Wednesday, March 23, 2016

SEISMIC CRIMES Cover Reveal + Music & Words Award



I am on Unicorn Bell today with Dear Scared Writer
Do certain things about writing/publishing scare you?


Title: Seismic Crimes
Series: Disaster Crimes (Book 2)
Genre: Romantic-suspense
Format: Digital and Print
Length: 282 pages
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Cover Artist: Kim Mendoza


World Wide Release - April 22nd! 


AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!


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BLURB:

An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.

Beth Kennedy may not know everything about Donovan, but she can’t deny what she feels for him. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs.

When a tip reveals the killer's location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them. As aftershocks roll the land, Beth and Donovan have to endure dangerous conditions while trying to find their way back to one another. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?

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QUESTION: What do you think of the cover?




Once accepted, the award process has five steps:

Link back to the person who nominated you
- Answer the questions with words AND music
- Pass the award to 5 bloggers who inspire you with their posts about music
- Tag your post with #MWA, for Music & Words Award so that we can all find you down the line
- Quote these 5 steps and the award icon in your post. You can display the icon on your sidebar as well.


I was given this award by Cherdo. Thank you!!!


Q1: What does music mean to you?

Music is my escape. Almost like reading can be. But for me, music sinks deeper than the words of books. It inspires me, moves me, motivates me. I listen to music whenever I am creating something artistically, whether it’s while writing or drawing a fashion design. I use music, and the many genres, to influence my mood for whatever I have to create. The first song to really sweep me away and influence my writing was this:


Q2: What is your first music-related memory?

Sitting in the backseat of my mom’s car, driving somewhere in our relatively empty city (it had just started growing at the time), probably getting groceries or going to the library, and listening to the radio. Whenever I hear Celine Dion’s song The Power of Love, this brief memory pops up. It’s so simple and yet it makes me smile.


Q3: What was the first album you’ve purchased yourself?

When I was younger, I didn’t purchase albums because I didn’t have the money. The few I got when I was younger was purchased by my parents. The first album I bought and remember being so excited about came much later and was A Beautiful Lie by 30 Seconds to Mars. This song is the one that sold me on this band:


Q4: What was the latest music you purchased? (No online streaming or free downloads, I’m talking about cash here!)

1000 Forms of Fear by Sia. I listened to all of the songs on that album on Spotify, which was free for me to do. I even saved each song on my account, but I loved the album so much that I bought it. I usually don’t buy an album these days unless the music really speaks to me. Here’s a live version of the song that started it:


Q5: Which song did you listen to last? (No cheating, come out with the dirty pleasures!)

I had to check Spotify for this answer and it said: How Could an Angel Break My Heart by Charice



My Nominations:




58 comments:

  1. The new cover rocks! Now that one is awesome - great details.
    Within Temptation - very cool.
    Thanks! I've been seeing this one go around and thought it would be cool to answer.

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    1. Thank you, Alex!

      Within Temptation is one of my all-time favorite bands. :)

      I wasn't sure if you had been nominated yet or not, so I'm glad I did nominate you!

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  2. Cool cover!

    I don't listen to music as much or in the same way as I used to. I like quiet or white noise while I'm writing. One of these days I'm going to get back to it...but where/how to start?! :)

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    1. Thank you, Madeline!

      I hope you do reacquaint yourself with music. :)

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  3. The cover is fantastic. I did the Thunderclap thing. Good luck.

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  4. The cover is very awesome indeed. Music can hit deeper many a time than mere words. Added thunderclap too with my 72k twitter account.

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    1. Thank you! Thank you! I appreciate your help!

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  5. Nice cover, Chrys!

    Ah music. It moves me, inspires me, and fills up my playlist. :) I think my earliest music memory is singing "You are my sunshine" for all my family members.

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    1. Thanks!

      Now that I think of it (and since you mentioned it) singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" was one of my earliest memories. :)

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  6. I do like the cover! Very nicely done! Fun to read your answers about the music. I remember my mom would always have the radio on at the house while she was doing chores, etc., that's probably my earliest music memory :)

    betty

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    1. Thank you! The credit goes to my publisher's cover artist Kim Mendoza.

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  7. Excellent cover! Cheers to you on the Music & Words Reward:-) Earliest music memory for me is of Sunday evenings when my two grandmas took turns playing piano for sing-a-longs. They were extremely old songs, but I looked forward to Sundays.

