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Passion, intrigue, scandal—this rock station with a dangerously sexy bite has it all!

After a painful breakup, lone WORR female disc jockey   Dana fights to pull herself together while wondering if she’ll ever find true love. When she meets Cody, the hot lead singer of an up-and-coming band, the passion between them is electric. But Cody’s long-buried secrets could get in the way of them finding a lasting rhythm.

​​Drive-time deejay Jonny Rock had never been serious with any of his conquests, until now. Nineteen-year-old intern Heather is insatiable in and out of bed...and he can’t get enough. It’s a perfect set up until their relationship threatens to end his career—and his marriage.

​Three lives collide in an explosive story of desire, betrayal, and music. 

But they are not alone.

Dana is being watched, stalked by a listener who plans to make her his…by whatever means necessary.

“It had me hanging on until the very last page.”
Readers’ Favorite

“A fast-paced and fun throwback to the heyday of the radio era.”
Kirkus Reviews

"Wainland’s entertaining novel is well crafted, with an interesting plot that includes enough twists and turns to keep readers entertained until the very end."
Publisher's Weekly, BookLife Prize



One moment can change your life forever

In an instant, Cassie must put aside all her day-to-day worries: her looks, a job she likes (well deals with), what to wear. At twenty-nine, she receives sudden, life-changing news. She realizes that her everyday life with her fiancé, Jake, was pretty amazing. Who cares about a sarcastic boss or a promotion when losing everything has become a terrifying reality?

Cassie’s shocking news infiltrates the lives of everyone she loves, particularly Jake and her estranged sister, Sandy. Jake wants to be strong for Cassie, but this unexpected turn brings back painful memories—and a terrible secret he’s shared with no one. Sandy, who ran away to pursue stardom, is called home to face those she left behind. The golden child of the family, Sandy fell from her pedestal long​ago. Will she be able to face her own failures?

As Cassie struggles against an uncertain future, Jake and Sandy battle with the demons of the past. All three will learn valuable lessons about love, forgiveness and appreciating the days we’re given.

"...compelling...Wainland provides and inspirational story..."
Kirkus Reviews

​"Oh my once I picked up this novel it was one of the those that just did not let me go until I reached the end...Great dialogue and interaction with the past to present flows so nicely that is why you are going along without realizing until the unthinkable happens...The event will change the lives of three people so profoundly. What they thought they knew will be revealed that is really nothing to what they will come to realize. When all this is happening you have become so intertwined with the characters that you too will experience a range of emotions."
Denise Van Plew, Amazon Top Reviewer

What they're saying...

"The overarching story captures the zeitgeist of the late 1990s, as the DJs, rock stars, and listeners reveal the glamorous, complicated, and dangerous sides of the music industry in alternating narratives. Wainland’s characters are flawed, funny, and self-aware, brought to life with sharp prose…The historical details also ring true: the tastemakers of the late ’90s were still people, not algorithms. The best DJs had loyal fans, and even the rude and raunchy ones had hate-listeners…A fast-paced and fun throwback to the heyday of the radio era." 

Kirkus Reviews


Rock Radio allows you to immerse yourself in the fast-paced world of radio in the 90s so thoroughly that you may have trouble emerging again! This is the kind of engrossing literature that makes you forget everything but the story. Don't start it right before bed, or you'll be staying up late! The characters are memorable, from the rock dj with the wandering eye to the stalker super-fan who pushes things too far. It had me hanging on until the very last page. Lisa Wainland is to be commended for her writing... It is richly descriptive and full of industry terms and little tricks that show you the inside of the radio business in the 90s when rock was king." — ​Rebecca McLeod, Readers Favorite


"Wainland’s entertaining novel is well crafted, with an interesting plot that includes enough twists and turns to keep readers entertained until the very end." — BookLife Prize


"This book could be real and showcased on Entertainment Tonight." 



"Iron Butterfly is an uplifting story that will capture your heart." 

Dete Meserve, author of Bestseller, Good Sam


" amazing story of can't help but fall into the story and take on the lives of the characters."

Anne-Marie Reynolds, Readers Favorite 

​"Iron Butterfly lives up to its title. I found it a moving story with a strong likable character. It is the type story that inspires readers...a story of love and the importance of family, whether or not related by blood." 

Darlene Quinn, International award winning author