Rock Star. Front man. Demon. A descendant of satyrs and the lead singer in a band that feeds on the energy of its audience, Trevor Sand is growing weary of the constant need to perform. He needs the legend of the Muse—a woman destined to be a demon’s eternal companion and only source of sustenance—to be true.
Misty Grant has never been bold, but when Trevor singles her out among hundreds at a concert, she takes him up on his explicit offer. During an erotic night in his hotel room, she learns that his touch is as electric as his lyrics. But when Trevor’s demon is aroused, her desire turns to horror and she runs.
Knowing that he’ll die if he loses her, Trevor must find Misty before his enemies do. But even if he can save her, he knows that regaining the trust of his fated Muse will be his greatest challenge.
*ahem* Is it warm in here? I think it’s warm in here… Let me just open this window…
There now, that’s better. Let’s discuss Heavy Metal Heart by Nico Rosso.
So reading Heavy Metal Heart inspired me. Not like that, you perverts. Though I could see how you could be confused because there is a whole lot of THAT going on in this book. Hence the open window. No, it’s deeper *gigglesnort* than that. Reading Heavy Metal Heart inspires me to make good art.
Why? Well I’m glad you asked.
Partially because of the story itself. When you meet Trevor and Misty, you find two people who aren’t fulfilled with their current existence. Sure, they’re surviving, but they’re not really living.
Beyond two artists looking for a muse/creative outlet, you have the writing itself. And you can just feel Mr. Rosso loving what he does. To the point that my normal jealousy was absent, and instead I was just inspired.
Plus there was lots of fighting, fucking, and feeding. The three Fs that I had previously thought were the crux of all good vampire stories and will now have to extend to other paranormal critters.
Idea: Immortal rock demons feed off the energy of crowds while pseudo-searching for their muse and fighting an enemy without a body. Okay, I’m not going to lie. I did something I try to never do. I read other reviews. And I’ve got to say, while there were a few complaints that this idea was “unoriginal” I felt it was a special and unique flower. I mean, rock gods were fighting what was basically Dementors. I haven’t read that before.
Execution: Like I said, I was inspired by the emotion you could feel coming through the words. I know others were a bit put off by the song lyrics, but I didn’t mind it at all.
Content: Graphic. The content level is graphic. Uber graphic. Oh… I mean sexual not like gore. Though there is fighting, there’s not a lot of blood or *shudder* glass shards in arms. Thank god.
That shit just wigs me.
Genre: PNRock n’ Roll.
Rating: 4.5 Stars. If you’re not offended by graphic (and I feel like that should be in flashing red letters) sexual content, you should read this book.
I received a free copy of this title from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.