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Monday, April 23, 2018

RELEASE BLITZ - Oceanside by Michelle Mankin

Title: Oceanside
Series: Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances #3
Author: Michelle Mankin
Genre: Rock Star/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 10, 2018


Oscar night.
Rock star legend, Ashland Keys should be on top of the world, but the blond blue-eyed SoCal surfer is disillusioned with fame, done with drugs, bored with the groupies and sick of all the fake f*ckery.
A rising star, Fanny Bay is nominated for best original song in the same category as the Dirt Dogs band, but the novel redhead with the corkscrew curls and the slight Canadian accent would prefer to chart a course with a different destination.
Hollywood is not for her.
He’s full of regrets, darkness and secrets.
She’s full of hope and light and has mysteries of her own.
He’s her reserved hero.
She’s his gypsy rose.
He’s water. She’s fire. Together, they don’t make sense.
But he’s what she’s always wanted, and she just might be everything he needs.

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Holy cow! I loved this story!! What a complicated, unexpected story with characters rich in complexity! Ashland Keys and Fanny Bay meet unexpectedly before an awards show that both are nominated. Ashland is her idol, the drummer for the Dirt Dogs. The meeting is everything awkward, when fan meets star......

"Hey, no worries. I get it. You should have seen how tongue tied I got when I met Dave Grohl the first time." 

(I was tickled pink when I read that as I'm a huge Foo Fighters fan!)

At that meeting, we also meet Fannie's father, a most reprehensible man. Ash and Fanny have an attraction at the first meeting but it isn't until 3 years later, they meet again in some very different circumstances. Both of their lives have changed drastically. 

Ash's friends, who are also his family, are front and center in this story, always supportive, always there for him. Fanny's little sister also captivates!

I loved the writing style of this author!

He was so incredibly good looking he made my thoughts mushy......Like the ocean where it meets the shore. Like a summer breeze. Like freshly peeled citrus. No, like a gentle wind moving over a grove of oranges beside the sea on the most perfect summer day you could ever imagine. 

Right before my eyes, I watched him transform. The tender openly affectionate man retreated into himself, becoming a one-man island, hiding behind his diagnosis like I had been concealing my identify beneath my disguise. We had more in common than I had realized. We were each afraid to reveal to the other what would make us the most vulnerable. 

I read and loved the first book in this series but somehow missed book 2. I will definitely go back and read that one next. And I cannot wait for Hollie's story!! I recommend highly!!

"Where thou art, there is the world itself."

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Author Bio

Michelle Mankin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.

Rock Stars. Romance. Redemption. 

Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock 'n roll industry. 

Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there. 

Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series. 

Catch the perfect wave with irresistible surfers in the ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series. 

Romance and self-discovery, the FINDING ME series is a Tempest spin off with a more experienced but familiar cast of characters. 

Exploring the sexual double standards for women, the ROCK F*CK CLUB series is a what-if the groupies called the shots instead of the rock stars.

When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock or NOLA funk music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend.


Love Evolution
Love Revolution
Love Resolution
Love Rock’ollection  

TEMPEST series (also available in audio):
Irresistible Refrain
Enticing Interlude
Captivating Bridge
Relentless Rhythm
Tempest Raging
Tempting Tempo
Scandalous Beat

The MAGIC series (also available in audio):
Strange Magic
Dream Magic
Twisted Magic 

(also available in audio):

FINDING ME series (also available in audio):
Find Me
Remember Me
Keep Me

ROCK F*CK CLUB series:
Rock F*ck Club (audio coming soon)
Rock F*ck Club 1.5

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Readers, bloggers, and attendees of the Naughty San Diego signing are invited to join Michelle on a walking tour through the streets of Ocean Beach as featured in Oceanside on Sunday April 15, 2018

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