With Demon Wings
from the Rocker Series
by Terri Anne Browning
The Rocker That Holds HerI had big dreams of how I wanted my life. Becoming a rock star was all I wanted. It would solve so many of my problems. With the money that I would make I was going to take care of my mom, get her out of the hell hole we had been living in all my life. Having your dreams come true isn’t something that many people get to accomplish in life. I did, and I loved it. For about a minute… It’s funny how when you think you have everything you could possible every want, your dreams change. Mine did without my even realizing it. Then I opened my eyes and saw that everything I ever wanted was standing in front of me. From the first day I set eyes on Emmie she became a part of me. The guys and I spent years watching over her, caring for her… Loving her. Then without my realizing it my love for her changed. I found myself aching for her, wanting her in a way that a guy like me had no right to want her. My love and need for Emmie became an all-consuming ache that I was helpless to fight against. Would she ever open those big green eyes and see me as anything but a friend?
Interview Session with the members of Demon’s Wings
Jesse, Nik, Drake and Shane
OH. MY. GODS! Jennie (Dirty Bookworm) I’m so freaking excited that we are going to be talking with four of the HOTTEST musicians out there! I can’t even think straight! Demon’s Wings are coming HERE! To hang with US! Girl honestly, I mean I know I have an Anaconda at home but can a girl just get a Demon’s Wing in her bed? Ok let me make sure I have everything ready before they get here. Caution Wet Floor sign, CHECK! Towels, CHECK! Phone on vibrate, CHECK!! OK all good here.
Kristen (Booty Dancin Graphix, Krispy) this is SO AWESOME! I am BEYOND excited!! Glad you got all the provisions we’ll need…I think a cold shower might be on that list too! Ohhhh, I cannot WAIT to meet them! I’m dying here!
JENNIE!!!! I see them!! I know it’s not wise to booty dance on their faces, but I’m so happy! WOO HOO! They’re here!! ((_|_)) ((_/_)) ((_|_)) ((_\_)) ((_|_)) ((_/_)) ((_|_)) ((_\_)) ((_|_)) ((_/_)) ((_|_)) ((_\_)) ((_|_)) ((_/_)) ((_|_)) ((_\_)) ((_|_)) ((_/_)) ((_|_)) ((_\_)) ((_|_)) ((_\_)) ((_|_)) ((_/_)) ((_|_)) ((_\_)) ((_|_))
Holy hot walking orgasm Batman!! They’re even hotter in person! Is that possible? OOH OOH I see Drake and Shane!! Jennie can I please just once hump their leg and claim them as mine?? PLEASE??
Krispy, you can as long as I get my moment with Jesse! I just want to wrap myself around him! More, I want HIM wrapped around ME! Wait, I want Nik too! No scratch that…no way I’m doing ANYTHING to get on Emmie’s bad side and put my life in danger! I know she’s not with them today but you know she’d find out somehow and then watch out! She’s awesome but she scares me! OMG OMG here they come!!!
Hi guys! Have a seat, get comfortable, this is totally cool and casual. We’re not creepy stalkers or anything, right Krispy? Definitely NOT my Jennie. We are a blast in a glass!!!
First of all, HUGE thank you to you guys for agreeing to answer a few questions for the Book fri-Ends book blog. We know you’re busy with your women and your music and all and we really appreciate it. Our blog followers and readers are going to LOVE this!
Shane: (Winks) Thanks for having us, sweetheart.
Krispy: (Looks over at Jennie and whispers) Grab me a towel, I think I just became a slip n slide. (winks back at Shane) anytime, sweet cheeks. (looks at Jennie) What?? Too soon? Jennie rolls eyes and laughs.
Let’s start with a couple questions for all of you. Feel free to take turns answering or just shout out your responses as you feel comfortable.
When you were growing up and taking care of Emmie it must’ve been so hard to see her suffering such abuse. How did you handle it when you were pretty much just kids yourselves? Did you ever just feel like it was too much to deal with?
Drake: There were days when all I wanted to do was talk to someone about it. I wanted her out of there and it didn’t seem like what we were doing was helping at all. Every time I started to pick up a phone to call the cops on her mother, I would think about what I—and unknowingly, Shane too—had gone through and put the phone down. The fear that something like that could happen to Emmie in foster care broke me out in a cold sweat and I would always put the phone back down.
