Welcome Laura Deluca of Phantom! A Review,Mindtrack and Upcoming Morrigan Cover reveal deets!


Hello everyone! I am excited today because I will share my review of Author Laura Deluca’s Phantom; and also Laura has been an awesome sport, by participating in the Mindtrack feature:) Laura shares what was on her mind when she wrote a pivotal BellyDance rountine in Phantom…and she also shares the “soundtrack” for her Destiny title! So let’s check out the deets on Phantom and let’s see what was on Laura’s mind when she was writing these cool stories!

***QUICK NOTE ALL BLOGGERS!********** Author Laura Deluca’s next title MORRIGAN’s cover reveal’s coming soon! 

There will be a giveaway that includes a $20 Amazon GC, a signed copy
of Destiny, a rose quartz pendant, three packs of incense, three crystal points,
a crystal pendant, and a geode. Laura is offering a FREE LINK to anyone who
joins and is willing to post the giveaway html provided by her. And two links if
you post about the event on your blog to help get the word out. So if you would
please join me in supporting this awesome event!:)

For more information go to coming-soon-morrigan-cover-reveal-help.html

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The “Phantom” was a musical phenomenon that Rebecca had always found enchanting. She had no idea that her life was about to mirror the play that was her obsession. When her high school drama club chooses “Phantom” as their annual production, Rebecca finds herself in the middle of an unlikely love triangle and the target of a sadistic stalker who uses the lines from the play as their calling card.

Rebecca lands the lead role of Christine, the opera diva, and like her character, she is torn between her two co-stars—Tom the surfer and basketball star who plays the lovable hero, and Justyn, the strangely appealing Goth who is more than realistic in the role of the tortured artist.

Almost immediately after casting, strange things start to happen both on and off the stage. Curtains fall. Mirrors are shattered. People are hurt in true phantom style. They all seem like accidents until Rebecca receives notes and phone calls that hint at something more sinister. Is Justyn bringing to life the twisted character of the phantom? Or in real life are the roles of the hero and the villain reversed? Rebecca doesn’t know who to trust, but she knows she’s running out of time as she gets closer and closer to opening night. Only when the mask is stripped away, will the twenty first century phantom finally be revealed

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and three children. She has been writing stories for as long as she can remember. Old high school friends would tell you she was always scratching in her notebook instead of paying attention in class and the children she used to babysit for always loved to hear her scary stories at bedtime. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years

Social networks:
http://authorlauradeluca.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/authorlauradeluca
www.twitter.com/authorldeluca
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4670048.Laura_DeLuca

LAURA DELUCA’S MINDTRACK FOR PHANTOM SCENE!

Gothic Belly Dancer Laura “Tempest” Schmidt

One of my favorite scenes in Phantom includes a belly dance routine. I can’t say any more than that because I don’t want to give away information about a pivotal scene in the story. But I can tell you a little about the amazing woman who inspired the scene. Her name is Laura “Tempest” Schimdt, and she is a world renowned Gothic Belly Dancer

I consider myself truly blessed to have not only met Tempest, but to have shared Sacred Space with her on a few occasions. About three years ago, I was introduced to Tempest through my best friend and coven sister, Donna. She was taking her belly dance class at a local gym, and convinced me to come along.  Now, I am just about the most uncoordinated person in the world, and learning even the simplest steps was a challenge for me. But Tempest had the patience of an angel, and always took a few extra moments to try to help me get it right. I was only able to go to few classes before I got pregnant with my daughter and was on bed rest. By the time she was born, Tempest had moved, but those few classes were an experience I will never forget.

In addition to taking her class, I also attended a few professional performances that Tempest arranged in our area. The class was fun, but was nothing compared to watching Tempest perform live. When she begins to move, it’s like she is magically transformed into the Goddess herself. Her movements are fluid and graceful. Her costumes (which she often designs herself) are enchanting. She has created her own version of Gothic Belly Dance that is elegant and breathtaking. It literally brought tears to my eyes. Even as a writer, I find it hard to express just how amazing it is to watch her perform.  Tempest is one of the most beautiful women I have had the privilege to meet. It is a beauty that emanates from her soul and is transferred to the fluid movements of her body. All the wisdom of the ages is expressed in the poetic motions of her dance. She is a true artist.

