Thursday, April 28, 2011

Q&A with Olivia Cunning and Giveaway!

PhotobucketI have the pleasure of welcoming the wonderful Olivia Cunning to the blog today!  She is the author of the Sinners On Tour series which is a fun series about the behind the scene goings of a rock star group.

Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, Olivia Cunning attended her first Styx concert at age six and instantly fell in love with live music. She discovered her second love, romantic fiction,as a teen—first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own. She currently lives in Nebraska.
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Your Sinners On Tour series is a lot of fun. What made you want to write about rock stars and how they live their lives behind the scenes?

OC: Well, that’s easy. Rock stars are hot. I’ve been in lust with the majority of them since puberty. That has never changed. What has changed is I now recognize most rock stars are just normal guys who happen to be talented musicians, sharing their love of music with the masses. They’re still hot though. Creative and confident. I’m so there.

Your newest release, Rock Hard, is about Sed Lionheart the lead singer of the group. We get to see a different side of him in his book due to Jessica. What is about Jessica that makes Sed so vulnerable?

OC: Jessica is the only woman who has ever broken Sed’s heart. You’d think he could move on. Their big falling out happened two years ago. He’s famous, gorgeous, talented (both in the bedroom and out) and can have any woman he wants. Why bother with a woman who doesn’t think he’s her sole purpose for existing? That’s exactly why. She is different. She challenges him. Rattles him. Rocks his world. He’s not the type of man who falls in love easily, but once he’s found his match, he’ll go to the ends of the Earth for his woman. It takes a while for Jessica to recognize that vulnerability and the love in his heart, because he is so bad at expressing himself.

The single guys left in the group are Jace, Eric, and Trey. Whose book is next and when do you think it will be released? Inquiring minds want to know. (Danielle and I are praying that it's Jace)

OC: The way I’ve written the series arc, Jace is the next hero. You might have noticed him disappearing a lot in Rock Hard. Hmm, I wonder what he was up to. A woman in his life, perhaps? ;-) Or maybe he is a tomato smuggler. In order for Eric’s book to work, stuff that happens Jace’s book has to occur. And Trey is not ready for love yet. If you’ve read Backstage Pass, you can probably guess why. Things must happen in Jace’s and Eric’s book for Trey to find happiness. When will the next book be released? I wish I knew the answer to that. I’m more anxious for a set release date than any person on the planet, trust me! Once I have more information, I’ll be sure to update everyone!

Which character does your readers like the most and which one is your favorite?

OC: There is no cut and dry answer to this question. I’m a bit surprised that each of the band members has his own set of real-life fangirls. I suppose it depends on personal tastes. What is your idea man? Loving? Possessive? Tortured? Funny? Flirty? I did a poll on my facebook fan page and Brian is currently the most loved, but all the guys got a lot of votes. I also did a “which two Sinners would you want in your threesome” poll: the Jace and Trey combination got the most votes. My favorite guy changes with each book I write. I have to fall in love with them to make the heroine and reader fall in love with them. I was in love with Brian in Backstage Pass. When I wrote Rock Hard, I fell head over heels for Sed. Jace stole my heart when I wrote his book. I didn’t think Eric would win my eternal devotion, but he totally did. I’m working on Trey’s book now, I’m still in the lust phase with him. I’ll be ready to marry him any page now. I’m allowed to love them all, right?

Do you find yourself blushing as you are writing your sex scenes? They are so hotand I think some real life rock stars could take some pointers from you. *wink*

OC: Blushing? Not exactly. I admittedly get hot and bothered on a regular basis. I figure if the scene isn’t hot to me, it won’t be hot to readers either.

You have introduced some of the other members of another rock group Exodus End. One the member of the group, Dare, is Trey's brother. Please tell me that we
will get to learn more about Dare and his group. They seem just as interesting as
The Sinners!

OC: Dare has bit parts in most of the Sinners on Tour series. Some of his band members are in Jace’s book and they all have a major role in Trey’s book. So yes, you’ll get meet them. Exodus End is even more famous than Sinners is. They’re disgustingly rich and revered, but surprisingly down to Earth. I absolutely adore Dare. He’s an awesome big brother to Trey. After I’m finished with all the Sinners on Tour books, I hope to do a series about Exodus End’s world tour. We’ll have to see if that pans out though.

Thanks again for stopping by and I cannot wait to read Jace's book! (Total Jace girl here!)

OC: Thanks for having me!

A Sinners on Tour Novel

Sinner’s lead singer, Sed, had his heart shredded when Jessica left him to pursue her dreams,so when she dances her way back into his life, he's not sure he's ready for her brand of pain,or pleasure, again. When she convinces Sed to engage in a benefits with benefits relationship, things seem to be going his way, until one of his fans catches their explicit public display of affection on film and posts it all over the internet. Will Jessica ever trust Sed again? And has Sed become the man of Jessica’s dreams or is he just posing to get what he wants?


Thanks to the wonderful people at Sourcebooks, I am able to giveaway 2 copies of Rock Hard!   Open to US/Canada only.  No P.O. Boxes please.  Leave your email with your comment.  Giveaway ends 5/5/11 at 12 pm EST.   Good luck!


  1. * fan girl scream* omg! jace *dreamy sigh* Ok I totally want a signed copy and jace lol I am dying for him Olivia!! Great interview ladies and I'm so excited to get jace someday so I can add him to my sleep with him under my pillow club. *giggles*

    Dhester23 at yahoo dot come

  2. ME ME ME!!!!! I want I want! I bought the first one and I can't wait to get my hands on the second!! nmulder81 at hotmail dot com

    Great always!!

  3. I have seen so many great things about this series lately that this series is moving quickly to the top of my TBR list!

    Thank you! mmafsmith(at)

  4. I've read both books in the Sinners on Tour series and I would be hard pressed (giggle: I said HARD! LOL!) to choose which band member I love best. Jace is high on the list, though. I totally fell in love with Sed in Rock Hard. Big guy, tender heart...what's not to love?

  5. I too have head a ton of great comments on these books and would love to try them out as well.

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  6. I've been seeing these books featured on many blogs and every post makes me want to read them more and more. :) I will have to get the first one ASAP! :)


  7. I keep reading reviews of these books and know I HAVE to read them.


  8. I Have to read this series!! Great interview ladies!!

  9. Definitely added to my TBR pile! :)

  10. cant wait to read this. Loved Backstage Pass


  11. I'm a Jace girl too! I totally go for the torture, sexy guy...but I adore them all! No need to enter me in the contest. I already have Rock Hard...Sed is mighty fine. I just love The Sinners!!! Everyone should read these books.

  12. The more I hear the more I want to read!

    mk261274 at gmail dot com

  13. Please pick me! I would love to read this book. I love a second chance at love story and this one sounds soooo good.

    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  14. I have not read this series and it sounds so good! With so many people in the comments so excited over this I know I've just stumbled onto a great series and I would love to win the book.

    miztik_rose AT

  15. great giveaway
    follow via gfc

  16. Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I'd have stopped in earlier but my day job is trying to kill me. sigh...

    Good luck!

  17. Just read Backstage Pass and L O V E D it! Absolutely on board as a Sinners groupie! Thanks for the chance since I have'nt bought Rock Hard yet!

    kristincheee (at) aol (dot) com

  18. I am a follower and email subscriber. I really want to read this book. Please enter me in contest.

  19. Ooo! Rock Hard sounds so good! Total Jace fan girl here Wonderful contest and good luck to everybody!


  20. I can't wait to read this book. I swear I've been stalking you to win a copy. **Fingers crossed**

  21. I have this book on my wishlist, I'm very interested in reading it. Love romance and rock music.

    GFC follow as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  22. This series has been getting fantastic reviews and the covers are wonderful!

  23. I want!!!!!! :) Please count me in for the giveaway.
    great interview.

  24. These books sounds so great! Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  25. I'm so so so blown by the enthusiasm about this book that I'm going to hunt Backstage Pass right now ;)

    Count me in for the giveaway !!

    judimello at gmail dot com

  26. I would love to win the book.

    ossiander2 at hotmail dot com

  27. I do love the Sinners with Trey as my favorite

    must continue with Exodus End

  28. I love you book Eric is my favorite. I can not wait for more book from you. Please pick me

  29. I totally LOVED Backstage Pass! I can't wait to read Rock Hard!

    rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com

  30. Adored Backstage Pass and cannot wait to read Rock Hard, I have been stalking all these blogs to try and snag a copy. >:o)

    Thank you!!!!!

  31. I just finished Backstage Pass and I LOVE LOVE Looooooooooooooved it, it might be one of the hottest steamiest books I've ever read.
    Awesome interview! I cannot WAIT to read Rock Hard and then eventually get a hot Jace book. And TREY!

  32. I've gotta read Backstage Pass ASAP! Nice interview and thanks for the giveaway.
    asiancocoa94 at aol dot com

  33. I loved Backstage Pass, and I can't wait to read Rock Hard! Thanks for the giveaway!

    jcross719 at yahoo dot com