This is your backstage pass to find out why readers, reviewers and bloggers have fallen for a love story that was never supposed to happen!
Make sure you check out this whole post for links and info on the books, my review, Ginger’s bio, the GROUPIE TRILOGY TRAILER (which I LOVE), link to BLOG TOUR FACEBOOK EVENT, Facebook FAN GROUP link, TOUR SCHEDULE and TWO GIVEAWAYS!
Check out this Trailer for the series!!!!!!
If you have not started this series yet, you can buy ALL 3 books of the Groupie Rubenesque romance series in this economical trilogy bundle!Amazon Link:Click Here(UKClick Here) – Barnes & Noble: Available Soon & Smashwords (you can download for Nook) –Click Here
TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAYS SEE THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE!
BRANDEE’S REVIEW: (would love to hear from you – comment below!)
Buckle your seatbelt for a CRAZY roller coaster ride with this series…… I am typically the kind of girl that NEEDS to have her Happily Ever After in my books and my “book boyfriends” need to W-O-W me with their qualities – even those bad boy rock stars have those right?!? AND I am a sucker for a Rock Star Book!
Why do I need to tell you this?………
Let me start by saying there is a disclaimer to this series – which makes this all the more FUN FOR ME!
Disclaimer: This series features a hero you might find you love to hate, a heroine you may want to slap, and frustrating triangles with dubious fidelity. Those who cannot abide “cheaters,” who need their bad boys to be mostly good, or who must have a HEA at the end of each book, may be advised to look elsewhere.
(OK —– STAY WITH ME…….DON’T GIVE UP ON ME…..LET ME FINISH!)
AND YET……..These books I LOVED to HATE and COULD NOT put them down!!! Which is why I want to share these books with YOU. Do “WE” ALWAYS NEED to have everything go perfectly in our books??? (ok, don’t answer that)……sooo much angst – so many things made me NUTS – and THEN there were the other parts….. and I just HAD to keep on reading.
Then, I think back to all the times a book made me go CRAZY and not going exactly as I would have planned (ex. Thoughtless, Beautiful Disaster, Reason to Breathe, The Perfect Game, The Edge of Never……I could go on and on, but that is my point —- these were all amazing books) ……….. you know what I am talking about – when you just want to (or did) YELL at the characters, you want to throw your kindle across the room, you want to go curl up and just cry! Well isn’t that what makes a series so great? You get to watch, HOPEFULLY those characters grow or change, or I don’t know, maybe some characters will just take a HIKE……
I was fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to read an “advanced reader’s copy” of the 3rd Book “Mogul” to the series! I won’t say if we get to that happily ever after or if the characters will redeem themselves and grow, but I will tell you that Ginger Voight did an amazing job at keeping me hooked and had me feeling exactly as she intended the reader to feel. There were certainly parts where my heart was racing and I was ready to go Facebook her and BEG HER to tell me what was going to happen……….(but I did not). Check out the bottom of this page for a “true story” text recap of the series from one of my girls on my panel.
True Story #1 – Text Recap – re. Groupie Series (from Amy, one of the girls on my panel):
I always think it is funny while one of the girls on my panel is reading a book you recommended to them and then the texts and emails start…….ME
Did you finish Groupie?…..No, reading it now. It’s so good! She just saw ______ and ________ in the park…….I finished it staying up way to late and it was hard not to start Rock Star right then!…….I can tell I’m not going to get a lot done today………I am frustrated, she didn’t say anything to him about _______________! What the hell!……I know………..Can’t.Stop.Reading. And she’s so pathetic I want to scream!!………I know I can’t stop thinking about it……
Did you get far into Rock Star yet?……No! I want it to end!!!!…..Have you read more? what do you think? I loved the first, couldn’t put it down. Although I was frustrated with _____. Now it’s just too much angst. Too much drama dragging out the happy ending I need, damn it!!!! ……Oh no….LOL…….That’s it I give up. I just can’t finish. I want to know what happens, I just can’t read it anymore…….Hmmmm I just finished Rock Star. At what part did you give up so I can see where your frustration topped off LOL ….. when she got back from NYC after _________. She was on the phone with Vanni ______ I can guess what happened after that….It was a roller coaster of back and forth drama…I got frustrated, but liked it…then it wrapped up. Except for the last sentence which left it open for a 3rd book…….I am guessing that _________________________________. Not really. LOL but I would have guess that too. It was a bit more dramatic then all that! You only have a little left, maybe you should go finish it……Can’t you just give me the ending?…..Only if I had that part of my website done, I know where you would be visiting!……I finished it. I’ll be mad if _____________…..Me too
Ginger is giving us an ARC to review……Tell her it has to have a happy ending, I can’t take anymore turmoil!….I am 80% done mogul. I am afraid……PLEASE just tell me if it’s _____________’s baby!!!!….. So many unexpected things happened – I never saw it coming……He’s with her at the hospital and ______ Yuck…….He can’t be talking about her…..It can’t be her……I like _____ and the book so far….but I’m worried….I was there too. ANGST. UGH…. Ok that was the best of her 3 books. I loved ____________ I hope people stick with the first two (I almost didn’t). The third is definitely worth it!…See! I was worried, I almost cried.
True Story #2 – Email Recap – re. Groupie Series (from Lisa, another one of the girls on my panel):
O.M.G. – First, I thought Kiera and Kellan were a couple that couldn’t get it together. Kiera was the most frustrating girl I had ever read….. Then a few months later, I read A.C. and Lexi…. bitch slapped Kiera and took the title. Soon After, the reigning queen went to Olivia in the Opportunist. Today the most irritating character is Andy from Groupie! I just want to hold her down and beat the shit out of her. Make a f@@king choice already!
