Blest is now available on Amazon!

I’m happy to announce that my book, Blest, is now available on Amazon. If you’re into young adult, fantasy, or romance, I’m sure you’ll love it.

Blest is a novel about what defines us as people and whether we let the world define us or whether we get to define ourselves.

When sixteen year-old Jim Blest meets Claire Morgan for the first time, he knows that there’s something special about her. And he already knows that there’s something special – or at least very wrong – about him.

As they learn what they really are, Jim and Claire have to wrestle with their feelings for each other… just as they’re pitched headfirst into a war that’s been going on for centuries.

When everyone is telling you who to be and what you need to become, do you listen to them? Or do you work tirelessly to break free from the path that was already chosen for you and try to go somewhere else entirely?

Check it out on Amazon!

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Luxury Coops, Chapter 2

Luxury Coops, Chapter 2

Anna can barely contain her disgust as she waits for her Seamless delivery. The creepy guy’s gaze lingers even after he walks back into his smelly slaughterhouse.

She tries not to imagine the daily pain and torment of the creatures behind the doors. She fantasizes that the man wakes up in a cage himself, stacked on top of other men with no respect for animal life.

This thought warms her so much that she barely feels the winter air.

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Luxury Coops, Chapter 1

Luxury Coops Blaise Lucey Chapter 1

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Everything knows what death looks like. Even chickens.

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A Novel Told in Instagram Posts

Instagram Novel

I’m starting an experiment today: I’m writing a novel in Instagram posts. I’m not sure how many times a week I’m going to post new mini-chapters (Instagram’s limit is allegedly 2,2000 characters per caption), but every week following the chapters, I’m going to post the full chapter here.

Here’s why:

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Central Park at Night

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Central Park on a warm autumn night is cool on the skin, the tang of changed leaves fluttering in soft breezes. Runners and cyclists and couples circle around the loops of pavement weaving between trees, but the real breath of the park is in the dark forest trails where it’s empty except for lights as snow-white as crystals melting in the sun.

The tunnel of purple-dark trees is blanketed with changed leaves: oranges and golds and scarlets flicking in the fingertips of wind brushing the treetops.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] What Apple Music Means for Bands & Fans

Apple Music for MoneyApple Music has gotten a lot of attention since being announced on June 30.

Personally, I haven’t been convinced that Apple is offering anything new with the service. If you’re just a distributor, that really only gives you so many options when it comes to distinguishing your service from another service.

So how does it really compare when it comes to paying out royalties, music discovery, and more? Megan Liscomb of TakeLessons offered me this great infographic that broke down Apple Music’s offerings when compared to Pandora, Spotify, Tidal and YouTube.

Apparently, Pandora is dead last in song selection and YouTube pays the worst royalties (although ad money on YouTube has the potential to make you a YouTube millionaire).

Check out the infographic below:

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Apple Music & The Make-Believe Streaming Music Market

Streaming Music MarketApple Music is the latest and greatest to enter a crowded space: the streaming music market. Like the other big new competitor, Tidal, Apple Music is only going to offer paid subscriptions, instead of ad-sponsored free music.

But why? Why is any company even bothering to enter this space?

There is no streaming music market. Period. Really, there’s no proof that people are wiling to pay for digital music at all.

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