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(The Luminous Series #1)

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She makes my pulse race.
From the moment I laid eyes on her in that ridiculous giraffe onesie, I knew this girl would rock my world.
Effa’s the lead singer of the world-famous rock band, Luminous.
And I’m their new lighting tech, Kaden ‘Mercs’ Mercury.
Going on tour with an all-female rock band would be simple you’d think, but these girls aren’t an easy push-over.
All the
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
That was the kind of ending that is going to stick in my mind until I can get the next book in my hands. February can't possibly get here fast enough, even if it is only next month, but I am so very grateful I don't have long to wait.

This was a nice twist on the rocker books I normally read. I loved the female rock group. I loved that there was this awesome group of woman out there making music and that hopefully, slowly but surely, I am going to get to see each of them find their HEA. In this
Alecia ~☆~The Staircase Reader~☆~
***Arc received through Enticing Journey Book Promotions***

I am a huge Rockstar Romance lover, so when I heard this novel surrounded around an all girl rock band I was immediately in! As for my rating and my review. I'm on the fence on how I'm going to approach this. I had my likes, but I also had my dislikes.

I did enjoy Pulse, but it took me sooooo long to actually get into the storyline to the point of wanting to read more.

I liked the premise of an all girl rock band and I really liked the f
Donna Wright
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
God! I love a rockstar book and this one certainly didn't disappoint. This was a different kind for me though, there was no brooding male rockstar well not a lead character anyways. But was full of a high energy all girl band that rocked just like the men in all ways.

This book featured lots of things illness, infatuation and a little gambling. And one hell  of a hot brooding alpha lighting tech, that sweeps the lead of her feet. This story is quite fast pasted and the story evolves quickly with
She's a Lip Biter
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Multiple Reviews Below

Oh my, with an exciting start this book makes you stand up and take notice straight away! Bring on the rest of this new series.

Effa or Effervescent aka Vespa Carrington, lead singer of an all girl rock band called Luminous, is one with nature and uses this to calm and guide her in her crazy rockstar world. Mercs, or Kaden Mercury, takes over as the lighting director for the girls' shows and makes his mark from the beginning, impressing Effa as well.

We met this funky a
Brandy Roberts
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh my heart the cliffhanger killed me I so did not see that coming just WOW . I really enjoyed Pulse it drew me in from start to finish with lovable characters and refreshing story line . I've had the pleasure of reading the Recoil Rock series were the luminous are introduced mainly Effa who I adore the way she embraces her uniqueness . From the first meeting between Effa and Mercs they shared a undeniable attraction that built into a inferno that couldn't be extinguished add in sex scen ...more
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it

The emotions are high in this book, but how can it not be with a stage full of women. When an lighting disaster brings them a new lighting tech sparks fly for our lead singer. She was not looking for anything other than the thrill of the stage.

Effa is considered to be the free spirited hippy of the group. Making sure she is at the event early to get the feeling of the hall and know her surroundings. Relationships have not been on her radar, sure she loves
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a really good debut. It has all the hallmarks of the rocker lifestyle: the drugs, the hype, the drama, the sex. The fact that Luminous is an all-girl group in no way makes the story line weird or awkward. As a matter of fact, it enhances it.

Kaden, aka Mercs, is the typical guy from a small town trying to do the right thing and struggling to take care of his family. Getting a job as the head ELT for Luminous is not only super cool, but an answer to prayer for him. A well-paying job, it co
Robyn Corcoran
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I adore this adore this author's writing and was so excited to know she was writing a series around the all girl band 'Luminous'! KE Osborn doesn't let her readers down with this new series if this book is anything to go by!

Effa is the lead singer of an all girl, Australian rock band called Luminous and touring in America as the main band. They were support for Recoil in Australia and that's how we got to meet them for the first time. Needing a qualified lighting director they employ Kaden 'Merc
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pulse is the first book in K.E. Osborn’s new Luminous series and man does it rock!

Luminous is an all-girl Aussie rock band that is touring the US when their lighting technician almost kills someone because he can’t do his job right.

Effa, short for Effervescent, is the lead singer and is one character that I’m likely never to forget. She is very in tune with nature and some may call her a hippy. She’s all about the positive energy!

When their band manager, finds Kaden Mercury, a very well sought
Felicia Eddy
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have been a fan of KE Osborn for what seems like forever so I have been looking forward to her new series. I am so happy that she didnt disappoint with Pulse.

