Featured New Release: Maelstrom


I was going to wait to post this until Ann’s back from her vacation and has books to give away, but I figure if I post it now, I can give Ann double exposure. If anyone’s worth it, it’s Ann.

Maybe you know her as Bunnygirl. You sure see her in my comment trail; Ann and I have become very good friends over the years. That’s why I’m nothing but amped to see her making the jump from self-published to a small press, L&L Dreamspell.

The book is called Maelstrom, and if you’re savvy, you’ve been reading her short fiction already. Like my own upcoming Trevor’s Song, Maelstrom the novel takes us beyond the shorts and gives us the full story. I’ve read a draft; you won’t be disappointed.

Which means I HAD to ask Ann the famous one-question interview: What song makes you think of your book?

Here’s what she said:

I Could Be Good For You” by 707. Oddly cheesy, considering, isn’t it? Funny thing is that I don’t even remember when or where I heard that song, although it must’ve been when I was a kid in San Antonio. I remember all kinds of odd things from those three years I lived there, including my home phone number, go figure.

The song may be cheesy (and I agree; it makes me think of the book!), but the book isn’t. Here’s the blurb:

When a genie grants you a wish, you don’t expect to have to return the favor.

Struggling promoter Ricky Landon is on the verge of giving up his dreams when he dumps sexy genie Kalila from a junk store lamp. She grants his wish to manage a talented band, but she has a wish of her own…she wants to be a rock star.

Kalila’s band consists of fellow demons whose genius on stage is matched by their ability to get themselves banned from every venue they’ve ever played. Ricky is willing to do what it takes to help them succeed, but with a zombie on drums, an incubus on bass, and a vampire lead vocalist, the off-stage antics are a little more serious than diva behavior and trashed hotel rooms.

Via connections and clever promoting, Ricky turns Maelstrom into the hottest act in town, but their growing fame and Ricky’s love affair with Kalila draw the attention of a rival band of washed-up deities. They’ll do anything to stop Maelstrom from achieving their goals, and now Ricky’s career and maybe even his life is at stake.

Ricky knew rock and roll was a little crazy, but he never thought it would be like this!

Pick up your own copy!



  1. Alice Audrey

    June 7, 2010 1:46 pm

    Yay Bunnygirl!!! Can’t wait until you are back from vacation.

    I’ve been reading the outtakes for Maelstrom on her site for a while now. They are a blast!
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..Win a Copy of Hungry for More =-.

  2. Thomma Lyn

    June 8, 2010 9:03 pm

    WOO HOO, Ann! Maelstrom rocks, on all levels. And I love her flash fiction extras, too. 🙂 Congratulations, Ann, and great Featured New Release Post!
    .-= Thomma Lyn´s last blog ..Catching Up (or trying to) =-.

  3. Thomma Lyn

    June 8, 2010 9:03 pm

    Fiddlefardle! Susan, I forgot to tell you — check out my blog! I have an award for you.
    .-= Thomma Lyn´s last blog ..Catching Up (or trying to) =-.

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