Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Brandee’s Book Endings Presents Mogul (Groupie #3) by Ginger Voight Blog Tour Stop

This is a write up by Ginger of the Trilogy 
"When Andy Foster met the sexy frontman of an up-and-coming rock band, the most she could imagine was a steamy stolen night of passion. But her attraction to Giovanni Carnevale hit her like a bolt of lightning. Soon she was traipsing all over the country, an unintentional groupie, finding herself thrust into his path even when she knew it was a very bad idea. Over four years their romance would encounter indiscretions, crazed stalkers and the interloping paparazzi, keeping these star-crossed lovers circling around a happily ever after they can never quite catch.

In author Ginger Voight's beloved "Groupie" trilogy, three books explore the passionate and angst-driven tale of Andy and Vanni. The third and final book, "Mogul," picks up the emotional roller-coaster begun in "Groupie" and "Rock Star." The saga that began with that first meeting in Philadelphia races to an explosive conclusion on the opposite coast, as Andy and Vanni are on the verge of getting everything they ever wanted. Everything blows literally to pieces, forcing Vanni - and Graham - to risk it all for the sake of love.

This is your backstage pass to find out why readers, reviewers and bloggers have fallen for a love story that was never supposed to happen."

In Mogul, Author Ginger Voight turns up the scandals, secrets, passion and heartbreak to 11. Flawed characters face excess and all the pitfalls that entails. 

Disclaimer: 
This series features a hero you might find you love to hate, a heroine you may want to slap, and frustrating triangles with dubious fidelity. Those who cannot abide "cheaters," who need their bad boys to be mostly good, or who must have a HEA at the end of each book, may be advised to look elsewhere.
Into any girl's life a star could fall, but there's a thin line between love and obsession.

Andy Foster never expected lightning to strike when she met the enigmatic frontman of an up-and-coming rock band, but Giovanni Carnevale left her thunderstruck. At first it is easy to use her freelance writing career as an excuse to indulge the steamy flirtation from city to city. As she gets ever closer to making her lascivious fantasies a reality, however, she finds herself entangled in the fake and sometimes dangerous world of celebrity where nothing is as it seems, including the celebrities themselves.

She hangs on to find something real amidst the illusion, while Giovanni balances what he wants against what he fears most. Over three years they come together and blow apart with the same kind of combustible passion. This keeps them orbiting in the others' stratosphere despite new relationships and bitter betrayals. They are bound together by something they can't fight, something that draws the ire of another fan determined to claim Vanni all to herself.

Unknowingly they all race toward a dramatic moment of truth that will leave two people injured, and one dead, with a twist of an ending you may never see coming.

My Review

5 of 5 Groupie

First I have to say Ginger Voight you are B-R-I-L-L-A-N-T! Man oh man can I say that I have never ever screamed at a book so loud and fiercely like I did this one. Man I had so many freaking emotions I felt like I was 10 again on the tea cups at the amusement park. I kept thinking okay did that just happen. Oh Lord WTF??????? You know I had a lot of those moments because I could not believe the things I was reading. Then there were times when I cried because I could really feel what Andy was feeling and I wanted to throttle Vanni. Lord if he were real I am guessing a lot of us would have hunted him down and given him a piece of our mind. I couldn't help but laugh and call one of my friends who is in a band and tell him about this book. He laughed so hard because he said some of the things I told him were true and I just gasped because dam I would not have acted like that or done those things to get a guy. I would make a bad groupie because what is mine is mine and if you touch or stray I pity you. So now that I have that ranting out of the way I will commence with a Spoiler free review.

Andy Foster is a freelance writer for a magazine. She is enjoying her life writing whatever she wants when her best friend tells her she has to do an article on this up and coming band called Dreaming In Blue. Andy is intrigued and agrees to interview the band for her friend. When she goes to see the band and meets the front man Giovanni Carnevale she is struck by his beauty and his charm. He is so full of life that she wants to get to know him. She is struck by him and wants to get to know him better. As they carry on a long distance friendship via texts and e-mails Andy starts to fall for Vanni but is Vanni being honest with Andy?

Then there is sweet loving Graham who is an executive of a major recording label and he is smitten with Andy. They become friends even though Graham wants more from her he knows better than to push it because she has feelings for Vanni. But good ole Graham is always there for Andy and Andy loves him like a friend so he will take that for now. Graham has decided he will fight for Andy but do it from the sidelines.