Effa is the lead singer of the up and coming girl band Luminous, Merc has just been hired as their lighting director. The chemistry between Effa and Merc starts from the time they meet and just grows as they get to know each other. Effa needs to be careful - the band cant afford to lose Merc on their North American tour and Merc has a fe
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
OMG! Mercs has the weight of the world on his shoulders as he provides for his grandmother and sister, Kiera, who is battling cancer. As a lighting technician, this puts him on the road with different bands providing the magical lighting that enhances their stage shows. Luminous is a hot all girls rock band taking the US by storm but a huge error with their lighting forces them to look for a new technician to take over and Mercs is at the top of the list. When Mercs meets Effa, the lead singer, ...more
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PULSE - 5 sexy female rockers and 1 swoon worthy man

PULSE was everything that I expected from KE Osborn, except for one thing; this was a book about five of the sexiest rockers ever - and they were female. To say I was hooked from the beginning is a huge understatement. I was totally engrossed from the first word through to that totally unexpected cliffhanger - thank goodness Book 2 BREATHE is only a month away.

PULSE is Effa and Kaden's "Mercs" story, and what a story it is. Fast paced and fu
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This is the first time I have read a story with an all-female band, it was a lot of fun seeing everything in reverse. I really never thought about male groupies
Effa is definitely mother earth's child - she is easy going and connected to the energy around her- she is also the lead singer and second guitarist
After an incident with their lighting tech, the manager brings Merc in with the hopes of getting the nightmare PR swept away
Jennifer Pierson
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Effa is the lead singer of the world famous, all girl rock band, Luminous. She's a bubbly, animal onesie wearing hippy, that will cleanse anyone's aura who is stressed out by day, and rock out by night, slip of a pixie girl that I loved. And then there's Merc, the genius lighting tech, who's a broody alpha male, that carries his families problems on his shoulders, but has a huge heart. So I loved him a ton immediately. When these two meet, it's adorably sweet, as well as funny. And off on a fun ...more
Stephannie Tolitsky- Swoon Worthy Books /Enticing Journey Boo
Effa is the lead singer of the world-famous rock band Luminous, who is was spotted wearing a giraffe onesie. Kaden 'Mercs' Mercury just took one look at her in her ridiculous get up and his pulse sped up. This girl is something else to the new lighting tech Mercs who will get to spend a lot of time with Effa while on tour with her band.

While on tour things back home are not going great, actually things are getting worse. I am saving every penny but will I be too late to save what is most import
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Crazy Cajun Book Addicts for an honest review.

I haven't read anything by this author before but i'm so glad I took a chance as I really enjoyed Pulse. It was an addictive read from the very first page. What I really liked about it was its not your normal rockstar romance as this is an all female rockband. Each girl is quirky and flirty in their own way and hopefully we'll get to see more of them if they get their own books. Pulse is Effa's sto
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to say I have ugly tears because of the cliff hanger I just endured BUT I will say this book captured my heart and soul from page 1 !! This was a FANTASTIC BOOK !!

Mercury was working away from home because he needed to .. Gran and Kiera we’re counting on him but when he meets Effervescent he felt some thing for her and for his job .. a tingle, a shock, a feeling for meaning. But they both didn’t know that it was maybe .. ummmm .. Love ?? But Merc and Effa will give it there all to be tog
Kathy Aronoff
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
All you Rock Star book junkies who wanted an all female band to read about- here it is. This brand new series features the Band Luminous. After reading hundreds of Rock Star books that are male oriented, it was nice to see the ladies who believe in the Rock mantra of Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll. All 5 band members are introduced in Pulse, however this book concentrates on their lead singer Effa & Sound Man extraordinaire Kaden "Merc" Mercury.
I LOVE Effa (short for Effervescent) and that i
♚Julia ~ The Romance Rebels ♚
I love rock star romances, it's one of my all time favorite tropes. What I really enjoyed most was that Pulse resolved around an all girls rock band. But this story fell flat for me. It was long, dragged in some parts, and I sadly skimmed. I had high hopes for Pulse, but was disappointed.

Effa was a hip chick, and she mentioned that every chance she could. Got a bit repetitive...

In the beginning Mercs was a very sweet and loving hero. Family meant everything to him, as well as taking care of hi
Cali Gals
Jan 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Good 3.5 read. Love the Rocker Chick concept of this story. Effa (lead singer) enters the story and you feel right away her Mother Earth qualities which was awesome. I enjoy the interesting and unusual and she definitely delivers that. Merc (new lightning guy) touched my heart right off the bat. So don’t laugh but I love how we meet him and are introduced to his good work ethic and amazing organizational skills. Maybe that is a small thing but I loved it (no I am not OCD haha). Most impressive t ...more
Elaine Watling
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Popstars… Popstars… Popstars… I’m a real sucker for a book about Popstars. This book was different than most it’s Effa (the female lead) who’s the lead singer of world famous rock band, Luminous. Most other books I’ve read it’s the guy who’s the popstar so this was a nice change. Effa’s on tour with her band and they have problems with the lighting guy, he get’s sacked and we meet Kaden Mercury or Mercs to his friends, he’s a lighting GOD….. he has problems back home and that’s why he’s on the t ...more
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Sometimes there's more life in the peace and quiet than in the mad rush of the hurricane of the music."

