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Title: Kanaan & Tilney: The Case of the Arms Dealers
Author: Jenna Rose and Katey Hawthorne
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover Artist: Dar Albert
Genre: Bisexual, Crime Fiction, M/M Romance, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy
John Tilney–praeternatural pyrokinetic and mystery author–has noticed the bottom dropping out of the market for his usual gothic fare, so he goes to Lowell Kanaan, PI, for a crash course in noir. Lowell, the cranky wolf-shifter detective, isn’t sure why he agrees to let John shadow him–though it might have something to do with John’s weirdly endearing honesty… and pretty lips. John thinks he’s found the perfect detective novel hero in Lowell, but it isn’t long before he realizes he doesn’t want Lowell for his book, but for himself.
As they become entangled in a supernatural whodunnit involving the Zombie Mafia, black market body parts, and shady insurance deals, their partnership grows closer–and hotter. But when it comes down to the wire, Lowell’s wolfy protective side threatens to drive John around the bend, or at least out of the office. Good thing John’s as much sunshine as he is fire; hopefully it’s enough to help them catch a murderer before they end up in literal pieces, too.
Kanaan & Tilney: The Soundtrack!
Kanaan & Tilney: The Soundtrack
Huge thank you to Prism Book Alliance for letting us stop by to talk about our new paranormal mystery-romance, Kanaan & Tilney: The Case of the Arms Dealers. The story involves a grumpy wolf shape-shifter; an oddball author-turned-detective pyrokinetic; and literal arms dealing.
Today, we’re here with a soundtrack for the book that’s inspired by the main characters and the city the story takes place in.
Shipping up to Boston – Dropkick Murphys
The soundtrack didn’t feel complete without a song about Boston. Lowell and John’s office is right by Fenway Park, so you can bet there have been many summer nights it’s filtered in through the open window. Sometimes Lowell sings, but if asked, he’ll deny it.
My Friend John – The Fratellis
So this one starts with someone asking, “If you were a shape, what shape would you be?” This is the kind of randomness you get from John Tilney–not even at 1am after drinks, just, like, all the time. The song itself just cements it as his official theme song. A weird dude called John. There you go.
Beat It – Cover featuring Fall Out Boy
This started out as a joke, but then we realized this is basically Lowell’s life story: Kid who’s not wanted around gets tough and fights back. Little Lowell was a scrapper…and that hasn’t changed, really.
I Can Change – LCD Soundsystem
This is all about devotion and loyalty–not necessarily to a healthy degree–and that’s what John is all about. He’s lucky he fell in with Lowell, or god knows who he’d offer this kind of willingness to. (It also mentions bad poetry… which, well, John has a thing with that.)
Trouble – Kevin Devine
We think this one explains itself: Trouble finds Lowell and John. Often.
My Type – Saint Motel
In some ways, this works for both of Lowell and John, neither of whom is quick to jump into romantic situations–except with each other, apparently. But since it’s exactly the kind of music John likes…
Bros – Wolf Alice
So, not to co-opt a song about girlfriendship and making it about two guys, but… Are your lights still on?/I’ll keep you safe/You keep me strong — Jump that 43/Are you wild like me?/Raised by wolves and other beasts — I tell you all the time/I’m not mad/You tell me all the time/I got plans. The cool thing about those lines is that, in Lowell’s POV he’s the ‘I’ll keep you safe’ and John is the ‘You keep me strong’, whiiiiile for John it’s the complete opposite.
Kill of the Night – Gin Wigmore
This one is all our wolfy boy Lowell. Makes me want to hear him howl sometime, actually. We should see what we can do about that in the next book…
Daffodils – Mark Ronson
While he’s not into drugs (which, I mean, come on), this is exactly the song John would choose to play while he’s trying to, uh, help Lowell chill out. All night. Just saying.
Beast – Nico Vega
This is totally Lowell and John’s standing up to The Man and protecting the little guy theme song. It also has that specific, like, contained self-confidence Lowell–the little bruiser–has in John’s eyes.
For excerpts, info, and all the goods on Kanaan & Tilney, check out kanaanandtilney.com!
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About the Author
Jenna Rose is an avid reader and writer, particularly when it comes to science-fiction and fantasy. Currently, she works as a receptionist, but her real love is writing. In her free time, she likes to read comic books, play video games, and waste time on the internet. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her dog, Harley.
Katey Hawthorne is an avid reader and writer of superpowered romance, even though the only degree she holds is in the history of art. (Or, possibly,because the only degree she holds is in the history of art.) Originally from the Appalachian foothills of West Virginia, she currently lives in Ohio. In her spare time she enjoys comic books, B-movies, loud music, Epiphones, and Bushmills.
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