“You’re an addiction I can’t overcome, no matter how hard I try.” – Rook Tyler
His life consists of his best friend, Jack Daniels, his favorite drug of choice and women. Rook Tyler lives for performing at night and wasting the rest of his days washing away the pain from his childhood so he doesn’t have to feel anything…ever. The only people he trusts are his band mates from Shattered Souls and he wants to keep it that way. His life was completely under control and simple until he heard the voice of Maisy Madison filter through The Tavern speakers.
Growing up in the foster care system with her two other band mates from Twisted Perfection, Maisy finds herself doing pretty much anything to get her and her band noticed but nothing seems to be working. One lucky night, Shattered Souls, the most popular band in the country, decides to show up at their little concert and luckily signs them on the spot. But the arena venues and massive amount of fans isn’t what has Maisy shaking in her heels. It’s the deep baritone voice of Rook Tyler that has haunted her dreams for years which has her wondering if she can actually go through with the tour.
The force is almost too strong. He can feel her everywhere he goes and no matter how much he tries to resist her, he finds himself gravitating towards Maisy, wanting to hold her, kiss her and touch her. He knows he shouldn’t get involved. He knows no matter what, he will end up hurting her but he can’t help it, his soul is connected to hers and the pull is too strong for him to resist.
Rook warned her time and time again but she doesn’t listen, she doesn’t want to listen. She needs him and she doesn’t care that she knows deep down in her heart that their relationship is going to end in disaster.She refuses to acknowledge that no matter what they do, their love is toxic.
the one and only ROOK TYLER
I was given the distinct and somewhat emotionally draining pleasure of interviewing Rook Tyler, the lead singer and guitarist of the top charting band, Shattered Souls. It’s very rare to catch the dark and brooding singer sitting down for an extended amount of time answering some of the most personal and intriguing questions I could muster to ask, so I was very pleased to have the opportunity.
Please be warned, this interview is not the most eloquent or PG13 type of interview. There are some raw moments, foul language and honest remarks that will either make you love or hate one of today’s most interesting but extremely hot rock stars.
MQ: Thanks for sitting down with me today Rook. Our readers will be thrilled to catch a little glimpse into your life.
Rook: Yea, no problem.
MQ: Tell me, when was the first time you realized you were a musician?
Rook: (Rubs his jaw as he looks out into an oblivion, recalling his past) Good question. I guess I never really thought about it. I always saw music as a way to escape from the shit-tastic childhood I had. The only good thing my fuck-head of a father ever did for me was steal me an old Casio piano, he must have been super high that day to actually bring me home something other than drugs. I played around with those ivory keys and realized that I was actually able to put a tune together and later on I realized I had a decent voice. It was my only escape I had when my dad was drugged up and passed out on the couch, rolling around in his own puke so I obsessed with making music. I was lucky to find three other guys just as obsessed with making music as much as me so to answer your question, I guess I realized I was a musician when I was sitting in Cruz’s (bassist for Shattered Souls) garage with the other guys, stringing together notes and making a melody for the first time.
MQ: Wow, you had a really rough childhood. Do you want to dig a little deeper, give us a glimpse of what a day in the life of little Rook would look like?
MQ: Oh, ok. (Shuffled my notes from being caught off guard)
Rook: Would you want to go into detail about your fucked up childhood so everyone can pick apart your idiosyncrasies and short comings? I didn’t think so. It’s not something I like to relive so let’s move the fuck along.
MQ: Ok, yes. We will move on. So, you have a new band touring with you, Twisted Perfection. How are you meshing with them?
Rook: Very well.
MQ: Care to elaborate a little.
Rook: Not really but I guess that’s what interviews are for right? Getting a glimpse into my fucked up brain? (He shifts uncomfortably) Twisted Perfection is an amazing band that will be extremely successful. Their sound has a bit of a bluesy soul to it that will captivate you from the beginning. Maisy Madison has this voice that is so raw but so incredibly sweet that if she doesn’t sweep you off your feet the minute she sings into that microphone then you must have dicks shoved in your ears because she is amazing.
