Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Blog Tour: Playlist and Review of Everything I Want by Natalie Barnes

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I wasn't expecting to like this book so much.  There were parts that I enjoyed more than others, but over all, it was a great reading experience.

Everything I Want by Natalie Book Blitz
Nov. 12th- Nov. 18th


"I can’t freaking believe this! Me, Sophia Mancini, and my band just got signed with a major recording label! And that’s not all. We get to open for Undead Society on tour! I’ve always had a thing for their lead singer, Tristan Scott. He’s dangerously sexy. Finally meeting him, I soon realize that Tristan is nothing more than an arrogant, conceited prick!

He gets off on making this tour difficult for me as much as possible. But it’s so worth putting up with his arrogance when I feel that high I get when performing. Not even Tristan can take that away from me.

He intimidates and excites me all at the same time. Trying to put up a front that he doesn’t affect me, I find that it’s getting incredibly harder to pretend. Every time that I’m around him, I feel myself weakening. He’s trying to break me, dominate me, and take me."

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Soundtrack to the Book
1. Beautiful Tragedy-In This Moment
2. Hole-Alice in Chains
3. Good Vibrations-Marky Mark
4. Cemetery Gates-Pantera
5. Bleeding Me-Metallica
6. Cherry Pie-Warrant
7. Scarlet-In This Moment
8. Erase and Rewind-The Cardigans
9. Before I Forget-Slipknot
10. Mouth-Bush
11. Three Libras-Perfect Circle
12. Big Empty-Stone Temple Pilots
13. Wicked Game-Stone Sour
14. Happy-Mudvayne
15. Whore-In This Moment
16. Undead-Hollywood Undead
17. Snuff-Slipknot
18. To Be Treated Rite-Terry Reid


★★★★ stars

I love books about rock stars and musicians in general.  In reality, I don't have a favorite band, let alone a favorite "type" of music, and will listen to whatever strikes my mood.  I think I love reading about the glamour as well as the harsh realities musicians face in their quests to "make it." Everything I Want is about making it, as well as about the relationship a group/band has with each other, and about the undeniable attraction Tristan and Sophia have with each other.

Before I gush about what I loved about this book, let me talk about what I didn't like. The sparks from Tristan's and Sophia's interactions were enough to start a fire.  I enjoyed seeing their interactions while trying to figure out what was wrong with Tristan.  He was so hot and cold with Sophia.  Then when things finally came to ahead and they finally did something about how they felt about each other, I REALLY did not like how Tristan handled things.  It almost seemed like rape and I was hung up on that part for a while, but Sophia was enjoying herself, so I did let it go.

I really enjoyed seeing the camaraderie between the Dollar Settlement members.  I really wish Sophia and the other guys had done something about one of their members who had fell into some bad habits.  Ignoring a problem never makes it go away.  The story got really emotional as it took turns I wasn't expecting.  I was reading and silently crying.  

The book ended on something of a cliffhanger.  There will be a sequel for which I'm glad.  I would like to see things between Sophia and Tristan settled and I hope they can do it without hurting each other any more.  This story was one I couldn't put down and one that gave me lots of feels.  I'm very impressed with Natalie Barnes's debut novel.

*Thank you to the author for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.  All  opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

About the Author

natalie barnes.jpgI am a Native American author that grew up on the Bay Mills Indian Reservation. I work in a small accounting department, but love to read and write Erotica/romance literature.

Positive Inspirations
I read countless books and listen hours upon hours of rock music to keep me sane. In a matter of months, I had written a novel and submitted my manuscript for publishing approval in May. Since then, my writing career has snowballed into something much larger than I anticipated. I enjoyed the writing aspect of releasing my novel so much, that I decided music should not be left out of the final product, as it was such an influential part of the creative process.

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