Strung Tight Book Cover Strung Tight
The Road To Rocktoberfest, Book 1
Ann Lister
Heavy Metal, Rockstar Fiction
Rock Gods, Inc.
October 9, 2020

What’s better than having your rock idol, Dagger Drummond be the mentor for your band? Having your band selected as one of the performing acts at the iconic music festival, Rocktoberfest.

My band was about to step onto our first professional stage. We’d more than earned our spot in the lineup. We had the talent and Dagger groomed our stage swagger. All that was left was to wow the socks off of the audience.

It should be easy, except I had major anxiety issues and it’s frowned upon when lead singers collapse on stage from panic attacks. Another detail adding to my anxiety level, I recently fell in love with a man. Imagine that, a straight guy falling for a dude. It’s the stuff stories are made of – and yet it’s my life.

Rocktoberfest was supposed to be fun but our trip turned sour when my guy went AWOL. Now my concentration is shot and my is heart heavy thinking his absence might have more to do with him not wanting to be with me than missing the bus. One way or another, I had to give the performance of my career – regardless of what was going on inside my head or my heart.

Strung Tight is the 1st book in the multi-author Road To Rocktoberfest series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but why not stay and enjoy the whole show? If you like scorching tales of hot rock stars and the men who love them, then you’ll adore the untamed musicians of Rocktoberfest!

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Reviewed by Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

Sex, drugs and rock and roll are all in abundance in this book. This is the first in a series of seven and each written by a different author. Each book is a standalone but if rock and roll is your passion then so will this series.

The first band preparing for their trip to Rocktoberfest is Chaos, a band being mentored by Dagger Drummond of Black Ice. Dagger has taken an interest in making Chaos and their frontman, Harrison Fletcher (Fletch) a huge success and is laying out all the money necessary to do that. Dagger will get reimbursed when Chaos has their first gold record.

Fletch and his best friend (brother by choice) Mike started a band that grew into Chaos with the addition of two more musicians. The only thing standing in the way of their great success is Fletch’s extreme panic whenever in front of a huge group of people. His panic attack could shut down everything they are working for if that happens on the stage at Rocktoberfest. A dream and a nightmare face Fletch.

Fletch meets Dallas who works at setting up and taking down all the props and although Fletch has always assumed he was straight, meeting Dallas gets him to reconsider. Sex was never that important to him and afterwards never that satisfying but it would seem that it wasn’t sex it was gender. It is Dallas that is able to calm Fletch down when he is beginning to lose it but when the trip to Rocktoberfest starts Dallas is nowhere to be found.

When I began reading this book I was trying to get my head around all the drugs, drugs to calm down, drugs to sleep and sex, sex, sex. As I continued to read I realized that this book was probably close to reality and that the rock world is as Ms. Lister described so I had a whole new prospective on what was going on and realized that drugs, sex and rock and roll are alive and well in this book.