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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Blog Tour- THE REQUIEM RED by Brynn Chapman A Guest Post & Giveaway!


Hey y'all! I have a guest post from Brynn Chapman, author of the awesome historical fantasy book THE REQUIEM RED! I am freaking in love with this book!!! Oh and stick around for the giveaway!


Haven't heard of THE REQUIEM RED? Check it out!


Title: THE REQUIEM RED
Author: Brynn Chapman
Pub. Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Month9Books
Pages: 300
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | iBooks 
Patient Twenty-nine.

A monster roams the halls of Soothing Hills Asylum. Three girls dead. 29 is endowed with the curseor gift of perception. She hears messages in music, sees lyrics in paintings. And the corn. A lifetime asylum resident, the orchestral corn music is the only constant in her life.

Mason, a new, kind orderly, sees 29 as a woman, not a lunatic. And as his belief in her grows, so does her self- confidence. That perhaps she might escape, might see the outside world.

But the monster has other plans. The missing girls share one common thread...each was twenty-nine's cell mate.



Will she be next?

Now on to the post! 

Music and Synesthesia
Synesthesia is a neurological anomalywhere senses combine. People with synesthesia may taste shapes or a common variation is to have mental images of letters paired with colorsleading to early readers. There is a myriad of sense combinations.

For REQUIEM RED- I expounded on this conceptand paired musicthe notes specifically, with colors.

Jane, our main characteris not only a musical prodigyshe has been playing since the age of threeviolin and cellobut she sees notes in color. Resulting in a cognitive rainbow of music and lights and colors as she plays and composes music.

This power has been her savior and her persecutor, simultaneously.  Because Janehears voices in the music. Not all music, not all the timebut in a specific type of music

That music is different becauseall of the notes are in RED. Which for heris frightening, and highly unusual. Music is her comfortbut not when she hears THE REQUIEM RED.


The voices are why she has been incarcerated in Soothing Hills Asylum since the tender age of three. The voices are the reason she ends up in solitary confinement. The voices keep her from being who she really is




If you want to imagine what it is like to live in Jane’s brain,

Here is a wonderful illustration of synesthesiafrom a neuroscientist gifted with the ability.



Also of note, if you are a visual reader, is my pintrest board for REQUIEM REDfilled with cold, beauty, music and heartache.

So if you’re intriguedcome visit Jane and Mason. Watch as they fight to unravel the mystery of the musical languageand follow it to its origin.


Will the revelations help Jane escapeor drive her further into insanity? 


Pic of the Asylum in Jane’s time.


About Brynn:
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and lovenot necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Aspergers syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.

She also writes under the pseudonym R.R. Smythe.





Giveaway Details:


·        Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of The Requiem Red by Brynn Chapman (INT)



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3 comments:

  1. I am intrigued about synesthesia and love this video. Exceelent for explaining! I actually wish I had this--I think it would make me a better musician.

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