Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Blogtour: The Backup by Erica Kudisch

Please welcome Erica Kudisch with 

The Backup 


I’m supposed to be better than this. I'm supposed to have a tenure-track job teaching music history to undergrads, writing papers about Bach, and proving to kids like me that you can work your way out of Harlem. I'm not supposed to be following a rock star around the country, fetching his mail, making sure his groupies are of age.
I'm definitely not supposed to be sleeping with said rock star, who claims to be the Greek God Dionysus. At first I thought it was a load of crap. Nik's fans might think his music captures their hearts—and souls—but I knew better. Until one of Nik's orgiastic concerts gets out of hand and I don’t know which is worse: that he might be a god after all, or that he has a body count.

Nik doesn’t care what I want or what I should be. He wants to tear down the world I've built, warping all I am, until his music is all that's left of me. I can't let him do that. I shouldn't believe in him. I've seen what happens to the people who believe in him.

But I can't get his song out of my head.

Get the book:

Hi all! Erica Kudisch here, promoting my debut novel THE BACKUP, queer urban fantasy with a side of myth and music. Thanks so much for keeping up with the blog tour! Be sure to swing by the other stops for awesome multimedia content and a $50 prize package giveaway!  


Anthony - Jesse Williams
You Know Him As: Dr Jackson on Grey’s Anatomy, Holden in Cabin in the Woods

Actor, activist, and certified hottie. I can totally picture him going from buttoned-up to beat-up to broken and still fighting the whole way through. And those eyes, my goodness.

Nik - iOTA
You Know Him As: The Doof Warrior in Mad Max: Fury Road, Australian Frank N. Furter and Hedwig Schmidt

No shit: this guy can act, sing, shred, write, paint, and scare the living shit out of us all. AND HE’S OUT. Australia is very lucky to have him.

Paul - Idris Elba
You Know Him As: Stacker Pentecost in Pacific Rim, Stringer Bell on The Wire, James Bond (in my dreams) (in everyone’s dreams)

Oh come on, how could I not?

Lansing - Geena Davis
You Know Her As: The motherfucking Commander in Chief

If she showed up at my door and said I was under arrest, I’d let her use my handcuffs.

Elise - Lyndsy Fonseca
You Know Her As: Katie in Kick-Ass, Angie Martinelli on Agent Carter

She has a megawatt smile and can fast-talk like no one else.

Ida - Mya Taylor
You Know Her As: Alexandra in Tangerine, Marsha P. Johnson in Happy Birthday, Marsha!

Gorgeous, talented, and virtually unknown, with enough streetwise and strength to carry through into Ida’s character.

Sydney - Rosie Perez
You Know Her As: The host of The View, Chel in The Road to El Dorado, and so much else.

Since Sydney never appears on screen, I’d want someone with a distinctive voice, vivacious but no-nonsense. Rosie Perez is both.

Julia - Ellen Wong
You Know Her As: Mouse Chen on The Carrie Diaries, Knives Chau in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

“This sweetfaced young lady is a secret badass.” That is a direct quote from a director.

Henri - Eugene Lee Yang
You Know Him As: Himself, on Buzzfeed’s The Try Guys

Adorable, game, with sweet dance moves and wicked timing: sounds like an opportunity! Also he really enjoys getting naked. Which is a requirement for Henri.

Jonas - R. Marcos Taylor
You Know Him As: A stuntman, mostly, but also Suge Knight in Straight Outta Compton

Your friendly neighborhood linebacker.

And featuring, Nik’s backing band:
Lorenzo - Anthony Ramos, aka. Philip Hamilton, aka. walking spoiler
Deon - Mike Colter, aka. Luke Cage, aka. walking shirtless scene
Gen - Emma Stone, aka. Olive Penderghast, who needs no introduction
Thierry - Alessandro Juliani, aka. Lieutenant Gaeta, aka. adorkable
Mona - Ester Dean. aka. Cynthia Rose, aka. really should be in more stuff

About the author:

Erica Kudisch lives, writes, sings, and often trips over things in New York City. When not in pursuit of about five different creative vocations, none of which pay her nearly enough, you can usually find her pontificating about dead gay video games, shopping for thigh-high socks, and making her beleaguered characters wait forty thousand words before they get in the sack.

In addition to publishing novellas and short stories as fantastika-focused alter-ego Kaye Chazan (What Aelister Found Here and The Ashkenazi Candidate, both available at Candlemark & Gleam) Erica is responsible for the BDSM musical Dogboy & Justine, and serves as creative director and co-founder of Treble Entendre Productions.

She also has issues with authority. And curses too fucking much.



To celebrate the release of The Backup, Erica is giving away iTunes and Riptide credit totaling $50! Your first comment at each stop on this tour enters you in the drawing. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on January 30, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. Entries. Follow the tour for more opportunities to enter the giveaway! Don’t forget to leave your email or method of contact so Riptide can reach you if you win!

Promotional post. Materials provided by the publisher.


  1. Ooh, I'd watch that! (The character descriptions sound pretty tantalizing, too...)

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

  2. Thanks for the casting!
    Toni violet817(at)aol(dot)com

  3. I don't watch a lot of shows so I had to google the actors =) I think I'll be interesting in watching it.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  4. I didn't know many of the actors cos I almost never know their names but I do know Eugene Lee Yang because my daughter got me hooked on the Try Guys Buzzfeed Videos!

    ree.dee.2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Oh yes, now it is even more enticing.

  6. Congrats.
    This sounds so enticing.


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