MQ: Rumor has it you are somewhat of an item with Maisy Madison. There are pictures floating around of the two of you sharing an intimate moment outside a steak house.
Rook: Is that right?
MQ: I think I am the one asking the questions.
Rook: I’m sorry, was that a question? Seemed more like a statement to me.
MQ: Fair enough, are you romantically involved with Maisy Madison?
Rook: What’s it to you? You afraid I might be taken? You want a little piece of the lead singer of Shattered Souls?
MQ: I thought I established that I was the one asking the questions.
Rook: You’re not that great of an interviewer if you can’t pick up on the fact that I am trying to change the subject to avoid answering your idiotic question.
MQ: Do you not want to be romantically connected with Maisy Madison? She is gorgeous, if you haven’t noticed.
Rook: I’m not fucking blind. Of course she is gorgeous but I think who I do or don’t do should be kept in the confines of my dick and bedroom sheets, don’t you think?
MQ: Why so hostile? It makes it seem like you are trying to hide something.
Rook: You are a persistent little bitch. Fuck…you want to know who I am romantically connected with?
MQ: (Not really insulted by his words, I continued) Yea, I kind of asked the question a couple of times.
Rook: Fine, I can’t, get enough of Cruz Romero. The way his Latin blood fires up and his long fingers strum the big strings of his guitar makes me come in my pants every chance I get. I can’t get enough of that tanned skinned, black haired muscular man. Ooo, he’s so attractive. (All said in a monotone voice)
MQ: Point taken, we will move on.
Rook: Good idea.
MQ: When you are not on stage, what do you like to do? What do you do to clear your head and step away from your crazy, chaotic life?
Rook: (crosses his foot over his knee and stares at me with those smoldering eyes) I write a lot either by myself or with Grey, he’s really good at adding a rhythm to a song. I also like to work out with the guys. It’s a great way for all of us to bond while releasing all of our pent up stress. Landon bitches a lot when we work out though but then again, he has a man-gina as well so I guess his bitchy-ness is expected.
MQ: Man-gina? Landon doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who would complain a lot.
Rook: Don’t let that shit-eating grin of his distract you. He straight up has a pussy where his dick should be. He gets his period a lot which makes us have to stop for tampons a lot. It’s quite annoying actually. (Rook grinned to himself. Ladies if only you could see the sex pouring off of him)
MQ: Who are you closest with in the band?
Rook: Way to put me on the spot. Well, if I had to pick one of my boys, I guess I would go with Cruz only because our dicks are the same size and we can share condoms.
MQ: Ok…um, not what I was expecting as an answer.
Rook: Oh, I’m sorry. Is this what you wanted to hear? I can’t pick any single guy because we are bonded at the hearts and nothing can break that bond. I can’t pick one single guy because they all mean something so important to me. They are my brothers, for life. (Rook said mockingly)
MQ: Well that was more eloquent then picking someone based off of dick size.
Rook: (Shrugs his shoulders) What can I say? I know what I like in a man.
MQ: I’m sure your male followers will love to know that.
Rook: Hey, I have no problem with that. I have plenty of gay friend’s that fantasize about me.
MQ: That brings me to my next question. A lot of people think you are a cocky son-of-a-bitch. I am going to have to agree with them. What do you say to people who have such a low opinion of you?
Rook: I cry myself to sleep thinking about how much everyone hates me. (Laughs) Nah, I say fuck you because I could give two ball sacks and a saggy tit if someone likes me. I have the people who are close to me, the people I can trust and that is all that matters. I don’t need to be the most liked person on the universe and I refuse to try. I am the way I am and I don’t need anyone trying to change me. I’m happy with my life, that’s all that matters.
MQ: Wow, that was probably one of your most honest answers.
Rook: Yea, well you caught me in a soft moment, don’t plan on it again.
