Monday, April 5, 2021

Monday Muse: STARSET - MANIFEST (Official Music Video)

When I first heard this song, I was obsessed (and I still am).  I'd never heard of Starset, but the song was super compelling to me.  Enough that I had to watch the video.  And oh, what SF goodness it is!  A little more research told me the lead singer was a total nerd (also all kinds of eye candy and super smart).  Obviously, that meant I needed to see them in real life.  Lucky for me, they came to CT in October 2019.  The place where they played (The Webster) is a crud hole in the worst part of Hartford.  BUT, the show was friggin' amazing.  The special effects were awesome, the theme was super cool, there were kick butt backup ladies playing stringed instrument, the costumes were literally out of this world, plus it was interactive -- you could scan QR codes all over the walls to see neat videos associated with the album.  The opening bands were pretty unique and fantastic as well.  One of the best concerts I've ever been to, hands down.  It made leaving the venue to find out that my brand new car had been broken into kind of worth it...

Monday, March 29, 2021

Monday Muse: Ciara - Paint It, Black

Okay, "Paint it, Black" is a kick a$$ song to begin with, but can we please talk about how absolutely sexy and haunting this cover is?  Sorry Stones, but Ciara took a lyrically amazing song, gave it length and gravitas, and turned it into something that makes me wanna witch dance around a bonfire.  It's chilling and totally inspiring!


Monday, March 22, 2021

Monday Muse: Delta Rae - "The Dark"

If any of you have been paying attention, you know that I LOVE Delta Rae.  They are often featured on Monday Muse and songs of theirs are on numerous "inspiration" playlists for my writing.  It should come as no surprise that when they went Indie and put up a Kickstarter I backed it.  The idea was simple, two sister albums -- The Light and The Dark -- released at different points in time.  Well, The Dark album dropped this week and, like all of their well timed music, I needed to hear it.  I think you all need it in your lives too, so here you go.


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

MY FIRST AUDIOBOOK!!!

I FINALLY GOT AN AUDIOBOOK.

This was a long time coming but certainly needed to be done as I have people asking me all the time about whether I'm in audiobook.  I'm a huge fan of audiobooks myself, so I definitely felt I was missing a section of my readership without one and it killed me that my contract for the Tricksters series makes if difficult to get them into audiobook.  For the time being, my self-published work is what I'll be focusing on for audiobook.

That said, I chose ROYAL REVOLUTION (Tales of Turin) -- my latest release -- to be the first of my audiobooks.  It's novelette length, so it's an easy sampler for both my work as well as something that's not a hard dedication for listeners.  The fabulous Joshua Macrae is the narrator and I'm probably going to keep him on for at least the rest of the Tales of Turin.  Once I'm done with the Tales of Turin releases I think I'll circle back to the City Steam world and maybe get a few of those into audiobook as well.

So, if you wanna try one of my books on audio, here you go, enjoy!!!



Monday, March 15, 2021

Monday Muse: Ayron Jones -- Take me Away

I am bringing back Monday Muse on a semi-routine basis.  I've been awful at posting for you lovely folx and I think you all deserve better than that!  I've been discovering all kinds of fun music this year and I should share it, right!?  Jury is still out on Feature Friday, but you'll probably be getting routine personal posts from me.

So, here's an amazing artist that I discovered this year.  Ayron Jones.  Holy Hannah, can we talk about this gent's voice, please?  Since my long silence I've been going back to my rock roots and getting REALLY into soulful blues.  Ayron hits all the right buttons for my music needs these days.  Listening to this song I can close my eyes and imagine myself sitting in a bar on Bourbon or Beale street.  Low lighting, heads nodding, guitars and signed posters mounted on the walls, sweaty beverage forgotten on the table...

Fully admit to *almost* publicly proposing to Ayron based on voice alone.  But, I was smart and looked him up first...He's married, so I wish him all the best of luck for a healthy happy relationship and family instead!  XD

Friday, January 1, 2021

The Revolution is Upon Us!


Happy 2021!  We're not over the pandemic, but I think we're starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel.  What a cruddy year 2020 was...  But, as some of you know, the pandemic has had one upside:  I started writing again!

I've been working on MANY different projects here and there.  As you know, I always work on ten projects at once and it takes me a while to actually finish any of them. 

However, I DID finish a new dark fantasy novelette called Royal Revolution for an LLS2020 exclusive anthology called The Queen Collection.  I have self published this novelette and it's available in e-book and print starting today through Amazon.  You'll be able to get this as an AUDIOBOOK in February.  It's the first of my work to be an audiobook and I'm really happy with how it came out!

I haven't put anything out in quite a few years so I hope you love this character and the world she lives in. :)  I'll be in two more anthologies this coming year and my intent is to self-publish those pieces as well.