What will happen between Andy and Giovanni? Will he open his eyes and see the gem right in front of him or will he continue to live his rocker dreams and be a man whore.......
"Rock Star" is the highly anticipated sequel to Ginger Voight's Rock and Roll Rubenesque saga, which began with the sizzling debut of "Groupie." For those who have been anxious to see what has become of Andy, Vanni and Graham... buckle your seat belts. You're in for a thrilling new ride right through the dark underbelly of fame. 

In the second book in the series, readers get insight into the mind of the romantic hero, Giovanni Carnevale, as he reaches the pinnacle of success as a world wide rock star. Everyone wants a piece of him, but all he wants is the one thing he can't have. He's angry and he's entitled, with ample opportunity to make really bad decisions. The combination proves explosive.

Andy must watch from the sidelines as her beloved Vanni falls victim to grifters, scandals and alcoholism thanks to this self-destructive behavior. Things come to an emotional head when his estranged father comes on the scene just when Vanni thinks things can't get any worse.

Darkness shadows Graham Baxter as he begins his journey as a paraplegic. The powerful mogul bitterly handles this new vulnerability by lashing out at the people who could help him the most. He needs Andy more than ever, pulling her in yet another hopeless direction. Andy is put in the impossible situation of keeping the most important promise she has ever made, or saving the man that she can't help but love.

Author Ginger Voight turns up the scandals, secrets, passion and heartbreak to 11 in a very Jackie Collins type of way. Flawed characters face excess and all the pitfalls that entails. They fight as hard as they can to hold onto anything real in the fake world of celebrity.

My Review

5 of 5 Rock Star

Rock Star oh my Rock Star! Ginger you are incredible and the second book in this series is one of the craziest things I have ever read. Andy, Graham, and Vanni are back for more. In Rock Star we get to see what happens when you lie and keep secrets and you chose to do you instead of caring about the people around you. Andy is left loving two men. She can't help but love Graham because he is safe and secure for her but her heart belongs to Vanni and his wild womanizing ways. Vanni does not deserve her heart but the heart wants what it wants and Vanni has her heart. To say I was devastated after reading the first book it would be an understatement.

At the end of Groupie Andy is left broken hearted and torn between Vanni and Graham. She decides after what happened to Graham that left him in a wheel chair a paraplegic she is going to stay by his side. She is going to take care of him and no matter what never leave him. Vanni is crushed by this and decides he is going to self destruct instead of deal with the issues at hand. To make matters worse his father who has been out of the picture for a long time decides he wants to make a reappearance and act like nothing has happened between the two.

With all this going on Vanni can't take it and drinks himself into the hospital. When Andy finds out she goes to him and Vanni is shocked because she chose to help out Graham instead of be by his side. Andy tells him she is going to help both guys because she loves them both and they both need her. Vanni is not happy about this but decides it is better than not having her at all.

In Rock Star there is so much drama for Andy, Graham, and Vanni. Secrets, lies and women keep coming between Andy and Vanni and it seems like they are never going to be together. Can Vanni get it together? What is going to happen with Graham and Andy? Will Andy chose the safe and secure guy or will she chose her heart?

Another amazing book and I can't wait to read the conclusion in the final book of this series. It has totally ripped my heart out and put it back together all over again. I don't really know who I want Andy with because both guys give her something she needs so I am excited to see where this is going. 
In the final book of Ginger Voight's Groupie Trilogy, Andy and Vanni have returned to Los Angeles to happily prepare for the birth of their child. A reformed Ladies' Man, Giovanni Carnevale now embarks on a fairy tale life of monogamy with the woman he loves, but the ghosts of his past still continue to haunt their new found happiness.

The Wilke family wants to see him pay for the damage he has done to their precious Baylee, who still lies in a vegetative state. For her brother, Donny, money will never be enough to make up for what Vanni has done, but that is where the Wilke family first seeks their revenge. They demand millions of dollars in restitution, which forces Vanni to reevaluate his career path and participation in his band, Dreaming in Blue.

To ensure he has enough money to make up for his mistakes as well as provide for his baby, Vanni takes on the job as judge for a new reality talent show called "Fierce." Here he champions an unlikely contestant, proving to his detractors that he truly is a man of substance - more than anyone could have imagined. This includes producer Graham Baxter.

Graham tries to move on, but when he discovers that Andy is pregnant he cannot stop dreaming of what might have been. Maggie watches on helplessly, as hopelessly in love with him as he is with someone else. She considers moving on before he shatters what is left of her heart. It takes a couple of matchmakers (and a fairy godfather named Jorge) from "Love Plus One" to show Graham a side of Maggie he's never seen before. 

