Trio writes a new chapter in Canadian psychological drama literature with Toronto launch of trilogy and accompanying song and music video
TORONTO, March 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Adults with an appreciation for fantasy and the duality of human nature are going to fall out of their beds for A Bedtime Story, the debut novel by Canadian author L.C. Moon.
The Montreal-based author joined forces with her contributors from across North America last night to officially introduce the multimedia project and novel at a special reading at the Gladstone Hotel and appearance at Ben McNally Books in downtown Toronto.
A Bedtime Story touches upon themes that have fascinated the author for years.
"I wanted to create a unique and innovative experience for readers," said L.C. Moon, author of the dark erotic thriller. "By combining a three-part novel with a soundtrack and video, we've been able to immerse our readers completely into the emotional experience of the book, which focuses on our inner struggles with a dose of intrigue, human tragedy and sexuality, all with a Russian mafia background."
The novel revolves around Laura Spencer, a young, pretty and introverted woman who becomes deeply entangled with the Russian mafia.
"It's a psychological drama set at the intersection of an urban environment and the dark underworld, lived and experienced through our young protagonist," explained Moon.
Inspired by the novel, the soundtrack was created by Moon's sister and musical composer, Lana Chacra, along with her sister's husband and songwriter, Camille Azzi. The musical voice of the project was found in the talented singer and actress Selena Moreno, a contestant in Seasons 12 and 13 of the hit TV show American Idol. Tying the project together with video production was Mike Stryker and Andrew Rozario, both seasoned directors who have made their mark in Hollywood through a number of productions.
A Bedtime Story is available in paperback at Ben McNally's Book Store (366 Bay St. Toronto) and online through Amazon for $13.99 and as an eBook for $7.99 via iBooks (for iPads), Amazon (for Kindles), Barnes & Noble (for NOOKs), Kobo, Copia, Gardners Books, Baker & Taylor, eSentral and Scribd. The self-titled soundtrack is available on iTunes, Facebook, Spotify, Amazon, Shazam and CD Baby.
Laura Spencer. Young, pretty, introverted. She worked at a local deli, where she left more broken plates than collected tips. Apologizing to aggravated waiters and cowering from overfriendly male clients made up most of her social interaction. The only friends she had lived inside the pages of books or on movie screens, offering slim comfort during the long, dark nights of her lonely life. Every two weeks, a postcard was delivered through her mail. She lived for those deliveries.
Peter Spencer. Her brother, her lifelong protector and her only family. The only one who truly knew her, who would sacrifice it all for her. Peter made a bad decision, involving the worst kind of people.
Kayne Malkin. Tall, dark and handsome. He belonged to the Organization, the Quebec fraction of a ruthless Russian Mafia. He was known for many things. He killed and tortured for a living. He seduced and destroyed for pleasure. But above all else, he built his reputation on one trait only. Kayne Malkin never lied. Not to the men he interrogated, not to the women he set his sights on. He got what he wanted, while staring them in the eye. Honest and remorseless. Kayne Malkin's assignment: The Peter Spencer case.
On the first warm spring night, while Montreal celebrated the passing of winter, Laura reluctantly accepted to accompany a coworker out on the town. Kayne smirked by himself seeing her arrive, all dolled up, looking uncomfortable. Lurking in the shadows, he patiently waited. The trap was set.
SOURCE Bed Time Story
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