Never Say No To A Rock Star
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|Author||: Glenn Berger|
In 1974, at the age of seventeen, author Glenn Berger served as "schlepper" and apprentice to the legendary recording engineer, Phil Ramone, at New York City's A&R Studios. He was witness to music history on an almost daily and nightly basis as pop and rock icons such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Frank Sinatra, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler, and James Brown performed their hit-making magic, honed their sound, strutted their stuff, bared their souls, and threw epic tantrums. In this memoir, full of revelatory and previously unknown anecdotal observations of these musical giants, Glenn recounts how he quickly learned the ropes to move up from schlepperhood to assistant to the tyrannical Ramone, and eventually, to become a recording engineer superstar himself. Not only is this book a fascinating, hilarious and poignant behind-the-scenes look of this musical Mecca, but Berger, now a prominent psychologist, looking back through the prism of his youthful experience and his years working as a counselor and therapist, provides a telling and honest examination of the nature of fame and success and the corollaries between creativity, madness and self-destruction.
|Author||: Robert Hilburn|
|Editor||: Simon & Schuster|
Acclaimed music writer Robert Hilburn’s “epic” and “definitive” (Rolling Stone) biography of music icon Paul Simon, written with Simon’s full participation—but without his editorial control—that “reminds us how titanic this musician is” (The Washington Post). For more than fifty years, Paul Simon has spoken to us in songs about alienation, doubt, resilience, and empathy in ways that have established him as one of the most beloved artists in American pop music history. Songs like “The Sound of Silence,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Still Crazy After All These Years,” and “Graceland” have moved beyond the sales charts and into our cultural consciousness. But Simon is a deeply private person who has said he will not write an autobiography or talk to biographers. Finally, however, he has opened up for Robert Hilburn—for more than one hundred hours of interviews—in this “brilliant and entertaining portrait of Simon that will likely be the definitive biography” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Over the course of three years, Hilburn conducted in-depth interviews with scores of Paul Simon’s friends, family, colleagues, and others—including ex-wives Carrie Fisher and Peggy Harper, who spoke for the first time—and even penetrated the inner circle of Simon’s long-reclusive muse, Kathy Chitty. The result is a deeply human account of the challenges and sacrifices of a life in music at the highest level. In the process, Hilburn documents Simon’s search for artistry and his constant struggle to protect that artistry against distractions—fame, marriage, divorce, drugs, record company interference, rejection, and insecurity—that have derailed so many great pop figures. “As engaging as a lively American tune” (People), Paul Simon is a “straight-shooting tour de force…that does thorough justice to this American prophet and pop star” (USA TODAY, four out of four stars). “Read it if you like Simon; read it if you want to discover how talent unfolds itself” (Stephen King).
|Author||: Jessalyn Jameson|
|Editor||: Jessalyn Jameson|
She’s looking for a man who’s not afraid to please… or get on his knees. As Banging Cade’s lead guitarist, Brit Davenport’s come a long way since his silver spoon upbringing in Laguna Beach, building a name for himself and breaking free of the Davenport name—and all it entails. He parties hard and loves even harder, but he’s seen his dad remarry too many times to think there’s anything holy about matrimony. Mina Kazem’s found success with a series of underground BDSM clubs in New York City. Her conservative upbringing in Southern California is a distant speck in the rearview mirror until she’s forced to return to the west coast for her mother’s wedding. She sets out the night before to ease her tension the only way she knows how: a man who isn’t afraid to please—or get on his knees. While Brit’s spent a long time in the limelight, Mina’s spent years cultivating anonymity—both for herself and the patrons of the clubs she owns—so when pictures of Brit and his mystery woman are leaked, and Mina’s identity is eventually exposed, more than their slightly taboo relationship is at stake.
|Author||: Damon Wolf|
|Editor||: Lulu Press, Inc|
With Katinka due any day, the guys of Slava Pasha have finished their tour and are ready to come home. When Damon, the drummer of the band calls Katinka the worst name you could ever call a pregnant woman. She decides not to get mad, but to get even. Katinka has challenged Damon to go Celibate. One to never break a promise, Damon decides to give it a chance. Katinka was generous enough to give him an out. He has to date a woman and develop an honest genuine relationship with her before he can even think about getting into her skivvies. To make matters worse, Katinka has to give her own seal of approval before any deeds can be done
|Author||: Blake Nelson|
Music is Pete's life. From playing in a jazz band to jamming at 2 AM with his guitar-playing dad, Pete is almost never without his bass. He's sure his treasured Fender Precision bass, along with his vow never to be a sell-out, will lead him to a record deal one day. Then he meets the Carlisle brothers. They can't sing and they can barely play their instruments, but somehow they have a following. And they desperately need a bass player. Pete can play circles around these amateurs, but there's a raw power to their sound that's surprisingly appealing. He can't resist, and he joins The Tiny Masters of Today. When the band gets a chance at real superstardom, Pete wonders if he's ready for the big leagues. He knows the quality of the music should come first... but who knew selling out could be so much fun? Blake Nelson's riveting novel shows the realities of life in a band, and all the temptations that come with it.
