Thursday, 1 August 2013

#Romance novelist filmed performing BL%W JOB in the park to launch her new #book.


I am ashamed to admit, my embouchure was rather slack, having not had it out for nearly a year.   My lips were swollen and buzzing by the end... my poor instrument is rusting away from lack of use. I would never have believed my glissando would get exposed to such a wide audience!

Well the 31st was the final stop on my world tour - blowing my own trumpet trombone to announce the launch of my new book – 

Last blast was at The Venture Galleries Authors Collection and this is an excerpt from that post:

Drum roll please ~~~ I give you~~~

The Romsey Community Wind Band – featuring Emma Calin on the slide trombone,  recorded 2 weeks ago from the bandstand in the park...

Emma Calin's

'Blowing My Own Trombone' Finale Concert

In aid of
  1. Cabaret
    An apt description of the life of a modern author. We do not shiver in isolation in our bare garrets writing away in anonymity. We are out there in the spotlight, baring it all and putting on a show. We perform a variety act for our readers – social media, blogs, interviews, appearances. As the song says, 'What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play?'
  2. Edelweiss
    A love song for all you romance writers and readers out there – pure love in the form of a small and perfect mountain bloom.
  1. Rock-a-my-Sex (Sax/Soul)
    Well – this is an adaptation of an old song – the title brought up to date for a modern romance writer. Eroticism has come of age as the effects of the “50 Shades...” permeate through the romance genre.
  2. The Muppets
    A nod to the madness of the circus. A jibe at the desperation of the modern day novelist. I am the worst - prone to jumping on every band-wagon. Trying to ride the latest wave; to identify and mimic the traits of the successful who have raised their books above the parapet and made a few sales.
    … and sometimes you just need those two old guys on the balcony to put their heads up, blow a few raspberries of ridicule and point their fingers to bring you back down to earth.
    At the end of the day it's all about putting your soul into your writing. This is what matters. One has to avoid becoming a Muppet jumping to the call of the puppeteers of the 'system' – whatever it may be!
Thank you for coming!
And the purpose of all this horn blowing? A fanfare for the arrival of my new book -
My series of five short stories are now available under one cover. A bargain way for you to get your hands on my gritty tales-with-a-twist.
The five titles in the collection stand alone in their own right but are linked by a common theme: the universal quest for survival, love, passion and respect against the gritty backdrop of working class life.
Sub-Prime - a gritty short story
The Chosen - a short story with a twist
Escape To Love – a novelette, a suspense romance with a twist
Angela - a short story
Love in a Hopeless Place - a novelette, a romance.
During July and August 'ANGELA' a short story from the collection is FREE – so you can even try one before you buy the set!

The 'Blowing my own Trombone Book Launch Blog Tour' is now over - many thanks to these kind folk who have hosted my blasting over the last two weeks!

Tonight I am greasing up my old trusty instrument and packing it away until December's street carols... watch this space!

17th July AnneliPurchase
20th July Sheryl Browne
21st July Nicky Wells
22nd July Melanie Robertson-King
25th July Bonnie Trachtenberg
26th July Patricia Sands
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