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    1. Thank you!

      That's a sweet memory to have, Diedre!

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  8. I like the cover, but the book blurb sounds even more interesting. Congrats!

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  9. Love the cover! And the blurb, excellent!
    Congratulations!
    Great musical questions, but better answers!

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  10. Hi Chrys - love the cover and the story line - a good one to read. I'm hopeless with music .. so I'll leave you to the knowledgeable ones! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you, Hilary! Aw. And there's no such thing as being hopeless with music. Some of us just listen to it more. :)

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  11. Your cover is beautiful.

    I don't even know half the bands you mentioned.

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    1. I hope you listened/watched the videos then. ;) Thank you!

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  12. Great cover! Gives me an immediate feel of setting and genre. I'm not familiar with the artists you mentioned. I mostly listen to playlists on Spotify these days since the radio stations only play the same five songs every half hour.

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    1. Thank you! :D Spotify is my favorite source for music.

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  13. Cool book cover. I like the song selections you presented today as well.

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  14. Congratulations! I found your song choices mesmerizing! Wow, Chrys. Let me invite you to join "battle of the Bands."

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you liked my song choices. I have thought of joining Battle of the Bands. I think I will soon when I have less to blog about.

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  15. Nice cover and looking forward to helping you promote it in April

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  16. Thanks so much for the nomination, Chrys. And great cover! Congrats!

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  17. I love the cover of Seismic Crimes and the plot sounds irresistible! I will def be buying the ebook, Chrys!

    Thank you for the award!! I love music so much. I've started a novel called A Love Lyrical and of course song lyrics are a part of it. It's shelved but I hope to get back to it.

    Your song influences are great and the stories behind them. I was listening to the last one and it stopped when I clicked comments so I'll be back to play them all. I love how music inspires your stories, Chrys. I know you've shared that with us in the past. Great post!

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    1. Thanks! It'll also be available in print soon. ;)

      You're welcome! I remembered a few musical posts on your blog that I enjoyed, so I had to award this to you. :)

      I hate it when I'm listening to a video on a blog and I click comments and it stops. Grr.

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  18. You ready to hear the album I first purchased? It was DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. The one with Parents Just Don't Understand on it (don't remember the album name). Other than that, I only purchased a couple singles on cassette. Ack! I do like Sia. I have Chandelier on my iPod, which I'm currently, FINALLY adding new music to.

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    1. LOL. That's a memorable first album. ;)

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  19. Love, love, love the cover.
    Congrats on the award:)

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  20. Congrats on another book!! The plot sucked me right in. We all want thay sort of connection...which makes it all that much more fun to read about.

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    1. Thank you! We sure do. That's why I can't help but write about their relationship. :)

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  21. That's a great cover! Congratulations and Best of LUCK!!!love Thirty Seconds to Mars! Great answers and music.

    Heather

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  22. The cover is great because it shows the iconic bridge and you know there is a romance because of the close up kiss. Love your music pieces. The first music piece is really quite wonderful. I like the last one also. I love how music speaks to e h person.

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    1. Thank yiu, Birgit. My cover artist did great and took my suggestions. I'm glad you liked the first and last songs. :)

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  23. Very nice cover. It seems to tell part of the story. :-)

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  24. I really like the cover, Chrys. And the blurb is extremely enticing. Good job! Wishing you much success.

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  25. That is a great looking cover! I haven't yet read the manuscript. I have to get on that!

    Thanks so much for the nomination. I've posted the award today at my blog. I really like Sia's music. Chandelier is one of my favorite songs. What a voice!

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    1. Thank you, Sherry! No pressure. You still have plenty of time.

      You're welcome! I hadn't known you received it before, but you deserve two. :)

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  26. Love the cover. Super awesome stuff happening. Way to go, Chrys! Thanks for the nomination. *breaks out some cheesy music* I'm going to have a ball with this after getting off break...and I should go sign up for your Thunderclap. Toodles!

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    1. Thank you!!

      You're welcome! I had a feeling you'd have fun with these questions and adding music to them.

      Thanks for supporting my Thunderclap! :D

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  27. Your cover is fantastic!

    Thanks for playing along; enjoyed your post, as always!

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    1. Thank you, Cherdo! And thansk again for nominating me :)

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