|Author||: Adrian Chamberlain|
|Editor||: Orca Book Publishers|
When Duncan joins a heavy-metal band he tries to fit in by leaving his friends behind and acting like a rock star, but soon realizes there is more to being a musician.
|Author||: Demelza Carlton|
|Editor||: Lost Plot Press|
Five women. One rock star. Who will be the bride in the celebrity wedding of the year? Audra is back from Antarctica. Phuong the email-order bride is free, acquitted of all charges. Flavia's forgiven Jay, now she knows who's really responsible. Gaia the billionaire is determined to get what she wants. And Penelope's sporting a pink diamond engagement ring. The weather may be as hot as Hell with the mother of all storms brewing off the coast, but Xan knows one thing for certain: come fire or flood or ex-fiancés, there will be a rock star wedding at Romance Island Resort. But the question on everyone's lips is...who will be Jay Felix's bride? Romance Island Resort series This is the sixth book in the Romance Island Resort series, which includes: Maid for the Rock Star (#1)The Rock Star's Email Order Bride (#2)The Rock Star's Virginity (#3)The Rock Star and the Billionaire (#4)The Rock Star Wants A Wife (#5)The Rock Star's Wedding (#6)Maid for the South Pole (#7) Keywords: Keywords: new adult, new adult rock star romance, rock star romance series, small town bride romance, small town romance series, island romance series, australian romance series, workplace romance, wedding, rural romance
|Author||: Jessalyn Jameson|
|Editor||: Jessalyn Jameson|
Atlas Reynolds has it made. The bassist for a thriving rock band, complete with a world tour under their belts, Atlas has everything he’s ever dreamed of. Who knew getting everything you wanted would become… boring? After a chance encounter on a last minute solo trip to Las Vegas, he finds himself one of a select few men invited to dine in the dark with the hottest playmates of the past decade. Seeking a new diversion, he heads out for a mind-blowing night of debauchery in the city that invented the word. After years in the Vegas spotlight, Kayla Sanders is ready to hang up her sequins and stilettos, until she receives an invitation to one last epic gig. Unable to resist the opportunity to let her persona ‘Kincaid Summers’ go out with a bang, Kayla accepts the invitation, landing her in the lap of Atlas Reynolds--bassist of famous rock band, Banging Cade. When one last hurrah turns into a night of unbridled passion, Kay thinks she just might be the one to tame Atlas’ wild heart. But when the lights turn on, will Atlas want the real woman behind the façade?
|Author||: K.T Fisher|
|Editor||: K.T Fisher|
This story is a complicated one. Maisy and Max have been really close for a while now. They clicked straight away and a beautiful friendship blossomed. But is just an innocent friendship? When Maisy’s sexy and troublesome younger sister, Lauren comes to town, she begins to stir everything up. Max’s eyes wonder and Maisy, for some reason doesn’t like it. She tells herself that it’s because she doesn’t want her sister hurt by his playboy ways, but is that true? Join Max and Maisy on their confusing journey full of heartbreak and turmoil. Where their friendship is stretched to the limits with lust and betrayal. Amongst tragedy and danger, can your heart can lead you in the right direction?
|Author||: Kimberly Knutsen|
|Editor||: Northern Illinois University Press|
Finalist, 2015 Midwest Book Award Chicago Book Review Best Book of 2015 Set in the frozen wasteland of Midwestern academia, The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath introduces Wilson A. Lavender, father of three, instructor of women's studies, and self-proclaimed genius who is beginning to think he knows nothing about women. He spends much of his time in his office not working on his dissertation, a creative piece titled "The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath." A sober alcoholic, he also spends much of his time not drinking, until he hooks up with his office mate, Alice Cherry, an undercover stripper who introduces him to "the buffer"--the chemical solution to his woes. Wilson's wife, Katie, is an anxious hippie, genuine earth mother, and recent PhD with no plans other than to read People magazine, eat chocolate, and seduce her young neighbor--a community college student who has built a bar in his garage. Intelligent and funny, Katie is haunted by a violent childhood. Her husband's "tortured genius" both exhausts and amuses her. The Lavenders' stagnant world is roiled when Katie's pregnant sister, January, moves in. Obsessed with her lost love, '80s rocker Stevie Flame, January is on a quest to reconnect with her glittery, big-haired past. A free spirit to the point of using other people's toothbrushes without asking, she drives Wilson crazy. Exploring the landscape of family life, troubled relationships, dreams of the future, and nightmares of the past, Knutsen has conjured a literary gem filled with humor and sorrow, Aqua Net and Scooby-Doo, diapers and benzodiazepines--all the detritus and horror and beauty of modern life.
