Sotto-Voce

Have ‘Patience,’ New Feed Me EP Is Coming

Self-restraint doesn’t immediately top the list of known qualities found in Feed Me’s frenzied avatar, but he’s learning. He demonstrates control we thought beyond his frenetic nature by slowly unveiling his latest EP, and he’s passing on lessons to fans in his new crazed-yet-composed electro cut, Patience.



Li’l greenie grips his guitar and wails away on the lead throughout most of the tune, endowing his latest reveal from the four-track EP with a grinding electro-rock flavor. Until then, however, Patience bides its time during the glistening buildup before a low growl erupts from what we assume is his gaping maw addressing the crowd as he tunes up and lays into the masses gathered at his stadium-sized venue of the mind. The jutting chord riffs accented by squishy bass eruptions unravel into single, sustained notes that stretch across the midsection like a gaudy arena solo as it temporarily takes on a more progressive feel. After another satisfied growl, we’re back balancing luminous surges of synth against thick, soggy bass tones for the final minute of mayhem as Feed Me pumps his fists on stage in celebration of his latest laceration tool.



The EP should serve as something for fans to chew on while waiting for the new Teeth tour to hit real venues (pictured above), which bites down first on New York’s Terminal 5 Aug. 2 before covering North America through mid-September. Support will include Treasure Fingers, Delta Heavy, Le Castle Vania, as well as Sotto Voce artists TIJANI and Zeros on select dates. Get more info and tickets here, and check out the dates below.



SOTTO VOCE

[adverb & adjective]

1. in soft tones, so as not to be overheard; in an undertone.

2. intentionally lowering the volume of one’s voice for emphasis.

3. Music: in very soft tones; a dramatic lowering of the vocal or instrumental volume — not necessarily pianissimo, but a definitely hushed quality. Used chiefly as a direction.

Etymology: Italian sotto (under) + voce (voice).

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Three Interlude Press Novels Named Foreword Reviews’ 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalists

Five Total Nominations for IP Novels Forever ManSotto Voce and The Bones of You 

NEW YORK—InterludePress is pleased to announce that three of its books have been recognized as finalistsin the 17th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.

A.J. DeWall’s Forever Man, Erin Finnegan’s Sotto Voce and Laura Stone’s The Bones of You were all named finalists in the category of LGBT (Adult Fiction).

Sotto Voce and The Bones of You were also named finalists in the Romance (Adult Fiction) category.

“From the start, it has been our goal to publish high quality works by new voices in LGBTQ fiction,” said Annie Harper, IP publisher and managing editor. “Interlude Press has been in business less than a year, so we’re deeply honored this recognition. We’re very proud of the work of the entire IP team—the authors, editors and artists who bring these books to fruition.”

A complete list of finalists can be found at indiefab.forewordreviews.com/finalists/2014/

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Hey lovelies…

Today, Girlie is a published novelist. I know many of you loved her fan fiction story Sotto Voce, and many of you will also love her novel based on the fic. 

What you may not know about Girlie is, like me, she didn’t start Interlude Press in order to publish her own book. She didn’t consider herself to be a novelist. A writer, yes. But not a novelist. To say she was floored when Publishers Weekly gave Sotto Voce a starred review would be an understatement.  

Setting aside promotion, and sales, I want to take a moment to congratulate her on this day, her release day. She’s written a fantastic novel, a delicious love story, and I am so proud of her! 

Available for US/Canada Pre-Sale Tuesday

You can’t be rushed when you’re making wine. You have to give it patience and care, and be willing to accept it for whatever its chemicals and nature deem it will become. You can make adjustments here and there, to be sure, but nature will ultimately dictate the outcome. There are some things you simply cannot force. A great wine, made with love and care, is one of them.

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New York-based wine critic Thomas Baldwin can make or break careers with his column for Taste Magazine. But when his publisher orders him to spend a year profiling rising stars of California’s wine country and organizing a competition between the big name wineries of Napa and the smaller artisan wineries of Sonoma, his world gets turned upside-down by an enigmatic young winemaker who puts art before business.

Sotto Voce is the story of love and wine, and how both require patience, passion, an acceptance of change—and an understanding that sometimes, you have to let nature take its course. 

Release Date: October 21, 2014.

Pricing: $15.99 print / $7.99 multi-format eBook (US price)

US/Canada: Order the print edition from the Interlude Store before October 21st and receive the DRM-free, multi-format eBook for free.

