Monday, March 4, 2013

#MusicMonday #Bandslash Blog Tour - Special Guest: BL Morticia

Hey, everyone! I'm very pleased to welcome a special guest here on my humble little blog, author BL Morticia! BL and I are both contributors to the #Bandslash Blog Tour that's been going around, featuring many awesome authors of gay romance stories with rockers. Each author gets to host another, and it's been organized by the lovely, Melanie Tushmore. I'm happy to be a part of it, and thrilled to feature BL's interview!

Next week, on March 11th, I'll be hanging out at BL's place answering these same questions, so do be sure to drop by there. If you'd like to see the full list of authors who are participating, click HERE. Also, there's a great giveaway going on! Full details on that are on the previous link, but you'll have a chance to win some awesome books at the final Wrap Up Party hosted at Melanie's blog on March 25th!

And without further ado, I present BL Morticia!

5 Questions About the Author

  1. Who are you, and where do you come from?
BLMorticia, wicked gal hailing from the complex mind of Sharita Lira

  1. What inspires you?
What doesn’t? I mean, I love heavy metal music, some liquor, hot men, not necessarily in that order. Oh and I love to read.

  1. Describe your writing style in three words:
Snarky, erotic, tension

  1. What style of music do you like, and who are your favourite bands?
I love heavy metal of all kinds. Top 3 metal bands right now are Opeth, Lamb of God, and Death Angel.

Devildriver "Clouds Over California" - I love this video because they have the kids portraying the band and the song f*ckin’ rocks!

Lamb of God "Walk With Me in Hell" - I picked this one because it’s a behind the scenes look at the band on tour with the crowds and mosh pits! \m/ \m/

Death Angel "Seemingly Endless Time" - Death Angel I’ve loved since I was in high school. This video was on regular rotation on Headbangers Ball and I couldn’t stop staring! It’s a great b&w shot of the band. Kick ass!

  1. Been to any good gigs recently?
Lamb of God and In Flames at the Congress in Chicago Illinois. Great show, crowd was very responsive to both bands. Don’t ask me who played before these two because it’s all a blur. The mosh pit was killer, people were getting hurt all over the place! \m/

5 Questions About the Book

Title: The Wretched Tales #1.1 Corey’s Debut
Series: The Wretched Tales part of the Metalrotica Collection

  1. Who is the story about?
Corey Patrick is the main character. A young man in his early twenties hailing from Boston to play bass for one of the biggest bands in the world. Corey takes you through all his emotions as a pansexual man just trying to fit in with his bandmates, keep his sanity, make his money and fall in love.

  1. What inspired the idea for this story? Any real bands, music, or places from your experience?
Yes, it is, but I have to keep it top secret. Shar is a journalist for the Emag The Wretched is based on the bands she’s met, interviewed, and seen up close. Real metal fans might be able to draw a comparison to actual bands but we ain’t tellin’! *winks*

  1. What is it about musicians that make them irresistable?
Hmm, *thinks* Everything. The fact they can play their instruments, hopefully in tune. *laughs* Most of them are sexy in one way or another. Notice I said ‘most’. *laughs* Lead singers and guitarists have stage personas. A lot of them very appealing, some not so much.

  1. As a story comes in three parts, and this is a music story, pick me three music videos that reflect how you feel the story goes.
Devildriver – “Clouds Over California” This video fits because Corey is still a kid compared to his bandmates. This is a chance in a lifetime for him to perform with a band he’s admired.

Lamb of God – “Walk With Me in Hell” This video because Corey is going through traumatic times while being in this band. Drugs, lewd sex, liquor, the pressure of playing in front of thousands and he’s doing this while trying to hide the fact he likes men as much as women.

Stone Temple Pilots – “Sex Type Thing”
Throughout the series Corey will experience sex on almost every level and play out his wildest fantasies. ;P

  1. If your book was a music video, how would it go? Talk me through it.
If it was a music video it would start with his trip to California for the audition, then on the road with the band, show his relationships and or hook-ups with the people he fancies, a down moment or two then triumph at the end with Corey getting what he wants. 

Thank you again to Melanie Tushmore for organizing this awesome blog tour and hooking me up to share BL's work! Many thanks to BL for playing here today! I'm looking forward to visiting your place next week! 

For more information about BL Morticia's work, please check out the following links:

BLMorticia is currently a published writer with Naughty Nights Press and Rebel Ink Press. She entertains her readers with hot and smexy sex, humor, and lots of swear words. She attempts to incorporate metal music or the military in most of her works. Nothin’ sexier than metalheads or military servicemen and women! She also writes a biweekly column on Blak Rayne Books and blogs on the First Thursday of the month at NNP Blog. For more info, please visit, Erotica With Snark

Book link:

Book title: The Wretched Tales 1.1
Series: The Wretched Tales - Metalrotica Collection

Book blurb: Corey Patrick has arrived, fresh out of Boston to perform with the Wretched, one of the biggest bands on the planet. Immediately, the bass player takes advantage of the perks provided including hobnobbing with members of the press!

Over the loudspeaker…

“Ladies and gentlemen, crowd surfing and/or moshing will result in immediate dismissal from the venue. Enjoy the show.”

In a drug filled haze, I stood on the stage with my new band mates. The lights dimmed, the crowd chanting, “Wretched, wretched,” in unison, throwing up the horns as if in a similar trance. I’d been with several acts, toiling in the background as the spare, the fill in, the resident head banger while others gained the spotlight. Now was my turn to be the one. And even better in the most sought after metal act from the west coast of North America, The Wretched.

“You ready Corey? You better play your ass off tonight so they’ll forget about Randy’s stupid butt,” yelled Nicolai Zander with a wry smile.

Excited as a pig in shit, I responded with a nod and gave my bass a couple of plucks.

Once he turned his attention back to the crowd, he changed his expression immediately from smirk to scowl. The short, pudgy runt everyone came to know and love stalked the stage like Napoleon with a microphone in hand. As per usual, Nicolai donned baggy black trousers with pockets down both sides, chains hanging from every loop and hole. His Testament t-shirt and his trademark cowboy boots had both seen better days, but it made up the persona known as Nicolai Zander. The, ‘I don’t give a fuck ‘cause I’m the leader of this bunch of misfits’ kind of look. Glassy greenish blue eyes peered at his minions, and he returned their adulation with his own one finger salute and tongue wag.


“Wretched, wretched, wretched…” the swarm of metal heads chanted, the spotlight shone on me, then Nicolai one after the other. Within seconds, the background music faded, and drummer Bryan started the first beats of our legendary song Devil’s Isle.

“YEOOOHHHH…” Nicolai screeched like a cat in heat and threw his gloved fist up in the air. True metalers formed a circle pit, running into one another, arms up, the looks on their faces, pure aggression. Others leapt on top of various shoulders, attempting to surf closer to the stage causing the security guys a lot of headache, but I fucking loved it.

This is what I’ve wanted other than a steady lay I could call my very own. This is my fucking life! This is what every young man dreams about from puberty in mom’s house to grown ass man living in mom’s basement.

I am Corey from the Wretched, and I have arrived!

© BL Morticia

BL Morticia hosts SJ Frost

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  1. Replies
    1. My pleasure! It was wonderful to have you here :D

  2. Woot! Thank's SJ, and BL Morticia :)

    1. And many thanks to you for all your hard work organizing this!

    2. Yes thanks so much Melanie for getting this together!

  3. Great set of videos, and nice excerpt too!

    1. I agree! She pulled out some great stuff :D

    2. Thx Meredith and SJ. I love some metal, I really do.


  4. Thx Meredith and SJ. I love metal

    1. You're very welcome! I was happy to have you here :D