Blog Tour: Giving Up the Ghost by S.A. Price - Guest Post

Welcome to our stop on the Giving Up the Ghost mini-blog tour for S.A. Price. Giving Up the Ghost is the first in the new adult series A 13 Shades of Red Novel. Read our review for Giving Up the Ghost HERE.

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Guest post by Stella Price 
Normally I decline doing guest posts because, well I’m not witty on my best days and I like to let the work speak for itself. With this book, however, I felt compelled to write something, to convey what this book, and this whole process means to me.

This book really is the culmination of 5 years of my life. See, there are so many rock and roll books out there, and I think that’s great, but the difference with ours and there’s is that I, Stella, lived the lifestyle for 5 years doing exactly what Saffron does in this book. So I have a very unique perspective on the way it really is on the road and how to deal with a boy that’s touring.

I know music. I know bands. I know the kinda girl it takes to love a man that tours. Nothing about the life is really romantic. Nothing in the life is anything you want to have for forever. Still, it was a wild ride.

Rhys is an amalgam of men I knew while doing the rock and roll bit, the best parts of the ones I know personally and intimately. Saffron is an amalgam of women I knew on the road as well. The relationship works because it’s a lot of personalities in 2 people, pieces of each of them that are needed to make the rock and roll couple.

Living outta a suitcase for months at a time gets tedious. It’s very much a gypsy kinda lifestyle, and I’m hoping that in the subsequent books, we will be able to touch on so many issues that affect bands on tour, like the at home girlfriend, Groupies that follow the bands, and of course, the aftermath of the attention. There’s so much I wanna say with these books, and I hope the readers are there to listen.

So to answer the question before it is posed:

I will never, ever tell anyone that doesn’t already know who the bands where, and who the people are that show up in these books. It’s for my privacy and theirs.

The book is filled with pop culture references, slang, and of course, quotables, that yes, indeed were said while on tour.

Since this is our first real foray into New Adult, I will say that this is NOT a YA book. There is sex. There is harsh language and there are vices. This is not a book for anyone under 17 years of age. But the good news is, if anyone is in the early adult stage, and into rock/emo/punk/hardcore or ska music, they will identify with this book… and hopefully indentify with the pitfalls as well.

I hope that if you choose to read the book, that you enjoy the story and the man behind the music. And if you want to see Rhys before all this, in his more self destructive light, you can read YOU BURN ME,

which is a bridge book we wrote a while ago about Rhys’ boss Xxieda finding her forever in a fire Demon named Dante. We can’t wait to see what you have to say about this, one of the most personal books we have ever written.

Giving Up the Ghost
A Thirteen Shades of Red Novel #1
Author: S. A. Price
Released: February 19th 2013
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Rhys Bellamy is the front man for the wildly successful 13 Shades of Red, a band hailing from New Orleans that is just a bit more then they appear. He’s sexy, caustic and on a path of self destruction that has everything to do with the fact that he can speak to the dead. A man hounded by the death of his fiancée, Rhys is a lothario of the highest caliber. His life, his band, and his agony celebrates his lost love, Phaedra, and it has made him a very popular man with the ladies, even if they will never mean anything to him. Too bad Phaedra has never and will never contact him.

When the band’s first US tour meets with some unforeseen management issues, Saffron Richards is brought in to take care of it. A veteran of the business, Saffron knows all about Rhys and his reputation and doesn’t want to become another notch on his belt. Too bad fate has it in for the both of them, and gives them an attraction neither can deny.

But life on the road with an up and coming band has its problems, from bosses to groupies to just plain old flat tires. And Phaedra, who has been watching from the mists and reveling in the misery of her lost lover doesn’t want to see him happy. Being together is harder than it sounds, especially when Phaedra crosses the veils on All Hallows Eve to reignite the love that Saffron has set to ash in Rhys. And Phaedra is not giving him up without a fight. Not because she loves him, but because she doesn’t ever want him to forget.

Warning: this is considered a New Adult genre release. Reader discretion is advised.

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