Thursday, June 27, 2013

Scrap Metal Blog Tour: Blurb and Music

Scrap Metal by Alexi Raymond and Jennah Scott
Liquid Silver Books, available where e-books are sold July 8, 2013

Hey there, readers! Today I'm happy to be one stop on the blog tour for Scrap Metal, the upcoming novel by Alexi Raymond and Jennah Scott. This super steamy adult romance isn't the kind of book I usually feature here on The Fuma Files, but Alexi and I are friends and it's fun to mix things up a bit every once in a while. Check out the blurb and cover:

Not one to settle down, Angelica Rousseau never thought she'd consider planting roots in the small town of Kimmswick, Missouri. When her art speaks to her - and gives her a reason to get up close and personal with body shop owner, Ryker Talcott - sticking around starts to have appeal.

Ryker has had to deal with a lot of personalities and has found that custom orders for women almost never end well. Especially when the women are as picky and confident as Angelica. This time it's different. He's never met a woman like her. She rivals his confidence and has the attitude to back it up.

When the past threatens their future, Angelica and Ryker have to decide what's more important - their own promises to themselves, or the love they both feel for each other.

Now I've gotten to read an excerpt from this story and Whew! It's a scorcher. Between the part I got to read and this blurb here, I decided to come up with a mini-soundtrack that I think captures Angelica and Ryker's personalities.

Gretchen Wilson - Redneck Woman - Okay so honky-tonk may not be Angelica's thing, but attitude and refusing to apologize for the fact that she goes after what she wants is. And with a setting like Missouri, maybe Angelica will be letting out "a big 'hell yeah'" by the end?

The Runaways - Cherry Bomb - With lyrics like "Hello world, I'm your wild girl," I have no doubt that Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, Lita Ford, Sandy West, and Jackie Fox speak to Angelica's soul.

Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies - This Irish Punk band fits with Ryker's attitude about custom orders from women, "Cause we find ourselves in the same old mess," but I'm not sure he'd actually play this music in the shop.

The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang - This song has a decidedly classic rock sound to it, the kind of thing I'd have on in the background while I'm working on something else (say, in a body shop) I think Angelica and Ryker could both connect to this - "here's where the angels and devils meet."

Teddybears - Yours to Keep - Neither of these characters strike me as particularly sentimental, so this is the closest I think they'd ever come to an almost pop love song saying how they feel. It's not quite conventional, and neither are they.

So that's it for this mini-playlist! Hope you liked it and if you're into steamy stories, then check out Scrap Metal by Alexi Raymond and Jennah Scott. Presales are currently available via and it comes out in e-stores on July 8th.

Comments welcome, and, as always, happy reading!


  1. Alexi's the music guru in this pairing, but I've gotta say you've picked some great songs!

    1. So glad you like it! Congrats on the book and the tour!