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Call for Help – LJ and Rom’s Book Tour

It has come to my attention that the turn out, so far for LJ and Rom’s Signature book tour via Story Tellers on Tour is a bit low to make it into the Signature realm due to the number of current sign ups. With this post, I hope to turn that around with your help. At the end of the day you don’t owe me anything. However, if you help me I at least owe you a physical book ( if you would like it ), no matter where you stay if Amazon delivers to you.

So, the interesting subject of “Well, I’m your reader / follower, so it may create a conflict of interest if I don’t like the book and I have negative things to say about it.”

Look, I can’t stress enough how, yes you may say something about the book that is completely wrong in my perspective, or you may give it a dreaded one star rating. I can’t guarantee that won’t make me feel some kind of way, but what I can guarantee is that I won’t let it affect our relationship as a blog content creator / follower, that is totally separate as far as I’m concerned. This is the end of the line for promoting this book, so I really want this to turn out well.

Will you please help me? Also, a blog isn’t required for this. It’s open to bookstagrammers as well or any other places on social media.

Also – if you don’t want to partake in the tour, maybe at least you know someone who will? So a re-blog or a mention in a non-blog-o-sphere group would be awesome, even if it’s the only thing you ever personally do for me, I would be elated. After all, this is a help me / help you world. No? 😉

Tour Details:

How LJ and Rom Saved Heavy Metal 
by S.D. McKinley
February 17th–23rd

Hi Follower!

We’re organizing a book tour for S.D. McKinley’s standalone Comedic Adventure Fantasy novel, How LJ and Rom Saved Heavy Metal, which will take place from February 17th–February 23rd.

We’re seeking Bloggers and Bookstagrammers to help us show How LJ and Rom Saved Heavy Metal some love with reviews and features across blogs and social media. All participants will receive eBooks to read and review. A limited number of physical copies will be available for tour participants based in the US ( If you help me via this blog post, I will send you a physical copy myself, wherever Amazon delivers ) at the author’s discretion.


PUBLISHED: July 2020
GENRE: Action, Adventure, Historical Fantasy, Humor
PAGES: 155
CONTENT WARNING: Violence, Non-graphic sex

Amazon US

––Ride along with LJ and Rom as they travel the US to stop the death of their friend Dom, a legendary heavy metal guitarist. What unravels before their eyes is a trippy conspiracy against them and technological warfare on the dreams of not only Dom, but humankind alike. Action packed with fast cars, guns, monsters, magic and an ending like no other.


On a heavier note: Dean Guitars Artist’s Series just relaunched the limited edition Dime Razorback Rust in their tribute to late Dimebag Darrell Abbott. Man, oh man and this guitar is a work of art itself. We’ll see if the heavy metal gods ship one to my doorstep with a review, here on later in the first quarter of this year:

Guys and gals, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley.

Music On Art Resources

Friday Fun Trifecta #6

If you remember a while back, we did a segment here on called Friday Fun Links. Fun links have evolved into Friday Fun Trifecta, where I will feature one thing of each – music, book and visual arts. Welcome to Friday Fun Trifecta #6, in appreciation for artwork. I’m a bit late on this post – and, as someone once told me, “If you can’t get here on time, just get here when you can.”


Explore the legend of Dimebag Darrel via his very own guitar vault. Artwork in the form of a musical instrument:


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The Kill Riff by David J. Schow
Quote from Amazon preview of The Kill Riff by David J. Schow

I picked this book, sort of randomly, ( with the exception of the heaviness of metal, since we are being so metal today, to theme this post ) from a nicely put together book about book about books titled Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction by Grady Hendrix. I discovered this through a local book store and instead of being an arse and looking up the price on Amazon, in turn ordering it from there: I, instead paid tribute to the store and purchased it from them for helping me discover it. PSA: Don’t be one of those arses: