Love is a Grift: Official Music Video

‘LOVE IS A GRIFT’: Now there’s a music video for the theme song!

GRAHAM WYND’s Love is a Grift out from Fox Spirit Books.

Words & Music © 2019 K. A. Laity (Nicnevin Music / ASCAP)

Victoria Squid – Vocals
Julie Beman – Piano
Eric Bloomquist – Bass
Rich Germain – Drums
Brian Slattery – Trombone
Produced and arranged by Julie Beman and Eric Bloomquist
Engineered and mixed by Eric Bloomquist at Cool Ranch Studio

Artwork by S. L. Johnson

Video remix from ‘Sing, Sinner, Sing!’ (1933) by K. A. Laity (via Internet Archive)

Out Now: Love is a Grift

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FOX SPIRIT: Out today! The amazing Love is a Grift by Graham Wynd!
With fabulous cover by S.L Johnson, this collection offers a fresh take on a classic genre, that begins with obsession and most often ends with death.

And don’t forget to check out the exclusive Love is a Grift music and artwork merchandise!

Love is a Grift can be found in ebook formats in our store here. The paperback can be bought at Amazon (N.B. there seems to be a slight delay with the paperback).

Love is a Grift, the theme song can be heard and purchased at Bandcamp or CDBaby.

Exclusive Love is a Grift merchandise can be found at S. L. Johnson’s store at Tee Public or Red Bubble.

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Love is a Grift @foxspiritbooks

Here’s the official page at Fox Spirit: you can buy the ebook direct! The shiny print edition is out tomorrow…

And don’t forget the slinky theme song by Victoria Squid! Champagne and whisky…

AND you can get this sweet cover on a t-shirt thanks to artist S. L. Johnson.

Love is a Grift by Victoria Squid

Check it: my book has a theme song. Ta, Mr B for hosting its debut!

Punk Noir Magazine

Love Is A Grift song
The theme song for Graham Wynd‘s new noir LOVE IS A GRIFT available from from FoxSpirit.co.uk. ‘Four cities, one woman… and a trail of bodies.‘ This song is what brought her to that point. See GrahamWynd.com for more.

Lyrics

Love is a Grift
©2019 K. A. Laity

Love is a grift, love is a con;
The only sure thing is he’s putting you on.
He’s a schemer, a thief and a dreamer.

Love is a grift, love is a con;
The only sure thing is he’s putting you on.
He’s a loser, a cad and a boozer.

Love of a stranger
Can lead you into danger,
And trusting in the one you know
Can take you places you shouldn’t go.

BRIDGE

Champagne and whisky
Then play time gets risky.
The night runs hot, you get a lift.
Love is a scam but it’s also a gift.

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Cover(s!) Reveal

So close! Double release of LOVE IS A GRIFT the book and the song. Here’s the drop-dead gorgeous cover art by S. L. Johnson Images. The book from Fox Spirit and the song will be available at CD Baby (and other places). Dead swanky!

Love is a Grift - CD Baby
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Film for a Friday: La Strega

Ida Lupino brings her genius to the helm of this Karloff-hosted Thriller episode. If you think early television was mostly toothless, watch what happens to Ursula Andress. Bonus: modern dance-inspired witches sabat!

Short Story in a Song/ Noir Songs: Richard Harris—MacArthur Park by Graham Wynd

All true, I swear!

Punk Noir Magazine

For some, the opening notes of ‘MacArthur Park’ provoke joy—for others panic, especially if it’s on a tinny car radio and there’s no escape for the next seven minutes. Songwriter Jimmy Webb has said many times that he’s given misleading answers to the perpetual question of just what the hell this mock epic pop song is all about.

‘My fallback position after all these years is I will tell you that I’ve told deliberately false stories to people.’

One of the reasons for his coyness on the question might be the murderous history behind it. Inspired by reading too many Jim Thompson novels (always a bad idea) after a bad break up, Webb sought to put himself into the mind of a serial killer. He chose MacArthur for its association with gruesome murders, but the more direct inspiration came from the so-called ‘trash-bag murders’ (never mind that the…

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#Fahrenbruary Q&A: Graham Wynd – author of Satan’s Sorority (pub @F13Noir) @GrahamWynd @FahrenheitPress

Cover reveal *and* a really fun interview with the Beardy Book Blogger!

The Beardy Book Blogger

Hello, hello, hello and hello! Welcome to the Beardy Book Blogger for Day 18 of #Fahrenbruary, the month long celebration of all things Fahrenheit Press and Fahrenheit 13. If you’re unaware of what the hell that is all about then here is a handy link to explain all:

Fahrenbruary? What’s that all about then? #Fahrenbruary @FahrenheitPress @F13Noir

Today I bring you a Q&A with Fahrenheit 13 author Graham Wynd. Graham is the brains behind the superb novella “Satan’s Sorority“; a dark, bloody, sex fuelled tale of control, lust for power, revenge, Satanic rituals and, well, more lust.

It’s great, great fun.

Here’s a bit of blurbage:

“In the fall of 1958 Sandra Delites is packed off to college in Connecticut after an ‘incident’ with another girl. 

Her father thinks a small town university will be just the thing to straighten her out, only he hasn’t reckoned…

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#Fahrenbruary Guest Post: Graham Wynd – author of Satan’s Sorority (pub @F13Noir) @GrahamWynd @FahrenheitPress

My guest post over at the swell Beardy Book Blogger! Go show him the love.

The Beardy Book Blogger

Hello and welcome to my hairy blog. It is Day 17 of #Fahrenbruary.

Today I bring to you a guest post by none other than Graham Wynd, author of the devilishly gruesome and naughty novella, Satan’s Sorority. This is a fantastic story of sorority house, Sigma Tau Nu, and of the Satanically murderous antics of the girls who dwell there. You can find my repost of Matt Keyes excellent review HERE.

When I asked Graham to write me a guest post for Fahrenbruary he immediately agreed. Graham also kindly answered some questions for me and they will appear tomorrow on Day 18 😁

So sit back, chalk a pentagram upon the floor, speak in tongues and sacrifice the icon of your choosing, then cast your eyes downwards to see what inspired Graham to write Satan’s Sorority.

Enjoy. TBBB. X

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#Fahrenbruary Review: Satan’s Sorority by Graham Wynd @GrahamWynd @F13Noir @FahrenheitPress

A one two punch from the Beardy Blogger!

The Beardy Book Blogger

Hello and a very warm welcome to Day 16 of the month long celebration of all things Fahrenheit Press and Fahrenheit 13 that is #Fahrenbruary.

If you have been in a state of hibernation for the last 15 days and are unaware as to what a Fahrenbruary is, please feel free to click on this little link below and enlighten yourself:

Fahrenbruary? What’s that all about then? #Fahrenbruary @FahrenheitPress @F13Noir

Now that that’s all taken care of, let me introduce you to today’s post…

Today I am reproducing a review from the quite, quite brilliant Indie book blogger Matt Keyes. He runs the magnificent It’s An Indie Book Blog and you can find him on Twitter, too: @ThatMattKeyes. I strongly suggest that you check out his blog and all of his #Fahrenbraury posts, as they are truly great things.

Matt is my co-conspirator in the whole #Fahrenbruary…

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