Linna Drehmel(Louisa Albrect)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Q&A With Madison Daniel

Hello Madison welcome once again to my blog.
1)      Introduce yourself again to my readers
MD: My names Madison and I write with the passion of an old musical composer. Music is everything. I am the author of the Ember series.
2)      Tell us about your current publications
MD: First there is the Ember saga. Ember is out now. The next installment will be available in November. Both brought to you by the amazing indie publisher, Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing.
I also have a new anthology called Beyond the Never that I have written with my most inspiring sisters in words...Alexia Purdy, Kyani Swanigan, Jenna Kay and yourself, Linna Drehmel. The book holds 10 dark, sexy and haunting stories of forbidden fairy-tales, nightmares and anything that goes bump in the night. It was a total blast to put together! My writing sisters are the best!
3)      Tell us what you have coming up this year
MD: Writing, promotion, more writing, editing, promotion, editing, writing some more...shall I go on? Ha! Actually, I hope to meet some of my readers this year. I really want to say, “thank you” in person. My friends, followers and fans are my fire. I write for them completely.
4)      What WIPs do you have going on right now?
MD: I have the 3rd book in the Ember series,’s coming along nicely. I have a new YA/SCI-FI series that I hope to have ready for a very near future launch. It’s such a great ride and has an original cover design from one of my personal favorite artists! I’ll announce that as soon as I can. There is the possible follow up to OUR new anthology (Beyond the Never). Another new series, YA/APOCALYPTIC LOVE STORY, is plotted out. A horror story called STILL (adult), is scratching to get out too. OH, and a possible comic book/graphic novel too. (I always wanted to see Ember as a comic book!)
5)      Who are your main musical muses?
MD: Too many to name. The Beatles, Queen, Aerosmith, Extreme, Muse, Garbage and anything Chris Cornell touches.
6)      Do movies inspire you? If so what is your favorite?
MD: Completely inspire me! I write as if I was describing a movie. Moving eye candy! My fav is “The Crow” and “The Shawshank Redemption.” Both the eternal search for hope. “Aliens (#2)” and the “Kill Bill” movies are right there at the top too.
7)      What inspires you other than music?
MD: Emotions. If you can’t feel it, it’s probably not worth writing down. Also, eye image can inspire a million words.
8)      If you could live anywhere in the world where would that be?
MD: Somewhere with beaches, crystal clear water, lots of rain and a kick @ss internet connection!!!
9)      What is the last place on earth you want to live?
MD: I can’t answer that yet...I haven’t been enough places yet. :)
10)   If you could choose to be any gothic being what would it be? (Vampire, Werewolf etc)
MD: An immortal. Not a vampire though. More like Dorian Gray (without all the bad karma.) OR Highlander (without all the beheadings!)
11)   If you could have lunch with a past historical figure who would that be and why?
MD: Cleopatra. I would love to sing for her.
12)   I heard you are a good musician, please tell my readers about your music, do you sing? Play piano, guitar? Do you have a band?
MD: I play guitar, bass and a little piano. I sing like a mutha trucka!!! Always singing! Point me in the direction of a microphone and hold on! KA-BOOM!!!
Sadly, I think my band days are over. Though, I still joke around with a past bandmate about “getting the  band back together” for one more show. There is a definite possibility of a duet session though. 2 boys and 2 guitars, rocking til the break of dawn! Who’s in?
I still write a little on the side too.
13)   What do you think was the best piece of music ever written?
MD: Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata is almost perfect. Love it. But honestly, I don’t think “the best piece” has been written yet. :)
14)   What makes a hero in your eyes? (I grew up in the military, mom dad and brother all served to me they are heroes)
MD: Sacrifice. Complete and unselfish acts of kindness. People who spend their whole lives bringing smiles to others lives. That’s a hero to me.
15)   If you could make just one statement that the world would always remember you by what would it be?
MD: Music is life and the written world is our soul.

MD: Thanks for having me again! I love it here! LIVE like you mean it! & DREAM out loud! ~ M.
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Sunday, June 17, 2012


Once again I have found another great band in the UK.

This band is five talented musicians:
I found that the band officially started on July 8, 2008 and that they all now live in London, UK.

I am very please with the discovery of this band. They have such a wonderful sound. I love how they harmonize, and their music is fast paced but not so fast that you don't know what is going on. I love the honesty that I hear when i think about what the lyrics are saying.  It is complete artistic expression. I saw on their facebook page that they call their kind of music 'Death Pop', they remind me of a British  version of Oingo Boingo.

I have really been having fun watching their unique videos on youtube as well here is one that I like:
Please find these talented musician and find out for your self how kool they are. And as always PLEASE use legal means to down load their music, do not support pirate sites!
Official website:
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Spotlight! Ashestoangels


Once again I bring you another blog post about a new band, a British one as well. Before I get into their music I would like to say they are very photogenic! Look at that stunning photo!

This band is made up of five wonderfully expressive people...
Crilly- Vocals and synth
Davey- Guitar and vocals
Nico- Bass and vocals
Adam- Guitar and vocals
Jim- Drums and vocals

I really love their sound. Their music is powerful and fast paced. I love the fact that all five of them sing too, adds depth to their sound. I thought as I was listening to their music that they somewhat remind me of a band from the 90's that I love very much called QueensRyche. I think it is the sound of Crillly's voice that reminds me of them. 

If you want something to make you want to jump around and dance then go seek these guys out!