Tuesday, March 27, 2018

R.S. Belcher Guest Post + The Night Dahlia Giveaway

Please welcome R.S. Belcher the award-winning author of Nightwise, The Brotherhood of the Wheel, The Six-Gun Tarot, The Shotgun Arcana, and The Queen of Swords.

Keep reading for a chance to win a The Night Dahlia trade paperback!

Push Play: The Soundtrack for the Night Dahlia

I get some pushback for the music I put in my Urban Fantasy novels, like the Night Dahlia which is releasing in April from Tor Books. Night Dahlia is the sequel to my 2015 novel, Nightwise, which is also full of tunes. Apparently, some think having a “soundtrack” in your book is a sign of immaturity and shallowness. 

Music is magic. It changes moods, resurrects the dead, lets you travel in time, and can take you out of your body. Music plays a big part in my writing, driving scenes, creating ideas and moods.  So, to those critics who don't like music in my books, I say: simmer down, pot roast.  Try to cultivate an open mind.

Okay, for all you other fine folks who have told me how much you enjoy the music I include here is a sample of some of the music you'll find in the Night Dahlia:

“Nasty Freestyle” by T-Wayne
“Gone Daddy Gone” by the Violent Femmes
“I see a Darkness” by Johnny Cash
“Blood in the Cut” by K. flay
“BonBon” by Era Istrefi
“Endless Sleep” by the Raveonettes
“Fire and Load” by TyDi
“California Dreaming” by Benny Benassi
“Is Your Love Strong Enough,” by How to Destroy Angels
“Secret” by Oceanlab
“Let it Bang” by A$AP Ferg
“All the Gold in California” by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
“Acquainted” by the Weekend
“Way Down We Go” by Kaleo
“Behind the Wall of Sleep” by the Smithereens
“Burnin' for You” by Blue Oyster Cult
“Forty Six & 2” by Tool
“Hard Time” by Proper Dos
“Panama” by Van Halen
“Saved by Zero” by the Fixx
“Cold Desert” by Kings of Leon
“Pray to God,” by Calvin Harris and Haim
“Sweet Dreams” by JX Riders and Skylar Stecker
“Stripped,” by Shiny Toy Guns
“Going Under” by Erase Negate Delete
“Lost Cause” by Beck
“Under the Bridge” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

There are very few kinds of music I don't enjoy. I am always on the look-out for new stuff to listen to. I'm currently kind of enraptured by In This Moment and the Suuns—check them out. Please feel free to drop me a line at rsbelcher.net and share your favorite bands and music and let me know what you think of the Night Dahlia. Oh, and for that one guy, stuff it—I like Arcade Fire.


The Night Dahlia fantasy noir R.S. Belcher

The Night Dahlia by R.S. Belcher

Laytham Ballard once protected humanity as part of the Nightwise, a secret order of modern-day mages dedicating to holding hellish supernatural forces at bay, but that was before a string of sadistic ritual murders shook everything he believed in--and sent him down a much darker path. One that has already cost him most of his soul, as well as everything he once held dear.

Now a powerful faerie mob boss has hired Ballard to find his lost-lost daughter, who went missing several years ago. The long-cold trail leads him across the globe, from the luxurious playgrounds of the rich and famous to the seedy occult underbelly of Los Angeles, where creatures of myth and legend mingle with street gangs and sex clubs, and where Ballard finds his own guilty past waiting for him around every shadowy corner. To find Caern Ankou, he will have to confront old enemies, former friends and allies, and a grisly cold case that has haunted him for years.

But is Caern still alive? And, perhaps more importantly, does she even want to be found?

Release Date: April 3, 2018


Win The Night Dahlia

We are giving away a trade paperback copy of The Night Dahlia by R.S. Belcher.

For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post (don't forget to include your email address so we can contact you if you win!).  This giveaway is open to the US and Canada.  Giveaway ends April 6, 2018 midnight EST.

What to learn more about R.S. Belcher and his books?  Visit rsbelcher.net.


  1. I really liked Nightwise a lot and appreciate the chance to win The Night Dahlia.

    1. La musica gratuita è ora molto popolare. suonerie per android è il sito più utilizzato da molte persone oggi.

  2. I have known RS.Belcher most of my life. He is as fantastically quirky in real life as in his books. Genuine good guy with a unique style. A true talent in his field. Proud to call him a friend.

  3. Thanks for the chance to win.
    sherryfundin at netscape dot net
    sherry @ fundinmental

  4. This looks really good. I am hoping to get a copy.
    debby236 at hotmail dot com

  5. I have read and listened to nightwise more times then I can count and would love so much to be able to have the next one.

  6. I would love to read this book. The soundtrack is awesome! Blue Oyster Cult!!


  7. I'm so pleased to have the chance to win Rod's new book. Thanks to him and to you as well. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

  8. Thanks for the chance to win!
    And thank you for interviewing Mr Belcher. I always like to learn about the authors I love reading.

    go team go 72 @ gmail.com

    Don't fear the reaper ;)

  9. "Nightwise" is my favorite of RS Belcher's books, but I don't own it, and my library heartbreakingly hasn't listed "The Night Dahlia" yet. I'd love to own both these books! sbbrowning@gmail.com

  10. That's quite the playist. I have never read any of R.S. Belcher's books. Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers crossed to win!

  11. The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Sherry F.!

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