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Musical Moments: Song of the Month: October 2014 – Chosen by K A Tucker

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I cannot tell you how excited I am to welcome K A Tucker to Book Angel Booktopia today to share the key song to go alongside Burying Water. Believe me when I say that you are going to love this book, full of romance, symbolism, character growth and karma ;)

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Synopsis from Goodreads

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.

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This song was on repeat for days on end while writing Burying Water. Everything about it—the tempo, the lyrics, the mood—helped get me into Water’s head space while she picked up and started her life over in Sisters, Oregon. The lyrics are both poignant and hopeful, much like Water’s past and present.

Classics Carnival: Musical Moments: Song of the Month – September 2014 Chosen by Erin Butler

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It’s my pleasure to welcome Erin Butler to Book Angel Booktopia today to share her choice of song to go alongside the release of her new book Finding Mr Darcy: High School Edition. Dang it – I want my own Mr Darcy :)

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Release Day 16th September 2014

Finding Mr Darcy: High School Edition Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Liza Johnson takes fangirl to a whole new level of crazy when she decides to take dating advice from her literary hero: Jane Austen.

With the help of her best friends, Liza sheds her ancient-speak and complete Austen wardrobe for something a bit more modern in an attempt at finding her very own Mr. Darcy.

Enter Will, the new kid and Liza’s Darcy incarnate. Add her BFF’s ex to mix and the sexy Brit who kisses with an accent, and Liza is in trouble. 

So, what’s a girl to do? Without her mom to go to relationship advice, Liza turns to the only person she can truly trust with matters of the heart via her mother’s copy of COMPLETED WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN. 

It’s too bad Austen’s heroines have never played Spin the Bottle or Seven Minutes in Heaven. Liza’s determined to find her true Austen-esque happy ending, but if she can’t trust herself instead of books, she just might end up in her own tragic love story.

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To me, this song is all about those first crush feels and boy does Liza get them–several times. :) When she realizes who was perfect for her all along, she gets Boom Clap times a thousand! This song is just so much fun and it’s what I hope readers get out of Finding Mr. Darcy: High School Edition.

Musical Moments: Book Theme Song: The Faded Trilogy by Chloe Miles

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The Faded Trilogy by Chloe Miles

Series Overview

You only live once … unless you’re Hunter Emmerton.

A half-spirit girl. An irresistibly charming ghost. The beginning of a timeless first love. A town terrorized by evil … and dark forces who will stop at nothing to tear them apart. But how can they be together if they can’t even feel each other’s touch?

From the sweet love story of Faded to the heart-stopping action of See No Evil and the inspiring Ever After, find out why readers are buzzing about The Faded Trilogy … and falling head over heels for Hunter Emmerton.

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Title: Faded (The Faded Trilogy, Book 1)
Author: Chloe Miles
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal Romance

Links: Goodreads |AmazonBarnes & Noble | iTunes

Synopsis

“Savannah wanted to kiss him, but she had never even kissed a human guy before, let alone a ghost. How was she supposed to kiss him if he wasn’t really there?”

Savannah has never been in love before, but she’s in love with Hunter Emmerton. He’s cute, funny, charming … and a ghost. How can you date someone if nobody else can see them?

When seventeen-year-old Savannah Fraser and her three friends are killed in a car accident, they are given a second chance at life by a group of century-old earthbound spirits who need their help.

Savannah learns she is a Chosen One, which means she can switch between human and spirit form, heal people, and control the weather—and she is also now invincible.

The Chosen Ones are the only ones who can defeat The Forces—a trio of evil half-spirits who are slowly destroying the perfect little town of Fort Everwick with violent storms and not-so-natural disasters—and stop them from harming everyone they care about.

The Forces are set on destroying everything Savannah knows and loves, but they also have a more sinister plan—they want a new member to join them. They won’t give up until they get the one they want—and they have Savannah firmly in their sights.

But what Savannah didn’t count on was falling in love with Hunter. She’s never loved anyone the way she loves Hunter, and she knows he loves her, too. But how can they be together forever if he no longer exists and she’s the only one who can see him?

Will Savannah have enough belief in herself to defeat The Forces, or will they be able to lure her to the dark side and turn her against her loved ones—and tear her and Hunter apart?