|Author||: Susan Lewis|
|Editor||: Ballantine Books|
For readers of Jodi Picoult, Heather Gudenkauf, and Elizabeth Flock comes a deeply moving novel of finding friendship and love in the most unexpected of places. Josie Clark, a loving wife and mother, struggles to make ends meet by cleaning homes and working at a diner while her husband drives a taxi. Josie’s joy is her two children, just entering adulthood. But with her son recently imprisoned for a crime she is certain he didn’t commit, and her daughter marrying too young, Josie now worries about the future—and wonders if she’ll ever be able to ensure their safety and happiness. Across town, in a gorgeous house by the sea, successful property developer Bel Monkton lives in comparative luxury. But she has struggles of her own. Since the death of her twin sister more than a year ago, Bel has been unable to rebuild her shattered world, and the troubled past she thought was behind her haunts her ever more. Faced with uncertainty and heartbreak, Josie and Bel find each other and a surprising friendship that will change their lives. Praise for Susan Lewis “A master storyteller.”—Diana Chamberlain Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.
|Author||: Tiffanie DeBartolo|
|Editor||: Sourcebooks, Inc.|
Written in her wonderfully honest, edgy, passionate and often hilarious voice, Tiffanie DeBartolo tells the story of Eliza Caelum, a young music journalist, and Paul Hudson, a talented songwriter and lead singer of the band Bananafish. Eliza's reverence for rock is equaled only by Paul's, and the two fall wildly in love. When Bananafish is signed by a big corporate label, and Paul is on his way to becoming a major rock star, Eliza must make a heartbreaking decision that leads to Paul's sudden disappearance and a surprise knock-your-socks-off ending. Praise for Tiffanie DeBartolo's God-Shaped Hole "From highs to heartbreak, DeBartolo conjures an affair to remember."—People "Honest, raw, and engaging."—Booklist "This generation's Love Story."—Kirkus Reviews God-Shaped Hole was a Book Sense Top 10 Paperback Selection.
|Author||: Michelle Mankin|
|Editor||: Michelle Mankin|
Six bestselling full length novels. Your all access backstage pass to the world's most dysfunctional rock band. Tempest rocking. Tempest rolling. Tempest raging out of control. The complete series includes all six books boxed together digitally for the first time ever. Over 1200 pages. It also includes a bonus excerpt of The Right Man. IRRESISTIBLE REFRAIN Two years ago everything changed for the remaining members of the Seattle rock band Tempest. Two years is a long time. Too long to keep on remembering. Not nearly long enough to forget. In trouble with nowhere else to go songstress Lace Lowell seeks refuge with the band during their stop in New York City. It's a risky move for her because they are both there, two impossibly good looking men whose lives are inseparably entwined with hers. One who bruised her heart and one who smashed it into pieces. ENTICING INTERLUDE To the talented vocalist Justin Jones, love is merely a game that he plays by his own rules. But to Bridget Dubois, love and heartache are one and the same. Broken too many times before, the delicate beauty keeps her emotions carefully concealed. Bridget has her own set of rigid rules when it comes to men. She prefers to avoid them altogether, especially dangerously seductive auburn haired emerald eyed players like Justin. CAPTIVATING BRIDGE Warren "War" Jinkins is that guy. The bad one. Tempest's ex front man, an arrogant rock god. The only thing larger than his ego is his capacity for self-destruction. His bad attitude has cost him. His woman. His best friend. His band. Everything. Shaina Bentley is that girl. The good one. Hollywood's pink candy-coated sweetheart. The star of Pinky Swear, television's top rated teen show. He's a one man island. She's a fragile captive soul. Is love a current too dangerous to cross or will it be the bridge that brings them together? RELENTLESS RHYTHM The one she really wants is out of reach. The one he really needs is already taken. Dizzy Lowell, rhythm man for the rising rock band Tempest is a wizard on the guitar and a wonder with women. But the hookup specialist hides his emotional scars beneath his suave exterior. He never lets anyone truly touch him until he meets April Reynolds, the confident bartender of the Diamond Mine. TEMPTING TEMPO Sager Reed the strong and silent bassist for the rock band Tempest is well acquainted with loss. The thoughtful tattoos he designs only hint at his turbulent youth. He buries his guilt about it deeply within his troubled heart. Melinda T. Belle is the daughter of a dysfunctional rock legend. Avoiding emotional entanglement, she has turned her back on nearly everyone and everything she has ever known. Alone, she tries desperately to find fulfillment in the one dream she has left, competitive skiing. Can Sager overcome his dark past? Will Melinda realize her worth? Will they both see that love is only thing that really matters? SCANDALOUS BEAT A rock star. A stripper. Can a hookup lead to a happily ever after? BONUS CONTENT: THE RIGHT MAN A pretty woman and a handsome rock star A modern retelling of Cinderella. Can a hookup for cash lead to a happily ever after? Text ROCK BOOK to 345345 for cover reveal and release alerts from this author. On January 31, 2019 one randomly chosen subscriber will receive an autographed paperback set of the entire Tempest series. (US only)