If you would like to learn more about Tempest, you can visit her website, Darkly Dramatic. There you can find dozens of beautiful photos in her gallery. Both the costumes and the poses are stunning!  If you want to learn how to belly dance, she has several DVDs available for purchase. You can also check out Med Devi to purchase her own unique accessory and costume designs.

AUTHOR LAURA DELUCA MINDTRACK FOR DESTINY!

The Destiny Soundtrack

When I was writing Destiny and Destiny Unveiled, I was working at an insurance company with my good friend and unofficial editor, Erin Coffey.  Erin and I used to proof read a chapter together each day after hours. After spending a day dealing with a bunch of angry and obnoxious clients (some of which became characters in Destiny), making fun of my typographical errors was therapeutic for us. I still laugh at her side comments on my original manuscripts. Things like, “Um, are you sure you want Darron toying his hoagie? That sounds a little dirty.” LOL

As we were reading, another thing that we did was create a soundtrack for the Destiny series, in the hopes that the books might someday be made into a movie. There were a few songs I already had in mind, but Erin was an essential part of picking out the full soundtrack.  So I had to give her some credit, especially since we spent literally hoursproof reading together.  Now, this soundtrack is probably going to show our age. Erin and I, in addition to being co-workers for years, are also proud alumni of the Wildwood Catholic graduating class of 1994. Most of the songs we picked are ones that were popular in our high school and college years.  So without further ado, here is the soundtrack for the Destiny Series.

Disc  One – Destiny

Do You Believe In Magic – The Lovin’ Spoonful   – Yes, this song is almost too cliché, but it just fits so well because the very first question posed to my heroine is whether or not she believes in magick. I can see the opening credits rolling as this song plays, leading up to Gabby and her friends at their lockers.

So She Dances – Josh Groban – It may be true that Josh Groban is the only man alive I would actually consider having an affair with, but that’s not the only reason he’s on my soundtrack. This song would work wonderfully in Chapter 6 when Darron meets Gabriella’s mother for the first time.

I Can’t Get Next to You – Annie Lennox This song was destined to be in the coffee house scene in Chapter 12, a scene where Gabrielle and Darronget into a heated argument.  It has a nice beatnik beat that would fit a coffee house theme, and the lyrics are perfect for this pair of star crossed witches.

“I can turn the grey sky blue

And I can make it rain whenever I want it to

And I can build a castle from a single grain of sand

And I can make a ship sail on dry land

But my life is incomplete and I’m so blue

‘Cause I can’t get next to you”

My Destiny Kathleen McPeeThis is my favorite song in the whole soundtrack. It would play in the background during the dance scene. I can see the circles of light swirling as Gabby and Darron gaze into each other’s eyes   Just listen to the video below, and if you read the book, you’ll know why I love it so much. It’s more than just a track on the soundtrack. It’s the official Destiny theme song.

Lullaby Josh Groban   Yes, Josh is back again. I admit it. I’m a Gronbanite. But can you think of a better man to sing at a funeral? Yes, someone is going to die, but you’ll need to read the book to see who doesn’t make it to the sequel.

Underneath My Clothes – Shakira   I think the title of this song speaks for itself. I picked this ballad for a love scene because I like that it’s told from the point of view of the woman getting all that she knows she deserves.

Oh, Ho Ho, Its Magic – Pilot This is the closing song for book number one. But don’t think that just because it’s a little upbeat, that everything turns out okay. Obviously, there are still going to be issues to resolve or we wouldn’t have…

Disc Two –  Destiny Unveiled

Graduation (Friends Forever) – Vitamin C Okay, so I told you I’m a dork from the nineties. But you have to admit, this is the perfect opening song for a high school graduation scene. Although Erin did threaten to kick my butt if I ever played this tune anywhere near her.

