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The Music and Art of Black Cat Records

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Download PDF or read online TEMPEST RAGING: The Tempest Rock Star Series, books 1-4 Book by Michelle Mankin and published by Michelle Mankin. This book was released on with total page 1041 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Four 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. 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. Warren “War” Jinkins, the mercurial lead singer of Tempest, has always had a thing for Lace. But then again so does his best friend and band mate. Bryan “Bullet” Jackson, the sinfully handsome tat-sleeved lead guitarist, has a bad boy reputation befitting his nickname. For the past two years Bullet’s had a rule with the groupies: one time, never twice, leave ‘em satisfied, but always leave ‘em. Two guys, one woman, and a host of dark secrets all together within the tight confines of a tour bus as the group travels cross country. Can the past be forgotten and buried? Will friendships prevail? Or will the three of them succumb to seductive impulses too addictive to resist? 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. But the new lead singer of the rising rock band Tempest doesn't like to be ignored. Justin is used to getting what he wants, and now he’s set his sights on Bridget. Suddenly, it’s no longer a game. What do you do when the one you can’t have turns out to be the one you can’t live without? As the pressure builds, will it temper them or will it shatter them both like fragile crystal? 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. She’s been practically perfect since that horrible day. But she’s starting to crack under the strain of being everything to everyone. 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. April Reynolds, the confident bartender of the Diamond Mine, knows her way around a cocktail, but Dizzy has her all mixed up. She knows what’s safe. She’s tired of settling, though. It would be so easy to fall under his spell. Except for that ring around her finger. Two searching souls separated by a thin metal band. Some dreams are dangerous. Some secrets shouldn't be shared. Sometimes what we wish for most can never be.

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The Complete Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances Series, books 1-5

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Download PDF or read online The Complete Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances Series, books 1-5 Book by Michelle Mankin and published by Michelle Mankin. This book was released on with total page 1638 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : From New York Times bestselling author Michelle Mankin, The Complete Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances Series is available for the first time ever in a box set. Five full-length novels. Your all access backstage pass to Southern California's most famous rock band. OUTSIDE When handsome California surf god Lincoln Savage suddenly rolls into Ocean Beach like a rogue wave, shy beauty Simone Bianchi’s foundation is shaken. No longer under the thumb of her domineering father, she’s made a simple quiet life for herself and her fluffy Havanese pup running a surf shop in her hometown. Long ago she gave up her dreams for a future with Linc. But now the notorious lead singer of the Dirt Dogs has returned, and Simone is reluctant to admit that she’s still vulnerable to his killer dimpled smile and easy charm. She finds that although she’s stowed away the mementos, it hasn’t been as easy to erase the memories of their epic summer love. It seems he hasn’t forgotten, either. Is the recording contract he’s offering merely a pretense? Or does he have something more in mind? RIPTIDE Rock star Ramon Martinez can have any woman he wants, and he frequently does because he can’t have her. His bandmate's wife. The one woman he could give his heart to, but he can never let her know. Karen Grayson wanted Ramon way back at the beginning, but she thought he didn’t want her. So she made the safe choice. The wrong one. Ramon and Karen were once friends. Now they’re not even that. And they’re both back in Ocean Beach and that dangerous attraction remains. OCEANSIDE Oscar night. Rock star legend, Ashland Keys should be on top of the world, but the blond blue-eyed SoCal surfer is disillusioned with fame, done with drugs, bored with the groupies and sick of all the fake f*ckery. A rising star, Fanny Bay is nominated for best original song in the same category as the Dirt Dogs band, but the novel redhead with the corkscrew curls and the slight Canadian accent would prefer to chart a course with a different destination. Hollywood is not for her. He’s full of regrets, darkness and secrets. She’s full of hope and light and has mysteries of her own. Together, they don’t make sense. But he’s what she’s always wanted, and she just might be everything he needs. HIGH TIDE & ISLAND SIDE Hollie Lesowski is a beautiful young actress locked in a legal battle with one of the most powerful and feared directors in Hollywood, a man who betrayed and hurt her, a man she mistakenly believed was her father. Maximillian Cash is her bodyguard, a blond, blue-eyed giant sworn to protect her. Gentle despite his imposing presence, he seems to be just right for her. But can she trust him with her deepest secrets? Diesel Le is a rock star in her sister's band. Devastatingly sexy and annoyingly arrogant, the former pro surfer from Hawaii delights in driving her and everyone else crazy. So, why does she have to continually remind herself to stay away from him? Two uniquely handsome men tempt her. Both want to make her their own. But one is her employee, and the other is a confirmed player. Will she be swept away by temptation? High Tide and Island Side is a heart-twisting, gut-churning, page-turning, coming-of-age duet. It is a triangular second-chance love story with two compelling alpha males but no cheating. Romantic and suspenseful, it sparkles with the glitz of Hollywood, sizzles with the tropical heat of Hawaii, and steals your breath at times, but it will also make your spirit soar.

