Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Very Lawless Playlist

One of my favorite things when I got serious about writing Lawless was the music I listened to as the world unfolded. To be honest, one of the songs that really got me thinking about Lawless and a character who could be given a chance to redeem his past was Aerosmith's "Kiss Your Past Goodbye". It's a song about a hooker, sure, but it's also about redemption. That title would have made a cool tagline for the book, except I went other places with it.

I did bookmarks for Lawless and on the back instead of the blurb, I put the top five songs I listened to while writing. Here's the full list:

Kiss Your Past Goodbye - Aerosmith

Cold Hearted Man - AC/DC

Don't Cry - GNR

Dust in the Wind - Kansas

Bad Company - Bad Company

Renegade - Styx

Wheel in the Sky - Journey

Someday Never Comes - CCR

Knockin' on Heaven's Door - GNR

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zepplin

The Sound of Silence - Disturbed

Waitin' 'Round to Die - Whitney Morgan

Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum

Back to the Sun - Kentucky Headhunters

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

Behind Blue Eyes - The Who

Bury Me With My Guns On - Bobaflex (I have to thank Lisa Medley for this one. It was so fitting.)

If Clayton Wilder was a modern-day character, I have no doubt he'd have these jams going in his barely-street legal souped-up sports car. He would play "Wish You Were Here" while leaning on his brother's tombstone, drinking a beer. Of course, per the ending, Wilder might not have that sports car for long...anyway, music tames the savage beast and it sure helped thousands of words find a home on the page. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Oh, Happy Day

It is a big week for Allison Merritt, y'all.

Lawless is available on Amazon! It's free for you lovely KU readers. It is everything you want in a paranormal historical romance (and maybe it's some things you didn't know you needed).


I got my rights back for The Heckmasters series. I am happy dancing so hard. I spent yesterday formatting the ebooks. They look fantastic. I am going to be so happy to get them back up on Amazon. For now, here are the covers, done by the fantastic artist, Annoula.




I've been waiting on this moment for about a year. It's a bittersweet moment, I can tell you that, but mostly I'm relieved to have the Heckmasters back in my possession. Especially considering yesterday would have been the one  year anniversary of Tell's book coming out. That's kind of sad, but he's home, so everything is great.

I'm having a wonderful day, so I hope you all have one as well. Smoochies!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Review N' Win

Tomorrow is release day for Lawless! I mean, you could've already purchased a paperback copy and devoured it, if you wanted, but if you were waiting around for the Kindle version, you can't grab that until tomorrow. On the other hand, if you don't want to buy it, but still want to review, I have an extra special offer for you.

Want to win a Heckmasters prize pack that includes:
*All three of the Heckmaster novels in paperback
*A solar dancing devil
*An XL Hershey's special dark chocolate bar
*A $10 Amazon gift card
Shoot me an email at allisonmwrites@gmail.com or PM me on my Facebook page.

I'll send you a PDF copy of Lawless.

Leave a review on Amazon, your own webpage, Goodreads or another review site, fill out this form smarturl.it/Reviewnwin and you're entered, easy as 1-2-3!

No purchase necessary. Contest limited to the United States and Canada. Contest ends 4/1/2017. Winner will be notified by email on or about 4/3/2017. By entering, winner grants permission for first name and last initial to be used on the author's social media outlets.