Release Day Blitz: Refrain (Rockstar #9) by Anne Mercier

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Release Day Blitz: Refrain (Rockstar #9) by Anne MercierTitle: Refrain
Author: Anne Mercier
Series: Rockstar #9
Published by Self-Published
Release Date July 22, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance, M/M Romance
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As a child, I trusted no one.
Then I found my best friends.
They gave me a family and saved me from a life of abuse that still has me messed up.

Then one of those best friends captured my heart.
Lincoln, tough yet tender, a walking contradiction.
He loves me too—flaws and all.
He’s the most patient man on the earth and understands my PTSD.

What he doesn’t understand is why our being intimate makes me feel “dirty”.
He’s not one of the men who abused me and he’d never hurt me. I know this. I believe it.
Still, the “dirty” creeps in even though I know what we do together is anything but.

He’s here now and he’s going to stay.

It’s time for me to talk to someone professionally.
I need to shed my unhealthy past in order to have a healthy future with the man I love.
If I don’t, I just might lose the best thing that’s ever happened to me—and there’s not enough therapy in the world to get me through that.

Title: Refrain

Series: Rockstar #16

Genre: Contemporary MM Romance

Author: Anne Mercier

Release Date: July 22, 2019

Excerpt 

I’m hopeful for a world with more love, acceptance, and compassion for others.

~ Lily Aldridge

Lincoln

“Uncle Linc?” Kadi prompts.

“Yeah, darlin’?”

“You remember the day I wanted to ask you a question, but you had to go training with Jabber Jaws?”

I laugh out loud. Best nickname ever. Jabs is gonna never live this one down.

“I remember.”

“Can I ask them now?”

“Sure. Do you want to go in another room?”

Kadi tilts her head, considering. “No. I think here is okay.”

She takes a seat across from me at the breakfast table. The table is no more than a very long picnic table with long moveable benches.

“Ask away, Tiny Dancer.”

She smiles at that. The kid’s barely seven and she dances like a pro.

“The other day, I saw you and Uncle Ethan kissing.” She quickly turns to her dad, Jace, and says, “I swear I wasn’t spying.”

Jace nods an okay and, holy fuck, just what has that girl seen? More than a few of us shift uncomfortably.

“Mommy Summer says you’re only supposed kiss like that if you love someone a whole lot.”
Oh hell.

“Do you love Uncle Ethan a whole lot?”

Well, fuck me sideways. Except for Ethan choking on a bite of waffle, not a sound can be heard. We haven’t even had much of a discussion. I pat him on the back, so he doesn’t choke. We just got used to saying, “I love you”. It’s not awkward or weird. Why would it be? We’ve been in love with each other for years, though we didn’t say it much until I moved here. I don’t know why.

Maybe just in case we’d never be together.

I run a hand over my face and chuckle. “Nothing like putting your Uncle Linc on the spot, huh?”

She just stares at me. Waiting for an answer.

“Of course I love Ethan a whole lot.”

“Like, love like you love Jesse or love-love like Daddy loves Summer?”

I give Jace a glance and he’s over there grinning like the tool he is. I point at him. He’s just been put on notice.

“Definitely love-love,” I tell her, looking at Ethan and giving him a wink. He’s next to me nervous as fuck, not knowing whether to laugh or cry. I hope the wink set him at ease. He hates being in the spotlight.

“So… how does that work? Can two boys get married?” she asks.

“Lord have mercy on my soul, this kid,” I mumble as I drop my forehead to the table and roll it back and forth.

She pushes my head up with her tiny hands, pulling my skin and hair back. Jace laughs out loud and Summer coughs to cover hers. The rest of the family, well, they’re trying not to be loud, but I can hear them laughing.

I sit up and look down the table at them. “At least Summer had the decency to try to hide her laugh. Fuckers.”

Kadi looks at me with dollar signs in her eyes, and I point at her.

“No way, kid. That’s a freebie. You’re asking me some pretty hard questions here. I get some freebies,” I tell her.

She shrugs. “But you didn’t answer.”

“Yes, two men can get married. They just adjusted the law a few years ago,” I tell her.
She climbs up onto the table top and sits cross-legged in front of me. Just staring. I don’t want to know what’s coming next. This kid kinda scares me.

“If you love Ethan a whole lot and he loves you a whole lot, why aren’t you married?” Kadi asks with a smile.

Ethan spits his juice out and it hits Jace in the face. Serves the fucker right for letting his girl keep on like she is.

“Aren’t you just full of questions today,” Lucy asks with a snicker.

Kadi nods, but it wasn’t even a question. She’s the one who has all the questions.

“Kadi, we just haven’t talked about getting married yet.”

“Well, why not if you’re in love? Weddings are romantic. I could be your Best Girl—you know, instead of a best man.”

I can’t help but laugh. She’s relentless. “When the time comes, Tiny Dancer, you’ll be my Best Girl. I promise.”

Ethan’s still choking on the juice he swallowed wrong at the word “married” so I pat him on the back.

Who can blame him? I’ve been keeping things to myself, keeping him at a distance, and he really has no clue how I feel about things, about the future. For that matter, neither do I. Looks like we’ll have to have a talk later.

Kadi looks at me with a twinkle in her eye.

“What about babies?”

“Fuck this. I’m outta here,” I mutter, getting up and leaving the kitchen. I hear everyone laughing behind me. I turn and meet Ethan’s gaze. He’s smirking in that sexy way he does, and I smile back.

“That’s a freebie, Kadi,” he tells her, and I send him a wink before I head to the gym.

Holy fucking hell. Everyone’s worried about Kiki aka the She-Devil. Not me. Hell no. I’m more worried about Kadi the Inquisitor. That kid. She’s going to be the death of me. I know it.

©2019 Anne Mercier


Falling Down (Rockstar #1)

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It may seem like it all happens too fast, too easily, and with minimal complication; but, there’s nothing easy about loving a rockstar.

I was twelve when I started crushing on him.

I was seventeen when I met him by chance and our connection was made.

Now here I am, twenty-three, and I’m one of the two actresses in the video for his band’s latest single.

Jesse Kingston is a tall, dark, and gorgeous temptation I’m finding hard to resist. It ends up not being as simple as doing a job and going home. It can’t be when he continually makes his presence known with his not-so-innocent touches and sexy words. There is no avoiding him and after spending so much time with him, I’m not sure I want to.

So, when he proposes a weekend together, knowing I should say no, I throw caution to the wind and instead I say yes. I’m going to ignore the warning signs and do what I normally wouldn’t–I’m going to give in to my desire. I’m going to indulge my fantasies and give this sexy rocker what he wants and something he won’t forget–me.

The only question is: Is one weekend going to be enough? Will our time end up changing this bad boy? Or will it end up changing me?


Blush (Rockstar #2)

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You know how people say they woke up in Vegas married and you’re like, how the hell could that possibly happen? Who does that? Well, us apparently… and the press is having a field day.

Let’s not even get started on the topic of my mother. Then there’s my grandpa wanting to meet my new husband–that’s not scary at all. On top of that, we’re heading out on tour and I’m a nervous wreck–factor in the fact that Jesse’s newly changed marital status doesn’t seem to be an issue for the groupies. Nothing deters them. Not even the fact that I’m standing right there when they proposition him.

I can handle the press, my mom, and even my grandpa. But the women who are ruining my current mood of “happy”, well, they’ve got another thing coming. It’s time to put these women in their place because nobody messes with my happily ever after.


A Very Xander Christmas (Rockstar #3)

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The first Rockstar Christmas – Told Xander style.

A very short story. This title contains adult content and may not be suitable for those 17 and under.


Amplify (Rockstar #4)

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SERA
He’s my protector, my confidante. Then one night he became more. I want him, I need him, and, if I’m honest with myself, I love him. I just don’t know if he’ll ever see me as more than what we’ve always been: friends. I don’t want to lose him but it’s getting harder and harder to keep my feelings to myself. Should I risk it all or play it safe?

CAGE
She’s my light, my saving grace. The night we came together I knew I could never live without her. I want her to be mine: my lover, my friend. Maybe, if I can get her to see past all the reasons why we shouldn’t be together, she’ll be my forever. It just might be time to turn it up and go for broke.


Interlude (Rockstar #5)

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Past to present…

PAST:
It all starts with a glimpse into the past of Falling Down, when Jesse meets Lucy, and everything you’ve wondered about Cage. Let’s see how they got to where they are right now.

PRESENT:
It’s time to prepare to go back out on tour. Let’s meet the Blush Baby and get everyone settled in for what looks to be like a kick ass finish to the BFD tour.


Ballad (Rockstar #6)

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Ben

She walked on the bus and my heart stopped beating. When she looked my way with that sassy smile, it came back to life. Looking at her, getting to know her, I know she’s the one for me—but she’s so young. Her life is just starting and I’ve already done my fair share of living. I want her to be mine but is it right for me to ask her to settle down before she’s really had a chance to live?

