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Monday, February 09, 2015

The Tragic Age Playlist!

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Today I’ve got the Tragic Age blog tour dropping by to share the book’s Playlist! Here’s what The Tragic Age is all about:

The Tragic Age Playlist!The Tragic Age by Stephen Metcalfe
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on March 3rd 2015
Genres: Contemporary, YA
Buy on Amazon

This is the story of Billy Kinsey, heir to a lottery fortune, part genius, part philosopher and social critic, full time insomniac and closeted rock drummer. Billy has decided that the best way to deal with an absurd world is to stay away from it. Do not volunteer. Do not join in. Billy will be the first to tell you it doesn’t always work— not when your twin sister, Dorie, has died, not when your unhappy parents are at war with one another, not when frazzled soccer moms in two ton SUVs are more dangerous than atom bombs, and not when your guidance counselor keeps asking why you haven’t applied to college.

Billy’s life changes when two people enter his life. Twom Twomey is a charismatic renegade who believes that truly living means going a little outlaw. Twom and Billy become one another’s mutual benefactor and friend. At the same time, Billy is reintroduced to Gretchen Quinn, an old and adored friend of Dorie’s. It is Gretchen who suggests to Billy that the world can be transformed by creative acts of the soul.

With Twom, Billy visits the dark side. And with Gretchen, Billy experiences possibilities.Billy knows that one path is leading him toward disaster and the other toward happiness. The problem is—Billy doesn’t trust happiness. It's the age he's at.  The tragic age.

Stephen Metcalfe's brilliant, debut coming-of-age novel, The Tragic Age, will teach you to learn to love, trust and truly be alive in an absurd world.

The Tragic Age Playlist, by Stephen Metcalfe

  • Land of Confusion by Disturbed – orignally by Gennesis with Phil Collins – This is the better version
  • Burn it Down – Avenged Sevenfold –  Billy’s favorite drummer – The Rev
  • Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2 – Pink Floyd –  Teacher, leave those kids alone….
  • Rebels – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers –  For Twom
  • Talk, Talk, Talk – The Music Machine – 1966 – First garage rock band – “my social life’s a dud – my name is really mud…”
  • In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel – As good a love song as there is
  • Put Your Lights on by Everlast w. Carlos Santana – An ominous song for almost empty houses
  • Why? – Annie Lenox – A song for Billy’s estranged parents
  • Little Girl I’m Gonna Marry You by Bruce Springsteen – A song for Billy’s parents from better days
  • Mechanical World – Spirit – Dislocation/isolation/too much tech
  • Don’t Know Much – Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville – Also as good a love song as there is
  • Blinded in Chains by Avenged Sevenfold. – Billy, drumming till his hands bleed
  • Far far away from my heart – the BoDeans – The pain of losing some you love
  • Schism – Tool – No doubt written by someone who had gone days without sleep
  • Thank You – Alanis Morisette – That which doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger

About the Author

STEPHEN METCALFE wrote the production drafts for Pretty Woman, Dangerous Minds and Mr. Holland’s Opus, among others. His stage plays have been produced in New York and at theaters throughout the US, Europe and Japan. He is an Associate Artist at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and has been an adjunct professor in dramatic writing at University of California at San Diego, University of San Diego and San Diego State University. The Tragic Age is his debut novel.


Guest Post by Courtney Alameda + Giveaway!

Guest Post by Courtney Alameda + Giveaway!

Posted by on 02/02/2015 • 12 Comments

This lovely lady visited the blogs during the holidays, and I’m happy to have her back again as part of the blog tour! Here’s a bit of info on the book, first, in case you missed out on this creepy read:

Guest Post by Courtney Alameda


I do a lot of on-site research for my novels, when possible. While I was writing Shutter, I visited the San Francisco Bay Area no fewer than five times, jumped a fence to take pictures of the underside of the Golden Gate Bridge, ducked inside St. Mary’s Hospital to hide from a gang that had been tailing me through the neighborhood (no joke), stood toe-to-edge atop the abandoned…

Giveaway: Half Bad by Sally Green

Giveaway: Half Bad by Sally Green

Posted by on 01/19/2015 • 9 Comments

To celebrate the new paperback release of Half Bad that came out on the 13th, you can all enter to win your very own copy (plus some more goodies)! I read this one last year and realy enjoyed it, I def think you should all give it a try! You can find my review here.

