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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  1,756 Ratings  ·  265 Reviews
My name is Hunter Jordan, lead singer of Hammered and no, I didn't name my cock Manaconda.
Rolling Stone did.
On the front cover of their damn magazine.
I still haven't lived it down. And now our record label wants to maximize the frenzy.
So, I have a brand new PR person–Kennedy McManus.
And she's making me insane.
I don't know whether to ignore her, yell at her, or push her up
ebook, 275 pages
Published January 19th 2016 by Rainbow Rage Publishing
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Cari Quinn Hi Jan, please accept our profuse apologies for the unavoidable delay. We've had a number of technical glitches, but remained hopeful the links would…moreHi Jan, please accept our profuse apologies for the unavoidable delay. We've had a number of technical glitches, but remained hopeful the links would be up soon. Links should start showing up tomorrow. Hopefully you'll enjoy the ending to Hunter & Kennedy's story (a 25K HEA novella ending about half the size of the original Manaconda that will be price matched to free.) For those who are on our mailing lists, we'll be sending out an email with links just as soon as we have them. We'll also post the links here and on our Facebook pages. We're so very sorry for the delays and really appreciate your patience. Thank you so much for reading and all your support. - Cari & Taryn(less)
Cari Quinn Hello, please accept our profuse apologies for the unavoidable delay. We've had a number of technical glitches, but remained hopeful the links would…moreHello, please accept our profuse apologies for the unavoidable delay. We've had a number of technical glitches, but remained hopeful the links would be up soon. Links should start showing up tomorrow. Hopefully you'll enjoy the ending to Hunter & Kennedy's story (a 25K HEA novella ending about half the size of the original Manaconda that will be price matched to free.) For those who are on our mailing lists, we'll be sending out an email with links just as soon as we have them. We'll also post the links here and on our Facebook pages. We're so very sorry for the delays and really appreciate your patience. Thank you so much for reading and all your support. - Cari & Taryn(less)

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3.75 Stars!!


“Manaconda” was a light, sweet, fluffy fast-paced romantic comedy that will put a smile on your face and entertain you from start to finish. The story fallows Hunter Jordan, a gorgeous rock star whose fame and life change considerably after a photoshoot for the Rolling Sone’s cover.

“Mana-fucking-conda. Minus the fucking in the middle, plus a few extra millimeters at the tip. Hey, gotta finish strong, right? Or start, depending where you believed the male member actually began.”

Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4 Stars

Yeah, I had a pretty big cock, but that wasn't all I was, goddamit.
I cleared my throat. "Could I get my sunglasses?"
The woman behind the counter flushed. "Sorry. What number did you leave it under?"
"Eleven." Inches. For my cock.

Manaconda was exactly the kind of sexy, fluffy and humorous interlude that I needed in my reading. Admittedly, I was looking forward to a full standalone, but considering that the conclusion will be released on January 26 for free, it lessens the sting consider
NiCoLeTa E.
***4 "Your forever idiot!" stars***

Well, that was a lovely story... Cute, funny, sexy and very enjoyable...
I really had a great time reading this one...

I liked all the characters and i can't wait for more adventures from the rest of the "Hammered" bandmates...
After all, I'm a known "rockstar" sucker!!! They are from my most favorite book boyfriends and Hunter wasn't an exception...

But i will tell you more about him and his PR Princess below...

Well, Hunter lately had a major problem... After a
Have you seen the cover?! And the title?!!!


Yes, my thoughts exactly! How could I not read it, right?! And if that wasn't convincing enough, this should do it:
Mana-fucking-conda. Minus the fucking in the middle, plus a few extra millimeters at the tip. Hey, gotta finish strong, right?


OK, seriously folks, the story is quite good and the characters are awesome. But my favourite by far was Kennedy aka. Kenny. She has sass, looks and is one smart capable woman with a strong career that she achiev
*** Copy kindly provided by the publisher Rainbow Rage Publishing, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. ***

And thanks to Astrid for letting me know this book was on NetGalley ;)

This was a fun and easy read about a PR responsible (Kennedy aka Kenny) and a man born to be on stage (Hunter). I love books about musicians btw ... For PR purposes Kennedy needs to act as Hunter's girlfriend. She tells herself that it is a role but guess what? Right, soon there are feelings. How could you not

RATING: 4 "Forever Idiot" Hearts!! :D

Manaconda is a quick, fun and fluffy romance read; perfect to spend a few hours with on a weekend. Really enjoyed it!

Fave Quotes:

"I do not hate plaid. I lust after Jensen Ackles like any other red-blooded woman, and Dean Winchester lives in it."
"That's different. Even I'd fuck Dean Winchester."
"That dude is an alpha's alpha with a side of testosterone."

