Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pimpage: ShapeShifter - The Demo Tapes

I don't know how many years I've known Susan now... seems like forever. But she is one of my favorite people as well as one of the most creatively gifted writers I know. The woman can whip out a brilliant segment based on ANYTHING! And her humor is brilliant. But what has always struck me most about her writing is how very real it is. If you have ever worked in, lived in, or in any way been involved in the world of music, her stories will resonate with a powerful chord. The interaction between her characters aren't simply reflections of life, they ARE life, imbued with the tangled threads of personalities straining against and growing together.

Of all her characters, my favorite has always been Trevor. Mmmmm.... love me my Trev. A brat, a bad boy, a sexy unapolgetic wolf in wolf's clothing he is the heart of Shapeshifter as well as its (smart)ass... and my, my, my... what a fine ass he has, all decked out in leather pants. LOL!


One of my favorite outtakes was Trevor's Shapeshifter Wall of Fame. Ermmm... my bra is so not hanging there (anymore) I swear. Here's a bit about the book that Susan has just released. Pop by and give her and Trev a shout. You'll be glad you did. Just...ummm... ladies... don't let the wicked Trevor sweet talk you out of your bra... ~grinning~

ShapeShifter : The Demo Tapes -- Year 1
A band's demo tape is intended to introduce listeners to their music. Likewise, this collection of short pieces allows readers into the fictional world of Trevor Wolff and his band, ShapeShifter.

Originally published online between April 2006 and March 2007, The Demo Tapes -- Year 1 brings together the moments that parallel -- but never encounter -- Susan Helene Gottfried's debut novel, Trevor's Song. Arranged chronologically and with introductions to each, this is a must-have volume for anyone who's ever wanted to hang with a rock band. For the longtime fan, being able to read about the adventures of Trevor Wolff and Mitchell Voss in chronologic order gives a new dimension to the boys' adventures.

Link to get books:
http://westofmars.com/index.php?id=thebooks
or at the source itself: http://www.lulu.com/content/4077700

EXCERPT: Death by Cheese
http://blog.westofmars.com/2006/11/04/fiction-outtake-death-by-cheese-early-days/

About the Characters:
http://www.westofmars.com/index.php?id=characters

....And hopefully Susan and Trevor will stop by over the next few days. Hint, hint, hint. :D

6 comments:

Julia Smith said...

Did you sneak in and steal your bra back?

Lakota said...

you KNOW it! Shhhh.... don't tell Trev!

Trevor Wolff said...

Kota, not even for YOU does Trevor Wolff come on demand.

Lakota said...

And yet.... here you are Trevor my sweet. LOL! ~pouncing for a hug!~
Missed ya!

Lakota said...

Trevor come back! i was just teasing!!! ~pouting~

Trevor Wolff said...

I haven't left. You're too soft in all the right places.