Jesse: It wasn’t easy at all. I think we all thought it was too much to deal with. I wanted to grab her and run as far as I freaking could. But running would have only landed me in jail and Emmie back in Hell.
Okay so back when Demon’s Wings first came together, you guys probably had a lot of fun while you were supposed to be working. Who’s the biggest prankster of the group and what’s the greatest prank you’ve pulled on the others?
(Every one grins. Three fingers point at a sheepish looking Shane)
Shane: What? Okay, fine. I’ll confess. I may or may not have super glued their underwear to their stomachs while they were sleeping one night. They had to cut their boxers off and I don’t think they’ve worn them often since.
It must get a little stressful at times when you’re all hard at work for long periods of time. What happens when there are disagreements among the four of you with regard to the band or the music you’re working on at a given moment? Are any of you better at “keeping the peace” than the others? How do you diffuse a tense situation when Emmie’s not around to keep you all from killing each other?
Nik: We don’t have that many disagreements when it comes to work. We’ve been working together for so long that we flow easily together. But when we do… Yeah, Emmie usually has to step in. And when she isn’t around it’s usually Jesse that has to play peacekeeper.
Shane: Jesse is more like a bouncer when we start arguing. Bashing heads and asking questions later.
Drake: But Emmie has a crazy sixth sense when she isn’t with us and we start fighting. She usually calls one of us and asks what the problem is. Creepy as hell at times.
Jesse: It’s not a sixth sense. Nik just tells on you. He’s texting her every five minutes about everything down to what he had on his sandwich at lunch.
Nik: (snorts) Like you aren’t texting Layla every two minutes?!
So, let’s talk Emmie for a second. You all love her, obviously in different ways. What 3 words would each of you use to describe her? Let’s start with Jesse.
Jesse: Fierce. Irreplaceable. Best-friend.
Drake: Dependable. Loyal. Sister.
Shane: Maddening. Bitchy. Loveable.
Nik: Beautiful. Amazing. Mine.
Riding on a tour bus full of guys and one girl, I’d imagine there are some embarrassing moments. What are some moments involving Emmie on the bus that you’d rather just forget ever happened?
Jesse: When she first came to live with us, it was really awkward. Especially when it was her ‘woman-time’.
(The others groan)
Shane: I didn’t know much about girls ‘special time’ until Emmie started living with us. Walking into the bathroom that first time has made me beg for sons.
Ok, so Drake, we know you tend to keep things to yourself, but we’d love to know what was going through your mind in Emmie’s hospital room when you found out about Emmie and Nik. Out of everyone you were the only one that kept quiet.
Drake: I was beyond freaked out and pissed. So, so, so pissed. But I didn’t think was in a position to start judging. Fu…. Fudge, I was living in the bottom of a bottle most of the time. Emmie getting pregnant out of the blue wasn’t anywhere near that bad. Nik should have manned up though.
Shane, it’s your turn now…so since we know you and Harper have “experimented” on several occasions at Sensual House, we want to know – what’s your favorite toy and why?
Shane: (Grins) Mine would have to be the fingertip vibrators. I slip them on and torture her anytime, anyplace. Anytime. Anyplace.
Jennie (whispers to Kristen): OMFG I think I just came!
Krispy (whispers not too softly back): You and me both.
Jesse so when you found out you and Layla were having twins what were the first thoughts that popped into your head?
Jesse: I was so overwhelmed I think my brain shut down for a few minutes. But the first thing that I remember flashing through my mind was “Damn, I’m good!” The next thought was, “Oh, shi…um crap! Layla is having my babies. That’s more than I could ever ask for.”
Nik, obviously music is important to you, you’re in a band, and all that. But the way you wrote that song for Emmie and selected the Goo Goo Dolls song for your wedding it seems like you really get into the meanings of song lyrics. Have song lyrics always been important to you throughout your life? Are there any other songs you’ve written for Emmie or about your past? What was your favorite song growing up?
Nik: Lyrics speak to me. They can tell you a person’s entire life story. It can be beautiful and ugly and amazing. I haven’t been able to find the words that could possibly explain how much Emmie means to me. But most of my songs are about our past. Ashes is about all of our past. How we left all the pain behind and burnt the past. Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones was my favorite song growing up.
One more group question: since this interview is for a book blog after all, we want to know if any of you enjoy reading? If so, what do you like to read? Any favorite books?
Drake: I’m not that big of a reader. But I love art books.