My lead singer.
My guy.
My Hunter.
Currently Free on Amazon!! (08/24/2016)

A light, sexy, fast paced read that felt like a good old seductive rock song. Just the kind of feelings I would expect from a romantic comedy rock novel!

Hunter Jordan is a frustrated rock star. He wants to be known for his rock band’s music. Hammered’s lead singer though, is now known as Manaconda. Why? Because he’s featured on the front cover of Rolling Stone with this sensational moniker just above his… ahem… well, you know. Wanting to capitalize on t
Mar 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Taryn Elliot & Cari Quinn Fans, Romance, Rock Star
3.5 Almost There Stars
* * * 1/2
The main character in this book loves to cook. He is as close to a professional chef as you could get without actually being one. I mention this because to me, this book was like that perfect dish which was really good but had an ingredient that just didn't distracted and cause me to focus on it instead of all the other delicious elements.

I loved the opening part of this story. It had this feel of "It could Happen". Picture the all important Rolling S
Aisling Zena
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 stars

This is a warning (along with the review) to all those considering reading this book. It is NOT a standalone! It ends on a cliffhanger for some weird reason. The conclusion which is about 100 pages, is separate and you can get it for free here: , don't be a schmuck like me and buy it for 0.99p from Amazon. Maybe an announcement about it somewhere on here wouldn't go amiss.

I don't know for what reason Goodreads has this as a series of standalones
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4 Fluffy Stars

Hunter is lucky. Hunter has a big dick. Hunter doesn't feel lucky at the moment though because he is being chased by press, media and fans. He is the frontman of a shooting star band and alot of that shooting has to do with Hunter's pee-pee. Because, you see, he and his appendage grace the cover of the Rolling Stone. Not naked mind you. But ever since he is being reduced to...this.

Kennedy is the band's PR lady and responsible for them to make a good impression when they launch thei
Well, damn! I am choking on my words. I really liked Manaconda... despite it having one of my pet-peeves ~ insta-love/attraction - whatever you want to call it, there was insta and it didn't bother me. WHY?!? Because these authors can write! This is the first I have read from them, and won't be my last. What an awesome duo. I found their writing to be engaging and strong and kept me entertained. The only thing that kept me from reading this in one sitting was real life.

Kennedy McManus is a 28-ye
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
Typically I don't read books with bands or singers. Maybe its stereotypical of me to think it's all manwhoring, drugs, booze, ho drama etc. but that just isn't my cup of tea.
I didn't even know this was about a band, I just read big dick and clicked buy. I'm so easy. Sigh.

Things start pretty much straight away with Kennedy Hunter's face after having just met him. Those garlic noodles must have been some good shit cause there wasn't any real conversation for her to know if she actually liked him.
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
Hmm, first off this ends on a cliffy...gah!!!

SO, I usually avoid rock star books like the plague, because the heroes are always manwhores, and they are chock full of OW drama, and OW sex scenes. Refreshingly, this wasn't the case. In this first book at least.

Hunter I assume got around, he is a rock star after all, but it wasn't really in your face. Both characters were likable for the most part. Hunter was a little annoying with his "I want more", then he dumps her in a hot second for something
Lisa Filipe
Dec 09, 2015 marked it as to-read
Tasty is thrilled to welcome Taryn and Cari to the first timer list with MANACONDA! Grab a stop TODAY!!!
Dec 04, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
💝 FREE on Amazon today (12/04/2017)! 💝
3,50 Manaconda, cheesy stars

Another of my summer car-reads, and a freebie on top.

Light, quick, fluuuuuuffy and quite funny read.

Rock star male lead with a monster cock, a passion for cooking and rescueing dogs and an evil ex falls in instalust then love with pr/media spinster extraordinaire hired to handle him and his Manaconda buzz. She's a redhead so she got my cookie points just for that. There isn't much of a plot apart from the crazy working of social media and cliché polaroids of a rock b
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Romanic Comedy, yes. Intrigued as to just what a Manaconda is, definitely. Wanting more of Hunter, any way that I can. Sucked me right in from the beginning even though I knew there would be a freaking cliff hanger. The good news about that? Book 2 comes out January 26th.

So, Hunter had me from the beginning. He’s sexy, strong and can cook. Is there any more to say? Well, yea, he’s a little bit conflicted too. In one breath he wants to kill Ro
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Don't get too close to the flame

I've been so looking forward to Manaconda. I'm a fan of the Lost in Oblivion series so I knew going in it was going to be good, but it was even better than that. I couldn't put it down. I read it cover to cover ignoring all of my responsibilities, immersed in sexy sweaty time that was so good I might have to go back and read it a few more times.

