The Soundtrack of Our Lives
Sam: What’s the first memory that pops into your head when I ask Tell me one way music has influenced your life (for good or for evil)?
Jo: Music has influenced every aspect of my life since my earliest memory. But the one that popped in my head first was a lesson I learned in 9th grade. Skipping school to see AC//DC and ZZ Topp will get you in a shit ton of trouble. I’ve been a rebel ever since, because... Seriously? It was AC/DC and ZZ Topp. Sorry-not-sorry.
Sam: The very first artist I saw live was Michael W. Smith (a Christian musician) and the second was Jimmy Page and Robert Plant… Fair to say I’ve been living this angel-on-one-shoulder-devil-on-the-other for most of my life.
Jo: That explains so much.
Sam: It really does. I’ve seen One Direction live 3 times, Bastille 3 times, back in ‘98 I saw Third Eye Blind live 6 times! And I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen Morrissey live. I’m a concert (and music in general) junkie.
Jo: I can’t say much about the 1D thingy, I did see Backstreet Boys (I can’t believe I confessed that), I was with you at all 3 Bastille concerts and CANNOT wait till they are back in town. I rarely go to concerts now except Bastille because well...it’s Bastille. But when I was younger I was a total concert junkie. Def Leppard, Motley Crew, Tesla, Green Day, Ozzie, Kid Rock, REO, April Wine, Cheap Trick, Nazareth, Bon Jovi, the list goes on and on and on…..
Sam: The new Florence + The Machine album is beautiful and my windows-down-on-a-sunny day joyride music. I’m a sucker for classical adaptations of alternative/rock music… I could go on and on, too! If anyone ever wants music recs I’m happy to swap playlists. I adore finding new artists.
Jo: Now we want to hear about the music that makes up your personal soundtrack! Leave a comment and one lucky person will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card. ~Good Luck~
Ruin Porn, the story of four men who are creating their soundtrack as their careers, friendships, and loves skyrocket then implode around them, releases in August 2015 from Dreamspinner Press!
Ruin Porn (Resonator #1)
S.A. McAuley & SJD Peterson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 2015
There is underlying beauty in destruction….
Miah Thade, Finn Reese, and Ritchie Meyer are Resonator, an indie rock band with an edge—best friends turned rock stars, known as the Detroit 3. When Evin Rene appears in their life none of them can deny he belongs with Rez.
They may have named their first album Ruin Porn because people get off on seeing how Detroit went from deeply loved to thoroughly forsaken, but they’re determined to prove that blight isn’t the entire story and blight isn’t always ugly.
Ritchie, Miah, Finn, and Evin take Resonator to a level no one anticipates. But no prosperity comes without sacrifice, and no secret stays hidden without a trail of lies. As Rez’s fame grows, so does the intensity between two of its members…as well as their potential for destruction.
Evin and Finn are about to discover the underlying beauty in their ruin porn.
Meet Sam McAuley
Sam sleeps little, reads a lot. Happiest in a foreign country. Twitchy when not mentally in motion. Send her a picture and a song and she's bound to write a story about it. And yes, that's an invitation.
Meet Jo Peterson
SJD Peterson, better known as Jo, hails from Michigan. Not the best place to live for someone who hates the cold and snow. When not reading or writing, Jo can be found close to the heater checking out NHL stats and watching the Red Wings kick a little butt. Can't cook, misses the clothes hamper nine out of ten tries, but is handy with power tools.
Each week, on our Wednesday Author Column posts we will gift to one lucky commenter answering the authors question, a Kindle eBook from your TBR list. This week, Sam and Jo are also giving you the chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card. So two winners, two great prizes!
::: ….. and the lucky winners are…….. :::
Maymareads ~ Kindle ebook from your TBR list
Tammy ~ $ 10 Amazon Voucher