MQ: Wouldn’t dream of it. Last question, what are your plans moving forward with the tour. Do you plan on doing any collaborations with Twisted Perfection, maybe a duet with Maisy?
Rook: I see that you’re reaching again. Nice try. Not quite sure what the future holds for us. I just like to live life day by day and see where it goes. If I don’t wake up with a massive hangover and a chick I don’t know hanging off my dick then I call it a good day. If I am able to control myself, write some music and spend some quality time with my guys then I feel like I am doing my job. The future is something I don’t like to look forward to, day by day works better for me.
MQ: Do you want to say anything to your fans before we end this interview?
Rook: (Clears his throat and looks sincerely at me) They are my world. They mean everything to me and without them, I would be nowhere as well as Shattered Souls. The fact that they take the words that flow through my mind and sing them back to me while I am rocking out on stage is an indescribable feeling that I will forever be fucking grateful for. I love them.
Things are starting to heat up in Atlanta, or at least in Jane’s celibate life of two years. On the two year anniversary of her nasty split between her and her ex, Jane’s friends, Molly – class “A” filthy mouth – and Albert – flamboyant dresser extraordinaire – decide it’s high time Jane drops the conservative persona, let loose and start to have some fun once again.
Brady Matthews, Atlanta Braves first baseman and well known through the media as Atlanta’s gigolo, thought he was just taking his new teammate, Michael Banks, out on the town. Little did he know Michael’s friend from college, Jane, was going to show up at their table and turn his world upside down.
When Brady meets Jane, he is instantly attracted to Jane’s innocence and inner sex kitten but the last thing she wants is to be thrown into another relationship with such a publicly known man-whore especially after her heart was broken so devastatingly. Brady makes it his mission to win Jane over and make her see him as the man he actually is, not the way the media perceives him. But it is not that simple. Wedding plans, spring training, ex’s, old college friends, the paparazzi and gossip magazines seem to keep getting in the way of Brady’s goal to earn Jane’s heart.
Caught Looking goes through the love lives of Jane, Brady and their group of friends fighting the hardships of cheating, trusting, losing love and trying to find it once again. In one of America’s hottest cities, the gang heats up the sheets while their lives entangle together causing heartache, suffering through loss and finding love….hopefully.
The gang is back and this time there is a wedding to celebrate, except that is the last thing on Molly Meyers’ mind. After losing her fiancé, Luke, two years ago, the last thing on her mind is helping her best friend, Jane Bradley, plan her wedding and celebrate the annoyingly, obnoxious, lovey-dovey relationship Jane has with Braves first baseman, Brady Matthews.
Austin Lee, rookie outfielder for the Braves finds himself in the middle of a blonde tornado known as Molly. When her fiancé died, he gave her space and time to heal but always admired her from a far. Never in a million years did he think he would be bedding his dream girl and planning a future with her starring as his leading lady.
Patty O’Neil, abuse victim and Jane’s friend, finds herself struggling to let any man back in her life. Marc Sullivan, Braves catcher and Brady’s best friend, wants to be that man in Patty’s life but is finding it awfully difficult to crack the wall Patty built around herself. Patty wants Marc as a friend but Marc wants more.
Lucy Reynolds, Austin’s best friend and Molly’s worst enemy never thought she would find the love of her life while sitting in a café, eating Greek food and reading her Kindle but she did. Connor Cartwright luckily came into her life and she couldn’t be happier. The only problem is…he is Luke’s brother, something Molly can’t seem to accept.
“Playing the Field” goes through the lives of the Hot-Lanta gang as they tangle a drama filled web together, screwing each other, lying to one another, and sabotaging each other’s lives. Follow their story as once again the drama unfolds, feelings are hurt, slaps are thrown and Hot-Mess Molly tries to make everyone just as unhappy and miserable as she is.
