Monday, May 09, 2011

The Rockstar Playlist...

So Rhys' book is coming along, and Im thankful for the cooperation, he can be tempermental at times, especially when he doesnt like whats coming up. So Im writing today, and Audra is in the middle of one of Phaedra's fits, so I guess shes writing now as well.

I figured I would stop and give you guys a play list for what we are writing to... A lot of it you wont know, but do yourself a favor, head over to itunes and download ALL these songs, because they NEED to be in your music catalog... So... shall we?

Dramarama- Anything, Anything (you'll see why when you read the book)
Weep- Lay there and Drown
Sweetest Kill - Broken Social Scene
Weep- When Im Wrong
#1 Crush- Garbage
Alkaline Trio- Crawl
Crystal Castles Feat. Robert Smith- Not In Love
Depeche Mode- Personal Jesus
Metric- Gold Guns Girls
Saosin- Seven Years
From Autumn to Ashes- Reflections
The National- Blood Buzz Ohio
Cursive- The recluse
DeathCab for Cutie- I will Possess your Heart
Reggie and the Full Effect- Thanks for Staying
Grade- The Inefficiency of Emotion
Junction 18- June and the Ocean
SkyCameFalling- Porcelin Heart Promises (yes I know Porcelin is spelled wrong but thats the song)
GlassJaw- Lovebites and Razorlines

So... thats what we are working on right now... theres more I have scheduled to get INTO the playlist, but i havent gotten that far writing yet... Thoughts?

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Rhys' rock star book...

So Audra and I are working on Rhys' book while we are working on other things that are taking precedence. Its been good, getting 500 words here 250 words there with this story, and its coming along nicely.

For those that don't know, Rhys' book is about a rock star on tour that happens to be able to see dead people. yes, Rhys is a medium. Anyway, he and his band are on their first full US tour and Rhys decides that seducing his tour manager (yes, it is a woman) is one hell of a pass time on the road, and pursues her, to the point of forgetting about the woman hes loved and suffered for for so long, his long dead Phaedra. Well Phaedra isn't having any of that, shes of the mind that he should suffer greatly and doesn't want him to be happy, least of all with a girl shes extremely jealous of.

Yes. Clusterfuck. I am loving writing this book. Anyway, With this one, because its about a rockstar and life on the road (and YES, I can write about it with authority, Its what I did for a living for 5 years...) I was thinking of adding in the play lists we used to write it... Since Rhys and the band are not Rock and Roll in the most pure sense, they are a Emo core band from NOLA, a lot of readers done know squat about that lifestyle or the kinda music it really is... So I'm thinking of adding a play list in at the beginning to help readers get into the story, and even help them find some new music they will probably love.

So as readers, do you like extras like that in books?

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Books for reviews!

Ok so I have been checking some things out recently... and realized that while we have been selling a nice amount of books recently NO ONE is reviewing anything. Well that's Just Poo. See, what readers don't understand is that reviews (reader reviews) DO HELP SELL BOOKS. Most readers will go and review the big NY published books, but what about the ones that REALLY need the reviews to make sure sales keep up, IE: the Small press author?

So in an attempt to get our name out there more, I'm going to offer up books for review, free of charge! So whats the catch... Read on.

1. If you take the book, you MUST review it either on Amazon, ARe, TEB (if applicable), Siren(If Applicable) and This REALLY does help authors sell books.
2. If you have a bloggy, you MUST post there as well.
3. If you happen to post on ARe, PLEASE rate the book. Ratings help the authors sell books by getting on the Top Reader Rated list.

Can you do any and or all of that? Well contact me! For every book you take I ask that you try to get them out before the end of the month (cuz then its not like your agreeing to review, your just taking a free book otherwise)

This is the list of books up for reviews... You can take as many as you want, but PLEASE only take what you can review:

Sugar and Sin
Silk and Steel
Frost and Flame
Your Burn Me
Of Crimson and Collars
To Collar and Keep
Fire In His Eyes
Deep Water
Astoroth: Her Last Sin
Hot Rio Nights
Beyond the Vision of Dreams
Surrender in Moonlight
A Gift of Daybreak
Entwined by Fate
The Soft Edge of Midnight

Stella writing as Dagmar Avery:(short stories)
A Hellion of the Skies (Steampunk)
Becoming Persephone (Erotic gods)
Looking Glass Lover (Erotic gods)
All the Pleasures the Skies have to Offer (Erotic gods)

So email me at and Tell me what you want... and lets get the ball rolling!