And irresponsible as Damian seems he s the The Reality Creation Technique lesser of two evils between him and Lenny I felt aot of sympathy for him although I wished he d get a grip and was appalled with his ack of self preservation He and Lenny are
#both miserable but their history keeps them together Damian and Lenny are destroying each other which Touching story of two #miserable but their history keeps them together Damian and Lenny are destroying each other which Touching story of two of friends and overs who are trying to find their way through the What She Wanted life that was handed to them Vance and Stan are two Doms who are friends andovers then you have DamienTrevor and Lenny Both Subs who are on a violent spiral of self destruction and no way to stop except with Stan and Vance s help Jaime Samms is an excellent writer and she always delivers whenever pen and paper meet 3 StarsFor the most part I try to choose books to review I have a shot at enjoying I doubt I The Uninvited ll ever be a person willing to read and review anything put in front of me There are just some things I know I won t enjoy and don t feel it s fair to penalize what may be a well written book because I dislike the subject Unfortunately Off Stage Right by Jaime Samms was a well written book that simply isn t my cup of tea Damian and Lenny are in a terrible relationship Damian is a drug user and Lenny is a domestic abuser No one suspects that of Lenny as he was himself a victim or domestic violence Seriously people need toook at stats of how freuently abuse victims become abusers That was very well written The co dependency runs both ways and it doesn t help that these two also work together as they re in the same band Firefly From the outside ooking in everyone sees Damian slowly destroying Lenny with his personal self destruction Enter Stanley and Vance They are slowly destroying Lenny with his personal self destruction Enter Stanley and Vance They are in a relationship It s kind of a casual friends who have sex type of thing Stanley is a talent manager and wants to sign Firefly Vance is a country star and one of Stanley s biggest clients Amidst much drama Firefly signs a contract with Stanley Things go both uphill and downhill from thereFaye s full review can be found atLive Your Life Buy The Book Title Off Stage RightAuthor Jaime SammsSeries Off Stage Book 1Publisher Dreamspinner PressReviewer MollienRelease Date April 21 2013Genres Rockstar MaleMale RomancePage Count 350 pagesHeat Level 3 flames out of 5Rating 4 stars out of 5Blurb Off Stage Set One Damian Learner and his grunge band Firefly are on a meteoric rise to success If they get the right break fame awaits Seeking professional management Damian independently strikes a bargain with the best agent in the business Stanley Krane Unable to afford the penalty for breaking old contracts Damian agrees when Stan s best friend country and Western megastar Vance Ashcroft offers to buy him out of his old contract Overwhelmed by a crippling oan secretive guilt Stanley s expectations and a volatile relationship with Lenny Firefly s Decoding Air Travel lead guitarist Damian disintegrates Bad habits of too much sex booze and drugs create a rift in the band Finally Vance with his understanding of Dominantsubmissive behavior sees that submissives Damian and Lenny are falling into chaos clinging to each other to try to avoid the inevitable crash When the pressure to perform becomes too much and the unthinkable happens Damian and Lenny have to decide accept that they need something they can t get from each other or burn out and take Firefly with them Vance is ready to claim Lenny but even Stan s hesitant agreement to give Damian the direction he needs might not be enough for Damian or the band if heoses Lenny ReviewThis is the first book of the Off Stage series There are at Dragon's Curse (The Hearts of Dragons Book 1) (English Edition) least two books in this series and I think this is the first time that I don t want to jump right in and read the second book which is sitting on my Kindle along with the third book The storyeft me emotionally drained Some people have said that the story is about two couples but it really Jaime has a way of teaching that first impressions aren t always right I had initially read the reviews on this one when I got it months and months ago and only remember that it was supposed to have a ton of angst the kind of angst where you re exhausted when you finish reading the book ie Keeping Promise Rock or Red Tainted Silence Perhaps my tolerance for angst. To avoid the inevitable crash When the pressure to perform becomes too much and the unthinkable happens Damian and Lenny have to decide accept that they need something they can’t get from each other or burn out and take Firefly with them Vance is ready to claim Lenny but even Stan’s hesitant agreement to give Damian the direction he needs might not be enough for Damian or the band if he oses Len. ,
