Title: Daron’s Guitar Chronicles: Volume One
Author Name: Cecilia Tan
Publication Date & Length: November 30, 2010 – 187 pgs
Volume One of Daron’s Guitar Chronicles begins when Daron finds himself at a bar in Providence, filling in for the regular guitarist in a hair metal cover band. He’s not thrilled about it, but a gig’s a gig. He’s too young to drink and trying not to think about how his scholarship money has run out. He’ll need to figure out a way to make a living, much less stay in music school. Everything changes, though, when his former mentor walks into the bar.
So while I really liked Daron’s characters and how this book was set in the 80’s. I honestly thought it was kind of slow and there was literally very little steam in this book. Now that is usually not a problem for me at all but when he does for a lack of better words hook up with someone it just fades the scene after that so you really do not get any details at all.
Now this book is about Daron from is POV. He starts of this book at nineteen and in a band he is also in the closet because back then it was not something you talked about at all.. You get your angst with this book too. So then it slowly it moves up through the years and I did find a lot of this book interesting. What it would be like to be in a band in the 80’s and to be a gay man in that time.
So all together I did like this book but some parts did drag a little bit for me.
Susie Bright says, “Cecilia Tan is simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature.” Since the publication of Telepaths Don’t Need Safewords in 1992, she has been on the cutting edge of the erotic form, often combining elements of fantasy and science fiction in her work. She is also founder and editor of Circlet Press.
She is the author of the “Magic University” series of paranormal romances co-published by Ravenous Romance and Red Silk Editions. In 2010 she won the inaugural Rose & Bay Award for crowdfunded fiction for Daron’s Guitar Chronicles. She was also inducted into the Saints & Sinners Hall of Fame for GLBT Writers.