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Title: See No Evil (The Faded Trilogy, Book 2)
Author: Chloe Miles
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal Romance

Links: Goodreads |AmazonBarnes & Noble | iTunes

Synopsis

“You could have perfect vision and still not see the evil in someone. Well, at least not want to see it, anyway.”

The enthralling story that was built in Faded continues in exciting and unexpected ways in this action-packed sequel in The Faded Trilogy.

Are Savannah’s dreams predicting the death of someone close to her? Or is it someone even closer than she thinks? Can Savannah save one of her best friends—and stop another from suffering the same fate?

Savannah will need more strength than she ever has before if she is to defeat The Forces for good, and with Hunter’s love and encouragement to believe in herself, she finds the confidence she never knew she had.

However, while The Chosen Ones become more confident in their roles as protectors of Fort Everwick, The Forces only become more evil—and prove they will stop at nothing to win.

What will Savannah do that will change everything and determine her position of power over The Forces forever—and prove to them that she just might have it in her to beat them at their own game?

But while becoming their biggest threat, it also reinforces Savannah’s position as Gwen’s most cherished target.

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Title: Ever After (The Faded Trilogy, Book 3)
Author: Chloe Miles
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal Romance

Links: Goodreads |AmazonBarnes & Noble | iTunes

Synopsis

One of Savannah’s friends is hiding a secret that will change her life—forever.

In this heartbreaking yet heartwarming conclusion to The Faded Trilogy, Savannah is facing an epic final battle with The Forces—and the possibility of losing Hunter forever.

If Fort Everwick no longer needed protecting, and Hunter was free to cross over, would he stay with Savannah as he promised—or leave her to live the normal life she deserves?

Savannah can’t imagine her life without Hunter, but does he love her truly enough to let her go?

Until then, The Chosen Ones only have one thing on their mind—defeating The Forces. But they are stronger than ever—and not prepared to go down without a fight.

Will The Forces finally be defeated once and for all? And can Savannah and Hunter really live happily ever after?

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The Song: Enchanted by Taylor Swift

The Scene: The Winter Formal

The Winter Formal was one of my favorite scenes to write, as well as being such a pivotal moment for Savannah and Hunter’s relationship. I adore Taylor Swift, and this just so happens to be one of my favorite songs of hers. The lyrics perfectly capture the innocent romance and magic of Savannah appearing as though she is dancing around all alone to the outside world, although knowing very well herself that her perfect Prince Charming is dancing with her … even if she is the only one who can see him.

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Author Bio

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Chloe Miles is a twenty-something author, dreamer, shameless chocoholic, and hopeless romantic.

When she’s not writing or daydreaming, she loves escaping reality with her favorite playlists, eating too much chocolate, and curling up on her couch in her PJs with a good TV show and a cup of tea. The Faded Trilogy is her first series.

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Musical Moments: Book Theme Song: Harder by Robin York

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Title: Harder
Series: Caroline and West #2
Author: Robin York
Publisher: Piatkus
Publication Date: 1 July 2014

Synopsis from Goodreads

Caroline still dreams about West. His warm skin, his taut muscles, his hand sliding down her stomach. Then she wakes up and she’s back to reality: West is gone. And before he left, he broke her heart.

Then, out of the blue, West calls in crisis. A tragedy has hit his family—a family that’s already a fractured mess. Caroline knows what she has to do. Without discussion, without stopping to think, she’s on a plane, flying to his side to support him in any way he needs.

They’re together again, but things are totally different. West looks edgy, angry at the world. Caroline doesn’t fit in. She should be back in Iowa, finalizing her civil suit against the ex-boyfriend who posted their explicit pictures on a revenge porn website. But here she is. Deeply into West, wrapped up in him, in love with him. Still.

They fought the odds once. Losing each other was hard. But finding their way back to each other couldn’t be harder.

 

This has to be the perfect song for this book.

Musical Moments: Song of the Month chosen by Kasie West

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BOOK SUMMARY

She’s a tomboy. He’s the boy next door…

Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she’s got a bigger problem than speeding tickets-she’s falling for Braden. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

Fun, original, and endearing, On the Fence is a romantic comedy about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect.

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How fun! The song I want to pick is “talking to the moon” by Bruno Mars. Every time I hear that song I think of ON THE FENCE. Mainly because Charlie and Braden spend a lot of time doing just that. :)

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THANK YOU KASIE