The biggest threat to Vanni and Andy's Happily Ever After is grifter Holly Neal, who returns to Los Angeles claiming to carry Vanni's baby. Graham and Andy suspect she is up to her old tricks, but Vanni knows truly turning over a new leaf means he has to do right by all the people he has wronged - including a child he may have conceived with another woman.

In the end, it is Andy and their baby who may pay the biggest price of all for his sins, when Baylee's unexpected death finally sends her psychotic brother over the edge.

Everything blows literally to pieces, forcing Vanni - and Graham - to risk it all for the sake of love.

My Review

5 of 5 Mogul's

Mogul is the last book in this series and I seriously cried no BALLED my eyes out after reading this book. Holy SHIZ is the only word I have for this book. So many things have happened between Andy and Graham, and Vanni. Graham was hurt and is recovering from his injuries and with the help of Andy he is doing great but Vanni in Mogul has finally yes finally grown a set of balls and has decided to change his ways and yes ladies and gentlemen he has finally GROWN UP! I have to say that Groupie and Rock Star had me so pissed off at Vanni and I was really starting to hate him because he was selfish and self absorbed. He was a man whore that did what he wanted with women and never gave a dam about Andy and how she would feel when she found out about his indiscretions. I was so glad that Andy held onto Graham because he was like an anchor for her. He was always there and full of love for her. She needed that because Vanni was a complete and utter DOUCHE! Yes I said it he was a tool and lord I wanted to reach in my Kindle and kick his deary air!

So with all that ranting said in Mogul Vanni has grown up and matured. He realizes that he loves Andy and can't live without her. He needs her like he needs the air to breathe. Andy is pregnant with Vanni's child and he has decided he will grow up and take care of Andy. But getting there is where the real trouble lies. Vanni will come face to face with a crazy ex who tells him she is having his baby and he will have to face down stalkers and money hungry people who are out to destroy him. Vanni never ever dreamed That Dreaming In Blue would turn out to be such a hit and that he and the band members would go through the rocky things they went through.

Andy is excited to be a mother but with everything from Vanni's past coming back she is a little worried that she and Vanni will never be together. But Andy is determined to have her baby with or without Vanni. In Mogul Andy will suffer a lot of ups and downs and she will have to fight for her man. She still continues to love Graham but she and Graham have come to an understanding that they will never be a couple but be best friends.

On the plus side we finally see Graham get some happiness. He finally realizes that what he has been looking for has been right in front of his face this whole time. He and Maggie will grow together and see where it takes them.

In this conclusion there is so much drama between all the characters and some get hurt and some grow up but at the end of the day the characters get what they need not what they want! 


Author Ginger Voight continues her popular GROUPIE saga with book three, amping up Rubenesque romance with steamy sensuality, and pulling the curtains off of celebrity royalty.

Where to buy the books:

Amazon: 
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Groupie-Trilogy-Ginger-Voight/dp/1481918605/ref=pd_rhf_cr_p_t_4_6DW0

Barnes & Nobles:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/groupie-rock-star-bundle-ginger-voight/1113574714?ean=2940044969728

Smashwords:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/273792
Bio:
Ginger Voight is prolific author, freelance writer and optioned screenwriter. Her fiction is diverse, with novels like the edgy, coming-of-age drama DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, and the fun family adventure for kids of all ages, COMIC SQUAD.

Having grown up reading different authors like Danielle Steel and Stephen King, Ginger has always been drawn more to story than to genre. This shows up in her various stories. Titles such as MY IMMORTAL and TASTE OF BLOOD are a delicious, heady mix of horror, suspense, and romance.

Genre romance, however, has held a special place in her heart, ever since she read her first Harlequin novel when she was only eleven. As a result, Ginger is making a name for herself writing romances of her own, starring women who look more like the average American woman rather than those traditionally represented in the size-biased American media. Her Rubenesque romances were created especially for those heroines with fuller figures, who can still get the man of their dreams if only they believe they can. Such titles include UNDER TEXAS SKIES, LOVE PLUS ONE, GROUPIE and PICTURE POSTCARDS.

Ginger was included in the best-selling book by Smith Magazine NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING, featuring her six-word memoir.

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Grand Prize Giveaway:
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2 comments:

Bookworm Brandee said...

Great reviews! I love these books so much, as well! I'm thinking I may have to re-read them! LOL

misshalim said...

Thanks for sharing your review! The Groupie trilogy are on my TBR list and I really can't wait to read them!!

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