Book & Author Details:
Rock Me Gently (A Havenwood Falls Novella) by Susan Burdorf
Publication date: 25th May 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance, New Adult
Welcome to the secluded mountain town of Havenwood Falls, home to sexy men, strong women, and neighbors who bite. Discover supernatural mystery, thrills, and romance in a place where everyone has a deep, dark, and often deadly secret.
With his hard rock band Pink Melon nominated for a Grammy, lead singer Brett Rhys-Falwyck’s dreams are about to come true. Then tragedy strikes. Losing the one person he loves most, he turns to the only thing he knows will never fail him-his music. But even that’s betrayed by the corrupt owner of the band’s management company that owns his soul. Turning his back on his bandmates, he finds himself in the mountains of Colorado-running a band camp, of all things.
Cecelia Amundson, angel and owner of the Havenwood Falls Music & More store, can’t stop dreaming of a man she’s never met. Knowing he needs her help, she invites him to Havenwood Falls to run a music camp sponsored by her store. As soon as he arrives, she senses a darkness gripping his soul and curling its hooks deeper inside him.
In a race to save his soul, Cecelia grows ever closer to Brett. But she must hold tight to her heart, for within this tortured man lies a secret darker than her past, and deadlier than she ever imagined.
The Havenwood Falls shared world is a collaborative effort by multiple authors across multiple series all in the paranormal fantasy genre, allowing readers to discover new authors and stories to fall in love with. Each author brings a stand-alone plotline, so they can be read in any order, but there are many crossovers among the stories.
Books in the signature Havenwood Falls adult series:
Forget You Not by Kristie Cook
Fate, Love & Loyalty by E.J. Fechenda
Old Wounds by Susan Burdorf
Covetousness by Randi Cooley Wilson
The Winged & the Wicked by T.V. Hahn & Kristie Cook
Alpha’s Queen by Lila Felix
Ink & Fire by R.K. Ryals
Lose You Not by Kristie Cook
Tragic Ink by Heather Hildenbrand
Nowhere to Hide by Belinda Boring (March 2018)
Flames Among the Frost by Amy Hale (April 2018)
Rock Me Gently by Susan Burdorf (May 2018)
Coming soon are books by Amy Miles, Kallie Ross, Stacey Rourke, and more.
Also look for Havenwood Falls High, a Young Adult series.
Part of the skill of delivering a successful novella (to my mind at least) is balancing the competing interests of plot and character development against limited page count. Try and do too much, and the story will inevitably feel rushed. Too little, and the reader struggles to connect.
For my money, Ms Burdorf has pitched this just about right. Wisely taking a discrete period in time, she nevertheless sets the scene, creates the tension, provides chemistry and drama and a conclusion which, whilst not what one might hope for, nevertheless seamlessly gels with the overall story arc, and leaves the reader hanging – just a little bit.
A lot of fun to read.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Susan Burdorf is a lover of anything sparkly… and hot cocoa, preferably with extra whipped cream. If not parked on the couch writing she can be found hiking the trails near her Tennessee home while on the hunt for waterfalls.
Susan can be reached on a variety of social media outlets such as twitter Facebook (links below). She encourages fan interaction and is available for school visits.