Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Indies Down Under: Nicole R. Taylor

 The Books
The Devil's Tattoo (Devil's Tattoo #1)

The Highway to Hell or the Stairway to Heaven?

Zoe Granger picked up her first guitar the day her heart was smashed into a billion pieces. It was a way to keep her mind off her inevitable downward spiral, but music soon became her escape. She's been burned too many times to tell and is just happy to coast through life, never putting herself out there. That's until her best friend Dee suggests they start a band and suddenly she finds herself not just a part of it, but fronting the whole outfit.

They call themselves The Devil's Tattoo and when they release their debut EP, it rockets to the top of the charts and it's like an overnight fairytale. Contracts, photo shoots, royalties and interviews are heaped onto the shy Zoe and it's like she's finally found her place. Then comes the phone call that changes everything. They've been asked to co-headline a tour with one of the hottest bands of the moment, The Stabs and Zoe will never be the same again.

Will Strickland is one fourth of the hottest indie rock band to ever grace the airwaves. He's the bass player in The Stabs, hot as hell and could have his pick of any girl that flings herself at him. But he's only got eyes for Zoe and she has no idea why he'd bother. She's got one hell of a trust issue and an attitude to boot and Will seems to be the one who wants to tame her, but is he game enough?

The Devil's Tattoo and The Stabs go on the road and it's either going to be a highway to hell or a stairway to heaven. Only time will tell who will come out on top and Zoe's determined to do it without getting her heart broken… again.

The Devil's Tattoo is a rock'n'roll romance set in Australia. It's a story about two people learning to love again through the one thing they know best, music. It has a dose of drama, some colourful language, a HEA and some sex scenes.

It's recommended for readers 18 and up.

Contemporary Romance
The Fire Walker (Devil’s Tattoo #2) 
Contemporary Romance 
(18+ due to adult themes, coarse language and sexual content) 
Release date: December 16th 2013 
Dylan "Dee" Cosgrove is one fourth of Australian band, The Devil's Tattoo. Loveable, cocky as hell, but one thing is missing. He's never been in love. He doesn't want meaningless, he wants meaningful and all he keeps hearing is I'm sorry… Forever the good guy finishing last. 

A year after their first tour, The Devil's Tattoo are making it big in LA recording their next album. For Dee, all he wants is to stand on stage and play. After all, music is his first love. He could care less about the money and the fakery that comes with the LA scene and the big executive types with dollar signs in their eyes. But in walks the woman who is about to obliterate him and she's one of them. So, what's a guy to do when one look is all it takes? 

Jessie Ware is an intern at Galaxy Records, New York. When she's asked to go to LA to help her boss schmooze with the latest big thing to come out of Australia, The Devil's Tattoo, it's her chance to get her foot firmly wedged into the door. If she can pull this off, then there could be a permanent job in it. But she didn't count on one thing. Dee Cosgrove and his cocky Australian attitude. He makes her question everything without even trying and it might just push her over the edge... if she doesn't give her heart to him first. 

The more Dee gets to know Jessie, the harder he falls and he'd walk over fire and back to win her over. That's if she doesn't deliver him straight into the ranks of the scarred and broken first.

Average Rating
What People are saying about it

*****5 star review 

"This book had everything I love, but was refreshingly light on for clich├ęs. Yes we have a tattooed bass player, but my God - get this, he is in an indie band not a high profile internationally known rock band, he is not a sex or drug addict, he doesn't get wasted every night AND he is basically a nice guy. Don't let me give you the wrong impression though because Will Strickland oozes sex appeal so he still has the gorgeous Rock'n'Roll thing goin' on." - Karen

*****5 star review 

"The music, how I love the music in this book, and how the author can transmit that ... And what I love most of the book, is we have Zoe and Will POV, thank to Nicole for that too. So we know what they thinking about each other and know they past... so this was a plus 1. As I said is a great book, really enjoyed it, so we have a rock band, love, friendship." - Cristi

Nicole R. Taylor is a Paranormal, Urban Fantasy and Romance author from country Victoria, Australia,

Previously, she has written for various small street press music and entertainment publications as a gig and album reviewer before publishing her first Urban Fantasy novel in early 2013.

When she isn’t writing, Nicole likes to spend time curled up with a good book and her 3 year old rescue cat, Burger. She gets itchy feet more often than not and has lived in three countries and travelled to three times as many.

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