Backlash by Bianca Sommerland

Blurb ~

Outcasts, black sheep, those who never fit in anywhere. Winter’s Wrath belongs to them. Every single member of the band rejects the norm when it comes to music. 
They won’t settle when it comes to love. 
Alder Trousseau, the lead guitarist in a band that owns his heart and soul, has always stood in the shadow of a man he hates. Braver “Brave” Trousseau, the voice of Winter’s Wrath. 
For the success of the band, they have to work past their animosity, but that’s difficult when they have the same taste in women. And men. 
Sex is a game to Brave. A game that might leave the people Alder cares for completely broken. Unless he claims them for his own. 
If he steps out of the shadows, he’ll have no choice to play. To win. 


On stage, the drama drives the fans insane. The songs they sing are a blood racing, body moving, warcry. But the very real battle taking place between the snares and the mic might tear the band apart.
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in a shaky breath, wondering when it had gotten so damn hot in here, she
nodded. “I never thought two guys were hot together until I saw Alder and
Malakai on stage.”
lips thinned. “Yeah, I like watching that a whole lot less.”
hand still on her neck. “You’re jealous of Malakai? That’s fucking new.”
not a big deal. I get why you put on the whole homoerotic show on stage. For
how ‘straight’ metal is, the fans have always gotten off on the man on man
thing.” Jesse folded his arms over his chest. “If I didn’t care about you so
much, I would have seduced you a long time ago. But I have a bad history with
relationships. I don’t go for the guy I might have a nice, stable future with.
I go for the one that’s so screwed up, there’s no fucking hope of it ending
reached out, putting her hand on his tightly crossed arms. “Do you know why?”
He made
a face, shaking his head. Then released a shallow laugh. “Actually, maybe I do.
I spent the first few years of my adult life angry and alone because my parents
kicked me out. I was broken and no one could be bothered with me. I guess I
look for broken and want to fix it. Works out real well for me.”
would explain what he’d seen in Brave. But she really didn’t want him thinking
about Brave right now.
his fingers up the side of her neck, Alder chuckled. “I guess it’s good to know
you don’t consider me broken.”
might be when I’m done with you.”
was no doubting the fear underlying Jesse’s warning. Danica studied his face,
hoping she’d find a clue as to what to do next. The longing in his eyes told
her he wanted this. But if he didn’t have to fight for what he wanted, he
didn’t seem to know how to take it.
traced her fingers up the center of his chest, the edge of her lip quirking up.
“You can’t break him, Jesse. I won’t let you.”
think you can stop me?” Jesse’s eyes closed as she brought her fingers to his
neck, stroking him much like Alder was stroking her. “I don’t mean it to sound
like a threat.”
track record fucking sucks. I don’t know how long this will last, but—”
you really need to relax. I’m pretty sure Alder’s not expecting you to
propose.” She brought her other hand up to his arms to tug them apart. “Don’t
overthink this. Is the idea of kissing me so scary?”
uncertainty in Jesse’s eyes disappeared, replaced by pure masculine confidence.
Relationships might not be his thing, but he had no doubt about his other
abilities. His whole stance shifted, and goosebumps spread over every inch of
her as he moved forward, trapping her between his body and Alder’s.
“If it
wasn’t a little scary, it wouldn’t be worth doing.” He tucked a strand of hair
behind her ear, so close she could feel his breath on her lips. “Are you
afraid, Danica?”
shivered. Were they really doing this? So much of her time had been spent
running different scenarios over and over in her head. Some where her and Jesse
shared Alder. Others where she was forced to walk away so she didn’t come
between them.
she’d never let herself fantasize about how being between them could be one of
the hottest experiences of her life. One that might change absolutely
everything she’d thought she wanted.
only for Alder.
caught her chin between his thumb and his bent forefinger, flicking his tongue
over her bottom lip. “Good.”
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12342452_1035951289788481_2772057445424653577_n About Bianca Sommerland ~
Bianca Sommerland was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. When not reading neurotically or writing as though the fate of the world rests on her keyboard, she is either watching hockey or teaching her daughters the beauty of a classic, steel pony while reminiscing about her days in Auto Body Mechanics.
Her time is balanced with utmost care between normal family life, and the internal paranormal realm where her characters reside. For the most part, she succeeds.

 Backlash (Winter’s Wrath #1) Playlist

 I have a very…eclectic taste in music. Those who follow me on Youtube, checking out what songs I’ve added to inspire the latest book probably end up a little confused. There doesn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason to the mad mix of metalcore, country, and pop. And what the hell is that random rap song doing there?
BACKLASH is no different in the songs that made up the soundtrack for all the scenes I envisioned. The only real difference is a lot of the bands I started listening to more were bands I’d used for research. Their personalities gave their music a little something extra that I absolutely loved.
And I listened to those songs over and over and over…
In the book itself, I considered that the band might not stick with just their own style of music. As a writer, reading nothing but my own genre doesn’t work for me. Some authors can do it, but since I enjoy reading so widely, I imagined the men of Winter’s Wrath would have a great love of different music. 

There are times that they’re writers too, after all. *Little Spoiler* Brave Trousseau writes all the lyrics and he has a strange obsession with Edgar Allen Poe, but that’s a story for another time.

 There’s a few songs mentioned in the book itself for special scenes and these were all chosen for a reason. Actually, I’m curious who will see the deeper meaning once they read the book! <g>
Fans of the Dartmouth Cobra books often find breadcrumbs during the second or third read. This is the first book I’ve written in a long time that pulled me in as deeply. 
If you haven’t heard this before, click and have a listen. Most of them are familiar, but it will be cool to have them fresh in your head when you reach the scenes. 😉

This song is mentioned near the end of the book, and I actually CAN’T STAND IT!!! lol

But our boys from Winter’s Wrath and crew like Steel Panther, so it was fitting.

Warning if you do listen to the song. You’ll either be grossed out or want to try it. 😉


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