!) and I couldn’t live without having the love and support from my close friends. It’s been a crazy ride over the last few years as I began building my career as an author and the support of my friends helped me have the guts to give my dream a shot.
- My family
I know…I know…But seriously I could not have made it as a writer and maintained my sanity if not for my SO and I am so appreciative for the love and support I’ve received and continue to receive from my family as an author. When you attend a university (and go in debt!) and train to do one thing then decide to write for a living…well, it’s a risky move and I have my family to thank for helping me through the stresses of that transition.
About the Author
Emma Rose is quickly rising as a new author with a lot to offer. She specializes in the steamy romance genre with popular series THE BILLIONAIRE’S PROPOSAL, TAKING STAGE, THREE, and STRIPPED. She self-published her first book in 2011 and has since risen to a Top 100 author in Amazon’s Erotica category, among others. Part of her quick rise can be attributed to her small, but growing, group of fans who promote her work and offer her feedback as Beta Readers, an offer she extends to potential fans at the end of each of her works. Interested fans can apply to her beta reader program and receive one of her works for free through her website: http://emmaroseromance.com/beta/
Rose says she is from ‘lots of places,’ having lived in various parts of the United States, New Zealand, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Below, Rose details how she became a writer (from her website):
One question that I’m frequently asked is how did I get into writing?
Looking back, it’s hard to believe just how much has changed in the past few years. I never gave serious thought to being a full-time writer and chalked it up as just another unattainable ‘dream job’ right along with being an astronaut or a professional underwater basket weaver.
I started writing creatively at a very young age…somewhere around age eleven or twelve. These early writings were nothing I’d ever share publicly (because, frankly, they are quite horrible!). However, it was the beginning of what I like to refer to as the “itch.”
Just what is the itch? It starts out as a very dull, barely noticeable tickling in the back my head and is usually sparked when I ask myself “What if…” It is here that the itch grows a little stronger and is harder to resist. My fingers begin to twitch in anticipation at the prospect of taking the idea that’s been bouncing around in my head and putting it into something coherent…making it able to be experienced by others.
While I never pursued writing in a serious manner, the ‘itch’ remained with me through to adulthood. In college, I had just enough space to squeeze in a creative writing class even though there was no benefit to my degree to do so (I blame it on the ‘itch!’).
And wow…For the first time in my life I had an excuse to use creative writing as an outlet again. Somewhere along the way I had fallen into the rut of settling for the practical and this one decision had me excited about life again.
Sadly, the creative writing class ended and I went back to completing my degree. After college, finding a steady job, even one that paid peanuts, was a difficult prospect. My diet consisted of peanut butter sandwiches and ramen noodles.
On a late-night whim, I decided to join Amazon’s self-publishing platform and submitted some of my creative writing pieces from college. These went on to be available for purchase in Amazon’s Kindle store. I promptly forgot completely about it until one day, about three months later, I received a check in the mail from Amazon.
Now it wasn’t that much, mind you, but when I realized that the money Amazon had sent me came from people who had purchased my work, I was ecstatic! In the little time I had off between my three part-time jobs, I wrote. And wrote. And wrote some more.
Over the course of about six months, my self-published works went from earning me a meal out every month to making more than all of my other jobs combined. It was then that I decided to make the leap to writing full-time.
This was a very big deal for me, because as I mentioned at the beginning of this post, being a writer just didn’t seem like a reachable thing…It seemed so absurd (and still does) that I have moments where I sit back and think about just how amazing this journey has been.
Sure, there have been ups and downs, but I am forever grateful to my fans who continue to support my writing. It’s because of them (and you, too, since you’re reading this post) that I can continue to scratch my ‘itch’ and create new stories for you to explore.