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stpRebecca Grace Allen joins us for RNRHS today with the finest in 90s grunge–Stone Temple Pilots, anyone?–with a little Dave Matthews Band thrown in there for wholesome good measure. I’ve had RNRHS guests who went back as far as the 1960s with their musical memories, but despite generational differences, one theme remains a constant–teenage angst and rebellion. I suppose that’s what youth is for…testing boundaries and pushing the limits. Right? Although, I still find myself doing this. Does that mean I have a problem with authority? Probably a question for my parole officer, huh? (Kidding! Sheesh.) In Rebecca Grace’s debut, The Duality Principle, her heroine, a PhD candidate, is exercising some naughty rebellion of her own with a bad boy hiding in a crisply tailored shirt. Can’t wait to dig into this book! The Duality Principle is out now–get your copy today! Right after you read this post, of course.

Rebecca Grace Allen

Class of ’96, Currently: Writer of contemporary erotic romance. Caffeine addict, gym rat, fur-mommy.

Band and/or song that reminds you the most of high school: It’s a tie between anything by Stone Temple Pilots and “Ants Marching” by Dave Matthews Band. DMB was popular my senior year, and I will always remember rocking out to it with my fellow activities geeks (yes, I was one, as well as a drama geek, and I’m damn proud of it!). But STP really gets those angsty teenage feels going. There was something so raw about their sound, something rough and gritty especially off their Purple and Core albums that I loved in my grunge days.

Favorite piece of music memorabilia (poster, t-shirt, etc.) in high school: I actually didn’t have a whole lot of memorabilia because going to the occasional concert was expensive enough, but I did wear the grunge uniform in high school, and my favorite item was my purple Doc Martens. I still can’t believe I gave those away! *cries*

Band that you hated that everyone else at school seemed to love: I couldn’t get into the early forms of rap and hip hop. I’d be cringing the whole way through songs like “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “O.P.P.”. I just couldn’t say the word “homey.” Ever.

Best show or concert you saw in high school: Actually, it wasn’t even a concert with a real band. A bunch of guys I knew formed group they called Ntrope, and I went out to see them one night at a local club. It was the first time I was allowed to be driven anywhere by a friend who had a license, and they played The Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated” in all three sets. I head-banged until I threw my neck out. I was fifteen, and it was that first night of real teenage freedom and fun (even though I made sure to make curfew).

Best high school make-out song: “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden if I wanted sweet, but the song that really turned my crank would’ve been STP’s “Sex Type Thing.” I never was a sweet girl. ;-)

Cover 4Rebecca Grace Allen’s debut, The Duality Principle, is out now from Samhain. Be sure to pick it up! You can learn more at rebeccagraceallen.com.

 

Up to a little mischief on Rock ‘n’ Roll High School today, featuring an interview with the fictional Frank DeLuca, one of the heroes in Margaret Ethridge’s amazing book Paramour. (Yes, there’s more than one hero in Paramour, at least from where I’m sitting.) I was so excited when Margaret told me that this particular book was going to be part of a boxed set. I was even more excited to find out that Frank could do a post for my blog. Frank is one of my favorite romance guys of all time, the classic anti-hero, the guy you love and yet you aren’t completely sure why. You only know that part of you is pulling for him, part of you would like to figure out a way for him to get the girl, even if he has challenges that go far beyond the scope of a normal guy. FAR beyond. You’ll have to read the book to find out exactly what I mean. With seven books for .99, this boxed set is an incredible deal. Paramour alone is worth the price of admission!

Frank DeLuca

Warrenton High. I should have graduated in 1982, but I wasn’t exactly the, uh…studious type. I wanted to work, you know? Currently: Now? Now I do nothing but wait.

Band and/or song that reminds you the most of high school: Uh, that one about Bette Davis. All the girls were into that song. Never could figure it out.

