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ELIZABETH CHADWICK | The Soundtrack and the Story
Uncategorized / March 11, 2010

Ever since writing my first novel (unpublished!) at the age of fifteen, I have had soundtracks to accompany the writing. The music tells the story in song and it evolves alongside the book, sometimes preceding the first draft, sometimes joining in along the way as the work progresses, but always presenting me at the finish with a fully formed musical score precisely fitted to the emotional resonances, major scenes and dramatic moments in the novel. I don’t listen to music in the background as I write, that would be far too distracting. Instead, I select likely tracks from my extensive PC music library and listen to them while I’m doing mundane tasks around the house, or while I’m cooking and baking, or at the gym. At these times my mind is free to wander and mull. I’ll know a suitable song when I hear it because I will get an immediate rush of adrenalin – a gut feeling that makes me know it’s perfect for a particular scene, moment or character in the novel. I will listen to the song over and over again while it becomes absorbed into my subconscious. When I come to write the scene to which…

Fresh Pick | WEREWOLF SMACKDOWN by Mario Acevedo
Fresh Pick / March 11, 2010

Felix Gomez #5 March 2010On Sale: March 9, 2010Featuring: Felix Gomez416 pages ISBN: 0061567183EAN: 9780061567186Trade Size$14.99 Fantasy Urban, Thriller Paranormal – Supernatural Buy at Werewolf Smackdownby Mario Acevedo Felix Gomez, Latino vampire detective extraordinaire, tackles a dangerous werewolf cabal in the fifth installment in Mario Acevedo’s satirical supernatural series A sure-to-be-bloody civil war is brewing between rival werewolf factions, and P.I . Felix Gomez will do anything he can to make sure it doesn’t explode into a vicious battle that engulfs all creatures, living and dead. Between that, the sudden reappearance of an ex-girlfriend, and a gang of other vampires trying to take off his head, this is one rumble even a fanged detective extraordinaire may not be able to handle. Twists, turns and double-dealing turn this fast-paced vampire mystery into an excellent adventure. Excerpt Chapter One “Felix, I want him dead.” Eric Bourbon held up a severed head. The head belonged to a Caucasian man in his early thirties. By the musky taint of the cadaver reek, the victim had been more than a man–he was a werewolf in human form. A were. The eyelids were hooded, the cleanly shaven jaw slack, the pale lips opened slightly, the…