|Author||: Lili Valente|
|Editor||: Self Taught Ninja Inc|
Two days after my boyfriend dumps me, my business goes belly up, and the sperm bank declines my credit card, a gorgeous rock star offers to whisk me away for two weeks of hot, steamy, all-expenses paid…therapy. I should say no. I’m not looking for a fling. I want a man who’ll be a father to the baby I’m desperate to conceive. Or, at the very least, a guy willing to knock me up before we go our separate ways. Zack isn’t that guy. He’s my best friend’s oldest pal, and in my social circle for the long haul. I could never ask him a favor like this. That would be crazy. The problem? Turns out, I’m crazy. And so is Zack…
|Author||: Michelle MacQueen,Ann Maree Craven|
|Editor||: Twin Rivers Press|
How much trouble does it take to save a rock star’s career after an epic scandal? None, because even Wylder Anderson—troublemaker extraordinare—can’t work miracles. The world now knows the famous Cook twin doesn’t sing his own songs. And now Luke has disappeared. Which wouldn’t be a problem for Wylder except she’s grown quite fond of the boy who does care. All Logan wants is to find his brother, to make sure he’s okay. And all Wylder wants is for Logan to forgive her for a single unthinkable act. One little lie. One troublemaking girl trying to do the right thing. A hidden rock star wishing it would all go away. And a boy on the brink of losing everything. Maybe these Cook boys will be the death of the old Wylder, but maybe it’s time for a new Wylder to emerge. Wylder and the Rising Rockstar is book 3 in the Reluctant Rockstars series. It is NOT a standalone but does conclude this fun story. The Reluctant Rockstars: Wylder and the Secret Rockstar Wylder and the Almost Rockstar Wylder and the Rising Rockstar
|Author||: Ann Angel|
|Editor||: Candlewick Press|
Fifteen top young-adult authors let us in on provocative secrets in a fascinating collection that will have readers talking. A baby no one knows about. A dangerous hidden identity. Off-limits hookups. A parent whose problems your friends won’t understand. Everyone keeps secrets—from themselves, from their families, from their friends—and secrets have a habit of shaping the lives around them. Acclaimed author Ann Angel brings together some of today’s most gifted YA authors to explore, in a variety of genres, the nature of secrets: Do they make you stronger or weaker? Do they alter your world when revealed? Do they divide your life into what you’ll tell and what you won’t? The one thing these diverse stories share is a glimpse into the secret self we all keep hidden. With stories by: Ann Angel Kerry Cohen Louise Hawes Varian Johnson erica l. kaufman Ron Koertge E. M. Kokie Chris Lynch Kekla Magoon Zoë Marriott Katy Moran J. L. Powers Mary Ann Rodman Cynthia Leitich Smith Ellen Wittlinger
|Author||: James Lasdun|
|Editor||: W. W. Norton & Company|
Taut, stylish, and psychologically acute, Afternoon of a Faun dramatizes the search for truth as an accusation of sexual assault plunges a journalist into a series of deepening crises. "The truth might be hard to bring to light, but that didn’t mean it didn’t exist, because it did exist: fixed in its moment, unalterable, and certainly not a matter of ‘belief.’ " When an old flame accuses him of sexual assault in her memoir, expat English journalist Marco Rosedale is brought rapidly and inexorably to the brink of ruin. His reputation and livelihood at stake, Marco confides in a close friend, who finds himself caught between the obligations of friendship and an increasingly urgent desire to uncover the truth. This unnamed friend is drawn, magnetized, into the orbit of the woman at the center of the accusation—and finds his position as the safely detached narrator turning into something more dangerous. Soon, the question of his own complicity becomes impossible to avoid. Set during the months leading up to Donald Trump’s election, with detours into the 1970s, this propulsive novel investigates the very meaning of truth at a time when it feels increasingly malleable. An atmospheric and unsettling drama from a novelist acclaimed as “the literary descendent of Dostoevsky and Patricia Highsmith” (Boston Globe), Afternoon of a Faun combines a sharply observed study of our shifting social mores with a meditation on what makes us believe, or disbelieve, the stories people tell about themselves.