Hey guys! LP Maxa here, and I write steamy contemporary romance novels. This one is a ROCK ROMANCE! I am so excited to introduce you to Smith. Play Dirty is the second book in my Devil’s Share series and it features the bass player for one of the hottest bands in the nation. Play Dirty is a gritty, adorable, dark, hilarious love story about the road to redemption. I love all the gorgeous men in the Devil’s Share, but Smith is a bad boy that happens to be a great man, so he is one of my favorite. I hope you enjoy!
Let’s Get To Know LP Maxa
Q: If you could go back in time before you published your first book, what advice would you give yourself about publishing?
A: I would tell myself to go all in. I think at first I was very timid about putting myself and my work out there. If I could go back and give myself advice, it would be to go for it. To not hold back or apologize for what I wanted. If you want this to be your life, you can’t be shy. You need to be seen and heard and make your own way.
Q: What fictional character would you punch if the face if you thought you could get away with it without going to jail?
A: Oh wow, this is a fun question. I don’t know if I can single out just one character…But I can say, with absolute conviction, I DO NOT like weak female characters. If the female can’t hold her own against the males in the story, I stop reading.
Q: Pick a super-power and tell us what you’d do with it.
A: When I was younger I used to want to be able to read people’s thoughts. Now, I want super speed. I could do the laundry, the dishes and make dinner all in a matter of minutes. Then I’d have more time in the day to write. Finding time as an adult is difficult for everyone I’m sure. But as a writer, I need a little peace and quiet to dive into my characters. And that’s really hard to do when I have a three year old crawling into my lap asking me if she can have icing for dinner.
Q: What’s your favorite AND least favorite thing about being a writer/author?
A: I love writing, I love pouring myself into my stories and creating the love and heat between characters. But it is hard sometimes to find the right words, or to get things done by your deadlines. I am not a fan of the “have to”, like I have to finish this book or I have to go through and do edits. I like to write when my heart is in it, and it doesn’t always work out that way. One of my favorite parts of being a writer though is the fans. After all the stress and worry and revisions, when someone tells you how much they loved your book, it’s all worth it.
About Play Dirty, The Devil’s Share Series (book 2) by LP Maxa
As bassist of the Devil’s Share, Smith James revels in being the ultimate bad boy, until he meets a good girl…who likes it dirty.
PILLS. PAIN. LOSS. LOVE.
Smith James doesn’t need drugs. He just likes them a whole lot. And as bassist for the Devil’s Share, they are easy to come by. So are the women. With a steady supply of both he doesn’t have to think too hard about his past. But when a beautiful physician’s assistant joins the tour, Smith can’t help but want…more.
After watching her high school boyfriend OD, there is no way Dylan Lawson is going to fall for a rock star with a tenuous hold on sobriety, no matter how sexy his New Orleans drawl. She’s been hired to do one job: monitor the health of the lead singer’s girlfriend and her unborn baby. But once Smith flashes that sweet, vulnerable smile, Dylan can’t help but want…more.
And more is what they’ll get. Love on tour is never simple, and with a music festival in Smith’s hometown, a place he’s avoided for years, near his illiterate, abusive, meth-addled father, Smith is one bad night away from a relapse. But with her heart already lost, Dylan is willing to do whatever is necessary to save him—even play a little dirty.
A few minutes later Jacks came stumbling onto the bus. He stopped in his tracks when he saw us. “Well don’t you two look cozy?”
I paused the movie. “You wanna watch, man?”
He looked perplexed. “Uh, sure. I didn’t realize Dylan was into that sort of thing. But, I’m game.” He collapsed in the recliner popping the handle and putting his feet up.
When he kept looking at us, instead of the TV, I growled low in my throat. “Not watch us you jackass! The movie.”
“Oh.” He glanced over at the screen. “Nah. I’m going to head to bed.” He got up and then stopped before heading down the hall. “I mean unless you guys would consider letting me watch you—”
I pointed to the bunks, cutting him off. “Get the hell out of here.”
He shrugged and left.
My favorite quote from Play Dirty, The Devil’s Share Series (book 2) is:
“Oh how wrong you are, my friend. Girls like Dylan need guys like me. So that ten years from now when she’s banging her boring lawyer husband she can close her eyes real tight and remember what it felt like to be nailed by a rock god.”