Beda and Ed have done interviews with Blue Blood’s Amelia G before and, of course, we cover many of BlueBlood.com‘s site updates, but I never knew Blue Blood had done an anthology of music and music subculture themed erotica. The edition I had the pleasure to read a review copy of this month is apparently a reissue of a Blue Blood book from the 1990’s. A reissue of a really really good book from the 1990’s.
Backstage Passes is a bit of a who’s who of the first wave of paranormal romance. After reading Nancy A. Collins’ depraved and romantic Demon Lover story in this book, I placed an order on Amazon for pretty much everything she has ever done and she has written a lot of books with vampires and werewolves and other sexy monsters. I would characterize editor Amelia G’s Dreamgirl and John Shirley’s When Enter Came as also extremely enjoyably depraved and romantic. Cecilia Tan is probably one of the most famous writers of paranormal romance, but, in this collection, she serves up a real world story, Rock Steady, of bandmates who can’t keep their hands off one another. Another real world story I enjoyed was Blue Blood model Sarah McKinley Oakes’ Accept No Substitutes tale of a boy with a mohawk who doesn’t know what is good for him, until it is almost too late. I first really took note of Will Judy’s byline, when I came across the BlueBlood.net article Fuck You: A Brief History of the Mohawk. His mohawk history made me laugh out loud, but the longing in his Backstage Passes story Temporary Assignment brought tears to my eyes. APN’s own Thomas S. Roche contributed a rollicking fun story called Sticky Fingers which is all badass backstage shenanigans, predatory bisexuality, and delicious rough sex.
The Backstage Passes book is available as a paperback or ebook. I read the paperback, but it is available digitally from iTunes and Nook and all those Kindle kind of places. You can go to BlueBloodBooks.com to find links to buy Backstage Passes from Amazon and Barnes & Noble etc. Information about contributing to a Backstage Passes sequel is also available on the Blue Blood Books site.
Backstage Passes: An Anthology of Rock and Roll Erotica from the Pages of Blue Blood
edited by Amelia G
Blue Blood is pleased as spiked punch to announce the publication of Backstage Passes: An Anthology of Rock and Roll Erotica from the pages of Blue Blood, edited by Amelia G. In this sexy literary anthology, top genre authors explore the deep eroticism of music subcultures. Demons, vampires, punk employees, spirits, gothic fetish party revelers, and guitarists feel the rhythm where it counts. Features fiction by Poppy Z. Brite, Nancy A. Collins, Amelia G, Sèphera Girón, Andew Greenberg, Thomas S. Roche, William Spencer-Hale, John Shirley, Shariann Lewitt, Will Judy, Althea Morin, Cecilia Tan, and more.
Editrix Amelia G, says, “I’m fortunate to have been able to work with so many great people. The music does still turn me on. I hope it does it for you too.”
Backstage Passes is currently available as a trade paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your favorite independent booksellers. It is currently available in ebook form from iTunes, BN Nook, and other fine ebook vendors. Books, as well as writers guidelines for a sequel, are available at bluebloodbooks.com