Miami – Will Smith   I am nothing if not diverse, so we have to throw a little Will Smith into the mix. When the gang’s plane arrives in Miami, I can imagine this song playing as scenes from all the Miami hot spots flash by.

Magic Colby Caillat  This would be the beach scene, and these lyrics totally sum up Gabriella’s feeling for Darron.

“You’ve got magic inside your finger tips

Its leaking out all over my skin

Everytime that I get close to you

yourmakin’ me weak with the way you

look through those eyes”

Brain Stew – Green Day  There is one scene in Destiny Unveiled where Darron really loses control, and this song comes as close as possible to describing his emotions at that time. Of course since this is a YA book, we would have to bleep out a few curse words…

I Feel the Magic – Belinda Carisle – This one Erin hand picked out for me, mostly because she got really sick of me singing Yo Ho, Ho Its Magic all day.   I had never heard it before, but I knew it was perfect. It really helpstie things up in the final chapters.

It’s the End of the World R.E.M. – This would be the closing credits, and I definitely think it hints that there is more to come…and guess what they’re will be….

Destiny’s Path(tentative title), the third book is the Destiny series is well underway, and will be dedicated to Erin to thank her for all her hard work.  Time for us to start planning the next soundtrack! In the meantime, I still have these soundtracks in my car. Yes, I actually made CDS and listened to them every single day at work the whole time I was writing the books, much to Erin’s displeasure. I know. I’m such a dork… In closing, I just want to thank my friend Erin Coffey one more time, for her help in the soundtrack selections, for her unwavering support, and of course, for not killing me the 66th time I belted out “Miami” while she was trying to work.  I’m really not very good at rapping…Love you Erin!!

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SUMMARY/REVIEW OF PHANTOM

Phantom by Laura Deluca

Summary:

The “Phantom” was a musical phenomenon that Rebecca had always found enchanting. She had no idea that her life was about to mirror the play that was her obsession. When her high school drama club chooses “Phantom” as their annual production, Rebecca finds herself in the middle of an unlikely love triangle and the target of a sadistic stalker who uses the lines from the play as their calling card.

Rebecca lands the lead role of Christine, the opera diva, and like her character, she is torn between her two co-stars—Tom the surfer and basketball star who plays the lovable hero, and Justyn, the strangely appealing Goth who is more than realistic in the role of the tortured artist.
Almost immediately after casting, strange things start to happen both on and off the stage. Curtains fall. Mirrors are shattered. People are hurt in true phantom style. They all seem like accidents until Rebecca receives notes and phone calls that hint at something more sinister. Is Justyn bringing to life the twisted character of the phantom? Or in real life are the roles of the hero and the villain reversed? Rebecca doesn’t know who to trust, but she knows she’s running out of time as she gets closer and closer to opening night. Only when the mask is stripped away, will the twenty first century phantom finally be revealed

My Review

Phantom is the tale of high school wall flower Rebecca, who throughout her entire             highschool history, had been determined to stay on the side lines, not wishing to bring any attention to herself. Now, in her senior year, she appears to have actually succeeded in this goal, until the school drama department decides to put on The Phantom of the Opera.

This is one of Rebecca’s all time favorite productions, she is absolutely obsessed with it, having all the fan gear, books and anything else she can set her hands on regarding the subject. What many at Rebecca’s school, except her closest friends…Carmen and Debra…do not know is that Rebecca can sing extremely well. So on the spur of the moment, Rebecca decides to try out, and after singing the song of the play’s main character Christine, which no one else was able to do; Rebecca was actually given the lead role. Now Rebecca is not only thrust into the lime light, she is now the center of  a boy feud between the leading man, Justyn; and the hero of the play, Tom, who Rebecca had been crushing on since her Freshman year. Life intimates art, as the two boys begin to vie for her attention. Also, things begin to heat up, as accidents begin to plague the production, showing Rebecca, that someone doesn’t want her to have the part, the boy or even possibly her life…

Review

Phantom was exciting from the very first page, I was intrigued actually at the very beginning due to this fresh, unique take on a YA novel…I found it extremely thrilling:) I was familiar with the Phantom Of The Opera, but this story brought it alive to me and peaked my interest enough that I wanted to know more about the original. I found that this story would be a wonderful way for today’s YA readers to be introduced to the classic, and that really impressed me!