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ROCK F*CK CLUB, Box Set, Books 1-5

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Download PDF or read online ROCK F*CK CLUB, Box Set, Books 1-5 Book by Michelle Mankin and published by Michelle Mankin. This book was released on 2020-05-18 with total page 1223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Warning: Girls Ranking the Rock Stars Series by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Mankin is so hot it will likely melt your e-reader. ROCK F*CK CLUB is sexy, yet sweet and emotional. If the boys can play, why not the girls too? Inside each book in this box set is one girl figuring out what she likes and how she likes it on her path to love and her happily ever after. Girls with rock 'n' roll attitude. Girls on a journey to find their best true selves. Girls who love music and the rock stars who create it. This box set includes books 1-5. Over 1200 pages. Book 6 is a full length novel and is available separately. Book 6 ends the series. BOOK 1 10 cities in two weeks 10 famous rock stars On my knees Against the wall On my tits I don't care. As long as I get the evidence to prove it. Why? Because I caught my former prick of a boyfriend from Heavy Metal Enthusiasts doing a groupie doggie style backstage on the night we were supposed to be celebrating our 1 year anniversary. He told me I was too uptight. Too vanilla. Too boring. So I got drunk with my bestie, Marsha West, the aspiring videographer. I ranted. I raved. I came up with a crazy idea. What I didn't know was that my best friend recorded me. Marsha put the video up on YouTube. It went viral with 10 million hits. Now I've got fans and sponsors offering me big bucks. Rock stars are volunteering to be my f*ck buddy. Hollywood is calling. I get to choose which rock stars I want. The stakes are high. This sh*t just got real. What could go wrong? BOOK 2 10 cities. 10 famous rock stars f*cked. Raven Winters has chosen the one rock star she wants to keep. She has completed filming for the Rock F*ck Club. Her season of the reality show is about to debut on the World Media Organization channel. Her once very private sex life is about to become public. Can her life ever return to normal? Does she want it to? And what about the next season of RFC? Who will be the next star? Who will be f*cking whom? BOOK 3 The Gods of Rock Tour. 4 summer concert venues. 10 famous rock stars to f*ck. Two at a time. Maybe even three. I know what I like and how to get it. I'm Marsha West. Raven Winter's best friend. A sidekick no longer, I'm in the starring role. I'm going to f*ck whoever I want. However I want. Whenever I want. I have my reasons for being the way I am and doing the things I do. I've warned WMO they might have to stretch the rules to keep their TV-MA rating for me. It's Rock F*ck Club. Season Two. What could go wrong? BOOK 4 Marsha West has completed filming for her season of the Rock F*ck Club. Actually, she is one rocker short of the ten she contracted to f*ck. Can she get her contract changed? If she can't will she lose the rock star she wants to keep? And what about the next season of RFC? Who will be the next star? Who will be f*cking whom? BOOK 5 I'm all for the girl power and sh*t. Guys are a disaster. Trust me. I know. My rule is f*ck a guy only once, then move on to the next one. I'm Josephine Poet. The Rock F*ck Club reality TV show is no different from my real life. Only there's cameras rolling, and they're offering me a ton of cash. The money and publicity are just what Joey's Band needs. A means to an end for a bad girl who knows how to rock but isn't looking for anything good. But what happens when wrong and right collide? It's naughty versus nice in Rock F*ck Club's Season Three. What could go wrong?

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ROCK F*CK CLUB

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ROCK F*CK CLUB

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Download PDF or read online ROCK F*CK CLUB Book by Michelle Mankin and published by Michelle Mankin Books LLC. This book was released on 2019-10-24 with total page 347 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : I’m all for the girl power and sh*t. Guys are a disaster. Trust me. I know. My rule is f*ck a guy only once, then move on to the next one. I’m Josephine Poet. The Rock F*ck Club reality TV show is no different from my real life. Only there’s cameras rolling, and they’re offering me a ton of cash. The money and publicity are just what Joey’s Band needs. A means to an end for a bad girl who knows how to rock but isn’t looking for anything good. But what happens when wrong and right collide? It’s naughty versus nice in Rock F*ck Club’s Season Three. What could go wrong?

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The Right Wish

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Download PDF or read online The Right Wish Book by Michelle Mankin and published by Michelle Mankin Books, LLC. This book was released on 2020-03-09 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A modern-day retelling of Snow White by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Mankin. Once upon a time with a beautiful hooker who used to be a princess, and a handsome manager for rock stars who is more than he seems. She’s kind and fanciful. He’s bossy and straightforward. She has nothing and feels like her life has no value. He has a reliable well-paying job that keeps his bank account full, yet his yearning heart is empty. Both have hidden their true selves away. But if your secret self is hidden, how can the right person ever find and fall in love with the real you? Two lost and lonely souls arrange to meet at a pay-by-the-hour motel. Is it happenstance, fate, or a wish come true when his carefully crafted reality and her make-believe one collide? The Right Wish by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Mankin is a modern-day retelling of Snow White. Dress up. What once was lost is found. Hope in the most unlikely of places. Kindness over evil. Do you believe? In fairy tales? In happily ever after? In love?

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Tempting Tempo

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Download PDF or read online Tempting Tempo Book by Michelle Mankin and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2016-10-06 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : HE SEES HER IN A WAY SHE COULD NEVER SEE HERSELF. SHE HAS NEVER FELT MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN WHEN SHE WAS IN HIS ARMS. Sager Reed, the strong and silent bassist of the rock band Tempest, is well acquainted with loss. The thoughtful artist's own tattoos only hint at his turbulent youth. He buries his guilt about it deeply within his troubled heart. Melinda T. Belle, the daughter of a dysfunctional rock legend, as a rule avoids emotional entanglement. In fact, she has turned her back on nearly everyone and everything she has ever known. Now she is alone, trying desperately to find fulfillment in the one dream she has left, competitive skiing. CAN SAGER OVERCOME HIS DARK PAST AND FINALLY BELIEVE THAT HE IS WORTHY OF HER LOVE?WILL MELINDA REALIZE TOO LATE THAT HE IS THE ONE THAT REALLY MATTERS?

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The Complete Tempest Rock Star Series, books 1-6

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Download PDF or read online The Complete Tempest Rock Star Series, books 1-6 Book by Michelle Mankin and published by Michelle Mankin. This book was released on with total page 1620 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : 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)

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FIND ME - Part One

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Download PDF or read online FIND ME - Part One Book by Michelle Mankin and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2016-01-07 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Almost forty-one-year-old Annabelle Morris, wife to multi-billionaire record label executive Charles Morris of Zenith Productions, and mother of two is at a crossroads in her life. Separated from her husband after walking in on him having sex in the public restroom of a charity event she was hosting, she has arrived on the island of St. John alone and rejected, determined to re-evaluate her life and her marriage. She's tired of being her husband's showpiece while he pretends she doesn't exist. She's tired of trying to make their marriage work for the sake of their two teenage boys. When she meets Johnny Lightning, a sexy but mysterious piano-playing, bearded sailor, she is tempted to break vows she has never before broken. But Johnny is much younger than she is and seems to be hiding more than a few secrets of his own. From the laid-back sandy beaches of the Caribbean to the elite circles of Dallas high society, Annabelle is forced to make critical choices. Is a chance for happiness worth the risk of giving up the life she has always known? Worth jeopardizing her own and possibly even her children's future? In the end, will she stay on her present course or brave a new and uncharted one? Find Me, Remember Me, and Keep Me is a full and complete novel in three separate parts. A standalone Tempest spin-off.

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Rock Star Romance Ultimate

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Download PDF or read online Rock Star Romance Ultimate Book by Michelle Mankin and published by . This book was released on 2019-10-21 with total page 1164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The Rock Star Romance Ultimate is an exclusive collection of rock star romances by New York Times, USA Today, and other bestselling rock star romance authors. Each volume has over a thousand pages. All of the digital proceeds from both volumes of the anthology will go to the North Texas Food Bank. Available in this exclusive collection for a limited time only are: VOLUME 1 Insider by Olivia Cunning Gone for you by Jayne Frost Million Dollar Musician by RB Hilliard Just a Tease by Crystal Kaswell Irresistible Refrain by Michelle Mankin Enticing Interlude by Michelle Mankin Savor You by Emily Snow Hard Rock Promise by Athena Wright

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