Nik: I love Tom Clancy.
Jesse: I’d rather have a comic than an actual book. Old school comics, not so much the newer editions.
Shane: Mystery is something I will read every now and then. I like a good thriller too. As long as it doesn’t get all gory.
Readers and fans are DYING to get to know a bit more about the men who are Demon’s Wings. Here are a few rapid-fire questions for you all:
Favorite curse word:
Jesse, Shane, Drake, Nik: Fuck!
Krispy: That is seriously the best word ever invented. I wanna kiss the inventor of that word. It can be used as any part of the English language. Noun, pronoun, adjective, verb.
Favorite food (to eat or for play):
Nik: Anything Italian.
Shane: Love lemon, whether I’m eating it or eating it. (Winks)
Drake: Breakfast cereal.
Jesse: Anything cooked by Layla.
Favorite way to spend a Saturday night:
Shane: In bed with Harper.
Drake: (chuckles) That’s your favorite way to spend every night, brother.
Shane: You telling me that’s not your favorite way to spend a Saturday night? All cuddled up with that hot ass wife of yours?
Drake: Nope. That’s exactly how I like to spend my Saturday nights.
Nik: Maybe she means before the bedroom action, dumbasses. Emmie and I usually spend Saturday nights with Mia. Watching a toddler friendly movie and spending some quality family time together… And then I love to spend the rest of the night deep between Emmie’s legs.
Favorite way to spend a Sunday morning:
Jesse: Layla always makes a big breakfast and invites everyone over…But not until late Sunday morning.
Craziest place you’ve ever had sex and with whom:
Drake: You know if we say any one other than our wives there is going to be a show down when we get home, right?
Shane: It’s all good. Harper and I have sex in crazy places all the time.
Jesse: Yeah, we know, Shane. Walked up on you two so many times I’m sure I’ve seen Harper from head to toe by now. Craziest place Layla and I have ever had sex was the coat closet in the church Drake and Lana got married.
Nik: Elevator of the hotel we stayed at on our honeymoon. Didn’t realize that thing had cameras. Emmie had to buy the footage when the security team greeted us when the doors opened.
Drake: Eiffel Tower, our first anniversary.
Shane: Family bathroom at Disney Land… What? We locked the doors!
If you couldn’t be a musician what would you want to be for your profession?
Nik: Music teacher. Mine saved my life.
Drake: Probably an artist. Maybe a tattoo artist.
Jesse: Maybe a cop.
Krispy: *Looks over at Jennie* Now do you get why I heart Shane??? Tell me he’s not me with a penis??? I mean really…Girl you KNOW me lol. AND Drake loves to draw. Do you see how much me and the boys have in common??
Jennie: I see, I see! I’m all about music myself…but like I said I’m gonna refrain from jumping Nik since I value my life and don’t want the wrath of Emmie! (I do love her by the way)
What’s your biggest turn on? And turn off?
Drake: When she looks at me from under her lashes, there isn’t anything that will get me ready faster than that. Biggest turn off… I don’t think I have any were Lana is concerned.
Shane: Everything turns me on. Nothing turns me off.
Jesse: My biggest turn on is when Layla sucks on her bottom lip, as if she can taste me on her without me having to kiss her. Turn off… I never did like it when a girl would touch my feet.
Nik: I would definitely have to agree with Shane on this one. When it comes to Emmie…Everything and nothing!
Krispy: Jesse, I’m totally with you on that I despise feet
Do you prefer shaved or bare?
Shane: I don’t like bare.
Nik: Me either. Emmie has a landing strip.
Drake: It doesn’t matter to me. I’ll take Lana either way.
Jesse: Bare works for me. Layla can’t stand to be anything but bare.
Well guys that’s all the questions we have! Of course we could sit here all day with you and ask more but we know you can’t be away from your women for that long! Thanks so much to all of you for taking the time to hang out with us today! I hope we can do this again you sexies were awesome. Thank you so much for giving us and our readers a sneak peek into the lives in Demon’s Wings.
Kristen, I can’t wait to sit down with their boss, Terri Anne Browning, later this afternoon! It’s gonna be GREAT! Stay tuned….
Jennie please tell her that I love her face and she rocks so hard!!!!!!!
Oh I absolutely will Kristen! Now go take a cold shower or play with your vibrating phone! 😉
Wait… Jennie I was supposed to wait to play with my vibrating phone?
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