Although, the subject intrigued me, and drew me into the story; Ms. Deluca’s storytelling kept me reading. She is truly a gifted writer; the story had equal amounts of romance without getting too sappy, and adventure without being worn out:) plus, the mystery she threaded through the story was superbly done; Clues were given, I loved how she used the dialogue from the Phantom Opera, as the messages to the young heroine in the book.

Again, I saw that as a great way for young people to be introduced to this classic story. I never saw the twist at the end, and I am usually pretty good at figuring out mysteries at times, but I was floored to be honest, with whom the modern day phantom truly was! Ms. Deluca carried the mystery, leading the reader where she wanted them to go and keeping them entertained the entire time.

I really enjoyed this book, and I am a big fan of Ms. Deluca’s and look forward to more works from this author!

 

 

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Indiewritersreview’s Music Monday:Latin Jazz artist Claudia Acuna Hip Hop Artist DRagg akaSean, Nino Brown!


Happy Monday Everyone! I hope your weekend was awesome; well today is Monday and around here that means Music! Time to shine a little spotlight on some incredible Indie artist out there!

So let’s see get started!

LISTENING AND VIEWING DISCRETION IS ADVISED

Digital Retailers(CD Baby)

In These Shoes

Sultry Latin pop / jazz vocals over a simmering cauldron of funky, swinging Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and other South American rhythms.
Genre: Latin: Latin Jazz
In My Music Mailbox!
DraggakaSean

What do you get when you combine solid hip hop beats, positive rap lyrics and a visually impaired visionary? You are blessed with the music of Dragg a.k.a. Sean S, the 18 year old musical genius from the UK.

What Dragg shares with his fans, through his music, is something spectacular. He tells a story of his life, where he has been, and how he is succeeding. It’s a story many other rap/hip hop artists are just now beginning to share. This is what makes Dragg a visionary. He saw the route rap and hip hop were taking and the messages the music was sending to the young fans across the world. It bothered him that the lyrics were about violence and sex. He saw that a change was needed and he was just the one to begin the change.

Dragg began his career as a hip hop songwriter in Johannesburg, South Africa. He grew up idolizing artists like Wu Tang Clan and Xzibit; singing along with the songs, and realizing he, too, could write songs that sent a message to hip hop fans. He wanted his messages to be about the good in the world and how to be a good person in this crazy world. 

Rap and hip hop fans are responding to Dragg’s message with positive feedback. They seem tired of lyrics about drugs and gangs and want more songs about overcoming struggles. Dragg’s music provides them with that.

Drag has a strong following on YouTube, gaining nearly six thousand fans in less than a year. People are beginning to talk about Dragg a.k.a. Sean S, and they’re saying good things. They love what they’re hearing and want to hear more, so Dragg is getting back to writing songs, producing, and spending time in the studio to record his new music.

If you want to learn more about this visually impaired musician who has a vision to succeed, you can check out his Facebook Fan Page and follow him on Twitter

Artist Twitter: www.twitter.com/draggakaseans

NEW NEW NEW Draggaka Sean’s The Warm Up Vol.1(Mixtape)

Check out more songs from this very talented young artist!

Click here…gnnl7o

Nino Brown

BRAND NEW MUSIC!!!  From Nino Brown (on DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group) featuring reggae legend Junior Reid.  The record is entitled “Who Won Test”, produced by Dan “DFS” Johnson..

TWITTER’S:  @NinoBrownMiami  @Junior_Reid  @Dan_DFS_Johnson

Welcome Author Amy Metz of Murder and Mayhem In Goose Pimple Junction!


Happy Saturday! Today I am glad to have Author Amy Metz here; and Ms. Metz is sharing with us some of the deets on her awesome title, Murder&Mayhem In Goose Pimple Junction!:) Also, we will get the scoop on Author Amy Metz’s MindTrack! The music she thinks would make a awesome soundtrack for her novel!:)

So let’s get started!

