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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

For a job that no one else wants, you talk to me. - Cursed: Black Swan (A Fixer, #1) by Ryan T. McFadden



"Let's get one thing straight—I'm a fixer. You need someone murdered? Then hire an assassin. You need something stolen? Call a thief. But if there's something no one else can do, or a job that no one else wants, then you talk to me."


Description:

Published: October 30th, 2015

"Let's get one thing straight—I'm a fixer. You need someone murdered? Then hire an assassin. You need something stolen? Call a thief. But if there's something no one else can do, or a job that no one else wants, then you talk to me."

Nathaniel specializes in the strange, the weird, and the dangerous. But no matter how far he runs, he can't leave behind his bloody past, nor the ghosts that chase him.

His latest job was supposed to be simple—recover the sword Black Swan. Except there's no such thing as a simple job.
When the operation goes bad, the Crucifiers, the Crooked Hand, assassins, and Crusaders are all hot on Nathaniel's trail...for a sword he doesn't even have. All he has to do to get it back and set his world right is to find the woman of his dreams...and kill her.

Author's Playlist 
listened to while writing ‘Cursed Black Swan’

Hard to nail down an exact playlist because this novel was several years in the making. However, below are some of the songs that influenced me along the way:

Chapter 1: Bureaucracy and Crossbows
Eruption performed by Van Halen (album: Van Halen 1978)

Chapter 2: Towers, Giants, and Emeralds
Live and Let Die performed by Guns R Roses (Use Your Illusion 1, 1987)

Chapter 3: Festival of Paper Lanterns
Darude – Sand Storm (Before the Storm, 2001)

Chapter 4: Old Flames and New Enemies Redux
Feel this Moment performed by Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera (Global Warning, 2012)
Def Leppard – Love Bites (Hysteria, 1987)

Chapter 5: Kind Word and a Crossbow
Poker Face performed by Lady Gaga (The Fame, 2008)

Chapter 6: Climbing the Ladder of Success
Demons performed by the Imagine Dragons (Night Visions, 2012)

Chapter 7: Gossip, Lies, and Death Cults
Every Rose has its Thorn performed by Poison (Look What the Cat Dragged in 1985)

Chapter 8: First Class Around the World
The Bazaar performed by The Tea Party (The Edges of Twilight, 1995)

Chapter 9: The Ins and Outs (and Pits) of Cresek-Tawn
Hurt performed by Johnny Cash (American IV – the Man Comes Around, 2004)

Chapter 10: Trip Down (Anguished) Memory Lane
Walk Through the Fire (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Soundtrack – Once More With Feeling)

Chapter 11: Rominratu: Another Night of Madness
Battleflag performed by the Lo Fidelity All Stars
Animals performed by Martin Garrix (Single, 2013)

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About the author:
Ryan T. McFadden is a writer of fantasy and horror, with short stories and novellas published through Dragon Moon Press, Edge SF & F, and Absolute X-Press. In 2014, his novella Ghost in the Machine won the Aurora Award (Canada's most prestigious award for SF&F) for Short Fiction.

His motley past involved such dangerous work as database administration, ice cream flavouring (seriously, that's a thing), hockey league administration, screen printing, web design, furniture building, and home renovations.

He lives in London, Ontario, with his two beautiful, but sometimes diabolical daughters, who he is sure are plotting to one day overthrow him. 

Author's Giveaway

3 comments:

T. Drecker said...

Sounds like an intriguing story! Congrats.

Diann Pustay said...



Sounds great and love the cover.
Thanks for the great giveaway.
diannp(at)neo(dot)rr(dot)com

Corey Clancy said...

Congratulations on your new release. Love the playlist! Your book sounds very interesting and I love UFs! Thank you for sharing on Mythical Books!