When a rock star jumps into the crowd to defend a woman from her abusive boyfriend, he finds her cousin attractive in MJ Schiller’s new contemporary romance, Rocked By Love. But when he discovers a nasty article about the band in the newspaper where she works, things turn ugly.
MJ, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book, Rocked By Love.
Rocked By Love by MJ Schiller
Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG16
When rock star Raphael Santiago comes to the defense of reporter Mia Love’s cousin, things heat up in this sizzling, new romance from bestselling author, MJ Schiller.
Rock star Raphael Santiago is haunted by the night his friend Devin died. Maybe because there’s something that no one knows about the overdose. But when he jumps in the crowd to defend a woman at one of his concerts, he finds he doesn’t want to keep the secret from her.
Mia was a tight little ball of fire, and I was made of combustible material. She misunderstood my intentions the night we met, but I was given an opportunity to explain the next day. I wish that was our only miscommunication, but when I discovered she’d written an inflammatory article about Just Short of Chaos, I thought she was using me to get a story. The hurt that caused made me say some nasty things. Now I may have lost her forever.
Mia Love doesn’t know if Rafe is truly interested in her, or if she is merely a new plaything for him.
Oh, there was definitely a heat between us from day one. Sometimes volatile, sometimes scorching in a good way. But I’d been burnt before and I was stronger now. No way was I going to let a rock star break my heart.
When fate throws them together again, things really start to heat up.
But will they figure out how to control their passions or will their love story end in ashes?
What’s your favorite down-home family style meal?
I don’t know if this counts for down-home, but I love Shepherd’s Pie. But if I need to go with something more traditional, I’d say pot roast with mashed potatoes. Whatever it is, it has to have mashed potatoes with it!
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
This is actually kind of a funny question for me. My kids make fun of me because I always order a chicken quesadilla when we go out. It’s hard to get those wrong. And if they don’t have a quesadillas, the kids can usually guess what I’ll go for next.
Describe the perfect vacation.
This is kind of sad, but the perfect vacation for me could happen anywhere. I just need someplace where I can sit and write uninterrupted. I’d like to order room service and not have to stop writing even to cook my dinner. This probably appeals because it’s never happened. I do like it when we go to Vegas though, because my husband will either gamble, or hang out at the pool with the guys, and I’ll stay in the room and write. It’s almost that perfect vacation. I love Vegas, too. So much life there!
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
Again maybe a bit sad and telling. I wasn’t really into toys too much because I’d prefer to read. I did like this game we had, though, and I ended up buying it for my kids so I could have round two with it. Have you ever played Battling Tops? It’s a game where there are little tops in sort of a concave arena. You wrap string around the tops and release them from the upper part of the arena and they work their way to the bottom and bounce off each other until the one left standing wins. It’s sort of mesmerizing to watch them spin. Sometimes they will fall and seem like they’re out, but then they’ll pop back up!
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
What would Raphael Santiago’s ringtone be? He’s a complicated man, so this is a complicated question. Rafe is the sophisticated band member. He grew up with wealthy and successful parents, lived in ritzy neighborhoods, and attended private schools. So what would be a good song for someone who is smooth and charming? Frank Sinatra? Barry White? But Rafe’s also a rock star, so it has to be rock, right? And he’s a recovering addict that carries around a lot of guilt. Ahh! I know the perfect song! “It’s Been Awhile” by Staind. The lead singer, Aaron Lewis, has a deep, smooth voice, like Rafe, and he captures perfectly the remorse of someone who’s made a lot of mistakes and is full of self-loathing.
Where to buy Rocked By Love
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rocked-by-love-m-j-schiller/1138588074?ean=2940162791737
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Bestselling author MJ Schiller is a retired lunch lady/romance-romantic suspense writer. She enjoys writing novels whose characters include rock stars, desert princes, teachers, futuristic Knights, construction workers, cops, and a wide variety of others. In her mind everybody has a romance. She is the mother of a twenty-six-year-old and three twenty-four-year-olds. That’s right, triplets! She likes to escape from life on occasion by pretending to be a rock star at karaoke. However…you won’t be seeing her name on any record labels soon.
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