Nominate DRAMA DOLLS and get a free digital download; RIYL @chuckpalahniuk and @breteastonellis

Amazon's digital imprint, Kindle Press, is considering Jason Tanamor's new novel, DRAMA DOLLS (a dark love tale; Palahniuk meets Shakespeare), for publication. You can help get the book published by visiting https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/ROLIMN9CZ4S6 and nominating the novel.

If you nominate (which is 100% free) the novel and Amazon publishes it, you will receive a free download of DRAMA DOLLS. It's a win/win for everyone.

Here's the synopsis:

From the author of the critically acclaimed novel, ANONYMOUS, comes a dark tale about love and loss.

Meet Jeffrey.

Jeffrey is turning forty. He has a good job, a loving wife, and a beautiful house. When the love of his life passes suddenly, his seemingly normal world turns upside down. The sudden death, along with his midlife crisis, causes Jeffrey to grieve the five stages in unnatural ways. He trades in his Toyota Corolla for a Corvette, smokes pot with the neighbor kid, and dresses up in cheerleader outfits with his pals William and Lena in order to feel young and beautiful.

William and Lena agree to do whatever it takes to help Jeffrey during his grief, even when it means committing minor crimes such as burglary. All is kosher until William notices a downward change in Jeffrey. Distraught by memories of his wife, and despite William's and Lena's best efforts, Jeffrey begins to slowly derail into a dark place that only he could get out of. An internal battle with his emotions and himself, Jeffrey takes matters into his own hands to pull through.
 
DRAMA DOLLS is an intimate dark comedy about loss and obsession, survival and grief, and the desiring need to take control of your own life.

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MUSIC NEWS: @ONEDIRECTION RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE “DRAG ME DOWN”

One Direction surprised fans this morning with the impromptu release of their brand new single "Drag Me Down."
 
The band dropped the song on iTunes and Spotify worldwide today with no fanfare, and before premiering it on radio or online.
 
Featuring crashing guitars and soaring harmonies, "Drag Me Down" showcases a more mature One Direction sound.
 
With sales of over 65 million worldwide and performances to over 7.5 million fans, One Direction truly are a pop phenomenon. In May this year the band won two Billboard Awards for Top Group and Top Touring Artist.
 
The band are currently on the American leg of their massive On The Road Again stadium tour, before returning to the UK this September for another sold out arena tour.  Their fifth album is due for release this November.

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Be sure to pick up ANONYMOUS, the novel that Publishers Weekly hailed as a "well-crafted piece of experimental, voyeuristic fiction..." and "a winning jumble of the gritty, the raw, and the grotesque" at http://www.tanamor.com.
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MUSIC NEWS: @FINGER_ELEVEN Critically Acclaimed ‘Five Crooked Lines’ Out Today; U.S. Headlining Tour Continues

FINGER ELEVEN's long-awaited, critically acclaimed sixth studio album (and first in five years), FIVE CROOKED LINES, was released today via The Bicycle Music Company/Concord. The album's first single, "Wolves and Doors," is burning up the radio airwaves now.  A video for the song can be seen here: http://vevo.ly/nRrSpV.
 
FINGER ELEVEN--Scott Anderson (vocals), James Black (guitar), Rick Jackett (guitar) and Sean Anderson (bass)--chose the album title after they realized that Anderson's lyrics to the title song had a universal appeal and a particular relevance to the album. "For me it's symbolic of fortune and luck and how fragile those things are," Anderson says. "In one instance you've got five crooked lines, which in one position is just a heap of bent sticks. But in the right way, they make a star, which is the most glorious shape there is."
 
In addition to capturing a primal, authentic feel, FIVE CROOKED LINES incorporates the band's earliest influences and recontextualizes them in an explosive modern framework. "Absolute Truth" features a turbulent rhythm that tumbles through a vortex of quasi-psychedelic guitars, "Blackout Song" is a feast of fuzzy, wailing riffs, four-to-the-floor beats and euphoric hooks and the title track exits the gate with crashing symbols, a buzzing passage and a counter-melody that keeps the music pumping. From one song to the next, there are no compromises, no concessions and nothing tailor-crafted to suit any outside demands. There's even a seven-minute song, "Come On, Oblivion," a transcendent ebb-and-flow mélange of trippy acoustic and electric instrumentation that's as reminiscent of early The Verve as it is of Pink Floyd.
 
FIVE CROOKED LINES has already been receiving rave reviews:
 
"It's a fierce record that'll excite fans and irritate Celine Dion-loving mothers."
--Bear Frazer, Arena.com,
 
"FINGER ELEVEN have made an album on their own terms that breaks new musical ground while simultaneously drawing on retro influences."
--Bob Schallau, About.com,
 
"...FIVE CROOKED LINES is the type of album that can be a game changer for any band."
--Bob Zerull, ZoiksOnline.com,
 
"Another thing they can be credited for is their sonic evolution album to album, a sound is still evolving on FIVE CROOKED LINES thanks to an influx of classic rock and heavy blues."
--Brian Campbell, Starpulse.com,
 
"...an authentically raw, emotional powerful and adrenaline fueled rock record which serves as the band's most captivating work to date!"
--Jason Price, Iconvsicon.com,
 
"Finger Eleven is part of the American rock DNA."
-- Larry LeBlanc, music critic
 
"This might be the band's best and most complete work. There are nods to their influences all over the album if you listen for them, but at the same time it is completely and genuinely a FINGER ELEVEN album."
-- Chad Hobbs, Examiner.com
 
"FIVE CROOKED LINES is a grandiose musical proclamation to the beauty of sound. 9 out of 10."
-- Eric Hunker, TheFrontRowReport.com
 
 
FINGER ELEVEN is continuing their headlining U.S. tour, which concludes next month.  Stay tuned for more dates to be added in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, check them out at any of the following stops:
 
DATE               CITY                             VENUE
 
Fri 7/31             Sioux City, IA                Hard Rock Hotel
Mon 8/3            Cleveland, OH               The Agora Ballroom
Tue 8/4             Buffalo, NY                   Iron Works
Wed 8/5            Manchester, NH Jewel
Fri 8/14             Mount Brydges, ONT.    RockinWheel Fest Lion's Park
 
Buy it:  iTunes: http://smarturl.it/5CrkdLns

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Be sure to pick up ANONYMOUS, the novel that Publishers Weekly hailed as a "well-crafted piece of experimental, voyeuristic fiction..." and "a winning jumble of the gritty, the raw, and the grotesque" at http://www.tanamor.com.
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