If you are a Rockstar Romance fan like I am, you're gonna be in heaven when you read this short but delicious fun-fill
Geri Reads
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I know what you're doing...


Stop it.

Stop singing that song, dammit!!


Anyhoo, short and fun. But that cliffie though...

Full review to follow...

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

Jan 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
Ok, full disclosure, I picked up this one due to the name, I mean come on, with a title like that how could you not be curious??? lol

Sadly this one didn't work out for me. I didn't care for how whiney Hunter was. Granted he had a good excuse, but still, it came off in a not good way. Kennedy wasn't much better with her ball buster ways. Then as a couple, wasn't really working for me. In the end this book just wasn't' for me.
Cari Quinn
Feb 02, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
The novella ending to MANACONDA - MANACONDA 2: THE SECOND COMING is now up at all retailers, though Amazon hasn't yet set it to free (hopefully, it should be going free soon.)






Additionally, you can download the book for free from this link until 2/14/16:
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can I marry a book? I mean I’m already married, so I don’t want to commit bigamy (or botany as my autocorrect said), but I completely loved this book. Sexy, fun, well-written, with a delicious hero and a smart heroine. MINE.

I already want to reread it.
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I tend to steer clear of romance books that have rockstar/celebrity MCs. This is because usually theres a lot of Man Whore Hs and way too much OW drama I would rather do with out.

Manaconda is a rockstar romance and it was a surprisingly sweet read. I liked Hunter from the start, he was funny and had a very naughty but nice vibe going for him. There was an instant connection between him and Kenny, from that first sizzling kiss.

Safety: OW drama: low level (view spoiler)
A Fluffy Bunny rockstar romance???
How is that shit fucking possible?
And with a title like Manaconda.

Mind Blown.

I thought the fact the first 41% of the novel only covered the H/h's first 12 hours together would be a bigger stumbling block in progressing the plot. It wasn't, but it left a disjointed feeling to much of the last 50% of the novel. If the novel had another 10-20k after the meet-cute, this could have been spectacular for me and a 4 star read....a Fluffy Bunny 4 star read..
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This review is based on an ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.

I read this title and smirked because it sounded like a bad porn film title. And let's face it, curiosity killed the cat, so I had to read the description on it and follow up by reading the book. I AM SO GLAD I DID. I laughed until I cried in some parts of this book. There was also sex scenes that had this old woman squirming in her rocker. A pretty mean feat in this day and age lol. Meet a new favorite autho
Very disappointing. Kennedy and Hunter as well as the other characters lacked development. They were shallow and inconsistent! Too many hits and misses causing a major disconnect from the story. Even the rock-star excitement wasn't exciting.
Laurie Gyd
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hot romance

Wow what a rush!! Awesome story. Kennedy is a Public Relations Manager for the up and coming stars. She’s been asked by her boss to help re-direct a rockstars band, pushing the spin to their new album. The lead singer(drool worthy) has had some unexpected social attention that has rocketed their fame overnight. Hunter is hot, sexy and very interesting. He calls her Kenny instead of Kennedy and drives her bonkers. great romance.
Naughty Mom Story Time
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars
POV: His & Hers / 1st person
Naughty Factor: 3 out of 5

I was hoping for more character development for Hunter and Kennedy. Being a huge fan of the Lost in Oblivion series, I was expecting this semi-spinoff to equal, if not, rival the depth I've seen in the stories for the Oblivion band mates.

There was great chemistry between Kennedy and Hunter. I liked that Hunter wasn't the typical horn dog rock start that we see so often. By
Janell Sutherland
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Oh, Manaconda, I had such high hopes for you. I wanted a cocky (ha ha) rock star with a sense of humor, but instead I got an arrogant rock star with a “poor me, nobody cares about my mind” complex. Let me break it down.

Hunter is the lead singer of a band releasing their fifth album. He’s led the famous lifestyle for a decade, and he’s tired of the users and the groupies and the paparazzi. He finally landed the cover of Rolling Stone, but the cover picture shows his tight pants outlining his impr
Sultan * Baby Mama Smut-a-teer*
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
First let me start off by saying, I LOVED the name of this book! I mean my mind went straight to the gutter when I saw the cover and then read the title. I mean come ON!! This we a short and steamy read about the lead singer from the band hammered. I’ve read one other book from these authors and I really enjoyed it!

We meet Hunter first and he is in a mood. Apparently not every male likes to be known for what he is packing in his rocker jeans. Hunter use to enjoy all the attention, girls, and me
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