Monday, March 10, 2014

Guest post - Ty Krause from Catherine Peace's Complete Me

Hey, hey, hey. Ty Krause here. You might know me as the former bassist/lyrical genius for Dejected. Oh…no? Um…okay, well I write songs for British boy band Sleeping Angels. “Seize the Summer”? Okay, there we go.

First of all, I’d like to thank the lovely and beautiful Jackie for letting me hang on her blog. Claire told me I have to be on my best behavior. So I’m going to do my best. But I don’t like to make promises.

I was in my early 20s when Dejected took off, so most of my music influences are grunge rockers. Comes out in the way I sing (some people have said I have an Eddie Vedder sound), the way I play, and the way I write music. The Song and Claire’s song (which is the title of the book, btw), are the exceptions. A lot less grunge, and a lot more 2000s rock. So there are a lot of influences. One of my more recent favorites? Hinder. (SO LET AUSTIN BACK IN THE BAND.)

First up, Soundgarden. Cuz to me, you can’t have grunge without some Chris Cornell.

I’m pretty sure you can’t spell grunge without Pearl Jam. Okay so none of the letters in Pearl Jam are in “grunge” except for the ‘r’. I’m not a good speller. I leave that for Claire.

And then there’s this guy. Fricking Austin. And this band. Fricking Hinder.

Those are just a few of my favorites. Feel free to leave your own music tastes in the comments. I always love finding new music. Like that band Claire loves. Chicago. That’s some good stuff.

Also, we’re giving away some awesome shi—er, um stuff to celebrate my and Claire’s story getting out to the world... 
A $25 iTunes gift card 
a free copy of Complete Me
a free t-shirt of choice inspired by the book. 

So yeah, check this out. And get your own Dejected shirt ;)

A romance author who needs to love….
Best-selling romance author Claire Ergleston confines her passions to the pages of her books. When she receives a 1Night Stand date ‘to give her something to talk about in interviews,’ can she let herself be swept away?

A rock star who needs to let go….
The past has a chokehold on former rock star Ty Krause. Instead of killer tunes, he kills time writing passable songs for a British boy band and his nights wishing he had the balls to say goodbye. In a last ditch effort, he signs up for 1Night Stand, thinking that a night of no-strings-attached sex will help him break the leash of his past.
From the moment Claire and Ty meet, sparks fly—but can they overcome their pasts or will their potential love story end on a sour note?


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