Book Club Blues:
@JayeWells - Sabina Kane, @JeannieHolmes - The Three Ninja Peas, @BurningBunnies - Itchy Witch
I love teasing my social media peeps. They are so much fun on-line (LOL). Right now I'm fooling around with author tribute tracks for Jaye Wells, Jeannie Holmes and Kim Harrison. They write amazingly fun page turners in the urban fantasy genre that are fabulous books to read. I frequently re-read them because they are highly entertaining and my only fan-gripe is that they don't write fast enough (because I want more books, more books, more books - LOL). Yes, it's true - I'm a bookaholic and authors are the world creating rock stars that inflame my imagination and keep me giggling in social media on a weekly basis. I love chatting with them and peeking at how their day is going and will squeal if they are coming to town (LOL). It's part of my "Evil Author" fan-girl routine. I'm an UF-newbie-writer in evil-author-training so I study the work of the really cool social media savvy writers (but we shall save that bit of writing mischief for a Readers and Ritas 2011 TX blog post and NaNoWriMo - silly grin).
Book Club Blues (Vol.02) is up on deck with 4 new singles inspired by my virtual gal pals. There are currently 12 tracks waiting to be mastered so the plan is approximately 16 tunes for the second tribute album. We had a blast creating the first album so this series is going to continue as long as I have writing pals who don't mind the musical spoofs (silly grin). I'm looking forward to unleashing some Amy DeZellar musical mischief. She wrote the flipping hilarious book Dating Amy (LOL) and I'm not through with messing with the lovely Claire Legrand either (her mom is in remission from cancer so click the link and send them some social media love).
FYI: Turns out Amazon lets musicians have videos on their artist pages so now I've gotta create some video book pimping mischief with a little help from my social media author friends. I enjoy being an Amazon affiliate and am an unrepentant Kindle download junkie (and Kimaholic - silly grin). Good authors feed my reading addictions and I have 68 on my reading list. Fun is you can trace almost a third of them directly back to Kim Harrison (happy sigh) with Vicki Pettersson and Jocelynn Drake macking out the other sections of the list (LOL). The joke in my neighborhood Starbucks is I bow to all things Kim-Vicki-Jocelynn - which is kinda true (silly grin). They're mega talented, mad fun and keep me intrigued with urban fantasy reading/writer suggestions. I've made some amazing friends as a direct result of following them around cyberspace. Example: I am now a digital triplet. I used to be a cyber-twin but Kendall Grey and Lynn Rush both adopted me (so I need more glitter for our virtual literati pick axes - wicked little grin).
Cool is I now have the dummy guides for all those special effects I need to learn how to use. Looking forward to filming in TX so I can experiment with my digital editing decks. In the meantime, here's a musical sneak peek along with links to some of the author websites because if you haven't had the pleasure of reading these writers you really should. I'm working on the author tribute track Catch The Rush this week inspired by author Lynn Rush. I also have half of Big Bad Evil recorded for author Sherry Soule. I may even have an idea for author Sabrina Benulis (evil grin) but I'll save that bit of musical mischief for another blog post...
As usual, my kids are the boss of me on the Book Club Blues (Vol.02) project. Stephen, the Minion Blur has been keeping me very busy with my gorgeous gal pals (happy sigh). Shorty picks people to play with by their blog embeds and spankin' book covers. He thinks every single one of them are beautiful. I agree. Pssst... They have intellectually drop dead gorgeous minds too so they are just as beautiful within as without. We love reading and playfully messing with them. Betcha if you try reading their books you'll fall in love with them too (unless you don't like kick a$$ females - then you may want to smack me for making you read adventurous paranormal books with wicked plot pacing twists and fun, snarky dialog - LOL). ;-)
Did I mention I really love being a Jaye Wells fan? Besides being mad cool as a person (and a Vicki twit-hook-up), her Sabina Kane character inspired a few fun musical tracks across both projects. I'm looking forward to spending some time with them at Readers and Ritas. Nothing like snacking and cracking jokes with your fave people, eh? I'm sitting at Jaye's table (happy sigh) and Vicki Pettersson will be there (silly grin) so between the two of them I probably wont know how to act (mischievous grin).
