Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday

Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia

Paperback, 328 pages
Expected publication: September 9th 2014 by Spencer Hill Press

Raised by an old fortune-teller within the dark veil of the Bavarian Black Forest, Rune has learned two valuable lessons: only take from the forest that which you can use, and never, never look anyone in the eye in the village. For something terrible happened in the forest long ago... and now, the whispers of a long-dead mother with a vengeful secret have come haunting.

Forced to flee all she has ever known, Rune soon learns of a legacy she is bound to--one that is drenched in fear, witchcraft and murder--a birthright that stretches beyond the grave to the trees where Rune is no longer safe.

I personally can't wait for this book to come out. Jennifer is one of my favorite authors, who just continues to put out books I can't get enough of. This one in particular just has more of the creepy factor I know Jennifer has been trying to aim for, Mystery, suspense, creepy, and witches. A Must Read in my opinion.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Blog Tour - Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington

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Today I have the pleasure of welcoming Amy Talkington to the blog, as she shares her playlist with us during the writing of Liv, Forever. Looking for more information on her, check her out here

I was a music journalist for years. I started doing it because I was a huge fan. I loved music and I loved writing so… it only made sense. It was absolutely the best job ever to help get myself through grad school but eventually I realized I wanted to write movies (and now books!). No matter what I’m writing, music always plays a huge part. As a screenwriter, I’ve written three “jukebox” musicals and frequently I write about musicians (or the music-obsessed). But regardless of the subject matter, I always put together a collection of inspiring songs that I listen to while writing.

Writing Liv, Forever, I was really trying to access my teenage emotion self. I wanted to remember how I felt when I was at boarding school. How better to remind myself than to listen to the music I was listening to at the time? I bolstered that with newer music that felt tonally and thematically right. Here’s a taste of what you would’ve found me listening to while writing Liv, Forever:

The Velvet Underground “I’ll Be Your Mirror”
Bon Iver “Towers”
The xx “Crystallised”
The Cure “Just Like Heaven”
Echo and the Bunnymen “The Killing Moon”
Bright Eyes “First Day of My Life”
The Beatles “I’m Looking Through You”
Tame Impala “Sun’s Coming Up”
Arcade Fire “Awful Sound (Oh, Eurydice)
The Smiths “What Difference Does It Make”
Lana del Ray “Sumertime Sadness”
The Pixies “Wave of Mutilation”
Nirvana “Come As You Are”
Bauhaus “In The Flat Field”
Fleet Foxes “Your Protector”
Grandaddy “So You’ll Aim Toward the Sky”
The Velvet Underground “I’m Set Free”
For those of you who use Spotify, Feel free to listen to this amazing playlist to get a better feel for the book. Listen Now

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cover Reveal - Sway by Kate Roth

Sway will be releasing May 1, 2014!!
Love. Family. Business.

Talent manager, Beau Harris only cares about one of those things. His career is suddenly in a downward spiral and the only friend he has left is client and pop star, Vanessa Curtis. 

Seeking refuge from the life he’s come to loathe, Beau moves in with Vanessa to focus on her upcoming tour. Yet unexpectedly, he ends up focusing more on his budding friendship with her sister and back-up dancer, Whitney.

Finally able to open up, Beau and Whitney share with each other the vulnerabilities they’ve hidden from the rest of the world. Unable to deny that their connection burns deeper than attraction, they’re forced to confront the feelings they’ve long since given up on. But the emotional baggage, the struggle to break old patterns, and the fear of what Vanessa will think makes falling in love more complicated than they could’ve imagined.

Love. Family. Business.

Those three things now hopelessly woven together, Beau will have to fight for the happily ever after he never knew he truly wanted.

Sway is a stand alone, adult contemporary romance and the second in the Confession Records collection, but may be better understood after reading Natural Harmony.

Twitter: @KateRothWrites


Available Now, book #1 in the Confession Records collection, Natural Harmony

Meet Beau before he meets Whitney in Sway!

Suddenly named the acting president of her uncle’s record label, former pop princess Sabrina Walker is finally ready to grow up. While her professional life moves forward, she still clings to the last fragment of her past life in the form of an uncertain relationship with her manager, Beau.

When Sabrina hires handsome, young assistant, Wade Lawson, he awakens in her the hidden confidence she’s always desired. What starts as a casual affair quickly intensifies to something much more. 

Sabrina must decide—return to the familiar life of an insecure one-hit-wonder, or embrace Wade and the woman his passion has helped reveal. 

Natural Harmony is a stand alone, adult contemporary romance and the first in the Confession Records collection.

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