When Tess Tremaine starts a new life in the colorful town of Goose Pimple Junction, she thinks she’s moved to a quiet little burg. Curiosity leads her to look into a seventy-five-year-old murder, and suddenly she’s learning the foreign language of southern speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright, and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle.
 
A bank robbery, murder, and family tragedy from the 1930s are pieces of the mystery that Tess attempts to solve. As she gets close to the truth, she encounters danger, mystery, a lot of southern charm, and a new temptation for which she’s not sure she’s ready.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amy Metz is the author of Murder & Mayhem In Goose Pimple Junction. She is the mother of two and lives in Louisville, Kentucky. When not actively engaged in writing, enjoying her family, or spoiling her dog Cooper, and granddogs Brown Dog and Big Dog, Amy can usually be found with a mixing spoon, camera, or book in her hands.
 
Contact:
Jano Donnachaidh, President, Iconic Publishing. janodonnachaidh@iconicpublishing.com
Links
Amazon
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MINDTRACK OF AUTHOR AMY METZ
If I had to pick a sound track (or MindTrack) for my novel, Murder & Mayhem In Goose Pimple Junction, I think it would have to be Brad Paisley’s, “I’d Like To Check You For Ticks.” Now mind you, my book is two-thirds mystery and one-third romance, and none of my characters would be so bold as to actually say or do…the checking for ticks thing…but the wackiness of the song fits with my zany little town of Goose Pimple Junction. And actually, there are a few characters who might be thinking about those lyrics with my main character, Tess, in mind.
I’d like to see you out in the moonlight
I’d like to kiss you baby way back in the sticks
I’d like to walk you through a field of wildflowers
And I’d like to check you for ticks.
I’d sure like to check you for ticks…

Review of Kindling (The Hunter Trilogy Book#1) by Abigail Colucci


Happy Thursday everyone! Today I am sharing a review of the book Kindling(The Hunter Trilogy) Bk.1 by Abigail Colucci. Hope you guys are having a fantastic day, and let’s get started!

She learns to fight She controls flame. She Hunts her enemies.

Catalina Chavez is not summoned by an ancient prophecy, does not experience unrequited love with a handsome prince, and does not plead to the heavens for her life to be different. She is simply Kit, a normal girl approaching her 17th birthday with a feeling of dread . . and that feeling proves prophetic as a deadly event changes her life forever.

While most people can live their entire life without acknowledging the evil they feel but cannot see, Kit discovers that she cannot – she must carry the burden that other people do not understand . . . Kit grows up quickly as she prepares her body to fight and must deal with ever-increasing dangers from unknowns.

To read more about The Hunter Trilogy, visit Abbey on her website at http://www.abbeycbooks.com/ or visit The Hunter Trilogy Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheHunterTrilogy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

My name is Abbey and I have been writing all of my life, but Kindling is my first published novel. I am a writer and storyteller but, in the real world, I also am an IT Specialist School Librarian (that’s a real thing!) who has a voracious appetite for young adult and middle grade literature as well as technology, internet culture, and bridging the digital divide. Between my day job and my indie publisher work, which take the majority of my time, I love hiking the mountains and taking my dog on walks. Someday, I will live on a small farm with a garden, chickens, and barn kitties, but not today. Today I live in a big, Canadian city with my husband, who is almost finished with his PhD, and my little dog, who is the cutest pest and writing companion in the universe

Review

Kindling is the story of 17-year-old Catalina, whose life had been normal up until her 17th birthday. Meaning, she had a wonderful family and great friends; but Catalina or Kit as she is also known, always felt somewhat out-of-place in her school, with her friends and even with her family. Much of the time she didn’t feel as if she fit in; Kit spent much of her time training with her father, honing her martial arts skills and pushing her physical capacity to the limit. Kit was much more advance than most girls her age. But this was normal for Kit, although on her 17th birthday, everything changed. Kit discovered that Vampires were real and that she was FAR from normal, with an exceptional heritage, and that she was a major player in an ancient prophecy!

