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Date: 2017-01-19 09:00
Subject: To Be With You
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Tags:stoned, ziggy

Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

Shit. Why did I ask him to come to St. Louis?

It sure as hell wasn’t so he could watch me drop a guitar pick and almost crack a kneecap I went down so fast with a spasm in my hand so bad it felt worse than the fucking knife had.

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ceciliatan
Date: 2017-01-17 09:00
Subject: Run to You
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Tags:remo, ziggy

Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

The anxiety that hit when I got Ziggy’s page with his landing time was like a railroad spike to the throat.

In a weird way that was better than the railroad spike to the head I’d been experiencing, though. And it was weirdly better than the stake-through-the-heart feeling that Ziggy-angst used to give me.

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ceciliatan
Date: 2017-01-12 09:00
Subject: Tell Me When It’s Over
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Tags:another phone call, ziggy

Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

I finally talked to Ziggy for a good stretch on the phone around lunchtime in St. Louis. It had been like seven in the morning when we’d pulled in, Flip made sure I was tucked in and passed out before he went to bed himself, but he’d apparently slept through all the drama on the bus the night before so he got up in the morning and was not there when I woke up.

I ordered room service and caught Ziggy at home.

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ceciliatan
Date: 2017-01-10 09:00
Subject: I Think I Love You Too Much
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Tags:remo

Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

They yelled at each other for a while. Knock-down drag-out stuff. The details don’t matter, I guess, or I would think I’d remember it better. I curled myself up in a ball in the seat I was in and tried not to hear any of it. Maybe I partly succeeded and that’s why I don’t remember.

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ceciliatan
Date: 2017-01-05 09:00
Subject: Pandora’s Box
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Tags:courtney, remo

Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

I could have probably titled these chronicles “Things I Know Now that I Didn’t Know Then.” Sure, most of what I’ve learned is things about myself–and relationships. But then there are the simple things like, oh, if you nearly pass out incoherent chances are you should’ve gone to the ER.

As it turns out, I was fine, but if it happened now probably a lot of people would have advocated for me seeing a doctor. Back then, they asked if I was okay, I said yes, and that was the end of it.

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ceciliatan
Date: 2017-01-03 09:00
Subject: Live and Let Die
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Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

When there’s something on my mind, I don’t think very well. I mean literally, it’s like there’s something in the way of the gears of my brain clicking the way they should. I think addiction is having something on your mind constantly, something that’s not actually beneficial to you at all. Obsession, too–same deal. I don’t make good decisions when I’m obsessed. Well, at least when I’m obsessed with a person, like all that time I was hung up on Ziggy. (Haha, which time, Daron?) Being obsessed with music is my reason for living so maybe obsessed isn’t quite the right word for that. It’s one thing to be focused, to be driven to do something…

Let’s argue about art later. Right now I’m trying to figure something out about my mother.

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ceciliatan
Date: 2016-12-29 09:00
Subject: Mother
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Tags:remo

Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

I managed to finish the set without falling off the stage, having a heart attack, or passing out. I mostly tried to pretend no one was there in the pit, but I looked at them a couple of times. Claire was smiling and if I thought too much about it I was going to miss my cue, but I caught myself a couple of times trying to figure out whether that was her plastered-on public smile or if Courtney had slipped her some Ecstasy or what. I tried to imagine the conversation. Hello, mother, I just happened to be passing through Kansas because your prodigal son is putting me through college and your ex-lover is his boss and they’re playing a show tonight, would you like to come along?

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ceciliatan
Date: 2016-12-27 09:00
Subject: Fire Woman
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Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

The writer from St. Louis drove us to the venue for soundcheck. On the way there Remo said to me, “You better explain about the lounge act.”

“Lounge act?” Will asked, sounding slightly alarmed, or maybe I imagined that.

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ceciliatan
Date: 2016-12-22 09:00
Subject: Men Without Hats
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Tags:remo

Mirrored from the latest entry in Daron's Guitar Chronicles.

I felt foolish the next day for having had an emotional outburst like a five-year-old over essentially nothing but I felt good about the fact the only people who knew I’d flipped out like that were Carynne and Ziggy. And in hindsight I felt good about the fact that I had felt comfortable turning to him when I was having a flipout. That felt like progress.

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ceciliatan
Date: 2016-12-20 10:25
Subject: HARD RHYTHM: advanced reviews and praise for Cecilia Tan’s new BDSM romance
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Tags:writing news

hard-rhythm-cover-200x300Hard Rhythm hits the shelves next month (January) and the ebook goes live on Jan 31st so we’re starting to see reviews and notices come in! I’m super excited about the reception it’s getting so far!

Starred Review in Publishers Weekly!

I’m very psyched to say this means all three of the books in the Secrets of a Rock Star series have earned the coveted star from PW. The whole review is great but the first sentence rocks my world, “Tan skillfully makes her third Secrets of a Rock Star novel (after Wild Licks) do double duty, first as a wildly creative, enthusiastic, immersive, and incredibly hot romance between experienced kinksters, and second as a public service announcement that clearly illustrates the difference between BSDM and domestic abuse.”

RT Book Reviews

RT, meanwhile, gave it three stars: “This is the third book in a trilogy on rock stars but the author keeps the focus on the person and not the profession. When [Chino] finally makes his move, they quickly move from casual acquaintances to a deep and fulfilling D/s relationship.”

Goodreads

And some readers who have gotten advanced reading copies (both through my newsletter — which you can sign up for — and through NetGalley) have begun to review the book on Goodreads. In particular I was very happy to see TammyJo Eckhart, a longtime BDSM presenter, educator, and writer herself, thought it was the best of the three books, and says “The emotional complexity of all of the relationships and situations in this novel feel real, feel engaging.” Also, “Even if each woman in this series feels best on her knees before a hot man, she is still a powerful force to be reckoned with.”

If you can spare a tweet (or reblog or FB share), to help spread the word about the book, please join my Thunderclap! It only takes a couple of clicks and will only share a one-time message when the book goes live. Click here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/51269-spread-the-beat-of-hard-rhythm

Pre-order the book now, everywhere: IndieBound (local independent bookstores) | Amazon | Publisher website | Walmart (!) | Barnes & Noble | Apple iBooks | Google Play | Kobo

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Mirrored from blog.ceciliatan.com.

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