Monday, January 25, 2016

Monday Tour Stop with Erica Kudisch and The Backup

Hi all! Erica Kudisch here, promoting my debut novel THE BACKUP, queer urban fantasy with a side of myth and music. 

Thanks so much for keeping up with the blog tour! Be sure to swing by the other stops for awesome multimedia content and a $50 prize package giveaway! 

I’m supposed to be better than this. I'm supposed to have a tenure-track job teaching music history to undergrads, writing papers about Bach, and proving to kids like me that you can work your way out of Harlem. I'm not supposed to be following a rock star around the country, fetching his mail, making sure his groupies are of age.

I'm definitely not supposed to be sleeping with said rock star, who claims to be the Greek God Dionysus. At first I thought it was a load of crap. Nik's fans might think his music captures their hearts—and souls—but I knew better. Until one of Nik's orgiastic concerts gets out of hand and I don’t know which is worse: that he might be a god after all, or that he has a body count.

Nik doesn’t care what I want or what I should be. He wants to tear down the world I've built, warping all I am, until his music is all that's left of me. I can't let him do that. I shouldn't believe in him. I've seen what happens to the people who believe in him.

But I can't get his song out of my head.

Erica Kudisch lives, writes, sings, and often trips over things in New York City. When not in pursuit of about five different creative vocations, none of which pay her nearly enough, you can usually find her pontificating about dead gay video games, shopping for thigh-high socks, and making her beleaguered characters wait forty thousand words before they get in the sack.

In addition to publishing novellas and short stories as fantastika-focused alter-ego Kaye Chazan (What Aelister Found Here and The Ashkenazi Candidate, both available at Candlemark & Gleam) Erica is responsible for the BDSM musical Dogboy & Justine, and serves as creative director and co-founder of Treble Entendre Productions.

She also has issues with authority. And curses too fucking much.

Connect with Erica:

Facebook: Erica Kudisch
Instagram: hardhandmaiden
Twitter: @EricaKudisch

The Giveaway

To celebrate the release of The Backup, Erica is giving away iTunes and Riptide credit totaling $50! Your first comment at each stop on this tour enters you in the drawing. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on January 30, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. Entries. Follow the tour for more opportunities to enter the giveaway. Don’t forget to leave your email or method of contact so Riptide can reach you if you win!


  1. I am definitely putting this to the top of my TBR. Sounds intriguing. Also a new author to follow. I look forward to seeing what you put out.

  2. Even though I immediately thought of hockey when I heard the title (a plus!), this premise sounds great!

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  3. Congrats on the release of your debut novel. It sounds like a great read. I look forward to giving it a read.
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  4. that sound so amazing, definetely will be reading that book soon Congratulations on the relesase

  5. This sounds really intriguing!
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  6. I love the sound of this story. Thanks for the chance to win.


  7. Congrats on your release. Sounds good.


  8. Congratulations on your new release. This sounds like a very interesting book.
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  9. The more I read about this the more excited I am to read it. losky2 at yahoo dot com

  10. I have put it on my WANT TO READ List! Thank you!

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  11. This is intriguing - I may have to read just to satisfy my curiosity.

  12. This book sounds really exciting, and different.

  13. The book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!