March 13, 2014

The Shadow Soul Blog Tour -- Book Playlists!!

In case you missed them, here are the playlists I put together for my blog tour! If you like Imagine Dragons, Miley, One Republic or Daughtry--you'll love this! 

Quite a mix of artists, right?!

For some writers, music is a huge component of their craft. But I must confess, I’m the complete opposite! I write in total silence and I love it that way. However, my fans asked for a playlist, so I’m giving you a playlist!

There’s just this one problem--I’m not much of a music aficionado. I’ll admit it—I’m addicted to country music! I listen to it almost exclusively! But that genre doesn’t work so well with my characters or my story. So, I branched out and literally spent days on youtube to gather these songs for you.

First up, the playlist for The Shadow Soul through Jinji’s half of the novel. 

Jinji’s story of one of division—she is torn between her past and her future, Rhen and her family, her desires and her duties, her lies and the truth. Throughout the novel she is trying to overcome a storm of grief in order to figure out her role in this new life that has been forced upon her. She is at a crossroads and the clock is ticking fast. 

Breath of Life by Florence + The Machine 
Favorite lyric: “To get a dream of life again, a little vision of the start and the end, but all the choirs in my head sang, no oh oh oh”

When I Look At You by Miley Cyrus 
Favorite lyric: “When I look at you, I see forgiveness, I see the truth. You love me for who I am, like the stars hold the moon. Right there where they belong, and I know I’m not alone.”

Dead in the Water by Elle Goulding 
Favorite lyric: “If I was not myself and you were someone else, I’d say so much to you and I would tell the truth.”

Demons by Imagine Dragons
Favorite Lyric: “Don’t get too close, it’s dark inside, it’s where my demons hide.”

Undefeated by Daughtry
Favorite Lyric: “Still undefeated, you can knock me down with body blows but you cannot break my hope.”

A Drop in the Ocean by Ron Pope
Favorite lyric: “But I’m holding you closer than most because you are my heaven.”

Silhouettes by Of Monsters and Men
Favorite Lyric: “It’s hard letting go. I’m finally at peace, but it feels wrong. Slow I’m getting up, my hands and feet are weaker than before.” 

Next up, the playlist for The Shadow Soul through Rhen’s half of the novel. 

Rhen’s story is one of secrets—those he keeps from the world, those he wishes he had never learned, and those he seeks out with every fiber of his being. But living in the realm of secrets is a sacrifice, a charade, a lonely life. He believes it is his duty, the only method to protect the ones he loves, but he is starting to see that hiding might not be the answer.  

Elastic Heart by Sia Featuring The Weekend & Diplo
Favorite Lyric: “I’m like a rubberband until you pull too hard. I may snap and I move fast, but you won’t see me fall apart, cause I’ve got an elastic heart.”

It’s Time by Imagine Dragons 
Favorite Lyric: “I get a little big bigger, but then I’ll admit I’m just the same as I was. Now don’t you understand, I’m never changing who I am.”

Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day 
Favorite Lyric: “Read between the lines, what’s f***ed up and everything’s all right. Check my vital signs to known I’m still alive, and I walk alone."

Everybody Lies by Jason Walker 
Favorite Lyric: “Whether it’s to yourself or looking at someone else, everybody lies lies lies. It’s the only truth sometimes.”

Secrets by One Republic 
Favorite Lyric: “So tell me what you want to hear, something that will light those ears, I’m sick of all the insincere, so I’m gonna give all my secrets away.”

Monster by Imagine Dragons
Favorite lyric: “Ever since I could remember, everything inside of me just wanted to fit in.”

Devil May Cry by The Weeknd
Favorite Lyric: “They will parade upon your victory, you’ll put a smile upon their faces. The world will be yours for the taking.”

What do you think of my playlists? Which song draws you in the most? 

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