Author: Sandrine Gasq Dion
Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis
Length: 48,000 words
Release Date: September 01, 2015
Blurb: Former Navy SEAL Axel Blaze lives a solitary life. He doesn't do emotions, and he doesn't do babysitting. Used to being on his own, his job consists of Wetwork (a charming term coined by the KGB) for his former Master Chief, Mac. When an out-of-the-ordinary job lands on his doorstep, Axel heads down a path that includes a famous heavy metal rock band and one quiet, vulnerable, guitar-shredding virtuoso named Gareth Wolf.
Gareth Wolf's life changed in an instant when a car he was a passenger in crashed, hurting his brother's best friend and the band's lead guitarist. They created the band, Skull Blasters, as kids. Gareth had always been happy in the background, playing roadie. With the lead guitarist's injury, Gareth is suddenly thrust into the limelight and into a frenzied life he never imagined for himself. Finally fed up with living a lie, Gareth comes out as gay in a newspaper interview and finds himself in the bulls-eye of a crazed stalker. Somebody wants Gareth hurt - or worse - and Mac has been hired to be sure that doesn't happen. Babysitting duty is NOT Axel's strong suit, but Mac won't be budged.
Enter Axel Blaze. Against his better judgment, the big man takes the job to protect the shy musician. The more time he spends with Gareth Wolf, the more he admires the man. Where's a simple assassination when you need one? The situation becomes more volatile for each man as the attempts on Gareth escalate just as Axel finds himself falling for the quiet lead guitarist.
Strong, funny, smart-ass -- and kinda sweet Axel is everything Gareth has ever wanted in a man. Too bad he's off limits. As the stalker grows bolder, Gareth and Axel move closer emotionally - but is it too late? All Axel knows is that they don't stand a chance if he can't find the maniac trying to kill the man he's come to care about. A lot.
Everyone knows that relationships that begin in pressured or volatile situations eventually fizzle out.
Or do they?
The band was rocking it out and I sought out Gareth Wolf. There were two guitarists, but I found him right away. Black hair touched his shoulders and his lean body moved with his guitar.
As it was, my tag faced backwards; he couldn’t even see my name or credentials.
He flipped my name badge over and sighed audibly, clearly relieved.
Fret is the story of Gareth Wolf, lead guitarist of the band “Skull Blasters”. After coming out as gay in the papers, Gareth gets himself a stalker. Fearful for Gareth’s safety, the bands manager calls in a bodyguard.
Enter Axel Blaze.
Axel is a former Navy SEAL that doesn’t do feelings or emotions. Raised in a military environment, Axel never really made friends or had relationships. When the two come together, sparks fly—and not the good kind at first.
When the story first came to me, I’d been offered an opportunity to write as part of an anthology. When that fell through, the story remained and I felt that I had to write it. The Rock Series was born. I moved to Flagstaff, AZ in order to be closer to the band I was working with and also for drum lessons. If I was going to write a book about rockers, I was going to do my homework.
I’ve been blessed to work with some of the best and hope people love the book.
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