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
Image from Goodreads
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.
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.
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
“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
“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
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?
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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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.
Series: Caroline and West #2
Author: Robin York
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.
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.
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.
Daren Ackwood is a bad boy with a mysterious past-He’s the kind of guy who knows he can get any girl he wants. Kayla doesn’t do bad boys-in any sense of the word. They have a tendency to leave scars and dust trails in their wake, and Kayla isn’t running short on either. So when Daren rolls up to her father’s funeral in his shiny sports car, Kayla knows she needs to keep her distance during her brief stay in this tiny God-forsaken town. She’s here to take care of her father’s will, nothing more. The trouble is, Daren doesn’t see it that way. And he usually gets his way.
I think “Trouble” by Bitter:Sweet represents Perfect Kind Of Trouble…well, perfectly. And not just because of its awesome title. This song is sexy and sassy with a playful undercurrent–just like my characters. Despite their attraction to one another, Daren and Kayla don’t get along. So when they’re forced to be handcuffed together in order to claim a joint inheritance, and wind up on a scavenger hunt to uncover the money, they find themselves in quite a few sexy, and sometimes silly, predicaments. The handcuffs bring Daren and Kayla a whole lot of trouble (as well as a little bit of fun) which is why “Trouble” is the *perfect* song for Perfect Kind Of Trouble.