Christine Danse on ​​ The Spires of Turris ~ Guest Blog Rafflecopter Giveaway

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Title: ​​ The Spires of Turris
Author: Christine Danse
Publisher: NineStar Press
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Genre: Gay, Science Fiction
Release Date: 01/02/2017


Dr. London Wells, linguist and adventurer, has the unique ability to understand any language in the universe, including the languages left behind by the ancient dead races of the Lost Planets – making him an intergalactic celebrity. But London likes his privacy—and he always works alone. No assistants, no entourage. When he goes on expedition to a Lost Planet, it’s just him, the memory of dead aliens, and the resident man-eating fauna. He’s a self-sufficient sharp shooter whose insatiable curiosity can stand up to any danger.

Until he breaks his head falling from a cliff. That changes everything.

Now, after a long recovery, London is onto the greatest discovery of his life: a language to prove a connection between the Lost Planets. In order to investigate further, he’ll need to travel to an unforgiving alien planet. But he can’t go alone. That’s his dean’s last condition: either he travels with a research assistant, or not at all.

Unfortunately for London, graduate student Chas Chambers is not the only unexpected element on this trip…

Writing Rituals

Authors have some weird rituals. There is no easy explanation for the eccentricities of the creative brain. Take music. Some authors listen to the same song on repeat while writing. (I would die.) My writing partner loops a classic country playlist. (I would die twice.) And I…listen to movie soundtracks. Sometimes it’s general background ambience; I can write just about anything to Jeremy Soule’s Skyrim music. But sometimes—a lot of times—I attach soundtracks to certain stories.

The music for The Spires of Turris mostly consisted of The Imitation Game, The Thin Red Line, and–of course–the complete Indiana Jones collection. The scene influenced the music choice. For general adventure and light-hearted antics, Indiana Jones. For intense, moving emotional rough drafting, The Imitation Game. And for anything and everything, The Thin Red Line. That got the most play time. The slow, moody soundtrack kept me in the story when nothing else could. That’s important: music that puts you into the mood without distracting.

What about you? Any creative music habits?


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About the Author

Christine lives with her writing partner in the wilds of urban Oregon, where they raise weeds, worms, and eyebrows.

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1/3      Love Bytes Reviews –

1/4      Prism Book Alliance –

1/5      Bayou Book Junkie –

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1/19    Special Appearance on Queer Sci Fi –

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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