Kindling grabbed my attention from the beginning, the description of Kit’s training, the feel of the community in which she lived and her family, all of it wrapped itself around me and pulled me into the story; the kick butt action kept me involved in the story! I enjoy strong female characters, I believe they are great examples for the young women growing up today; not just strong in physical prowess, but in character, and the strength to stand for their beliefs. I believe that these ideals, were shown in this book and I consider it a fun, exciting read…I look forward to the second book in the series Catalyst! I recommend this book if you are looking for a fresh, unique take on the Vampire/Hunter lore….I believe the series may have the ability to cause readers to say…Buffy who?…in no time at all:)

Indiewritersreview’s Music Monday! Spotlight! Rock/Americana Tara Linda, Hip Hop artists Dave East, Toy Capone and Powerman MC!


Wow…It’s Monday again! So that is time to throw a little light on some great IndieMusic! So, Let’s get started:)

Listening and Viewing Discretion is Advised

CD BabY

Put your boots on and get ready for the Muses, Dust Devils & Demons.  This roots music, influenced by the land and stories of the American Southwest, blends Spaghetti Western, Rock & Tex-Mex;  wayward & whipsmart.   With Flaco Jimenez on accordion.

Rock/Americana

Tortilla Western Serenade

CD Baby
New Music
Recession Stomp

IN MY MUSIC MAILBOX!

Hip Hop Artist Dave East

***NEW Mixtape entitled “NOREGRETS” Coming Soon!!!***

 

New Music check it out!

http://youtu.be/zkaxXyyb0fI?hd=1

Twitter:

@DAVE_EAST @TeamDaveEast

Websites:

http://www.youtube.com/LoyalGangTV

http://loyalgangmusic.tumblr.com

Mixtape:

#DontSleepMixtape(Sponsored) hosted by@DJradio of Sirius SHADE45/Streetsweepers

http://www.datpiff.com/Dave-East-Dont-Sleep-mixtape.284220.html

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Hip Hop Artists

Toy Capone

 “THAT’S RIGHT ” by Toy Capone ft. Powerman Mc, T from Flint, and Flight. It’s off the Welfare to Millionaire Movie Soundtrack.

FT. Powerman MC

“That’s Right” Link

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Indiewritersreview’s Author Mindtrack! Feature: Author Desiree Finkbeiner of Ethos(Morning Star)!


Happy  Saturday everyone! I’m excited because today I have another Author’s Mindtrack! Today we will see what was on Author’s Desiree Finkbeiner’s mind when she was penning the cool YA  Ethos series, a YA urban fantasy/paranormal romance/action/adventure!

The first book in this awesome series, Morningstar Bk.1 of the Ethos series was released March 28th 2012 and scoring great reviews! So make sure you go check it out on Amazon! ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1342864529&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=Ethos%28Morning+star+Bk1%29+by+Desiree+Finkbeiner

Okay, so let’s check out what’s on this author’s mind:)

When a mysterious stranger interrupts Brianna’s mundane routine,
her eyes
are opened to the dark underbelly of reality… immortal
rogues, ancient
conspiracies, prophetic revelations, savage tribes,
mammoth
dragonflies…
She’s thrust into a race for her life when Kalen, a warrior
from
Ethos, discovers that she is harboring a secret… a secret that
he’d give his life to protect.
There’s just one little problem… they are
tempted by a forbidden
romance, which threatens to compromise a divinely
appointed
mission. They are faced with a choice… love eternal, or the end
of
the world…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Desiree Finkbeiner attained a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Missouri Southern State University (2006) with a heavy background in business, marketing, music and fine art– She was heavily involved in campus affairs and served actively in several committees focusing on campus entertainment and events.

She performed with musical acts/bands in rock and electronic genres, released seven studio albums, performed in 11 states and has written hundreds of songs. Her band, Carbon Star, was a finalist for VH1’s “Bands on the Run” reality TV show in 2000. Then she performed with Pointy Teeth until finally leaving the music industry for the quiet life.

