Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Hey all hope your day is going well . today we are doing an author interview and give away ..

Hi all, I have a special treat for you today. I would like to introduce you all to a cool new author. His book The Coolest Way to Kill Yourself, is a gritty story set against the New York City rave scene in the 90’s. It is listed as fiction, it is more autobiographical than fiction.

 Hello Nicholas and welcome to my little blog

Hi thanks for inviting me

 Your book is such a good read, it is really raw and gritty. What was your incentive i
n writing an autobiography?
 I wrote the book for Lynn, the love of my life.  Lynn died two years ago, and I felt such a monumental loss. I felt really horrible that she did not know how deeply I loved her.  She knew I loved her, but I wanted to write a book in tribute to her. I wanted it to be a grand gesture. This book is a tribute to her and the love we shared.

How long did it take you to write the book?

 Instead of falling into depression, addiction or negative behavior, I felt a need to do something creative and positive. I started contacting everyone who was a part of our lives at the time. When Hurricane Sandy hit, I knew then that I seriously had to sit down and write this book. I started looking through pictures of Lynn and reading her poems and letters.

Then I started writing and it took me 6 to 8 months to write the rough draft of the book.   With the help of my editor, we worked for 4 to 5 months after that to get the story just right.  I am very grateful for my editor and her belief in me.

To me, the project felt like it had an epic scale. It took an incredible amount of work, but I never felt as if it was work.  I felt that the book had to be written… as a tribute to Lynn

Can you tell the readers what makes your book different from all the other books in the genre?

It is a raw, honest true story of life, love, second chances, loss, and redemption. The Coolest Way is not a typical romance book, but it is a true love story. The book is filled with kinky sex, hard drugs, and an endless amount of music references. All three play an important role.

I did not add sex to sell books. Lynn and I explored kink, but we did it in a very different way than your typical erotic novel. Kink empowered us. Lynn and I explored drug use. Even though we had some beautiful times, addiction almost destroyed our lives.

Music plays a major role in the book. I am not just name checking songs and bands to do that. The songs and the bands are an essential part of our relationship and the various emotional themes in the book.
The book’s structure is very different than a typical book too.

The book is also about me writing the book. During Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey was devastated. Entire towns were without power. I wrote the book while my laptop was plugged into a generator. Because I was writing this as a grand gesture and tribute for Lynn, I wanted to include what it was like to actually write the book. One way I did this was to address the reader directly.  I see my readers as friends.  Friends care for each other, and I wanted the reader to care. Many people have given me feedback that these passages brought them into the story more.

In terms of story organization, the book is broken up into three acts. Each act consists of what I call “drops” and each drop is connected. The book is meant to be read in order, but it bounces around a little bit, somewhat like what Quinton Tarantino does in his films. Having it structured in three acts, with each act consisting of “drops” or anecdotes, makes the somewhat large book a very quick read.
Lynn and I were kind of eccentric people. Our love was unique and unconventional.  It was important that the book also be unique and unconventional.  I know that Lynn would have accepted nothing less than that from me.

Do you have any rituals that you use when writing?
Music, I have a playlist in the back of the book. Those songs were the songs from my life with Lynn. When I was writing, I also listened to the songs to help bring up the emotions. Each song holds a special place in my heart. Music is an essential part of my writing.

Ok let’s have some fun now. Ready to answer some rapid answer questions. The ones the readers really want to know. Are you ready?
Ok, bring it on (laughing).

Coca cola or Pepsi?

Boxers or briefs

All-time favorite book
The Book Of Peace by Richard Shannon

Do you have any other books coming out soon?
Yes, I do. Actually, my next book is set in the late 80’s early 90’s. It is about me (Nicholas) right before I meet Lynn. It's a prequel to The Coolest Way and is a novella about the 1989/1990 punk rock / hardcore scene in New Jersey. It is about my very first love and a great summer romance. It will be out later this year or early next year.

Last but not least.  What would you say to anyone who wants to write?
I would tell anyone to just write, don’t stop. Just write what you want and don’t give a f*ck what anyone says. Just be yourself
Thank you for stopping by and chatting with me today, had a blast

Who doesn't love lingerie . I know I do.
So I am going to give away a 25 dollar gift
certificate to either Victoria Secret or for
us curvy girls a Hips and curves gift certificate
second price is a hand cuff necklace .
All you have to do is like Nicholas
Tanek's amazon page

Like his Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/thecoolestway

Buy his book http://www.amazon.com/Coolest-Way-Kill-Yourself-ebook/dp/B00GUSAX7G/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1404303724&sr=1-1&keywords=nicholas+tanek

Like BOOKS TO CURL UP WITH BLOG ON FACE BOOK https://www.facebook.com/pages/Books-to-curl-up-with-blog/1396890593899875?ref_type=bookmark
The contest will run from July 2, 2014 to July 15 2014 .
 So when you are done go to my blog page on face book and find the contest post . Say done and if you buy the book please leave a copy of your receipt with your comments . GOOD LUCK EVERYONE .

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