Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock ‘n roll, Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians. Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She's been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction -- first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own. Growing up as the daughter of a career soldier, she's lived all over the country and overseas. She currently lives in Nebraska, but never stays in one place too long.
This changes weekly... Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan Wild Blue Under by Judi Fennell Lie to Me by Starr Ambrose Spy Games by Gina Robinson Rock Paper Tiger by Lisa Brackmann His Dark Materials series by Pullman
What are your favorite books?
I have so many, but these are ones that have stuck with me long after I closed the cover... The Wanton by Rosemary Rogers Wicked Loving Lies by Rosemary Rogers Gone with the Wind by Margrett Mitchell Harry Potter series by JK Rowling Lightning by Dean Koontz Windmills of the Gods by Sidney Sheldon To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 1984 by James Orwell
Any message to your readers?
I'd love to hear from readers. Visit www.oliviacunning.com for contact information.
What is your book about? Please provide a description.
Human Sexuality Professor, Myrna Evans, wants nothing but a weekend of hot, no-strings-attached sex with Sinners' sensual lead guitarist, but Brian Sinclair is looking for something more permanent than a one-night stand. Unable to compose music for months, when Brian makes love to uninhibited Myrna, he hears exquisite guitar riffs and finger-burning solos. In Myrna, he's found his muse. But due to an emotionally abusive marriage, Myrna's not interested in finding forever with Brian. He's willing to give his all to win her heart.
How long have you been at work on this book?
I started writing Backstage Pass in March of 2009.
How did the idea originate?
While at a rock concert, I was watching a pair of scantily clad, young women trying to get backstage passes from a roadie. It got me thinking about the "groupie mentality" (someone should do research on it - hence Myrna was spawned) and why rokstars so rarely have serious relationships with groupies. Plus the guitarist at the show was seriously HOT, romance hero material (hence Brian was spawned).
Did the book entail any unusual writing habits or places?
I NEVER write at a desk. You can usually find me on the couch or in a recliner with my laptop on my lap, typing at top speed.