This is not your regular take on celebrity musicians and the craziness of sex drugs and rock n roll that can surround them This takes a good deeper Hollands Grimoire of Magickal Correspondences look at that world and combines a Ds dynamic or the concept of thatifestyle as an alternative to give a really great rocker romanceBased around two couples and their relationship to the up and coming grunge band Firefly we get a story of discovering قصههای خوب برای بچههای خوب --- ۶ limits in a hedonist anything goes rock starife While the band is the vehicle the story starts with the relationship between music promotermanger Stan Krane and his friend with benefits Vance Ashcroft who also happens to be one of his clients a very Ashcroft who also happens to be one of his clients a very country music singer They are also both Doms so right away you see the problem In addition Vance is in the closet to protect his career Stan is out and they seem to enjoy an open relationship Complicated couple number one The other couple Lenny and Damian are Resilient lead musicians in Firefly and have been besties since third grade They ve been there for each other through some very hard times theyive together and spend a Rozwazania o Psalmach lot of time fighting together There is a sexual tension between them that they can t figure out and that frustration is becoming increasingly violent So each of these couples wants something from their partner that they aren t able to give and the crux of the story is their finding out what to do about itBecause this is fiction the solution is brought about by keeping things in the family Stan s taking on Firefly as a client means he gets an up close and personalook into Lenny and Damian s dysfunction and sees that their destructive relationship will also soon be the end of a very talented band It doesn t hurt that Stan has a thing for Grumpy, Frumpy, Happy, Snappy A Silly Monster Opposites Book lead singer Damian and that Vance has his eye on guitarist Lenny I reallyiked the set up of the story the first third or so is especially good The middle gets bogged down in some pretty heavy angst and high drama with a bit of man handling as all hell breaks جامع التواریخ جلد 4 فهرست ها loose While this got aittle over the top and wordy it did allow us to get to know each character and where they were coming from and why they acted out in the ways they did Especially Lenny and Damian who are such complex mixtures of bad ass and vulnerability that they suck you in make you want to smack them and still hope they Tug Hill Country ll find their way somehow impossible as that may seem Theast part of the story focuses on Stan and Damian and while that was fun I kept wondering about Vance and Lenny and how they were handling thingsI also appreciated that while this was about Ds relationships a big element the story wasn t overrun with sex and tie em uptie em down scenes What sex there was added to the plot instead of detracting from it This was about four people discovering what they need from each other and how to get it I really really Dragon Ball Anime Comics, Vol. 2 liked that Iiked that the What Well Leave Behind (Thirty-Eight, lifestyle is presented as a compassionate nurturing bonding based on cognitive discovery as well as sexual need Throw in some talented broody rockers and you have something really sweetThe ending while it resolves the major issues does feelike an HFN and I m truly hoping for a seuel to see what develops between Stan Vance Damian and Lenny as well as the rest of the band members who have their own interesting stories to tellFor this review and much 4 HeartsReview written for MM Good Book ReviewshttpmmgoodbookreviewswordpresscomDamian Trevor is the singer for grunge band Firefly being treated unfairly by their agent has Damian striking a deal with Stanley the best agent in the business But getting out of his current contract is harder than Damian hoped and after paying the way out of his bandmates contracts he has to accept the offer of Stan s friend Vance a coun 45 rounded upI really enjoyed what is in effect the story of two couples in one though the story revolves around TREVORDAMIAN AND STAN RATHER THAN LENNY AND VANCE THE and Stan rather than Lenny and Vance The is Thirty-Eight Days (Thirty-Eight, left open and with the characters still healing I wonder if there are any plans for anotherook at the couples particularly Vance and Lenny This story is a study in psychology or How Not to Build a Relationship 101 Trevor aka Damien and Lenny have been friends since grade school Together with other talented young men and women they. Damian Learner and his grunge band Firefly are on a meteoric rise to success If they get the right break fame awaits Seeking professional management Damian independently strikes a bargain with the best agent in the business Stanley Krane Unable to afford the penalty for breaking old contracts Damian agrees when Stan’s best friend country and Western megastar Vance Ashcroft offers to buy him out of .
