Never Mind the Rules is your alternative to the barrage of cookie-cutter self-help relationship books geared towards a set of rules that are intended to work for everyone. This is a frank, honest, sexy and racy dating guide that helps you write YOUR own rules by getting REAL with yourself. It is written with a unique rock n roll angle that music fans can enjoy.While doing the research for Never Mind the Rules, we interviewed reputable therapists, rock star chicks, housewives, journalists, polyamorous couples, swingers, and best selling author Neil Straus (who wrote the controversial book The Game) who turned out to be a huge inspiration; and lastly even men we dated (gay & straight)!We reveal personal dating horror stories, successful dating stories, wild and romantic anecdotes, and the world of sexual fetishes. We hope you will laugh and cry with us like we do when we watch Sex & The City, Girls, or Girlfriends Guide to Divorce.We navigate dating in a tech-centric world including: online dating, social networking, and texting. We provide a step-by-step guide for you to create your perfect online profile. You will learn how to create your own vision board and write a successful business plan for love. Included are a variety of quizzes and mantras to help you. Our aim is to make you feel as though you are part of a non-judgmental secret girls club of sorts, just like you have with your own personal BFFs.”Never Mind the Rules: How to Rock at Love is a portmanteau that combines the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks and Nirvana’s Nevermind with The Rules: (a 1995 self-help publication that effectively set back feminism 40 years by promoting game-playing to land a husband). Unlike The Rules, this book and its namesake get-together are all about encouraging women to be themselves, without worrying about how to snag a dude” – LA Weekly”Susan Hyatt and Lina Lecaro have published a great book, Never Mind The Rules,that can help save your social life, especially if your world revolves around music or an alternative line of thinking” – Caiiforniarocker.com”The book can practically work as a self-improvement guide for men also looking to date.” – Idobi.com”An honest take on looking for love with two distinct voices and approaches.” – Angels Flight Literary WestSusan Hyatt is currently enrolled in post-graduate studies in psychology for Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy licensing, and is devoted to empowering women. She is an American singer/songwriter, former UK talk show host, and an NASM certified fitness trainer (Susan Hyatt’s Rockstar Workout – an Amazon bestseller). Susan has written and recorded over 150 love songs and published 6 albums for her bands Pillbox, Stimulator, and most recently Sirens of Soho. Her unique lifestyle of touring, recording, writing, hosting, and training left little time or room to find a suitable life partner. At age 43, feeling hopeless and addicted to self-help books, she was ready for a change. Susan decided to focus her energy on finding a husband and started putting into practice everything that she had learned. Having gone through dozens of failed relationships with what turned out to be gay men, married men, and crack addicts, she was like millions of other middle-aged women who were alone, and/or divorced and scared of the horrific “dating scene.” Fast-forward five years later, Susan Hyatt is happily married to her soul mate and living in Nashville.Lina Lecaro is a published author, journalist, photographer, and web radio personality based in Los Angeles, California. She has been likened to an LA version of both the Candace Bushnell Sex and the City writer/character Carrie Bradshaw and The Village Voice’s sassy scribe Michael Musto.In 2013, Lina’s long-term marriage to her high school sweetheart ended. Thrust into the exciting yet intimidating new world of dating as a single mom, Lina joined Susan Hyatt to co-write Never Mind the Rules as a woman’s how-to-guide, a guide she herself wished existed. She’s been “drinking her own Kool-Aid,” testing Never Mind the Rules’ techniques and principles on a daily basis. Essentially “living” the book, as she and Hyatt wrote it and adapting her advice based on what worked and didn’t work for her. Even after encountering some less than honorable fellows during this process, she remains a passionate advocate of men, romance and relationships. She hopes to pass along this faithful optimism to her daughter as she grows up. Lina has interviewed an impressive array of rockstars and celebs such as Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Courtney Love, Gene Simmons, Adam Lambert, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Rotten, Siouxsie Sioux, Shirley Manson and many more. While her work on Never Mind the Rules marked a new, more personal direction for her subject matter-wise, music and its significance to her life and all our lives will always be front and center.