Welcome to my blog today for a special edition of Authors Supporting Authors with Andrew Jericho and his book Rock Hard. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Andrew, here’s a little bit about this ManLove author for Siren-Bookstrand.
Andrew’s writing proves that love and erotic attraction are the same regardless of gender and/or sexual orientation. Often his characters select themselves, as they are provided with a literary voice. Once a story develops, Andrew is compelled to see it through to completion. His characters make sure of that fact. Love and eroticism are two very important and powerful emotions that drive not only Andrew’s characters, but his style of writing as well. In their purest forms, Andrew has seen those concepts transform characters into better individuals.
Andrew is a gay transman, who lives with his partner, John Jericho, and family. When not writing expect to find him enjoying spending time with family, photography, eclectic tastes in music and the arts, and browsing the local library and art galleries.
Now for a little something Rock Hard…
Warning: For mature over 18 audiences only. [Siren Allure ManLove: Erotic Alternative Multiple Partner Romance, M/M/M/M/M, intersex hero, cross-dressing, consensual BDSM elements, sex toys, HEA for M/M/M/M]
Adam Cole, David (Deuce) Cole, L.T. Jamison, and Jamie Cain, members of an ’80s-style glam band, Rock Hard, are struggling with Deuce’s alcohol addiction. The substance abuse is not only threatening the band’s success, but the marriages that he shares with each man. The closeness and sense of family that the band has experienced with Deuce has now turned into dysfunctional chaos.
So when band physician, Dr. Zane Foster, discusses an agreement with the group, front man Adam Cole cannot refuse. After all, it has to be out of love that Adam would agree to such a deal. Not only is Deuce struggling with his own secrets, drinking most days to the point of intoxication, but Adam reveals a hidden attraction that only adds to the tension building within the band.
Rock Hard explores intimacy, unconditional love, and trust in the face of emotional heartbreak.
In case you want more Rock Hard…
“OK, what is it?” Adam asked, approaching Deuce in the hallway outside his bedroom. “It’s after midnight! You’re going to wake Jamie, plus L.T., if you haven’t already!”
“I’m just trying to have a good time, too!” Deuce responded sarcastically as he blared one of his signature riffs.
“You’re drunk again. I can smell it! I can’t talk to you like this!” Adam said, turning to walk away. “Go to bed and sleep it off!”
“Fuck, I obviously can’t sleep it off in our bed! Or maybe it’s just become your bed now? Well, all except for that fucking little bitchwho’s sharing it tonight! Then you have the balls to send me off to the guest bedroom whenever you want to fuck him!”
“I see you’ve been drinking whiskey, too!” Adam said, crossing his arms across his bare chest, glancing briefly at the half-empty fifth on the hall table. “It makes you loud, and mean!”
“No, Adam! I’m loud and mean because of the little bitch in our bed!” Deuce responded with a heavy slur in his speech. “I can guarantee you wouldn’t like my definition of bitch! Maybe whore would be more appropriate!”
“Deuce, you’ll always be my first love. Why are you so blind that you can’t see that?”
“Shhh, better not say it too loudly! We wouldn’t want the little bitch or the bastard to hear?”
“They already know my feelings for you, Deuce! I don’t keep secrets!”
“Yeah, the bastard already knows Deuce!” A third voice spoke from a door a few bedrooms down. “Go to bed, you’ve said enough for tonight!”
“Shut the fuck up, L.T! This is between Adam and me!”
“Not when you’re disturbing everyone else,” L.T. replied. “Besides, you’re hurting Adam with your behavior.”
As the tall, dark-haired drummer moved closer to Deuce, Adam noticed that he was immediately taking charge of the situation. While his anger flared for Deuce, his love continued to flourish for L.T. Jamison. It always struck Adam as odd that the two men could be very similar in appearance, but so different in personality.
“Now go to bed, Deuce!” L.T. repeated.
Deuce and L.T. were almost the same height, six-foot-three. They stood at least three or four inches taller than himself and Jamie. Dark-brown hair and dark eyes were probably their best features. The only real difference in appearance between the pair was that Deuce’s hair flowed straight to the middle of his back, while L.T.’s curly locks stopped at his shoulders.
As for their personalities, Deuce was dominate, high-strung, jealous, and had been fighting his addiction to alcohol for almost a year. It had been a rough journey not just for Deuce, but for them all. His drunken episodes had resulted in hateful, bitter words, and had been the cause of the band being asked to leave their hotel room during a performance in Chicago last week. L.T., or dom, his partner’s public name and private title for when they were alone swirled through his mind, as he compared his personality to the drunken stupor of a man in front of him.
L.T. was dominant, but he did it in the much the same way that Adam dominated Jamie. Adam quickly gave it the name of tender control. In L.T.’s arms, he became a sub, or at least that’s the word that L.T. used when he was beneath his partner. They had never really entered into the BDSM lifestyle, but frequently used titles of dominance and submission. No one but L.T. knew about Adam’s private preferences with his drummer.
The remainder of L.T.’s personality was something that Adam had sought solace in more frequently in the last year, as Deuce grew further away. While Jamie opened up to him, Adam found himself confiding to L.T. in much the same way. In the tender moments after lovemaking, L.T. would hold him quietly as he talked about what he felt was a failing and worn-out marriage with Deuce.
“I don’t take orders from you, or Adam!” Deuce yelled, pulling Adam from his thoughts. “As a matter of fact, I was thinking about going to bed in my room! That way I could fuck the hell out your little gay boy, Adam! Little bitch likes it rough!”
“Adam, go wait for me in my room.”
“L.T., I can handle this—”
“I know you can handle it, Adam, but you shouldn’t have to. He’s hurt you enough in the past year.”
“Sharing our relationship problems with him, Adam? Is it not enough that you fuck him, too?” Deuce replied sarcastically.
“Deuce, your attitude is affecting all of us! Remember, we’re a family! Sometimes I don’t think you comprehend that! After you sleep it off we’re going to have a private discussion, and then we’re going to talk to Jamie and L.T.”
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