Holy roller coaster Batman! This is the first book I've read by K.E. Osborn and she brought it. There are so many twists and turns in this story line that I thought I was going to get motion sickness. I loved every minute of the ride. There are so many differenct story lines and they are so well developed that I devoured this book in twenty four hours.
I cannot say enough about her characters.
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great combo: a fun sexy rocker romance combined with K. E. Osborn’s flare for the written word. Pulse is a very well written storyline with main characters you’ll love. For that matter you’ll love “most” of the characters.

Effa is the lead singer of an all girl band and Mercs joins the crew as their lighting tech. When they meet, they hit it off and the chemistry between them is amazing. They come from similar backgrounds yet Effa is more carefree where as Merck’s seems to carry the weig
Donna Midgley
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow another great book by K E Osborn. I’m a huge fan of her stories revolving rock stars. We meet Effa in the Recoil series which if you haven’t read that series. You really need to! It’s brilliant but you don’t have to read them before this one as it’s a new series. Effa and Mercs are amazing characters. I love Mercs back story about his sister and gran. The love he has for his family is emotional and they are such a close unit. Effa is a very funny character. She is hard to grasp at time becau ...more
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Carla's Four Star Review

Pulse is the first book in The Luminous Rock Series, and, if you love a good rock star romance with a unique story line and awesome characters, this is the book for you!

This new series focuses on the all female rock band Luminous. In this first book, we are introduced to all five members of the band, but this story mainly focuses on Effa and Kaden aka "Mercs". Effa is the band's lead singer. She is a hippie/unique soul who sees the best in everyone, and Mercs is the band'
Amy  Crull
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm a huge fan of rock star books so I super excited to read this book! I love the aspect of a all girl band. Effa and her band mates know how to bring in a crowd and can rock it out! I loved Effa. She was a free spirit, bubbly and naive. She is the head and the center of the band. She wasn't looking for Kaden Mercury but fate had a hand in helping. I liked Mercury but he kept a lot of things private from Effa. I mean he had good reason but I'm afraid it's gonna come back and kick him in the but ...more
United Indie Book Blog
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm a huge fan of rock star books so I super excited to read this book! I love the aspect of a all girl band. Effa and her band mates know how to bring in a crowd and can rock it out! I loved Effa. She was a free spirit, bubbly and naive. She is the head and the center of the band. She wasn't looking for Kaden Mercury but fate had a hand in helping. I liked Mercury but he kept a lot of things private from Effa. I mean he had good reason but I'm afraid it's gonna come back and kick him in the but ...more
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book definitely ends on one hell of a cliffhanger, but unlike many I love that as much as I hate it.

It is incredibly well written and I just love how K. E. Osborn repeatedly manages to give us original characters, while sticking to the sub genre of Rock Stars that I love so dearly.

Effa is like no other character I have ever met before and I just adored her from first page. The same goes for Mercs and his big heart; it’s nice getting a male character that aren’t afraid of commitment.

Out of f
Cee Cee Houston
Jan 17, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Pulse was my first time reading anything by KE Osborn. It was a fun, sexy little rock star read with a difference. The stars of the band are all women, not men.
Effa is the lead singer of the band, Luminous, and along with her four girlfriends is headed for the big time in the USA. After a disastrous incident at their last concert leads to Merc being brought on board to join the crew as the as the new lighting technician due to issues with the previous guy
Merc and Effa have an instant ch
Pelusa Rivera
Jan 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Received an ARC at no cost to author..I did like the story i also had some issues with it. I enjoyed the group being an all girl band, kudos to you, girl power whatever, we got it. So as we meet Effa short for (Effervescent) I probably would have changed my name, sorry to go off script, totally not important, anyway as I was saying about Effa, she was a cool hippie chick, but I kind of got tired of being reminded that she was a hippie, we got we don't it repeated multiple times. Then we meet Mer ...more
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Australian author K E Osborn was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. With a background in graphic design and a flair for all things creative, she felt compelled to write the story brewing in her mind.

Writing gives her life purpose. It makes her feel, laugh, cry, and get completely enveloped with the characters and their story lines. She feels completely at home when writing and wouldn’t

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The Luminous Series (2 books)
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