Author: Thursday Euclid

ASHER BEAUREGARD ATTEMPTS TO GIVE A DAMN by Thursday Euclid

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ASHER BEAUREGARD ATTEMPTS TO GIVE A DAMN by Thursday EuclidAsher Beauregard Attempts to Give A Damn by Thursday Euclid
Published by Loose Id Genres: Contemporary, MM
ReviewedbyLisa

Artificial Hearts is literally the hottest rock band on the planet.  Lead singer and songwriter Asher Beauregard is lauded as a genius for his talents as a vocalist and for his hard hitting powerful lyrics.  Ironically, he was asked to join by the bands founding members, Scar, Lander, and Johnny who played cheap dives until Asher signed on and people slowly began taking notice.

 

On a world tour to promote their latest hit album Asher is up to his usual tricks of drink, drugs, and girls and the occasional secret tryst with a guy.  Each day he numbs himself, feeling another piece of his tattered soul slip way.  Artificial Hearts manager Crawford Hanlon seems like a decent, sincere man, but he too has an agenda which is further corroding Asher’s dignity and confidence.

 

Their warm up band is a little known British foursome fronted by blue haired Leo Harpstedt, whose upper crust accent and manners are at odds with the other rough rockers.  His warm smile immediately draws Asher in who’s willing to give the Brit a chance.  At first Leo appears agreeable to more with the ‘bad boy’, then he slams on the brakes.  Mixed signals are something Asher is not good with.  Not good at all.

 

Asher considers himself damaged beyond all repair.  First his mother and then his only boyfriend destroyed his heart, his attempt to love long ago.  When it looks like Leo’s rebuffed Asher for good and other bombshells begin to drop the rock god wishes the world would end, at least his world.  Leo needs to explain before Asher gives in and gives up forever.

 

Gut wrenching emotions at every turn as Asher Beauregard Attempts to Give a Damn in this dark, compelling drama.  Readers plunge into the bleak world that is this rock god’s life and the taste is vile indeed.  Disturbing, poignant, and heartbreaking at times Asher self medicates to kill all feeling.  Lyrics are the only way out for this profoundly troubled main character.  At times it’s difficult to follow Asher and Leo’s hot and cold sexual dynamics, but stick with it, the end is worth the wait.  This high tension story won’t be for everyone, however it is a powerful, enthralling read.  Give Asher Beauregard Attempts to Give a Damn a chance.  Gritty and bleak and memorable.

DOUBLE BLACK by Claudy Nacht & Thursday Euclid

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DOUBLE BLACK by Claudy Nacht & Thursday EuclidDouble Black by Claudy Nacht, Thursday Euclid
Published by eXtasy Books
Reviewed by Lisa

Three years ago legendary rocker and aging bad boy Jett Black stunned the world when it came out that he’d hooked up with the enigmatic, ethereal singer Goldie.  Announcing their love, a joint album and a joint record label they headed from the East Coast to share a home in California, together.

No one thought it would last this long, though as far as the world is concerned everything still appears to be a bed of roses for Jett and Goldie. They don’t see that while Jett is out dealing with the movers and shakers for the label he’s missing Goldie, nor do they see how desperately lonely Goldie is behind the gilded gates of their mansion. 

Into the forming cracks of their relationship an eighteen year old arrives off the bus from Jett’s home state of Kansas with a chip on his shoulder and blood in his eyes.  Cole Adams watched as his mother fought a losing battle against cancer only to be told at the end by his mom that Jett Black is his biological father, not the dad who raised him.  His dad then turned his back on Cole for being gay.  Dealing with Cole’s contempt and searing inner pain must take center stage over a rock star and a golden voice, at least for the moment.

Emotions run the gamut in this three way character driven story of love.  Struggling to make the relationship work Jett finally has to grow and Goldie has to let things get messy in the follow up to Black GoldDouble Black.  Cole is a wonderful catalyst to what the couple feels but isn’t saying to each other.  Everything ends neatly sewn up for the characters, watching their journey is the best part.  Double Black pokes at the dynamics of love and blasts out a winner.

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