Friday, January 29, 2016

Blog Tour: The Backup by Erica Kudisch. Includes Guest Post & Giveaway

The Backup

We hope you will join us in welcoming Erica Kudisch to Sinfully as she celebrates the release of The Backup.


Hi all! Erica Kudisch here, promoting my debut novel THE BACKUP, queer urban fantasy with a side of myth and music. Thanks so much for keeping up with the blog tour! Be sure to swing by the other stops for awesome multimedia content and a $50 prize package giveaway!



Classical Music plays a huge role in The Backup, so I thought it would be useful--and enticing--to include a compendium of the works I used in the novel. These are some of my favorite recordings and live performances of the pieces Anthony plays and listens to throughout the story, with a couple of unconventional covers and reimaginings thrown in for good measure. (Since the first time we hear Rondo alla Turca is in Rock Band, I’ve used someone’s playthrough of the game instead of a traditional recording.) This playlist makes a great companion for people who want to know more about the music of The Backup, or to discover a new avant garde piece or a baroque staple, or just want something to listen to while they read!


The Backup

Erica Kudisch

TheBackup_600x900Publisher ~ Riptide Publishing

Published ~ 25th January 2016

Genre ~ Paranormal/Fantasy M/M Romance



I’m supposed to be better than this. I'm supposed to have a tenure-track job teaching music history to undergrads, writing papers about Bach, and proving to kids like me that you can work your way out of Harlem. I'm not supposed to be following a rock star around the country, fetching his mail, making sure his groupies are of age.

I'm definitely not supposed to be sleeping with said rock star, who claims to be the Greek God Dionysus. At first I thought it was a load of crap. Nik's fans might think his music captures their hearts—and souls—but I knew better. Until one of Nik's orgiastic concerts gets out of hand and I don’t know which is worse: that he might be a god after all, or that he has a body count.

Nik doesn’t care what I want or what I should be. He wants to tear down the world I've built, warping all I am, until his music is all that's left of me. I can't let him do that. I shouldn't believe in him. I've seen what happens to the people who believe in him.

But I can't get his song out of my head.

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Meet Erica Kudisch

Gdj6kb0GErica Kudisch lives, writes, sings, and often trips over things in New York City. When not in pursuit of about five different creative vocations, none of which pay her nearly enough, you can usually find her pontificating about dead gay video games, shopping for thigh-high socks, and making her beleaguered characters wait forty thousand words before they get in the sack.

In addition to publishing novellas and short stories as fantastika-focused alter-ego Kaye Chazan (What Aelister Found Here and The Ashkenazi Candidate, both available at Candlemark & Gleam) Erica is responsible for the BDSM musical Dogboy & Justine, and serves as creative director and co-founder of Treble Entendre Productions.

She also has issues with authority. And curses too fucking much.

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To celebrate the release of The Backup, Erica is giving away iTunes and Riptide credit totaling $50! Your first comment at each stop on this tour enters you in the drawing. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on January 30, 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!


  1. My father raised us to enjoy classical music and the either the stories the pieces told or the influences in the composer's life. To this day I still have several classical pieces on my playlist and use it when babysitting for 'calm time'.

  2. How clever to use Rock Band (which I still haven't played, gulp) for classical!


  3. Love the Rock band video! I use to play this game a lot but we not lately.
    The book sounds amazing!

  4. Interesting synospsis and such an intriguing and beautiful cover! I'm note erudite in classical music but I do love my Greek gods ;-) Congrats on this first release and thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  5. Congrats on the debut! Sounds like this is pretty dangerous music to listen to!

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  6. Classical Music, Rock & Roll, and Greek Gods.......doesn't get much better than that!!

  7. book sounds great..i am not a classical music person

  8. I've always loved Classical. My parents always had a lot of classical records & my sisters and I would always listen and pretend to conduct. :-)

  9. I used to play classical music but do not any more. Not sure why. Thanks for the great introduction.
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  10. Love the video!
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  11. Story sounds very intriguing, going to have to pick it up. Congratulations on the new release! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  12. Book sound awesome very intriguing got add this to my wish list. Congratulations on release.
    Thank you for this opportunity.

  13. Rock band is a lot of fun.Thanks for the lovely post =)

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  14. This is so interesting, and original. :)

  15. I really enjoyed the music video especially the Rock Band portion. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  17. I'm in awe of the Rock Band video. That game baffles my fingers every time. LOL