22 August 2011

Beefcake night with; Adrian Brown, rockstar, brother, uncle, dirty talkin' lover & father.

When I read Laid Bare I found this amazing family who struck a chord with me. From there I loved watching the Brown family expand as they found smokin' hot love with incredible characters. I must say I never had a true favorite character, each and everyone was a delicous blend of quirks, personality and talents. Adrian intrigued me over the course of this series but it wasn't until I read his story were he was able to affect me in the most delicious of ways.

Of course I had to get him here in the Beefcake club for an intimate one on one! So the doors are open, find yourself a place to sit and the beefcake bartenders are at your service as you all get to know Adrian Brown.

1: Adrian, I know Lauren Dane is the bard of your story but can you tell us impatient ladies what to expect from Never Enough?
In Never Enough, my entire life gets turned upside down. I find out I’ve got a thirteen year old son, which sends me reeling. Of course I’m mad, guilty, sad, all that stuff because I’ve missed the first thirteen years of his life. But at the same time, he’s amazing and I get to fall in love with my son. Which, all things said and done, is pretty rockin.

And then there’s his mother. Wow. Gillian is incredible and stubborn and we sort of develop this fire and ice thing. We like to bicker, but probably because it’s sort of foreplay for us. And because it makes me hot when she gets extra starchy. What can I say? We had some big ups and downs. Some tears and yelling. But when you love someone and have a family with them, you put in the work and I don’t think it’s a spoiler to tell you things work out.

We all have to learn stuff about each other and ourselves. I get a lot of support from my friends, and a few kicks in the ass from them too and I like to hope that by the end, things are pretty damned copacetic.

2: I always like to challenge the men I interview. So Adrian, if you would place a personal ad what would it say?
My woman would kill me if I did such a thing. Really. She’s small and quiet but she’d cut a bitch. But I asked her how she’d write it and this is what she says:
Tall, dark and dangerous rock star with a big heart, many tattoos and a very talented set of hands and mouth will turn your world upside down and serenade you afterward as the sun rises.
She’s good at that, huh?

3: My moods influence the music I’m playing, tell me what you listen to if you’re:
Happy – Vampire Weekend
Angry - Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Five Finger Death Punch
Sexy - PJ Harvey, Liz Phair, Kings of Leon, Goldfrapp
Mellow – Radiohead, Adele, the soundtrack to Inception – I love Hans Zimmer’s work.

4: What was the first instrument you played and song you sang?
I’m sure I drummed on everything until Brody finally bribed me to do well in school with the promise of a guitar. The first song I played was The Kinks. You Really Got Me. I did okay with the intro but the rest totally sucked. Still love to play the song live sometimes though I like to hope I suck a lot less.

5: What are your favorite TV series or movies to watch? And who do you watch it with?
We don’t watch a lot of television but Gillian and I watch True Blood with a bottle of wine, popcorn in the bedroom. Sexy show. What we do most though are movie marathons. The house has a theater and the whole family can come over and we can do a Star Wars marathon. Or horror movies with Gillian and Miles. Love those best. Miles is currently on an old school monster movie kick. We just caught Swamp Thing and Dracula. The Christopher Lee ones.

6: Can you give us the 411 on a night with the guys? Yes, we gals are that curious!
Oh you mean when we all lounge around in our boxer briefs and rub suntan lotion on each other? That’s what Gillian tells me they say about us. Well, not me and Brody obviously.

The reality is far more tame. Usually includes pizza and beer. Sometimes video games or pool. Eventually we all start talking about our women or our babies. Exciting huh? I love to go see music live, but now I bring Miles and Gillian along, which I like a lot.

7: I know it’s probably cheesy but; Love is...?
Love is alchemy. It’ll change you in ways you never could have understood before you fell.

8: Describe your siblings in handful or so words each.
Erin is vibrant. Colorful. Full of love and light and energy.
Brody is solid. Protective and loving. Creative. A badass when he needs to be.