She had a scholarship for acting in college though she was not a theater major. Although she no longer performs or focuses on musical/performing arts, she has chosen to shift her talents to other areas that are more conducive to raising a family.

Continuing education is a constant adventure for Desiree with topics of interest ranging from civil and corporate law, history, political conspiracy, homeopathic medicine and spiritual healing. She prefers to read non-fiction, especially on topics that educate and broaden her perspectives on controversial issues.

With thousands of completed art works in her archives, most of which appear in private collections worldwide, Desiree hopes to focus more on publishing, marketing and licensing her work so she can leave a legacy behind.

Contacts for this author/links

Amazon USA purchase link:
http://www.amazon.com/Morning-Star-Ethos-ebook/dp/B007PSUV2W/ref=nt
t_at_ep_dpt_1

Amazon UK purchase link:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007PSUV2W/ref=cm_cr_thx_view

Amazon
Author page:
http://www.amazon.com/Desiree-Finkbeiner/e/B007PVI2MU/ref=ntt_athr_
dp_pel_pop_1
ASIN # B007PSUV2W
Publisher: Hydra Publications
(March 28, 2012)
www.hydrapublications.com
Author website:
www.finkartstudio.com
Author facebook fanpage:
http://www.facebook.com/finkartstudio

Author G+:
https://plus.google.com/116389190274070035894
Author twitter:
https://twitter.com/finkart

Action Adventure Fantasy Book Trailer
#1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlrpPaNqWBo&feature=relmfu

Paranormal Romance Fantasy Book Trailer #2:

Ethos on
Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13568249-morning-star

Ethos on
Shelfari:
http://www.shelfari.com/books/28173037/Morning-Star-(Ethos)

Ethos on
Library Thing:
http://www.librarything.com/work/12535862/85293762

Author Blog on Blogger: http://desireefinkbeiner.blogspot.com/

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Author Desiree Finkbeiner’s MindTrack!

Ethos: Morning Star, Music Playlist
When I write, I prefer silence, but when I’m doing other tasks I always  have  Pandora Radio going in the background. Some of my favorite Pandora stations include: Dubstep (genre), or stations like Mike Snow or Foster The People.
Choosing music for cinematic effect is something that’s crossed my mind here and there. Of course, if my book were a film, I’d prefer to have a composer write symphonic scores for it, but there are also scenes in the book that would gel well with popular modern music selections  of the day. Some of my top picks are included here, including the scene they’d accompany well. (I’ve even included you tube links so you can check them out.)
Brianna’s experience in college and going about her normal ‘human’ life  would work great with the following selections. The song, ‘Somebody that I used to Know’, by Gotye, would be perfect for the scenes following Brianna and Kalen’s broken and distant relationship. Their love is forbidden, but after they fall in love they are forced to pretend they are just friends. This song reflects that sentiment

well:  and this is the most FANTASTIC acoustic cover EVER:

When Brianna first becomes enamored with Kalen and seeks him out, she bites off more than she can chew. Her search for him and the mystery that surrounds him would be great with the song ‘Ghosts n’ Stuff’, by Deanmau5 (I’m a HUGE dubstep lover because of the intense mix of emotions).
When Brianna finally realizes the danger she’s in and she’s forced to leave her home and run from the evil for searching her- her life becomes unstable and bizarre. Nothing conveys that vibe better than Skrillex  in  the  song  ‘First  of  the  Year  (Equinox)’.

When Brianna finally crosses over to Ethos with Kalen, there is a short time when they are traveling alone together. She still loves him,  but  knows that they can’t be together. She mulls over it constantly in her mind going back and forth on whether or not she should ‘break the rules’ to be with him. She is, after all human, and that is her greatest weakness. ‘Animal’ by Mike Snow is perfect expressing  that  desire  to  give in and be true to her heart: 

There’s so much more to the story, but I think I’ll just invite you to read it for yourself and finish the soundtrack in your own mind. Enjoy!