Favorite piece of music memorabilia (poster, t-shirt, etc.) in high school: I took a girl to see Journey on the Escape tour. She wanted matching t-shirts. I wanted her. Amazing what a chick will do if you sing a little ‘Open Arms’ on the drive home.

Band that you hated that everyone else at school seemed to love: Oh, man. Aside from the screeching cat that sang the Bette Davis song? I swear ‘Endless Love’ followed me everywhere. Lionel Ritchie is so annoying.

Best show or concert you saw in high school: I didn’t really see any other concerts while I was in school, but I caught a few awesome shows after I ditched. Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica. Even caught Bon Jovi, but I couldn’t hear most of it with all the chicks screaming.

Best high school make-out song: Ha! That’s easy. ‘Open Arms’ works like a friggin’ charm.

ENCHANTED-3d-MDFrank DeLuca is the not-of-this-world charmer from Margaret Ethridge’s Paramour, which you can get as part of the Enchanted Lover Boxed Set, Seven Novels of Mystical, Magical and Paranormal Romance, out now. It’s a fabulous deal, also featuring books from Maddie James, JC Warden, Cheryl Norman, Jan Scarborough, Cat Shaffer, and JM Kelley! If you want to learn more about Margaret Ethridge and her amazing books, be sure to visit margarethridge.com.

 

International superstar Audra North (that’s what I’m calling her…haven’t had a chance to run the nickname by her yet) has taken over RNRHS today, in celebration of her brand new release Composing Love, which is out now from Entangled Lovestruck. Be sure to check it out! Like all of my author pals, Audra has a fun spin on her high school memories and the ways they are linked to music. She brought up the Violent Femmes, a band that was a huge part of my high school existence. I remember very well the day my BFF Jane bought the Hallowed Ground vinyl. We took it home to her house and immediately slapped it onto the turntable. Her mother came in the room, innocently picked up the lyrics insert, and immediately broke out in tears. You know I wanted to say, “Aww, Jane’s Mom! It’s okay. We’re teenagers! We’re supposed to like weird, creepy stuff.” But I didn’t.

Audra North

Class of ’96!, Currently the author of contemporary romance and the occasional cyberpunk erotica

Band and/or song that reminds you the most of high school: Oh, gosh. There were so many songs that made my high school experience. But I’d have to say Jodeci’s “Lately”. There was so much angst over boys and friends and parents and pretty much everything in high school, and Lately captured those feelings. I listened to a lot of R&B, hip hop, and country music! I guess that was what my friends were into…plus, I grew up in Texas, so country is a requirement. I had the “Lately” single tape, which came in a green cardboard sleeve. The single tapes were a lot more popular back then. It was just before CDs really took over.

Favorite piece of music memorabilia (poster, t-shirt, etc.) in high school: I had the most awesome Violent Femmes T-shirt that I got at a B-52s concert. The Violent Femmes were opening for the B-52s that night, and it was the first time I’d heard them, but I loved “Blister in the Sun”, so I bought their T-shirt. I wore a black and white zipper-front dress with combat boots and rainbow-striped socks.

Band that you hated that everyone else at school seemed to love: My sister is three years older than I am, so her taste in music tended more to Morrissey and the Cocteau Twins. But I really couldn’t stand the Cocteau Twins’ music. We always fought over music in the car, but since she was usually the driver, she would win. I couldn’t wait to be old enough to drive.

Best show or concert you saw in high school: Definitely that B-52s concert. Fred Schneider danced under a strobe light and it was the first time I’d seen something like that. It looked so wild! Really fun, though. I never saw them in concert, but I also loved Depeche Mode. I would go clubbing on Sixth Street in Austin with friends and I’d use a fake ID—I hope twenty years is long enough that I won’t get in trouble for admitting that!—and the clubs loved to play Tainted Love.

Best high school make-out song: Anything by Aaliyah! I don’t know why, but she was often singing in the background when I was with my boyfriend.

Composing_Love_500-RGBAudra North’s latest contemporary romance, Composing Love, is out now. You can learn more about Audra at audranorth.com.