9: Who is Adrian through Gillian’s eyes?
The best thing about Gillian is that she sees me as Adrian the man. Not the rock star, not the guy with the money. Through her eyes Adrian is a good dad. He’s a good man who protects what’s his. He’s head over heels in love with his woman. She might think he’s a pretty good guitar player.

10: Adrian, if Gillian would be a cocktail, how would it look and taste?
She’d be classic. A gin martini with an olive. Effective. Strong. Uncomplicated. Perfect. Served in an ice cold martini glass.

So in honor of Gillian the beefcake bartenders are serving up a gin martini with an olive!

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Lauren Dane has fantabulous daily contests going on at her blog and two grand prizes:

Grand Prize #1 – Drawn and announced on August 29: Winner’s Choice of EIGHT books from my backlist, and a $50.00 gift certificate to Amazon or Barnes and Noble

Grand Prize #2 – Drawn and announced on September 5: Full set of signed Brown Siblings books, including Never Enough, an ARC of HEART OF DARKNESS and a $50 dollar gift certificate to iTunes

Click here if you want to enter and read the rules!

But at LBR we have an awesome giveaway as well:

Giveaway 1: Lauren Dane has offered an eARC copy of NEVER ENOUGH for you to win. The contest ends on August 29th where upon the winner will be randomly drawn. This giveaway is open internationally.

Giveaway 2: I want to celebrate this series right alonside Lauren Dane and will pre-order a print copy via Book Depository store. This contestis  also internationally, or where Bookdepo ships, and ends on August 29th where upon I randomly draw a winner.

For both contests goes; leave a way for me to contact you!! Whether it is a twitter addy, an e-mail in profile or comment, that doesn't matter!

Now kick back, relax and tell me what your favorite song is these days?

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  1. Yo, Adrian!

    I have lusted in my heart for a "hands-on" copy of "Never Enough" from the very first heart-stopping glimpse of that cover!!!

    I love to sing, and when I am really “up”, I sing while I am cooking and working around the house. My dogs used to love it when I sang and danced around the house because they knew I was happy, and that made them happy too! My cats are not quite as “in tune” with my musicality, but at least they no longer run and hide >^,,^<

    I enjoy a wide variety of music. Classic rock, oldies, pop, country, classical, blues, and movie and stage musicals. My favorite recording of all time is "Sweet Dreams Are Made Of These" by the incredible Annie Lennox and the Eurythmics. The words and music never get old, and Annie Lennox is awesome!

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  2. Oh yay, Adrian! I always want to read your story and can't wait for the book to released!

    My favorite song is S.E.X by Nickelback, really love the lyrics and Chad Kroeger's voice is sexy! Wonder how sexy Adrian's voice can be ;)

    sawamura_foxman AT yahoo DOT com

  3. awww Adrian you make me Swoon...Would love to be your groupie...and i am so glad Gillian sees the person you really are...good Dad and protector...can not wait to read your story!!!


  4. YEA for Adrian's book!!!!!!!!
    My fav song right now is Adele's Rolling In The Deep and P Diddy's I'm Coming Home.

    twitter id: @smexys_sidekick

  5. Wow great giveaway!! I love Lauren Dane n would love to win this prize!!

  6. @Virginia C - I'm really lovin' the cover as well. I love scruff on a man ;) Wow, you do have an eclectic taste in music! I just discovered Adele and I get so moved by her voice!

    PS: Annie Lenox...talk about a blast from the past...she comes to mind with hhhmmm hhhmmmm angel, something. I'm so good with titles LOL

    @Ren - I think Adrian's voice is one of his best sexy skills!

    @Chele Blades - Aaahhhh, the thought of the concert Adrian could give!

    @Tori - YAY, I love Adele too. Of course the title of the song eludes me right now *headdesk*

  7. I'm anxiously awaiting Adrian's book! I've loved this whole series from the start.

    My fav song right now is Adele's Rolling in the Deep.


