Exclusive Excerpt: Hot Rock by Annie Seaton (+Contest)

Annie SeatonI am excited to welcome author Annie Seaton, who is celebrating the release of her latest novel, Hot Rock.

Megan Miller is on a dream trip to research her doctoral thesis at a rock festival in England. When she arrives in town she’s stunned that her temporary neighbor is the spitting image of her 70’s rock idol, too bad he’s also a world-class jerk. So why can’t she stop thinking about him?

Seventies rock star Davy Morgan is a man with a secret: rockin’ in one time and living in another. He holds his privacy close to his heart, so when a beautiful girl who not only loves but truly understands his music moves in next door, he works overtime to keep her at a distance. Easier said than done.

Megan follows Davy to the rock festival, but it’s not what or when it seems. The lure of the music draws them closer, but can their newfound love span across the decades, or will it get lost in time?

Make sure you stick around to the end. We’ll be giving away a $20 giftcard and an ecopy of The Romance Abroad Bundle.

Excerpt: Hot Rock

ASeaton-Hot RockHe grunted as his eyes adjusted to the faint light shining from the single lamp inside. He’d left it on after fumbling with the lock in the dark last night. It had taken half an hour to get the old key in the door. Living in an old, country cottage was great for his privacy—most of the time—but it had its disadvantages. A night of singing at full volume had strained his vocal chords and all he wanted was a long, mellow whisky to soothe his dry throat.

Dropping his gaze, he groaned as a pair of red clad legs moved beneath him and he realized he was lying across a woman. A very well-endowed woman. Wide eyes looked back at him above a white T-shirt stretched tight across her breasts.

“Well, you might as well come in. A good fuck might just improve my night.”

A soft gasp followed him as he put both hands either side of her and pushed himself to his feet before retrieving his guitar from the ground.

“But you’re not staying the night. Understood?” He looked around to the road. He hadn’t noticed a vehicle in the dark. “However you got here, you can go back the same way.”

Moving across to the door, he reached beneath the cushion of the padded chair next to the lintel and pulled out the huge key. The girl didn’t speak as she pulled herself up from the ground.

“Come on. We’ll be more comfortable inside.” He opened the door and flicked the light switch as he waited for her to follow. When she stayed where she was, he turned and frowned as he noticed the luggage on his porch.

“No way, sweetheart. You’re not staying. You’ve heard of ‘wham, bam, thank you ma’am? Well, if you want me in your pants, that’s the deal. You get what you came for and then you leave. Okay?”

As he turned, the light fell on her face. Older than the usual groupie, she was tall, and dark shadows circled her large green eyes. Her dark hair was pulled back from her face and her mouth hung open.

“Well, are you coming in or not? Because I need a drink.”

“Oh God, you’re Davy Morgan.” Her voice was low and husky, and a ripple of something ran down his back.

“David Morgan, at your service.” He dipped in a sweeping bow before turning away from her. “And don’t pretend you didn’t know who I was when you came looking for me.” Sudden fear prickled up his back and he narrowed his eyes. “You didn’t follow me back here from the festival, did you?”

But then he remembered she’d been lying here on the porch when he’d come around the side. His biggest fear was getting caught out about the ley line and losing his privacy and his life here.

Meet Annie Seaton!

Annie Seaton lives on the beautiful east coast of Australia, where she loves sitting in her writing chair, gazing at the ocean and writing stories. She has always been fascinated by romance and has found her niche writing contemporary romance. Her debut novel, Holiday Affair, a contemporary romance set in the South Pacific was released as part of Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence line in March. The sequel, Italian Affair, was published Spring 2013, followed quickly by Outback Affair, Dangerous Desire and Tangling with the CEOBlind Lust, is one of Annie’s favorite novels. Despite the title…it is a sweet romance about a witch and her difficult choice between two men.

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Hot Rock
Tangling with the CEO
Blind Lust
Dangerous Desire

The Romance Abroad Bundle


  1. Holiday Affair
  2. Italian Affair
  3. Outback Affair

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  1. Winter of the Passion Flower
  2. Summer of the Moon Flower


Contest Time!

Thank you Annie for taking the time to stop by Literary Escapism!

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.


  1. How do you decide whether the story you want to write fits into a paranormal one, a steampunk one or another kind?

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