Nicole

He keeps watching me. I can’t help but look back. He’s gorgeous: tall, messy dark hair, and those intensely blue eyes captivating me. My life hasn’t been easy by any means. Because of that I’ve had to grow up much faster than normal women do. I think that’s why our age difference doesn’t bother me at all. I wish it didn’t bother him because this attraction isn’t going away anytime soon and, in truth, I don’t want it to. He could very possibly be my happily-ever-after and no matter how much he tries, I’m not going to let him talk me out of it until we give this a fighting chance.


Lullabye (Rockstar #7)

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It’s time for the Kingston triplets to be born.

I’ve heard stories of how women have their water break or go into labor in their home. That’s not how it happened with Lucy and our babies. As long as Lucy and the babies are okay, I’ll be okay–even if we are surrounded by the Russo Famiglia.


A Very Xander Christmas 2

(Rockstar #8)

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The second Rockstar Christmas — Told Xander Style


Kadence (Rockstar #9)

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Sometimes you find family where you least expect it…

When bass guitarist Jace Warner receives an urgent message from his high school sweetheart to come home, the rocker drops what he’s doing to get there. Finding out that his first love, the girl that stole his heart, is dying isn’t the biggest shock he receives. The bad boy rocker has a child, and now, he’s about to be her only living parent.

After bonding with Kadence, his 6-year-old daughter, Jace knows there’s only one thing he wants to be–a father. But that’s not going to be as easy as it seems. Social worker, Summer Stephens doesn’t deem Jace’s lifestyle fit for parenting. She believes the stereotypes about rockers–that their lives are all about sex, drugs, and rock & roll.

Now it’s up to Jace to convince Summer that Kadence is right where she belongs–at home with him at CFD. He’s facing a fierce battle trying to prove there’s room in his life for music and the daughter he wants to share it all with.

Will Summer realize that home is where you make it, and if she looks close enough, she just might see a family for herself?


A Very Xander Christmas 3

(Rockstar #10)

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The third Rockstar Christmas — told Xander style.

Note: It is recommended to read the entire series in order.


Duet (Rockstar #11)

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Sera and Cage in Vegas: MMA, a formal gala, and a hot steamy night of sexin’.


Xander: Part One, The Beginning

(Rockstar #12)

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We met at the age of eight. That day on the playground was a turning point in my life. She stole my heart with just a glance as she sang off key.

But nothing’s perfect.

I figured out pretty quickly she was too good for me, so I let her go.
I thought I was doing the right thing–until I realized I wasn’t. 
She was my everything and without her I was nothing.

When we reunited, my heart became whole. My life had meaning. We loved fiercely and completely. Life was perfect.

The more success I gain with Falling Down, the further away I’m pulled from Tera. But she gains success of her own, and the distance grows immeasurably.

She wants me to live my dreams and I want the same for her. We both know our love is strong enough to survive time and distance.

Then the unthinkable happens and nothing will ever be the same again.


A Very Rockstar Holiday Season

(Rockstar #13)

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Have you been wondering about Ben and Nicole? Well, let’s take a little look into their lives now and see what’s going on.


Xander: Part 2, The Present

(Rockstar #14)

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It’s eleven years later, and we’re still living separate lives. While I know she isn’t comfortable with my lifestyle after everything she’s been through, I can’t be without her anymore.


I need her.

 

She’s my wife.
She’s my heartbeat.
She’s my every breath.
She’s my everything.

I want to know every detail of her life. I want to be part of it all. I want to work as hard to get there as she did to get here.

She’s always been my girl—even at the age of eight. As I face her now, there’s no doubt she’ll be mine until I draw my last breath.

It’s time for our forever to begin.


Pulse (Rockstar #15)

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A #JUCY and #SAGE short story

Jesse and Lucy need a break. They look and feel like cast members from The Walking Dead, and I’m not talking about the humans. It’s only an overnight break, but it’s exactly what they need.

Cage and Sera attend a charity function and run into an unwelcome enemy. They spend a special night together before they get to work on a plan of how to keep one of their own safe.

About Anne Mercier

Anne Mercier is the International Bestselling author of the Rockstar, Truths, Forbidden Fantasies, The Way series, and the Kiss duet. She writes adult contemporary romance, new adult contemporary romance, and mature young adult romance. She was born and raised in Wisconsin and still lives there today.

When Anne’s not writing she enjoys reading amazing books, listening to music, keeping up on all things Avenged Sevenfold and Milo Ventimiglia, chatting with readers and friends, and binging Netflix series.

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