I was up til 4 am and spent an extra hour on the treadmill. It got me to 73% through the second book and by 11 am I needed a fricken drink. Thank god my kids were at school until two. Because nothing was getting done today. I was at my wits end all day and when I finally thought I could have my reprieve with a happy ending and everyone lives happily ever after she throws the cliff hanger!
Wow, what a fantastic recommendation! I had been bored with my last few books I had picked up – All the same cliches over and over again. And, this came along and knocked that slump right out of the water.
Andy Foster never expected lightning to strike when she met the enigmatic frontman of an up-and-coming rock band, but Giovanni Carnevale left her thunderstruck. At first it is easy to use her freelance writing career as an excuse to indulge the steamy flirtation from city to city. As she gets ever closer to making her lascivious fantasies a reality, however, she finds herself entangled in the fake and sometimes dangerous world of celebrity where nothing is as it seems, including the celebrities themselves.She hangs on to find something real amidst the illusion, while Giovanni balances what he wants against what he fears most. Over three years they come together and blow apart with the same kind of combustible passion. This keeps them orbiting in the others’ stratosphere despite new relationships and bitter betrayals. They are bound together by something they can’t fight, something that draws the ire of another fan determined to claim Vanni all to herself.Unknowingly they all race toward a dramatic moment of truth that will leave two people injured, and one dead, with a twist of an ending you may never see coming.
Rock Star” is the highly anticipated sequel to Ginger Voight’s Rock and Roll Rubenesque saga, which began with the sizzling debut of “Groupie.” For those who have been anxious to see what has become of Andy, Vanni and Graham… buckle your seat belts. You’re in for a thrilling new ride right through the dark underbelly of fame.In the second book in the series, readers get insight into the mind of the romantic hero, Giovanni Carnevale, as he reaches the pinnacle of success as a worldwide rock star. Everyone wants a piece of him, but all he wants is the one thing he can’t have. He’s angry and he’s entitled, with ample opportunity to make really bad decisions. The combination proves explosive.Andy must watch from the sidelines as her beloved Vanni falls victim to grifters, scandals and alcoholism thanks to this self-destructive behavior. Things come to an emotional head when his estranged father comes on the scene just when Vanni thinks things can’t get any worse.Darkness shadows Graham Baxter as he begins his journey as a paraplegic. The powerful mogul bitterly handles this new vulnerability by lashing out at the people who could help him the most. He needs Andy more than ever, pulling her in yet another hopeless direction. Andy is put in the impossible situation of keeping the most important promise she has ever made, or saving the man that she can’t help but love.Author Ginger Voight turns up the scandals, secrets, passion and heartbreak to 11. Flawed characters face excess and all the pitfalls that entails. They fight as hard as they can to hold onto anything real in the fake world of celebrity.
Book Three, Mogul:
Final Book in The Groupie Trilogy
Buy on Amazon: Click Here UK LINK: Click HereBarnes & Noble: Not available yet – Hopefully SoonSmashwords: Click Here (you can download for your NOOK here) In the final book of Ginger Voight’s Groupie Trilogy, Andy and Vanni have returned to Los Angeles to prepare for the birth of their child. A reformed Ladies’ Man, Giovanni Carnevale now embarks on a life of monogamy with the woman he loves, but the ghosts of his past still continue to haunt their newfound happiness.The Wilke family wants to see him pay for the damage he has done to their precious Baylee, who still lies in a vegetative state. For her brother, Donny, money will never be enough to make up for what Vanni has done, but that is where the Wilke family first seeks their revenge, demanding millions of dollars in restitution.To ensure he has enough money to make up for his mistakes as well as provide for his baby, Vanni takes on the job as judge for a new reality talent show called “Fierce,” where he champions an unlikely contestant, proving him to be a man of substance more than anyone could have imagined.Graham tries to move on, but when he discovers that Andy is pregnant he cannot stop dreaming of what might have been. Maggie watches on helplessly, as hopelessly in love with him as he is with someone else. She considers moving on before he shatters what is left of her heart.The biggest threat to Vanni and Andy’s Happily Ever After is Holly Neal, who returns to Los Angeles claiming to carry Vanni’s baby. Graham and Andy suspect she is up to her old tricks, but Vanni knows truly turning over a new leaf means he has to do right by all the people he has wronged – including a child he may have conceived with another woman.In the end, it is Andy and their baby who may pay the biggest price of all for his sins, when Baylee’s death sends her psychotic brother over the edge.Everything blows literally to pieces, forcing Vanni – and Graham – to give it all for the sake of love. ABOUT GINGER: Ginger Voight is prolific author, freelance writer and optioned screenwriter. Her fiction is diverse, with novels like the edgy, coming-of-age drama DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, and the fun family adventure for kids of all ages, COMIC SQUAD.Having grown up reading different authors like Danielle Steel and Stephen King, Ginger has always been drawn more to story than to genre. This shows up in her various stories. Titles such as MY IMMORTAL and TASTE OF BLOOD are a delicious, heady mix of horror, suspense, and romance.Genre romance, however, has held a special place in her heart, ever since she read her first Harlequin novel when she was only eleven. As a result, Ginger is making a name for herself writing romances of her own, starring women who look more like the average American woman rather than those traditionally represented in the size-biased American media. Her Rubenesque romances were created especially for those heroines with fuller figures, who can still get the man of their dreams if only they believe they can. Such titles include UNDER TEXAS SKIES, LOVE PLUS ONE, GROUPIE and PICTURE POSTCARDS.Ginger was included in the best-selling book by Smith Magazine NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING, featuring her six-word memoir.