Happy Monday All! If it’s Monday then that means music! Today I am SO excited because I have the OFFICIAL video of Gothic Rock Artist Cecile Monique‘s Kindred!
I’m a HUGE fan of Cecile Monique and always loved her videos! But what makes this extra exciting is that the song Kindred was inspired and based on my novella Kindred of the School Nightz compilation! Woot! So I am very excited to share this wonderfully talented musician and song with you!
Cecile Monique is an up-and coming independent Gothic/Symphonic metal artist from Canada. A young, rising star who brings a modern voice to an established genre in the European rock scene, Cecile Monique represents a new generation of female metal artists, breathing new life into the style and attracting a new generation of listeners in North America and beyond. Continuing in the legacy of seasoned female-fronted acts such as Delain, Tarja, Within Temptation and Nightwish, Cecile Monique’s contemporary edge and distinctly North American sensibility provides an excellent representation of the Gothic/Symphonic style in Canada. A classically-trained vocalist, composer and arranger, Cecile Monique’s singular creativity, diverse musical influences, and her fresh, youthful style have provided the fuel to create the distinctive fusion of rich vocals with modern, innovative instrumentation that exist together in perfect harmony and have become her signature, genre-bending sound.
In addition to her impressive musical talent, Cecile’s cosmopolitan personality and multicultural roots (half European and half Hispanic) also broaden her appeal to an international audience; Cecile is fluent in several languages and has recorded and performed songs in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Czech, and Latin.
In 2010, Cecile Monique was awarded the prestigious FACTOR New Talent Award in support of her self-titled EP release featuring three of her original songs recorded at Metalworks Studios, Canada’s #1 recording studio. In 2013, Cecile was selected for the national Wacken Metal Battle competition and was one of only a select few female-fronted acts in contention to represent Canada at Wacken. Together with her band, Cecile Monique’s powerful, distinctive musical style and charismatic stage presence firmly cement this up-and-coming artist in the international ‘watch list’ for the new generation of Gothic Rock/Symphonic Metal artists.
Night School Vampire Hunter (Novella#1) Fifteen year old Dasheen Bellamy’s world is turned upside down, when she is accused of killing her father and godmother. Dasheen cannot remember the events of the night her world is destroyed, but she feels inside that she is innocent. Due to lack of evidence against her and with no other family, she and her younger brother Jordan, are sent to the mysterious Ame’ Academy, a residential school where all is not what it appears. Soon Dasheen’s world changes again when she meets a group of misfits, who she befriends, a handsome but secretive boy, and learns that she has ancient powers. When Jordan begins to behave strangely and appears frightened, Dasheen realizes that dark forces are after her brother’s soul; and she then uses her new found power to prepare for a fight against the ancient evil.
************** Kindred (Night School Vampire Hunter Trilogy)
KINDRED Novella#2 Dasheen Bellamy…a.k.a. “Angel” and her friends at Ame Academy, a boarding school for preternatural and humans are back, and they are preparing for battle against the dark forces that kidnapped Angel’s younger brother Jordan. Angel had recently discovered that she was a Hunter and that she alone has a special weapon against her enemies, her blood, which is discovered to be toxic to her enemies. Angel is prepared to use her training and all that is at her disposal in order to save Jordan, even if that means joining forces with the strange and mysterious Rafael. Instantly drawn to him at their first meeting; Rafael frightens her, he hints at the secret of having known Angel in a previous lifetime? Can love survive two lifetimes? Angel discovers that she is more than just a Vampire Hunter, and that she plays a major role in an ancient prophecy, which she must fulfill by facing a force so evil that survival is not promised.
**************** Redemption (Night School Vampire Hunter Trilogy)
Novella#3 Darkness has fallen over Ame’ Academy after Angel plummeted into the gaping twilight of the abyss. Ismet, Bella Donna, Elin and Rafael were now left to pick up the pieces. But those that loved Angel refused to believe she is gone, and so the search for her and the truth begins. Plus the clock is counting down and the Beast has escaped its pit. The group of friends, with the help of unlikely allies must confront an ancient evil, and once again face the heartache of losing someone they love, to save the world from destruction once and for all. The highly anticipated and surprising finale to the Night School Vampire Hunter Trilogy!