I’m releasing the playlists for Blood Secrets (Alexandra Sabian #2). These are the artists/albums/songs I’ve listened to while writing and revising. Yes, my Muse can be found in music so this is should you an indication of the “feel” for the next book. ;)
Lists are formatted as Artist - Album - Song  (If no song appears, assume I listened to entire album.)
Godsmack – Godsmack
Godsmack – The Other Side
Godsmack – IVVoodoo Too; One Rainy Day
Godsmack – Good Times, Bad Times (Greatest Hits)
Godsmack – The Oracle
Sully Erna (Godsmack) – Sinner’s Prayer (single)
Marilyn Manson – Lest We Forget
Marilyn Manson – Eat Me, Drink Me
Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
Nine Inch Nails – Downward Spiral - Closer
Christina Aguilera – Back to Basics - Hurt
Christina Aguilera – StrippedFighter; Beautiful
Meatloaf – Bat out of HellHeaven Can Wait
Meatloaf – Bat out of Hell III’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)
Dixie Chicks – Taking the Long WayNot Ready to Make Nice; Silent House
Alice Cooper – TrashPoison
H.I.M. – Dark Light
H.I.M. – Razorblade Romance
Guns ‘n Roses – Appetite for Destruction
Guns ‘n Roses – Use Your Illusion INovember Rain
Guns ‘n Roses – Use Your Illusion IIDon’t Cry
Faster Pussycat – Wake Me When It’s OverHouse of Pain; Slip of the Tongue
Kamelot – The Black HaloMarch of Mephisto
Walela – WalelaWash Your Spirit Clean
Robert Mirabel – Tribal FiresWitch Hunt
Nightwish – Dark Passion PlayCadence of Her Last Breath; Whoever Brings the Night; 7 Days to the Wolves
Seether – Disclaimer II
Seether – Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces
Seether – Karma and Effect
Rob Zombie – Educated Horses
Rob Zombie – Hellbilly Deluxe
Rob Zombie – Past, Present, & Future
Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears (single)
Evanescene – FallenBring Me to Life; Taking Over Me; My Immortal
Skid Row – Skid RowI Remember You; 18 And Life
Megan Slankard – Freaky Little StoryMockingbird
Halestorm – Halestorm
Sweeney Todd Motion Picture Soundtrack
k.d. lang – Hallelujah (single); RecollectionsConstant Craving
Shinedown – Leave a Whisper45; Fly from the Inside
Linkin Park – Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park – New Divide (single)
Three Days Grace – One-X - Pain; Animal I Have Become; Get Out Alive; Let It Die
Aerosmith – Big OnesThe Other Side; Rag Doll; Janie’s Got a Gun; Livin’ on the Edge
Nickelback – All the Right ReasonsAnimals; Side of a Bullet
Nickelback – Dark HorseSomething in Your Mouth; Shakin’ Hands; If Today Was Your Last Day
AC/DC – Back in BlackHells Bells; Back in Black; You Shook Me All Night Long
AC/DC – Highway to HellHighway to Hell; If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)
AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt CheapDirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap; Big Balls
Disturbed – Believe - Prayer; Intoxication; Bound; Devour
My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade
Muse – Black Holes and Revelations
Dangerous Toys – Dangerous ToysScared
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Fit to be TiedBad Reputation
Papa Roach – Getting Away with Murder
Papa Roach – InfestLast Resort; Blood Brothers
Korn – Greatest Hits, Vol. 1Did My Time; Make Me Bad; Got The Life; Freak on a Leash
Motley Crue – Red, White, & Crue
Drowning Pool – Sinner - Bodies
Whew! That’s a lot of music. Considering it takes months (if not a full year) to complete a book from the rough draft to the final editor supervised revision, it’s understandable. Got to have something to keep the mind and Muse stimulated while cranking out the pages.
I hope you find a few things on this list you enjoy. I’m always on the look out for new music, so if you have a fave that isn’t on here, let me know. It may just find its way into the next list. ;)

Paranormal Roundtable 2 is hosting their second live chat Paranormal Roundtable discussion tomorrow, August 19, 4:00pm EDT. Participating authors include:

Keri Arthur – Riley Jenson Guardian series
Kelly Meding – Three Days Dead (Dreg City series)
Stacia Kane – Unholy Ghosts, Unholy Magic, City of Ghosts
S.A. Swann - Wolf’s Cross, Wolfbreed
Shana Abé – Queen of Dragons, The Dream Thief, and The Smoke Thief
Jeannie Holmes – Blood Law (Book 1, Alexandra Sabian series)
Robert Masello – Vigil and Bestiary

For more information on the chat, pop over to and check out the impressiveness. :)

Goodreads Giveaway

In addition to the Back to School Contest, I’m also giving away 5 copies of Blood Law on Goodreads. Check it out!

Back to School Contest

Yes, it’s that time of year when parents rejoice and children grumble — Back to School time! The public schools here in Mobile are open for business, and the neighborhood kids are blissfully silent, which has allowed me to work on the revisions for Blood Secrets.

It’s also put me in a generous mood. Therefore, I’m running a little contest for all you wonderful parents who now find yourselves with a little free time on your hands. Why not fill both with a book? Especially a signed book.

Here’s the deal:

1. Sign up for my free newsletter, The Enforcer Files. Don’t worry — I don’t spam people. I only send it when I have big news to announce…like contests or signings.

2. I’ll select a random winner who will receive a signed copy of Blood Law.

3. Already signed up for my newsletter? No worries. Current subscribers are eligible for this contest.

4. Contest is open to domestic and international readers.

5. Contest ends 12:00AM (midnight) CST on August 20, 2010. Winner will be announced August 21.

Now, go forth and rejoice in your new freedom!

Ever have the feeling…

…someone’s talking about you? I have, and this time, it’s true! :)
No less that three blog/review sites are chatting about Blood Law this week (August 15-21). Book Faery and Blog with Bite are also hosting giveaways. Be sure to check them, and Bitten By Books, out for some great discussions!