Yes, it's true, I am a squealing fan-girl of all my fave authors. They give the cartoons in my head something fun to do. Reading really good books trigger little movies in my imagination and sometimes I pick a fave spot and illustrate it with music (and cartoons - LOL). ;-)
One of my fave Tweople authors launched a new website for fans to play on: http://ninjapeas.blogspot.com My 5 year old and I have been fooling around on Skype and shorty insisted the Three Ninja Peas needed a blog song so we've had a bit of studio mischief together. Stephen the Minion Blur is pleased... I'm still laughing over this because Little Dude has gone keyboard-retro (silly grin). He likes organs and the electric piano. He says I have to write beach music for the Ninja Peas... I think it was the pink paint and Tour Guide Barbie crack (wicked little grin). Seems he knows who Beach Barbie is (and likes her - melodramatic sigh) but I digress... I have to post the rest of the wee people music (LOL). ;-)
Kim Harrison Book Signing: 7 PM on Nov 01 at Nicolas (2513 Jackson Av, Ann Arbor, MI)
I love everything Kim Harrison. My kids are intrigued with her blog embeds too (LOL).
Yes, I habitually read blogs out loud to the wee people like bed time stories (and frequently laugh with them over a whole bunch of stuff) so the boys know who all my fave authors are. They like social media and are visual learners. We have amazing Kim Harrison conversations because my kids like pixies (it's a Tinkerbell/Disney thing) and we lurk on everyones' websites together. Twitter is their new fascination. It's the floating pixels of familiar people (plus Shorty can't read but he is trying very hard) so I enjoy helping them navigate the twit-streams.
Noah finally got the KH Itchy Witch track out of me. My uber-geeky Youtube/Google-centric Autistic 9 year old has been trying to get me to create a whole album based on the Hollows. Now that I'm drooling over the Hollows Insider I just may musically spoof that puppy because the world book is full-color-fabulous and the cartoons in my head are having a field day learning all sorts of new details about the world of Rachel Morgan. It'll be mad fun to create something new while running amok since I'm packing up the Korg for my AR road trip. Melodious and I are going to have a ActiveRain Blogfest in TX (when I'm not being an autograph-hound fan-girl of Vicki Pettersson and Jaye Wells).
Yes, there will be TX blog mischief because I'm scheduled to be there for an entire week to see my fave bloggers and authors. I can do A LOT in 7 days and plan to let Club Chaos, Melodious and Amanda Hall have their way with me. Pssst... so can my fave authors. I've been cooking up something cool to do for/with them while I have my tech toys in tow (evil grin). ;-)
I wonder if I can high-jack people to sing during my invasion of several states... I have to detour by Alicia's and go see my folks in SC. I smell a quirky Christmas album in the making (LOL). I've been trying to get my sister Michelle to sing with me. She's very talented but mad busy getting a degree and working her butt off so it's tricky getting tracks out of her and Alicia (yes, I drive everyone nuts dragging them into my various projects because it's fun and I like sleep overs with free food - LOL).
Gotta run. My car is in the shop. I need to go fetch my wheels so I can start my road trip and silly habit of blogging across states while I head south. Yes, Virginia, there will be eye candy and foodilicious-food-porn. I have a list of restaurants to review. ;-)
Want something cool to read?
Dead Witch Walking
The Good, The Bad, and The Undead
Undead in The Garden of Good and Evil--Ivy novella in the anthology Dates From Hell.
Every Which Way But Dead
A Fistful of Charms
Dirty Magic--Mia short story in the anthology Hotter Than Hell.
For A Few Demons More
The Bridges of Eden Park-Kisten/Rachel short in the US mass market edition of For a Few Demons More
Two Ghosts for Sister Rachel--Robbie/Rachel/Pierce novella in the anthology Holidays from Hell
The Outlaw Demon Wails (retitled Where Demons Dare in the UK)
The Bespelled-Ceri/Al short story in the US mass market edition of The Outlaw Demon Wails