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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Tuneful Tuesday with Lauren Sattersby
Hi, I'm Lauren Sattersby, and this is the blog tour for my very first novel, Rock N Soul!
I'll be featured on various blogs over the course of the tour, and I'll be sharing deleted scenes, playlists, answers to questions, and some of my thoughts on what it's like to write a ghost story and make it both hot and romantic. Comment on each spot to be entered in a drawing for a $25 gift card to buy some books from Riptide Publishing!
Rock N Soul, Chris Raiden is the
recently-deceased bassist of the band Incite the Masses, a rock/metal band
that’s world-famous. Tyler is a big fan of the band (“No, I’m really not that
big of a fan,” he would say) and a couple of times, he mentions ITM’s first
album, which had a fire theme. There are also two songs mentioned in the book,
which were called “Strike a Match” and “Houses on Fire” that were both part of
the fire-themed album. I got a little enthusiastic about what the album would
be like if it was real, so one day while procrastinating, I sat down and made
cover art for this fictional album. There was obviously no place to put it in
the novel itself, but I present it to you here. You can consider this part of
the Director’s Cut of Rock N Soul!
Rock N Soul
I’m Tyler Lindsey, and until recently, I had an okay apartment, an
okay girlfriend, and an okay job as a bellboy at a respectable Boston hotel.
Then rock star Chris Raiden died right
before I brought his room service—stiffing me on the tip, by the way—and my
life went to hell. My fifteen minutes of fame was more like five seconds, and
my girlfriend left me in disgust.
But even worse—Chris is haunting me. Not the room where he died,
like a normal ghost. No, somehow he’s stuck to me and
is insisting on taking care of a bunch of unfinished business in California. So now I have to traipse across the country
with the world’s most narcissistic ghost.
But . . . I keep having these weird thoughts. Thoughts about how
much I like the way he makes me laugh. Thoughts where I kind of want to kiss
the emo-narcissist, even though he’s a ghost and an
asshole and I can’t touch him anyway. And even if I could, what will happen
when he finishes his business and nothing’s keeping him here anymore?
Lauren Sattersby works as a budget manager by day, but while she’s
at her desk mindlessly crunching numbers, it’s a good bet that she’s also
writing M/M romance in her head and counting the minutes until she can get home
and write it all down. She is a grammar enthusiast, which is why she has a
Master’s degree in technical writing, but that tends to scare friends away so
she keeps that to herself.
Lauren lives in Wisconsin with her partner and their three
terrible cats. She’s a recent transplant from a thousand miles further south,
so she still gets crazy excited about snow. When she isn’t writing, she can
usually be found playing video games or scouring the countryside looking for
celebrate the release of Rock N Soul, Lauren is giving away $25 in
Riptide credit! Your first comment at each stop on this tour enters you in the
drawing. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on January 23, 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!