  8. I love the Brown's in fact I consider them my favorite Lauren Dane series... besides the Chases... and The Cascadia Wolves. Clearly I have some trouble making up my mind. I would love to read an ARC of Never Enough! - Emily

  9. I forgot to put ademideadedokun(at)gmail(dot)com for my e-mail for the comment below. Does this mean I entered twice :)

  10. Fav song is still Set fire to the rain by Adele, I just love it :D

    blodeuedd1 at gmail dot com

  11. Sounds great. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing!!

    I think right now my favorite is Hey Jude from the Beatles. A classic but still good.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  12. Thanks for the lovely interview!
    Right now I'm listening to Adele's latest album. I can't get enough of her songs! One of my classics is Back to Black from Amy Winehouse.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    claudigc at msn dot com

  13. **runs in**
    **hands on knees,sucking in gulps of air**
    "Sam,Adrian,Tristan..I've missed you"
    **Tristan walks up hands me a martini**
    He knows me so well
    **gives Tristan a big hug**
    (I couldn't resist ;) doing that)

    I love this series and can't wait for Adrian's story.

    **winks at Adrian B.,sips drink**


  14. Thanks for the fantastic interview! I love, love, love the Brown siblings and can't wait to read Adrian's story. I'd say my fave song right now is Foo Fighters "Rope" or anything by Neon Trees. Thanks also for the giveaway! josiecatx(at)verizon(dot)net

  15. Before the interview I couldn't wait to read NEVER ENOUGH. Now I really can't wait to read Adrian's story.


  16. I have always loved the name "Adrian" ;) And the eye-candy to go with it...wowza!

    Love the part of lounging in "boxer briefs" ... Hopes to get a peek..!

    First time I'm hearing the phrase : Love is alchemy. Seems like the absolute truth!

    Thanks so much for the fab giveaway, Lauren and Leontine! Count me in. judimello AT gmail DOT com

  17. Oh, and my fav song is : Desert Rose by Sting.. Love the lyrics ;)

  18. oops forgot about the question
    **finishing drink,waves to Tristan for a new one**

    Favorite song is actually anything by Nickelback..love them..especially Burn It To The Ground.

  19. Thanks for the great interview with Adrian. Can't wait to read his book! These days I have been listening to Rock 'n' Roll party by Jeff Beck which is a tribute concert he did for Les Paul. My favorite song on the album is Walking in the Sand sung by Imelda May. It's sad but I love her voice and it gets me every time!
    You can contact me on Twitter @rnrred.

  20. @Maryam - I seriously need to be checking out some more Adele!!

    @Emily - LOL, no you can only enter once and first comment is your comment number!! Cheeky gal ;) I've heard a friend of mine talk about The Cascadia Wolves as well and it is a series that is yet to be read by me *eek*

    @Blodeuedd - Again, I need to go venture to youtube with all these song titles by Adele.

    @ClaudiaGC - My late hubby was a lover of Amy Winehouse's voice. We watched a concert once where she was shitfaced drunk but still had a great voice. I had replacement shame for the way she acted but her songs are good!

    @Elaing8 - *tacklehug* I knew you would come back once you heard the doors open of the Beefcake night club. So glad you could make it. Such a night is nothing without you and Cecile!!

    @Tara Lynn Mosby - You can't help but fall for this colorful family. I would really like to step in to a family day described in Never Enough. I think I would have an awesome time and have the opportunity to shake my booty on the jamming sessions ;)

    @Julie K - Adrian's story is made of awesome!! The dialogues are pure firework both verbally as between the sheets!!

    @Ju Dimello - On page one I read; Music is alchemy. Music is sex. And I was lost from that moment and couldn't stop reading!

    @Elaing8 - I'm going to youtube in a moment and will definitely check out Nickelback!! You guys are educating the music neanderthal here LOL

    @Angie M - I think that is what music should do, affect you with its lyrics and beat!

