September 27, 2016

The Phoenix Syndrome by @GemWriter #RLFBlog #ContemporaryRomance

Today's featured book is The Phoenix Syndrome by Claire Gem.

About the Book

Title The Phoenix Syndrome
Genre Contemporary
Author Claire Gem
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Turning forty rocks a research technician's world. Her husband leaves her, and then she's bitten by a mouse at work. She goes a littlecrazy, taking off to chase after her old dream of a music career and her newcrush: a rock band drummer.
Turning forty, for Lannie Marvin, is rough. It's the day she discovers her husband is leaving her for a younger "soulmate." At work, a crazed mouse being treated with an experimental drug brutally bites her. Then, Lannie goes a little crazy, too.
Seems she's recently developed a serious crush on the drummer of her son's favorite heavy metal band. Waking up to her husband's empty closet, her finger still throbbing from the mouse bite, Lannie snaps. Under the ruse of a shopping trip, Lannie kidnaps her sister-in-law/best friend, and heads toward Bethel, New York - the site of the original Woodstock concert.
Just so happens Dreamwish is playing a concert there, and Lannie managed to procure the pair of tickets her son won but couldn't use.
Tristan Allard, the band's drummer, holds this benefit every year in memory of his wife, whom he lost to breast cancer. The musician is beginning to doubt his ability to write the band's music without his wife's inspiration - she was also his muse. Plus, he's damn lonely. So when a sexually charged, extremely attractive, slightly older woman literally plows into him at the backstage reception, Tristan is ready to learn more about her - and her long-buried interest in musical composition.
The two head off for a wild ride of a weekend, but reality bites back. Tristan is headed to the UK to audition his next album's scores. And an elevated libido isn't the only side-effect of that experimental drug.
To her horror, Lannie soon discovers the treated mice have gone deaf.

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About the Author

Claire writes intensely emotional romantic novels. Her vision is to transport her readers into another place and time, creating characters so real, readers miss them when they reach The End. Her heroes are hot, & her heroines strong and brave: a combination producing the spark to fan the flames of your most intense romantic fantasies. Claire's characters are human, just like you & me. They make mistakes, they get clumsy sometimes, & they're not too proud to laugh at themselves & each other.
The keyword here is EMOTION. Big on the *Sigh* factor, Claire's stories aim to hit you straight in the heart and leave you smiling through happy tears.
She writes in two genres: romance w/a ghostly twist, and sexy contemporary. Claire's books are like a thrill ride at a theme park. Whether it's spooky-scary, angst-ridden relationships filled with gut-wrenching turmoil, silly chuckle moments, or hot-flash-inducing sex, Claire guarantees to take you on an emotionally intense romantic journey. 

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me! I am very excited about this new women's fiction. It was a blast to write, and incorporates some of my daytime job (in research) with my crazy wild imagination! I'm also a closet heavy metal fanatic, so put all of those elements together, and The Phoenix Syndrome turns into quite a ride!

  2. Well well... we have to talk music! Glad to have you here.

    1. Don't tell me, too? I love all kinds of music, but metal gets my heart pumping. I actually go to live concerts (with my older brother, I might add!) and we are the oldest in the crowd! That's where the inspiration for The Phoenix Syndrome came from ;-)

    2. My son needed a ride one night and I offered to go pick him up. He got off and was heading out to the parking lot when he heard the bass of a song (from well inside the building). He says he thought "Oh wow, there's some thumper out there." When he stepped outside, he realized it was his mom. LOL I always loved that kind of music.


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