Half Wild, the sequel, will be out in March! Click on the cover for Goodreads:

Don’t forget to: Visit the Half Bad website Find Sally Green on Twitter and Wattpad Share using hashtag #HalfBad


Penguin has generously offered up WINTER WITCHES BREW prize pack for giveaway! Brew a winter concoction to settle in and read Half Bad before the release of Half…

What NOT to Do If You Meet a Devil: Guest Post by Gina Damico + Giveaway!

What NOT to Do If You Meet a Devil: Guest Post by Gina Damico + Giveaway!

Posted by on 01/05/2015 • 41 Comments

Hi guys! I’m happy to be a part of the Hellhole tour which is stopping by the blog today. I’ve got Gina Damico here with a funny guest post along with a giveaway! First, here’s what this book is all about:

Book Trailer:

Guest Post by Gina Damico

What NOT to do if you meet a devil

If you meet a devil, I would advise against giving him snacks.

(That is, of course, assuming the devil you meet is a “he”. If you meet a female devil, nothing can help you. Just sit back, let her disembowel you, and call it a day.)

If you give a devil a Cheez-It, it won’t end there. He’ll want Cheetos. He’ll want Fritos. He’ll want…

Happy New Year! 2014 Highlights + Giveaway!

Happy New Year! 2014 Highlights + Giveaway!

Posted by on 01/01/2015 • 19 Comments

Whoooo! Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a fantastic holiday and new year’s eve. I’m currently on vacation so things are fab, here. First I just want to thank all my followers and bookish friends for being generally awesome and supportive and easily the best part of this blogging experience for yet another year. I hope 2015 is just as wonderful! Even though there’s been some drama in the book world this past year, I don’t let it get me down and try to focus on the people who rock it in this community – which is most of you, really. We can’t get the bad apples ruin in! Let’s take 2015 by the balls… or whatever >.<

So okay, today let’s check…

Twelve Nightmares Before Christmas: Guest Post by Courtney Alameda

Twelve Nightmares Before Christmas: Guest Post by Courtney Alameda

Posted by on 12/24/2014 • 6 Comments

On this Christmas eve, I’m happy to have the Twelve Nightmares Before Christmas tour stop by – I mean, y’all know me by now, right? >.< But don’t worry, it’s a lot more fun than scary 😉 On each day of this tour, Courtney is featuring a Christmas monster – keep reading to find out ours with a fun guest post below along with a giveaway! Here’s a bit of info on the book, too:

Twelve Nightmares Before Christmas: Yule Cat

Hi! I’m Courtney Alameda, author of the soon-to-be published YA horror novel, SHUTTER. I love Christmastime and all things scary, so I wanted to celebrate by sharing some of my favorite Christmas beasties with everyone this year—twelve of them, to be exact! Join me and a…

Inspirations for This Shattered World & Giveaway!

Inspirations for This Shattered World & Giveaway!

Posted by on 12/16/2014 • 27 Comments

[Banner Image Credit: Amie Kaufman Facebook Page] I was a huge fan of These Broken Stars when I read it a few months ago, and I’m really excited to have the blog tour for this second book stop by the blog today. I’ve got both authors over here talking about the inspiration behind Starbound! Here’s a bit of info on this book first:

Guest Post by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

What Inspires Us The question “how do you come up with your ideas” is hands down the most frequent question we stumble across when talking to readers. As much as we’d love to say “from the corner mart,” the real answer is that inspiration comes from everywhere. It comes from…

Giveaway: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Giveaway: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Posted by on 12/12/2014 • 2 Comments

Thanks to the lovely people at Penguin Random House Canada, my fellow Canadians all have a chance to win yourself a copy of All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – a YA contemporary for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham! I actually just started reading this one myself and while I’m still at the beginning I freaking love it! The dual POV is great and the main character’s voice is raw and honest. You should see my review on the blog very soon! This giveaway will also be open for a few weeks because I’ll be offline during the holidays and unable to pick a winner, so I set it to end in early Jan!