  21. What a great interview Adrian and Leontine, I enjoyed reading it. I'll have to admit not to have read a Lauren Dane book yet, but that will be remedied soon!
    So Leontine, please enter me in the contest as well, and I will tell you my favourite song is a golden oldie: Robbie Williams - Angels. When that one is on the radio, I always turn up the soundlevel.
    You know where to find me already ;)

  22. My favourite song right now is The Pretender by the Foo Fighters.


  23. Please enter me for giveaway #2 - would love a print copy of Never Enough. I have been wanting to read this since I first saw the cover.

    patoct at yahoo dot com

  24. Oh, yes fav song right now is still Train's Hey Soul Sister.

    patoct at yahoo dot com

  25. I love this
    series and can't wait for Adrian to meet his match!


  26. Gotta love Maroon 5...but I'm really lovin on the Adam Levine/Christina song, Moves like Jagger.

    Can't wait for the book....

    carla c carlamike88@comcast.net

  27. Love Adrian

    Love Lauren Dane

    Love all this contesty goodness

    mmmm.....my favorite song...depends on the day...Adele is currently in my house CD player,in my car its The Rolling Stones, and on my MP3 player is a mix of things I can work out to


  28. My favorite song is California King Bed by Rihanna...at least for right now.

    And I'm sssssooooo excited to finally be getting closer to having my hands on Adrian (through your contest of course)! I've been obsessed with him since the beginning and this book cover is one I drool over every day. So thank you, thank you both of you for this great giveaway I really hope I win!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  29. I am loving the cover of this book! It is one that is worthy of being held onto and taken out and drooled over every now and again!

    My favorite "party" song these days is "I'm Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO. It has been stuck in my head ever since I saw them open up for Ke$ha couple weeks back!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  30. Hmmmm... my favorite song would be anything by face to face!

    I cannot wait for this boook, thanks for the contest, Heather

    sassycyclist at bak dot rr dot com

  31. I love anything by Jerry Garcia :) very old school


    Can't wait for this book!

  32. Hello,
    I can not wait for Never Enough. I enjoy the Brown Family.
    My favourite song changes depending on my mood.
    Right now its "Last Night" by Az Yet

  33. Not entering, just wanted to say I love the answers to #7 and #8!

  34. I am anxiously awating Adrian's book. The Brown siblings and Chase brothers are two of my favorite series.

    as for my favorite song -- I am totally addicted to Adele's 21 cd.

    Thanks for the chance to win.


  35. wow great contest. would love to win. I don't have a favorite song but if I did it would have to be an old motown song.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  36. The first time I saw the cover I knew that this WAS Adrian! Then I read the blurb. I was knocked flat! I am so excited! And then there are great giveaways! My fingers are crossed.

  37. Fantabulous interview and I can't wait for the release of Never Enough. My favorite song at the moment is You Make Me Feel by Cobra Starship ft. Sabi


  38. Would love to win the print copy, am not into digital - old dog, new tricks - lol.

    I have been thinking about this book since I first saw the cover.

    And my favorite song is So What by Pink I think it is????

  39. Love this series and am excited for this book!

    vicaet - comcast period net

  40. I can't wait for this book!! I love Adrian and can't wait to see the fireworks between him and Gillian. Can't wait to see all of the other great characters!!

    My fave song right now is Pick up Truck by Kings of Leon.

    Lauren posted it on her blog awhile ago and got me loving it!!


  41. I love this series. The character interview is fantastic. I can't wait to see Adrian's story unfold.

    vsloboda at gmail dot com

  42. I love the Brown family and can't wait to visit them and see how everyone's doing.

  43. Loved the interview! My favorite song right now? Rolling in the Deep by Adele. Such a fantastic song!


  44. I loved reading about Erin, Todd and Ben – Brody and Elise – and Ella and Cope… but you, Adrian --- you’ve had a special place in my heart from the beginning. I knew any story about you would be EXTRA “everything!” Since I can’t have you, it’s only fair you let me be happy FOR you and Gillian by letting me read the e-ARC of Never Enough… ;)

    SMOOCHES, Adrian!

