JUNE 24, 2012:
Hello my friends,
I would like to announce some exciting news:
After completing Bella Voce and Brutte Parole, I went to work on the soundtrack album and it is now available on iTunes and many other digital outlet arenas.
You will find my music under my name, Morgan Locklear, or the album's name, Bella Parole.
As many of you are aware, I shared over half of the album with you as I wrote the songs and as they appeared in the stories. But there is a lot of new material, including Mon Petit Chou (the little ditty Edward sang to Bella when they first went to Notre Dame Cathedral - right before she beat the living hell out of three Italian vampires by banging their heads together like an excited baby with two new toys).
As a rule, I generally think it's tacky, (as well as against ff policy) to post such a self-serving open letter rather than a narrative. In the past, I have seen it done to garner votes in contests and it makes me cringe. However, I sought the advice from trusted friends who assured me that after all this time, most of you would appreciate the information rather than resent the message. I hope that is true and I offer this not as a tool to get you to buy, but just to listen. All of the songs have long samples and I wish to share my complete story with each of you.
If you are interested in a physical copy, they are available and very beautiful. Please contact me if you would like to make arrangements to have a signed CD.
Music is more than a backdrop in these two stories - it is the passion of its two lead characters and I was thrilled to bring them to life. (Along with Edward, Jacob, Bella, Jasper, Emmett, Carlisle, Esme, and even Rosalie).
A few words of thanks, please read them, you are in there too.
Thank you to Betti Gefecht for producing three songs and voicing all the women (except Bella).
Thank you to Josie Nye for giving Bella voice and contributing the most wonderful version of an accappella Ave Maria to the soundtrack.
Thank you to Dany Oakes for writing and recording Michael's theme, Cairo Fire.
Thank you to Rick Clingman for Jacob's beautiful voice on Conspicuous Smile and for your partnership in the story's first and last songs, Lost and Found, and Sound Asleep.
Thank you to Brian Egan for the home stretch, four songs and the task of putting the whole collection together in a flowing journey that turned out better than my wildest dreams.
Thank you to anyone who read, listened, and enjoyed these stories. Your encouragement guaranteed that for the rest of my life, I will continue to chase the tails of fiction cats and sail the seas on invented breeze.