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The New Rakes are known for the hot, dirty electro music they play in basement gigs all over the city, but lead singer Kara has ambitions beyond underground success. Fueled by her sexy performances and a love/hate relationship with her guitarist, Tam, the band is poised on the brink of stardom. And when Mike Greene, the charismatic head of a record company, offers the New...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Virgin Books (first published November 6th 2008)
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Saskia Walker
I'm a big fan of Nikki's work. She’s a rising star in erotica and a name to watch out for in anthologies. CIRCUS EXCITE (her first novel) was a great read, so I was eager to get my hands on THE NEW RAKES.

This story is set in the indie music world. The protagonist, Kara, is a singer in a band, so that had my attention right away. Nikki takes us right to the heart of things and we experience Kara’s world racing through all our senses in vivid detail. She quickly shows us how the music world can be...more
Vanessa Wu
Nikki Magennis is a poet who is very much in touch with her feelings and, I discovered, very much in touch with mine. The opening chapter of this book made my jaw drop open. Not just my jaw as a matter of fact. The descriptions of hot, urgent sex are vivid and convincing because the use of language is very subtle and skilful.

I identified very strongly with Kara. I spent a good few days reading this book because I wanted to savour it. In my experience it's rare to encounter language this good in...more
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Scottish writer and artist. Nikki Magennis has written two erotic novels and dozens of short stories, most involving love, sex and other complications.
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