Training, playing ball and studying is Lexi’s life and it never seems to bother her until her friend, Parker Hill, points out to her that sweat pants on a Friday night while watching sappy romance movies isn’t really living up her last year in college. Lexi didn’t see the need to party since she didn’t know what the hell she was doing with her life after college but her friends wouldn’t take no for an answer. Little did she know going to the first party of the season was going to flip her world upside down.
Jake Taylor, starting quarterback for Cal U and campus heart throb spent his entire college career, partying, getting drunk and winning football games but it is all finally catching up to him. He is ready to throw in the towel of his partying days when he decides to have one more last fling. That is when he runs into the one person that could turn his life inside out.
Lexi wants nothing to do with Jake and his partying ways but after one bet gone wrong , she finds herself on a date with the annoyingly obnoxious, egotistical heart throb. Even though she wants nothing to do with him, she finds herself gravitating toward him and giving into his charm. They fall hard and fast for each other as they find love, comfort and a home. They live in their own littler world where nothing matters besides the love they share for each other.
But love isn’t enough for Lexi when she is trying to find her way after college. She slowly sinks into Jake’s shadow and finds herself clawing out of the Jake sized hole she buried herself in so she can find who she is, who she wants to be and what her future holds for her.
Fair Catch is a true love story that goes through the trials and tribulations of Jake and Lexi’s insecurities, jealousies, short comings and strong personalities. Love is one hell of a strong bond but sometimes, it’s not strong enough. Follow Jake and Lexi as they try to hold on to the love they share while they try to find themselves and find out what life is after graduation
DOUBLE COVERAGE IS COMING SOON!
Fiona O’Leary wants nothing more than to flee away from the small town she grew up in, her three extremely over protective brothers, and her Irish parents. But leaving Warblers Point is not that simple, especially when she is the bar maid at the local pub she owns with her three brothers. After a two year relationship with local Irishman, Murphy Ryan, sharing nothing but each other’s beds, she realizes she wants more out of a relationship besides sex. But somehow she keeps winding up in his arms wishing she could break away but finds the task impossible when her family is head over heels in love of the idea of Murphy and Fiona together.
Booker Hall, world re-known director, finds himself living an empty and unfulfilled life. The people around him are fake, narcissistic and only care about his money. In an act of desperation he decides to enlist his sister for some help, give himself a makeover and go to a place where no one would recognize him. Never did he think he was going to fall in love with an unsuspecting bar maid with whiskey colored eyes and an over-bearing family.
The minute Fiona lays eyes on Booker, she knows she is sunk. His devilish grin, movie star looks and charming heart are hard to avoid and she constantly finds herself gravitating toward him. The only bad thing about Booker is that he is a tourist and living in a touristy town she has learned that getting involved with a non-local only brings heartache. Instead of giving into Booker, she finds herself debating which relationship is safer; an empty relationship but fulfilling sex life with Murphy or a deep and meaningful relationship with Booker that could only bring heartache.
Beers, Hens and Irishmen dives into the complexity of Fiona’s love life, the crazy antics of her three brothers, as well as her two overbearing and heavily Irish speaking parents. Fists fly, hearts are broken, beer is guzzled and deceit is formed amongst comrades while the O’Leary’s take over Warblers Point in the search for love and what makes them happy.
BEERS, LIES AND ALIBIS COMING SOON!
ABOUT MEGHAN QUINN
When I was in high school I occasionally read books but was consumed by other teenage things so I didn’t take the time to appreciate a good book on a cloudy day, wrapped up in a blanket on the couch.
It wasn’t until I received a Kindle for Christmas one year that my world completely flipped upside down. When looking for books, I came across the Contemporary Romance genre and was sold and I haven’t turned back since.
You can either find my head buried in my Kindle, listening to inspiring heart ripping music or typing away on the computer twisting and turning the lives of my characters while driving my readers crazy with anticipation.
I am currently residing in beautiful Colorado Springs where the sun is always shining and there is a trail waiting to be hiked on every corner. I share a lovely and warm home with the love of my life and my five, four-legged children.