Ve formed a band Firefly and are performing ocally when Stanley Krane a well known talent manager spots them and is entranced by Damien s voice Stan comes to hear Firefly with his best friend and sometimes over Vance Ashcroft a famous country singer handled by Stanley Both men are entranced by what they hear and see vance s focus is hear and see Vance s focus is Lenny the guitar player who always stands stage right Stan s sole focus is Damien his ooks and his voice Both men want these young men for than just their talent Both Stanley and Vance are Doms and though sometimes Garden of Snakes (House of Royals lovers each has needs greater than the other can fulfill A huge part of their attraction to the young men is that they sense Damien and Lenny are both subs and that they are clearly in need of guidance and control Damien and Lenny have never had sex together though Damien has wanted it for aong time Lenny had been in an abusive relationship when Damien rescued him and gave him both a place to stay and stability in his ife Little does he realize it but Damien himself needs to be rescued from himself and his risky behaviors He continually puts himself in dangerous situations drinking drugging and seeking sex as the solution to his need for control Though they try to help each other things are coming to a head in their pushpull relationship dynamic It all explodes one night when Lenny attacks Damien physically Fortunately by that time Stan has already signed their group and has been carefully watching for Damien s risky behaviors Vance is actually on the scene in time to stop the altercation and take control of Lenny From that point on Lenny is Len Vance s submissive Len does what needs to be done to end his relationship with Damien He eaves the band and gives himself over to Vance s control In *THE MEANTIME DAMIEN IS TAKEN IN BY STANLEY WHO *meantime Damien is taken in by Stanley who the 隠れていた宇宙 [Kakurete Ita Uchū] 2 long process of taming a wildly impulsive young man This is a slow journey to balance and sanity one Damien must take alone without Lenny in hisife He eventually gives over control to Stanley yet still maintains a measure of it for himself through most of the story Stanley gets to see Trevor the real person behind the facade but it takes a The Sorcerers Soul longong time for Stan to finally get through all the ayers of Damien s persona so that he can finally see the total man the embodiment of both Trevor and Damien I really enjoyed this story I iked the way the author spent time with each of the couples and their relationship dynamics In this story there were actually two couples and though Stanley and Damien were primary MCs there was enough of a storyline for Vance and Len that it s hard to call them secondary characters In addition the other band members Stanley s secretary Miri and Trevor s family brother sister in Satans Mistress law mother and his cousin Christian were very well developed as secondary characters The psychology of the domination was very interesting as well Vance s taming of Len was closely compared to how he handled the taming of his horses on his ranch While Stanley s domination of Damien had a different focus and was similar to a study in psychological warfare at times Overall it was uite different from other BDSM or Ds stories I ve read and though there were a few erotic sex scenes they were not in place as a substitute for good writing I d recommend this story to any fan of Ds and to anyone who d be interested in the psychological aspects of the development of a Domsub relationship Others who might be interested are those who enjoy stories about musicians and those who understand that sometimes family is not just about relatives but about relationships Note This book was provided to me by the publisher through Hearts on Fire Reviews in exchange for an impartial review Guilt is such a useless emotion yet many of us carry it aroundike some obscene trophy using it as an excuse to endlessly punish ourselves for either real or imagined transgressions Damian Learner of Off Stage Right by Jaime Samms could be the poster child for what can go wrong when we What My Mother and I Dont Talk About let our guilt run unchecked Damian practically destroys himself with drinking whoring and a destructive co dependentove hate relationship with his best friend Lenny Unless someone intervenes they will surely destroy each otherAs reckless. Is old contract Overwhelmed by a crippling Tagus the Night Horse (Beast Quest, loan secretive guilt Stanley’s expectations and a volatile relationship with Lenny Firefly’sead guitarist Damian disintegrates Bad habits of too much sex booze and drugs create a rift in the band Finally Vance with his understanding of Dominantsubmissive behavior sees that submissives Damian and Lenny are falling into chaos clinging to each other to try. ,