We are thrilled to celebrate the release of Alice Severin’s ACCESS UNLIMITED, the third book in the Access Series! Scroll down for a fantastic giveaway from this amazing author!!
They say you never know someone until you take a trip with them. But this isn’t a holiday – this is the comeback tour for Tristan Hunter. His brilliantly crafted debut solo album is getting a lot of attention thanks to Lily Taylor, the music journalist. She’s there to write up the tour, if what goes on backstage can even be printed. One thing she won’t be writing about is her passionate relationship with the star. They want to make it work, but there are a lot of obstacles to romantic bliss on a tour bus.
AC Clark, the guitarist from Tristan’s old band Devised, is also along for the ride. No stranger to excess, AC has a lot of memories about the bad old days, and he’s ready to share. Lily is learning fast what happens on the road, stays there…but some secrets are too big to hide. And Tristan knows the stage will take everything he has – and push him right to the edge. When past and present collide, it might be a crash no one recovers from. . .
Tristan and Lily are back in this haunting, gritty and very sexy installment in the Access Series trilogy. Although technically a standalone novel, I highly recommend the first two books in the series, Access All Areas and Access Unrestricted, which introduce the brilliant but troubled rock star Tristan Hunter and rock journalist Lily Taylor. This series offers an incredibly detailed and nuanced look behind the scenes of the music business told from the viewpoint of Lily.
In this book, Lily has agreed to go on tour with the world-famous Tristan and his band. Life on the road is a grueling and exhausting succession of endless hotel rooms, demanding fans and constant pressure from the record label. Tristan is a perfectionist and Lily soon learns that his ultimate focus is on the his music and the numerous details of performing live night after night.
“As I watched him move, watched him shut the door, and heard the sound of the shower starting, I realized that he never stopped working. That even now he would be thinking of the sound check, and what to ask for, what to tell the band, remembering to get someone to fetch the girl from the front of the stage.”
“Not for the first time, it struck me how lightly he carried enormous responsibility that he placed upon himself, to get it all right.”
Tristan and Lily had a sometimes-volatile relationship in the earlier books and Tristan constantly battled some serious addictions. He is more focused in this book but still exhibits some of the same insecurities and desperate need for love that makes him one of my favorite characters. Lily must deal with Tristan’s deep connection with his lifelong friend and bandmate AC, who is battling his own demons.
Access Unlimited provides a harsh look into the perils of stardom and fame and also is an incredibly written description of life on the road. I absolutely loved the relationship between Tristan, AC and Lily and could not get enough of these three together! Alice Severin is a gifted and talented writer and these characters stayed with me long after I finished this book. I really hated to say goodbye to Tristan, Lily and AC and would love to read more about them in the future!
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Alice Severin is the author of Access All Areas, Access Restricted, and the latest in the series, Access Unlimited.
She draws a great deal of inspiration from London, where she found like-minded people backstage and behind the scenes in the music business. She has been a delivery driver, a baker, a teacher, a copywriter, and a performance artist, among other things.
Alice Severin now lives in NYC and is sustained by loud music through headphones and messages from fans around the world.