    Alicia Lopez

  45. Great interview. I've read the Chase series, but I have to admit I haven't read the Browns. It's on my wishlist though, that's for sure.

    Favorite songs right now - basically anything by Adele - that woman's voice is just amazing. I'm also loving a British group called Airborne Toxic Event and the song Sometime Around Midnight.

    jen at delux dot com

  46. I don't have a favorite song, I don't listen to music much,scuro my way of relaxing is reading and tea!

  47. I have to say I'm usually late to the party in terms of popular songs. I'm enjoying Adele's Rolling in the Deep and Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri. I'm much more current in my book selections - looking forward to Adrian's story. Thanks for the giveaway chance. contact - jend451 at gmail dot com

  48. Adain just melts my heart. Thank you for the interview with him. I am so excited that his book is coming out soon.
    I like listening to country music and right now my favorite song is THINKING OF YOU by Christian Kane. He is a wonderful actor and singer.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  49. I love this series and been looking forward to Adrian's story since Laid Bare. My latest fave song is Set Fire to the Rain by Adele.

  50. I can't wait to get my hands on this book.

    The latest song in my head is the theme to Suits -- Greenback Boogie.

  51. First, I absolutely love Beefcake Club...and Adrian. Wow, I've been waiting for his story since Laid Bare, though I have to admit that I was dying even more for Brody's story :)

    I don't listen to music much, basically just the songs on the radio, but I was at the dentist today and they had an awesome XM Radio station playing and the song that caught my attention right away was Marry Me by Train. LOVE THAT SONG!

    After watching the video, and typing this comment I realized that I had first heard it from this video (link below) that was on Oprah when she visited Australia and this guy who had cancer made this video for his wife for her birthday and got Hugh Jackman to wish her a happy birthday, and God, it made me cry. In case you didn't see it, this is the link. Between the words in the song, and the sentiments in the cards he holds up in the video I think it encompasses so much about what love is.


    Thanks to both of you for the fun! And watch the video with a tissue handy :)

    booklover1335 at gmail . com

  52. LOVE this interview!!

    My favorite song.... hmmmm, it would have to be something from Pink Floyd probably, maybe something from The Division Bell. It really is so hard to narrow down, there's so much talent out there. I listen to almost every type of music, and it really just depends on my mood!


  53. I'd love to win a copy of Lauren's Never Enough.

    Favorite song - someone who you've never heard of

    "Magic Chair" by Del Suggs, remindes me of the beaches at St George Island Florida.


  54. I would love to know who this model is. What a hunk.

    My favorite song is Need You Know by Lady Antebelleum.

    Would love to win the copy in print.
    Thank you.


  55. Seems most of my blogger friends are reading Never Enough right now and everyone keeps praising it, so I'm intrigued :-)

    What an original interview, I enjoyed getting to know Adrian a lot, and especially getting a glimpse of Gillian and how he perceives her (loved his response for what kind of cocktail she would be :-p)

    Thank you for the chance!

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  56. love lauren books
    whoo thanks ladies
    cant wiat so dam n hot

    so many good songs
    new and old ones

    do like adele
    taylor swift
    kim h

  57. This is one of the many books I am excited about this fall. I think I may start to reread the previous ones.

  58. I love Adele. I love the Browns and their loved ones. And I'd really, really, REALLY love an eARC of NEVER ENOUGH! *fingers crossed*

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  60. Would love to win a copy. Looking forward to reading this book



  61. just a kiss by lady antebellum!'s been stuck in my head all week! LOL

    I'd LOVE to win the print ARC! specially 'cause it's MY BIRHDAY TODAY!!;D
    it'd make my day!
    LOVE Lauren's books!!!=)
    book depository does ship here! thank God!LOL;D

    @Monikarw or monika_restivow(at)yahoo(dot)com


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