Saturday, April 6, 2013

J.A. Belfield likes naked torsos & twitchy hips? #TensList Resonance #BlogTour

I've got quite the little *clears throat* post for you folks today!!

So thrilled to be part of the Resonance blog tour, and have my beta bud & fellow J. Taylor Publishing author, J.A. Belfield here today. Enough from me. On to our guest of the day & all the goodies she wants to share, starting with a fun Tens List and random one-liner.

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Ms. Belfield's Top Ten Tunes to Write To.

In all honesty, I’m not a big follower of what’s hot in music. I’ll hear a track, know fairly soon whether or not I like it, and then have absolutely no idea who’s singing to ask anyone about it—until my son will say, you like [insert name] then? And practically every music CD I own is in the car, because that’s my preferred place for listening to tunes.

However, every now and again, when I’m seriously struggling to make the words come, music has been my saviour. It helped when writing Eternal. It helped when writing Caged. And it helped when writing Resonance. All I had to do was plug in a pair of Dr Dre’s Beats (which drown out all other noise), start singing along to my favourite tracks, and by around halfway through track two or three, I’d be tapping the keys instead of warbling out of pitch.

And so here are the top ten tunes I am ever thankful for.

1. Kings of Leon’s Closer. The lyrics in this tune are pure awesomesauce, and they set the tone perfectly for a lot of my works.

2. Kings of Leon’s Cold Desert. Haunting. Mystical. With room for personal interpretation. Love. (Yes, KOL are worthy of the top two slots)

3. Adele’s Someone Like You. That lady can SING! And that song is so sad and beautiful all at the same time.

4. David Gray’s Be Mine. Love it. Love the lyrics. Not sure if it inspires my writing, though, or if I just love it because me and Mr B sing along to this one when we’re together in the car.

5. Suzanne Vega’s Luka. Sad. Disturbing. Inspirational. I do believe I actually wrote the opening to a short story once based on this song. :)

6. Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger. Well, a girl’s gotta have a change of pace now and again, right? Besides, it makes me think of naked torsos and twitchy hips. ;)

7. The Kook’s Seaside. For those grey and dreary days when my head needs pulling out of a funk.

8. David Gray’s This Years Love. Another beautiful tune. Parts of which are resonate with Jem & Sean in my mind. Plus, it’s David Gray again. What’s not to love? I saw this dude in concert at the Birmingham Royal Symphony Hall. A-Mazing.

9. Alanis Morisette’s Ironic. Big fan of this lady’s Jagged Little Pill album. Mr B bought it for me when it released waaaaaaaaaaay back in the 90’s, and there are certain tunes on there I still love to listen to now. This is one of them.

10. Arctic Monkeys’ When the Sun Goes Down. Just listen to the lyrics. It’s heartbreaking, for sure.

And there you have it. My Top Ten Tunes to Write To. What’d be on your list?

Cheers to Terri for letting me loose on her blog. :)


The Big Resonance Giveaway!

April 2nd 2013 marked the official release of Resonance upon the world, and yes, Resonance is available to purchase at all of the usual outlets. However, because I love and appreciate my fans so much, I decided to go on a mission to give something back.

Thanks to my super-duper editor, I’ve been granted permission for the following.

My Mission

I vow to give away a FREE copy of Resonance to everyone who submits a valid entry between April 2nd and May 2nd (inclusive).

On top of that, one main-prize winner will receive a Holloway Pack swag-bundle.

What's Resonance all about, then?

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Release Date: April 2nd 2013
Title: Resonance
Series: Holloway Pack 2.5
Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing

Guilt is a heavy burden for the one carrying it.

Jem Stonehouse is no exception to this rule.

What if she’d acted sooner? What if she’d fully recognised the threat? What if she hadn’t allowed the male pack members to head into the witches’ ambush?

For one, youngest pack member Josh Larsen wouldn’t be trapped in the sleep of the dead.

Now, Jem is convinced it’s her job to bring him back to life no matter what it takes— learning more about her heritage, risking pack exposure, or travelling to places she couldn’t have imagined possible.

Even if the journey endangers her soul.

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So, what do you have to do to enter?

Simples. Read on.

Resonance is, by no means, intended to be read as a standalone. If you haven't read at least Blue Moon, then you will have absolutely no idea what is happening in Resonance. Also, if you haven't read Blue Moon, then you will be hit upside the head with one massive spoiler for how the book ends if you read Resonance first.

Here's the deal. You can enter in any (or all, if you wish) of the following ways:

Post a picture of you with your precious copy or Blue Moon somewhere on the Internet. 
It does not have to be a hard copy (paperback); it can be the cover image on the screen of your Kindle/e-reader/reading tablet. No, pdf's do not count. If you have a pdf, then it's most probably an illegal copy, and so will only upset me. 

Once said picture is posted, link me up so I can see it. If you stick it on FB, then tag me, but remember, I have a space (for some bizarre reason) between my initials on there. So, make sure you use @J. A. Belfield in your tag. NB: There will be a space in the Rafflecopter form to paste in a link to your pic, also, just in case I miss any or the tagging doesn't work. If you stick it on Twitter, then be sure to mention: @JABelfield so I can see your entry. And if you happen to stick it anywhere else, then be sure to forward a link to the post to j.a.belfield72 at and include 'The Big Resonance Giveaway' in the subject line. 

Post a review for Blue Moon

Obviously, I'd prefer amazing ones, but I get that my writing won't jive for everyone, so any review over 100 words will be accepted, even if it doesn't rave and include 4/5 stars. However, I will read each review carefully (because I always do), and ascertain that I believe the book has actually been read rather than a review being composed out of a rewrite of the blurb (yes, this does happen on occasion). 

Where you post your review is up to you. On Goodreads. Amazon. B&N. On your blog. Completely up to you. But the Rafflecopter form will have separate entry options for each of these places, and each one will be included as an entry toward the main prize.

Make sense?


Off you go, go, goooo!

Best known for her Holloway Pack Stories, J.A. Belfield lives in Solihull, England, with her husband, two children, three cats and a dog. She writes paranormal romance, with a second love for urban fantasy.



And now for the random one-liner!!! And can I just say that I LOVE this idea for a blog tour???!!!??

I don't know about you folks, but that's not NEARLY enough IMO. And now finally onto what you've all been waiting for ...



  1. BIG thanks for having me here today. Totally enjoyed doing this. And again, thanks for all the A-Z love. <3

  2. Wow! I was intrigued by the cover and now that I've read the blurb, I want one. :-)