Monday, January 30, 2017

The Steele City Blues Playlist with Karen Greco

Music distracts me when I am writing, so if I listen to anything while writing, I stick with sweeping film soundtracks (Lord of the Rings is usually a go-to). 

But when I am on the treadmill at the gym, I plug in my headphones and let the music soak into me. 

This usually fuel my ideas for characters and situations in the books. 

So this is the official Steele City Blues playlist, a collection of songs that set the mood and inspired my ideas and the characters in the third installation of the Hell’s Belle series. 

Crank up your speakers! 

Where the Devil Don’t Go Elle King 

 So much Bertrand! I hear this song, my head goes straight to him.

Way Down We Go Kaleo 

 I think this is where Nina’s head is by the middle of the book. She’s descending deeper into a sort despair and it doesn’t look good for any of them. This frames her state of mind so well.


SOB Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats  

If ever there was an anthem for Al, this is it.


 The Wolf Mumford and Sons 

 Sigh. Frankie. He’s such a romantic.


 Black Sun Death Cab for Cutie 

This reminds me of Gramps, particularly the scene in the kitchen, when he’s trying to teach Nina to spell.


 Railroad Track Willy Moon 

 I love this song, and it kind of set the mood and tone of the entire book.


 Beat the Devil’s Tattoo Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 

 This song is amazing. And tragic. And 100% Nina after the major plot twist in the book.


 1940 The Submarines 

Once again, if I explained this song, it would be a big spoiler. So I’ll just leave it here for you to enjoy.


Steele City Blues
Hell’s Belle Series
Book 3
Karen Greco

Genre: urban fantasy/paranormal romance

Date of Publication: January 3, 2017

Word Count: 98,000

Formats available: epub, mobi, pdf

Cover Artist: Robin Ludwig

Book Description:

Blood Ops leader Dr. O is chained in the bowels of Steele City, the state’s maximum security prison, and the clock is ticking for Nina and Frankie to bust him out.

Now that supernatural creatures are out of the closet, Providence is descending into an Apocalyptic wasteland. With the abrupt shut down Blood Ops, Nina and Frankie are on their own to save Dr. O and the other supernatural prisoners from certain death. Not knowing where Demon Mayor Bertrand’s loyalties lie, they are forced to rely on some questionable allies to battle Leila, a powerful vampire/witch hybrid hell bent on creating an indestructible supernatural army. She also happens to be Nina’s mom. 

Alliances are tested and relationships fractured as Nina and her band of supernatural crime fighting misfits are pushed to the breaking point. 


About the Author:

Karen Greco is originally from Rhode Island and loves hot wieners from New York System, but can't stand coffee milk. She studied playwriting in college (and won an award or two). After not writing plays for a long time, a life-long obsession with exorcists and Dracula drew her to urban fantasy, where she decapitates characters with impunity. Steele City Blues is the third book in the Hell’s Belle series, after Hell’s Belle (the first) and Tainted Blood (number two). She writes contemporary romance for a small press under the pen-name Jillian Sterling, and has a day job in entertainment publicity. She does not speak in the third person all that often.


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