You can now get The People Want Dance Pop as an ebook pretty much everywhere online – handy, if you were waiting for the Amazon exclusive period to be over.
If you prefer your books on dead tree, to books on screen, the paperback edition of The People Want Dance Pop is now available for sale.
My new ebook is up on Amazon.
TWO FRIENDS DECIDE TO START A BAND AND YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!
In 2011 Wesley and Uri formed a band, dragged in two of their best friends, and set out to see the world together on the adventure of a lifetime. Along the way they discover the wondrous effects of ill-advised drug use and poor sexual choices. By 2016 they’ve gone their separate ways and Wesley can only look back. Is it Wesley’s drinking that comes between them? Is it the arrival of beautiful, normal Gloria and the promise of a life outside the band? Or is it the mysteries Uri clings to that threaten everything they’ve built between them?
This is a story of the journey between those two points, between hopeful youth and bitter-sweet experience, and all the mistakes people make along the way.
Here is a partial list of the music I am listening to while writing the next instalment of In Tune. Note, that while many authors will post play lists of really cool music, I myself mostly listen to really dance-y pop music. Also, while these songs get me in the writing vibe for matching the feel of the story, they don’t necessarily track with what the scenes I’m writing are about… or do they?
- Birds of Tokyo – Lanterns
- Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
- Concrete Blonde – Joey
- Darren Hayes – Popular
- David Bowie – I’m Afraid of Americans
- Fall Out Boy – The Kids Aren’t Alright
- Florence + the Machine – Delilah; Hiding
- Kita Alexander – Like You Want To
- Lana Del Rey – a lot but especially Sad Girl and The Other Woman
- One Direction – What a Feeling (*note, this is a really adorable track where they try to sound like Fleetwood Mac)
- The Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
- Tori Amos – Cruel
- Troye Sivan – Talk Me Down
I’ve almost reached the end of my Christmas and New Year holiday (though not quite yet) so I thought I’d pop in to say hello to everyone before I go back to regular updates.
First, I’ve added a little more information to the site and re-jigged the menu to make things more clear and usable.
Second, The Rhinoceros Conspiracy Live is now on Scribd.
Third, a dear friend has a book out now with Less Than Three Press here – check it out now if you’re interested in lesbian fantasy novels.
I’m madly writing the next instalment of the In Tune series and I’ve got the beginnings of a novella in the works, so I hope to have something for you all to read very soon.
Sorry for the radio silence here lately. I’ve been flat out at work in the lead up to the holidays.
But you’ll be pleased to know that The Rhinoceros Conspiracy Live is now up for pre-order on Apple Barnes and Noble/Nook and Kobo. (Unless you aren’t pleased but, ey, can’t win them all.) This also means that the remaining time you can read it via Kindle Unlimited is, well, limited – so if you were wanting to do that, get on it. By the way, there’s also a paperback version there if that’s what you prefer (come, read the book that critics are calling ‘definitely printed on paper’).
The paperback edition of The Rhinoceros Conspiracy Live is now available to buy, if you prefer your books on real paper.
A break from your regularly scheduled review programming…
My book, The Rhinoceros Conspiracy Live, is about a band and I thought it would be fun to think about the kinds of music the main characters listen to.
Uri tries to only listen to music released in and around the year he was born. So Nirvana’s Nevermind, Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik, 2Pacalypse Now, a bit of Smashing Pumpkins, and a little bit of Enya.
Zepp would tell you he listens to Sex Pistols and the Rolling Stones, because after all like most all-male indie bands they started out inspired by 70s white man music, but secretly he’s been listening to Taylor Swift’s 1989 and Carly Rae Jepsen’s E.mo.tion on repeat for months.
Joe listens to Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence album pretty much constantly. He also really does listen to the Rolling Stones and David Bowie, and Stevie Wonder, as well as having a fondness for old school blues and early rock.
Wesley listens to whatever is on the radio because he likes everything.
My new ebook is up for pre-order on Amazon!
Fresh off a moderately successful Asian tour, The Rhinoceros Conspiracy are gearing up for what may be the most poorly planned American tour ever.
Anxiety, jealousy – guitarist Zeppelin O’Connor has been trying to bury his feelings for years. But when charming, flighty lead singer Joe expresses interest, Zepp makes a choice that goes against all his instincts.
Forces within the band threaten their four-year friendship and they’ve both got pasts to deal with. As they try to keep the band from falling apart and deal with the fears between them, will an outside threat get in the way of their happy ending?