International Orders: Sotto Voce will be available to order from most book retailers starting October 21st. Submit a copy of your receipt to promotions@interludepress.com by December 21, 2014 and receive the eBook for free.

IP and Sotto Voce in Library Journal

"New publishers are also appearing on the LGBTQ scene, including Interlude Press, which opened its doors this past July. Its upcoming title Sotto Voce (Oct.), from Erin Finnegan, which brings an East Coast wine critic into the path of a West Coast vintner, is already earning industry buzz."  — Library Journal, Oct. 2014

It’s great to see IP get notice from Library Journal—and the little shout out to Sotto Voce’s pretty special, too. 

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Shipping begins tomorrow. Proofs have been approved, printing is tonight. The light here (in the spare room where I can shoot comps and not be in the damn way) is a touch yellow, the print is on white paper. 

Luxuriously soft, 100% acid free, made from 100% recycled material, from a mill that is exclusively hydroelectric power, white paper.

"See the thing about being an evil villain is that instead of letting your inner demons fester & weaken you you can control them and ride your majestic, winged beasts of terror into battle against your enemies." — Mary Rose,theeverydaygoth.tumblr.com

Evil Supply Co. proudly partnered with the brilliant Mary Rose to develop this 8” x 10” art print as the first part of our upcoming Sotto Voce collection.

Available for $5.00 + S&H in our store.

Title: Sotto Voce
Author: GSJwrites
Word count: 65k
Chapters: 22 + epilogue
Pairings: Kurt/Blaine
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Wine critic Kurt Hummel can make or break careers with his column for Taste Magazine. But when his publisher orders him to spend a year profiling rising stars of California’s wine country and organizing a competition between the big name wineries of Napa and the smaller artisan wineries of Sonoma, his world gets turned upside-down by an enigmatic young winemaker who puts art before business.

AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE ON TUESDAY: SOTTO VOCE

"It’s a book to be savored and enjoyed from the sweet, light beginning to the subtle middle notes, which culminate in a refreshing, delicious finish." — Publishers Weekly

* * *

You can’t be rushed when you’re making wine. You have to give it patience and care, and be willing to accept it for whatever its chemicals and nature deem it will become. You can make adjustments here and there, to be sure, but nature will ultimately dictate the outcome. There are some things you simply cannot force. A great wine, made with love and care, is one of them.

* * *

New York-based wine critic Thomas Baldwin can make or break careers with his column for Taste Magazine. But when his publisher orders him to spend a year profiling rising stars of California’s wine country and organizing a competition between the big name wineries of Napa and the smaller artisan wineries of Sonoma, his world gets turned upside-down by an enigmatic young winemaker who puts art before business.

Sotto Voce is the story of love and wine, and how both require patience, passion, an acceptance of change—and an understanding that sometimes, you have to let nature take its course. 

Release Date: October 21, 2014.

Pricing: $15.99 print / $7.99 multi-format eBook (US price)

US/Canada: Order the print edition from the Interlude Store before October 21st and receive the DRM-free, multi-format eBook for free.

International Orders: Sotto Voce will be available to order from most book retailers starting October 21st. Submit a copy of your receipt to promotions@interludepress.com by December 21, 2014 and receive the eBook for free.

Giveaways:

Five free print copies of Sotto Voce will be given away to US readers on Goodreads! Enter by October 20 for your chance to win.

Enter our Sotto Voce Rafflecopter giveaway from anywhere for a free multi-format eBook.

Visit erin-finnegan.com for additional giveaways courtesy of the author.

Two IP Novels Featured in Publishers Weekly's Starred Reviews Annual

Interlude Press novels Forever Man and Sotto Voce are both featured in Publishers Weekly’s Starred Reviews Annual, a special edition featuring the trade magazine’s best reviewed books of the year. The edition, available as a free download, includes reviews of all 2014 books receiving PW starred reviews last year. Of the roughly 9,000 books reviewed by PW in 2014, only 1,011 received the PW Star, a coveted mark of distinction among the books reviewed by the magazine.

According to PW, “A star says many things: that the book is special in its subject matter; superior in execution, ambition, and bravery; that it’s highly readable; and that it convinces PW’s reviewers and editors that it should be singled out in its category.”

Since IP’s launch last July, five of our titles have been reviewed by PW: Forever Man, Sotto Voce, The Bones of You, Chef’s Table and Right Here Waiting. 

One of the cornerstones of IP is to publish quality books that are both well-written and beautifully designed. Congratulations to all of the authors, and our thanks to PW for the recognition.