In this fun and saucy romance novel, all-star college basketball player Thea dominates on the courts—and off—with a rock star who is determined to win her over.
Thea is a star basketball player at UConn on track to be Rookie of the Year. That is, if she can stay focused on the game. Lately that hasn’t been going so well, as her knee has been bothering her. But that’s not the only thing on her mind…
Ever since rock star Keaton Lowe surprised her in the girl’s locker room, Thea can’t stop thinking about him. On top of his status and enticing ways, he seems to know everything about her. But some of his actions cross the line, and Keaton needs to be punished. Will Thea keep her head in the game, or get distracted by her other favorite pastime—reprimanding her rock star?
Title: How To Reprimand Your Rock Star
Author: Mina Vaughn
Release Date: July 21st, 2014
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Q: Did you always aspire to be an author?
I’ve always loved stories. I started reading full chapter books while most kids were learning the alphabet, it was ridiculous. I devoured them. And soon after, I started coming up with stories. I used to coordinate all the play among my friends and cousins, acting out the stories I’d come up with. So no, not always an author, but always a storyteller.
Q: What inspired you to write How to Reprimand Your Rock Star?
I wanted to write a sexy, dominant rock star. Keaton came to me quick and easy, haha. When it came time for me to dream up a foil for him, I thought, who could possibly go toe to toe with a mega star? I thought a female athlete would be a great counterpart to Keaton, and Thea was born. I love the idea of having the most desirable man in the world fall for you, only for him to want you to dominate him. It’s such an outrageous fantasy, but I grounded it in college life and that made it feel more real somehow. I hope people agree!
Q: What can readers expect from How to Reprimand Your Rock Star?
I think they’ll get some steamy romance, some female empowerment, a case of the swoons, and I think they’ll find themselves cheering for Thea both on and off the court.
Q: If you had to pick one word to describe How to Reprimand Your Rock Star, what would it be?
Q: Do you have a favourite part in a book that you love to write?
I love writing sexual tension, near misses. That moment that gets so close but then stops early or not at all.
Q: How have your personal experiences affected your writing?
I am an athlete myself, and I’m a rock fanatic. A perfect marriage of my favorite things!
Q: If you could work with any author, who would it be?
I’d love to work with Delilah S. Dawson. Her work is imaginative, sexy and totally original. She’s also super cool in person.
Q: What is the most recent book you have read and enjoyed?
I loved The Saint, by Tiffany Reisz. Her Original Sinners series is an absolute favorite of mine. Smart, funny, clever, the works!
Q: Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Write what you want, what gets you going. It will show! If you write to trends or write just to get an agent, you won’t be tapping in to the passion that shows through on the page. Take risks! It’s worth it.
Q: What can we expect from you in the future?
I’m currently working on the third DommeNation book, How to Punish Your Playboy. It’s about a pin-up model and an arrogant restaurateur and it’s smokin’ hot. I think people will love it.
About the Author:
Kink with a wink! Mina Vaughn is an international woman of mystery and a shoe whore with a heart of gold. When she’s not writing her unique brand of fun smut, she’s plundering Sephora for any pin up girl makeup she can find. Mina’s debut novel, an erotic comedy entitled How to Discipline Your Vampire is about a punishment-seeking vampire who meets a quirky Domme with a serious role play fetish, available now from Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Star. How to Reprimand Your Rock Star, a sexy New Adult contemporary romance about a basketball phenom and a world-famous rocker, arrives Summer 2014. How to Punish Your Playboy arrives Spring 2015.